Subtlety Rogue DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jul 12, 2019 at 15:57 by Ashine 73 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Subtlety Rogue in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2. We also give budget alternatives.

1. 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.

2. Best Enchants for Subtlety Rogue

Slot Enchantment
Main Hand
Off Hand

3. Consumables for Subtlety Rogue

3.1. Best Flasks and Potions for Subtlety

Potion of Focused Resolve Icon Potion of Focused Resolve is the best pick for pure single target, assuming you do not need to swap targets during the duration of it. Potion of Empowered Proximity Icon Potion of Empowered Proximity for 4 or more targets and Superior Battle Potion of Agility Icon Superior Battle Potion of Agility for other scenarios.

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.

3.2. Best Food for Subtlety

You should eat from the Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table when possible, and otherwise Critical Strike food (Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech" or the cheaper Honey-Glazed Haunches Icon Honey-Glazed Haunches).

3.3. 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.

4. Changelog

  • 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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