Main Hand Weapons for Rogue DPS in Pre-RaidDragonmaw
, Gladiator's Slicer
, and Blinkstrike
are all exceptional choices for your mainhand weapon as a rogue. Blinkstrike
and Gladiator's Slicer
are on par and not meaningfully different from each other. All three of these weapons are in contention for Phase 1 Best In Slot
weapon as well - you won't replace these until Phase 2!
If you choose to use Dragonmaw
, you will want to switch your talents from the normal 20/41/0
for PvE damage dealing.
The power of Blinkstrike
is reliant on the powerful chance on hit effect that it has. Blinkstrike
's current ranking is based on research from The Burning Crusade in 2007, but it is possible that it behaves differently than expected on The Burning Crusade Classic. This post will be updated when we know more.Vindicator's Brand
is an easy to get alternative, but it is noticably worse than the top 3 options. Using Vindicator's Brand
will be about a 2% damage loss for your character compared to the better options.
While the formula for Enchant Weapon - Mongoose
technically comes from a raid, you may be able to find another player who can enchant your weapons with Enchant Weapon - Mongoose
before you enter your first raid. If you can get Enchant Weapon - Mongoose
, don't waste your time with Enchant Weapon - Crusader
. Mongoose is an amazingly powerful enchant for rogues that is a huge power boost for your character.
Dagger weapons are listed for readers who want to play within the constraint of only using daggers. Daggers and dagger talent specializations are not competitive with swords and sword specializations in Burning Crusade. You will put yourself at a significant disadvantage in terms of damage output by choosing to play with daggers and dagger specializations.Recommended BiS Weapon Enchants
: Enchant Weapon - Mongoose
> Enchant Weapon - Crusader