Combat Readiness
Ability rogue combatreadiness
  • Combat Readiness
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Enter a state of heightened defensive awareness. Each successive weapon attack will deal 10% less damage, stacking 5 times. Lasts 20 sec or until not attacked with weapons for 10 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown2 min
Level required30
Related buff
Ability rogue combatreadiness
  • Combat Readiness
  • Being struck by enemy melee and ranged weapons grants increasing Combat Insight, reducing damage taken.
  • Duration: 20 seconds
Related buff
Ability rogue masterofsubtlety
  • Combat Insight
  • Damage taken reduced by 10%.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Combat Readiness is a rogue talent available at level 30.

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Cataclysm Class Preview: Rogue | 2010-04-09 06:57 | Bashiok
Combat Readiness (level 83): Combat Readiness is a new ability that we intend rogues to trigger defensively. While this ability is active, whenever the rogue is struck by a melee or ranged attack, he or she will gain a stacking buff called Combat Insight that results in a 10% reduction in damage taken. Combat Insight will stack up to 5 times and the timer will be refreshed whenever a new stack is applied. Our goal is to make rogues better equipped to go toe-to-toe with other melee classes when Evasion or stuns are not in play. This ability lasts 6 seconds and has a 2-minute cooldown.

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Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Combat Readiness and Cloak of Shadows now share a cooldown.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Combat Readiness now lasts for 20 seconds, down from 30 seconds, but the Combat Insight stacking buff lasts 10 seconds, up from 6 seconds.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Added.

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