Outlaw Rogue DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on May 25, 2020 at 12:35 by Seliathan 62 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Outlaw Rogue guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3. 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 burst-AoE.

2.

Shadowlands Changes for Rogues

We are maintaining a list of changes for Rogues for Shadowlands, the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, which you can access using the link below. We also have pages for the new Covenant abilities and Anima Powers.

3.

Patch 8.3 Changes for Outlaw Rogues

There were no changes for Outlaw in Patch 8.3. However, we do have:

4.

Outlaw Rogue Strengths

  • Strong cleave and AoE
  • Very versatile
  • Exceptional defensive utility
5.

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
6.

Outlaw Rogue Viability in the Current Patch

In Patch 8.3, Outlaw is still lagging behind Assassination in terms of raid performance. However it remains a highly competitive spec in Mythic+. Overall it is not as versatile as Assassination, but it has a lot more potential than Subtlety.

7.

Changelog

  • 25 May 2020 (Corruption page): Updated page for MOTHER Corruption vendor.
  • 23 Apr. 2020 (easy mode page): Added Vision of Perfection to Essence list.
  • 23 Apr. 2020 (Corruption page): Page added.
  • 23 Apr. 2020 (rotation page): Added note about Azerite traits.
  • 23 Apr. 2020 (Essences page): Updated Essence recommendations.
  • 23 Apr. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Updated Essence recommendations and added Mythic tips.
  • 23 Apr. 2020 (gear page): Moved Corruption section into its own page.
  • 10 Feb. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Added raiding tips.
  • 20 Jan. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Guide added.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (enchants page): Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (this page): Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (mythic+ page): Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (enchants page): Updated potion and food choice.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (easy mode page): Level 90 recommendation changed to Alacrity; added basic Roll the Bones rule.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (FAQ page): Updated race suggestions.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (this page): Guide overhauled.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (talents page): Updated talent recommendations, added Thick as Thieves.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (gear page): Added section for Diver's Folly.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (spells page): Updated Roll the Bones description and added Between the Eyes.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (rotation page): Added section for Deeper Stratagem, updated Roll the Bones priorities.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Updated tips for all bosses.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Ace up your Sleeves description, removed Storm of Steel, added Impassive Visage.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added section on Gouge, updated Tides/Enchanted emissary descriptions.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (addons page): Added Grappling Hook Macro.
  • 11 Dec. 2019 (Essences page): Added Condenses Life-Force, Lucid and Crucible essences. Updated description for Visions/Focusing Iris.
  • 17 Sep. 2019 (enchants page): Updated potion choice.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added Eternal Palace gear list and a section on Operation: Mechagon.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for all bosses.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added more information on relevant Azerite traits from Patch 8.2.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (enchants page): Updated weapon enchants.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (this page): Improved list of Patch 8.2 changes and rewrote viability section with Patch 8.2 in mind.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added a section on Season 3's affix.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (stats page): Updated stat priority, following recent developments.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (rotation page): Clarified that there is no real opener for Outlaw Rogue.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added recommended essences and updated stat priority.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (simulations page): Added Azerite trait simulations.
  • 15 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Added a mention of the PvP talent granted by Conflict and Strife.
  • 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 (addons 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 (Uldir 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 (gear 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 (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 (simulations 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 (Crucible of Storms 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 (mythic+ 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 (stats 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 (azerite traits and gear 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 (enchants page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (stats page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (simulations page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (gear 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 (FAQ page): Updated for Season 2.
  • 11 Dec. 2018 (this page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir 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 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for patch 8.1.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (enchants 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 (talents 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 (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.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (how to improve 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.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added (placeholder for now).
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (how to improve page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats 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 (simulations page): Page added.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page added.
  • 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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