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Assassination Rogue DPS Stat Priority (WoD 6.2.4)

Last updated on Jun 22, 2015 at 14:35 by Damien 71 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Assassination Rogues in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.4, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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

About Our Reviewers

This guide has been reviewed and approved by FieryDemise, a prominent Rogue theorycrafter and the author of Rogue Chat (a theorycrafting blog for Rogues), and by Xariiz, an Assassination Rogue who currently raids in Limit.

1. Basics

The stat priority for an Assassination Rogue is:

  1. Agility;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Multistrike;
  5. Versatility;
  6. Haste.

With the Bleeding Hollow Toxin Vessel Icon Bleeding Hollow Toxin Vessel trinket, the value of Critical Strike drops below that of Multistrike.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

You can also use Shadowcraft, an online tool dedicated to Rogues, where you can optimise your gear, gems, reforging options, enchants, talents, glyphs, and rotation.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Mastery increases the damage that your poisons deal (through Mastery: Potent Poisons Icon Mastery: Potent Poisons), which is extremely beneficial to Assassination Rogues.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with attacks. As an Assassination Rogue, this statistic also contributes to granting you extra Combo Points through Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate.

Versatility is a flat-out damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

Multistrike causes abilities to have an increased chance to hit/heal a second and a third time, each time dealing 30% of the initial damage/heal.

Haste provides you with increased attack speed and Energy regeneration.

3. ChangeLog

  • 22 Jun. 2015: Updated stat priority for Patch 6.2. Mastery remains the best stat, but the value of Critical Strike is lowered by both the nerf to the T17 2-piece bonus and the new Rogue class trinket, which causes it to eventually drop below Multistrike.
  • 26 Feb. 2015: Further refined the explanations following the stat priority.
  • 25 Feb. 2015: Slight tweak in the stat priority. With the Tier 17 2-piece bonus, Critical Strike becomes better than Mastery for single-target damage.
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Updated for Level 100.
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