Jan 042010
 

Just poking around some random combat logs on the Internet at work (no WWS/WMO/WOL, so I’m trolling guild websites and such) and found this gem. Mr. Rogue’s ability rotation consists of: Sinister Strike to 5 cps; refresh Slice and Dice  if down or less than 10s left; otherwise Eviscerate. Use Adrenaline Rush, Blade Flurry, and Killing Spree on cooldown. The muti rogue’s not much better: Mutilate to 5 cps, Rupture, muti to 5 cps, Envenom, repeat, use long-CD skills when up.

Done. 8k DPS for both Rogues, top of the charts. (Yes, small sample size is small.)

I understand they’re a pure DPS class…but I look at the optimal Feral rotation in comparison and cry on the inside a little bit. Blizz: I love you guys, really I do, but if your mechanics cause a formerly core part of a DPS rotation to be dropped completely (Rupture for Combat, Arcane Missiles, probably some others I can’t think of), then you probably need a few more hotfixes.

Also, I may roll a Rogue alt. :)

  2 Responses to “I hate Rogues [low content]”

  1. “If you want to do the best damage possible, you need to be able to master a complex rotation. This is one of the features that attracts players to the Feral spec.” – GC

    My money is on them making the outliers more resemble the “normal complexity” dps rotations before Cataclysm. But yeah, Rogues and DKs got a major boost this last patch. Oh well, it’s killing bosses and seeing new content that matters. I’d rather be so-so dps and get to toss out Innervates and Battlerez….

    http://www.wowwiki.com/Feral_Dps_Guide

    is up and running. Formatting is all shot to hell, feel free to fix it if you’re bored. Or change the guide. I’ll keep an eye on it for a bit but won’t be updating it all the way to Cataclysm most likely.

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