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For the hunter pet ability, see Pummel (pet).
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  • Pummel
  • Melee   range
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Pummel the target, interrupting spellcasting and preventing any spell in that school from being cast for 4 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown15 sec
Level required24
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Pummel is a core warrior ability learned at level 24. It is a single target instant attack and debuff. It does no damage, but if applied during a target's 'casting' charge-up, will make the spell fail and prevent casting of any spell in the same school for four seconds. It has a 15 second cooldown.

Modified by


  • Most outdoor PvP raiding is too hectic for this to be that useful, but in a one-on-one PvP duel, this is definitely a match winner for the otherwise magic-vulnerable warrior.
  • With the release of Patch 3.0.2, Pummel has come off the Global Cooldown. As such, it now allows for a lot more latitude.

Past changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Now usable in all stances. Replaced Shield Bash for all warriors.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Pummel now only has one rank, no longer causes damage, and is no longer affected by Global Cooldown.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Interrupting a channeled spell with this ability will now always properly prevent casting spells from the same spell school for 4 sec.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Added.

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