Spinning Crane Kick

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Spinning Crane Kick
Ability monk cranekick new.png
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown


8 yards

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
Ability monk cranekick new.png
  • Spinning Crane Kick
  • Attacking all nearby enemies for Physical damage every 0.5 sec.
  • Duration: 1.5 seconds

Spinning Crane Kick, commonly abbreviated "SCK", is a level 40 Mistweaver and Windwalker monk ability. It allows the Monk to do a spin kick in the air that deals physical damage to all nearby enemies within 8 yards every 0.5 seconds for 1.5 seconds. This is the main area of effect attack for monk, meaning that this is the main ability that is used when facing against multiple enemies.


  • The rate of damage is increased by haste.
  • It is similar to the warrior's talent [Bladestorm], as it is not a channeled cast ability, but it will prevent the use of auto attacks and other abilities for the duration.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13):
    • Damage increased by 14%.
    • Spinning Crane Kick's Mark of the Crane's damage bonus per target reduced to 40% (was 50%) per target.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Spinning Crane Kick (Mistweaver) damage reduced by 25%."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned. Now available at level 40 (was 46) but no longer to Brewmaster monks.
Previous: You spin while kicking in the air, dealing X damage to all nearby enemies every 0.75 sec, within 8 yards. Movement speed is reduced by 30%. Generates 1 Chi, if it hits at least 3 targets. Lasts 2.2 sec. During Spinning Crane Kick, you can continue to dodge and parry.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): "Damage has been increased by 20%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now always generates 1 Chi, and no longer reduces movement speed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now functions like a smart heal, healing the 6 most injured friendly targets within range, and minor guardians are no longer targeted (Wild Imps, Bloodworms, Snakes from Snake Traps, etc.). There has been no change to the total amount of healing granted by the ability.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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