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For the Pet Battle ability, see Peticon-beast Ability rogue feigndeath [Feign Death].
Feign Death
Ability rogue feigndeath
  • Feign Death
  • Level 6 hunter ability
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Feign death, tricking enemies into ignoring you. Lasts up to 6 min.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 30 seconds
Other information
Level learned 6
Related buff
Ability rogue feigndeath
  • Feign Death
  • Feigning death.
  • Duration: 6 minutes
Feign Death TCG

In the TCG

Hunters blur the line between life and death.[1]

Feign Death is a level 6 hunter ability. It causes the hunter to fall to the ground and pretend to be dead for up to 6 minutes. This clears the hunter's threat, leading mobs to either attack the next-highest target on their threat list or, if no other target is available, drop combat altogether. It also prevents nearby mobs from noticing the hunter as long as it remains active.

Hunter pets can be commanded to feign death with Ability rogue feigndeath [Play Dead].

Tips and tactics[]

  • Feign Death is immediately canceled by turning, moving, or taking any action.
  • Ability hunter camouflage [Camouflage] can be used straight from Feign Death.
  • Feign Death cannot be used to drop combat during boss encounters.
  • This ability will make the hunter drop from enemy targeting, forcing enemy players to re-target. It also cancels any in-progress spellcast targeting the hunter, and makes pets and minions stop attacking until they're ordered to attack again.
  • While Feign Death is active, the hunter's health bar will appear empty and display the word "Dead" to other players. A quick way to tell a dead hunter from a feigning one is simply trying to attack them. If the game returns a "Can't attack that" error, the hunter is dead; if the attack lands, they're feigning.


Patch changes[]

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 6 (was 28).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 28 (was 32).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Feign Death will no longer remove the Hunter from combat during boss encounters.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Hunters will no longer die when Feign Death's duration expires.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13):
    • Fixed bug where you couldn't right click to attack a hunter who is feigning death.
    • Feign Death can no longer be resisted by players.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18):
    • Hunters can no longer sit while under the effects of Feign Death.
    • Hunters will no longer show mana while they are under the effects of Feign Death.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Duration increased.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Temporarily removed.

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