Assassination Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 14:28 by Seliathan 71 comments

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


Best Gems for Assassination Rogue

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Agility Icon Leviathan's Eye of Agility in one socket, and Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli (or the cheaper Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze) in all other sockets.


Best Enchants for Assassination Rogue

Slot Enchantment
Main Hand
Off Hand

It is always recommended to sim yourself to find out what enchants provide the best benefit to you individually. Haste, Mastery and Critical Strike can all be very close in value, which may lead to you getting more benefit out of Mastery or Haste enchants and gems.


Consumables for Assassination Rogue


Best Flasks and Potions for Assassination

Greater Flask of the Currents Icon Greater Flask of the Currents should be used for raids. For potions, you should use Potion of Unbridled Fury Icon Potion of Unbridled Fury for pure single target, Superior Battle Potion of Agility Icon Superior Battle Potion of Agility for 2 or 3-target fights, and Potion of Empowered Proximity Icon Potion of Empowered Proximity for 4 or more targets.

Since Patch 8.0.1, Healthstones no longer share a cooldown with health potions. This means that players should always use Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal Healing Potions and Healthstones whenever available.


Best Food for Assassination

Based on your strongest secondary stat, it is highly recommended to use the corresponding food for that stat instead of Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table. The three options here are:

  1. Critical StrikeMech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech" or the cheaper Honey-Glazed Haunches Icon Honey-Glazed Haunches;
  2. HasteBaked Port Tato Icon Baked Port Tato or the cheaper Swamp Fish 'n Chips Icon Swamp Fish 'n Chips;
  3. MasteryAbyssal-Fried Rissole Icon Abyssal-Fried Rissole or the cheaper Sailor's Pie Icon Sailor's Pie.

Augment Runes for Assassination

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.



  • 14 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Nov. 2019: Added enchant/gem disclaimer, added Haste/Mastery food options.
  • 17 Sep. 2019: Updated potion choice.
  • 15 Jul. 2019: Updated weapon enchants, based on recent developments.
  • 12 Jul. 2019: Updated for the release of Eternal Palace.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Updated for Patch 8.2.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Updated Healthstone advice.
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