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WoTLK Assassination Rogue Guide

Welcome to the PvE WoTLK  Assassination Rogue Guide!

We will tell you about the best builds and glyphs for the highest DPS in raids, what stats to choose for the gems, and some tips that can help you do a lot of DPS in raids.

If you play as an alliance, create Night Elf. If horde - orc or troll.


1. Talents

2. Glyphs

3. Gems

4. Professions 

5. Equipment Enchants

6. Weapons Enchants

7. Rotation

8. DPS Stat Priority

9. Best in Slot

10. Consumables

11. Conclusion

1. Talents

This build provides the highest DPS for Assassination Rogue.

2. Glyphs

Here are the best glyphs.

Major Glyphs

Glyph of Mutilate

Glyph of Tricks of the Trade

Glyph of Hunger for Blood

Minor Glyphs

Glyph of Distract

Glyph of Vanish

Glyph of Safe Fall

3. Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps, but here are the best gems

Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond

Red: Fractured Cardinal Ruby or Precise Cardinal Ruby or Stark Ametrine

Blue: Nightmare Tear (1)

Yellow: Quick King's Amber or Rigid King's Amber

4. Professions

In WoTLK all professions are balanced, but the most useful professions for the Assassination are:

Jewelry – 3 stones that give +117 stat

Enchantment - Rings enchant (+46 stat each)

Tailoring – Cloak enchant +400AP/15s

5. Equipment Enchants

Many enchants can be used while you have specific professions, so you can manage what you need, but here is a very popular enchant build.

Head: Arcanum of Torment

Shoulder: Greater Inscription of the Axe

Back: Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed

Chest: Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats

Bracers: Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault

Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Crusher

Waist: Eternal Belt Buckle

Legs: Icescale Leg Armor

Boots: Enchant Boots - Icewalker

6. Weapons Enchants

Here is the best enchants weapons:

Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Berserking on both MH and OH

7. Rotation

Cast Instant Poison IX on your Main hand and Deadly Poison IX on your offhand.

Here is highest DPS rotation for 1 target.

Stealth -> Garrote / Ambush -> Hunger For Blood -> Slice and Dice -> Mutilate -> Envenom (4/5 CP)

Keep up Hunger For Blood all time on target.

Use 1 Combo Point to activate Slice and Dice.

Use Cold Blood with Envenom for big crits. Use it every time it’s off CD.

Envenom gives you a buff. Keep this buff up at all times it significantly increases your damage.

8. DPS Stat Priority

Here are the main stats that you need.

Hit - 315 rating

Expertise - 26 rating

Attack Power - > 5000 rating

Haste - 350 rating

Critical Strike - > 60%

9. Best in Slot

Here is the best equipment that you can have.

Head - Sanctified Shadowblade Helmet

Neck - Sindragosa's Cruel Claw

Shoulder - Sanctified Shadowblade Pauldrons

Cloak - Shadowvault Slayer's Cloak

Chest - Ikfirus's Sack of Wonder - Item - WotLK Classic (

Wrist - Umbrage Armbands

Hands - Sanctified Shadowblade Gauntlets - Item - WotLK Classic (

Waist - Astrylian's Sutured Cinch

Legs - Sanctified Shadowblade Legplates

Feet - Frostbitten Fur Boots

Fingers - Ashen Band of Endless VengeanceSignet of Twilight

Trinkets - Sharpened Twilight Scale, Whispering Fanged Skull - Item - WotLK Classic (

Weapon - Heaven's Fall, Kryss of a Thousand Lies - Item - WotLK Classic (, Lungbreaker - Item - WotLK Classic (

Ranged - Fal'inrush, Defender of Quel'thalas

10. Consumables

Best flasks and food.

Flask of Endless Rage - 180AP/1h

Potion of Speed - 500 haste/15s

Scroll of Agility VII - 25 AGI/30min


Imperial Manta Steak - 40 haste and stamina / 1h

Spiced Worm Burger - 40 crit and stamina / 1h

Fish Feast: 80 AP, 46SP, 40 stamina / 1h

11. Conclusion

Today you looked at the Assassination Rogue guide. Thank you for your attention. Hope you get better results with this guide!

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