Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Guide

Introduction

    Assassination Rogues bring a critical strike buff to the raid with
    Master Poisoner
    and can also apply
    Expose Armor
    if required to.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Rotation

    Assassination Rogues gain a nice quality of life talent with
    Cut to the Chase
    which allows them to not refresh
    Slice and Dice
    manually. All Rogues also gain
    Fan of Knives
    which gives them AoE capabilities on par with other specializations.

Opener

  1. Start in
    Stealth
    to benefit from
    Overkill
    .
  2. Use
    Tricks of the Trade
    pre-pull. Affliction Warlocks will likely benefit the most from your first
    Tricks of the Trade
    because of snapshotting.
  3. Pre-pot
    Potion of Speed
    .
  4. Use
    Mutilate
    . If no one else is applying bleeds, use
    Garrote
    instead.
  5. Use
    Slice and Dice
    .
  6. Use
    Hunger For Blood
    .
  7. Use
    Mutilate
    until 4 or 5 Combo Points.
  8. Use
    Envenom
    with
    Cold Blood
    .
  9. Follow normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Slice and Dice
    .
    Envenom
    will take care of this with
    Cut to the Chase
    .
  2. Maintain
    Hunger For Blood
    .
  3. Use
    Vanish
    to proc
    Overkill
    . Let it expire before re-applying it.
  4. Use
    Tricks of the Trade
    .
  5. Use
    Mutilate
    to generate Combo Points.
  6. Use
    Cold Blood
    with
    Envenom
    at 5 Combo Points.
  7. Use
    Envenom
    at 4 or 5 Combo Points. Let it expire before you re-apply it unless you will reach max Energy while waiting.

AoE

  1. Maintain
    Slice and Dice
    .
  2. If using the Hybrid AoE spec, use
    Adrenaline Rush
    and
    Blade Flurry
    .
  3. Use
    Tricks of the Trade
    .
  4. Use
    Fan of Knives
    .

Bleed Rotation

  1. If there isn't someone in your raid applying a bleed effect, you'll need to do it yourself in order to use
    Hunger For Blood
    . The rotation is basically the same, with a few small differences. In your opener you need to use
    Garrote
    instead of
    Mutilate
    and every 60 seconds you need to make sure you have a
    Rupture
    on the target so you can use
    Hunger For Blood
    . You will still use
    Envenom
    as your main finisher, you are only using
    Rupture
    once every minute.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Talents

Standard Build

0
Assassination
0
Combat
0
Subtlety

Hybrid AoE

This build uses 2 slow weapons and focuses on empowering
Fan of Knives
. It is recommended to switch between this and the standard build for trash.
0
Assassination
0
Combat
0
Subtlety

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Glyphs

  1. Major:
    Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade
    ,
    Hunger for BloodHunger for Blood
    ,
    MutilateMutilate
  2. Optional: For AoE, replace
    MutilateMutilate
    with
    Fan of KnivesFan of Knives
    .
  3. Minor:
    VanishVanish
    ,
    DistractDistract
    ,
    Safe FallSafe Fall
  4. Optional: For the Hybrid AoE build, replace
    Hunger for BloodHunger for Blood
    and
    MutilateMutilate
    with
    Fan of KnivesFan of Knives
    and
    Adrenaline RushAdrenaline Rush
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Stats

Hit Cap

  • 8% (210 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    ,
    Precision
    , and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 9% (237 Rating) with
    Precision
    , and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 11% (289 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Precision
  • 12% (315 Rating) with
    Precision

Expertise Cap

  • 214 Rating

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Endless Rage
    Alternatives:
  • Wrath Elixir

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Mega Mammoth Meal
    ,
  • Poached Northern Sculpin
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Mammoth Meal
    ,
  • Grilled Sculpin
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Speed

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Thistle Tea

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Best Races

Horde

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

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Assassination Rogue Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Flexweave Underlay
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Weakness Spectralizers
    for early gearing.
  2. Jewelcrafting: Second best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Bright Dragon's Eye
    ,
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    , and
    Precise Dragon's Eye
    .
  3. Blacksmithing: Third best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  4. Leatherworking, Tailoring, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Attack Power
    ,
    Swordguard Embroidery
    ,
    Ring - Assault
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Axe
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  5. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .