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    Thumbs up Assassin Guide

    This is a compiled source of information for the assassin rogue. In this guide I will address the issues and ways you can overcome short comings in the rogue play. I hope you find this information to be useful.
    I'll first go into detail about the 51 assassin/ 15 Infiltrator/ Bladedancer or Ranger.

    Assassin has well balanced utility, crowd control and damage. This particular spec will improve greatly come patch 1.5. The utility you have is rather vast which does provide you the necessary tools in pvp combat. First and most important feature to use is hidden veil, this ability lets you take damage in stealth and not be broken. I'm sure that you were already aware of that but here is something that I seen few people think of which does make me wonder. The little trick is to use hidden veil after you use slip away by making a simple macro. Now before I show the macro, another tip is to have hidden veil displayed on your action bars to keep track of the cool down after use. (The reason to use hidden veil after slip away is to prevent hidden veil from being dispelled)

    Macro:
    #show Slip Away
    cast Slip Away
    cast Hidden Veil

    Now letís talk about the crowd control! The assassin offers several different sources of cc that are on different diminishing returns such as Malicious Strike which is a movement impairing effect; reduce movement by 70%, this snare is not shared on DR with Foul Play, Blinding Powder or Poison Gas. Next is Blinding Powder, this will cause your target to be confused for 10sec and shares DR with Poison Gas. Finally is Foul Play, this 4sec stun shares DR with Paralyzing Strike. To help make your life easier with getting used to using CC, I'll provide you macros to adjust to the use of CC.

    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder


    #show Foul Play
    cast @focus Foul Play


    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    cast Foul Play


    Or

    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Foul Play

    (Good way to chain CC a healer)

    #show Paralyzing Strike
    cast Paralyzing Strike
    cast Expose Weakness

    (To use this macro correctly you need to be out of melee range to apply EW without causing the stun)


    Next is to discuss damage macros! With this you can adjust depending on your play style.

    #show Puncture
    suppressmacrofailures
    startattack
    cast Puncture
    cast Backstab
    cast Anathema


    #show Serpent Strike
    startattack
    cast Serpent Strike
    cast Malicious Strike




    Now let me take a few minutes to discuss the difference in having Bladedancer and Ranger. With using Bladedancer you pick up Side Steps which are increasing dodge chance by 50% for 15 seconds. You can pair
    Side Steps up with Poison Malice in a macro that only use one global cool down. The downside to using Bladedancer is that you are susceptible to being kited by casters and certain melee souls such as a Riftblade
    Warrior. This is where having Ranger does pay off. You gain a ranged combo point generating ability along with a finisher. I personally prefer using Bladedancer.

    Macros:

    #show Side Steps
    cast Poison Malice
    cast Side Steps


    #show Head Shot
    startattack
    cast Head Shot
    cast Quick Shot

    (This macro will generate three combo points before using Head Shot.)

    With the end of this assassin guide, I will be releasing the Marksman next and hopefully an interesting pvp video of assassin; if I can edit worth a crap.

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    U will be successfully kited by certain warriors,casters and MAINLY rogues.

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    Sure Guide is fine but i think its for newcomers so more details for em will be nice
    personally i use HV out of macro there is many uncontrolled strange bugged aoe effects.sometimes u dont want to waste slip away after being accidentally pullled out of stealth.it happens alot in wfs and open pvp.

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    why did you post this again? if people want a 51sin/15Inf guide just go here
    http://slaughterfromtheshadows.wordp...e-pvp-and-you/
    Last edited by sanosuke; 09-09-2011 at 08:03 AM.
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    this thread made my day

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    Damn u must be boss when it comes to the 51SIN build in pvp. Since you know so much about a rare talent build that no one knew about months ago let me ask a few questions since there arnt a whack load of other posts that go as far as you do to explain this rare spec.

    In the Assassin tree where do you put the 51 points?

    Should i open from Stealth?

    When should i use slip away, before or after i soil my pants from the lack of damage this spec does?
    Last edited by Grolt; 09-09-2011 at 08:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grolt View Post
    Damn u must be boss when it comes to the 51SIN build in pvp. Since you know so much about a rare talent build that no one knew about months ago let me ask a few questions since there arnt a whack load of other posts that go as far as you do to explain this rare spec.

    In the Assassin tree where do you put the 51 points?

    Should i open from Stealth?

    When should i use slip away, before or after i soil my pants from the lack of damage this spec does?
    lol for some reason he thinks no one uses 51 sin anymore so a guide is needed although its one of the simplest builds we got... anyway I just linked the one I did cause at least its more informative and has some humor in it...
    Warfronts need segregation of the Tiers. 1-5 and 6-8 or pre-50 pvp will be the most enjoyable PVP in the game.
    Run and Gun My *Boomstick* MM PVP Guide
    The Night Bomber PVP Spec + Rogue PVP Guide Compilation
    Blood and Fire Sin/NB PVP Guide

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    There is a reason why ppl dont use 51 SIN spec in pvp, it blows. But im glad an Allstar rogue player like him are helping new rogues suck...

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    trying to make a macro but it keeps giving me an error can you help this is my macro

    #show slip away
    cast Slip Away
    cast Hidden Veil
    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    #show Foul Play
    cast @focus Foul Play
    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    cast Foul Play
    Or
    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Foul Play
    (Good way to chain CC a healer)
    #show Paralyzing Strike
    cast Paralyzing Strike
    cast Expose Weakness
    #show Puncture
    suppressmacrofailures
    startattack
    cast Puncture
    cast Backstab
    cast Anathema

    i had to remove 10 lines because it was too big so i added that into another macro

    #show Serpent Strike
    startattack
    cast Serpent Strike
    cast Malicious Strike
    #show Side Steps
    cast Poison Malice
    cast Side Steps
    #show Head Shot
    startattack
    cast Head Shot
    cast Quick Shot

    you seem to know what your doing so any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrinx View Post
    trying to make a macro but it keeps giving me an error can you help this is my macro

    #show slip away
    cast Slip Away
    cast Hidden Veil
    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    #show Foul Play
    cast @focus Foul Play
    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    cast Foul Play
    Or
    #show Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Blinding Powder
    cast @focus Foul Play
    (Good way to chain CC a healer)
    #show Paralyzing Strike
    cast Paralyzing Strike
    cast Expose Weakness
    #show Puncture
    suppressmacrofailures
    startattack
    cast Puncture
    cast Backstab
    cast Anathema

    i had to remove 10 lines because it was too big so i added that into another macro

    #show Serpent Strike
    startattack
    cast Serpent Strike
    cast Malicious Strike
    #show Side Steps
    cast Poison Malice
    cast Side Steps
    #show Head Shot
    startattack
    cast Head Shot
    cast Quick Shot

    you seem to know what your doing so any help would be appreciated
    suppressmacrofailures should always be the 2nd line of every macro below your #show whatever ability line.
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    This should always be 3rd.

    cancelbuff PvP Invulnerability
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    OP has alot of useless macros -- why make a macro for 1 ability - just use the ability-- maybe im missing something

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodatiz View Post
    OP has alot of useless macros -- why make a macro for 1 ability - just use the ability-- maybe im missing something
    lol thats the point of the rest of these posts.....
    Warfronts need segregation of the Tiers. 1-5 and 6-8 or pre-50 pvp will be the most enjoyable PVP in the game.
    Run and Gun My *Boomstick* MM PVP Guide
    The Night Bomber PVP Spec + Rogue PVP Guide Compilation
    Blood and Fire Sin/NB PVP Guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem_ View Post
    This should always be 3rd.

    cancelbuff PvP Invulnerability
    Hey look, now this thread isn't totally worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunharrow View Post
    Hey look, now this thread isn't totally worthless.
    yes, i did not know that worked, i always clicked it manually... most stupid buff in the game!!!

    and anyone can write their own guide, dont knock the guy for trying just because someone else already posted a guide to this. pvp is subjective, this isnt like pve dps where 2 guides can be identical...

    p.s. i never have or ever will play 51sin
    Useful Rogue guides since I don't want to answer 50 billion questions anymore:
    Marksman, Ranger, Nightblade, Blink'Blade, Asstalker, Assdancer, and finally The Hoko Specô
    Hoko, teaching noobs the way of rogue pve until 12/20/11.

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