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6-23-2010 @ 10:09PM
Actually, rogues have terrible burst. And no real execute phase. Paladins (for example) do much more damage (and at range) when the target is low on health.Rogues don't have burst, they have cooldowns and stunlocks, which is to mean, they have prep and vanish to extend their stunlocks. When GC talks about binary play this is what he means. Either A or B happens (a binary choice):A - The rogue is able to stay in stealth and get the opener, and also has prep up so is able to capitalize. (There isn't really any thing the other player can do about this, except to either outgear the rogue so they can't be killed or seriously wounded during a full prep stunlock or hope that they can somehow break their stealth before they get the opener. Sap doesn't help here.)B - The rogue is out of stealth without their cooldowns. Either their teammates bail them out or they die.This may sound like it is a good situation because of the 'style' of a rogue (the ninja-assassin), but as it has been pointed out, a class based around killing opponents before they get a chance to respond is pretty silly in MMO PVP. That's what rogues currently are, and it needs to change. That means rogues are going to get more baseline survivability beyond just cooldowns, but that means the tradeoff is less ability to lock down a target and pump damage into them at the same time.
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