TBC Classic Assassination Rogue Guide

Introduction

    Assassination Rogues offer a different playstyle that relies on positioning and a pair of slow daggers. However, they do not bring any additional utility to make up for the difference in damage when compared to Combat Rogues.

TBC Assassination Rogue Rotation

    Your goal as an Assassination Rogue is to maintain 100% uptime on
    Slice and Dice
    and either 5pt
    Expose Armor
    or high uptime on
    Rupture
    depending on your assignment. The Combo Point cycles mentioned below are rough guidelines. You will often need to adjust on the fly based on procs, cooldowns, and consumables.

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Slice and Dice
    (Details in next section).
  2. Maintain
    Rupture
    (Details in next section).
  3. Use
    Garrote
    while stealthed.
  4. Use
    Cold Blood
    with
    Mutilate
    when available.
  5. Use
    Mutilate
    to generate combo points.
  6. Use
    Eviscerate
    when you have excess combo points and
    Slice and Dice
    or
    Rupture
    don't need to be refreshed.
  7. Use
    Envenom
    instead of
    Eviscerate
    if the target is seconds away from dying, it does more damage but consumes your
    Deadly Poison
    .
  8. Use
    Shiv
    if your
    Deadly Poison
    stacks are about to fall off.

AoE

  1. Maintain
    Rupture
    on 2 targets.
  2. Perform single target rotation.

Combo Point Cycle

  1. Assassination Rogues should use a 3, 4, or 5 combo point
    Slice and Dice
    and a 5 combo point
    Rupture
    cycle. You will sometimes waste combo points since
    Mutilate
    generates 2 combo points, that is okay. Always
    Rupture
    at 5 combo points.

TBC Assassination Rogue Talents

Standard Build

You need two daggers for this build because of
Mutilate
. The faster one equipped in the off-hand.
0
Assassination
0
Combat
0
Subtlety

TBC Assassination Rogue Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Relentless Assault
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Major Agility

Food

    Best:
  • Spicy Hot Talbuk
    Alternatives:
  • Grilled Mudfish
    ,
  • Warp Burger

Potions

    Best:
  • Haste Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Insane Strength Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Windfury Weapon
    ,
  • Deadly Poison
    Alternatives:
  • Instant Poison
    ,
  • Deadly Poison

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Thistle Tea
    ,
  • Scroll of Strength V
    ,
  • Scroll of Agility V

TBC Assassination Rogue Best Races

Alliance

  1. Human:
    Sword Specialization
    and
    Mace Specialization
  2. Night Elf: Higher base Agility.

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Orc:
    Blood Fury
  3. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent

TBC Assassination Rogue Best Professions

  1. Leatherworking: Provides 80 haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 attack power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    . The Primalstrike set is only slightly behind our recommended Pre-Raid bis gear.
  2. Enchanting: Provides 4 phyisical damage with two
    Ring - Striking
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 24 Attack Power and 12 Crit.

TBC Assassination Rogue Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Aldor as an Assassination Rogue in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Vengeance
    , is slightly better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Blade
    . Unfortunately, the dagger provided by Scryers, the
    Retainer's Blade
    , is too fast.