Rogue macros

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With the release of TBC Classic, it is more than likely that arena123 macros will be working. If they’re not “mandatory” on TBC, they’re still very handy when it comes to performing highly competitive 3v3. The vast majority of the TBC player base (coming from private servers) has not used this macro system because it’s not originally part of the 2.4.3 client. Nonetheless, with Classic (and TBC Classic) such options are now working.

Before using such macros, you will have to download an arena addon. On the BETA we’ve got this one, named sArena, crafted by Aeded. We’ll update this link once we get a properly working version for TBC Classic. On this arena frame, you’ll be able to see who is the arena1 player, who’s the arena 2, etc. Then you’ll be able to adjust your actions depending on the enemy’s position (123) in the frame.

The structure of these macros is like this :

It’s difficult to say which macros are going to be the most wanted ones, but for sure we can consider shadowstep + cheapshot macro as a very interesting one, eventually step kick as well, and Blind. For players with a ton of bind available, you can also consider Sap arena 123.

In addition, you may be interested in another similar macro for enemies’ pets.

This way more important on WotLK but this could be handy to use it if you ever face succubus warlock players for example.


Outlaw Rogue interface and macros guide


Guy's Outlaw Rogue UI

Guy Outlaw Rogue UI

A UI is mostly about preference. My UI is incredibly weird compared to most people I talk to, but it works well for me, so there is no reason for me to rework it.

The important thing about a good UI is to make sure that all the information you need is clear and easy to read. Make sure you can see boss cast timers, so you know when mechanics are happening. You also want to make sure that you can easily see mob casts for mythic plus dungeons so you know when to CC a specific mob. Lastly, you want to make sure that you can see your cooldowns.

The essential addons to get are:

Weakauras is an essential addon because you can track boss mechanics, your cooldowns and get alerts when a specific mob is casting something.

BigWigs, so you can track every boss cooldown, so you are never caught off guard for when mechanics happen. Make sure to customize the addons alerts and timers because they will alert you for tank mechanics by default which is not needed for a DPS player.

Plater is just a cleaner nameplate addon that I prefer to use. However, any nameplate addon will work as long as it gets the important information such as the cast bar of an enemy because this will show you your own Between the Eyes and Ghostly Strikes debuff and such.


Marked for Death Mouseover Macro

This Marked for Death mouseover macro makes it much easier to pick targets out that will die first in raids and mythic plus dungeons. If you have nothing moused over, it will prioritize your current target.

#showtooltip Marked For Death
/cast [@Mouseover,harm][] Marked For Death

This is the same macro as above, except for Serrated Bone Spike.

#showtooltip Serrated Bone Spike
/cast [@Mouseover,harm][] Serrated Bone Spike

Killing Spree & Blade Rush Macro

This macro will use the same keybind for both Killing Spree and Blade Rush based on what is talented.

/cast [talent:7/2] Blade Rush
/cast [talent:7/3] Killing Spree

Tricks of the Trade Macro

This is a Tricks of the Trade Macro that will target the leader of the party. Make sure to tell whatever group you are in to “give the lead to the tank” so that this macro isn’t directing threat to the host of the party like a healer or another DPS.

/cast [@party1] Tricks of the trade

Grappling Hook Macro

This is a Grappling Hook macro that makes it so you don’t have to click to confirm the travel, it takes some getting used to but it’s worth it 100%.

#showtooltip Grappling Hook
/cast [@cursor] Grappling Hook

Sap Macro

This macro gives you maybe 50 silver whenever you sap something, so you might as well use it.

/cast Sap
/cast Pick Pocket


I’ve made my own version of the Afernars Weakaura package that I’ve modified to make it more appealing. I’d suggest either looking over on for your own package or using some of the suggested ones below.

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WOW Rogue Macros,Stealth Macros,Shadowstep Macros

Rogue MacrosAmbush / Backstab / Mutilate MacrosSinister Strike and Riposte MacrosWeapon-Swap MacrosCold Blood MacrosPremeditation MacrosHemorrhage and Ghostly Strike MacrosSlice and Dice MacrosSap Macros¡°I WANNA KILL!¡± MACROSHealing / Bandage / Food MacrosMount / Dismount MacrosOther Useful Macros


This macro allows you to mash the stealth button without de-stealthing yourself.

/cast [nostealth] Stealth


/cast [nocombat,nostealth] shadowmeld

This macro will cast Stealth (mashable) if unstealthed, and will cast Shadowmeld if Stealth is on cooldown and you are out of combat. Once Stealth CD is up it will toggle you back to stealth form.

/cast [stance:0] stealth
/cast [nocombat,nostealth] shadowmeld

STEALTH (Left-Click) -> SHADOWMELD (Right-Click) -> Both Mashable

/cast [nostealth] Stealth
/cast [button:2,nocombat,nostealth] shadowmeld

STEALTH (Left-Click) -> MOUNT (Right-Click)
This is not a spammable stealth.

/use [button:2] <name of mount>
/cast [button:1] stealth


/cast [stealth] Cheap Shot; Stealth

In theory, this one will allow you to mash for stealth. If you are not stealthed and not in combat then it should stealth you. If you are in combat then it should Vanish you.

/cast [combat] Vanish; [nostealth] Stealth


/cast [combat] Gouge; Stealth

Since the cast sequence will stop until it is able to cast each item, this should re-stealth you (if possible) following the Gouge. Otherwise, it will reset after 20 seconds.

/castsequence reset=20 Gouge, Stealth, Cheap Shot, Sinister Strike

Alternatively: If you're already stealthed, it hits with a CS opener. If you're not stealthed and in combat you gouge, unless it's on CD. This will also allow you to restealth without having to hit a target with gouge first. It will automatically reset to gouge if you change targets.

/cast reset=target/combat [nostealth,combat] Gouge; [nocombat, nostealth] stealth; [stealth] cheap shot


This performs a Shadowstep and ambush. requires 2 button presses :/

#show Shadowstep
/castsequence Shadowstep, Ambush

This should equip the appropriate weapons depending of if you are stealthed or not, as well as casting Shadowstep followed by Ambush if you are stealthed. Otherwise it will cast Hemorrhage.

/equip [stealth] <dagger name>, [nostealth] <sword name>
/cast [equipped:daggers, stealth] Shadowstep
/cast [equipped:daggers, stealth] Ambush; [equipped: One-Handed Swords] Hemorrhage

This will cast Shadowstep on the first press and Sap on the second.

/castsequence reset=20 Shadowstep, Sap

Another option is to add a Right-Click for Sap only:

/castsequence reset=20 Shadowstep, Sap
/cast [button:2] Sap

Or use a Modifier (shift/ctrl/alt) for Sap:

/castsequence reset=20 Shadowstep, Sap
/cast [modifier:shift/ctrl/alt] Sap

This will Ambush if you are stealthed, or Backstab if you are not. You can substitute the opener of your choice in place of the Ambush or Backstab then just spam it. It will normally be able to fire off a Backstab following the Ambush.

/cast Premeditation
/cast Shadowstep
/cast [stealth] Ambush; Backstab

A 2-click Shadowstep -> Ambush (if Dagger is equipped in either hand) "else" Garrote (if no Dagger equipped in either hand). See the weapon swap macros for changing weapons from your bags (don't use the MH/OH swap macros for this one).

/castsequence reset=target/stealth [equipped:daggers] shadowstep, [equipped:daggers] Ambush; [noequipped:daggers] shadowstep, [noequipped:daggers] Garrote


This Sub Rogue macro One-Shots anyone in Shadowlands


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Macros rogue

Subtlety Rogue interface and macros guide


Push Subtlety Rogue UI

Push Subtlety Rogue UI


Gear set swap

My swap set macro used for Deathly Shadows pre-pull. Vanish manually -> Press this macro

/cast Slice and Dice
/equipset Sub ST (insert your set name)

Tricks of the Trade mouseover

I use this instead of a focus macro because of its flexibility.

#showtooltip Tricks of the Trade
/cast [@mouseover, help, nodead][help,nodead][@player,help,nodead]Tricks of the Trade

Shadow Dance + Shadowstrike macro

Used to avoid casting Backstab as first GCD in Shadow Dance, there is an unfortunate stance delay that has plagued Subtlety for years; this macro solves that issue.

/cast [stance:0] Shadow Dance;Shadowstrike

Shadow Blades opener

To avoid having to press a piano sequence on pull due to all the cooldowns we have off the GCD. Only used for Shadow Blades on pull, always keep Shadow Blades on a standalone keybind.

#showtooltip Shadow Blades
/cast Shadow Blades
/cast Shadow Dance
/cast Shadowstrike
/cast Blood Fury

Flagellation + Symbols

Used to sync up Flagellation and Symbols of Death, they are always going to be used together so the macro can fully replace the Flagellation keybind. The order of the abilities is important because you want it to use Symbols before Flagellation. Always keep Symbols on a standalone keybind.

#showtooltip Flagellation
/cast Symbols of Death
/cast Flagellation

Echoing Reprimand + Symbols

Same reason as above. However it is very unlikely that these 2 sync up more than 1-2 times during an encounter. Still, if possible you want to buff your Echoing Reprimand with the 100% Crit from Symbols. Always keep Symbols on a standalone keybind.

#showtooltip Echoing Reprimand
/cast Symbols of Death
/cast Echoing Reprimand

AoE button keybind

I use this to create a keybind for both of our AoE talent abilities, saving you some time.

/cast [talent:7/2] Secret Technique
/cast [talent:7/3] Shuriken Tornado

Trinket macro

Used as a lazy way to avoid having to change your on-use trinket macro every time you swap to another trinket.

/use 13
/use 14


I use a Weakaura pack that you have to pay to get. I do not mind the cost, and the reliability in updates and neat visuals make it worth it. But if you just want to get a free one, these are the two I would suggest.

Standalone Weakauras to consider:

Melee uptime is very important for any melee DPS, especially for Subtlety, since it gains resources from auto-attacks. I used this melee uptime tracker to ensure I was in range of the Spiked Balls on Painsmith while keeping max distance to avoid getting run over. But I decided to keep it around because it was very neat on other bosses as well.

As a new Subtlety player, you probably won’t pay much attention to the Shadow Technique tracker. But as you get more used to the spec, it becomes very helpful.

Top 5 Macros Every Rogue Needs in Classic WoW

Rogue Macros

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

We recommend creating !Stealth macros for all of your abilities to gain the benefits of subterfuge any time you drop combat while attempting to press any ability.

#showtooltip Mutilate /cast !Stealth /Cast Mutilate

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Having an arena1 sap macro means that you can be sure that you're only ever going to sap a specific target. If your'e running around in stealth attempting to sap someone on the enemy team, you risk sapping the wrong target if someone pops out next to you while you're just spamming a normal sap bind.

/cast [target=arena1] sap

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Focus blind allows you to quickly blind your focus target without having to change your target. This will also mean that you won't have to de-target your target which would result in losing damage as you won't be getting any auto attacks while attempting to blind another target.

/cast [target=focus] blind

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Allows you to cheap shot your focus target.

/cast [target=focus] Cheap Shot

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Allows you to garrote your focus target.

/cast [target=focus] Garrote

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Focus kick allows you to quickly kick your focus target without having to change your target. This will also mean that you won't have to de-target your target which would result in losing damage as you won't be getting any auto attacks while attempting to kick another target.

/cast [target=focus] kick

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Having a focus kidney shot macro allows you to easily kidney shot your focus target without having to worry about targeting them while you move towards them to get them in the stun. Note that you almost only want to be doing this as a sub rogue as most of your kidney shots when you're playing assassination should be on your kill target.

/cast [target=focus] kidney shot

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Allows you to sap your focus target.

/cast [target=focus] Sap

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Allows you to shadowstep your focus target.

/cast [target=focus] Shadowstep

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

This is a 2-in-1 macro. If you press it once, you will shadowstep to your focus target and then if you press it a second time, you will kick your focus target. So, if you want to shadowstep and kick your focus target, just spam this bind, otherwise you can just press it once and then use a separate bind to kidney shot them.

#showtooltip shadowstep /stopattack /cast [target=focus] Shadowstep /cast [target=focus] Kick /stopattack

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

It's nice to have this macro as it will allow you to slow someone that's out of melee range. For example, you can slow a healer which can help your partners land crowd control on them. This will also mean that you won't have to de-target your target which would result in losing damage as you won't be getting any auto attacks while attempting to slow another target.

/cast [target=focus] poisoned knife

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Using this macro will make it so that you never automatically kidney shot the nearest player if your original target disappears because of a stealth ability. For example, if you're attempting to kidney shot a rogue and they use vanish, you may end up using kidney shot on someone else that's right next to you because the rogue has disappeared and spamming a normal kidney shot bind would make you automatically target someone else.

/cast [@target] kidney Shot

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

If you're out of energy and you switch target, you won't miss out on any auto attacks as you'll be spamming your startattack while attempting to mutilate.

/cast mutilate /startattack

author: Mystic| last updated: May 1, 20

Using this macro allows you to quickly step to your teammates without having to first target them. Manually targeting them first to use shadowstep is very slow and you can be punished for attempting to do so.

/cast [target=Party1] shadowstep

author: Mystic| last updated: Feb 9, 17

This macro makes you stop auto attacking and then allows you to go into stealth without the risk of you canceling your stealth buff when you spam this bind.

/stopattack /!cast stealth



Now discussing:


Macros for Assassination Rogue


Generic Macros for Rogues


Startattack Macros

When you switch targets by clicking on a nameplate or boss frame, your Rogue will not actually start auto attacking unless you use an ability or physically right click the model. Startattack macros replace your default abilities so that if you switch targets but don't have enough Energy to immediately use one of your abilities, you will still begin auto attacking immediately. An example startattack macro is displayed below:

  • #showtooltip Backstab
  • /startattack
  • /cast Backstab

Simply replace "Backstab" with any ability of your choice. This is a good macro for any melee class or spec. Note that you do not have to do this for every single one of your abilities, just a few of your main rotational abilities that you are likely to use immediately when switching to a new target.


Tricks of the Trade

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@mouseover] Tricks of the Trade

This macro will cast Tricks of the Trade IconTricks of the Trade on your mouse over target.

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@focus] Tricks of the Trade

This macro will cast Tricks of the Trade IconTricks of the Trade at your focus. This can be useful if you prefer this over the mouseover option.

  • #showtooltip
  • /cast [@mouseover, help] [@focus, help] [@targettarget, help] Tricks of the Trade

This macro combines the two macros from above. Also, if you have no mouseover target and no focus, then it casts Tricks of the Trade IconTricks of the Trade on your target's target (who is most likely going to be the tank if you are targeting the boss).

  • /cast [target="Tank's Name"] Tricks of the Trade

Finally, this is a simple macro if you are usually casting Tricks on the same tank before or during each pull.


Addons for Assassination Rogue


Generic Addons for Rogues



ElvUI is a complete replacement for the default User Interface. Not only is this a popular AddOn among top players, but we here at Icy Veins use it for all our characters. ElvUI eliminates most of the inefficiencies of the Blizzard interface, which are many and varied. It is extremely user friendly, and takes very little time to set up and master. It also comes already furnished with almost everything you need; unit frames, raid frames, minimap, buffs and debuffs, and much more. You can easily unlock and drag all the components around so your UI will look exactly the way you want it to. ElvUI is clean, easy to use, and a great starting point for your UI.

For a quick configuration guide, you can check out Pandacho's guide.


Weak Auras

Weak Auras is the most important AddOn for players seeking to master their class and take their gameplay to new heights. If you aspire to do any Mythic raiding, this is the most powerful tool in your kit. Weak Auras allows you to display helpful visuals cues anywhere on your screen, which enable you to play better. Most players use it to track their trinket procs, highlight on screen displays of their most important cooldowns, or track the timers of boss mechanics. It is highly customisable and makes keeping track of your procs and cooldowns effortless. The drawback of Weak Auras is that is has a bit of a learning curve and is not the most user friendly. Weak Auras allows you to import other players data directly into their UI, however, and most players choose to simply import other people's Weak Auras rather than make their own. Weak Auras can be used to create just about anything you can imagine, as it is a LUA scripting tool (essentially an AddOn that creates other AddOns, in-game). This is by far the most essential AddOn for players looking to step into Mythic raiding.


Boss Mods

Boss Mods are helpful pre-made timers that allow you to keep track of the noteworthy mechanics in any given encounter. Usually they come equipped with helpful prompts, visuals, and sounds to ensure you do not miss anything important.


BigWigs Bossmods

BigWigs is the best boss mod available currently. It is extremely customizable, allowing you to change what is displayed on an individual boss level and how boldly you want each alert customized. BigWigs is typically the most accurate and periodically updated of the available Boss Mods. It does not require any setup at all, though there are a dizzying array of options and customizations should you wish to personalize your setup.


Deadly Boss Mods

Deadly Boss Mods is an alternative to BigWigs, though it usually is not as accurate early in the patch. Most of the alerts are loud and flashy by default, making this a potentially good choice for players who have very little experience in a raid environment.


Name Plates

Nameplates are essential for allowing you to easily keep track of basic debuffs and quickly select new targets in combat. While ElvUI nameplates do come standard with the AddOn, they are a little limited and occasionally buggy. Listed below are some good alternatives.


KUI Nameplates

KUI Nameplates offer the highest degree of customization and accuracy. For example, you can easily configure the nameplates to enlarge and change color when a target reaches a certain percentage of health, which can be very helpful for classes with executes. They always correctly display your debuffs, and their click box is very accurate. Some setup is required, although it is very simple and straightforward.



TidyPlates are not quite as customizable or accurate as KUI, but they are an improvement over the default UI or the ElvUI nameplates. They are also great out of the box, requiring little to no setup at all, which is a plus for some players.


Damage Meters

Damage meters display a variety of helpful data about what is taking place in combat, from your current DPS (or HPS) to the number of interrupts each player successfully used.



Skada is a lightweight damage meter that is exceptionally accurate. It doesn't take up much memory, which could cause you to lag, and displays a wide range of helpful data. This is the recommended damage meter if you log your raid data to WarcraftLogs.



Details is a more heavyweight damage meter, taking up quite a bit of memory. It offers extensive in-game analysis tools compared to Skada, however, allowing you to break down your data in depth without leaving the game. This is the recommended damage meter if you do not log your raid data.


These AddOns are just small trimmings that might make your life a little easier.


Mik's Scrolling Battle Text

If you not not satisfied with the default combat text, this AddOn is an alternative that allows you to heavily customize your scrolling combat text. Quite a bit of setup is required.


Death Note

Death Note displays the last several deaths for each of your party or raid members. For 30 seconds prior to their death, a complete timestamp of their combat log is displayed, showing their current health, what heals they received, what buffs and debuffs they had, whether they used their personal cooldowns, etc. This AddOn is helpful for breaking down your own death as well as finding out whether that guy really did use his healthstone.


Doom CooldownPulse

Whenever one of your abilities comes off cooldown, this AddOn flashes a large transparent version of the ability in the center of your screen, alerting you that it is off cooldown. You can easily configure what is displayed, or use it by default.


Angry Assignments

This AddOn allows you to set up text assignments that are displayed to everyone else in the raid group that have the AddOn. Extremely beneficial for raiding guilds, particularly when assigning jobs like interrupt orders, or what players are soaking in what quadrants of the room, etc.


Specific Addons for Assassination Rogues

Currently, we feel that there is no need for additional addons to play an Assassination Rogue to its full potential.



  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 07 Mar. 2021: Page has been reviewed for Shadowlands patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands expansion release.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.

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