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    Default Why Do Most Rogues Not Have AoE Specs?

    So I've noticed something that's aggravating about rogues I see in conquest, dungeons and pvp. A lot of rogues don't use any aoe specs and I'm wondering why. In a large group setting like conquest it doesn't make sense to play anything else besides aoe builds.

    I'm wondering why people don't have them despite us having some good aoe specs.

    In pvp we have:
    Sab
    Tact-MM

    In pve we have:
    Tact-MM
    NB-Sin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayi View Post
    So I've noticed something that's aggravating about rogues I see in conquest, dungeons and pvp. A lot of rogues don't use any aoe specs and I'm wondering why. In a large group setting like conquest it doesn't make sense to play anything else besides aoe builds.

    I'm wondering why people don't have them despite us having some good aoe specs.

    In pvp we have:
    Sab
    Tact-MM

    In pve we have:
    Tact-MM
    NB-Sin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayi View Post
    So I've noticed something that's aggravating about rogues I see in conquest, dungeons and pvp. A lot of rogues don't use any aoe specs and I'm wondering why. In a large group setting like conquest it doesn't make sense to play anything else besides aoe builds.

    I'm wondering why people don't have them despite us having some good aoe specs.

    In pvp we have:
    Sab
    Tact-MM

    In pve we have:
    Tact-MM
    NB-Sin
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    Probably because the average rogue can't do anything other than play mm

    But seriously more role slots, I can't do anything but bard in conq because I don't have to role slots for it lol

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    Most rogues are FoTM rerolls and have little knowledge of the class.
    Quote Originally Posted by Muspel View Post
    I believe Assassin DoTs are uncleansable.

    It's still a terrible PvP spec compared to Marksman, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scourge View Post
    In the same way that torrents won't proc any of your enchantments they also won't proc anything from your enemy. You can torrent without worrying about taking any damage in return.
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    Tactician aoe is trash in warfronts, it makes sense in conquest but every time I see a rogue run up to me and start cycling torrents in Library or Karthan I just can't help but laugh as it barely tickles.

    I have a 44/28/4 spec because it's glorious in PvE, but I don't like playing it in CQ. I have more impact singling out healers with MM than just mindlessly aoeing.

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    61Tac/15Brd in CQ, glorious AoE healing when zerg-fighting, decent AoE damage when required. Or rather when I see stuff getting to 30% health I either necro torrent or bolt them to make sure they die and aren't kept alive.

    But the nice thing is the near-instant damage/healing switch.

    Also works in warfronts, but only if you fight in a rather tightly packed group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammako View Post
    I have more impact singling out healers with MM than just mindlessly aoeing.
    Yep. There's plenty of AOE going around.

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    The big issue is that Sab takes time to build up .. where if you run Marks, Tact or NB or BD (if any do), there are pretty quick AoE.

    And as mentioned Tact has all the nice AoE with out much penalty .. just energy starved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmlord View Post
    Probably because the average rogue can't do anything other than play mm
    they cant even play MM..
    was in todq pug the other day, the tank and THREE MM's were all FAILING at interrupting falconer... really?
    i just did it on my war alt because they were all so bad.
    and the mm's were like 5, 6k dps.. 2 button spec with 3 cd's...fail
    leader should have kicked them all

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    Last edited by Primalthirst; 04-10-2013 at 07:21 AM.
    Nope.

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    Sentry Battery rocks pvp.

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    In dungeons, I don't bother anymore. Some tanks immediately pull the boss after killing the adds so there's no time to switch specs (like Golem Foundry).

    In raids, I always use my AoE spec for trash mobs.

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