Subtlety Rogue Leveling Spec (MoP 5.3)
This is the most optimal Subtlety Leveling Spec for 5.3. If you have any questions or suggestions on the build, please let me know.
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Level 15 – Nightstalker
Our first priority should always be speed. The other two skills are really good, but they don’t fit Sub Rogues like Nightstalker does. Not only can we get to the enemy faster, but we also do more damage with our initial burst.
Level 30 – Deadly Throw
I didn’t find any of these that helpful when playing the beta, but Deadly Throw was perfect for those runners. Later on when you can accumulate combo points faster the silence also helps.
Level 45 – Cheat Death
Most of the time you will be killing mobs so fast that the heals from Leeching Poison won’t matter, and Elusiveness only helps if we are in trouble, which quite often we aren’t.
Level 60 – Shadowstep
This is really good for bouncing around mobs while questing. The Nightstalker ability goes hand in hand with Shadowstep, so you’re extra quick.
Level 75 – Prey of the Weak
Paralytic Poison is also a great talent when you get higher up in levels, but the majority of the time Prey of the Weak will help more. We can do our initial opener followed by a Kidney Shot, and since they take extra damage, they die extra quick.
Level 90 – Versatility
If you plan on finishing all of your quest when you hit 90, Versatility would probably be your best bet. Being able to transfer combo points without a cooldown is pretty nice for leveling.
If you’re looking for a advance guide to playing your Rogue in Mists, then check out the one I use called Zygors. It will show you what Macros to use, how to set-up your talents, where to find your best in slot gear, and even a complete 1-90 leveling guide.