Assassination Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Seliathan 65 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 — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

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

1.

Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Assassination Rogue

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

Many consumables, like enchants, gems, or potions, are available at multiple different ranks. If you are unable to afford the highest rank for any of them, you can safely choose a lower rank one instead, at the cost of some DPS.

2.

Best Gems for Assassination Rogue

The choice of gems is highly dependent on your gear. Each of the four secondary stats can easily be your highest simming stat depending on the current gear you are wearing, and as a result, the choice of gems and ring enchants can vary a lot. When deciding on which primary stat gem to use, i.e. Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond, Inscribed Illimited Diamond Icon Inscribed Illimited Diamond, or one of the others, we recommend you to sim yourself. The same goes for regular gems like Sensei's Neltharite Icon Sensei's Neltharite, Sensei's Alexstraszite Icon Sensei's Alexstraszite or one of the many other choices.

If you do not know how to sim yourself, the general guideline likely ends up depending on whether or not you are playing with Witherbark's Branch Icon Witherbark's Branch. If you do, socket Versatility or Critical Strike. If you don't, socket Mastery.

Remember that you can use Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting to add up to 3 socket slots to your necklace.

3.

Best Enchants for Assassination Rogue

Slot Enchantment
Main Hand
  • Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion
Off Hand
  • Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion
Helmet
  • Incandescent Essence Icon Incandescent Essence
Boots
  • Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze or Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam Icon Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam
Chest
  • Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
Cloak
  • Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech Icon Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech
Bracer
  • Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Leech Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Leech
Belt
  • Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
Legs
  • Fierce Armor Kit Icon Fierce Armor Kit or Lambent Armor Kit Icon Lambent Armor Kit.
Rings
  • Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery or Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike

Whether you choose to enchant your gear with Avoidance, Leech, or Speed is up to you. Leech will allow you to gain some additional passive healing while you do damage, Avoidance reduces the damage taken by Area-of-Effect spells, similar to Feint Icon Feint, and Speed simply increases your movement speed. For Raid progression, movement speed is often underrated and can be a minor DPS increase if it allows you to reach your target faster.

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

4.

Consumables for Assassination Rogues

With Dragonflight, You can now change talents anywhere and no longer need a consumable to do so, so there are no tomes to worry about!

4.1.

Best Phials and Potions for Assassination

Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility is your general go-to Phial. Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is the better choice if you can reach reasonably high uptimes of 70% or more, which is very dependent on the boss. You will also take more damage with Corrupting Rage, typically during parts of the encounter where the entire raid is already taking a lot of damage, while the Versatility phial will make you take less damage. Consequently it is typically recommended to go with Versatility for progression, and Corrupting Rage for maximum DPS.

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power (or its lesser Elemental Potion of Power Icon Elemental Potion of Power variant) is your recommended Potion. These potions can also be obtained from a Potion Cauldron of Ultimate Power Icon Potion Cauldron of Ultimate Power/Potion Cauldron of Power Icon Potion Cauldron of Power.

Dreamwalker's Healing Potion Icon Dreamwalker's Healing Potion acts as your healing potion. Each use will incur a 5-minute cooldown, but multiple can be consumed in an extended boss fight. Potion of Withering Dreams Icon Potion of Withering Dreams can be used in a pinch, but you take ticking damage for 30 seconds after. Since you can use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to remove the DoT from the Withering Dreams Potion, we recommend carrying both of these, and using Potion of Withering Dreams Icon Potion of Withering Dreams if the entire raid is already struggling to stay alive.

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

Alchemy offers several utility potions as well, and some of them can still help you deal with a boss while dead. Residual Neural Channeling Agent Icon Residual Neural Channeling Agent shares a cooldown with regular potions, but if you do not expect to receive a combat resurrection anytime soon, you should go ahead and use one to help the rest of the raid/group.

4.2.

Best Food for Assassination

If available, Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak/Hoard of Draconic Delicacies Icon Hoard of Draconic Delicacies or Fated Fortune Cookie Icon Fated Fortune Cookie is your food of choice for some additional Agility. Otherwise, Thousandbone Tongueslicer Icon Thousandbone Tongueslicer is the best food for more Critical Strike and Mastery.

4.3.

Additional, Optional Consumables

While they are not as necessary for success in areas of content as phials, potions and food, there are some additional consumables available for a small amount of extra temporary power for your character.

Weapon Runes function similarly to Weapon Oils of previous expansions, applying a temporary buff to your weapon that is not removed on death. In Dragonflight, you will want to use Buzzing Rune Icon Buzzing Rune for Critical Strike.

5.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Page has been reviewed and updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 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.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Page updated for the Patch 10.2 Rogue rework.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Page was reviewed for Patch 10.1.7 and no changes were necessary.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated Onyx Annulet paragraph to no longer recommend farming it after 10.1.5 Annulet nerfs.
  • 06 Jun. 2023: Added Belt Clasp and Lambent Armor Kit as alternative Leg Enchant. Added Corrupting Rage Phial discussion.
  • 01 May 2023: Page reviewed for Patch 10.1. Updated Onyx Annulet recommendations.
  • 26 Mar. 2023: Updated Primordial Gem recommendations for latest hotfixes.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 04 Jan. 2023: Updated Armor Kits, added Fortune Cookie food.
  • 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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