tbc classic pve subtlety rogue burning crusade classic
  • Author: Malphaz
  • Date: July 17, 2021
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

Welcome to the Subtlety Rogue guide for World of Warcraft the Burning Crusade. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Subtlety Rogue in dungeons and raids. The guide includes Talents, Gems, Enchantments, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

Subtlety isn’t the go-to spec for PvE. Combat Rogue will deal more damage with the same gear. Hemorrhage Hybrid Builds are not viable in Tier 6 content because the Rogue will sacrifice too much damage. These builds can be viable in lower Tiers where the requirements are not that high.

Hemorrhage Hybrid Build is a spec that utilizes Hemorrhage debuff to increase the overall DPS of the raid. Below is a build that requires Swords as both main- and off-hand weapon. Ideally, you should have a slower main-hand sword (2.5-2.8) with a fast off-hand due to Sword Specialization.

pve subtlety rogue talents tbc 2.4.3

Use the second build if you don’t have access to two swords. 2 points in Dirty Deeds and 4 in Deadliness is taken to compensate for lost damage due to the absence of Sword Specialization and Weapon Expertise. Overall, this build is less powerful and it is advised to change to the first one as soon, as possible.

pve subtlety rogue sword talents tbc 2.4.3

Enchanters can also benefit from Formula: Enchant Ring – Stats.

Leatherworking is a great option. Not only is it useful for your group with Drums of Battle & Drums of War, but you can also craft armor on almost every stage of your progression.

Jewelcrafting can be used to create Figurine – Shadowsong Panther (will be replaced), Hard Khorium Band (BiS), Hard Khorium Choker (BiS) and epic gems.

Enchanting will mainly be used to make your armor enchants and unique ring enchants.

Engineering provides a list of useful items during your progression, like Deathblow X11 Goggles and Quad Deathblow X44 Goggles which are present in T6 BiS list (there are better items though). Goblin Jumper Cables XL will come in handy since you can Vanish even if everyone else is wiped.

Windfury Totem on MH weapon, and Deadly Poison on the OH. If there is no shaman to provide Windfury Totem, use Instant poison on MH and Deadly Poison on OH weapon.

Open up with GarroteMaintain Slice and Dice at all time (with 3-5 Combo Points) and Rupture on the target.
Hemorrhage is your main skill to get combo points. Shiv can be used to re-apply Deadly Poison. It’s worth using Shiv if the stack of poison is about to end on the target.

Expertise – Agility & Hit – Haste – Crit – Armor Penetration
With 5/5 Precision, you will need an additional 4% of Hit (64 rating) to reach soft cap, where special attacks always hit.
With 2/2 Weapon Expertise, you will need an additional 64 expertise rating to reach soft cap, or 44 expertise rating if you are playing a Human with swords.


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