Assassination Rogue DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Seliathan 55 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 10.0.7.


Assassination Rogue in Mythic+

The playstyle of Assassination in Mythic+ remains the same, and if you have played the spec in previous expansions you will feel right at home. It 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, at the cost of overall DPS.


Rogue Shroud Skips

While at this stage many groups do different pulls, due to different compositions or preferences, some of the shroud skips in dungeons are still more common than others. As such, the most popular skips have been compiled in a Shroud of Concealment Mythic+ guide for Rogues with diagrams showing each of the skips.


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!


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 point for high sustained AoE DPS in Mythic+ is to maintain enough bleeding effects to sustain energy via Venomous Wounds Icon Venomous Wounds while using almost all of your global cooldowns on Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives and Crimson Tempest Icon Crimson Tempest to generate and spend Combo Points, and applying Garrote Icon Garrote and Rupture Icon Rupture to any target that will live for their entire duration. Applying 3 Garrote Icon Garrotes in your opener and two additional Rupture Icon Rupture is enough to keep the correct energy equilibrium, while on longer fights you will want to maintain as many Rupture debuffs as possible.

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 all your Garrote Icon Garrotes cast this way will benefit from Improved Garrote Icon Improved Garrote and Shrouded Suffocation Icon Shrouded Suffocation if you cast Garrote from stealth.


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. If the pack is smaller than 8 targets, all of them should have the debuff now. You should re-cast Garrote up to two more times on targets that did not get the DoT, or that are priority targets, for the Pandemic effect..
  3. Cast Crimson Tempest Icon Crimson Tempest with maximum Combo Points.
  4. Cast Echoing Reprimand Icon Echoing Reprimand.
  5. Use Rupture Icon Rupture.
  6. Use Exsanguinate Icon Exsanguinate on your priority target.
  7. Use Deathmark Icon Deathmark on your priority target.
  8. Cast Shiv Icon Shiv on your priority target.
  9. Use Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives to generate Combo Points.
  10. Use Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice or maintain it by using Envenom Icon Envenom with 5+ Combo Points.
  11. Continue building Combo Points with Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives.
  12. Maintain Crimson Tempest Icon Crimson Tempest with 5+ Combo Points.
  13. Maintain 3-4 Rupture Icon Rupture by the time your initial Garrote Icon Garrotes have run their full duration.
  14. Use Garrote Icon Garrote on cooldown on targets that do not yet have the debuff active.
  15. Use excess Combo Points to cast Envenom Icon Envenom on your priority target or keep applying more Rupture Icon Rupture to additional targets as long as they run for the full duration.

Assassination Rogue Utility

  • Gouge Icon Gouge 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 single-target damage.
  • 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.

Mythic+ Stat Choice for Assassination Rogue

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

  1. Critical Strike up to around ~40-45%;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Haste;
  4. Versatility.

This is not a cap for critical strike; in many cases, you will want to stack as much critical strike as possible. The suggested number is because you will also want to gain at least some haste on your gear to not wholly neglect your single-target damage. When in doubt: Sim yourself!


Mythic+ Affixes

The way Mythic+ affixes are tiered in Dragonflight has changed quite a bit since their launch in Legion.

There are three weekly affixes and one seasonal affix. The first affix is available instantly at levels two and three, the second affix starts at level four, the third affix is enabled at level seven, and finally, the seasonal affix is at level ten.


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

  • Bolstering Icon Bolstering is a good affix for Assassination since you do not have AoE burst and you can meticulously DoT them up, and dump excess Combo Points into high-health targets.
  • Sanguine Icon Sanguine can cause a lot of movement from the group and might make your Poison Bomb Icon Poison Bomb miss some of the ticks.
  • Bursting Icon Bursting debuff can be removed with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows which also negates new applications until it expires. This means that you generally want to delay Cloak of Shadows until the first few debuffs go out. Remember to not use Shroud of Concealment Icon Shroud of Concealment until Bursting has expired on your group.
  • Using Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives or Poisoned Knife Icon Poisoned Knife can help to kite the adds that fixate you during Skittish Icon Spiteful weeks.
  • Raging Icon Raging can be dealt with by using Shiv Icon Shiv to soothe any dangerous enemies that are affected by it.

Tier Three Affixes


Dragonflight Season 1 Affix: Thundering

As you venture into Mythic Keystone Levels of Level 10 and higher in Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1, thunder will strike the area you are fighting in on occasion. This will leave behind a bunch of blue swirlies you have to avoid, while 4 of the players will receive either Mark of Wind Icon Mark of Wind or Mark of Lightning Icon Mark of Lightning. These marks increase damage and healing by 30% while they last, but if you do not get rid of the debuff before it expires, you will receive a large amount of damage and get stunned. You will want to remove the debuff, while still maximizing the uptime of it, by running to a player with the opposite Mark. This will clear the debuff from both players.

If you want to find out more about the Thundering affix, make sure to check out our more comprehensive guide is below:



  • 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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