Outlaw Rogue DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 16, 2019 at 06:48 by GrayHound 56 comments

Welcome to our Outlaw Rogue guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5. Here, you will learn how to play as a Outlaw Rogue in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons: from the very beginning to maximizing your DPS.

1. Outlaw Rogue Overview

Ahoy! Outlaw Rogue is a specialization that centers around managing resources while sustaining high damage to stacked targets. As in previous expansions, Outlaw is a fantastic jack of all trades that can comfortably handle any situation or fight type. Between the three Rogue specializations, Outlaw is the most effective in situations involving heavy cleave or AoE.

2. Patch 8.1 Changes for Outlaw Rogue

Patch 8.1 been gentle on Outlaw Rogues, and while we did not receive much changes, we did not lose much and some of the changes can be considered buffs.

3. Outlaw Rogue Strengths

  • Strong cleave and AoE
  • Very versatile
  • Exceptional defensive utility

4. Outlaw Rogue Weaknesses

  • Variance in damage output
  • Weak in spread AoE — targets can be quickly switched to, but not in cleave range
  • Resource/cooldown-reliant
  • Average single target damage

5. Outlaw Rogue Viability in the Current Patch

Outlaw is currently fairly competitive with both of the other Rogue specializations. It is hard to say definitively which spec will be the best for Uldir, as there are still numerous number changes going out, and all three specializations have the mechanical potential to be the best, so this will come down mostly to tuning. That being said, Subtlety does appear to sim about 2% higher than Outlaw. However, Outlaw does appear to have an edge over other specializations where it comes to AoE burst in lower level keystones.

6. Changelog

  • 16 Apr. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 23 Feb. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Minor updates.
  • 23 Feb. 2019 (rotation page): Minor wording changes.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (simulations page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (enchants page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (FAQ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Added Outlaw Rogue advice for Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (stats page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 11 Dec. 2018 (this page): Updated for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary (future raid gear lists will come closer to release).
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 03 Oct. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Reworked the page slightly.
  • 12 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for hotfixes.
  • 07 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Added raid gear.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added boss spec-specific tips.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added affixes and utility descriptions.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Raidbots syntax.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated rotation for more Azerite conditionals, added meme build.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Added memebuild.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated Azerite slots.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Bloodmallet charts, added top 5 Azerite pieces to the page, removed disclaimer.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added (placeholder for now).
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (placeholder for now).
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (how to improve page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 07 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated Healthstone advice.
  • 24 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Updated single-target cooldown usage.
  • 22 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Split talents based on gear build (T21 4p vs T21 4p, T20 2p).
  • 22 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Added new gear builds using T20. Re-update of Soul Ring.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Updated trinket list order, fixed Soul ring description.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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