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Rogue DPS help?

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I am currently a combat spec rogue (Miswrith).

I can barely pull over 1500 dps at the moment, my rotation i been using is SS,SS,SS,slice and dice, SS,SS,SS,SS,SS,envenom, repeat til mob is dead.

How can i improve my dps?

using some tips i saw here and some practice in some 5 mans i up to 2,300 ish dps, thank you all

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  • Cast Slice and Dice as soon as you have your first combo point, then make sure it does not drop.

  • Use Killing Spree, Blade Flurry and Adrenaline Rush whenever they come available.

  • Put Improved Poison on main hand and Dealdy on Off-hand.

  • Get a fast sword for an off-hand weapon, something like this.

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Double Wound is bad. Instant/Deadly with Improved Poisons will vastly outperform double wound with relentless strikes at any level of gear post 3.3 – Feist (Jan 20 2010 12:13 PM)

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Ah, I was still thinking there was an AP crossover point, thanks for the clarification - will edit the post. – Runc (Jan 20 2010 12:34 PM)

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The Deadly Poison change in 3.3 basically put paid to any use of Wound Poison except for the debuff. – Feist (Jan 20 2010 12:39 PM)

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The Elitist Jerks Pocket Guide to WoTLK for Rogues. Read it, learn it, love it. And do what is says. They may be jerks, but they know what they're talking about (and usually they're pretty nice, actually).

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awesome guilde some good tips there will try em out tonight in roics. – Abaddon (Jan 20 2010 6:53 PM)

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Okay, so first off, I want to encourage you to read my answer to a similar question by Kimptoc the other day. He's a DK, but nothing in my answer other than examples was DK specific, and the video linked there is probably going to do more for you than any amount of regearing or regemming that I'm going to recommend. For a frame of reference, I ran a heroic the other day basically naked (I was wearing 2T10.251, a pair of axes, and a trinket), and averaged 2000 DPS over the run, peaking at 4k on bosses. Doing 1.5k as a rogue and blaming anything other than simply not pressing enough or the right buttons is probably just making excuses. In general, unless you're not keeping Slice and Dice up, you'll lose more DPS to simple things like not always attacking something than you will to fixing your gems.

So, some advice for you as a rogue to improve your DPS. First off, you're combat. You have a Glyph of Eviscerate. You're specced into Improved Eviscerate and Aggression, both of which increase the damage of Eviscerate. So why are you using Envenom? Envenom is for Mutilate rogues. Eviscerate is your finisher of choice as combat.

Second thing, you need to make some macros. Nothing fancy, they should look like this:

 /startattack
 /cast Fan of Knives

That one will turn on your auto-attack when using Fan of Knives to AoE down large groups. Not autoattacking is the easiest way to lose damage without even realizing it while clearing trash. You can make a similar macro for other abilities:

 /startattack
 /cast Sinister Strike

That one ensures that even when you change targets, you never lose an auto-swing, so long as you're spamming the hell out of that main attack while you do so (as recommended in the video linked above).

In general, given the aforementioned replacement of Envenom with Eviscerate, the rotation you note above is fine. It's a basic 3s/5e rotation, which is pretty standard for combat. That said, you want to ensure that, over the course of a fight, that you NEVER LET SLICE AND DICE DROP. SnD is the single highest DPS ability you have as a rogue, and ever second that it's down you lose hundreds, if not thousands of DPS. It is more important to refresh SnD than it is to do just about any other thing as a Rogue (aside from staying out of the fire of course).

Your spec and glyphs are fine. (I'd question how you've spent your filler point, but moving it won't let you do more damage.) There's several things you can fix gearwise though. Replace the Meta gem with a Relentless Earthsiege Diamond. Get rid of the Crusader's Locket. It is by far the single worst trinket in WoW. It is absolutely, utterly, completely, terrible. As mentioned in other answers, get a fast offhand. Ideally a sword or Axe. There's a nice one in Heroic Halls of Reflection, and the BoE Runc mentions is a great starter as well.

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never thought of the autoatk, i will add these macro later the trinket i will get rid of as soon as i get the badges, ty – Abaddon (Jan 20 2010 6:56 PM)

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How to Win at Rogue

  1. Get Blood Weeper and Unsharpened Ice Razor from the new heroics.
  2. Respec Mutilate.
  3. ???
  4. Profit

I know that will probably get down-voted... but it's totally worth it

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+1 for funny but -1 for no information. It seems you have me stumped Nehi! – Woldo (Jan 20 2010 10:13 PM)

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Lol... I should link a good Mutilate spec. Then it's informative too. – Nehi (Jan 21 2010 8:32 AM)

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