Thing is: The unexpected changes all appear to just be tooltip corrections.
First up, I’ll summarize those naughty datamined rogue findings that stirred up drama:
- The tooltips for Crimson Tempest appear to have been changed so they correctly explain how much damage is dealt by the DoT bleed. On live, the tooltip says that CT causes targets to “suffer an additional 30% of the initial damage over 12 sec.” This is incorrect, though; as others have explained (and I’m pretty, but not absolutely, sure is accurate), CT actually deals an additional 40% of the initial damage *per tick* over 12 seconds, with one tick coming every two seconds. That’s six ticks times 40% each for a total of 240% — and that’s what the datamined tooltip now reads: “suffer an additional 240% of the initial damage over 12 sec.”
- The tooltip for Vanish appears to have been changed to correctly show the cooldown length. In Patch 5.1, the cooldown was reduced from 3 minutes to 2 minutes. Sometimes, though, the tooltip on live says our CD is still 3 minutes (even though it ain’t). It looks like Blizz may have fixed that problem in the new 5.2 PTR build.
The other datamined rogue changes *do* reflect actual changes — and they match up with the official Patch 5.2 PTR notes updated by Blizzard CM Rygarius later in the day. They are:
- The cooldown on Blind was increased from 90 seconds to 2 minutes.
- The cooldown on Cloak of Shadows was cut from 2 minutes to 1 minute, and it was taken off the list of abilities that are reset when we use Preparation.
All of *those* changes were no surprise, since Ghostcrawler gave us a heads-up last week that they were coming.