Once again, I’ve thought it prudent to pull together some of the best threads from the Official forums for us thieves, as a sort of side dish to Thief Thursday. This week, we’ve got complaints, data and a bit of fun.
After the nerf of Pistol Whip by 15%, many Thieves seem worried that we are becoming the punching bag or scapegoat for class nerfs. I’m not sure that this is true, but it has sparked an interesting discussion of Backstab as a kind of line in the sand. There are people on either side of the issue throughout this six page thread, but it is worth a read and a think.
Speaking of the nerf to Pistol Whip, someone actually went out and did the testing, proving that the auto-attack for the Sword now does more damage than the dual skill. Now, I think that this is okay, since you’ve still got the Daze associated with Pistol Whip, not to mention the often ignored evade, but it is nice to see some raw data behind this debate.
Didn’t even think of this utility. Granted, I don’t play a ton of sPvP, but this is a good case for you that do to consider having Shadow Trap on your utility bar.
I’ll answer this with a great post from the thread:
We use duel Pistols because they are fashionable in duels.
We use Dual Pistols because they look cool. Other than that, they really are a little underpowered.
Fun read, showcasing the difference between playing for fun and playing for success.
Some math stuff I don’t really understand, but that I hope some of you might find useful!