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TBC Classic Subtlety Rogue PvP Guide

This guide was created in collaboration with Mir, one of the top Rogues in TBC Classic.
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Introduction

    The Subtlety Rogue is one of the strongest specs in Arena throughout all of The Burning Crusade Classic. Their versatile toolkit gives them tons of control with
    Kidney Shot
    ,
    Sap
    , and
    Blind
    , mobility with
    Shadowstep
    and
    Sprint
    , and survivability with
    Cloak of Shadows
    and
    Evasion
    . Best of all, they get to reset a lot of these skills thanks to
    Preparation
    . Managing your cooldowns efficiently is one of the key components of playing a Subtlety Rogue well in arena.

TBC Sub Rogue PvP BiS List

Gear
Slot
Source
Choker of Vile Intent
Choker of Vile Intent
neck
Vendor
Badge of Justice (25)
Gladiator's Leather Spaulders
Gladiator's Leather Spaulders
enchantGreater Inscription of Vengeance
Bright Living Ruby
Wicked Noble Topaz
shoulder
PvP
Arena Season 1
Drape of the Dark Reavers
Drape of the Dark Reavers
enchantCloak - Stealth
back
Karazhan
Shade of Aran (16%)
Gladiator's Leather Tunic
Gladiator's Leather Tunic
enchantChest - Major Resilience
Bright Living Ruby
Bright Living Ruby
Wicked Noble Topaz
chest
PvP
Arena Season 1
General's Leather Bracers
Bracer - Assault
wrist
PvP
Honor & WSG Marks
Gladiator's Leather Gloves
Gloves - Superior Agility
hands
PvP
Arena Season 1
General's Leather Belt
waist
PvP
Honor & AB Marks
Skulker's Greaves
Nethercobra Leg Armor
legs
Karazhan
Netherspite (16%)
The Master's Treads
Boots - Surefooted
feet
Auction House
BoE World Drop
Ring of the Recalcitrant
Ring - Striking
finger 1
Quest Reward
The Fall of Magtheridon
Garona's Signet Ring
Ring - Striking
finger 2
Karazhan
The Curator (17%)
Medallion of the Horde
trinket 1
PvP
Honor Points
Figurine - Nightseye Panther
trinket 2
Jewelcrafting
BoP Pattern (350)
Gladiator's Slicer
Weapon - Mongoose
weapon
PvP
Arena Season 1
Gladiator's Quickblade
Weapon - Mongoose
off hand
PvP
Arena Season 1
Gladiator's War Edge
ranged
PvP
Arena Season 1
Character Stats
  • HP 8824
  • Resilience 242
  • Attack Power 1808
  • Hit Chance 8.94%
  • Expertise 0
  • Crit Chance 25.90%
  • Haste 0
  • Armor Penetration 0
Notes
  • You can go Blacksmithing for an early
    Dragonmaw
    , but it will be replaced with
    Spiteblade
    and then
    Gladiator's Slicer
    .
  • In the rare case that you are absolutely certain you're not fighting a team with a Rogue, you can switch
    Figurine - Nightseye Panther
    for
    Bloodlust Brooch
    .
  • Don't forget to make use of the unique gems from Honor Points and Jewelcrafting.

TBC Sub Rogue PvP Talents

Standard Build

0
Assassination
0
Combat
0
Subtlety

TBC Sub Rogue Pre Match

  1. Apply
    Wound Poison
    to your Main Hand weapon.
  2. Apply
    Crippling Poison
    to your Off-hand weapon.
  3. Mind-numbing Poison
    is great to have on a third weapon that you can quickly swap to and apply with
    Shiv
    against casters. You can also do this with
    Wound Poison
    .

TBC Sub Rogue Diminishing Returns Groups

  1. Blind
    Cyclone
  2. Sap
    +
    Gouge
    Polymorph
    +
    Freezing Trap
    +
    Wyvern Sting
    +
    Repentance
  3. Cheap Shot
    ⇒ All Stuns except
    Kidney Shot
  4. Kidney Shot
    ⇒ No other skills.