PVE TBC Assassination Rogue DPS Guide (Short)


PVE TBC Assassination Rogue DPS Guide (Short)

Rogue Guide

Patch: 2.4.3

Author: Legacy-WoW

PVE TBC Assassination Rogue DPS Guide (Short)

TBC Rogue Guide


Welcome to our PVE Assassination Rogue DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play an Assassination Rogue in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 


This is the standard Assassination build that most rogues run. It has 41 points in Assassination to get Mutilate which doesn’t leave a lot of room for customization.

The three main skills from the combat tree are Dual Wield Specialization, Precision and Improved Slice and Dice.

TBC Assassination Rogue Talents

Two skills you should swap around would be Improved Poisons and Fleet Footed. If you have Enchant Boots – Cat’s Swiftness then you should be using Improved Poisons. If you instead choose Enchant Boots – Dexterity then you should take Fleet Footed. The movement speed caps out at 8% and does not stack. This makes it best to swap the talents around to maximize your DPS.


Daggers are your weapon of choice with Mutilate. You are looking for a slow main hand dagger, in the 1.7 to 1.9 speed range. Your offhand should be faster though, this will help your poisions apply more often.

TBC Rogue Pre-Raid BIS Guide


Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.


You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats oEnchant Ring – Striking on both rings.


Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.


Stat Priority

  1. Expertise
  2. Agility & Hit rating
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike 
  5. Armor Pen

After getting Precision you need an additional 64 hit rating to hit your soft cap. Once soft capped hit rating drops down a little in the priority list.


Mutilate rogues have a pretty simple rotation.

Open with Garrote applying the bleed.

Apply Slice and Dice with 3-5 combo points and keep applying it for the rest of the fight.

Apply Rupture, always using 5 combo points and keep this applied for the entire fight as well.

Use Mutilate as your main combo point generator.

You can also use Shiv to maintain Deadly Poison on the target. Only use Shiv when Deadly Poison is about to fall off.


With a shaman, get Windfury Totem on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

Without a shaman, use Instant poison on your MH and Deadly Poison on your OH.

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