Rogues are World of Warcraft‘s masters of stealth and deception, stalking their enemies from the shadows and ambushing them in a flurry of combo attacks, then vanishing again like they were never there. If you’re playing one of these ninja-like mercenaries, you’ll want to look the part. In this guide, we’ll help you select the best transmog set for your rogue in WoW: Dragonflight.
15 Best Rogue Transmog Sets in WoW, Ranked Good to Best
You might be an Assassination Rogue, coating your daggers with lethal poisons. Or maybe you’re a swashbuckling Outlaw Rogue, leaning more on your weapons and cunning. Or you could be a Subtlety Rogue, using the shadows as a cloak to sneak up on your enemies unawares. Whatever type of rogue you choose to play, we have some transmog options that will suit your character.
The first set on our list is Nine-Tail Battlegear, or tier 15, which originated in the Mists of Pandaria expansion. The animal helm is the most striking feature of this set, along with the fur mantle and fur trim throughout. Claw-like accents protrude from the shoulders, further contributing to the animal theme. This set also has a somewhat unique color scheme for a rogue set, which tend to be quite dark.
This set can be found in the Throne of Thunder raid, with the white version pictured above appearing in Heroic difficulty and some more dark and muted recolors available in the lower difficulties.
Next we have the Deathmantle set, also known as tier 5. This armor was added to the game in the Burning Crusade expansion. It’s one of the more sinister-looking sets on our list, with a very Punisher-esque mask and some particularly intimidating spikes on the shoulders. This armor is a perfect transmog set for a rogue who is more deadly assassin than dashing scoundrel.
The Deathmantle set drops from the Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep raids. A very slightly recolored version of the set can also be obtained in the form of the Merciless Gladiator’s Vestments, or PvP Arena Season 2 set, which can be purchased with Honor.
Sanctified Shadowblade’s Battlegear
Here we have the Sanctified Shadowblade’s Battlegear set, or tier 10, from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. This set has a stitched-together undead appearance that befits its origin. The helm is a leather hood with a single glowing eye – a good way to unsettle your enemies when you ambush them.
This set can be obtained from the Icecrown Citadel raid, with the version pictured above appearing on the 25-man Heroic difficulty level. Other color variations appear on the 25-man Normal and 10-man difficulty levels.
Sanctum Assailant’s Trappings
Coming in next on our list we have the Sanctum Assailant’s Trappings, which very much fits the Shadowlands expansion it came from. The set boasts a very threatening metallic look, without being so heavy that it stops looking like a rogue set. Between the menacing mask and the pointed details throughout, this is a suit of armor that sends a message: “no one can save you.”
The Sanctum Assailant’s Trappings drops in the Sanctum of Domination raid, with the version pictured above coming from the Mythic version and multiple recolors dropping in the lower difficulty levels.
Now we have a set from the Warlords of Draenor expansion, the Felblade Armor set, or tier 18. This set reflects its fel origins with a demonic green glow around the shoulders, mask, and knives on its belt. The set is very sleek and simple otherwise, which only further brings out the fel green details. Overall, we find this to be one of the best transmog sets specifically for an Assassination rogue.
This set drops in the Hellfire Citadel raid. The version pictured above appears on Mythic difficulty. There are less impressive recolors (without the fel green glow) that can be obtained through the lower difficulties.
Battlegear of the Uncrowned
The first set in our top 10 is the Battlegear of the Uncrowned from the Legion expansion. This armor’s silver and green color scheme has a snake-like look, with scales on the legs and a snake and dagger insignia on the belt. Definitely a reference to the poisons that rogues apply to their weapons.
This armor is obtained through your class quests in the Hall of Shadows, the rogue order hall that is hidden in the Dalaran Underbelly. Many of these class order hall sets are not very appealing, but the rogue set is actually worth acquiring.
The Netherblade set is an early set from the Burning Crusade expansion. Also known as tier 4, this armor has a spidery look to it, between the webbed appearance of the pants and the mandibles on the helm. It looks like something a stealthy superhero would wear.
The Netherblade armor comes from the Karazhan, Gruul’s Lair, and Magtheridon’s Lair raids. There is a PvP set known as Gladiator’s Vestments that uses the same model, though the coloration is so different as to make it look like another material altogether. This recolor came from Arena Season 1 and can still be purchased with Honor.
We’re going all the way back to the beginning of World of Warcraft with this set. Nightslayer Armor, or tier 1, was the first set of raid gear for rogues in the game.
Many rogues will remember this set fondly from vanilla and Classic WoW as the first matching gear they obtained. It may look a little dated now, but the skull symbol on the chest and the bulky pauldrons may still appeal to your sense of style as well as your nostalgia.
This set can be obtained from the Molten Core raid. A couple of recolored versions of the set are also available through dungeons from the Burning Crusade expansion.
The Legion expansion brought many iconic armor sets to the game, and the Doomblade Battlegear, or rogue tier 19, is one of them. This armor is a bit bulkier than most rogue sets, with heavy, jagged metal around the shoulders, hands, waist, and legs.
This is a look that is probably more about intimidating your enemies than sneaking up on them, especially with the glowing red eyes in the helmet. That being said, it is an oddly fitting transmog set for Subtlety rogue thanks to the black smoke emitting from the shoulders.
Tier 19 originated in the Nighthold and Emerald Nightmare raids. The black and gold version pictured above is from Mythic difficulty. Alternative color schemes are available from the lower difficulties as well as through the Legion Arena Season 1 PvP set, which can be purchased with Honor.
Sin Slayer’s Leathers
This next set isn’t specifically a rogue set, but is well suited to a rogue. This is the first tier of leather armor from the Shadowlands expansion. The hat provides a unique silhouette, along with the bladed, glowing shoulders and the long coat. The face mask is particularly befitting a rogue character.
This set can be found in the Castle Nathria raid, with the black and red version dropping on Mythic difficulty. Alternative colors drop on the lower difficulties as well as the Shadowlands Arena Season 1 PvP set, which can be bought with Honor.
Conqueror’s Terrorblade Battlegear
This strange and unsettling look comes from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Conqueror’s Terrorblade Battlegear, or tier 8, is most recognizable for the strange red-eyed face on its helmet, with your own eyes glowing red underneath. Animated eldritch tentacles emerge from behind the pauldrons, which glow an eerie purple color beneath the broad collar. Gaping-mouthed skulls on the shoulders and belt complete the look.
This armor comes from the Ulduar raid, where the green and red variant pictured above drops in the 25-man version. There is another color variant available in 25-man and two more in the 10-man version of the raid.
Regalia of the Dashing Scoundrel
Here we have another set from the Legion expansion. Regalia of the Dashing Scoundrel is also known as tier 21, which was the last set to have an official number. This armor is aptly named, looking better suited to a swashbuckler than a ninja or assassin, and is the perfect transmog set for an Outlaw rogue.
There are plenty of leather pouches to store all of your daggers, throwing knives, and lockpicks. The arms, knees, and shoulders are well-armored, and the look is topped off with a unique feathered cap.
You can find this set in the Antorus, the Burning Throne raid. The Mythic difficulty drops the version pictured above, with recolors available from each of the lower difficulties.
From the Warlords of Draenor expansion we have the Poisoner’s Battlegear, or tier 17, coming in at number three. Poison is one of the rogue’s primary tools, and this set leans heavily into that facet of the class, with a strange industrial-looking gas mask and lots of glowing green. The shoulders even ooze with green liquid.
This set drops in the Blackrock Foundry raid. The version pictured above drops from Mythic difficulty while versions without the gas mask drop from the lower difficulties.
For number two on our list, we have tier 2, Bloodfang Armor. This was one of the first raid sets in vanilla World of Warcraft, and Classic WoW players will also remember it well. It’s one of the most instantly recognizable rogue sets, with its black and red color scheme, masked hood, and glowing red eyes. The set still holds up well after all these years and works well for as transmog for every rogue spec.
Most of this set drops from the Blackwing Lair raid, with the legs coming from Ragnaros in Molten Core and the helm dropping from Onyxia. There are also two recolors available through various raids and dungeons from the Burning Crusade expansion.
Fanged Slayer’s Armor
Finally, at the top (technically bottom) of our list is another set from the Legion expansion. Fanged Slayer’s Armor, or tier 20, is based on another iconic set from the Burning Legion expansion: the Slayer’s Armor set, or tier 6. This upgrade takes the silhouette from tier 6 and adds just the right amount of glowing fel green details. The skull shoulders and fanged collar are thankfully unchanged.
Tier 20 drops from the Tomb of Sargeras raid. The glowing green version pictured above comes from Mythic difficulty. The lower difficulties drop recolors that are more similar to the original tier 6. Additional recolors are available through Legion Seas 3 & 4 PvP sets, which can be purchased with Honor.
The original tier 6 set comes from the Battle for Mount Hyjal and Black Temple raids. Another color can also be found in the form of the Arena Season 3 PvP set, purchasable with Honor.
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