My hope is that this post sheds some light on the situation and people can see all the changes that went through to live.
Blind CD increased from 2 to 3 mins
Vanish CD increased from 2 to 3 mins
Evasion CD increased from 2 to 3 mins
Smokebomb CD increased from 2 to 3 mins, removed from Prep
Cloak of Shadows CD increased from 1.5 mins to 2 mins, was added to Prep though.
Shiv can now be dodged and parried and has a 10 sec CD, energy cost increased to 20
Ambush +60% crit chance talent removed, overall damage of ability also reduced
Backstab +30% crit chance talent removed, overall damage of ability also reduced
Mutilate +30% crit chance talent removed, overall damage of ability also reduced
Hemorrhage no longer triggers the +16% bonus damage of Sang. Vein on your target, you must have a Rupture or Garrote bleed up at all times to receive the damage bonus
+5% crit from Honor Among Thieves is gone
+15% healing received from Fleet Footed completely removed
Crippling Poison speed reduction went from 70% to 50% (makes it more difficult to land ambush or backstab your target)
You have to choose between Deadly Throw or Combat Readiness, essentially removing one of those skills from us.
You have to choose between Preparation or Shadowstep, essentially removing one of those skills from us.
Dirty Tricks, talent which allows your Gouge to not break on bleeds was removed from sub. Was buffed so bleeds can tick during blind.
Shadow Blades is a nice ability, HOWEVER, it’s on a huge 3 min CD.