Outlaw Rogue DPS Spell Summary — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 15:37 by Seliathan 62 comments
General Information

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Outlaw Rogue in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

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


Outlaw Rogue Spell Summary

If you are new to Outlaw, it is recommended you read this before proceeding! In this section we will discuss what abilities you have, what they are used for within the specialization, and how they interact with important cooldowns. If you have played this spec before or have already achieved a level of comfort playing this spec in a practical environment, it is recommended you skip this section and move on to the rest of the guide.


Main Resources for Outlaw Rogue

Energy is the main resource of Outlaw Rogues. Energy is generated passively, the rate of which can be increased by Haste, active abilities, talents, and procs.

Combo Points are another primary resource utilized by Outlaw Rogues. Some of your abilities generate Combo Points, while finishing moves spend them, dealing increased damage per Combo Point. You can generate additional Combo Points through passives and Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones buffs. Combo Point management is very important to maintaining your abilities and maximizing burst.


Basic Abilities for Outlaw Rogue

These abilities are available no matter what talents you chose, and form the bread and butter of this specialization.

Sinister Strike Icon Sinister Strike is your main filler and Combo Point generator. It deals moderate damage and generates 1 Combo Point each time it strikes. It has a 35% chance to strike an additional time, which also procs Opportunity Icon Opportunity and grants 1 additional Combo Point.

Dispatch Icon Dispatch is your main damaging finishing move. It consumes Combo Points and has increased damage per point.

Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes is your secondary damaging finishing move which has a 20-yard range. It has a 25-second cooldown and critical strikes with Between the Eyes deal 300% increased damage.

Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones is a finishing move that generates a random buff(s), the most important of which is Ruthless Precision Icon Ruthless Precision. The buffs are explained in greater detail in the rotation section of the guide. You should maintain a Roll the Bones buff at all times.

Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot is a ranged ability that deals weak damage, slows the target by 50%, and generates 1 Combo Point. It should only be used when you have an Opportunity Icon Opportunity proc.

Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry causes all your melee abilities and auto attacks to cleave for 30% of their damage to targets around you, at the cost of 15 Energy. This generally should be lined up with times when you have most enemies present, with the excess spent at the off-peak.

Stealth Icon Stealth lets you move around the battlefield unseen. You will start every fight from Stealth Icon Stealth.

Ambush Icon Ambush can only be used from Stealth Icon Stealth and deals strong damage, generating 2 Combo Points.


Important Procs for Outlaw Rogue

Opportunity Icon Opportunity procs off of extra Sinister Strike Icon Sinister Strike strikes and grants a 50% energy cost reduction on the use of Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot. This is the only time you should use Pistol Shot as a part of the regular rotation.

Ruthlessness Icon Ruthlessness causes finishing moves to have a 20% chance per Combo Point consumed to return a Combo Point.

Mastery: Main Gauche Icon Mastery: Main Gauche gives your main-hand attacks a chance to trigger an attack with your off-hand.

Combat Potency Icon Combat Potency gives your off-hand attacks a chance to generate energy.

Restless Blades Icon Restless Blades causes finishing moves to reduce cooldown on many of your abilities by 1 second per Combo Point spent.


DPS Cooldowns for Outlaw Rogue

Adrenaline Rush Icon Adrenaline Rush increases Energy regeneration by 60%, attack speed by 20% and your maximum Energy by 50 for 20 seconds, on a 3-minute cooldown. This should be used on cooldown for increased burst.

Vanish Icon Vanish allows you to enter Stealth Icon Stealth instantly. This can be used on cooldown to get an Ambush Icon Ambush whenever it is available.



  • 14 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 11 Dec. 2019: Updated Roll the Bones description and added Between the Eyes.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
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