PVP Subtlety Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVP Subtlety Rogue Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

Welcome to the Subtlety Rogue PVP guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Subtlety Rogue in the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

1. Talent Tree

This is a core build. Talents which are taken are a must-have. Green squares show viable talents, choose them depending on your play style. You will have to choose some of them to progress further in the talent tree.

PVP Subtlety RogueTalent Tree. spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Relentless Earthsiege Diamond


Bright Cardinal Ruby or Fractured Cardinal Ruby


Yellow sockets are filled with Red Gems.


Nightmare Tear x1
Other sockets are filled with Red Gems.

If you're using PvP gear - choose Armor Penetration, if PvE - choose Attack Power.

5. Gameplay & Rotations

For Main-hand – choose a dagger with 1.8 speed. Apply Wound Poison VII on the main weapon.
BiS main-hand daggers:

Heaven's Fall, Kryss of a Thousand Lies
Wrathful Gladiator's Spike
Rib Spreader
Stormfury, Black Blade of the Betrayer

For Off-hand – choose a dagger with 1.4 speed. Axes and fists with 1.5 are suitable for Orcs. Apply Crippling Poison on the off-hand weapon. Apply Mind-numbing Poison on the second off-hand weapon, if you have one (you should).
BiS off-hand weapons:

Scourgeborne Waraxe
Wrathful Gladiator's Dirk
Wrathful Gladiator's Left Razor
Wrathful Gladiator's Dicer

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

7. Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

Frost Mage
Shadow Priest
Balance Druid
Retribution Paladin

3v3 Arena

Frost Mage + Discipline Priest
Shadow Priest + Restoration Shaman
Affliction Warlock + Restoration Druid
Feral Druid + Discipline Priest

PVP Subtlety Rogue Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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