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About Ithildine

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  • Alternate Characters Draeni Shaman Heal/Enhencement
  1. Warlords Mechanic Testing / Verification

    Can poisons be applied from multi strike procs ? If so, will they be applied with full damage or with reduced damage because of multi strike ? @PathalFeel free to delete my post and add the questions to your list for better clarity, if you find them interesting.
  2. The 4.0.1 Rogue FAQ

    Ok, my bad, you are right. I am sorry.
  3. The 4.0.1 Rogue FAQ

    I could not fnd this anywhere in this thread but I noticed a strange thing which may be a bug in Envenom. The wording is saying the buff will last 1 sec plus one second per combo points but during my tests, I am pretty sure the buff only lasted one second per combo points but the addition one second was never applyed. To me, this small second has a big impact in our energy management. Is this a bug in my environment or did you noticed the same ? EDIT : typos
  4. Cataclysm Rogue Changes

    Even if we get 100% proc rate for Main Gauche, we will just at most double the energy we currently get from Combat Potentency... and only if we use two fast weapons. Do this amount of energy out DPS the loss of damage on SS and RevS because of the lower raw damage of a fast sword or axe or fist weapon ? A fast weapon will also increase the Main Hand poison proc frequency due to DP mechanism so, IP may even become better than WP when a certain cap of Mastery is reached. Main Gauche is not easy to really (and deeply) understand, it may imply a few side effects (like CP procs, poison procs). I do not like it because it procs more when a fast weapon is used as Main Hand, it does more damage when a slow weapon is used in off hand, it generates automatic damage (which is even reduced by the dual wield penalty). In short, Main Gauche Best Practise is exactly the opposite of every other current combat rogue Best Practise. Main Gauche as it currently is sounds just not natural to me, it just does not fit in the Combat rogue background. What is the good practise to optimise the Combat spec, Fast/fast ? Slow/fast ? To me, it is not even possible for now to know that because it will depend on the gear level and on the relative values of each stat compared to eachothers. Even (static) maths may not be enough to really determine that because the spec is also quiet dynamic because of Bandit's guile and Restless Blades. Does Blizzard really want that level of complexity in a spec ? I am not sure... Do they really know what they are doing with this mechanism ? I doubt it...
  5. Cataclysm Rogue Changes

    I concur that having decisions to take on the spur of the fight would be nice. Critical effects on SS and RvS could be interesting events to trigger buffs which would require the right button to be pressed on time. Do you think it could add depth to the rotation ? The key point of such a feature should be "Open your eyes to what happens, understand the situation, then take the right decision". Here are examples of such procs to explain more what I have in mind - "after a SS critical strike, your RvS effect is doubled if you use this hability within 4 seconds." - "after a RvS critical strike, your next SS will generate an additionnal combo point, if you use this hability within 4 seconds."