Question about Rogues? Do you find them extremely squishy?
So I tried my wife's rogue out the other night (ilvl 335 combat) because I've always wanted to try a max level rogue and my biggest concern was how squishy the rogue felt. Now since the low ilvl I was running with not that well geared players (a couple tanks weren't great) but it felt like if the boss even farted I died. Is this normal or does it get better with better gear?
You almost have a tool for every occasion in case boss/mob/random AoE hits you. Faint, Cloak of Shadows, Evasion and even Combat Readiness are just few of the ways in which rogue can survive in PVE environment.
I feel squishy when I get stunned, 1 sec stun is painful enough. I don't really feel them same against stuns when I play other classes mostly since most have atleast 1-2 ability they can use when stunned.
I'll continue leveling my own rogue then and see what happens. I'm not surprised to hear that it was more the player than the class, but I was worried that it might be the class. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
Learning to use feint at the right time will go a long way to improving your survivability on a boss fight. When glyphed it costs nothing more than a GCD, and it reduces AOE damage taken by 50%. A ton of boss mechanics fall into this category, and rogues are typically at the bottom of the damage-taken meter on every fight because of this.
Only time I feel squishy is when I get a stun and is nuked by a rogue and paladin or feral druid or something at the same time. Other than that, the rogue is the most awesome survivor I have ever played in this game!