- For the Pet Battle ability, see . For the orc, see Rend Blackhand.
Rend is a level 45 Arms warrior talent.
Tips and tactics
As with any DoT, Rend is also great for continuing to cause damage to opponents when they are out of melee range. As many classes will wish to spend as little time as possible within range of the warrior's attacks, together with , this is one of the only ways for a warrior to deal damage to a target once they have left melee range.
The damage from Rend will occasionally finish off an opponent who would otherwise have escaped, or even ensure their demise after you have perished. As a DoT, its frequent ticks interrupt attempts at bandaging, and as a bleed effect, there are very few abilities that can remove it before its time. In PvE, when mobs at low health flee, Rend's ticks and final burst can potentially finish them off, preventing them from aggroing other mobs.
- Hotfix (2017-06-14): "Rend damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations."
- Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13):
- Rend cost increased to 30 Rage (was 10 Rage).
- Rend's first hit now deals 150% weapon damage, down from 280%.
- Rend's duration decreased to 8 seconds (was 15 seconds).
- Rend now deals damage every 2 seconds (was 3 seconds).
- Rend's periodic damage has been increased to 2.5x attack power (was 2.4x attack power).
- Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Costs 10 Rage (was 15), now deals 10% more periodic damage, and now deals upfront Bleed damage.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Changed to a talent. Damaged reduced by 6.9%, no longer deals additional damage when it expires.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Re-added for Arms warriors. Now deals an additional burst of damage when it expires.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Base damage has been reduced by approximately 17% and percent of weapon damage per tick lowered to 25%, from 30%.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now available at level 7 instead of level 4.
- Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): 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.
- Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): 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.