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Subtlety Rogue Rotation and Priorities
This section of the Subtlety Rogue guide provides an overview of all spec abilities, when and how to use them. This guide is written by
, a Rogue in SPK. You can watch Gray_Hound on
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Symbols of Death
~5 seconds before the pull.
at two or more charges.
from Stealth or
at 4 or less Combo Points
at 4 or less Combo Points.
at four or more combo points.
at four or more combo points and
is already up.
Cleave damage (damage to secondary targets)
on cleave targets.
AoE Damage (damage to all targets)
At 3+ targets, replace
with Shuriken Storm and maintain
on important targets.
T19 2pc: Your
T19 4pc: Shadowstrike has a chance to generate additional combo points on targets affected by your
The Dreadlord's Deceit
(cloak): Turns Fan of Knives into a quasi-burst dps cooldown.
Insignia of Ravenholdt
(finger): All combo point generating abilities deal 12% additional Shadow damage to all targets within 15 yards in front of you.
Shadow Satyr's Walk
: Shadowstrike restores 3 energy plus an additional 1 Energy for every 3 yards between you and the target.
Denial of the Half-Giants
: Shadow Blades lasts longer the more finishers you cast while
Cinidaria, the Symbiote
: Your attacks deal 30% additional damage as Physical damage to targets above 90% health.
Mantle of the Master Assassin
: While Stealth is active and for 6 sec after breaking Stealth, your Critical Strike chance is increased by 100%.
Offensive Cooldowns (no talents)
: Allows the use of stealth abilities for the duration of
. Use when you need to refresh
Symbols of Death
or have two or more charges of
: Autoattacks deal shadow damage and combo point generators generate an additional combo point. Use on cooldown.
: Generate 3 combo points and generates energy over a few seconds. Use at 3 or less combo point and not at enegy cap. Otherwise, use on cooldown.
Defensive Cooldowns (no talents)
Cloak of Shadows
: Provides one second of magical immunity and four additional seconds where you resist all spells. Useful for surviving or avoiding magic based mechanics and damage.
: Not a cooldown, but for 20 energy and a global, you can mitigate 50% of all AoE damage for five seconds. Certain boss abilities are not considered AoE abilities.
: Spend some energy to regenerate 30% of your health over 6 seconds. Useful when having to survive for an extended amount of time without a healer.
: Lets you drop all threat and restealth. Can occasionally mitigate certain directly targeted boss abilities.
: People laugh at it, but talk to most Rogues, and the majority would tell you that they've progressed on a boss when the tanks died, but a
tank for a few seconds at least once or twice.
: Good for stunning a mob that you don't want casting, moving, or attacking while your group is burning it down.
: Similar purpose to
, however, it's only only usable while stealthed but doesn't cost Combo Points
: You run 70% faster for 8 seconds. It lets you…sprint from one point to another.
: Instantly teleports you behind your target, and grants a 70% sprint for 3 seconds. You are able to to
both enemies AND allies.
: Rogues' spell interrupt. Use to interrupt your target's spell cast.
Tricks of the Trade
: Use to redirect threat onto a friendly player. Great for casting on a tank on the prepull in order to give him a bit extra threat. Can also be used mid-pull on freshly spawned mobs so that they go to the tank instead of a healer.
: When used in conjunction with
, can be used to provide an additional niche stun or silence respectively.
Be smart with stuns on priority kill targets. You stuns will not only keep a mob locked down, but also increase the damage done to them.
Solo'ing World Quest Tips and Tricks:
in order to keep your health bar in a nice spot.
Group World Quest Tips and Tricks:
Lord Jorach Ravenholdt
assigned as your bodyguard/follower out in the world. Doing so gives you a three minute cooldown that deals up to 90% of the target's health in damage instantly. It's possible for
s to effectively solo Rare Elite World Quests that would normally require 3-5 people using this follower ability.
How to analyze logs and your performance:
Focus on mechanics/damage taken, first. Did you get hit by too many mechanics that could have been avoided? Did you die to something silly? Could you have have prevented a death by using one of your defensives?
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