Raptor Strike
Ability meleedamage
  • Raptor Strike
  • 5 yd  range
  • 6 seconds cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Melee Weapon
  • A strong attack that increases melee damage by X.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown6 seconds
Savage Strikes
Other information
RequirementsMelee Weapon
A good hunter isn't afraid to put down her bow.[1]

Raptor Strike is a strong melee ability that a Hunter can use to deal damage. The ability is acquired at level 6 and is a non-Survival Hunter's only melee damage strike.

Raptor Strike is available at level 6 for 1Silver 80Copper.

Patch changes Edit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Raptor Strike is no longer an initial ability. It is trainable and available at level 6.

Tips and tactics Edit

  • Use as often as possible when you cannot get out of melee. But getting out of melee should be a priority. Wing Clip and getting away is a preferable melee move.
  • Because Raptor Strike is an instant attack, Hunters have a good incentive to carry slow, hard-hitting two-handed weapons since it does not matter if your weapon is slow.
  • As of Cataclysm-Logo-Small, this ability does not cost any resources, but is now a part of the Global cooldown.


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