Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Guide

Introduction

    Combat Rogues are one of two specializations to bring a physical damage buff with
    Savage Combat
    and can also apply
    Expose Armor
    if required to.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Rotation

Opener

  1. Use
    Tricks of the Trade
    pre-pull. Affliction Warlocks will likely benefit the most from your first
    Tricks of the Trade
    because of snapshotting.
  2. Pre-pot
    Potion of Speed
    .
  3. Use
    Sinister Strike
    .
  4. Use
    Slice and Dice
    .
  5. Use
    Blade Flurry
    and
    Killing Spree
    .
  6. Use
    Sinister Strike
    .
  7. Use
    Sinister Strike
    .
  8. Use
    Adrenaline Rush
    .
  9. Use
    Sinister Strike
    until 5 Combo Points.
  10. Use
    Rupture
    .
  11. Perform normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Slice and Dice
    .
  2. Maintain
    Rupture
    at 5 Combo Points.
  3. Use
    Adrenaline Rush
    as long as you wont cap on Energy.
  4. Use
    Blade Flurry
    .
  5. Use
    Killing Spree
    .
  6. Use
    Tricks of the Trade
    .
  7. Use
    Sinister Strike
    to generate Combo Points.
  8. Use
    Eviscerate
    at 4 or 5 Combo Points if you have the time to build combo points for a 5 Combo Point
    Rupture
    and at least a 1 Combo Point
    Slice and Dice
    before they expire.
  9. Use
    Eviscerate
    if the target will die before a 5 Combo Point
    Rupture
    runs for its full duration.

AoE

    For 1 or 2 additional targets

  1. Maintain
    Slice and Dice
    .
  2. Use
    Blade Flurry
    .
  3. Use
    Killing Spree
    .
  4. Use
    Adrenaline Rush
    .
  5. Proceed with single target rotation, but only using
    Eviscerate
    during
    Blade Flurry
    .
  6. For large pulls:

  7. Maintain
    Slice and Dice
    .
  8. Use
    Adrenaline Rush
    .
  9. Use
    Blade Flurry
    .
  10. Use
    Fan of Knives
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Talents

Standard Build

This build assumes you have Fists or Daggers equipped. If you have Maces, move the points from
Close Quarters Combat
to
Mace Specialization
, and move them to
Hack and Slash
if you have Swords.
0
Assassination
0
Combat
0
Subtlety

Hybrid AoE

This build uses 2 slow weapons and focuses on empowering
Fan of Knives
. It is recommended to switch between this and the standard build for trash.
0
Assassination
0
Combat
0
Subtlety

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Glyphs

  1. Major:
    Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade
    ,
    Killing SpreeKilling Spree
    ,
    RuptureRupture
  2. Optional: For short single target fights, replace
    RuptureRupture
    with
    Adrenaline RushAdrenaline Rush
    .
  3. Optional: For AoE, replace
    RuptureRupture
    with
    Fan of KnivesFan of Knives
    .
  4. Minor:
    VanishVanish
    ,
    DistractDistract
    ,
    Safe FallSafe Fall
  5. Optional: For the Hybrid AoE build, replace
    RuptureRupture
    and
    Killing SpreeKilling Spree
    with
    Fan of KnivesFan of Knives
    and
    Adrenaline RushAdrenaline Rush
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Stats

Hit Cap

  • 8% (210 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    ,
    Precision
    , and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 9% (237 Rating) with
    Precision
    , and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 11% (289 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Precision
  • 12% (315 Rating) with
    Precision

Expertise Cap

  • 91 Rating with
    Mace Specialization
    from Dwarf or
    Axe Specialization
    from Orc, and
    Weapon Expertise
  • 107 Rating with
    Mace Specialization
    or
    Sword Specialization
    from Human and
    Weapon Expertise
  • 132 Rating with
    Weapon Expertise

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Endless Rage
    Alternatives:
  • Wrath Elixir

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Mega Mammoth Meal
    ,
  • Poached Northern Sculpin
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Mammoth Meal
    ,
  • Grilled Sculpin
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Speed

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Thistle Tea

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Best Races

Alliance

  1. Human:
    Sword Specialization
    and
    Mace Specialization

Horde

  1. Orc:
    Axe Specialization
    and
    Blood Fury
  2. Troll:
    Berserking
  3. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Combat Rogue Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Flexweave Underlay
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Weakness Spectralizers
    for early gearing.
  2. Jewelcrafting: Second best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Bright Dragon's Eye
    ,
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    , and
    Precise Dragon's Eye
    .
  3. Blacksmithing: Third best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  4. Leatherworking, Tailoring, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Attack Power
    ,
    Swordguard Embroidery
    ,
    Ring - Assault
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Axe
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  5. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .