Vanilla WoW Wiki
Vanilla WoW Wiki
Spell shadow mindsteal.png
  • Blind
  • 10 yards  range
  • 3 min cooldown
  • 30 Energy
  • Instant
  • Blinds the target, causing it to wander disoriented for up to 10 sec. Any damage caused will remove the effect.
Usable by
Cooldown3 min
Related debuff
Spell shadow mindsteal.png
  • Blind
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
"Arrrghh! My eyes!"[1]

Blinds the target, causing it to wander at 40% of move speed confused for up to 10 seconds. This is a disorient effect. Any damage will cancel the Blind effect. Blind cancels combat (turns off auto attacks) when used.

Rank Table

Rank Level Cost
1 34 1g 26s


  • Any further damage will break the effect of Blind, so Blind does not combine well with DoT attacks like Garrote or Rupture.
  • Considered a ranged attack, and cannot be dodged or parried.

Related Items

  • The 3 piece bonus of the Madcap's Outfit armor set decreases the cooldown of blind by 20 seconds.

Talent improvement

  • Elusiveness reduces the cooldown of your blind by 30/60 seconds.

Tips and tactics

  • When fighting rogues, spamming your blind ability can give you an opportunity to break out of a stunlock.
  • Blind gives opportunity to use First Aid - use it!
  • Blind can now be dispelled with PvP trinket so beware of relying fully on it.
  • Blind is a great way to interrupt a spellcast in the case of an emergency when your Kick is either on cooldown or you are too far away.
  • In PvP, if you find yourself in need of a Blind and have Deadly Poisons stacked on the target, use Envenom to consume the poison so you can safely Blind the foe, bandage, and restealth.

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16.gif Hotfix (2009-04-30): "Blind (Rogue) is now in the same diminishing returns category as Fear effects, but no longer shares diminishing returns with Cyclone (Druid). [2]"
  • Template:Patch 2.3
  • Template:Patch 2.0.1


  1. TCGMoL, 80
  2. Blizzard Entertainment Bornakk 2009-04-17. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. Retrieved on 2009-05-30.

External links