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Cataclysm Rogue Guide

Posted on 10 June, 2015

Cataclysm Rogue Guide

This is a comprehensive index of all the technical posts I have made and will make on rogues in Cataclysm to help you navigate this information easily and quickly along with some extra hints and help. This information is up to date with the Cataclysm Expansion for Level 85 Rogues.

As part of the introduction please take a moment to look at our post: Preparing for Cataclysm

Talent Builds
Level 85 Combat Build 7/31/3

Current estimate of the best Talent Build for Combat rogues at level 85 in Cataclysm.

Level 85 Mutilate Build 31/2/8
Current estimate of the best Talent Build for Assassination rogues at level 85 in Cataclysm.

Level 85 Subtlety Build 0/10/31
Current estimate of the best Talent Build for Subtlety rogues at level 85 in Cataclysm.

Rotations
Combat Rotation 4.0.1

Combat Rotation Help You Tube Video
Includes both a rupture and a ruptureless rotation for combat rogues and what each one might be best suited for. Further information on Revealing Strike can be found at: Combat Confusion revealing Strike.

Mutilate Rotation 4.0.1
NEW:
Mutilate Rotation Help You Tube Video
Includes a basic Mutilate rotation for a rogue with ample haste for rupture. It also includes backstab and cooldowns.

Subtlety Rotation 4.0.1
A basic Sub rogue rotation to guide you for Subtlety PVE purposes. Includes rupture and recuperate analysis and more.

Glyphs
Combat Glyphs

The changes for combat glyphs from patch 4.0.6 including all recommended top DPS Prime, Major and Minor glyphs for a combat rogue.

Mutilate Glyphs
The changes for assassination glyphs from patch 4.0.6 including all recommended top DPS Prime, Major and Minor glyphs for a mutilate rogue.

Subtlety Glyphs
These Glyphs for Patch 4,0.1 still apply to Level 85 rogues.

Enchants
Full List of the Best Enchants

A full list of all the best enchants you will need to obtain at Level 85 as a rogue in Cataclysm. Incomplete.

Reputation Enchants
A guide to obtaining the head and shoulder enchants in Cataclysm including what factions you need and how to gain reputation with them.

Consumables
Food and Flasks

Explains the food and flasks you will need as a rogue at level 85 as well as the new raid Cauldrons and Feasts.

Gems and Sockets
Best Gems for a Rogue

Includes what gems you should use in which sockets and also refers to different talent builds and how they affect gemming choices. Also includes meta gem choices for a rogue.

Socket Bonuses
Not sure whether or not your socket bonus is worth keeping? Visit this post to find out how you can calculate what’s worth it and what’s not for yourself on any item of gear.

Reforging

Reforging for all Builds
How to reforge your gear for Combat, Mutilate and Subtlety rogues including helpful gearing tips.

Professions
Rogue Professions
Current list of professions for a rogue and how they stack up to each other at the moment in terms of DPS gains.

Buffs
Melee Friendly buffs a rogue must have for a perfect raid

This includes a table detailing what buffs rogue’s will enjoy and who they come from, includes all melee and universal buffs.

Weapons and Poisons
Complete Weapon Guide in Cataclysm
Complete guide for rogues in the Cataclysm expansion for weaponry and poisons. Includes Combat, Mutilate and Subtlety builds.

Stats
Stat Rating Conversions

Details how much rating you will need per 1% or 1 Skill of each stat at Level 85. Includes Agility breakdown.

Hit Caps in Cataclysm
Details hit caps for a rogue in Cataclysm at Level 85 for raiding. Also includes helpful beginner information on what hit caps are and how to use them.

Expertise Caps in Cataclysm
This post shows you what Expertise you will need at Level 85 and why rogues use Expertise.

 

Gearing Up

 

Pre Heroic Gear
Gear set for all rogues to get them ready for heroics. Easy to obtain gear items for each and every slot.

Mutilate Trinkets
An up to date list of trinkets for Mutilate rogues in line with Patch 4.1 Rise of the Zandalari.

NEW: Combat Trinkets
An up to date list of trinkets for Combat rogues in line with Patch 4.2 Firelands.

Subtlety Trinkets
An up to date list of trinkets for Subtlety rogues in line with Patch 4.1 Rise of the Zandalari.

Raiding Daggers
A list of all the raid drop and PVP daggers available for rogues right now. Originally a shared topic but lists ep values and DPS for each weapon and what is the best weapon to get right now in current content.

Tools
CSC3 Program for Rogues

Program to calculate rogue crit caps. Also includes detailed information on hit and expertise caps as well as optional raid buffs.

Website DPS Spreadsheet
Web based DPS simulation spreadsheet by Shadowcraft to calculate estimated raid DPS and current EP values.

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