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Blade Flurry
Ability warrior punishingblow.png
  • Blade Flurry
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Allows all your attacks to strike an additional nearby enemy for 15 sec, but reduces your energy regeneration while active. Only use when fighting more than one foe.
Usable by
Cooldown30 sec
Talent treeCombat
Related buff
Ability warrior punishingblow.png
  • Blade Flurry
  • Your attacks strike an additional nearby opponent.
    Energy regeneration reduced by 20%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Blade Flurry is the ability Rogues learn when they specialize in the Combat talent tree, which is first possible at level 10. When active, all of the Rogue's attacks strike an additional nearby enemy, but their energy regenerates 20% slower. Blade Flurry is one of the few area of effect abilities available to Rogues (the others being Fan of Knives and Killing Spree).


In the World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

  • Reduces energy regeneration by 20%.
  • Breaks Stealth.
  • If the attack on the primary target deals a critical hit, the replicated damage on the secondary target is also a critical. However, the armor rating of the second target will mitigate the damage.
  • Attacks like Gouge and Kidney Shot will deal damage to the second opponent, but without replicating the stun effect.
  • Not recommended for use in tight places where fragile crowd control is in effect (Sap, Polymorph, etc.).
  • Use caution when popping Blade Flurry at the beginning of a combat, when there is another mob in range. You may easily overaggro this way. Often it's better to wait a few seconds before popping the Blade Flurry, so that Tanks can get some threat.


Glyph of Blade Flurry

Patch changes

WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Many class talents, spells, and abilities have been overhauled, added, or removed.

Blade Flurry now is learned immediately when you specialize in the Combat tree (was a 5th rank talent requiring 20 points), now costs no energy (was 25 energy), now has a cooldown of 30 seconds (was 2 minutes), now has an energy regeneration penalty of 20% (none previously), and now no longer increases attack speed by 20% (this is now part of Adrenaline Rush).

WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): This ability can no longer hit critters as its secondary targets and will now use a proper range calculation for all secondary targets.
WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): This ability now works correctly in all cases with shielded targets.
WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): This ability will now do damage to secondary targets when the primary target takes no damage due to a damage shield (such as Power Word: Shield).
WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): "Preparation" now only resets the cooldown of the "Evasion", "Sprint", "Vanish", "Cold Blood", "Adrenaline Rush" and "Premeditation" abilities.

Previously reset the cooldown of Blade Flurry.

WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): The additional attacks generated by this ability will now properly take into account the armor of the second target.
WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): This ability will now trigger correctly off of special attacks such as Sinister Strike and Kick.
WoW Icon 16x16.gif Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Preparation - Will now clear the cooldown of the Blade Flurry ability.

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