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4-29-2009 @ 11:43AM
I'm still a fan of combat daggers, myself.
4-29-2009 @ 1:02PM
Combat... daggers? Why? DPS from combat daggers is consistently below any other talent build, be it Mutilate, Combat Swords/Maces/Fists, or HAT. And on top of that, Combat Daggers is the only build (aside from a PvP Shadow Dance build) where you have to worry about positioning.Basically combat daggers is the least optimal spec you could have for a rogue. Unless you spec 23/23/23 or something.
4-29-2009 @ 1:41PM
For the love of all that is good an right in the world, please to not try Combat Daggers. It is quite possibly the least efficient and lowest DPS spec ever conceived at this point.There is nothing that you can do to make it at least minimally viable to play in any situation.
4-29-2009 @ 3:31PM
Back in the day Combat Daggers was the highest dps spec around. Times have changed, eh?
4-29-2009 @ 3:50PM
Bah, you can't rain on his parade. Combat daggers are sub-par DPS for sure, but if he isn't raiding he has every right to play how he'd like. In BC, I was combat daggers when all the FotM rogues were following EJ's advice and speccing combat swords. I consistently out dps'd sword rogues (god knows how?) who swore they used optimal rotations and had equal gear. Personally, I liked the positional requirements of combat daggers and spamming something other than sinister strike. Besides, in raids you have a positional requirement as to where you stand no matter what you spec.In WotLK, the difference in DPS for combat daggers versus other specs is much larger and I've conformed to the cookie cutter mutilate spec. I'm no theorycrafter and I find that maximizing dps is more important to me than playstyle - but not everyone has to have the same priorities.
4-29-2009 @ 6:38PM
@Douglas:I'm combat daggers, myself, 15/51/5. I've never used backstab as my CP builder, though. I'd rather play SS because it's a faster cycle and allows more flexibility on all fights but Patchwerk.Positioning is always key, but I can fight from any angle I need to, and I do find my numbers up there on par with the Mut and HaT rogues.One thing I've discovered when running with another rogue with just about the same equipment and spec, though, is that he finishes with Eviscerate to push his DPS number higher than mine, whereas I finish with Rupture for a lower DPS number, but a much higher damage done. (DoTs increase your Activity, which means lower DPS, even when you're doing more damage, because DPS = Damage / Activity.)
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