Backstab/Shadowstep

90 Undead Priest
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Does it seem to anyone else that these two have places where they shouldn't be? Backstab being a specialization move for only Subtlety and Shadowstep being a talent that anyone can have? Madness.

Backstab has been a Rogue normal melee move forever. This should not be a specialization based move, as it is underwhelming now anyways.
Shadowstep has been a Subtlety stable since forever. This should be a specialization based ability, as it has always been.

Also, make Rogues more diverse in what they can do.
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90 Human Rogue
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It's not backstab ... its known as back massage now.
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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BS is a sub only skill....because sub was the only spec to ever use it now with dispatch for Mut
Edited by Timat on 10/8/2012 6:47 AM PDT
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88 Night Elf Druid
WoD
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Yeah BS belongs in Sub, other specs have little use for it. The crit changes to BS were devistating. I know people have complained about Ambush as well, but honestly it builds so many combo points (especially when spammed in Subterfuge) that I think it's a good trade. Plus Ambush will scale decently. BS needs lots of love though. I agree about Shadowstep, the whole idea of Sub spec is to be... Subtle, and use moves which utilize Stealth or the concept of stealthy-ness in unique ways. However, I also understand that they wanted to offer mobility through the talent tree. But still, they showered other classes in new moves, they couldn't just invent a new mobility talent? I mean god, Paladins basically have their own sprint now - we couldn't get a little bit of development instead of just repackaging old moves?
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90 Human Rogue
IDC
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10/08/2012 06:47 AMPosted by Timat
BS is a sub only skill....because sub was the only spec to ever use it now with dispatch for Mut


backstab was used in all specs back in vanilla, just sayin

lol @back massage cause its true
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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10/08/2012 08:33 AMPosted by Dolami
BS is a sub only skill....because sub was the only spec to ever use it now with dispatch for Mut


backstab was used in all specs back in vanilla, just sayin

lol @back massage cause its true


BS used to require daggers iirc...so combat swords never used it.
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90 Human Rogue
IDC
11480
10/08/2012 08:36 AMPosted by Timat


backstab was used in all specs back in vanilla, just sayin

lol @back massage cause its true


BS used to require daggers iirc...so combat swords never used it.


backstab combat daggers. iirc it was top dps build
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