nefigah

Burst of Speed

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So, I realize I'm probably the only person younger than your grandma with this problem, but... Shadowstep disorients me. Is it possible to achieve non-horrible performance without it (say, using Burst of Speed instead)?

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Shadowstep is a nice tool for maintaining uptime during a fight, but I wouldn't call it a deal breaker if you don't have it. If you can perform your rotation more smoothly and position yourself better without Shadowstep, I would say go for it.

 

If you want to practice your Shadowstep, try with quest mobs just out in the world, like on Timeless Isle.

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I liked Shadowstep a lot because it felt quite rogue-y to me. Then when they introduced Cloak and Dagger, that felt even more rogue-y, so I started using that. But when we were progressing on Thok and I started using BoS for the fixate phase, I never went back. I really like the speed boost. Less rogue-y perhaps, but I find it far more useful to have. Shadowstep certainly isn't mandatory, and if it's affecting your performance in a negative way, Burst of Speed should help a lot

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Been using BoS all expansion. I'm addicted at this point.

 

Use whatever you are most comfortable with. The difference is minor and largely personal preference.

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Honestly, I think Burst of Speed is a poor choice for that tier, because it's the only one that costs extra Energy.  You can also find a lot of people using it any time they're moving, and wasting 1000+ energy.

 

But, if you're not comfortable with another talent, then by all means!  Comfortability will always trump that minor difference.

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Burst of speed can be a good choice for long run distances fights.

But shadow step is the king for this talent tier in my choices, maybe cause i'm engineer, so i've sprint + nitroboots, so extra instant TP is really more attractive.

 

In all cases, this is so usefull in all situations, never i'll choose (for now :p) BoS as the "default" talent.

One thing people don't use frequently with shadow step is "just" for replace your char really behind your target.

One of the better plan is for pass through a lot of "one shot" spells (like the ice walls on hagara, way back to cataclysm, or near of you on heroic blackfuse supply chain) without lose ANY second of dps...

 

Last things : a lot of people (of course noone who read the IV forums !) don't know you can shadow steps on your raid members...

 

So yep, not mandatory, but really better for me than BoS.

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