Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Okay? Well also worth noting, unless your DM doesn’t allow or reward improvisational use of skills, which rogues excel at, rogues tend to have advantage and crit more often at low levels. Fighters eventually get too many hits to compete for number of crits with, but rogues still get more out of a crit.A level 5 rogue averages 18 damage on a hit. He's only reliably killing CR 1/2 and below enemies in a single hit...
Anyway, way to ignore the rest of the post because you have no refutation.
I didn’t say it did.Attacking and not killing something doesn't make that something useless in any sense of the word.
Years of experience with very tactical players from several groups, including home and public games, tells me I’m not.I think you overrate your ability to make it necessary for the players to adopt a normally inferior tactic.
It’s been over a decade since I had a “slog” or a fight where everyone lines up and spams attacks, and even longer since I’ve seen players be able to execute optimal strategies without significant payoffs on any sort of regular basis.