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Energy regeneration as Mut seems too punishing when Venomous Wounds doesn't proc; making this change will empower the spec to become more engaging while delivering a better flow to the game-play. Too much down time isn't fun :)
This is all.
I haven't tried it at 90 yet. At 85 in PvP I kinda liked the higher damage with slower regen, I felt like I was using few moves with high cost to cause high damage, sort of like I was...
I can imagine PvE it would be sort of problematic though. I guess to get that superdeadly feel I we should just have a 10 min CD where we can just straight up one shot a mob in a trash pack, yeah baby. Shadowstep then a dagger exploding through the chest of a mob, all unique animation, gore everywhere. mhm.
Edited by Trinias on 10/3/2012 3:42 PM PDT
As a Rogue that's already 4/6 (and one of the top parsing rogues in the world), I can very clearly tell you that Rogues are total garbage right now.
Patch 5.0+ completely destroyed Rogue's energy regen. Even in BiS gear at lvl 85, my abilities used plummeted. I was constantly standing around waiting for enough energy to do anything.
Combat spec is trash. BF is only good if you're cleaving 24/7 during the fight (first boss).
AoE is also garbage for every spec, but that's primarily the result of a constant lack of energy.
Something is definitely broken. At this point, there's no reason whatsoever to bring a Rogue to a raid. Virtually all other melee do more single target damage, and yet have a TON of AoE damage.
Edited by Validas on 10/3/2012 5:21 PM PDT
I'd rather have them give us Focused Attacks back. The bonus crit to mutilate and backstab/dispatch was removed to try to make us want crit, but that has failed as crit rating now has a lower EP value than ever before. Focused Attacks would also let our energy regeneration scale with gear like Combat.
Mmm, so much of Assassination's damage is passive it can be super boring sometimes.
I understand the idea behind a proc chance for Venomous Wounds, when/if it procs, you change what you do. In that respect, it is a lot like Seal Fate and Ruthlessness. While I can't speak for anyone else, it seems like other people have the same problem with it as i do, situational awareness.
When an extra combo point procs, you know instantly that you have a number of choices. "Do I Mutilate again and risk losing a Seal Fate proc? Or is it more worth it to clip my <insert>?" There is a simple math to it in PvE, but it still is something that adds a little change to the game.
While it's important to keep a close eye on your energy too, it's typically something in the back of your mind. You know, you have a feel, for how fast your energy regens and how much energy each ability takes. A quick look at the energy bar confirms it or holds a nasty surprise. Either way, I personally at least am much less aware of my current energy level than I am of my combo points.
The result? Seal Fate is a great addition to the spec, as was Ruthlessness. The % proc on Venomous Wounds however does nothing for me. Less energy on 100% proc would be a nice QoL.
Another couple changes I'd like to see with Venomous Wounds are:
(1) Removal of the poison requirement. Ruthlessness alone (melee range, requires target, 8-24s) is already more limited than Energetic Recovery (self buff, 12-36s). The fact that poisons need to be applied (dispellable, 8-15s) is obnoxious.
(2) Reduction of Garrote ticks to 2 seconds, down from 3, but keeping the same overall Garrote damage. That'd make Garrote a good alternative to Ruthlessness.
We already have a spec that gains energy from auto-attacks, Combat through Combat Potency. Though I agree it would be nice to increase the value of crit, and Focused Attacks would do that, there's already little enough (and diminishing) difference between our three specs. Venomous Wounds could use some updating but it's a good mechanic; I'd prefer another means of increasing crit value.
Reduce the Energy cost of Mutilate from 55 to 45, and reduce it's damage by ~20%. Mut isn't even close to our top damage ability anyway. Any damage lost would be more than made up by the extra combo points generated.
Seriously. Go kill some of the Sprites out on the Windward Isle (Cloud Serpent daily isle) and when your Mut gets to about 45 energy (with the buff/debuff they give you)... just feel how smooth that is. Wish it could be like that all the time.
Edited by Toxxus on 10/5/2012 2:38 AM PDT
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