PVE WotLK Affliction Warlock DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Affliction Warlock guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Warlock class as Affliction. If you follow this build you should be at the top of the DPS chart in no time!

Talents

This is the standard/core Affliction Warlock Build. You can tweak this to your liking but it’s a good base build.

Affliction Warlock Build

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (17%) (14% with Suppression)
  2. Spell Power
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Spirit (Increases spell power)

Rotation

  1. Corruption
  2. Unstable Affliction 
  3. Haunt  (Mostly for the buff)
  4. Curse of Agony
  5. Drain Soul (When the boss is below 25%)
  6. Shadow Bolt 

Be careful not to re-apply DoTs earlier than necessary as this will lower your DPS.

PVE WotLK Discipline Priest Healer Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Discipline Priest guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Priest class as Discipline. If you follow this build you should be topping the healing charts in no time!

Discipline is amazing at clutch healing/shielding. If you ever wanted to make someone think they were going to die and then save them… This is the class for you! You may not be the most mana efficient healer in the raid but you have really good survivability and bring a lot of utility to the table.

Talents

This is the standard Discipline priest spec and it works well with just about any gear setup. The beauty of Discipline is the increased survivalibity with talents such as, Spell Warding and Desperate Prayer.

Discipline PVE Build

This second build focuses on using Renew. Make sure to pick up Glyph of Renew if you go with this build.

Disc Renew PVE Build

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

If you are running out of mana, you can mix in Royal Dreadstone, Luminous Ametrine and Purified Dreadstone to increase your mana regen until you get better gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

If you have mana problems, here are some other enchants you could use:   Arcanum of Blissful Mending, Enchant Chest – Exceptional Mana or  Greater Inscription of the Crag

Stat Priority

  1. Spell Power
  2. Intellect
  3. Spirit (until you aren’t going oom during fights)
  4. Haste
  5. Critical Strike
  6. Mp5

Guidelines

You don’t have a rotation as Discipline, so instead I’m going to mention some general guidelines and tips.

Your role in raids is to shield and heal. Not just shield nor just heal but to shield AND heal.

Rapture will keep you from going OOM. Use it on your tank before he takes heavy damage, the shield is destroyed and you gain mana. It’s pretty simple.

Power Infusion Doesn’t stack with Bloodlust or Heroism. If things get out of hand, you can cast Power Infusion on yourself.

If things get out of hand, Desperate Prayer and Pain Suppression are great tools to keep someone alive.

PVE WotLK Holy Priest Healer Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Holy Priest guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Priest class as Holy. If you follow this build you should be topping the healing charts in no time!

The beauty of a holy priest is their ability to adapt. You can completely change your rotation when the situation demands it. You have access to HoT’s, Single target DPS and AoE spells. 

Talents

This is the common holy priest spec and it works well with just about any gear setup.

Holy PVE Build

As your gear gets better you can take Blessed Resilience otherwise I would use Improved Healing. Lightwell is also worth considering although most people don’t get it.

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

If you are running out of mana, you can mix in Sparkling Stormjewel, Luminous Ametrine and Purified Dreadstone to increase your spirit until you get better gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Spell Power
  2. Intellect
  3. Spirit (until you aren’t going oom during fights)
  4. Haste
  5. Critical Strike
  6. Mp5

Rotation

Normal healing rotation

  1. Circle of Healing
  2. Prayer of Mending
  3. Prayer of Healing

Binding Heal costs a lot of mana, so use it wisely.

Tank healing rotation

  1. Prayer of Mending 
  2. Renew 
  3. Binding Heal

When possible, instead of Binding Heal, you can use Flash Heal until you get two stacks of Serendipity.

When the tank is taking a lot of damage

If you have Serendipity cast Greater Heal, otherwise use Binding Heal. Afterwards revert back to the standard rotation.

Don’t forget about Guardian Spirit if things get really scary.

Healing when you are Out of Mana

OOM Situations should be avoided as much as possible. As you become more experienced they won’t happen as often. If you are OOM use this rotation:

  1. Guardian Spirit
  2. Prayer of Mending 
  3. Renew

If you have the talent, Lightwell works great in these situations.

PVE WotLK Shadow Priest DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Shadow Priest guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Priest class as Shadow. If you follow this build you should be at the top of the DPS chart in no time!

Talents

This first spec works well with any gear setup. Definitely the way to go if you just hit level 80.

Shadow PVE Build

This build requires the 4/5 T10 set bonus. Thanks to the set bonus we don’t take Improved Mind Blast and we get those points back. We can then use those points on Improved Vampiric Embrace to give the raid group better survivability and ourselves 16% less threat generation.

Shadow PVE Build (4/5 T10)

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (11%) (10% if Draenei)
  2. Spell Power
  3. Haste (1269 Soft cap, 1400 hard cap)
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Spirit
  6. Intellect

Rotation

Shadow priests have a variety of openers and then they follow a priority list. I’m going to break this down for each build.

Normal (1st) Spec

Opening

  1. Vampiric Touch
  2. Devouring Plague 
  3. Mind Blast 
  4. Mind Flay 
  5. Shadow Word: Pain

After you stack Shadow Weaving use cast Shadow Word: Pain

Priority List

After the opening you want to keep Vampiric TouchDevouring PlagueMind BlastShadow Word: Pain on the target at all times and cast Mind Flay as a filler.

4/5 T10 Spec

Opening

Your opening with the 4/5 T10 Build should be:

  1. Vampiric Touch 
  2. Devouring Plague 
  3. Mind Flay 
  4. Shadow Word: Pain

Priority List

After the opening you want to keep Vampiric Touch,  Devouring Plague,  Shadow Word: Pain on the target at all times and cast Mind Flay as a filler.

You don’t need to use Mind Blast in this spec because Mind Flay does more damage at the same time and also we have dropped the Mind Blast Talents.

PVP WotLK Subtlety Rogue Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVP Subtlety Rogue guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Rogue class as Subtlety. If you follow this build you should be king of the arena in no time.

Talents

This is the popular Subtlety PVP Build. It can be tweaked based on your play style but this is a great starting point.

Subtlety PVP Build

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

If you use Resilience (PVP) gear, take armor penetration. If you are using DPS (PVE) gear, gem Attack Power.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.

Cast Wound Poison VII on your Main hand and Crippling Poison   on your offhand. Also, you should be using Daggers as Assassination. Ideally your main hand is 1.8 attack speed and your Off-hand is 1.4 attack speed.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (5%)
  2. Resilience (700+ to not get instantly killed)
  3. Attack Power
  4. Armor Penetration

PVP WotLK Assassination Rogue Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVP Assassination Rogue guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Rogue class as Assassination. If you follow this build you should be king of the arena in no time.

Talents

This is the popular PVP Assassination Build. It can be tweaked but is a solid foundation.

Mutilate PVP Build

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Optional Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.

Cast Wound Poison VII on your Main hand and Deadly Poison VIII on your offhand. Also, you should be using Daggers as Assassination. Ideally your main hand is 1.8 attack speed and your Off-hand is 1.4 attack speed.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (5%)
  2. Attack Power
  3. Agility / Critical Strike
  4. Armor Penetration
  5. Haste
  6. Expertise

PVP WotLK Combat Rogue Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVP Combat Rogue guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Rogue class as Combat. With this setup you should be king of the Arena in no time!

Talents

This build is Combat/Sub, it utilizes Riposte and Ghostly Strike. This build has improved stealth.

You can choose Utility or Crit. If you need Crit you should take Serrated Blades. If you have lots of Critical Strike you can take Setup, Sleight of Hand and Elusiveness. Ruthlessness is another talent worth considering.

This build can be tweaked to fit your character.

Combat PVP Build

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.

Cast Instant Poison IX on your Main hand and Wound Poison VII on your offhand. Also, you should be using Swords as Combat.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (5%)
  2. Attack Power
  3. Agility / Crit
  4. Armor Penetration
  5. Haste
  6. Resillience
  7. Expertise (26)

You need at least 700 Resilience to not get melted the first time someone switches to you.

PVE WotLK Combat Rogue DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Combat Rogue DPS guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Rogue class as Combat

Talents

There are two primary combat specs with very similar damage outputs. The first one requires less Armor Penetration due to Rupture ignoring armor.

If you are going to take Vigor for the extra 10 energy, you should drop Ruthlessness or Improved Poisons.

Combat Rupture Build

This Eviscerate build works better once your Armor Penetration is capped but it works better when changing targets.

Combat Eviscerate Build

This build is built around single target DPS. Your haste is increased resulting in more poison procs.

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.

Cast Instant Poison IX on your Main hand and Deadly Poison IX on your offhand. Also, you should be using Daggers as Assassination.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (315 rating)
  2. Expertise (26)
  3. Attack Power
  4. Haste
  5. Critical Strike

As a freshly geared Assassination Rogue hitting 4k attack power is more important than stacking haste. Hit cap is 315 and expertise cap is 26.

Rotation

  • Start off in Stealth and open with either Garrote or Ambush.
  • Pop Hunger For Blood and keep it up the entire time.
  • Use 1 Combo Point to activate Slice and Dice.
  • Stack up to 4 or 5 combo points using Mutilate
  • at 5 stacks use Envenom (This is the Assassination finishing move.)
  • Slice and Dice will be renewed thanks to Cut to the Chase
  • Use Cold Blood with Envenom for big crits. Use it every time it’s off CD.
  • Envenom gives you a buff. Keep this buff up at all times it significantly increases your damage.

PVE WotLK Assassination Rogue DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Assassination Rogue guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Rogue class as Assassination

Talents

This is the popular Assassination Build. you can tweak it by picking up Vigor if you need to target swap a lot.

Assassination PVE Build

This build is built around single target DPS. Your haste is increased resulting in more poison procs.

Haste Assassination PVE Build

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.

Cast Instant Poison IX on your Main hand and Deadly Poison IX on your offhand. Also, you should be using Daggers as Assassination.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (315 rating)
  2. Expertise (26)
  3. Attack Power
  4. Haste
  5. Critical Strike

As a freshly geared Assassination Rogue hitting 4k attack power is more important than stacking haste. Hit cap is 315 and expertise cap is 26.

Rotation

  • Start off in Stealth and open with either Garrote or Ambush.
  • Pop Hunger For Blood and keep it up the entire time.
  • Use 1 Combo Point to activate Slice and Dice.
  • Stack up to 4 or 5 combo points using Mutilate
  • at 5 stacks use Envenom (This is the Assassination finishing move.)
  • Slice and Dice will be renewed thanks to Cut to the Chase
  • Use Cold Blood with Envenom for big crits. Use it every time it’s off CD.
  • Envenom gives you a buff. Keep this buff up at all times it significantly increases your damage.

PVP WotLK Marksmanship Hunter Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVP Marksmanship Hunter guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Hunter class as Marksmanship. With this setup and some dedication you should be king of the arena in no time.

Talents

This is the popular Marksman Battleground Build. you can tweak it to your liking or wear a little PVE gear to increase your damage more.

Marksman BG PvP build

This build is for Arena’s and includes a CD reduction for Disengage.

Marksman Arena PvP build

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (5%)
  2. Resilience (700 min)
  3. Agility
  4. Armor Penetration
  5. Critical Strike
  6. Attack Power
  7. Haste

For PVP you need 5% hit and at least 75 Spell Pen (130 is the cap). At least 700 Resilience is required to not instantly melt.

Agility is the primary DPS stat for Survival hunters. Agility has no cap and just keeps ramping up your damage as you add more. 

Rotation

PvP & Survival doesn’t have a “rotation” in the typical sense. This is the priority list.

  1. Aimed Shot
  2. Hunter’s Mark should be on the target at all times.
  3. Serpent Sting should be used if everything else is on CD.
  4. Chimera Shot
  5. Arcane Shot
  6. Steady Shot if everything else is on cooldown.

Pets

Spider

Spider is the most commonly used Survival / Marksmanship hunter pets. The spider has a root with a 30 yard range. This root is probably a huge part of why it’s considered the best pet for everything except BM. The spider isn’t as tanky as the crab, so you may have to call it back to keep it from dying in certain situations.

Cunning Talents

Ravager

This pet uses the same build as the Spider. Ravagers can immobilize and silence the target for 2 seconds but it’s a melee range ability and ravagers are not tanky.

Crab

Crabs can be used to lock an opponent down. Crabs pin ability requires them to be in melee range… Which would be an issue but crabs are associated with the Tenacity tree which makes them very tanky.

Tenacity PVP Build