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Spell shadow mindsteal.png
Usable by



2 minutes

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
Spell shadow mindsteal.png
  • Blind
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 1 minute
"Arrrghh! My eyes!"[1]

Blind is a level 24 Outlaw and Subtlety rogue ability. It blinds the target, causing it to wander at 40% of move speed confused for up to 1 minute. This is a disorient effect. Any damage will cancel the Blind effect. Blind cancels combat (turns off auto attacks) when used.



Tips and tactics

  • 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 trinket so beware of relying fully on it.
  • Blind is a great way to interrupt a spellcast in the case of an emergency when either your [Kick] or [Gouge] are on cooldown or you are too far away.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now learned at level 24.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Assassination.
  • Hotfix (2013-03-12): "Blind should now break on damage from Frozen Orb."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now has a cooldown of 2 minutes (was 1.5 minutes).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): The cooldown of Blind has been reduced to 90 seconds, down from 3 minutes.
  • Hotfix (2012-09-28): "Blind should always land as intended. Other players should not be able to dodge, block, or parry Blind."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Duration against enemy NPCs is now 1 minute, while the duration against players remains 8 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • 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)."
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): 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.  [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."

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