Assassination mastery

Will the Assassination mastery (potent poisons-Increases damage done by your poisons by 00%) also increase your envenom attack? I have always wondered this.
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85 Draenei Priest
You will want to check out the rogue forum to get an answer to this question.
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90 Dwarf Hunter
No. Envenom, while it uses your DP stacks to increase damage and it does Nature damage, it's not a Poison. The Envenom debuff is treated as a Poison effect, however.
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100 Night Elf Rogue
The hunter is incorrect. As stated right in the tooltip, Envenom's damage is poison damage. Mastery *does* affect Envenom damage. When the mastery system first launched, there was initially a bug that prevented mastery from properly increasing Envenom damage, but that was fixed pretty early on.

From Elitist Jerks, for nonbelievers:

Mastery is your most valuable secondary stat after spell hit cap and acts on well over 50% of your damage composition (IP, DP, Envenom, and Venomous Wounds) by increasing the bonus you get from Potent Poisons. Baseline Potent Poisons increases your poison damage by 28% and 3.5% for every point of mastery you have (179.28 rating). Similar to expertise, mastery is also not truncated and each point of mastery rating will increase your poison damage.
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90 Gnome Rogue
Yes, I can attest to that. I increased my overall dmg recently because of a mastery trinket.
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100 Night Elf Rogue
I almost can't believe I've been answering questions like this for more than two years now.
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90 Undead Mage
I almost can't believe I've been answering questions like this for more than two years now.

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90 Blood Elf Rogue
If yourr top damaging ability isn't Deadly Poison, it was either a fight with a bunch of adds (which you would want to be Combat for anyway), or you have horrible stat coverage.
Edited by Emevoli on 5/11/2013 5:03 AM PDT
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