Best In Slot Gear for Rogue DPS in Phase 1
In Phase 1 there are a couple different gear set ups that are very good. Most slots are still just one best item, but a few have alternatives that won't meaningfully change your damage output. You are going to want to use two or three pieces of the Netherblade
set and two pieces of the Wastewalker Armor
set. The recommended best pieces are listed below, but as long as you stick to two pieces of each set you won't be too far behind. Be sure to read on to know what you need to get on your rogue, and what is a little more flexible.
Below is an example set of gear that doesn't use items from world bosses. The handful of items from world bosses are only very very slightly better than this setup - you'll do just fine if you skip those items.
Aldor vs. Scryer for Rogue DPS in Phase 1
For rogues, choosing your Shattrath faction either The Aldor
or The Scryers
doesn't make that big of a difference in terms of raid performance. The main longstanding benefit will be the shoulder enchants from these factions. Greater Inscription of Vengeance
from The Aldor
is very slightly
better than Greater Inscription of the Blade
from The Scryers
, but it is such a miniscule difference that you are unlikely to ever notice it. You will do just fine choosing whichever faction you prefer.
- Aldor offer a very slightly superior shoulder enchant for PvE damage dealing.
- Aldor offer a decent sword at Exalted, Vindicator's Brand. This is okay for starters, but is already outclassed by other phase 1 weapons.
- Scryers offer Plans: Enchanted Adamantite Belt which can make leveling Blacksmithing much cheaper.
- Scryers are usually the less popular faction, making their reputation turn-in items often cheaper than Aldor equivalents.
Badges of Justice for Rogue DPS in Phase 1
For Badge of Justice
rewards, it depends on your situation. If you have powerful trinkets from WoW Classic
like Slayer's Crest
or Kiss of the Spider
, then definitely pick up the Choker of Vile Intent
before the Bloodlust Brooch
. If you don't have those trinkets already, getting Bloodlust Brooch
will be a big upgrade to your damage output - remember to use it at the same time as your other cooldowns for maximum benefit!
If you are a rogue playing Combat Dagger spec, you will want to grab the Searing Sunblade
reward as soon as possible - this is your phase 1 best in slot offhand weapon, and it is pretty good.