WoW 8.1.5 PvP Arena Tier List **UPDATED: MAY 2019** | WoW PvP Guide

by Mystic // May 12, 2019

Here you will find a strong representation of the current metagame from an EU point of view. That being said, this view should closely mirror meta games throughout all regions.

All specs have been assigned to a tier based on the comps available to them and not necessarily because of their power alone. PvE gear has also been considered.

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3v3 Class Tier List

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S Tier

DH DK
dhdkrdruid

WINDWALKER DK
wwdkmw

RMD
assafrostrdruid

RMPALA
assafirepala

ELE FIRE MAGE
elefirepala

A Tier

WINDWALKER FROST MAGE
wwfrostrdruid

WINDWALKER DESTRO
wwdestromwrsham

WINDWALKER FURY
wwfuryrdruidmw

ASSA FIRE RMD
assafirerdruid

TSG
wardkmw

LSM/LSD
eledestromwrdruid

ELE BOOMKIN
elebalancemwrdruid

ELE FROST MAGE
elefrostrdruid

GODCOMP/SHATTER
frostsprdruidpala

MLD/MLP
frostfiredestrordruidpala

SHADOWPLAY
spdestromwrsham

B Tier

DH WAR
dhwarrdruid

THUNDER
warelemw

WINDWALKER ARCANE MAGE
wwarcanerdruid

RLD/RLP
assadestrordruidpala

ELE ROGUE
assaelerdruidmw

RMP
subfrostdisc

JUNGLE
feralsurvivaldisc

RET SP
retsprsham

RET DESTRO
retdestrorsham

SP HUNTER
spsurvivalrsham

C Tier

WINDWALKER SP
wwsprshamrdruid

WINDWALKER BOOMKIN
wwbalancershammw

TURBO
warenhmwrdruid

RET HUNTER
retsurvival bmdiscrshamrdruid

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2v2 Class Tier List

2v2 Comp Tier List Header

S Tier

RESTO DRUID X
rdruidsurvival dhdkdestro

A Tier

SURVIVAL HOLY PALA
survivalpala

DK PALA/MONK
dkpalamw

WINDWALKER DRUID/MONK
ww rdruidmw

FERAL PALA/DRUID
feralpalardruid

DH RESTO SHAMAN
rsham dh

B Tier

SUB FIRE MAGE
subfire

WINDWALKER DISC
wwdisc

ASSA HOLY PALA
assapala

FURY RESTO DRUID
furyrdruid

FERAL DISC
feraldisc

RET RESTO DRUID
retrdruid

DESTRO HOLY PRIEST
destroholy

ELE DRUID/PALA
elerdruidpala

SP DRUID
sprdruid

C Tier

ARMS RESTO DRUID
warrdruid

SUB/OUTLAW DISC
suboutlawdisc

SUB HOLY PALA
subpala

ENH HOLY PALA
enhpala

RET DISC
retdisc

BM RESTO DRUID
bmrdruid

FROST/ARCANE MAGE DISC
frostarcanedisc

FIRE MAGE RESTO DRUID
firerdruid

DEMO RESTO DRUID
demordruid

BOOMKIN HOLY PALA
balancepala

Enhancement Shaman PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // May 11, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 11x Rank 1
  • Competed at the 2017 and 2018 Blizzcon world championships

Level 15

Boulderfist when combined with Landslide allows you to get more procs, resulting in more opportunities to deal high single target damage with Stormstrike

Lightning Shield can be paired with Forceful Winds when playing against melee cleaves or when seeking to primarily deal multi-target pressure

Level 30

Landslide when combined with Boulderfist allows you to get more procs, resulting in more opportunities to deal high single target damage with Stormstrike

Forceful Winds can be paired with Lightning Shield when playing against melee cleaves or when seeking to primarily deal multi-target pressure

Level 45

Earth Shield is your default pick in this tier as it provides a lot of healing over the course of a game through its direct healing and the increased effect of your other heals

Spirit Wolf can be taken against rogue mage or cleaves that you know are going to tunnel you all game and is extremely strong when combined with 3x Pack Spirit and Spectral Recovery

Level 60

Searing Assault provides the most damage in this tier making it the best choice

Level 75

Nature’s Guardian should always be taken as it helps to deal with your main weakness which is dying in stuns

Feral Lunge can be considered as a risky offensive choice

Level 90

Sundering is the best talent here due to it being both a crowd control incapacitate and a hard hitting ability

Level 100

Ascendanceis the go-to talent in this tier as it provides you with an offensive cooldown that allows you to deal high damage

PvP Talents

Gladiator’s Medallion should almost always be used as it’s important to be able to break out of a stun to use Astral Shift or stop crowd control

Relentless can be considered in some matchups if you are being crowd controlled a lot and don’t need to break out of any stuns to survive

Shamanism is a great pick for the burst and has good synergy with Ancestral Resonance

Grounding Totem can be used against every team as it provides solid defensive utility against heavy casted damage or casted crowd control, especially against Mages, Warlocks, and Druids and it can also be used to avoid the damage and healing reduction of a Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict

Ride the Lightning is a great default pick for dealing more damage but should not be used when playing in comps with important crowd control that you can break

Ethereal Form offers frequent immunity to physical damage, making it very useful against any compositions with two classes that deal physical damage

Purifying Waters can be taken in matchups where you expect to take high sustained damage in order to better keep yourself alive when being trained and is particularly good against resto druids

Stats

Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Crit

Azerite

Recommended Head: Sethraliss’ Fanged Helm

Recommended Shoulders: Crashguard Spaulders

Recommended Chest: Flag Officer’s Overcoat

Trinkets

Standard build: Sinister Gladiator’s Badge or Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism or Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard

Offensive build: Sinister Gladiator’s Badge or Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Insignia or Eternal Alchemist Stone

  1. Keep Rockbiter on cooldown
  2. Keep Stormstrike on cooldown
  3. Maintain Flametongue buff
  4. Lava Lash as filler

  1. Rockbiter
  2. Feral Spirit
  3. Stormstrike
  4. Flametongue
  5. Rockbiter

Unholy Death Knight PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // May 11, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 10x Rank 1
  • Finalist of the 2018 AWC Summer finals
  • Competed at the 2017 and 2018 Blizzcon world championships

Level 56

Infected Claws should be used in almost all matchups

All Will Serve can be considered in matchups where your pet dies a lot

Level 57

Ebon Fever is the best talent in this tier and should almost always be used

Bursting Sores can be considered in matchups where you prefer to increase your single target damage

Level 58

Asphyxiate is the best talent in this tier and should always be used

Level 60

Soul Reaper is the best talent in this tier and can almost always be used

Harbinger of Doom is a weaker option but can be considered if you prefer having one less ability

Level 75

Death Pact is a great default pick that you can always benefit from it

Spell Eater can be used against double caster comps in 3s or for more uptime by increasing how long you are immune to magical crowd control

Wraith Walk can be chosen over the other two options if are not being targeted and want more mobility, usually in 2s

Level 90

Epidemic should always be taken as it can be used to prevent healers from drinking by keeping them in combat as long as your disease is on them

Level 100

Unholy Frenzy is the best talent in this tier and should always be used

PvP Talents

Necrotic Strike is by far your best PvP talent and should be taken to all matchups

Raise Abomination is a great default pick for the additional damage but can be dropped for more utility in harder matchups

Anti-Magic Zone should be used against caster cleaves and rogue mage to counter their offensive cooldowns

Lichborne can be used against some caster cleaves (such as ele mage and sp destro) to make it easier to live

Transfusion should be used when you expect to be the target against high consistent damage, such as against cleaves

Dark Simulacrum is a great choice when playing in comps that don’t struggle to survive and can help provide your team with some additional important crowd control, for example when playing against destruction warlocks you can steal Fear to cc the opposing healer

Necrotic Aura can be played in 2s for the additional damage

Stats

Strength > Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Crit

Azerite

Prioritize defensive traits:

Best main traits:

Recommended Head: Helm of Abyssal Malevolence

Recommended Shoulders: Pauldrons of the Horned Horror

Recommended Chest: Sea Swell Chestplate

Trinkets

Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism or Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard

  1. Keep your target slowed with Chains of Ice
  2. Keep Virulent Plague on your target with Outbreak
  3. Use Death Coil at 80+ runic power or with Sudden Doom proc
  4. Use Death and Decay if your target won’t immediately move out of it
  5. Use Necrotic Strike if you have Festering Wounds on your target
  6. Build Festering Wounds with Festering Strike

  1. Chains of Ice
  2. Outbreak
  3. Raise Abomination
  4. Dark Transformation
  5. Unholy Frenzy
  6. Spam Necrotic Strike
  7. Soul Reaper when you run out of runes
  8. Continue to spam Necrotic Strike
  9. Apocalypse with 4+ Festering Wounds if your target is low

Subtlety Rogue PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // May 6, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 6x Rank 1

Level 15

Find Weakness is the best talent in your first tier as it provides the most damage

Level 30

Nightstalker is the talent of choice in this tier for the increase to your burst damage during Shadow Dance

Subterfuge is a great alternate pick if you prefer an easier, more fluid playstyle that allows you to easily cross cc opponents without having to use a Shadow Dance charge

Level 45

Marked for Death is the default pick here as it helps make your kill attempts more fluid by allowing you to use a Kidney Shot or Eviscerate on demand

Level 60

Elusiveness turns Feint into a strong defensive cooldown, making it the best talent in this tier

Level 75

Prey on the Weak should always be used as it provides the most damage during your kill attempts

Level 90

Enveloping Shadows is a great default pick when playing in comps that require you to make use of Shadow Dance to Sap healers more often

Dark Shadow can be used when attempting to end games quickly for the large increase to your burst damage but comes at the cost of lacking Shadow Dance charges in longer games

Level 100

Master of Shadows is the best pick here as the extra energy regeneration makes it easier to execute your kill windows

PvP Talents

Cold Blood should always be used for the huge increase in damage during your setups

Smoke Bomb is a very strong talent that can be used to extend crowd control chains or as it’s own form of cc and is recommended in most matchups

Shadowy Duel is a very versatile talent that can be used to extend crowd control chains and score kills by taking a healer or a dps out of the game

Death from Above can be taken over Smoke Bomb or Shadowy Duel if you want to increase your burst damage during a kill attempt

Maneuverability can be taken over Smoke Bomb or Shadowy Duel in matchups where you’re struggling to connect or if you need an additional way to survive

Stats

Versatility > Mastery > Crit > Haste

Azerite

Recommended Head: Sinister Gladiator’s Leather Skullguard

Recommended Shoulders: Sinister Gladiator’s Leather Pauldrons

Recommended Chest: Sinister Gladiator’s Leather Jerkin

Trinkets

Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Badge or Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard

  1. Build combo points with Backstab/Fan of Knives on 2+ targets
  2. Maintain Nightblade
  3. Eviscerate at 5 combo points

Simple opener with Subterfuge:

  1. Shadow Blades before opening
  2. Sap/Cheap Shot/Marked for Death + Kidney Shot off targets
  3. Cheap Shot kill target
  4. Nightblade
  5. Shadow Dance + Symbols of Death + Cold Blood + Shadowstrike
  6. Eviscerate
  7. DR Cheap Shot
  8. Shadowstrike
  9. Eviscerate

Holy Priest PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Healing

by Mystic // April 27, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 5x Rank 1

Level 15

Enlightenment should always be used due to the low mana regeneration of healers in arena

Level 30

Angelic Feather allows you to increase your teams mobility, making it a great default pick

Perseverance should always be used when you’re being trained by targets that can keep you slowed

Angels Mercy can be considered against teams that train you while spamming an offensive dispel

Level 45

Guardian Angel is the best talent here and should always be used

Afterlife should be combined with the PvP talent Spirit of the Redeemer against double dps in 2s

Level 60

Censure gives you access to a stun that can be used both offensively and defensively, making it the best talent in this tier

Psychic Voice can be considered in matchups where your team already has several stuns and requires a shorter cooldown on Psychic Scream to setup kills

Shining Force can be considered on maps with a z-axis so that you can knock people down

Level 75

Surge of Light is the best talent here and should always be used

Level 90

Divine Star costs very little mana and can proc Surge of Light, making it the best talent in this tier for most matchups

Benediction can be considered when facing teams that primarily deal dot damage and should be combined with Rapid Mending if you’re willing to drop Holy Ward

Level 100

Light of the Naaru is a great default pick for most matchups

Apotheosis can be used in short games against rush down comps

PvP Talents

Greater Heal should always be taken as it’s your main way of healing

Greater Fade is a great default pick as it can be used to avoid crowd control or to help you survive if you’re targeted

Holy Ward can be taken when up against crowd control based comps

Rapid Mending can be used as a tool to counter spread pressure when up against high damage comps

Spirit of the Redeemer should be combined with Afterlife against double dps in 2s

Stats

Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Crit

Azerite

Prioritize high item level neutral traits that increase your stats – There are no important traits for Holy Priests as none of them benefit Greater Heal

Notable traits:

  1. Keep Renew up on targets taking damage
  2. Use Prayer of Mending if using Rapid Mending
  3. Use Flash Heal if you have a Surge of Light proc
  4. Cast Greater Heal if your target is below 70%
  5. Cast Holy Word: Serenity if your target drops low
  6. Cast Heal as filler to keep people topped
  7. Cast Divine Star if you need to move (if talented)

Survival Hunter PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // April 26, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 7x Rank 1
  • Competed at the 2017 European regional

Level 15

Alpha Predator increases increases your focus regeneration as you’re able to Kill Command“>Kill Command more often, making it a great default pick

Level 30

Guerilla Tactics is the best talent in this tier because of the extra damage you get

Level 45

Natural Mending is a great default pick as you give yourself the opportunity to use additional Exhilaration’s to survive

Camouflage should be used against stealth teams like rmp and jungle or if the game will be very short

Level 60

A Murder of Crows is a very solid pick because of the damage and on demand burst you get from it

Bloodseeker is a viable option if you want a little more sustained damage

Level 75

Posthaste is a great default pick as it provides very good mobility

Binding Shot can be considered if your team really needs roots but will rarely be chosen

Level 90

Mongoose Bite is the best talent in this tier for the extra damage and burst

Tip of the Spear can be considered in matchups where you have limited up time, such as against arcane mages in 2s

Level 100

Wildfire Infusion is a great default talent as it’s good against everything because of the extra damage and burst it can provide

Birds of Prey is good in matchups that you have a lot of uptime in, usually against melee cleaves but also tanky casters

PvP Talents

Gladiator’s Medallion should be used in all matchups if you’re not a human

Relentless can be considered when playing a human against rogues or teams with a lot of crowd control

Roar of Sacrifice is a great default talent and should be used in most matchups, especially against teams that kill in setups

Survival Tactics is useful in any matchup where you are targeted or have to deal with roots and can also be used to remove Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict

Tracker’s Net is the second part of your default build and can be used in most matchups to make it easier to land traps or peel

Mending Bandage should always be taken against assassination rogues and feral druids instead of Tracker’s Net

Dragonscale Armor is useful against comps that deal a lot of dot damage, for example against shadow priests and should be taken instead of Tracker’s Net

Spider Sting can be taken over Roar of Sacrifice against destruction warlocks to stop important casts

Hi-Explosive Trap can be used to counter a resto shaman’s Earthen Wall Totem or a demon hunter’s Darkness

Stats

Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Crit

Azerite

Recommended Head: Sinister Gladiator’s Chain Headgear

Recommended Shoulders: Sinister Gladiator’s Chain Mantle

Recommended Chest: Shrapnel-Dampening Chestguard

Trinkets

Standard build: Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard

Offensive build: Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Insignia or Sinister Gladiator’s Medallion

  1. Use Kill Command on cooldown unless doing so will put you over 100 focus
  2. Use Wildfire Bomb if you have 2 charges
  3. Maintain Serpent Sting on your target and use Viper’s Venom procs
  4. Dump focus on Mongoose Bite
  5. Use Wildfire Bomb if you have 1 charge

  1. Serpent Sting
  2. Wildfire Bomb
  3. A Murder of Crows
  4. Kill Command
  5. Spam Mongoose Bite and Kill Command

Beast Mastery Hunter PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // April 26, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 7x Rank 1
  • Competed at the 2017 European regional

Level 15

Killer Instinct is the best talent in this tier and should always be used

Level 30

Chimaera Shot is the best talent in this tier and should always be used

Level 45

Natural Mending is a great default pick as you give yourself the opportunity to use additional Exhilaration’s to survive

Camouflage should be used against stealth teams like rmp and jungle or if the game will be very short

Level 60

A Murder of Crows is a very solid pick because of the damage and on demand burst you get from it

Level 75

Posthaste is a great default pick as it provides very good mobility

Binding Shot can be considered if your team really needs roots but will rarely be chosen

Level 90

Stomp is the best talent in this tier and should always be used

Level 100

Aspect of the Beast is the best talent in this tier and should always be used

PvP Talents

Gladiator’s Medallion should be used in all matchups if you’re not a human

Relentless can be considered when playing a human against rogues or teams with a lot of crowd control

Roar of Sacrifice is a great default talent and should be used in most matchups, especially against teams that kill in setups

Survival Tactics is useful in any matchup where you are targeted or have to deal with roots and can also be used to remove Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict

Wild Protector is a great default pick for the damage reduction it provides

Spider Sting can be taken over Roar of Sacrifice against destruction warlocks to stop important casts

Dire Beast Basilisk can be considered if you want more burst damage

Stats

Mastery > Versatility > Haste ~ Crit

Azerite

Best main trait

Other traits

Trinkets

Standard build: Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard

Offensive build: Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Insignia or Sinister Gladiator’s Medallion

  1. Kill Command on cooldown
  2. Barbed Shot to maintain haste buff on pet and reduce Bestial Wrath cooldown
  3. Chimaera Shot
  4. Cobra Shot as filler

  1. Use Aspect of the Wild and Bestial Wrath
  2. A Murder of Crows
  3. Dire Beast: Basilisk
  4. Kill Command
  5. Chimaera Shot
  6. Barbed Shot
  7. Cobra-Shot

Marksmanship Hunter PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // April 26, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 7x Rank 1
  • Competed at the 2017 European regional

Level 15

Master Marksman is the best choice for the extra damage it provides

Serpent Sting can be considered in matchups where you’re struggling to cast Aimed Shot

Level 30

Careful Aim should be taken for the extra damage and finisher power that it provides

Level 45

Natural Mending is a great default pick as you give yourself the opportunity to use additional Exhilaration’s to survive

Camouflage should be used against stealth teams like rmp and jungle or if the game will be very short

Level 60

Streamline is the best choice for the extra damage it provides

Hunter’s Mark can be used against warlocks that play with an Imp in order to cover your trap with an additional debuff to reduce the chance that they can dispel it

Level 75

Posthaste is a great default pick as it provides very good mobility

Binding Shot can be considered if your team really needs roots but will rarely be chosen

Level 90

Double Tap is the best choice in this tier because of the extra on demand burst

Level 100

Lock and Load is the best talent here because of the added burst it provides

PvP Talents

Gladiator’s Medallion should be used in all matchups if you’re not a human

Relentless can be considered when playing a human against rogues or teams with a lot of crowd control

Scatter Shot is a versatile talent that can be used both offensively and defensively and should always be taken

Roar of Sacrifice is a great default talent and should be used in most matchups, especially against teams that kill in setups

Survival Tactics is useful in any matchup where you are targeted or have to deal with roots and can also be used to remove Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict

Spider Sting can be taken over Roar of Sacrifice against destruction warlocks to stop important casts

Hi-Explosive Trap can be used to counter a resto shaman’s Earthen Wall Totem or a demon hunter’s Darkness

Stats

Mastery > Haste > Versatility > Crit

Azerite

Recommended Head: Sinister Gladiator’s Chain Headgear

Recommended Shoulders: Sinister Gladiator’s Chain Mantle

Recommended Chest: Sinister Gladiator’s Chain Hauberk

Trinkets

Standard build: Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard

Offensive build: Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict + Sinister Gladiator’s Insignia or Sinister Gladiator’s Medallion

When playing with 4+ Focused Fire/Surging Shots traits:

  1. Rapid Fire on cooldown
  2. Aimed Shot with a Lock and Load proc
  3. Arcane Shot with a Master Marksman proc
  4. Aimed Shot
  5. Arcane Shot
  6. Steady Shot to generate focus

  1. Double Tap
  2. Rapid Fire
  3. Trueshot
  4. Arcane Shot with Master Marksman procs
  5. Aimed Shot

Fury Warrior PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // April 26, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 8x Rank 1
  • 2015 European championship winner
  • 2015 Blizzcon championship winner

Level 15

Endless Rage provides the most DPS in this tier which makes it the best talent

Fresh Meat provides less dps but increases your self healing which makes it viable in matchups where you’re targeted and should be combined with Furious Charge – note that you’re able to get off huge healing during Enraged Regeneration with this build

Level 30

Storm Bolt is a stable of a warriors toolkit, providing you with a stun which is great for making both offensive or defensive plays

Double Time is useful in niche situations like tunneling down mages in 2v2 and can be combined with Fresh Meat and Furious Charge for stronger self healing

Level 45

Sudden Death increases your ability to burst, helps you generate more rage and is easy to use, making it the default option in this tier

Furious Slash can be clunky to use and will require incredibly high uptime to make the most out of it, but can be a nice bonus to single target dps and will usually be used against low mobile targets like shadow priests and destruction warlocks

Level 60

Warpaint should be used against teams with high overall damage in order to best reduce the damage you take throughout a game

Furious Charge can be taken when you have to deal with high burst damage and should be combined with Fresh Meat to better keep yourself alive when you’re being bursted down – note that you’re able to get off huge healing during Enraged Regeneration with this build

Level 75

Carnage is by far the best talent in this tier as Rampage is your highest damaging ability

Level 90

Dragon Roar provides the most burst in this tier and has great synergy with Siegebreaker making it the best talent in this tier

Bladestorm can be taken in matchups where you need to frequently break out of roots

Level 100

Siegebreaker provides the most burst and has great synergy with Dragon Roar so should be taken to most matchups

PvP Talents

Thirst For Battle is an extremely powerful talent and will almost always be taken as it provides you with a seemingly permanent immunity to slows

Enduring Rage will usually be taken as it helps to increase your sustained damage and reduce the damage you take when paired with Warpaint

Battle Trance is a part of your default build as it gives you a ton of self healing, making you very durable but should be subbed out if you’re not being targeted

Spell Reflection is an excellent option against castercleaves that target you as it helps to reduce burst damage or reflect important crowd control and can also be important for avoiding Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict in matchups where you’re targeted

Death Wish can be taken to deal crazy damage and punish compositions that don’t target you

Disarm is excellent for peeling most melee (not feral druids or windwalker monks) and even ranged spec hunters by stopping them from using most of their damaging abilities and some crowd control options like Kidney Shot and Sap

Master and Commander can be used in situations where you want to increase your teams ability to survive

Stats

Haste > Mastery=Versatility > Crit

Azerite

Recommended Head: Soulspun Casque

Recommended Shoulders: Sinister Gladiator’s Plate Shoulderguards/Ridgeplate Pauldrons

Recommended Chest: Sinister Gladiator’s Plate Armor

  1. Prioritize Whirlwind for the buff against 2+ targets
  2. Use Furious Slash if talented and you need to build or refresh 3 stacks
  3. Rampage
  4. Execute while Enraged
  5. Bloodthirst when not Enraged
  6. Use Raging Blow twice if you need to activate Battle Trance
  7. Bloodthirst on cooldown
  8. Use Furious Slash if talented as a filler

  1. Get 65+ rage
  2. Siegebreaker
  3. Recklessness
  4. Rampage
  5. Dragon Roar


Outlaw Rogue PvP Guide | 8.1.5 BfA Talents, Traits and Damage

by Mystic // April 26, 2019

This guide was produced with:

  • 6x Rank 1
  • Winner of the 2017 Blizzcon world championship

Level 15

Quick Draw is your default pick here for the increase in damage during kill windows

Level 30

Retractable Hook is a great default pick for the excellent mobility it provides that can be used both offensively and defensively

Acrobatic Strikes can be considered in matchups where you don’t use Grappling Hook on cooldown

Level 45

Deeper Stratagem should be used in most matchups as it allows you to Roll the Bones with 6 combo points while also buffing your burst damage

Level 60

Elusiveness turns Feint into a strong defensive cooldown, making it the best talent in this tier

Iron Stomach can be paired with Drink Up Me Hearties to make Crimson Vial heal for more when playing double dps 2s

Level 75

Blinding Powder is an extremely powerful talent that should be taken to most matchups as it can be used to single handedly create win conditions for your team with Blind

Level 90

Alacrity allows you to retain access to Roll the Bones and should be used in all matchups

Level 100

Killing Spree provides the most single target burst in this tier and should be used in most matchups

Blade Rush can be considered in matchups where you need more mobility

PvP Talents

Control is King should always be taken as it increases your damage and crowd control potential during setups

Thick as Thieves should be taken to every matchup for the flat damage increase during setups

Smoke Bomb is a very strong talent that can be used to extend crowd control chains or as it’s own form of cc and is recommended in most matchups

Dismantle is an excellent choice against melee to help peel for your team

Drink Up Me Hearties can be paired with Iron Stomach to make Crimson Vial heal for more when playing double dps 2s

Stats

Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Crit

Azerite

Recommended Head: Tidemother’s Cover

Recommended Shoulders: Sinister Gladiator’s Leather Spaulders

Recommended Chest: Sinister Gladiator’s Leather Chestguard

  1. Build combo points with Sinister Strike
  2. Use Pistol Shot with an Opportunity proc at 4 or less combo points
  3. Maintain Roll the Bones with 6 combo points
  4. Use Between the Eyes at 6 combo points
  5. Use Dispatch with 5-6 combo points


Using Roll the Bones for damage:

  1. Best buff: Broadside
  2. Second best: Skull and Crossbones/Ruthless Precision
  3. Average: Grand Melee
  4. Worst buffs: True Bearing/Buried Treasure

Note: True Bearing can be good to have in between kill attempts to get your cooldowns back faster

  1. Cheap Shot the target you’re not attempting to kill
  2. Sinister Strike to 6 combo points
  3. Use Roll the Bones
  4. Sinister Strike to 6 combo points
  5. Blind the healer
  6. Between the Eyes your kill target
  7. Sinister Strike to 6 combo points
  8. Use Dispatch
 
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