Strength, on the other hand, is a fairly mediocre stat for Rogues, providing only 1 AP, whereas Agility gives 1 AP in addition to Crit, Dodge and Armor. Whether you’re twinking or leveling, you can find the best gear listed in myTwink Weapons and Twink Armor charts. Every 2 mins your goal will be to pull 2 mobs together, this will increase your kill time by a lot.
Sword or Mace Combat is usually considered to be the best spec for leveling because it has superior sustained damage and can handle multiple enemies very effectively. In addition to that, Combat doesn’t rely on stealth or positional attacks and is as good at solo PVE farming/grinding as it is at running 5-man dungeons. The only situation where Combat tends to be lackluster is PVP because it lacks the control and utility offered by the other Rogue specs. Your critical strikes from abilities that add combo points have a 100% chance to add an additional combo point. Your critical strikes from abilities that add combo points have a 80% chance to add an additional combo point. Your critical strikes from abilities that add combo points have a 60% chance to add an additional combo point.
In this section, we will go over some of the key talents gained while leveling as a Rogue and their strengths. Providing non-Hunter leveling advice is outside the scope of this article and is covered in our general TBC leveling guide. Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she’s quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap.
You don’t have the benefit of huge white damage with Sub like you do with Combat. Combat white damage is vastly better than sub …so as a sub rogue you make up for that by using bleeds. As for rupture missing…the skill activation can miss. If you are leveling sub it depends on what you are opening. If you are opening Ambush, you probably want double instant.
This checklist is based on the guide made by Myro, based on the BiosparksTV 2.0 leveling guide. The goal of this grind is to get to 70 + Karazhan attunement + 4/5 Heroic Dungeon keys unlocked. Post-2.3.2 this build is less attractive because AR was removed from Prep. Maces are the key to this build with the added mace stun effect.
Raiding Hemo builds will be unable to take Improved Expose Armor, therefore it is not advisable to ask a Hemo rogue to perform the task of keeping Expose Armor up. Untalented Expose Armor is not worth using in raids, even if your tank is not a warrior, as Sunder Armor provides 2600 armor reduction compared to 2050 for a 5-CP Expose. However, if your tank isn’t a warrior, whether you have other warriors in the raid or not, it is worthwhile to take 2/2 Improved Expose Armor and use 5-CP Expose Armor for 3075 armor reduction. See the Buffs section above for more information. Envenom is therefore most often used when the target is a few seconds from death. Note that a 5-CP Expose Armor with 2 points in Improved Expose Armor is worth slightly more armor reduction than Sunder Armor (3075 vs. 2600).
Increases the damage done by your offhand weapon by 10%. Increases your chance to get a critical strike with Daggers by 5%. Increases your chance to get a critical strike with Daggers by 4%. Increases your chance to get a critical strike with Daggers by 3%.
The last boss in Shadow Labyrinth drops amazing stuff for all classes including a 174 max damage dagger. Why both of these in the same section Almost all of the world loot table takuache hats in beta that is rare or epic comes in the form of a pattern. Blacksmith, weaponsmith, tailor, enchanting, etc. All patterns found in the world are BOE and can be sold on the AH.
Only calculate EP for the socket bonus if the piece has no blue sockets. (See the gem section below for an explanation as to why sockets are handled this way.) Any stat that does not provide direct DPS value (e.g. stamina, dodge rating, resilience) can be valued at 0 EP. An example of using the EP weights is provided following the tables. No sense in trying to make your crappy white damage faster with SnD spec’d sub… unless you have a point after rupturing and you have nothing better to do with it.
Increases your Stealth detection and reduces the chance you are hit by spells and ranged attacks by 2%. Gives you a 90% chance to return to stealth mode after using your Sap ability. Gives you a 60% chance to return to stealth mode after using your Sap ability. Gives you a 30% chance to return to stealth mode after using your Sap ability. Increases your chance to get a critical strike with Fist Weapons by 5%.