• Discombobulator Ray
  • Use: Transforms the target into a Leper Gnome, reducing its melee damage and spell power by 40 and its movement rate by 20% for 12 sec.
  • 5 Charges
  • Sell Price: 10s

Items with charges (also known as "charged items") are simply items that have limit on the number of uses until they disappear.

For example, [Discombobulator Ray] (tooltip shown on the right) has 5 charges, so it can be used only 5 times, and after that it is gone. The usual number of charges is 1 for explosives, bombs, and enchants, and 3 to 5 for various oils, poisons, etc.

Items with charges usually cannot be equipped but are used directly, either to act upon a target, or to enhance an item (like the enchanting rewards from the Zandalar Tribe).

Some buffs like [Lightning Shield] also have charges, and the buff disappears when all charges are expended.