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Assassination Rogue DPS Stat Priority in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018 at 18:24 by GrayHound 24 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Assassination Rogues in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Assassination Rogue guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Gray_Hound, a Rogue theorycrafter who raids in Strawberry Puppy Kisses. You can find him on Twitch and Twitter.

1. The Basics of Stats for Assassination Rogue

The stat priority for Assassination Rogue is as follows:

  1. Agility;
  2. Haste;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Versatility.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using SimulationCraft.

Getting a Better Understanding of Assassination Rogue Stats

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Mastery increases the damage that your poisons and bleeds deal (through Mastery: Potent Assassin Icon Mastery: Potent Assassin).

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with attacks. As an Assassination Rogue, this statistic also contributes to granting you extra Combo Points through Seal Fate Icon Seal Fate.

Versatility is a flat-out damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

Haste provides you with increased attack speed and Energy regeneration.

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