PVP Combat Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVP Combat Rogue Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

Welcome to the Combat Rogue PVP 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 the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

1. Talent Tree

This build has Subtlety talents.It uses Riposte and Ghostly Strike (with a glyph). Overall, your Stealth is better in this build.

Malice gives you critical chance and that’s an important stat for you, but if you’re feeling confident in your crit – you can go for Setup combined with Sleight of Hand and Elusiveness at a cost of Serrated Blades – this will give you more utility. Going for  Ruthlessness is also an option.

PVP Combat Rogue Talent Tree, 5/52/14 build spec 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


Mystic King's Amber
Rigid King's Amber


Nightmare Tear x1
Rest of the sockets are filled with Red Gems.

4. Enchants

Keep in mind, that Combat Rogue needs Resilience since he's often exposed to open fights. You may choose damage over resilience if you are not focused in fights or if you are going for a fast game.

Head – Arcanum of Triumph or Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Inscription of Triumph or Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Major Agility or Shadow Armor
Chest – Powerful Stats or Exceptional Resilience
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Greater Assault or Tuskarr's Vitality

Main-hand – Berserking
Off-hand – Titanium Weapon Chain

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Use two 2.6 PVP Swords for this build. Apply Instant Poison IX on the main-hand weapon and Wound Poison VII on off-hand.

Why Swords? Swords give you a chance of a second attack, which can crit and can do poison damage as well. Mace has a stable 15% Armor Penetration which is OK since it’s easier to get that hard-cap ArP cap. If you don’t have a better weapon then a Mace is a fine variant. 

Why not Axes? Axes have a lower minimum damage, which will result in less damage per hit since you won’t be always having the maximum damage from every hit. The damage spread is just bigger and there’s a good chance of having lower damage because of that.

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.

7. Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

Frost Mage
Shadow Priest
Balance Druid
Retribution Paladin

3v3 Arena

Frost Mage + Discipline Priest
Shadow Priest + Restoration Shaman
Affliction Warlock + Restoration Druid
Feral Druid + Discipline Priest

PVP Combat Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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