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|name=Shadowstep
 
|name=Shadowstep
 
|image=Ability_Rogue_Shadowstep.png
 
|image=Ability_Rogue_Shadowstep.png
|description=Causes you to step through the shadows and appear behind an enemy target. Your next Ambush or Garrote delivered within 10 sec will deal 30% additional damage, and your movement speed is increased by 70% for 3 sec.
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|description=Step through the shadows and appear behind a target. Movement speed is increased by 70% for 2 sec afterwards.
|target=Unfriendly
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|range=25 yd
|cost=10
 
|costunit=Energy
 
|range=25
 
|rangeunit=yd
 
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
 
|school=[[Physical]]
 
|school=[[Physical]]
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=20 sec
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|cooldown=24 sec
 
|talented=Yes
 
|talented=Yes
|talent_tree=Subtlety
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|level=60
|talent_req=0
 
 
|class=[[Rogue]]
 
|class=[[Rogue]]
|ranks=1
 
 
|buff_desc=Movement speed increased by 70%.
 
|buff_desc=Movement speed increased by 70%.
|buff_dur=3 seconds
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|buff_dur=2 seconds
|buff2_desc=Damage caused by your next Ambush or Garrote increased by 30%.
 
|buff2_dur=10 seconds
 
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
{{AbilityFlavor|Death is only a step away.|TCGHfI|83}}
 
{{AbilityFlavor|Death is only a step away.|TCGHfI|83}}
'''Shadowstep''' is an ability that you get when choosing the [[Subtlety]] tree. It teleports you behind a target, increases your speed and gives you a damage bonus on your next Ambush or Garrote.
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'''Shadowstep''' is [[rogue]] talent available at level 60. It teleports you behind a target and increases your speed.
   
 
== Tips ==
 
== Tips ==
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* The ability to cover up to 25 yards and increased movement speed gives a defining edge against opponents who like to kite the rogue from afar. Now you can just Shadowstep behind a [[Mage]] trying to land a nasty Pyroblast on you, and stun them.
* Shadowstep replaces [[Cloak of Shadows]] as the final skill in the Subtlety tree. This skill greatly increases the functionality of any rogue that choose the [[Subtlety]] [[Talent tree]]
 
 
* The ability to cover up to 25 yards and increased [[movement speed]] gives a defining edge against opponents who like to kite the rogue from afar. Now you can just Shadowstep behind a [[Mage]] trying to land a nasty Pyroblast on you, and stun them.
 
 
 
* Yet another [[interrupt]] in the rogue's arsenal. A well timed Shadowstep will give an unhappy [[mage]] the message: Target needs to be in front of you.
 
* Yet another [[interrupt]] in the rogue's arsenal. A well timed Shadowstep will give an unhappy [[mage]] the message: Target needs to be in front of you.
 
 
* Extremely useful for chasing down runners and mounts. Vanish (if it isn't on cooldown), then Shadowstep + Cheapshot (You can also Gouge or use [[Crippling Poison]] on your OH) for a ranged stun or cripple. You can also Shadowstep while stealthed and Sap (Dirty Tricks makes this much more smooth) a mounted opponent, then do what you will with them.
 
* Extremely useful for chasing down runners and mounts. Vanish (if it isn't on cooldown), then Shadowstep + Cheapshot (You can also Gouge or use [[Crippling Poison]] on your OH) for a ranged stun or cripple. You can also Shadowstep while stealthed and Sap (Dirty Tricks makes this much more smooth) a mounted opponent, then do what you will with them.
 
 
* Careful when utilizing this talent near cliffs, especially in Outland. An unlucky rogue might accidentally send himself plummeting. Just cast [[Distract]] or wait for their back to be more sensible to Shadowstep behind.
 
* Careful when utilizing this talent near cliffs, especially in Outland. An unlucky rogue might accidentally send himself plummeting. Just cast [[Distract]] or wait for their back to be more sensible to Shadowstep behind.
 
* If you are chasing an enemy you can Shadow Step then Shiv Crippling Poison them so they can't escape. Shiv does NOT consume the Shadowstep damage buff.
 
 
 
* You can Shadowstep through walls and over gaps.
 
* You can Shadowstep through walls and over gaps.
 
 
* If you run and jump off one side of a gap, you can "grapple hook" over to the other side by Shadowstepping an enemy on the other side. This could also be used if you accidentally fall off an edge and your target is still alive to pull yourself back up.
 
* If you run and jump off one side of a gap, you can "grapple hook" over to the other side by Shadowstepping an enemy on the other side. This could also be used if you accidentally fall off an edge and your target is still alive to pull yourself back up.
   
 
== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
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*{{Patch 5.0.4|note=Updated.}}
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*{{Patch 4.0.1|note=You now get Shadowstep immediately when you choose the Subtlety tree(at level 10 or after a [[respec]], the [[damage]] bonus (raised to 30%) only works with [[Ambush]] or [[Garrote]], and the threat reduction has been removed.}}
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*{{Patch 2.3.2|note=The talent [[Preparation]] now resets the [[cooldown]] on Shadowstep.}}
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*{{Patch 2.3.0|note=Shadowstep can be used in combat. This gives the rogue the ability to dump aggro with Shadowstep, and worry much less about grabbing aggro with a big Ambush due to the 50% threat reduction. }}
   
* As of [[patch 4.0.1]], you now get Shadowstep immediately when you choose the Subtlety tree(at level 10 or after a [[respec]], the [[damage]] [[bonus]] (raised to 30%) only works with [[Ambush]] or [[Garrote]], and the threat reduction has been removed.
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== External links ==
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{{elinks-spell|36554}}
* As of [[patch 2.3]], Shadowstep can be used in combat. This gives the rogue the ability to dump aggro with Shadowstep, and worry much less about grabbing aggro with a big Ambush due to the 50% threat reduction.
 
   
* As of [[patch 2.3.2]], the talent [[Preparation]] now resets the [[cooldown]] on Shadowstep.
 
   
   
 
{{Classfooter|Rogue}}
 
{{Classfooter|Rogue}}
 
[[Category:Rogue talents]]
 
[[Category:Rogue talents]]
[[Category:Rogue abilities]]
 

Revision as of 01:29, September 26, 2012

Shadowstep
Ability rogue shadowstep
  • Shadowstep
  • 25 yd  range
  • 24 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Step through the shadows and appear behind a target. Movement speed is increased by 70% for 2 sec afterwards.
Usable by
ClassRogue
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown24 sec
Talents
TalentedYes
Level required60
Related buff
Ability rogue shadowstep
  • Shadowstep
  • Movement speed increased by 70%.
  • Duration: 2 seconds
Death is only a step away.[1]

Shadowstep is rogue talent available at level 60. It teleports you behind a target and increases your speed.

Tips

  • The ability to cover up to 25 yards and increased movement speed gives a defining edge against opponents who like to kite the rogue from afar. Now you can just Shadowstep behind a Mage trying to land a nasty Pyroblast on you, and stun them.
  • Yet another interrupt in the rogue's arsenal. A well timed Shadowstep will give an unhappy mage the message: Target needs to be in front of you.
  • Extremely useful for chasing down runners and mounts. Vanish (if it isn't on cooldown), then Shadowstep + Cheapshot (You can also Gouge or use Crippling Poison on your OH) for a ranged stun or cripple. You can also Shadowstep while stealthed and Sap (Dirty Tricks makes this much more smooth) a mounted opponent, then do what you will with them.
  • Careful when utilizing this talent near cliffs, especially in Outland. An unlucky rogue might accidentally send himself plummeting. Just cast Distract or wait for their back to be more sensible to Shadowstep behind.
  • You can Shadowstep through walls and over gaps.
  • If you run and jump off one side of a gap, you can "grapple hook" over to the other side by Shadowstepping an enemy on the other side. This could also be used if you accidentally fall off an edge and your target is still alive to pull yourself back up.

Patch changes

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28 August 2012): Updated.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): You now get Shadowstep immediately when you choose the Subtlety tree(at level 10 or after a respec, the damage bonus (raised to 30%) only works with Ambush or Garrote, and the threat reduction has been removed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): The talent Preparation now resets the cooldown on Shadowstep.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Shadowstep can be used in combat. This gives the rogue the ability to dump aggro with Shadowstep, and worry much less about grabbing aggro with a big Ambush due to the 50% threat reduction.

External links




Facts about ShadowstepRDF feed
Patch date28 August 2012 +, 12 October 2010 +, 8 January 2008 + and 13 November 2007 +

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