The perfect encounter for rogue is a staccato song -- short bursts of action punctuated by silence.
When we rogues engage our targets, we want to unload all of our energy pool into damage quickly, and then we want to retreat until our energy pool fills back up. Our general strategy is to control our target with stuns as we unleash our burst damage onto them, and then use our other CC abilities like Gouge , Blind, and Sap to lock them down as we wait for our energy to replenish itself.
In a PVP scenario, all of our burst damage comes from our special abilities, like Mutilate , Hemorrhage , or Backstab. We don't get enough uptime for our plain melee damage or poisons to make or break an engagement.
We'll also get the occasional Eviscerate or Envenom in against our opponents, but I find that Kidney Shot is my most common finisher. Avoiding instead of absorbing damage While the virtues of waiting for our energy to regenerate are obvious, it's equally important that we avoid taking too much damage. Recuperate isn't nearly strong enough to keep us alive through any sort of serious pressure, and rogues are particularly vulnerable to incoming attacks.
All of the other melee classes are tank-capable hybrids with multiple defensive cooldowns at the ready, while we're typically limited to a single Evasion or Cloak of Shadows per encounter. The only way to survive is to avoid damage, and CC is the best way to accomplish that goal. A lot of new rogues fail to see the value of an ability like Gouge because they're not able to attack while Gouge is active.
The key is that Gouge allows us to regenerate our own energy, reposition ourselves and even use a bandage , all while preventing our enemy from putting more pressure on us. If you want to play a rogue effectively, you need to learn to be patient. Waiting to attack as our energy pools up can be difficult to do, but our only chance of victory revolves around minimizing our damage taken.
When we are forced into open combat with our opponent, we want to make sure we minimize our exposure to damage. Evasion and Cloak of Shadows are our two most potent options for physical and magical attacks, respectively. We can also utilize Smoke Bomb and other line-of-sight mechanics to reduce the number of angles of attack our opponents have.
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We don't want to take any unnecessary damage, and so if we choose to engage in combat, we need to make sure it's on our terms. Tools like Dismantle and Kick , while not granting us complete control, allow us to dictate how much damage our opponents can deal.
Stealth is our best friend Stealth is the final key to the rogue PVP experience. While we can obviously deal awesome damage while our energy bar is full and then use our crowd control abilities to lock our targets down, we need Stealth to bridge the gap between those two phases.
After 5 seconds of inaction by both ourselves and our opponent, we leave combat and we can restealth at will. Blind and Gouge can both be used to get us out of combat, allowing us to reopen on our targets with a new opener. After Blinding your target and restealthing, you can even choose to Sap your opponent from Stealth. By choosing to Sap after we Blind someone, we can keep them locked down for 16 seconds, which resets the diminishing return for our stuns and then our next Cheap Shot to Kidney Shot combo will last for its full duration.
Vanish is our final option for restealthing, and it plays a key part in extending our control over an engagement. Even though so many other moves like Evasion have been removed from Preparation , it still resets the cooldown on Vanish, giving us yet another opportunity to restealth.
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Sign up. Show More Results. Apple News debuts a guide to the Democrat hopefuls. How Oppo fit a 10x zoom camera into its 5G phone. If not, you may wish to consider spending a little time getting some better gear either through questing or by running normal instances before tackling heroics. A great way to gear up quickly is to run the daily heroic quest every day. The advantage of the quest dungeon versus any other random dungeon is many people run it solely for the bonus emblems and are consequently uninterested in most of the gear that is likely to drop.
Another option at level 80 is to head straight into max level PvP. My personal favorite level 80 PvP venue is Lake Wintergrasp. Most of the combat out here takes place in vehicles or turrets, so your lack of gear will not hinder you as much, provided you can find a way to get the five kills necessary to unlock the ability to pilot siege vehicles. Faction rewards are another great way to pick up some pretty awesome gear. Pet collectors, for example, will want to start running daily quests for the Oracles in Sholazar basin.
Their quartermaster sells [Mysterious Egg] which has the potential to hatch into one of four unique non-combat pets every 7 days.
Daily quests are not the only way to improve reputation, however. Certain factions Knights of the Ebon Blade, Kirin Tor, etc… sell tabards that you can wear to increase your faction simply by defeating enemies in heroic dungeons. Reaching level 80 in World of Warcraft is certainly a monumental achievement, but it is far from the end of the game. Congratulations on reaching it, and I hope this guide has provided you with at least a small glimpse into the many awesome things to do at level