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2-04-2012 @ 4:11PM
Works out well for Rogues..
2-04-2012 @ 4:25PM
Someone's never tried to raid as Subtlety. It was actually impossible in Dragon Soul for almost a month because of how Madness and Ultaxion worked; you could never get behind them to use Backstab. However, there was a hotfix not long ago to fix this (you can use facing-specific moves on those bosses while smacking their faces), but Subtly is basically the Frost tree of Rogues; amazing control and PvP utility ... and okay DPS in extremely skilled hands to compensate.
2-04-2012 @ 5:19PM
Sadly, each of the 'pure' dps classes tend to have this situation where one spec in particular has amazing PvP utility, but does sub-par DPS compared to the other two in raid situations. For Mages, it's frost. For Rogues, it's Subtlety. For hunters, it's Beast Mastery. For Warlocks, it's 'screw them, they were unstoppable in BC!'.I'd say that two is good enough, and the problem comes in when the class's 'best' spec in a role is still under-performing. As it stands now, hunters are in a position where their 'best' spec, survival, is behind most other classes 'secondary' dps specs, and hunter's 'best' pvp spec is well behind most other classes' 'worst' specs because of poor mechanic design *coughdeadzonecough*.
2-04-2012 @ 6:12PM
@Argent Actually, currently in DS for ST fights Sub is best, then Combat behind by a very small margin and Assassination significantly farther away. During this expansion, though, we've had all 3 specs PvE viable, even if some have lagged a bit behind, mainly Sub at the start and Assassination from about middle of FL. For PvP though, things are very different. The only viable spec is Sub, mostly due to unmatched mobility and utility. Preparation has defined Rogue PvP for 2 expansions now. One way or the other it seems like all specs will be viable for PvE and PvP in MoP.I hope other pure classes get that too.
2-05-2012 @ 11:48AM
As Bumblebee said, Sub is certainly not gimped in PvE. While it is the premier PvP rogue spec, its viable in PvE as wellhttp://raidbots.com/dpsbot/
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