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Are you looking to rebuild your rogue after patch 4.0.1 before Cataclysm arrives? Don’t know where to start, or don’t have time to search for information? Let us help you with the patch 4.0.1 assassination/mutilate rogue basics so that you’re up and running stabbing things before the next earthquake hits.
Assassination/mutilation rogue rotation:
Stealth > Garrote > Mutilate once > Slice n Dice > Mutilate twice > Rupture >
If target above 35% health, mutilate twice
If below 35%, backstab five times
Rupture if it’s about to run out, if not, envenom > repeat from 35% health check
Assassination talent spec:
Agility > Expertise > Haste >Mastery > white hits > critical strike rating
You need to be hit capped before any of that – that is 289 hit rating, if you also have 3⁄3 in precision talent (combat tree).
Minor: Glyph of Safe Fall
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- PvE rogues has a great rogue guide including resources for assassination/mutilate rogues, which is still being updated (20/10/10) – it probably has all you need in the way of more detailed info
- WoW Insider’s rogue column has some information
- Elitist Jerks’ discussion on rogues in 4.0.1 is clear and interesting
- MMO Champion has a discussion on PvP assassination in 4.0.1