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Subtlety Rogue PvP Guide For RBG

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Subtlety Rogue
Season 4
50 characters
2060 - 2532

Welcome to Murlok.io's Subtlety Rogue PvP guide for RBG 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 Lokm (Tichondrius US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2532.

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
    Lokm's character icon
    Lokm
    Tichondrius (US)
    494 ilvl
    2532
  2. 2
    Avidance's character icon
    Avidance
    Wrathbringer (EU)
    483 ilvl
    2520
  3. 3
    Yingwu's character icon
    Yingwu
    Tichondrius (US)
    495 ilvl
    2486
  4. 4
    Nosferalto's character icon
    Nosferalto
    Frostmourne (US)
    494 ilvl
    2467
  5. 5
    Murlocmaster's character icon
    Murlocmaster
    Stormrage (US)
    494 ilvl
    2463

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 RBG.

Secondary Stats
+1981
22% Critical Strike
+313
2% Haste
+7068
113% Mastery
+6946
33% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+12
0% Avoidance
+28
3% Leech
+699
13% 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 RBG, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    31
  2. Orc race icon
    Orc
    11
  3. Kul Tiran race icon
    Kul Tiran
    4
  4. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    1
  5. Human race icon
    Human
    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
33
Blind
50
Cloak of Shadows
50
Evasion
50
Gouge
50
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
46
Cheat Death
46
Blackjack
49
Improved Wound Poison
46
Nimble Fingers
8
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
50
Superior Mixture
27
Fleet Footed
50
Iron Stomach
6
Unbreakable Stride
20
Featherfoot
50
Rushed Setup
39
Subterfuge
49
Numbing Poison
0
Deadened Nerves
50
Graceful Guile
49
Stillshroud
1
Deadly Precision
48
Recuperator
39
Improved Ambush
48
Leeching Poison
29
Lethality
21
Acrobatic Strikes
21
Alacrity
40
Soothing Darkness
50
Vigor
29
Echoing Reprimand
14
Nightstalker
50
Thistle Tea
28
Cold Blood
18
Reverberation
14
Deeper Stratagem
39
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
47
Shadow Blades
50
Improved Shuriken Storm
4
Shot in the Dark
46
Quick Decisions
50
Ephemeral Bond
50
Exhilarating Execution
3
Shrouded in Darkness
3
Without a Trace
50
Fade to Nothing
26
Night Terrors
0
Swift Death
3
Improved Shadow Techniques
50
Gloomblade
4
The First Dance
41
Secret Technique
50
Relentless Strikes
50
Silent Storm
0
Premeditation
33
Planned Execution
45
Improved Shadow Dance
50
Shadowed Finishers
50
Secret Stratagem
50
Replicating Shadows
9
Weaponmaster
25
Shadow Focus
37
Deepening Shadows
49
Veiltouched
49
Shuriken Tornado
0
Sepsis
32
Perforated Veins
20
Lingering Shadow
0
Deeper Daggers
48
Flagellation
3
Invigorating Shadowdust
49
Dark Shadow
50
Finality
47
The Rotten
20
Shadowcraft
0
Danse Macabre
50
Goremaw's Bite
16
Dark Brew
29

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
37
Thief's Bargain
13
Shadowy Duel
48
Dagger in the Dark
0
Silhouette
1
Smoke Bomb
49
Maneuverability
0
Death from Above
0
Dismantle
2
Thick as Thieves
0
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 RBG, 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
    13
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Helm item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Helm
    8
  4. Flaring Cowl item icon
    Flaring Cowl
    3
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Leather Helm item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Leather Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    26
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    18
  3. Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Amulet item icon
    Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Amulet
    3
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Pendant item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Pendant
    2
  5. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1

Shoulders

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads
    33
  2. Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades
    12
  3. Life-Bound Shoulderpads item icon
    Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    3
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Leather Mantle item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Leather Mantle
    1

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    27
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Cape item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cape
    20
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Cape item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Cape
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Cloak
    1
  5. Draconic Warmonger's Drape item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Drape
    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
    21
  2. Needlessly Complex Wristguards item icon
    Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    13
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Wristguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Wristguards
    5
  4. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    4
  5. Lurking Specter's Armwraps item icon
    Lurking Specter's Armwraps
    4

Hands

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Gloves item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Gloves
    30
  2. Lurking Specter's Handgrips item set icon
    set
    Lurking Specter's Handgrips
    14
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Handwraps item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Handwraps
    3
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Leather Gloves item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Leather Gloves
    1
  5. Life-Bound Gloves item icon
    Life-Bound Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Belt item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Belt
    21
  2. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    14
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Leather Belt item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Leather Belt
    11
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Leather Belt item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Leather Belt
    3
  5. Lurking Specter's Edgeband item icon
    Lurking Specter's Edgeband
    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
    42
  2. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    7
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Leather Boots item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Leather Boots
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    29
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    26
  3. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    15
  4. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    14
  5. Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet item icon
    Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet
    10

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    45
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    43
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Emblem item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Emblem
    7
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Medallion
    5

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Dagger item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Dagger
    45
  2. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    3
  3. Fang of the Sundered Flame item icon
    Fang of the Sundered Flame
    1

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Dagger item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Dagger
    28
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Claws item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Claws
    8
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Cudgel item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cudgel
    8
  4. Draconic Warmonger's Shortsword item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Shortsword
    2
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Dagger item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Dagger
    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. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    9
  2. Cruel Dreamcarver item icon
    Cruel Dreamcarver
    3
  3. Fang of the Sundered Flame item icon
    Fang of the Sundered Flame
    1
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    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 RBG.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    44
  2. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    42
  3. Flaring Cowl embellishment item icon
    Flaring Cowl
    3
  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 RBG, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    47
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    26
  2. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    23

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    48
  2. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Legion Surveying enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Legion Surveying
    2

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    22

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    45
  2. Reinforced Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Reinforced Armor Kit
    2
  3. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    45
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2
  3. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    97
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    2
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    1

Main Hand

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

Off Hand

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

  1. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    186
  2. Fractured Neltharite gem icon
    Fractured Neltharite
    66
  3. Sensei's Neltharite gem icon
    Sensei's Neltharite
    50
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    15
  5. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    10