Kidney Shot
Ability rogue kidneyshot.png
  • Kidney Shot
  • Level 13 rogue ability
  • Melee range
  • 25 Energy
  • 20 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Finishing move that stuns the target. Lasts longer per combo point:
      1 point : 2 seconds
      2 points: 3 seconds
      3 points: 4 seconds
      4 points: 5 seconds
      5 points: 6 seconds
Usable by
Class Rogue
School Physical
Cooldown 20 seconds
Other information
Level learned 13
Improvements [Deeper Stratagem], [Prey on the Weak]
Related debuff
Ability rogue kidneyshot.png
  • Kidney Shot
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 2-6 seconds

Kidney Shot is a level 13 rogue ability. It is used to stun monsters or characters, preventing them from escaping or causing further harm to you or allies, and enabling easy attacks from behind. As with all stuns, most bosses are immune to it, although it may be useful against adds.




  • Against a PvP target, try to wait a second or two after the cooldown is up before using another Kidney Shot. If you Kidney Shot the target within 15 seconds of the last one (after 21 seconds) the effect is reduced to 50% by diminishing returns.
  • Energy pooling may be effective before using Kidney shot, in order to get the most out of [Prey on the Weak] or fit in as many [Backstab] uses as possible.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available to all rogues.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Outlaw.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-01-06): Kidney Shot's stun effect is now capped at 6 seconds while in PvP combat. Revealing Strike can still increase the stun duration, but not beyond 6 seconds.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now subject to diminishing returns.

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