Combat isnt all that bad right now even. I stayed combat through the mutilate craze. But now it looks like combat is getting a big buff.
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Best thing I can recommend with ANY spec is to be aggressive. And you can be aggressive with any spec and still live just by using Tricks of the Trade on the pull. Run in with the tank, have tricks already on the tank, and just go to town on the mob. Your overall DPS will be higher because you're starting sooner, but you'll also allow your raid as a whole to start DPS sooner because the tank's threat will skyrocket right out the gate.