Post by zafir86
1. Read Osiris's rogue guide
first of all. It explains all.
Quoting for those lazy enough to skip the guide:
You should pick your profession based on how you plan to play this game. If you’re a serious raider, things like enchanting and jewelcrafting are a little more valuable. Also, if you’re going to be looting epic items from end-game raid instances, the benefits of hammersmith and leatherworker become a little less. It’s also about how you plan to make gold. Most people have a serious problem going out and killing mobs for a few hours a week. If that’s you, pick a profession that you plan to make a lot of gold with that doesn’t require a lot of mob killing.
Blacksmithing – This one is great for maces and swords. Maces are hot with rogues right now. You don’t even need to raid to get godly epic weapons. I recommend this highly unless you are in a serious raiding guild or are a dedicated dagger rogue.
Mining – I didn’t take mining on my rogue and that made crafting my maces a lot more expensive as I had to buy all of my mats in the AH. If you’re good at grinding for gold, you can pass on this one if you’re a blacksmith.
Enchanting – I love this profession. I don’t advertise my services as an enchanter because I get too many tells as it is. I just like being able to enchant for my guild and myself. It doesn’t make me that much gold, I just like it. Not an ideal rogue profession but it comes in handy especially if you upgrade your gear a lot. I’m not saying that this isn’t a profitable profession. It can be but it’s tedious to sell enchants to idiots all day.
Engineering – A lot of extremely serious PvPers are engineers. I think it needs a lot more love and it's not very profitable but to be able to mind control and kill people with a chicken doesn't completely suck. Plus the epic helm is really nice even if you raid.
Leatherworking – This got a little better. There are some very nice epic items that you can make and the leg enchants can be profitable if you farm it all yourself.
Alchemy – We got some godly new potions in BC. It’s nice to be able to make them yourself. You’ll definitely want to get herbalism with this. You could get alchemy and herbalism on an alt (like I did) but make sure it’s 70 and has a flying mount.
Herbalism – This can turn you a decent profit. Killing mobs makes money a lot faster but for now the demand for herbs is high and I think it will stay that way as long as alchemists need to learn new potions.
Jewelcrafting – This one is kind of like enchanting. It’s nice to have but not a must. If you’re going to be a JC you definitely want to get mining as well. Prospecting for gems is important if you actually want to make jewels.
2. As for poisons, you only need to do a rogue quest (Alliance
), and it doesnt need alchemy nor herbalism.