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<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
{{Tooltip_Debuff|Gouge|Ability_Gouge.png|Incapacitated.|4 seconds}}
 
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|name=Gouge
== Overview ==
 
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|image=Ability_Gouge.png
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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.
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|class=[[Rogue]]
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|type=Offensive, Defensive
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|school=[[Physical]]
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|cost=45 [[Energy]]
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|range=Melee
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|cast_time=Instant
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|cooldown=10 sec
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|gcd=1 sec
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|level=22
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|requirements=Requires Melee Weapon
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|debuff_desc=Incapacitated.
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|debuff_dur=4 sec
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|tcg=GougeTCG.jpg
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}}</onlyinclude>
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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.}}
   
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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.
[[Image:Ability_Gouge.png|left|Gouge]]
 
''Every being has vulnerable spots; Rogue's make it their business to know them all.''
 
   
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== Modified by ==
Gouge is a useful [[Rogue]] ability that does damage, adds a combo point and incapacitates the target, making it vulnerable to an attack (or giving you an opportunity to escape!). The move costs 45 [[Energy]] points and can first be acquired at level 6. Once a successful Gouge has been made, any attack will negate its incapacitation effect. Note that using Gouge automatically turns off auto attacks.
 
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*{{wowhead tooltip|item|42966|Glyph of Gouge}}
   
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|131511|Prey on the Weak}}
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|108216|Dirty Tricks}}
   
==Functionality==
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== Notes ==
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[[File:Gouge1TCG.jpg|thumb|More TCG artwork]]
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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.
   
===Use===
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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.
45 [[Energy]]<br>
 
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*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.
[[Instant cast]]<br>
 
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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.
Turns off auto attacks<br>
 
Adds 1 [[Combo Point]]
 
   
===Limitations===
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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.}}
*The enemy must be facing the [[Rogue]]
 
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* {{Patch 2.1.0|note=This ability will no longer trigger poisons (and thus break itself).}}
*Very short duration (only 4 seconds - can be increased up to 5.5 seconds by [[Improved Gouge]] talent)
 
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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.}}
*Longer cooldown than most attack abilities (10 seconds)
 
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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.}}
*An incapacitating effect, any damage caused to a gouged target will break gouge.
 
*Does not combine well with [[DoT]] attacks like [[Garrote]] or [[Rupture]]
 
*Relatively high [[Energy]] cost means that the [[Rogue]] must be near full energy to be able to follow up a gouge with another move such as [[Backstab]]
 
*Succeptible to [[diminishing returns]]
 
   
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== External links ==
===Rank Table===
 
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|-bgcolor="navy"
 
|align="center" width="50px"|'''Rank'''
 
|align="center" width="90px"|'''Damage'''
 
|align="center" width="50px"|'''Level'''
 
|align="right"|'''Cost'''
 
|-bgcolor="black" align="center"
 
|1
 
|align="center"|10 damage
 
|align="center"|6
 
|align="right"|{{cost||1}}
 
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|2
 
|align="center"|20 damage
 
|align="center"|18
 
|align="right"|{{cost||29}}
 
|-bgcolor="black" align="center"
 
|3
 
|align="center"|32 damage
 
|align="center"|32
 
|align="right"|{{cost|1|20}}
 
|-align="center"
 
|4
 
|align="center"|55 damage
 
|align="center"|46
 
|align="right"|{{cost|2|79}}
 
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|5
 
|align="center"|75 damage
 
|align="center"|60
 
|align="right"|{{cost|4|86}}
 
|-align="center"
 
|6
 
|align="center"|105 damage
 
|align="center"|67
 
|align="right"|{{cost|8|91}}
 
|}
 
   
==Related Talents==
 
*[[Improved Gouge]] increases the duration of Gouge by .5, 1, or 1.5 seconds.
 
*[[Lethality]] increases the critical strike damage bonus of your Gouge by 6%, 12%, 18%, 24%, or 30%.
 
*[[Blade Twisting]] gives your Gouge a 10% or 20% chance to daze your target for 8 seconds.
 
*[[Surprise Attacks]] increases the damage of your Gouges by 10%.
 
   
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{{classfooter|Rogue}}
==Related Items==
 
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[[Category:Rogue abilities]]
*The 3 piece bonus of the Rogue PVP Armor Sets decreases the cooldown of Gouge by 1 second.
 
 
==Tips==
 
*[[Backstab]] is a great skill for dealing big 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 specc and it crits you'll have three combo points!)
 
*Gouge gives you an opportunity to apply a quick bandage, recover energy, or plan a quick escape.
 
*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 damage you are being dealt.
 
*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 regen your energy.
 
 
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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.

Modified by Edit

Talents

Notes Edit

Gouge1TCG

More TCG artwork

  • 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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