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Bitten's SpellFlash: Rogue

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 66,958 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 1,695,449 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/23/2014
  • Created 05/07/2012
  • 347 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 50400.1.6
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About Bitten's SpellFlash: Rogue

This module flashes suggested spells for all three Rogue specs. You can find *lots* more information on its website.

If you download using the Curse Client it will come with everything you need. If you download your addons manually, you must also get SpellFlash.

Please see the FAQ before posting a question. If that doesn't address your issue, or you have a suggestion to improve this addon, please either leave a comment or create a ticket.

Bitten's SpellFlash modules replace Blizzard's default proc highlighting to flash the button you should press next to achieve maximum dps on a boss fight. Or if you are a tank, to maximize your survivability. For healers, they are just slightly smarter proc highlighters. Dps modules follow or are similar to priority schemes found in SimulationCraft and/or Icy Veins. Sometimes you have to be smarter than SpellFlash, e.g. when saving a cooldown for a specific boss mechanic, but in general following the recommendations will improve most people's performance.

Some modules have AoE modes. Check the descriptions of each rotation to see if one is available for the spec(s) you use.

Version 50400.1.6

  • I have gotten a pretty good response, so I think (and hope) Bitten's SpellFlash will live on!

Version 50400.1.5

  • The future of Bitten's SpellFlash: Rogue is in question. I no longer wish to maintain this addon, starting with patch 6.0. If you are interested in taking it over, keeping up with optimal rotations, and you have programming skills, please leave a comment or PM on Curse.

Version 50400.1.3

  • All: Bugfix - the new Recuperate flashing was broken.

Version 50400.1.2

  • All: Added flashing for Recuperate out of combat when solo.
  • All: Recuperate can now flashing during its last tick, since it will not be lost.
  • All: Flashes WoW's 9th Anniversary Celebration Package.

Version 50400.1.1

  • Bugfix update to Bitten's SpellFlash Library.

Version 50400.1.0

  • Combat: Anticipates combo points from Ruthlessness.
  • Combat: Use Marked for Death even with 1 combo point, since with Ruthlessness you will rarely be at 0.
  • All: Slightly improved resource anticipation.

Version 3.3.1

  • All: Now flashes food buffs.
  • All: Now flashes Shiv to dispel enrage effects.

Version 3.3.0

Update for patch 5.3:

  • Combat & Subtlety: Shuriken Toss is now only used when out of melee range (its dps benefit came from its low energy cost).
  • All: The "No Backsab List" now includes Qiang the Merciless.

Version 3.2.1

  • Assassination: Bugfix - the Mutilate-before-Rupture priority was broken.
  • All: Improved energy calculations when wearing 4pT15.
  • All: The "No Backstab List" now includes Azure Serpent.

Version 3.2.0

  • All: Revisited all three rotations, updating them with Shadow Blades and level 90 talents, along with other changes from new research.
  • Combat: Now tracks Bandit's Guile correctly when you miss.
  • Subtlety: Improved energy prediction (w/ Energetic Recovery).

Version 3.1.3

NOTE: This version includes a new version of Bitten's SpellFlash Library that I tried to test well, but if you find any issues please let me know right away.

  • Combat: Sinister Strike will no longer flash outside of melee range. This release is mostly about the update to the library.

Version 3.1.2

  • Assassination: No longer pause at 4 combo points to "refresh" Rupture if it is not up.
  • Combat: Never suggests a finisher when Revealing Strike is down.
  • Combat: Never tries to pool energy when solo.
  • Combat: Never tries to apply Slice and Dice early to last through Deep Insight when solo.
  • Combat & Subtlety: Don't flash Slice and Dice w/ less than 5 combo points when solo and you have Glyph of Deadly Momentum.
  • All: Added Recuperate flashing when solo and you have Glyph of Deadly Momentum.
  • All: Bugfix - Flashing Deadly Poison was broken.

Version 3.1.1

  • Missed Paralytic Poison in the last version.

Version 3.1.0

NOTE: Your options will be reset when you upgrade to this version.

  • Repackaging so that Bitten's SpellFlash Library is included with the addon, instead of downloaded separately.
  • Several other internal changes.
  • Combat & Subtlety: No longer flashes Ambush if you have Cloak and Dagger and the enemy is in the (resurrected) "No Shadowstep" list.
  • All: Added Marked for Death.
  • All: Added flashing for Non-Lethal Poisons.
  • All: No longer insists that you switch from Wound to Deadly Poison.

Version 3.0.0

  • Combat: Added a Combat rotation.
  • Subtlety: Bugfix - the energy from Relentless Strikes was not being anticipated for Eviscerate.
  • Subtlety: Bugfix - Shadow Dance and Preparation should have been flashing yellow. Now they are.
  • All: Added Expose Armor.

Version 2.4.3

  • Making the "Out of Date" status go away. Please report any real issues w/ the new patch.

Version 2.4.2

  • Subtlety: The detection of the glyph "Tricks of the Trade" and the talent "Subterfuge" were broken.
  • All: Removed chat frame spam during combat associated with the latest Bitten's SpellFlash Library release (which is what led me to find the bugs listed above).

Version 2.4.1

  • Bugfix: The options were messed up. Should be straightened out now.

Version 2.4.0

  • Assassination: Added an Assassination rotation.
  • Subtlety: Played with when Tricks of the Trade flashes.
  • Subtlety: Added Proto-Drake Egg to the list of things not to backstab.

Version 2.3.0

  • Added a Subtlety rotation for the MoP beta.

Version 2.2.1

  • Added the 2nd Burning Tendon to the Shadowstep blacklist.

Version 2.2.0

  • Assassination/Subtlety: Improved flashing during Vanish.
  • Assassination/Subtlety: There is now a blacklist of mobs on which to flash Backstab (like Ultraxion). Please see the description to see what they are, and leave comments to have it adjusted.
  • Combat: There is now a blacklist of mobs on which to flash Killing Spree (like Deathwing's Head). Please see the description to see what they are, and leave comments to have it adjusted.
  • Subtlety: There is now a blacklist of mobs on which to flash Shadowstep (like Ultraxion). Please see the description to see what they are, and leave comments to have it adjusted.


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  • #58

    Do you flash redirect?  I find it extremely handy to know that I have combo points left when automatically switching targets.  It would be very nice if you would add that.  I really like this addon, thanks for making it.  I hope you'll be continuing to update it as we head toward 5.2

  • #59

    It should be flashing, yes.  Do you perhaps use a macro to cast it?  If so, have you looked at "My macro is not flashing" in the FAQ?

    P.S.: There has not been any activity on this page in a long time!  Since you called my attention to it, I realized I had never finished writing the descriptions for the rotatations.  Now I have. :)

    Last edited by Xemnosyst on 1/15/2013 10:22:56 AM

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #55

    hi nice work on the modules i have an issue backstab doesn't flash right it only flashes when you have no energy or after you just used it lvl 65 rogue subtlty class

  • #56

    Is this happening when solo or in a group?  (And if when solo, do you have "solo mode" turned on in the options?)  

    Unless you are in solo mode, there are wait times built into the rotation.  When you have 4 combo points, it waits to try to get the 5th using Honor Among Thieves.  If Shadow Dance or Vanish are off cooldown, or will be soon, it waits pooling your energy to use during Find Weakness / Master of Subtlety.  Does either of those explain what you are observing?

    Last edited by Xemnosyst on 11/26/2012 1:39:26 PM

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #53

    Hello, my english is not very good,
    I have a question, use the addon for my Rogue would love to play Spec battle
    Unfortunately, the addon is not sure what should I do


    Hallo,mein englisch ist nicht sehr gut,

    habe eine frage, benutze das addon für meinen Rogue würde gerne Skillung kampf spielen

    leider geht das addon aber nicht dafür,was muss ich tun

  • #54

    That is correct - there is no rotation for Combat.  Only Subtlety and Assassination.  I plan to add Combat eventually, but not yet.

    <Edit:> And now there is a Combat rotation.

    Last edited by Xemnosyst on 1/23/2013 5:05:06 PM

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #50

    every time I enter combat my chat gets spammed with:

    No talent defined: Relentless Strike
    No Glyph defined: Tricks of the trade

    I'm subtlety spec.

  • #51

    Thank you for the report.  It should be fixed now.

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #52

    yup it's fixed. thank you

  • #46

    As of update No sublety flashing at all. No Hemo, no poisons nada

  • #47

    Some things were messed up w/ the options that I fixed.  Make sure "Flash Subtlety" is still checked - it may have gotten turned off in the change.

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #49
    Quote from zion6 »

    You dont flash recuperate anymore?

    Correct.  It no longer gives you energy, so it is no longer a dps gain.  I could be convinced to add some stuff in for survivability when soloing, though ... like keeping up something for mitigation and hitting recuperate when below 60% health or something like that?  (Not that I would necessarily add that in right away.)

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

  • #48

    Got it thanks


    You dont flash recuperate anymore?

  • #40
    Flashings missing?

    Heya-Sublety Rogue level 28. I noticed neither Slice and Dice not Recuperate ever flash at all. I simply have Hemo at all times flashing, along with Evicerate at 5 points and poisons when low. Your old Combat rotations had these always popping properly, and SnD is still pretty important  to always have on I believe.

    No big deasl-I simply have to play my class without props lol



  • #41

    It looks like Slice and Dice should be flashing for you.  Rupture only if you are in a group - it does not flash in solo mode (which you should be able to override by turning off "solo mode" in the options).  Are you noticing this behavior when in a group, or solo?

    Last edited by Xemnosyst on 10/14/2012 11:49:04 PM

    Author of Bitten's SpellFlash.

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