Subtlety Rogue DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.0.2

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General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Subtlety Rogue in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.


Subtlety Rogue in Mythic+

The playstyle of Subtlety in Mythic+ revolves around burst windows with damage multipliers, such as Symbols of Death Icon Symbols of Death and Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance, using Shuriken Storm Icon Shuriken Storm to generate more Combo Points than you normally would in a single-target scenario and spending them on different finishers, depending on the amount of targets you are fighting.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1 page below.


Subtlety Rogue Mythic+ Rotation

In most situations, the rotation is same in Mythic+ and Raiding scenarios, however there are some conditionals especially in the opener with multiple targets. This page will mostly focus on the Mythic+ conditionals, so if you are looking for full rotation, make sure to check out the Rotation page below.


Subtlety Rogue Utility

  • Shroud of Concealment Icon Shroud of Concealment provides Stealth to every nearby party member. This spell is often used to skip difficult or inefficient packs that you would otherwise have to deal with.
  • Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows, Feint Icon Feint, and Cheat Death Icon Cheat Death are a big part of what makes Rogue's good in Mythic+; their defensive abilities are the strongest in the game.
  • Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot has gained more value since Battle for Azeroth with the reduced duration on all AoE stuns. It is one of the longest stuns in the game thus making it exceptionally useful when dealing with difficult mobs.
  • Crippling Poison Icon Crippling Poison,Numbing Poison Icon Numbing Poison and Atrophic Poison Icon Atrophic Poisonhave their uses in Mythic+.

Mythic+ Talents for Subtlety Rogues

Talents suggested below are specifically for Mythic+, and will not be the same for most Raiding encounters. Make sure to read the Talents page to find out optimal talents for each scenario.

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:


Dragonflight Season 1: Thundering

Every Mythic+ season of Dragonflight will once again include a unique Seasonal Affix; Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1's special affix is Thundering Icon Thundering. In short: there will occasionally be a lightning storm triggered throughout the dungeon, creating a number of dodgeable lightning strikes. At this time, everyone in the party will be marked with one of two debuffs, increasing damage and healing done by 30%. However, if this debuff is not removed within 15 seconds (by having two players with opposite debuffs make contact with one another), debuffed players will be stunned and suffer heavy Nature damage.

Since there are five players and only two pairs of debuffs able to be cleared, one player is allowed to keep their remaining debuff (and its increased damage/healing) for the entire time. If you want to maximize damage from the debuff, you should try to have the strongest DPS keep theirs for the whole duration.


Valor and Valor Upgrades

In Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1, running a Mythic+ dungeon will reward you with the Valor currency. This currency can be used to upgrade any item received in a dungeon up to a max of item level 415. For a recommendation on what items to focus your upgrading efforts on, see our gearing page below:


Tips for certain Mythic+ Affixes

  • Bolstering Icon Bolstering buffs remaining enemies' Health pools and damage dealt by 20% when an enemy dies nearby. To counter this affix, DPS all mobs down evenly and focus your casts into high Health mobs if there are any. As a Subtlety Rogue, managing Bolstering will often be your main task due to how strong Subtlety is at equalizing Health pools of mobs — mainly due to high priority damage.
  • Bursting Icon Bursting forces enemy mobs to detonate when slain, afflicting the group with a stacking debuff that causes players to suffer 10% of their max Health in damage every four seconds. Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows removes and prevents any Bursting stacks, so remember to use it when your group is about to reach high stacks. When handling the Bursting affix, ask how many stacks your healer can handle and try to not mindlessly DPS and exceed your healers stack limit.


  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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