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Shadow Blades

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Shadow Blades
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  • Shadow Blades
  • Level 72 Subtlety rogue ability
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Draws upon surrounding shadows to empower your weapons, causing auto attacks to deal Shadow damage and abilities that generate combo points to generate 1 additional combo point. Lasts 15 sec.
Usable by



3 minutes

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
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  • Shadow Blades
  • Autoattacks deal pure Shadow damage.
    Combo-point-generating attacks generate 1 additional combo point.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Shadow Blades is a level 72 Subtlety rogue ability that significantly increases damage and combo point generation.

The damage increase comes from the fact that, as pure shadow damage, auto-attacks will ignore armor for the duration of the effect. It is quite effective to use in concert with many other cooldowns. Energy pooling before using Shadow Blades can help make the most of the increased combo point generation.

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