Assassination Rogue DPS Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Seliathan 66 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Assassination Rogue for each boss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Aberrus. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible guides.

On this page, you will find tips and tricks specifically tailored toward Assassination Rogues and its toolkit based on the recommended talent build. It does not include general tips for mechanics, which are included in the full raid guide instead, whereas this page assumes that you are already familiar with most of the major mechanics of each encounter.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Assassination Rogue and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.

2.

Talent Builds

3.

Dragonflight Raid Talent Builds for Assassination Rogue

Pure Single Target Build Cleave Build Sustained AoE Build
4.

Single Target and Cleave

The build above is your general single target talent tree with strong cooldowns and even better damage once the boss hits 35% HP.

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Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

5.

Sporadic Adds

This build simply switches Internal Bleeding Icon Internal Bleeding for Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter. Since Caustic Spatter spreads the damage of Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane, this gives us great cleave on a 1-minute cooldown, whenever we have a Kingsbane window. It is generally not advised to talent more AoE or cleave talents. This build will shine in encounters where adds are spawning on timers that work well with our cooldowns.

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Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

6.

Sustained AoE

This build is the same version as our M+ build, which sacrifices ~15% of its single-target DPS potential for the ability to deal with sustained AoE. You will rarely if ever use this, as our full AoE toolkit takes too long to ramp up and deal proper damage, while costing too much single-target DPS.

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Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

7.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

7.1.

Talents/Build

Pure single-target with Internal Bleeding Icon Internal Bleeding.

7.2.

Tips

Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to avoid damage from Hellsteel Carnage Icon Hellsteel Carnage, which happens at 80%, 60% and 40%, or if you get stuck in between Rays of Anguish Icon Rays of Anguishes.

Use Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep to counter-act the knockback from Wings of Extinction Icon Wings of Extinction.

For more information, please refer to our Kazzara guide.

8.

The Amalgamation Chamber

8.1.

Talents/Build

Pure single-target with Internal Bleeding Icon Internal Bleeding.

8.2.

Tips

Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to reset stacks of Blazing Heat Icon Blazing Heat, Corrupting Shadow Icon Corrupting Shadow and Shadowflame Contamination Icon Shadowflame Contamination.

Mythic Difficulty: You will want to use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows right after a tank switch, in order to only have the new debuff. If other melee also use their immunities, you can stack with one another, and make life easier for those melee who do not get to remove their previous stacking debuff.

You can easily soak Gloom Conflagration Icon Gloom Conflagration with Feint Icon Feint.

9.

The Forgotten Experiments

9.1.

Talents/Build

Cleave with with Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter.

9.2.

Tips

If the second boss is about to hit 50% shortly after your cooldowns are already available, you can hold onto them until the boss hits 35% to get full Zoldyck and Caustic Spatter value out of them, provided you do not lose a cast of your cooldowns.

Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows for more DPS while Bellowing Roar Icon Bellowing Roar is active instead of having to run away from the boss. You can also use it to mitigate the damage during Violent Eruption Icon Violent Eruption or simply use Feint Icon Feint.

For more information, please refer to our Forgotten Experiments guide.

10.

Assault of the Zaqali

Cleave with with Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter.

10.1.

Tips

Almost all the magical damage on this encounter can be mitigated by both Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows, so use them freely. There is no major mechanic you want to save these abilities for.

Make sure to have at least some burst damage for the Magma Mystic's Molten Barrier Icon Molten Barrier.

For more information, please refer to our Assault of the Zaqali guide.

11.

Rashok, the Elder

11.1.

Talents/Build

Pure single-target with Internal Bleeding Icon Internal Bleeding.

11.2.

Tips

Use Feint Icon Feint when soaking Charged Smash Icon Charged Smash.

Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to cleanse the Overcharged Icon Overcharged DoT debuff.

Timing Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can prevent the application of the Overcharged Icon Overcharged debuff entirely. You will need to use it less than a second before the debuff is applied, which also allows you to mitigate all damage from Charged Smash Icon Charged Smash.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok the Elder guide.

12.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

12.1.

Talents/Build

Pure single-target with Internal Bleeding Icon Internal Bleeding.

12.2.

Tips

If your guild plans on simply crowd-controlling the Animate Golems, you can use Blind Icon Blind to do so. Remember that it has a higher cooldown than duration.

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows is a very good defensive tool on this fight, and you can use it for either more uptime on mechanics such as Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave or defensively if you get caught by Tactical Destruction Icon Tactical Destruction or Dragonfire Traps Icon Dragonfire Traps.

Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep is useful to counteract the knockback from Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave.

13.

Magmorax

13.1.

Talents/Build

Pure single-target with Internal Bleeding Icon Internal Bleeding, unless you stack up the golems around the boss, then Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter is a better choice.

13.2.

Tips

Use Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep to counteract the knockback from Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp.

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows removes multiple debuffs on this fight such as Lava Ejection Icon Lava Ejection and Searing Heat Icon Searing Heat.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

14.

Echo of Neltharion

14.1.

Talents/Build

Cleave with with Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter.

14.2.

Tips

Be mindful with Caustic Spatter on this boss, as you can quickly kill your fellow raid members.

Feint Icon Feint is incredibly powerful on this encounter, as there are regular high-damage AoE hits like Echoing Fissure Icon Echoing Fissure or Umbral Annihilation Icon Umbral Annihilation.

Save your Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows for Phase 2 or Phase 3. You do not have to be inside a portal in Phase 3 during Ebon Destruction Icon Ebon Destruction with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows active, and it also removes all stacks of Ebon Destruction Icon Ebon Destruction. You will be getting more adds, however.

Evasion Icon Evasion can be used to avoid the debuff from Shatter Icon Shatter (the debuff when a wall is broken). This can be very helpful in Phase 2 of the encounter. Make sure to face the boss when using Evasion, as he is the source of the DoT.

For more information, please refer to our Neltharion guide.

15.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

15.1.

Talents/Build

Cleave with with Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter.

15.2.

Tips

Phase 1: Use Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows freely to mitigate damage, especially when many players are cleansing their Oppressing Howl Icon Oppressing Howl.

Phase 2: There is no mechanic you need to save your defensive cooldowns for in this phase.

Phase 3: Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to not have to hide behind Astral Formations during Scouring Eternity Icon Scouring Eternity.

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

16.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Page has been reviewed and updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Page was reviewed for Patch 10.1.7 and no changes were necessary.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Page was reviewed for Patch 10.1.5 and no changes were necessary as Assassination received no changes for the Patch.
  • 06 Jun. 2023: Updated talents and added more tips.
  • 14 May 2023: Added Sarkareth tips and some Mythic tips.
  • 07 May 2023: Page added.
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