RBG Subtlety Rogue

Subtlety Rogue
Season 3
50 characters
2226 - 2631

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Subtlety Rogue equipped to prevail in RBG 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 Avidance from Wrathbringer (EU) — currently ranked as the best Subtlety Rogue in RBG.

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
    Avidance
    Wrathbringer (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2631
  2. 2
    Kanaè
    Stormrage (US)
    463 ilvl
    2545
  3. 3
    Weedtyler
    Steamwheedle Cartel (US)
    459 ilvl
    2527
  4. 4
    Ðoppex
    Blackmoore (EU)
    463 ilvl
    2491
  5. 5
    Secondbest
    Outland (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2489

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
+2526
25% Critical Strike
+90
1% Haste
+5794
98% Mastery
+5877
29% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+24
0% Avoidance
+28
3% Leech
+689
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
    34
  2. Orc
    13
  3. Kul Tiran
    2
  4. 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
30
Blind
50
Cloak of Shadows
50
Evasion
50
Gouge
50
Shadowstep
50
Master Poisoner
50
Cheat Death
48
Blackjack
50
Improved Wound Poison
47
Nimble Fingers
6
Improved Sprint
50
Shadowrunner
50
Superior Mixture
28
Fleet Footed
49
Iron Stomach
6
Unbreakable Stride
25
Featherfoot
50
Rushed Setup
39
Subterfuge
49
Numbing Poison
0
Deadened Nerves
50
Graceful Guile
50
Stillshroud
0
Deadly Precision
50
Recuperator
28
Improved Ambush
49
Leeching Poison
30
Lethality
19
Acrobatic Strikes
20
Alacrity
44
Soothing Darkness
50
Vigor
30
Echoing Reprimand
11
Nightstalker
50
Thistle Tea
30
Cold Blood
15
Reverberation
11
Deeper Stratagem
44
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
6
Shot in the Dark
44
Quick Decisions
50
Ephemeral Bond
50
Exhilarating Execution
1
Shrouded in Darkness
3
Without a Trace
50
Fade to Nothing
35
Night Terrors
0
Swift Death
3
Improved Shadow Techniques
50
Gloomblade
6
The First Dance
41
Secret Technique
50
Relentless Strikes
50
Silent Storm
0
Premeditation
35
Planned Execution
45
Improved Shadow Dance
50
Shadowed Finishers
50
Secret Stratagem
50
Replicating Shadows
8
Weaponmaster
20
Shadow Focus
40
Deepening Shadows
50
Veiltouched
50
Shuriken Tornado
0
Sepsis
31
Perforated Veins
19
Lingering Shadow
0
Deeper Daggers
47
Flagellation
4
Invigorating Shadowdust
49
Dark Shadow
50
Finality
46
The Rotten
21
Shadowcraft
3
Danse Macabre
50
Goremaw's Bite
18
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
29
Thief's Bargain
19
Shadowy Duel
49
Dagger in the Dark
0
Silhouette
4
Smoke Bomb
47
Maneuverability
0
Death from Above
0
Dismantle
1
Thick as Thieves
0
Distracting Mirage
1
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 RBG, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Life-Bound Cap
    27
  2. Peripheral Vision Projectors
    16
  3. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Deathmask
    6
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time
    34
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    14
  3. Chain of the Green Flight
    1
  4. Verdant Aspirant's Pendant
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Bladed Spaulders
    42
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Shoulderpads
    6
  3. Life-Bound Shoulderpads
    2

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    27
  2. Hellbloom Cape
    17
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    4
  4. Hellbloom Drape
    1
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Cloak
    1

Chest

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Cuirass
    32
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Jerkin
    13
  3. Life-Bound Chestpiece
    3
  4. set
    Hellbloom Jerkin
    2

Wrist

  1. set
    Hellbloom Wraps
    20
  2. Needlessly Complex Wristguards
    13
  3. Life-Bound Bindings
    9
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristguards
    7
  5. Primordial Serpent's Bindings
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Clawgrips
    47
  2. set
    Hellbloom Handwraps
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt
    21
  2. set
    Hellbloom Belt
    20
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Belt
    6
  4. Lucid Shadewalker's Baldric
    3

Legs

  1. set
    Lucid Shadewalker's Chausses
    41
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Legwraps
    6
  3. Life-Bound Trousers
    3

Feet

  1. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
    47
  2. Life-Bound Boots
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Boots
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    49
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    45
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    5
  4. Anthia's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    48
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    43
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    6
  4. My'das Talisman
    1
  5. set
    Verdant Aspirant's Medallion
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    46
  2. Primal Molten Shortblade
    4

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Dagger
    16
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    14
  3. Hellbloom Cudgel
    7
  4. Primal Molten Shortblade
    6
  5. Hellbloom Shortsword
    5

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. Blue Silken Lining
    48
  2. Mettle
    47
  3. 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 RBG, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    1

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    43
  2. Regenerative Leech
    5
  3. +125 Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Accelerated Agility
    28
  2. Waking Stats
    21

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    46
  2. +200 Avoidance
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Legion Surveying
    3

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    37

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    44
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    3
  3. Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    46
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2
  3. Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    90
  2. +82 Versatility
    8
  3. +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 RBG.

  1. Zen Neltharite
    225
  2. Fractured Neltharite
    60
  3. Sensei's Neltharite
    38
  4. Zen Malygite
    31
  5. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    24