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Ability rogue feint
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 20 seconds
Other information
Level learned 4
Improvements Ability hunter posthaste [Posthaste]

Disengage is a level 4 hunter ability that causes the player to leap backwards. It's useful in kiting enemies, reaching safe zones during a fight, or leaping away from hazards and area of effect attacks.

By using it near the ground after a long fall, it can also be used to reduce or prevent fall damage.


Notes and trivia[]

  • Disengage can be a potential liability in instances; it can easily add additional mobs to a fight if an inexperienced hunter Disengages without being aware of what's behind them first.
  • Jumping immediately before a Disengage will increase its travel distance. This can even be used for getting places more quickly, as the hunter can turn around mid-jump, use Disengage, then turn forward again and continue running.
  • If Disengage is used from high places, using a Inv misc cape 11 [Parachute Cloak] or other slow fall effect will extend the length of your flight by incredible amounts.
  • The Spell nature forceofnature [Moonkin Form] function of Spell druid wildcharge [Wild Charge] is similar to Disengage.
  • Disengage is one of Greymane's basic abilities in Heroes of the Storm. Only usable in worgen form, it causes him to roll in a chosen direction and shift back into his human form.

Patch changes[]

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Can now be used while using Rapid Fire without breaking the channel.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Changed back into a normal ability for Survival. Learned at level 8.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Made available to Survival as a level 45 talent, replacing Ability hunter pet chimera [Farstrider].
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 8.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-04): Casting Disengage no longer causes your character to stop auto-attacking.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Survival.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10):
    • Now has a cooldown of 20 seconds (down from 25 seconds).
    • No longer requires combat to use.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-11-29): Now properly removes rooting effects when used in combination with the talent Ability hunter posthaste [Posthaste].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now available at level 14, down from level 78, and has had its training cost updated.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.2 (2009-05-19): Cooldown reduced by 5 seconds.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Cooldown increased by 5 sec.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Now fails if you're rooted and is no longer on the global cooldown. Cooldown reduced to 25 seconds and no longer requires a target, though the hunter has to be in combat.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): This ability has been re-designed. Now leaps the Hunter backwards up to 13 yards. 30 second cooldown. Disengage now also only has one rank (rank 1).
    Previously reduced threat against the target by a set amount.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Disengage will cause the Hunter's target to immediately check for a new target.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Effect boosted, cooldown added.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now usable against targets that are immune to physical attacks.

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