World of Warcraft: Shadowlands adds a new Rogue Covenant ability as the beta sees another round of tuning


The next World of Warcraft expansion is slated to go live on October 26th, but there’s still tuning and even some significant changes happening in the beta even now. The most recent build includes a number of balance changes for class abilities and Covenant abilities, with the most notable change being a whole new Rogue ability with the Venthyr covenant dubbed Flagellation. This applies a debuff to your target after you whip it, and subsequent instances of whipping it will not only earn you the approval of Devo but will eventually apply a Mastery buff.

The beta update also offers a glimpse at upgrading individual conduits to higher ranks, a system that is meant to be in place but is not fully implemented on the current beta. With just about a month left until the expansion release it’s clear that there are still a fair number of things to be rolled out along with the balance tweaks; time will tell how well both are handled.

Source: Wowhead (1, 2)

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