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Assassination Rogue DPS Easy Mode

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017 at 21:30 by Furty 437 comments

Table of Contents

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

1. The Basics

Assassination primarily focuses on maintaining damage over time effects for potent sustained damage and cleave. In this section we will be focusing on a setup that minimizes the amount of buttons and reactivity necessary without unduly compromising overall damage output.

2. Talent Choice

These choices are optimized for ease of use. Although some talents might offer marginally higher gains when played perfectly, these same talents often result in damage losses when utilized by many players. These talents aim to present the best setup that has very little punishment for unfamiliarity or mistakes.

3. Stat Choice

Currently, you will want to prioritize secondary stats as follows:

  1. Mastery:
  2. Versatility;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Haste.

4. Basic Rotation

  1. Cast Mutilate Icon Mutilate to generate Combo Points.
  2. Cast Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives on 3+ targets to generate Combo Points.
  3. Maintain Rupture Icon Rupture on all available targets (up to 3). Always apply Rupture Icon Rupture with 5+ Combo Points. Apply Rupture Icon Rupture from Stealth Icon Stealth (using Vanish Icon Vanish in combat) whenever possible for the damage buff from Nightstalker Icon Nightstalker.
  4. Maintain Garrote Icon Garrote on the main target.
  5. Cast Envenom Icon Envenom to spend extra Combo Points. Always cast Envenom Icon Envenom with 4+ Combo Points.
  6. Cast Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane when available. Try to maintain your Envenom Icon Envenom buff for as much of Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane as possible.
  7. Cast Vendetta Icon Vendetta on the main target when available. Try to maintain your Elaborate Planning Icon Elaborate Planning buff as much as possible during Vendetta Icon Vendetta.

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.

5. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated talents for Patch 7.2.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2016: Added easy mode for Assassination Rogues.
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