Assassination Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Seliathan 39 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Assassination Rogue, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic DPS Rogue gems and enchants.


Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Assassination Rogue

This section specifically covers the optimal gems, enchants, food, and flasks to use for your character. To get a more detailed rundown of the different stats for Assassination Rogue, please visit our dedicated Stats page.


Best Gems for Assassination Rogue

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Agility Icon Leviathan's Eye of Agility in one of your sockets and either Quick Jewel Cluster Icon Quick Jewel Cluster or Deadly Jewel Cluster Icon Deadly Jewel Cluster in your other sockets, depending on whether you want to focus on raiding or Mythic+.


Best Enchants for Assassination Rogue

Slot Enchantment
Main Hand
Off Hand

You will want to run Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force Icon Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force on both of your weapons for Mythic+ for AoE damage. You can also continue using the enchants listed above to keep prioritizing your single-target and priority-target damage.

It is always recommended to sim yourself to find out what enchants provide the best benefit to you individually.


Consumables for Assassination Rogue


Best Flasks and Potions for Assassination

Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power is our flask of choice.

Potion of Phantom Fire Icon Potion of Phantom Fire is the best pick for pure single-target. Use Potion of Spectral Agility Icon Potion of Spectral Agility for when you have 2 or more targets.

You will always want to have two Shaded Sharpening Stone Icon Shaded Sharpening Stone or Shaded Weightstone Icon Shaded Weightstone applied to your weapons. Apply a Heavy Desolate Armor Kit Icon Heavy Desolate Armor Kit to your chest armor.

Healthstones do not share a cooldown with health potions. This means that players should always use Cosmic Healing Potion Icon Cosmic Healing Potions and Healthstones whenever available. The Potion provides much better Healing than a Healthstone.


Best Food for Assassination

The best food buff is provided by the Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism but it is quite costly; alternatives are Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic Icon Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic or the cheaper Cinnamon Bonefish Stew Icon Cinnamon Bonefish Stew. For Mythic+, you will want to use Spinefin Souffle and Fries Icon Spinefin Souffle and Fries or the cheaper Butterscotch Marinated Ribs Icon Butterscotch Marinated Ribs instead.


Augment Runes for Assassination

If you can afford it, you should use Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. These will be very rare and scarcely available at the beginning of the expansion, so it is best to stock up for when you really need them.

Once you have sufficiently progressed in the new Questing area, Zereth Mortis, you will be able to buy the Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune. This will not be available until you hit Exalted with the new faction The Enlightened, so make sure to hold onto a bunch of Augment Runes for progression.


Shards of Domination for Assassination Rogue

You will want to get 3 Frost shards and a pair of shoulders or legs for the Winds of Winter Icon Winds of Winter set bonus. These will not work in any content outside of the Maw, Korthia and Torghast. Neither the Shards nor the bonuses will be active in Raids, Mythic+ or PvP.

For more detailed information on what Shards to play, check out our detailed Shards of Domination section on our Gearing Page.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 02 Nov. 2021: Updated Domination Shard recommendation.
  • 06 Aug. 2021: Added Shards of Domination information and link.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated chest enchant.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Updated with new Augment Runes.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated gem, enchant and consumable recommendations for the Shadowlands release.
  • 28 Oct. 2020: Updated gem and enchant recommendations.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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