This page compares the total stats from the highest available rare gear versus the Nightslayer set. The clown suit is the best pre-raid rare set you can get, excluding Tier 0.5 and Battlegrounds. Of course opinions may vary, but listed here is the most commonly used collection of items that apply to the same 8 armor slots as the Tier 1 set.

Item Min Lvl BoP BoE Zone Dropped By
[Shadowcraft Cap] 57 X Scholomance Darkmaster Gandling
[Devilsaur Leggings] 55 X Crafted
[Bracers of the Eclipse] 57 X Dire Maul Prince Tortheldrin
[Frostbite Girdle] 57 X Scholomance Ras Frostwhisper
[Pads of the Dread Wolf] 55 X LBRS Halycon
[Devilsaur Gauntlets] 53 X Crafted
[Wyrmtongue Shoulders] 58 X Stratholme Balnazzar
[Cadaverous Armor] 56 X Scholomance Random bosses

Clown Suit Armor Totals
Armor Stats Resistance Other Effects
986 Agi: 76
Int: 0
Spi: 5
Sta: 87
Str: 26
AP: 198
Arcane: 0
Fire: 0
Frost: 10
Nature: 0
Shadow: 0
+2% Crit
+2% Hit (2/2 Devilsaur)
Nigthslayer Totals
Armor Stats Resistance Other Effects
1152 Agi: 189
Int: 0
Spi: 0
Sta: 134
Str: 50
AP: 0
Arcane: 0
Fire: 34
Frost: 0
Nature: 0
Shadow: 24
+5% Crit
+2% Hit
Bonuses gained from wearing multiple set items:
  • 3: Reduces the cooldown of your Vanish ability by 30 sec.
  • 5: Increases your maximum Energy by 10.
  • 8: Heals the Rogue for 500 when Vanish is performed.
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