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iirc elitistjerks said something along the lines of 5% more dps from <35% than >35%. its a smoother rotation, and it has MUCH more synergy with shadow blades, but while each dispatch hits harder than mut, mut procs twice the poisons, as well as mut proccing free dispatches.
I think dispatch should be able to proc sideblind- a free mutilate!
Ok don't call it sideblind, but you see where I'm going. Since mutilate does good damage right now, this would have to come with some small nerfs, but it would put the execute rotation into a better position.
Hmm, I disagree. dont fix what isnt broken. During >35% you have plenty of time between mutilates to do other things, free dispatches, make coffee, vendetta, watch TV and so on, 55 energy is quite a bit. during sub 35% you have much less free time. as you stated this would come with small nerfs as our DPS isnt in too bad of a place, if this kept us even (considering us using the free mutilates) this would cause a few hiccups where either you cap energy, cap CP, clip envenom or dont use your free proc correctly. When our gear gets better (and we get more haste) that problem would only get worse, as well as an extreme version of that during fights where you lust sub 35%
Well, another thing would be to reduce the proc chance of blindside by a bit, and then buff dispatch as compensation.
i've found with this xpac that rogues can feel very held back in certain instances if gear is slightly less in quality than their dps peers or if stats havent been min-maxed precisely enough, it almost feels to me like i'm never getting exactly the right gear i need for assassination spec to operate at full potential, and while this does bother me it also excites me because it just makes me shoot for those short term goals of acquiring that gear and increasing my dps while still maintaining a high level of proficiency with my rotation and being highly raid aware...now if only i could get blizz to stop dropping me fist weapons and axes when i only play assassination lol
Assassination just needs another cooldown. Bring back Cold Blood except make it do something more useful than a guaranteed crit every 3 mins.
Gear (especially 4pc bonus) kind of fixes it.
For example, those are the first 20 seconds of our Lei Shi fight of this week.
Those are the first 40 seconds if you prefer full Bloodlust.
Rogues are not completely on top and it's a little RNG with dispatch procs but we can burst as Assasination as well.
How are you guys using your 1st Vend + SBlades + Vanish CDs?
I've been trying to either
1. use Vendetta + SBlades right at my 1st envenom
2. use Vendetta + SBlades as soon as I have rupture and SnD up
Also, do you guys always line up Vendetta and SBlades? Or do you guys use it on CD.
You should use them on cooldown. Exceptions about, of course, but in general, use both on cooldown.
Also, get your rotation going with S+D and rupture. You may even want to pool a bit. The exception here is if those few seconds would win you an extra cooldown at the end.