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Sunder Armor
Ability warrior sunder.png
  • Sunder Armor
  • Melee   range
  • 15 Rage
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Sunders the target, causing Weakened Armor.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required16
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Ability warrior sunder.png
  • Weakened Armor
  • Armor decreased by 4%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
TCG image
Fury shatters what forges build.

Sunder Armor is a warrior ability learned at level 16. It is an instant attack that decreases your opponent's armor by 4% each stack, stacking up to three times. Sundering generates a high amount of threat, making it especially useful for tanking. Not only will it help you keep your opponent focused on you instead of your teammates, it will also increase the amount of damage you and your party members deal.

Modified by

Inv glyph majorwarrior.png2020
  • Glyph of Furious Sundering
  • Item Level 25
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warrior (Arms) (Fury)
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Reduces the cost of Sunder Armor by 100%.
  • Sell Price: 1s


  • As well as the obvious and significant armor reduction effect, Sunder Armor is a powerful tool for establishing and holding aggro as a Main Tank. It causes a solid amount of threat, is not situational, and has no extended cooldown, so can be used over and over repeatedly as long as there is enough rage.
  • For those with the Protection specialization, Sunder Armor is replaced with [Devastate]. The ability applies the same effect, but also has a damage component.
  • Sunder armor does not stack with the rogue ability, Expose Armor. Since their armor reduction effect is higher, Sunder Armor will not be usable while Expose Armor is on the target, making protection Warriors unable to build threat from sundering. So, be sure to let rogues in your group know not to use Expose Armor.

Patch changes

  • Removed in patch 6.0.2
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now only stacks 3 times, up to a maximum of 12% armor reduction.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now reduces target armor by 4% per stack instead of static value, up to a maximum of 20% reduction.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Threat caused now scales with attack power.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Tooltip updated to indicate the additional threat caused by this ability. There have been no changes to the amount of threat caused.

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