Outlaw Rogue DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Sep 17, 2019 at 18:37 by GrayHound 60 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Outlaw Rogue guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5. 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.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Rogue guide.

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 8.2 Changes for Outlaw Rogues

The only change for Outlaw in Patch 8.2 has been the re-tuning of Keep Your Wits About You Icon Keep Your Wits About You. Additional non class specific changes:

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

In Patch 8.2, Outlaw is still lagging behind Assassination in terms of raid performance. However it remains a competitive spec in Mythic+ and will likely see decent amount of play there. Overall it is not as versatile as Assassination, but it has a lot more potential than Subtlety.

6.

Changelog

  • 17 Sep. 2019 (enchants page): Updated potion choice.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (simulations page): Added Azerite trait simulations.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (stats page): Updated stat priority, following recent developments.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (enchants page): Updated weapon enchants.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added Eternal Palace gear list and a section on Operation: Mechagon.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Added a mention of the PvP talent granted by Conflict and Strife.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added more information on relevant Azerite traits from Patch 8.2.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added recommended essences and updated stat priority.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (rotation page): Clarified that there is no real opener for Outlaw Rogue.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added a section on Season 3's affix.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for all bosses.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (this page): Improved list of Patch 8.2 changes and rewrote viability section with Patch 8.2 in mind.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Guide added.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated description for 8.2 Changes.
  • 25 Jun. 2019 (this page): Updated note on Patch 8.2 changes.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (enchants page): Updated for Patch 8.2.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Page added.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (this page): Added note about Patch 8.2 changes.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 08 May 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Added further boss tips.
  • 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 (gear page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (stats page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (FAQ 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 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Added Outlaw Rogue advice for Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 11 Dec. 2018 (this page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells 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 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons 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.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ 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 (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 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (stats 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 (mythic+ page): Added affixes and utility descriptions.
  • 04 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added boss spec-specific tips.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated rotation for more Azerite conditionals, added meme build.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Bloodmallet charts, added top 5 Azerite pieces to the page, removed disclaimer.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Added memebuild.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated Azerite slots.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Raidbots syntax.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (placeholder for now).
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (how to improve page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added (placeholder for now).
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 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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