But is it actually an increase? Yes I get it, 30 energy backstabs are cool. Almost half the cost of a mutilate and I believe they hit almost as hard.
Problem is when I reach the backstab phase I begin doing FAR less envenoms. My envenoms hit for 13k on the target dummy. Much much more than that in raids. So it the lower combo point generation from backstab coupled with the RNG of Relentless Strikes sometimes bringing you down to 5 energy and thus having to wait 6 seconds for the next backstab worth it?
I saw a rogue from a high end raiding guild on my server pulling 4k more dps than me on the target dummy. I checked his spec and noticed he did not have Murderous Intent. I asked him why, since he obviously knew what he was doing (the DPS difference was from gear though. His GS was 6.3k almost)
He said the damage increase if any is not high enough to support having to move and react to positional changes in these hectic ICC fights. Thoughts?