Assassination Rogueassassination iconvsenhancement iconEnhancement Shaman

Debating whether to play a Enhancement Shaman or Assassination Rogue? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Enhancement Shamans and Assassination Rogues using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.

Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.2.5 WoW Dragonflight

  • Assassination Rogueassassination icon
  • enhancement iconEnhancement Shaman
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)

    Enhancement Shaman achieved 5.17% more maximum boss DPS than Assassination Rogue when there was no movement or lag.

  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)

    Enhancement Shaman achieved 13.04% more maximum boss DPS than Assassination Rogue when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.

  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)

    Enhancement Shaman achieved 27.84% more AoE DPS than Assassination Rogue when there was no movement or lag.

  • Least affected by movement (single-target)

    Enhancement Shaman’s single-target DPS was -44.51% less affected by increased movement compared to Assassination Rogues.

  • Best gear scaling

    Enhancement Shaman scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 3.65% more from 446 ilvl to 488 compared to Assassination Rogues.

  • Simplest Gameplay

    Enhancement Shaman has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.

  • DPS less dependant on big cooldowns

    Enhancement Shaman’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 67.05% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Assassination Rogues.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Assassination Rogue and Enhancement Shamans, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!


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