Assassination Rogue Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 10.0.5 Last Updated: 26th Jan, 2023
Whispyr Assassination Rogue Author
Whispyr

Stat Priorities

Stat Priorities

Single Target:

Critical Strike = Mastery > Haste > Versatility

In Mythic+:

Critical Strike = Mastery > Haste = Versatility

Stat Outline

Critical Strike and Mastery hold a core part of Assassinations damage. In Dragonflight, a large portion of Assassinations damage is affected by mastery, which makes it a very efficient stat. Critical Strike has a lot of support in the class tree talents, including Seal FateDeadly Precision, and Lethality. These all provide a large amount of benefits rotationally. Haste affects damage over time tick rates and adds a small amount of passive energy regen. Haste is also quite good but gets overpowered by both Critical Stike and Mastery. Versatility rounds out the bottom as a generic passive damage increase with no interaction. Having a little more Versatility than normal can be good in high mythic+ keystone (I would start worrying about it around +23/+24 traditionally), where the damage scaling on some abilities becomes a serious issue for your survivability.

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Races

For Horde I recommend Orc, as their racial ability Blood Fury pairs perfectly with our 2 minute cooldown Deathmark, and can be macro’d together for an easy burst. Similarly for Alliance, I recommend Dark Iron Dwarf for their racial ability.

Enchants

Weapons - Sophic Devotion

Rings - Devotion of Mastery

Chest - Waking Stats

Boots - Watcher’s Loam

Gems

Sensei’s Neltharite

Consumables

Weapons - Buzzing Rune

Phial - Phial of Tepid Versatility

Food - Fated Fortune Cookie or Hoard of Draconic Delicacies

Leg Armor - Fierce Armor Kit