Shadow Dance

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Shadow Dance
Ability rogue shadowdance.png
  • Shadow Dance
  • Level 36 Subtlety rogue ability
  • 1 min recharge
  • Instant
  • Allows use of all Stealth abilities and grants all the combat benefits of Stealth for 3 sec. Effect not broken from taking damage or attacking.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Utility

School
Recharge

1 minute

Other information
Level learned

36

Improvements
Affects
Related buff
Ability rogue shadowdance.png
  • Shadow Dance
  • Access to Stealth abilities.
  • Duration: 3 seconds

Shadow Dance is a level 36 Subtlety rogue ability. It is unique as a rogue ability in that it adds the ability to the rogue's Stance Bar, allowing configuration of the ability on a separate action bar. It has 3 charges with a 1 minute recharge time.

Improvements

Tips and tactics

A very effective tactic is to build up 5 combo points and full energy, Shadow Dance, and [Shadowstrike] repeatedly. This effectively makes Shadow Dance an extremely powerful [Backstab] ability which can also leave the user with 5 more combo points. In PvP situations, [Kidney Shot] can be used immediately after Shadow Dancing to make [Shadowstrike] easier.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer reduces energy cost of Ambush while active. Duration reduced from 8 seconds to 3 seconds, but has 3 charges.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now applies to all abilities that require stealth. Reduces Energy cost of Ambush by 20 while active.
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Cooldown reduced to 1 minute. Now lasts 6 seconds, down from 10 seconds.
  • WotLK Patch 3.1.2 (2009-05-19): Issues with action bars and ability use arising from using Stealth while Shadow Dance is active have been fixed.
  • WotLK Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Now opens a new action bar when used.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): The cooldowns on [Sap], [Garrote], [Ambush], [Cheap Shot], [Premeditation], Pickpocket, and [Disarm Trap] are no longer increased while this ability is activated.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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