Outlaw Rogue DPS Easy Mode in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018 at 19:20 by GrayHound 45 comments

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About Our Author

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Gray_Hound, a Rogue theorycrafter who raids in Strawberry Puppy Kisses. You can find him on Twitch and Twitter.

1. Foreword

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

2. The Basics for Outlaw Rogue

Outlaw is a specialization that revolves around the management of several personal buffs. Once you acquire the correct types of buffs, you build Combo Points to unleash in powerful and bursty finishers. In this section we will be focusing on a setup that minimizes the amount of buttons and reactivity necessary without unduly compromising overall damage output.

3. Talent Choice for Outlaw Rogue

These choices are optimized for ease of use. Although some talents might offer marginally higher gains when played perfectly, these same talents often result in damage losses when utilized by many players. The talents recommended here aim to present the best setup that has very little punishment for unfamiliarity or mistakes.

4. Stat Choice for Outlaw Rogue

Currently, you will want to prioritize stats as follows:

  1. Agility;
  2. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Mastery.

5. Basic Rotation for Outlaw Rogue

  1. Use Killing Spree Icon Killing Spree on cooldown.
  2. Use Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush on cooldown.
  3. Cast Sinister Strike Icon Sinister Strike to generate Combo Points.
  4. Cast Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot when you have an Opportunity Icon Opportunity proc to generate Combo Points.
  5. Cast a 4-5 Combo Point Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice when your buff is about to expire.
  6. Cast Dispatch Icon Dispatch when you have 5+ Combo Points.
  7. Activate Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry if more than one target is present and stacked.

6. Azerite Traits

Azerite Traits play an important role for Outlaw Rogue. This means you need to decide which Azerite items you should choose. The traits are very close to each other in power, though, so we recommend our Azerite page for more details.

7. Changelog

  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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