For the Bloodsail Buccaneers vessel, see Garrote (vessel).
Garrote Level 44 Assassination rogue ability Melee range 45 Energy Instant Garrote the enemy, causing (842.4% of attack power) Bleed damage over 18 sec. Silences the target for 3 sec when used from Stealth. Awards 1 combo point. Usable by Class
Rogue Properties School
None/Global Cooldown Other information Level learned
, [Exsanguinate ] , [Subterfuge ] [Thuggee ] Related debuffs
Garrote is a powerful rogue damage over time ability, that also silences the target for 3 seconds. Garrote can only be used while stealthed and standing behind the target.
Tips and tactics
Garrote is used more often in raids because of the fact that most mobs in raids are immune to
. [Cheap Shot ] For targets not immune to stuns it's best used after opening with Cheap Shot (unless at full CP, at which point it's best to use
and then Garrote). [Rupture ] Garrote's silence effect makes it a highly viable opener versus casters who can shake off a stun or immediately react to an ambush with a detrimental effect that can turn the fight around, such as . See [Blink ] silence effect for general tips on usage.
Patches and hotfixes
Hotfix (2017-02-03): Damage increased by 4%.
Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now only available to Assassination rogues. Can now be used outside Stealth, but only silenced if used from Stealth. Damage increased by 1400%.
Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
Now ticks every 2 seconds (up from every 3 seconds). Damage has been adjusted to compensate.
' effects have been merged into baseline [Find Weakness ] , Garrote, and [Ambush ] for Subtlety rogues. [Cheap Shot ]
Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer requires the rogue to be behind the target.
Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now costs 45 Energy, down from 50.
Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Fixed a bug where the Silence effect was getting resisted too often.
Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Garrote now has a silence effect in addition to its bleed (only for Rank 7 and above).
Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): The damage from this ability has been increased. In addition, Garrote now increases in potency with greater attack power.
Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Fixed a bug where combo points were not always being applied to the target when using Garrote. Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage increased.