This article is about the World of Warcraft ability. For the Warcraft III ability, see Shaman (Warcraft III).
Spell nature bloodlust
  • 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 again for 10 min.
Usable by
RaceOrc, Tauren, Troll
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown5 minutes
Radius100 yards
Related buff
Spell nature bloodlust
  • Magic
  • Bloodlust
  • Melee, ranged, and spell casting speed increased by 30%.
  • Duration: 40 seconds
Related debuff
Spell nature sleep
  • Sated
  • Cannot benefit from Bloodlust.
  • 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. They are exactly the same aside from their name.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 70 8Gold 80Silver


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.



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 preventing them from being affected by either Heroism or Bloodlust for the duration of the debuff (5 minutes). This duration was increased to 10 minutes in Patch 3.1.0

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Cooldown reduced to 5 minutes, but Sated now last 10 minutes.

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