PVE Assassination Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Assassination Rogue Class Overview

PVE Assassination Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Assassination Rogue DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Spec, Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.

Assassination Rogue (or Mutilate Rogue) is a good choice if you don’t have good gear. Main damage – poisons. It’s easier than Combat spec. That said, it does not have burst damage and the gameplay sometimes may be a bit boring.

Talent Tree

This build will give you more Energy regeneration. This is better when you have to constantly change your targets

PVE Assassination Rogue Talent Tree 1, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is more for focusing single targets, it will increase your haste, thus increasing poison procs. More damage in a long-term

PVE Assassination Rogue Talent Tree 2 Poison Proc, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Keep in mind, that you can swap some points to Vigor. This will Increase your maximum Energy, it’s useful when levelling up or when you constantly changing targets.


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Hunger for Blood
Glyph of Tricks of the Trade
Glyph of Mutilate


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Relentless Earthsiege Diamond combined with Nightmare Tear
Ignore other blue slots, they do not give us enough needed stats. Use the gems listed below to get your statcaps.

Fractured Cardinal Ruby
Precise Cardinal Ruby

Yellow & Red:
Deft Ametrine
Glinting Ametrine
Stark Ametrine
Pristine Ametrine
Accurate Ametrine

Quick King's Amber
Rigid King's Amber


Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Weapon – Berserking For both weapons
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Icewalker

Gameplay & Rotations

Assassination Rogue uses daggers. Main hand – 1.8 with Instant Poison. Offhand – 1.4 with Deadly Poison
Long story short... Go in Stealth and open with a Garrote or Ambush, if someone else aplies bleed. Next, use Hunger for Blood and use that 1 combo point to activate Slice and Dice. Get 4-5 Combo Points using Mutilate and our finisher move is Envenom. Slice and Dice will be renewed thanks to our talents.
The rest of the fight keep up your Hunger for Blood and use Mutalite with Envenom. 20 Seconds after the fight started use your Vanish to trigger Overkill. Use Vanish and Cold Blood on cooldown.

Cold Blood is used only on Envenom.

Important: Envenom gives you a buff, that procs Instant poison 75% more often and increases Deadly Poison chances by 15%. After Envenom try landing 1-2 Mutilate and Envenom again. Main thing here is to have the Envenom buff at all time. This will increase your damage a lot!


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Assassination Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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