Learn the best way to increase your Rogue Raid DPS and learn the best Rogue Raid DPS Cycles with the below content.
Now let us continue with the DPS side of things.
If you are trying to be a perfectionist in World of Warcraft and reach the top of the charts for being a Rogue then you need to know a few things. Right now it is next to impossible to be beat all other classes in DPS so do not get discouraged.
Before you consider yourself to do lots of DPS in a raid you need to gear yourself for the raid. Make sure all sockets are gem’ed to meet the raid’s expectations. I will go over a simple gem list for Rogue’s that you could use to improve PvE damage.
Delicate Scarlet Ruby – This is your main priority when gem’ing out your gear. Agility gem’s will increase you crit chance / attack power / dodge rating. You will gem out all your gear to that standard unless you are lacking in other areas or you are looking for a specific socket bonus.
Rigid Autumn’s Glow – This will improve your hit rating for those that do not meet their minimum hit rating for the bosses they need to kill. Most hit rating gems will be used by Rogues who are not Combat built which means they are lacking precision. You should keep an eye out on your hit rating, especially if you see that you are missing quite a bit.
Other than those gem’s there are not many other gem’s you need to look into unless you feel like testing out some DPS with different things.
Below I will list which slot you should enchant with what enchant. These are not mandatory but what you can expect me to raid with, but to each his own. This is only experimental and by no means should you take these as solid facts, with that said let me present you with the “best” item enchancements and enchants possible.
[Note: Must be exalted with Sons of Hodir to attain that Arcanum]
[Note: Leatherworker's make this item enchancer, pick up one off the Auction House or make one for yourself]
Assassination Build : If you are the general Assassination Rogue build where you are deep in that tree but have a small portion in Combat then you should use the following rotation. You need to start out stealthed sneaking up on your target with Hunger for Blood up at full strength, you will then use Garrote. After Garrote you will proceed to stack combo points with Mutilate until you have 5 points, then you will use Rupture, then you should have at least one point with your talents up on the mob, then you will hit Slice and Dice, then you either Eviscerate or Envenom to refresh Slice and Dice, and then repeat until dead.
The below build is what I would suggest for anyone wanting to use daggers and raid at the same time with the highest end of DPS possible. Keep your DPS cycles in check and everything will be alright.
This combination seems to take a long time reading but if you know what you are doing this will only take moments before your DPS will sky rocket. Slice and Dice will be your main DPS booster so make sure it is up as well as Hunger for Blood.
Combat Build : You should be the general Sword Spec’ed Combat build mainly using slow main hand weapons and fast off hand weapons. You will spam Sinister Strike until 5 combo points, then hit Slice and Dice, then build up the points again and get Rupture up, after that it will be Adrenaline Rushes, Blade Flurry, and Killing Spree at every pop.
The build I suggest below on WoWhead is for all the players who want to play a nice sword build and spam Sinister Strike all the time. You will be keeping all your damage talents in line with all the ones that matter when you check out the below build.
Make sure you have every cooldown poped at all time and all trinkets ready to go. Use Sinister Strike only, and when your DoT’s and DPS increasers are up make sure you Eviscerate when you have time to insure that your damage is always being done and from there you will only see your DPS go up hill.
This should help most Rogue’s start to sky rocket their DPS and if you can truly say this information is not what is the norm, then I would like to know what is the best way to improve DPS for Rogue’s at raiding by commenting below. If you have any suggestions just give us a shout and we will see that it includes your information.
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