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ROGUESSeveral mechanical changes have been made to the Rogue and combat in general for Storm Legion. Because of these changes, multiple abilities have either been removed and replaced, or adjusted to appropriate values. For all of the souls, their primary functions remain the same. There are some changes to the combat rotations for a few of the Rogues as we attempt to reduce the reliance on macros and improve the overall gameplay experience for specific Souls* Combo Points now persist on the Rogue and are no longer lost when the target dies.* Energy regeneration and Energy costs of all abilities have been adjusted to increase the time it takes for the Rogue to be energy starved, and reduce the reliance of cost reduction buffs like Anthem of Fervor to do competitive DPS.* Energy costs of Finishers are no longer reduced with more Combo Points. Instead, their damage increases exponentially with more Combo Points used.* Self buffing Finishers like Scourge of Darkness or Meditative Trance no longer require an enemy target to be executed.ASSASSINAssassins are masters of stealth and selectively take down weaker opponents by catching them off guard. They specializes in single combat and are vulnerable when dealing with multiple opponents.Assassin Gift: Damage is increased by 1% for every point added into the Assassin soul.Major Ability Changes:* Assassin Poisons: These are now only triggered by ability attacks and are no longer triggered by autoattacks. The 1 second internal cooldown of these procs has been removed.* Savage Strike: Now deals 5% more damage when used from behind the target.* Final Blow: Now deals 5% more damage when used from behind the target.* Puncture: Now grants 1 Combo Point.* Serpent Strike: Cooldown increased to 20 seconds. If Serpent Strike is executed after a Critical Hit, the next cooldown is only 8 seconds.* Magnify Pain: Now applies a debuff on the target on a critical hit, increasing their damage taken by 1-5%.* Serrated Blades: Now scales with Attack Power.New Root Abilities:* Malicious Poison: Unlocked with 54 points in the soul. Weapon ability attacks have a 20% chance to deal Water damage and give the Rogue 2 Energy.* Leaping Plunge: Unlocked with 58 points in the soul. You leap to the enemy, dealing Water damage on impact. Awards 1 Combo Point. 8 second cooldown.* Master of Poisons: Unlocked with 61 points in the soul. The Rogue can now apply up to 3 different weapon enchantments.Removed Root Abilities:* Malicious Strike* Cut and RunNew Soul Tree Abilities:* Manslaughter: Unlocked at Tier 8. Assassin Finishers have a 20% chance per Combo Point to apply Expose Weakness to the enemy.* Heartseeker: Unlocked at Tier 8. Increases the damage of Assassin attacks by 4-20%.* Enfeebling Poison: Unlocked at Tier 8. Weapon ability attacks have a 20% chance to deal Water damage and cause the affected target to deal 10% less damage to the Rogue.* Thread of Death: Unlocked at Tier 9. Allows one ability that requires Stealth to be used while out of Stealth during the next 5 seconds. Removed Soul Tree Abilities:* Double Cross* Baneful TouchBARDThese musicians are the true jack of all trades, masters of none. Their tunes motivate and heal allies, and weaken and hurt enemies.Bard Gift: Increases damage by 0.75%, increases healing by 0.5% and increases Endurance by 0.5% for each point spent in the Bard soul.Major Ability Changes:* Bard attacks are now considered ranged weapon attacks and will benefit from any buffs to ranged weapon attacks.* Motif of Bravery: Now also increases Critical Hit chance by 5%.* Motif of Regeneration: Now also increases other healing done to people under Motif of Regeneration by 5%.* Anthem of Glory: Also increases Resistances.* Fanfare of Power: Increases Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and Wisdom.* Deafening Music: Increases the damage of non-physical attacks by 2-10%.* Invigorated Soul: Your Cadence heals up to 5 party or raid members for 4-12% of your Attack Power each time it deals damage.* Stage Presence: All healing effects on you are increased by 2-4%.* Street Performer: Whenever your health goes below 30%, your movement speed is increased by 5-10% and all healing effects on you are increased by 5-10%.* Street Smart: Now increases damage and healing done by 1-5%.* Bardic Inspiration: Codas have a 20% chance per Combo Point to refresh existing Motifs.* Cadence: Now allows you to move while channeling.* Power Chord: Cooldown increased to 4 seconds from 3. New Root Abilities:* Cadenza: Unlocked with 16 points in the soul. Deals Life damage over 2 seconds. Grants 1 Combo Point each second. Can be channeled while moving.* Multiple Oscillations: Unlocked with 54 points in the soul. Cadence and Cadenza deal damage to 3 targets, but deals 50% less damage overall.* Verse of Occlusion: Unlocked with 58 points in the soul. Places a shield on all party or raid members, absorbing damage. Lasts 30 seconds.* Orchestra of the Planes: Unlocked with 61 points in the soul. Places an aura at the Rogue's feet, reducing the damage that group and raid members take by 5%, increasing the damage they deal by 10%, healing group members, and dealing Life damage to up to 10 surrounding enemies over 15 seconds.Removed Root Abilities:* Motif of Focus* Motif of Grandeur* Motif of Renewal* Fanfare of Knowledge* Verse of RebirthNew Soul Tree Abilities:* Verse of Agony: Unlocked at Tier 8. Deals Life damage.* Harmonic Distortion: Unlocked at Tier 9. Each time a Coda is used, the Rogue has a 20% chance per Combo Point to gain Harmonic Energy, increasing damage by 5%. This buff stacks up to 5 times. Harmonic Distortion consumes 1 stack of Harmonic Energy and heals a single ally.* Chord of Inspiration: Power Chord heals up to 5 party or raid members for 5-15% of your Attack Power. Increases the damage of your next Cadence or Cadenza by 5-15%. * Improved Motif of Regeneration: Unlocked at Tier 6. Your Motif of Regeneration now affects party and raid members.* Advanced Music Theory: Unlocked at Tier 7. Increases the damage of Bard attacks by 10-30%.* Reverberation: Unlocked at Tier 8. Using a Coda has a 20% chance per Combo Point spent to apply a stacking buff to you, increasing your Attack Power by 8% per stack. Maximum 1-5 stacks.* Modulation: Unlocked at Tier 8. Cadenza reduces the cooldown of Verse of Agony and Verse of Vitality by 1-3 seconds per second of channel.
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