2v2 Subtlety Rogue

Subtlety Rogue
Season 3
50 characters
2232 - 2602

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Subtlety Rogue equipped to prevail in 2v2 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Based from Alonsus (EU) — currently ranked as the best Subtlety Rogue in 2v2.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Subtlety Rogue. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Subtlety Rogues

  1. 1
    Based
    Alonsus (EU)
    467 ilvl
    2602
  2. 2
    Axelaz
    Ravencrest (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2579
  3. 3
    Kalvish
    Dalaran (US)
    459 ilvl
    2541
  4. 4
    Røgger
    Ragnaros (EU)
    460 ilvl
    2515
  5. 5
    Orcroguehaha
    Dalaran (US)
    461 ilvl
    2501

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
+2776
26% Critical Strike
+15
0% Haste
+5868
99% Mastery
+5722
28% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+10
0% Avoidance
+37
4% Leech
+599
11% 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
    35
  2. Orc
    12
  3. Human
    3

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
29
Blind
50
Cloak of Shadows
50
Evasion
50
Gouge
50
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
50
Cheat Death
46
Blackjack
47
Improved Wound Poison
50
Nimble Fingers
2
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
50
Superior Mixture
35
Fleet Footed
49
Iron Stomach
2
Unbreakable Stride
23
Featherfoot
49
Rushed Setup
39
Subterfuge
50
Numbing Poison
0
Deadened Nerves
49
Graceful Guile
50
Stillshroud
0
Deadly Precision
47
Recuperator
26
Improved Ambush
49
Leeching Poison
40
Lethality
11
Acrobatic Strikes
12
Alacrity
48
Soothing Darkness
50
Vigor
40
Echoing Reprimand
7
Nightstalker
50
Thistle Tea
38
Cold Blood
5
Reverberation
6
Deeper Stratagem
48
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
5
Shot in the Dark
45
Quick Decisions
50
Ephemeral Bond
50
Exhilarating Execution
1
Shrouded in Darkness
3
Without a Trace
50
Fade to Nothing
29
Night Terrors
0
Swift Death
3
Improved Shadow Techniques
50
Gloomblade
1
The First Dance
48
Secret Technique
48
Relentless Strikes
50
Silent Storm
0
Premeditation
39
Planned Execution
46
Improved Shadow Dance
50
Shadowed Finishers
50
Secret Stratagem
50
Replicating Shadows
9
Weaponmaster
22
Shadow Focus
31
Deepening Shadows
50
Veiltouched
50
Shuriken Tornado
0
Sepsis
42
Perforated Veins
8
Lingering Shadow
0
Deeper Daggers
47
Flagellation
8
Invigorating Shadowdust
50
Dark Shadow
50
Finality
44
The Rotten
10
Shadowcraft
3
Danse Macabre
50
Goremaw's Bite
7
Dark Brew
39

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
25
Thief's Bargain
27
Shadowy Duel
45
Dagger in the Dark
0
Silhouette
0
Smoke Bomb
43
Maneuverability
0
Death from Above
0
Dismantle
9
Thick as Thieves
1
Distracting Mirage
0
Control is King
0

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment 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. Life-Bound Cap
    38
  2. Peripheral Vision Projectors
    8
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Helm
    3
  4. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Deathmask
    1

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time
    42
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    7
  3. Verdant Aspirant's Pendant
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders
    44
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads
    4
  3. Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    2

Back

  1. Hellbloom Cape
    26
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    17
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    7

Chest

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Cuirass
    38
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Jerkin
    6
  3. Life-Bound Chestpiece
    4
  4. set
    Hellbloom Jerkin
    2

Wrist

  1. Life-Bound Bindings
    27
  2. set
    Hellbloom Wraps
    15
  3. Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristguards
    2
  5. Lucid Shadewalker's Bracers
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips
    49
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt
    28
  2. set
    Hellbloom Belt
    17
  3. Lucid Shadewalker's Baldric
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Belt
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses
    42
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Legwraps
    6
  3. Life-Bound Trousers
    2

Feet

  1. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
    48
  2. Life-Bound Boots
    2

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    48
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    46
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    4
  4. Anthia's Ring
    1
  5. Verdant Combatant's Jeweled Signet
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    50
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    47
  3. set
    Verdant Aspirant's Medallion
    2
  4. My'das Talisman
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    49
  2. Primal Molten Shortblade
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    25
  2. Hellbloom Cudgel
    12
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    11
  4. Betrayer's Cinderblade
    1
  5. Primal Molten Shortblade
    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. Blue Silken Lining
    50
  2. Mettle
    48

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
    1

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    45
  2. Regenerative Leech
    2
  3. +125 Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    37
  2. Accelerated Agility
    13

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    45
  2. +200 Avoidance
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Legion Surveying
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    35
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    48
  2. Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    46
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2
  3. Rider's Reassurance
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    99
  2. +82 Critical Strike
    1

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    50

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    50

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
    174
  2. Sensei's Neltharite
    151
  3. Fractured Neltharite
    24
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    24
  5. Zen Malygite
    6