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7-13-2011 @ 5:20PM
I'm not disagreeing with the article, I don't use my rogue for raiding. For dungeons though, I find subtlety to be more survivable as well as more fun. In a raid you have time for positioning and such usualy, in a random dungeon, people just run.Getting grouped with a druid or priest that preheals is fun too, since you can quite easily get 5 cp before stepping in. Evis refreshes rupture, recup helps energy, but I think it's slice & dice that is the problem really. I have always found slice & dice to be an odd design for a finisher. Such a huge/ mandatory ability for uptime.I don't play Combat, never liked it for some reason, but assassination is definitely easier to dps with. It's just not as fun for me in dungeons.
7-13-2011 @ 5:36PM
You don't have to disagree with the article, because it doesn't really apply to you. Chase's main focus is about maximizing DPS in raids, and if that's you're goal you simply can't play Subtlety. Your goal as you've stated it is to maximize fun in dungeons, and if Subtlety does that for you, then by all means play Subtlety.
7-13-2011 @ 6:24PM
I was combat through BC, and discovered the joy of assassination in Wrath. I was a daggers guy through 12/12 as well, but for the heck of it I swapped to combat just to muck around. I was blown away when it maintained a great amount of damage, and just exploded off of the charts whenever there were two things to hit at once.It's definitely wearing out my keyboard a lot faster. Especially since I am lazy and use a macro to put SS and RS on the same key... it works out to still be one RS per damaging finisher around 90% of the time due to extra CPs from SS and from renewing Slice and Dice. I am a big believer in using macros for less keybinds. But with mut there was a lot of calm, almost zen time waiting for the energy, planning the next keypress. Not so with combat. Damn near every GCD is used thanks to the intense energy regeneration rate. I seriously think that Adrenaline Rush needs a GCD reduction effect (like Unholy Presence).Anyway, I was going to say it may surprise you. It's pretty funny getting 35k DPS in a dungeon on a pack of trolls when you line up BF and AR.
7-13-2011 @ 7:24PM
Well, yeah, that was my point. His article is fine for it's intent, but there is more to subtlety than raid dps for some, is all. I don't think damage lags too far behind assassin in dungeons, if at all, because I think it's more front-loaded damage. Combat may come out better, but I just didn't care for it when I tried it after The Shattering.
7-13-2011 @ 8:14PM
The article says that he tried it while raiding. He doesn't have the data for dungeons nor was it his intent otherwise he would've done it. My personal advice to all classes that have more than 1 spec per role is to do what you enjoy most in dungeons and do what's optimal for progression.
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