Assassination Rogue DPS Statistics Priority (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Assassination Rogues in World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3, 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.

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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 Greph, one of the best Rogues in the world, who raids in Envy; you can watch his stream on Twitch.

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1. Basics↑top

The stat priority for an Assassination Rogue is:

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

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

If you are unsure how to conform your gear to the above priority, you can Ask Mr. Robot for a personalised optimisation of your character's gear, by filling the form below.

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↑top

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.

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.

Multistrike causes your abilities to have a chance to hit/heal a second and a third time, each time dealing 30% of the initial damage/heal. Both chances are evaluated separately, which means that your abilities can hit/heal only once, dealing their normal damage, or they can hit/heal twice, dealing their normal damage/heal + 30% of that damage/heal, or they can hit three times, dealing their normal damage/heal + twice 30% of that damage/heal.

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

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

Haste provides you with increased attack speed and Energy regeneration.