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For rogue abilities and talents on Classic servers, see Rogue abilities (Classic).

Rogue abilities are abilities that rogues use. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations.


All rogues automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization.

Ability Level
Spell shadow ritualofsacrifice [Sinister Strike] 1
Ability rogue eviscerate [Eviscerate] 2
Ability cheapshot [Cheap Shot] 3
Ability stealth [Stealth] 3
Ability rogue sprint [Sprint] 5
Ability kick [Kick] 6
Ability rogue ambush [Ambush] 7
Ability rogue crimsonvial [Crimson Vial] 8
Ability rogue slicedice [Slice and Dice] 9
Ability poisonsting [Crippling Poison] 10
Ability poisons [Instant Poison] 10/B Rogue [1-10] A Rogue's End
Ability rogue feint [Feint] 12
Ability rogue kidneyshot [Kidney Shot] 13
Spell nature moonkey [Pick Lock] 14
Ability vanish [Vanish] 23
Inv misc herb 16 [Wound Poison] 23
Inv misc bag 11 [Pick Pocket] 24
Inv feather 01 [Safe Fall] 25
Ability rogue distract [Distract] 28
Ability rogue shroudofconcealment [Shroud of Concealment] 49
Ability spy [Detection] Inv misc book 07 [Dirty Tricks, Vol 1: Detection]


The three rogue specializations are Assassination, Outlaw and Subtlety. All three are melee DPS.

For a summary of the character and strengths of each spec, see Rogue specializations.


Talents become available at level 10. They can be changed at any time outside of combat, except during a PvP match or Mythic+ dungeon. A talented ability cannot be changed while it is on cooldown.

Row 4 is locked until 8 points are spent, and row 8 is locked until 20 points are spent.

Class talents[]

Tier Talent Ranks Requirement
1 Inv throwingknife 04 [Shiv] 1 Automatic for Assassination
Spell shadow mindsteal [Blind] 1 Automatic for Outlaw
Ability sap [Sap] 1 Automatic for Subtlety
2 Spell shadow shadowward [Evasion] 1 Shiv
Ability rogue turnthetables [Elusiveness]/
Ability rogue cheatdeath [Cheat Death]
1 Blind
Spell shadow nethercloak [Cloak of Shadows] 1 Sap
3 Ability creature poison 06 [Master Poisoner] 1 Evasion
Spell nature nullifydisease [Numbing Poison]/
Ability rogue nervesofsteel [Atrophic Poison]
1 Evasion
Ability rogue crimsonvial [Nimble Fingers] 1 Evasion OR Elusiveness/Cheat Death
Ability gouge [Gouge] 1 Elusiveness/Cheat Death
Ability sap [Blackjack] 1 Elusiveness/Cheat Death OR Cloak of Shadows
Ability rogue tricksofthetrade [Tricks of the Trade] 1 Cloak of Shadows
Ability stealth [Shadowrunner] 1 Cloak of Shadows
4 Inv misc herb 16 [Improved Wound Poison] 1 Master Poisoner
Ability rogue quickrecovery [Fleet Footed] 1 Master Poisoner OR Numbing Poison/Atrophic Poison OR Nimble Fingers
Inv misc organ 11 [Iron Stomach] 1 Nimble Fingers
Ability rogue sprint [Improved Sprint] 1 Nimble Fingers OR Gouge OR Blackjack
Ability rogue preyontheweak [Prey on the Weak] 1 Blackjack
Ability rogue shadowstep [Shadowstep] 1 Blackjack OR Tricks of the Trade OR Shadowrunner
Rogue subterfuge [Subterfuge] 1 Shadowrunner
5 Ability creature poison 06 [Virulent Poisons] 1 Improved Wound Poison OR Fleet Footed
Ability rogue nervesofsteel [Deadened Nerves] 1 Fleet Footed OR Iron Stomach
Ability rogue trip [Unbreakable Stride] 1 Iron Stomach OR Improved Sprint OR Prey on the Weak
Ability skyreach piercing rush [Rushed Setup] 1 Prey on the Weak OR Shadowstep
Inv misc coin 03 [Tight Spender] 1 Shadowstep OR Subterfuge
6 Ability rogue deadenednerves [Deadly Precision] 2 Virulent Poisons OR Deadened Nerves
Ability rogue versatility [Thief's Versatility] 2 Deadened Nerves OR Unbreakable Stride OR Rushed Setup
Ability stealth [Nightstalker] 2 Rushed Setup OR Tight Spender
7 Ability rogue vigor [Vigor] 1 Deadly Precision
Spell warrior wildstrike [Acrobatic Strikes] 1 Thief's Versatility
Ability rogue ambush [Improved Ambush] 1 Nightstalker
8 Rogue leeching poison [Leeching Poison] 1 Vigor
Ability criticalstrike [Lethality] 2 Vigor OR Acrobatic Strikes
Inv gizmo runichealthinjector [Recuperator] 1 Acrobatic Strikes
Ability paladin speedoflight [Alacrity] 2 Acrobatic Strikes OR Improved Ambush
Spell shadow twilight [Soothing Darkness] 1 Improved Ambush
9 Ability rogue stayofexecution [Seal Fate] 2 Leeching Poison
Spell ice lament [Cold Blood] 1 Lethality
Ability bastion rogue [Echoing Reprimand] 1 Recuperator
Archaeology 5 0 changkiboard [Deeper Stratagem]/
Achievement bg killingblow berserker [Marked for Death]
1 Alacrity
Ability rogue findweakness [Find Weakness] 2 Soothing Darkness
10 Inv drink milk 05 [Thistle Tea] 1 Seal Fate
Ability bastion rogue [Resounding Clarity]/
Spell animabastion buff [Reverberation]
1 Echoing Reprimand
Ability rogue shadowdance [Shadow Dance] 1 Find Weakness

Specialization talents[]

PvP talents[]

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.


Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using Inv misc dust 02 [Vanishing Powder].

Glyph Used on
Inv glyph minorrogue [Glyph of Blackout] Ability sap [Sap]
Inv glyph minorrogue [Glyph of Burnout] Ability rogue sprint [Sprint]
Inv glyph minorrogue [Glyph of Disguise] Inv misc bag 11 [Pick Pocket]
Inv glyph minorrogue [Glyph of Flash Bang] Ability rogue distract [Distract]

See also[]