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Assassination Rogue DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (WoW 4.3.4)

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In this article, we list the buffs, debuffs and useful abilities that an Assassination Rogue brings to a raid in WoW 4.3. We also list equivalent buffs and debuffs that other classes provide.

The other articles of our Assassination Rogue guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the left.

Tricks of the Trade Icon Tricks of the Trade Boosts the damage of a party or raid member by 15% (10% with Glyph of Tricks of the Trade).
Expose Armor Icon Expose Armor 12% Armor Reduction — usually not applied by the Rogue — does not stack with Faerie Fire Icon Faerie Fire, Corrosive Spit Icon Corrosive Spit, Tear Armor Icon Tear Armor, and Sunder Armor Icon Sunder Armor
Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner Increases spell damage taken — does not stack with Ebon Plaguebringer Icon Ebon Plaguebringer, Earth and Moon Icon Earth and Moon, Fire Breath Icon Fire Breath, Lightning Breath Icon Lightning Breath, and Curse of the Elements Icon Curse of the Elements
Mind-numbing Poison Icon Mind-numbing Poison Cast Speed reduction — usually not used by Rogues — Necrotic Strike Icon Necrotic Strike, Lava Breath Icon Lava Breath, Spore Cloud Icon Spore Cloud, Slow Icon Slow, and Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues
Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison Healing reduction — does not stack with Monstrous Bite Icon Monstrous Bite, Widow Venom Icon Widow Venom, Permafrost Icon Permafrost, Improved Mind Blast Icon Improved Mind Blast, Furious Attacks Icon Furious Attacks, Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike, and Legion Strike Icon Legion Strike
Disarm Trap Icon Disarm Trap Disarms a trap
Dismantle Icon Dismantle Disarms the enemy
Garrote Icon Garrote 3-second Silence, requires to be in Stealth and behind target
Kick Icon Kick Interrupt, 10-second cooldown
Shiv Icon Shiv Dispells 1 enrage effect
Crowd Control
Deadly Throw Icon Deadly Throw Slows movement speed
Cheap Shot Icon Cheap Shot 4-second Stun, requires Stealth
Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot Stun, lasts longer per Combo Point consumed
Gouge Icon Gouge 4-second Incapacitate
Sap Icon Sap 1-minute Incapacitate, requires Stealth. We advise you to always sap targets from behind, as it reduces the risk that you will be detected.
Blind Icon Blind 1-minute Disorientate, 3-minute cooldown
Crippling Poison Icon Crippling Poison
  • Single-target slow, if applied by a melee attack;
  • AoE slow, if applied by Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives;
  • Thanks to Deadly Brew Icon Deadly Brew, Assassination Rogues can easily apply this poison without sacrificing DPS.
Sprint Icon Sprint Increases movement speed by 70% (100% with Glyph of Sprint) for 8 seconds.
Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows Provides Immunity against magical damage and harmful magical effects. Also removes magical debuffs, which can help a Rogue bypass encounter mechanics and do more DPS.
Melee attacks mitigation
Feint Icon Feint AoE damage mitigation — Energy cost is decreased with Glyph of Feint

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