Assassination Rogue Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 16th Aug, 2022
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Stat Priorities

Stat Priorities

In Raids:

Crit >= Haste > Versatility >= Mastery

In Mythic+:

Crit > Mastery >= Haste = Versatility

Stat Outline

Let me preface this by saying that you should not put too much emphasis on stats. Most things on our spec work dynamically, meaning that there are no breakpoints to aim for. With the introduction of diminishing returns on stats in patch 9.0, it’s impossible to say which stat you should aim for at any given moment. Stats are NOT be-all, end-all. Stats should be the last thing you look at when comparing yourself to someone else.

Just because someone has 49% critical strike, does not mean that you should aim to get 49% as well, as everyone’s characters/profiles are different. Always sim yourself with Raidbots especially using Top Gear and Droptimizer. Never use Stat Weights as it has several shortcomings and you will be greeted by a similar message when you try to do so. I cannot stress this enough; stop looking at stats.

In 9.2, our stats remain roughly the same as 9.1. We still primarily want to get Critical Strike alongside Haste. Versatility and Mastery fall behind but are not awful to have. Use a simulation to evaluate your gear and stats, preferably through top gear.

Critical Strike has synergy through our passive skill Seal Fate, which increases our combo point generation.

Haste increases our energy regeneration and the tick rate of all of our poisons and bleeds, which both increases our damage and gives us more energy.

Mastery increases the damage dealt by poisons and bleeds. This is a weak stat in single target, but having some is okay in mythic+, where bleeds do a large majority of your damage.

Versatility is an all-around mediocre stat that simply multiples all damage dealt and provides a defensive increase by reducing damage taken. Having some in high-level keys is important, but do not stack it.

It should be noted that item-level often is the deciding factor on gear. A higher item level item with worse stats is often better than a lower item level item with perfect stats. Again, use a simulation to evaluate this difference on a case-by-case basis.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim

Races

Blood Elf is the best Horde race for raiding & Mechagnome is the best Alliance race.

Enchants

Chest: Eternal Skirmish

Boots: Eternal Agility

Main-hand: Celestial Guidance

Off-hand: Sinful Revelation

Rings: Tenet of Critical Strike

Cloak: Fortified Avoidance 

Wrist: Shaded Hearthing

Gems

Either Deadly Jewel Clusters or Quick Jewel Clusters.

You want to sim yourself to find out which one is the best for you. Generally using Deadly Jewels on everything is a safe bet.

Consumables

Food: Stone Soup or Spinefin Souffled and Fries

Rune: Veiled Augment Runes

Stones: Shaded Sharpening Stones (on both weapons)

Flask: Flask of Power

Potion: Spectral Agility Potions with every type of content, including single target and AoE. It is the more consistent choice and generally the better choice as well.