What you need to know about Warlock/Rogue

Rogue Warlock (often called RL for Rogue/Lock) is a team composition that looks a bit like Shadowpriest Rogue but with different strengths and weaknesses. Better controls, but no shield, one pet, but no consistent dispel etc. Let’s dive in the specificities of this comp.

Strengths

👍 Can win long games.
👍 Paranoia is a great buff – similar to perception (a bit less powerful but better duration)
👍 Heal stone is very useful (can crit!)
👍 Good CC Chain: No DR between Fear/Sap/Blind/CS/KS/Coil (Fear can be chained too)
👍 No DR on Silence effects which allows 2x Garrote+2x Spell Lock
👍 Better damage/pressure than Spriest

Weaknesses

👎 Like other double DPS: RNG is punishing. (KS resist, Blind miss)
👎 Dependent on openers. Being sapped as a rogue is not optimal at all
👎 Significantly harder if not playing Undead
👎 Warlock’s lack of mobility
👎 Require pet management (movements)

What are the Warlock/Rogue Counter comps?

– Good Disc/Rogue
– Good dwarf disc priest team such as Disc/Lock.

Optimal Rogue Build for Warlock/Rogue

It’s a matter of preference, but the popular shadowstep rogue build is a good pick.
Depending on the season, and the meta, you can also opt for the Shadowstep with Improved EA Build.

Burning Crusade Warlock/Rogue videos

Here’s a selection of interesting RL movies.
⛔ We do not promote private servers, however, a lot of movies done during the past decade on these servers are the best source of knowledge to get started with TBC Rogue Lock arenas. 

In-depth Guide

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