Rogue PvP BiS Gear, Trinkets, and Switch Items

Last updated on Sep 30, 2020 at 23:49 by Abyssalwave 12 comments

This page lists the best DPS gear you can currently get in WoW Classic for your Rogue. Also very important, we list the best switch items you can use, including Engineering trinkets.

For our more information about Rogue talents for PvP as well as consumables, please refer to our Classic Rogue PvP Guide.

1.

PvP Best in Slot List for Rogues

This is the gear we recommend for PvP encounters such as World PvP and Battlegrounds.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Warlord's Leather Helm Icon Warlord's Leather Helm
  • Field Marshal's Leather Mask Icon Field Marshal's Leather Mask
  • Deathdealer's Helm Icon Deathdealer's Helm
  • Lieutenant Commander's Leather Helm Icon Lieutenant Commander's Leather Helm
  • Champion's Leather Helm Icon Champion's Leather Helm
  • Guise of the Devourer Icon Guise of the Devourer
Neck
  • Master Dragonslayer's Medallion Icon Master Dragonslayer's Medallion
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Eskhandar's Collar Icon Eskhandar's Collar
Shoulder
  • Warlord's Leather Spaulders Icon Warlord's Leather Spaulders
  • Field Marshal's Leather Epaulets Icon Field Marshal's Leather Epaulets
  • Deathdealer's Spaulders Icon Deathdealer's Spaulders
  • Lieutenant Commander's Leather Shoulders Icon Lieutenant Commander's Leather Shoulders
  • Deathdealer's Spaulders Icon Deathdealer's Spaulders
  • Bloodfang Spaulders Icon Bloodfang Spaulders
Cloak
  • Eskhandar's Pelt Icon Eskhandar's Pelt
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Cloak of Concentrated Hatred Icon Cloak of Concentrated Hatred
  • Cloak of Firemaw Icon Cloak of Firemaw
Chest
  • Warlord's Leather Breastplate Icon Warlord's Leather Breastplate
  • Field Marshal's Leather Chestpiece Icon Field Marshal's Leather Chestpiece
  • Deathdealer's Vest Icon Deathdealer's Vest
  • Knight-Captain's Leather Chestpiece Icon Knight-Captain's Leather Chestpiece
  • Bought from PvP Vendor at Rank 13
  • Bought from PvP Vendor at Rank 13
  • Reward from "Deathdealer's Vest" in AQ40
  • Bought from PvP Vendor at Rank 10
Wrists
  • Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
  • Forest Stalker's Bracers Icon Forest Stalker's Bracers
  • Bloodfang Bracers Icon Bloodfang Bracers
  • Nightslayer Bracelets Icon Nightslayer Bracelets
Gloves
  • Bloodfang Gloves Icon Bloodfang Gloves
  • General's Leather Mitts Icon General's Leather Mitts
  • Marshal's Leather Handgrips Icon Marshal's Leather Handgrips
  • Gloves of the Hidden Temple Icon Gloves of the Hidden Temple
  • Knight-Lieutenant's Leather Grips Icon Knight-Lieutenant's Leather Grips
Belt
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • Bloodfang Belt Icon Bloodfang Belt
  • Taut Dragonhide Belt Icon Taut Dragonhide Belt
  • Nightslayer Belt Icon Nightslayer Belt
Legs
  • General's Leather Legguards Icon General's Leather Legguards
  • Marshal's Leather Leggings Icon Marshal's Leather Leggings
  • Deathdealer's Leggings Icon Deathdealer's Leggings
  • Bloodfang Pants Icon Bloodfang Pants
  • Knight-Captain's Leather Legguards Icon Knight-Captain's Leather Legguards
  • Bought from PvP Vendor at Rank 12
  • Bought from PvP Vendor at Rank 12
  • Reward from "Deathdealer's Legging" in AQ40
  • Ragnaros in Molten Core
  • Bought from PvP Vendor at Rank 8
Boots
  • General's Leather Treads Icon General's Leather Treads
  • Marshal's Leather Footguards Icon Marshal's Leather Footguards
  • Deathdealer's Boots Icon Deathdealer's Boots
  • Knight-Lieutenant's Leather Walkers Icon Knight-Lieutenant's Leather Walkers
  • Boots of the Shadow Flame Icon Boots of the Shadow Flame
  • Bloodfang Boots Icon Bloodfang Boots
Ring
  • Ring of the Godslayer Icon Ring of the Godslayer
  • Ring of the Unliving Icon Ring of the Unliving
  • Archimtiros' Ring of Reckoning Icon Archimtiros' Ring of Reckoning
  • Master Dragonslayer's Ring Icon Master Dragonslayer's Ring
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
Trinket 1 Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth For The Horde! or General Drakkisath's Demise in Upper Blackrock Spire
Trinket 2 Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice General Angerforge in Blackrock Depths
Main-Hand Sword
  • High Warlord's Blade Icon High Warlord's Blade
  • Grand Marshal's Longsword Icon Grand Marshal's Longsword
  • Ancient Qiraji Ripper Icon Ancient Qiraji Ripper
  • Chromatically Tempered Sword Icon Chromatically Tempered Sword
  • Vis'kag the Bloodletter Icon Vis'kag the Bloodletter
Off-Hand Sword
  • High Warlord's Quickblade Icon High Warlord's Quickblade
  • Grand Marshal's Swiftblade Icon Grand Marshal's Swiftblade
  • Warblade of the Hakkari Icon Warblade of the Hakkari
Main-Hand Dagger
  • Death's Sting Icon Death's Sting
  • High Warlord's Razor Icon High Warlord's Razor
  • Grand Marshal's Dirk Icon Grand Marshal's Dirk
  • Perdition's Blade Icon Perdition's Blade
Off-Hand Dagger
  • Blessed Qiraji Pugio Icon Blessed Qiraji Pugio
  • Core Hound Tooth Icon Core Hound Tooth
Ranged
  • Striker's Mark Icon Striker's Mark
  • Larvae of the Great Worm Icon Larvae of the Great Worm
  • Blastershot Launcher Icon Blastershot Launcher
2.

Switch Items

Switch Items are items that you do not normally wear since they do not give very good stats, but offer an on-use effect that is very good for certain scenarios. So, you switch to them for their effect.

  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is one of the most powerful item switches you can have. This can be used to break many different CC abilities such as Polymorph Icon Polymorph, Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap, Sap Icon Sap, Seduce, and many more. It also has a niche use by helping you suicide which causes no item durability loss which can save you outside of PvP situations. In Battlegrounds this is only truly useful in Warsong Gulch since it is a battleground with a flag mechanic. This can be used to catch a flag carrier or run a flag since movement speed as a flag carrier is incredibly important (if you are attempting to use this in a battleground it is a good idea to have a healer put a HoT on you to negate the DoT effect ESPECIALLY if you are using it as a flag carrier). This is a reward from the level 40 quest Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm is one of the strongest PvP trinkets in the game. It is very annoying to farm for so do not be discouraged if it takes you a while to obtain one. Tidal Charm has an estimated 30-yard range, making it very strong for stopping mounted people in world PvP. This trinket has a cooldown of 15 minutes though so make sure to use it wisely. Tidal Charm is a drop from Prince Nazjak in Arathi Highlands.
  • Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller is a reward from a questline in Scholomance that summons 3 servants to deal damage for you. The duration is unclear but seems to be very short. This trinket is incredible against casters since the 3 servants attacking will continually push back the cast time of enemy casters' spells. These peasants can also break a Rogue's Vanish if the Rogue attempts to vanish while the servants are fixated on them. They also do a good amount of damage putting extra pressure on your target. All in all, this is a very easy trinket to obtain that has many good uses in PvP. This item is a reward from The Last Barov in Western Plaguelands.
  • Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire Icon Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire is a more difficult trinket to obtain due to being an Onyxia drop from Onyxia's Lair. The trinket does not have very great stats on it, but just like Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller it will attack Rogues through Vanish making it very strong in mirror matchups to prevent your target from getting a restealth. The skeleton does do a significant amount of damage (between 100 and 200 usually) and can critically hit, this allows you to pressure any class with it from just the damage that it does. This item is dropped from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling is an interesting trinket since the level of the Dragonling is your Engineering skill divided by 5 meaning as a Level 39 twink you can potentially have a Level 60 Dragonling (even higher if you are a gnome). This trinket has an absurd cooldown time of 1 hour so be very careful when using it. The Dragonling attacks normally but has a fire breath attack that deals much more damage (between 250-350 a hit) however this is pretty rare and only usually happens once during the uptime. If you are using Fire attacks (such as a Fire Mage or Destruction Warlock would) then this trinket's Fire Breath ability puts a debuff on the target that makes Fire spells against the target deal extra damage. This item is an Engineering item that requires 300 Engineering.
  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken is similar to the Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling. The level of the summoned chicken is your Engineering skill divided by 5, meaning that this is very powerful for twink brackets and gnomes. The Battle Chicken occasionally squawks which gives 5% more attack speed for 4 minutes. This trinket, just like the Arcanite Dragonling, can see Rogues in stealth. If you use both the Battle Chicken and Arcanite Dragonling, it is recommended to alternate them, given that they both have very long cooldowns. This item is an Engineering that requires Gnomish Engineering and 230 Engineering to make.
  • Insignia of the Alliance Icon Insignia of the Alliance/Insignia of the Horde Icon Insignia of the Horde are both very easy to obtain trinkets simply requiring you to be Honor Rank 2 and then to purchase one in your major city. These are required in PvP since they break fears and stuns and are the only active way to break one of these effects while they are already on you. The only other way would be to use an item such as Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom before being feared or stunned but being able to break free from these effects is more powerful in our opinion.
  • Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector Icon Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector reflects any shadow spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Crimson Inquisitors in Stratholme.
  • Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector Icon Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector reflects any frost spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this are sold by Xizzer Fizzbolt in Winterspring.
  • Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector Icon Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector reflects any fire spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Solakar Flamewreath in Upper Blackrock Spire.
3.

Rogue PvP Guide

We hope this guide was helpful for your PvP exploits! Feel free to check out the general PvP Talent and Consumables guide as well in the link down below.

4.

Changelog

  • 30 Sep. 2020: Fixed some slots for Phase 5.
  • 26 Jul. 2020: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 13 Mar. 2020: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 27 Feb. 2020: Updated and added more detail for Phase 3.
  • 10 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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