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Shield Slam
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  • Shield Slam
  • Melee   range
  • 6 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Shields
  • Slam the target with your shield, causing x damage and generating 20 Rage. Critical strikes with Shield Slam cause your next Heroic Strike to cost no Rage and be a critical strike.
Usable by
ClassWarrior
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolPhysical
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown6 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talents
SpecializationProtection
Level required10
Other information
RequirementsRequires Shields
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Shield Slam is a warrior ability learned at level 10 for those with the Protection specialization. It is a massive direct damage attack that also generates rage.

Modified by

Talents
Core abilities
Protection (Warrior) Protection abilities

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (1-Sep-2015): Shield Slam now deals 6% more damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Shield Slam now receives a 50% bonus to attack damage from attack power (down from 100%) for Warriors below level 85.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): The base damage of Shield Slam and Revenge has been increased by 150%, but these abilities now scale approximately 10% less efficiently with attack power.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Contribution of attack power reduced to 60%, down from 75%, and base damage brought up so that a level 85 warrior in Heroic dungeon gear deals the same damage with no Vengeance, but Vengeance has less impact. In addition, Shield Slam no longer generates 30% bonus threat from its damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King/ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): The damage is now based on Attack Power.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.2 (2010-01-02): The damage scaling from block value for this ability now diminishes faster and diminishes starting at a lower block value. The difference should be negligible for players in high-end tanking armor. In addition, the threat caused by Shield Slam has been increased by 30%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): The benefit from additional block value this ability gains is now subject to diminishing returns. Diminishing returns occur once block value exceeds 30 times the player's level and caps the maximum damage benefit from shield block value at 37.5 times the player's level.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Shield Slam is now available to all warriors, starting at level 40 and damage slightly increased.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Shield Slam now always tries to dispel one Magic effect on the target.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Rank 3 of this ability no longer gets its cost reduced twice by the Focused Rage talent (Protection).
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): This ability has received a redesign. It now costs 20 rage to use and the damage it does is modified by your shield block value. However, the base damage has been reduced. It generates more threat per rage and more damage per rage than it did previously.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Threat caused increased.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Added.

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