Death from Above (rogue ability)

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For other uses, see Death From Above (disambiguation).
Death from Above
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  • Death from Above
  • Level 100 rogue talent
  • 15 yd range
  • 25 Energy
    1 to 5 Combo Points
  • 20 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon
  • Finishing move that empowers your weapons with shadow energy and performs a devastating two-part attack.

    You whirl around, dealing up to (440% of attack power) damage to all enemies within 8 yds, then leap into the air and attack your target on the way back down, with such force that it has a 50% stronger effect.
Usable by



20 seconds

Other information
Level learned



Death from Above is a level 100 rogue talent.

The 'attack' generated at the end of the ability depends on the caster's specialization:

Patches and hotfixes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Removed.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Fixed a bug where Death from Above would consume combo points up to 5 with [Anticipation] as expected, but gain bonus damage from combo points up to 10 with Anticipation.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-02-03): "(Assassination) Damage increased by 4%."
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Increased AOE damage is now 440% of attack power (was 366% of attack power).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Death From Above (Talent) area damage increased by 100%."
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-22): "Death from Above will no longer refund excess combo points if the player is using Anticipation."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now affects [Run Through] for Outlaw rogues.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2016-03-01): "Fixed an issue where Death from Above's immunity to crowd control effect may persist incorrectly after dealing damage with Eviscerate or Envenom."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Damage has increased by 25%. For Assassination rogues, the talent now also increases the duration of Envenom.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-11): "Resolved an issue where Death from Above could sometimes incorrectly be granting multiple combo points in conjunction with Ruthlessness."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.

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