The Rogue is the most twitch based class, with the most number of utility abilities that let the rogue stay in the fight and keep dishing out damage, so a great keybinding setup is a must. The ability to correctly use skills such as Vanish, Evasion, Blind and Kick, along with the fast nature of Combo point generation and usage requires a robust set of keybindings for a rogue. No matter if one is playing an Assassination rogue, with the power of poisons and daggers, a combat rogue focusing on strong physical attacks or the shadowy subtlety rogue, the ability to do exactly what you need on demand is a must. So go ahead and check out our keybinding layouts.
The Assassination rogue is a very offense oriented spec, with the special synergy between poisons, Mutilate and Envenom allowing the rogue to dish out incredible burst damage on any foe, regardless of armor or positioning. The veteran Assassination Rogue’s keybindings will reflect the need to maintain the Rupture debuff while focusing other finishers onto Envenom. Of course, mutilate will be the primary source of combo points, but do not estimate what good keybindings for Vanish. Garrote, Redirect, Cheap Shot etc can do for your DPS. In a PvP scenario, the usage of abilities such as Blind or Kick will make the difference between success and failure, so go ahead and look at these optimized keybindings.
The Combat Rogue can stand toe-to-toe with most melee fighters, at least if you look at the rogue’s ability to dish our pure physical damage. The Sinister Strike and Slice and Dice rotation, when coupled with occasional Revealing Strike and Adrenaline Rush can let the rogue do very respectable damage with their energy. Of course, our auto-attack damage is nothing to laugh at, so the combat rogue keybinding layout must reflect the easy use of spells that boost auto attack damage. In case of special circumstances, the rogue will use Killing Spree or Blade Flurry to dish out more damage. Although not often seen in PvP, Combat Rogues have access to the same utility skills as the other specs, so the keybindings should not only focus on damage.
The Subtlety Rogue is a master of shadowy crafts and all things stealthy. Nothing underlines these abilities for a rogue as the Shadow Dance spell. The ability to use opening moves while unstealthed calls for you to have the best possible subtlety rogue keybindings. Good macros help as well, though. The required finesse to master a Subtlety rogue is probably the most difficult roadblock on the way to true rogue mastery. With these Subtlety Rogue keybindings, you can expect to greatly increase your skill at playing a rogue, so expect to Shadowstep to enemies to Shadowdance, Sap and Cheapshot many people at once as you have complete control over the fight and dish out incredible Ambush and Backstab damage.