Season of Discovery Combat Rogue DPS Talents and Runes

Last updated on Feb 10, 2024 at 10:00 by Sellin 4 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talents for your DPS Combat Rogue in WoW Classic — Season of Discovery, as well as advised runes.

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Combat DPS Rogue Talent Build

Your talent build as an Combat rogue is almost completely set in stone as the strength of talents such as Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush and Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry are just too much to pass up compared to other options.

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Gloves — Mutilate Icon Mutilate

Pants — Envenom Icon Envenom

Chest — Deadly Brew Icon Deadly Brew

Waist — Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep

Feet — Master of Subtlety Icon Master of Subtlety

Mutilate Icon Mutilate is the default choice due to recent changes reducing its energy cost down to 40. While Saber Slash Icon Saber Slash is still quite strong it is just much worse and does not synergize quite as well with other runs we have chosen to run. Mutilate Icon Mutilate synergizes incredibly with Envenom Icon Envenom and Deadly Brew Icon Deadly Brew by taking advantage of their constant applications of poison to allow Mutilate Icon Mutilate to always benefit from the increased damage against poisoned targets.

Envenom Icon Envenom benefits from the quick attack speed associated with using two daggers to use Mutilate Icon Mutilate as it will deal more damage to targets with higher stacks of Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison. Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes is a great tool if you find yourself needing a ranged stun but deals considerably less damage and will not benefit from the other Runes we have chosen the same way Envenom Icon Envenom does.

Deadly Brew Icon Deadly Brew applies a stack of Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison anytime your target is inflicted with any kind of poison, allowing us to use Instant Poison Icon Instant Poison while still getting all of the benefits of Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison. Deadly Brew Icon Deadly Brew also synergizes incredibly well with Envenom Icon Envenom and Mutilate Icon Mutilate as they both deal additional damage to poisoned targets.

Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep is an incredibly powerful, short cooldown ability that allows you to maximize your uptime by teleporting you to your target as well as giving you a 70% movement speed buff for 3 seconds. Shuriken Toss Icon Shuriken Toss is another ability to consider for this slot should you find yourself in a situation with a lot of AoE. As Combat, Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush should do the trick most of the time but if there is a lot of AoE throughout the fight Shuriken Toss Icon Shuriken Toss can be a great choice.

Master of Subtlety Icon Master of Subtlety increases your damage by 10% for 6 second when attacking from stealth, this is especially potent as Combat when paired with Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush and Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry. It also allows you to consider using Vanish Icon Vanish as a DPS cooldown, especially for your second usage of Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush.

More engravings are likely to come out as we reach higher level caps so make sure to checkout our general Runes guide to get a better understanding of what all tools you have available to your Rogue.

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Notable Combat Rogue Talents

Precision Icon Precision increases your chance to hit with melee weapons by 1% per rank, up to 5%. This talent is incredible as Hit rating is often hard to find on gear.

Improved Backstab Icon Improved Backstab increases your critical strike of your Backstab Icon Backstab ability by 10% per rank, up to 30%. Mutilate Icon Mutilate benefits from all talents that improve Backstab Icon Backstab unless stated otherwise, so maxing this talent increases the Critical Strike chance of your Mutilate Icon Mutilate by 30%.

Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry increases your attack speed by 20% and attacks strike additional nearby enemies. One of Rogues greatest limitations is their lack of AoE but this 2 minute cooldown allows you to deal massive cleave damage while it is active, especially when paired with Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush.

Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush Increases the rate your Energy regenerates by 100% for 15 seconds. The greatest limiting factor on damage output on a Rogue is your energy, increasing the rate your energy regenerates allows you to deal massive damage while this buff is active, it also synergizes incredibly well with other Runes/talents we have chosen such as Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry and Master of Subtlety Icon Master of Subtlety.

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Changelog

  • 11 Feb. 2024: Updated for Phase 2.
  • 15 Dec. 2023: Guide updated.
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