Outlaw Rogue PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Rogue
Specialization: Outlaw
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Outlaw Rogue DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

Quick Draw
Ghostly Strike
Acrobatic Strikes
Retractable Hook
Hit and Run
Deeper Stratagem
Marked for Death
Iron Stomach
Cheat Death
Dirty Tricks
Blinding Powder
Prey on the Weak
Loaded Dice
Slice and Dice
Dancing Steel
Blade Rush
Killing Spree

2. Stats

Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

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4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
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5. Gem


6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
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7. Races

Blood Elf > Night Elf > Human

8. Consumables

Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? We start the fight with an Ambush, but using Vanish during the fight to get more Ambushes does not increase damage, so Vanish is not a part of the DPS rotation.
? Use Potion: Use your potion with Adrenaline Rush
? Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs with Adrenaline Rush
? Use Trinkets: Try to use buff trinkets during Adrenaline Rush
? Save for 2+ targets if it won't be ready again in time
? At 5+ Combo Points, if you only have one buff, you want Ruthless Precision or Grand Melee. Otherwise re-roll for 2+ buffs.
? At 5+ Combo Points, roll if you have less than 3 seconds left on your buffs. If you only have one buff, roll anytime you have less than 10 seconds left on the buff.
? At 4+ Combo Points if you don't have the Deadshot buff
? At 5+ Combo Points. Ace up Your Sleeve makes it always worth prioritizing Between the Eyes.
? At 5+ Combo Points
? Only with Opportunity procs. If you don't have Broadsides, use when you need at least 2 Combo Point. With Broadsides up, use when you need at least 3 Combo Points.
? Against a single target use Killing Spree when you don't have energy for Sinister Strike. Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time.

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).