1-60 Rogue Leveling Guide by Kargoz



  • 1-60 Rogue Leveling Guide

    Class Overview, Talents, Rotation, Weapon Progression, Tips & Tricks.
    A World of Warcraft 1.13 Guide by Kargoz

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    Introduction

    Greetings prospective Rogue, my name is Kargoz and I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a long time. Starting my journey in late 2004, I’ve since leveled multiple classes to 60 on various Vanilla realms, including Nostalrius, Anathema, Zeth’kur, Lightbringer, and most recently on Northdale. I’ve learned through the years that leveling is probably my favorite aspect of the game, particularly speed leveling. The amazing thing about World of Warcraft: Classic is that leveling is a huge part of the overall experience!
    In order to ensure accuracy I consulted as many reputable players as I could including Taladril, Holx, Dis, AnoobiStu, Kamlanaut, Scylla, Chaboi, and especially Twitch Streamer DarealMarkyMark! My sincerest thanks to everyone who contributed something to this project, your collective understanding of all things Rogue was invaluable. I am thrilled to present this Comprehensive Rogue Leveling Guide for World of Warcraft 1.12!

    Class Overview

    Rogues are generally considered to be Tier 3 levelers and are one of the slowest classes to level in Classic WoW. Other than Sprint every 5 minutes, Rogues don’t have any movement boosting abilities or talents, and reducing Travel Time is possibly the biggest factor when it comes to increasing leveling speed.
    With no self healing, medium armor, no pet to mitigate damage, and no kiting method similar to the Warrior’s Hamstring Method or Shaman’s Earthbind Kiting Method, Rogue’s have to facetank most of the damage directed at them. This makes leveling a bit tricky as you have to be calculated and precise with your pulls and always have reagents so you can escape through Vanish or Blind.
    However, Rogue’s have incredibly high ST damage and have a wide arsenal of tools at their disposal. In PvP, Rogues are an incredibly high skill cap class that can out finesse nearly every other class in the game. Also with regard to leveling, one of the most beautiful things about Classic WoW is that every class without exception is capable of leveling way faster than the vast majority of the playerbase; it just takes dedication and expertise.

    Rogue Leveling Pros & Cons

    Pros

    Stealth
    Strong in World PvP
    High Single Target DPS
    Excellent at Escaping Danger
    High Crowd Control
    High Skill Cap

    Cons

    Tier 3 Leveling Speed
    Low Mobility
    No Self Heal
    Low Sustain
    Gear Dependant
    Low Multi-Target Proficiency

    Which Race is BiS?

    Alliance Races

    (PvE = Human , PvP = Gnome / Dwarf)
    Humans: 21 Strength, 23 Agility, 21 Stamina, 20 Intellect, 21 Spirit
    Stealth Detect CD, +5% Spirit, +5 Skill Swords / Maces, +10% Reputation Gain
    Night Elves: 18 Strength, 28 Agility, 20 Stamina, 20 Intellect, 20 Spirit
    Shadowmeld, 1% Dodge, Wisp Spirit, 10 Nature Resist
    Dwarves: 23 Strength, 19 Agility, 24 Stamina, 19 Intellect, 19 Spirit
    Stoneform (Immune to Bleed, Poison, Disease, +Armor CD) +5 Guns, 10 Frost Resist
    Gnomes: 16 Strength, 26 Agility, 20 Stamina, 24 Intellect, 20 Spirit
    Escape Artist (Breaks Snares/Roots), +5% Intellect, +10 Arcane Resist

    Horde Races

    (PvE = Orc, PvP = Orc / Undead)
    Orcs: 24 Strength, 20 Agility, 23 Stamina, 17 Intellect, 23 Spirit
    Blood Fury +AP CD, 25% to Resist Stuns, +5 Axe Specialization
    Undead: 20 Strength, 21 Agility, 22 Stamina, 18 Intellect, 25 Spirit
    WotF (Immune to Fear, Sleep, Charm CD), Cannibalize, Underwater Breathing
    Trolls: 22 Strength, 25 Agility, 22 Stamina, 16 Intellect, 21 Spirit
    Berserking CD, Bonus HP Regen, +5% Dmg to Beasts

    Rogue Specific Tips

    The mark of a good Rogue player is efficient use of finishers. Use good judgement to not overkill mobs but not underwhelm them either.
    Gouge + Bandage is your bread and butter heal mid combat.
    You can time Vanish to Disjoint (avoid) most spells.
    Don’t use Deadly Poison in PvP because it can break your Blind / Gouge.
    Don’t let Slice and Dice fall off a target 42+ (Rank 2 SnD).
    Sap can’t be used in combat and will break your stealth unless talented.
    Buy Fadeleaf in bulk at a good price when you can for Blind.
    From 47+ try to pay for a Maraudon run from a Hunter to get Blackstone Ring and Thrash Blade.
    At levels 53 and 55 try to purchase Devilsaur Gauntlets + Leggings.
    Ideally you want a slower Main Hand Weapon and a faster Off Hand Weapon for faster Poison application.
    Use Rupture on longer fights against targets such as Bosses or Elites with High Armor.
    Expose Armor overrides Sunder Armor so it is often a waste of CP.
    Do your Thistle Tea Lvl 20 Rogue Class Quest ASAP
    At Lvl 38 go to Badlands and do the Quest “This is Going to be Hard” for Nifty Stopwatch movement speed boosting trinket.

    Dual Wielding: Rogues vs. Warriors

    Why is it viable for Rogues to Dual Wield but Warriors are strongly discouraged from Dual Wielding while leveling?
    “It is perfectly fine for a Rogue to Dual Wield from Level 10+, because your energy generation does not depend on auto attack hits. The reason people tell Warriors not to DW until higher levels is they need rage which is generated primarily from auto attacks, and DWing reduces hit chance from 5% to miss an equal level to 19%”.
    -Thenuclearhamster

    Glancing Blows

    Importance of Weapon Skill by ul1984
    Glancing Blow Chance
    Players have a chance to perform a glancing blow against mobs equal to 10% plus 2% per point of difference between attack rating and defense. Non-melee classes level 30 and higher have a 60% chance to glancing blow. Non-melee classes from level 11 to level 29 have a (level - 10) * 3% chance of a glancing blow. As noted above, your maximum attack rating in this formula is 5 times your level. A mob's Defense skill is equal to its level * 5.
    This formula means that, for a level 60 player with fully trained weapon skill, 30% of all white-damage melee attacks will be Glancing Blows against level 62 mobs, and 40% of all white-damage melee attacks will be Glancing Blows against level 63 mobs.
    The presence of your weapon skill in this formula, rather than just your level, explains why training up a newly-acquired weapon skill against mobs close to your own level results in many, many Glancing Blows at first.
    Glancing Blow damage Reduction
    The damage of a glancing blow is complicated. It starts by calculating the difference of Defense minus attack rating. This is then used to calculate a minimum and maximum damage factor. The actual damage factor is then randomized between these two values. The low value starts at 1.3 - 0.05 * rating difference. If the attacker is a caster then this is reduced by 0.7 more. The smaller value of this and 0.6 is kept as the low end. If the attacker is a melee class then instead the lower value of 0.91 and (1.3 - 0.05 * rating difference) is used for the low. Regardless, the low end will not go below 0.01.
    The high end of the range starts at 1.2 - 0.03 * rating difference. Casters are reduced a further 0.3. The high value regardless of class is kept between 0.2 and 0.99.
    The average reduction from a glancing blow is therefore (high + low) / 2 using the formulae above. This gives a level 60 player, with fully trained but otherwise unbuffed weapon skill, a 15% damage reduction with all Glancing Blows against level 62 mobs, and a 35% damage reduction with all Glancing Blows against level 63 mobs.
    Unlike the chances of getting a glancing blow, the player's weapon skill is not capped at level * 5 in the damage reduction formula. With +5 weapon skill, a level 60 player attacking a level 63 NPC will see the same amount of glancing blows (40%), but only 15% damage reduction. With +10 weapon skill, the damage reduction becomes a negligible 5%.

    Poisons

    Poisons are a Class Profession learned by Rogues at level 20 by way of a Questline. This ability allow Rogues to coat their weapons, both Mainhand and Offhand with Poisons.
    “When a weapon coated with Poison strikes an enemy, it has % chance of applying damage or a debuff based on which poison was applied”.
    Poisons are a core aspect of Rogue gameplay and the Class quest should not be skipped despite how challenging it can be solo.

    Notes About Poisons:

    Faster Weapons do not always increase the rate at which you apply Poisons.
    Instant and Wound Poison use a Proc Per Minute System (PPM). This means that regardless of your weapon speed you will be doing the same damage with Poisons.
    Instant Poison:
    This is your DEFAULT Poison apply to both Weapons while leveling.
    Mind Numbing Poison:
    Offhand in PvP against Casters.
    Deadly Poison:
    More Damage > Instant Over Time
    But DoT will take up a Debuff Slot.
    Crippling Poison:
    Use on both for PvP.

    Useful Addons

    Swing Timer <- Click for Link to Addon
    Every melee class should have a timer that tracks both your attacks and your enemies attacks. This is important because you will need to weave both movement and abilities between cooldowns in your autos to prevent clipping into animations and missing damage.
    Energy Tracker <- Click for Link to Addon
    Addon that tracks ticks in your energy regeneration.
    XP / Hr Tracker <- Click for Link to Addon
    Track your leveling efficiency with precision. You will have insights such as EPH (XP / Hour), EPM (XP / Minute), and Average XP per kill.
    Outfitter <- Click for Link to Addon
    Addon allows you to swap gear back and forth easily.
    This is useful for switching into your Spirit Set
    between combat to reduce regeneration downtime.

    Combat Swords

    Swing Timer Importance Lvls 31+
    At level 31 you will get your first point in Sword Specialization. This Extra Attack Proc will reset your swing timer so if you are about to attack again naturally and this procs the benefit will be wasted.
    Let’s say you are auto attacking normally every 2.0 seconds. Your Sinister Strike normally doesn’t interfere with your auto attacks but due to this talent they can now proc the additional sword hit which would reset your swing timer potentially clipping into your normal auto attack cycle.
    For this reason, from the point you get Sword Spec onwards you need to use Sinister Strike only after your main hand strike animation. This make it so if it procs off SS you won’t have much of a reset loss if anything at all.

    Talent Builds

    Talent Build #1: Combat Swords

    Pros: More Practical. Decent in PvP. Less APM Intensive (Actions per Minute). Better Weapon Progression.
    Cons: Considerably Less Damage.

    Start in Combat Tree:
    2/2 Imp. Sinister -> 3/3 Imp. Gouge -> 5/5 Deflection -> 1/1 Riposte -> 5/5 Precision -> 4/5 Dual Wield Spec -> 1/1 Blade Flurry -> 5/5 Dual Wield Spec -> 4/5 Sword Spec -> 2/2 Weapon Expertise -> 5/5 Sword Spec -> 1/3 Aggression -> 1/1 Adrenaline Rush
    Proceed into Assassination Tree:
    2/2 Remorseless Attacks -> 3/5 Malice -> 2/2 Murder -> 1/3 Imp. Slice -> 5/5 Lethality -> 5/5 Imp. Poisons

    Stat Priority

    Agility -> Strength = Stamina -> Spirit -> Intellect
    Strength (often abbreviated STR) has the following effects:

    Increases attack power with melee weapons, Rogues gain 1 melee attack power per point of strength.
    Agility (often abbreviated AGI) has the following effects:
    Increases attack power with both melee and ranged weapons by 1 for each point of Agility. Increases chance to score a critical hit with a weapon. You gain 1% critical chance increased for each 29 points of agility. Also increase your Armor and Chance to Dodge.
    Intellect: Increases the rate at which you level up weapon skill.
    Spirit: Increases your Out of Combat Health Regeneration rate.
    Note:* Spirit is most beneficial on classes that can’t self heal. It is a good idea on any class to keep a few pieces or even a Spirit Set in your bags and to swap with Outfitter between pulls.

    Alliance Sword Progression

    Gladius - 3.8 DPS - Lvl 4 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Brushwood Blade - 5.3 DPS - Lvl 7 - Quest Reward “Druid of the Claw” Teldrassil
    Cutlass - 6.8 DPS - Lvl 10 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Briarsteel Shortsword - 7.2 DPS - Lvl 12 - Quest Reward “The Fragments Within” Darkshore
    Daryl’s Shortsword - 8.7 DPS - Lvl 14 - Quest Reward “A Hunter’s Challenge” Loch Modan
    Scimitar - 8.7 DPS - Lvl 14 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Solid Shortblade - 9.2 DPS - Lvl 15 - Quest Reward “Red Silk Bandanas” Westfall
    Buzz Saw - 10.4 DPS - Lvl 16 - 10% Drop off Sneed’s Shredder in The Deadmines
    Thief’s Blade - 11.2 DPS - Lvl 17 - 40% Drop off Mr. Smite in The Deadmines
    Butcher’s Slicer - 11.6 DPS - Lvl 18 - 45% Drop off Razorclaw the Butcher in Shadowfang Keep
    Longsword - 12.2 DPS - Lvl 21 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Lucine Longsword - 12.8 DPS - Lvl 22 - Dungeon Quest Reward “What Comes Around..” Stockades
    Darkwater Talwar - 13.4 DPS - Lvl 21 - 40% Drop off Lady Sarevess in Blackfathom Deeps
    Cruel Barb - 15.5 DPS - Lvl 19 - 20% Drop off Edwin Van Cleef in The Deadmines
    Broadsword - 17.6 DPS - Lvl 31 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Electrocutioner’s Leg - 22.1 DPS - Lvl 29 - 33% Drop off Electrocutioner 6000 in Gnomeregan
    Dwarf Captain’s Sword - 26.6 DPS - Lvl 39 - Quest Reward “An Ambassador of Evil” Badlands
    Zorbin’s Mega Slicer - 28.7 DPS - Lvl 45 - Quest Reward “Zapped Giants” Feralas
    Sang’thraze the Deflector - 29.1 DPS - Lvl 44 - 10% Drop off Antu’Sul Zul Farrak
    Sword of Serenity - 30.0 DPS - Lvl 34 - Dungeon Quest Reward “In the Name of the Light” Scarlet Monastery
    Vanquisher’s Sword - 30.0 DPS - Lvl 37 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Bring the Light” Razorfen Downs
    Linken’s Sword of Mastery - 33.3 DPS - Lvl 47 - Quest Reward “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” Un’goro Crater
    Jang’thraze the Protector - 33.4 DPS - Lvl 45 - 10% Drop off Chief Ukorz Sandscalp in Zul Farrak
    Tidecrest Blade - 34.0 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “The Remains of Trey Lightforge” Felwood
    Valiant Shortsword - 34.5 DPS - Lvl 51 - Quest Reward “Mission Accomplished” Western Plaguelands
    Thrash Blade - 35.2 DPS - Lvl 45 - Dungeon Quest “Corruption of Earth and Seed” Maraudon
    Blade of Reckoning - 35.8 DPS - Lvl 53 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Jail Break!” Blackrock Depths
    Enchanted Azsharite Felbane Sword - 35.8 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “Azsharite Weaponry” STV
    Lord General’s Sword - 36.9 DPS - Lvl 51 - 20% Drop off General Angerforge Blackrock Depths

    Horde Sword Progression

    Gladius - 3.8 DPS - Lvl 4 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Cutlass - 6.8 DPS - Lvl 10 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Scimitar - 8.7 DPS - Lvl 14 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Cursed Felblade - 9.0 DPS - Lvl 13 - 20% Drop off Taragaman the Hungerer in RFC
    Elegant Shortsword - 10.0 DPS - Lvl 14 - Quest Reward “Serena Bloodfeather” The Barrens
    Claystone Shortsword - 10.5 DPS - Lvl 15 - Quest Reward “Arachnophobia” Stonetalon Mountains
    Butcher’s Slicer - 11.6 DPS - Lvl 18 - 45% Drop off Razorclaw the Butcher in Shadowfang Keep
    Talonstrike - 12.2 DPS - Lvl 14 - Quest Reward “Assault on Fenris Isle” Silverpine Forest
    Longsword - 12.2 DPS - Lvl 21 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Slatemetal Cutlass - 12.3 DPS - Lvl 20 - Quest Reward from “Torek’s Assault” Ashenvale
    Phytoblade - 12.9 DPS - Lvl 26 - Quest reward “Blisters on the Land” in Wetlands
    Darkwater Talwar - 13.4 DPS - Lvl 21 - 40% Drop off Lady Sarevess in Blackfathom Deeps
    Wingblade - 15.7 DPS - Lvl 14 - Dungeon Quest “Leaders of the Fang” Wailing Caverns
    Broadsword - 17.6 DPS - Lvl 31 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Outlaw Saber - 18.9 DPS - Lvl 23 - Quest Reward “Baron Aquanis” Ashenvale
    Sword of the Hammerfall - 23.0 DPS - Lvl 30 - Quest Reward “The Real Threat” Arathi Highlands
    Zorbin’s Mega Slicer - 28.7 DPS - Lvl 45 - Quest Reward “Zapped Giants” Feralas
    Sang’thraze the Deflector - 29.1 DPS - Lvl 44 - 10% Drop off Antu’Sul Zul Farrak
    Sword of Omen - 29.7 DPS - Lvl 33 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Into The Scarlet Monastery” SM
    Vanquisher’s Sword - 30.0 DPS - Lvl 37 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Bring the Light” Razorfen Downs
    Linken’s Sword of Mastery - 33.3 DPS - Lvl 47 - Quest Reward “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” Un’goro Crater
    Jang’thraze the Protector - 33.4 DPS - Lvl 45 - 10% Drop off Chief Ukorz Sandscalp in Zul Farrak
    Tidecrest Blade - 34.0 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “The Remains of Trey Lightforge” Felwood
    Valiant Shortsword - 34.5 DPS - Lvl 51 - Quest Reward “Mission Accomplished” Western Plaguelands
    Thrash Blade - 35.2 DPS - Lvl 45 - Dungeon Quest “Corruption of Earth and Seed” Maraudon
    Blade of Reckoning - 35.8 DPS - Lvl 53 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Jail Break!” Blackrock Depths
    Enchanted Azsharite Felbane Sword - 35.8 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “Azsharite Weaponry” STV
    Lord General’s Sword - 36.9 DPS - Lvl 51 - 20% Drop off General Angerforge Blackrock Depths

    Alliance Dagger Progression

    Stiletto - 3.3 DPS - Lvl 3 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Craftsman’s Dagger - 6.8 DPS - Lvl 9 - Quest Reward “A Pilot’s Revenge” Dun Morogh
    Blade of Cunning - 6.8 DPS - Lvl 10 - Rogue Lvl 10 Class Quest
    Curvewood Dagger - 7.0 DPS - Lvl 12 - Quest Reward “The Fragments Within” Darkshore
    Jambiya - 7.1 DPS - Lvl 11 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in IF, SW, Wetlands, Stonetalon, STV, Darnassus
    Poniard - 8.5 DPS - Lvl 14 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in IF, SW, Wetlands, Stonetalon, STV, Darnassus
    Scrimshaw Dagger - 8.9 DPS - Lvl 15 - Dungeon Quest “Red Silk Bandanas” Deadmines
    Relic Blade - 10.0 DPS - Lvl 17 - Quest Reward “The Absent Minded Prospector” Darkshore
    Thornblade - 10.0 DPS - Lvl 18 - Quest Reward “ A Dark Threat Looms” Loch Modan
    Kris - 10.9 DPS - Lvl 19 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in IF, SW, Wetlands, Stonetalon, STV, Darnassus
    Prison Shank - 16.7 DPS - Lvl 21 - 33% Drop off Bruegal Ironknuckle in Stockade
    Bite of Serra’kis - 17.7 DPS - Lvl 23 - 30% Drop Old Serra’kis in Blackfathom Deeps
    Meteor Shard - 18.3 DPS - Lvl 24 - 20% Drop off Archmage Arugal in Shadowfang Keep
    Toxic Revenger - 20.5 DPS - Lvl 27 - 33% Chance off Viscous Fallout in Gnomeregan
    Torturing Poker - 21.1 DPS - Lvl 29 - 10% Drop off Interrogator Vishas in Scarlet Monastery
    Swinetusk Shank - 23.0 DPS - Lvl 33 - 40% Drop off Agathelos the Raging in Razorfen Kraul
    Rondel - 24.1 DPS - Lvl 39 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Ceremonial Elven Blade - 26.7 DPS - Lvl 42 - Quest Reward “A Hero’s Welcome” Feralas
    Gahz’rilla Fang - 28.1 DPS - Lvl 42 - 50% Drop off Gahz’Rilla in Zul Farrak
    Black Menace - 29.7 DPS - Lvl 34 - Dungeon Quest Reward “In the Name of The Light” Scarlet Monastery
    Coldrage Dagger - 29.7 DPS - Lvl 39 - 20% Drop off Amnennar the Coldbringer in Razorfen Downs
    Satyr’s Lash - 33.2 DPS - Lvl 45 - 33% Chance Drop off Lord Vyletongue in Maraudon
    Hunt Tracker Blade - 33.7 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “The Remains of Trey Lightforge” Felwood
    Blade of Eternal Darkness - 34.4 DPS - Lvl 49 - 4% Drop off Princess Theradras Maraudon
    Enchanted Azsharite Felbane Dagger - 35.7 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “Azsharite Weaponry” STV
    Skilled Fighting Blade - 35.7 DPS - Lvl 53 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Jail Break” Blackrock Depths
    Lifeforce Dirks - 35.9 DPS - Lvl 44 - Dungeon Quest Reward “The God Hakkar” Sunken Temple
    Barman Shanker - 36.5 - Lvl 50 - Soloable*** 8% Drop off Plugger Spazzring in Blackrock Depths
    Dire Nail - 36.7 DPS - Lvl 51 - 28% Drop off Shade of Eranikus in Sunken Temple
    Keris of Zul’Serak - 39.4 DPS - Lvl 55 -20% Drop off War Master Voone Blackrock Spire
    Distracting Dagger - 40.8 DPS - Lvl 57 - 19% Drop off Prince Tortheldrin in Dire Maul

    Horde Dagger Progression

    Stiletto - 3.3 DPS - Lvl 3 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Jagged Dagger - 6.0 DPS - Lvl 8 - Quest Reward “Skull Rock” Durotar
    Compact Fighting Knife - 6.0 DPS - Lvl 6 - Quest Reward “Supervisor Fizsprocket” Mulgore
    Blade of Cunning - 6.8 DPS - Lvl 10 - Rogue Lvl 10 Class Quest
    Jambiya - 7.1 DPS - Lvl 11 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Poniard - 8.5 DPS - Lvl 14 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Chanting Blade - 9.0 DPS - Lvl 13 - 20% Drop off Jergosh the Invoker in Ragefire Chasm
    Kris of Orgrimmar - 9.0 DPS - Lvl 13 - Quest Reward “Hidden Enemies” Orgrimmar.
    Serrated Knife - 9.1 DPS - Lvl 14 - Quest Reward “Wand to Bethor” Silverpine Forest
    Harpy Skinner - 9.6 DPS - Lvl 14 - Quest Reward “Serena Bloodfeather” The Barrens
    Kris - 10.9 DPS - Lvl 19 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Tail Spike - 11.1 DPS Lvl 17 - 50% Drop off Skum in Wailing Caverns
    Main Gauche - 16.6 DPS - Lvl 29 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Bite of Serra’kis - 17.7 DPS - Lvl 23 - 30% Drop Old Serra’kis in Blackfathom Deeps
    Meteor Shard - 18.3 DPS - Lvl 24 - 20% Drop off Archmage Arugal in Shadowfang Keep
    Toxic Revenger - 20.5 DPS - Lvl 27 - 33% Chance off Viscous Fallout in Gnomeregan
    Torturing Poker - 21.1 DPS - Lvl 29 - 10% Drop off Interrogator Vishas in Scarlet Monastery
    Swinetusk Shank - 23.0 DPS - Lvl 33 - 40% Drop off Agathelos the Raging in Razorfen Kraul
    Silent Hunter - 23.1 DPS - Lvl 33 - Quest Reward “Call to Arms” Arathi Highlands
    Rondel - 24.1 DPS - Lvl 39 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Orgrimmar, Undercity, Thunderbluff
    Tok’Kar’s Murloc Shanker - 25.0 DPS - Lvl 40 - Quest Reward “Threat from the Sea” Swamp of Sorrows
    Fiendish Skiv - 26.6 DPS - Lvl 40 - Quest Reward “Challenge Overlord Mok’Morokk” Dustwallow Marsh
    Gahz’rilla Fang - 28.1 DPS - Lvl 42 - 50% Drop off Gahz’Rilla in Zul Farrak
    Black Menace - 29.7 DPS - Lvl 34 - Dungeon Quest Reward “In the Name of The Light” Scarlet Monastery
    Coldrage Dagger - 29.7 DPS - Lvl 39 - 20% Drop off Amnennar the Coldbringer in Razorfen Downs
    Satyr’s Lash - 33.2 DPS - Lvl 45 - 33% Chance Drop off Lord Vyletongue in Maraudon
    Hunt Tracker Blade - 33.7 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “The Remains of Trey Lightforge” Felwood
    Blade of Eternal Darkness - 34.4 DPS - Lvl 49 - 4% Drop off Princess Theradras Maraudon
    Beasthunter Dagger - 35.6 DPS - Lvl 53 - Quest Reward “Shy-Rotam” Winterspring
    Enchanted Azsharite Felbane Dagger - 35.7 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “Azsharite Weaponry” STV
    Lifeforce Dirks - 35.9 DPS - Lvl 44 - Dungeon Quest Reward “The God Hakkar” Sunken Temple
    Barman Shanker - 36.5 - Lvl 50 - Soloable*** 8% Drop off Plugger Spazzring in Blackrock Depths
    Dire Nail - 36.7 DPS - Lvl 51 - 28% Drop off Shade of Eranikus in Sunken Temple
    Keris of Zul’Serak - 39.4 DPS - Lvl 55 -20% Drop off War Master Voone Blackrock Spire
    Distracting Dagger - 40.8 DPS - Lvl 57 - 19% Drop off Prince Tortheldrin in Dire Maul

    Closing Thoughts

    Thank you so much for your time - I hope this guide was of some help!
    If you have further questions you can contact me in our community discord:
    discord.gg/r9cVrzJ

    About the Author

    I am an entrepreneur, U.S. Army soldier, and lifelong gamer from NYC and currently living in San Francisco. I stream and make video content on YouTube primarily for WoW Classic. I hope to continue to build my channel and this project and to become a positive influence in the Classic WoW community. I hope that more people can enjoy the same life changing experience I had when I stepped into Azeroth for the first time at age 13.


  • Initiate

    In talents section, when you proceed to assasination tree, there are missing 2 talent points before you can enter Lethality 😃


  • Initiate

    Out of date man, pls update! Similar wow guides fare well, but truly would like to see this one here come to glory again 🙂


  • Initiate

    Worst lvl guide on the whole world who dumb is it to call it guide?? 0 lvl zones etc who cares specc wtf go kys