I'm doing some digging, trying to learn rogue mechanics at lvl 80. the highest lvl rogue i have ever played is 34 (my ugly ass dwarf alt)
what i've found out so far.
-in the really high dmg rogues (over 6k dps on patch) envenom was their #1 dmg source (look at the wws i linked for yourself). Their auto attack was their number 2 source of dmg.
-None, I repeat none, were mutilate or combat swords. (this is wotlk boys, not tbc. in tbc those were the way to go, now, its seeming like its not)
-Most all of them used daggers or fist weapons (or both)
-Fist weapons give you a false 5 extra % crit on your tooltip
-You have a 27% chance to miss your white attacks
-You have a 17% chance to "miss" your poisons (they count as spells). your talents and hit rating apply to both poisons and melee.
-Crit rating applies to the crit of your poisons, but your agility does not contribute crit to poisons (its on the spell mechanics).
-You have a base 4.8% crit penalty against a boss... aka you will crit 4.8% less than your tooltip says.
Analysis So Far.
Question? Envenom, it uses charges on your combo points, poisons, both?
I don't quite get it.
However, it is doing amazing damage right now. I don't have a particular spec to go and a rotation to use. I am guessing its build up a 5 dose of envenom, and use it. The trick is to do this in the most energy efficient way as possible, while doing it very fast.
Do i have math to back this up? Well i think WWS doesn't lie and that gives a good sampling of numbers, and that iss raw data. I am interpreting it.
Now you may ask, gnomer, why should we believe your interpretation of data. Well, i'll answer, I get paid in RL to do that (among other things). I make descisions, give comments, and ask questions based on data. using data to make descions is the bread and butter of a good engineer.
So this is my analysis of what i've seen in the past hour. its lunch time, and i should do some work (seeing as i get paid). i'll comment more later
ps, i am not going to sticky the hell out of the rogue forum. i am going to put one up, and only one. when i have a new set of information, i will get rid of this temporary info. if you have thoughts or want to help me on this (as i said, i know very little about rogues), you are welcome to. don't give me the your an idiot you know nothing though... i don't want it, and i do hav data to back what im saying up. unless your throwing 5k+ dps on patch, as a rogue (dark... :p), don't tell me im dumb without data, or math, preferably both.
*ninja edit by bru* Lrn2spell rogue and made it less hurty on the eyes.
There is more to life than pew pew you know, like staying out of the fire so you can live to pew pew another day