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10-14-2009 @ 6:31PM
Most people level as combat swords, I think that's why he recommended getting Thrash Blade over Sacred Charge or Mass of McGowan. The main drawback that I see is that there's no suitable off-hand heirloom sword for a rogue. Hack & Slash is good because you get an extra main hand swing from your off-hand procs. But if you're picking up an heirloom dagger for your off-hand, you're not going to get that. You could consider picking quick off-hand weapons as you level, such as a Hanzo Sword or Flurry Axe, but that kinda defeats the convenience of having heirlooms weapons in the first place.Sharpened Scarlet Kris is better than the Balanced Heartseeker because 1.5 speed = more Combat Potency/Focused Attack procs. A .2 sec difference might not seem like much, but it is.All in all, I think Chase got it right. Get Venerable Dal'Rend's Charge because Hack & Slash is pretty widely considered the quickest leveling spec. It's got good itemization, slow speed, and leveling combat maces would just be wrong. And go with the Sharpened Scarlet Kris for those Combat Potency procs. You'll miss out on some extra swords swings, but the extra energy from Combat Potency is crucial for any PvE you're doing.
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