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Rogue Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Jun 20, 2020 at 17:20 by Stan 1 comment

On this page, you will find a list of all Rogue changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Rogues also gain access to class-specific Rogue Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.


General Changes


Assassination Rogue

  • Shiv Icon Shiv mirrors the gameplay of Toxic Blade Icon Toxic Blade (previously a talent).
  • Assassination Rogues will always infect targets when attacking from Stealth.
  • Ambush Icon Ambush is available to Assassination Rogues.
  • Improved Poisons Icon Improved Poisons now give your attacks a 100% chance to apply your Lethal and Non-Lethal poisons while Stealth is active.

Assassination Rogue Talent Changes

  • Blindside Icon Blindside talent has changed to give the Assassin a chance to allow access to Ambush Icon Ambush even while out of stealth, with a higher chance on lower-health targets.

Assassination Rogue Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Assassination Rogues.


Outlaw Rogue

  • Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones now has a 45 sec cooldown and no longer costs Combo Points.
  • Restless Blades Icon Restless Blades passive now decreases the cooldown of Roll the Bones Icon Roll the Bones.
  • Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes makes foes susceptible to the Rogue's critical strikes instead of stunning them.
  • Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry damage increased to 40% (from 30%). The spell received a Rank 2 at level 52, which takes it off the global cooldown. It makes Blade Flurry instantly strike up to 5 targets for (120% of Attack Power) Physical damage.

Outlaw Rogue Talent Changes


Outlaw Rogue Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Outlaw Rogues.


Subtlety Rogue

  • Find Weakness Icon Find Weakness is now baseline (was a Level 15 talent).
  • Shadow Vault Icon Shadow Vault is a new area-of-effect finisher that attacks up to 8 targets.
  • Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance gains the power of the Dark Shadow Icon Dark Shadow talent.
  • Rupture Icon Rupture returns as an ability, replacing Nightblade Icon Nightblade.
  • Shuriken Storm Icon Shuriken Storm now affects up to 8 targets. Damage is no longer increased while Stealth or Shadow Dance is active. Instead, Critical strikes with Shuriken Storm apply Find Weakness for 6 seconds.
  • Gloomblade Icon Gloomblade/Backstab Icon Backstab now apply Find Weakness for 6 seconds.

Subtlety Rogue Talent Changes

  • There is a Not-Yet-Implemented (NYI) Talent in the Level 15 row.

Subtlety Rogue Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Subtlety Rogues.


More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.



  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 16 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Added Shadow Vault change and updated for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Blade Flurry moved off GCD.
  • 08 May 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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