Assassination Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 07, 2018 at 13:26 by GrayHound 61 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Assassination Rogues. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Gray_Hound, a Rogue theorycrafter who raids in Strawberry Puppy Kisses. You can find him on Twitch and Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List for Assassination Rogue

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.

1.1. Raid Gear

Slot Item Source
Helm* Cowl of Dark Portents Icon Cowl of Dark Portents Mythrax the Unraveler
Shoulders* Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Icon Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Zul
Chest* Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera Icon Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera Fetid Devourer
Cloak Fetid Horror's Tanglecloak Icon Fetid Horror's Tanglecloak Fetid Devourer
Wrists Wristwraps of Coursing Miasma Icon Wristwraps of Coursing Miasma Vectis
Gloves Gloves of Descending Madness Icon Gloves of Descending Madness Taloc
Belt Replicated Chitin Cord Icon Replicated Chitin Cord Zek'voz
Legs Pathogenic Legwraps Icon Pathogenic Legwraps M.O.T.H.E.R.
Boots Quarantine Protocol Treads Icon Quarantine Protocol Treads Zek'voz
Ring #1 Rot-Scour Ring Icon Rot-Scour Ring M.O.T.H.E.R.
Ring #2 Band of Certain Annihilation Icon Band of Certain Annihilation Mythrax the Unraveler
Weapon MH Latticework Scalpel Icon Latticework Scalpel M.O.T.H.E.R.
Weapon OH Latticework Scalpel Icon Latticework Scalpel M.O.T.H.E.R.
Trinket 1** Frenetic Corpuscle Icon Frenetic Corpuscle Fetid Devourer
Trinket 2xi** Construct Overcharger Icon Construct Overcharger Talon

* Disclaimer #1 — Currently, all of the raid Azerite pieces outside of Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera Icon Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera come with somewhat underwhelming traits. Due to this, actual BiS gear would involve getting one of the other slots from the weekly Mythic+ cache. You only need one, since you can use other slot to activate Reorigination Array Icon Reorigination Array proc.

** Disclaimer #2 — Currently, item level 370 trinkets (base reward from level 10 Mythic+) provide more DPS than 385 (mythic) versions of raid trinkets. Due to this, it is best to make sure if raid trinkets are actually your best option by siming your gear.

1.2. Dungeon Gear

Slot Item Source
Helm Cowl of Fluid Machinations Icon Cowl of Fluid Machinations Vol'zith the Whisperer (Shrine of the Storm)
Shoulders Gold-Tasseled Epaulets Icon Gold-Tasseled Epaulets Harlan Sweete (Freehold)
Chest Gore-Splattered Vest Icon Gore-Splattered Vest Unbound Abomination (The Underrot)
Cloak Cloak of Questionable Intent Icon Cloak of Questionable Intent Rixxa Fluxflame (The MOTHERLODE!!)
Wrists Servo-Arm Bindings Icon Servo-Arm Bindings Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler (The MOTHERLODE!!)
Gloves Underrot Grotto Tenders Icon Underrot Grotto Tenders Cragmaw the Infested (The Underrot)
Belt Port Pillager's Belt Icon Port Pillager's Belt Dread Captain Lockwood (Siege of Boralus)
Legs Seawalker's Pantaloons Icon Seawalker's Pantaloons Hadal Darkfathom (Siege of Boralus)
Boots Sand-Shined Snakeskin Sandals Icon Sand-Shined Snakeskin Sandals Merektha (Temple of Sethraliss)
Ring #1 Seal of Questionable Loyalties Icon Seal of Questionable Loyalties Council o' Captains (Freehold)
Ring #2 Band of the Ancient Dredger Icon Band of the Ancient Dredger Hadal Darkfathom (Siege of Boralus)
Weapon MH Howlis' Crystal Shiv Icon Howlis' Crystal Shiv Jes Howlis (Tol Dagor)
Weapon OH Howlis' Crystal Shiv Icon Howlis' Crystal Shiv Jes Howlis (Tol Dagor)

2. Trinket List for Assassination Rogue

Assuming equal item levels:

  1. Galecaller's Boon Icon Galecaller's Boon
  2. Harlan's Loaded Dice Icon Harlan's Loaded Dice
  3. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  4. Dead-Eye Spyglass Icon Dead-Eye Spyglass
  5. Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart

For the greatest accuracy, it is recommended to simulate your character using a tool such as Raidbots.

3. Changelog

  • 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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