Now don't say "blah blah mages OP L2P". Because I don't care that much about it, I just wanted to know if this is a bug or intended.
Anyone else go through a similar situation? It reminds me of the vids of the bugged daggers on beta btw.
He opened and immediately poped killing spree(combat main CD). Its working as intended as killing spree randomly targets (aka if you're next to someone it will distribute overall damage between you two). Also its on a 2m CD if i am not mistaken. Most likely also used shadow blades+trinket (shadow blades gives extra auto attacks in the form of shadow damage, while not hard hitting will stack with killing spree's insane attack speed increase (think it's 2 attacks every 0.5s at 150% damage) and it adds up).
It's basically a 1 trick pony though, If you do manage to survive it they are as good as dead as they just used everything bar Adrenaline rush in an attempt to kill you.
Hope this helped explain it.
Edit: ideas to survive it, If you know you're up against a combat rogue stack on your partner, That way you don't take 100% of the damage.
Killing Spree is 5 (?) white hits in quick succession that will target people within an 8yard radius of the Rogue.think it's seven hits with each weapon
As said, it was likely a Killing Spree with a trinket.
Shadow Blades does not stack with Killing Spree, since they are not considered regular auto attacks. So, using Shadow Blades during Killing Spree would be a waste of several seconds of the Shadow Blades duration. This opener is no different really than a sub rogue who would open on you and dance right away. You react the same way, trinket, blink, get out of there.
If your partner is sapped, then the Killing Spree will not hit them. If they CC your pet, say they open on you, then gouge the pet, then hit Killing Spree, it will not hit the pet as Killing Spree ignores CC'd targets. If they are a good judge at range, they can move to where only you are in their 10yd radius when they use Killing Spree, thus your partner is ignored, even if he is close to you. This is what I will often do, sprint, sap the partner, open on you, then run on the opposite direction of the pet until I am further than 10yds from the pet, but within 10 yards of you and use Killing Spree.
After the Killing Spree, which is as stated, is a MH and OH attack every 0.5 seconds for 7 attacks at 150% damage, the combat rogue would still have Adrenaline Rush and Shadow Blades. The Killing Spree will often cause several cooldowns to be used(trinket, iceblock, etc), allowing for setting up of the AR/SB combo with a possible 8s Kidney Shot(depends on DR) that is pretty insane damage. AR and SB have perfect synergy with 0.8s GCD, increased haste from AR to get more autoattacks in as shadow damage, etc. Furthermore, if he gets an AR/SB combo that is somewhat successful, he just likely trimmed off 30 or more seconds of the KS, AR, SB cooldowns.
Also, after that opener, and if the rogue can stay on you, Bandit's Guile will ramp up, giving pretty decent damage outside of a CD ability.
Combat rogues are not too popular, but can be effective. It is the spec that everyone likes to rip on for PvP. Setting up a successful KS or AR/SB requires the same type of setup as getting off a good Shadowdance, or making sure you can make good use of Vendetta as assassination.
11/30/2012 10:04 AMPosted by VhiessuBut lets not forget, if the rogue sets it up during the 2nd-3rd rank of Bandit's Guile, then your @#$%ed cause thats an extra 20-30% dmg on top of all that. Personally Im having lots of fun as combat. And its not a 1 trick pony. If anything Sub is cause its so reliant on Shadowdance. At least combat has 2 insane DPS combos.
11/30/2012 10:13 AMPosted by FailrogueBut lets not forget, if the rogue sets it up during the 2nd-3rd rank of Bandit's Guile, then your @#$%ed cause thats an extra 20-30% dmg on top of all that. Personally Im having lots of fun as combat. And its not a 1 trick pony. If anything Sub is cause its so reliant on Shadowdance. At least combat has 2 insane DPS combos.
This is what most ppl miss. Unless you are confident that as an opener kill spree will force CDs, opening with that and trink is just not the smartest move. Combats advantage is that unlike the other 2 specs its damage CDs can be spread out and I see few rogues taking advantage of this.
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