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Combo points

Combo points, represented as red dots beneath the rogue's energy bar

Unique to the rogue class (and druids in Ability druid catform [Cat Form]), combo points are a secondary resource accumulated as certain special attacks are performed against an enemy, then spent on other special attacks. The number of combo points obtained is represented by red circles beneath the character's energy bar in the UI. The maximum possible is 5 combo points.

Attacks which generate combo points are sometimes referred to as 'builders', and attacks which consume combo points are referred to as finishing moves or 'finishers'. The more combo points the player has built up, the greater the effect of the finishing move, with a roughly proportionate increase per point consumed. Finishing moves cannot be used without at least one combo point, and using a finishing moves will consume all available combo points.



Combo points can be generated through a range of special attacks:



While combo points are mostly generated through the use of attacks against a target, some other techniques exist:


Finishing moves[]

Combo points are consumed to perform finishing moves. For a full list, see Finishing move.


  • Many players choose to install addons to help manage their combo points.
  • Combo points were originally target specific. However, they were moved to work independently of the target in Warlords of Draenor and since then, they now are very similar to Holy Power except for the number of charges consumed. Finishers always use all available combo points; whereas Holy Power abilities use a set number of points, usually 3.


Patch changes[]

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): UI updated to reflect change made in patch 6.0.2.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Combo points are now "stored" on the player although the UI remains unchanged.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Combo points added to a target should not be reset until you add a combo point to a different target.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Combo points will no longer be removed if the target is deselected. They will only be removed if a different target is selected.

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