Assassination Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 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 Dragonflight 10.2.7.

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

1.

Gearing your Assassination Rogue in Season 4

With the start of Season 4, Amirdrassil, Vault of the Incarnates and Aberrus is opening up its gates, and you are once again able to acquire gear from the Raid. Mythic+ is also starting, same as the new PvP season, and this serves as a soft-reset for most of the gear you acquired during the last Season of Dragonflight.

Season 4 once again uses the Crest upgrade system that was introduced in Dragonflight. We recommend that you check out our dedicated page for more information on this gear upgrade system if you are not yet familiar with it:

2.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Assassination Rogue in Season 4

Season 4 offers a way to target specific items from each of the three Awakened Raids, with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. We have compiled a list of high-value items that you should prioritize with your Bullions in Dragonflight Season 4 as an Assassination Rogue. This list is not in order of priority, it is not exhaustive, and you will likely have to make choices depending on the gear you already acquired by the time you gain your Bullions. If you end up acquiring more Bullions while already having picked each of the mentioned choices here, feel free to pick any of the items from the BiS list below that you may not yet have gotten.

  • Cruel Dreamcarver Icon Cruel Dreamcarver - Our best Mainhand weapon. High priority.
  • Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul - Our strongest on-use trinket to further amplify our 2-minute burst damage. High priority.
  • Storm-Eater's Boon Icon Storm-Eater's Boon - The uncontested best on-use trinket for AoE damage in Mythic+. High priority if you plan on playing a lot of Mythic+.
  • Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch - While running two on-use can be a bit awkward, Grieftorch remains a very strong source of on-demand burst damage that can easy progression on certain bosses, and can sim as best in slot in certain gear configurations.
  • Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen - With many different fire damage sources available to us, this Ring is a very strong choice even early on into the Season.
  • Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star - This cloak has a higher ilvl than other options and instead of Stamina, it provides a stat proc instead. Very powerful, although it might not be worth playing in Mythic+ if survival is an issue due to the lower max HP you have.
  • Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty - A good choice as it is a higher itemlevel ring with good stats.
3.

BiS Gear for Assassination Rogue

With the sheer amount of gear available to you due to three separate Awakened Raids, creating an all-encompassing BiS list that fits every player is nigh impossible. BiS lists are in no way a replacement for simming yourself, and there are many different combinations of gear that end up simming within the margin of error, meaning there will be no notable difference in performance.

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
4.

BiS List for Assassination Rogue

This list contains the highest DPS setup from all sources for Assassination Rogue

In some non-Tier slots, a 525 iLvl Craft is technically optimal, since you can customize the secondary stats to your liking and to get 2 embellished effects. A few 528 iLvl slots from Mythic Raid are the exception.

This list is by no means a replacement for simming yourself. Depending on your previous Great Vault choices and the gear you have available to yourself, your BiS gear might look different than this list in some spots.

This list includes a non-raid and non-Mythic+ item, Nick of Time Icon Nick of Time which ends up being better than any 528 item level Offhand dagger by 0.4%. Since you can only farm this dungeon once a week, and the difference is fairly small, you may temporarily want to look toward any other offhand option.

Slot Item Source/Note
Mainhand Weapon Cruel Dreamcarver Icon Cruel Dreamcarver (528) Igira the Cruel
Offhand Weapon Nick of Time Icon Nick of Time (515) Dawn of the Infinite
Helm Lurking Specter's Visage Icon Lurking Specter's Visage (528) Revival Catalyst, or Raszageth/Magmorax/Tindral Sageswift
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame (528) Tindral Sageswift in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades Icon Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades (528) Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Sarkareth
Chest Lurking Specter's Brigandine Icon Lurking Specter's Brigandine (528) Revival Catalyst, or Kurog Grimtotem/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Life-Bound Bindings Icon Life-Bound Bindings (525) and Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining Crafted by Leatherworking
Gloves Lurking Specter's Handgrips Icon Lurking Specter's Handgrips (528) Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Life-Bound Belt Icon Life-Bound Belt (525) and Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining Crafted by Leatherworking
Legs Lurking Specter's Tights Icon Lurking Specter's Tights (528) Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Lurking Specter's Tabi Icon Lurking Specter's Tabi (528) Revival Catalyst
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Broodkeeper Diurna
Trinket #1 Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul (528) Smolderon
Trinket #2 Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch (528) Broodkeeper Diurna
4.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Assassination Rogue

This list contains the highest DPS setup with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons.

This list is by no means a replacement for simming yourself. Depending on your previous Great Vault choices and the gear you have available to yourself, your BiS gear might look different than this list in some spots.

Slot Item Source/Note
Mainhand Weapon Croaking Dagger Icon Croaking Dagger Halls of Infusion
Offhand Weapon Croaking Dagger Icon Croaking Dagger Halls of Infusion
Helm Lurking Specter's Visage Icon Lurking Specter's Visage Revival Catalyst
Neck Ukhel Ancestry Beads Icon Ukhel Ancestry Beads The Nokhud Offensive
Shoulder Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades Icon Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades Revival Catalyst
Cloak Cloak of Lost Devotion Icon Cloak of Lost Devotion The Azure Vault
Chest Lurking Specter's Brigandine Icon Lurking Specter's Brigandine Revival Catalyst
Bracers Mirage Bindings Icon Mirage Bindings The Azure Vault
Gloves Lurking Specter's Handgrips Icon Lurking Specter's Handgrips Revival Catalyst
Belt Cinch of Forgotten Duty Icon Cinch of Forgotten Duty The Azure Vault
Legs Lurking Specter's Tights Icon Lurking Specter's Tights Revival Catalyst
Boots Treads of the Swift Icon Treads of the Swift Uldaman
Ring #1 Eternal Sentry's Ring Icon Eternal Sentry's Ring Uldaman
Ring #2 Platinum Star Band Icon Platinum Star Band Algeth'ar Academy
Trinket #1 Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment Halls of Infusion
Trinket #2 Bottle of Spiraling Winds Icon Bottle of Spiraling Winds The Nokhud Offensive
4.

Raid Gear BiS List for Assassination Rogue

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from the Amirdrassil Raid.

This list is by no means a replacement for simming yourself. Depending on your previous Great Vault choices and the gear you have available to yourself, your BiS gear might look different than this list in some spots.

Slot Item Source/Note
Mainhand Weapon Your highest ilvl dagger. Best choice: Cruel Dreamcarver Icon Cruel Dreamcarver Igira the Cruel
Offhand Weapon Cruel Dreamcarver Icon Cruel Dreamcarver Igira the Cruel
Helm Lurking Specter's Visage Icon Lurking Specter's Visage Revival Catalyst, or Raszageth/Magmorax/Tindral Sageswift
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame Tindral Sageswift
Shoulder Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades Icon Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star Sarkareth
Chest Lurking Specter's Brigandine Icon Lurking Specter's Brigandine Revival Catalyst, or Kurog Grimtotem/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Loyal Flametender's Bracers Icon Loyal Flametender's Bracers Broodkeeper Diurna
Gloves Lurking Specter's Handgrips Icon Lurking Specter's Handgrips Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Oblivion's Immortal Coil Icon Oblivion's Immortal Coil Sarkareth
Legs Lurking Specter's Tights Icon Lurking Specter's Tights Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Lurking Specter's Tabi Icon Lurking Specter's Tabi Revival Catalyst on any boots from the Raid.
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna
Trinket #1 Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul Smolderon
Trinket #2 Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch Broodkeeper Diurna
4.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Assassination Rogue

With all the different layers of gearing currently available to players, it is impossible to cover all edge cases and individual recommendations in a guide. We therefore highly recommend simming your own character by using Raidbots. This website allows for precise and individualized recommendations that consider your exact talents, gear, trinket, and all the other layers of gearing that the game has to offer. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as it is the only reliable way to get information on which piece of gear, enchant, gem, or trinket is the best for your character.

4.1.

Droptimizer

The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses offer the highest DPS upgrades to you. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from each of the items it drops. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.

5.

Flightstones and Crest Upgrade Recommendations

These are some of the items you should prioritize on upgrading as high as possible early into the season:

  • Your Mainhand dagger.
  • Powerful trinkets like Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul or Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand
  • Items with a high stat budget, like your Chest, Helmet or Legs.
  • Embellished Items with damaging procs like Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps.

These are not the only items worth upgrading, of course. They simply offer the highest DPS gain early into the tier when your upgrade currency is limited.

6.

Season 4 Set - Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope Tier Set

After Blizzard allowed players to vote on which tier set would be available in Season 4, Assassination ended up sticking with the tier set from Season 3: Rogue Assassination 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Rogue Assassination 10.2 Class Set 2pc and Rogue Assassination 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Rogue Assassination 10.2 Class Set 4pc

If given a choice, try to prioritize the Shoulder, Chest, Gloves, and Helmet slots for this. However, getting the Legs to complete one of the bonuses is still better than any other gearing choice.

7.

Professions and Crafted Gear

Professions are a great way to gear up with your optimal secondary stats, as generating specific secondary stat combinations is now possible when adding special items to the crafting process. With the heavily reworked crafting system in Dragonflight, exploring the new professions will help you gear up throughout the expansion, as you will be able to craft some Mythic Raid item-level pieces further down the line.

If you want to find out more about professions, make sure to check out our Dragonflight Profession guide!

As your ability to craft items will be time-gated in the initial stages of Season 4, we highly recommend to get a Main Hand weapon as soon as possible, unless you can reliably get one elsewhere. Once you have a good weapon, work on Embellished Items next, and then craft whichever pieces you do not have high-item-level versions of yet.

7.1.

Embellished Items

Up to two of your crafted items can be Embellished. This is a similar concept as Unique-Equipped, as you can only wear two items that have the Embellished status. Some crafted items, many of which have powerful procs or beneficial effects by default, are considered Embellished. You can also add Embellishments from a variety of professions to any crafted item, adding the effect to this item either when creating it or at a later stage.

As there is a lot of competition for Embellishments, you will have to pick and choose the two strongest ones for your overall DPS output. The two best choices for this are:

  • A crafted item with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch if you are using Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen.
  • At least one Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining item, provided you have over ~50% uptime on the effect.
  • Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps are still a solid alternative if neither of the previous choices are available to you, but they are no longer our go-to choice this season.
  • Flaring Cowl Icon Flaring Cowl for Mythic+.
7.2.

Adding Sockets to Gear

You can add sockets to your necklace by using a Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting on it. Depending on the rank of the Medallion, you can add up to 3 sockets to any necklace you own.

You can also add sockets to Helmets, Belts, Bracers, Necks and Rings with a consumable you can get if you do not select any of the choices in your Great Vault. 6 of these tokens can be traded in for an item that allows you to add a socket to any piece of gear you acquired in Season 4.

8.

Stat Priorities

Which gems and enchants to use heavily depends on your current stat priority. As previously mentioned, this priority can shift and change whenever you acquire new gear, so simming yourself to figure out the best use of your newly acquired socket is highly recommended. The general rule is to prioritize Critical Strike and Mastery on as many pieces of gear as possible, and prioritizing those stats for any consumables as well.

9.

Best Trinkets for Assassination Rogue in Season 4

There are a number of good trinkets available for Assassination Rogue in Season 4, from a variety of different sources. Some relevant ones to look for are:

  • Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch - A good second on-use that offers on-demand damage which can ease progression on certain encounters.
  • Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand - A very strong passive trinket that also procs Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen.
  • Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul - Our strongest on-use trinket to supplement our 2-minute burst.
  • Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon - A decent stat stick that can be very strong if multiple people in your group use it as well.
  • Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Icon Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge - A stat stick that has no conditions.
  • Neltharion's Call to Suffering Icon Neltharion's Call to Suffering - Another good passive option, as the proc is very powerful.
  • Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment - The only other option for our on-use trinket to sync with our DPS cooldowns. Should be replaced for Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul as soon as possible.
10.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Page has been reviewed and updated for Dragonflight Season 4. Added Bullion and Trinket sections.
  • 21 Mar. 2024: Page has been reviewed for Patch 10.2.6, no changes were necessary.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Page has been reviewed and updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Updated for Sporecloak nerf.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Page updated for the Patch 10.2 Rogue rework.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.7, added multiple BiS lists.
  • 16 Jul. 2023: Updated Dawn of the Intinite section, Nick of Time BiS.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Added Dawn of the Infinite section, removed Cataclysm Timewalking section, updated Annulet section for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 06 Jun. 2023: Updated Embellishment recommendation.
  • 24 May 2023: Added Timewalking info.
  • 14 May 2023: Updated trinket recommendations.
  • 07 May 2023: Updated Embellishment recommendations for recent hotfixes.
  • 01 May 2023: Page fully updated for Patch 10.1. Added Flightstone and Crest information, added Season 2 BiS items and recommendations, BiS embellishments and more.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 04 Jan. 2023: Updated Dungeon Gear list, added BiS List disclaimer and Raid trinkets.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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