Subtlety Rogue DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Oxi 65 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Subtlety Rogue for each boss of the following raid: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.



On this page, you will find Subtlety-Rogue-specific information to deal with each boss in the Vault of the Incarnates raid. PLEASE NOTE: With the changes that came to Subtlety in 10.2.5 that changes many recommendations to all bosses because of Invigorating Shadowdust Icon Invigorating Shadowdust so the boss pages will take time to update as we figure out the different cooldown timings for the bosses.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Subtlety Rogues and what you can do to deal with each fight as best as possible.


The Book of Shadows

The Rogue community has often worked together to compile information on which abilities can be mitigated or completely avoided through the use of Feint Icon Feint, Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows and Evasion Icon Evasion. This compilation of information has been dubbed the "Book of Shadows", and includes information on most major dungeon and raid mechanics.

While not yet populated with any information, the community is planning on working together once more to help newcomers and experienced players alike. Anybody can do so by submitting information on these interactions through the form, and hopefully, together, we will be able to figure out how best to use our defensive toolkit in Vault of the Incarnates and Mythic+.



Below is the most commonly used build for single-target, which you will use for most raid encounters.

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game by pressing 'Copy Export String':

Because of how the Subtlety spec tree is structured, taking AoE talents reduces our single-target by quite a bit. AoE talent builds can be better for overall damage on certain bosses while being detrimental to the raid progress.

Also note that the Rogue Class tree forces us to make choices between Feint Icon Feint, Cheat Death Icon Cheat Death, Master Poisoner Icon Master Poisoner, and Fleet Footed Icon Fleet Footed, as we need more points to get all of them without sacrificing DPS. The boss-specific talent links will be optimized with this in mind, as Feint can be useless on some bosses.



Recommended Talents:



You can run through the flame walls, which Primal Flame spawns with Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows.

Pop Evasion Icon Evasion if the Primal Flame fixates you adds.

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.



Recommended Talents:



Feint Icon Feint works on most mechanics on this boss.

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to immune the initial damage and the DoT from tanks clearing pillars.

For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.


The Primal Council

Since this boss is a permanent 4-target cleave fight, the recommended talent build here will be more AoE-focused.

Recommended Talents:



Make sure to apply Rupture Icon Rupture to each boss outside of your Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance windows.

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows removes certain debuffs on you such as Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark.

For more information, please refer to our The Primal Council guide.


Sennarth, the Cold Breath

Recommended Talents:



Vanish Icon Vanish removes all stacks of Sticky Webbing Icon Sticky Webbing.

Cast Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep if you get pulled off by Gossamer Burst Icon Gossamer Burst.

Use Shuriken Storm Icon Shuriken Storm to generate more Combo Points when the small adds spawn.

For more information, please refer to our Sennarth guide.


Dathea, Ascended

Recommended Talents:



Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows and Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep can be used to negate the knockback caused by Volatile Infusers dying.

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows also removes the debuff from Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark.


Kurog Grimtotem

Recommended Talents:



Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to remove Enveloping Earth Icon Enveloping Earth and you can solo soak Absolute Zero Icon Absolute Zero with it.

For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.


Broodkeeper Diurna

Generally speaking, if you are a Subtlety Rogue on this fight, you will be on the add group, thus speccing into AoE. If you are on the boss simply take full single-target-focused build.

Recommended Talents:



Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to remove stacks of Wildfire Icon Wildfire in case you get multiple as well as removing the healing absorption debuff from Frozen Shroud Icon Frozen Shroud.

Vanish Icon Vanish can be saved to remove your own Frozen Shroud Icon Frozen Shroud instantly.

For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.


Raszageth the Storm-Eater

Recommended Talents:



Shadowstep Icon Shadowstep and Shadowstrike Icon Shadowstrike from Vanish Icon Vanish should be used for extra mobility on this fight as well as getting over mechanics like Tempest Wing Icon Tempest Wing to prevent damage taken.

Cloak of Shadows Icon Cloak of Shadows can be used to negate the pushback from Hurricane Wing Icon Hurricane Wing completely and it makes you immune to Lightning Devastation Icon Lightning Devastation if you are about to get hit.



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 14 Feb. 2023: Updated recommended talents for Terros.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated talents and reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 13 Jan. 2023: Page updated with talent recommendations.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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