As of the first batch of official patch 5.2 preview notes late last month, our PvP gear four-piece bonus was slated to be a 50-point increase to our maximum energy (by way of a passive benefit called Vigor, which on the live servers currently increases our max energy by just 10). Based on some of the forum comments I’ve seen about the planned Vigor buff, this Twitter exchange with Ghostcrawler probably won’t be a huge surprise to many of you:
@BrunoRMuller We were trying to give them more burst for PvP (ironically they needed it) but considering +30 instead.—
Greg Street (@Ghostcrawler) January 10, 2013
Given the typical lack of thorough, player-driven PvP testing in the PTR, it’s possible that the Blizzdevs are going to need to just go with their gut (and their own internal tests) on this one and see how things pan out for arena rogues once the patch eventually goes live.