Question on dungeon running a rogue

40 Blood Elf Rogue
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I have a 30th level Blood Elf rogue. I am thinking about running some dungeons with her. I am not quite clear what the rogue's role is in the group. Can some of you more savvy members clea this up a little bit? Thanks.
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90 Human Mage
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DPS...that's all.
If CC was involved then you would be very useful, but just kill things in the dungeons
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90 Worgen Rogue
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when it comes down to it you are only expected to do damage, but there are other subtle ways to contribute.

the largest one is interrupting spell casts. taking the time to Garrote or Kick a caster type mob that happens to be out of range of the tank can help. just make sure not to keep attacking and draw aggro and move the mob towards the tank. generally interrupting spells is good to do as much as you can.

also, rogues, as any damage dealer; should partake in minor crisis management. if a mob has started to attack the healer and the tank is not aware, it helps if you take some time to control the mob with stuns/incapacitates, or draw the aggro from the mob and pull it to the tank. basically you should use good judgement and use crowd control abilities if the tank or healer is about to die.

rogues can stealth ahead and Sap certain mobs to remove them preemptively from the battle, but that is generally frowned upon since dungeons are mostly about gathering and killing mobs together.

sorry if this post sounds condescending, you just sounded like a new player and i couldn't help myself.
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90 Blood Elf Death Knight
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Sinister strike POW
Sinister strike POW
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Sinister strike POW
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
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You can also look forward to opening a lockbox or two at 90. Its about the only thing rogues are good for atm.
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40 Blood Elf Rogue
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Thanks for the input. I do have a main and a few other alts. This is my first rogue and I wanted to be sure I used the class correctly to avoid any problems during a run.
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88 Human Rogue
5155
Just to save you some hearing loss and annoyance, consider turning off "Not Enough Energy" verbal cues. It can otherwise be maddening to hear "I don't have enough energy" about 4-5 times a second.
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90 Human Rogue
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Or you could just wait for more energy. Rogues aren't GCD locked. No need to spam. :)
Edited by Aeriwen on 11/17/2012 1:46 PM PST
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88 Human Rogue
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11/17/2012 01:45 PMPosted by Aeriwen
Or you could just wait for more energy. Rogues aren't GCD locked. No need to spam. :)


Old Habits from cata combat.
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90 Human Rogue
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Pretend that you're a dps and yell "PEWPEWPEW"
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