Kill Shot
Ability hunter assassinate2
  • Kill Shot
  • 45 yd  range
  • 10 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • You attempt to finish off a wounded target, dealing 759% Physical damage. Only usable on enemies with less than 20% health. If the target dies, the Hunter will regain 15% of maximum health.

    If Kill Shot fails to kill the target, the cooldown is reset.

    Enhanced Kill Shot (Level 92+)
    Kill Shot can now be used on targets with 35% or less health.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown10 sec (GCD 1 sec)
SpecializationBeast Mastery, Marksmanship
Level required35
Other information
RequirementsRequires Ranged Weapon

Kill Shot is a hunter ability learned at level 35 for those with the beast mastery or marksmanship specializations. It is intended to finish off wounded targets. It is only usable when the target is below 20% health, but the unusually long range is paired with an enormous amount of damage. In PvE it has the potential to be one of the hardest hitting and highest critting abilities in the game.

Modified by

Ability hunter bestialdiscipline Beast Mastery specialization
Ability hunter focusedaim Marksmanship specialization


  • Kill Shot deals 759% ranged weapon damage. This makes it scale very well with the hunter's attack power, making the shot deal exceptionally high damage in a raid setting, where the hunter is likely to benefit from multiple buffs that increase attack power, such as Battle Shout and Blessing of Kings.
  • Since it has an unusually long range, Kill Shot is useful for finishing off anyone who gets out of range of your other abilities in both PvE and PvP.
  • Against target with very high amounts of health, you should use Kill Shot as soon as you can, as the target may have enough health left for you to be able to use Kill Shot multiple times. This is especially true on bosses.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Kill Shot is no longer available to Survival Hunters.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Kill Shot’s attack power scaling has been increased by 50%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Minimum range of 5 yards added.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds, down from 35 sec.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Kill Shot damage slightly reduced.

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