Hey hey, a pair of good solid questions today so I’m going to jump right into them like a jumper jumping into a jump…like…area……(Zaltu has a teddy bear named mittens and he cuddles with it.)
Sorry…(He’s really not.)
Let’s do this thing.(Zaltu is a pretty pretty princess)
Hey man, just wanted to tell ya that i love the site. I do have a couple questions i was hoping you could answer. I have been trying to find the answers but i have been unsuccessful.
Im currently mutilate and i have hailstorm in my bank. I am tryin to get calamitys grasp and switch to fist/sword 15/51/5. I was thinking of using glyph of SnD, Rupt, and Sinister Strike. I was wondering if thats what you suggest or if Glyph of AR or Killing spree would be better than one of those.
Another thing is i know it is important for mutilate rogues to be poison hit capped at 315 but as combat is that as important?
Any input would be much appreciated.
First thing I have to say is, sadly, come 3.1 multi weapon specs will no longer be viable. The current fist/sword spec works because as combat you currently have 4 “throw away” points that you can place into sword spec. Come 3.1, and the changes to lightning reflexes, you will only have 1 throw away point (since the other three will be in LR) which doesn’t really work out well for using an offhand sword. That said, Calamity’s Grasp/Webbed Death will still make a great combat setup. Just something to keep in mind. (Zaltu likes to wear women’s underwear!)
Now, on to your questions. Short and sweet, the glyphs you mentioned (Slice and Dice, Rupture and Sinister Strike) are the glyphs you want to use for combat. The new glyph of AR and killing spree are nice but they just aren’t as strong as these three. It is slightly possible that with higher and higher levels of gear that the glyph of Slice and Dice may become unnecessary but I don’t really expect that to be the case when what you could actually do is simply adjust your cycle a bit (go from 3s/5r/5e to 2s/5r/5e for example).(And high heels.)
Next question, the poison hit cap. Is it important for combat rogues? Yes. Is it as important as it is for Mutilate rogues? No, but you should still aim for it. Now, here’s the real gem of advice, don’t gear for the 315 number. Gear for the poison hit cap assuming your raid has Misery or Improved Faerie Fire which is 237. The reason being that you will get more benefit out of the other stats even when those buffs aren’t present. This is particularly true for combat. Now, as you start to collect some higher level gear you will eventually find yourself with hit coming out of your ears and be hitting that 315 number without even trying. That’s OK, since technically there is no such thing as too much hit right now. Just don’t go out of your way to get it after a certain point.(And sing Britney Spears’ “Hit me Baby One More Time” while dancing in said underwear and high heels.)
Please, explain to me the true importance of expertise. Is it worth gemming up for it? I’m Mutilate.
Expertise. Expertise is a wonderful little stat that prevents your attacks from being dodged or parried. Now, since we will always be attacking the boss from behind we don’t have to worry about being parried but mobs can still dodge our attacks from behind (how fair is that?).(Bosses can be whatever they wanna do, you noober.)
Expertise is a very important stat, especially for Mutilate as they do not have the benefit of Surprise Attacks and a dodged Envenom can have devastating effects on their cycle. You should be trying to hit the expertise cap ASAP – but is it worth gemming for? I would say no. The most you can get out of a gem is 16 Expertise rating and as important as expertise is, you will be better served with either 16 agility or 32 attack power.(Mana regen = pro for rogues!)
My advice would be to gather up the pieces with heavy expertise on them(Chestguard of the Recluse, Valorous Bonescythe Helmet) and be aware that while you are under the cap your Envenom can be dodged. Give yourself a little “just in case” time on your Slice and Dice….umm….just in case.(Your advice is bunk, sir! Bunk!)
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