Patch 3.0.9 and your Rogue
February 9, 2009 Leave a comment
Edit: I’ve done the tests, and the results are in, it’s a buff, read more here
Apparently there’s some more balancing to be done before 3.1. Coming sometime this week (according to mmo-champion.com), will be patch 3.0.9. The Rogue section looks like this:
- Hunger for Blood (Assassination): Now increases damage 5% per stack, (up from 3%.)
- Mind Numbing Poison now reduces cast time by 30% down from 60%.
- Mutilate damage will now do 20% increased damage against poisoned targets, down from 50%.
- Slice and Dice: this ability now increases melee attack speed by 40%, up from 30%
I can’t decide whether this is slight buff or nerf for PvE DPS. It’s definitely a nerf for PvP, there’s no question about that. Assuming this isn’t being applied sometime today, I’ll be able to get some pre-patch numbers on a target dummy, and compare those to some post patch numbers.
Here’s my concern: I don’t know whether the boost in Slice and Dice, which would affect White DPS only, and the buff to Hunger for Blood, will compensate for the drop in Mutilate Damage. I think that it will and more, but I’ll need to test it first. Look for that information tomorrow.