Fans of Knives: November 14, 2017

This week is still all about Blizzcon 2017. The next raid, Antorus, starts in exactly two weeks and we are taking this time to reflect, digest, and process what we have learned about the announced new expansion, 8.0, Battle for Azeroth.

 

Rosvall has a recap of what we learned about the future of rogues from Blizzcon:

Haileaus stuck their head out of the shadows long enough to have a quick chat with Paryah who attended Blizzcon:

And Infexious talks about changes to Subtlety that were discovered at Blizzcon. Be sure to check out Infexious’ YouTube channel for more even Blizzcon coverage.

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Fans of Knives: November 7, 2017

This last week gave us Blizzcon 11 which announced a new expansion, Battle for Azeroth. While we didn’t get a great deal of information about individual classes, there was a playable demo which gave us a small amount of insight. Wowhead chacked out ability changes and already has a calculator showing off the new proposed talents. Obviously this is early days yet, and all is subject to change:

Class raid buffs will be returning. Wowhead checks them out too:

Another announcement that will have some impact on us is the revelation that there will be 6 new races available initially in Battle for Azeroth. You will need to complete a questline to access each, but the following will be able to be rogues: Void Elves and hopefully Dark Iron Dwarves for Alliance, and Nightbourne and hopefully Zandalari Trolls for Horde. Again, Wowhead has details; check out those armor sets as well:

Infexious was keeping a close eye on Blizzcon from his Virtual Ticket, and has a few new videos talking about what we learned including a few non-rogue specific items:

Back to the present and things we care about right now: the Ravenholdt Theorycrafting crew has started work on sims for Tier 21. You can check out their numbers for the upcoming raid, Antorus, the Burning Throne, on the Ravenholdt Theorycrafing site. Note, Antorus, the Burning Throne will be released on November 28th:

And Mystler has written up a nice blog on one of our tools, Combinator:

 

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Fans of Knives: October 31, 2017

The astute among you will have noticed that there hasn’t been a great deal of rogue news to report lately. With luck, that will change this week as Blizzcon and all of the associated hype and announcements unfold. Ravenholdt rogues will be at the con so make sure to follow us @Ravenholdt on Twitter if you haven’t already.

In the meantime, Infexious has been spending time simulating for the next raid. Check out his findings:

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Fans of Knives: October 17, 2017

It is just a few weeks until Blizzcon, the last (probably) raid of the expansion is not yet live, interest in the Tomb of Sargeras is dwindling, and there really isn’t much rogue news to report. As we wait for things to happen, I encourage everyone to go and check out Infexious’ You Tube channel. Besides guides and analysis, he has opinions, mythic runs with commentary, speculation, and this look at a new upcoming trinket:

 

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Fans of Knives: October 10, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that due to popular demand, Riff will be continuing his interview series, Interview in the Underbelly, on Ravenholdt. His first, with Paryah, which was published on subtlety.guide a few weeks ago is now available. Look for his conversation with Alaizqt soon.

 

The wonderfully prolific Infexious has more videos up. He’s been trying out the Exsanguinate build for Assassination:

Checking out the trinkets we’ll get in the next patch:

And exploring how to get that specific Legendary that you are missing:

 

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Fans of Knives: October 3, 2017

As a follow-up to last week’s news about our Assassination and Outlaw guides, I am pleased to announce that Ravenholdt will be hosting Riff’s Subtlety guide. Saber will be keeping it updated. Many thanks to Riff for allowing us to adopt his guide, and to Saber for stepping up to keep it updated.

 

True to form, Infexious has a couple of new video guides up. This week he focuses on Assassination with a Mythic Plus guide as well as a look at the once again viable Exanguinate build.

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Fans of Knives: September 26, 2017

The Netherlight Crucible has caused much confusion regarding how to choose relics. Never fear, the CrucibleWeight addon is here to help us out and gray_hound has added easy copy/paste weights to his relic spreadsheet.

 

After maintaining his wonderful guide for several patches, Stjern is retiring from guide writing. Many thanks to him for allowing us to host them. Going forward Notter and Tumna will be taking over the Assassination guide, and Saber will be maintaining the Outlaw guide. Both of these are updated for 7.3. Many thanks to them as well. Expect an update regarding our Subtlety guide soon.

 

Infexious is back from vacation with several videos for us. Among them, a guide to the aforementioned Netherlight Crucible, a discussion about why to play a DPS role, a new overview of the Assassination spec, a look at the Outlaw hidden artifact appearance, and tips on how to become a better raider. Check out his You Tube channel for even more.

 

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Fans of Knives: September 12, 2017

After today’s maintenance we should be able to access the Netherlight Crucible which allows you some customization of your relics. gray_hound has finished all of the Netherlight Crucible sims for 7.3 relics to help with your choices:

For more information on how the Netherlight Crucible works, check out Wowhead’s guide:

 

Today will also bring a damage buff to each of our specs:

  • Assassination +5%
  • Outlaw +6%
  • Subtlety +1.5%

 

Notter and Tumna have updated their Assassination guide for 7.3:

Riff has updated his Subtlety guide:

 

And Infexious takes a look at the agility trinkets that drop in Antorus, The Burning Throne, the next and possibly final raid of the expansion:

 

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Fans of Knives: August 29, 2017

The big news of this week was Gamescom and Patch 7.3: Shadows of Argus (it starts today!). The big news for rogues is…well nothing. No changes in Patch 7.3. It’s official, we are perfect.

Alex of FatbossTV sat down with World of Warcraft Game Director, Ion Hazzikostas, to talk about Patch 7.3 and more, and there was some discussion about the awesomeness of rogues. Check it out for an interesting insight into how Blizzard currently views rogues:

 

And Riff of Subtlety.Guide has been a busy rogue, bringing us not only his tips and tricks for Tomb of Sargeras, but also the second installment in his rogue interview series:

 

Speaking of tips and tricks, if you are still in Tomb of Sargeras, check out these compilations as well:

 

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Fans of Knives: August 22, 2017

It’s been a super quiet week in the rogueverse. Just about the biggest thing of any note is that Riff is really working hard on his site, Subtlety.Guide, and it is looking great. This week he added interviews and his first victim subject was Paryah, one of the founders of Ravenholdt. Check it out:

 

Ravenholdt tshirts are still available for order from Teespring. This time around we added more colors as well as options for hoodies, tanks, and mugs, as well as a sticker. The logo has been updated from last time with new colors and lovely drippy poison. The quality on the shirts was fantastic last time; hopefully the new items will be just as good. Grab yours now! EU shirts will be next.

 

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