Fans of Knives: September 27, 2016

This week has seen the first round of tuning changes now that the devs have been able to check out performance in a raid environment.


Tuning changes:

  • Deadly Poison damage increased by 30%.
  • Fan of Knives damage increased by 30%.
  • Bag of Tricks (Artifact Trait) duration reduced to 3 seconds (overall damage unchanged), radius increased to 6 yards (from 3), and now benefits from Mastery.
  • Poison Knives (Artifact Trait) no longer benefits twitch from Mastery. Damage per point increased to 4%.


  • Fatebringer (Artifact Trait) Energy cost reduction reduced to 3 per rank.
  • Fate’s Thirst (Artifact Trait) damage bonus to Run Through reduced to 6% per rank.
  • Black Powder (Artifact Trait) damage bonus to Between the Eyes reduced to 6% per rank. 


  • Eviscerate damage increased by 15%.
  • Nightblade damage increased by 15%.
  • Note: See below for additional PvP tuning adjustments to Eviscerate and Nightblade.
  • Shuriken Storm damage increased by 30%.
  • Second Shuriken (Artifact Trait) chance to activate increased to 30% (was 10%), damage increased by 30%, and now deals 200% additional damage while Stealth or Shadow Dance is active.

General changes:

  • Assassination: Fixed a bug that was causing Poison Knives to deal very little damage to targets beyond the first.
  • Outlaw: Death From Above (Talent) area damage increased by 100%.
  • Outlaw: Death from Above should now correctly deal its initial AOE damage to all nearby targets, regardless of the direction faced.
  • Subtlety: Soothing Darkness will now only heal the player once per second while Shadow Dance is active.

PvP changes:

  • Assassination: Agility reduced by 30%.
  • Outlaw: Agility reduced by 10 %.
  • Outlaw: Control is King (Honor Talent) duration reduced to 3 seconds.
  • Outlaw: Between the Eyes’ damage bonus on Critical Strikes reduced to 100% in PvP (down from 200%).
  • Subtlety: Eviscerate now deals 15% less damage in PvP.
  • Subtlety: Nightblade now deals 15% less damage in PvP.
  • Subtlety: Strike from the Shadows is now a snare, instead of a daze.
  • Subtlety: Stamina reduced by 10%, Agility reduced by 15%.


What do these latest changes mean for us? Fierydemise has done the math:


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