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10-21-2009 @ 2:21PM
Quote: "Gouge is one of the most underused of rogue techniques. Use this if you are being attacked by two mobs, as you can effectively knock one out of the fight. Use this if you need to run away, as it will give you a fairly big head start, or if you need to use a bandage. It's a great ability that should find its way to one of your hotkeys. Try using it as often as possible to get used to its nuances."Gouge goes great with Backstab, making Backstab used in every fight. Another reason why Backstab should definitely be on any low level rogue's hot bar. SS->Gouge->BS->Evis (if the mob is not already dead).
10-21-2009 @ 2:28PM
Except that Gouge costs energy, which could've been used to add an additional Sinister Strike. Playing around with mobs will only waste time.
10-21-2009 @ 2:34PM
Quote: "Except that Gouge costs energy, which could've been used to add an additional Sinister Strike. Playing around with mobs will only waste time."I disagree. If you Gouge you stop their attack, increasing the number of mobs you can kill without having to sit and eat, and the burst of Backstab makes it so that the mobs die very quickly.
10-22-2009 @ 4:26AM
I really don't get the crazy backstab defending here. Chase is right on this. It takes more time and generates a lot less damage per energy spent to gouge + backstab (105 energy, no autoattacks) than it does to sinister strike twice (90 energy untalented, includes autoattacks).It's great that you look cool and feel awesome doing the gouge + jump + backstab move. I like doing it, too. Just don't try and argue that it's a better way to grind mobs, because it isn't.
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