Ability shaman stormstrike.png
  • Stormstrike
  • Melee   range
  • 7.5 sec cooldown
  • 1% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Strike an enemy, dealing 649% Physical damage with your main-hand and 649% Physical damage with your off-hand, and granting you an additional 25% chance to critically strike that enemy with your Nature damage spells for 15 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown7.5 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required26
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Ability shaman stormstrike.png
  • Stormstrike
  • Chance to be critically struck by the Shaman's Nature spells increased by 25%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
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Stormstrike is a shaman ability learned at level 26 for those with the Enhancement specialization. It is an instant-cast spell that grants an instant attack with all equipped weapons and applies a 15-second debuff that increases the critical strike chance of the Shaman's Nature spells that hit the target by 25%.

Modified by

Enhancement Enhancement abilities


  • When cast, shamans instantly launch a melee attack against the current target. Shamans' weapon enchants have a chance to proc as normal.
  • Stormstrike is not considered a spell, meaning it can still be used even while silenced.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 4%.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Stormstrike now has a cooldown of 7.5 seconds (down from 8 seconds).
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Stormstrike's debuff now also affects Elemental Blast, but now deals 380% weapon damage (down from 450% weapon damage).
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Stormstrike now deals 450% weapon damage, up from 375%.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Stormstrike now deals 225% weapon damage, up from 125%.
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2009-04-17): "Totem of the Dancing Flame should no longer cause a target affected by Stormstrike to take additional damage."
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Charges have been increased by 2, and cooldown reduced by 2 sec. Uses the same animation as Mutilate
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Other shamans can no longer consume charges of your Stormstrike, and each shaman can have their own stormstrike on the victim.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Stormstrike has a new icon.
  • World of Warcraft/ World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): With the advent of Dual Wielding, Stormstrike was changed to instantly attack with all equipped weapons.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006):  Prior to patch 1.11, Stormstrike cost 30% of base mana and only reset the swing timer, so that it was only useful as an opener or just after a regular swing. It now acts as described, causing an instant, extra attack.

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