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Ability gouge
  • Rend
  • Melee   range
  • 5 Rage
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Wounds the target, causing x bleed damage over 18 sec, and a final burst of x bleed damage when the effect expires.

    Enhanced Rend (Level 92+)
    Each of your autoattacks causes x additional Physical damage from your Rend on the target.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required7
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Ability gouge
  • Rend
  • Bleeding for x damage every 3 sec and a final large burst of damage when the effect expires.
  • Duration: 18 seconds
"I gave him a choice: die piece by piece, or all at once." — Gorebelly

Rend is a damage over time ability learned by Arms warriors at level seven. It is a instant cast, so it doesn't replace a normal attack. It is also one of the few warrior attacks that isn't mitigated by enemy armor.

Modified by



This is also a good skill to use in PvP against Rogues, as it makes it more difficult (but not impossible) for them to use Vanish and an additional opener such as Cheap Shot or Ambush.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.1 (24-Apr-2014): Re-added.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Removed.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Available at level 7.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Damage has been adjusted to be less base and more weapon based. Ranks 9 and 10 now do 35% more damage when the target is above 75% health instead of 4 times damage when the target is enraged.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.1.0 (07-Nov-2004): Now available in Battle and Defensive Stance, damage slightly increased on some ranks.
  • Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage reduced. Changed to an instant ability.

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