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Assassination Rogueassassination iconvsferal iconFeral Druid

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

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Feral Druids 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

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  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Assassination Rogue achieved 35% more maximum boss DPS than Feral Druid when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Assassination Rogue achieved 37.42% more maximum boss DPS than Feral Druid when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Assassination Rogue achieved 24.23% more AoE DPS than Feral Druid when there was no movement or lag.
  • Least affected by movement (single-target)Assassination Rogue’s single-target DPS was -142.2% less affected by increased movement compared to Feral Druids.
  • Best gear scalingAssassination Rogue scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 61.29% more from 282 ilvl to 308 compared to Feral Druids.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsAssassination Rogue’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 61.27% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Feral Druids.
  • feral iconFeral Druid
  • Simplest GameplayFeral Druid has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Assassination Rogue and Feral Druids, 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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