Rogue Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 19:01 by Stan 1 comment

On this page, you will find a list of all Rogue changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Rogues also gain access to class-specific Rogue Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world, Legendary Powers obtained through Runecarving, Soulbind Conduits, and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

  • Crimson Vial Icon Crimson Vial now heals for 20% of maximum health (was 30%), duration reduced to 4 seconds (was 6 seconds), and energy cost reduced to 20 (was 30).
  • Cheap Shot Icon Cheap Shot now generates 1 combo point (was 2).
  • All Rogues now have access to the following abilities:
    • Instant Poison Icon Instant Poison — Coats your weapons with a Lethal Poison that lasts for 1 hour. Each strike has a 30% chance of poisoning the enemy which instantly inflicts Nature damage.
    • Shiv Icon Shiv — Attack with your Off-Hand, dealing Physical damage, and applying a concentrated form of your Non-Lethal Poison. Awards 1 combo point.
    • Kidney Shot Icon Kidney Shot — Finishing move that stuns the target. Lasts longer per combo point.
    • Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison — Coats your weapons with a Lethal Poison that lasts for 1 hour. Each strike has a 30% chance to poison the enemy, which instantly inflicts Nature damage, and reduces all healing received by 5% for 12 seconds, now stacking up to 3 times.
    • Crippling Poison Icon Crippling Poison — Coats your weapons with a Non-Lethal Poison that lasts for 1 hour. Each strike has a 30% chance to poison the enemy, slowing movement speed by 50% for 12 seconds.
    • Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice — Finishing move that consumes combo points to increase your attack speed by 50%. Lasts longer per combo point. Instant-cast, costs 25 Energy, has a 100-yard range.
    • Evasion Icon Evasion — Increase your dodge chance by 100% for 10 seconds. Instant-cast, 2-minute cooldown.
2.

General Rogue Abilities Learned Above Level 50

  • Numbing Poison Icon Numbing Poison (Level 54) — Coats your weapon with a Non-Lethal Poison that lasts for 1 hour. Each strike has a 50% chance of poisoning the enemy, clouding their mind and slowing their attacks and casting speed by 15% for 10 seconds.
3.

Assassination Rogue

  • Improved Poisons Icon Improved Poisons now has an additional effect — Poisons are applied to your weapons 33% faster.
  • Wound Poison Icon Wound Poison now has an additional effect — Stacks up to 2 additional times.
  • Vendetta Icon Vendetta no longer has a global cooldown.
  • Fan of Knives Icon Fan of Knives is now capped at 8 targets.
4.

Assassination Rogue Abilities Learned Above Level 50

  • Improved Poisons Icon Improved Poisons (Level 52) — While Stealth is active, your attacks have a 100% chance to apply your active Lethal and Non-Lethal Poisons.
  • Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice (Level 56) — Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice increases attack speed by an additional 20%.
  • Shiv Icon Shiv (Level 58) — Shiv Icon Shiv now also increases your Nature damage done against the target by 20% for 9 seconds.
4.1.

Assassination Rogue Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Alacrity Icon Alacrity (replaces Toxic Blade) — Your finishing moves have a chance per combo point to grant 2% Haste for 20 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
  • Blindside Icon Blindside is now a passive ability and gives Mutilate Icon Mutilate a 20% chance to make your next Ambush Icon Ambush free and usable without Stealth. Chance increased to 40% if the target is under 35% health.
  • Crimson Tempest Icon Crimson Tempest damage increased by 30%, and now capped at 8 targets.
  • Venom Rush Icon Venom Rush now grants you 8 Energy (was 5) when you use Mutilate Icon Mutilate against a poisoned target.
4.2.

Assassination Rogue Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Assassination Rogues.

4.3.

Assassination Rogue Shadowlands Guide

5.

Outlaw Rogue

6.

Outlaw Rogue Abilities Learned Above Level 50

6.1.

Outlaw Rogue Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Dreadblades Icon Dreadblades — (replaces Slice and Dice) — Strike at an enemy, dealing Physical damage and empowering your weapons for 10 seconds, causing your Sinister Strike Icon Sinister Strike, Ambush Icon Ambush, and Pistol Shot Icon Pistol Shot to fill your combo points, but your finishing moves consume 5% of your current health.
  • Retractable Hook Icon Retractable Hook now reduces the cooldown of Grappling Hook Icon Grappling Hook by 15 seconds (was 30 seconds), and increases its retraction speed.
  • Killing Spree Icon Killing Spree now capped at 4 additional targets while Blade Flurry Icon Blade Flurry is active.
6.2.

Outlaw Rogue Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Outlaw Rogues.

6.3.

Outlaw Rogue Shadowlands Guide

7.

Subtlety Rogue

  • Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance now has 1 charge (was 2), grants all the combat benefits of Stealth for 8 seconds (was 5 seconds), and also increases damage dealt by 15%.
  • Find Weakness Icon Find Weakness is now applied when attacking from Stealth (was Shadowstrike Icon Shadowstrike and Cheap Shot Icon Cheap Shot). Additionally, Find Weakness causes all of your attacks to bypass 30% (was 40%) of an enemy's armor for 18 seconds (was 10 seconds).
  • Eviscerate Icon Eviscerate damage is no longer increased by 50%, now the ability deals an additional 50% Shadow damage to targets with your Find Weakness Icon Find Weakness for 6 seconds.
  • Symbols of Death Icon Symbols of Death now has an additional effect — Symbols of Death causes your next combo point generator to critically strike.
  • Shadow Blades Icon Shadow Blades no longer has a global cooldown.
  • Nightblade has been removed.
  • Shuriken Storm Icon Shuriken Storm is now capped at 8 targets.
  • Deepening Shadows Icon Deepening Shadows now causes your finishing moves to reduce the remaining cooldown on Shadow Dance Icon Shadow Dance by 0.5 seconds per combo point spent (was 1 second per combo point spent).
8.

Subtlety Rogue Abilities Learned Above Level 50

8.1.

Subtlety Rogue Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Premeditation Icon Premeditation (replaces Find Weakness) — After entering Stealth, your next Shadowstrike Icon Shadowstrike grants up to 10 seconds of Slice and Dice Icon Slice and Dice, and generates 2 additional combo points if Slice and Dice is active.
  • Dark Shadow Icon Dark Shadow damage increased by 5%.
  • Secret Technique Icon Secret Technique damage increased by 20% and now capped at 6 targets.
  • Shiv Icon Shiv is no longer a Talent and is learned by all Rogues at level 32.
8.2.

Subtlety Rogue Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Subtlety Rogues.

8.3.

Subtlety Rogue Shadowlands Guide

9.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

10.

Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Updated for the Shadowlands Pre-Patch.
  • 01 Oct. 2020: Updated based on Seliathan's feedback.
  • 06 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35755.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 16 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Added Shadow Vault change and updated for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Blade Flurry moved off GCD.
  • 08 May 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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