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<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
 
<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
 
|name=Cloak of Shadows
 
|name=Cloak of Shadows
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_NetherCloak.png
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_NetherCloak.png
|description=Instantly removes all existing harmful spell effects and increases your chance to resist all spells by 90% for 5 sec. Does not remove effects that prevent you from using Cloak of Shadows.
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|description=Instantly removes all existing harmful spell effects, provides a brief moment of immunity against magical damage and harmful effects, and then causes you to resist all spells for 5 sec. Does not remove effects that prevent you from using Cloak of Shadows.
|target=Self
 
 
|type=Defensive
 
|type=Defensive
 
|school=[[Physical]]
 
|school=[[Physical]]
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=1.5 min
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|cooldown=1 min
 
|class=[[Rogue]]
 
|class=[[Rogue]]
|ranks=1
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|level=58
|buff_name=Cloak of Shadows
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|buff_desc=Resisting all hostile spells.
|buff_desc=Increases chance to resist spells by 90%.
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|buff_dur=5 seconds
|buff_image=Spell_Shadow_NetherCloak.png
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|tcg=Cloak of Shadows TCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
{{AbilityFlavor|"Revel in the cool shelter of the shadows."<br>—[[The Assassin's Creed]], Chapter 5|TCG Servants of the Betrayer|88}}
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{{Quotation|[[The Assassin's Creed]], Chapter 5 [[TCG Servants of the Betrayer]]|Revel in the cool shelter of the shadows.}}
'''Cloak of Shadows''' is an ability trained at level 66 that enables the rogue to remove any spell debuffs on them and become extremely resistant to all spells for 5 seconds.''
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'''Cloak of Shadows''' is a core [[rogue]] ability learned at level 58. It enables rogues to remove any spell debuffs on them and become invulnerable to all spells for 5 seconds.
   
Instantly removes all existing harmful spell effects and increases your chance to resist all spells by 90% for 5 sec.
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== Modified by ==
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{{:Glyph of Cloak of Shadows}}
== Rank table ==
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{| class="darktable" style="text-align:center;"
 
! Rank !! [[Energy]] Cost !! Duration !! Level !! Cost
 
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| 1 || 0 || 5 sec || 66 || {{Cost|g=8|s=90}}
 
|}
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
*[[Preparation]] does not reset the cooldown on Cloak of Shadows.
 
 
*Removes most poisons and diseases as well as curses and magic effects.
 
*Removes most poisons and diseases as well as curses and magic effects.
 
*As it ''removes'' harmful spell effects instead of dispelling them, Cloak of Shadows does not trigger effects that trigger on dispel such as [[Unstable Affliction]].
 
*As it ''removes'' harmful spell effects instead of dispelling them, Cloak of Shadows does not trigger effects that trigger on dispel such as [[Unstable Affliction]].
 
*Cannot be used to break Fear-type effects or [[Polymorph]], since technically you are controlled and cannot use your skills.
 
*Cannot be used to break Fear-type effects or [[Polymorph]], since technically you are controlled and cannot use your skills.
*Can be used to remove the daze effect of [[Blast Wave]] (being it is removing a harmful spell's effect).
 
 
*Cannot be used while under the disorient effect of [[Dragon's Breath]] (as you are not in control of your actions).
 
*Cannot be used while under the disorient effect of [[Dragon's Breath]] (as you are not in control of your actions).
 
*'''Will not''' provide the rogue immunity to a [[Hunter]]'s [[Flare]] ability.
 
*'''Will not''' provide the rogue immunity to a [[Hunter]]'s [[Flare]] ability.
 
*'''Will''' provide immunity to certain traps including [[Freeze Trap]].
 
*'''Will''' provide immunity to certain traps including [[Freeze Trap]].
*'''Will not''' remove most [[physical]] conditions like [[Rend]], [[Demoralizing Shout]], [[Wing Clip]], or [[Hamstring]].
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*'''Will not''' remove most [[physical]] conditions like [[Rend]], [[Demoralizing Shout]], or [[Hamstring]].
 
* This is great to use when that mage used [[Living Bomb]] on you, so keep it handy.
 
* This is great to use when that mage used [[Living Bomb]] on you, so keep it handy.
[[File:Cloak of Shadows TCG.jpg|thumb|In [[World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game]].]]
 
 
   
== Tips and tactics ==
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== Tips ==
*Now that [[Shadowstep]] can be used during a fight, it can also effectively counter casters. If you see a caster's hands go all glowy and their cast bar appears, wait until the spell is nearly complete and then Shadowstep behind them, they will instantly lose sight of you and you have the upper hand again. This may save your Cloak for when you really need it against another cast or the Rogue's best friends, Warlocks.
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*Now that {{ability|Shadowstep}} (talent) can be used during a fight, it can also effectively counter casters. If you see a caster's hands go all glowy and their cast bar appears, wait until the spell is nearly complete and then Shadowstep behind them, they will instantly lose sight of you and you have the upper hand again. This may save your Cloak for when you really need it against another cast or the Rogue's best friends, Warlocks.
*This is a rogue's trump card against casters. Learn when to use it for maximum effect. For instance, if a mage uses Frost Nova and starts casting a long spell, let him get near the end so that he wastes his time. Let warlocks use their [[Death Coil]] and DoT you up, then clear all their DoTs when the fear wears off. They may forget to apply them again, or may not have time. You can also Trinket the fear, Cloak, [[Vanish]] and then Shadowstep behind him, and open, or do whatever you want.
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*This is a rogue's trump card against casters. Learn when to use it for maximum effect. For instance, if a mage uses Frost Nova and starts casting a long spell, let him get near the end so that he wastes his time. Let warlocks use their [[Death Coil]] and DoT you up, then clear all their DoTs when the fear wears off. They may forget to apply them again, or may not have time. You can also Trinket the fear, Cloak, {{ability|Vanish}} and then Shadowstep behind him, and open, or do whatever you want.
 
*When you see a hunter lay down a [[Freeze Trap]], Cloak is the thing to use.
 
*When you see a hunter lay down a [[Freeze Trap]], Cloak is the thing to use.
*Doesn't break Stealth when used. To escape a hunter or warlock that you don't wish to fight, vanish in between DoT ticks and quickly apply Cloak of Shadows.
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*Doesn't break Stealth when used. To escape a hunter or warlock that you don't wish to fight, vanish in between DoT ticks and quickly apply Cloak of Shadows.
*Some mobs that use [[Mind Control]] will foolishly use your Cloak of Shadows, and you are freed from their control. You may want to try not to use it in those fights, to keep it off of cooldown.
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*Some mobs that use [[Mind Control]] will foolishly use your Cloak of Shadows, and you are freed from their control. You may want to try not to use it in those fights, to keep it off of cooldown.
*Cloak of Shadows can be useful in PvE encounters as well. If you are short on crowd control, offer to off-tank a casting mob. Between Kick, Gouge, Kidney Shot, and your Cloak, you can neutralize a caster's damage against you for quite a while. This is not recommended in Heroics.
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*Cloak of Shadows can be useful in PvE encounters as well. If you are short on crowd control, offer to off-tank a casting mob. Between Kick, Gouge, Kidney Shot, and your Cloak, you can neutralize a caster's damage against you for quite a while. This is not recommended in Heroics.
*Many bosses apply painful debuffs (The Stalker in the Underbog has an 8 tick debuff that does 750 / tick). You are probably already last in the decursing pecking order, so be sure to use your Cloak when you can (and quickly, before someone tries to cleanse you).
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*Many bosses apply painful debuffs (The Stalker in the Underbog has an 8 tick debuff that does 750 / tick). You are probably already last in the decursing pecking order, so be sure to use your Cloak when you can (and quickly, before someone tries to cleanse you).
 
*Certain PvE debuffs like the Impending Doom DoT applied by [[Epoch Hunter]] in Caverns of Time: The Escape from Durnholde which are known to be undispellable are in fact removed by Cloak of Shadows.
 
*Certain PvE debuffs like the Impending Doom DoT applied by [[Epoch Hunter]] in Caverns of Time: The Escape from Durnholde which are known to be undispellable are in fact removed by Cloak of Shadows.
 
*There are also certain PvE debuffs that Cloak of Shadows does not remove, for example the Curse of Vulnerability that Rift Keepers, in Caverns of Time: The Dark Portal, cast. This has been reported, has been called a bug by GMs, and is currently being "worked on".
 
*There are also certain PvE debuffs that Cloak of Shadows does not remove, for example the Curse of Vulnerability that Rift Keepers, in Caverns of Time: The Dark Portal, cast. This has been reported, has been called a bug by GMs, and is currently being "worked on".
   
==References==
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== Patch changes ==
{{Reflist}}
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* {{Patch 5.2.0|note=Cloak of Shadows now has a cooldown of 1 minute (was 2 minutes).}}
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* {{Patch 4.2.0|note=Cloak of Shadows cooldown is now 2 minutes, up from 90 seconds. In addition, Cloak of Shadows is no longer on the global cooldown.; Combat Readiness and Cloak of Shadows now share a cooldown.}}
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* {{Patch 4.0.6|note=Cloak of Shadows now functions properly to protect the rogue from the following boss and creature abilities: Gravity Well (Terrastra, The Bastion of Twilight), Burning Corruption (Crimsonborne Seer, Grim Batol), Lava Fissure (Slabhide, The Stonecore), Geyser (Lady Naz’jar, Throne of the Tides), Noxious Mire (Naz’jar Sentinel, Throne of the Tides).}}
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* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Cloak of Shadows cooldown increased to 1.5 min.}}
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* {{Patch 2.1.0|note=The tooltip has been adjusted to indicate this ability removes hostile effects, rather than dispels them. Cloak of Shadows does not count as a dispel, and will not interact with dispel resistance or effects triggered by dispelling. This ability no longer removes the Weakened Soul debuff.}}
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* {{Patch 2.0.3|note=The "Cloak of Shadows" cooldown has been reduced to 1 min, from 2 min. Now a trainable ability at level 66.; Updated the tooltip on "Cloak of Shadows" with the additional line, "Does not remove effects that prevent you from using Cloak of Shadows."}}
   
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Latest revision as of 16:10, November 15, 2013

Cloak of Shadows
Spell shadow nethercloak
  • Cloak of Shadows
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Instantly removes all existing harmful spell effects, provides a brief moment of immunity against magical damage and harmful effects, and then causes you to resist all spells for 5 sec. Does not remove effects that prevent you from using Cloak of Shadows.
Usable by
ClassRogue
Properties
TypeDefensive
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown1 min
Level required58
Related buff
Spell shadow nethercloak
  • Cloak of Shadows
  • Resisting all hostile spells.
  • Duration: 5 seconds
TCG image
Cloak of Shadows TCG
Revel in the cool shelter of the shadows.

Cloak of Shadows is a core rogue ability learned at level 58. It enables rogues to remove any spell debuffs on them and become invulnerable to all spells for 5 seconds.

Modified by Edit

Inv glyph majorrogue2020
  • Glyph of Cloak of Shadows
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Rogue
  • Requires Level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    While Cloak of Shadows is active, you take 40% less physical damage.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver

Notes Edit

  • Removes most poisons and diseases as well as curses and magic effects.
  • As it removes harmful spell effects instead of dispelling them, Cloak of Shadows does not trigger effects that trigger on dispel such as Unstable Affliction.
  • Cannot be used to break Fear-type effects or Polymorph, since technically you are controlled and cannot use your skills.
  • Cannot be used while under the disorient effect of Dragon's Breath (as you are not in control of your actions).
  • Will not provide the rogue immunity to a Hunter's Flare ability.
  • Will provide immunity to certain traps including Freeze Trap.
  • Will not remove most physical conditions like Rend, Demoralizing Shout, or Hamstring.
  • This is great to use when that mage used Living Bomb on you, so keep it handy.

Tips Edit

  • Now that [Shadowstep] (talent) can be used during a fight, it can also effectively counter casters. If you see a caster's hands go all glowy and their cast bar appears, wait until the spell is nearly complete and then Shadowstep behind them, they will instantly lose sight of you and you have the upper hand again. This may save your Cloak for when you really need it against another cast or the Rogue's best friends, Warlocks.
  • This is a rogue's trump card against casters. Learn when to use it for maximum effect. For instance, if a mage uses Frost Nova and starts casting a long spell, let him get near the end so that he wastes his time. Let warlocks use their Death Coil and DoT you up, then clear all their DoTs when the fear wears off. They may forget to apply them again, or may not have time. You can also Trinket the fear, Cloak, [Vanish] and then Shadowstep behind him, and open, or do whatever you want.
  • When you see a hunter lay down a Freeze Trap, Cloak is the thing to use.
  • Doesn't break Stealth when used. To escape a hunter or warlock that you don't wish to fight, vanish in between DoT ticks and quickly apply Cloak of Shadows.
  • Some mobs that use Mind Control will foolishly use your Cloak of Shadows, and you are freed from their control. You may want to try not to use it in those fights, to keep it off of cooldown.
  • Cloak of Shadows can be useful in PvE encounters as well. If you are short on crowd control, offer to off-tank a casting mob. Between Kick, Gouge, Kidney Shot, and your Cloak, you can neutralize a caster's damage against you for quite a while. This is not recommended in Heroics.
  • Many bosses apply painful debuffs (The Stalker in the Underbog has an 8 tick debuff that does 750 / tick). You are probably already last in the decursing pecking order, so be sure to use your Cloak when you can (and quickly, before someone tries to cleanse you).
  • Certain PvE debuffs like the Impending Doom DoT applied by Epoch Hunter in Caverns of Time: The Escape from Durnholde which are known to be undispellable are in fact removed by Cloak of Shadows.
  • There are also certain PvE debuffs that Cloak of Shadows does not remove, for example the Curse of Vulnerability that Rift Keepers, in Caverns of Time: The Dark Portal, cast. This has been reported, has been called a bug by GMs, and is currently being "worked on".

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Cloak of Shadows now has a cooldown of 1 minute (was 2 minutes).
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): Cloak of Shadows cooldown is now 2 minutes, up from 90 seconds. In addition, Cloak of Shadows is no longer on the global cooldown.; Combat Readiness and Cloak of Shadows now share a cooldown.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Cloak of Shadows now functions properly to protect the rogue from the following boss and creature abilities: Gravity Well (Terrastra, The Bastion of Twilight), Burning Corruption (Crimsonborne Seer, Grim Batol), Lava Fissure (Slabhide, The Stonecore), Geyser (Lady Naz’jar, Throne of the Tides), Noxious Mire (Naz’jar Sentinel, Throne of the Tides).
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Cloak of Shadows cooldown increased to 1.5 min.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): The tooltip has been adjusted to indicate this ability removes hostile effects, rather than dispels them. Cloak of Shadows does not count as a dispel, and will not interact with dispel resistance or effects triggered by dispelling. This ability no longer removes the Weakened Soul debuff.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): The "Cloak of Shadows" cooldown has been reduced to 1 min, from 2 min. Now a trainable ability at level 66.; Updated the tooltip on "Cloak of Shadows" with the additional line, "Does not remove effects that prevent you from using Cloak of Shadows."

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