Assassination Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Apr 09, 2020 at 18:37 by Seliathan 71 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Assassination Rogue in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Rogue gear and best in slot.



With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.


Assassination Rogue BiS Raiding Gear

Slot Item Source
Helm Gibbering Maw Icon Gibbering Maw Ra-den the Despoiled in Ny'alotha raid
Shoulders Pauldrons of the Great Convergence Icon Pauldrons of the Great Convergence N'Zoth the Corruptor in Ny'alotha raid
Chest Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass Icon Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha raid
Cloak Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Icon Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve See our Legendary Cloak guide
Wrists Bracers of Dark Prophecy Icon Bracers of Dark Prophecy The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha raid
Gloves Gloves of Abyssal Authority Icon Gloves of Abyssal Authority Drest'agath in Ny'alotha raid
Belt Cord of Anguished Cries Icon Cord of Anguished Cries Dark Inquisitor Xanesh in Ny'alotha raid
Legs Macabre Ritual Pants Icon Macabre Ritual Pants The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha raid
Boots Corpuscular Leather Greaves Icon Corpuscular Leather Greaves Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha raid
Ring #1 Logic Loop of Division Icon Logic Loop of Division Mechagon Mythic+ chest, Mechagon Junkyard.
Ring #2 Overclocking Bit Band Icon Overclocking Bit Band Mechagon Mythic+ chest, Mechagon Workshop.
Weapon #1 Shard of the Black Empire Icon Shard of the Black Empire Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha raid
Weapon #2 Shard of the Black Empire Icon Shard of the Black Empire Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha raid
Trinket 1 Humming Black Dragonscale Icon Humming Black Dragonscale Wrathion, the Black Emperor in Ny'alotha raid
Trinket 2 Vita-Charged Titanshard Icon Vita-Charged Titanshard Ra-den the Despoiled in Ny'alotha raid

Trinket Sims

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Corruptions and Corrupted Items

For more information about the best Corruptions and corrupted items you can get, please refer to our dedicated page.


Operation: Mechagon Gear

Cyclotronic Blast Icon Cyclotronic Blast in particular can be very useful during progress, since it provides a powerful single target burst on a 2-minute cooldown.


Adding Sockets to Gear

Patch 8.3 added the Gouged Eye of N'Zoth Icon Gouged Eye of N'Zoth as a reward from Corrupted Mementos Icon Corrupted Mementos, after you have finished the We Have the Technology Icon We Have the Technology achievement. Once finished, you should get a Gouged Eye about once every two weeks, assuming you are doing all of your Horrific Visions with 5 masks active. The best item to use it on would be a high itemlevel item with BiS stats and a good corruption.


Dungeon Trinket List for Assassination Rogue

Assuming equal item levels:

  1. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  2. Galecaller's Boon Icon Galecaller's Boon
  3. Tiny Electromental in a Jar Icon Tiny Electromental in a Jar
  4. Harlan's Loaded Dice Icon Harlan's Loaded Dice
  5. Dead-Eye Spyglass Icon Dead-Eye Spyglass


  • 09 Apr. 2020: Moved Corruption section into its own page.
  • 14 Jan. 2020: Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Nov. 2019: Updated Chest and Ring best in slot; updated Benthic Priority; updated Mechagon section.
  • 15 Jul. 2019: Added a section on Operation: Mechagon gear and trinket sims from Bloodmallet.
  • 12 Jul. 2019: Updated for the release of Eternal Palace.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 16 Apr. 2019: Updated with gear from Crucible of Storms.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Updated for Season 2.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary (future raid gear lists will come closer to release).
  • 07 Sep. 2018: Added raid gear.
  • 30 Aug. 2018: Updated Azerite slots.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 22 Jul. 2018: Added new gear builds using T20, added more information on Sephuz and Insignia of Grand Army. Updated Suggested gear per boss.
  • 20 Jul. 2018: Updated trinket list order.
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