Every time I read a thread on this forum some person always has to chime in with "rogues are bad" or some variation of that.
Does anyone have any actual facts of why a rogue is a bad class right now? Especially when people compare rogues vs the rest of the classes so many people say that rogues are horrible. But, what makes them so much worse than everyone else?
From a PvE perspective personally I'd think they were one of the strongest classes period and definitely the strongest melee.
Rogues do great damage both single target as well as aoe rogues are top notch especially assassination which is a very forgiving spec and allows for some slop and to still perform sometimes better than it's simmed dps ranking. In a pure cleave fight a rogue can spec combat for one of the strongest cleaves in the game and for a situation with more mobs assassination is a very strong aoe.
Rogues take less damage than any other class out there. Thanks to feint rogues are the easiest healed class in the game and where most classes are taking ridiculous aoe damage from boss mechanics rogues trivialize the matter.
Rogues also have very strong personal defense cooldowns including cheat death, evasion, combat readiness, feint, vanish, stuns on adds and the strongest being cloak of shadows which is by far one of the strongest cool downs in the game period. My warrior friend complained that warrior vs rogue if a tank dies a warrior dies almost for sure but a rogue has the best chance with which to stay alive for the tank to get battle rezzed and the fight to go on.
Rogues have very strong raid utility as well. Smoke bomb being an amazing raid wall as well as being a fun gimmick vs ranged bosses like the frost king. Tricks of the trade is very good as well adding to tank threat at the beginning of a pull (when everyone is blowing their CDs and has their highest dps during the fight and yet the tank hasn't had a chance to build up vengeance) as well as helping control adds in a fight or increasing another member's dps which misdirect doesn't do making it a more versatile cooldown than MD.
So with all the utility and strong dps that a rogue brings to a fight why do so many people complain about them being horrible? Is it an ignorance problem where they're just bad and don't realize how strong rogues are? Or am I missing something here? Personally in my raid I think I'm a very strong addition to it and that I bring a lot to the table. I can't think of a reason why me being in the raid is horrible and having any other class (if rogues really are the worse) would benefit the raid more than having me there.