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This article is about the World of Warcraft ability. For the Warcraft III ability, see Shaman (Warcraft III).
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  • Bloodlust (Racial)
  • 5 minutes cooldown
  • 26% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Increases melee, ranged, and spell casting speed by 30% for all party and raid members. Lasts 40 sec.
    After the completion of this effect, those affected will become Sated and unable to benefit from Bloodlust and Time Warp again for 10 min.
Usable by
RaceOrc, Tauren, Troll, Goblin
Cooldown5 minutes
Radius100 yards
Related buff
Spell nature bloodlust.png
  • Magic
  • Bloodlust
  • Melee, ranged, and spell casting speed increased by 30%.
  • Duration: 40 seconds
Related debuff
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  • Sated
  • Cannot benefit from Bloodlust and Time Warp.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
"It's scary even when someone other than an ogre mage casts it." - Moala Stonebinder[1]

Bloodlust is a shaman buff. The Alliance version is Heroism, and the Horde version is Bloodlust. They are exactly the same aside from their name.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 70 8g 80s


Bloodlust is defined as "a strong desire for bloodshed."

Bloodlust is a spell that increases a creature's size, strength, and attack speed. Appeared in Warcraft II and III.

According to the RPG, Bloodlust requires a drop of blood mixed with earth to cast.


  • Mental Quickness


Following patch 3.0.2, both Heroism and Bloodlust affect the entire raid. Also, everyone who is affected by the ability receives a 5 minute debuff called Sated, preventing them from being affected by either Heroism or Bloodlust for the duration of the debuff (5 minutes). The duration of this debuff was increased to 10 minutes in Patch 3.1.0, whereas the cooldown of Bloodlust was reduced from 10 minutes to 5 minutes.


  • The most common use for Bloodlust is during bosses in raids. When it is used varies from boss to boss and guild to guild, but usually at the last 25% of the boss.. When soloing, it can be useful for crunch situations or tougher mobs, such as targets for group quests.
  • This is one of the largest errors in the Blizzard's "bring a player, not a class"-policy. In Cataclysm however, Mages will have a similar effect, Time Warp that will also grant the casting Mage a 30% movement speed increase. Additionally, Beast Mastery Hunters with Core hound pets will be able to cast Ancient Hysteria, which functions similarly to Bloodlust.
  • When Bloodlust is used in raids, it is usually good idea to dump all other CDs you have (Avenging Wrath, Rapid Fire, Arcane Power...) at the same time, because in many cases it will result higher overall damage than using the cooldowns separately.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.1.0


  1. TCGFoO, 73

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