Assassination Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Nov 14, 2019 at 11:44 by Seliathan 65 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) 8.2.5.



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.


The Eternal Palace Raid Gear

Slot Item Source
Helm Shroud of Unmooring Whispers Icon Shroud of Unmooring Whispers Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha
Shoulders Tidal Drifter's Shoulders Icon Tidal Drifter's Shoulders Orgozoa
Chest Blackwater Shimmerscale Vest Icon Blackwater Shimmerscale Vest Blackwater Behemoth
Cloak Drape of the Hatcher Icon Drape of the Hatcher Orgozoa
Wrists Tideblood Bracers Icon Tideblood Bracers Abyssal Commander Sivara
Gloves Gloves of Incomparable Beauty Icon Gloves of Incomparable Beauty Queen Azshara
Belt Beloved Monarch's Waistwrap Icon Beloved Monarch's Waistwrap Queen Azshara
Legs Formcrafter's Pants Icon Formcrafter's Pants Orgozoa
Boots Ancient Tempest Striders Icon Ancient Tempest Striders Radiance of Azshara
Ring #1 Ring of the Highborne Courtier Icon Ring of the Highborne Courtier The Queen's Court
Ring #2 Boralus Noble's Seal Icon Boralus Noble's Seal Lady Ashvane
Weapon #1 Sivara's Slitherblade Icon Sivara's Slitherblade Abyssal Commander Sivara
Weapon #2 Sivara's Slitherblade Icon Sivara's Slitherblade Abyssal Commander Sivara
Trinket 1 Ashvane's Razor Coral Icon Ashvane's Razor Coral Lady Ashvane
Trinket 2 Azshara's Font of Power Icon Azshara's Font of Power Queen Azshara

Trinket Sims

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Benthic Gear

Currently, a number of Benthic pieces are a DPS upgrade over even Mythic versions of raid gear, and since you can effectively guarantee rolling a socket on them, they will be pulling ahead even further. Due to this, it is recommended to farm for the following pieces (in approximate order of priority):
Slot Item
Boots Akana's Reefstrider Footwraps Icon Akana's Reefstrider Footwraps
Wrists Ori's Tidal Wristwraps Icon Ori's Tidal Wristwraps
Waist Vim's Scalecrusher Clasp Icon Vim's Scalecrusher Clasp
Hands Poen's Deepsea Grips Icon Poen's Deepsea Grips

Operation: Mechagon Gear

  • Pocket-Sized Computation Device Icon Pocket-Sized Computation Device is a fairly potent trinket, when slotted with a Cyclotronic Blast Icon Cyclotronic Blast red card. Yellow cards have random stats and as such simply depend on your current stat weights.
  • Loop/Bit ring combinations from Operation: Mechagon do have extra damage components not on the item budgets, however, they need a to both be equipped in order to activate, and are limited to a base ilevel of 415. The combination of Logic Loop of Division Icon Logic Loop of Division and Overclocking Bit Band Icon Overclocking Bit Band can outperform even high titanforged rings, so it is always advisable to compare the "set" by doing a simulation.

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.


Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Gear

Slot Item Source
Helm Cowl of Righteous Resolve Icon Cowl of Righteous Resolve Champion of the Light
Shoulders Mestrah's Singing Spaulders Icon Mestrah's Singing Spaulders Jadefire Masters
Chest Mekkatorque's Bomber Jacket Icon Mekkatorque's Bomber Jacket High Tinker Mekkatorque
Cloak Loa Exultant's Shroud Icon Loa Exultant's Shroud Conclave of the Chosen
Wrists Amethyst-Studded Bindings Icon Amethyst-Studded Bindings Opulence
Gloves Gloves of Spiritual Grace Icon Gloves of Spiritual Grace Champion of the Light
Belt Stretched Sinew Waistcord Icon Stretched Sinew Waistcord Grong
Legs Kelp-Laced Greaves Icon Kelp-Laced Greaves Stormwall Blockade
Boots Embossed Deckwalkers Icon Embossed Deckwalkers Lady Jaina Proudmoore
Ring #1 Seal of the Zandalari Empire Icon Seal of the Zandalari Empire King Rastakhan
Ring #2 Lord Admiral's Signet Icon Lord Admiral's Signet Lady Jaina Proudmoore
Weapon MH Greed's Folly Icon Greed's Folly Opulence
Weapon OH Greed's Folly Icon Greed's Folly Opulence
Trinket 1 Lurker's Insidious Gift Icon Lurker's Insidious Gift Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void
Trinket 2 Kimbul's Razor Claw Icon Kimbul's Razor Claw Conclave of the Chosen

Uldir 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.


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)

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


  • 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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