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3-12-2008 @ 5:54PM
Uh, I hate to burst your bubble, but I was deep combat 19/41 for over a year, and recently switched to a (lol) 0/20/41 build and I'm (eek!) still getting top 3 of damage on 25 man raids.The only time I suffer is on non bleedable targets. Deep Subs rupture is just bamphf when combined with mangle, and just watch as those ticks go up on the last 35% of the boss.Yes, there are a few downsides to the spec: energy starved, combo point starved, and highly reliant upon bleeds, but it does very comparable damage with deep combat.As myself and another (Deep combat) rogue are constantly battling it out.I don't think a lot of rogues understand how to baby the spec. You need a feral druid in your raid for mangle, and you need to stack ALOT of atk pwr. After raid buffs with shout up I'm at 3200 atkpwr, even more so when Bloodlust Brooch is up.It gets to be pretty clear when your mainhand white crits are hitting for as much your special attacks that the lack of energy is made up by your crazy melee damage.I'm not saying that 0/20/41 is better than a cookie cutter 19/42/0 build, but it does competitive damage, and in no way "nerfs your raid", and believe me when I'm sitting in the top 3 (if not first spot) consistently with equally if not better geared guildies they are not CARRYING me.Now once we move past SSC and TK, then maybe things will change. Maybe my spec will be utterly useless. I still have a high hit set in the bank from my deep combat days, and maybe I'll spec back, but until then people need to be more open minded to specs when raiding.
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