Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pre 2.1: Most Popular Builds - Rogue

1,913 capped Rogues. And I thought Hunters couldn't make up their minds. Here's the top 5 Rogue builds:

  1. 4 characters: 17/44/0 -Assassination/Combat. I have a level 2 Rogue. 'Nuff said.
  2. 4 characters: 17/44/0 - Assassination/Combat. 3/5 Lightning Reflexes instead of 3/3 Improved Gouge, above.
  3. 4 characters: 15/41/5 - Everyone gets love, sorta. Subtlety gets a 5/5 Opportunity at Assassination and Combat's expense.
  4. 3 characters: 41/20/0 - Assassination/Combat. Just enough to get 5/5 Dual Wield Specialization.
  5. 3 characters: 19/42/0 - Again, Assassination/Combat, but Sword Specialization gets the full 5/5 love here to bump it to 42.

18/1,913 Rogues accounted for in the top 5. Not even 1%. The sign of a class that can't make up its mind, or a well-designed tree with significant flexibility?


Ino the Mighty said...

1) combat.
2) combat, more pve than the previous build. (gouge wins in pvp. people who don't know are noobs)
3) this is "combat daggers". you want your backstabs to be hoooge cuz you can't control the flow of the fight enough to get a whole lot of them except by kidney shot + adrenaline rush.
4) mutilate.
5) this is the second build again, but ditching deflection and riposte for extra dodge, murder, and nerves of steel.

it's mostly cuz everything in every tree is viable in some way, lots of things are just personal preference (which weapon to specialize in, for example, when going combat)

also, the link on the fifth build is broken.

Kuroshiro said...

Should be fixed now.