Fans of Knives: January 17, 2017

Today the newest raid, The Nighthold, opens. Voulk has posted a nice list of resources on Reddit:

Check the #announcements channel of the Ravenholdt Discord and Rogue DPS Guide for updates as we learn them.


FrozenSoviet and Akshay Dev have interesting new blogs up on Rogue DPS Guide:


The last week has brought us a small PvP hotfix as well as a heads-up of a future hotfix which may (or may not) be live today:

Hotfixes: January 11

  • PvP: Shroud of Concealment cannot be used during Arenas or Rated Battlegrounds. Developers’ Note: We generally do not allow abilities with cooldowns over 5 minutes to be used in rated PvP. As Shroud of Concealment has a 6 minute cooldown, it should not have been usable in Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds.

Upcoming Class Tuning Hotfixes

  • Assassination: Agonizing Poison increases damage by 3.5% per stack (down from 4%).


And for those who keep track of other Blizzard titles, we The Uncrowned will be expanding our influence once again: not content with being the face of Rogue in Hearthstone, Valeera Sanguinar has been announced as an upcoming hero for Heroes of the Storm. We look forward to stabbery and poisons on a transdimensional scale:


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