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Assassination Rogue PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Assassination Rogue
Season 4
50 characters
3184 - 3581

Welcome to Murlok.io's Assassination Rogue PvE guide for Mythic+ in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Assassination Rogues from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Zerøcool (Silvermoon EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3581.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Assassination Rogues

  1. 1
    Zerøcool's character icon
    Zerøcool
    Silvermoon (EU)
    528 ilvl
    3581
  2. 2
    Kusheð's character icon
    Kusheð
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    528 ilvl
    3522
  3. 3
    死辰's character icon
    死辰
    World Tree (TW)
    526 ilvl
    3503
  4. 4
    Larkriy's character icon
    Larkriy
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    528 ilvl
    3445
  5. 5
    Casualaddict's character icon
    Casualaddict
    Kazzak (EU)
    528 ilvl
    3417

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
+4850
37% Critical Strike
+3844
23% Haste
+7455
82% Mastery
+4025
20% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+617
8% Avoidance
+167
10% Leech
+136
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 race icon
    Night Elf
    21
  2. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    9
  3. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    9
  4. Orc race icon
    Orc
    4
  5. Void Elf race icon
    Void Elf
    3

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
50
Blind
50
Cloak of Shadows
50
Evasion
50
Airborne Irritant
48
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
48
Elusiveness
40
Tricks of the Trade
48
Improved Wound Poison
3
Nimble Fingers
50
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
50
Superior Mixture
0
Fleet Footed
50
Iron Stomach
32
Unbreakable Stride
0
Featherfoot
50
Rushed Setup
0
Subterfuge
50
Atrophic Poison
38
Deadened Nerves
46
Graceful Guile
50
Stillshroud
8
Deadly Precision
50
Recuperator
15
Tight Spender
45
Leeching Poison
50
Lethality
6
Acrobatic Strikes
6
Alacrity
44
Soothing Darkness
50
Vigor
50
Echoing Reprimand
0
Nightstalker
50
Thistle Tea
50
Cold Blood
0
Resounding Clarity
0
Deeper Stratagem
44
Shadow Dance
50

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
50
Improved Shiv
50
Venomous Wounds
50
Path of Blood
50
Cut to the Chase
50
Improved Poisons
10
Bloody Mess
50
Thrown Precision
43
Seal Fate
50
Caustic Spatter
47
Improved Garrote
50
Crimson Tempest
42
Lightweight Shiv
50
Deathmark
50
Sanguine Blades
50
Master Assassin
50
Venom Rush
19
Vicious Venoms
0
Fatal Concoction
44
Lethal Dose
50
Iron Wire
32
Systemic Failure
16
Amplifying Poison
44
Twist the Knife
9
Doomblade
0
Blindside
15
Tiny Toxic Blade
0
Dashing Scoundrel
28
Shrouded Suffocation
50
Sepsis
0
Zoldyck Recipe
15
Poison Bomb
44
Scent of Blood
42
Arterial Precision
14
Kingsbane
50
Dragon-Tempered Blades
44
Indiscriminate Carnage
45
Sudden Demise
39

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
17
System Shock
19
Hemotoxin
27
Maneuverability
5
Death from Above
1
Smoke Bomb
21
Dismantle
11
Thick as Thieves
1
Veil of Midnight
7
Control is King
7
Dagger in the Dark
5

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear 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. Lurking Specter's Visage item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Visage
    30
  2. Silent Tormentor's Hood item icon
    Silent Tormentor's Hood
    5
  3. Crown of Roaring Storms item icon
    Crown of Roaring Storms
    4
  4. Stoneroot Headdress item icon
    Stoneroot Headdress
    3
  5. Vision of Foreshadowed Ends item icon
    Vision of Foreshadowed Ends
    3

Neck

  1. Ukhel Ancestry Beads item icon
    Ukhel Ancestry Beads
    21
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    9
  3. Bromach's Disentombed Locket item icon
    Bromach's Disentombed Locket
    4
  4. Eye of the Rising Flame item icon
    Eye of the Rising Flame
    4
  5. Custodian's Medallion of Delusion item icon
    Custodian's Medallion of Delusion
    3

Shoulders

  1. Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades
    47
  2. Mantle of Yearned Freedom item icon
    Mantle of Yearned Freedom
    1
  3. Strigine Epaulets item icon
    Strigine Epaulets
    1
  4. Twisted Loam Spaulders item icon
    Twisted Loam Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    16
  2. Fireproof Drape item icon
    Fireproof Drape
    8
  3. Mammoth-Trainer's Drape item icon
    Mammoth-Trainer's Drape
    8
  4. Lurking Specter's Capelet item icon
    Lurking Specter's Capelet
    6
  5. Acid-Proof Webbing item icon
    Acid-Proof Webbing
    3

Chest

  1. Lurking Specter's Brigandine item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Brigandine
    46
  2. Warlord's Volcanic Vest item icon
    Warlord's Volcanic Vest
    3
  3. Invader's Firestorm Chestguard item icon
    Invader's Firestorm Chestguard
    1

Wrist

  1. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    17
  2. Needlessly Complex Wristguards item icon
    Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    11
  3. Lurking Specter's Armwraps item icon
    Lurking Specter's Armwraps
    6
  4. Loyal Flametender's Bracers item icon
    Loyal Flametender's Bracers
    4
  5. Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders item icon
    Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders
    3

Hands

  1. Lurking Specter's Handgrips item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Handgrips
    50

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    27
  2. Fused Shale Waistband item icon
    Fused Shale Waistband
    5
  3. Vengeful Bladebeak Girdle item icon
    Vengeful Bladebeak Girdle
    5
  4. Eternal Sentinel's Cord item icon
    Eternal Sentinel's Cord
    4
  5. Troggskin Waistband item icon
    Troggskin Waistband
    4

Legs

  1. Lurking Specter's Tights item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Tights
    46
  2. Legguards of Adamant Rule item icon
    Legguards of Adamant Rule
    2
  3. Galakrond's Voracious Hide item icon
    Galakrond's Voracious Hide
    1
  4. Life-Bound Trousers item icon
    Life-Bound Trousers
    1

Feet

  1. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    32
  2. Failed Applicant's Footpads item icon
    Failed Applicant's Footpads
    5
  3. Ancient Rotwalkers item icon
    Ancient Rotwalkers
    3
  4. Flamebound Huntsman's Footpads item icon
    Flamebound Huntsman's Footpads
    2
  5. Tasseted Emberwalkers item icon
    Tasseted Emberwalkers
    2

Rings

  1. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    36
  2. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    25
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    17
  4. Platinum Star Band item icon
    Platinum Star Band
    6
  5. Scalebane Signet item icon
    Scalebane Signet
    5

Trinkets

  1. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    49
  2. Manic Grieftorch item icon
    Manic Grieftorch
    33
  3. Neltharion's Call to Suffering item icon
    Neltharion's Call to Suffering
    12
  4. Whispering Incarnate Icon item icon
    Whispering Incarnate Icon
    4
  5. Irideus Fragment item icon
    Irideus Fragment
    1

Main Hand

  1. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    17
  2. Enduring Shard of Terros item icon
    Enduring Shard of Terros
    8
  3. Hellsteel Mutilator item icon
    Hellsteel Mutilator
    8
  4. Fang of the Sundered Flame item icon
    Fang of the Sundered Flame
    5
  5. Betrayer's Cinderblade item icon
    Betrayer's Cinderblade
    3

Off Hand

  1. Enduring Shard of Terros item icon
    Enduring Shard of Terros
    9
  2. Nick of Time item icon
    Nick of Time
    9
  3. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    7
  4. Hellsteel Mutilator item icon
    Hellsteel Mutilator
    7
  5. Betrayer's Cinderblade item icon
    Betrayer's Cinderblade
    4

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    45
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    36
  3. Manic Grieftorch item icon
    Manic Grieftorch
    33
  4. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    25
  5. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    22

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. Life-Bound Boots embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    94
  2. Life-Bound Boots embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    3

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 enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    47
  2. +125 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +125 Avoidance
    2
  3. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    50

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    47
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    1
  3. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    46

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    40
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    8
  3. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    43
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    6
  3. Rider's Reassurance enchantment icon
    Rider's Reassurance
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    35
  2. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    33
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    19

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    47
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    3

Off Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    44
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    5
  3. Shadowflame Wreathe enchantment icon
    Shadowflame Wreathe
    1

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. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    58
  2. Sensei's Neltharite gem icon
    Sensei's Neltharite
    54
  3. Sensei's Alexstraszite gem icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    47
  4. Crafty Alexstraszite gem icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    36
  5. Radiant Alexstraszite gem icon
    Radiant Alexstraszite
    25