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<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
{{Infobox ability
 
 
|name=Gouge
 
|name=Gouge
 
|image=Ability_Gouge.png
 
|image=Ability_Gouge.png
|description=Causes X damage, incapacitating the opponent for 4 sec, and turns off your attack. Target must be facing you. Any damage caused will revive the target. Awards 1 combo point.
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|description=Gouges the eyes of an enemy target, incapacitating the opponent for 4 sec. Target must be facing you. Any subsequent damage will cause the target to recover immediately.
 
|class=[[Rogue]]
 
|class=[[Rogue]]
 
|type=Offensive, Defensive
 
|type=Offensive, Defensive
 
|school=[[Physical]]
 
|school=[[Physical]]
|target=Unfriendly
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|cost=45 [[Energy]]
|cost=45
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|range=Melee
|costunit=Energy
 
|range=5
 
|rangeunit=yd
 
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cooldown=10 sec
 
|cooldown=10 sec
|improvement=Improved Gouge
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|gcd=1 sec
|ranks=6
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|level=22
|requirements=Target must be facing you.
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|requirements=Requires Melee Weapon
|buff_desc=Incapacitated.
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|debuff_desc=Incapacitated.
|buff_dur=4 sec
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|debuff_dur=4 sec
|debuff=
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|tcg=GougeTCG.jpg
}}
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}}</onlyinclude>
"Where do you think YOU'RE going?"<br>
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{{Quotation|[[The Assassin's Creed]], Chapter 2 [[TCG Heroes of Azeroth]]|Every being has vulnerable spots; Make it your business to know them all.}}
'''Gouge''' is a useful [[Rogue]] ability that causes damage, adds a combo point and incapacitates the target for a short period of time. Gouge costs 45 [[Energy]] and can first be acquired at level 6. Once a successful Gouge has been made, any damage will negate its incapacitation effect. Note that using Gouge will turn off auto attacks.
 
   
== Rank table ==
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'''Gouge''' is a core [[rogue]] ability learned at level 22. It is a useful ability that incapacitates the target for a short period of time. Once a successful Gouge has been made, any damage will negate its incapacitation effect. Note that using Gouge will turn off auto attacks.
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! Rank !! Damage !! Level !! Cost
 
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| 1 || 10 || 6 || {{Cost|s=1}}
 
|-class="alt"
 
| 2 || 20 || 18 || {{Cost|s=29}}
 
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| 3 || 32 || 32 || {{Cost|g=1|s=20}}
 
|-class="alt"
 
| 4 || 55 || 46 || {{Cost|g=2|s=79}}
 
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| 5 || 75 || 60 || {{Cost|g=4|s=86}}
 
|-class="alt"
 
| 6 || 105 || 67 || {{Cost|g=8|s=91}}
 
|}
 
   
== Notes ==
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== Modified by ==
Gouge breaks upon receiving damage; this means that it does not work well with [[Garrote]] or [[Rupture]]. However, Gouge is useful as an interrupt. If [[Kick]] is on cooldown, Gouge can be used just for the purpose of interrupting a spellcast.
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*{{wowhead tooltip|item|42966|Glyph of Gouge}}
   
== Talent improvement ==
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;Talents
The only talent that specifically improves Gouge is [[Improved Gouge]]. Some other Rogue talents do improve Gouge, however.
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|131511|Prey on the Weak}}
*[[Improved Gouge]] increases the duration of Gouge by X seconds.
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|108216|Dirty Tricks}}
*[[Lethality]] increases the critical strike damage bonus of your Gouge by X%.
 
*[[Blade Twisting]] gives your Gouge an X% chance to daze your target for 8 seconds.
 
*[[Surprise Attacks]] increases the damage of Gouge by X%.
 
   
== Tips and tactics ==
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== Notes ==
*[[Backstab]] is a great skill for dealing burst damage, but you must be behind the [[Mob]] to use it. Gouge first, then move behind the [[mob]] to enable you to [[Backstab]]. You've got two combo points off the bat! (And if you are Seal Fate/Vigor spec and it crits, you'll have three combo points!)
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[[File:Gouge1TCG.jpg|thumb|More TCG artwork]]
*Gouge gives you an opportunity to apply a bandage, recover energy, or plan a quick escape. Also note that during those 4-5.5 seconds one can recover up to 40-60 energy, so it can be seen as a free combo point anyway.
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*Gouge's short stun is the main reason for using the ability, allowing one to get into position for utilizing {{ability|Backstab}} (if subtlety spec), performing a quick bandage, or getting a few seconds to distance yourself and get out of combat.
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*Gouge's effect breaks upon receiving damage; this means that it does not work well with {{ability|Garrote}} or {{ability|Rupture}}, or in group combat unless well-coordinated. However, in all situations Gouge is useful as an interrupt. If {{ability|Kick}} is on cooldown, Gouge can be used just for the purpose of interrupting a spellcast.
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== Tips ==
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*{{ability|Backstab}} (subtlety spec) is a great skill for dealing burst damage, but you must be behind the [[mob]] to use it. Gouge first, then move behind the mob to enable you to Backstab.
 
*Facing multiple enemies can be quite difficult. Simply gouge one. This will give you time to finish one of them. This will greatly reduce the amount of incoming damage.
 
*Facing multiple enemies can be quite difficult. Simply gouge one. This will give you time to finish one of them. This will greatly reduce the amount of incoming damage.
*In PvP, [[Improved Gouge]] gives you a good chance (barring diminishing returns) to leave combat and re-enter stealth without using vanish, and gives you more time to recover energy.
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*In end-game raiding, Gouge has proven useful in interrupting caster enemies if they are immune to stunning with {{ability|Cheap Shot}} or silencing with {{ability|Kick}}. It may be expensive energy wise, but it will at least buy time and prevent extra damage to your fellow raid members.
*In end-game raiding, Gouge has proven useful in interrupting caster enemies if they are immune to stunning with [[Cheap Shot]] or silencing with [[Kick]]. It may be expensive energy wise, but it will at least buy time and prevent extra damage to your fellow raid members.
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== Patch changes ==
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* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Gouge is now only 1 rank and causes damage based on attack power.}}
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* {{Patch 2.1.0|note=This ability will no longer trigger poisons (and thus break itself).}}
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* {{Patch 1.7.0|note=The fire damage from the [[Blazefury Medallion]] and the [[Gutgore Ripper]]'s effect should no longer immediately break Gouge.}}
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* {{Patch 1.4.0|note=If using Gouge triggers the [[Stormshroud Armor]] lightning effect, the Gouge effect will no longer be instantly interrupted.}}
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== External links ==
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{{elinks-spell|1776}}
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Latest revision as of 00:36, March 15, 2015

Gouge
Ability gouge
  • Gouge
  • Melee   range
  • 10 sec cooldown
  • 45 Energy
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Gouges the eyes of an enemy target, incapacitating the opponent for 4 sec. Target must be facing you. Any subsequent damage will cause the target to recover immediately.
Usable by
ClassRogue
Properties
TypeOffensive, Defensive
SchoolPhysical
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown10 sec (GCD 1 sec)
Level required22
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Ability gouge
  • Gouge
  • Incapacitated.
  • Duration: 4 sec
TCG image
Every being has vulnerable spots; Make it your business to know them all.

Gouge is a core rogue ability learned at level 22. It is a useful ability that incapacitates the target for a short period of time. Once a successful Gouge has been made, any damage will negate its incapacitation effect. Note that using Gouge will turn off auto attacks.

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Talents

Notes Edit

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  • Gouge's short stun is the main reason for using the ability, allowing one to get into position for utilizing [Backstab] (if subtlety spec), performing a quick bandage, or getting a few seconds to distance yourself and get out of combat.
  • Gouge's effect breaks upon receiving damage; this means that it does not work well with [Garrote] or [Rupture], or in group combat unless well-coordinated. However, in all situations Gouge is useful as an interrupt. If [Kick] is on cooldown, Gouge can be used just for the purpose of interrupting a spellcast.

Tips Edit

  • [Backstab] (subtlety spec) is a great skill for dealing burst damage, but you must be behind the mob to use it. Gouge first, then move behind the mob to enable you to Backstab.
  • Facing multiple enemies can be quite difficult. Simply gouge one. This will give you time to finish one of them. This will greatly reduce the amount of incoming damage.
  • In end-game raiding, Gouge has proven useful in interrupting caster enemies if they are immune to stunning with [Cheap Shot] or silencing with [Kick]. It may be expensive energy wise, but it will at least buy time and prevent extra damage to your fellow raid members.

Patch changes Edit

  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Gouge is now only 1 rank and causes damage based on attack power.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): This ability will no longer trigger poisons (and thus break itself).
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): The fire damage from the Blazefury Medallion and the Gutgore Ripper's effect should no longer immediately break Gouge.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): If using Gouge triggers the Stormshroud Armor lightning effect, the Gouge effect will no longer be instantly interrupted.

External links Edit


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