TBC Classic Rogue DPS Phase 1 / Tier 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Sep 19, 2021 at 02:16 by Nemo 4 comments

On this page, you will find the best Tier 4 PvE gear and best in slot items for your Rogue DPS in TBC Classic Phase 1.

1.

Combat Rogue Phase 1 / Tier 4 Best in Slot List

Below are two BiS lists made for Tier 4; one is with world boss loot and the other is without. Note that the world boss loot is only a couple DPS more than the setup without world boss loot. You also lose a lot of Stamina swapping to the world boss loot set, which can make some raid mechanics much deadlier to you. Below are also gem suggestions for your BiS gear. Please note that your setup will use less Hit gems and more Agility gems if you are running Gladiator's Slicer Icon Gladiator's Slicer or Gladiator's Quickblade Icon Gladiator's Quickblade over Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw, Blinkstrike Icon Blinkstrike, or Spiteblade Icon Spiteblade.

The lists below are made with the stat priority from this guide in mind, which you can find on our Stats page below.

1.1.

Other Combat Rogue Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Combat Rogue, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

If, however, your character is ready to take on the content of Tiers 5 and 6, then please utilize our updated lists instead.

1.2.

Tier 4 BiS List for Combat Rogue in TBC Classic - World Boss Option

Slot Item Sockets Source
Helm Netherblade Facemask Icon Netherblade Facemask
  • Swift Skyfire Diamond Icon Swift Skyfire Diamond
  • Delicate Living Ruby Icon Delicate Living Ruby
Prince MalchezaarKarazhan
Neck Choker of Vile Intent Icon Choker of Vile Intent N/A Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice Vendor
Shoulders Wastewalker Shoulderpads Icon Wastewalker Shoulderpads
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Avatar of the Martyred — Heroic Auchenai Crypts
Back Drape of the Dark Reavers Icon Drape of the Dark Reavers N/A Shade of AranKarazhan
Chest Terrorweave Tunic Icon Terrorweave Tunic
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
DoomwalkerShadowmoon Valley
Wrists Nightfall Wristguards Icon Nightfall Wristguards N/A Epoch Hunter — Heroic Old Hillsbrad Foothills
Hands Wastewalker Gloves Icon Wastewalker Gloves
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Warchief Kargath BladefistThe Shattered Halls
Belt Girdle of the Deathdealer Icon Girdle of the Deathdealer N/A Aeonus — Heroic The Black Morass
Legs Netherblade Breeches Icon Netherblade Breeches N/A Gruul The DragonkillerGruul's Lair
Boots Edgewalker Longboots Icon Edgewalker Longboots
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
MoroesKarazhan
Rings
  • Ring of Reciprocity Icon Ring of Reciprocity
  • Ring of a Thousand Marks Icon Ring of a Thousand Marks
  • N/A
  • N/A
Trinkets
  • Dragonspine Trophy Icon Dragonspine Trophy
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • N/A
  • N/A
Main-Hand
  • Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw
  • Gladiator's Slicer Icon Gladiator's Slicer
  • Blinkstrike Icon Blinkstrike
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
Off-hand Latro's Shifting Sword Icon Latro's Shifting Sword N/A AeonusThe Black Morass
Ranged Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix Icon Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix N/A Prince Malchezaar — Karazhan

*Note: If you use Gladiator's Slicer Icon Gladiator's Slicer, then swap one 8 Hit gem for an 8 Agility gem in this setup.

1.3.

Tier 4 BiS List for Combat Rogue in TBC Classic - No World Boss Loot

Slot Item Sockets Source
Helm Netherblade Facemask Icon Netherblade Facemask
  • Swift Skyfire Diamond Icon Swift Skyfire Diamond
  • Delicate Living Ruby Icon Delicate Living Ruby
Prince Malchezaar — Karazhan
Neck Choker of Vile Intent Icon Choker of Vile Intent N/A Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice Vendor
Shoulders Wastewalker Shoulderpads Icon Wastewalker Shoulderpads
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Avatar of the Martyred — Heroic Auchenai Crypts
Back Drape of the Dark Reavers Icon Drape of the Dark Reavers N/A Shade of Aran — Karazhan
Chest Netherblade Chestpiece Icon Netherblade Chestpiece
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Shifting Nightseye Icon Shifting Nightseye
MagtheridonMagtheridon's Lair
Wrists Nightfall Wristguards Icon Nightfall Wristguards N/A Epoch Hunter — Heroic Old Hillsbrad Foothills
Hands Wastewalker Gloves Icon Wastewalker Gloves
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Warchief Kargath BladefistThe Shattered Halls
Belt Girdle of the Deathdealer Icon Girdle of the Deathdealer N/A Aeonus — Heroic The Black Morass
Legs Skulker's Greaves Icon Skulker's Greaves
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
NetherspiteKarazhan
Boots Edgewalker Longboots Icon Edgewalker Longboots
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
MoroesKarazhan
Rings
  • Garona's Signet Ring Icon Garona's Signet Ring
  • Ring of a Thousand Marks Icon Ring of a Thousand Marks
  • N/A
  • N/A
Trinkets
  • Dragonspine Trophy Icon Dragonspine Trophy
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • N/A
  • N/A
Main-Hand
  • Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw
  • Gladiator's Slicer Icon Gladiator's Slicer
  • Blinkstrike Icon Blinkstrike
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
Off-hand Latro's Shifting Sword Icon Latro's Shifting Sword N/A AeonusThe Black Morass
Ranged Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix Icon Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix N/A Prince MalchezaarKarazhan
2.

Rogue Weapons in TBC Classic

When gearing for BiS in Tier 4, many players will be attracted to Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw for being the strongest possible choice of weapon. Please note that while Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw is a fantastic weapon, it is less than 3 DPS higher than Gladiator's Slicer Icon Gladiator's Slicer and is only about 4-6 DPS higher than Blinkstrike Icon Blinkstrike and Spiteblade Icon Spiteblade respectively. Also note that Dragonmaw only outperforms those items if you can make full use of the Haste proc every single time it procs, otherwise the top sword options will outperform it. In later tiers, Talon of Azshara Icon Talon of Azshara outweighs Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw's upgraded version Dragonstrike Icon Dragonstrike by a fair margin, so keep that in mind for the future.

3.

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Combat Rogue Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.

4.

Changelog

  • 19 Sep. 2021: Page restored.
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