WotLK Classic Assassination Rogue Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Sep 24, 2023 at 12:00 by Simonize and Sellin 8 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Assassination Rogue in WotLK Classic for PvE content.



Rogues in Wrath of the Lich King Classic will generally use their consumables and gems to ensure that they reach certain stat caps, most notably the Expertise and Poison Hit caps.


Best Enchants for Assassination Rogues

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Torment Icon Arcanum of TormentRevered with the Knights of the Ebon Blade
Shoulders Greater Inscription of the Axe Icon Greater Inscription of the Axe or Master's Inscription of the Axe IconMaster's Inscription of the Axe, depending on whether you are a scribe or not.
Back Enchant Cloak - Major Agility IconEnchant Cloak - Major Agility is the best openly available enchant, but you should use Swordguard Embroidery IconSwordguard Embroidery if you are a tailor or Flexweave Underlay Icon Flexweave Underlay if you are an engineer.
Chest Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats IconEnchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault IconEnchant Bracers - Greater Assault or Fur Lining - Attack Power IconFur Lining - Attack Power if you are a leatherworker.
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Crusher IconEnchant Gloves - Crusher or Hyperspeed Accelerators Icon Hyperspeed Accelerators if you are an engineer.
Legs Icescale Leg Armor Icon Icescale Leg Armor or the cheaper alternative, Nerubian Leg Armor Icon Nerubian Leg Armor. You can use Nerubian Leg Reinforcements IconNerubian Leg Reinforcements if you are a leatherworker.
Feet Enchant Boots - Icewalker IconEnchant Boots - Icewalker or Nitro Boosts Icon Nitro Boosts if you are an engineer.
Rings Enchant Ring - Assault IconEnchant Ring - Assault
Melee Weapons Enchant Weapon - Berserking IconEnchant Weapon - Berserking or Enchant Weapon - Mongoose IconEnchant Weapon - Mongoose as a cheaper alternative.
Ranged Weapon Sun Scope Icon Sun Scope

Best Gems for Assassination Rogues

Overall, your best choice for gemming as a Rogue is to focus on red, yellow, and orange gems, only aiming to achieve the socket bonuses of your gear when they require Red Gem Socket Icon Red Gems or Yellow Gem Socket Icon Yellow Gems.

You will still need to have a Blue Gem Socket Icon Blue Gem somewhere in your gear to ensure that you activate your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem, either Relentless Earthsiege Diamond Icon Relentless Earthsiege Diamond or Thundering Skyflare Diamond Icon Thundering Skyflare Diamond.

When choosing how to fill your Yellow Socket Icon Yellow Sockets, make sure to pay attention to your current stat caps and use the sockets accordingly to reach your Poison Hit and Expertise caps.

Socket Gem Alternative
Meta Socket Icon Meta Socket Relentless Earthsiege Diamond Icon Relentless Earthsiege Diamond Thundering Skyflare Diamond Icon Thundering Skyflare Diamond
Red Socket Icon Red Socket Bright Cardinal Ruby Icon Bright Cardinal Ruby or Bright Scarlet Ruby Icon Bright Scarlet Ruby Precise Cardinal Ruby Icon Precise Cardinal Ruby or Precise Scarlet Ruby Icon Precise Scarlet Ruby
Yellow Socket Icon Yellow Socket Pristine Ametrine Icon Pristine Ametrine or Pristine Monarch Topaz Icon Pristine Monarch Topaz Accurate Ametrine Icon Accurate Ametrine, Rigid King's Amber Icon Rigid King's Amber, or Stark Ametrine Icon Stark Ametrine
Blue Socket Icon Blue Socket Nightmare Tear Icon Nightmare Tear or Enchanted Tear Icon Enchanted Tear Balanced Dreadstone Icon Balanced Dreadstone

Best Consumables for Assassination Rogues



For food as a Rogue, you will need to choose based on what stats you currently need.


Flasks and Potions

The best flask for Assassination Rogues is the Flask of Endless Rage Icon Flask of Endless Rage in terms of pure damage output.

Your best potions are either the Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed, which is excellent for dealing damage, or a Free Action Potion Icon Free Action Potion against enemies that will stun you for a long period of time, to ensure as much uptime as possible.


Thistle Tea

Despite the nerfs to it, Thistle Tea Icon Thistle Tea is still a solid consumable for Rogues in Wrath Classic, restoring 20 Energy when used.



  • 09 Sep. 2023: Updated for Phase 4
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 27 Sep. 2022: Updated recomendation for elixirs.
  • 22 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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