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Shadow Dance

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Shadow Dance
Ability rogue shadowdance.png
  • Shadow Dance
  • Level 80 Subtlety rogue ability
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Enter the Shadow Dance for 8 sec, allowing the use of abilities that ordinarily require Stealth. The Energy cost of Ambush is reduced by 20 while Shadow Dance is active.
Usable by



1 minute

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
Ability rogue shadowdance.png
  • Shadow Dance
  • Can use opening abilities without being stealthed.
    Energy cost of Ambush reduced by 20.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Shadow Dance is a Subtlety rogue ability, available at level 80. 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.


Tips and tactics

A very effective tactic is to build up 5 combo points and full energy, Shadow Dance, and [Ambush] 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 [Ambush] easier.

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