Note before using

We hope this guide will be useful to you. But 2023 is a year of class changes. Currently use this guide as a start point for your level 140 journey. 

Last update: April – U35
Class update status:  Unknown, but before U37. Expected small changes

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Burglar - yellow


Yellow Burg brings a few important things to the raid, they bring debuffs such as Double Disable and Double Enrage, some CC and incoming damage debuffs to the target. Now, there are some fights which you can’t do without Double Disable at all, which is why there will always be a spot for Yellow Burgs, thus making this a nice spec to have.

Apart from the group utility, a well played Yellow Burg will also do 2/3 of the Red Burg’s DPS output, and that is not something that should be overlooked. Yellow Burg can help the group further by doing some really nice DPS too.

Other information sources available

Old guide, last updated for U33 –

Stat Goals

These goals are kept with Essence & Gear planning in mind, as to which Essences are to be prioritized over others. These goals can also be used when picking Virtues.

Finesse (30%+) > Critical Rating > Physical Mastery > Tactical Mitigation > Vitality

After Finesse is at 30%+, so the debuffs/tricks do not resist/bpe at a T3+ level, then remaining Essences can be used on Critical Rating and Physical Mastery, so those 2 stats can get near capped. Then some room can be saved for Class & Trigger essences, and if there is still room available, then Tactical Mitigation essences can be used. At the beginning of expansion, Essence slots are really limited, this gets easier as better items become available later down the line.

Trait Trees

Early raid build for U35 provided by Gwyns Discord –

Comedic timing in yellow if your finesse is low For more single target dps trait Focused Strikes in red

burglar yellow gwyn


Here are the Virtues which go along with the Stat Goals:

  1. Determination (Great for Mastery and Critical Rating)
  2. Valour (Great for Mastery, Finesse and Critical Rating)
  3. Confidence (Great for Critical Rating and Finesse)
  4. Wit (Great for Finesse, Mastery and Critical Rating)
  5. Loyalty (Great for Vitality and survival)

If you don’t have these virtues, here are some alternatives:

  • Fidelity (Great for Vitality + Tactical Mit)
  • Tolerance (Gives great amount of Tactical Mit, decent Physical Mit and Resistance)
  • Innocence (Gives great amount of Physical Mit, decent Tactical Mit Mit and Resistance)

Legendary Items

Burglar legendary weapons. Priority upgrades viewable in video. Produced by Gwyn. 
One all purpose weapon + class specifc tool

Rotations - outdated

Opening Skills: Stealth -> Reveal Weakness -> Surprise Strike -> Trickster -> Enrage (or Disable) -> Quite a Snag -> Addle.

Begin alternating Rotations 1 and 2 below. If Glee is needed, use it directly before Enrage (or Disable).

*Note: Use Addle as an animation cut immediately after either DES or QaS, as available.

  1. Gambler’s Advantage
    • Subtle Stab
    • Aim (or Provoke – not both!) (Cunning Attack if both down)
    • Flashing Blades
    • Double-Edged Strike
    • Subtle Stab
    • Enrage (or Disable if desired)–(Use Trickster before Enrage/Disable if off cooldown)
    • Surprise Strike
  2. Gambler’s Advantage
    • Subtle Stab
    • Provoke (or Aim – not both!) (Cunning Attack if both down)
    • Flashing Blades
    • Double-Edged Strike
    • Subtle Stab
    • Quite a Snag + Addle


Information regarding consumables, why, which types, differences, etc.