Assassination Rogue DPS Sanctum of Domination Raid Guide — Shadowlands 9.1.5

Last updated on Nov 02, 2021 at 06:00 by Seliathan 39 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Assassination Rogue for each boss of the following raid: Sanctum of Domination. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.1.5.

1.

Introduction

On this page, you will find Assassination Rogue specific information to deal with each boss in the Sanctum of Domination raid.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Assassination Rogue and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet

The Tarragrue The Eye of the Jailer The Nine Remnant of Ner'zhul Soulrender Dormazain Painsmith Raznal Guardian of the First Ones Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Kel'Thuzad Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise to use the following talents on The Tarragrue.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Tarragrue.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on The Eye of the Jailer.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Eye of the Jailer.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on The Nine.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on The Nine.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Remnant of Ner'zhul.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Soulrender Dormazain.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on Painsmith Raznal.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Painsmith Raznal.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Guardian of the First Ones.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on Kel'Thuzad.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Kel'Thuzad.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

We advise to use the following talents on Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise to use the following Legendaries on Sylvanas Windrunner.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel
3.

The Tarragrue

We advise you to use the following talents against The Tarragrue.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Tarragrue.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to remove Predator's Howl Icon Predator's Howl on yourself or to keep damaging the boss during Hungering Mist Icon Hungering Mist.

You should avoid picking Anima Powers with negative side-effects, such as Lumbering Form Icon Lumbering Form, Twisted Samophlange Icon Twisted Samophlange or Ten of Towers Icon Ten of Towers.

Evasion Icon Evasion can be used to soak the Chains of Eternity Icon Chains of Eternity, avoiding the stun so no Annihilating Smash Icon Annihilating Smash is cast.

Mythic Difficulty: There are no specific mechanics you can avoid that are exclusive to the Mythic version of this fight.

For more information, please refer to our The Tarragrue guide.

4.

The Eye of the Jailer

We advise you to use the following talents against The Eye of the Jailer.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Eye of the Jailer.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

You can avoid Annihilating Glare Icon Annihilating Glare completely by using Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep instead of having to use Grapple! Icon Grapple!. When using Shadowstep, you will always land on the left-hand side of the platform so make sure to use it very late if the boss starts his beam on the right side of the platform. You can also run through the beam with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.

Mythic Difficulty: Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows does not remove the Scorn and Ire Icon Scorn and Ire debuffs, but it will prevent a new application. You can use this to lower the damage intake, and it will not trigger a Scorned Annihilation Icon Scorned Annihilation.

For more information, please refer to our The Eye of the Jailer guide.

5.

The Nine

We advise you to use the following talents against The Nine.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against The Nine.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

You can solo-soak Arthura's Crushing Gaze Icon Arthura's Crushing Gaze with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.

You can stay inside Kyra's Wings of Rage Icon Wings of Rage with Evasion Icon Evasion and not take damage or get stunned. Make sure to face the boss while doing so.

Mythic Difficulty: Evasion Icon Evasion can still be used in the second stage to continue avoiding taking damage from Wings of Rage Icon Wings of Rage. Make sure to face the center of the area or you will get hit in the back and die.

For more information, please refer to our The Nine guide.

6.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

We advise you to use the following talents against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Remnant of Ner'zhul.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to not get slowed while carrying an Orb of Torment. Do not use it while afflicted by Malevolence Icon Malevolence or you will trigger the knockback effect immediately.

Feint Icon Feint should always be used to mitigate the damage taken from Shatter Icon Shatter.

Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep is very helpful to counteract the knockback effects and keep higher uptime on the boss.

Mythic Difficulty: While there are no specific mechanics you can avoid that are exclusive to the Mythic version of this fight, it is extra important to ensure you do not get knocked off the platform during any stage of this encounter. You can give yourself a bit of extra time to Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep to the boss or any friendly player by not facing towards the boss, but turning your character at a 90° angle.

For more information, please refer to our Remnant of Ner'zhul guide.

7.

Soulrender Dormazain

We advise you to use the following talents against Soulrender Dormazain.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Soulrender Dormazain.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to avoid taking damage from most abilities in this encounter.

Feint Icon Feint should be used before each Warmonger Shackles Icon Warmonger Shackles get broken.

Mythic Difficulty: There are no specific mechanics you can avoid that are exclusive to the Mythic version of this fight.

For more information, please refer to our Soulrender Dormazain guide.

8.

Painsmith Raznal

We advise you to use the following talents against Painsmith Raznal.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Painsmith Raznal.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows allows you to avoid taking damage from Flameclasp Eruption Icon Flameclasp Eruption.

Mythic Difficulty: In order to safely avoid getting hit by the wave of spikes that cover the entire length of the room during each intermission, you will want to use Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep on a player that is already on the safe side. You can also ask one of your Warlocks or Shamans to pre-place a totem or Pet at a safe spot before the intermission starts.

For more information, please refer to our Painsmith Raznal guide.

9.

Guardian of the First Ones

We advise you to use the following talents against Guardian of the First Ones.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Guardian of the First Ones.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Feint Icon Feint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to help soak Obliterate Icon Obliterate.

When not helping soak the tank ability, you can use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows on any damaging ability in this encounter, and should use Feint Icon Feint for every Threat Neutralization Icon Threat Neutralization.

Mythic Difficulty: Most strategies on this boss involve 3 non-tanks soaking both Obliterate Icon Obliterate hits with each tank. You will need to use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows on this, and will be one of the best classes to help soak this.

For more information, please refer to our Guardian of the First Ones guide.

10.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

We advise you to use the following talents against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Fatescribe Roh-Kalo.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to soak Fate Fragment Icon Fate Fragments during the Intermissions. You can also safely remove Call of Eternity Icon Call of Eternity without triggering the explosion or spawning any of the follow-up effects like Echo of Eternity Icon Echo of Eternity or the Mythic-only mechanic Fate Fragment Icon Fate Fragment.

Mythic Difficulty: If you get hit by Exposed Threads of Fate Icon Exposed Threads of Fate you can remove the debuff by using Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.

For more information, please refer to our Fatescribe Roh-Kalo guide.

11.

Kel'Thuzad

We advise you to use the following talents against Kel'Thuzad.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Kel'Thuzad.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to remove the Sinister Miasma Icon Sinister Miasma and Frozen Destruction Icon Frozen Destruction debuffs.

Mythic Difficulty: There are no specific mechanics you can avoid that are exclusive to the Mythic version of this fight. You will want to hold onto Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to remove the Sinister Miasma Icon Sinister Miasma debuff inside the Phylactery to allow your healer to focus their healing on other players instead.

For more information, please refer to our Kel'Thuzad guide.

12.

Sylvanas Windrunner

We advise you to use the following talents against Sylvanas Windrunner.

We advise you to use the following Legendaries against Sylvanas Windrunner.

  1. Obedience Icon Obedience
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade
  3. Dashing Scoundrel Icon Dashing Scoundrel

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows does immune the damage of Veil of Darkness Icon Veil of Darkness but the debuff will still apply to you, so it is not recommended to use it for higher uptime in Phases 1 or 3.

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used in Phase 2 for higher uptime to avoid damage from Haunting Wave Icon Haunting Wave.

Feint Icon Feint should be used to mitigate damage from Wailing Arrow Icon Wailing Arrow.

While Sylvanas takes 99% less damage during most of Phase 2, you can still hit her with ranged attacks to build Combo Points and maintain Alacrity Icon Alacrity.

Using Sprint Icon Sprint and Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to quickly gather up pools of Banshee's Bane Icon Banshee's Bane and drop them in a corner of the platform.

Mythic Difficulty: If any of the Sentinel Adds in Phase 1 are getting too close to you while fixating on you, you can use Evasion Icon Evasion to avoid taking damage as long as you face them. This allows you to AoE all Sentinels without having to worry about potentially getting hit.

As Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows makes you immune to picking up new stacks of Banshee's Bane Icon Banshee's Bane, Rogues are one of the best classes to take care of the important Merciless Icon Merciless soaks in Phase 3 that overlap with other abilities or are positioned inside pools of Banshee's Bane.

For more information, please refer to our Sylvanas Windrunner guide.

13.

Changelog

  • 02 Nov. 2021: Updated Mythic difficulty tips.
  • 25 Aug. 2021: Updated Talent recommendations.
  • 06 Aug. 2021: Added Mythic difficulty tips.
  • 13 Jul. 2021: Added tips for Sylvanas and a few other bosses.
  • 07 Jul. 2021: Page added.
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