Warcraft stats priority for a Rogue

This is a rough guide for those that are unsure which secondary/enhancement stats are best for your rogue, based on data from leading sites like Icy-Veins and WoWhead. (Currently updated to patch 6.2/6.22). It will also tell you what gems, enchants and food buff is probably best to be using. If you know of any other good web sites specifically aimed at this class please do let me know via comments.

One web site specifically aimed at rogues is Shadowcraft. Icy veins describe it thus: "an online tool dedicated to Rogues, where you can optimise your gear, gems, reforging options, enchants, talents, glyphs, and rotation."

On their Assassination rogue entry, Wowhead say:

This is why, at Level 100, the best way to determine which of those secondary stats is most valuable for your specific character is to use a tool called ShadowCraft. Stat weights can often be very close together for rogues, and priorities can flip-flop as your gear changes. ShadowCraft is by far the most reliable, easy method to use to quickly see what your best stats are.

I wish there was a site like Shadowcraft for mages! Actually, seriously, if Blizzard did something like this it would make things a little easier for everyone. If you log onto your character on battle.net you’ll find there is actually a ‘talent calculator’ – that does absolutely no calculations! (i.e. See my combat rogue). Well played, Blizzard, well played. /golfclap

Stat priority for a Combat Rogue: Haste (… of the Impatient / Deft / Relentless)
Haste > Multistrike > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
(Icy veins)
Multistrike > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery >= Versatility
(Mr Robot)
Agility > rest (Says all similar, with a slight leaning towards multistrike)
(Wowhead: combat)
Haste > Multistrike >= Mastery > Critical Strike >= Versatility
(Noxxic)

It should be noted that feasts give you haste.

While some sites lean slightly more towards multistrike it is not in any strong way. Reading deeper, they are all pretty much in agreement that agility matters most so my advice is that if it gives more iLevel and with it more agility and stamina, go with that, regardless of secondary stats. (Trinkets maybe be another matter, but that’s true of all classes).

Stat priority for a Assassination Rogue: Mastery (… of the Savant / Peerless)
Mastery > Critical Strike > Multistrike > Versatility > Haste
(Icy veins: Assassination)
Mastery > Critical Strike > Multistrike > Versatility > Haste
(Mr Robot: Assassin)
Agility > (rest) (Says all similar, with a slight leaning towards multistrike, then crit and mastery)
(Wowhead: Assassin)
Critical Strike > Multistrike > Versatility = Mastery = Haste
(Noxxic: Assassin)

Wowhead say:
"Assassination tends to value critical strike, mastery and multistrike above other secondary stats. If you’re planning to switch between specs often, multistrike is arguably your best stat to bulk up on, since it’s pretty strong for every spec."

Arguing a build on another spec, while not without merits, doesn’t help if you particularly want specialisation. So, given their otherwise wishy-washy stat priority, at this level I’m arguing in favour of Icy Veins and Mr Robot.

Stat priority for a Subtlety Rogue: Multistrike (… of the Relentless / Merciless)
Multistrike > Mastery > Critical Strike = Versatility > Haste
(Icy veins)
Multistrike > Mastery > Critical Strike >= Versatility > Haste
(Mr Robot)
Agility > rest (Says all similar, with a slight leaning towards multistrike)
(Wowhead)
Multistrike > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility >= Haste
(Noxxic)

Wowhead say:

As long as it has Agility on it, you don’t need to worry too much about the rest. Our secondary stats — critical strike, haste, mastery, multistrike and versatility — are all valuable. …
That said, generally speaking, Subtlety values multistrike above other secondary stats.



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