Season of Discovery Subtlety Rogue DPS Guide

Last updated on Jul 11, 2024 at 10:00 by Sellin 1 comment

Welcome to our DPS Subtlety Rogue guide for WoW Classic - Season of Discovery, tailored for PvE content. Here, you will learn how to play the Rogue class as a DPS Subtlety Rogue. Click the links below to navigate the guide or read this page for a short introduction.



Masters of Stealth and Treachery, Subtlety Rogue has received some fun new tools in the Season of Discovery version of Classic World of Warcraft and with those changes come many new ways to play one of the games original classes. New abilities such as Saber Slash Icon Saber Slash, Between the Eyes Icon Between the Eyes and Quick Draw Icon Quick Draw add new and exciting ways to play your rogue and eliminate many of the shortcomings the class faced in the original version of Classic. Rogues are capable of dealing massive single target DPS and have been made only stronger in the Season of Discovery.

Rogues are always in demand for smaller format content as their ability to stun and crowd control is almost unmatched so you should have no issue finding groups for both PvE and PvP content, with the emphasis that is being put on open world content in Season of Discovery rogues become even more valuable with their ability to stealth and infiltrate the back lines.

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Incredible single target damage
  • +Powerful defensive cool downs that allow you to mitigate damage or even completely leave combat
  • +Greatest mobility of any melee dps
  • +Massive amount of crowd control/interrupts available
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Gear dependent
  • -Susceptible to Roots/Slows
  • -Extremely dependent on consistent up time on the same target
  • -No unique buffs

Season of Discovery

Rogue has received some major changes in the Season of Discovery version of Classic World of Warcraft, and with those changes come many new ways to play one of the games' original classes. Below we have included guides to keep you current on not only Season of Discovery changes, but general game play tips and lists so you are best prepared to tackle the new adventures that await you in the Season of Discovery on your Subtlety DPS Rogue.

Through the addition of entirely new abilities and runes, the rotation, gearing options, and talent decisions for Subtlety Rogue has changed drastically with the coming of Season of Discovery. Use the guides located in the Table of Content at the top of this page to find all the information you'll need to master this new game mode!


Rune Engravings

Make sure to check out our Rune Engravings guide to best understand what each rune does for your Rogue. Likewise, if you're unsure where to locate these runes, we've listed the location for every Season of Discovery Rune in the guide below to help you find the best available runes for your class!.



Professions have always been a big part of Classic WoW but are made even more important in Season of Discovery with the addition of many new recipes.

Engineering provides tons of situationally useful goodies that will help you in combat both in PvP and PvE either to deal more damage or sometimes even a niche defensive cool down to mitigate or even entirely avoid incoming damage or crowd control.

Leatherworking now provides even more great gear with the new recipes found in Season of Discovery. Many of the new Epic crafted items are Bind on Pickup so you will need the respective profession to use the items.



  • 11 Jul. 2024: Reviewed for Phase 4.
  • 06 Apr. 2024: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 04 Mar. 2024: Updated for Phase 2.
  • 15 Dec. 2023: Guide updated.
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