Friday, April 9, 2010

Rogue Changes in Cataclysm

YES YES YES! I've been loving my rogue, now up to level 76 he makes his final climb to 80. Now Blizzard announces their changes to the rogue class in the upcoming expansion. Adding new elements of combat making rogues even more versatile. Is that even possible?

Redirect (Level 81): Finally those pesky lost combo points can be transferred to a new target. Any rogue knows it's a pain in the butt when you are in fast paced battle grounds. You are often changing targets and the much needed combo points for finishing moves as it stands are lost in the shuffle if you don't keep with the same target.

Combat Readiness (Level 83): A little defensive move rogues will get. When activated, if they are struck by melee or ranged attacks, the rogue will receive a stacking 10% reduction in damage buff.

Smoke Bomb
(Level 85): Last but not least, if rogues weren't hard enough to hit, the smoke bomb. This makes single-target attacks impossible if you are outside of the smoke. You can AoE the smoke cloud or go inside the cloud to attack the rogue. Great addition of strategy into this class.

I'm almost disappointed they announced the changes so early. It's still so far until the release date of Cataclysm.


  1. Some people were really unhappy with the new Rogue spells but I think they look pretty cool. Smoke Bomb is gonna be awesome for PvP :D

  2. Yeah, I can't wait. I'm a PvP junkie, on my way to the 10,000 kill achievement at 7k right now. Call to arms weekend folks!

    I might consider a race change when Cataclysm comes.