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Ability rogue disembowel.png
  • Envenom
  • Melee   range
  • 35 Energy
  • Instant
  • Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon
  • Finishing move that deals instant Nature damage, refreshes the duration of Slice and Dice if it is active, and increases your poison application chance by 30%. Damage and duration increased per combo point.

    Replaces Eviscerate.

    Empowered Envenom (Level 92+)
    While Envenom is active, you deal 30% more damage with Mutilate and Dispatch.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required20
Other information
RequirementsRequires One-Handed Melee Weapon
Related buff
Ability rogue disembowel.png
  • Envenom
  • Poison application chance increased by 30%.
  • Duration: Variable
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Envenom is a rogue ability learned at level 20 for those with the Assassination specialization, replacing [Eviscerate]. Used as a finishing move, it consumes one or more combo points to deal instant damage, also providing an increased poison application chance to the target for a small period of time and refreshing an already active [Slice and Dice].

Modified by

Assassination Assassination abilities


  • Must be facing your target.
  • Must not be disarmed.
  • Must have at least one combo point on the target.
  • It is possible for Envenom to critically hit its target, causing 2x damage. Its chance to crit is based on your melee crit chance, unlike other poison effects, which are based on your spell crit chance.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Envenom now deals 30% more damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Envenom now increases poison chance by 30% (up from 15%).
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Envenom now deals 20% more damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Envenom’s scaling has been increased from 7% to 9% of attack power per combo point.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The tooltip values have been corrected to be accurate.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Envenom now also increases your chance to apply poisons by 25% for 2-6 seconds (based on combo points).

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