Legion Rogue Screenshots From the Ravenholdt Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway

An impressive 105 of our roguely brethren participated in the first-ever Ravenholdt giveaway, as we dished out Battle for Azeroth beta keys to 15 lucky rogues who submitted screenshots of their character on our Discord. Though most of you didn’t come away with keys in this giveaway, we wanted to thank and acknowledge each of you who took part and submitted screenshots. We were thrilled with the response, and we hope you had fun taking part!

Your screenshots captured moments of victory and failure; of humor and sadness; of accomplishment and ineptitude — the accumulated essence of what it has meant to play a rogue in Legion. We’re proud to share them all in the galleries below for posterity.


Ravenholdt’s Picks (10 Screenshots We Selected to Receive Beta Keys)

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Some Fires Never Die

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Fierydemise on Final Boss episode #66 discussing the rogue class in Warlords of Draenor.

When Fierydemise stashed his theoretical daggers in permanent storage last month, my first thought was: “Holy crap. How did it take him this long?”

A pillar of our rogue community for the past five years, FD has been a tireless defender of truth, justice and extensive mathematical rigor dating back to at least 2010, when in his very first official WoW forum post he assailed server faction balance as “absurd.” Trying to keep up with FD — or to top him in a theorycrafting debate — was like running a marathon: You had to be prepared to match him stride for stride until one of you dropped. And it was probably gonna be you who dropped.

My own history with FD began in September 2012, when he appeared in WoW’s official rogue forum out of the blue with a guide on how to play a combat rogue in Mists of Pandaria. Our exchange in that thread is pretty much how most of our conversations went back then: I questioned his sources, he defended his diligence, and we eventually worked out a compromise.

In the years since, I learned there’s no need to question FD’s sources. As he grew from rogue spec guide writer to all-around rogue class expert to one of the leading minds in WoW theorycrafting, what gave FD his strength (and his influence) was an unforgiving dedication to accuracy and rigor, and an unwavering desire to correct errors and ensure rogue players had the best information at their fingertips.

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Fierydemise (right) with fellow Shadowcraft developer Tamen at PAX Prime in 2015. (Image via Tamen on Twitter)

All of that led him to team up with Haileaus, Paryah and me to create Ravenholdt back in 2014 — and for him to take the reins of Shadowcraft, the rogue class’s most venerable optimization tool, a little over a year later, following in the footsteps of Aldriana and Pathal. Fierydemise hasn’t just been a big part of the conversation among rogue players for years; he’s created the conversation, framed it, led it. Sometimes quite literally, as in the case of one of his greatest achievements, the establishment and growth of our Discord channel. He’s also, as it happens, just a genuinely good human being, with a level of empathy and personal connection that I think many folks tend to assume can’t exist in the deeply analytical mind of a theorycrafter. But it can. In most, it very much does. FD is a shining example.

But a person can’t volunteer their time and their energy to a passion forever, and for FD, the time finally came last month. That it took him this long to reach that point is a testament not just to his own sense of dedication, but also his commitment to the rogue class, the people who play it, and the people who help make our community thrive — not just the leaders you see writing guides or posting blogs or streaming or tweeting, but those who work quietly and behind the scenes as well. FD wouldn’t leave unless he was confident there were quality folks to carry the torch. That’s how quality he is.

But hey, don’t just take my word for it. Here are a few WoW (and rogue) community leaders, both past and present, who wanted to share their own thanks and recollections about one of WoW theorycrafting’s great minds, and one of the rogue class’s greatest, period. I’ll add to this collection as more submissions come in.

Aeriwen, longtime WoW rogue guide writer and theorycrafter

I can’t recall when I first met Fiery. The years have been so many. But with a bit of sleuthing, the earliest interaction that I’ve found between us seems to have been a debate. That seems appropriate. Fiery has been an invaluable leader in our community. His careful commitment to accuracy and due diligence has carried this community for a decade. He leaves big shoes to fill, but he laid behind him a well trodden path for others to follow. It has been a honor to work with him. He has been a wonderful friend and colleague these many years. I do not have to wish him the best because I am certain that he will succeed in his next endeavor. It is in his nature to excel.

Calligraphy, Wowhead developer and recovering monk theorycrafter

FieryDemise always asked me some pretty tough questions, and presented theorycrafting in a way I hadn’t really thought of. I tend to look at things from a more practical standpoint, whereas he really pushed things into a more theoretical standpoint. I’m not as involved with rogue, but I appreciate these types of challenging questions, and that he’s one of those very rare people who will listen to the “other” view without being condescending, even when he disagrees.

Celestalon, a.k.a. Chadd Nervig, Technical Game Designer, WoW

Thanks for all the contributions you made to the community, FD!

Mystler, rogue theorycrafter and Shadowcraft developer

With your “retirement” post offical, I just want to use the opportunity to thank you for all you’ve done. Personally, when I look back at the last few years, I’ve always been a silent listener in Ravenholdt IRC and later Discord. One who has mostly consumed information from trusted people in order to get better, with some “private TC” alongside. It was not until I read your ShadowCraft call for help that I woke up and finally decided to put my passion for the class to good use. I am so happy you welcomed me with open arms and got me started, which helped a lot to overcome my anxiety to work with and for the community.

I can understand your interests have shifted and with another “Thank you” I just want to wish you all the best! 🙂

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The original (and most adorable) Ravenholdt logo, designed by Fierydemise.

Paryah, Ravenholdt co-founder and rogue journalist

Fierydemise. What can I say? Ebullient, brilliant, passionate. We share a love of rogues and classic science fiction. I have loved working with him and will miss him keenly. Salute, FD, you made this community what it is. Whoever gets to work with you in the future is truly fortunate. Best to you.

Pathal, a.k.a. Pins, former rogue theorcrafting leader and Shadowcraft wizard

Out of all the people I worked with on Shadowcraft, no one managed to put up with my shenanigans and idiocy like Fierydemise. He was my sounding board and filter to the rest of the community, and I know all too well how demanding both that position and designing the engine is. Lay back, crack open a beer, and take a breath. You’ve earned it.

Vigilate, veteran top-end rogue raider and PvE streamer

Fiery, I’m sad to see you quit. I remember the first time we chatted was back sometime in mid-late Cata. At the time, I was just looking for people to chat PvE Rogue stuff with, but I ended up finding something more as the past few years have folded out. I’ll always look fondly upon the “OG Ravenholdt” from the MoP days. It was a close knit community, and you were one of the people that made it great.

Responses on Twitter to Fierydemise’s Farewell Message

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Sim Yourself

“Sim yourself.” More often than not, this is the reply that you’ll get when you ask about the best gear to equip or how stats scale for your character. But what does it mean to sim yourself? Why do we care? And, most importantly, how do we do it?

Because of the way that World of Warcraft is dealing with gear in Legion (e.g., a random chance that a new gear drop will be immediately upgraded in various ways), there are so many variables possible that in most cases there is no single Best in Slot. The gear and attributes that are best for you depend entirely on what else you have equipped and what content you are planning to take on. What this means is, if you are interested in optimizing your DPS for the content that you are playing, you will need a method for figuring out exactly how what you have interacts with any new gear that you might acquire so that you can pinpoint which setup will work best for you.

One of the most effective ways of doing this is by using a program called SimulationCraft, often abbreviated SimCraft or even SimC. It’s available as a downloadable program as well as an in-game add on. Once you get used to simming yourself, it’s not difficult – but it does take a little setting up. Another add on called Pawn is very handy for applying what you learned from your sim.

This is a quick and dirty guide to simming yourself to get the most out of your gear.

The first thing that you need to do is download and install SimulationCraft from its official website.

The next thing is to install and enable the SimulationCraft add on, which is available from Curse.

Note: If you don’t want to use the add on, SimCraft can import your data from the Armory. To do this, follow the instructions on SimulationCraft. Be aware that this is often a less optimal method because not only is the Armory occasionally out of date, but also you will need to log in and out of game to update it, which is less convenient than using the add on.

Open SimulationCraft and select the Simulate tab.

Open World of Warcraft, and make sure that your character’s spec, gear, and talents are set the way you want them. In your chat box type /simc.

This will open a box of highlighted code. On your keyboard, press C while holding down Ctrl to copy the code (if you are on a Mac, press while holding down ).

Return to SimulationCraft and paste (with Ctrl V, or ⌘ V on a Mac) the code into the Simulate window. Note: you can opt to either 1) paste your code after the code that is automatically in the box, or 2) delete the default code and replace it with your pasted code.

Select the Options tab and then the Scaling tab.

Check Enable Scaling.

We are rogues, so under Stats to Scale, select Agility, Crit Rating, Haste Rating, Mastery Rating, and Versatility Rating.

Click Simulate! in the bottom right corner.

It will probably take a little time for your simulation to run; the more powerful your computer, the quicker it’ll be. When it is done, you will see a screen that looks like this:

Scroll down a little. You will see your talents and artifact build along with a whole lot of other lovely data, but there are two things that are of immediate interest.

The first is your estimated DPS. This is just an estimate based on what you have equipped. Can you pull this number in a boss fight? Can you pull more? It doesn’t matter! The only reason that we care about this number is to use it as a baseline.

The second is your Scale Factors. This tells you your Scale Ranking, which is basically what stats are most important with your current build.

As you can see, according to this sim my stat priority at the moment is:

Agility >  Versatility > Crit ~=Mastery > Haste

Those priorities are completely customized to me. By comparison, if you look at a reputable rogue DPS guide like Stjern’s, it will tell you:

Agility > Mastery > Versatility > Crit > Haste

His stat priority is a place to start. With my gear and how I am optimized, my stat priority has now changed. This is exactly why no one can tell you what is best in slot for you without a sim.

When you get new gear, equip it, sim yourself again, and check out that estimated DPS. If it goes up, the new gear is probably an upgrade.

Pawn is an add on that works with your sim data to compare items in-game and give you an idea whether or not a piece of loot is an upgrade or not.

Install and enable Pawn, which is available on Curse.

Open World of Warcraft and you will see a Pawn button on your Character pane.

Now go back to your SimulationCraft results and find the Pawn string, which is right after your Stat Ranking. Highlight and copy the Pawn string, including the open and close parentheses and everything in between.

Back in game, click the Pawn button to open the Pawn window. Select the Scale tab.

 

Click Manual.

You should see a screen with more options. Click Import.

Paste the Pawn string from SimulationCraft into the text box and click Okay.

This will show you your new stat weights. Go back to the Scale tab and make sure that Show this scale in tooltips is checked.

Close the Pawn window. Now, when you look at gear in your bag, you can immediately tell whether or not it is an upgrade based on your sim.

If you prefer to watch and listen rather than read, Infexious has you covered.

Now you have the basics.

All of these tools, and the theories behind them, were created by the WoW theorycrafting community. Theorycrafters use math to analyze game mechanics. This can give us insight into the way the game works, which in turn allows development of these tools and best practices for playing your class and your spec.

And this SimCraft tutorial is just the beginning. If you want to learn how to hot-swap gear to compare sims, learn how to sim relics, or just learn more about SimCraft and theorycrafting, here are a few resources.

For quick simulations you can also use the Raidbots bot in the Ravenholdt Discord. Just type !sim -h in Discord for instructions. For an online solution, check out the Raidbots website.

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Rogue Class Hall: Hidden in Plain Sight

 

Why yes, Rfeann it sure is.

Our Class Hall has a fair amount going on and one of the awesome little things that we rogues can do is occasionally benefit from the vault of treasures that Marin Noggenfogger so enjoys to nap on. Marin guards the Uncrowned Vault with pure goblin pragmatism, but there are ways to get him to part with a treasure.

The first thing that you need to do is talk to Winstone Wolfe and have him research The Vault. Once your research is complete, you will be able to acquire two different items that will allow you to pry a little something for yourself from those greedy goblin fingers.

One of those items is the Vault Ticket. This ticket has a chance to drop when you successfully complete a Class Hall Mission.

The other is Marin Noggenfogger’s Lucky Coin. This coin can be pickpocketed from various mobs throughout the Broken Isles.

Bring Marin a ticket or a coin, and he will allow you to pick one of three items for your very own. Look around. The items all appear in the vault and are highlighted as interactable. Some sit on their own, others are in containers like the Large Plundered Sack. Many items are single-use or have charges and include such wonders as Smoky Boots, Pack of Battle Potions, Thistle Tea, and Poisoned Throwing Knives. You can also get gold, Artifact Power, and if you are especially lucky, a toy (Suspicious Crate) or a transmog hat (Uncrowned Shadowcraft Cap).

But back to why we are talking about this in the first place. Sometimes, you will be able to get one or more Key to the Palace of Lei Shen. You may see a Sparking Set of Keys hanging on the wall, or you may get some from the aforementioned Large Plundered Sack. But why, like Rfeann, you might ask, are we able to get a formerly unattainable item from a long ago expansion? Well here’s the fun part.

Unlike in the old days, you don’t need to go all the way to the Isle of Thunder to enter the Troves of the Thunder King scenario, you can just run downstairs and hand your key to Taoshi who will send you right in. While you are there, just like in the before times, grab chests and/or work your way to the end of the scenario in the given time. At the end you will be able to open one or more Lei Shen’s Burial Trove chests depending on how many Buriel Trove Key you managed to pick up. Those chests have a chance to contain Tome of Otherworldly Venoms, and that unlocks a hidden appearance for your Subtlety Artifact Weapon, Fangs of the Devourer.

A few notes:

  • If you have keys left over from Mists of Pandaria, you can use them
  • You do not have to be level 110 to have the item drop
  • You do not have to be in Subtlety spec or have your loot set to Subtlety to have the item drop

So there you have it. A new and exciting use for Key to the Palace of Lei Shen. But there are still old uses: y’know, gold, and I know at least one rogue who’s going to use this to try to get those achieves he missed back in Mists of Pandaria!

A few more notes:

  • Currently you need to give Marin a ticket for the day before you can benefit from the coins. Hopefully this is a bug and will be fixed.
  • If you have Marin off on a mission, no worries, he’ll be available to assist you with your vault ticket if necessary. You’ll have to wait to give him a coin though.
  • There have been reports that the Suspicious Crate may actually spawn independently of Marin – so keep an eye out. It apparently appears on the rug directly in front of where Marin naps.

 

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Ravenholdt T-Shirts: the European Edition

Ravenholdt T-shirtWe have a European source for Ravenholdt t-shirts!  Our wonderful logo artist, Doug Shuler, designed a simple version of the logo which is available on a unisex black shirt. 

We decided to go with a Streetshirts promo to offer these due to the simplicity of the process relative to the items and styles that they offer. What this means is that if you want one you will need to order it by 22 July 2016.

Get yours here: Ravenholdt T-shirt

If we get a good response and we are happy with the quality and the process, we may offer a second run. We might also consider offering the logo on other items, such as a hoodie. Please let us know what you think and what might interest you.

We may also do another US run before Blizzcon. US people, let us know if you are interested.

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Rogue Transmogs: The Leathers Collection

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Tyrgarde has treated us to two transmog sets along similar lines. He suggests that you decide which to wear depending on your race.

Leathers of a Respectful Savage

The first version will have you running instances from various expansions as well as making purchases in your Garrison.

“This one looks good on Worgen, Undead, and Trolls. Races with “normal” feet will maybe want to change the boot transmog. Seems odd running around in your bare feet. I didn’t have a theme in mind when I started it. I had the shoulders and wanted some other pieces to match colors, nothing too special for this set. The black cloak with trim adds a bit of something to the set.”

Helm: Opportunist’s Leather Helm – purchased from Fedryen Swiftspear, Cenarion Expedition Quartermaster, in Zangarmarsh.
Shoulders: Dark Phoenix Spaulders – Tier token from Majordomo Staghelm OR Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate – Baleroc. Both in Firelands Normal.
Cloak: Cloak of Darkness – Leatherworking.
Chest: Heroes’ Bonescythe Breastplate – Archavon the Stone Watcher in Vault of Archavon.
Shirt: anything red or brown
Hands: Thunderlord Gloves – BoA transmog piece purchased from War Mill or Dwarven Bunker in your Garrison.
Belt: Bloodfang Belt – Vaelastrasz the Corrupt in Blackwing Lair.
Legs: Heroes’ Bonescythe Legplates – Archavon the Stone Watcher in Vault of Archavon.
Feet: Thunderlord Sabatons – BoA transmog piece purchased from War Mill or Dwarven Bunker in your Garrison.
Weapons: Quickening Blade of the Prince – Kael’thas Sunstrider in Heroic Magisters’ Terrace. A good alternative is Bloodvenom Blade – Deathbringer Saurfang in 25 Normal Icecrown Citadel.

 

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Leathers of Resumed Battle

This version shares pieces with the above set, but switches out a few key items for a slightly different look.

“When I make a transmog set, I try to match up a few colors together that’s on an item. So this one has a few dashes of red, some light brown and grey. Looks particular good on a race with a straight back, Blood Elves, Human, Female Orc. But still looks okay on any hunched over race.”

Helm: None
Shoulders: Spaulders of Resumed Battle – Noth the Plaguebringer or Gluth in 10 Normal Naxxramas.
Cloak: Cloak of Darkness – Leatherworking.
Chest: Heroes’ Bonescythe Breastplate – Archavon the Stone Watcher in Vault of Archavon.
Hands: Heroes’ Bonescythe Gauntlets – Archavon the Stone Watcher in Vault of Archavon.
Belt: Girdle of Unconquered Glory – Hans’gar and Franzok in Heroic Blackrock Foundry.
Legs: Heroes’ Bonescythe Legplates – Archavon the Stone Watcher in Vault of Archavon.
Feet: Boots of the Worshiper – Grand Widow Faerlina or Gluth in 10 Normal Naxxramas.

 

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  If you have a transmog that you just love and would like to share, please send the following to fans@ravenholdt.net for a chance to be featured:

  1. a list of the items that you used for your transmog. If you can, include where you acquired each piece.
  2. one or two nice high-res screenshots. These should be reasonably close up and not too dark. No stealth pics please!
  3. tell us a bit about what you were going for with your look. Do you have a name/title for your transmog?
  4. if you would like to be credited, please include a link to your armory and your Twitter handle if you have one.

Please note that we may not be able to feature every submission and those that are selected may not be posted immediately. We look forward to seeing more of what you wear!

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Rogue Transmogs: The Engineer

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Ieatpaperbag puts us in a setting with an engineering transmog that looks as battle effective as it is totally at home in the workshop. A choice of weapons makes this a truly practical and utilitarian outfit.

“I was going for an engineering look; the engineering goggle for Warlords of Draenor” looked so awesome, so I wanted to see if I could find a “look” to go with it. I also wanted to find something different that wasn’t simply all tier xx,” Ieatpaperbag explains and notes that he made heavy use of an old blog post by Anne Stickney, now of Blizzard Watch, which you can find here: Transmogrifying a tribute to engineering.

Helm: Night-Vision Mechshades – Soulbound from Engineering. There are some non-engineering (but less cool) options such as Mimiron’s Flight Goggles or Emerald Beholder Eye.
Shoulder: Shoulder of the Ogre-Nabber – This is a reward from a Feralas quest. If you’ve completed the quest check for similar models.
Chest: Mixologist’s Tunic – Plugger Spazzring in Blackrock Depths.
Hands: Safecracker’s Gloves – random drop from Cataclysm instances (check the AH).
Belt: Belt of Feigned Joy – quest reward from several level ~40 quests.
Legs: Light Leather Pants – Leatherworking.
Feet: Boots of the Neverending Path – purchased from Veteran Crusader Aliocha Segard (Argent Crusade) in Icecrown.

Weapons:
Peacekeeper Blade – Confessor’s Cache or Eadric’s Cache in Trial of the Champion.
Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers – XT-002 Deconstructor in 25 hard-mode Ulduar.
Aledar’s Battlestar – Eadric’s Cache in Trial of the Champion.
Flarethorn – Gorosh the Dervish or High Justice Grimstone in Blackrock Depths (awful to farm but pretty worth it)
Ravenclaw Harbinger – random world drop from Mists of Pandaria (check the AH)

 

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  If you have a transmog that you just love and would like to share, please send the following to fans@ravenholdt.net for a chance to be featured:

  1. a list of the items that you used for your transmog. If you can, include where you acquired each piece.
  2. one or two nice high-res screenshots. These should be reasonably close up and not too dark. No stealth pics please!
  3. tell us a bit about what you were going for with your look. Do you have a name/title for your transmog?
  4. if you would like to be credited, please include a link to your armory and your Twitter handle if you have one.

Please note that we may not be able to feature every submission and those that are selected may not be posted immediately. We look forward to seeing more of what you wear!

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The Portrayal of “Rogue” in the World of the Warcraft Film

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Please note that this blog contains spoilers for Christie Golden’s wonderful Warcraft movie prequel, Warcraft: Durotan, as well as minor spoilers for the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Legion.


Garona. We know her as the consummate assassin. In the World of Warcraft that we live in, it is she who slew King Llane Wrynn, albeit against her will, with the blades Sorrow and Anguish. It is she, driven by revenge, who aids us in finding Cho’gall in Twilight Highlands. It is she, albeit an alternative universe version of her, who ambushes us in Frostfire Ridge, attempts to assassinate Khadgar, and ultimately befriends us in Warlords of Draenor. It is she who bequeaths us her ill-used blades in Legion if we select to have our Artifact Weapons be for Assassination. And it is now she who is front and center in the previews for the film, Warcraft. With the film still a few weeks away from release, we can’t know yet that we will recognize what we know as Assassination Rogue in her actions, but we do have the prequel novel, Warcraft: Durotan, and we can look within its pages to see how rogues fare in this telling of the story.

Garona and the first assassination are introduced early in the novel, however it is not Garona who wields the deadly blade. Gul’dan, her master, tricks Garad into effectively assassinating himself with a poisoned dagger, but the Assassination class icons are right there: the dagger and the poison. Although passive, she still exhibits cunning and her initial communication in Draenei was effectively stealthed as she communicates with Draka in a language that Gul’dan cannot understand. Her role in the novel is a small one, and despite the Assassination class icons making an appearance, we don’t have a great deal to reconcile with the in-game rogue or even the in-game Garona. We would probably be better served to wait for the film and its novelization to discuss her as a class representative.

The concept of Class with its rules, structures, and limitations is a conceit of the game and while seemingly not overtly represented in the world of the novel, can still be discerned in key characters. Class archetypes are obviously represented, for example, in Drek’Thar the shaman, Gul’dan the warlock, and Orgrim the warrior to name a few. Garona’s limited role may not allow us much of a glimpse of our class, but are there other places that we can look to to find rogues. While hunters and warriors, as well as shaman are well depicted among the Frostwolves, rogues don’t seem to be present. They can, however be seen in the novel’s Red Walkers. The Red Walkers exhibit several very roguelike traits: not only do they attack from concealment, for example ambushing Durotan and his comrades at the Seat of the Spirits, but the Red Walker that Durotan faces first in the final battle of the novel dual-wields small axes and seems more reliant on speed and agility than strength.

Perhaps the best representation of the rogue class can be found in the Red Walker chieftain who faces off with Orgrim. He is described as wearing “only the barest scraps of armor,” somewhat like in-game rogues who cannot be burdened with armor heavier than leather. In behavior also typical of the in-game rogue, he kicks an opponent to subdue her, and, much like his unfortunate aforementioned clansmember who was dispatched by Durotan, he wields two axes “so swiftly they were blurs.” This imagery is iconic of the Combat (now Outlaw) rogue: the double one-handed weapons and the swift, relentless attacks. One could even make an argument that he uses Vendetta (although it is an Assassination ability) or is talented into Marked for Death as he makes his way towards Orgrim across the melee, “his head swiveling back again and again to check Orgrim’s location.”

This version of the world may not be as structured and rule-bound as the game that we are used to, but Christie Golden’s masterful storytelling and complete understanding of the workings of the game gives us glimpses of what we know and who we are, and allows the world a familiarity beyond location and lore. Warcraft: Durotan is a different take on the story from what we know, but it is a compelling and well-told tale, and very much worth a read. Just as Warlords of Draenor offered us a look at an alternative version of the universe, the film world gives us another. In this universe, while events are familiar, details are very different. We can only hope that Garona the rogue will get as fine a treatment in the upcoming film as Durotan and the Frostwolves get in this novel. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds, how this paragon of the Assassination rogue is portrayed, and whether will will witness our future blades, Sorrow and Anguish, on the big screen before we officially get to wield them ourselves. Dare we hope for more rogues like the Red Walkers? Will we witness this new version of the world and recognize in it, ourselves?


Image: In-game Garona vs. On-screen Garona. Paula Patton as Garona in the film from Legendary Pictures.

 

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Rogue Transmogs: 99 Problems

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Just because you are a rogue doesn’t mean you have to dress all sneaky all the time. Sometimes you just want to be, well, loud. Mickjabber brings us his take on the rogue look with goblin style.

“As you can tell I wasn’t really going for the subtle look here, basically I figured a Goblin Rogue would want to look good whilst he slays things, something with a certain amount of panache, something that a small person can make a big impact with!”

Well Mickjabber, you’ll certainly make an impact!

This set will take you through low level dungeons, Firelands, and require some good world drop or Auction House luck.

Head: Stylin Purple Hat – Leatherworking
Shoulders: Mantle of Autumn – Laj in The Botanica
Back: Netherfury Cape – Warp Splinter in The Botanica
Chest : Songbird Blouse – Hearthsinger Forresten in Stratholme
Hands: Gloves of the Fang – random drop from Wailing Caverns (check the AH)
Waist : Headhunters Belt – random world drop (check the AH)
Legs : Leggings of the Fang – Lord Cobrahn in Wailing Caverns
Feet: Headhunter Slippers – random world drop (check the AH)

Daggers : Alysra’s  Razor – Alysrazor in Heroic Firelands

 

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  If you have a transmog that you just love and would like to share, please send the following to fans@ravenholdt.net for a chance to be featured:

  1. a list of the items that you used for your transmog. If you can, include where you acquired each piece.
  2. one or two nice high-res screenshots. These should be reasonably close up and not too dark. No stealth pics please!
  3. tell us a bit about what you were going for with your look. Do you have a name/title for your transmog?
  4. if you would like to be credited, please include a link to your armory and your Twitter handle if you have one.

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Rogue Transmogs: The Mishmash Assassin

Launja

This time around, Launja brings us her take on practical wear. She has certainly nailed that rogue instinct for finding a space where it’s easy to fade into the background! “I wanted this set to look practical and stealthy,” she tells us, “so I steered clear of bright colors, revealing cuts, and over-the-top shoulder size.

“It’s not supposed to look perfectly seamless, either: rather a full suit of standard issue battlegear you might get in a military stealth unit, it’s something the assassin has assembled herself from various parts, for her personal use.

“My personal favorite are the shoulderpads: they conceal spring-loaded spectral blades ready to rake the face of anyone foolish enough to get too close. No still picture can do justice to the animation. I literally jumped the first time I saw it go off.”

We agree, those shoulders are pretty awesome.

Head: Wicked Leather Headband – Leatherworking
Shoulders: Treacherous Shoulderpads – XT-002 Deconstructor in Ulduar
Back: Furious Gladiator’s Cloak of Victory – I got this from PvP back in Season 6, but several drops and craftables have the same look. (Such as Auchenai Death Shroud” – Avatar of the Martyred in Auchenai Crypts)
Chest: Fusion Slasher Chestguard – Lei Shen – Throne of Thunder Raid Finder. The Raid Finder tier 15 chest (Nine-Tailed Tunic) also has the same look
Hands: Netherblade Gloves – Tier 4 token from The Curator in Karazhan
Waist: Dusky Belt – Leatherworking
Legs: Syreian’s Leggings – Syreian the Bonecarver in Grizzly Hills
Feet: Bloodthirsty Leather Boots – Leatherworking

Sword: Scorpion Sting – A friendly stranger just handed me one of these while idling in town. It’s a BoE drop, so the Auction House might be your best bet.
Dagger: Blood Weeper – Devourer of Souls in The Forge of Souls Heroic. These also work well with Enchanter’s Illusion – Hidden for the ultimate assassin looks (blades coated with non-reflective black paint)!

 

Launja   Launja

 

 


  If you have a transmog that you just love and would like to share, please send the following to fans@ravenholdt.net for a chance to be featured:

  1. a list of the items that you used for your transmog. If you can, include where you acquired each piece.
  2. one or two nice high-res screenshots. These should be reasonably close up and not too dark. No stealth pics please!
  3. tell us a bit about what you were going for with your look. Do you have a name/title for your transmog?
  4. if you would like to be credited, please include a link to your armory and your Twitter handle if you have one.

Please note that we may not be able to feature every submission and those that are selected may not be posted immediately. We look forward to seeing more of what you wear!

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