Mythic+ Subtlety Rogue

Subtlety Rogue
Season 3
50 characters
3229 - 3710

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Subtlety Rogue equipped to prevail in Mythic+ 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 堕落的鲁鲁修 from World Tree (TW) — currently ranked as the best Subtlety Rogue in Mythic+.

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
    堕落的鲁鲁修
    World Tree (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3710
  2. 2
    逐隐
    Sundown Marsh (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3706
  3. 3
    喵趣
    Krol Blade (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3683
  4. 4
    Belcher
    Malganis (US)
    488 ilvl
    3639
  5. 5
    Фреддидреддх
    Howling Fjord (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3605

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+2765
27% Critical Strike
+1178
7% Haste
+6985
112% Mastery
+5963
29% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+484
6% Avoidance
+142
1% Leech
+114
2% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Subtlety Rogues in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    17
  2. Night Elf
    9
  3. Blood Elf
    9
  4. Human
    3
  5. Tauren
    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
9
Blind
50
Cloak of Shadows
50
Evasion
50
Airborne Irritant
48
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
39
Elusiveness
28
Tricks of the Trade
46
Improved Wound Poison
3
Nimble Fingers
49
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
50
Superior Mixture
1
Fleet Footed
50
Iron Stomach
41
Unbreakable Stride
2
Featherfoot
48
Rushed Setup
2
Subterfuge
50
Atrophic Poison
43
Deadened Nerves
38
Graceful Guile
48
Stillshroud
23
Deadly Precision
50
Recuperator
49
Improved Ambush
49
Leeching Poison
4
Lethality
46
Acrobatic Strikes
48
Alacrity
50
Soothing Darkness
50
Vigor
4
Echoing Reprimand
0
Nightstalker
50
Thistle Tea
2
Cold Blood
46
Resounding Clarity
0
Deeper Stratagem
50
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
39
Shadow Blades
50
Improved Shuriken Storm
43
Shot in the Dark
13
Quick Decisions
38
Ephemeral Bond
21
Exhilarating Execution
39
Shrouded in Darkness
12
Without a Trace
47
Fade to Nothing
38
Terrifying Pace
1
Swift Death
11
Improved Shadow Techniques
50
Gloomblade
0
Master of Shadows
7
Secret Technique
50
Relentless Strikes
50
Silent Storm
1
Premeditation
36
Planned Execution
48
Improved Shadow Dance
50
Shadowed Finishers
50
Secret Stratagem
50
Replicating Shadows
31
Weaponmaster
29
Shadow Focus
1
Deepening Shadows
50
Veiltouched
45
Shuriken Tornado
43
Inevitability
28
Perforated Veins
7
Lingering Shadow
0
Deeper Daggers
44
Flagellation
49
Invigorating Shadowdust
36
Dark Shadow
50
Finality
50
The Rotten
0
Shadowcraft
49
Danse Macabre
50
Goremaw's Bite
6
Dark Brew
15

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
21
Thief's Bargain
5
Shadowy Duel
23
Dagger in the Dark
16
Silhouette
5
Smoke Bomb
24
Maneuverability
21
Death from Above
2
Dismantle
18
Thick as Thieves
2
Distracting Mirage
2
Control is King
10

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Life-Bound Cap
    17
  2. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Deathmask
    13
  3. Peripheral Vision Projectors
    12
  4. Visage of the Devouring Flame
    8

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time
    20
  2. Raven Filigree Pendant
    13
  3. Chain of the Green Flight
    7
  4. Ouroboreal Necklet
    6
  5. Eye of the Rising Flame
    4

Shoulders

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders
    49
  2. Strigine Epaulets
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    15
  2. Lucid Shadewalker's Cape
    14
  3. Periwinkle Cloak
    11
  4. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    8
  5. Inflammable Drapeleaf
    2

Chest

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Cuirass
    45
  2. Spymaster's Wrap
    3
  3. Robes of the Ashen Grove
    2

Wrist

  1. Primordial Serpent's Bindings
    18
  2. Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    13
  3. Life-Bound Bindings
    9
  4. Lucid Shadewalker's Bracers
    5
  5. Bracers of Dreadful Maladies
    2

Hands

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips
    50

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt
    19
  2. Hound-Jowl Waistband
    12
  3. Lucid Shadewalker's Baldric
    10
  4. Bloody Dragonhide Belt
    6
  5. Vengeful Bladebeak Girdle
    3

Legs

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses
    50

Feet

  1. Grove Darkener's Treads
    22
  2. Life-Bound Boots
    18
  3. Tasseted Emberwalkers
    4
  4. Twisted Blossom Stompers
    3
  5. Moss-Covered Wingtip Shoes
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    49
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    38
  3. Signet of the Last Elder
    6
  4. Anthia's Ring
    3
  5. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    3

Trinkets

  1. Ashes of the Embersoul
    43
  2. Witherbark's Branch
    17
  3. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    12
  4. Ember of Nullification
    10
  5. Cataclysmic Signet Brand
    8

Main Hand

  1. Cruel Dreamcarver
    31
  2. Nick of Time
    13
  3. Primal Molten Shortblade
    4
  4. Betrayer's Cinderblade
    1
  5. Soulrender's Fang
    1

Off Hand

  1. Nick of Time
    41
  2. Cruel Dreamcarver
    5
  3. Betrayer's Cinderblade
    2
  4. Primal Molten Shortblade
    1
  5. Soulrender's Fang
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Blue Silken Lining
    94
  2. Roiling Shadowflame
    3
  3. Coated In Slime
    1
  4. Toxified
    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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    40
  2. Regenerative Leech
    6
  3. +125 Avoidance
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    49
  2. Accelerated Agility
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    41
  2. +200 Leech
    5
  3. +200 Speed
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Legion Surveying
    2

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    46

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    43
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    4
  3. Frosted Armor Kit
    2

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    38
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    7
  3. Rider's Reassurance
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    71
  2. +82 Versatility
    26
  3. +82 Critical Strike
    3

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 Mythic+.

  1. Zen Neltharite
    226
  2. Sensei's Neltharite
    35
  3. Zen Malygite
    32
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    31
  5. Radiant Malygite
    14