Fans of Knives: April 24, 2018

Now that we’ve had the announcement that the release of Battle for Azeroth is happening on August 14th, the world of warcraft feels like it is in a holding pattern, just waiting for the excitement to begin. As rogues, what can we do to prepare? Why we can make gold, of course. And how do we make gold in a uniquely rogue way? Why we Pick Pocket, of course.

Most of you probably know that our good friend Griftah will give you 4999g 99s 80c in exchange for 10000 Coins of Air for the weekly quest I’ll Take Those, Thanks! That’s 20 copper short of 5k gold per week, practically for free. The only cost is a tiny bit of time. Really tiny. Like minutes tiny.

For those of you for whom this is news, you need to complete a short questline first. Pick up Wanna Buy a Lamp? from Griftah in the rogue class hall. Pick lots of pockets to complete the questline and earn the weekly quest. Then just pick pocket 10000 Coins of Air from mobs in Legion expansion areas. Easy, right? Very, especially since you will be pick pocketing items of random worth that automatically convert into Coins of Air. Some items are worth as little as 5 Coins, but others are worth 10000 or 20000 Coins – that’s one or two weeks of turn-ins from one item!

To make picking pockets faster, easier, and more efficient (40000 Coins of Air in about 10 minutes fast), you can use macros. Goldmaker Reckles of WTBGold has a guide for that. He details several handy macros for all of your pickpocketing needs:

 

Not quite 110 yet? Well there are lots of other things that you can pick pocket out in the wide world. Wowhead has a guide for rouges of all levels:

 

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Fans of Knives: April 17, 2018

It is the calm before the storm, that time in the expansion where we struggle for news. Battle for Azeroth remains in alpha testing. Legion is winding down.

One of the biggest topics of conversation regarding our future is the previously reported addition of some abilities to the GCD in alpha testing. This will slow down our rotations considerably. Mystler has made a Subtlety guide to give us a good idea of what our new pace may be:

 

Speaking of Before the Storm though, the prequel novel for the next expansion will be released on June 12 and is currently available for preorder on Amazon. Written by the masterful Christie Golden, this is the story of the events that lead up to Battle for Azeroth. Are there rogues in it? I have no idea. But there might be. Preorder it anyway and let’s find out together.

 

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Fans of Knives: April 10, 2018

The astute among you will have noticed the absence of this article last week. That’s because there was no news. How boring is that? This week is much better!

Wowhead and Ravenholdt have collaborated on the rogue entry into Wowhead’s Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions series. As always, BfA stuff, spoiler alert. Thanks to Aethys, Fuu, Kiwifruit, Kojiyama, Loktark, Mystler, Paryah, Rosvall, and wEak for contributing, and to Squishei of Wowhead for setting it up. Check it out:

For more by these rogues:

 

If you want to know more about what rogues will be doing in Battle for Azeroth, check out Infexious talking about our Azerite Traits:

And finally a huge congratulations and a warm Ravenholdt welcome to our newest Ravenholdt Despot, Don Jose. Don will be leading a new effort to improve moderation quality and consistency across the Ravenholdt Discord and we are thrilled to have him aboard. Check out some of Don’s work here:

 

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Fans of Knives: March 27, 2018

This week is once again all about Battle for Azeroth. Again, if you don’t want spoilers, you have been warned. And again, it’s all about abilities, not story or more spoilable stuff. You know the drill: BfA is in alpha testing and all is subject to change.

The devs have announced a change to the way that they will be implementing the Global Cooldown (GCD) in the next expansion. World of Warcraft Game Director, Ion Hazzikostas, explains:

Wowhead has reported on the exact changes that are currently in place for rogues at this time in the BfA Alpha:

Offensive Cooldowns Are Now On the GCD in Battle for Azeroth

 

Infexious reports on Battle for Azeroth:

 

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Fans of Knives: March 20, 2018

This week is all Battle for Azeroth so if you don’t want spoilers, you have been warned. That said, it’s all about abilities, not story or more spoliable stuff. You know the drill: BfA is in alpha testing and all is subject to change.

We reported a few weeks ago that our raid buff, Weakened Armor, will return. Well a change of mind on the part of the developers has now moved it to monks as Wowhead has reported:

  • The Rogue raid-wide passive Expose Armor has been removed. Monks instead get Mystic Touch: Your damage weakens the target, increasing Physical damage taken by 5%.

They also noted changes to our talents:

  • Elaborate Planning was added as a level 100 talent for Outlaw rogues. Hidden Blades was added as a level 100 talent for Assassination and Subtlety rogues.

Check out the full post for numbers changes: Battle for Azeroth Build 26231- Class Changes, Frost Mage Talents, Azerite Traits.

Check out Wowhead’s Talent Calculator to check out the current state of talents in the alpha:

 

One of Assasination’s Artifact abilities that is going to become a talent in Battle for Azeroth is Poison Bomb. Infexious checks it out:

 

And final call. Ravenholdt t-shirts and more. Going away soon.

 

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Fans of Knives: March 13, 2018

This week one of our most consistent producers of rogue content is back with nine new videos to share. Infexious has received access to the Battle for Azeroth Alpha and has plenty to talk about. He’s also back to mythic raiding and running M+ as he explains in his news segments. As always, beware spoilers in BfA content and keep in mind that BfA is in alpha testing and all is subject to change.

Infexious Gaming News:

Battle for Azeroth Alpha Coverage:

Mythic+ Content:

And you can still get Ravenholdt t-shirts and more. For now.

 

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Fans of Knives: March 6, 2018

Besides Battle for Azeroth Alpha testing and a new battleground, The Seething Shore, (check it out!) there really isn’t much rogue news to report. Also, I’m on a ship in the middle of the Cook Strait, so this is when I remind you about some of the wonderful resources run by rogues that we have available.

Ravenholdt (yup, right here) is our rogue community website. You can find guides, op eds, links to resources, and more. You can even buy a Ravenholdt t-shirt, sweatshirt, tank top, or mug. Check out these recent highlights:

Ravenholdt Discord is the place to go for rogue oriented chat and socializing. Hop on over, introduce yourself, and say Hi to our wonderful mods.

 

The people’s rogue, Infexious, has a You Tube channel. Besides guides and analysis, he has opinions, mythic runs with commentary, speculation, and more. Even better, he talks like a dwarf, for real. Check out his channel and if you like what you see, support him on Patreon:

 

For World of Warcraft news and Battle for Azeroth Alpha highlights as well as robust live and datamined databases, head over to Wowhead. Whatever you want to know about WoW, there is a good chance you’ll find it on Wowhead. If you don’t like the ads, consider buying a subscription. For $1 a month it’s a heck of a deal for all of the content that former rogue (she went DH for Legion, but we aren’t giving her up) Perculia and her hard-working staff produce:

 

For more World of Warcraft news as well as coverage of other Blizzard titles, op eds, lore, podcasts, and The Queue, check out Blizzard Watch. If you love their content, support their Patreon. At least two of their core staff main rogues, so stop by and give a friendly daggers-up to Alex Ziebart and Anne Stickney:

 

For character optimization, one of the must-use websites is rogue-run Hero Damage. Aethys and Mystler, a couple of our top theorycrafters, have created this fantastic tool for rogues, and recently expanded it to work for all classes:

 

ShadowCraft has been another must-use character optimization tool for rogues. Started years ago, this terrific site is currently maintained by Tamen and Aeriwen:

 

And finally, Bay isn’t a rogue (we like him anyway) but he hosted three of our best and brightest, Gray_hound, Mystler, and Kojiyama on his show recently. Check out Final Boss TV for class and raid talk. Again, if you like what you see, consider supporting his Patreon:

 

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Fans of Knives: February 27, 2018

This week has been rather light for rogue content, but it did bring Assassination a little PvP hotfix:

February 26, 2018

  • Fixed a bug that caused Kingsbane’s damage to be higher than intended in PvP situations.

 

Skwiggle has an updated Outlaw Guide:

 

Beware spoilers! Alex Ziebart has encountered one of our favorite friends in the Battle for Azeroth Alpha, and has reported on the find for Blizzard Watch:

 

And remember Rfeann, the Red-hatted Rogue Reporter? Well he dropped stealth long enough to model a little Ravenholdt fashion:

You can still get your own t-shirt and mug, but the Red-Hatted Pepe is one of a kind.

 

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Fans of Knives: February 20, 2018

While we wait for Battle for Azeroth, Infexious talks about farming and optimizing a certain trinket:

 

Alpha Testing for Battle for Azeroth is well underway. What follows will contain spoilers.

Wowhead has a summary of changes coming for rogues:

Infexious talks about a new Mythic+ affix:

 

And Slootbag takes us along as he tests rogues on the Alpha:

 

Rogue fashion, still available:

 

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Fans of Knives: February 13, 2018

Last Tuesday the first round of invitations for Battle for Azeroth Alpha Testing were sent out. Infexious has been covering it for us. If you are sensitive to spoilers, skip this, but if you want to know how rogues will look in the future, check out his coverage:

Infexious also has a guide/commentary for Karazan Mythic+ 20. If you are running M+ and you want to see a good rogue PoV, check this out:

 

Skwiggle has also been checking out rogue updates in the Battle for Azeroth Alpha. Check out his report. Spoiler alert applies, of course:

 

Rogue fashion, still available:

 

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