Assassination Rogue DPS Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 14:26 by Seliathan 71 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 — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

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


The Basics of Stats for Assassination Rogue

The raiding the stat priority for Assassination Rogue is as follows:

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

For Mythic+ your stat priority changes quite drastically:

  1. Criticial Strike up to 35-40%;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Agility;
  5. Haste.

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 talents, like Toxic Blade Icon Toxic Blade, Poison Bomb Icon Poison Bomb, as well as traits like Double Dose Icon Double Dose or Nothing Personal Icon Nothing Personal.

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.



  • 14 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Nov. 2019: Added m+ stat priority, clarified Haste/Mastery efficacy.
  • 12 Jul. 2019: Updated for the release of Eternal Palace.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
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