Crusader Strike
Spell holy crusaderstrike
  • Crusader Strike
  • 4.5 sec cooldown
  • 10.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • An instant strike that causes 130% Physical damage.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown4.5 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required1
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
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Crusader Strike is a core paladin ability learned at level one. It is an instant weapon strike that can activate procs. This ability is a melee special ability, not an actual spell, and therefore it is not affected by silence or spell school locking abilities. Like other strikes, however, it does not work with any disarm effects on. All damage dealt by the attack stems from the physical damage it does.

Modified by

Core abilities
Spell holy holybolt Holy specialization abilities
Spell holy auraoflight Retribution specialization abilities

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 8%.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Crusader Strike now applies a Weakened Blows effect to the target for Protection Paladins.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Crusader Strike weapon damage percent has been increased to 135%, up from 115%.; Crusader Strike, Holy Shock, and Hammer of the Righteous no longer incorrectly grant Holy Power from a missed attack.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Damage increased to 120% weapon damage. The cooldown is now 4.5 seconds. At level 9 it causes 1 Holy Power point.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Damage reduced to 75% weapon damage to match the new 4-second cooldown. Mana cost reduced to 5% of base mana.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): No longer refreshes judgements.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): This ability will no longer refresh the Healing Way buff from the Shaman talent.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): Now causes 110% of weapon damage and no longer gains any bonus from spell damage.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Cooldown reduced from 10 to 6 seconds.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): Added.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.1.0 (07-Nov-2004): Removed from game.

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