Subtlety Rogue Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jul 06, 2021 at 10:22 by Ashine 38 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

Keep in mind that this recommendation is made as if you could only ever choose one legendary; some will be better in specific scenarios. Below, we will recommend the best singular legendary if you are a PvE player that does both Mythic+ and Raiding.

2.1.

Venthyr Subtlety Rogues

If you are Venthyr, Obedience Icon Obedience is by far the best Legendary for every scenario. Keep in mind that it is quite likely to get nerfed at some point.

2.2.

Non-Venthyr Subtlety Rogues

If you are not Venthyr, 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 decent on single-target whilst being the best one as soon as you have multiple targets.

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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. Obedience Icon Obedience crafted on Cloak. Best Legendary for Venthyr Subtlety Rogues.
  2. Resounding Clarity Icon Resounding Clarity crafted on Waist. Best single-target Legendary for Kyrian Subtlety Rogues
  3. Finality Icon Finality crafted on Cloak. Best choice for most encounters that are not pure single-target (For non-Venthyrs).
  4. Akaari's Soul Fragment Icon Akaari's Soul Fragment crafted on Neck. Best legendary on single-target for Night Fae and Necrolord Subtlety Rogues.
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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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New Legendaries in 9.1

In Patch 9.1, each class has four new Legendaries that are covenant themed and each one of them amplifies the covenant abilities to make them stronger.

  • Obedience Icon Obedience is the new Venthyr-specific Legendary. This legendary is the best Legendary for Venthyr Subtlety Rogues and you should aim to craft it as soon as possible on your Back slot.
  • Resounding Clarity Icon Resounding Clarity is the new Kyrian-specific Legendary. This legendary is the best single-target Legendary for Kyrian Subtlety Rogues and you should aim to craft it as soon as possible on your Waist slot.
  • Deathspike Icon Deathspike is the new Necrolord-specific Legendary. This legendary has practically no uses in the current iteration as it provides very little AoE damage and even less single-target.
  • Toxic Onslaught Icon Toxic Onslaught is the new Night Fae-specific Legendary. This Legendary is very under-tuned and not worth using in practically any scenario.
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Changelog

  • 06 Jul. 2021: Page updated.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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