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Combat Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoW 4.3.4)

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In this article, we present you with the best gems and enchants that you can get for a Combat Rogue in WoW 4.3, including profession-specific perks. We also list the best consumables: food, flasks, and potions.

Make sure to check our Gear Optimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for this article. The other articles of our Combat Rogue guide can be accessed from the table of content on the left.

1. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Agile Shadowspirit Diamond
Red Socket Prismatic Socket Delicate Queen's Garnet, Delicate Inferno Ruby (cheaper), or Delicate Chimera's Eye (JC)
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket

2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments Extra Enchantments
Head Arcanum of the Ramkahen
Chest Enchant Chest - Peerless Stats
Wrists Socket Bracer (Blacksmithing)
Hands Enchant Gloves - Major Agility
Feet Enchant Boots - Assassin's Step
Rings Enchant Ring - Agility (Enchanting)
Weapons Enchant Weapon - Landslide

Note that Extra Enchantments can be applied to an item in addition to a Main Enchantment.

3. Consumables↑top

You should always be eating food that provides 90 Agility, whether this is in the form of:

Your flask should be a Flask of the Winds.

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Potion of the Tol'vir.

4. Summing-up Profession Perks↑top

Choosing a profession for your Combat Rogue can impact your raid performance. As a rule, you should shy away from gathering professions (with the exception of Herbalism), which leaves the following viable professions for raiding:

Profession Perks
Blacksmithing Provides a 100 Agility gain through two extra sockets: Socket Bracer and Socket Gloves. Only provides an 80 Agility gain if you are still using Delicate Inferno Ruby, and not the newer Delicate Queen's Garnet.
Jewelcrafting Provides a 51 Agility gain through the ability of using 3 Delicate Chimera's Eye. It does provide an 81 Agility gain if you are still using Delicate Inferno Ruby and not the newer Delicate Queen's Garnet.
Alchemy Provides an 80 Agility gain to your flask through Mixology.
Enchanting Provides an 80 Agility gain through Enchant Ring - Agility.
Engineering Provides an 80 Agility gain in average through Synapse Springs. Also provides Grounded Plasma Shield, an additional Waist enchant that can be used as a survival tool during encounters, but it runs the risk of backfiring (in which case, you taunt and take aggro on all nearby mobs).
Inscription Provides an 80 Agility gain through Swiftsteel Inscription. It also saves you from the trouble of farming reputation with Therazane to get the usual enchantment.
Leatherworking Provides an 80 Agility gain through Draconic Embossment - Agility. Also provides Dragonbone Leg Reinforcements, a much cheaper equivalent to Dragonscale Leg Armor, the traditional leg enchant.
Tailoring Provides a gain of approximately 61 Agility through Swordguard Embroidery.
Herbalism Provides an 80 Haste Rating gain in average through Lifeblood.

You will generally prefer a passive Agility bonus over any of the temporary gains. Indeed, Lifeblood provides Haste Rating, which, as a Combat Rogue, is much less valuable than any Agility or Attack Power bonus. Synapse Springs is good, but if you already have an on-use trinket, the two effects cannot be used simultaneously and you will prefer that of your trinket, which is, most likely, a lot more powerful than that of Synapse Springs.

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