Cataclysm Classic Assassination Rogue Leveling

Last updated on May 12, 2024 at 00:00 by Sellin

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Assassination Rogue leveling guide for WoW Cataclysm Classic.

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Level by Level Rotation and Talents

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Level: 1
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Leveling Talents

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

Coup de Grace Icon Coup de Grace is a great way to start your leveling journey as the added damage to Eviscerate Icon Eviscerate and later Envenom Icon Envenom.

Coup de Grace Icon Coup de Grace is a great way to start your leveling journey as the added damage to Eviscerate Icon Eviscerate and later Envenom Icon Envenom. Deadly Momentum Icon Deadly Momentum increases the Critical Strike rating of your next damaging ability by 40% for fifteen seconds after killing an enemy, but more importantly it causes your Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice and Recuperate Icon Recuperate abilities to be instantly refreshed to their original duration.

Coup de Grace Icon Coup de Grace is a great way to start your leveling journey as the added damage to Eviscerate Icon Eviscerate and later Envenom Icon Envenom. Deadly Momentum Icon Deadly Momentum increases the Critical Strike rating of your next damaging ability by 40% for fifteen seconds after killing an enemy, but more importantly it causes your Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice and Recuperate Icon Recuperate abilities to be instantly refreshed to their original duration. Quickening Icon Quickening is a great way to benefit even more from our Recuperate ability and also gives much needed movement speed, throughout the leveling process we will be traveling a lot so the faster you can get there the faster you can level.

Cold Blood Icon Cold Blood will act as one of our main DPS cooldowns while leveling, using it early and often is recommend as it is better to have it on cooldown than be waiting for the perfect opportunity and miss a chance to use it.

Cold Blood Icon Cold Blood will act as one of our main DPS cooldowns while leveling, using it early and often is recommend as it is better to have it on cooldown than be waiting for the perfect opportunity and miss a chance to use it. Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate causes your Critical Strikes from abilities to add an extra Combo Point to your target enabling us to cast our finishing abilities more often.

Cold Blood Icon Cold Blood will act as one of our main DPS cooldowns while leveling, using it early and often is recommend as it is better to have it on cooldown than be waiting for the perfect opportunity and miss a chance to use it. Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate causes your Critical Strikes from abilities to add an extra Combo Point to your target enabling us to cast our finishing abilities more often. Overkill Icon Overkill increases the rate of our Energy regeneration by 30% while in Stealth Icon Stealth and for twenty seconds after leaving it.

Cold Blood Icon Cold Blood will act as one of our main DPS cooldowns while leveling, using it early and often is recommend as it is better to have it on cooldown than be waiting for the perfect opportunity and miss a chance to use it. Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate causes your Critical Strikes from abilities to add an extra Combo Point to your target enabling us to cast our finishing abilities more often. Overkill Icon Overkill increases the rate of our Energy regeneration by 30% while in Stealth Icon Stealth and for twenty seconds after leaving it. Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner allows us now utilize our Envenom Icon Envenom ability without it consuming the Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison stacks on the target making Envenom much more powerful and making it our default finishing ability when we have excessCombo Points.

Cold Blood Icon Cold Blood will act as one of our main DPS cooldowns while leveling, using it early and often is recommend as it is better to have it on cooldown than be waiting for the perfect opportunity and miss a chance to use it. Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate causes your Critical Strikes from abilities to add an extra Combo Point to your target enabling us to cast our finishing abilities more often. Overkill Icon Overkill increases the rate of our Energy regeneration by 30% while in Stealth Icon Stealth and for twenty seconds after leaving it. Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner allows us now utilize our Envenom Icon Envenom ability without it consuming the Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison stacks on the target making Envenom much more powerful and making it our default finishing ability when we have excessCombo Points. Cut to the Chase Icon Cut to the Chase causes our Envenom Icon Envenom ability to refresh the duration of our Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice ability back to its maximum duration, making it much easier to maintain the buff.

Cold Blood Icon Cold Blood will act as one of our main DPS cooldowns while leveling, using it early and often is recommend as it is better to have it on cooldown than be waiting for the perfect opportunity and miss a chance to use it. Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate causes your Critical Strikes from abilities to add an extra Combo Point to your target enabling us to cast our finishing abilities more often. Overkill Icon Overkill increases the rate of our Energy regeneration by 30% while in Stealth Icon Stealth and for twenty seconds after leaving it. Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner allows us now utilize our Envenom Icon Envenom ability without it consuming the Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison stacks on the target making Envenom much more powerful and making it our default finishing ability when we have excessCombo Points. Cut to the Chase Icon Cut to the Chase causes our Envenom Icon Envenom ability to refresh the duration of our Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice ability back to its maximum duration, making it much easier to maintain the buff. Our final talent in the Assassination tree will be Vendetta Icon Vendetta that marks the target for death, increasing its damage taken by 20% for thirty seconds, this ability is best used on enemies that will survive longer than just a few seconds but do not hesitate to use this to get it on cooldown.

As we leave the Assassination tree we will head over to Combat for Precision Icon Precision which increases our chance to hit which greatly benefits our Auto-Attacks and our Poison application rate, as Assassination it is nearly impossible to get too much Hit Rating.

3.

Leveling Glyphs

In your Prime Glyphs we recommend Glyph of Vendetta Icon Glyph of Vendetta which increases the duration of your Vendetta Icon Vendetta by 20%. Glyph of Slice and Dice Icon Glyph of Slice and Dice which increases the duration of our Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice buff even further allowing us to have a nearly 100% uptime on this buff while leveling. For the third slot we recommend Glyph of Mutilate Icon Glyph of Mutilate reduces the energy cost of our primary Combo Point generating ability.

For your Major Glyph slots we recommend Glyph of Fan of Knives Icon Glyph of Fan of Knives which increases the radius of our Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives ability allowing us to deal AoE damage much more easily. The next Glyph we choose will be spent in Evasion Icon Evasion which increases the duration of one of our strongest cooldowns when it comes to mitigating incoming Physical damage. The last Glyph slot should be dedicated to Glyph of Sprint Icon Glyph of Sprint which makes our Sprint Icon Sprint ability increase our movement speed by an additional 30%, Sprint should be used as often as possible to get around and maximize your uptime.

For your Minor Glyphs we recommend Glyph of Blurred Speed Icon Glyph of Blurred Speed which allows you to walk on water with Sprint Icon Sprint active. The next Glyph we recommend is Glyph of Safe Fall Icon Glyph of Safe Fall which greatly reduces the damage taken from fall damage. And last is Glyph of Distract Icon Glyph of Distract which increases the range of your Distract Icon Distract ability.

4.

Leveling Rotation

  1. Melee.
  2. Use Sinister Strike Icon Sinister Strike to generate Combo Points and deal damage.
  3. Use Eviscerate Icon Eviscerate to spend your Combo Points and deal damage. This ability is best used with five Combo Points.
  4. Use Stealth Icon Stealth to approach your enemies.
  5. Use Evasion Icon Evasion to mitigate incoming Physical damage, use this any time you are fighting more than one enemy at once that is attacking you.
  6. Use Mutilate Icon Mutilate to generate Combo Points and deal damage.
  7. Apply and keep Instant Poison Icon Instant Poison active on your weapons.
  8. Use Recuperate Icon Recuperate as needed to heal yourself, this ability is best used with five Combo Points but in any situation where you need to self-sustain it should be used.
  9. Use Kick Icon Kick to interrupt any enemy spell casting.
  10. Use Gouge Icon Gouge as an impromptu interrupt or as a way to incapacitate your enemy for a short period of time.
  11. Use Sprint Icon Sprint early and often to get around and maximize your uptime against enemies. Remember you can use this to cross water thanks to Glyph of Blurred Speed Icon Glyph of Blurred Speed.
  12. Apply and maintain Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice as much as possible to maximize your outgoing Auto Attacks.
  13. Use Vanish Icon Vanish to quickly re-stealth should you find yourself in danger. This ability will reset any mob you are engaged with if you are the only one on their aggro table. If you have someone else to take aggro do not hesitate to use this to refresh your Overkill Icon Overkill buff on longer fights.
  14. Use Cheap Shot Icon Cheap Shot if you are in Stealth and need to stun your target.
  15. Use Cold Blood Icon Cold Blood on cooldown to deal maximum damage, this is best paired with Envenom Icon Envenom.
  16. Use Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot as needed to stun your target and minimize incoming damage, while most of your combo points should be spent on Envenom Icon Envenom or Recuperate Icon Recuperate do not hesitate to Kidney Shot if you need to stop incoming damage or interrupt.
  17. Use Blind Icon Blind to disorient your target for up to a minute, this can be used to disengage from an enemy or can even be used as an impromptu interrupt should you find yourself in danger.
  18. Apply and keep Instant Poison Icon Instant Poison active on your main-hand weapon and Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison on your off-hand.
  19. Use Envenom Icon Envenom to deal damage and spend your Combo Points.
  20. Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to stop incoming Magic damage or become immune to incoming Magic effects.
  21. Use Deadly Throw Icon Deadly Throw to deal damage to enemies you will not be able to otherwise reach or are fleeing. Keep in mind this ability can only be used with a throwing weapon equipped.
  22. Use Vendetta Icon Vendetta early and often to maximize your damage output, this ability is best used on a target that is likely to survive its full duration but it is better to use it and have it on cooldown than just wait for the perfect opportunity and miss an extra usage.
  23. Use Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives when fighting three or more enemies, keep in mind this ability can only be used with a throwing weapon equipped.
  24. Use Combat Readiness Icon Combat Readiness to mitigate incoming Physical damage when being attacked.
  25. Use Redirect Icon Redirect to move your Combo Points from a target that using a finishing move would be overkill on.
5.

Continue Improving at Level 85

Congratulations on hitting Level 85 in Cataclysm! Now that your leveling process is over, you can learn more about Level 85 AssassinationAssassination Rogue gameplay by reading our fully detailed guide below.