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Crippling Poison

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Crippling Poison
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  • Crippling Poison
  • Level 38 Assassination rogue ability
  • 3 sec cast
  • Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon
  • Requires
  • Coats your weapons with a Non-Lethal Poison that lasts for 1 hour. Each strike has a 50% chance to poison the enemy, slowing movement speed by 50% for 12 sec.
Usable by





None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
Ability poisonsting.png
  • Crippling Poison
  • Each strike has a chance of poisoning the enemy, slowing movement speed by 50% for 12 sec.
  • Duration: 1 hour
Related debuff
Ability poisonsting.png
  • Poison
  • Crippling Poison
  • Movement slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 12 seconds

Crippling Poison is a level 38 Assassination rogue that applies a poison to their weapons.

Every time the rogue hits with their poisoned weapons, there is a 50% chance of the victim being slowed for 12 seconds.


  • Has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.[citation needed]
  • Useful in PvP and instances to slow runners.
  • Only affects movement speed, does not affect attack speed.
  • Crippling Poison, Shiv, and [Deadly Throw] combined allow a form of kiting.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-01-31): "Crippling Poison now reduce the movement of targets by 50% (was 30%). The reduction remains at 30% in PvP situations."
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now learned at level 38 (was 24).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 24 (was 19).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Assassination.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Replaced  [Crippling Poison]. Slow reduced to 50%, down from 70%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Effect and duration reduced.

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