Assassination Rogue

Patch 8.3

Written by Perfecto Last Updated: 12th Jan, 2020

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Haste > Mastery > Crit > Versatility > Agility

Stat Outline

Haste: This is your best stat in single target fights. It increases your energy regeneration and attack speed. Energy regeneration is essential in single target fights where you don’t have multiple bleeds running, it helps with Double Dose stacks and generally maintaining your Envenom, Elaborate Planning buffs.

Mastery: Increases your poison and bleed damage. It’s already a great stat for ST and it becomes a whole lot better when it comes to cleave since most of your damage comes from your Garrote and Rupture, particularly when you’re running Shrouded Suffocation and/or Subterfuge.

Versatility: This increases the damage that you deal and reduces the damage that you take. It’s a pretty straight forward stat that sees no overwhelming benefit from stacking it. However, you can see some benefit from the damage reduction you get in case you have to soak a mechanic.

Critical Strike: Crit is essential for Assassination because of Seal Fate. Your Mutilate critting helps a lot with the fluidity of the spec and maintaining its buffs. It’s especially good when you get good RNG, during your Toxic Blade window which helps with pumping the 3x Envenom during that.

Stat Recommendations

Generally you should be simming to find out your best stats. But in BoD with our current traits and most fights being so single target dependent, going for Haste > Mastery is a very safe bet, with Crit being just slightly behind those two.

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Rings: Accord of Haste



Gems: Quick Sand Spinel


Potion: Superior Battle Potion of Agility

Food: Famine Evaluator and snack table

Flask: Greater Flask of the Currents

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune