The Coming Storm

New nerfs have been proposed for rogues in 5.3 – fingers crossed these will be reverted (or compensated for) but currently rogues look like they’re going to have a very […]

New nerfs have been proposed for rogues in 5.3 – fingers crossed these will be reverted (or compensated for) but currently rogues look like they’re going to have a very rough time next patch.

Cloak and Dagger

No longer usable during shadow dance
20yard range (reverted back to 30yard)

Find Weakness

Armor reduction reduced from 75% to 50%.

These changes will destroy the viability of Cloak and Dagger, forcing us to take Shadow Step. There are also nerfs to duration of our stun/silence, effectively we’ll be moved back to 5.1 levels of mobility without the burst we had (global PVP power nerf + Find weakness nerf). Not a good sign, hopefully I’ll be able to update this post with news of buffs…. (and I don’t mean the +22% damage buff to Unholy DK’s post-necrotic burst).

My initial hope is they give us baseline shadowstep (on prep) and a new tier talent similar to Tiger’s Lust (giving us a choice between a weak CnD, burst of speed and a root breaker).

About Dcruize

Rogue addict, PVP junkie, insomniac. I started playing WoW in 2006 and, after being told that 'nobody wants a rogue', tried to level a priest. I quickly realized that love and approval were a poor alternative to stealth and ambush and have been backstabbing away quite happily ever since.