If you don't have 5/5 feint, there's something going wrong in your brain (Or you have already achieved god status in gear and have little use for it save zergs). But my other 5...
1 AC - Definitely worth unlocking. Good for zergs, hate staple, boost in damage as needed. I don't know that it would be more beneficial for that purpose on a 5 minute timer though.
1 AS - A dispel in a pinch. Again, great utility. Definitely worth unlocking. But given its random nature (and the fact that item steal checks first), I don't see a real benefit in maxing its potency. Especially when most of the things I'm dispelling, I could care less about absorbing. I guess it depends on what you do. I know a lot of thvs love to steal Boost from JoL and I'm sure there are other situations, but I can't see maxing AS for a handful of fights.
3 Ambush - 9 Acc and Racc from behind. Now a lot of thvs I know love to hate on Ambush. But really, is extra positional acc on a highly positional job THAT bad?
Especially when compared to more merits in AC and AS. As far as I'm concerned you should have them both at least unlocked. Which means you can't max either one. So its between 7:30 AC, 80% mostly random buff absorption, or 9 ACC full time when behind a mob.
I can't see a few more minutes recast on AC or absorption rate on AS (even IF you get the buff you were trying to get. If its got more than one GL.) coming out ahead of 9 ACC on every:
- SA WS behind the mob
- Solo EV or DE behind the mob
- Melee behind the mob
- Status bolt shots behind the mob
- Slug shots behind the mob
So...why do you hate it? Curious.
Edited, Sep 9th 2009 11:04am by ThiefKiller
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