I just wanted to share the build that I've been using recently in my Greenscale raiding and clearing of T2 instances. This build generates anywhere from 600-800 DPS for me on single target. Obviously, these figures are subject to change based on player skill and gear level. This build has carried me through all T2 content and I have currently dropped Duke Letareus in GSB.
First. This build is primarily a single target DPS build. Yes, I did grab Rain of Arrows, but that's because when my raid leaders call for AoE, I like to be a reliable source of damage. It's worth the very small sacrifice to my single target DPS.
Second. This builds assumes a couple of things. It assumes that you are hit capped for raids (200 rating/40%) and that you have another raid member applying an armor reduction debuff.
I would say that there is no specific shot rotation for this build so I'll give a priority list.
Finishers: Deadeye Shot > Head Shot (Only use Head Shot to apply Bestial Fury buff)
Combo Generating Attacks: Empowered Shot > Splinter Shot > Swift Shot/Quick Shot (Quick shot has priority when bleed is down)
Why not use Rapid Fire Shot as a finisher? Well, because auto-attacks do not fire when casting and ranged rogues spend most of their time casting. The few extra auto-attacks will not make up the difference in damage.
Why not use Shadow Fire as a combo generating attack? Well, it takes .5 seconds longer to shoot than your other double point builders and it doesn't bring as much to the table. Splinter Shot hits just as hard and Empowered Shot has 15% more chance to critically hit.
Why are we using Swift Shot instead of spamming Quick Shot? Well, spamming Quick Shot will override the previous bleed applied to the target when fired again, ultimately lowering overall DPS.
This build is may or may not be the best ranged rogue build out there, but I am 100% positive it will generate enough damage to successfully complete all content that exists in the game.
If you can't handle keeping your pet alive then I suggest trying a melee build. Not all encounters are pet friendly and you need to be on your toes. You either take the DPS hit or switch builds.
If you have any questions/input/complaints then let me know. I'm always open to good conversation and theory-crafting.
Edited, Mar 18th 2011 3:30am by WarTornPanda