Assassination Rogue DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Seliathan 65 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Assassination Rogue in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.


Assassination Rogue in Mythic+

The playstyle of Assassination in Mythic+ revolves around setting up your bleeds on multiple targets, ramping up your Energy regeneration until you become global cooldown-locked, and then continuing to cycle bleeds between targets. A key feature of Assassination AoE is that while it is most optimal in multi-dotting evenly across several targets; you can still channel your damage into a single target as well, which will cleave onto nearby targets thanks to Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 4 page below.


Mythic+ Talents for Assassination Rogue

Below are the suggested talents for Mythic+. These talents are recommended for all groups and keys at the current time. Be sure to use the 'Copy Export String' button to import our build below!


Some of the talents are flexible and can be exchanged for others, i.e. Stillshroud Icon Stillshroud can be replaced for Iron Stomach Icon Iron Stomach, and Thistle Tea Icon Thistle Tea and Vigor Icon Vigor can be dropped if you want to play Acrobatic Strikes Icon Acrobatic Strikes and Lethality Icon Lethality instead.


Assassination Rogue Mythic+ Rotation

For the most part, Assassination Rogue's rotation is the same as referred to in the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.

The key priorities for high sustained AoE DPS in Mythic+ is to maintain all relevant buffs and debuffs. Maximizing your stacks of Scent of Blood Icon Scent of Blood while spreading your single-target poison damage via Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter to the rest of the enemies will be of vital importance to your DPS output. Maintaining Garrote Icon Garrote, Rupture Icon Rupture and Crimson Tempest Icon Crimson Tempest on as many targets as possible will allow you to saturate your Energy generation and benefit from Sanguine Blades Icon Sanguine Blades as much as possible, and Indiscriminate Carnage Icon Indiscriminate Carnage allows you to quickly set up many bleeds at once on each opener. Finally, Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane and Deathmark Icon Deathmark will allow you to deal very high single-target and priority-target damage, which will be spread to nearby enemies via Caustic Spatter.

There is a certain balance that needs to be kept for optimizing your damage, as there will be many situations where just doing the best for overall DPS might not save you the most time. Many packs have enemies with differing HP levels, and our kit allows us to ensure that most of our highest damaging abilities hit those targets.

Indiscriminate Carnage Icon Indiscriminate Carnage is a useful tool to quickly get a lot of bleed effects out. Keep in mind that stealth-cast Garrote Icon Garrotes will benefit from Improved Garrote Icon Improved Garrote and Shrouded Suffocation Icon Shrouded Suffocation, while re-casting it once your Subterfuge Icon Subterfuge buff has dropped might re-apply Garrote on targets that already have the buffed version active, lowering your overall damage output.


Sample Opener for Assassination in Mythic+

This is what your regular opener on any mid to large-sized pack should look like:

  1. Cast Indiscriminate Carnage Icon Indiscriminate Carnage in stealth.
  2. Use Garrote Icon Garrote twice.
  3. Cast Rupture Icon Rupture with maximum Combo Points.
  4. Use Garrote Icon Garrote again on a target that doesn't currently have the debuff yet. If the pack is smaller than 6 targets, all of them should have the debuff now. You can also choose to Garrote the priority target for the Pandemic duration, if you plan to use Deathmark Icon Deathmark on it.
  5. If you do not have Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane available, use Crimson Tempest Icon Crimson Tempest.
  6. Use Rupture Icon Rupture again on a target that doesn't have it yet if Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane is on cooldown.
  1. Once you have spread your DoTs, use Deathmark Icon Deathmark, Shiv Icon Shiv, Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance and Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane, on your priority target.
  2. Maintain Caustic Spatter Icon Caustic Spatter by using Mutilate Icon Mutilate once every 10 seconds.
  3. Extend Shiv Icon Shiv on your priority target.
  4. Refresh Garrote Icon Garrote and Rupture Icon Rupture while Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance is active.

This marks the end of your AoE opener.

  1. Continue building Combo Points with Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives.
  2. Maintain Crimson Tempest Icon Crimson Tempest with 5+ Combo Points.
  3. Use excess Combo Points to cast Envenom Icon Envenom on your priority target and to maintain the buff.
  4. Maintain as many Rupture Icon Ruptures as you can without dropping Envenom.
  5. Use Garrote Icon Garrote on cooldown on targets that do not yet have the debuff active.

Assassination Rogue Utility

  • Gouge Icon Gouge (if talented) can be used to disrupt enemies from casting otherwise uninterruptible spells. This requires you to stand in front of the enemy, but can be used in many situations to keep enemies from using some of their most lethal abilities. Many of these abilities go on cooldown once used, so disrupting them with Gouge, Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot, or Blind Icon Blind will keep these mobs from re-casting these abilities for a while.
  • Sap Icon Sap and Blind Icon Blind can be useful to hard-crowd control multiple mobs in a single trash pack. You can also use it right before the tank is pulling, as Blackjack Icon Blackjack applies a damage reduction debuff to the target when Sap breaks.
  • With Airborne Irritant Icon Airborne Irritant talented, Blind Icon Blind turns into a powerful AoE disrupt that also drastically reduces tank damage taken.
  • Shroud of Concealment Icon Shroud of Concealment projects AoE Stealth Icon Stealth around you. It is important to note, however, that in the current expansion, there is a much greater number of enemies who can detect through Stealth or Invisibility, whom you will need to be on the lookout for.
  • Distract Icon Distract helps set up Shroud-skips and keeps patrolling trash packs in place for 10 seconds.
  • Feint Icon Feint, Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows, Evasion Icon Evasion, Crimson Vial Icon Crimson Vial and Cheat Death Icon Cheat Death form a very powerful set of defensive cooldowns and are one of the biggest reasons for Rogue's strength in Mythic+.
  • Tricks of the Trade Icon Tricks of the Trade is not exceptionally great normally. However, any kind of support that helps your tank keep aggro on all enemies is encouraged. Sadly it is a choice-node with Blackjack Icon Blackjack.
  • Shiv Icon Shiv can be used to dispel Enrage effects. Keep in mind that this means you will not be able to use Shiv for DPS.
  • Numbing Poison Icon Numbing Poison and Atrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poison are both useful in Mythic+, but with the heavier emphasis on trash mobs, Numbing Poison Icon Numbing Poison is likely to win out on Fortified, with Atrophic gaining more value on Tyrannical weeks. Communicate with your tank and healer which ones are preferable.

Mythic+ Stat Choice for Assassination Rogue

Currently, you will want to prioritize secondary stats as follows:

  1. Mastery;
  3. Critical Strike;
  5. Haste;
  7. Versatility.

Mythic+ Affixes


Tier One Affixes

There is not much to say about Fortified Icon Fortified and Tyrannical Icon Tyrannical. The most important part is to ensure that you have all your single-target cooldowns ready whenever you fight any boss.


Tier Two Affixes

  • Skittish Icon Storming can be avoided by using Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.
  • Entangling Icon Entangling can be removed with Vanish Icon Vanish, Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows or by simply running away from the center of the area.
  • Incorporeal Icon Incorporeal enemies can be CCed by all your crowd control abilities. Use your Gouge, Kidney Shot, and Blind wisely!

Tier Three Affixes

  • Bolstering Icon Bolstering and Sanguine Icon Sanguine are fairly easy to manage as Assassination, as you can prioritize the highest health enemies for your bleeds, Envenom and cooldowns. This makes it easy to keep mob Health even by always targeting the highest health enemy.
  • The Bursting Icon Bursting debuff can be cleared off with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows and prevent future applications for its duration. Due to this, it is best to wait until a few enemies have died before using it.
  • Using Poisoned Knife Icon Poisoned Knife can help to kite the adds that fixate you during Skittish Icon Spiteful weeks. You can use Evasion Icon Evasion when fixated by a Skittish Icon Spiteful enemy, or control them with a well-placed Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot.
  • Use Shiv Icon Shiv to dispell the Raging Icon Raging affix.

Seasonal Affix

There is no seasonal affix in Dragonflight Season 4. Rejoice!



  • 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.
  • 08 Nov. 2023: Added disclaimer about talent build not being highest DPS option.
  • 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: Page was reviewed for Patch 10.1.5 and no changes were necessary as Assassination received no changes for the Patch.
  • 06 Jun. 2023: Updated for Exsanguinate bug.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated tips and tricks for Patch 10.1 Affix changes.
  • 26 Mar. 2023: Replaced Flying Daggers with Improved Poisons.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 05 Mar. 2023: Updated Stat prio and Raging Affix description.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5 changes.
  • 04 Jan. 2023: Updated talents and sample opener.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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