Thursday, February 19, 2009


Here are the dps charts from our latest Sarth3D kill last night.

Top DPS. I haven't seen that since the early days in Black Temple on my Rogue, and Rogue DPS has been declining steadily ever since.

I still find it disturbing that a Death Knight that has been raiding for basically two weeks can top the dps charts like this, even though Sarth3D is obviously very AOE intensive.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why you're surprised about Blizzards pet DK class and their amazing dps output. In my guild, we have a few DK's that are sustaining 3.5k dps and possibly higher now as they are getting better gear.

What I *am* surprised about is when Blizzard releases 3.1 patch potentially with the second consecutive rogue nerf. I am ok with the 3.9 nerf as they did provide a boost with SnD and Hunger for Blood (boosting Raiding potential) but now they are looking at nerfing talents/glyphs such as the vigor glyph and overkill?

If I don't see the equiv heal/dps nerfs for other classes I will strongly consider dropping my rogue main all together - enough is enough...

Rogues were designed to be the top close quarters, single target DPS class - now were just bench-warmers in PVE land... pathetic.

Cedric said...

Yup, totally agree. You are preaching to the choir, by the way: my main used to be a rogue until a month ago. I was very unhappy with my raid dps given my gear (close to best in slot everywhere), and after trying a few tweaks here and there (Combat, Mutilate, switching gear around, etc...), I decided that the rogue class was in a very poor shape.

And as you say, the latest changes are just lukewarm buffs evened out by lukewarm nerfs, so my rogue is now retired for good.

Sad, I played this class for 3+ years and I really love it, but it's just not much fun to play any more.

thejackal said...

Hi Cedric,

sorry if this came off as a rant to your post it wasn't. I put in *mucho* time into building my rogue and found the only place that I have a fighting chance is in pvp-land. Now Blizz says that we're too OP in PVP - my time might be up ;)

Anyway good to chat with you...