One reason why I like combat swords so much better than daggers is precisely because I don't have to worry about positioning. I lost count of the times I tried to Backstab a boss but it wouldn't go off because the boss had shifted and I was no longer in position. And dealing with trash mobs, when they do nothing but shift around or are surrounded by so many glowing debuffs that I can't even tell what direction theyre facing? Fuggedaboudit.
But, if my weapon upgrades are daggers, then dagger spec I shall be. If I don't have to worry about positioning as Mut, then all the better. As Combat daggers, I was never a big fan of gouge; Gouging a mob and then running behind it to BS it always struck me as really tedious. But the times, they are a-changin' so QQ'ing about it isn't worthwhile.
Anyway, gotta run atm, but I'll re-read these comments in more detail later. Thanks, peeps, and keep the advice coming.
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