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Assassination Rogue DPS Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:34 by Furty 158 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Assassination Rogue DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing an Assassination Rogue in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Author

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

1. Class Overview

Assassination Rogue focuses primarily on dealing damage through the application of lethal poisons and bleed effects. They have a wide array of abilities to deal with a multitude of fight types, but they especially excel at dealing high single target burst damage. Similar to other Rogue specializations, Assassination also provides a wide array of crowd control utility which can be invaluable in controlling adds. Rogues also excel at dealing with abilities that need to be soaked and deal high damage, as they have a variety of defensive tools to mitigate or avoid damage. High personal mobility also makes them excellent at kiting fixates or sticking to mobile targets.

2. What Has Changed?

  • Additional focus on damage over time effects
  • New bleed focused playstyle when specced Exsanguinate Icon Exsanguinate and Hemorrhage Icon Hemorrhage
  • Many glyphs are no longer present within the game.
  • Many changes to the talent tree, including a variety of new abilities and passives.

3. Strengths

  • Exceptional single target burst
  • Strong 2-3 target cleave
  • Strong sustained single target
  • Exceptional defensive utility
  • Fantastic mobility

4. Weaknesses

  • Extremely weak AoE
  • Ramp up damage, making fast add switching very weak (unless Exsanguinate Icon Exsanguinate is off cooldown)

5. Viability in the Current Patch

Assassination is currently slightly weaker than Outlaw at single target damage. While it is still a strong spec for single target, there is little reason from an efficiency perspective to play this specialization outside of pure enjoyment, as it is outclassed in every respect by Outlaw.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 8 pages:

7. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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