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Sunder Armor

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Sunder Armor
Ability warrior sunder.png
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

16

Glyphs
Related debuff
Ability warrior sunder.png
  • Weakened Armor
  • Armor decreased by 4%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
Fury shatters what forges build.[1]

Sunder Armor is one of the warrior's basic threat generation abilities. It is an instant attack that decreases your opponent's armor by 4% per stack. Sundering generates a high amount of threat, making it especially useful for tanking. Not only will it help you keep your opponent focused on you instead of your teammates, it will also increase the amount of damage you and your party members deal.

For Protection warriors, [Devastate] replaces Sunder Armor at level 26.

Improvements

Notes

Sunder Armor TCG.jpg

Threat is still generated by using this ability when there are already 3 Weakened Armor stacked on the target.

Tips and tactics

  • As well as the obvious, and significant, armor reduction effect, Sunder Armor is a powerful tool for establishing and holding aggro as a main tank. It causes a solid amount of threat, and is not situational, like [Revenge], and has no extended cooldown, like [Shield Slam], so can be used over and over repeatedly as long as there is enough Rage. (Main Tanks usually have plenty of rage, due to the massive beatings they get.) However, Sunder Armor remains a less efficient (per rage used) way of generating threat than Shield Slam or Revenge.
  • The threat effect of Sunder Armor continues to occur even after the third stacked Weakened Armor debuff, so a tank can continue to reapply it after three sunders have stacked – it will still generate the same amount of threat, but will not stack past three debuffs. Reapplying Weakened Armor on a mob with a full stack of Weakened Armor will however reset the expiration timer for the Weakened Armor debuff stack.

See also

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer causes additional threat.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Sunder Armor now stacks up to 3 times, down from 5.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Now reduces target armor by 4% per stack instead of static value, up to a maximum of 20% reduction.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Threat caused now scales with attack power.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Tooltip updated to indicate the additional threat caused by this ability. There have been no changes to the amount of threat caused.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Now available in all Stances.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17):
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Changed to an instant ability.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13):
    • [Defensive Stance] and Sundering Strike (Rank 1) have been removed from the trainers. These abilities are now available through quests.
    • The values for Sundering Strike have been reduced.

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