Expose Armor
Ability warrior riposte.png
Usable by
Class Rogue
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 36
Improvements  [Glyph of Expose Armor]
Related debuff
Ability warrior riposte.png
  • Weakened Armor
  • Armor decreased by 4%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

[[Category:Removed rogue abilities]][[Category:Removed rogue abilities]]

Expose Armor in the TCG.

Expose Armor is a rogue melee ability that reduces the target's Armor Rating for a short period, applying [Weakened Armor].


This ability is only really beneficial in fights that will last the 30 second duration, and with multiple melee characters engaged against the target.


  • Glyph of Expose Armor
  • Major Glyph
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Your Expose Armor ability causes three applications of Weakened Armor.
  • Classes: Rogue
  • Requires Level 25
  • Sell Price: 1s

Tips and tactics for the prior version

  • Expose Armor increases melee damage against the target. This damage increase is proportionally greater if the target has lower armor to start with. See damage reduction and Sunder Armor notes for more info.
  • It's recommended that this ability is not used when a warrior is tanking, as they use [Sunder Armor] (and at higher levels [Devastate]) as one of their main attacks.
  • By using [Gouge] and switching to a slow weapon, it's possible to Gouge and expose the armor of a target without breaking the incapacitating effect. Just be sure to stop the auto-attack after you expose.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned. Weaken the target's defenses, applying the Weakened Armor debuff. Awards 1 combo point.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Now reduces armor by 12%, lasting longer per combo point.
    Previously reduced armor, increased per combo point.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): No longer stacks with [Sunder Armor], but will now stack with [Faerie Fire].
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.8 (2004-07-07): Expose renamed to Expose Armor.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Added.

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