PvE Subtlety Rogue Addons & Macros

WoW Cata Subtlety Rogue Addons and Macros

performance as a player: addons & macros. It cannot be understated how much of an impact they can have on your gameplay — increasing your DPS or healing by a large percentage, preventing you from dying, etc. You will need the best addons & macros to be the best Subtlety Rogue you can be!


Addons are direct quality-of-life improvements to the existing game features. They can range from User Interface modifications to simple tools such as a Damage Meter or Threat Meter. Addons can also be used to generate text notifications or even in-game vocal notifications to keep better track of your buffs and procs. They can also be used to display boss tactics and notify you of impending threats.

  • DeadlyBossMods – Allows you to track boss abilities. A must-have for raiding.
  • Details – Shows you how much damage, healing, etc everyone in your raid is doing. Flex on your friends!
  • WeakAuras – Extremely versatile addon that can be used to track buffs, debuffs, or create audio notifications.
  • Auctionator – A great tool for any interaction with the Auction House!
  • LFGBulletinBoard – A great tool for quickly finding PUG Raid groups and filtering Premade Groups.


Subtlety Rogues don’t have many macros that they must use, aside from targeting macros and general essential macros such as macros for cooldowns or for maintaining their auto-attacks.

Startattack Macro

It is optimal to have the /startattack command on all of your abilities as a melee DPS character. Doing so allows your character to begin auto-attacking your target right away, even if you aren’t currently in range to attack them, that ability is on cooldown, etc.

/cast Hemorrhage

Opener Macro

This macro uses both Shadowstep and Premeditation as an opener on your target to ensure a 5-combo point generation by using Ambush as a follow-up. To ensure that Ambush is also used on the target, you will have to press the macro twice ~ so mash that button!

#showtooltip Ambush
/cast Premeditation
/cast Shadowstep
/cast Ambush

Targeting Macro

This macro will be useful for casting abilities such as Tricks of the Trade without having to manually select your target or losing your current target.

/target "Player Name"
/cast Tricks of the Trade


About the Author


Hey there folks, I am Nevermore and have been deeply passionate about WoW for more than a decade. Whether we talk about the hidden mysteries of Azeroth or the otherworldly Outland, my journey brought me here to share the things that I have experienced with you all.
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Scroll to Top