Outlaw Rogue talents guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 16th Aug, 2022
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Recommended Talents

Outlaw Rogue Weaponmaster Talent
Outlaw Rogue Quick Draw Talent
Outlaw Rogue Ghostly Strike Talent
Outlaw Rogue Acrobatic Strikes Talent
Outlaw Rogue Retractable Hook Talent
Outlaw Rogue Hit and Run Talent
Outlaw Rogue Vigor Talent
Outlaw Rogue Deeper Stratagem Talent
Outlaw Rogue Marked for Death Talent
Outlaw Rogue Iron Stomach Talent
Outlaw Rogue Cheat Death Talent
Outlaw Rogue Elusiveness Talent
Outlaw Rogue Dirty Tricks Talent
Outlaw Rogue Blinding Powder Talent
Outlaw Rogue Prey on the Weak Talent
Outlaw Rogue Loaded Dice Talent
Outlaw Rogue Alacrity Talent
Outlaw Rogue Dreadblades Talent
Outlaw Rogue Dancing Steel Talent
Outlaw Rogue Blade Rush Talent
Outlaw Rogue Killing Spree Talent

Recommended Raiding Build for Outlaw Rogue

Outlaw Rogue Weaponmaster Talent
Outlaw Rogue Quick Draw Talent
Outlaw Rogue Ghostly Strike Talent
Outlaw Rogue Acrobatic Strikes Talent
Outlaw Rogue Retractable Hook Talent
Outlaw Rogue Hit and Run Talent
Outlaw Rogue Vigor Talent
Outlaw Rogue Deeper Stratagem Talent
Outlaw Rogue Marked for Death Talent
Outlaw Rogue Iron Stomach Talent
Outlaw Rogue Cheat Death Talent
Outlaw Rogue Elusiveness Talent
Outlaw Rogue Dirty Tricks Talent
Outlaw Rogue Blinding Powder Talent
Outlaw Rogue Prey on the Weak Talent
Outlaw Rogue Loaded Dice Talent
Outlaw Rogue Alacrity Talent
Outlaw Rogue Dreadblades Talent
Outlaw Rogue Dancing Steel Talent
Outlaw Rogue Blade Rush Talent
Outlaw Rogue Killing Spree Talent

Recommended Mythic+ Build for Outlaw Rogue

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Outlaw Rogue Weaponmaster TalentWeaponmasterPassive
Outlaw Rogue Quick Draw TalentQuick DrawPassive
Outlaw Rogue Ghostly Strike TalentGhostly StrikeInstant

Weaponmaster: makes your sinister strike second hits 10% more likely.

Quick Draw: This talent makes opportunity procs do increase damage and generate an additional combo point.

Ghostly Strike: is an ability that generates 1 combo point and makes the target struck take 10% more damage from all damage you deal. 35-second cooldown, reduced by Restless Blades.

Best Pick:

With the buffs that happened in this patch, Weaponmaster has gotten way stronger overall. It’s the primary choice for Venthyr + Blunderbluss players. Quick Draw + Greenskin is also a viable option if you are doing keys.

Tier 2 (25)

Outlaw Rogue Acrobatic Strikes TalentAcrobatic StrikesPassive
Outlaw Rogue Retractable Hook TalentRetractable HookPassive
Outlaw Rogue Hit and Run TalentHit and RunPassive

Acrobatic Strikes: increase your melee range by 3 yards.

Retractable Hook: increases the travel speed of Grappling Hook and reduces the cooldown by 15 seconds.

Hit and Run: increases movement speed by 15%.

Best Pick:

Acrobatic Strikes is the best talent by far in the row. It works on blade flurry, which allows you to reach stuff no other melee can in dungeons. It also makes it easy to spread out for mechanics on bosses while still keeping melee uptime while not overlapping on nearby melee.

Tier 3 (30)

Outlaw Rogue Vigor TalentVigorPassive
Outlaw Rogue Deeper Stratagem TalentDeeper StratagemPassive
Outlaw Rogue Marked for Death TalentMarked for DeathInstant

Vigorincreases your maximum energy by 50, and increases energy regen by 10%.

Deeper Stratagem: increases all finisher damage by 5% and increases your max combo point capacity from 5 to 6.

Marked for Deathis an ability that generates 5 combo points and marks the target. If the target is killed while the debuff is active, the cooldown is reset. 1-minute cooldown, reduced by Restless Blades.

Best Pick:

The strongest talent in this row depends on your covenant choice. For Kyrian players, Marked for Death is the strongest talent, for all other covenants, Deeper Stratagem is stronger.

Tier 4 (35)

Outlaw Rogue Iron Stomach TalentIron StomachPassive
Outlaw Rogue Cheat Death TalentCheat DeathPassive
Outlaw Rogue Elusiveness TalentElusivenessPassive

Iron Stomach: increases healing from Crimson Vial, healing potions, and Healthstone by 30%.

Cheat Death: allows you to avoid damage that would usually kill you, It heals to 7% HP, and take 85% reduced damage for 3 seconds. It can only happen once every 6 minutes.

Elusiveness: makes it so feint also reduces the damage of non-AoE attacks by 30%.

Best Pick:

Cheat Death is one of the strongest personal defensives in the game and one of the best talents for progression raiding. During progression, mistakes happen all the time, and having a talent that basically gives every rogue player 1 free mistake during the raid prevents a significant amount of wipes. It can also be used to soak mechanics, but that doesn’t have too many uses for this raid. Elusiveness has its benefits in some specific encounters and maybe on some bosses in a dungeon, but Cheat Death is still just too good to give up.

Tier 5 (40)

Outlaw Rogue Dirty Tricks TalentDirty TricksPassive
Outlaw Rogue Blinding Powder TalentBlinding PowderPassive
Outlaw Rogue Prey on the Weak TalentPrey on the WeakPassive

Dirty Tricks: makes Gouge and Cheap Shot cost 0 Energy.

Blinding Powder: increases the range of blind by 15 and lowers the cooldown by 30.

Prey on the Weak: makes it so stunned targets take 10% increased damage from all sources for 6 seconds.

Best Pick:

Dirty Tricks and Prey on the Weak are both very good. Having a free gouge is pretty nice in some instances of energy drought. Prey on the Weak does give you a lot of group damage if you are using Kidney Shot even somewhat frequently.

Tier 6 (45)

Outlaw Rogue Loaded Dice TalentLoaded DicePassive
Outlaw Rogue Alacrity TalentAlacrityPassive
Outlaw Rogue Dreadblades TalentDreadbladesInstant

Loaded Dice: makes it, so Adrenaline Rush causes your next Roll the Bones to always grant at least 2 buffs.

Alacrity: causes your finishers to grant 2% haste for 20 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.

Dreadblades: is an ability that strikes the target for damage and causes all of your generators to fill your combo points, however finishers take 5% of your current health. This is a 1-minute 30-second cooldown and it does not get reduced by Restless Blades.

Best Pick:

The best talent in this Row is Alacrity. Dreadblades is no longer a competitive option.

Tier 7 (50)

Outlaw Rogue Dancing Steel TalentDancing SteelPassive
Outlaw Rogue Blade Rush TalentBlade RushInstant
Outlaw Rogue Killing Spree TalentKilling SpreeInstant

Dancing Steel: increases Blade Flurry damage by 5%, and also increases the duration by 3 seconds.

Blade Rush: is an ability that deals damage to a single target and reduced damage to nearby targets. When Blade Flurry is active, it does full damage to all targets in range.

Killing Spree: is an ability that teleports you behind the enemy for multiple hits over 2 seconds. 2-minute cooldown, and is reduced by Restless Blades.

Best Pick:

Blade Rush is the best talent in the row.

Dancing Steel is a great option for Venthyr players when doing M+ content as Flagellation and Blade Rush have anti synergy with each other. Killing Spree technically does more damage on up to 7 targets. However, the downside is that it stops you moving out of melee range, which means that Killing Spree is very good at killing you instead.