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.


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Because mutilate attacks with both weapons, both attacks have a chance to crit. The crit chance for an additional combo point is 2 x Crit - Crit2. The formula to calculate Mutilate damage is (corrected regarding offhand damage, see note at end):

Offhand Reduction = 0.5

Average Weapon Damage = (Weapon Minimum Damage + Weapon Maximum Damage) / 2
Modifier = (Attack Power / 14) * 1.7
Base Damage = Average Weapon Damage + Modifier

Mainhand Base Damage = Base Damage + Mutilate Bonus Damage
Mainhand Damage = Mainhand Base Damage
Mainhand Critical Damage = Mainhand Damage * 2

Offhand Base Damage = (Base Damage * Offhand Reduction) + (Mutilate Bonus Damage)
Offhand Damage = Offhand Base Damage
Offhand Critical Damage = Offhand Damage * 2

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

The formula above has been changed to reflect what actually happens regarding offhand damage. Previously, the Mutilate Bonus Damage was listed as being reduced by the offhand penalty. However, it is in fact not reduced by the offhand penalty.

Patches and hotfixes

  • 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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