Here’s my in-depth rogue phase 6 pve bis list and gear guide for Naxxramas.
Video version of this guide:
Rogue P6 BIS Cheatsheet + Trinkets:
Alright, so if you’re just here for a quick bis list, here it is (but I recommend reading the rest of this guide if you want to understand what order to pick these items and how the gearing actually works in P6 .
These are going to be your rough rogue bis list options for Phase 6 – Naxxramas.
Trinket combinations can get a little complicated, so I covered that separately further down.
Rogue P6 BIS Trinket Combinations
The trinkets you want to use will change a lot depending on the fight length. The one constant is you’ll almost always want to use a Slayer’s Crest or Kiss of the Spider in one of your trinket slots if you have one of them.
There’s A TON of combinations that work and can be very close depending on the fight duration and boss type, so if you actually want to optimize your trinket use in Naxxramas you’ll need to pay attention to your guild’s kill times as well.
Take these recommendations as a general guide but not a hard rule – there are a lot of things that can push one trinket ahead of another depending on the boss fight/length/type.
Here are the common combinations that most rogues will be using. Don’t forget that you’ll still be swapping out your active trinket for another trinket when it’s on CD in a lot of scenarios.
Okay, let’s start with explaining how tier 3 gear works…
Tier 3 – Bonescythe Armor
Firstly let’s cover tier pieces. Tier 3 for rogues is called Bonescythe Armor and it has some pretty nice set bonuses:
According to mined data, the 8 set bonus seems to be 5% per combo point (25% at 5 combo points), while the confirmed proc rates on the 2 set healing bonus will likely have to wait until Naxx is live.
Note: There are 9 pieces of tier 3, but the set bonus only goes up to 8 pieces. This means you don’t actually need all 9 pieces to reach that tasty 8 set bonus.
T3 (Bonescythe) DPS Breakdowns vs. Tier 2.5/P5 Gear
Here’s a breakdown of the rough dps gains of all the Tier 3 pieces vs. Tier 2.5.
Note: dps gain/loss is assuming no set bonuses gained/lost (aka. it’s just a 1 to 1 item comparison).
Here’s a rough ranking of the tier pieces ranked from best to worst dps gains. Note that the ranks change based on faction, since ally benefits from raw stats more than horde side.
- Highest dps gains: Helmet, shoulders, legs
- Medium dps gains: Hands, feet, bracers
- Lowest dps gains: Ring, chest
- Negative dps gains: Belt
- Highest dps gains: Helmet, shoulders, legs
- Medium dps gains: Bracers, gloves, feet, ring
- Low dps gains: Belt
- Negative dps gains: Chest
Non-tier Naxxramas drops
Note: I usually sim fights for 90 sec and full world buffs + consumables.
My top P6 rogue prio picks:
Alright so to wrap things up let’s cover what the best pickups are for Phase 6.
Personally I’m not valuing any Tier 3 gear highly on prio since our competition for those is generally very low and all your rogues should be able to get their set done eventually (unless your guild has the worst rng on rogue/war tokens, but that’s up to fate).
1: Weapons (ofc)
Gressil, Iblis, The Hungering Cold and Kingsfall are the obvious no brainer pickups depending on your spec/race. Be warned that The Hungering Cold in particular is going to be absurdly contested in a lot of guilds.
All of these weapons are gigantic dps increases.
2: Kiss of the Spider/Slayer’s Crest
You’ll want at least one of these 2 trinkets (or both if you’re a baller, but that’s insanely unlikely to happen). Kiss of the Spider is the better pve trinket as I explained earlier, but it’s also much more highly contested with warriors.
3: Band of Unnatural Forces
Amazing ring and one of the highest dps increases you can get after weapons and trinkets.
4: Bonescythe Ring
There’s not a lot of amazing pickups beyond the weapons, trinkets, rings, so I’d actually put Bonescythe Ring as the next best pickup even though all the Tier 3 gear isn’t that rare.
This isn’t the highest dps piece, but it’s the rarest out of all the Bonescythe pieces because KT drops 2 random rings, and there is 1 ring for each class, meaning 8 types of rings can drop. The other T3 pieces only have 3 possible token types, meaning these rings are technically the lowest drop rate of the Bonescythe set.
5: Other T3 tokens
I’d looks to prio the other t3 tokens after this, starting with helmet, shoulders and legs since those are the 3 highest dps increases out of the tier 3 pieces.