Subtlety Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Ashine 48 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Subtlety Rogue, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic DPS Rogue gems and enchants.


Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Subtlety Rogue

This page covers what are the best gems, enchants, food and flask to use as Subtlety Rogue. For more detailed explanations on how stats interact with each other in different scenarios, please visit our dedicated Stats page.

You should either Deadly Jewel Cluster Icon Deadly Jewel Cluster or Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster depending on your stat weights.

Note that all four stats are close to each other for Subtlety, so if you have very little of certain stat, you might want to gem for that instead.


Best Enchants for Subtlety Rogue

Slot Enchantment
Main Hand
Off Hand
  • Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech Icon Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech is the most generally useful one, however all of the cloak enchants have their uses and you should use one that suits you the best

Domination Shards

Note that the Shards of Domination will not work in Patch 9.2 content and thus are not necessary.


Consumables for Subtlety Rogue


Best Flasks and Potions for Subtlety

Potion of Phantom Fire Icon Potion of Phantom Fire is the best pick for pure single-target, however at higher Item Levels Potion of Spectral Agility Icon Potion of Spectral Agility becomes better. Use Potion of Spectral Agility when you have more than 2 targets.

Shaded Sharpening Stone Icon Shaded Sharpening Stone scales better than Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil on multi-target situations and thus you should be using Sharpening Stones in both of your weapons in such environments such as Mythic+.

Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power is our flask of choice.

Since Patch 8.0.1, Healthstones and Cosmic Healing Potion Icon Cosmic Healing Potion no longer share a cooldown with each other, which means that you can use both of them. It is also important to note that the Healing Potion is significantly stronger than Healthstones.


Best Food for Subtlety

The best food to eat is Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism, but it is quite costly. Cheaper alternatives are Spinefin Souffle and Fries Icon Spinefin Souffle and Fries and Steak a la Mode Icon Steak a la Mode.


Augment Runes for Subtlety

If you can afford it, you should use Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Runes (or the permanent Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune) to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

After reaching Exalted with The Enlightened, you can purchase Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Page updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 02 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 05 Jan. 2021: Added note about Lightless Force for Mythic+ along with mention of Agility potion scaling with Item Level.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Adjusted formatting a little bit along with adding a paragraph regarding Agility gems.
  • 03 Dec. 2020: Added cloak enchant.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Added mention of Kraken's Eye of Agility gem and updated recommended chest enchant.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated with new consumables for release of Shadowlands.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated recommended weapon enchants.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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