Hammer of Wrath
Ability thunderclap
  • Hammer of Wrath
  • 30 yds.  range
  • 6 secs. cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Hurls a hammer that strikes an enemy for [X + 0.15 * SPH + 0.15 * AP] to [Y + 0.15 * SPH + 0.15 * AP] Holy damage. Only usable on enemies that have 20% or less health.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown6 secs.
Other information
You cannot run from the divine hand of justice.[1]

Hammer of Wrath is a Holy direct damage paladin spell that flings a hammer crackling with holy power at a wounded enemy.

Rank table

Rank Level Mana Cost Bottom Damage Peak Damage Cost
1 44 12% of base mana 351 387 1Gold 98Silver
2 52 12% of base mana 459 507 3Gold 6Silver
3 60 12% of base mana 570 628 4Gold 14Silver
4 Bc icon 68 12% of base mana 733 809 9Gold
5 Wrath-Logo-Small 74 12% of base mana 878 970 8Gold 50Silver
6 Wrath-Logo-Small 80 12% of base mana 1139 1257 8Gold 50Silver


Inv glyph majorpaladin2020
  • Glyph of Hammer of Wrath
  • Item Level 44
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Paladin
  • Requires level 44
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph. Reduces the mana cost of Hammer of Wrath by 100%.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver
Spell holy avenginewrath
  • Glyph of Avenging Wrath
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Paladin (Holy, Retribution)
  • Requires level 25
  • "While Avenging Wrath is active, you are healed for 1% of your maximum health every 4 sec."

Tips & tricks

  • Nothing is as devastating as running away with a few hundred health only to be tagged with a paladin's Hammer from long range. Paladins may make full use of the Hammer on fleeing targets, as well as mobs and bosses who are in their death throes.
  • There is no minimum range on the Hammer; it can be used at point-blank distance.
  • The attack is resolved as a ranged special-attack that does non-physical damage, similar to a Hunter's Arcane Shot. It can miss, it can be blocked (if the target is facing you), and it does double damage on a crit. Hit Rating and Crit Rating improve your chances of hitting and critting, respectively.

Related equipment

  • The Retribution-centric Tier 6 Paladin Armor Set Lightbringer Battlegear includes a 4-piece set ability that increases the damage dealt by your Hammer of Wrath ability by 10%.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Now can't be used until the target is below 20% health.
                Tooltip has not been updated accordingly.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Hammer of Wrath is now considered a Retribution spell, moved from Holy, mana cost reduced, now instant cast, global cooldown increased to 1.5, missile speed increased, now usable on targets below 35% health and now scales with attack power and spell power.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Hammer of Wrath mana cost reduced.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (25-Sep-2007): Hammer of Wrath cast time reduced to .5 seconds, global cooldown reduced to .5 seconds.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Hammer of Wrath: Rank 4, damage increased.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): New Spell: Hammer of Wrath (Level 44) - Hurls a hammer that strikes an enemy for Holy damage. Only usable on a wounded target.


  1. ^ TCGTDP, 58

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