Subtlety Rogue DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 15, 2019 at 22:02 by Ashine 73 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Subtlety Rogue for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

1. Disclaimer

This page will be a rough outline of the bosses and mechanics in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. This page will focus primarily on how a Subtlety Rogue can optimize its performance on the raid bosses in Battle of Dazar'alor, and not on an actual raid strategy for the bosses. Initially, this page will focus on Heroic mode and lower, however, as more bosses are being killed on Mythic, the guide will also include optimizations for Mythic bosses.

2. Subtlety in Battle of Dazar'alor

Subtlety has one of the best short-term burst DPS in the game, which seems to be quite valuable in Battle of Dazar'alor. However, the raid has few bosses that contain low target amount cleave, which is Subtlety's biggest weakness. Overall, Subtlety seems to be a competitive spec but outclassed on many fights by Assassination due to fight design.

3. Talent Cheatsheet for Subtlety Rogue

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence Conclave of the Chosen High Tinker Mekkatorque Stormwall Blockade King Rastakhan Lady Jaina Proudmoore

4. Champion of the Light

4.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on Champion of the Light

4.2. Subtlety Rogue on Champion of the Light

5. Grong

Note: This boss is the second boss for Horde players, and the third boss for Alliance players. For the second Alliance boss (Jadefire Masters), see further below.

5.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on Grong

5.2. Subtlety Rogue on Grong

6. Jadefire Masters

6.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on the Jadefire Masters

For this boss, we will refer to Grimfang/Mestrah as "Monk", and Firecaller/Flamefist as "Mage".

6.2. Subtlety Rogue on Jadefire Masters

7. Opulence

7.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on Opulence

7.2. Subtlety Rogue on Opulence

  • If you get targeted by Ruby Beam Icon Ruby Beam, you can use Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows to minimize lost space.
  • More Rogue-specific tips will be added when the raid is released.

8. Conclave of the Chosen

8.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on the Conclave of the Chosen

8.2. Subtlety Rogue on Conclave of the Chosen

9. High Tinker Mekkatorque

9.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on High Tinker Mekkatorque

9.2. Subtlety Rogue on High Tinker Mekkatorque

  • At the moment we have no Rogue specific tips for this boss, make sure to check back later on!

10. Stormwall Blockade

10.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on the Stormwall Blockade.

10.2. Subtlety Rogue on Stormwall Blockade

  • At the moment we have no Rogue specific tips for this boss, make sure to check back later on!

11. King Rastakhan

11.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on King Rastakhan

11.2. Subtlety Rogue on King Rastakhan

  • If you are assigned to Bwomsamdi's realm in Phase Three, make sure to have your Shadow Blades Icon Shadow Blades ready.

12. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

12.1. Suggested Talents for Subtlety Rogue on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

12.2. Subtlety Rogue on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

  • At the moment we have no Rogue specific tips for this boss, make sure to check back later on!

13. Changelog

  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Page added.
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