Man most of you guys are thick.
The poison spec's Energy mechanic is based off keeping up a Bleed.
Sub is the Bleed spec.
That's all he's saying. He's just pointing out the irony.
05/12/2013 02:41 PMVW is more than energy regen, which is why it's so well suited for the assassination spec.
Posted by Cloaked
You're looking at it backwards.
Blizz wanted to force Rupture (a Bleed) into Assassination's rotation. Prior to Cata only Combat used Rupture (and even then ArP builds didnt use it at all). Multilate only used Rupture if there was no one else in the raid that could Bleed and it wasn't full uptime either, it was just to pop Hunger for Blood.
They also wanted to nerf -- Focused Attacks -- (this ability was Mutilate's version of Combat Potency. It gave back 2 Energy every time we crit. It scaled way, way too well with Haste and made double H Lungbreakers 1.4 speed Daggers BIS. At endgame, spamming FoK on multiple mobs was a DPS increase to single target as well, simply to burn off excess energy).
So they concocted VW to accomplish both goals.
It doesn't really fit in thematically with the poison build. It could just as easily have been a "bleed" splurt of dmg as a poison one. They could have come up with some other poison based mechanic entirely for Mutilate.
But instead they hamfisted Rupture into our spec.
Irony of today, is that Combat doesn't even use Rupture anymore and the other two specs are stuck with it.