Kidney Shot
Ability rogue kidneyshot.png
  • Kidney Shot
  • Melee   range
  • 20 sec cooldown
  • 25 Energy
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Finishing move that stuns the target. Lasts longer per combo point:
    1 point : 2 seconds
    2 points: 3 seconds
    3 points: 4 seconds
    4 points: 5 seconds
    5 points: 6 seconds
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown20 sec (GCD 1 sec)
Level required40
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Ability rogue kidneyshot.png
  • Kidney Shot
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: Variable.
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I punch you so hard, your kidney fall out!

Kidney Shot is a core rogue ability learned at level 40. It is used to stun monsters or enemy players, preventing them from escaping or causing further damage. Duration is dependent upon the number of combo points used.

Modified by

Assassination Assassination abilities
Combat Combat abilities


  • You must be facing your target.
  • Subject to Diminishing returns.
  • Key ability of a full stunlock, Kidney Shot allows you to keep a target stunned while dishing out major damage to them.
  • Against a PvP target try to wait a second or two after the cooldown is up before using another Kidney Shot. If you Kidney Shot the target within 15 seconds of the last one (after 21 seconds) the effect is reduced to 50%.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): This ability now has diminishing returns against all other stuns.

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