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Outlaw Rogue DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Nov 28, 2017 at 20:01 by Furty 327 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Outlaw Rogues. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Outlaw Rogue guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Perfecto, an Outlaw/Assassination Rogue who raids in Method.

1. Tier 21 Bonuses for Outlaw Rogue

The Tier 21 set bonuses focus on empowering your Run Through Icon Run Through as well as granting additional combat enhancements through your Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones.

  • 2-piece bonus: Extra attacks from Saber Slash Icon Saber Slash increase the damage of your next Run Through Icon Run Through by 15%, stacking up to 4 times.
  • 4-piece bonus: Run Through Icon Run Through has a 16% chance to grant you a Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones combat enhancement buff you do not already have for 10 seconds.

The Outlaw 2-piece bonus is very powerful and should be prioritized immediately. The 4-piece bonus is a nice boost, however, it does not have quite the same punch and is not worth dropping major item levels for. If you have Mythic Tier 20 it may be worth using double 2-piece bonuses until you obtain high enough item level Tier 21, although this is most certainly contextual and should be determined using a proper simulation.

2. Tier 20 Set Bonuses for Outlaw Rogue

The Tier 20 set bonus for Outlaw provides additional damage by granting passive buffs to your character through the use of your main rotational abilities. Your Opportunity Icon Opportunity procs and Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush are the beneficiaries of this tier set, improving their potency at no cost to the player.

  • 2-piece bonus: Free Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shots increase your Critical Strike chance by 5% for 8 seconds.
  • 4-piece bonus: Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush persists for 8 seconds longer when it ends, at half power.

The 4-piece bonus in particular is noteworthy as it can greatly enhance your damage in certain situations, especially during sustained cleave and AoE. The 2-piece bonus, on the other hand, grants 2000 free Critical Strike rating when active, and you will be able to keep near full uptime on this buff in most situations. While this may seem powerful at first glance, it is worth noting Critical Strike is not one of our strongest stats and this bonus is not as good as it might otherwise seem. That said, both bonuses are worth acquiring. The 4-piece bonus is worth using even at the expense of slightly higher item level offpieces. The 2-piece bonus is not worth using over well itemized high item level offpieces until the 4-piece can be completed.

In comparison to the Tier 19 set bonuses, the Tier 20 bonuses are somewhat lackluster. This means if you are currently using Tier 19, you should prefer this set bonus until you are able to acquire Tier 20 that is roughly 5-10 item levels higher.

3. Best in Slot List for Outlaw Rogue

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Cavalier Hat of the Dashing Scoundrel Icon Cavalier Hat of the Dashing Scoundrel Aggramar
Neck Riveted Choker of Delirium Icon Riveted Choker of Delirium Varimathras
Shoulders Shoulderpads of the Dashing Scoundrel Icon Shoulderpads of the Dashing Scoundrel The Coven of Shivarra
Chest Vest of Waning Life Icon Vest of Waning Life Argus the Unmaker
Cloak Cloak of the Dashing Scoundrel Icon Cloak of the Dashing Scoundrel Antoran High Command
Wrists Bracers of Wanton Morality Icon Bracers of Wanton Morality The Coven of Shivarra
Gloves Gloves of the Dashing Scoundrel Icon Gloves of the Dashing Scoundrel Kin'garoth
Belt Death-Enveloping Cincture Icon Death-Enveloping Cincture Argus the Unmaker
Legs Breach-Blocker Legguards Icon Breach-Blocker Legguards Garothi Worldbreaker
Boots Depraved Machinist's Footpads Icon Depraved Machinist's Footpads Kin'garoth
Ring #1 Seal of the Portalmaster Icon Seal of the Portalmaster Portal Keeper Hasabel
Ring #2 Zealous Tormentor's Ring Icon Zealous Tormentor's Ring The Coven of Shivarra
Trinket #1 Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates Grand Magistrix Elisande
Trinket #2 Golganneth's Vitality Icon Golganneth's Vitality Argus the Unmaker

4. Trinket Priority for Outlaw Rogue

Assuming equal item levels:

  1. Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates
  2. Golganneth's Vitality Icon Golganneth's Vitality
  3. Seeping Scourgewing Icon Seeping Scourgewing
  4. Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal
  5. Chaos Talisman Icon Chaos Talisman
  6. Bloodthirsty Instinct Icon Bloodthirsty Instinct
  7. Eye of Command Icon Eye of Command
  8. Unstable Arcanocrystal Icon Unstable Arcanocrystal
  9. Eye of Guarm Icon Eye of Guarm (Haste) or any equivalent stat stick
  10. Eye of Guarm Icon Eye of Guarm (Versatility) or any equivalent stat stick

5. Evaluating Upgrades Using Stat Weights for Outlaw Rogue

You can evaluate upgrades side by side using a simple napkin math formula:

DPS Value = Σ Stat weight × Amount of Stat

For example, using the stat weights from our Stats page, a pair of boots with 380 Mastery, 1150 Haste, and 976 Agility, we can calculate a DPS value of:

380×0.54 + 1150×0.49 + 976×1 = 1744.7

This does not give an exact DPS value, but can be used to calculate the relative value versus another piece. For example, if we have a second pair of boots with 450 Haste, 970 Versatility, and 976 Agility, we can compute the DPS value for that second item using the same formula, before comparing the results:

450×0.49 + 970×0.69 + 976×1 = 1865.8

We can clearly see that 1865.8 > 1744.7, and therefore, the second pair of boots are the stronger upgrade. This is the quickest, best, and most reliable way of determining whether or not you should use one upgrade or another, despite the fact that stats weights are very approximate and change with respect to fight type, fight length, and the values of your other stats (synergetic scaling).

6. Racial Bonuses for Outlaw Rogue

Racial Simulations

Racial benefit is pretty minimal for Outlaw so it is recommended you just play whatever makes you happiest.

7. Legendary Items for Outlaw Rogue

The best combination of legendary items for most raid encounters is currently Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin + Greenskin's Waterlogged Wristcuffs Icon Greenskin's Waterlogged Wristcuffs.

Greenskin's Waterlogged Wristcuffs Icon Greenskin's Waterlogged Wristcuffs gives Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes a 20% chance per Combo Point invested to increase the damage of the next Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot by 200%. This is the best legendary for single target. The proc should be paired with a  Icon Blunderbuss proc whenever possible.

Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin grants 100% increased Critical Strike while in Stealth Icon Stealth, and for 6 seconds after breaking Stealth Icon Stealth. This is the second best legendary for Outlaw, currently, as the Vanish Icon Vanish cooldown is reduced by True Bearing Icon True Bearing. It allows for exceptional burst and is a potent item in any situation.

The Curse of Restlessness Icon The Curse of Restlessness causes Restless Blades Icon Restless Blades to also reduce the cooldown of  Icon Curse of the Dreadblades by 0.25 seconds per Combo Point spent. Middling value legendary; consistent and stable damage increase but not as potent as the stronger choices.

Soul of the Shadowblade Icon Soul of the Shadowblade grants the Vigor Icon Vigor talent. Currently a very weak choice as Vigor is already a very weak talent for Outlaw and does not provide much additional gain.

Insignia of Ravenholdt Icon Insignia of Ravenholdt adds shadow cleave to all targets up to 15 yards in front of you when you use abilities that generate combo points. This is third in priority for single target damage. It is also a strong legendary for Mythic+ and sustained AoE.

Shivarran Symmetry Icon Shivarran Symmetry causes melee attacks to strike nearby enemies for 65% of normal damage for 3 seconds after activating Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry. This is an ideal legendary for Mythic+ dungeon grinding. The goal is to bank a bunch of burst damage in advance before activating Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry. When you activate Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry, cast a 6 Combo Point Run Through Icon Run Through, then cast Marked for Death Icon Marked for Death and Run Through Icon Run Through. When you are opening on a pack you should leave Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry off until you are at 4 Combo Points, then activate Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry and Saber Slash Icon Saber Slash into the Run Through Icon Run Through & Marked for Death Icon Marked for Death combo.

Thraxi's Tricksy Treads Icon Thraxi's Tricksy Treads gives bonus damage equal to 20% of your increased movement speed. This legendary can give decent damage when paired with Hit and Run Icon Hit and Run and any gear with extra Speed affixes. You can also use your Sprint Icon Sprint as a pseudo DPS cooldown for extra damage. Weak legendary overall.

Will of Valeera Icon Will of Valeera gives Feint Icon Feint a healing effect. This can be useful on fights with exceptionally high damage intake or encounters that are very unfriendly to melee classes. This should be paired with Elusiveness Icon Elusiveness for maximum defensive impact.

Cinidaria, the Symbiote Icon Cinidaria, the Symbiote causes your attacks to deal 30% extra physical damage when your targets are above 90% health. This legendary is exceptional in situations where an early damage check is paramount and amounts to a large overall DPS increase. Unfortunately it does not have much use if damage early in the fight is not important. Fourth best for single target.

Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish Icon Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish is an underwhelming legendary, as it takes up a valuable trinket slot and has very low impact for sustained damage. It could be useful if there are a horde of stacked adds, but is otherwise lacklustre in every way.

8. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Death Knights, Druids, Mages, and Assassination/Combat/Subtlety Rogues
Leather Armor Demon Hunters, Druids, Monks, and Assassination/Combat/Subtlety Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Havoc Demon Hunters, Feral Druids, Windwalker Monks, Hunters, Assassination/Combat/Subtlety Rogues, and Enhancement Shamans

9. ChangeLog

  • 28 Nov. 2017: Added Tier 21 section, updated best in slot, and updated trinket list.
  • 29 Jun. 2017: Added Tier 20 section, updated trinket list, and updated BiS.
  • 12 Jun. 2017: Added Soul of the Shadowblade and The Curse of Restlessness to the Legendary items section.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 13 Feb. 2017: Updated BiS list, added 2P/4P evaluation, added Trinket List, removed SimCraft list, updated Legendary combinations.
  • 14 Jan. 2017: Added new legendary items.
  • 30 Nov. 2016: Updated legendary text and priorities for Greesnkins/Thraxis/Shivvaran.
  • 02 Oct. 2016: Updated Trinket section.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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