Enhancement Shamanenhancement iconvssubtlety iconSubtlety Rogue

Debating whether to play a Subtlety Rogue or Enhancement Shaman? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Subtlety Rogues and Enhancement Shamans using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.

Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.2.6 WoW Dragonflight

  • Enhancement Shamanenhancement icon
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)

    Enhancement Shaman achieved 5.94% more maximum boss DPS than Subtlety Rogue when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.

  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)

    Enhancement Shaman achieved 3.45% more AoE DPS than Subtlety Rogue when there was no movement or lag.

  • Least affected by movement (single-target)

    Enhancement Shaman’s single-target DPS was -40.34% less affected by increased movement compared to Subtlety Rogues.

  • Best gear scaling

    Enhancement Shaman scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 2.67% more from 446 ilvl to 488 compared to Subtlety Rogues.

  • DPS less dependant on big cooldowns

    Enhancement Shaman’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 77.96% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Subtlety Rogues.

  • subtlety iconSubtlety Rogue
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)

    Subtlety Rogue achieved 1.64% more maximum boss DPS than Enhancement Shaman when there was no movement or lag.

  • Simplest Gameplay

    Subtlety Rogue has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Enhancement Shaman and Subtlety Rogues, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!


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