Fans of Knives: January 10, 2017

Patch 7.1.5 in currently live on US realms and will be on EU realms tomorrow. This patch comes with a good number of class balancing changes as well as some new abilities and legendaries. The official patch notes are here:

And Wowhead has all the details. Make sure to check out their new rogue guides by Gray_Hound:

Wowhead also notes that there are a few undocumented changes. Check out their observations along with their reporting of the patch notes here:


Stjern has updated his guide and notes that currently undocumented changes will be added as the patch notes are updated:

Also check out Stjern’s blog on how to analyze your logs:

Along with all of other the helpful blogs by various authors on the Rogue DPS Guide:


In other news, Eurogamer is introducing a new weekly vlog, Here’s A Thing. In Episode 1, Chris Bratt talks about how an unintended feature in development shaped the way we know stealth today:


And speaking of stealth, Arcane Ratsel and Stabby Rogue did a thing:


Finally, many of you may remember Vulajin, a former rogue theorycrafter who made some widely used Assassination and Outlaw spreadsheets during the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King eras. There are a couple of items named after him in game: Avool’s Sword of Jin and Avool’s Incendiary Shanker which many of us wielded during Wrath and Cataclysm. Along with being a Blizzard employee working on the World of Warcraft team, Vulajin is now a speedrunner and this Wednesday he’s running Ori and the Blind Forest as part of Games Done Quick’s AGDQ2017. Check out the schedule, hop into the stream, and support a fellow rogue as well as a great charity event:


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