Assassination Rogue DPS Stat Priority — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 16:31 by Seliathan 28 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Assassination Rogue. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Rogue stat priority.


The Basics of Stats for Assassination Rogue

For raiding the secondary stat priority for Assassination Rogue is as follows:

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

For Mythic+ your secondary stat priority is the same as for single-target:

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

Your stat weights and priorities might shift and change as you get more gear, better trinkets and so on. These general stat priorities are a good basis when deciding which gear to keep, however it is strongly recommended to sim yourself regularly to get a better idea of what stats you want to aim for.


Gems, Enchants, and Consumables

The gems, enchants, and consumables you will use are directly derived from your stat priority. More information can be found on our Stats page.

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). It also affects all Nature-damage based abilities like Shiv Icon Shiv, Poison Bomb Icon Poison Bomb, and Envenom Icon Envenom.

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. It also increases the tick-rate of your Rupture Icon Rupture and Garrote Icon Garrote, which results in more Energy gained through Venomous Wounds Icon Venomous Wounds.



  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated stat priorities for Mythic+.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands release.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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