Subtlety Rogue DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Ashine 60 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 10.0.7.

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


Gearing a Subtlety Rogue

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Subtlety Rogue. This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

For more detailed information on Stat Priority, please visit our Stats page.

For more detailed information on Gems and Enchants, please visit our Gems and Enchants page.

We also have a page dedicated to simulations for different aspects of your character. These can be found on our Simulations page.

Subtlety Rogue Tier Set in Dragonflight Season 1 from the Vault of the Incarnates


Primordial Stone Gems

Patch 10.0.7 introduced a new gearing layer to the game by adding Primordial Gemstones that can be socketed into the Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet, a new ring you can receive after finishing a few quests in the new area, The Forbidden Reach.

For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide below.

The gems provide different procs and effects, but most are not good enough. Subtlety Rogues use the Onyx Annulet as our Best in Slot item for single-target scenarios. Check our Enchants And Gems page to learn more about which gems make it worth using.


Simming and Raidbots as a Subtlety Rogue

A guide can't provide a truly accurate BiS Tier List. This is because the values of stats, procs, and so on will depend greatly on your other gear, your character's race, and more. Everything affects everything else. Furthermore, stats are generally close together in value, enough so that item level becomes the most important aspect of whether you equip a new piece of gear.

For these reasons, we do not provide a "BiS List" in this guide and would suggest that you stay clear of them. Instead, when deciding if an item is an upgrade, you should sim yourself using Raidbots. On this page, we will focus on more general and universal guidance, but it is wise to sim yourself for practically all gearing decisions.

If you are not familiar with Raidbots, you can use our Raidbots Guide to get started.



Embellished items are a new type of crafted gear. These are the same as regular crafted items, with one distinction - they were created using an embellishment optional crafting reagent. These can add special effects to your gear, and some crafted items come with them by default. You can only wear two crafted items with these bonus effects. We have all the best Embellishments for Subtlety Rogues listed below:

  1. Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat is by far our best Embellishment and you should prioritize crafting this.
  2. Flaring Cowl Icon Flaring Cowl is BiS for single-target if you have Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen as the Flaring Cowls effect is required to proc the ring as a Rogue.
  3. Bronzed Grip Wrappings Icon Bronzed Grip Wrappings/Fang Adornments Icon Fang Adornments on your weapon should be your second Embellishment unless you have the Eranog ring.

BiS Trinkets for Subtlety Rogue

As mentioned above, it is highly advised that you sim yourself for all gear slots. Trinkets are different from most gear, as they are far more unique, with way more than just secondary stat distribution setting them apart. For this reason, we are confident enough to list some of the best overall Trinkets.


Best Single-Target Trinkets for Subtlety Rogue

Unless otherwise noted, the trinket rankings will assume that the trinket is the highest available item-level version of that specific item.

  1. Controlled Current Technique Icon Controlled Current Technique from Kurog Grimtotem in Vault of the Incarnates.
  2. Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch, this trinket performs very well already without anyone in your raid even dying, which means that, especially in progress raiding scenarios, it will be even better. Drops from Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates.
  3. Spiteful Storm Icon Spiteful Storm from Raszageth the Storm-Eater in Vault of the Incarnates.
  4. Storm-Eater's Boon Icon Storm-Eater's Boon is a powerful trinket even on single-target, but it has an annoying downside; you get rooted for the duration. As a Rogue, you can play around this slightly with Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep. Drops from Dathea, Ascended in Vault of the Incarnates.
  5. Windscar Whetstone Icon Windscar Whetstone from Court of Stars.

Best AoE/Mythic+ Trinkets for Subtlety Rogue

  1. Storm-Eater's Boon Icon Storm-Eater's Boon is a powerful trinket even on single-target, but it has an annoying downside; you get rooted for the duration. As a Rogue, you can play around this slightly with Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep. Drops from Dathea, Ascended in Vault of the Incarnates.
  2. Algeth'ar Puzzle Box Icon Algeth'ar Puzzle Box from Algeth'ar Academy.
  3. Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon from Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates.
  4. Hunger of the Pack Icon Hunger of the Pack from Halls of Valor.
  5. Windscar Whetstone Icon Windscar Whetstone from Court of Stars.

BiS Rings and Necks for Subtlety Rogue

We highlight Jewelry items because they have the biggest secondary stat pool, meaning they can vary quite a lot between them, even at the same item level.

As a Subtlety Rogue, you will try to be avoiding Haste for the most part, as it is only okay on single-target and quite bad on AoE.

Below are some noteworthy Jewelry items.


BiS Weapons for Subtlety Rogue

Weapons are just like normal armor items; in that item level nearly always wins. This is even more true for weapons since weapon damage is an overwhelmingly powerful stat.

  1. Ornamental Drakonid Claw Icon Ornamental Drakonid Claw from Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates.
  2. Enduring Shard of Terros Icon Enduring Shard of Terros from Terros in Vault of the Incarnates.
  3. Skyferno Rondel Icon Skyferno Rondel from Ruby Life Pools is the best farmable dagger option. It is also heavily recommended that you craft at least one of your daggers, which we will discuss later on this page.

Best Dungeons to Farm as a Subtlety Rogue

To make this list, we have looked at all viable "BiS"-tier items from Mythic Dungeons, and counted out which dungeons drop the most of them. For the most part, the list avoids Haste items while highly valuing strong trinket and weapons . The baseline ranking assumes that you have none of the BiS items to start with.

Dungeon "BiS" Items
Halls of Valor Dagger, Cloak, Bracers, Gloves, Rings, Legs, Boots and Trinket
Ruby Life Pools Dagger, Helm, Chest, Gloves
Court of Stars Helm, Neck, Shoulders, Boots, Ring, Trinket
Shadowmoon Burial Grounds Dagger, Helm, Bracers
Temple of the Jade Serpent Cloak, Chest, Legs, Boots, and Ring
Algeth'ar Academy Gloves, Ring, Trinket
The Azure Vault Neck, Shoulders
The Nokhud Offensive This dungeon has no "BiS" items for Subtlety Rogues

Valor and Item Upgrades

Beginning in Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1, the Valor currency can be obtained from completing Mythic or Mythic+ dungeons. After earning enough of it, you can use Valor to upgrade any item obtained from a Mythic+ dungeon of any difficulty (including regular Mythic)! These upgrades carry through to item level 415, though you must also have achieved Dragonflight Keystone Hero: Season One Icon Dragonflight Keystone Hero: Season One to bring an item that high.


Enchants and Sockets

Once you have obtained a piece of gear containing a prismatic socket or needing to be enchanted, you will need to know how to modify it. Details about these tweaks can be found on our dedicated gems, enchants, and consumables page.


All Trinkets

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 gear is recommended.



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Single-Target with Add Waves

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  • 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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