Assassination Rogue Artifact Weapon: The Kingslayers – Legion 7.3.5
This section of the Assassination Rogue guide explains the best possible choices for the Netherlight Crucible, important traits and relic bonuses, and how to progress through your Assassination Rogue artifact weapon The Kingslayers. This guide is written by
, a Rogue in SPK. You can watch Gray_Hound on
. Updated for the latest patch.
Artifacts in Battle for Azeroth
As of June 26th, completing the quest
will further empower your Artifact Weapon, enabling all traits and at least
level 75, further increasing in power over time until the Battle for Azeroth pre-expansion patch.
Therefore, only the Netherlight Crucible recommendations are relevant on this guide page leading up to BFA, as you already receive all Artifact Traits by default. This makes content easier to complete, especially some
content going away
Ahead of the Curve
Mage Tower Challenges
, your Artifact Traits will be removed, and relics will simply increase the item level of your artifact weapon. However, many artifact traits are returning as talents or azerite powers in Battle for Azeroth and we have a compiled a
full list you can read here
Moving forward in Battle for Azeroth, you will still be able to acquire the Artifact Weapon which will mainly interest transmog collectors for the appearances. Learn how to unlock all appearances in BFA with our
Artifact Appearance Guide
is a new system added in Patch 7.3. The Crucible allows you further empower your Assassination Rogue Artifact Weapon, by specializing and increasing the power from your relics. With it, each relic receives a small talent tree that you can select new traits from, depending how many traits your weapon have. Do not worry, however, because with the changes to
, unlocking the full power of the Crucible won't take long. Learn everything about this new system in our
Netherlight Crucible Guide
. With the opening of
, it is now possible to obtain
, which increases the potency of your Tier 2 Crucible traits by 50%. It might be a really strong legendary if you are lucky with Netherlight Crucible rolls!
Click for larger image to see the most powerful Netherlight Crucible traits.
NLC Relic Recommendations
- Beneficial to have ~5 traits
Tier 3 Traits - FoK Build
NLC Trait Recommendations
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 Assassination Rogue Artifact trait path
Other traits are significantly weaker, and thus can be chosen by personal preference.
Original Trait Build Path
Highest damage path:
(The rest of the traits can be taken in any order.)
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