What would be the flavor of each spec be?
I as a sub rogue am extremely worried as we were stripped of of more than just a final signature move. Shadow step and Preparation has been placed in a single tier to make it worse.
Envenom (and poisons)
Backstab (Execute Phase)
Venomous Wounds (Garrotte/rupture)
Cut to the Chase
Backstab or Hemorrhage (lol almost never used anyways in PvE and PvP)
Find Weakness (Via opener such as ambush)
Sanguinary Veins (Rupture)
Honor among Thieves and Premed ( Extra Combo point builders)
(Take note that sub has had the most utility based skill before this theoretical upcoming patch)
See that, subtlety will take a blow in "Specialization"
as blizzard took away a lot of the signature moves of subtlety and placed it on the tier system. Subtlety was supposed to be the stealthy and movement oriented of the 3 spec
And I think we can agree that Shadow dance is a much bigger signature move than Killing Spree and Vendetta.
Will blizz compensate and give subtlety another psuedo move skill/ signature move?
Cause atm, specially in PvP, subtelty can't kill anything outside a smokebomb... and its on a 3 minute cooldown... and also can't kill w/o shadowstep and just be kited as heck.
See the problem there?
Preparation allows for a bit more bearable and fairer amount of kill attempts due to insanely low sustained damage of sub rogues. And ofcourse the reliant of sub rogues on Find weakness debuff that can only be used from an opener.
I would suspend judgement till I see the spec skills that blizz will put on BUT atm if they don't change/compensate much, subtlety will go down the gutter :(
I love sub and its rogueish nature, blizz,do not make it into an immobile wet noodle T_T