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  1. ShadowCraft for Warlords of Draenor

    Why would you ever want to do that?
  2. Rogue Simple Questions

    Simply: No, it's not worth it and doesn't make sense. If you want to make the most out of the drop, switch your spec to Assassination and use Shortblade MH, Hvitserk OH. If you want to stay Combat, keep the Axe MH and use the Shortblade OH.
  3. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    I'm curious, do you know how the calculations of optimizing gems and reforges are done? I am wondering if it would make sense to reset all reforges before optimizing gems and then reforgiong again or is the gem-calculation done "from scratch" with base numbers anyway?
  4. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Of course he meant in Shadowcraft, that's why he wrote it in this thread ... And yes I was wondering it myself, I couldn't find a way in Shadowcraft to add the Socket too.
  5. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Works fine, thanks a lot!
  6. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Is the Shadowcraft Backend service still/again running on a non standard Port (I think Antiarc mentioned 8880 once). I cant't get Shadowcraft to work on my office PC, since our Firewall blocks all ports except standard web (80/443), I can use the equipment part, but there happens no dps calculation. I always just get "Error contacting backend engine". Isn't there a way to contact the backend service without needing a nonstandard Web-Port?
  7. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    Just wondering: is it just a display bug or don't rogues benefit themselves from Swiftblade's Cunning? I don't see the buff on my rogue when in party, only on the other party members and I don't see any change in my attackspeed on the character screen.
  8. Cataclysm 4.3.x Raid Mechanics

    I would assume it means, that you can BF off a Blistering Tentacle onto the Limb Tentacle but not the other way, since the Blistering Tentacles are immune to AoE effects (but the Claw and Wing Tentacles are not).
  9. 4.3 Changes Discussion

    Those "Valorous Seed", "Horrific Seed", "Horrific Seed the Second", "Horrific Seed the Third" are currently just copied Placeholders. Just wait until in a future PTR-build the real names, stats and effects will be included.
  10. ShadowCraft: Rogue spreadsheet for 4.0

    Since both weapons have identical dps and differ only in the allocated stats, you can approximate the difference, by calculating your dps with a heroic Gatecrasher and then replacing Agility gems worth 200 Agi on your equip with Strength gems (Bold Inferno Ruby). If I did it right, in your case, heroic Obsidium Cleaver is only about 110 dps better than normal Gatecrasher and thus really not worth wasting a firestone.
  11. Rogue Simple Questions Thread: Cataclysm Edition

    No, the crafting items all get a socket with a 10 statpoints socketbonus, but lose 20 statpoints in the primary stat (agi) and 20 statpoints in a secondary stat.
  12. The 4.0.1 Rogue FAQ

    No need to ponder on that topic any longer, the change will be reverted with the next patch (hopefully not 4.1). Source In the meantime, chose whatever you like best, most likely this will be fixed until you are 85.
  13. The 4.0.1 Rogue FAQ

    Are there even fast Weapons other than daggers in Cataclysm? As far as I could tell from all datamined and dropped loot on beta, the fastest non-dagger weapons for rogues are all of 2.6 speed, while daggers are either 1.8 or 1.4 speed. So in the end it seems to come down to either slow/slow with 2x 2.6 weapons, like Enhancement Shamans (which I doubt will ever be viable for Combat) or slow/fast with a dagger in the offhand. Yet it still remains to be determined whether a 1.4 or 1.8 dagger will be the best choice for Combat at 85.
  14. Combat/Sub Spreadsheet for 4.0.1

    That's why I am wondering: with 0 Mastery rating I see a tiny (6) dps increase when using the 1.5 OH axe instead of the 1.4 OH dagger. When reforging some of the tons of critrating I get on my gear with 4.01 to mastery (reaching 299 mastery rating) I get a 30 dps drop when using the dagger instead of the axe. Since a 0.1 faster OH for combat nearly always meant "more dps" I am just wondering why I get these results, since even without the poison talents I expected the faster OH to be clearly superior. /edit: by the way, great "cleanup" of the sheet.