Subtlety Rogue PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / 9.0.2)

Last updated on Dec 17, 2020 at 17:24 by Mysticall 23 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Subtlety Rogue in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Subtlety Rogue PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Subtlety Rogues in PvP

The stat priority for Subtlety Rogue in PvP is as follows:

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

Agility is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the strong secondary stat at all times, due to it increasing your damage and reducing the damage you take. Mastery is the next strongest secondary stat. Your Mastery is important as it increases the damage of your finishing moves. This will increase your sustained and burst damage.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Subtlety Rogues want to get trinkets that line up well with Shadow Blades Icon Shadow Blades. Because this ability has a 3 minute cooldown, your trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Agility. The reason you want to increase Agility is because it drastically increases your overall damage output.

2.2.

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion Icon Sinful Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will normally use this when you are stuck in crowd control and a teammate is at low health. Note, if you play a Human and are playing against a team with only stuns, Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch Icon Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch is a better option.

Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity gives you Haste and has a 1-minute cooldown that increases your primary stat. This is great to use right before you activate a powerful cooldown.

Sinful Gladiator's Emblem Icon Sinful Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you think a team will be focusing you.

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity increases your Haste and has a chance to proc your primary stat. This is an overall strong trinket, as the stat will proc often throughout an arena match.

2.3.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Subtlety Rogue:

Gem all of your gear with Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster.

3.

Changelog

  • 17 Dec. 2020: Updated Stat Priority description.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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