What should I do between Mutilates ?

65 Human Rogue
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I'm learning the ropes of roguing right now.

My tactic for DPS is to try to get to five combo points, Slice and Dice, five combo points, eviscerate, five combo points, envenom...and repeat.

However, really silly question, there is often a little downtime between Mutilates and Backstabs. Is there something I should do during that time ?
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100 Goblin Rogue
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Uhhhhh... Derp.

Just Mutilate. No backstabs (unless raiding, which you arent) and do not evisc as a Muti rogue. Don't worry about SnD for leveling. Just Mut to 4+ CP and Envenom
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85 Gnome Rogue
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I'm learning the ropes of roguing right now.

My tactic for DPS is to try to get to five combo points, Slice and Dice, five combo points, eviscerate, five combo points, envenom...and repeat.

However, really silly question, there is often a little downtime between Mutilates and Backstabs. Is there something I should do during that time ?


You have one combo point builder for any given build. For Mutilate specs it's, unsurprisingly, Mutilate. For Combat, it's Sinister Strike. For Sub, depending on weapons/build/environment, it's either Backstab or Hemorrhage. You use your Builder until you have enough points for a Finisher. Then you use a Finisher. Then you repeat.

In between builders... you wait for energy to regen and watch your autoattacks make lots of numbers appear on the screen.

(At higher levels as assassination, you can replace Mutilate with Backstab in execute range (sub 35%) but it's a straight swap, and you don't have the talents for it yet - and I don't recommend them for leveling anyway.)
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80 Human Rogue
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nothing much to do in your levels but watch your auto attack, lol. but in raiding environment, i usually spam "feint (w/ glyph)" in between mutilates to keep my threat to a minimum.
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90 Undead Rogue
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Stare at your pretty little yellow bar untill you can mutilate again.
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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Also if you're rolling Mut for DPS, you shouldn't be building up to 5 combo points for Slice n' Dice. You should open with Garrote from stealth, use that one point to SnD and hit 5 CP and hit Envn. With "Cut to the Chase" this should refresh your SnD to its full duration.
Edited by Baelkash on 11/6/2010 3:11 AM PDT
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90 Worgen Rogue
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Also if you're rolling Mut for DPS, you shouldn't be building up to 5 combo points for Slice n' Dice. You should open with Garrote from stealth, use that one point to SnD and hit 5 CP and hit Evis. With "Cut to the Chase" this should refresh your SnD to its full duration.


This is true, except replace 5 combo points with 4+, use rupture as your second finisher (after SnD) and replace 'Eviscerate' with 'Envenom'

There is an assassination guide on these forums for 4.01, it's pretty solid.
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90 Pandaren Rogue
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While lvling, i never realy worryed about slice and dice for questing, 2 mutilates will generaly almost kill a mob, and then a quick evenom will finish it.
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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Also if you're rolling Mut for DPS, you shouldn't be building up to 5 combo points for Slice n' Dice. You should open with Garrote from stealth, use that one point to SnD and hit 5 CP and hit Evis. With "Cut to the Chase" this should refresh your SnD to its full duration.


This is true, except replace 5 combo points with 4+, use rupture as your second finisher (after SnD) and replace 'Eviscerate' with 'Envenom'

There is an assassination guide on these forums for 4.01, it's pretty solid.


Just realized I said, "Evis". Brain slipped when I typed it. Of course it's Envenom if you're using the correct build. Although usually when I roll Assassination I Envenom then Rupture after the initial Envenom.

But I admit I'm just getting back into Assassination after they broke my beloved Combat.
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90 Orc Rogue
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Playing a rogue is a matter of waiting for the right moment to do things. The class mechanics call for waiting for your energy to recharge and for you to execute on it.

You should practice the ways of energy pooling. Try to time things so you have no less than 15 energy, or even go up to 35 for an envenom immediately after you mutilate.
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89 Worgen Druid
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ninja
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90 Undead Rogue
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Way to necro the living !@#$ out of a 2 year old thread.
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90 Goblin Rogue
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(At higher levels as assassination, you can replace Mutilate with Backstab in execute range (sub 35%) but it's a straight swap, and you don't have the talents for it yet - and I don't recommend them for leveling anyway.)


I think me means swap with dispatch

whoops, I didn't realize this was a necro thread, he probably did mean backstab back in the dayl
Edited by Slyck on 11/14/2012 7:05 AM PST
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