Ability rogue eviscerate
  • Eviscerate
  • Melee   range
  • 35 Energy
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Finishing move that causes damage per combo point.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required3
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
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Eviscerate is a core rogue ability learned at level three. It is the first finishing move a rogue learns. It is an instant damage ability that can be used to finish monsters off or take a big chunk of health out of them.

Modified by

Ability rogue eviscerate Assassination abilities
Ability backstab Combat abilities
Ability stealth Subtlety abilities


  • Use with [Sinister Strike] from early levels to build up combo points and then Eviscerate for the kill.
  • Eviscerate's damage is completely independent of your main hand weapon's damage range and speed, though it is slightly modified by your attack power.
  • Usually, it is beneficial use one or more combo points for [Slice and Dice] followed by Eviscerate or [Rupture]. On bosses and other mobs which live long enough, alternate between Slice and Dice and the other finishing move in order to keep Slice and Dice up 100% of the time and use leftover combo points for Eviscerate or Rupture.
  • Unless the mob is immune to bleeds or will die within 10 seconds, Rupture will always do more damage than Eviscerate.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Eviscerate now deals 10% more damage.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Eviscerate now deals 10% less damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Eviscerate was showing reduced energy cost at low levels, even though the cost should remain 35 energy. This has been corrected.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Eviscerate is no longer a free level 1 ability. It becomes available at level 3.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from talents which increase its damage by a percentage.

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