Infraction: General Idiocy
Message to User:
Read, search, then post. And when you reply to a person, don't break up his post like that. It's stupid and makes your post harder to read, not easier.
Thanks for reading the thread.... you must have read the title, maybe read the first post, and then replied... good for you, you managed to miss the 40 pages in between, this probably isn't the forum for you.
I tried to read as much as I could. 40 pages of posts is a bit hard to take in all at once without forgetting the first 30 by the time you hit 40. I apologize for that, really.
So yes, Hemo is now raid viable, it is actually better then swords for 25 man at any reasonable gear level. Swords are still better then maces if you have equivalent options, however if you have the choice of Drakefirst or Edge of the Cosmos... go with Maces.
Cycle: If you have 2 pieces of T4: 2 Point Slice & Dice/5 Point Rupture, if you don't 3 Point Slice and Dice/5 Point Rupture.
Thanks for the advice. The top sword choices I have are Edge of the Cosmos and Vindicator's Brand. Even the Vindicator's doesn't have the top end that Drakefist does.
As you folks here are 'respected' in the community, I'll make sure to link back to your post if my raid leader laughs at my spec/gear and says no to my coming along. The guild itself is pretty deep in 25-mans right now, working through TK with Vashj down as of the middle of last week.
And Hemo is now normalized to 2.4 like everything else... sorry.
Somehow this just figures, huh?
Edit - 16/40/5 Combat Daggers... come on... how do you not take 10% more damage on Backstab and no dodges on finishing moves... and you skipped Ruthlessness for Murder... you fail.
The last thing I like to do is to blame things on anything but myself, but latency has been a serious issue lately with both Twisting Nether and Comcast. Was going for 4/5 Opportunity, and ended up with 5/5 and only 40 talent points remaining. As of last night's logging off, I only had 16g to my name, and a 50g respec fee. Don't yet have 300 Riding, so can only do 6 daily's(pre-2.3). I hope to rectify this as quickly as possible.
Aggression is a new addition to combat daggers as of 2.3, but the rest is unchanged since 2.0
Wasn't aware of the Aggression change, really, until I started reading here. Sadly, all I saw at the time was the buff to Eviscerate and Sinister Strike... then yawned.
Edit2 - Finally, you fail at gemming, +8 Hit in every slot unless you need something else for your Meta... you don't need +stam or +resiliance gems or even +crit. Your damage sucks because you don't have a clue, not because of a gear issue.
At least 3/4 of the gems were given to me by guildies in past guilds, and I'm making do with what little I do have right now. Some of them, such as the crit gems in the belt, were of necessity, as the Raid Leader(who, frankly, knew nothing about rogues) demanded I up my crit over everything else, to make my prior Mutilate build worthy of bringing along.
I don't admit to being a rogue master/genius, and that's why I'm here asking for advice. I'm attempting to make sure I can prove myself worthy of a dps slot in SSC/TK.
Have you not read this thread at all? Hemo is very raid viable with 2.3 - but not in the same build that will give you great pvp performance.
If you want both, the only really viable choice is going to be a 1x/4x combat mace.
I've read as much as I could. You DO realize it's over 40 pages long, and as being someone with really poor short-term memory, I'd have forgotten pages 1-30 by the time I got to 40. /sigh
1x/4x combat mace? Please explain?
(I'm not Trolling. I honestly am hoping to improve my raiding ability as a rogue.)