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 10.1.7 WoW Dragonflight

  • Enhancement Shamanenhancement icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Enhancement Shaman achieved 5.02% more maximum boss DPS than Subtlety Rogue when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Enhancement Shaman achieved 11.96% 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 9.7% 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 -38.82% less affected by increased movement compared to Subtlety Rogues.
  • Best gear scalingEnhancement Shaman scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 6.72% more from 422 ilvl to 446 compared to Subtlety Rogues.
  • Simplest GameplayEnhancement Shaman has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsEnhancement Shaman’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 52.61% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Subtlety Rogues.
  • subtlety iconSubtlety Rogue

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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