Assassination DPS to the MAX. Looking for tips!

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Hello fellow rogues :-) 


I love playing Assassination, and i love playing my game 100% ..


I would like to get 100% out of this spec. And thats why i wrote this thread. I will like to hear your guys view on this!


Here is my char: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/ravencrest/Equin%C3%B6x/simple


1. Stats


I know about Icy Veins stat priority. Which puts Mastery = Crit. But suggest that you go full mastery on Enchants and Gems, when you have 4th set bonus. But on the warlogs, i see a lot of rogues, which use different enchants and gems. Some use Mastery on everything, some use Crit on everything, some mix it... and some even use Multistrike. 

I am looking for the BEST way to go. What is your take on this? And feel free to comment on my chars setup.


2. Rotation


- Refresh Rupture, when it's under 7.2 seconds left. 

- Refresh Envenom, when it's under 1.8 seconds left. 


To get maximum DPS, i guess you have to pool energy to around 60+, before you cast your Envenom – so you have energy to cast a lot of Mutilate/Dispatchs, so they benefit from the Envenom buff – correct? 

If that's correct, i often get into a dilemma. I start capping combo points. 


But what is best for my DPS?


1. Keep casting Mutilate/Dispatch so they benefit from the Envenom buff, even though i get combo point capped?


2. Or should i cast Envenom to use these combo points, even though i will clip my Envenom buff?



Please feel free to give me your input, for maximizing my Assassination DPS, it might be something i haven't even asked about :-)...


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Cast Envenom - overlapping the buff isn't really a large dps loss

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Cast Envenom - overlapping the buff isn't really a large dps loss

So even though the buff is over 1.8, then its: Envenom > Mutilate/Dispatch ?

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Yeah it's less of a loss to overlap the buff than it is to waste cp's

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