I'm currently in the process of building up some heirloom items for the worgen rogue that I plan on leveling when Cataclysm comes out. I'm trying to debate on whether it will make sense to level as Combat or Assasination... or maybe even Subtlety?
I've leveled a rogue back in Vanilla/BC and leveled 50% of the time as Combat and 50% of the time as Sub. Combat seemed faster, but doing nothing but spam sinister strike on every mob got really boring really fast. So I ended up switching to Sub just for the fun of seeing big numbers with Ambush crits, but that spec sucked if you didn't crit with Ambush since it took forever to kill stuff and there was a lot of downtime.
I haven't played a rogue at all during Wrath, so I'm wondering what the general consensus is for leveling a new rogue. Does it matter which spec I go? Is Assasination fun, or does Mutilate get just as boring as spamming Sinister Strike?
I'm figuring that with the coming changes, we will probably get Mutilate at level 10 with the new talent tree, so I'm thinking that might be pretty fun to try leveling as Assassination. (Granted all of this could change once we see the new talent builds). Also with the combat point system changes, I can just massacre something and then after it's dead pop those unused CPs on Recuperate and keep trucking along.
So tl;dr version: I'm planning on leveling an assassination rogue for cataclysm (unless everyone tells me it sucks), I need help figuring out what weapons to use.
2x Melee Heirloom trinket
1x Heirloom Chest
1x Heirloom Shoulders
1x Venerable Dal-Rends sword (Crusader) (In case I go combat)
1x Heirloom Thrash Blade (Crusader) (Not sure whether this makes sense to use in OH since it's kinda slow)
My understanding is that for Mutilate I want to go "slow" daggers in both hands right? What about for enchant, should I use Crusader or should I go +15 agility on both weapons? I'm thinking that with Recuperate and the trinket procs, the heal from Crusader won't be needed... so maybe +15 agi is better?