Assassination Rogue PvP Best Covenants, Soulbinds, Conduits, and Legendary Powers (Shadowlands / 9.0.2)

Last updated on Nov 29, 2020 at 23:13 by Mysticall 9 comments

On this page, you will find information about which Covenant you should be unlocking. After choosing your Covenant, you will have to unlock your best Soulbind and collect Conduits. This page will outline which of these is the best, including the correct Soulbind path you should choose. Finally, we will tell you which Legendary Powers are the best to have for PvP and in which situations you should be swapping them.

This page is part of our Assassination Rogue PvP Guide.


Best Covenant for Assassination Rogue in PvP

For more information about what Covenants bring you, please refer to our page about Covenant abilities for Rogues.

It is important to choose the correct Covenant, as it has many impacts on your gameplay. Your Covenant will give you both a Covenant ability and a class ability. The next choice you have will be Soulbinds and Conduits. All of these are Covenant-specific and they are different based on which you choose. Here are the best Covenants for Assassination Rogue:

  1. Kyrian is the best Covenant to choose. This gives you strong abilities that increase your survivability from Soulbinds, such as Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity. You also get a very important damage ability, Echoing Reprimand Icon Echoing Reprimand.

Best Soulbinds for Assassination Rogues in PvP

Soulbinds are unlocked as you progress your character with a Covenant. These unlock powerful paths that can be taken to give you powerful spells, important passives, etc. Here is the Soulbind and path you should take if you chose Kyrian.

At the end of this path, you will have gained more damage from Reverberation Icon Reverberation and Combat Meditation Icon Combat Meditation.


Best Conduits for Assassination Rogues in PvP

Conduits are passive buffs that you can use to fill empty slots in your Soulbind Trees. There are three types of Conduits: Potency, Endurance, and Finesse. Here are the best Conduits for each of those different types:


Best Potency Conduits for Assassination Rogues in PvP

  1. Reverberation Icon Reverberation is the best Potency Conduit. This increases the damage of your already strong Echoing Reprimand Icon Echoing Reprimand.
  2. Well-Placed Steel Icon Well-Placed Steel causes the target you use Shiv Icon Shiv on to take more Nature damage. This is crucial for increasing your burst damage.

Best Endurance Conduits for Assassination Rogues in PvP

  1. Nimble Fingers Icon Nimble Fingers is the best Endurance Conduit. This reduces the Energy cost of Feint Icon Feint, making it easier to use it when you are being focused. This Conduit also reduces the cooldown of Crimson Vial Icon Crimson Vial, your primary heal.
  2. Cloaked in Shadows Icon Cloaked in Shadows gives you a shield when you enter stealth. As an Assassination Rogue, you will often be reentering stealth once you have left it. This Conduit is great for increasing your survivability.

Best Finesse Conduits for Assassination Rogues in PvP

  1. Rushed Setup Icon Rushed Setup reduces the energy cost of some important spells, such as Cheap Shot Icon Cheap Shot and Sap Icon Sap. This will give you more Energy to use on other important abilities when setting up kills on enemies.
  2. Quick Decisions Icon Quick Decisions reduces the cooldown of Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep and increases its range. This is great for both running down enemies or kiting away from them if you need to.

Best Legendaries for Assassination Rogues in PvP

Legendaries have many different effects and some can alter how you should use some of your abilities. For more information on Legendaries, check out our general guide on them.

Here are the best Legendaries for an Assassination Rogues.

  1. Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin is a great legendary that increases your Critical Strike chance for a few seconds after Stealth breaks. This gives you short windows to do large amounts of damage to enemy players.
  2. Doomblade Icon Doomblade is a good legendary for increasing your overall damage output. This gives you an additional bleed and will result in Envenom Icon Envenom dealing more damage.
  3. Invigorating Shadowdust Icon Invigorating Shadowdust makes it so Vanish Icon Vanish reduces the cooldown of your abilities. This can potentially be good for reducing the cooldown of Blind Icon Blind so the enemy healer does not have trinket when you have it.


  • 29 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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