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Overpower
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  • Overpower
  • Melee range
  • 5 seconds cooldown
  • 5 Rage
  • Instant
  • Melee weapon, Battle Stance
  • Instantly overpower the enemy, causing weapon damage. Only useable after the target dodges. The Overpower cannot be blocked, dodged or parried.
Usable by
ClassWarrior
Properties
TypeN/A
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown5 seconds
Talents
Improvement
talents
Impale, Improved Overpower, Unrelenting Assault
Other information
RequirementsMelee weapon, Battle Stance

Overpower is a basic warrior counterattack. Once your opponent dodges an attack of yours, you have a chance to overpower. Overpower cannot be dodged/parried/blocked, but can miss. Overpower is instantaneous, so a high damage weapon is all that is needed here, not a high DPS weapon.

Functionality

Overpower is a 5 Rage attack based on weapon damage with a 5 second cooldown. It instantly attacks the enemy for weapon damage. Rogues are especially vulnerable to it, as they rely on Dodge for much of their damage mitigation.

Talents

  • Impale: Increases critical damage by 10/20%.
  • Improved Overpower: Increases critical chance by 25/50%.
  • Taste for Blood: 33/66/100% Chance to allow the use of Overpower after a Rend tick, usable only every 6 seconds.
  • Unrelenting Assault: Reduces cooldown by 2/4 seconds, and increases damage by 10/20%.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 12 10s

Tips and Tactics

  • Works best with large Two-Handed Weapons. Most efficient warrior ability, damage per rage, so use it as often as you can.
  • Any warrior who uses Overpower often should consider the Arms talent Improved Overpower. It gives a bonus 25% crit chance for each of the two ranks, making a fully-Improved Overpower better than a 50/50 chance to crit. Combined with Deep Wounds and Impale, this gives an Overpower a great chance of landing a Critical which will deal weapon damage plus 100%(crit) plus 20%(Impale), and 48% in bleed damage(Deep Wounds), making it the equivalent of 2.6 swings.
  • The strategy is simple: If the enemy dodges, always use overpower. The only downsides are its limited use to Battle Stance, and while it can't be blocked, dodged, or parried, it can still miss.
  • Overpower can be devastating towards Rogues, so consider using Berserker Rage when fighting them to mitigate possible interruptions from Gouge.

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16.gif Hotfix (2009-04-24): "[Glyph of Overpower] will now properly provide a 100% chance to enable Overpower after a parry."
  • Template:Patch 3.0.2
  • Patch 1.8.0 (patch date:2005-10-10): Now uses normalized attack power. 
  • Patch 1.5.0 (patch date:2005-06-07): Fixed a bug where the ability was sometimes blocked. 
  • Patch 1.3.0 (patch date:2005-03-07): Should now be usable when a special attack is dodged. 

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