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    Cut and Shoot - PvP Spec
    I've found that my theorized top MM spec (51 MM and 15 Inf) didn't pan out nearly as well as I hoped. Nightstalker is doing awesome though. The problem with it is that on BG and PS, you really need a ranged DPS spec and try as I might, I can't find a bursty-enough Gunblade spec for the new patch, although some variants are decent.

    Reluctantly I gave up NB for Sin and I'm relatively pleased at the results.

    Cut and Shoot
    44 MM / 22 Sin / 0 x
    This utilized MM ranged abilities with Assassin openers. You can do enormous damage on a single target with your openers and it has a good amount of utility. You should be running Vamp and Elec munitions and Baneful Touch works great with Elec. I find rending a bit lacking.

    Macros

    Finisher 1
    cast Expose Weakness
    cast Rapid Fire Shot
    cast Deadeye Shot
    cast Hasted Shot

    Finisher 2
    cast Expose Weakness
    cast Bull's Eye
    cast Deadeye Shot

    Gameplay

    This spec has a ton of viability now. With Baneful, your munitions damage is very nice, and then adding in Cut and Run really de-emphasizes the need for Infiltrator. If you want you can run 0 Inf for a 2nd Break Free, but I prefer Side Steps or Shadow Shift, making this the first PvP spec I've ever run that doesn't have Infiltrator. You also have Foul Play if a warrior or 51sin-type closes to melee on you and if they break it, you can immediately hit them with Static Shot which is on a different DR.

    I tend to open on tough targets in melee if I can, to get the Cloak and Dagger bonus. Ideally, things go thusly:

    EW > Assassinate > Barbed > Swift x2 > RFS

    This combo will kill the crap out of anyone 2+ ranks below you. If its a mage, I might use Paralyzing Strike instead. A good burst rotation:

    Having 5 CPs > Finisher 2 Macro > Strafe > RFS

    This combo frequently clears 7k damage for me with a string of crits. It does very well in the open field as well because of the crit bonuses in assassin and it isn't bogged down with stacking debuffs that 51 mm/15 inf suffers from. The problem with Silver Tip in PvP is that by the time you get the bonus up, its often time to change targets. This one frees you to choose targets of opportunity and that flexibility is very nice.


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    Last edited by Am0n; 12-07-2011 at 06:42 AM.
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    Sorry saw someone else do this and just had to do it again.

    please dont be madith
    Last edited by Am0n; 12-07-2011 at 06:55 AM.
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    Inevitable reply from Dun in 3.. 2.. 1..

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    I pick on mages a lot and they are my target priority in PvP.

    Because of this I can't do without Cleanse Soul in Inf.

    What was it you didn't like about 51/15?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiftWarden View Post
    I pick on mages a lot and they are my target priority in PvP.

    Because of this I can't do without Cleanse Soul in Inf.

    What was it you didn't like about 51/15?
    My spec is just better.

    =D
    Last edited by Am0n; 12-07-2011 at 11:17 PM.
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    44mm/22sin is the spec I've been using for ages.

    9/10 rogues using 51mm/14rgr are utter noobs. STM in pvp??? You're stopping to cast shadow fire??? Sure in 10s you'll be doing more damage on me, but you aren't going to be alive in 10s......

    Its all about burst, mobility and first strike. 44/22 gives you that. Plus with 0inf you have 2 break frees.
    Last edited by Auchter; 12-08-2011 at 12:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auchter View Post
    44mm/22sin is the spec I've been using for ages.

    9/10 rogues using 51mm/14rgr are utter noobs. STM in pvp??? You're stopping to cast shadow fire??? Sure in 10s you'll be doing more damage on me, but you aren't going to be alive in 10s......

    Its all about burst, mobility and first strike. 44/22 gives you that. Plus with 0inf you have 2 break frees.
    This spec is better.
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    All three MM finishers in one macro for a PvP build? Yikes.

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    Ug, Dun you didn't bite.
    Wasn't trying to be an *** just figured I'd make a little funny, but no one is catching on >.<
    and you never bit.
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