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Assassination Rogue DPS The Nighthold Boss by boss (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Feb 10, 2017 at 09:13 by Furty 404 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, you will find boss by boss strategies for your Assassination Rogue for current content.

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

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Myst. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Perfecto, an Outlaw/Assassination Rogue who raids in Method.

Introduction

In this section you will find information pertaining to each boss individually. It is recommended you follow the standard talent build found in the Builds, Talents, and Glyphs section of the guide unless otherwise advised on a per boss basis. Much of the information is geared towards Mythic encounters, though it can be applied equally to the lesser difficulties.

The Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond is a very inconsistent trinket but does allow for the possibility of the highest possible damage following Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates. If you prefer a more consistent and reliable option, use Entwined Elemental Foci Icon Entwined Elemental Foci or Ethereal Urn Icon Ethereal Urn instead.

1. The Nighthold

1.1. Skorpyron

Use Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives liberally to generate Combo Points when the scorpids are active. If your focus is on boss damage, talent Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison and focus on your normal single target priority, substituting Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives for Mutilate Icon Mutilate where appropriate. If you are aiming for maximum overall damage, talent instead into Alacrity Icon Alacrity and fish for  Icon Bag of Tricks procs on the scorpids.

1.1.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Ethereal Urn Icon Ethereal Urn

Legendary Choice: The Dreadlord's Deceit Icon The Dreadlord's Deceit & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.2. Chronomatic Anomaly

Focus on melting the boss as much as possible. If you are required to switch to Waning Time Particles, ensure you maintain a Rupture Icon Rupture on the boss. Use Poisoned Knife Icon Poisoned Knife to maintain your Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison stacks on the boss while you are attacking the add. Use Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives to generate Combo Points off of the Fragmented Time Particles when they spawn, but focus your damage into the boss itself.

1.2.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Draught of Souls Icon Draught of Souls

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

1.3. Trilliax

When Trilliax's imprint spawns, maintain Rupture Icon Rupture and Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison on both targets.

1.3.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

1.4. Spellblade Aluriel

Switch to Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison right before Animate: Mark of Frost and Animate: Arcane Orb Icon Animate: Arcane Orb for a ton of extra damage from Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives. Spam Envenom Icon Envenom during this time to fish for  Icon Bag of Tricks procs. After the adds have been killed, switch back to Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison and focus the boss.

1.4.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

1.5. Tichondrius

Pay attention to the Echoes of the Void timer to avoid wasting your cooldowns when it is being channeled. You can use your Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to survive an Echoes for extra DPS. On Mythic you may instead need Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to soak Seeker Swarm. Elusiveness Icon Elusiveness is preferred in this situation as you will likely need Feint Icon Feint to survive through the high stacks of Carrion Swarm you will be taking. You should switch to Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison during the second channel of Echoes of the Void in each phase as Illusionary Night (intermission) will follow immediately. This will allow for increased bat damage, and you should switch back to Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison as the phase ends.

1.5.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

1.6. Star Augur Etraeus

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows should be used to quickly clear your Icy and Fel Ejection debuffs to allow you to maximize boss uptime. Quickly Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep back in after Fel Nova. Refresh Rupture Icon Rupture on Etraeus before the "Thing That Should Not Be" spawns and maintain your Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison stacks with Poisoned Knife Icon Poisoned Knife from afar.

1.6.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

1.7. Krosus

Smack the boss!

1.7.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

1.8. High Botanist Tel'arn

On Heroic you should maintain Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison stacks on all available targets (using Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives at 3 targets) as well as maintain Rupture Icon Rupture on these targets. On Mythic you should focus only on the main target at all times. Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to help keep spores to a minimum.

1.8.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.9. Grand Magistrix Elisande

Do not delay cooldowns for Fast Time, especially if you are using Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates and Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads. Do not let your Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison or Rupture Icon Rupture drop on Elisande when you are hitting the Time Elementals.

1.9.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

1.10. Gul'dan

Maintain Agonizing Poison Icon Agonizing Poison and Rupture Icon Rupture on all 3 demons in Phase One as well as the dreadlords in Phase Two. Ignore the eyes unless they are empowered. Use your Time Dilation whenever you can ensure it is not interrupted, especially with Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates, as it will allow for the greatest amount of Vendetta Icon Vendetta resets.

1.10.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Nightblooming Frond Icon Nightblooming Frond

Legendary Choice: Duskwalker's Footpads Icon Duskwalker's Footpads & Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin

Talent Choice:

2. ChangeLog

  • 10 Feb. 2017: Added boss by boss page for Nighthold.
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