Assassination Rogue PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2)

Last updated on Nov 06, 2023 at 17:50 by Shadenox 14 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, followed by advice on how to choose your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Assassination Rogue PvP Guide.


Stat Priority for Assassination Rogues in PvP

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

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

Agility is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the most vital secondary stat because it increases your damage and reduces the damage you take. Mastery is the second-best stat. It is a flat damage increase to Bleeds and Poisons. Mastery is the highest damage increase per stat point you can have. However, it still comes behind Versatility because Versatility also helps you survive. Haste is the third-best stat. It increases the tick rate of your bleeds, giving you more damage but also more Energy through the passive Venomous Wounds Icon Venomous Wounds.


Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

You want to use PvP items as much as possible since they have increased item level in PvP combat. This is what your gear should look like:

  • Head: Lucid Shadewalker's Deathmask Icon Lucid Shadewalker's Deathmask
  • Neck: Verdant Gladiator's Amulet Icon Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
  • Shoulders: Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders Icon Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders
  • Cloak: Undulating Sporecloak Icon Undulating Sporecloak
  • Chest: Verdant Gladiator's Leather Jerkin Icon Verdant Gladiator's Leather Jerkin
  • Wrists: Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps Icon Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps
  • Hands: Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips Icon Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips
  • Waist: Verdant Gladiator's Leather Strap Icon Verdant Gladiator's Leather Strap
  • Legs: Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses Icon Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses
  • Feet: Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity Icon Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
  • Ring 1: Verdant Gladiator's Ring Icon Verdant Gladiator's Ring
  • Ring 2: Verdant Gladiator's Signet Icon Verdant Gladiator's Signet
  • Weapon 1: Verdant Gladiator's Dagger Icon Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
  • Weapon 2: Verdant Gladiator's Dagger Icon Verdant Gladiator's Dagger

This set of gear only includes two crafted items since these will be limited at the start of the season. Ideally you want Mastery/Versatility crafted items on most slots, so you should strive towards that goal as more crafted items are available. This set of gear also includes four set bonus items. If you do not have them, simply replace them with Mastery/Versatility PvP items, or Haste/Versatility if the former does not exist. This set of gear will be updated as the season goes on to reflect the availability of more crafted items.


Note: it is essential to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will increase your Agility and Stamina by a significant amount.

Verdant Gladiator's Medallion Icon Verdant Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will use this trinket if you are stunned and will die in this stun, or on any form of CC if one of your teammates will die and you can save them.

Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity is a good sustained damage trinket. It will randomly give you a main stat buff. It is a good pick if you are mostly focused on sustained damage. It will be your default second trinket.

Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity is a powerful burst trinket. It gives you Agility and has a relatively short cooldown, allowing you to use it in your burst often. It can be great when used alongside Kingsbane Icon Kingsbane and/or Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance.

Verdant Gladiator's Emblem Icon Verdant Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you are the target. The health increase is significant and will very often save your life if you use it when the enemy team is using cooldowns on you and your healer is in crowd control.


Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for an Assassination Rogue:

  • Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed
  • Chest: Enchant Chest - Accelerated Agility Icon Enchant Chest - Accelerated Agility/Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Wrists: Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed
  • Waist: Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Legs: Fierce Armor Kit Icon Fierce Armor Kit
  • Boots: Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery
  • Main Hand Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion
  • Off Hand Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion

One of your gems should be Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond, and all your remaining gems should be Zen Neltharite Icon Zen Neltharite.



  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.2.
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  • 25 Jan. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5.
  • 04 Jan. 2022: Updated Enchants.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 28 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 10 Apr. 2022: Updated BiS gear list.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Already up to date with Patch 9.1.5.
  • 30 Jul. 2021: Updated the Shackle trinket due to a recent hotfix.
  • 14 Jul. 2021: Updated the trinket section.
  • 03 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 06 Apr. 2021: Rewritten by Shadenox and further updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 12 Mar. 2021: Updated Gearing section.
    • Updated Best Trinkets.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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