Tiger Strikes

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Tiger Strikes
Ability ghoulfrenzy.png
  • Tiger Strikes
  • Level 10 monk ability
  • Passive
  • Your successful autoattacks have a 10% chance to increase your multistrike chance by 35% for 8 sec.

    Mistweaver Mistweaver
    Inactive while in Stance of the Wise Serpent.
Usable by
Class Monk
Other information
Level learned 10
Related buff
Ability ghoulfrenzy.png
  • Tiger Strikes
  • Multistrike chance increased by 35%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Tiger Strikes is a passive monk ability, learned at level 10. It has a 10% chance to trigger while using a two-handed weapon, and a 5% chance to trigger while dual wielding.


Mists of Pandaria

Tiger Strikes originated in Patch 5.0.4 as a passive ability for Windwalker monks that would had an 8% chance on each attack to proc a 50% attack speed buff and 4 extra attacks. The ability remained unchanged throughout Mists of Pandaria and was a minor tool in the Windwalker kit.

Warlords of Draenor

In Patch 6.0.2, Warlords of Draenor made the ability available to all monk specializations (except Mistweavers in [Stance of the Wise Serpent]) and redesigned to use the new multistrike stat. In this version, the ability had an 8% chance (5% while dual-wielding) to proc off both attacks and multistrikes, and would give the monk a 25% multistrike buff for 8 seconds.

Patch 6.2 increased the multistrike buff to 35% but also changed the ability so it would only proc off of attacks--multistirkes could no longer trigger the effect. This change primarily benefited Brewmaster monks (who did not ordinarily focus on multistrike) by increasing their self-healing potential through [Gift of the Ox]. It had a more negative effect on Mistweavers and Windwalkers, which due to their emphasis on increasing their multistrike anyway would not gain additional procs and uptime of the effect through their multistrikes.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): No longer triggers from multistrikes, but now provides a 35% increase to multistrike chance while active (up from 25%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-02-25): "
    • Tiger Strikes should no longer incorrectly activate on unsuccessful autoattacks, but will be able to activate from successful Multistrikes. Fixing this will result in an overall damage gain for all Monks, so there are a couple of additional adjustments (see below). Additionally, Tiger Strikes should now correctly provide the full 10% chance to trigger for Mistweavers in Crane Stance while equipping one-handed items in conjunction with off-hand items. For more details of this change, please visit the forum thread: Upcoming Tiger Strikes Hotfix.
    • The tooltip for Tiger Strikes is incorrectly stating that the chance for it to activate is 6.25% while dual-wielding. The actual chance is 5% (and has been since Warlords of Draenor released). The tooltip will be corrected in a future patch."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now available to all monk specializations, and has a chance to trigger on successful auto attacks and their Multistrikes. It has a 10% chance to trigger while using a two-handed weapon, and a 5% chance to trigger while dual wielding.
    • When triggered, Tiger Strikes now grants a 25% increase to Multistrike for 8 seconds instead of a 50% increase to attack speed and double attacks for 4 attacks.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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