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10-19-2011 @ 9:45AM
Q for the ET.I've played a rogue as my main since I started playing back in TBC and it's remained my favourite class. However, every time I've tried to approach Combat spec in Cataclysm I've been immediatly put off by the clunkiness of Revealing Strike.Please could someone explain or provide a link explaining how it's supposed to work, the best time to use it and all that jazz? I'd check ElitistJerks but I'd much rather hear a straight answer from one of the many experts here.
10-19-2011 @ 10:11AM
Quite simple, the best possible place to use RS is when you have 4 combo points and you are going to use Eviscerate on the next finisher. There was one time that RS increased SnD duration even further and it didnt consume the debuff on your target. Sadly this was removed some time ago.One thing to watch out for, most likely if you are a good combat rogue you are using Glyph of Sinister Strike. Theres a 20% chance that when you are at 3 points and you jump straight to 5 points since the glyph procced. At this time its not generally worth to use RS since you are wasting combo points then,
10-19-2011 @ 10:13AM
Sure. Revealing Strike as a combo point generator is pretty weak in damage/energy efficiency compared to Sinister Strike (and also doesn't have a chance of proccing an extra combo point), so it is rarely worth using in and of itself. The only time Revealing Strike should be used is when you are at EXACTLY 4 combo points (and you would thus risk wasting a SS glyph proc if you were to use SS); the boost to the ensuing 5-point finisher's damage, coupled with the loss of the SS combo point proc advantage, makes Revealing Strike worth using in this situation (and only this situation). At any other time, adding in a Revealing Strike results in a net loss of dps.
10-19-2011 @ 10:26AM
I never found revealing strike all that difficult to understand when to use.For me it's when I'm on my 3rd or 4th combo point, that way I know I'll be able to get teh 5th and use my eviscirate while the debuff is still on the target.mainly you just use it right before you use an evisicerate (or rupture for that matter if you're using it)
10-19-2011 @ 11:39AM
Another good tip is to always use it as your last CP builder before using SnD. That way it's up on the target and chances are you'll knock out another 5CP's and perform a finisher before the debuff runs out.But other than that for maximum outage, always use on 4 CP's before a damaging finisher.
10-19-2011 @ 12:20PM
So I should not use RS if I'm on five combo points, and use it if I'm on three or four?Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.
10-19-2011 @ 12:30PM
If you have exactly 4 combo points and know for a fact that you need to use a evis or rupture (NOT SND) for your finisher, you use revealing strike. never touch it unless.
10-19-2011 @ 12:31PM
no, never use RS on 3 combo points. reason being is it cannot proc bonus combo point. you ONLY use RS to make sure you dont waste procced combo points. so only use it at exactly 4 combo points.
10-19-2011 @ 12:33PM
Ah, gotcha. Thank you very much.
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