World of Warcraft: Rogues in Patch 3.1

With the release of Patch 3.1, Rogues are going to see some changes in the near future in World of Warcraft. It’s not only going to affect your play style, but it will also affect your spec and how groups are arranged and executed. Nobody wants to be left in the dark when it comes to their future, in game or out of game. Let’s take a look at some of the new changes that are going to take place for the Rogue class in World of Warcraft. Let it be known, that little will remain the same.
Between the PvP and PvE aspects of the game, your character can be fairly well geared if you put some work into it. That being said, I’m happy to announce that there are going to be even more opportunities for gear in the upcoming patch. No longer will you have to place all of your bets on one single dungeon or spend countless hours Pvping. You’ll be able to mix and match gear easier than ever.

Getting your Rogue outfitted for PvP:

We have a new Gladiator’s set coming out. It’s the successor to the Deadly Gladiators and it’s called the Furious Gladiators set. You’re not going to see many changes to this aspect of World of Warcraft life as far as stat changes are concerned, but you will see some stat increases. If you’ve become accustomed to the way that your PvP gear performs, then you’ll likely take this route because it’ll allow your character to act the way you’re comfortable with. The Furious Gladiator’s set is sure to further your aspirations and ability to perform against your opponents in PvP. If you have your eye on this set, you can start saving up some honor now and buy it right when it comes out.

Participating in the Argent Tournament:

One of the biggest attractions in World of Warcraft Patch 3.1 is the upcoming Argent Tournament. This is the first attempt at a true single PvE environment that you’ll play solo in (just like any other offline game). The gear found in the Argent Tournament is all equal to Naxxramus 10 or Heroic gear, it’s just a different means of getting gear of this quality. Many (and I do mean many) of the new pieces of gear and rewards of taking part in the Argent Tournament are still unknown, but from what we’ve seen so far, it seems to be well worth your while. Whether you’re going to use the Argent Gear for PvP or PvE, it probably wont’ disappoint, but I can’t say for sure as I haven’t seen every aspect of the new gear coming out.

Some of the Argent Tournament Gear (for Rogues):

There is talk of a mace and a dagger that are going to be available for rogues. All of the specifics of the weapons haven’t been seen, but if Blizzard keeps with tradition they’ll be superior to previous versions and dungeon rewards.

Wintergrasp Gear:

Wintergrasp is going to see a significant increase in the number of awards available. We’re going to see a new trinket, belt, chest piece and maybe more. These are going to be of the same quality as the Deadly Gladiator set – so if you’re looking for something equivalent to the Deadly, but you aren’t looking to do the same thing over and over again, you might want to check out Wintergrasp as an alternative. Blizzard seems to know that nothing kills the fun of a game more effectively than forcing people to so the same thing over and over again until the point of saturation. The new PvP trinkets available from Wintergrasp will be a welcomed sight for Rogues. They’re rumored to have more offensive stats, which is an arguable improvement. It’s going to depend on the other gear if I’m going to be losing some defense for more offense. We’ll see what happens as time rolls along.

Ulduar for Rogues:

If you still need some more options, we’re seeing more items from Ulduar in 3.1. This is worth taking a look at and following up on, but nothing has been confirmed about the gear yet other than that fact that it is coming out. Ulduar25 should be on Par for Naxx25 or maybe just a little but above it. Polish up that armor and weapon and get ready for Ulduar if you’re looking to take a gamble on the quality of gear you’ll get out of it. Personally, I’m simple. I’m going for the PvP gear as that’s a safe bet and I know exactly what I’ll be getting from it.

The Wrap up:

If you feel so inclined, you can go out nearly anywhere in the upcoming 3.1 and get some gear. The question is, where will you get it from? Ulduar? The Argent Tournament? Wintergrasp? PvP?
These are all questions that should be answered, but the good news is that you’re in no hurry to answer them. Blizzard has kept with tradition in giving players a lot of options in Patch 3.1