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12-31-2008 @ 3:59PM
Wow, surprised no one's suggested just playing HAT...as long as the multiple combo point "bug" stays implemented!But seriously, I've been Mutilate since 72 or so, and until a 143 dps MH drops I'll most definitely be staying that spec. Sure, HfB is sort of clunky, and takes some getting used to - but it actually gives us *choices.* There will be and have been instances where, say, I've Mutilated an extra time and now face a rapidly decaying HfB, SnD and Rupture timers with only 20 energy and no combo points. (I got RoguePowerBars, but at this point I'm just used to glancing at the upper right of the screen.) As shocking as it may sound to Combat vets (myself included), you're now actually forced to think! Which do you keep up?People who think Rogues are just about two buffs and one debuff are ignorant. Sure they're the most important ones, but especially when you have to prioritize keeping buffs up, you have to consider: Ruthlessness procs, Relentless Strikes procs (can I gamble and Envenom to refresh SnD, then get the energy to refresh HfB immediately?), using Vanish to proc Overkill if you get really behind - not to mention which gear to equip. Easy to start, difficult to master, as it should be.But I'll but my dps where my mouth is. Here's the recount from a Heroic Archavon run I PUG'd last night on the US Drenden server: http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/786/dpspk4.jpgAfter glancing at everyone's gear, I think that's where I *should* be (with three Naxx10 drops equipped, behind the Shaman with full T7 and the Warrior, both from Drenden's top raiding guild) on the charts, but I'm sure that if I had messed up my rotation more than I did (I let SnD drop a handful of times, and HfB dropped at least once, not to mention all the running around and OMG Gas Clouds and lag), I'd probably have been lower. In other words, skill and gear actually both have some bearing on your performance.Here's my Armory, if you wanna make fun of my pants: http://tinyurl.com/9alg8wI think Rogues are fine. In fact, I think mine's never been so fun to play.
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