By reading your guide for Assassination rogue, you suggested Shadow Focus
as suggested talent option in tier 1.
I did some testing with Subterfuge
, talent which is in same talent tier and i find out that its better option.
Reason is simple, you will have enough time to hit target with Ambush and Garrote, thus giving you enough Combo Points to immediately put 4-5 points Ripture on target. Downside, you will have little energy.
I manage to pull it off just fine without macro, but using this macro is safest way to insure that mentioned combo will work for sure:
/castsequence [nomodifier] reset=2/target Ambush, Garrote
Also, it tier 5 you suggested Preparation
as suggested option, so, using this in suggested change can further increase your burst.
For someone that took Shadowstep
insted of Preparation, you can upgrade macro to work even better since Shadowstep will position you instantly behind target, shorten your idle time till you position behind target, allowing you to more smoothly use macro:
/castsequence [nomodifier] reset=2/target Shadowstep, Ambush, Garrote
Choosing Shadowstep over Preparation will reduce your survivability but it will give you good bursting combo opener. This is also, a positional change which require from you to be behind the target, thus it will not be usable in some DS fights, mainly Ultra, Spine and Madness, but its quite nice for PvE leveling or PvP