Garrote

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For the Bloodsail Buccaneers vessel, see Garrot (vessel).
Garrote
Ability rogue garrote.png
  • Garrote
  • Level 44 Assassination rogue ability
  • Melee range
  • 45 Energy
  • Instant
  • Requires
  • Garrote the enemy, causing (842.4% of attack power) Bleed damage over 18 sec. Silences the target for 3 sec when used from Stealth.

    Awards 1 combo point.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

44

Improvements
Related debuffs
Ability rogue garrote.png
  • Bleed
  • Garrote
  • Suffering (93.6% of attack power) damage every 2 seconds.
  • Duration: 18 seconds

Ability rogue garrote.png
  • Garrote - Silence
  • Silenced
  • Duration: 3 seconds

Garrote is a powerful rogue damage over time ability, that also silences the target for 3 seconds. Garrote can only be used while stealthed and standing behind the target.

Improvements

Tips and tactics

  • Garrote is used more often in raids because of the fact that most mobs in raids are immune to [Cheap Shot].
  • For targets not immune to stuns it's best used after opening with Cheap Shot (unless at full CP, at which point it's best to use [Rupture] and then Garrote).
  • Garrote's silence effect makes it a highly viable opener versus casters who can shake off a stun or immediately react to an ambush with a detrimental effect that can turn the fight around, such as [Blink]. See silence effect for general tips on usage.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-02-03): "Damage increased by 4%."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now only available to Assassination rogues. Can now be used outside Stealth, but only silenced if used from Stealth. Damage increased by 1400%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now ticks every 2 seconds (up from every 3 seconds). Damage has been adjusted to compensate.
    • [Find Weakness]' effects have been merged into baseline [Ambush], Garrote, and [Cheap Shot] for Subtlety rogues.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer requires the rogue to be behind the target.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now costs 45 Energy, down from 50.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Fixed a bug where the Silence effect was getting resisted too often.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Garrote now has a silence effect in addition to its bleed (only for Rank 7 and above).
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): The damage from this ability has been increased. In addition, Garrote now increases in potency with greater attack power.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Fixed a bug where combo points were not always being applied to the target when using Garrote.
  • Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage increased.

See also

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