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Outlaw Rogue DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 30, 2016 at 21:40 by Furty 223 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Outlaw Rogues. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Outlaw Rogue guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, one of the top World of Warcraft guilds. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Perfecto, an Outlaw/Assassination Rogue who raids in Method.

1. Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Mask of Multitudinous Eyes Icon Mask of Multitudinous Eyes Elerethe Renferal
Neck Blackened Portalstone Necklace Icon Blackened Portalstone Necklace Xavius
Shoulders Otherworldly Leather Mantle Icon Otherworldly Leather Mantle Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Chest Tunic of the Grove Keeper Icon Tunic of the Grove Keeper Cenarius
Cloak Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Icon Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Elerethe Renferal
Wrists Wristwraps of Broken Trust Icon Wristwraps of Broken Trust Elerethe Renferal
Gloves Dreamsculptor's Gloves Icon Dreamsculptor's Gloves Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Belt Lifeless Buckled Girdle Icon Lifeless Buckled Girdle Nythendra
Legs Splotched Bloodfur Leggings Icon Splotched Bloodfur Leggings Ursoc
Boots Stained Maggot Squishers Icon Stained Maggot Squishers Nythendra
Ring #1 Mindrend Band Icon Mindrend Band Dragons of Nightmare
Ring #2 Grubby Silver Ring Icon Grubby Silver Ring Nythendra
Trinket #1 Bloodthirsty Instinct Icon Bloodthirsty Instinct Ursoc
Trinket #2 Chaos Talisman Icon Chaos Talisman Fel Lord Betrug

A high item level Six-Feather Fan Icon Six-Feather Fan will be as good or better than an equal item level Chaos Talisman Icon Chaos Talisman.

1.1. Trinket Simulations

Trinket Simulations

2. Evaluating Upgrades Using Stat Weights

You can evaluate upgrades side by side using a simple napkin math formula:

DPS Value = Σ Stat weight × Amount of Stat

For example, using the stat weights from our Stats page, a pair of boots with 380 Mastery, 1150 Haste, and 976 Agility, we can calculate a DPS value of:

380×0.54 + 1150×0.49 + 976×1 = 1744.7

This does not give an exact DPS value, but can be used to calculate the relative value versus another piece. For example, if we have a second pair of boots with 450 Haste, 970 Versatility, and 976 Agility, we can compute the DPS value for that second item using the same formula, before comparing the results:

450×0.49 + 970×0.69 + 976×1 = 1865.8

We can clearly see that 1865.8 > 1744.7, and therefore, the second pair of boots are the stronger upgrade. This is the quickest, best, and most reliable way of determining whether or not you should use one upgrade or another, despite the fact that stats weights are very approximate and change with respect to fight type, fight length, and the values of your other stats (synergetic scaling).

3. Racial Bonuses

Racial Simulations

Racial benefit is pretty minimal for Outlaw so it is recommended you just play whatever makes you happiest.

4. Legendaries

Greenskin's Waterlogged Wristcuffs Icon Greenskin's Waterlogged Wristcuffs gives Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes a 20% chance per Combo Point invested to increase the damage of the next Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot by 400%. Best legendary overall for single target — you should use Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes on cooldown and spend your bracers buff on a  Icon Blunderbuss proc whenever possible.

Insignia of Ravenholdt Icon Insignia of Ravenholdt adds shadow cleave to all targets up to 15 yards in front of you when you use abilities that generate combo points. Overall, this is the second best choice for dealing sustained single damage. It is also one of the best legendaries for Mythic+ and sustained AoE.

Shivarran Symmetry Icon Shivarran Symmetry causes melee attacks to strike nearby enemies for 70% of normal damage for 3 seconds after activating Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry. This is the ideal legendary for Mythic+ dungeon grinding, along with the Insignia of Ravenholdt Icon Insignia of Ravenholdt. The goal is to bank a bunch of burst damage in advance before activating Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry. When you activate Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry, cast a 6 Combo Point Run Through Icon Run Through, then cast Marked for Death Icon Marked for Death and Run Through Icon Run Through. When you are opening on a pack you should leave Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry off until you are at 4 Combo Points, then activate Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry and Saber Slash Icon Saber Slash into the Run Through Icon Run Through & Marked for Death Icon Marked for Death combo.

Thraxi's Tricksy Treads Icon Thraxi's Tricksy Treads gives bonus damage equal to 20% of your increased movement speed. This legendary can give decent damage when paired with Hit and Run Icon Hit and Run and any gear with extra Speed affixes. You can also use your Sprint Icon Sprint as a pseudo DPS cooldown for extra damage. Third best for single target.

Will of Valeera Icon Will of Valeera gives Feint Icon Feint a healing effect. This can be useful on fights with exceptionally high damage intake or encounters that are very unfriendly to melee classes. This should be paired with Elusiveness Icon Elusiveness for maximum defensive impact.

Cinidaria, the Symbiote Icon Cinidaria, the Symbiote causes your attacks to deal 30% extra physical damage when your targets are above 90% health. This legendary is exceptional in situations where an early damage check is paramount and amounts to a large overall DPS increase. Unfortunately it does not have much use if damage early in the fight is not important. Fourth best for single target.

5. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Death Knights, Druids, Mages, and Assassination/Combat/Subtlety Rogues
Leather Armor Demon Hunters, Druids, Monks, and Assassination/Combat/Subtlety Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Havoc Demon Hunters, Feral Druids, Windwalker Monks, Hunters, Assassination/Combat/Subtlety Rogues, and Enhancement Shamans

6. ChangeLog

  • 30 Nov. 2016: Updated legendary text and priorities for Greesnkins/Thraxis/Shivvaran.
  • 02 Oct. 2016: Updated Trinket section.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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