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Subtlety Rogue PvP Guide For 3v3

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Subtlety Rogue
Season 3
50 characters
2443 - 2993

Welcome to Murlok.io's Subtlety Rogue PvP guide for 3v3 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Subtlety Rogues from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Howton (Archimonde EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2993.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Subtlety Rogues

  1. 1
    Howton's character icon
    Howton
    Archimonde (EU)
    457 ilvl
    2993
  2. 2
    Tmpikaboo's character icon
    Tmpikaboo
    Tichondrius (US)
    459 ilvl
    2967
  3. 3
    Sapécomejaja's character icon
    Sapécomejaja
    Archimonde (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2948
  4. 4
    Rat's character icon
    Rat
    Mazrigos (EU)
    480 ilvl
    2947
  5. 5
    Lemaroxd's character icon
    Lemaroxd
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    457 ilvl
    2933

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Subtlety Rogue Secondary and Minor stats for 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+2816
26% Critical Strike
+4
0% Haste
+5811
98% Mastery
+5746
28% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+8
0% Avoidance
+10
3% Leech
+646
12% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Subtlety Rogues in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    24
  2. Orc race icon
    Orc
    20
  3. Undead race icon
    Undead
    3
  4. Human race icon
    Human
    2
  5. Mechagnome race icon
    Mechagnome
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Rogue specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Rogue class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Rogue's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Shiv
30
Blind
50
Cloak of Shadows
50
Evasion
50
Gouge
49
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
49
Cheat Death
48
Blackjack
46
Improved Wound Poison
49
Nimble Fingers
2
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
50
Superior Mixture
40
Fleet Footed
50
Iron Stomach
1
Unbreakable Stride
27
Featherfoot
50
Rushed Setup
40
Subterfuge
50
Numbing Poison
1
Deadened Nerves
49
Graceful Guile
49
Stillshroud
1
Deadly Precision
44
Recuperator
18
Improved Ambush
50
Leeching Poison
41
Lethality
9
Acrobatic Strikes
9
Alacrity
49
Soothing Darkness
50
Vigor
41
Echoing Reprimand
8
Nightstalker
50
Thistle Tea
41
Cold Blood
2
Reverberation
8
Deeper Stratagem
49
Shadow Dance
50

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Subtlety Rogues with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Find Weakness
50
Improved Backstab
50
Shadow Blades
50
Improved Shuriken Storm
8
Shot in the Dark
43
Quick Decisions
50
Ephemeral Bond
50
Exhilarating Execution
0
Shrouded in Darkness
0
Without a Trace
50
Fade to Nothing
32
Night Terrors
0
Swift Death
0
Improved Shadow Techniques
50
Gloomblade
0
The First Dance
43
Secret Technique
49
Relentless Strikes
50
Silent Storm
0
Premeditation
40
Planned Execution
49
Improved Shadow Dance
50
Shadowed Finishers
50
Secret Stratagem
50
Replicating Shadows
8
Weaponmaster
20
Shadow Focus
39
Deepening Shadows
50
Veiltouched
50
Shuriken Tornado
1
Sepsis
42
Perforated Veins
8
Lingering Shadow
0
Deeper Daggers
46
Flagellation
9
Invigorating Shadowdust
50
Dark Shadow
50
Finality
49
The Rotten
8
Shadowcraft
1
Danse Macabre
50
Goremaw's Bite
3
Dark Brew
38

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Subtlety Rogue's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Veil of Midnight
26
Thief's Bargain
29
Shadowy Duel
47
Dagger in the Dark
1
Silhouette
0
Smoke Bomb
39
Maneuverability
0
Death from Above
1
Dismantle
6
Thick as Thieves
0
Distracting Mirage
0
Control is King
1

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Subtlety Rogues in 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Life-Bound Cap item icon
    Life-Bound Cap
    33
  2. Peripheral Vision Projectors item icon
    Peripheral Vision Projectors
    15
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Helm item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Helm
    2

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    41
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    7
  3. Verdant Aspirant's Pendant item icon
    Verdant Aspirant's Pendant
    1
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Pendant item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Pendant
    1

Shoulders

  1. Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders item set icon
    set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders
    45
  2. Life-Bound Shoulderpads item icon
    Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads
    2

Back

  1. Hellbloom Cape item icon
    Hellbloom Cape
    22
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    14
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    12
  4. Lucid Shadewalker's Cape item icon
    Lucid Shadewalker's Cape
    1
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Cloak item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Cloak
    1

Chest

  1. Lucid Shadewalker's Cuirass item set icon
    set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Cuirass
    42
  2. Life-Bound Chestpiece item icon
    Life-Bound Chestpiece
    4
  3. Hellbloom Jerkin item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Jerkin
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Jerkin item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Jerkin
    2

Wrist

  1. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    25
  2. Hellbloom Wraps item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Wraps
    12
  3. Needlessly Complex Wristguards item icon
    Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    10
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristguards
    2
  5. Lucid Shadewalker's Bracers item icon
    Lucid Shadewalker's Bracers
    1

Hands

  1. Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips item set icon
    set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips
    48
  2. Life-Bound Gloves item icon
    Life-Bound Gloves
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Gloves item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    33
  2. Hellbloom Belt item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Belt
    12
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Belt item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Belt
    2
  4. Bloody Dragonhide Belt item icon
    Bloody Dragonhide Belt
    1
  5. Lucid Shadewalker's Baldric item icon
    Lucid Shadewalker's Baldric
    1

Legs

  1. Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses item set icon
    set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses
    45
  2. Life-Bound Trousers item icon
    Life-Bound Trousers
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Legwraps item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Legwraps
    2

Feet

  1. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity item icon
    Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
    49
  2. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    49
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    45
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    4
  4. Verdant Combatant's Jeweled Signet item icon
    Verdant Combatant's Jeweled Signet
    1
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Band item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Band
    1

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    50
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    50

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    46
  2. Primal Molten Shortblade item icon
    Primal Molten Shortblade
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Splitter item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Splitter
    2

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Claws item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    18
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    14
  3. Hellbloom Cudgel item icon
    Hellbloom Cudgel
    9
  4. Primal Molten Shortblade item icon
    Primal Molten Shortblade
    5
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Splitter item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Splitter
    3

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Subtlety Rogues in 3v3.

  1. Life-Bound Cap embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    50
  2. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    49
  3. Life-Bound Cap embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Subtlety Rogues in 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    3

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    44
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    4
  3. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    30
  2. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    19

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    47
  2. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    35

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    47
  2. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1
  3. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    48
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    93
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    4
  3. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    3

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    49
  2. Sophic Writ enchantment icon
    Sophic Writ
    1

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    48
  2. Earthen Writ enchantment icon
    Earthen Writ
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Subtlety Rogues in 3v3.

  1. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    222
  2. Sensei's Neltharite gem icon
    Sensei's Neltharite
    59
  3. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    32
  4. Fractured Neltharite gem icon
    Fractured Neltharite
    23
  5. Sensei's Alexstraszite gem icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    16