Fans of Knives: January 16, 2018

Today is patch day!

Infexious has a wee guide to help us with the changes coming today:

 

Recent hotfixes are reflected in the updated Assassination guide that Skwiggle has for us. And he has a giveaway.  Check it out:

 

If you are new to the class Discords or have had trouble understanding the ettiquette thereof, our very own Don Jose has a guide for you:

If you would like to participate in the Rogue Class Discord, hit the link below.

Please note that if you are new to the rogue class we have a channel called #basic-questions. While it isn’t a helpdesk, if you have followed Don Jose’s guide and still have questions, this is the place for them.

 

And, yay, Ravenholdt tees:

 

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Fans of Knives: January 9, 2018

This week a couple of little bugs that made Assassination rogues so very happy were hotfixed:

Hotfixes: January 5 and 9

  • Fixed an issue where Poisoned Knife could apply poisons twice.
  • Fixed an issue where Deadly Poison could retain Nightstalker’s damage bonus until Deadly Poison fell off the target.
  • Mutilate damage increased by 20%.
  • Balanced Blades (Artifact trait) bonus increased to 4% per point (was 2% per point).
  • Poison Knives (Artifact trait) reduced to 3% per point (was 4% per point).
  • Deadly Poison triggered instant damage increased by 15%.

The devs addressed the Fan of Knives bug in a Tweet. The changes that they mention are reflected in the Hotfixes above:

They also took the opportunity to address a question about flavor:

 

And, once again, Ravenholdt tees and more are still available:

 

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Fans of Knives: January 2, 2018

Happy New Year rogues!

This year we are starting out with an Infexious video about another Assassination “bug” which potentially pushes Assassination to the top of the damage charts:

 

Speaking of Assassination, Skwiggle has a new guide to complete his rogue set. If you have enjoyed his Subtlety and Outlaw guides the last couple of weeks, check out his Assassination guide:

 

And good news for fans of ShadowCraft! Tamen and Aeriwen have been hard at work and Tamen has announced their UI upgrades on the ShadowCraft Discord channel:

I'm happy to announce something that @Aeriwen and I have been working on for the past year. The UI of Shadowcraft has gotten a complete rewrite basically from scratch, throwing away all of the years of cruft from the old code and starting over fresh with newer technology (no more Coffeescript! now with React!). It's currently the same UI look as before, but with considerably better tech backing it. This should allow us to more easily make changes to the UI and support new features (stack rankings for the gear picker? Azerite calculator when 8.0 lands?) Next up on the block is a bunch of rework of the engine, bringing performance improvements and more features as well.
As always, if you find bugs or something not working (except outlaw, which is still broken) let us know.

If you would like to check out the Discord, you can join here:

 

Also, Ravenholdt tees and more are still available. If you didn’t get one for Winter Veil, grab one now:

 

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Fans of Knives: December 26, 2017

Winter Veil is in full swing and, as we mentioned last week, if you need the Miniature Winter Veil Tree pick up the daily quest, You’re a Mean One….

The lovely Warcraft devs gave us a nice little Winter Veil hotfix:

Hotfixes: December 22

  • Golganneth’s Vitality should no longer break stealth when it procs.

 

Skwiggle has a new Subtlety Guide. If you enjoyed his Outlaw Guide, definitely check this out:

 

Infexious has a couple of new videos. Check out his spec chat and stream of all the Antorus bosses as well as his look at the Assassination Fan of Knives “bug.”

Note: by all means take advantage of this FoK build while it is available, but expect it to be hotfixed. Don’t put too much into re-gearing unless you are in a position to gear back after the probable fix.

 

The Ravenholdt Subtlety Guide had been rewritten. Many thanks to Fuu and Skwiggle for reviews and comments.

 

And Ravenholdt tees and more are still available:

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Fans of Knives: December 19, 2017

Winter Veil is upon us. The Miniature Winter Veil Tree once again drops from the Stolen Present. This year it has been upgraded to ilevel 880. Obviously this is pretty irrelevant in the age of Artifact weapons, but if you need it for transmog, pick up the daily quest, You’re a Mean One…, and head to Hillsbrad Foothills to smite that Greench.

In less celebratory news, a hotfix last week taught Varimathras a new trick:

Hotfixes: December 12

  • Varimathras: Necrotic Embrace will no longer miss players who are under the effects of Aspect of the Turtle or Cloak of Shadows.

 

Our wonderful theorycrafters, Aethys and Mystler, have an important message for Assassination Rogues:

 

In a fantasic turn for Ravenholdt, Loktark has taken over maintenence of our Outlaw Guide. Many thanks to him for agreeing to take the helm as Outlaw once again sails into the sea of relevance.

And we have an exciting announcement regarding our Discord:

Also, Ravenholdt tees etc. are still available:

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Fans of Knives: December 12, 2017

This week we are settling into the tuning changes of last Tuesday. How are those working out for you?

 

Infexious has a new Mythic+ coaching video up as well as a Mythic+ 14 Blackrook Hold race with three rogues. Between two Subtlety and one Assassination, who will win? Check it out to see some side-by-side performance.

 

If you are excited about some of those aforementioned tuning changes and are thinking about trying Outlaw, Skwiggle has all the details.

 

Ravenholdt tees and more are still available. If you order right NOW they may arrive in time for the Winterveil tree. No guarantees.

 

And on a rather different note, one of the World of Warcraft developers, Celestalon (Technical Game Designer, Systems), is moving to Hearthstone. While not specifically a rogue dev, Celestalon has been very supportive of Ravenholdt and we wish him the best in his new position. Thank you, Celestalon, so much, for all of your contributions to the game we call home and the class we call awesome.

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Fans of Knives: December 5, 2017

Antorus, the Burning Throne has been open on Normal and Heroic for a week now. Today Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 will open and, as promised, a tuning adjustment  is included in today’s maintenance:

Hotfixes: December 5

  • Assassination: Regalia of the Dashing Scoundrel 4-piece – Your Deadly or Wound Poison critical strike now generate 3 Energy (was 2 Energy).
  • Outlaw: All damage abilities increased by 4%.
  • Subtlety: Regalia of the Dashing Scoundrel 4-piece – Backstab and Shadowstrike now have a 4% chance (was 3%) to grant Shadow Gestures.

This is in addition to the little PvP Hotfix that we got last week:

Hotfixes: November 28

  • Assassination: Flying Daggers increases the radius of Fan of Knives by 50% (was 100%).

 

We are very excited to announce that our theorycrafting community has been so successful that they are expanding into providing simulation results for every spec in the game. To this end, all sims are relocating to a new site called Hero Damage. You can still access the rogue sims from the link in the Ravenholdt navigation. If you are used to using the Ravenholdt Theroycrafting URL, that will now take you to Hero Damage. Aethys explains here:

Huge props to Aethys and Mystler for providing us with this fantastic service.

 

Infexious has been busy clearing Antorus, the Burning Throne and is creating boss guides for us. Check them out to see his recommendations for the first few bosses. More to come:

 

And finally, for those of you who may have missed them before, would like more, or need a Winterveil gift for your favorite rogue, our Ravenholdt t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, and mugs are available again:

 

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Fans of Knives: November 28, 2017

Today the final raid of the expansion, Antorus, the Burning Throne, opens. Our guide writers have been busily updating the spec guides. Check out the hard work that Notter and Saber have put in:

Thanks also to Tumna for his work in the past and to wEak who will be helping out going forward.

Gray_Hound has also updated the Wowhead spec guides:

And of course you can check out Wowhead for the latest raid guides as well.

 

November 21st brought us a few tier hotfixes:

Hotfixes: November 21:

Rogue: Regalia of the Dashing Scoundrel:

  • Assassination
    • 2-piece bonus now increases the critical strike chance of Deadly Poison and Wound Poison by 60% (was 15%) for 6 seconds.**
    • 4-piece bonus now has a chance to grant 2 Energy (was 4 Energy) when your Deadly Poison or Wound Poison critically strikes.
  • Outlaw
    • 2-piece bonus now increases the damage of your next Run Through by 15% (was 5%), stacking up to four times.
    • 4-piece bonus now has a 16% chance (was 12%) to grant you a random Roll the Bones effect, that is not already active, for 10 seconds.
  • Subtlety
    • 4-piece bonus now has a 3% chance (was 5%) to grant Shadow Gestures when using Gloomblade, Backstab, and Shadowstrike.

**NOTE: a subsequent update seems to have reduced the 60% to 35%.

 

Infexious is working on a new Mythic+ coaching series. His first two installments are up – Assassination rogues, check these out:

If you are interested in one-on-one coaching from Infexious, check this out:

 

And if you notice something different about Ravenholdt, your eyes are not deceiving you. Due to popular demand we are moving to a dark theme. Please bear with us as we continue to tweak.

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Fans of Knives: November 21, 2017

Another quiet week in the rogueverse brings us a few lonely PvP hotfixes:

Hotfixes: November 14

  • All non-tank specs now receive 40% less damage from players in World PvP.
  • Draught of Souls’s Fel-Crazed Rage damage reduced by 70% against players.
  • Kil’jaeden’s Burning Wish damage reduced by 60% against players.
  • Insignia of Ravenholdt damage reduced by 50% against players.
  • The Dreadlord’s Deceit increases Fan of Knives and Shuriken Storm damage by 6% per stack against players (was 25% per stack).

 

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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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