Subtlety Rogue DPS Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

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On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Subtlety Rogue. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. The Basics of Stats for Subtlety Rogue

1.1. Single-Target Stat Priority

The general single-target stat priority for a Subtlety Rogue is:

  1. Versatility;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Haste.

On single-target, all four stats are very close to each other. If you do not have access to The First Dance Icon The First Dance, Haste becomes your best stat.

1.2. Multi-Target Stat Priority

The general multi-target stat priority for a Subtlety Rogue is:

  1. Mastery;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Haste.

On multi-target, Mastery gains value due to the increased amount of finishers that we are able to put out whilst Haste loses some due to the accelerated resource gain in multi-target situations. Mastery is quite a bit better than the other stats when you have a lot of targets and the other three are close to each other.

2. Important Notes About Stat Priorities

These stat priorities are obtained by using a SimulationCraft gear setup that has equal stats and no trinkets enabled. To get accurate stat weights for your own character, you should simulate yourself using Raidbots.

Keep in mind that the more you have of a stat, the less valuable it becomes.

In Battle for Azeroth, Haste is more valuable to us than it has been before. This is due to the increase of auto attack damage, in combination with the loss of a lot of Energy sources with the removal of Artifact weapons.

3. Subtlety Rogue: Getting a Better Understanding

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Mastery increases the damage of your finishers through Mastery: Executioner Icon Mastery: Executioner.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility is a flat-out damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

Haste increases your Energy regeneration, Nightblade Icon Nightblade tick rate and attack speed. Increased attack speed generates extra Combo Points via Shadow Techniques Icon Shadow Techniques.

4. Changelog

  • 14 Dec. 2018: Updated stat priority.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Aug. 2018: Updated single-target stat priority.
  • 18 Aug. 2018: Added multi-target stat priority and removed stat weights.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2018: Updated stat priority.
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