Assassination Rogue PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.0.2)

Last updated on Nov 22, 2022 at 10:37 by Shadenox 13 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 TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Rogue PvP guide.


Assassination Rogues in the Current Meta

Assassination Rogues have high consistent damage thanks to their bleeds as well as powerful burst damage with Vendetta Icon Vendetta. They also have an extremely potent healing reduction effect on a short cooldown with the Hemotoxin Icon Hemotoxin Honor Talent, making their setups even more lethal. They provide less control than other Rogue specializations but their damage and their silence effect, Garrote Icon Garrote, make up for it.


Strengths of Assassination Rogues

  • Great burst
  • Good sustained damage
  • Decent control
  • Excellent utility

Weaknesses of Assassination Rogues

  • No defensive abilities when stunned
  • Long cooldown on defensive abilities
  • Reliant on teammates to stay alive
  • Predictable burst damage

Content of the Guide

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



  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 28 Jul. 2022: Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Jul. 2022: Added small changes.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 21 Jul. 2021: Added small changes.
  • 03 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 06 Apr. 2021: Rewritten by Shadenox and further updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 10 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 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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