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  • Blind
  • 15 yd  range
  • 2 min cooldown
  • 15 Energy
  • Instant
  • Blinds the target, causing it to wander disoriented for up to 1 min. Any damage caused will remove the effect. Usable while stealthed.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown2 min (GCD 1 sec)
Level required38
Related debuff
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  • Blind
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 1 minute
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Arrrghh! My eyes!

Blind is a core rogue ability learned at level 38. It blinds the target, causing it to wander at 40% of move speed, confused for up to one minute. This is a disorient effect. Any damage will cancel the Blind effect. Blind cancels combat (turns off auto attacks) when used.

Modified by



  • Considered a ranged attack, and cannot be dodged or parried.
  • When fighting rogues, spamming your blind ability can give you an opportunity to break out of a stunlock.
  • Blind gives opportunity to use First Aid - use it!
  • Blind can now be dispelled with PvP trinkets so beware of relying fully on it.
  • Blind is a great way to interrupt a spellcast in the case of an emergency when your [Kick] is either on cooldown or you are too far away.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Blind now has a cooldown of 2 minutes (was 1.5 minutes).
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (27-Nov-2012): The cooldown of Blind has been reduced to 90 seconds, down from 3 minutes.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): No longer causes creatures to attack players when they are cast.; Blind duration against enemy NPCs is now 1 minute, while the duration against players remains 8 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Blind now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2009-04-30): "Blind (Rogue) is now in the same diminishing returns category as Fear effects, but no longer shares diminishing returns with Cyclone (Druid). [1]"
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Blind is now a physical (no longer a poison) attack. [Reagent] requirement removed. Now shares the same diminish category as Cyclone and is now diminished in PvE as well as PvP. Previously blind was a nature attack like poison. Inv misc ammo gunpowder 06.png [Blinding Powder] is now a Grey-quality item ("vendor trash") which can sometimes be found in lockboxes obtained through Pickpocketing. There is a tooltip on the item that explains why Blind no longer needs a Reagent: "Once favored by rogues as a blinding agent, it was abandoned for more readily available resources... like dirt."
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): The Cooldown for "Blind" has been reduced to 3 min, from 5 min.
  • World of Warcraft/ World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): (Undocumented) The cooldown for Blind is not reset by Preparation.


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Bornakk 2009-04-17. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. Retrieved on 2009-05-30.

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