Assassination Rogue Frequently Asked Questions — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 at 21:22 by Seliathan 37 comments
General Information

On this page, we go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Assassination Rogue in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth Shadowlands 9.1. This will be updated as more common repeated questions surface over the course of the expansion.


Is Haste Good for Assassination Rogue?

In Shadowlands, your bleeds scale with Haste. This lets you generate more Energy through Venomous Wounds Icon Venomous Wounds. As such it has become the strongest stat for Assassination Rogue for single-target DPS.


Is There a Haste Cap for Assassination Rogue?

There is currently no breakpoint which is required for Assassination, nor is there a realistic value which causes Haste to become useless on single target.


What Stats do I Want for Mythic+ as an Assassination Rogue?

Critical Strike and Mastery. Mastery improves our cleave and AoE damage the best, while Critical Strike drastically improves our ability to generate additional Combo Points thanks to Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate.


What Domination Sockets are best as an Assassination Rogue?

Unholy sockets. You will want all three Unholy sockets, as well as the Unholy bonus that you can find on Helmet that drop from Sanctum of Domination. The best choices besides the Unholy sockets, are Bek for Blood and Cor for Frost.


Which Race is the Best for Assassination Rogue?

The DPS differences between the races are fairly minimal. The best races for DPS on Horde are Vulpera, Orc and Blood Elf. For Alliance, Mechagnome, Dark Iron Dwarf and Gnome are the best.


What Covenant is best for Assassination Rogue?

All Covenants are viable choices. Venthyr currently sims best for single-target and Necrolord for AoE/Mythic+.


What Legendary is best for Assassination Rogue?

Zoldyck Insignia Icon Zoldyck Insignia and Doomblade Icon Doomblade, followed by Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin. Obedience Icon Obedience if you chose the Venthyr Covenant.


What Conduit is best for Assassination Rogue?

Well-Placed Steel Icon Well-Placed Steel followed by Lethal Poisons Icon Lethal Poisons. Poisoned Katar Icon Poisoned Katar is best for Mythic+. Lashing Scars Icon Lashing Scars and Sudden Fractures Icon Sudden Fractures should be played as the second potency conduit if you picked the Venthyr or Necrolord Covenant.



  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated Covenant and stat recommendations.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands release.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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