Subtlety Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Oxi 65 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Subtlety Rogue in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Subtlety Rogue gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing your Subtlety Rogue in Season 4

With the start of Season 4, we are entering the Awakened Season of Dragonflight, and you are once again able to acquire gear from every raid Raid at a higher item level. Mythic+ is also starting, same as the new PvP season, and this serves as a soft reset for the gear you acquired during the last Season of Dragonflight.

Season 4 once again uses the Crest upgrade system that was introduced in the previous season. We recommend that you check out our dedicated page for more information on this gear upgrade system if you are not yet familiar with it:

2.

BiS Gear for Subtlety Rogue

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
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BiS List for Subtlety Rogue

This list contains the highest DPS setup from most sources, for Subtlety Rogue

In most non-Tier slots, a 486 iLvl Craft is technically optimal, since you can customize the secondary stats to your liking. A few 528 iLvl slots from Mythic Raid are the exception.

This list is by no means a replacement for simming yourself. Depending on your previous Great Vault choices and the gear you have available to yourself, your BiS gear might look different than this list in some spots.

Disclaimer: Your embellishments are all within an acceptable margin of each other. Best Embellishments are two crafted pieces with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining. Previously it was suggested that you craft Slimy Expulsion Boots Icon Slimy Expulsion Boots as it saved you a spark early on because the toxic patch item ilvl did not affect the power of the patch and was useful for multi-speccing.

Slot Item Source/Note
Mainhand Weapon Cruel Dreamcarver Icon Cruel Dreamcarver (528) Igira the Cruel
Offhand Weapon Nick of Time Icon Nick of Time (522) Dawn of the Infinite
Helm Life-Bound Cap Icon Life-Bound Cap with Crit and Versatility (525)
or with Peripheral Vision Projectors Icon Peripheral Vision Projectors with Versatility (5)
Crafted by Leatherworking/Engineering.
Life-Bound Cap Icon Life-Bound Cap should be embellished with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch if using Toxic/Slimy Boots or Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining. Note: If playing with the Eranog ring, Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch must be placed on a piece of armor vs blue silken which can be put on jewelry.
Neck Custodian's Medallion of Delusion Icon Custodian's Medallion of Delusion (528) The Azure Vault
Shoulder Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades Icon Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades (528) Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Scalecommander Sarkareth
Chest Lurking Specter's Tights Icon Lurking Specter's Tights (528) Kurog Grimtotem/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Life-Bound Bindings Icon Life-Bound Bindings (525) Crafted by Leatherworking. Embellished with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch if using Toxic/Slimy Boots or Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining. Note: If playing with the Eranog ring, Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch must be placed on a piece of armor vs blue silken which can be put on jewelry.
Gloves Lurking Specter's Handgrips Icon Lurking Specter's Handgrips (528) Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Watcher's Clasp of Purpose Icon Watcher's Clasp of Purpose (528) Halls of Infusion
Legs Lurking Specter's Tights Icon Lurking Specter's Tights (528) Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Treads of the Swift Icon Treads of the Swift (528) or Galvanic Gaiters Icon Galvanic Gaiters Uldaman. Galvanic Gaiters Icon Galvanic Gaiters are a BoE Drop from Vault of the Incarnates. Note: Only craft Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps or Slimy Expulsion Boots Icon Slimy Expulsion Boots if you are multi-speccing. Otherwise you would not use the Decay boots.
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog
Ring #2 Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight (525) Crafted by Jewelcrafting embellished with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining
Trinket #1 Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul (528) Smolderon
Trinket #2 Spiteful Storm Icon Spiteful Storm (528) or Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch (528) Raszageth/Broodkeeper Diurna
3.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Subtlety Rogue

This list contains the highest DPS setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons.

This list is by no means a replacement for simming yourself. Depending on your previous Great Vault choices and the gear you have available to yourself, your BiS gear might look different than this list in some spots.

Slot Item Source/Note
Mainhand Weapon Searing Tusk Shard Icon Searing Tusk Shard Neltharus. Note: ALWAYS equip the highest item level dagger in your mainhand. Item level will always be better than any secondary stat difference.
Offhand Weapon Nick of Time Icon Nick of Time (515) Dawn of the Infinite
Helm Crown of Roaring Storms Icon Crown of Roaring Storms Ruby Life Pools
Neck Custodian's Medallion of Delusion Icon Custodian's Medallion of Delusion The Azure Vault
Shoulder Shoulders of Animated Stone Icon Shoulders of Animated Stone Uldaman
Cloak Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Icon Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Neltharus
Chest Invader's Firestorm Chestguard Icon Invader's Firestorm Chestguard Ruby Life Pools
Bracers Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders Icon Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders Brackenhide Hollow
Gloves Ruby Contestant's Gloves Icon Ruby Contestant's Gloves Algeth'ar Academy
Belt Watcher's Clasp of Purpose Icon Watcher's Clasp of Purpose Halls of Infusion
Legs Lavabearer Legwraps Icon Lavabearer Legwraps Neltharus
Boots Treads of the Swift Icon Treads of the Swift Uldaman
Ring #1 Bloodied Wedding Ring Icon Bloodied Wedding Ring Brackenhide Hollow
Ring #2 Scalebane Signet Icon Scalebane Signet Neltharus
Trinket #1 Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment Halls of Infusion
Trinket #2 Algeth'ar Puzzle Box Icon Algeth'ar Puzzle Box Algeth'ar Academy
3.

Raid Gear BiS List for Subtlety Rogue

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from the Amirdrassil Raid.

This list is by no means a replacement for simming yourself. Depending on your previous Great Vault choices and the gear you have available to yourself, your BiS gear might look different than this list in some spots.

Slot Item Source/Note
Mainhand Weapon Cruel Dreamcarver Icon Cruel Dreamcarver (528) Igira the Cruel
Offhand Weapon Nick of Time Icon Nick of Time (515) Dawn of the Infinite
Helm Life-Bound Cap Icon Life-Bound Cap with Crit and Versatility (525)
or with Peripheral Vision Projectors Icon Peripheral Vision Projectors with Versatility (5)
Crafted by Leatherworking/Engineering.
Life-Bound Cap Icon Life-Bound Cap should be embellished with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch if using Toxic/Slimy Boots or Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining. Note: If playing with the Eranog ring, Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch must be placed on a piece of armor vs blue silken which can be put on jewelry.
Neck Magmorax's Fourth Collar Icon Magmorax's Fourth Collar Magmorax
Shoulder Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades Icon Lurking Specter's Shoulderblades (528) Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Scalecommander Sarkareth
Chest Lurking Specter's Tights Icon Lurking Specter's Tights (528) Kurog Grimtotem/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Life-Bound Bindings Icon Life-Bound Bindings (525) Crafted by Leatherworking. Embellished with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch if using Toxic/Slimy Boots or Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining. Note: If playing with the Eranog ring, Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch must be placed on a piece of armor vs blue silken which can be put on jewelry.
Gloves Lurking Specter's Handgrips Icon Lurking Specter's Handgrips (528) Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Watcher's Clasp of Purpose Icon Watcher's Clasp of Purpose (528) Halls of Infusion
Legs Lurking Specter's Tights Icon Lurking Specter's Tights (528) Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Treads of the Swift Icon Treads of the Swift (528) Uldaman. Note: Only craft Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps or Slimy Expulsion Boots Icon Slimy Expulsion Boots if you are multi-speccing. Otherwise you would not use the Decay boots.
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog
Ring #2 Tormentor's Siphoning Signet Icon Tormentor's Siphoning Signet Rashok
Trinket #1 Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul (528) Smolderon
Trinket #2 Spiteful Storm Icon Spiteful Storm (528) or Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch (528) Raszageth/Broodkeeper Diurna
3.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Subtlety Rogue

With all the different layers of gearing currently available to players, it is impossible to cover all edge cases and individual recommendations in a guide. We therefore highly recommend simming your own character by using Raidbots. This website allows for precise and individualized recommendations that consider your exact talents, gear, trinket, and all the other layers of gearing that the game has to offer. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as it is the only reliable way to get information on which piece of gear, enchant, gem, or trinket is the best for your character.

3.1.

Droptimizer

The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses offer the highest DPS upgrades to you. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from each of the items it drops. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.

4.

Flightstones and Crest Upgrade Recommendations

These are some of the items you should prioritize on upgrading as high as possible early into the season:

  • A Mainhand weapon, like Nick of Time Icon Nick of Time.
  • A powerful trinket like Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul or Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch
  • Embellished Items crafted with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining.

These are not the only items worth upgrading, of course. They simply offer the highest DPS gain early into the tier when you are limited by the weekly cap of the Crests.

5.

Dragonflight Season 4 Awakened Tier Set

Season 4 offers us the choice of 5 tier-set items that grant powerful bonuses: Rogue Subtlety 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Rogue Subtlety 10.2 Class Set 2pc and Rogue Subtlety 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Rogue Subtlety 10.2 Class Set 4pc

If given a choice, try to prioritize the Shoulder, Chest, Gloves, and Legs slots for this. However, getting the Helmet to complete one of the bonuses is still better than any other gearing choice.

6.

Professions and Crafted Gear

Professions are a great way to gear up with your optimal secondary stats, as generating specific secondary stat combinations is now possible when adding special items to the crafting process. With the heavily reworked crafting system in Dragonflight, exploring the new professions will help you gear up throughout the expansion, as you will be able to craft some Mythic Raid item-level pieces further down the line.

If you want to find out more about professions, make sure to check out our Dragonflight Profession guide!

As your ability to craft items will be time-gated in the initial stages of Patch 10.2, we highly recommend to get a Main Hand weapon as soon as possible. However, the Nick of Time Icon Nick of Time dagger is so powerful that you will eventually replace your weapon with it, so be careful not to waste your limited opportunity to craft an item unless absolutely necessary.

6.1.

Embellished Items

Up to two of your crafted items can be Embellished. This is a similar concept as Unique-Equipped, as you can only wear two items that have the Embellished status. Some crafted items, many of which have powerful procs or beneficial effects by default, are considered Embellished. You can also add Embellishments from a variety of professions to any crafted item, adding the effect to this item either when creating it or at a later stage.

As there is a lot of competition for Embellishments, you will have to pick and choose the two strongest ones for your overall DPS output. The two best choices for this are:

  • Undulating Sporecloak Icon Undulating Sporecloak
  • A crafted item with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining.
6.2.

Adding Sockets to Gear

You can add sockets to your necklace by using a Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting on it. Depending on the rank of the Medallion, you can add up to 3 sockets to any necklace you own.

You can also add sockets to Helmets, Belts, Bracers, Necks and Rings with Tokens of Merit, which are granted if you do not select any of the choices in your Great Vault. 6 of these tokens can be traded in for an item that allows you to add a socket to any piece of gear you acquired in Season 3.

7.

Stat Priorities

Which gems and enchants to use heavily depends on your current stat priority. As previously mentioned, this priority can shift and change whenever you acquire new gear, so simming yourself to figure out the best use of your newly acquired socket is highly recommended. The general rule is to prioritize Versatility and Critical Strike on as many pieces of gear as possible, and prioritizing those stats for any consumables as well.

8.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4
  • 20 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Reviewed and Updated after Sporecloak Nerf.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed and Updated for patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Added BiS item tables and reformatted page.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Page updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 09 May 2023: Added notes about how to spend sparks in Season 2 along with few other updates.
  • 01 May 2023: Page updated for Patch 10.1 and added notes about Eranog ring and Onyx Annulet.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Page updated and reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Page updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 13 Jan. 2023: Added recommended Embellishments.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Vault of the Incarnates launch.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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