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7-13-2011 @ 5:28PM
I believe you are overstating the difficulty of subtlety some here, this is coming from someone who has attempted raiding as every DPS spec available currently and someone who mained frost DK throughout most of lk where you could have as little as a .5 second window to refresh diseases. is it one of the more difficult specs out there yes, is it any harder than frost dk or feral early icc era, no. the real problem isnt the difficulty of it its the fact that it suffers so much from heavy movement and target switching that it tends to underperform in most fights. for fights like Baleroc and majordomo i could see sub really shining in higher gear levels but prior to that as you said it just isnt worth it simply due to encounter mechanics
7-13-2011 @ 5:47PM
See, even in the Wrath days of Frost being crazy, the price of diseases falling was never as bad as Subtlety's rupture falling, as it only took 2 GCDs to get back into the game. While Frost was no doubt difficult back in the day, the price of failure was also much, MUCH lower.If Rupture falls off when you're Subtlety, you have to basically restart the fight. You need 5 CPs to get the full Rupture bleed, which you have to get rolling with 5cp Eviscerates, and during all of this, you need to get Slice and Dice and Recuperate back up as they have inevitably fallen off. Oh, adds just appeared. Or the boss went immune. Go back to the top.
7-13-2011 @ 6:45PM
"he real problem isnt the difficulty of it its the fact that it suffers so much from heavy movement and target switching that it tends to underperform in most fights."I would definitely describe moving and target swapping for a spec with a long rotation as "difficulty".
7-14-2011 @ 3:55AM
no target swapping is part of the limitations of the spec and has no bearing on the actual difficulty of the single target rotation which tbh isnt really that hard at all, rogues are notoriously horrible at target swapping to begin with it just happens to be a bigger problem with sub than others
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