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For other uses, see Whirlwind (disambiguation).
Ability whirlwind.png
  • Whirlwind
  • Arms 25 Rage
    Fury 0 Rage
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Unleashes a whirlwind of steel, striking all enemies within 8 yards for

    ArmsArms (3 * 61%)
    FuryFury [3 * (45% + 45%)]
    Physical damage.

    FuryFury Level 55

    Causes your next Bloodthirst or Rampage to strike up to 4 additional targets for 50% damage
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
SpecializationArms, Fury
Level required40
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
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All men enter, no men leave.
- (TCG)

Whirlwind is an Arms and Fury Warrior AoE ability learned at level 40. At level 55 and for Fury Warriors, it causes their next [Rampage] or [Bloodthirst] to hit 4 additional targets.

Modified by

Arms Arms abilities
Fury Fury abilities


  • Although this causes no extra threat specifically, doing normal weapon damage to four enemies at once can go a long way to keeping aggro in a cluster of mobs.
  • Be careful of crowd control with whirlwind however. You shouldn't be breaking your teammates sheep/shackle/seduce.
  • This attack also has an additional use in PvP - due to the fact it can hit anyone in melee range regardless of where they are attacking you from, it can be used to teach a lesson to that irritating Rogue who is constantly backstabbing you. Also works on getting Druids out of Stealth.
  • With its 8 yard range, it can hit enemies in your dead zone (Allows you to hit enemies too close for you to intercept / charge, yet still far enough that if they're out of your melee range, you can hit them).

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Slightly redesigned to hit 3 times in a row rather than a single attack to match new animation. Now cost 25 Rage for Arms Warrior and cost no Rage for Fury Warriors.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Whirlwind is now available only to Arms and Fury Warriors.; Whirlwind now costs 20 Rage for Arms Warriors.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Whirlwind now costs 20 rage (was 30) for Arms Warriors. The cost is unchanged for Fury Warriors.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Whirlwind now has its cooldown reduced by 6 seconds when it deals damage to 4 or more targets. The Whirlwind effect caused by Bladestorm remains unchanged.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Whirlwind now has the correct sound associated with it.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Critical strikes with the off-hand weapon from this ability can now trigger Flurry and Rampage.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): This ability now strikes with both weapons when a Warrior is dual-wielding.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Now uses normalized attack power.

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