Ability rogue sprint.png
  • Sprint
  • Level 5 rogue ability
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Increases your movement speed by 70% for 8 sec. Usable while stealthed.
  • Rank 2: Cooldown reduced by 60 sec.
    Subtlety Rank 3: Sprint now allows you to run over water.
Usable by
Class Rogue
School Physical
Cooldown 2 minutes
Other information
Level learned 5
Rank levels 31 (rank 2); 43 (rank 3)
Related buff
Ability rogue sprint.png
  • Sprint
  • Movement speed increased by 70%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
Sometimes you just have to get away from it all.[1]

Sprint is a level 5 rogue ability that boosts the rogue's run speed by 70% for 8 seconds.


  • For PvP, you may wish to save sprint mostly for chasing down your fleeing enemies, especially once you get [Blind] and [Vanish].
  • In PvE, sprint provides a very useful "get out of jail free" card.
  • Ostensibly a defensive ability, Sprint can also be used to return to the boss as quickly as possible, thereby maximizing time on boss and, in turn, DPS.
  • The Sprint functionality is identical to the effects of the  [Swiftness Potion] created with the Alchemy skill, except the potion will break stealth.
  • Use Sprint to quickly close the distance on enemies that are trying to snare you or otherwise keep their distance. Especially useful against hunters and mages who've just blinked away.


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Sprint now allows Subtlety Rogues to run over water. This is only possible when running forward.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Cooldown reduced to 1 min (was 3 min), duration reduced to 8 sec (was 15 sec), now learned at level 16 (was 10), and no longer learned in ranks of 50/60/70%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Cooldown reduced to 3 min.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Can now be used while stealthed.

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