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 10.0 WoW Dragonflight Pre-patch

  • Assassination Rogueassassination icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Assassination Rogue achieved 31.64% more maximum boss DPS than Enhancement Shaman when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Assassination Rogue achieved 36.6% more maximum boss DPS than Enhancement Shaman when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Assassination Rogue achieved 29.56% more AoE DPS than Enhancement Shaman when there was no movement or lag.
  • Least affected by movement (single-target)Assassination Rogue’s single-target DPS was -118.19% less affected by increased movement compared to Enhancement Shamans.
  • Best gear scalingAssassination Rogue scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 44.78% more from 282 ilvl to 308 compared to Enhancement Shamans.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsAssassination Rogue’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 66.94% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Enhancement Shamans.
  • enhancement iconEnhancement Shaman
  • Simplest GameplayEnhancement Shaman has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.

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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