season 10 inc
In about a week or so the current arena season will end and a new one will start. 4.2 brings in nerfs and buff across the board to many classes. Sub rogues get a wee nerf to survivability as apparently we are too hard to kill, someone should tell the people I fight against as I don’t think they heard that from me, and they will be putting cloak and combat readiness on a shared cooldown. To compensate we are getting some damage buffs, which is nice, I like damage.
What does all this mean? Probably very little, CR and CloS are abilities I rarely use simultaneously and we still have evasion/smoke bomb to counter caster/melee pairs. Albeit for a short while, but that’s what vanish/prep are for. Garona will probably have more to say on the damage buffs as they are a little pve centric. Damage, sadly, is not a pvp rogues forté.
Maybe at higher levels this nerf is necessary, but I still can’t see the reasoning. Ghostcrawler does elaborate a little
but the choice of using cloak or readiness always seemed obvious to me “Does that guys killing me have a wand, or a sword?” In a battle ground, I may have had both buffs, but rarely in arena do I remember doing it (accidental keypresses are par for my course tho)
However, an extra 30 sec to the CD of cloak, is gonna hurt! I still have major problems with mages (/spit) I hate mages!
In fact, I hate mages so much, I’m leveling one. Like Sun Tzu said “If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril, so roll a mage grasshopper and learn how to mash his face in”
Which brings me onto my next point.
The real secret to mastering PVP, is learn those classes. All of them.
I started to level a DK crafting alt a few weeks ago, as well as my hunter alt. Now I am satisfied I can hold my own against them, not ‘win’ against them but i don’t get battered like I used to. This may seem time consuming, but with heirlooms and guild perks it no longer a chore to level a toon to a reasonable state. With the ease of farming Jp’s on your main, convert them to honour and buy the chest/shoulders from the PVP vendor ( he’s right behind the conquest vendor) spend the rest on trinkets and you’re set. I don’t believe it is 100% necessary to do this, if you’re fine with reading the information then by all means do so. I have found that hours reading forums on abilities, rotations and tactics is a wee bit more boring than rolling a toon, equipping it with enchanted heirlooms and exploding noobs in warsong gulch.
So that’s what I’ve been doing for a few weeks, I don’t really spend a lot of time on my alts. I prefer to PVP as a rogue (who wouldn’t) I’ve managed to creep up to 1200 rating and swiftly back down to 1000. I think I currently sit at 1100 in 2v2 and 1000 in 3v3, not exactly lighting the charts up, but not bad considering we only use the teams to get guildies to the cap each week, so we always rotate members and never play a large ammount of games.
I knew at the beginning that season 9 was to break my cherry, so hopefully season 10 I will start to make progress, I don’t see a shiny mount in my future any time soon, but I’m aiming to improve little by little. As long as I can kill all the mages!
I’ll try to remember to log out in PVP gear, so you guys can stare in AWE! at my amazing gear! (2/3peices off full vic!!!) Shame I don’t live up to the potential of it