New Series: Leveling a Rogue
March 5, 2009 4 Comments
I’m currently doing the prep work on a new series, called Leveling a Rogue. I’ve already started writing the first part, entitled “Baby Rogue – Levels 1-10.” I don’t anticipate that the whole guide will be written in 10 level segments, but it seems to make sense that the first part should just be the early levels.
To test (relive) the experience of leveling a Rogue, I’ve rolled Samueltempus, the gnome rogue (original, I know), on the newish Borean Tundra server. This should help me remember what leveling a rogue is like; it has been quite a while since I’ve done it.
Samueltempus (level 80) died a fair number of times in the Dun Murogh, and don’t ask me why, because Samuel (level 7) has yet to lose more than 25% of his lifebar. To be honest, looking back on leveling the original Sam, I can’t see how I found so many ways to die.
For the series, I’ll be using a Combat spec, though I’ve already given some though to a post on leveling Assassination,which I’ve never done. For the guides I’ll provide a level by level talent point suggestion, including my reasoning, as well as ability and rotations to use for efficient leveling.
As always, there’s more than one way to do things, so as always, take what I say with a grain of salt. If anyone has any alternate views on how to level a rogue, I’d love to hear them, and I might even edit the guide to incorporate them.