Assassination Rogue Frequently Asked Questions — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Nov 23, 2020 at 16:40 by Seliathan 6 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 9.0.2. 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 now 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. While Haste is very powerful for single-target we are able to maintain high energy-levels by applying DoTs on multiple targets, which significantly lowers the value of Haste. Critical Strike becomes the best stat due to the interaction with Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives and Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate.


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 Legendary is best for Assassination Rogue?

Zoldyck Insignia Icon Zoldyck Insignia, followed by Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin.


What Covenant is best for Assassination Rogue?

Night Fae is very powerful for Assassination. All Covenants are good, however, so you can freely pick whichever Covenant you like best without having to worry about your performance.


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+.



  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands release.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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