I need some help and advice pls. I'm having troubles to get my target completely down without any help. this is the way the fight go's...
I sap the target - wait for full energy - use premedidation and garotte to open - 2 x hemo - use kidney shot with 5 combo points - keep spamming hemo and use the first 3 combo points to start SnD - when kidney ends i try to use shadowdance so I can cheap shot him and use an ambush.
Now the easy part is over....
So far the target hasn't been able to do much. Maybe he could cast an instant or move a few steps (if he disengage or blinks I instantly shadowstep) but that's all he can do. His health has dropped to somewhere around 30% - 40% and now it is his turn to have some fun. He starts nuking me, using his CC and dots,.. i'm almost never capeable to finish him off.
I try to counter him as much as possible. Use my disarm, cloack of shadows, kick, gouge but at this point my health droppes down really fast the moment i start taking some hits (even with over 4K resil.)
What am I doing wrong. The main problem I'm facing at this point is the lack of energy. Did i use too much at start, should I try to vanish and wait for full energy and health (but so does my target)?
Is it just a matter of skill? Could be. I do not pretend to be a top player,but I'm no noob either. I know my character, know how to gear, gem, enchant, know my skills. I use keybindings and Razer naga to react faster,...
I do know that while leveling my rogue I was topping the charts in dmg and killing blows (I admit rogues are OP at lower level. I could kill ppl in my first 'rotation' and they ended up almost dead when my kidney ended). The problem I'm facing occured only after hitting level 85. First I thought it was a matter of gear, but now I got full Ruthless with ove 4K resil. and thing are still the same.
Should I use my first combo points (from premed.) to get up SnD or improved recup. before i start to attack?
Should I disengage more, vanish and comme back later?
Is it better to not use my kidney shot to bring the target to 30% - 40% but save it till later in the fight to try and finish him off at lower health?
Or is it maybe the role off the rogue not to focus on killing blows, but rather to CC healers, stun, sap, lock them down while others finish him or another target?
I need some advice pls. Love playing my rogue, but being able to kill now and then would make playing him even better.