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Assassination Rogue PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (BfA / Patch 8.3)

Last updated on Mar 23, 2020 at 15:32 by Mysticall 5 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Assassination Rogue in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats as well as guidance on how to pick up your Azerite pieces, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Assassination Rogue PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Assassination Rogues in PvP

The stat priority for Assassination Rogues in PvP is as follows:

  1. Agility;
  2. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Critical Strike.

Agility is the best stat in all situations. Haste is the strongest secondary stat at all times due to it reducing the Global Cooldown on abilities and increasing your attack speed.

2.

Corruption Gear for Assassination Rogues in PvP

Gear has a chance to get a Corruption@ effect on them. This Corruption can have 2 different effects: dealing damage or increasing one of your stats. The more Corruption you have, the more damage you will take from the Corruption effects. It is recommended to not have more than 40 Corruption at once or you will take too much damage and die quickly.

For a general guide on Corruptions, check out our guide.

2.1.

Damage-Dealing Corruptions

Corruptions that deal damage proc from your damaging abilities. Although you do not have a choice on when they proc, most of them proc often and can make up a large amount of your overall damage. Below are the best Corruptions to have that will deal damage from using your abilities.

  1. Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars — Although the debuff is dispellable, it procs very often and can drastically increase your cleave damage.
  2. Echoing Void Icon Echoing Void — This gives your abilities a chance to give you a buff that stacks. It will then have a chance to get rid of stacks of this buff and will deal damage to all enemies in front of you. Note that this will only deal damage to enemies in melee range. This is not a very good Corruption when playing against casters that will be standing far away from you.
  3. Gushing Wound Icon Gushing Wound — Places a very large DoT on the enemy that cannot be dispelled. Perfect for increasing your overall damage output.
  4. Twisted Appendage Icon Twisted Appendage — Gives your abilities a chance to summon a tendril that will deal damage and slow the enemy. This tendril can be killed, but you can spawn multiple on one target and will do incredible amounts of damage if they are not killed quickly.
2.2.

Stat-Increasing Corruptions

Corruptions that increase Stats are also extremely powerful. These Corruptions also have two different variations. The first is a proc chance to gain a stat. This is just like any other proc, where you will randomly get a buff that greatly increases one of your stats. The second is you receive a certain stat from any source. This means you can gain that stat from anything from gear to traits. These stat increases are much more powerful to have. Below are the best Corruptions that increase your stats.

  1. Expedient Icon Expedient — Because Haste is your best stat, this is by far the best stat increase corruption to have. Quick note: this is not a proc, but this is just a flat increase to your Haste.
  2. Racing Pulse Icon Racing Pulse — Similar to the Expedient corruption, Racing Pulse also increases your Haste. However, this is a proc, so you will not have control over when you get this Haste increase. With that said, it is still one of the best Corruptions you can get.
  3. Versatile Icon Versatile — If you cannot get the Haste corruption, this is your second best choice. Versatility is important for surviving and this gives you a flat Versatility increase.
  4. Surging Vitality Icon Surging Vitality — Similar to the Versatile corruption, Surging Vitality also increases your Versatility. However, this is a proc, so you will not have control over when you get this Versatility increase.
3.

Gear Recommendations

3.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Assassination Rogues want to get trinkets that line up well with Vendetta Icon Vendetta. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Agility. The reason you want to increase Agility is because it drastically increases your overall damage output.

To be successful in 3v3 arena, you need to have at least 2 pieces of gear with either Scent of Blood Icon Scent of Blood or Shrouded Suffocation Icon Shrouded Suffocation. You will also want either Heed My Call Icon Heed My Call or Overwhelming Power Icon Overwhelming Power in the second tier.

Below, we list the items that have these traits.

3.1.1.

Helms

3.1.2.

Shoulders

3.1.3.

Chest

3.2.

Writhing Segment of Drest'agath Icon Writhing Segment of Drest'agath is a trinket that drops from Drest'agath in the Ny'alotha raid. This trinket is absolutely the best trinket to use as it deals unavoidable damage and has a very short cooldown. This trinket can be used in various ways. Because the cooldown on this trinket is very short, you want to make sure to use it whenever you have a stun setup on an enemy player. This trinket should be paired with either Remote Guidance Device Icon Remote Guidance Device or Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict.

Remote Guidance Device Icon Remote Guidance Device drops from the Mechagon: Junkyard dungeon. This trinket can deal large amount of on-demand damage. To maximize the damage it deals, make sure to use it on a target that is not close to other enemies, so the damage does not get split. If your team is not planning on use Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict trinket, this is another great option to use.

Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict is a great trinket to have. The on-use damage and healing absorption is capable of forcing defensives, especially when coordinated with your other teammates Maledicts. This can be used by itself or while you are using your burst rotation to force multiple cooldowns out of enemy teams. If you use this trinket, make sure your other teammates are using it as well. Otherwise, the enemy healer can just dispel the debuff and it will force cooldowns.

Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge is strong for the versatility and the on-use Agility effect. The 2-minute cooldown lines up well with Vendetta Icon Vendetta.

Corrupted Gladiator's Insignia Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Insignia has a good amount of Versatility on it and has a passive effect. This effect increases your Agility. This increases your sustained damage.

Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Medallion is good because of the on-use Versatility effect. This increases your overall damage and lines up well with your burst cooldowns.

3.3.

Weapon Enchant

Enchant Weapon - Quick Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Quick Navigation and Enchant Weapon - Versatile Navigation Icon Enchant Weapon - Versatile Navigation are the best weapon enchants. You will be duel wielding weapons and having one of each of these enchants on your weapons. These enchants give you a strong Haste and Versatility buff that can be crucial in multiple ways. Both of these procs increase your damage output and are great if you can line it up with your burst.

4.

Changelog

  • 23 Mar. 2020: Updated recommended gear.
  • 16 Feb. 2020: Added Corruption Gear section.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
  • 20 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 26 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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