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Assassination Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016 at 11:53 by Furty 45 comments

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General Information

This page is a gearing up guide for Assassination Rogues. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. It first presents the best in slot items before listing, slot by slot, all the items, with a level higher than 640, that you can acquire in the game. We also explain how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Assassination Rogue guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, the number #1 World of Warcraft guild. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

1. Legion Pre-Expansion Patch Gear Recommendations

Here are a few recommendations for pieces to look out for, or swap to, while we finish out the expansion in the Legion pre-patch.

Skull of War Icon Skull of War is a great trinket as it has a large critical proc, which is an enourmous amount of burst for your opener and Maalus, the Blood Drinker Icon Maalus, the Blood Drinker. As your bleeds do not scale with a lot of stats and the RPPM trinkets are now extremely RNG, this is the best option for consistently high damage output. It's also easily obtained, which is a nice bonus.

Stone of the Elements Icon Stone of the Elements is another great trinket with a consistent opener punch and high uptime. Together with Skull of War Icon Skull of War these are your two best trinkets overall. This trinket is also very easily obtained.

Warmongering Gladiator's Insignia of Conquest Icon Warmongering Gladiator's Insignia of Conquest is a great choice if you do not have the Gold to procure either of the above trinkets. It is very consistent and predictable with a solid uptime.

You should also continue to use your T18 4PC, if available, and prioritize upgrades with attractive stats. For Assassination Versatility and Critical Strike both boast significantly higher values than Haste and Mastery, so try to prioritize pieces with at least one of these stats. Per usual, upgrades with a large gap in item level will always favor the higher item level piece. You should always use your highest item level weapons regardless of their stats.

2. Weapons of Choice

As an Assassination Rogue, you will always want to use Daggers in both your Main-hand and Off-hand slots. Your most damaging weapon should always be in your Main-hand slot (unless it only fits in an Off-hand slot).

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Death Knights, Druids, Mages, and Combat/Subtlety Rogues
Leather Armor Druids, Monks, and Combat/Subtlety Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Feral Druids, Windwalker Monks, Hunters, Combat/Subtlety Rogues, and Enhancement Shamans

4. ChangeLog

  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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