Outlaw Rogue DPS Mythic+ Tips — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Dec 07, 2020 at 16:13 by Seliathan 29 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Outlaw Rogue in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.2.


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. As such, there are no major gameplay changes, and your stat priority, rotational priorities, as well as legendary and Covenant benefits stay the same for Mythic+.

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


Rogue Shroud Skips

While at this stage many groups do different pulls due to different composition 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.


Mythic+ Legendary

Celerity Icon Celerity is still the best Legendary for your overall damage output.

Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin is very competitive on trash, in particular due to the frequent re-stealths you will be getting between packs. It is, however, weaker on single-target and as the seasonal affix Prideful Icon Prideful requires a lot of single-target and priority damage, Celerity still wins out overall.


Mythic+ Covenant and Conduits

For your Conduits you will want to play the following setup:

There is no Covenant that outperforms all the others in Mythic+. While there are certain benefits to individual Soulbinds or Covenant abilities, they are all highly situational and their impact is ultimately very small. DPS differences are usually within a margin of 2-4% and can shift quickly based on the type of fight you find yourself in.

It is, therefore, recommended to just pick whatever Covenant you prefer, whether it is for thematic or cosmetic reasons, or because you prefer the way a certain Covenant Class ability plays. For more information on each individual Covenant and a general recommendation, you can head over to our dedicated Covenant section to find out more about each individual covenant.


Night Fae and Korayn's First Strike

There is one exception to this, that will not occur until very high Renown levels. As it currently stands, Night Fae will have a significant advantage at higher Renown levels, in particular due to the Korayn Soulbind and her First Strike Icon First Strike ability. It vastly outperforms any other Covenant or Soulbind choice. It is widely believed that there will be a tuning pass that will adjust this Soulbinds power. As it is still multiple months until you can gain access to Korayn and this ability, it is not recommended to base your Covenant choice on its current implementation.


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. 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.


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.
  • Pick Lock Icon Pick Lock allows you to bypass a number of trash packs in Tol Dagor, and open cells providing permanent buffs.
  • 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, Riposte Icon Riposte, 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 is not particularly strong on regular weeks, but becomes very helpful on Skittish weeks, since it greatly helps with threat management.

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.

Level Choices
15 Weaponmaster Weaponmaster Quick Draw Quick Draw Ghostly Strike Ghostly Strike
25 Acrobatic Strikes Acrobatic Strikes Retractable Hook ? Retractable Hook Hit and Run Hit and Run
30 Vigor Vigor Deeper Stratagem ? Deeper Stratagem Marked for Death Marked for Death
35 Iron Stomach Iron Stomach Cheat Death Cheat Death Elusiveness ? Elusiveness
40 Dirty Tricks ? Dirty Tricks Blinding Powder Blinding Powder Prey on the Weak Prey on the Weak
45 Loaded Dice Loaded Dice Alacrity Alacrity Dreadblades Dreadblades
50 Dancing Steel ? Dancing Steel Blade Rush Blade Rush Killing Spree Killing Spree

Blade Rush Icon Blade Rush is strictly superior to Dancing Steel Icon Dancing Steel in terms of DPS, but Dancing Steel can help maintain higher uptime on Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry. We recommend using Blade Rush Icon Blade Rush and adjusting in case you notice your Blade Flurry uptime is too low.

Marked for Death Icon Marked for Death outperforms the other options in the same tier even when not getting optimal resets on a consistent basis, but it is much more complex to play. It is only recommended to play Marked for Death when you are already familiar and comfortable with the general Outlaw gameplay in Mythic+ dungeons.


Mythic+ Affixes

There are now three weekly affixes and one seasonal affix. The first affix is available instantly at level 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.


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.


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.
  • Sanguine Icon Sanguine weeks make it important to check prior to using Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes, as it can be very easy to accidentally stun inside a pool.
  • 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.
  • Sap Icon Sap and Blind Icon Blind are useful tools to keep Inspired enemies controlled during Inspiring Icon Inspiring weeks.
  • Using Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot can help to kite the adds that fixate you during Skittish Icon Spiteful weeks.

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.

Season 4 Affix: Prideful

You can use Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to reduce incoming damage from Bursting With Pride Icon Bursting With Pride.

Whenever you get the Belligerent Boast Icon Belligerent Boast debuff, it is advised to just stand still as everybody else positions themselves correctly to not get hit.



  • 07 Dec. 2020: Added Legendary and Covenant sections.
  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated introduction to Outlaw for Mythic+.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands release, added new Mythic+ affixes and updated talent recommendations.
  • 24 Oct. 2020: Updated talent recommendations based on newest simulations and theorycrafting research.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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