Combat Rogue DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (WoW MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we list the buffs, debuffs and useful abilities that a Combat Rogue brings to a raid in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We also list equivalent buffs and debuffs that other classes provide.

The other pages of our Combat Rogue guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Dryaan, one of the best Rogues in the world, who raids in Envy. You can watch his stream on Twitch.

Buffs
Swiftblade's Cunning Icon Swiftblade's Cunning Increases the melee and ranged Attack Speed of all party and raid members by 10% — does not stack with Unholy Aura Icon Unholy Aura, Cackling Howl Icon Cackling Howl, Serpent's Swiftness Icon Serpent's Swiftness, and Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage
Tricks of the Trade Icon Tricks of the Trade Boosts the damage of a party or raid member by 15%
Debuffs
12% Armor reduction — does not stack with Faerie Fire Icon Faerie Fire, Dust Cloud Icon Dust Cloud, Tear Armor Icon Tear Armor, Expose Armor Icon Expose Armor, Sunder Armor Icon Sunder Armor, and Devastate Icon Devastate
Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner +5% Spell Damage taken — does not stack with Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath, Lightning Breath Icon Lightning Breath, and Curse of the Elements Icon Curse of the Elements
Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison Healing received reduction — does not stack with Widow Venom Icon Widow Venom, Monstrous Bite Icon Monstrous Bite, Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick, Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, and Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike
Mind-numbing Poison Icon Mind-numbing Poison
Utility
Disarm Trap Icon Disarm Trap Disarms a trap
Dismantle Icon Dismantle Disarms the enemy for 8 seconds, on a 60-second cooldown
Garrote Icon Garrote 3-second Silence (4 with Glyph of Garrote Icon Glyph of Garrote), requires to be in Stealth
Deadly Throw Icon Deadly Throw When used with more than 3 Combo Points, it interrupts and silences.
Kick Icon Kick Interrupt, 15-second cooldown (13-second if successful with Glyph of Kick Icon Glyph of Kick)
Shiv Icon Shiv Dispels 1 enrage effect on a 10-second cooldown (8-second with Glyph of Shiv Icon Glyph of Shiv)
Shroud of Concealment Icon Shroud of Concealment Raid-wide stealth for 15 seconds, on a 5-minute cooldown
Crowd Control
Crippling Poison Icon Crippling Poison Single-target 50% slow (can be applied on multiple targets at once with Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives). 70% slow when used with Shiv Icon Shiv.
Cheap Shot Icon Cheap Shot 4-second Stun (5 with Glyph of Cheap Shot Icon Glyph of Cheap Shot), requires Stealth.
Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot Stun, lasts longer per Combo Point consumed, up to 6 seconds, on a 20-second cooldown. Stun duration is increased with Item - Rogue T15 4P Bonus Icon Rogue T15 4P Bonus.
Paralytic Poison Icon Paralytic Poison Stuns the target for 3 seconds at 4 stacks. Does not share Diminishing Returns with most other standard stuns.
Gouge Icon Gouge 4-second Incapacitate
Sap Icon Sap 1-minute Incapacitate, requires Stealth. We advise you to always sap targets from behind, as it reduces the risk that you will be detected.
Blind Icon Blind 1-minute Disorientate, 2-minute cooldown
Survival
Sprint Icon Sprint Increases movement speed by 70% (100% with Glyph of Sprint Icon Glyph of Sprint) for 8 seconds.
Recuperate Icon Recuperate Over-time self healing ability
Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows Provides Immunity against magical damage and harmful magical effects. Also removes magical debuffs, which can help a Rogue bypass encounter mechanics and do more DPS. Provides 40% physical damage reduction if Glyph of Cloak of Shadows Icon Glyph of Cloak of Shadows is active.
Melee attacks mitigation. Evasion's duration is increased by Glyph of Evasion Icon Glyph of Evasion. Evasion allows Rogues to flawlessly tank adds and bosses during its 10-second duration. That said, keep in mind that many physical damage-dealing abilities cannot be dodged (such as Rook Stonetoe's Corruption Kick Icon Corruption Kick in the Fallen Protectors encounter.
Feint Icon Feint AoE damage mitigation — Duration increased by Glyph of Feint Icon Glyph of Feint; Can be improved by Elusiveness Icon Elusiveness
Smoke Bomb Icon Smoke Bomb Prevents you from being attacked for 5 seconds (7 with Glyph of Smoke Bomb Icon Glyph of Smoke Bomb) and reduces damage taken by allies by 20%.
Growl Icon Growl This ability is gained through Symbiosis Icon Symbiosis (the Druid gains Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows). The taunt effect rarely works, so you should see this ability as an important survival cooldown.
Vanish Icon Vanish Threat reset

1. Changelog↑top

  • 10 Sep. 2013: Glyph of Debilitation and Glyph of Sap have been removed from the game.
  • 20 May 2013: Dryaan's second review of the guide: added more information on many of the abilities.
  • 19 Mar. 2013: Fixed cooldown of Blind Icon Blind and added Growl Icon Growl (given by Druids through Symbiosis Icon Symbiosis).
  • 11 Mar. 2013: Patch 5.2 update.
    • Updated cooldown of Blind Icon Blind, which was increased from 90 seconds to 2 minutes.
    • Added Smoke Bomb Icon Smoke Bomb, following the buff it received.