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WoW Classic: Rogue Levelling Guide 1-60

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WoW Classic: Rogue Levelling Guide 1-60
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We've put together a comprehensive guide to show you the best way to level your Rogue from 1-60 that covers Talents, Rotations, Stats, Weapons, and Addons.

WoW Classic: Rogue Levelling Guide 1-60

To help ease the burden of levelling in WoW Classic, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide on the best Talents, Weapons, and Professions, as well as other information that you’ll need to know as a Rogue.

Stealth is a real advantage
Can dodge and CC a lot of creatures
Extremely strong at PvP, especially World PvP
One of the best high level DPS in PvE
Very weak if attacked when not stealthed
Way too many Rogue players
High skill cap

Stats to Focus On When Levelling

Agility > Strength > Stamina > Spirit > Strength

Best Build For Levelling

World of Warcraft: Classic

This build focuses on the most effective option: One-Handed Swords. There are other choices, including a Dagger build, yet this one is the most viable for levelling efficiently. Here are the talents you should prioritise when levelling up:

  1. Improved Sinister Strike 2/2
  2. Improved Gouge 3/3
  3. Deflection 5/5
  4. Riposte 1/1
  5. Precision 5/5
  6. Dual Wield Specialisation 4/5
  7. Blade Flurry 1/1
  8. Sword Specialisation 5/5
  9. Weapon Expertise 2/2
  10. Dual Wield Specialisation 5/5
  11. Endurance 1/2
  12. Adrenaline Rush 1/1
  13. Endurance 2/2
  14. Remorseless Attacks 2/2
  15. Malice 5/5
  16. Murder 2/2
  17. Improved Slice and Dice 1/3
  18. Lethality 5/5
  19. Improved Poisons 4/5

Spells and Abilities to Prioritise

Level

Spell or Ability

1-10

Everything available in this range

14

Kick (Rank 1)

Sinister Strike (Rank 3)

20

Eviscerate (Rank 3)

Gouge (Rank 2)

Poisons

Crippling Poison (Rank 1)

Instant Poison (Rank 1)

Stealth (Rank 2)

24

Vanish (Rank 1)

Distract

Sinister Strike (Rank 4)

Eviscerate (Rank 4)

30

Cheap Shot

Kick (Rank 2)

Instant Poison II (Rank 2)

Sap (Rank 2)

Kidney Shot (Rank 1)

Sinister Strike (Rank 5)

34

Wound Poison (Rank 1)

Gouge (Rank 3)

Eviscerate (Rank 5)

Blind

Blinding Powder

Sprint (Rank 2)

40

Instant Poison III (Rank 3)

Sinister Strike (Rank 6)

Safe Fall

Stealth (Rank 3)

Eviscerate (Rank 6)

44

Slice and Dice (Rank 2)

Vanish (Rank 2)

Kick (Rank 3)

Instant Poison IV (Rank 4)

50

Sinister Strike (Rank 7)

Gouge (Rank 4)

Sap (Rank 3)

Eviscerate (Rank 7)

Kidney Shot (Rank 2)

Crippling Poison II (Rank 2)

56

Instant Poison V (Rank 5)

Sinister Strike (Rank 8)

Eviscerate (Rank 8)

Rotations and Important Information for Levelling

Basic Information

  1. Attack out of Stealth whenever possible, using Pick Pocket to earn a bit of money, or Sap to CC your enemy
  2. Slice and Dice only really becomes useful at Rank 2, at Level 42. At a lower level, it should only be used against powerful creatures (rare or named mobs and elites)
  3. Use Riposte whenever it is off cooldown
  4. Use the right CC for the job. Blind, Sap, Gouge, and Kidney Shot all have different uses. Making the most of them will lead to smooth and easy levelling.

Rotation from 1-40

  1. Sinister Strike
  2. Auto-attack
  3. Riposte if available (at Level 20)
  4. Auto-attack
  5. Sinister Strike
  6. Auto-attack
  7. Sinister Strike
  8. Auto-attack
  9. Sinister Strike
  10. Eviscerate

Rotation from 40-60

  1. Blade Flurry
  2. Sinister Strike
  3. Auto-attack
  4. Slice and Dice
  5. Auto-attack
  6. Riposte if available
  7. Auto-attack
  8. Sinister Strike
  9. Auto-attack
  10. Sinister Strike
  11. Auto-attack
  12. Eviscerate

Useful Weapons and Armour

Daggers (Level 1-30 only, not essential)

Alliance

  1. Stiletto, sold by any Weapons Vendor at Level 3
  2. Blade of Cunning, a reward from multiple different Rogue quests for each Race and Faction
  3. Craftsman's Dagger, a quest reward from A Pilot's Revenge (Level 8+), given by A Dwarven Corpse in Dun Morogh
  4. Curvewood Dagger, a quest reward from The Fragments Within (Level 12+), given by Mysterious Red Crystal in Darkshore
  5. Scrimshaw Dagger, a quest reward from Red Silk Bandanas (Level 14+), given by Scout Riell in Westfall, taking place in The Deadmines
  6. Big Bronze Knife, crafted by Blacksmiths and equipable by Rogues at Level 15
  7. Thornblade, a quest reward from A Dark Threat Looms (Level 16+), given by Explosive Charge in Loch Modan
  8. Relic Blade, a quest reward from The Absent Minded Prospector (Level 15+), given by Archaeologist Flagongut in Wetlands
  9. Deadly Bronze Poniard, crafted by Blacksmiths and equipable by Rogues at Level 20
  10. Meteor Shard, dropped by Archmage Arugal in Shadowfang Keep
  11. Toxic Revenger, dropped by Viscous Fallout in Gnomeregan
  12. Swinetusk Shank, dropped by Agathelos the Raging in Razorfen Kraul

Horde

  1. Stilleto, sold by any Weapons Vendor at Level 3
  2. Jagged Dagger, a quest reward from Skull Rock (Level 4+), given by Margoz in Durotar
  3. Blade of Cunning, a reward from multiple different Rogue quests for each Race and Faction
  4. Kris of Orgrimmar, a quest reward from Hidden Enemies (Level 9+), given by Thrall in Orgrimmar, taking place in Ragefire Chasm
  5. Serrated Knife, a quest reward from Wand to Bethor (Level 12+), given by Dusty Shelf in Silverpine Forest
  6. Chanting Blade, dropped by Jergosh the Invoker in Ragefire Chasm
  7. Harpy Skinner, a quest from from Serena Bloodfeather (Level 12+), given by Darsok Swiftdagger in The Barrens
  8. Big Bronze Knife, crafted by Blacksmiths and equipable by Rogues at Level 15
  9. Tail Spike, Dropped by Skum in Wailing Caverns
  10. Deadly Bronze Poniard, crafted by Blacksmiths and equipable by Rogues at Level 20
  11. Meteor Shard, dropped by Archmage Arugal in Shadowfang Keep
  12. Toxic Revenger, dropped by Viscous Fallout in Gnomeregan
  13. Swinetusk Shank, dropped by Agathelos the Raging in Razorfen Kraul

One-Handed Swords

Alliance

  1. Gladius, sold by any Weapons Vendor at Level 4
  2. Brushwood Blade, a quest reward from Druid of the Claw (Level 3+), given by Oben Rageclaw in Teldrassil
  3. Briarsteel Shortsword, a quest reward from The Fragments Within (Level 12+), given by Mysterious Red Crystal in Darkshore
  4. Daryl's Shortsword, a quest reward from A Hunter's Challenge (Level 11+), given by Daryl the Youngling in Loch Modan
  5. Solid Shortblade, a quest reward from Red Silk Bandanas (Level 14+), given by Scout Riell in Westfall, taking place in The Deadmines
  6. Buzz Saw, dropped by Sneed's Shredder in The Deadmines
  7. Thief's Blade, dropped by Mr. Smite in The Deadmines
  8. Cruel Barb, dropped by Edwin VanCleef in The Deadmines
  9. Butcher's Slicer, dropped by Razorclaw the Butcher in Shadowfang Keep
  10. Electrocutioner Leg, dropped by Electrocutioner 6000 in Gnomeregan
  11. Sword of Serenity, a quest reward from In the Name of the Light (Level 34+), given by Raleigh the Devout in Hillsbrad Foothills, taking place in Scarlet Monastery
  12. Vanquisher's Sword, a quest reward from Bring the Light (Level 39+), given by Archbishop Benedictus in Stormwind, taking place in Razorfen Downs
  13. Phantom Blade, crafted by Blacksmiths and equipable by Rogues at Level 44
  14. Lord General's Sword, dropped by General Angerforge in Blackrock Depths

Horde

  1. Gladius, sold by any Weapons Vendor at Level 4
  2. Deathstalker Shortsword, a quest reward from Escorting Erland (Level 10+), given by Deathstalker Erland in Silverpine Forest
  3. Elegant Shortsword, a quest reward from Serena Bloodfeather (Level 12+), given by Darsok Swiftdagger in The Barrens
  4. Claystone Shortsword, a quest reward from Arachnophobia (Level 15+), given by Wanted Poster: Besseleth in Stonetalon Mountains
  5. Buzz Saw, dropped by Sneed's Shredder in The Deadmines
  6. Thief's Blade, dropped by Mr. Smite in The Deadmines
  7. Cruel Barb, dropped by Edwin VanCleef in The Deadmines
  8. Butcher's Slicer, dropped by Razorclaw the Butcher in Shadowfang Keep
  9. Slatemetal Cutlass, a quest reward from Torkek's Assault (Level 20+), given by Torek in Ashenvale
  10. Outlaw Sabre, a quest reward from Baron Aquanis (Level 25+), given by Strange Water Globe in Blackfathom Deeps
  11. Electrocutioner Leg, dropped by Electrocutioner 6000 in Gnomeregan
  12. Sword of Omen, a quest reward from Into The Scarlet Monastery (Level 33+), given by Varimathras in Undercity, taking place in Scarlet Monastery
  13. Vanquisher's Sword, a quest reward from Bring the End (Level 37+), given by Andrew Brownell in Undercity, taking place in Razorfen Downs
  14. Phantom Blade, crafted by Blacksmiths and equipable by Rogues at Level 44
  15. Lord General's Sword, dropped by General Angerforge in Blackrock Depths

What Race Should I Choose?

Orc

Thanks to their racial, Blood Fury, Orcs are unrivalled in both PvP & PvE. Orc Rogues rule the roost in PvE. In addition, having access to Hardiness gives them an overall advantage over other races in PvP.

Human

Humans have two advantages that potentially make them better rogues than their green brethren, those being Mace Specialisation and Sword Specialisation. Diplomacy does its bit to help ease reputation grinding and Perception is very useful in PvP.

WoW Classic: Race Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of races to choose from, and making that choice has long-term consequences. You don't want to regret your choice later, so we've broken down the races in our tier list for WoW: Classic.

Professions

Skinning

If you follow our guide when choosing a profession, Skinning is a great choice, as if you also choose Leatherworking, you can effectively become self-sufficient. And even if you don't choose Skinning, you can still farm materials which can be used to craft high level armour.

Engineering

Engineering is the best choice by default, as it is widely used in both PvP and PvE. From Goblin Sapper Charges, to Arcanite Dragonlings, to even Dense Dynamite, you'll always find Engineering to be useful in some way or another!

Leatherworking

The main interest in Leatherworking comes from its ability to craft high level pre-raid armour, such as Devilsaur Armour.

WoW Classic: Profession Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of professions to choose from, from crafting armour with Blacksmithing and Leatherworking to farming materials with Herbalism and Minning. With something for everyone, here is our Classic Profession tier list.

Macros and Addons

There aren't any must-have addons specifically for Rogues, but here are some that will make your levelling easier across the board:

  1. Azeroth Auto Pilot
  2. Questie
  3. ClassicCastbars
  4. EquipCompare
  5. EZDismount
  6. MobInfo
WoW Classic: 23 tips to make leveling easier

WoW Classic sounds the return of a long and demanding leveling process, requiring patience and rigour. To make your task a bit easier, we offer some tips for both Horde and the Alliance, whatever your class: addons, zones, PvP, instances and more.

Written by Laerezh, Translated from the French by Millenium.

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