RBG Assassination Rogue

Assassination Rogue
Season 3
50 characters
2029 - 2533

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Assassination Rogue equipped to prevail in RBG 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 Citney from Blackrock (EU) — currently ranked as the best Assassination Rogue in RBG.

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
    Citney
    Blackrock (EU)
    457 ilvl
    2533
  2. 2
    Citneyx
    Khazgoroth (EU)
    456 ilvl
    2450
  3. 3
    Yømømma
    Area 52 (US)
    458 ilvl
    2414
  4. 4
    Dueled
    Stormrage (US)
    473 ilvl
    2410
  5. 5
    Thirdbest
    Draenor (EU)
    457 ilvl
    2405

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 RBG.

Secondary Stats
+1970
22% Critical Strike
+379
2% Haste
+6021
70% Mastery
+5958
29% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+20
0% Avoidance
+13
9% Leech
+703
13% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

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 RBG, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf
    28
  2. Orc
    8
  3. Blood Elf
    6
  4. Kul Tiran
    5
  5. Human
    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
50
Blind
50
Cloak of Shadows
50
Evasion
50
Gouge
30
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
46
Cheat Death
38
Blackjack
48
Improved Wound Poison
22
Nimble Fingers
30
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
49
Superior Mixture
15
Fleet Footed
50
Iron Stomach
10
Unbreakable Stride
33
Featherfoot
49
Rushed Setup
24
Subterfuge
48
Numbing Poison
4
Deadened Nerves
49
Graceful Guile
48
Stillshroud
2
Deadly Precision
35
Recuperator
42
Tight Spender
45
Leeching Poison
49
Lethality
27
Acrobatic Strikes
34
Alacrity
25
Soothing Darkness
49
Vigor
49
Echoing Reprimand
2
Nightstalker
49
Thistle Tea
48
Cold Blood
12
Resounding Clarity
2
Deeper Stratagem
7
Shadow Dance
49

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
47
Improved Poisons
7
Bloody Mess
50
Thrown Precision
41
Seal Fate
50
Internal Bleeding
48
Improved Garrote
50
Crimson Tempest
39
Lightweight Shiv
49
Deathmark
50
Sanguine Blades
50
Master Assassin
45
Flying Daggers
39
Vicious Venoms
9
Fatal Concoction
9
Lethal Dose
50
Iron Wire
49
Systemic Failure
46
Amplifying Poison
1
Twist the Knife
0
Doomblade
9
Blindside
4
Tiny Toxic Blade
46
Dashing Scoundrel
1
Shrouded Suffocation
50
Serrated Bone Spike
3
Zoldyck Recipe
49
Poison Bomb
5
Scent of Blood
47
Arterial Precision
49
Kingsbane
47
Dragon-Tempered Blades
5
Indiscriminate Carnage
46
Sudden Demise
46

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
2
System Shock
1
Hemotoxin
45
Maneuverability
0
Death from Above
0
Smoke Bomb
48
Dismantle
10
Thick as Thieves
0
Veil of Midnight
42
Control is King
2
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 RBG, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Life-Bound Cap
    20
  2. Peripheral Vision Projectors
    19
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Helm
    6
  4. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Deathmask
    4
  5. Flaring Cowl
    1

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time
    35
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    15

Shoulders

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders
    39
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads
    7
  3. Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    4

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    22
  2. Hellbloom Cape
    20
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    4
  4. Hellbloom Drape
    1
  5. Lucid Shadewalker's Cape
    1

Chest

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Cuirass
    21
  2. Life-Bound Chestpiece
    14
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Jerkin
    11
  4. set
    Hellbloom Jerkin
    3
  5. Spymaster's Wrap
    1

Wrist

  1. set
    Hellbloom Wraps
    16
  2. Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    16
  3. Life-Bound Bindings
    13
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps
    2
  5. Bracers of Dreadful Maladies
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips
    44
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Gloves
    4
  3. Life-Bound Gloves
    2

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt
    29
  2. set
    Hellbloom Belt
    16
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Belt
    3
  4. Lucid Shadewalker's Baldric
    2

Legs

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses
    26
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Legwraps
    16
  3. Life-Bound Trousers
    8

Feet

  1. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
    39
  2. Life-Bound Boots
    8
  3. Lucid Shadewalker's Sollerets
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Treads
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    46
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    41
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    8
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Band
    4
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    48
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    29
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    17
  4. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    4
  5. set
    Verdant Aspirant's Medallion
    2

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    43
  2. Hellbloom Dirk
    2
  3. Primal Molten Shortblade
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    2
  5. Cruel Dreamcarver
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    35
  2. Hellbloom Dirk
    7
  3. Primal Molten Shortblade
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    3
  5. Hellbloom Shortsword
    1

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 RBG.

  1. Blue Silken Lining
    49
  2. Mettle
    39
  3. Flaring Cowl
    1
  4. Undulating Sporecloak
    1
  5. Verdant Conduit
    1

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 RBG, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    3

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    43
  2. +125 Speed
    2
  3. Graceful Avoidance
    1

Chest

  1. Accelerated Agility
    30
  2. Waking Stats
    17

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    44
  2. +200 Avoidance
    1
  3. +200 Leech
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    27

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    43
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    2
  3. Reinforced Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    46
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    89
  2. +82 Versatility
    6

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    48
  2. Sophic Writ
    1

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    48

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 RBG.

  1. Zen Neltharite
    249
  2. Fractured Neltharite
    38
  3. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    23
  4. Zen Malygite
    21
  5. Sensei's Neltharite
    18