Classic Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot

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On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Rogue DPS in WoW Classic.


Gearing Strategy for Rogues

While a clear best in slot list is always available in WoW Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Depending on what content you intend on doing will change your gearing strategy.

This page focuses on PvE, but you can find more information on gearing a Rogue for PvP in our other guide below.


WoW Classic Phases

As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion. This guide currently contains information relevant to Phase 1.


Pre-Raid Best in Slot List for Rogues

This is the gear we recommend for damage dealing as a Rogue, before setting foot into Molten Core or Onyxia's Lair.

Slot Item Source
Helm Mask of the Unforgiven Icon Mask of the Unforgiven The Unforgiven in (main-entrance) Stratholme
Neck Mark of Fordring Icon Mark of Fordring In Dreams quest in Western Plaguelands
Shoulder Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders Pyroguard Emberseer in Upper Blackrock Spire
Cloak Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron Baron Rivendare in (side-entrance) Stratholme
Chest Cadaverous Armor Icon Cadaverous Armor Doctor Theolen Krastinov in Scholomance
Wrists Bracers of the Eclipse Icon Bracers of the Eclipse Prince Tortheldrin in Dire Maul West
Gloves Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets (set) Leatherworking
Belt Cloudrunner Girdle Icon Cloudrunner Girdle Quartermaster Zigris in Lower Blackrock Spire
Legs Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings (set) Leatherworking
Boots Swiftwalker Boots Icon Swiftwalker Boots Princess Moira Bronzebeard in Blackrock Depths
Ring #1 Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring Gordok Tribute in Dire Maul North
Ring #1 Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring Gordok Tribute in Dire Maul North
Trinket 1 Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice General Angerforge in Blackrock Depths
Trinket 2 Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth General Drakkisath's Demise (Alliance) / For The Horde! (Horde) quest in Upper Blackrock Spire
Main-Hand Sword Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge Icon Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge Warchief Rend Blackhand in Upper Blackrock Spire
Off-Hand Sword
Main-Hand Dagger Felstriker Icon Felstriker/ Heartseeker Icon Heartseeker Warchief Rend Blackhand in Upper Blackrock Spire OR Blacksmithing
Off-Hand Dagger Distracting Dagger Icon Distracting Dagger Prince Tortheldrin in Dire Maul West

Rogue Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the gear we recommend you to chase in the current end game: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

Slot Item Source
Neck Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant Reward from Celebrating Good Times for Alliance, For All To See for Horde
Wrists Nightslayer Bracelets Icon Nightslayer Bracelets BoE Trash Drio in Molten Core

Fire Resistance Gear for Rogues

Fire Resistance is a useful stat to have for Onyxia's Lair and Molten Core progression. Usually, wearing Fire Resistance gear will amount to lower DPS, but on some of the encounters in Molten Core and in Onyxia's Lair, the survivability they offer can be life saving. In our table below, we have listed the best Fire Resistance gear that drops outside of Molten Core so you can use this to prepare for the raid ahead of time. Balancing resistance gear with your other gear is important to find the balance of survivability and DPS.

Slot Item Source
Helm Molten Helm Icon Molten Helm Leatherworking
Neck Drakefire Amulet Icon Drakefire Amulet Onyxia's Lair Attunement Quest
Shoulders Volcanic Shoulders Icon Volcanic Shoulders Leatherworking
Cloak Wildfire Cape Icon Wildfire Cape Ambassador Flamelash in Blackrock Depths
Chest Volcanic Breastplate Icon Volcanic Breastplate Leatherworking
Wrists Cinderhide Armsplints Icon Cinderhide Armsplints (of Fire Resistance) Lord Incendius in Blackrock Depths
Legs Volcanic Leggings Icon Volcanic Leggings Leatherworking
Trinket Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Quest reward from Garona: A Study on Stealth and Treachery

You can also opt to use more of your DPS gear and use the consumable Greater Fire Protection Potion Icon Greater Fire Protection Potion, the Lesser Arcanum of Resilience Icon Lesser Arcanum of Resilience for legs and head enchants, the Enchant Cloak - Fire Resistance Icon Enchant Cloak - Fire Resistance for your cloak, and the Flame Mantle of the Dawn Icon Flame Mantle of the Dawn shoulder enchant.


Rogue Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Rogue weapons.



  • 10 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS page.
  • 17 Nov. 2019: Fixed drop source for Hand of Justice and location for The Unforgiving.
  • 15 Nov. 2019: Updated for Phase 2.
  • 15 Oct. 2019: Updated for the release of Dire Maul.
  • 14 Oct. 2019: Added a Raid BiS list.
  • 14 Sep. 2019: Updated Ring recommendations.
  • 09 Sep. 2019: Updated some choices.
  • 05 Sep. 2019: Updated some choices.
  • 20 Jun. 2019: Page added.
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