A rogue comment
My daughter’s newest 70 is a rogue. It’s her opinion that she’s an ok, not good much less great, rogue. So when she makes the statement that rogues are just a wee bit OP, I give it some consideration.
Her opinion is that in many ways the most OP ability the rogue has is shadowstep. The one weakness it had – that if your target started moving in the instant you stepped it’d be out of range – is gone. With that, she says it’s become a piece of cake to stunlock opponents. Including hunters. OK, that needs a touch of expansion.
The standard ‘trick’ for a hunter in PVP for coping with a rogue is to put a trap at your feet. While a lot of hunters use freeze traps, frost traps are the favorite of people like BRK. Simple reason – freeze lets you get to range and then open. Frost gives you terrain for kiting. Anyway, as a hunter you track stealth, watch for that ‘sneaky’ rogue coming from behind. If he gets close and nothing happens he’s disabling your trap – you’ve several options, but the key thing is you’ve got a few seconds to DO something. If he’s at range, no problem. Enter shadowstep.
25 yards out, in FRONT. Pop from front to directly behind, sap… whoops, no running. Suddenly its the freeze trap that takes precedence again. And woe betide the hunter who doesn’t put trap at his feet.
On top of this, my daughter was playing around in AV and discovered that in at least one place she can shadowstep to the top of a tower. I’ve asked her to tell me which one, but she’s not experienced enough (yet) to do that for me. So next time she plays I’m going to watch to find out. Of course, she intends to see if it’s possible to find a place to do that with other towers as well. She’s also been told by a friend with a Horde rogue that you can bypass bridge traps and flares that way too so as to get into the bunkers.
Note that line again. You can bypass traps and flares. One of the cruelest things she’s learned is rather obvious — you do not have to attack your shadowstep target. There is zero reason you can’t stealth, shadowstep, and then move on leaving the target untouched.
EVERY. 30. SECONDS.
Cloak of Shadows and Vanish and infinite stunlock were bad enough. Shadowstep…
Nerf Rogues. Except mine (grin).
Go have fun.