With (most likely) just a week to go until patch 3.3.0 arrives, it looks like the proposed rogue changes are likely to slip through intact. A brief summary of the updates to rogues (for anybody who’s been living under a rock somewhere) looks like this;
Murder changed to affect all targets – will give 4% damage increase vs resto druids
Improved Poisons buffed, increasing Deadly Poison proc rate to 50%
Deadly Poison will now also proc your second poison for each application after five stacks
Preparation cooldown reduced to 8 minutes, or 5 minutes with 2/2 in Filthy Tricks
I’ll be trying to fit 5/5 Improved Poisons into my envenom build somehow. Most likely it will be at the loss of Deadened Nerves, Improved Eviscerate or a couple of points in Lethality. I won’t be removing Eviscerate from my bars just yet, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to heavily reduce the number of times I have to use it.
The other changes that stand out this patch are the shared cooldown on Will of the Forsaken/PVP Trinekts, the buff to Arena sets and the free 175 Arena Points a week.
Will of the Forsaken now shares a 45-second cooldown with similar effects, including the Medallion of the Horde, Titan-Forged runes, Insignia of the Horde, etc.
The two-piece set bonus for all Wrath of the Lich King Arena sets now provides 100 resilience and 29 spell power or 50 attack power. The current four-piece bonus will remain, however it also now provides 88 spell power or 150 attack power.
All level 71-80 Battleground daily quests will now award 25 Arena points in addition to their current rewards.
The nerf to WotF looks quite major for rushdown teams – I’d be interested to hear from Undead rogues about how they feel. The racial always seemed noticable when playing alliance RMP/RP vs full undead mirrors.
There hasn’t been an ETA for the end of Season 7, but looking at the lengths of previous seasons it’s probably safe to guess at early January.