I am having a hard time with the Creed fight, and I am looking for advice. Having read several guides (notably the ones on mmo-champ and wowhead) I figured it would be relatively easy, after all, everyone claimed that it would be. But it turns out that expert players saying something is easy does not always turn out that way for someone who has been playing their character for less than 1 year.
I think my problem is probably the interrupting requirements and lack of DBM updates for this fight. I accept that it perhaps has become a crutch. But I still feel I am a capable player and my gear does not suck (as objective as I can be).
How have others managed to deal with the interrupting and lack of DBM warnings? Are there mods that I have overlooked, that have appropriate warnings?
As for the sneaking part, is it just me, or is Vanish (glyphed) buggy for Assassination rogues? Most of the time when I Vanish, it pulls me back to the gnome mage outside of Gilneas after about 2 seconds, even though the glyph adds 2 seconds to my duration.
Refering to this image (http://wowimg.zamimg.com/uploads/guide/images/751.jpg) I follow paths P1C and P2B. The P2B part seems to require a Distract that hits 2 groups of 3 and maybe a wandering werewolf (depending upon how you do it) and then Sprint to the stairs and Vanish. At this point, *most* of the time I get sucked back to the gnome, but I have made it in twice, so if it is buggy, it is not consistently so.
For the sneaking part, you will have a much easier time if you change your offspec to sub. Shadowstep is awesome for sneaking, remember that normal mobs won't detect you if you are behind them so creative use of distract, shadowstep and sap can get you through all kinds of crowds. You can respec before the fight if you want to do that as assassination.
For the fight, I had no real problem on my rogue alt who had worse gear than yours. Couple of things:
- You talk about DBM warnings. All you need is to watch his cast bar. If you haven't got good unit frames, or a specific castbar addon like quartz, that show clearly what your target is casting, get one. If you really can't handle the interrupt, you could apply mind numbing (by switching in a spare dagger, or on a thrown using fan of knives) - personally I didn't find that necessary. The wowhead thread covers all his abilities and how to handle them: http://www.wowhead.com/quest=30093 - Here is a guide on kicking: http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/02/09/en...s-get-kicking/
- You are missing an important glyph: glyph of blind. You can basically restart the fight with a full heal if you are careful with the timing. It goes like this: ensure you have a good while left on your recuperate AND have 5 combo points. Blind target. Bandage. Wait about a bit (blind lasts a minute on mobs these days) until your health/energy/cooldowns feel comfortable to resume. Use those combo points to get recup going again if you need to, or use them for damage or a stun.