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10-27-2010 @ 8:47PM
I am trying to figure out why you think Assassination wants a quick off-hand dagger. Poisons are proc based and they got rid of any weapon speed sensitive talents in our tree. If anything we want a slow dagger in both hands in order to make Mut hit harder. As I see it, Combat rogues are the only spec in the game that want fast weapons right now (maybe a tank?).
10-27-2010 @ 9:40PM
For assassination, you still want a fast OH for Deadly Poison. With Improved Poisons, DP has a 50% of being applied on weapon strike. So the faster the weapon, the more strikes you make in a certain period of time, meaning you get your DP stacks up faster you get more procs of IP (as when DP procs when you already have 5 stacks on the target you proc the poison on your other weapon). Since poisons are a much larger portion of an assassination rogue's damage in comparison to Mutilate (even more now post-4.0.1 with mastery and the fact that you don't use Mutilate sub-35%), the benefits of a fast dagger in the OH far outweigh those of a slow dagger.
10-27-2010 @ 10:13PM
Two words: Deadly Poison
10-27-2010 @ 11:55PM
Hey sheehun or someone, can you clear something up for me? I was under the impression it was more important to have the FASTEST weapon in the MAIN HAND, as it doesn't suffer the OH penalty thus you'll proc (to five) deadly poisons much quicker, and gain more total DPS* than you'd lose by having your heavy hitter in your OH. * As you'll hit 5 deadly posions quicker and start laying down the instant poisons from your OH and also your envenoms will be quicker and more ouchy ouchy. Am I wrong?Cheers :-D
10-28-2010 @ 12:53AM
Yes you are. The OH penalty affects weapon damage only (so white damage and Mutilate, perhaps Main Gauche) not poison proc chance or poison damage.
10-28-2010 @ 9:19AM
^ Thanks Scherbaddie, cheers for clearing that up for me.
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