Ability rogue shadowstrikes.png
Usable by
Class Rogue
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 12
"Leave nothing the family can identify."
The Assassin's Creed, Chapter 4

Mutilate is a level 12 Assassination rogue ability that requires two daggers, dealing damage and generating combo points.


Because mutilate attacks with both weapons, both attacks have a chance to crit. With [Seal Fate] it is possible to get 4 combo points if both attacks crit. The formula to calculate Mutilate damage is:

Mainhand Damage = (35% of Attack power)
Mainhand Critical Damage = Mainhand Damage * 2

Offhand Damage = (35% of Attack power) * 0.5
Offhand Critical Damage = Offhand Damage * 2

Minimum Mutilate Damage = Mainhand Damage + Offhand Damage
Maximum Mutilate Damage = Mainhand Critical Damage + Offhand Critical Damage

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 12. No longer has a chance to trigger [Blindside].
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now has a chance to make Blindside usable for free on any target, regardless of health.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 40, replacing [Sinister Strike].
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-02-03): Damage increased by 4%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer has a chance to trigger Dispatch.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 30% more damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now has a chance to make Dispatch usable for free on any target, regardless of health.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 280% weapon damage (up from 200%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Weapon damage increased from 179% to 200%. Bonus damage increased.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-08-04): Mutilate should now properly trigger trinkets.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Changed from a talented ability to the Primary ability of the Assassination Tree.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-02-18): The Rogue ability Mutilate now does its appropriate damage based on talents.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.9 (2009-02-10): Damage will now do 20% increased damage against poisoned targets, down from 50%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Will no longer incorrectly appear multiple times in the combat log when used.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
    • Added a new double-attack animation.
    • This ability will now always consume the [Cold Blood] buff when it strikes an opponent.

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