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11-16-2011 @ 12:39PM
I don't see why one would prefer Death grip over shadowstep (if you can't have both) PVE wise, unless you're tanking, DKs don't use DG (or very rarely, and usually on demand). Even in PvP, Grip of Shadow as you call it would be a total waste, why bring someone in FRONT of you in pvp when you can teleport in its back? Also, rogues being melee, the squishiest one at that (every class has defensive cooldown, it does not mean you should tank for 5 sec.. Why taunt something? Healers shouldn't be near you (if you feel like protecting one that has aggro) and Tanks should taunt, not rogues. Anyone who plays a tank knows that when someone tries to do your job, you get irritated, so please don't assume it's all fine. Furthermore, unless you're unholy, DKs run way slower than a rogue (even one stealthed) so DG is the only thing with Chains of Ice they have to close the gap. Rogues have theirs and don't need another one. If they do, give all DKs a stun or two and you'll soon regret having DG. Death grip on a rogue makes no sense at all to me. none. If Shadowstep had a talent like Double-time for warrior's charge, I could get "behind" that idea.
11-17-2011 @ 6:31PM
Why Grip over Shadowstep?1) To get your target back to where you and the rest of your group can finish them off.2) To get a mob off of healers.3) To make sure your target can't jump down to safety or to his team mates, and at the same time you don't put yourself at risk.Of course DKs don't use DG every time it's up. It's not the point of the ability. It's about the utility. Taunting, while not necessarily something we need could be useful in directing mobs in certain paths. Also, if your tanks take a dive you can still Evasion tank for a few seconds, which could be the difference between a kill and a wipe. Then there's things like the Beth fight, where not having a Taunt makes it slower to get the spiders down.People don't often execute things perfectly. Utility abilities are there to compensate for that.Some kind of Grip ability would fit perfectly for Rogues. However, you can't really compare it to any kind of stun, that just doesn't make any sense.
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