Combat Rogue DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (WoD 6.0.3)

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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 WoD 6.0.3. 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 Reviewers

This guide has been reviewed and approved by FieryDemise, a prominent Rogue theorycrafter and the author of Rogue Chat (a theorycrafting blog for Rogues), and by Spazzo, one of the best Rogues in the world, who raids in Blood Legion; you can watch his stream on Twitch and follow him on Spazzo.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Rogue Transition Guide!

Buffs
Swiftblade's Cunning Icon Swiftblade's Cunning
Debuffs
Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison Healing received reduction — does not stack with Bloody Screech Icon Bloody Screech, Deadly Sting Icon Deadly Sting, Gruesome Bite Icon Gruesome Bite, Monstrous Bite Icon Monstrous Bite, Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick, Legion Strike Icon Legion Strike, Mortal Cleave Icon Mortal Cleave, Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, and Wild Strike Icon Wild Strike.
Utility
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 5 Combo Points, it interrupts spellcasting.
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 (4.5 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.
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 10%.
Vanish Icon Vanish Threat reset
Tricks of the Trade Icon Tricks of the Trade Threat temporary transfer