Assassination Rogue PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (Shadowlands 9.0.2)

Last updated on Nov 29, 2020 at 22:25 by Mysticall 9 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Rogue PvP guide.

1.

Assassination Rogues in the Current Meta

Assassination Rogues have the strongest consistent damage out of all three Rogue specializations. With an emphasis on poisons and using them for sustained damage, they are a threat to all classes. This strong sustained damage in combination with stuns, Blind Icon Blind, and countless other forms of crowd control means the Assassination Rogue has some of the best control a spec can have.

2.

Strengths of Assassination Rogues

  • Great control
  • Decent mobility
  • Strong burst damage
3.

Weaknesses of Assassination Rogues

  • Weak to teams with two melee on it
  • Predictable burst damage
  • Very few defensive cooldowns
4.

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

5.

Changelog

  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed old Azerite mentions and updated gear page.
  • 27 Nov. 2020: Added Covenant page.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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