Rogue Class Overview

Last updated on Sep 29, 2019 at 10:10 by Sellin 5 comments

At home in the shadows and skilled at disappearing from sight, the Rogues of Azeroth are most comfortable when acting in the background. Twisting events to their favor, striking only when advantage is greatest: this is where a Rogue excels. With their cunning tricks, physical abilities, and mastery of concealment and disguise, Rogues have no trouble finding employment as thieves, cutthroats, spies, and assassins.

If you were looking for TBC Classic advice, please refer to our TBC Classic Rogue class overview.


Races for Rogues

Rogues can be played as Humans, Dwarves, Night Elves, and Gnomes for the Alliance and Undead, Orcs, and Trolls for the Horde in Classic.


Rogue Specializations

Rogues have 3 talent specializations: Assassination, Combat, and Subtlety.

  • Assassination — This specialization focuses on increasing the burst damage of the Rogue, ensuring that defeating their foes requires as little time as possible.
  • Combat — This specialization focuses on enhancing a Rogue's capabilities in extended fights. While they normally fight from the shadows, Combat Rogues are equipped to fight just as proficiently outside of stealth.
  • Subtlety — This specialization enhances a Rogue's abilities within stealth, avoiding direct combat when possible.

Resources as a Rogue

The primary resource used by Rogues in Energy in all specializations.


Gearing a Rogue



Rogues can wear Cloth and Leather armour in Classic.



Rogues are able to use Bows, Crossbows, Daggers, Fist Weapons, Guns Maces, Swords, and Thrown.


Rogue Trainers

In order to learn skills and skill ranks, you will need to go to a Rogue trainer. Below is a list of all the trainers available to the Alliance and Horde.


Alliance Rogue Trainers


Horde Rogue Trainers


Rogue Guides for World of Warcraft: Classic

For information on how best to play your Rogue in Classic, you can check out the following guides.


Rogue Guides for the Season of Mastery

While the Season of Mastery features no class changes, you can check out alternate gear guides we have created for Rogue.



  • 29 Sep. 2019: Updated locations of trainers.
  • 17 Sep. 2019: Fixed location of trainers.
  • 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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