Mythic+ Assassination Rogue

Assassination Rogue
Season 3
26 characters
2805 - 3572

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Assassination Rogue equipped to prevail in Mythic+ in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including 触动风的旋律 from World Tree (TW) — currently ranked as the best Assassination Rogue in Mythic+.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Assassination Rogue. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Assassination Rogues

  1. 1
    触动风的旋律
    World Tree (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3572
  2. 2
    泰达希尔之刃
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3527
  3. 3
    Vishez
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    486 ilvl
    3517
  4. 4
    Azzraw
    Blackhand (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3479
  5. 5
    Hiratchi
    Twisting Nether (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3465

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Assassination Rogue Secondary and Minor stats for Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+4780
37% Critical Strike
+3333
20% Haste
+5263
63% Mastery
+2439
12% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility
Minor Stats
+584
8% Avoidance
+226
11% Leech
+182
3% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Assassination Rogues in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf
    9
  2. Human
    6
  3. Undead
    5
  4. Blood Elf
    4
  5. Orc
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Rogue specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Rogue class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Rogue's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Shiv
26
Blind
26
Cloak of Shadows
26
Evasion
26
Airborne Irritant
21
Shadowstep
26
Master Poisoner
25
Cheat Death
14
Tricks of the Trade
23
Improved Wound Poison
0
Nimble Fingers
26
Improved Sprint
26
Shadowrunner
26
Superior Mixture
0
Fleet Footed
26
Iron Stomach
23
Unbreakable Stride
0
Featherfoot
26
Rushed Setup
0
Subterfuge
26
Atrophic Poison
17
Deadened Nerves
19
Graceful Guile
24
Stillshroud
7
Deadly Precision
26
Recuperator
10
Tight Spender
17
Leeching Poison
26
Lethality
0
Acrobatic Strikes
1
Alacrity
26
Soothing Darkness
26
Vigor
26
Echoing Reprimand
0
Nightstalker
26
Thistle Tea
25
Cold Blood
0
Resounding Clarity
0
Deeper Stratagem
26
Shadow Dance
26

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Assassination Rogues with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Deadly Poison
26
Improved Shiv
26
Venomous Wounds
26
Path of Blood
26
Cut to the Chase
26
Improved Poisons
7
Bloody Mess
26
Thrown Precision
13
Seal Fate
26
Caustic Spatter
22
Improved Garrote
26
Crimson Tempest
10
Lightweight Shiv
26
Deathmark
26
Sanguine Blades
26
Master Assassin
25
Venom Rush
23
Vicious Venoms
0
Fatal Concoction
19
Lethal Dose
26
Iron Wire
16
Systemic Failure
23
Amplifying Poison
19
Twist the Knife
2
Doomblade
0
Blindside
23
Tiny Toxic Blade
0
Dashing Scoundrel
9
Shrouded Suffocation
25
Sepsis
0
Zoldyck Recipe
23
Poison Bomb
19
Scent of Blood
10
Arterial Precision
23
Kingsbane
26
Dragon-Tempered Blades
19
Indiscriminate Carnage
20
Sudden Demise
10

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Assassination Rogue's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Creeping Venom
6
System Shock
10
Hemotoxin
11
Maneuverability
9
Death from Above
3
Smoke Bomb
15
Dismantle
7
Thick as Thieves
1
Veil of Midnight
9
Control is King
7
Dagger in the Dark
0

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Assassination Rogues in Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Deathmask
    24
  2. Blackwater Helm
    2

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time
    9
  2. Chain of the Green Flight
    7
  3. Eye of the Rising Flame
    3
  4. Amulet of Eonar's Chosen
    2
  5. Ironshell Pendant
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders
    25
  2. Leafmender Mantle
    1

Back

  1. Cloak of Fading Echoes
    5
  2. Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    5
  3. Lucid Shadewalker's Cape
    4
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    4
  5. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    3

Chest

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Cuirass
    23
  2. Ahnzon's Corroded Carapace
    2
  3. Spymaster's Wrap
    1

Wrist

  1. Life-Bound Bindings
    13
  2. Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    4
  3. Thermal Bindings
    3
  4. Verdant Sanctuary Bands
    3
  5. Bracers of Dreadful Maladies
    2

Hands

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips
    23
  2. Life-Bound Gloves
    2
  3. Gauntlets of Burning Focus
    1

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt
    12
  2. Lucid Shadewalker's Baldric
    3
  3. Belt of Gleaming Determination
    2
  4. Belt of the Eternal Struggle
    2
  5. Hound-Jowl Waistband
    2

Legs

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses
    14
  2. Shambling Berserker's Leggings
    7
  3. Frenzied Incarnate Legwraps
    3
  4. Galakrond's Voracious Hide
    2

Feet

  1. Toxic Thorn Footwraps
    18
  2. Life-Bound Boots
    4
  3. Moss-Covered Wingtip Shoes
    2
  4. Tasseted Emberwalkers
    1
  5. Vigorous Sandstompers
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    18
  2. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    7
  3. Band of Callous Dominance
    7
  4. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    7
  5. Anthia's Ring
    4

Trinkets

  1. Witherbark's Branch
    14
  2. Accelerating Sandglass
    11
  3. Ashes of the Embersoul
    10
  4. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    6
  5. Ember of Nullification
    3

Main Hand

  1. Nick of Time
    11
  2. Cruel Dreamcarver
    7
  3. Primal Molten Shortblade
    5
  4. Soulrender's Fang
    2
  5. Betrayer's Cinderblade
    1

Off Hand

  1. Nick of Time
    17
  2. Primal Molten Shortblade
    6
  3. Cruel Dreamcarver
    3

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Assassination Rogues in Mythic+.

  1. Thriving Thorns
    18
  2. Blue Silken Lining
    17
  3. Toxified
    17

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Assassination Rogues in Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    26

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    24
  2. Homebound Speed
    1
  3. Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    26

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    23
  2. +200 Speed
    2
  3. +200 Leech
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    20

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    25
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    25
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    19
  2. +82 Versatility
    12
  3. +82 Haste
    11

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    14
  2. Wafting Devotion
    11

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    17
  2. Wafting Devotion
    9

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Assassination Rogues in Mythic+.

  1. Sensei's Neltharite
    52
  2. Keen Neltharite
    36
  3. Zen Neltharite
    17
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    12
  5. Energized Ysemerald
    11