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WoWFeb 3, 2017 3:50 pm CT

Assassin Rogue tuning in latest WoW hotfixes

For Assassination Rogues in the audience, I have either very good news or very bad news with today’s hotfixes. For PVE players, it’s time to celebrate, because many of your abilities have gotten a 4% damage increase. Hooray! But PVP Assassination Rogues may not be so thrilled, because those buffs are being offset by a 5% Agility decrease. (Note that an early version of the hotfix notes said this PVP nerf applied to all Rogues, but @WarcraftDevs on Twitter confirmed the change is Assassination only.)

While Rogues had the biggest changes in this round of hotfixes, there are some bug fixes, too — including Demon Hunters, Elisande, and chat. See the full notes below.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Official Post)


  • Demon Hunter
    • (Vengeance) Fixed an issue where Sever did not consume the buff from the Blade Turning talent.
  • Rogue
    • A 4% damage increase has been applied to the following Assassination abilities: Deadly Poison, Death from Above, Envenom, Fan of Knives, Garrote, Hemorrhage, Kingsbane, Mutilate, Poisoned Knife, and Rupture.


  • After a server restart, players will able to use General and Local Defense chat channels in outdoor Broken Shore.

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Nighthold
    • Elisande
      • Brewmaster Monks no longer take damage from Stagger while under the effect of Time Stop.

Player versus Player

  • Assassination Rogue Agility reduced by 5% in PvP situations.

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