Ability monk roll.png
  • Roll
  • Level 3 monk ability
  • 10 - 15 yd range
  • 20 sec recharge
  • Instant
  • Roll a short distance.
  • Rank 2: Now has 2 charges.
Usable by
Class Monk
School Physical
Recharge 20 seconds
Other information
Level learned 3
Rank levels 14 (rank 2)
Improvements [Celerity], [Chi Torpedo], [Yu'lon's Gift]

Roll is a monk ability available at level 3, which allows you to roll a short distance.



  • Not affected by the global cooldown.
  • Has 2 charges which each takes 20 sec. to recharge.
  • Roll is one of the few abilities to be usable while dead.
  • Unlike other movement abilities (such as [Disengage] or [Fel Rush]), Roll will not move the player if used in mid air, and will also keep forward momentum if it throws the player off the edge.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Roll (Rank 2) is now learned at level 14 (was 9).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-08): (In progress) Players should no longer be stopped abruptly when executing uncontrolled movement spells such as Roll, Fel Rush, and Flying Serpent Kick.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-12): Fixed a bug that caused movements such as Roll or Fel Rush to sometimes stop before reaching their intended distance.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-06-29): Fixed several issues that made Roll and Chi Torpedo work inconsistently. The abilities should now always travel a consistent distance, be unaffected by snare effects, and reach the destination faster with increased stacking movement speed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-10-02): Roll should now work while under the effects of Scuttler's Shell.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-01): Casting Roll while accepting an Arena queue will no longer prevent the monk from taking actions once within the arena.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

External links

Base Rank 2