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9-08-2010 @ 8:04PM
Nice article. However reading the link of the glyphs at the beginning shows 5 or 6 minor glyphs. Maybe you can add them in? The one question I have is about Subtlety. Why did they change Subtlety over to the Bleed Damage class? I love Subtlety. I realize the lack of DPS (so I rarely PvE with it), and generally PvP with either a ShadowStep or full Sub build. I loved the burst damage of it, and more importantly I love the play-style. When you (or at least me) think of a rogue, you think about a stealthy assassin who kills fast, and "vanishes" into thin air. Blizz even describes it as "A dark stalker who leaps from the shadows to ambush unsuspecting prey." The problem I have is that Bleeds are the exact opposite of burst stealthed damage.
9-08-2010 @ 8:53PM
I think you missed the point there. Subtlety is about killing someone without them realising it. Assassation is about burst damage [although it's lack of cooldowns make it more prone to steady damage than Combat]. Combat is about toe to toe fighting.Subtlety gets a lot of bleeds and movement, so your opponent keeps dying without them noticing and without them being able to touch you. This has evolved somewhat over the years, but Hemorrhage has always made Subtlety the 'bleed' spec. And of the other two only Assassination has ever needed a bleed for DPS, and that only to provide the ability to use another buff, not to do actual damage with.
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