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  • Instant Poison
  • Classes: Rogue
  • Use: Coats a weapon with poison that lasts for 1 hour.
    Each strike has a 20% chance of poisoning the enemy which instantly inflicts X Nature damage.
  • 3 sec cast
"This may sting a bit..."

Instant Poison is the first damaging poison a rogue can use. Once applied to a weapon, each successful hit will have a 20% (up to 30% with the Improved Poisons talent) chance to inflict nature damage instantly.

Instant Poison and Crippling Poison are the first poisons a rogue may use after finishing the required quest at level 20. Additional ranks may be used at appropriate levels.

Instant Poison Ranks[]

Rank Level
I 20 13-17
II 28 21-25
III 36 30-38
IV 44 45-57
V 52 62-80
VI 60 76-100
VII 68 161-215
VIII 73 245-327
IX 79 300-400

Every rank of Instant Poison does an additional 0.1 * AP damage.


  • Safe to use in any situation, as it has no CC-breaking DoTs.
  • Nature damage is not reduced by armor, so it is more effective against heavily armored opponents.
  • Flat 20% proc rate means that fast weapons deal more poison damage.
  • Shiv can be used to automatically apply the poison, effectively increasing flat damage of the attack.
  • Without points in Improved Poisons, Wound Poison, because of its higher proc rate, does more damage.