Assassination Rogue DPS Stat Priority — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Seliathan 39 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 9.2.5.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC 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. Mastery;
  4. Versatility.

For Mythic+ your secondary stat priority changes as follows:

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

While Haste is technically the worst stat for AoE, the new seasonal affix, as well as most bosses, require a solid single-target DPS as well. Haste is still a very strong secondary stat for raw single-target and you should not neglect it entirely.


As we reach higher item-levels, it is vital to understand that the diminishing returns on secondary stats might shift your priorities as you acquire better and better gear. As all of our stats are very close in value to each other, we strongly recommend to sim yourself regularly to get a better idea of what item is going to be the best choice in your Great Vault, or if one item is better than another one.


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.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 02 Nov. 2021: Updated stat priorities for single-target.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 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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