Outlaw Rogue DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Seliathan 61 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Outlaw Rogue in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

1.

Outlaw Rogue in Mythic+

The playstyle of Outlaw in Mythic+ is almost exactly the same as your regular single-target rotation. As almost all of your damage cleaves onto additional targets whenever Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry is active, maintaining a high uptime on Blade Flurry without wasting it when enemies are about to die is key to performing well as Outlaw.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1 page below.

2.

Rogue Shroud Skips

While at this stage many groups do different pulls due to different compositions or preferences, some of the shroud skips in dungeons are still more common than others. As such, the most popular skips have been compiled on Shroud of Concealment Mythic+ guide for Rogues with diagrams showing each of the skips.

3.

Mythic+ Talents for Outlaw Rogues

Below are the suggested talents for Mythic+. These talents are recommended for all groups and keys at the current time. Be sure to use the 'Copy Export String' button to import our build ingame!

4.

Outlaw Rogue Mythic+ Rotation

For the most part, Outlaw Rogue's rotation is the same as referred in the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.

Outlaw currently serves as more of a utility/support spec and is very sought after for its ability to disrupt enemies by utilizing Gouge Icon Gouge and Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot. Since your entire single-target output will be spread on all nearby targets the moment you use Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry, the rotational gameplay does not change all that much. Good use of your disruptive abilities is the key to excelling as an Outlaw Rogue and learning when to use Combo Points on Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot because an important cast needs to be interrupted soon can be beneficial for the group, at the detriment of lowering your overall DPS a bit. This sacrifice is well worth it, however, whenever it allows the rest of the group to focus on other things while you do the heavy lifting on disrupts and interrupts.

Learning and communicating which abilities you will have to disrupt and how to achieve this most efficiently will be key to fulfilling your duties while also maintaining a high overall DPS that is still one of the strongest in the game. While DPS is not your main priority, knowing when you are free to use resources for DPS instead of holding onto them to use on disrupting abilities is a learning process that differs from dungeon to dungeon and from pull to pull. Always remember that it is better to do a little bit less DPS than to miss an important disrupt that could potentially wipe your group.

4.1.

Outlaw Rogue Utility

  • Gouge Icon Gouge can be used to disrupt enemies from casting otherwise uninterruptible spells. This requires you to stand in front of the enemy, but can be used in many situations to keep enemies from using some of their most lethal abilities. Many of these abilities go on cooldown once used, so disrupting them with Gouge, Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot or Blind Icon Blind will keep these mobs from re-casting these abilities for a while.
  • Sap Icon Sap and Blind Icon Blind can be useful to hard crowd control multiple mobs in a single trash pack.
  • Shroud of Concealment Icon Shroud of Concealment grants you AoE Stealth Icon Stealth in a large radius. However, there are a lot more "see through stealth" enemies compared to previous expansions, so you need to know ahead of time if you can actually stealth past the packs you intend to skip.
  • Feint Icon Feint, Cheat Death Icon Cheat Death, Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows, Evasion Icon Evasion, and Vanish Icon Vanish make up an exceptionally strong combination of defensive abilities. While Vanish does not provide direct defensive value, you can use it to avoid a number of targeted casts, by waiting until the cast starts to Vanish.
  • Tricks of the Trade Icon Tricks of the Trade greatly helps with Threat management.
  • Shiv Icon Shiv can be used to dispell enrage effects.
  • Numbing Poison Icon Numbing Poison and Atrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poison are both useful in Mythic+, but with the heavier emphasis on trash mobs, Numbing Poison Icon Numbing Poison is likely to win out.
5.

Mythic+ Affixes

There are now three weekly affixes and one seasonal affix. The first affix is available instantly at levels two and three, the second affix starts at level four, the third affix is enabled at level seven, and finally the seasonal affix is at level ten.

5.1.

Tier One Affixes

There is not much to say about Fortified Icon Fortified and Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical. The most important part is to ensure that you have all your single-target cooldowns ready whenever you fight any boss. You can choose to play a more single-target Covenant or build for Tyrannical keys.

5.2.

Tier Two Affixes

  • Bolstering Icon Bolstering is fairly easy to manage as Outlaw, since you can easily swap targets, and you do same cleave to all targets. This makes it easy to keep mob Health even.
  • Bursting Icon Bursting debuff can be cleared off with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows and prevent future applications for its duration. Due to this it is best to wait until a few enemies have died before using it.
  • Using Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot can help to kite the adds that fixate you during Skittish Icon Spiteful weeks.
5.3.

Tier Three Affixes

  • Quaking Icon Quaking damage can be reduced by Feint Icon Feint, which will help your healers.
  • Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry will not hit the Explosive Orbs from Explosive Icon Explosive, but hitting the Orbs themselves will allow your Blade Flurry to hit all surrounding non-orb targets, so you need to make sure you are targeting them directly. Running Vigor Icon Vigor instead of Deeper Stratagem Icon Deeper Stratagem can be helpful to not get overwhelmed with Explosive Orbs if you catch yourself running out of Energy too often.
  • Skittish Icon Storming can be avoided by using Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.
5.4.

Dragonflight Season 1 Affix: Thundering

As you venture into Mythic Keystone Levels of Level 10 and higher in Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1, thunder will strike the area you are fighting in on occasion. This will leave behind a bunch of blue swirlies you have to avoid, while 4 of the players will receive either Mark of Wind Icon Mark of Wind or Mark of Lightning Icon Mark of Lightning. These marks increase damage and healing by 30% while they last, but if you do not get rid of the debuff before it expires, you will receive a large amount of damage and get stunned. You will want to remove the debuff, while still maxmizing the uptime of it, by running to a player with the opposite Mark. This will clear the debuff from both players.

If you want to find out more about the Thundering affix, make sure to check out our more comprehensive guide below:

6.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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