Assassination Rogue

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Perfectó Last Updated: 26th May, 2019

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation

Assassination's rotation is fairly simple. You want to keep your Garrote and Rupture up, and from there spam Envenom while trying to maximize your Elaborate Planning uptime.

When it comes to bleeds, you can refresh your Garrote if your timer is at 5.4 seconds or lower and it’s not buffed by Subterfuge. Your Rupture can be refreshed at 7.2 or lower regardless of buffs.

Toxic Blade usage is key, and you want to be pooling your energy before it becomes available. Go into your Toxic Blade with nearly full energy and 4+ combo points and try to use at least 3x Envenom during its uptime to maximize your DPS.

Openers

There are two different single target openers which depend on if you've chosen Master Assassin or Subterfuge.

Master Assassin Opener:

  1. Mutilate
  2. Rupture
  3. Mutilate
  4. Garrote
  5. Vendetta
  6. Toxic Blade
  7. Vanish
  8. Envenom
  9. Mutilate
  10. Envenom

Subterfuge Opener:

  1. Garrote
  2. Rupture
  3. Garrote
  4. Vendetta
  5. Toxic Blade
  6. Envenom
  7. Mutilate to 4cp+
  8. Envenom

AoE:

  1. Garrote 3 targets
  2. Rupture
  3. Vendetta
  4. Fan of Knives & Crimson Tempest spam for as long as your energy allows you to, if the mobs are still alive, refresh your bleeds for energy regeneration.

Cleave:

  1. Garrote from stealth
  2. Rupture main target
  3. Mutilate
  4. Vendetta
  5. Toxic Blade
  6. Envenom
  7. Outside of your Vendetta, maintain dots on both targets and make sure they you have Deadly Poison rolling for energy ticks from Venomous Wounds.