Jan 042010

Just poking around some random combat logs on the Internet at work (no WWS/WMO/WOL, so I’m trolling guild websites and such) and found this gem. Mr. Rogue’s ability rotation consists of: Sinister Strike to 5 cps; refresh Slice and Dice  if down or less than 10s left; otherwise Eviscerate. Use Adrenaline Rush, Blade Flurry, and Killing Spree on cooldown. The muti rogue’s not much better: Mutilate to 5 cps, Rupture, muti to 5 cps, Envenom, repeat, use long-CD skills when up.

Done. 8k DPS for both Rogues, top of the charts. (Yes, small sample size is small.)

I understand they’re a pure DPS class…but I look at the optimal Feral rotation in comparison and cry on the inside a little bit. Blizz: I love you guys, really I do, but if your mechanics cause a formerly core part of a DPS rotation to be dropped completely (Rupture for Combat, Arcane Missiles, probably some others I can’t think of), then you probably need a few more hotfixes.

Also, I may roll a Rogue alt. :)

  2 Responses to “I hate Rogues [low content]”

  1. “If you want to do the best damage possible, you need to be able to master a complex rotation. This is one of the features that attracts players to the Feral spec.” – GC

    My money is on them making the outliers more resemble the “normal complexity” dps rotations before Cataclysm. But yeah, Rogues and DKs got a major boost this last patch. Oh well, it’s killing bosses and seeing new content that matters. I’d rather be so-so dps and get to toss out Innervates and Battlerez….


    is up and running. Formatting is all shot to hell, feel free to fix it if you’re bored. Or change the guide. I’ll keep an eye on it for a bit but won’t be updating it all the way to Cataclysm most likely.

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