Thundering Strikes
Ability thunderbolt
  • Talent
  • Thundering Strikes
  • {{{cast_time}}} sec cast
  • Requires Shaman
  • Improves your chance to get a critical strike with all spells and attacks by X%.
Usable by
Casting timeUnknown sec cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Level required5

Purification is a Shaman talent in the Enhancement tree. It increases your chance to get a critical strike with both spells and weapon attacks. It applies to both damage and healing spells.

Rank table

Rank Melee Crit Chance Spell Crit Chance
1 +1% +1%
2 +2% +2%
3 +3% +3%
4 +4% +4%
5 +5% +5%


Since the talent applies to both melee attacks and spells, it is highly useful for both Elemental and Restoration specs.

Providing a solid bonus to critical strike chance and being a prerequisite for Flurry, Thundering Strikes is a staple talent for all Enhancement builds.

Thundering Strikes is in every way superior to the Tidal Mastery talent in Restoration, since it is not limited in what it applies to. The two talents stack, however. Thundering Strikes also stacks with the bonus spell crit chance from Blessing of the Eternals. Combining all three talents provides a +14% bonus to spell crit chance.

Patch changes

WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now affects spell critical strike in addition to melee critical strike.

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