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Subtlety Rogue PvP Guide For 2v2

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Subtlety Rogue
Season 4
50 characters
2100 - 2490

Welcome to Murlok.io's Subtlety Rogue PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Subtlety Rogues from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Xý (Ysondre EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2490.

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
    Xý's character icon
    Ysondre (EU)
    496 ilvl
    2490
  2. 2
    Djroggerx's character icon
    Djroggerx
    Ragnaros (EU)
    498 ilvl
    2489
  3. 3
    Aizeñ's character icon
    Aizeñ
    Ragnaros (EU)
    500 ilvl
    2402
  4. 4
    Ënd's character icon
    Ënd
    Ravencrest (EU)
    499 ilvl
    2400
  5. 5
    ßæx's character icon
    ßæx
    Ysondre (EU)
    496 ilvl
    2389

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 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+2237
23% Critical Strike
+279
2% Haste
+7673
120% Mastery
+6758
33% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+2
0% Avoidance
+26
3% Leech
+635
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 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    28
  2. Orc race icon
    Orc
    16
  3. Human race icon
    Human
    4
  4. Nightborne race icon
    Nightborne
    1
  5. Void Elf race icon
    Void Elf
    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
50
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
50
Cheat Death
48
Blackjack
46
Improved Wound Poison
49
Nimble Fingers
2
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
50
Superior Mixture
27
Fleet Footed
48
Iron Stomach
1
Unbreakable Stride
26
Featherfoot
47
Rushed Setup
45
Subterfuge
50
Numbing Poison
0
Deadened Nerves
50
Graceful Guile
50
Stillshroud
0
Deadly Precision
44
Recuperator
33
Improved Ambush
47
Leeching Poison
33
Lethality
15
Acrobatic Strikes
18
Alacrity
49
Soothing Darkness
50
Vigor
33
Echoing Reprimand
3
Nightstalker
50
Thistle Tea
32
Cold Blood
15
Reverberation
3
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
49
Shadow Blades
50
Improved Shuriken Storm
2
Shot in the Dark
48
Quick Decisions
50
Ephemeral Bond
50
Exhilarating Execution
1
Shrouded in Darkness
1
Without a Trace
50
Cloaked in Shadows
35
Night Terrors
0
Swift Death
1
Improved Shadow Techniques
50
Gloomblade
1
The First Dance
48
Secret Technique
50
Relentless Strikes
50
Silent Storm
0
Premeditation
29
Planned Execution
49
Improved Shadow Dance
50
Shadowed Finishers
50
Secret Stratagem
50
Replicating Shadows
23
Weaponmaster
19
Shadow Focus
33
Deepening Shadows
50
Veiltouched
46
Shuriken Tornado
0
Sepsis
39
Perforated Veins
11
Lingering Shadow
0
Deeper Daggers
46
Flagellation
16
Invigorating Shadowdust
50
Dark Shadow
50
Finality
41
The Rotten
13
Shadowcraft
1
Danse Macabre
49
Goremaw's Bite
14
Dark Brew
34

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
20
Thief's Bargain
28
Shadowy Duel
47
Dagger in the Dark
0
Silhouette
0
Smoke Bomb
43
Maneuverability
0
Death from Above
1
Dismantle
8
Thick as Thieves
3
Distracting Mirage
0
Control is King
0

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 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Peripheral Vision Projectors item icon
    Peripheral Vision Projectors
    24
  2. Life-Bound Cap item icon
    Life-Bound Cap
    19
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Helm item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Helm
    7

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    33
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    13
  3. Choker of Shielding item icon
    Choker of Shielding
    1
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Pendant item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Pendant
    1
  5. Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Amulet item icon
    Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Amulet
    1

Shoulders

  1. Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades
    26
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads
    18
  3. Life-Bound Shoulderpads item icon
    Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    6

Back

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Cape item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cape
    28
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    20
  3. Lurking Specter's Capelet item icon
    Lurking Specter's Capelet
    1
  4. Voice of the Silent Star item icon
    Voice of the Silent Star
    1

Chest

  1. Lurking Specter's Brigandine item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Brigandine
    50

Wrist

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Wraps item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Wraps
    31
  2. Needlessly Complex Wristguards item icon
    Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    10
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Wristguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Wristguards
    3
  4. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    3
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Leather Armguards item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Leather Armguards
    2

Hands

  1. Lurking Specter's Handgrips item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Handgrips
    26
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Gloves item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Gloves
    16
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Handwraps item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Handwraps
    8

Waist

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Belt item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Belt
    28
  2. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    20
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Belt item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Belt
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Strap item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Strap
    1

Legs

  1. Lurking Specter's Tights item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Tights
    50

Feet

  1. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity item icon
    Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
    41
  2. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    7
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Boots item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Boots
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Treads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Treads
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    36
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    27
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    19
  4. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    10
  5. Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet item icon
    Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet
    4

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    48
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    48
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Medallion
    2
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Emblem item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Emblem
    1
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Dagger item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Dagger
    30
  2. Fang of the Sundered Flame item icon
    Fang of the Sundered Flame
    12
  3. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    8

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Claws item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Claws
    15
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Cudgel item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cudgel
    14
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Dagger item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Dagger
    13
  4. Fang of the Sundered Flame item icon
    Fang of the Sundered Flame
    7
  5. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    1

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Fang of the Sundered Flame item icon
    Fang of the Sundered Flame
    18
  2. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    8
  3. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    6
  4. Voice of the Silent Star item icon
    Voice of the Silent Star
    1

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 2v2.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    57
  2. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    41
  3. Choker of Shielding embellishment item icon
    Choker Of Shielding
    1
  4. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    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 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    4

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    42
  2. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    2
  3. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    27
  2. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    23

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    43
  2. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    2

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    37

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    48
  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
    42
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    6

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    88
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    8

Main Hand

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

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    47
  2. Earthen Writ enchantment icon
    Earthen Writ
    1
  3. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    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 2v2.

  1. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    234
  2. Sensei's Neltharite gem icon
    Sensei's Neltharite
    35
  3. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    28
  4. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    17
  5. Fractured Neltharite gem icon
    Fractured Neltharite
    7