We’ve gotten our first taste of a (possible) rogue-specific class change coming into the Patch 5.3 PTR. The latest PTR build datamined by MMO-Champion and Wowhead suggests that Shuriken Toss’s base damage is being doubled (that’s good!) — as is its energy cost, which will go from 20 to 40 (that’s bad).
I am CRAZY proud of myself right now for almost predicting this perfectly. (It’s meant largely to address concerns about ST’s strength in PvP, particularly as a rapid combo point generator.) Though as with any datamining not yet mirrored in official patch notes, it’s important to remember none of this is final until it’s final. And maybe not even then.
[UPDATE 4/9] Oh, no, wait, it’s pretty official now:
@teh_copperbolt We didn’t like it as a cheap CP generator. We wanted it to be for times when you couldn’t be in melee.
— Greg Street (@Ghostcrawler) April 9, 2013