Subtlety Rogue Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 6th Aug, 2022
Pushnoir Subtlety Rogue Author

Stat Priorities

Stat Priorities

Critical Strike and Versatility are our two best secondary stats for single target damage, and while some Haste is good, it is not desirable in larger amounts. Mastery is even weaker, and you try to avoid it as much as possible.

This is generally how the stat priority looks until you reach the diminishing return cap.

Critical Strike = Versatility > Haste > Mastery

For AoE:

For AoE, it looks a bit different. Critical Strike is still the best secondary stat, but Mastery is really strong on AoE, and Haste value takes a nosedive.

Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste

For Funnel:

Critical Strike > Mastery = Versatility > Haste

All of that is fine and all, but in the end, you should always sim yourself and your upgrades.

Stat Outline

Agility: Increases attack power and damage.

Critical Strike: Chance to do double damage and apply Find Weakness when you Crit with Backstab and Shuriken Storm.

Mastery: Increases the damage of all your finishers.

Haste: Increases energy generation, bleed tick rate, and attack speed. We run a bunch of energy talents, so it is rarely an issue which is why Haste is typically quite bad for us.

Versatility: Simple flat bonus to damage done and reduction to damage taken.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim



Blood Elf is slightly better than other horde races. The rest of them are all relatively equal.


Mechagnome, Dwarf, and Void Elf are all excellent choices.


Cloak - Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

Chest - Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish since this enchant does shadow damage it is buffed by Deeper Daggers and is therefore our strongest option in all situations

Boots - Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

Rings - Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike or Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility, depends on your character's sims

Main hand - Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

Off-hand - Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation


Crit Gem: Deadly Jewel Cluster

Versatility Gem: Versatile Jewel Cluster

Sim yourself for a more accurate answer.


Food: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism > Surprisingly Palatable Feast > Spinefin Souffle and Fries

Flask: Spectral Flask of Power


Potion: Potion of Spectral Agility

Stone/Oil: 1x Shaded Sharpening Stone & 1x Shadowcore Oil


Potion: Potion of Spectral Agility

Stone/Oil: 2x Shaded Sharpening Stone

Rune: Veiled Augment Rune

Armor Kit: Heavy Desolate Armor Kit

Healing Potion: Spiritual Healing Potion