I'm not quite sure what mastery I want to take with Rogue, but I do know I want rogue to be the focus of my build. Warlock sounds very tempting, as I've never played anything like it before. Assassin sounds good too but I'm less tempted to want to play a melee character unless it's really more about the traps than anything. A lot of builds I see for some reason seem to focus on pumping your masteries every level to get the highest tiered skills as early as possible. But what lower tiered skills can be really useful for me at early levels? I figure, its better to max a lower tier skill first, and then respec later so I can redistribute those skill points once I get high enough level to have both 32 into Rogue mastery, and max many of the most important skills. That being said, traps are relatively high on the tier tree, so its a little difficult to just simply throw 1 point into traps then keep climbing up the mastery tree. It leaves me with very little in my arsenal, making me very weak early game. So what skills should I temporarily focus on, until I get high enough level to reallocate my points into my Rogue mastery and then get the higher tiered skills?
If I go warlock, I figure the best thing for xmax would be to get Flash Powder, and focus on the Poison Bomb skills, and basically keep away from mobs and throw them down on every CD. Any other ideas besides this? I'd really appreciate your help.