TBC Classic Rogue DPS Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Dec 01, 2021 at 08:58 by Nemo 4 comments

On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Rogue DPS in TBC Classic.

1.

Combat Rogue Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

Below are two lists that are very similar in DPS to each other - one is a Leatherworking option, which requires the user to be a Leatherworker to wear and create the Primalstrike set. The other is an option without Primalstrike. Simmed out gems for these items are suggested as well. All Fel Leather gear is BoE and does not require Leatherworking to be worn.

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Other Combat Rogue Best in Slot Lists

If your character is ready to jump into Phase 5 / Tier 6 content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4 or 5 instead, then please see their respective lists below.

2.

Pre-Raid Best in Slot List for Combat Rogue - Leatherworking Option

Please note that, while Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap sims the highest and is your pre-bis technically, it is only a couple DPS higher than the other options of Auchenai Death Shroud Icon Auchenai Death Shroud and the easily obtainable BoE Cloak of the Craft Icon Cloak of the Craft. While the 4-set Wastewalker armor may seem difficult to get, the 2-set will be BiS for your optimal Tier 4 BiS setups. You will most likely be changing around which pieces you wear with your 2-set constantly as well, which makes this set worth farming.

Slot Item Sockets Source
Helm
  • Wastewalker Helm Icon Wastewalker Helm
  • Swift Skyfire Diamond Icon Swift Skyfire Diamond
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
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
Back
  • Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
Chest
  • Primalstrike Vest Icon Primalstrike Vest
  • N/A
Wrists
  • Primalstrike Bracers Icon Primalstrike Bracers
  • N/A
Hands
  • Wastewalker Gloves Icon Wastewalker Gloves
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Belt
  • Primalstrike Belt Icon Primalstrike Belt
  • N/A
Legs
  • Wastewalker Leggings Icon Wastewalker Leggings
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Boots
  • Fel Leather Boots Icon Fel Leather Boots
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Rings
  • Kaylaan's Signet Icon Kaylaan's Signet
  • Slayer's Mark of the Redemption Icon Slayer's Mark of the Redemption
  • Shapeshifter's Signet Icon Shapeshifter's Signet
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Deathblow to the Legion (The Aldor)
  • Dissension Amongst the Ranks... (A) or Dissension Amongst the Ranks... (H)
  • Lower CityExalted
Trinkets
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Abacus of Violent Odds Icon Abacus of Violent Odds
  • N/A
  • N/A
Main-Hand
  • Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw
  • Blinkstrike Icon Blinkstrike
  • Vindicator's Brand Icon Vindicator's Brand
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
Off-hand
  • Latro's Shifting Sword Icon Latro's Shifting Sword
  • N/A
Ranged
  • Veteran's Musket Icon Veteran's Musket or Marksman's Bow Icon Marksman's Bow
  • N/A
3.

Pre-Raid Best in Slot List for Combat Rogue - Non-Leatherworking Option

Slot Item Sockets Source
Helm
  • Wastewalker Helm Icon Wastewalker Helm
  • Swift Skyfire Diamond Icon Swift Skyfire Diamond
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
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
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Delicate Living Ruby Icon Delicate Living Ruby
Back
  • Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
Chest
  • Wastewalker Tunic Icon Wastewalker Tunic
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Wrists
  • Nightfall Wristguards Icon Nightfall Wristguards
  • N/A
Hands
  • Fel Leather Gloves Icon Fel Leather Gloves
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Belt
  • Girdle of the Deathdealer Icon Girdle of the Deathdealer
  • N/A
Legs
  • Wastewalker Leggings Icon Wastewalker Leggings
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Boots
  • Fel Leather Boots Icon Fel Leather Boots
  • Glinting Noble Topaz Icon Glinting Noble Topaz
  • Rigid Dawnstone Icon Rigid Dawnstone
Rings
  • Kaylaan's Signet Icon Kaylaan's Signet
  • Slayer's Mark of the Redemption Icon Slayer's Mark of the Redemption
  • Shapeshifter's Signet Icon Shapeshifter's Signet
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Deathblow to the Legion (The Aldor)
  • Dissension Amongst the Ranks... (A) or Dissension Amongst the Ranks... (H)
  • Lower CityExalted
Trinkets
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Abacus of Violent Odds Icon Abacus of Violent Odds
  • N/A
  • N/A
Main-Hand
  • Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw
  • Blinkstrike Icon Blinkstrike
  • Vindicator's Brand Icon Vindicator's Brand
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
Off-hand
  • Latro's Shifting Sword Icon Latro's Shifting Sword
  • N/A
Ranged
  • Veteran's Musket Icon Veteran's Musket or Marksman's Bow Icon Marksman's Bow
  • N/A
4.

Close Alternatives

While the lists above contains the absolute best gear setups, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it and there are some extremely close alternatives at a fraction of the cost or time. Many of these items below are highly recommended.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Helm of the Claw Icon Helm of the Claw
  • The Warlord's Hideout
Neck
  • Bone Chain Necklace Icon Bone Chain Necklace
  • Earthen Mark of Razing Icon Earthen Mark of Razing
Shoulders
  • Expedition Scout's Epaulets Icon Expedition Scout's Epaulets (Alliance Only)
  • Blackened Leather Spaulders Icon Blackened Leather Spaulders (Alliance) or Talbuk Hide Spaulders Icon Talbuk Hide Spaulders (Horde)
  • Mantle of Perenolde Icon Mantle of Perenolde
Back
  • Auchenai Death Shroud Icon Auchenai Death Shroud
  • Cloak of the Craft Icon Cloak of the Craft
Chest
  • Vest of Vengeance Icon Vest of Vengeance
Wrists
  • Spymistress's Wristguards Icon Spymistress's Wristguards
Hands
  • Handgrips of Assassination Icon Handgrips of Assassination
Belt
  • Socrethar's Girdle Icon Socrethar's Girdle
  • Epoch's Whispering Cinch Icon Epoch's Whispering Cinch
  • Naaru Belt of Precision Icon Naaru Belt of Precision
Legs
  • Fel Leather Leggings Icon Fel Leather Leggings
  • Midnight Legguards Icon Midnight Legguards
  • Clefthoof Hide Leggings Icon Clefthoof Hide Leggings
Boots
  • The Master's Treads Icon The Master's Treads
  • Felboar Hide Shoes Icon Felboar Hide Shoes
  • BoE World Drop
  • The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered
Rings
  • Band of Anguish Icon Band of Anguish
  • Ravenclaw Band Icon Ravenclaw Band
  • News of Victory (A) or News of Victory (H)
  • Talon King Ikiss in Sethekk Halls
Trinkets
  • Hourglass of the Unraveller Icon Hourglass of the Unraveller
  • Icon of Unyielding Courage Icon Icon of Unyielding Courage
  • Core of Ar'kelos Icon Core of Ar'kelos
Main-Hand
  • The Bladefist Icon The Bladefist
  • Edge of the Cosmos Icon Edge of the Cosmos
  • Reflex Blades Icon Reflex Blades
Off-hand
  • Revenger Icon Revenger
Ranged
  • Mama's Insurance Icon Mama's Insurance
  • Declawing Doomclaw
5.

Weapons

When gearing for pre-raid BiS and Tier 4 BiS, 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.

If you want a decent Main-hand weapon, but you are unable to put in the gold commitment, then Vindicator's Brand Icon Vindicator's Brand would be recommended for pre-raid, as you will likely need the shoulder enchant anyway.

Note: Latro's Shifting Sword Icon Latro's Shifting Sword is by far one of the easiest to acquire weapons and your strongest off-hand weapon for pre-raid BiS and can be used well into later tiers. It is highly recommended you farm it instead of any alternative.

6.

Further Enhancements

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

7.

Changelog

  • 01 Dec. 2021: Updated drop locations.
  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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