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Rogue 1-70 Leveling Guide

To get the best result from our World of Warcraft The Burning Crusade Classic Speedleveling Guide, it takes more than just taking the fastest route. We’ll show you how to play your class most effectively with our guide.

Playstyle

Leveling a rogue efficiently you will generally be using Sinister Strike with Instant Poison on both weapons (after gaining poisons at level 20+).

To increase your speed in leveling keeping good weapons is very important. Make sure that your main hand is a slow weapon to increase the damage of your Sinister Strike. Your offhand should also be a fast weapon to increase the number of poison procs.

When you level as a rogue you will also be using Riposte whenever you parry. This is very important to increase your leveling speed. Using a weakaura to ensure u don’t miss any would be ideal.

While you level it’s important to not use stealth too much, this will usually decrease your leveling time. However, sometimes it’s still worth using cheapshot due to you not missing attacks while a target is stunned, the same goes for Kidney Shot. Garrote and Rupture can also be used against high armor mobs.

You should also know how to gouge kite while you level as a rogue, this will help to kill harder mobs or elite mobs. Crippling poison can also be used as an alternative. This doesn’t work against all elites in outlands due to them being immune to slows etc.
(Video on how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOpnwbdb6Ec)

The most important thing for damaging as a rogue is to try quickly to get into combat with a new mob. This is also important later on due to the talent Remorseless Attacks.

Rotation

Sinister Strike

Eviscerate

As a rogue it’s important you know when to use Evis. If you recently got an Evis upgrade, it is worth using it with just 3 combo points. While if you had sinister strike upgrades recently you should wait for 4-5 combo points.

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