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Ability warrior revenge.png
  • Revenge
  • 5 yd  range
  • 5 seconds cooldown
  • 5 Rage
  • Instant
  • Melee weapon, Defensive Stance
  • Instantly counterattack an enemy for [X + AP * 0.310] to [Y + AP * 0.310] damage. Revenge is only usable after the warrior blocks, dodges or parries an attack.
Usable by
Cooldown5 seconds
Focused Rage, Improved Revenge
Other information
RequirementsMelee weapon, Defensive Stance

Revenge is a high-damage Warrior counterattack. It is only usable immediately after blocking, dodging, or parrying an attack and in Defensive Stance, making it essentially a tanking attack.

Rank table

Rank Level Base Damage Cost
1 14 99 to 121 15s
2 24 145 to 177 80s
3 34 197 to 239 1g 60s
4 44 360 to 440 3g 6s
5 54 561 to 685 5g 60s
6 60 723 to 883 6g
7 63 786 to 960 6g 50s
8 70 963 to 1175 6g 50s
9 80 1636 to 1998 26g


Revenge costs 5 Rage, the same as [Overpower], which shares the same cooldown. Unlike Overpower, Revenge may be blocked, dodged, or parried. This skill is not based on weapon damage.

Revenge damage scales with attack power, making it superior to Overpower for those not wielding a two-handed weapon, i.e., tanking Warriors.

Talent Improvements

  • [Focused Rage] reduces the Rage cost by 1/2/3.
  • [Improved Revenge] increases damage by 30/60% and hits 2nd target for 50/100%.
  • [Unrelenting Assault] reduces cooldown by 2/4 secs and increases damage by 10/20%
  • Glyph of Revenge

Tips and Tactics

  • This ability is usually the best way to hold a mob's attention due to its very high Threat-to-Rage ratio. [Sunder Armor]/[Devastate] are available on command and can be spammed (given sufficient Rage, of course), and [Shield Slam] generates more threat per application, but smart tanking warriors use Revenge at almost every opportunity.
  • [Shield Block] is a popular way to enable Revenge by guaranteeing a block within a few seconds.
  • Revenge may seem similar to the Battle Stance ability [Overpower] (being a situationally-reactive skill), but there are important differences. First, Revenge is available after your Warrior blocks, dodges, or parries; Overpower only after your target dodges. Second, Revenge has a flat amount of damage modified by AP, while Overpower is straight weapon damage. Third, [Improved Revenge] gives you a chance to hit another nearby target, whereas [Improved Overpower] increases critical-hit chance.
  • Note that you do not need to Revenge the mob that you blocked/parried/dodged: once Revenge is lit up you can use it on any target until the timer expires. This can be a very Rage-efficient way of building threat on multiple mobs over a short period of time: if multiple mobs are targeting you, Revenge should activate regularly, particularly if your defensive skills are high.
  • Note that with 2/2 [Unrelenting Assault], Revenge will be on a one-second cooldown - while a parry, dodge, or block enables the ability for a few seconds - effectively allowing multiple Revenges to be used after a single dodge, parry, or block. It is unknown whether this is a bug or working as intended.

Patch changes

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  • Patch 1.6.0 (patch date:2005-07-12): Tooltip updated to indicate the additional threat caused by this ability. There have been no changes to the amount of threat caused. 

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