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Assassination Rogue DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Mar 05, 2018 at 12:09 by Furty 481 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Assassination Rogues. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5.

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

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Perfecto, an Outlaw/Assassination Rogue who raids in Method.

1. Artifact Progression for Assassination Rogue — First 35 Points

Artifact Progression
  1.  Icon Toxic Blades
  2.  Icon Urge to Kill
  3.  Icon Master Assassin
  4.  Icon Gushing Wound
  5.  Icon Blood of the Assassinated
  6.  Icon Master Alchemist
  7.  Icon Bag of Tricks
  8.  Icon Assassin's Blades
  9.  Icon Poison Knives
  10.  Icon Surge of Toxins
  11.  Icon Serrated Edge
  12.  Icon From the Shadows
  13.  Icon Balanced Blades
  14.  Icon Fade into Shadows
  15.  Icon Shadow Swiftness
  16.  Icon Shadow Walker

2. Patch 7.2: 35+ Trait Path for Assassination Rogue

Artifact Progression Above Level 35

Patch 7.2 has replaced the 35-54 Paragon system with several additional new traits becoming available upon acquisition of the 35th point. All of the previous Relic traits will also unlock a 4th rank, along with a new Paragon system becoming available after all traits have been filled (via Concordance of the Legionfall Icon Concordance of the Legionfall) which all additional Artifact Power will be spent on.

Detailed below is our suggested maxing order after 35 traits:

  1. Silence of the Uncrowned Icon Silence of the Uncrowned
  2. Strangler Icon Strangler
  3. Dense Concoction Icon Dense Concoction
  4. Sinister Circulation Icon Sinister Circulation
  5. Fourth rank of  Icon Master Assassin
  6. Fourth rank of  Icon Gushing Wound
  7. Fourth rank of  Icon Toxic Blades
  8. Fourth rank of  Icon Balanced Blades
  9. Fourth rank of  Icon Serrated Edge
  10. Fourth rank of  Icon Poison Knives
  11. Fourth rank of  Icon Master Alchemist
  12. Fourth rank of  Icon Shadow Walker
  13. Fourth rank of  Icon Fade into Shadows
  14. Concordance of the Legionfall Icon Concordance of the Legionfall

3. Relic Priority for Assassination Rogue

The second Master Assassin relic only adds a negligible boost, and therefore it is advised that you only use 1 or 3  Icon Master Assassin relics.

  1. +9 Weapon Item Level;
  2.  Icon Master Assassin (first relic or third relic);
  3.  Icon Master Alchemist;
  4. +8 Weapon Item Level;
  5. +7 Weapon Item Level;
  6. +6 Weapon Item Level;
  7. +5 Weapon Item Level;
  8.  Icon Balanced Blades;
  9. +4 Weapon Item Level;
  10.  Icon Toxic Blades;
  11. +3 Weapon Item Level;
  12.  Icon Gushing Wound;
  13. +2 Weapon Item Level;
  14.  Icon Serrated Edge;
  15. Strangler Icon Strangler;
  16. +1 Weapon Item Level;
  17.  Icon Master Assassin (second relic);
  18.  Icon Poison Knives.

4. ChangeLog

  • 05 Mar. 2018: Updated relic priority and added weapon item levels for context.
  • 12 Jan. 2018: Cleaned up early point investment section.
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Updated Relic Priority.
  • 10 Sep. 2017: Updated Relic Priority and added a note about the 3-Master Assassin relic setup.
  • 28 Jun. 2017: Updated Relic Priority.
  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated Relic Priority.
  • 17 May 2017: Updated Relic Priority and 7.2 pathing slightly.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: Added path for new 7.2 traits.
  • 05 Mar. 2017: Added further exposition in the Duskwalker's section.
  • 13 Feb. 2017: Updated Relic priority, added additional explanation for Master Assassin Relics.
  • 26 Jan. 2017: Updated Relic priority; Toxic Blades roughly on par with Gushing Wound with Tier 19 4-piece bonus.
  • 14 Jan. 2017: Added a new Relic priority for players with Duskwalker's Footpads.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Dec. 2016: Updated Relic priorities (Master Assassin/Master Alchemist).
  • 07 Oct. 2016: Updated Relic choice.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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