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Heroic Throw
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  • Heroic Throw
  • 8 - 30 yd  range
  • Arms/Fury6 sec cooldown
    Protection (Warrior)1 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Warrior
    Requires level 17
    Requires Melee Weapon
  • Throws your weapon at the enemy, causing 50% Physical damage.

    Protection (Warrior) Protection
    Generates high threat.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
CooldownArms/Fury6 sec cooldown
Protection (Warrior)1 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required17
Other information
RequirementsRequires Warrior
Requires level 17
Requires Melee Weapon
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There is no retreating from me.
- Bloody Mary (TCG)

Heroic Throw is a core warrior ability learned at level 17. It allows warriors to fling their weapon like a boomerang, dealing damage then returning the weapon to their hand. The most obvious usage of this ability is to make a ranged pull, as opposed to the up-close and personal Charge.


  • When tanking, this ability can prove useful for making ranged pulls. The additional threat from this attack is also a great boon for holding aggro on a single mob.
  • The attack's animation shows your weapon flying through the air, spinning end over end, regardless of the aerodynamic properties of the weapon (or lack thereof).
  • Most PvPers macro Charge with Heroic Throw together for extra damage as Charge is off the global cooldown.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Has no cooldown and increased threat for Protection Warriors.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Heroic Throw is now a high-threat ability, generating 300% extra threat, has a 6-second cooldown (down from 30 seconds), but now has a 15 yard minimum range.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Heroic Throw is now available from trainers at level 20.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Heroic Throw missile speed increased.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Heroic Throw no longer triggers the snare from Mage Frost Armor.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): No longer gains increased damage from the warrior’s agility.

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