Assassination Rogue Artifact Traits and Relics
This section of the Assassination Rogue guide covers everything about The Kingslayers: Artifact Traits and which order to select them, and relic recommendations. This guide is written by
, a Rogue in SPK. You can watch Gray_Hound on
. Updated for the latest patch.
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Equipping The Kingslayers grants you the ability
, which strikes your enemy, releasing the poison from inside the blades, leaving the target poisoned. Every time you apply a lethal poison in a target, it increases the damage done by
Notable Artifact Traits
: Rupture has a chance to infect your target, increasing damage dealt by your
by 100% for 10 sec.
: Envenom has a chance to smash a vial of poison at the target's location, creating a pool of acidic death that deals Nature damage over 6 sec to all enemies within it.
: Declaring your
unleashes a barrage of poisoned daggers at the target that deal Nature damage over 20 sec.
: Finishing moves increase the poison damage the target takes for 5 seconds.
New traits explanation
mostly mediocre trait, albeit it does get synergy with the T20 tier bonuses, and will be acceptable on multi-target.
defensive trait of questionable value which seems somewhat counterproductive - crimson vial is generally used after damage already gone out, while this mitigates incoming damage. However, rogues are generally the designated soak class, so this can be combined with other damage reductions to be a decent damage reduction (when timed to line up with last second of the buff)
only new trait we really care about. New applications of our Lethal Poisons reduce Kingsbane cooldown greatly increasing the number of times it can be used - generally expected to reduce cd down to ~30 seconds resulting in 50% more uses.
Recommended Artifact trait path
Other traits are significantly weaker, and thus can be chosen by personal preference.
Recommended 7.1 build paths
Highest damage path:
(The rest of the traits can be taken in any order.)
Pick relics that modify traits with these following characteristics, in order of importance:
Mutilate Crit Chance:
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