Only Azeroth¡¯s most seasoned veterans possess the fortitude to wield Artifacts of legend against the Burning Legion. Your myth-forged weapon grows in power as you do, and your choices will change its abilities and the way it looks, sounds, and feels in combat. Fashion your Artifact into the perfect instrument of battle, and guide your faction in its most desperate hour.
You have become one of the greatest Rogues in Azeroth, deserving of a weapon not only with power¡ªbut with a name.
Thief, Assassin, Outlaw
Rogues have three distinct specializations: Assassination, Outlaw, and Subtlety. Each brings with it a unique identity that is reflected within the Artifact weapon choices.
Assassination Rogues will be able to spend quality time getting to know Anguish and Sorrow¡ªtwin blades made for ruthlessly dispatching those caught in their wielder¡¯s sights. These are precision tools, perfect for finding their mark and eliminating them.
Outlaw Rogues are the unscrupulous combatants of Azeroth. They bend the rules, change them, and put those who would stand against their ¡°choices¡± to task withThe Dreadblades (Fate and Fortune). These blades are meant to cut deep in toe-to-toe combat.
Subtlety Rogues will enjoy the silent elegance of the Fangs of the Devourer when they strike at the enemy from within the shadows. These daggers bite with all of the venom of a viper¡ªquick, stealthy, and deadly.
Each Artifact is a symbol of the might of the Rogue that wields it. Names have power¡ªlearn those of these mythic weapons well, for they will be your constant companions against the deadliest foe you¡¯ve faced yet.
Assassination - Anguish and Sorrow
The orc warlock Gul'dan had these daggers made for his personal assassin, Garona. The blades are said to drink blood and inflict traceless poison, leaving little sign of their grim work: the perfect tools for an assassin. She used them to carry out countless atrocities while under Gul'dan's control, including the murder of Stormwind's King Llane, whom she had befriended. Afterwards, in anguish, she asked a trusted ally, Meryl Winterstorm, to help her hide the blades away in the hope that they'd never have to be used again.
Outlaw ¨C The Dreadblades (Fate and Fortune)
Shortly after the Cataclysm, Admiral Eliza Goreblade discovered a pair of ornately crafted cutlasses inside a recently unearthed wreck not far from Booty Bay. Though the origins of the blades are unclear, their power was not, as Eliza quickly made her name known pillaging countless ships across the Great Sea, none able to best her in combat. Rumors spread among pirates and sailors about the Dreadblades, the most common ones all agreeing that they are cursed, and that if they should ever stop being fed new victims, they'll claim their owner instead.
Subtlety ¨C Fangs of the Devourer
Goremaw the Devourer, Sargeras' personal hound, claimed countless lives before it was eventually ambushed and killed on another world long ago. Following the hound's death, Mephistroph had its fangs crafted into two powerful daggers that still carried with them some of the potent withering essence that made Goremaw's bites so deadly. These daggers were passed to Akaari, one of Sargeras' most deadly assassins, who wields them to this day.