Hi all, semi long-time reader, first time poster.
I mained Combat for the last half of Cata, so I feel as though I have a proper grasp for how to play the spec. I want to main Assassination this expansion and I recognize it is the superior spec for single-target fights, however I can't get daggers to drop anywhere no matter how hard I try.
Daggers: 471/463, x2 Windsong, 499 equipped.
Combat: 502+DancingSteel / 496+Windsong, 504 equipped.
At a glance, combat is the overwhelmingly obvious winner... however I found the performance underwhelming.
I have spent time using gear fully gemmed+enchanted+reforged for both specs respectively, and I have also tried DPSing as the spec opposite of what my gear is reworked towards.
I have found that even in combat gear, my assassination will outperform in single-target DPS, even on a fight like Jin'Rokh where I have 100% uptime and very little movement which would remove problems with combats more active-damage playstyle.
Is Assassination really THAT much better for single-target? Even with weapons THAT different?
I'm mostly looking to see if any other rogues have observed this large damage disparity as well. I will not be posting any logs, my armory is irrelevant, I reforge myself with Mr. Robot regularly.