For the quest item, see  [Smoke Bomb].
Smoke Bomb
Ability rogue smoke.png
  • Smoke Bomb
  • Level 25 PvP talent
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Creates a cloud of thick smoke in an 8 yard radius around the Rogue for 5 sec. Enemies are unable to target into or out of the smoke cloud.
Usable by
Class All
School Physical
Cooldown 3 minutes
Radius 8 yd
Other information
Level available 25
Related debuff
Ability rogue smoke.png
  • Smoke Bomb
  • A smoke cloud interferes with targeting.
  • Duration: 5 seconds

Smoke Bomb is a rogue PvP talent.

Tips and tactics

Smoke Bomb has a number of uses:

  • Protects party members within the cloud from ranged enemy attacks and reduces their damage taken by 20%.
  • Can be used to draw mobs that are reliant on ranged attacks.
  • Prevents enemies within the cloud from being healed (or otherwise affected) by their allies outside the cloud. As such, it can be used to great effect in PvP, providing a fairly reliable 5-second window in which healers outside the cloud will be unable to help those inside it.

While the Smoke Bomb prevents targeting into the cloud, it does not prevent AoE abilities from affecting those inside it. This is one way for distant healers (or attackers) to attempt to counteract the spell's effect.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Converted from a rank 40 honor talent to a PvP talent. Now available to all specs.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now a Subtlety rogue PvP talent. No longer causes allies to take 10% less damage while within the cloud.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now reduces damage taken by 10% (down from 20%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now reduces damage taken by allies in the area of effect by 20%, in addition to current effects.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-16): Smoke Bomb will now properly prevent players within the area of effect from being struck by the Spiritual Grasp cast by Shadowy Minions in Mogu'shan Vaults.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-28): A priest's Psyfiend's Psychic Terror should no longer affect targets under a Rogue's Smoke Bomb.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now lasts for 5 seconds, down from 10 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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