Envenom getting a boost

In the past two days the WoW world has seen Heroic Anub’arak killed by some of the top guilds in the world.  Paragon (EU – Lightning’s Blade) did it first.  Their top dps was a rogue, and rogues were three of their top five.

Next up was Stars (Crystalspine Stinger – Taiwan).  Rogues took the #1-4 spots on their damage meter.

Clearly, rogues are sitting pretty in WoW right now.  However, it is worth noting that all of Paragon’s rogues were combat specced, using Fist/Dagger.  For us Assassination rogues, that’s a little disheartening.  It not that I ever expect to put up 10k dps the way that Paragon’s rogues did.  But still, no one wants to play the “second best” spec.

Good news!  On the PTR currently, Envenom is getting a boost.  Here’s the blue post about it…Assassination

  • Envenom now benefits from Attack Power a little more.

1 dose: [ 9% of AP + 215 ] damage (Up from [ 7% of AP + 216 ] damage)
2 doses: [ 18% of AP + 430 ] damage (Up from [ 14% of AP + 432 ] damage)
3 doses: [ 27% of AP + 645 ] damage (Up from [ 21% of AP + 648 ] damage)
4 doses: [ 36% of AP + 860 ] damage (Up from [ 28% of AP + 864 ] damage)
5 doses: [ 45% of AP + 1075 ] damage (Up from [ 35% of AP + 1080 ] damage)

Looks like Blizz is trying to bring Assassination specs back to the forefront.  That gets my approval.


3 Responses to “Envenom getting a boost”

  1. September 11, 2009 at 8:46 am

    It’s probably also worth bearing in mind that those rogues doing 10k dps on Anubarak were all using the Fan of Knives build that’s getting spanked with the nerfbat, so take heart.

  2. 2 Crashandburn
    September 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Probably worth noting the change to Master Poisoner as well which will stop Envenom consuming the Deadly Poison stacks allow them to tick for longer. Coupled with 2xT8 that makes for some nice extra energy returns.

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