Outlaw Rogue DPS Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Seliathan 76 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Outlaw Rogue guide for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7. 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.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Combat Rogue guide.


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 cleave-DPS.


Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
X Weaknesses
  • -Variance in damage output depending on Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones outcome and Sinister Strike Icon Sinister Strike procs.
  • -Relies entirely on Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry to deal AoE damage. While it has a high uptime, mistakes on using it are severely punished.

Outlaw Rogue in Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7

Outlaw has received no changes in Patch 10.0.7 whatsoever, and as a result the spec plays the exact same as it did for the last few weeks and months.

The patch introduced a new layer of gear, with the Onyx Annulet and Primordial Stone Gems, which when fully upgraded and optimized, provide about a 3% dps increase over the previous BiS ring setup. All of the best gems are simple damage procs, so the gameplay loop of the spec remains unchanged.

Outlaw remains a high APM (Actions Per Minute) spec, that has a lot of different cooldowns and buffs to juggle to get the most damage out of its toolkit. If you have already enjoyed Outlaw for its fast-paced and reactive gameplay, this patch will feel the exact same as nothing has changed!


Leveling an Outlaw Rogue

If you want to level a new Rogue in Dragonflight, you should check out our leveling guide to help you on your journey.

If at any point you feel like you would like to customize your user interface or have been wondering if there are any useful macros or addons that might further your enjoyment and performance on your Rogue, you should check out our Addon section.


Basics of Outlaw Rogue Gameplay

Outlaw Rogue is a spec that is heavily centered around the maintenance of its buffs and cooldowns. The decision to either re-roll Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones whenever it comes off cooldown or sticking with the current buff you have and waiting for its expiration will depend on each buff and the current situation you find yourself in.

Playing around Roll the Bones will quickly become second nature as you watch out for not wasting any of your resources or sitting on cooldowns for too long. Most of your cooldowns do not have a static cooldown-timer, since Restless Blades Icon Restless Blades will constantly lower all your cooldowns whenever you spend Combo Points. Utilizing this cooldown reduction is key to playing Outlaw Rogue efficiently.

For more information on the basics of the spec you can check out the Spell Summary to get a good idea of the abilities you will be using while playing Outlaw. If you are completely new to playing Outlaw Rogue, we suggest taking a look at the Easy Mode page below to get a general idea of how to set up your new character.

If you already have some experience playing a Rogue or have familiarized yourself with the basics of the Spec you can also read up more information on how to optimize your Rotation and the individual strengths of the different Talents.


Outlaw Rogue Mage Tower Challenge

From Patch 9.1.5 onward, both Legion Timewalking and the Mage Tower have returned. As such we have created a separate guide detailing what you can expect from the Mage Tower challenge available to Outlaw Rogues.


How to Gear Up as an Outlaw Rogue

With all the different gearing options that are available to you, you might ask yourself what gear is worth chasing after. Since a lot of the decisions and variables depend on the gear that you are already wearing right now we strongly recommend "simming" yourself. You can find more information on how to do that, as well as a list of the current Best-in-Slot gear for newly-leveled characters and the ability to wear two legendaries on our dedicated gearing page.

After gearing up your character, the next step is to apply the appropriate enchants and gems, as well as prepare the best potions, flasks, and buff food. Which consumables are the best for you depends on your stat priority, which might change depending on your gear, talents, and the type of content you are about to tackle. The following two sections of the guide address all questions about consumables as well as the shifting stat priorities for Outlaw Rogues.


End-Game as an Outlaw Rogue

The gameplay of your Outlaw Rogue will change drastically once you start getting access to better and higher item-level gear. Once you feel that you are ready to tackle some of the most difficult content the game has to offer you should check out the dedicated pages for each type of content below. You will find helpful tips and tricks, recommendations on your talents and equipment as well as general information on mechanics, and guidance on what to look out for as you make your way to the top.


Improving as an Outlaw Rogue

Once you have your gear in order and are looking to improve not just your character itself but also your gameplay, you can check out these helpful sections as a first step into analyzing your own performance in more detail.



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