Assassination Rogue PvP Best Arena Compositions (Dragonflight / 10.0.7)
Team composition in 2v2 or 3v3 Arena is very important, because not all classes work well together. Here, we give you the best compositions you can have for your Assassination Rogue (i.e., the best classes to pair with it).
This page is part of our Assassination Rogue PvP Guide.
Assassination Rogue in 2v2 is mostly played with a healer but can sometimes be played with a few DPS specializations. There are two ways to play Assassination in 2v2.
The first way is to play extremely aggressively by training one target as much as possible to maximize damage output and pressure without hesitating to trade defensive cooldowns to stay offensive and overwhelm the enemy team with damage. This playstyle works best when playing with a DPS such as a Shadow Priest, or with an offensive healer that brings a lot of damage and can help with CC on the off-target when you use Kidney Shot on your kill target, such as a Discipline Priest.
The second way is to play for dampening. That means maximizing your damage output on both enemies to drain the manabar of the enemy healer as quickly as possible while making sure you play relatively safe. The combination of dampening, Hemotoxin and Wound Poison, and your significant sustained damage will eventually allow you to win. To accomplish this, you'll want to apply your Bleeds and Poisons to both enemies as much as possible so that the enemy healer is constantly busy healing several targets. You also want to use your slow, mobility, and CC to avoid damage when necessary and retaliate when your damage is available so that you win the long game. This playstyle works best when playing with a defensive healer with a high healing output that can heal through dampening and support you defensively with CC, such as a Restoration Druid.
These two ways to play the specialization are guidelines. You will find yourself in games where you can't just run down a target and cannot constantly pressure both enemies because they stand too far apart or because leaving one free makes you lose the game. A good example is facing Warlock/Druid. In such a scenario, you will have to stick to one target but not play overly aggressively to survive. Constantly adapt to the match-up !
Here is a list of the best team compositions for 2v2:
- Assassination Rogue + Discipline Priest
- Assassination Rogue + Preservation Evoker
- Assassination Rogue + Holy Paladin
- Assassination Rogue + Restoration Druid
- Assassination Rogue + Shadow Priest
The way to play Assassination Rogue in 3v3 somewhat similar to 2v2. Suppose you are playing a setup-based composition, such as Rogue/Mage/ Priest. In that case, you will attack only one target at a time with heavy single-target damage in short periods. If you play a rot comp, such as Rogue/Priest/ Shaman, you will apply your DoTs to multiple enemies so that everyone slowly dies and becomes a target you can swap to. The key difference with 2v2 is that since there is a third enemy, it will be harder to set up your kills without being denied. As Assassination Rogue, you have limited ways to access Stealth-based abilities, so you do not have a lot of options to control enemies. You will have to coordinate with your team so that you press your Kidney Shot when they can land crowd control abilities on the targets you are not attacking. That way, you will have deadly Kidney Shot goes on your kill target and secure kills. Of course, in the opener's end, every time you get back in Stealth, you have access to Sap, Cheap Shot, and Garrote to help with the crowd control for deadlier setups.
Here is a list of the best team compositions for 3v3:
- RMP/E (Assassination Rogue + Fire Mage/Frost Mage/Arcane Mage + Holy Paladin/Discipline Priest/Preservation Evoker)
- RPS/E (Assassination Rogue + Shadow Priest + Restoration Shaman/Preservation Evoker)
- RSD/E (Assassination Rogue + Elemental Shaman + Restoration Druid)
- RLS/E (Assassination Rogue + Affliction Warlock/Destruction Warlock + Restoration Shaman/Preservation Evoker)
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