Ability rogue recuperate.png
  • Recuperate
  • Level 16 rogue ability
  • 30 Energy
  • Instant
  • Finishing move that consumes combo points on any nearby target to restore 3% of maximum health every 3 sec. Lasts longer per combo point:
      1 point : 6 seconds
      2 points: 12 seconds
      3 points: 18 seconds
      4 points: 24 seconds
      5 points: 30 seconds
Usable by
Class Rogue
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 16
Improvements [Energetic Recovery],  [Glyph of Recovery], Glyph of Recuperate
Related buff
Ability rogue recuperate.png
  • Recuperate
  • Recovering X health every 3 sec.

Recuperate is a Rogue ability learned at level 16. Notably, it is the first and only healing class-ability available to Rogues. Its powerful healing potential makes it useful for a number of situations, both in PvE and PvP. In the former it is often what gives Rogues the ability to solo things. The graphical effect of Recuperate looks like a lot of small red sparks or lightnings around the Rogue.


  • Glyph of Recovery
  • Major Glyph
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    While Recuperate is active, you receive 20% increased healing from other sources.
  • Classes: Rogue
  • Requires Level 25
  • Sell Price: 1s


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed. Replaced by [Crimson Vial].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now heals for 5% of maximum health per tick (up from 3%).
    This change never actually made it to live.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now restores 4% of maximum health every 3 seconds, up from 3%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now learned at level 16 (up from 12).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Base effect now heals 3% per tick, up from 2%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now restores 2% of maximum health, down from 3%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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