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Black Arrow

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For the NPC in Kun-Lai Summit, see Black Arrow (grummle). For the Forsaken battleship, see The Black Arrow.
Black Arrow
Spell shadow painspike.png
  • Black Arrow
  • Level 30 Marksmanship hunter talent
  • 40 Focus
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • Fires a Black Arrow at the target, dealing (640% of Attack power) Shadow damage over 8 sec and summoning a Dark Minion to taunt it for the duration.

    When you kill an enemy, the remaining cooldown on Black Arrow will reset.
Usable by



15 seconds


40 yd

Other information
Level learned


Related debuffs
Spell shadow painspike.png
  • Magic
  • Black Arrow
  • Taking (160% of Attack power) Shadow damage every 2 seconds.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

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  • Dark Whisper
  • Taunted.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Black Arrow is a level 30 Marksmanship hunter talent.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned into a Marksmanship hunter talent (was Survival). Damage increased from 567% to 640%, duration reduced from 20 to 8 sec. Now only resets when an enemy is killed, and summons a minion to taunt the target.
  • Hotfix (2015-07-20): "Damage increased by 25%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Now has a cooldown of 24 seconds (down from 30 seconds).
  • Hotfix (2014-10-17): "Damage increased by 15%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • The effects of [Lock and Load] have been incorporated into Black Arrow.
    • Black Arrow's cooldown is reset if it is dispelled.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Black Arrow now deals 10% more damage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.2 (2012-01-31): Now ticks every 2 seconds for 20 seconds, as opposed to every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The total damage dealt by the ability is unchanged.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Damage done has been increased by roughly 40%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer increases the target's damage taken. Moved from tier 9 to tier 7, now requires [Wyvern Sting].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Ranks 5 and 6 training costs have been lowered significantly.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added.

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