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Outlaw Rogue DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:56 by Furty 267 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 Myst. 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. Best in Slot List

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 Nightborne Battle-Magus Hood Icon Nightborne Battle-Magus Hood Spellblade Aluriel
Neck Beleron's Choker of Misery Icon Beleron's Choker of Misery Krosus
Shoulders Doomblade Spaulders Icon Doomblade Spaulders Tichondrius
Chest Tunic of Unwavering Devotion Icon Tunic of Unwavering Devotion Trilliax
Cloak Doomblade Shadowwrap Icon Doomblade Shadowwrap Trilliax
Wrists Bracers of Impossible Choices Icon Bracers of Impossible Choices Grand Magistrix Elisande
Gloves Doomblade Gauntlets Icon Doomblade Gauntlets Star Augur Etraeus
Belt Girdle of Nefarious Strategy Icon Girdle of Nefarious Strategy Tichondrius
Legs Doomblade Pants Icon Doomblade Pants Gul'dan
Boots Stutterstep Treads Icon Stutterstep Treads Chronomatic Anomaly
Ring #1 Ring of Exclusive Servitude Icon Ring of Exclusive Servitude Tichondrius
Ring #2 Ring of Braided Stems Icon Ring of Braided Stems High Botanist Tel'arn
Trinket #1 Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates Grand Magistrix Elisande
Trinket #2 Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond High Botanist Tel'arn

The Tier 19 2-piece set bonus adds an additional 30% chance to trigger Main Gauche Icon Main Gauche to your Saber Slash Icon Saber Slash. The Tier 19 4-piece set bonus grants Run Through Icon Run Through a 25% chance to make your next Saber Slash Icon Saber Slash cost no Energy. The 2-piece set bonus is quite strong, resulting in an approximate 4% DPS gain over equivalent item level items. The 4-piece set bonus results in about a 3.5% DPS gain over equivalent items. It is worth prioritizing the acquisition of these set pieces, even if one or two of your set pieces comes at an item level loss.

1.1. Trinket List

Assuming equal item levels:

  1. Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates
  2. Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond (inconsistent)
  3. Eye of Guarm Icon Eye of Guarm (Versatility) or any equivalent stat stick
  4. Bloodthirsty Instinct Icon Bloodthirsty Instinct
  5. Arcanogolem Digit Icon Arcanogolem Digit
  6. Eye of Guarm Icon Eye of Guarm (Critical Strike) or any equivalent stat stick
  7. Memento of Angerboda Icon Memento of Angerboda
  8. Entwined Elemental Foci Icon Entwined Elemental Foci
  9. Eye of Command Icon Eye of Command
  10. Chaos Talisman Icon Chaos Talisman
  11. Hunger of the Pack Icon Hunger of the Pack
  12. Chrono Shard Icon Chrono Shard
  13. Tempered Egg of Serpentrix Icon Tempered Egg of Serpentrix

2. Evaluating Upgrades Using Stat Weights

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).

3. Racial Bonuses

Racial Simulations

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

4. Legendaries

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. Insignia of Ravenholdt Icon Insignia of Ravenholdt can also be substituted for either legendary for a nearly equal level of output.

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.

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.

5. 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

6. ChangeLog

  • 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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