Outlaw Rogue DPS Mythic+ Tips — Season 4

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General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Outlaw Rogue in World of Warcraft — Season 4.

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 permanent 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 4 page below.

2.

Mythic+ Talents for Outlaw Rogues

Below are the suggested talents for Mythic+. These talents are the highest DPS-enhancing choices. Be sure to use the 'Copy Export String' button to import our build ingame!

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This build excels at high target counts and provides very strong sustained damage every pull, provided you do not run into extended downtimes. If you are struggling to maintain your uptimes due to having longer downtimes between pulls, we recommend this build instead:

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3.

Outlaw Rogue Mythic+ Rotation

FOutlaw Rogue's rotation is the same as referred to in the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.

Thanks to Underhanded Upper Hand Icon Underhanded Upper Hand, Outlaw no longer struggles with maintaining a permanent Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry uptime in Mythic+. With Deft Maneuvers Icon Deft Maneuvers you can safely hold on to Blade Flurry right before a pack dies, and then use it at the beginning of the next pack as your opening ability from stealth.

Outlaw sports very high sustained DPS on both single-target and AoE, and is very sought after for its ability to disrupt enemies by utilizing Gouge Icon Gouge or Blind Icon Blind 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. 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.

3.1.

Outlaw Rogue Utility

  • Gouge Icon Gouge (if talented) 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. You can also use it right before the tank is pulling, as Blackjack Icon Blackjack applies a damage reduction debuff to the target when Sap breaks.
  • With Airborne Irritant Icon Airborne Irritant talented, Blind Icon Blind turns into a powerful AoE disrupt that also drastically reduces tank damage taken.
  • Shroud of Concealment Icon Shroud of Concealment projects AoE Stealth Icon Stealth around you. It is important to note, however, that in the current expansion, there is a much greater number of enemies who can detect through Stealth or Invisibility, whom you will need to be on the lookout for.
  • Distract Icon Distract helps set up Shroud-skips and keeps patrolling trash packs in place for 10 seconds.
  • Feint Icon Feint, Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows, Evasion Icon Evasion, Crimson Vial Icon Crimson Vial and Cheat Death Icon Cheat Death form a very powerful set of defensive cooldowns and are one of the biggest reasons for Rogue's strength in Mythic+.
  • Tricks of the Trade Icon Tricks of the Trade greatly helps with Threat management.
4.

Mythic+ Stat Choice for Outlaw Rogue

Currently, you will want to prioritize secondary stats as follows:

  1. Versatility.
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Haste;
  4. Mastery;
5.

Mythic+ Affixes

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.

5.2.

Tier Two Affixes

  • Skittish Icon Storming can be avoided by using Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.
  • Entangling Icon Entangling can be removed with Vanish Icon Vanish, Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows or by simply running away from the center of the area.
  • Incorporeal Icon Incorporeal enemies can be CCed by all your crowd control abilities. Use your Gouge, Kidney Shot, and Blind wisely!
5.3.

Tier Three Affixes

  • Bolstering Icon Bolstering and Sanguine Icon Sanguine are fairly easy to manage as Outlaw, as you can easily swap targets and still do the same cleave to all remaining enemies targets. This makes it easy to keep mob Health even by always targeting the highest health enemy. Sometimes, it might be advisable to not refresh Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry to avoid an early trash mob death that could cause problematic Sanguine or Bolstering procs.
  • You can use Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison for a minor DPS loss, to combat some of the healing of Sanguine Icon Sanguine.
  • 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.
  • Use Shiv Icon Shiv to dispell the Raging Icon Raging affix.
  • You can use Evasion Icon Evasion when fixated by a Spiteful Icon Spiteful enemy, or control them with a well-placed Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot.
5.4.

Seasonal Affix

There is no seasonal affix in Dragonflight Season 4. Rejoice!

6.

Changelog

  • 22 Apr. 2024: Page has been reviewed and updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 21 Mar. 2024: Page has been reviewed for Patch 10.2.6, no changes were necessary.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Page has been reviewed and updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Page updated for the Patch 10.2 Rogue rework.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Page was reviewed for Patch 10.1.7 and no changes were necessary.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Page was reviewed for Patch 10.1.5 and no changes were necessary.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated tips and tricks for Patch 10.1 Affix changes.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 04 Jan. 2023: Updated talent build recommendation.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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