If you have read this blog for any length of time, you know that I am a Dagger rogue through-and-through. I have used nothing but daggers since level 1. The only specs I have played extensively have been Mutilate (currently) and Combat Daggers (in BC). Also, I don’t do PvP.
Times they are a-changing.
Last week I broke out of my anti-PvP stance. I bought dual spec, made a 41/5/25 pvp build and have spent my non-raiding time in arena and BG for the past week. More about that later.
Now about those daggers…
The general advice for rogues is to choose your spec based on your weapons. Because of this, I’m actually considering a Combat Swords build. I have had the Rune-Etched Nightblade sitting in my bank for a few weeks collecting dust. Nice off-hand sword, just as fast as my Webbed Death, good for Combat Potency procs. Last night I picked up the Razorscale Talon when no one else in the raid wanted it.
So its time to bust out the dps spreadsheets. Combat Swords with Razorscale Talon/Rune-Etched Nightblade or Mutilate with Twilight Mist/Webbed Death. I am very comfortable with the Mutilate attack rotation so my dps would naturally take a hit from the learning curve if I switched.
Edit: At first glance running through one of the spreadsheets, my Mutilate is still about 2% higher dps than switching to swords, mostly due to the higher crit rate from Close Quarters Combat. More research needed…