Subtlety Rogue Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 16:31 by Ashine 33 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Subtlety Rogue, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.

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Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

Legendary Powers are special effects that you add onto items through Runecarving. The Legendary powers enhance your class gameplay in different ways and some of them are spec-specific while some are class-specific. On this page, we will go through the best ones for all types of content. Please refer to our Rogue Legendary Powers page and our Runecarving page for more information about these powers.

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Best Overall Legendary for Subtlety Rogue

Ideally you should wait a little bit before crafting a legendary, in case there are tuning changes in the early expansion; luckily Subtlety legendaries are quite balanced and thus drastic tuning changes are unlikely. Below, we will recommend the best singular legendary if you are a PvE player that does both Mythic+ and Raiding.

Finality Icon Finality causes your Eviscerate Icon Eviscerate, Rupture Icon Rupture, and Black Powder Icon Black Powder casts to increase the damage of your next Finisher that you just used by 25%. Finality is our recommended best overall legendary, as it is the second best single-target legendary, slightly behind Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment, but as soon as you add more targets in to the mix, Finality becomes significantly better. Keep in mind that this recommendation is made as if you could only ever choose one legendary; some will be better in specific scenarios.

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Best Raiding Legendaries for Subtlety Rogue

If you do not see a specific legendary on this list, it is safe to assume it is worse than the other alternatives.

  1. Finality Icon Finality is the best choice for most encounters that are not pure single-target.
  2. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment is the best legendary on single-target by a small margin. Since single-target fights are quite rare, make sure to think twice before you craft this one.
  3. Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin can be situationally good if bosses have periods of increased damage taken or bigger burst is necessary.
  4. Essence of Bloodfang Icon Essence of Bloodfang is solid for cleave fights with few targets, but is generally worse than the other options. The sustain you get from it is not too impactful in raid environments.
  5. Invigorating Shadowdust Icon Invigorating Shadowdust is the worst legendary in terms of DPS we have access to, but it might have some very situational use due to the cooldown reduction.
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Best Mythic+ and Torghast Legendaries for Subtlety Rogue

If you do not see a specific legendary on this list, it is safe to assume it is worse than the other alternatives.

  1. Finality Icon Finality is the best choice for sustained AoE, whilst also being the second best single-target legendary.
  2. Mark of the Master Assassin Icon Mark of the Master Assassin is arguably the best option for overall damage in Mythic+, but as single-target is also very important, we still recommend Finality over Mark of the Master Assassin. This legendary is very good in Torghast as the encounters are very short.
  3. Essence of Bloodfang Icon Essence of Bloodfang is solid for cleave situations with few targets, but is generally worse than the other options. The sustain you get from it can be nice in Torghast.
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Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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