Spell shadow mindsteal.png
Usable by
Class Rogue
School Physical
Cooldown 2 minutes
Other information
Level learned 24
Improvements [Cheap Tricks], [Parley]
Related debuff
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  • Blind
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 1 minute
"Arrrghh! My eyes!"[1]

Blind is a level 24 Outlaw and Subtlety rogue ability. It blinds the target, causing it to wander at 40% of move speed confused for up to 1 minute. This is a disorient effect. Any damage will cancel the Blind effect. Blind cancels combat (turns off auto attacks) when used.



Tips and tactics

  • When fighting rogues, spamming your blind ability can give you an opportunity to break out of a stunlock.
  • Blind gives opportunity to use First Aid - use it!
  • Blind can now be dispelled with PvP trinket so beware of relying fully on it.
  • Blind is a great way to interrupt a spellcast in the case of an emergency when either your [Kick] or [Gouge] are on cooldown or you are too far away.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now learned at level 24.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Assassination.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-12): Blind should now break on damage from Frozen Orb.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now has a cooldown of 2 minutes (was 1.5 minutes).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): The cooldown of Blind has been reduced to 90 seconds, down from 3 minutes.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-28): Blind should always land as intended. Other players should not be able to dodge, block, or parry Blind.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Duration against enemy NPCs is now 1 minute, while the duration against players remains 8 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-04-30): Blind (Rogue) is now in the same diminishing returns category as Fear effects, but no longer shares diminishing returns with [Cyclone] (Druid).
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Blind is now a physical (no longer a poison) attack.  [Reagent] requirement removed. Now shares the same diminish category as [Cyclone] and is now diminished in PvE as well as PvP.
    Previously blind was a nature attack like poison.  [Blinding Powder] is now a Grey-quality item ("vendor trash") which can sometimes be found in lockboxes obtained through Pickpocketing. There is a tooltip on the item that explains why Blind no longer needs a Reagent: "Once favored by rogues as a blinding agent, it was abandoned for more readily available resources... like dirt."
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): The cooldown for Blind is no longer reset by [Preparation].
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Removed facing requirement.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Now cancels combat when used.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Energy cost increased.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Effect now cancelled by damage.

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