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1-31-2008 @ 10:08AM
If your favor a weak dps play style that leaves you having to pull off complicated combat maneuvers in every. single. battle. then by all means go ass/sub. If you want to level quickly, combat is absolutely the way to go--I speak from my own experience leveling dagger ass/sub to 35, then watching in awe as a same-level combat sword rogue demolished mobs where I was struggling to take down one. I immediately went and respec'd, picking up a slow main hand and quick offhand sword. As to the combat build, deflection and riposte are amazing talents for PVE soloing--since combat swords is entirely based on cheap shot opener, spam SS, evi/rupture, spam SS (the classic 222222322222232222223), having a chance to toss in a riposte is literally the only extra fun you get from combat swords, apart from topping the DPS charts. Adrenaline Rush is a great talent, don't get me wrong, but not great enough to chase down as quickly as this build will have you do. Fill out Deflection and grab Riposte, then re-spec and drop it for raids.Ass/sub is truly that for PVE. Ass, and sub-standard. There is really no argument for it other than "I want to play like a real rogue" or "Combat takes no skill"--combat swords is the raid spec. All you dagger hybrids, please stop bringing the rest of your raid down and respec.
2-04-2008 @ 11:30AM
I agree with the below poster: if you feel that you have lackluster DPS or are thinking of raiding any time soon, do a Combat build. But if you're just PvE questing and instancing, you can easily have fun with an Assassination / Subtlety build. We all remember that right? "Having fun"? You know, other than from topping your raid's DPS charts... =P
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