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1-31-2008 @ 3:17AM
What I don't really understand is why everyone says a rouge should use swords while leveling... As far as I can remember my rouge used daggers and only daggers - distracting enemies and attacking them from behind. When you have skilled improved sap it's so easy to pickpocket and seperate a group of two enemies and kill them one by one.Also the imp. stealth talent helps you to just sneak up to a certain quest target, kill him/her and go back. I always like this way of getting a quest done, because it's quiet, quick and effective. So for me this was a lot of fun!I also understand that people who want to level quickly should try and kill as many mobs as possible, so that may be a reason for the combat tree. But if you have some time and want to have some rougish fun, try the assasination tree as well. ;)
1-31-2008 @ 4:03AM
Simple reason: Swords let you attack from the front (also less energy regen necessary with SS/Evisc, moves not dependent on stuns). Finding good swords might be a chore, but it makes killing so much easier.When you're grinding levels, all you want is minimized downtime and quick kills, which swords offer.Going Combat rather than Assassination is a no-brainer for sword Rogues since there's literally nothing worth getting (unless you really love combo point generation) in the Assassination tree. Go for your crit/attack damage bonuses in Assassination and move the rest of your talents to Combat for Blade Flurry and (eventually) Adrenaline Rush greatness. Most pulls come in 2+ these levels, so Blade Flurry shines.
1-31-2008 @ 11:15AM
rogue not rougeroguish not rougishAlso the article clearly states that it is easier to find good swords than it is to find good daggers. Having leveled a rogue with daggers. Also, as the other response stated, leveling with swords is faster because you don't have to take the time for positioning. Personally, I leveled with daggers becuase it was more fun to me, but even then I recognized that swords would have been easier/faster.
2-26-2008 @ 6:57PM
I agree, the stealthy ambush, especially a crit ambush with huge DPS can be really fun. I love getting in and getting out and completing quests. It makes the game go a little faster for me. The challenge is stealth, not "Oh look, a bear" .
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