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3-19-2009 @ 11:37AM
The author of this comment seems to be out of touch.Combat has been the premier PvE spec for most of vanilla and TBC WoW. It's only regained popularity in WotLK with the advent of Calamity's Grasp or a Shiv spec. Mutilate has surpassed it until only very recently. 2% more damage, and 10% more haste (more white damage, poison procs, combat potency) are all that it will take to push Combat over the top. If you had, I don't know, read any of my links to data, you'd see that the two specs are incredibly close.I'm sorry if you feel that Combat is too easy-mode for you, but realize that most Rogues will ALWAYS spec whatever does the most damage. Most players treat Rogues as the ultimate min/max class, not "play what you feel". I will personally spec my favorite spec whenever I want to, but that's why I'm not leading a bleeding-edge progression guild.I never told anyone to shard their first weapons, on the contrary, I told them that fists were the future. I told them to shard their MACES. MACES. And it has NEVER been viable in PvE.120 energy with Vigor + Glyph, Mutilates cost 60 -5 -5 -5%, you're looking at 42 energy mutilates. During our 4 second cheap shot, that's a potential for 4 mutilates instead of 3 mutilates (factor in lag). At the very least, it's 25 extra energy for a finisher of sorts. If you don't think that energy is important, I'd advise you not watch any old PvP videos, where Thistle Tea and Renataki's determined the outcome of a match.Our patch notes ARE that short. I linked you to the official patch notes, and if you measure it, we're the shortest after mages. Many of the changes have been reversed or consolidated. But your thread on your guild's forum is obviously a far better source of information than Blizzard. If you'd read my column, you'd see that I have posted nearly every change that's come across since day 1.They'd remove Evisc from CttC if they wanted to cement the IDV cycle. OH WAIT THEY DID BY ADDING A DEADLY POISON BONUS TO OUR 2PC TIER 8.
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