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Ability warrior victoryrush.png
  • Intervene
  • 8 - 25 yd  range
  • 30 seconds cooldown
  • 10 Rage
  • Instant
  • Defensive Stance
  • Run at high speed towards a party member, intercepting the next melee or ranged attack made against them as well as reducing their total threat by 10%.
Usable by
Cooldown30 seconds
Other information
RequirementsDefensive Stance
Related buff
Ability warrior victoryrush.png
  • Intervene
  • The next melee or ranged attack made against you will be made against the intervening warrior instead.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
For the hunter pets ability, see Intervene (pet).

Intervene is a warrior ability, trained at level 70 for 6g 50s.


  • Safeguard reduces damage taken by your Intervene target by 15/30% for 6 seconds.
  • Warbringer makes Intervene usable in any stance and remove all snare and root effects when used.

Tips and tactics

  • Be careful when using this ability if you're fighting ranged-weapon-using mobs, since you could end up intercepting a ranged attack towards a party member which is actually far from all mobs, and doing so you'll not only end up far from them as well, but also pull the melee ones near him.
  • On some bosses as offtank, when your job has ended you can help with the survival of the main tank by using intervene when he has very low health. You take one boss melee swing yourself, giving healers a bit more time to heal main tank up. Be careful when using this though, because Intervene also reduces the threat of the target you use it on, so don't try it on threat sensitive fights.
  • Also, similar to the above, you can use Intervene's threat reduction specifically for that. Intervene a DPS close to the MT in threat for a small reduction in hate, allowing them to continue DPSing.


  • Patch 4.0.1: This is now trained at level 72 for 13g 50s.

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