Quick note on rogue changes for 3.3.3

February 19, 2010

Rogues

  • Rupture: The damage-over-time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes.
  • Talents
    • Subtlety
      • Filthy Tricks: Now Reduces the cooldown by 5/10 seconds and energy cost by 5/10 of Tricks of the Trade, Distract and Shadowstep abilities, and reduces the cooldown of Preparation by 1.5/3 minutes.
      • Ghostly Strike: If the rogue has a dagger equipped, this ability now deals 180% weapon damage instead of 125%.
      • Hemorrhage: If the rogue has a dagger equipped, this ability now deals 160% weapon damage instead of 110%.
      • Slaughter from the Shadows: Now adds 1/2/3/4/5% damage to all attacks in addition to its current effects.
      • Waylay: The debuff from this talent can now be caused by Backstab in addition to Ambush.
  • I’m meh on the Subtlety changes, but the Rupture change is interesting… it remains to be seen if this will swing the Mutilate pendulum back toward 51/13/7 with Blood Spatter, but only time and PTR testing will tell…. as current Muti DPS relies so much on high Envenom buff uptime, re-introducing Rupture might not be as feasable, making this more of a Combat buff overall. This could possibly vault Combat ahead of Muti even on single-target fights. We will see!

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