PvE Assassination Rogue Talents, Builds & Glyphs

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With the arrival of Cataclysm, the talent system received a massive overhaul, changing from the 71 talent points system to a more compact 41 points system. As such, many of the old talents were either completely removed or changed, resulting in fewer possible build variations. One key aspect of the new system is that you must use at least 31 points in your main specialization to use the remaining 10 points in a secondary specialization.

Talent Builds

assassination rogue standard talent build
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Assassination Rogue has two viable builds that can be used, A standard build that fully enhances the damage output of Backstab and Mutilate and a variation of that build that focuses on increased Hit Rating by adding one more point in Precision while also giving up Opportunity entirely for two points in Improved Expose Armor. The second build is more Utility-based, allowing Assassination Rogues to guarantee that they bring Expose Armor for the raid without dampening their DPS output.


Prime Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


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