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Assassination Rogue DPS Tomb of Sargeras and Nighthold Boss by boss (Legion 7.3.2)

Last updated on Sep 10, 2017 at 13:00 by Furty 452 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 Future. 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.

Each section is aimed at players progressing through the tiers, and as such, old raids will not advise the use of new items available after their patches have concluded.

1. Tomb of Sargeras

A note on trinkets; as mentioned in our gear page, Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal can be easily swapped out for Engine of Eradication Icon Engine of Eradication or Vial of Ceaseless Toxins Icon Vial of Ceaseless Toxins with a negligible difference in damage. Since it is unlikely you will have a Mythic Specter before killing Mythic Kil'jaeden it means that Engine will be the preferred trinket for many progressing players.

1.1. Goroth

Goroth is a standard "Patchwerk" style encounter. For Rogues, the most important aspect of the fight is to avoid wasting your Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows in order to achieve maximum value. Solo soaking an Infernal from Rain of Brimstone Icon Rain of Brimstone (Mythic only) is a good way to expend your cooldown, or it can be used to avoid losing DPS uptime during Goroth's cast of Infernal Burning Icon Infernal Burning.

1.1.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.2. The Demonic Inquisition

The primary concern of this fight is your uptimes. Keep Rupture Icon Rupture, Garrote Icon Garrote, and Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison rolling on both bosses at all costs. Shuriken Toss Icon Shuriken Toss can be used to guarantee a Deadly Poison refresh if you cannot make it into melee range on your secondary target, or you are missing. Be sure to avoid using your cooldowns if you are nearing maximum Torment.

1.2.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.3. Harjatan

Try to spread your Rupture Icon Ruptures and Garrote Icon Garrotes around on the adds, then spam Envenom Icon Envenom on the boss in the hopes of proccing your  Icon Bag of Tricks. If you can hit 4+ targets, switch to Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives as your primary form of Combo Point generation.

1.3.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.4. Sisters of the Moon

This fight is a fairly standard single target encounter. Ensure you apply and maintain your poison and bleeds to Moontalon when it spawns. Be very careful not to use your cooldowns right before a phase change (70% and 40%) as the target will disappear. This also goes for your bleed effects.

1.4.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.5. Mistress Sassz'ine

This is a very straightforward fight for Assassination. If the Abyss Stalkers will live for more than a few seconds you should apply bleeds for maximum Energy return. Spam Envenom Icon Envenoms on the boss for  Icon Bag of Tricks procs and use Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives for Combo Point generation when applicable.

1.5.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.6. The Desolate Host

If you are part of the corporeal realm, you can always use your Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to avoid being sent to the spirit realm when targeted by Spear of Anguish Icon Spear of Anguish. Apply your poison and bleeds to the adds and use your Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives for increased Combo Point generation whenever there are 3+ adds stacked on your target.

1.6.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal (single target priority)/Umbral Moonglaives Icon Umbral Moonglaives (AoE priority)

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.7. Maiden of Vigilance

This is a straightforward vacuum single target encounter. Use your cooldowns whenever available but be sure to have them ready for when your orb buffs are fully stacked in the intermission phase. Save your Vanish Icon Vanishes after the opener for this time. Use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to remove Unstable Soul Icon Unstable Soul as necessary. If you are using Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal be careful not to use it right before the boss jumps away for the intermission.

1.7.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.8. Fallen Avatar

Maintain your Deadly Poison Icon Deadly Poison and bleeds on both the Fallen Avatar and the Maiden of Valor throughout Phase One. Use Shuriken Toss Icon Shuriken Toss to maintain your poison on Maiden as she will likely be moved around liberally by the tank(s). Feint Icon Feint and Crimson Vial Icon Crimson Vial (with Dense Concoction Icon Dense Concoction) to boost your soaking power during Touch of Sargeras Icon Touch of Sargeras and Dark Mark Icon Dark Marks. Try to avoid using Vendetta Icon Vendetta unless you really need the damage to break her Cleansing Protocol Icon Cleansing Protocol. Avoid damaging the Maiden outside of the shield excluding your poison and bleeds.

1.8.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

1.9. Kil'jaeden

Always save your Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep for the knockback when there is no Wailing Grasp Icon Wailing Grasp from the tank. On Mythic it is worth it to apply bleeds and poison to the reflections, but on Normal and Heroic they are likely to die too quickly to have any return. Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows should be used to avoid the knockback in Phase Two. Sprint Icon Sprint should be used to easily kite the flaming orbs. Soak as many Armageddon Hail Icon Armageddon Hails as possible, removing the stacks with Cloak if you reach 2+.

1.9.1. Talents, Trinkets, and Legendaries

Trinket Choice: Convergence of Fates Icon Convergence of Fates & Specter of Betrayal Icon Specter of Betrayal

Legendary Choice: Mantle of the Master Assassin Icon Mantle of the Master Assassin & Zoldyck Family Training Shackles Icon Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Talent Choice:

2. The Nighthold

2.1. 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 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.

2.1.1. 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:

2.2. 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 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.

2.2.1. 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:

2.3. Trilliax

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

2.3.1. 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:

2.4. 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 and focus the boss.

2.4.1. 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:

2.5. 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 as the phase ends.

2.5.1. 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:

2.6. 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 stacks with Poisoned Knife Icon Poisoned Knife from afar.

2.6.1. 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:

2.7. Krosus

Smack the boss!

2.7.1. 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:

2.8. High Botanist Tel'arn

On Heroic you should maintain 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.

2.8.1. 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:

2.9. 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 or Rupture Icon Rupture drop on Elisande when you are hitting the Time Elementals.

2.9.1. 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:

2.10. Gul'dan

Maintain 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.

2.10.1. 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:

3. ChangeLog

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  • 10 Sep. 2017: Added boss by boss page for Tomb of Sargeras. Updated Nighthold talent choices.
  • 10 Feb. 2017: Added boss by boss page for Nighthold.
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