This week we had a lovely demonstration of how player/developer communication can and should work.
Last week Assassination got a couple of hotfixes:
- Agonizing Poison application no longer increases Kingsbane damage by twice the listed amount.
- Crippling Poison, Pistol Shot, and Nightblade/Night Terrors now reduce the movement of targets by 50% (was 30%). The reduction remains at 30% in PvP situations.
Rogue DPS Guide told us what that means for us including a possibly unintended nerf to Kingsbane:
And Blizzard Community Manager, Kaivax, responded on the forums:
We’ve been watching this closely. Rather than tweak Agonizing Poison at this time, we’re going to increase Assassination damage by about 4% for most abilities. We’ll have that change go live as soon as we can.
Lo, the promised hotfix was delivered - albeit with a caveat for PvP:
- A 4% damage increase has been applied to the following Assassination abilities: Deadly Poison, Death from Above, Envenom, Fan of Knives, Garrote, Hemorrhage, Kingsbane, Mutilate, Poisoned Knife, and Rupture.
- Assassination Rogue Agility reduced by 5% in PvP situations.
And Neverrz of Rogue DPS Guide looked at how to maximise Assassination DPS in The Nighthold after the week's rebalancing:
As always, check out Rfeann's Changelog for changes to our class:
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