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Assassination Rogue DPS Guide (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 29, 2017 at 14:12 by Furty 400 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Assassination Rogue DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.2. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing an Assassination Rogue in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Myst. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Perfecto, an Outlaw/Assassination Rogue who raids in Method.

1. Class Overview

Assassination Rogue focuses primarily on dealing damage through the application of lethal poisons and bleed effects. They have a wide array of abilities to deal with a multitude of fight types, but they especially excel at dealing high single target burst damage. Similar to other Rogue specializations, Assassination also provides a wide array of crowd control utility which can be invaluable in controlling adds. Rogues also excel at dealing with abilities that need to be soaked and deal high damage, as they have a variety of defensive tools to mitigate or avoid damage. High personal mobility also makes them excellent at kiting fixates or sticking to mobile targets.

2. Patch 7.2 Changes

  • New Artifact traits added.
  •  Icon Bag of Tricks is now a 2.5% chance proc per Combo Point spent.
  •  Icon Urge to Kill now causes Vendetta Icon Vendetta to grant 60 Energy, plus an additional 60 Energy over 2 seconds.

3. Patch 7.1.5 Changes

4. Strengths

  • Strong and consistent single target damage
  • Good 2-3 target cleave
  • Exceptional defensive utility
  • Fantastic mobility

5. Weaknesses

  • Weak AoE
  • Low burst damage with Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison build because of ramp up (opener is alright though)

6. Viability in the Current Patch

Assassination is the best choice for Mythic raiding.

7. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 10 pages:

8. ChangeLog

  • 29 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Added Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (gear page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Added path for new 7.2 traits.
  • 07 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): Numerous updates, new sections added, reworked several existing sections.
  • 05 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket list slightly.
  • 05 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Added further exposition in the Duskwalker's section.
  • 13 Feb. 2017 (stats page): Minor wording update.
  • 13 Feb. 2017 (artifact page): Updated Relic priority, added additional explanation for Master Assassin Relics.
  • 13 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket list & legendary priority.
  • 13 Feb. 2017 (talents page): Minor update to talent descriptions.
  • 10 Feb. 2017 (bosses page): Added boss by boss page for Nighthold.
  • 26 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Updated Relic priority; Toxic Blades roughly on par with Gushing Wound with Tier 19 4-piece bonus.
  • 26 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket list following stealth hotfixes.
  • 24 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Full update including Nighthold Best-in-Slot list, trinket update, and set bonus explanation.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (this page): Updated viability section.
  • 14 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Added new legendary items and updated ranking.
  • 14 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Minor update to talents; Alacrity for multitarget.
  • 14 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Added a new Relic priority for players with Duskwalker's Footpads.
  • 14 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Trimmed some mentions of Deeper Strategem and updated opener.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added a Patch 7.1.5 changes section and updated strengths/weaknesses.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2016 (easy mode page): Added easy mode for Assassination Rogues.
  • 11 Dec. 2016 (this page): Further clarified wording in weaknesses to make sure no ambiguity was possible.
  • 09 Dec. 2016 (gear page): Updated trinkets and legendary lists.
  • 09 Dec. 2016 (stats page): Minor update to AP stat priority (Crit=Vers).
  • 09 Dec. 2016 (rotation page): Updated Kingsbane section, Opening Sequence, and Action Priority List.
  • 09 Dec. 2016 (artifact page): Updated Relic priorities (Master Assassin/Master Alchemist).
  • 09 Dec. 2016 (this page): Revised weaknesses a little.
  • 09 Dec. 2016 (talents page): Updated talent tiers (T1/T2/T3/T6) to include further details and references to legendaries and Mythic+.
  • 02 Nov. 2016 (stats page): Added Exsanguinate priority for players with lower item levels/Mastery levels.
  • 02 Nov. 2016 (talents page): Updated Raid Encounters build to include a reference to Exsanguinate for players with lower item levels/Mastery levels.
  • 02 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Updated pooling section to make note of Urge to Kill.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Updated Kingsbane section to note that it generates a Combo Point in Patch 7.1.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (this page): No changes in patch 7.1.
  • 22 Oct. 2016 (this page): Updated viability.
  • 07 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Adjusted page to be further in line with the Agonizing Poison build.
  • 07 Oct. 2016 (artifact page): Updated Relic choice.
  • 06 Oct. 2016 (gear page): Updated best in slot & legendary list.
  • 05 Oct. 2016 (stats page): Updated stat priority and weights.
  • 05 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated talent build.
  • 05 Oct. 2016 (enchants page): Updated enchants and food to be in line with current stat priority.
  • 05 Oct. 2016 (this page): Updated strengths/weaknesses and viability section.
  • 05 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Updated opener.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (spells page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated Opening Sequence & added note about 5-6 CP vs. 6 CP finisher usage.
  • 29 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated Weapon Enchants with a note on Shadowmoon ICD.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Made Thuggee an alternative to Prey on the Weak in Tier 5.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention about safe Pandemic refresh for Rupture.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (spells page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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