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Hey guys, I've been looking at some top rogues and at this site's combat guide and I noticed DfA is being picked over Venom Rush for this tier. What's the reason behind that choice? And if you please could explain the proper way to use the talent n_n

 

Thank you very much in advance, cheers!

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It's a slight DPS increase, especially on a lot of fights where there is a second target near your initial one or a group of mobs that need to be bursted down.

 

It's more to do with a playstyle thing than anything else. DfA is a really difficult skill to use properly; given that you lose control of your character temporarily, you can either end up a) energy capping or b) dead. Given how often Killing Spree ends up with Rogues dead, DfA isn't great.

 

The reason a lot of top end Rogues do it, however, is because their raids are a lot more organized than the average one. They know exactly when and where they have an opening to use it, and are more capable of not dying to it.

 

TL;DR they use it cause it's technically better, but Venom Rush is wayyy easier and almost as good

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It's a slight DPS increase, especially on a lot of fights where there is a second target near your initial one or a group of mobs that need to be bursted down.

 

It's more to do with a playstyle thing than anything else. DfA is a really difficult skill to use properly; given that you lose control of your character temporarily, you can either end up a) energy capping or cool.png dead. Given how often Killing Spree ends up with Rogues dead, DfA isn't great.

 

The reason a lot of top end Rogues do it, however, is because their raids are a lot more organized than the average one. They know exactly when and where they have an opening to use it, and are more capable of not dying to it.

 

TL;DR they use it cause it's technically better, but Venom Rush is wayyy easier and almost as good

If you wanna play with DfA should you use it on CD (if possible)?

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Pretty much, although similar to Killing Spree you should avoid using it when close to energy cap, and hold on to it for a few seconds if you'll get a second target or group of adds around.

 

Also, obviously avoid using it during phases where there's bad stuff on the ground or other mechanics that will kill you if you can't move (like all of Mythic Kargath)

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