unless you would otherwise die, feint is a waste of energy and gcd
Sometimes i am one of those lazy rogues.. Feints helps perfectly to reduce the damage on me so i can keep hitting ;-)
Cataclysm's feint was a good design.
10sec CD, no energy cost : need a brain on when to use it, not this "Am I willing to lose DPS in order to improve my survability ?" shit they got us with MoP.
Rogues rotation are boring enough without having to spend 20 energy on something. I do it because I have to and I'm happy to make my healers suffer less from damage, but damn it's a shitty design.
I'm having a real hard time breaking my habit of using it frequently. When it had no cost, I used it all the time, even in circumstances I wasn't sure if it worked (just to be safe), but now I catch myself still doing it and with the DPS loss, I really shouldn't be using except when necessary.
Can only second this. Feint is absolutely bonkers in T14, and the DPS loss is highly manageable as there doesn't seem to be any patchwerk fights this tier (our first Elegon kill was 1:20 before Enrage).
Got a very slow start this expansion, so we've only just reached HoF, but just looking at yesterday's attempts on Blade Lord Ta'yak, the impact is tremendous:
Granted, my DPS sucks, but I'm only just diving into assassination so that's not representative.