Outlaw Rogue DPS Starter Guide - Shadowlands 9.2.5
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Welcome to our Outlaw Rogue starter guide, which covers everything you need to start playing a new character in Shadowlands. While our other guide pages go into more individual detail, this simple starter guide covers all the basics in one place, whether you're a new Outlaw Rogue, a returning player to Shadowlands, hardcore, or casual alike, it's the best place to get a beginners overview on the class. Included are basic talent builds, simplified rotations, stats, legendary recommendations, and more to get you started as quickly as possible.
Please keep in mind that this page is meant to get players started quickly as an introduction, and does not contain much in the way of detailed explanations, mechanics, competitive options, gearing, simulation comparisons, or nuance. For more in-depth information, including all those optimizations and more, check out the complete Outlaw Rogue Guide pages linked in the navigation on the left-hand side of the page, and if you're leveling up in Shadowlands, you can take a look at our
10.1.7 Season 2
10.1.7 Cheat Sheet
10.1.7 Primordial Stones
10.1.7 Raid Tips
10.1.7 Talent Builds
10.1.7 Support Buffs
10.1.7 Tier Set Bonus
Abilities & Talents
Macros & Addons
About the Author
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helping people out with their rotation, and general theory crafting and just talking with regulars. I've worked on previous guides in the past and I've helped optimize Outlaw for Simulationcraft in both the gear, talents, and APL. Feel free to message me about any questions you have about rogue, I'm usually around for anything just find me in Ravenholdt, my discord is guy#4019. I stream progression whenever the raid comes out, so feel free to give me a follow on
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Best Covenants for Outlaw Rogues
If you want to min-max your Covenant pick, here is a summary of how the Covenants look in Raids and Mythic+ content. You can click on each Covenant to go to their corresponding guide page. That said, each Covenant's best options are generally close enough that, similar to races, you should not feel bad for choosing whatever Covenant you prefer.
Best Outlaw Rogue Covenants and Soulbinds for Raid
Best Outlaw Rogues Covenants and Soulbinds for Mythic+
Plague Deviser Marileth
Plague Deviser Marileth
Keep in mind that this guide focuses primarily on a DPS throughput perspective. Every Covenant has a lot of utility and survivability options and if you have good reason to go for those over min-maxing damage, then please do so. The purpose of this guide is not to tell you what to pick but only give a comment on where some strengths lie. Furthermore, we are mostly looking at the fully unlocked Covenants. In the early game of the expansion, things can fluctuate as you unlock more and more soulbinds, soulbind traits, and conduit slots.
Best Outlaw Rogue Covenant
Kyrian Outlaw Rogue GuideNecrolord Outlaw Rogue Guide
Night Fae Outlaw Rogue GuideVenthyr Outlaw Rogue Guide
Best Outlaw Rogue Legendaries
Best Single Legendaries
Best Double Legendaries
Outlaw Rogue Legendaries Guide
Best Outlaw Rogue Talents
This Outlaw Rogue build is a good general setup that will get you started in dungeons and raids without further optimization. This talent setup does change a lot based on covenant, and tier set so make sure to check out the talent page for when you get your tier set ready.
For alternative builds and comments on each talent, check out the guide page for our talents.
Outlaw Rogue Talents Guide
Outlaw Rogue Stat Priority
Outlaw Rogues get Agility through Item Level. It's often best to equip your highest item level piece in all slots, with the exception of rings, which do not contain primary stats. Find out more about how stats work, including sample stat weights and scaling plots in the Stats Guide, or get an overview of gear to look for from dungeons and raids in the Outlaw Rogue Gear Guide.
: Chance to deal double damage with your attacks.
: Increases attack speed and energy regeneration.
: Increases the damage of your
off hand attack that can proc from main hand attacks.
: Increases all damage done and reduces damage taken.
Outlaw Rogue Stats Guide
Outlaw Rogue Enchants
With enchants for your gear and consumables, you can further enhance your throughput. Here is a quick summary of notable enchants.
Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance
Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation
(make sure to take two different enchants)
Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance
Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech
Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed
Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality
Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats
Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility
Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility
Outlaw Rogue Enchants Guide
Best Outlaw Rogue Rotation
This is a typical Outlaw Rogue DPS rotation, using the talents recommended above. More optimized rotations and notes on on cooldown use can be found in the Outlaw Rogue Rotation Guide.
Make sure your poisons are up and not going to run out during the fight.
Roll the Bones
about 1 second before the pull.
(Venthyr) on cooldown before a finisher.
Roll the Bones
when your active buffs are about to run out. You can reroll as early as possible if you only got a single buff that is not
against multiple targets.
Marked for Death
(if talented) at or below one combo point, or if the target is about to die. Try to snipe low health enemies to get as many cooldown resets as possible.
like a builder on cooldown.
on cooldown. If you can expect to benefit from
in the next 20 seconds, then hold it for that.
if you have room for the combo points and no
Skull and Crossbones
(Only a minor gain, so this can be optional if you want Vanish as a defensive.)
Serrated Bone Spike
(Necrolord) on targets that do not have the DoT ticking on them.
Other than that, you can use it to avoid capping on 3 charges (trying to keep 2 ready for incoming new targets) or to fish for the
Lead by Example
buff if you have the Emeni soulbind.
(Night Fae) on cooldown.
(Kyrian) on cooldown.
Use finisher abilities when you have the maximum amount of combo points or would overcap on combo points with your next builder.
Slice and Dice
Between the Eyes
when available through
when you have
Outlaw Rogue Rotation Guide
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