Assassination Mutilate Rogue Stats, Rotation And Glyphs In Patch 4.0.1+

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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:

Standard talent build for level 80 assassination / mutilate rogue


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 33 in precision talent (combat tree).


Primes: Glyph of MutilateGlyph of BackstabGlyph of Rupture

Major: Glyph of Fan of KnivesGlyph of FeintGlyph of Sprint

Minor: Glyph of Safe Fall


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