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4-14-2010 @ 11:24AM
Ghostcrawler did state that they have no plans on making shadowstep trainable.In the rogue changes thread: "On PvP mobility in general, we're aware of the concerns you have. A trainable Shadowstep isn't something that's in the cards, but we're looking at other ways for rogues to feel like they can deal with opponents who are trying to keep them in range. "
4-14-2010 @ 12:12PM
Well that's a damn shame. I remember having shadowstep trainable in BC beta. Was so much fun even with the lag that more often than not got you killed. lol
4-14-2010 @ 12:44PM
Shadowstep is such a ridiculously powerful ability that it will always be a talent. Shadowstep is the primary reason Subtlety's damage is not higher. Rogues already have lots of escape mechanisms, to let a Mutilate rogue Shadowstep to you and destroy you would be impossible to balance. Now, if you guys want to give up 30% of your burst to get Shadowstep, we can talk.
4-14-2010 @ 12:48PM
Cataclysm's promise of subtlety damage on par with the other trees says hi.
4-14-2010 @ 12:50PM
Feral Charge (Cat)
4-14-2010 @ 12:59PM
Just take the damage increase off of Shadowstep, add it to a talent in the sub tree, let all rogues train it, and off we go.All rogue with ShS is no more OP than all warriors with charge, all mages with blink, all DKs with death grip, all warlocks with teleport etc etc.
4-14-2010 @ 1:19PM
yes, bliz has said they want sub's damage to be higher. however, consider their tentative mastery. finisher damage. preparation and ambush can easily set up a 5cp Evis, if i had to hazard a guess, rupture will be an essential part of sub's damage, if bliz has their way. i guess i just mean that we won't know that sub's damage increase will help it's BURST damage, so much as its intended to help its sustained damage.
4-14-2010 @ 8:01PM
Heilig, a Mutilate rogue won't destroy you any faster with Shadowstep. Mutilate is actually a fairly slow rotation to get started. Sub rogues work completely different. Their damage is all up front. Also Shadowstep isn't an escape mechanism.
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