Cheap Shot
Ability cheapshot.png
  • Cheap Shot
  • Level 3 rogue ability
  • Melee range
  • 40 Energy
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
    Requires Stealth
  • Stuns the target for 4 sec.

    Awards 1 combo point.
Usable by
Class Rogue
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 3
Related buff
Ability cheapshot.png
  • Cheap Shot
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 4 seconds

Cheap Shot is a level 3 rogue ability that stuns the target for 4 sec. Must be stealthed.


  • Can be used as an opening attack.


Tips and tactics

  • Cheap Shot is seen as a crucial stun lock ability in PvP. Using [Vanish] makes it possible to use Cheap Shot twice in one combat.
  • To get full use after vanishing, make sure you Cheap Shot as soon as possible since your opponent will see you if you are still in point blank range. Note that this is possible even with periodic damage if timed correctly.


Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now generates 1 combo point (was 2).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer causes attacks to bypass up to 100% of the enemy's armor for 10 seconds for Subtlety rogues.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): [Find Weakness]' effects have been merged into baseline [Ambush], [Garrote], and Cheap Shot for Subtlety rogues.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Now shares a diminishing return with Pounce (druid).
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Fixed a bug where combo points were not always being applied to the target when using Cheap Shot.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Energy cost increased.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13):
    • No longer requires to be behind target.
    • Duration has been reduced.

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