TBC Classic Rogue DPS Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on May 31, 2021 at 09:39 by Nemo 4 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Rogue DPS in TBC Classic for PvE content.


Choosing a Stat

The Burning Crusade requires fewer consumables and enchants than Classic, but each of them is extremely important to maximizing your damage output in any situation. Below is a list of the optimal consumables and enchants to help you get the most out of your Rogue.


Best Enchants for Rogues

Slot Enchantment
Head Glyph of Ferocity Icon Glyph of Ferocity
Shoulders Might of the Scourge Icon Might of the Scourge or Greater Inscription of Vengeance Icon Greater Inscription of Vengeance (Aldor)/Greater Inscription of the Blade Icon Greater Inscription of the Blade (Scryer).
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility
Chest Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracer - Assault IconEnchant Bracer - Assault
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Superior Agility IconEnchant Gloves - Superior Agility
Legs Nethercobra Leg Armor Icon Nethercobra Leg Armor
Feet* Enchant Boots - Dexterity Icon Enchant Boots - Dexterity, Enchant Boots - Surefooted Icon Enchant Boots - Surefooted or Enchant Boots - Cat's Swiftness Icon Enchant Boots - Cat's Swiftness
Melee Weapon Enchant Weapon - Mongoose Icon Enchant Weapon - Mongoose

*Note: If you are not using a Swift Skyfire Diamond Icon Swift Skyfire Diamond then I would recommend Enchant Boots - Cat's Swiftness Icon Enchant Boots - Cat's Swiftness. Movement speed is extremely important and will outweigh the +6 Agility bonus you get from Dexterity. Surefooted is generally worse than Dexterity, but has similar or near identical EP values towards the end of Sunwell.

If you move more than 2 seconds every minute in a fight, then Cat's Swiftness outperforms Dexterity. If you plan to maximize your DPS, you can also have two pairs of the same boots with separate enchants, depending on the fight.


Best Gems for Rogues

  • Yellow Sockets: Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone/Rigid Lionseye Icon Rigid Lionseye
  • Red Sockets: Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz/Glinting Pyrestone Icon Glinting Pyrestone. If hit-capped, then Delicate Living Ruby Icon Delicate Living Ruby/Delicate Crimson Spinel Icon Delicate Crimson Spinel.
  • Blue Sockets: Shifting Nightseye Icon Shifting Nightseye/Shifting Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Shifting Shadowsong Amethyst
  • Meta Gem: Relentless Earthstorm Diamond Icon Relentless Earthstorm Diamond or Swift Skyfire Diamond Icon Swift Skyfire Diamond

Relentless Earthstorm Diamond Icon Relentless Earthstorm Diamond is a much more powerful meta gem, but is currently planned to be released at a later stage. Early on, it is recommended to use Swift Skyfire Diamond Icon Swift Skyfire Diamond, which only requires 2 yellow gems and 1 red gem. When you use the Relentless meta gem down the line, it will require 2 blue gems and 2 red gems to activate it.

The general rule for gemming as a Rogue is to ignore all sockets that are not red or yellow and gem pure Hit where you can. Once you reach hit-cap, start gemming pure Agility.

If you are using Relentless, use two blue sockets with the best offensive bonuses to put in 2x Shifting Nightseye/Shifting Shadowsong Amethysts.


Best Consumables for Rogues

  • Elixir/Flask — Elixir of Demonslaying Icon Elixir of Demonslaying when applicable. In all other scenarios, you will use Flask of Relentless Assault Icon Flask of Relentless Assault.
  • Food Buff — Spicy Hot Talbuk Icon Spicy Hot Talbuk, if under hit cap by 20 or more, or Warp Burger Icon Warp Burger/Grilled Mudfish Icon Grilled Mudfish if less than 20 under hit cap or at hit cap.
  • Potion — Haste Potion Icon Haste Potions should be used nearly on cooldown to maximize your DPS. There are also some situations where Free Action Potion Icon Free Action Potion is a better choice over Haste Potion Icon Haste Potion — when you are going against enemies that stun. One example of this is Kaz'rogal in Mount Hyjal.
  • Misc Consumes — You can also use Dragonbreath Chili Icon Dragonbreath Chili and Thistle Tea Icon Thistle Tea to give you a small edge in DPS.
  • Scrolls — Scroll of Agility V Icon Scroll of Agility V and Scroll of Strength V Icon Scroll of Strength V are also on the table for consumables and should be used when wanting to maximize damage.
  • Bombs — Super Sapper Charge Icon Super Sapper Charge and Goblin Sapper Charge Icon Goblin Sapper Charge share cooldowns with Drums in TBC, but if you do not have to worry about using them, they are a great way to deal some instant damage or AOE damage in fights.
  • Drums — Drums of Battle Icon Drums of Battle will most likely be required in each 5-man party because they provide the Haste buff for the entire party.

Note: Thistle Tea Icon Thistle Tea and Flame Cap Icon Flame Cap both share the same cooldown, but you can generally get a Flame Cap Icon Flame Cap usage in between Thistle Tea Icon Thistle Tea because Tea has a 5-minute CD.



  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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