PVE Combat Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Combat Rogue DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Combat Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Combat Rogue DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Combat Rogue in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

1. Talent Tree

The first one is more effective when you don’t have your Armor Penetration capped because Rupture ignores armor. Second is for fights where you constantly change your target. The damage is more or less the same. Don’t forget that you can spend 1 point from Ruthlessness or Poisons into Vigor to have an extra 10 energy.

Rupture build
PVE Combat Rogue Rupture Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
Eviscerate build

PVE Combat Rogue Eviscerate Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Relentless Earthsiege Diamond


Fractured Cardinal Ruby
Precise Cardinal Ruby


Quick King's Amber
Rigid King's Amber
Stark Ametrine


Nightmare Tear x1

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Icewalker
Weapon – Berserking for both weapons

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Use a slow main-hand (2.5 to 2.8) and a swift offhand weapon (1.4 to 1.5). Use Instant Poison IX on your main-hand weapon and Deadly Poison IX on your offhand.

Opening up with a Sinister Strike, which can proc a glyph. Doing another one or two Sinister Strikes to drain all the energy. Finishing move: Slice and Dice followed up with a Killing Spree. This start will give us a burst of damage.

Afterwards, we are gaining Combo Points with our Sinister Strike while using our Finisher move depending on the priorities below:
Slice and Dice is always up. Use at any amount of CP if it’s going to wear off in 2 secs
Rupture is always on the target. Use Rupture only if you have 1st build and at 5 Combo Points
Use Eviscerate on cooldown.

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

PVE Combat Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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