Disorient, previously called Confusion, and more rarely referred to as Mesmerize, is an incapacitating crowd control effect which prevents the target from taking any action for a certain period of time, although, unlike stuns, disorient effects do break on damage. They cause the target to wander about in a confused fashion for the duration of the effect. This makes disorient effects different from sleep and other incapacitate effects under which the target doesn't move.

Examples of disorient effects:


Ways to remove disorient effects include:

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): All Confusion effects have been renamed Disorient effects. This includes Blind, Scatter Shot, etc.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): The "Knockout" mechanic has been renamed "Disorient" and all tooltips that referenced this mechanic should be updated.