Talent Build & Glyphs for Subtlety Rogue in PvP | Latest Patch 6.2
Below is the recommended Talent Build & Glyphs guide for Subtlety Rogue at level 100. These recommendations are based on a combination of extensive play testing to assess the overall usefulness and power of each talent.
Below is the recommended build. Click the + symbol to read more about each talent. The selected talents are simply our general recommendation, your play style and group needs should be a priority when choosing your build. The talent descriptions include some additional advice on when different talents are the most appropriate choice.
- 15NightstalkerSubterfugeShadow Focus
Nightstalker improves your burst damage during Stealth, but is generally less useful than the other talents in this tier. Burst damage from Stealth is nice, but the other competing talents offer more overall utility.
Subterfuge allows you to continue to use Stealth-requiring abilities for a short time after Stealth and can be used for more damage or to apply additional control and stun effects. The flexibility of this talent makes it useful in almost every PvP encounter.
Shadow Focus allow for additional burst damage phases, but the additional control provided by Subterfuge is more useful overall.
- 30Deadly ThrowNerve StrikeCombat Readiness
Deadly Throw provides a ranged snare and interrupt, but the Combo Point cost makes it tricky to use. Also, other talents in this tier provide their utility without requiring additional resource management.
Nerve Strike provides a potent debuff, especially when playing in a team where you can cripple your opponents by debuffing their healers and top damage dealers.
Combat Readiness provides additional damage mitigation, which can be useful when you find yourself a frequent focus target. However, the utility of Nerve Strike is hard to replace and is generally more useful than Combat Readiness.
- 45Cheat DeathLeeching PoisonElusiveness
Cheat Death allows you to temporarily avoid death, but is generally less useful for mitigating damage than other talents in this tier. If you're in a situation where Cheat Death activates, then you're likely to die regardless of the talent.
Leeching Poison is not useful in PvP, as the healing only triggers from weapon strikes and not your poisons. The standard non-lethal poisons are more useful in most PvP situations.
Elusiveness provides a buff that is easy to maintain, thanks to the low cost of Feint, which allows you to keep Elusiveness up for most incoming crowd control.
- 60Cloak and DaggerShadowstepBurst of Speed
Burst of Speed is an acceptable alternative to Shadowstep when you are in battlegrounds with a lot of ground to cover. However, Shadowstep tends to offer more overall utility.
- 75Prey on the WeakInternal BleedingDirty Tricks
Prey On The Weak offers a potent damage boost from all sources. This talent excels in groups where you can increase the damage received to a focus target by your entire team. The overall utility of this talent makes it an excellent choice for this tier.
Paralytic Poison provides some additional damage for your Kidney Shot and is most useful when playing solo to help provide a bit more damage during your main stun. This talent is an acceptable alternative to Prey On The Weak if you regularly the only person dealing damage to a target.
Dirty Tricks is the weakest talent of this tier. In most PvP situations, there will be damage from other players that will break your crowd control, making this talent a poor performer in practice.
- 90Shuriken TossMarked for DeathAnticipation
Shuriken Toss offers an attack that helps apply pressure to ranged damage dealers, but the high cost of Shuriken Toss makes it difficult to use in practice. This talent is not generally recommended for PvP.
Marked For Death provides excellent burst damage potential with on-demand combo points. The ability to use back-to-back finishing moves is extremely useful, in almost every PvP situation.
Anticipation makes your PvP rotation a bit easier to manage, as you can store additional Combo Points and use them later. This is a useful talent and is simpler to use than Marked For Death, but doesn't allow for the same level of on-demand burst damage.
- 100Venom RushShadow ReflectionDeath From Above
Venom Rush increases your maximum Energy and boosts your Energy regeneration for each target you have poisoned, up to 3 total targets.
Shadow Reflection provides an additional burst damage cooldown by providing you with a reflection that memorizes your ability usage and then uses those abilities on your target.
Major Glyphs are all highly situational. Your Glyph choices will largely depend on your team and class composition.