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Black Arrow
Spell shadow painspike.png
  • Black Arrow
  • 5-35 yd  range
  • 30 seconds cooldown
  • 6% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Requires ranged weapon
  • Fires a Black Arrow at the target, increasing all damage done by you to the target by 6% and dealing [RAP * 0.1 + X] Shadow damage over 15 sec. Black Arrow shares a cooldown with Trap spells.
Usable by
Cooldown30 seconds
Talent treeSurvival, tier 9
Other information
RequirementsRequires ranged weapon
Related debuff
Spell shadow painspike.png
  • Black Arrow
  • All damage taken increased by 6%, and [(RAP * 0.1 + X)/5] Shadow damage every 3 seconds.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Black Arrow is a talented hunter ability available at level 50, after spending 40 talent points in the survival tree. The hunter fires a black arrow at the target that increases his damage done to the target by 6% and deals X Shadow damage over 15 seconds. The arrow shares a cooldown with Immolation Trap and Explosive Trap.

Rank table

Rank Level X Cost
1 50 785 Talent
2 57 940 18s
3 63 1250 70s
4 69 1480 1g
5 75 2240 1g
6 80 2765 1g


  • Lock and Load can proc off the periodic damage. Sniper Training can increase the damage.
  • Affected by Trap Mastery (increases periodic damage), Resourcefulness (reduced mana cost and cooldown) and T.N.T. (increased damage).


  • In WotLK beta, this used to also drain mana from the victim. This was changed to 6% increased damage taken, probably because of already existing Viper Sting.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.2.0
  • Template:Patch 3.1.0

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