This was a bug that needed to be fixed but it also represents a sizable nerf to the damage of Kingsbane.
Depending on the amount of mastery that you had Kingsbane was doing anywhere from 9-16% of your overall damage on the fight.
Kingsbane at 14.49% of overall damage
Kingsbane at 8.15% of overall damage
Because Kingsbane is no longer double-dipping from Agonizing Poison we can estimate an approximate 45-50% damage decrease. This was obtained by looking at some post-hotfix logs as well as using napkin math.
Using very rough napkin math we can estimate an overall 5-7.5% damage decrease.
Some quick takeaways:
- This increases the possibility of Exsanguinate becoming competitive
- Alacrity value also increases
- Despite an overall 5% damage nerf Assassination Rogues are still one of the best DPS specs in Nighthold.
Note: Estimates were obtained using very unsophisticated napkin math and looking at different logs. Please wait a few days until the theorycrafters are able to sim the changes and provide better data before making any changes to your gearing strategy