04/15/2011 12:11 AMI have, but pretty much ruled it out. Everywhere I read combat is considered far beneath the other two. I'm sure I'd be willing to give it a shot if the reasoning was good enough. Got any?
Posted by Lunaes
From what I understand, it's not the hottest in arenas. However, for battlegrounds, I find it immensely powerful (just from what I've noticed leveling up).
> Imp gouge basically means gouge on demand that lasts for up to 6 seconds.
> Unlike assassination, you can actually use gouge.
> Imp kick is a 3 second blanket silence -- basically, think imp counterspell with less than half the cooldown.
> Throwing specialization gives you access to a 40 yard spell interrupt that slows the target AND does damage, provided you have at least one combo point.
> Imp sprint breaks roots...pretty damn handy.
> Killing spree can be used as a gap closer.
> Combat's 70% slow is physical (can't be dispelled), is auto-applied on attacks, procs like crazy, and lasts 8 seconds.
> Nice damage cooldowns, but all rogue specs can claim this.
> Less reliant on cooldowns than sub.
> I'm finding the damage isn't half bad so far...might change by 85.
You might want to give it a shot. It's only a few gold to respec, and you might find you like it. Just don't advertise you PvP combat if you try it...dedicated sub rogues like to flame you if you do.
If you want to play it safe, then just go sub. There's nothing wrong with the spec, and assassination just doesn't have enough mobility to function really well in a lot of cases (despite it doing pretty retarded damage from my experience).
EDIT: I forgot the most fun treat combat has: ~9 second kidney shot. >:D