Adrenaline Rush
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  • Adrenaline Rush
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Increases your Energy regeneration rate by 100% and your attack speed by 20% for 15 sec. While Adrenaline Rush is active, the global cooldown on most of your Energy consumers is reduced by 0.2 sec
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Casting timeInstant
Cooldown3 min
Level required40
Related buff
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  • Adrenaline Rush
  • Energy regeneration increased by 100%.
    Attack speed increased by 20%.
  • Duration: 15 sec.
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Adrenaline Rush is a rogue ability learned at level 40 for those with the Combat specialization. It instantly increases energy regeneration rate by 100%, effectively enabling the user to use energy-heavy abilities almost without pause, and also boosts attack speed.

While Adrenaline Rush is active, it also lowers the cooldown on all energy-consuming abilities by a fraction of a second.


  • In raid situations, try to save up your adrenaline rush if you're close to fighting a boss. Adrenaline Rush and [Blade Flurry] are incredible tools for improving burst DPS. Remember to let the tank get some threat before using this, as this can easily lead to overaggroing.
  • When soloing, try to use Adrenaline Rush early on in fights — you have a much better chance to keep your target stunned and make full use of buffs at the beginning of a fight than at the conclusion. Using AR along with Blade Flurry with [Evasion] and one's favorite damage moves allows rogues to survive multiple-opponent fights that would otherwise necessitate vanishing or using sprint to retreat.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.3.2 (31-Jan-2012): Adrenaline Rush no longer triggers a global cooldown.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Cooldown reduced to 3 min. Was 5 min.

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