Subtlety Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2
On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Subtlety Rogue in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.
1. Best in Slot Items for Subtlety Rogue from The Eternal Palace
With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.
|Helm||Shroud of Unmooring Whispers||Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha|
|Shoulders||Shoulderpads of Frothing Rage||Radiance of Azshara|
|Cloak||Drape of the Hatcher||Orgozoa|
|Chest||Blackwater Shimmerscale Vest||Blackwater Behemoth|
|Wrists||Tideblood Bracers||Abyssal Commander Shivara|
|Gloves||Gloves of Incomparable Beauty||Queen Azshara|
|Belt||Beloved Monarch's Waistwrap||Queen Azshara|
|Legs||Leggings of the Stormborn||Queen Azshara|
|Boots||Ardent Worshipper's Boots||The Queen's Court|
|Ring #1||Cursed Lover's Ring||Queen Azshara|
|Ring #2||Ring of the Highborne Courtier||The Queen's Court|
|Trinket #1||Ashvane's Razor Coral||Lady Ashvane|
|Trinket #2||Dribbling Inkpod||Orgozoa|
|Weapons||Court Dagger of Sentencing||The Queen's Court|
2. Benthic Gear for Subtlety Rogues
Benthic gear is a unique type of gear introduced in Patch 8.2. It comes in the form of gear tokens for each item slot that have a chance to become one of several unique items per slot. Some of them have special effects that provide extra damage, which makes them relevant for raiding and Mythic+ content. When you buy a Benthic Token, you can right-click the token in your inventory to identify the item. Benthic items can have sockets on them.
Using Prismatic Manapearls, which are found in Nazjatar from doing various content, you can upgrade Benthic Pieces from their baseline item level of 385, up to 430.
Note that Benthic effects only work in Nazjatar and The Eternal Palace. Below we have a list of the strong damage increase Benthic pieces that you should aim for:
- Ori's Tidal Wristwraps gives you a single target Frost damage proc.
- Neri's Wavebreaker Bindings gives you an AoE Physical damage proc.
- Fathomstalker Wristwraps gives you a chance to spawn a pufferfish that explodes and deals damage to enemies within 8 yards of you.
- Poen's Deepsea Grips gives you a chance on spells and abilities to spawn droplets that either heal allies or damage enemies.
- Fathomstalker Waistband increases the damage you deal to Aberrations by 2%.
- Vim's Scalecrusher Clasp gives you a Physical damage proc.
- Akana's Reefstrider Footwraps increases your Critical Strike damage by 3%.
Finally, we do not recommend upgrading Benthic pieces that do not have sockets.
3. Operation: Mechagon Gear
Mechagon and Operation: Mechagon have a couple of interesting items:
- Pocket-Sized Computation Device - This trinket is customizable using Punchcards that are obtained from various content. The best Red card is currently Cyclotronic Blast. The Yellow cards contain flat secondary stat bonuses. The Blue cards have unique utility or flavor effects that do not affect combat performance.
- The Logic Loop/Bit Band ring combinations provide minor bonus effects, some of which are good, if they are obtained at competitive item levels. Strong combinations for Subtlety include Logic Loop of Division and Shorting Bit Band/ Overclocking Bit Band.
4. Azerite Gear for Subtlety Rogues
For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.
This trinket list compares all current trinkets at various equal item levels, meant as a guideline to help prioritize upgrades, so care should be taken when assessing your own pieces should they vary in item level or bonuses. As always, simming your own gear is recommended.
5.2. Single-Target with Add Waves
- 12 Jul. 2019: Added Mechagon items.
- 08 Jul. 2019: Page updated for the release of the Eternal Palace.
- 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
- 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
- 21 Jan. 2019: Updated BiS for Battle for Dazar'alor
- 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1.
- 04 Sep. 2018: Updated page for Uldir launch.
- 23 Aug. 2018: Updated best Azerite gear and their traits.
- 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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