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  1. ShadowCraft for Warlords of Draenor

    I'm getting an error today. Error contacting backend engine *edit - nvm. I had the talent Nightstalker active for solo play after my raid last night. I changed it back and Shadowcraft is working fine again.
  2. Rogue Simple Questions

    A couple of rules of thumb. If SnD is about to fall off (less than 2 seconds), Use Envenom with however many combo points you have in order to refresh SnD. That said, unless there is a major pause in the action, you should only have to apply SnD once. Envenoms take care of that for the rest of the fight. Keep Rupture up at all times - 100% uptime. It's as important as SnD. Refresh it with less than 2 seconds but before it runs out, and it doesn't matter how many combo points you use to refresh it with. The important damage from Rupture comes from Venomous Wounds and that is also a major source of energy, which allows you to Mutilate more often, which gives you more combo points, which allows you to Envenom more often, which allows you to not have to worry about SnD as it will always be up.
  3. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Alather - I've never considered capping expertise to be terribly important for Assassination, but if you feel you must, just hit auto reforge a second time and shadowcraft caps expertise for you. At least, it did when I looked at your character. It's a slight loss in dps, but it's your call. Good luck.
  4. Rogue Simple Questions

    @Geoffar I've always trusted ShadowCraft and didn't worry about expertise. It's easy to keep your rotation clean without it. But this week I manually adjusted the stats to cap hit and exp, and ShadowCraft showed a dps increase of roughly 500. Not much, but it is something. Bottom line is whichever way you want to play it, there isn't that much of a difference.
  5. Subtle Ways of Subtlety

    Try this for your pre-pot. #showtooltip /use Virmen's Bite /cast [@focus] Tricks of the Trade /cast Stealth
  6. Rogue Simple Questions

    I think they could implement a formula so that you could only refresh the dot with a weaker rupture after the second to last tick, so that no ticks are lost. Pretty much like in Cata, but allowing for a refresh during the last two seconds. The problem, I think, a lot of rogues would have with that is that it would take away a certain amount of skill play. You'd just start spamming rupture at 3 or 4 seconds until it landed. As it stands now there is a possibility of losing that last tick if you hit it early. I think a lot of rogues like that fact that it's easy to fail to hit that 2 second window on a regular basis. I do.
  7. Assassination from the Mists

    Well, for me, I can't remember when I last worried about the expertise stat as an Assassination Rogue unless the current progression fight was standing in front of the boss. Certainly not now or even all through Cata. Missing on specials doesn't really cost much in the way of energy, and missing an Envenom actually gives you the Envenom buff for free. As assassination, we're not globally locked, so there's time to adjust after a missed mutilate and simply mutilate again without worrying about capping energy. The difference between haste (more energy, more white hits, more poison damage), crit (bigger hits, more combo points), and exp (more white hits, more poison damage) is minimal at the moment. The important things to remember about reforging for assassination are to make sure every piece has mastery on it (And it's better to have mastery on the piece than to just reforge to it), and get hit as close to a 2550 rating as possible. After that, it's not that important to follow the herd. If you like being expertise capped that's fine. Besides, with high-end gear having so much exp on it, I don't think it's that easy to keep it down to the cap in bis type gear anyway.
  8. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Shadowcraft is working fine for you on my computer. After reforging, I have you at 1383 rating on expertise. You're assassination spec, so you don't need to cap that. Crit and haste are better for you than exp. After reforging I also have you at 2832 rating on hit. That is too high, but you have a lot of hit gear. Shadowcraft has everything reforged out of hit, so it's doing what it can. Your gemming seems fine, because the bonuses outweigh gemming out of hit. It seems you're stuck with too much hit until you get new gear.
  9. Assassination from the Mists

    That's a lot of numbers, and sorry that I can't follow it precisely. Did you include the energy gained from maintaining rupture on 3 or more targets in your calculations?
  10. Assassination from the Mists

    Option 4 would be to use Crimson Tempest, Mutilate, and then Envenom as the Envenom buff falls off. I'm not claiming this would be a dps increase, only that it is an option.
  11. Assassination from the Mists

    My SimCraft shows the same opening sequence as yours. Maybe you can help me to understand something. How can you Ambush a target after beginning auto attacks? Doesn't that take you out of stealth? Oh, and by the way, thanks for linking the "how to" with SimCraft earlier. It was very helpful.
  12. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    You don't mention it, so I'll ask. Is that on a single target? My assumption is that it is, but assuming gets me in trouble.
  13. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    I'm curious about whether the whole Killing Spree would have increased damage from Nightstalker or just the first attack out of the seven that Killing Spree gives. Have you checked? I'm just basing this thought on how I'm reading the tooltips. Nightstalker buffs attacks made while stealthed, and Killing Spree says attacking an enemy every 0.5 sec with both weapons until 7 assaults are made. If it buffs the entire KS, I think you've got a valid argument, but if it only buffs the first assault then I don't think it would be worth it.
  14. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    Taking that a step further, the Quick gem (haste gem) will have 320 haste. With the EP values being discussed: 320 haste > 80 agi + 160 haste > 160 agi. That means yellow gems in yellow sockets. We'll have to determine if the bonus is good enough to use a red gem in a red socket, and if not, use an orange gem. Does this also mean (secondary stats having 2x the amount of agi on gems) that there will be times when gemming hit and expertise will be preferred if we can reforge away from those stats to mastery/haste/crit and stay at the caps? *This is assuming agility isn't way more valuable at level 90 than it is now.
  15. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    Sorry if my response came across as snarky. I only meant it as a simple question. I have a great deal of resect for your opinion and would never treat you with sarcasm. Your comparison is off, however. Ambush recently got buffed to 470% with daggers in build 15983. So it goes back to my simple question, is .6 cps worth 55 energy at the beginning of the fight?