Subtlety Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 13, 2020 at 19:57 by Ashine 73 comments

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


Best Gems for Subtlety Rogue

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Agility Icon Leviathan's Eye of Agility in one socket, and Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli (or the cheaper Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze) in all other sockets.

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

Consumables for Subtlety Rogue


Best Flasks and Potions for Subtlety

Potion of Unbridled Fury Icon Potion of Unbridled Fury is the best pick for pure single-target and 2-3 target cleave. Potion of Empowered Proximity Icon Potion of Empowered Proximity for 4 or more targets.

Greater Flask of the Currents Icon Greater Flask of the Currents is our flask of choice.

Since Patch 8.0.1, Healthstones and Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal 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

You should eat Critical Strike food (Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech" or the cheaper Honey-Glazed Haunches Icon Honey-Glazed Haunches).


Augment Runes for Subtlety

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.



  • 13 Jan. 2020: Page updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 17 Sep. 2019: Updated single-target potion and food buff.
  • 12 Jul. 2019: Added Versatility enchant to recommended ones.
  • 01 Jul. 2019: Page updated.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Page updated for Patch 8.2 with new consumables.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 04 Sep. 2018: Updated Off-hand weapon enchant description.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2018: Updated recommended gem to correct one.
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