This is the most optimal Combat Leveling Spec for 5.3. If you have any questions or suggestions on the build, please let me know.
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Level 15 – Nightstalker
The other two abilities don’t seem to be very helpful for leveling, so Nightstalker would be your best bet. We aren’t in stealth a whole lot, but when we are it’s important to go as fast as possible.
Level 30 – Combat Readiness
This will really help you take down a ton of mobs at once. Just round up a group of mobs, then pop Blade Furry with Combat Readiness. Most of the time you will have them all dead before the buff even goes down.
Level 45 – Leeching Poison
This will save you time on bandages. I think I used like 2 bandages the entire time I was playing beta. Just because I was leeching so much health from everyone.
Level 60 – Burst of Speed
The majority of the time you won’t be in stealth, Shadowstep and Preparation might not be used enough to justify acquiring them. I usually just use the burst after I get done killing a mob, then move on to the next one.
Level 75 – Prey of the Weak
Now that you’re in some of the harder zones it’s important to put out more dps. The mobs will slowly get harder and harder, so you have a reason to stun them and get that extra damage out while doing so.
Level 90 – Shuriken Toss
Rogues really lack in ranged damage, especially at 90. With Shuriken Toss you shouldn’t have a problem with those pesky runners, but it’s really up to you what you want. Now that you’re 90 just pick whatever fits your playstyle.
If you’re looking for a advance guide to playing your Rogue in Mists, then check out the one I use called Zygors. It will show you what Macros to use, how to set-up your talents, where to find your best in slot gear, and even a complete 1-90 leveling guide.