Outlaw Rogue PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / Patch 9.2)
Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Outlaw Rogue in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose your gear and your trinkets.
This page is part of our Outlaw Rogue PvP Guide.
Stat Priority for Outlaw Rogues in PvP
The stat priority for Outlaw Rogues in PvP is as follows:
- Critical Strike.
Agility is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the strongest secondary stat at all times, due to it increasing your damage and reducing the damage you take. Haste is the next-strongest secondary stat as it increases your Energy regeneration and your autoattack speed, leading to more damage. It also synergizes very well with Combat Potency for even more Energy regeneration and with Mastery: Main Gauche for even more damage. Mastery is a flat damage increase to the aforementioned Mastery: Main Gauche, and Critical Strike is not needed because Rogues have 10% baseline, and Outlaw has two potential 20% Critical Strike chance combat buffs, allowing for 50% Critical Stike without any on your gear. Be aware that stats have diminishing returns that we will reach this patch. There is a 10% penalty to any point allocated to a stat between 30% and 39%, and a 20% penalty between 39% and 47%. Diminishing Returns amplify further up, but we will not reach those values. It is important to be aware of this because it means that once your Versatility and Haste are past 30% then Mastery becomes an option, and once Haste or Versatility near 39% then Mastery will most likely be more valuable.
You want to use PvP items as much as possible since they have increased item level in PvP combat. Ideally you want Haste and Versatility on every item. Luckily for us Outlaw Rogues in Shadowlands Season 3 the PvP vendor sells items with both Haste and Versatility in almost all slots. However you have to consider the fact that you will have to use 4 items from the set bonus in order to gain its effects. Eventually you will have multiple pieces and will be able to choose which you equip and which you do not. If possible do not equip the head piece as it has the worst stat combination.
- Head: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Mask/ Soulblade Guise
- Neck: Cosmic Gladiator's Necklace
- Shoulders: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Spaulders/ Soulblade Nightwings
- Cloak: Cosmic Gladiator's Drape
- Chest: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Vest/ Soulblade Leathers
- Wrists: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps
- Hands: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Gloves/ Soulblade Grasps
- Waist: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Strap
- Legs: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Breeches/ Soulblade Leggings
- Feet: Cosmic Gladiator's Leather Treads
- Ring 1: Cosmic Gladiator's Ring
- Ring 2: Cosmic Gladiator's Signet
- Weapon 1: Cosmic Gladiator's Gladius
- Weapon 2: Cosmic Gladiator's Gladius
Note: it is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will increase your Agility by 175 and your Stamina by 300, making you both more deadly and more resilient.
Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will use this trinket if you are stunned and will die in this stun, or on any form of CC if one of your teammates will die and you can save them. Note, if you play a Human, Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch is often a better option as your Human racial, Will to Survive, allows you to break free of stuns already.
Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity is a powerful sustained damage trinket. It gives you Agility every now and then, increasing your damage output, and provides you with Haste, which is your best stat.
Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you are the target. The health increase is significant and will very often save your life if you use it when the enemy team is using cooldowns on you and your healer is in crowd control.
Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis grants you a large shield, absorbing magic damage. This can be a decent defensive option instead of the Emblem when facing comps such as Rogue Mage, with heavy magic burst damage.
Gems and Enchants
Here are the best enchants and gems for an Outlaw Rogue:
- Boots: Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility
- Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed
- Chest: Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats
- Rings: Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste
- Main Hand Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance
- Off Hand Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation
Four of your gems should be Quick Jewel Cluster, one of your gems should be Straddling Sage Agate, and the last one should be Straddling Jewel Doublet. With these two speed gems and the cloak enchant, plus the passive Fleet Footed, you will move a lot faster, making it easier to kite or to reach a target. If you play a Night Elf you can reach 131% movement speed at all times.
- 23 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
- 10 Nov. 2021: Already up to date with Patch 9.1.5.
- 30 Jul. 2021: Updated the Shackle trinket due to a recent hotfix.
- 25 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
- 27 Mar. 2021: Updated gear and trinket recommendations.
- 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
- Removed outdated gear.
- Added gems section.
- 04 Nov. 2020: Removed Corruptions section.
- 19 May 2020: Updated Corruptions section.
- 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Recommended Items.
- 16 Feb. 2020: Added Corruption Gear Section.
- Updated Recommended Gear section.
- 20 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
- 05 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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