Assassin Rogue Leveling Spec (MoP 5.3)
This is the most optimal Assassination Leveling Spec for 5.3. If you have any questions or suggestions on the build, please let me know.
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Level 15 – Nightstalker
Most of the time you will be attacking your enemies in stealth, so the most logical choice for this would be Nightstalker. The faster you can get to your next opponent, the better.
Level 30 – Deadly Throw
If there’s one thing Rogues suck at, it’s ranged attacks, so Deadly Throw will really help you take out those annoying runners. Though once you get to the Cataclysm zones you might want to pick up Nerve Strike for those stuns.
Level 45 – Leeching Poison
The other two talents won’t help you most of the time for leveling, so Leeching would be your best bet hear. Not having to practically bandage at all is a really nice way to speed up your leveling.
Level 60 – Shadowstep
This goes great with Nightstalker. Most of the time you will be killing mobs so fast that the cooldown won’t be reset fast enough, but it’s still a great skill to have.
Level 75 – Paralytic Poison
Now that you’re closer to the harder zones, it’s time to pick up a nice stun ability. This really helps with those harder Wotlk and Cata mobs and of course Mists once you get there.
Level 90 – Versatility
We already have a pretty nice ranged skill, so we don’t really need Shuriken Toss. And Anticipation doesn’t work well unless you’re fighting bosses or mobs with a ton of health, but it’s up to you. Now that you’re 90 you can just choose what fits you best.
If you’re looking for a advance guide to playing your Rogue in Mists, then check out the one I use called Zygors. It will show you what Macros to use, how to set-up your talents, where to find your best in slot gear, and even a complete 1-90 leveling guide.