Assassination Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.1

Last updated on May 01, 2023 at 21:40 by Seliathan 57 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 10.1.

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


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.


Best Gems for Assassination Rogue

You should use Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond or Inscribed Illimited Diamond Icon Inscribed Illimited Diamond in one of your sockets and either Sensei's Neltharite Icon Sensei's Neltharite or Sensei's Alexstraszite Icon Sensei's Alexstraszite in your other sockets.

You can use Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting to add up to 3 socket slots to your necklace.


Best Enchants for Assassination Rogue

Slot Enchantment
Main Hand
Off Hand

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.


Best Primordial Stone Gems for Assassination Rogue

While the Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet was introduced prior to Patch 10.1, the annulet is going to remain the best ring choice you have until you acquire the highest item-level Mythic rings from the new raid. It is therefore recommended to acquire it, even if you are just returning for Patch 10.1.

The following gems are generally considered to be best ones for each content type, but it is highly recommended to sim yourself to figure out the best choices and combinations for your specific gear and the specific gems you already own. The aforementioned guideline is strictly for the highest item level of these gems:

For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide below.


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!


Best Phials and Potions for Assassination

Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility should be used in all fights that do not allow you to remain stationary for long periods. Phial of Static Empowerment Icon Phial of Static Empowerment is the better choice if you can stand still for large parts of the encounter. Since there are no cauldrons providing phials, you will always have to supply your own.

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 both before combat as a "pre-pot" and during most fights. 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, so long as you have five Primal Chaos Icon Primal Chaos to convert into potions.

Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing 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.

Healthstones do not share a cooldown with health potions. This means that players should always use Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing 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.


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.


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.



  • 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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