Outlaw Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2.5
On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Outlaw Rogue in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.2.5.
If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic DPS Rogue gear and best in slot.
Season 4 Foreword
The Best in Slot list on this page represents the best combination of gear obtainable from all three raids in Shadowlands Season 4. Because not everyone is a Mythic raider, PvP Gladiator, or clears Mythic+15 every week, this list is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out when clearing raids of any difficulty.
It is important to note that there are a lot of different choices with similar or even the exact same secondary stat choices from multiple sources. As such, it is incredibly difficult to compile a BiS list. The list found on this page merely serves as a basic guideline.
Due to the large amount of possible item combinations and the randomness to the gearing process, using a BiS list for the best possible gear will more often than not lead to bad gearing decisions. We strongly recommend using Raidbots instead, to sim the items you actually have available to you, in order to find the best combination of gear for your character. Raidbots also allows you to sim all the different choices you might see in your Great Vault, allowing you to quickly choose the one with the biggest DPS upgrade for you.
A few notable facts about the gearing process in Season 4:
- There is no Valor Cap, meaning you can gear up much faster through Mythic+.
- You will be able to acquire the highest possible item-level from Mythic+ in the first week. You will no longer have to wait for the second week of the patch for the highest possible Mythic+ ilvl drops (ilvl 288) at the end of the dungeon.
- You can still use the Creation Catalyst to change a random item into a tier-set item, but tokens will only drop in Sepulcher of the First Ones.
- Domination Shards will not work in any of the raids in Season 4.
- With the addition of old dungeons, many of the uniquely designed items could potentially become BiS items. This includes trinkets like Eye of Command and the Operation: Mechagon rings Overclocking Bit Band and Logic Loop of Division.
During Shadowlands Season 4, Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones will each spend time being featured as a Fated Raids. During these times encounters within the specific raid will include an additional mechanic and items will drop at increased item levels. If you would like to learn more general information about the Fated Raids system as a whole, please see our overview below.
Gearing a Outlaw Rogue
This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.
If you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.
Puzzling Cartel Dinar
Whenever you kill one of these Fated Raids bosses on any difficulty, you will progress a quest to acquire a Puzzling Cartel Dinar, which can be used to buy any trinket or weapon from one of the three new Vendors that are placed next to the Great Vault in Oribos. You will only be able to acquire up to 3 of these Dinars throughout the entirety of Season 4, so you will want to use these very carefully. These items can be upgraded to higher difficulty itemlevels through a new upgrade mechanic as well.
For Outlaw Rogues, the choices for these are very straightforward. Due to how powerful the Edge of Night dagger from Sylvanas is, you will want to acquire one of them as soon as possible. Cruciform Veinripper is a very powerful mainhand weapon choice, but not as important as the dagger for the off-hand, unless you are lacking a high item-level mainhand. Alternatives are any of the potent raid trinkets like Salvaged Fusion Amplifier or Cache of Acquired Treasures.
Outlaw Rogue Tier Set Bonus
Patch 9.2 re-introduced Tier-Set bonuses to the game once again. For Outlaw Rogues, the bonuses are Outlaw Rogue 2-Piece and Outlaw Rogue 4-Piece. These significantly buff the damage output during our cooldown windows.
There are five set bonus pieces available in total. They cover the Helmet, Shoulder, Chest, Gloves and Pants slots. These items do not drop directly for you, but instead drop as tokens which you have to trade in for the corresponding piece. These tokens are shared amongst a few other other classes, and any player who has already equipped a tier-set item of similar or higher ilvl will be able to trade the token away to another player.
Rogues use the Zenith Tier token, which is shared with Warriors and Monks. These tokens are acquired from the 6th to 11th boss within the new raid, Sepulcher of the First Ones.
As it is vital to gain access to the 4-piece bonus as soon as possible and trading them is impossible without already having a tier-item equipped on the same slot already, you will be using the first 4 pieces you can get your hands on. As we move further into the patch, you might be able to have more choices as to which piece to use and replace. We highly recommend using Raidbots to figure out when to replace or pass on an item that might be an upgrade to you.
Later into Patch 9.2 you will be able to use the Creation Catalyst to upgrade any item to become a tier-set item. While the ideal use of this is not yet clear, you will be using Cosmic Flux to upgrade these once the Catalyst becomes usable, so make sure to get as many of this new currency as possible.
You will also have a small chance for each of your Great Vault options to become a tier-piece instead. As such it is recommended to get all 9 slots in your Great Vault filled, as even a low item level PvP item changing into a tier piece will be more beneficial than having to go without a bonus for another week or two. The item-level of this will always be corresponding to the slot it filled in your Great Vault.
Outlaw Rogue BiS Legendary Powers
Patch 9.2 eventually allows us to use two legendary powers. The ability to use a second Legendary will be unlocked after finishing Chapter 7 of the new Quest Campaign, by granting you Unity. Initially this will always go on your belt, but you will later be able to craft it onto any slot of your choosing. This bonus will change whenever you change your Covenant to provide the corresponding power, so unless you want a different selection of secondary stats for a different covenant or spec, you will only ever need to have one of these.
Unity will always grant you the Legendary power associated with your Covenant ability. These are Resounding Clarity, Deathspike, Toxic Onslaught and Obedience. It will be available on your belt only initially, but you can recraft it onto any slot you prefer later on.
These choices change slightly when you face off against a boss that has multiple targets to cleave on, regular AoE, or if you plan to venture into Mythic+. Greenskin's Wickers is the best choice for all Covenants for these types of fights.
For more information on what legendary powers are the best for Outlaw and their situational benefits, you can head over to our dedicated legendary section of this guide.
Gearing your Outlaw Rogue
There are some significant changes to the gearing process in Shadowlands:
- Warforging and Titanforging are no more;
- Corruption no longer exists;
- Valor Points allow you to upgrade items you acquired from dungeons and Mythic+;
- Crafted items can now be acquired with specific stats;
- World quest item level rewards no longer exclusively scale with your characters item level, but also your Renown level;
- Socket slots can only proc onto specific pieces of gear.
As you try to gear up before the release of Sepulcher of the First Ones, there are a few avenues available to you to prepare as best as you can.
World Quests and Covenant-Specific Gear
World quest rewards scale with both your item level, as well as the Renown level you hold with your Covenant. That means that even if your average item level does not increase, you will eventually be offered better rewards for completing a World Quest as you gain more Renown with your Covenant.
Covenant gear can be acquired at certain reputation levels with your Covenant. These can be bought from your Covenant's Quartermaster.
Professions and Crafted Gear
Professions serve as a great way to gear up with your optimal secondary stats, as it is now possible to generate specific secondary stat combinations when adding special items to the crafting process. For example, a leather belt crafted with Missive of Critical Strike and Missive of Haste will always generate a leather belt with those two secondary stats present. Combined with the Crafter's Mark II, you will be able to craft high-level items with perfect stats much more frequently.
Valor Points can be acquired by completing Covenant Callings or finishing Mythic+ dungeons. They can be used to upgrade the item level of any item you received in a dungeon. The maximum item level that you can upgrade an item to, is limited by your success in timing Mythic+ Keystones. As such, you will need to achieve the Shadowlands Keystone Conqueror: Season Four or Shadowlands Keystone Master: Season Four achievements to unlock further upgrade ranks.
You can find out more about this new upgrade system on our dedicated Valor Point page.
Honor and Conquest Gear
Honor is now a seasonal currency that can be used to buy items. This currency is also used to upgrade these PvP items to higher item level. While some of the higher item level upgrades are locked behind higher Renown levels, you will be able to upgrade these to up to item level 184 at 0 Renown.
In order to receive Honor, you simply have to partake in any PvP activity, whether it is fighting in arenas or battlegrounds, or finishing PvP-related world quests or killing hostile players.
Conquest will function in the exact same way once the first PvP season of Shadowlands has started.
In 9.2, PvP items will have a lower item level in any non-PvP scenario. Due to this change, they will be much less useful in PvE content, but can still be used to fill slots where you have not yet received higher item level items.
Legendary Powers and Items
One of the main features of Shadowlands is the return of legendary items. These are items imbued with legendary powers that you can find all over the world. In order to craft these, you will first have to find a legendary essence that you will then need to bring to the Runecarver inside Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information on this process, a list of legendary powers as well as where to acquire individual legendary powers you should check out our dedicated guides.
The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Outlaw Rogue
With all the different layers of gearing that are currently available to players it pretty much impossible to cover all edge cases and individual recommendations in a guide. We therefore highly recommend simming your own character by using Raidbots. This website allows for highly specific and individualized recommendations that take into account your exact talents, gear, trinket and all the other layers of gearing that the game has to offer. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as it is the only reliable way to get information on which piece of gear, enchant, gem or trinket is the best for your character.
The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses you should spend your Bonus Rolls on. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon, and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from bonus rolling on it. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.
We generally recommend simming yourself. You can find out more on how to do that on our dedicated simulations page. As more testing and improvements are available, you will also be able to find generalized versions of simulations in the dedicated sections.
Best Domination Sockets for Outlaw Rogue
Adding Sockets to Gear
Which gems to use heavily depends on your current stat priority. As previously mentioned this priority can shift and change whenever you acquire new gear, so simming yourself to figure out the best use of your newly acquired socket is highly recommended. For general information on the stat priority for Outlaw Rogues, you can take a look at our stat priority section of this guide.
Best in Slot Items for Assassination Rogue from Fated Raids
The list below shows the best piece of gear for each individual slot that can be acquired in Fated Raids. It does not take into account any items from other sources. Furthermore, the below pieces are considered ideal for raiding, and not necessarily for doing dungeons or other types of content.
|Recommended Raid Gear Table|
|Castle Nathria||Sanctum of Domination||Sepulcher of the First Ones|
Recommended Castle Nathria Gear
|Head||Sadist's Sinister Mask (Creation Catalyst)||Sire Denathrius|
|Neck||Charm of Eternal Winter||Huntsman Altimor|
|Shoulders||Wicked Flanker's Gorget (Creation Catalyst)||Stone Legion Generals|
|Cloak||Crest of the Legionnaire General||Stone Legion Generals|
|Chest||Corset of the Deft Duelist (Creation Catalyst)||The Council of Blood|
|Wrists||Precisely Calibrated Chronometer||Artificer Xy'Mox|
|Gloves||Gloves of Phantom Shadows (Creation Catalyst)||Lady Inerva Darkvein|
|Belt||Heedless Pugilist's Harness||Sludgefist|
|Legs||Chiropteran Leggings (Creation Catalyst)||Shriekwing|
|Boots||Enchanted Toe-Tappers||The Council of Blood|
|Ring 1||Ritualist's Treasured Ring||Lady Inerva Darkvein|
|Ring 2||Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius||Sire Denathrius|
|Trinket #1||Hateful Chain||Sludgefist|
|Trinket #2||Dreadfire Vessel||Sire Denathrius|
|Weapons (Dual Wield)||Zenith Anima Spherule||Sire Denathrius|
Recommended Sanctum of Domination Gear
Recommended Sepulcher of the First Ones Gear
- 30 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands season 4.
- 23 Jun. 2022: Updated for new Covenant and Legendary combinations.
- 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
- 22 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
- 02 Nov. 2021: Updated Shards of Domination section.
- 06 Aug. 2021: Updated Shards of Domination recommendation to Winds of Winter after the latest buffs.
- 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
- 09 Mar. 2021: Added Valor section and updated Legendary recommendation.
- 15 Jan. 2021: Rewrote gear disclaimer.
- 07 Dec. 2020: Added new trinket recommendation.
- 02 Dec. 2020: Updated legendary slot recommendation.
- 26 Nov. 2020: Updated with newest trinket simulation results.
- 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
- 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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