Wound Poison

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Wound Poison
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  • Wound Poison
  • Level 25 Assassination rogue ability
  • 3 sec cast
  • Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon
  • Coats your weapons with a Lethal Poison that lasts for 1 hour. Each strike has a 30% chance to poison the enemy, which instantly inflicts (13% of attack power) Nature damage and reduces all healing received for 12 sec.
Usable by





None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
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  • Wound Poison
  • Each wpon strike has a chance of inflicting additional Nature damage to the victim and reducing all healing received for 12 sec.
  • Duration: 1 hour
Related debuff
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  • Poison
  • Wound Poison
  • Healing effects reduced by 25%.
  • Duration: 12 seconds

Wound Poison is a level 25 Assassination rogue ability that applies a poison to their weapons.

Every time the rogue hits with the weapon, there is a 30% chance to damage the victim and cause them to be poisoned for 12 seconds. The poison will reduce all healing effects on the victim by 25%. The effect does not stack.
50% application chance with [Improved Poisons].

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Assassination. Poison now lasts for 12 seconds, down from 15 seconds.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-16): "Damage reduced by 40%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Now deals 33% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Replaced  [Wound Poison].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Now reduces the target’s healing received by 25%, up from 10%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now reduce healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Healing reduction reduced from 50% to 25%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-02-18): "Wound Poison now has a PvP duration of 10 seconds."
  • The Burning Crusade Hotfix (2007-02-13): "Mortal Strike and Wound Poison (rank 4) no longer stack at any rank."
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-19): Stacks up to 20.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Removed facing requirement.

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