Oct 20th 2010 1:34PM I haven't seen any official word, but my guess is that they wanted it to be proc'd by the main hand so that it scaled better with gear and abilities
i.e. your haste will effect how often it procs because more haste = more energy regen = more SS
Also, it will proc more while using Adrenaline rush
And i think they had the proc trigger an Off-hand attack because they didn't want to code in that it couldn't proc itself. Otherwise there would be a chance of infinite hits at very high Mastery rating. (remembering vanilla pallys)
So i predict they'll either keep it so that the main hand procs it, or change it so that both hands can proc it and just lower the proc chance. Also i think they'll change it so that the proc triggers a main hand attack and just make it so that the proc cant trigger another attack.
Dec 31st 2009 11:30AM Dance the Night away!
Oct 28th 2009 7:17PM saw the 21st Date as well... was confused..
Oct 28th 2009 6:51PM I also recently leveled a rogue from 1-72 (just dinged 72 yesterday). This is the 2nd rogue I've leveled (first one to 80, then gave him to my Brother). I leveled the first rogue as Combat Swords. I've now leveled every class to 70+ and tried every spec for at least a few levels. So it is with great confidence that i tell you LEVELING COMBAT IS THE MOST BORING CLASS COMBO TO LEVEL.
Also I can also tell you, Leveling Subtelty (from 11-68) is one of the most FUN class combo to level. There are a few tricks though to make it fun/efficient.
First off is Glyphs. Get the Ambush Glyph for major, and the Pick Pocket for minor. Even though they technically have no DPS boost, they will GREATLY improve your leveling experience.
Secondly is Weapon Choice. When you mentioned Sub, you talked about either using daggers (Ambush), or a Slow Main hand (Hemorrhage). But there is a 3rd, and much better choice... Do them both! Carry a nice Slow Dagger AND a nice Slow Sword/Axe/Mace/Fist. How does this work? Well this is where the third tip comes in...
MACROS. I know they can be scary, and maybe if this is your first toon they may be overwhelming. But as far as rogues are concerned, "Macros are our Friends." The Ambush/Hem leveling Build works off of two main macros.
First is your Ambush macro. Basically you set up the macro to first of all Equip your Dagger in your main hand, then Pick pocket (it doesn't use a GCD), Use any non stealth-breaking Racials (Blood Fury if you are an Orc), then Ambush. If you don't have the dagger curently in your main hand, it will require you to push it twice.
/equipslot 16 "Your Dagger's Name Here"
/cast pick pocket
/cast blood fury
Then you have your Hemorrhage Macro. First, out of convienence i have it startattack which is very helpful for switching targets quickly (if you just killed your target, you can press this macro and it will start auto attacking the nearest hostile target), then pop your trinkets, then equip your Slow 1Hand Sword, then use Hem. If you don't already have your 1H sword equipped it will take two presses.
/equipslot 16 "Your Sword's Name Here"
Once you get Preparation, I recommend adding in this Macro:
/equipslot 16 "Your Sword's Name Here"
Once you get Premeditation (+Initiative or HaT) After your ambush you will have 4-5 Combo points Already! So I used this 3rd macro Right after my Ambush. I added in the equip Sword so that right after the Eviscerate i can start bashing the Hem macro without having to press it twice. And since the switch is after the Evis, it doesn't prevent the Evis even if i currently have my dagger in my main hand.
So the End product look like this
Hemorrhage till dead
Until the mid 60's with decent gear (Heirlooms if you have them) you will 2-3 Shot most mobs, and make some people very frustrated in BG's. Really though, what makes this spec so fun is the utility. Vanish/Blind are almost always up, if not, Prep probably is. Quick Stealth walking speed. Improved stealth (don't have to worry about being seen). Imp sap. All of the Rogue "Specialties" are at your disposal.
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Oct 28th 2009 5:29PM O..M...G.. Stop the QQ'ing. "Bliz is taking away our choice to DE or not!" No they are not!! You can still GREED (which has a higher priority than DE). If you don't want them to benefit from your profession, then just Greed. It's the same as it is now. You all Greed, whoever gets it, gets it. And does what ever they want with it.
The only reason they put this system in is because you canNOT trade shards between realms. So instead of taking away the option to allow you to DE for other people, they simply made a work around.. Which is an OPTION, not a MUST. They are not FORCING you to do anything, but just making sure they DON'T take an option from you.
The only choice they are taking away is that everyone now KNOWS there is a DE'er in the group. Which they could find out anyways.
I am an enchanter, so I understand the frustrations of DE'ing. Hell, most of the time i don't tell anyone I can. I just let everyone greed.
Oct 13th 2009 8:05PM First of all, to the people QQ'ing about the SS change, it's a buff. Yes you need to reapply it more often, but now you can use it on every/every other boss fight/wipe. It's basically the same changes they made to Heroism/Bloodlust.
And to the Pally above... of course it will refresh itself, just like anything that stacks...
Sep 17th 2009 3:42PM No! Peeek Meeee!!
Aug 10th 2009 7:23PM Are you purposefully typing that bad?