Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM |  
So any good dominator can trash ye olde NB/RS spec. But can they beat Sin? Turns out nope. This spec isn't quite as versatile as NB/RS but it has the advantage of being strong in the current mage-heavy metagame.

32 Sin / 18 RS / 16 NB

The main advantage to this spec is that its not really expected. With permastealth and vanish, you'll have the opener when you want it, and between Fell Blades and Leeching Poison, you get a good amount of healing. I've been experimenting using this with the Hammerknell 2-pc Assassin crystal instead of the PvP crystal and it does seem very powerful in some situations.

This spec is really a 1v1 spec and should be used for world PvP and in Warfronts like Whitefall and Codex where 1v1 and small group situations are more common. Its a lot less useful in Libarary or Scion.

Here's the builder macro I use:

#show Puncture
cast Backstab
cast Puncture
cast Dusk Strike
cast Twilight Force
cast Primal Strike
cast Fiery Spike

For finishers, keep Impale up and use Final Blow the rest of the time. Don't forget about Foul Play.

On a caster, usually I open with Jagged Strike, do an immediate Shadow Assault, then Foul Play, Impale, Backstab, Puncture, before they are even able to get out of Foul Play or CC me. Then I'll Shadow Stalk out of their CC and finish them with a Final Blow or use an offensive Slip Away to re-open with Assassinate to finish.

I'm still not a huge fan of the Assassin soul, but who wants to play FOTM specs all the time? A little variety never hurt anyone.
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Anonymous said...

Hey Dun, like the spec...I always prefered a stealthy rogue. A couple of questions for you: Would Primal Strike be a better bet than Savage Strike because of the death damage by-passing armor? Also, when do you pop Ebon Fury?

December 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Dunsparrow said...

Good point. I think Primal Strike would be a bit better.

December 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Anonymous said...

I've not commented anything before, but read every post. Keep up the good work, dude! :)

December 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Regulate said...

I wish this game was -1 Dunsparrow. Maybe we'd have unique builds like Trion intended. On the other hand, I can respect helping out confused people who cannot make their own builds. This spec, like many of your others - were in use long before you posted it. You seem to post them as soon as good players (who make them) are done with them - and are willing to share the info. Again - mixed feelings on your site existing, but I would prefer a little originality for once!

January 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM  
Blindside said...

Lol Regulate it's not hard to make a damn spec tbh. I don't get why people act like it takes a rocket scientist to create a decent spec. It seems to me that Dun posts things that he uses.. Simply that or am I wrong?

February 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM