Originally Posted by Tarazet
I ran my Assassin alt as a 0/10/31 in PVP today, and had a pretty rough time trying to figure out the playstyle. Death Field and load up the dots I suppose, then Thrash as they slowly eat the target for lunch. It was doing pretty mediocre damage numbers though.
It's really simple once you get used to it. Recklessness on your first Death Field then then, Creeping Terror and Discharge on priority targets (healers.) After that I shock for the melee's bonus, followed by Thrash and hope for Raze to proc, then insta cast Crushing Darkness. By now Death Field is up again, so throw that on again, melee some more and watch the numbers fly.
As Madness I can solo anyone except for a really good Marauder/Sentinel or enemy Tankassins. Juggernauts/Guardians will blow their cool downs which will only help against you melee in which case, you just keep the DoT's on them and kite them around as there's nothing they can do about it. Sorcs/Sages I always wait for them to cast Force Shroud for the duration it lasts for them and then proceed to burn them down. Troopers/BH's probably go down to fastest to a Madness Sin/Sorc, using the same idea's stated above. It's a really fun spec with great utility (Self heal, Instant WW, Taunt) and really carry's it's weight in premades. In the hands of some better players it tops the charts with 500k+ dmg.