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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rogue DPS

There are a few things that I would like to say about the rogue's dps. First thing is, we're the best, thats how it should be. Why do I believe that? The rogue is the weakest melee class, in terms of getting hit, yes, clothies are weaker in this sense, but they don't have to stand right next to the boss to dps. Yes, kitty druids are also in the same boat, but they share a tree with a tanking spec, and besides, I hate druids. 


Next thing is dps/GS, this tends to be higher for rogues than other classes who are gearing up, since most "rogue" gear is 100% spec gs, while this is less true for other class. So unless a rogue is using PVP gear, or some caster druid gear, they will most likely be at 100% spec gs. 


The last thing I would like to talk about to DPS Optimization. This is done by using the optimal enchants/gems and making sure none of your stats are capped out, except hit of course, which is best to be over the special hit cap, the poison hit cap, but under the white hit cap. I have used a variety of different methods to calculate this, the easiest one by far being AthRogueCalc, since its an ingame addon. Like spreadsheets found on Elitist Jerks, and the java app iDPS, which are both also very useful tools, AthRogueCalc uses calculation to determine your optimal setup, taking into account just about everything. Another very useful tool is SimulationCraft, which unlike the others, uses simulation instead of calculation to determine your DPS. You know your DPS is optimal when you come to the same conclusion by using both methods, calculation and simulation. 


A few specific DPS optimization tips. If you are combat, stack armor penetration ALWAYS. If you are assassination, stack AP or Haste, they both are very close, but the difference is very rarely more than a few points of dps either way. Also for PVP, stack armor pen. Just keep in mind when Cataclysm comes out that this will all change.

46 comments:

  1. nice post! i like it very much;)
    supportin you & follow you :)

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  2. an ensidia player was temp banned back in naxx for doing crazy deepz using a norm rotation and bombs :P

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  3. rogues do so much damage if played properly

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  4. If I reinstall the game this will help quite nicely...
    Thanks, Ill save this in a notepad somewhere on my computer :)

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  5. I've never been able to play rogue well, but you've put some convincing points which I'm going to try out soon. Thanks a lot!

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  6. I stacked armor pen as a warrior and I couldn't be touched dps-wise. It really helps that we can mix and match leather, mail or plate.

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  7. hey man, hope your day was better than mine with one of my dogs dying.

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  8. @delphinium, i read about that, i lost a young ferret not too long ago, i still miss her

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  9. My rogue is so low leveled ;-;

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  10. So glad I don't play wow anymore, more like "Rogues for no-life"

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  11. rouges are always best dps and sneeky style chars.

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  12. If only I had 30 bucks a month to spend... My life would be devoted, lol

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  13. GOOD NEWS! It's only $15/month. The WoW Time Cards are $30 retail, but that gives you 60 days.

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  14. I never got into WoW.. RuneScape for the WIN!

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  15. Never played a rogue...kind of wanted to roll one but the mechanics are too whacky for my simple mind.

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  16. I was a mutilate rogue when I played.. a while ago. I wasn't stacking AP though. Maybe thats why I sucked =/

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  17. nice post! i like it ;)
    supportin you ;)!

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  18. I'll have consider this rogue status.

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  19. fascinating, the surgeon is inspired.

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  20. just started lvl rogue
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    use the link on my youtube profile

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  23. good post mate. really good tips.

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  24. These are some good tips mate. I really appreciate it.

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  25. I want to play WoW again lol, my rouge needs some more love.

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