Smoke Bomb

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For the quest item, see  [Smoke Bomb].
Smoke Bomb
Ability rogue smoke.png
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Utility

School
Cooldown

3 minutes

Radius

8 yd

Other information
Rank available

Rank 40

Related debuff
Ability rogue smoke.png
  • Smoke Bomb
  • A smoke cloud interferes with targeting.
  • Duration: 5 seconds

Smoke Bomb is a Subtlety rogue honor talent, available at rank 40.

Tips and tactics

Smoke Bomb has a number of uses:

  • Protects party members within the cloud from ranged enemy attacks and reduces their damage taken by 20%.
  • Can be used to draw mobs that are reliant on ranged attacks.
  • Prevents enemies within the cloud from being healed (or otherwise affected) by their allies outside the cloud. As such, it can be used to great effect in PvP, providing a fairly reliable 5-second window in which healers outside the cloud will be unable to help those inside it.

While the Smoke Bomb prevents targeting into the cloud, it does not prevent AoE abilities from affecting those inside it. This is one way for distant healers (or attackers) to attempt to counteract the spell's effect.

Trivia

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now a Subtlety rogue PvP talent. No longer causes allies to take 10% less damage while within the cloud.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now reduces damage taken by 10% (down from 20%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now reduces damage taken by allies in the area of effect by 20%, in addition to current effects.
  • Hotfix (2012-10-16): "Smoke Bomb will now properly prevent players within the area of effect from being struck by the Spiritual Grasp cast by Shadowy Minions in Mogu'shan Vaults."
  • Hotfix (2012-09-28): "A priest's Psyfiend's Psychic Terror should no longer affect targets under a Rogue's Smoke Bomb."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now lasts for 5 seconds, down from 10 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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