We’ve been reading all of the feedback throughout beta regarding Danse de l’ombre
and the desire to have it use the “Stealth action bar.” To get right to the point, after an upcoming hotfix, Subtlety Rogues will find that Danse de l’ombre
swaps their main action bar to the alternate bar that is used while in Camouflage
For a bit of context on the late change to our thinking on this: we rarely allow automatic functionality (such as action bar swaps, or macros) to choose between core damage abilities on the player’s behalf. We believe it’s important that the player has to make those choices themselves. The Rogue Camouflage
bar has always been a minor exception to this, but for many years, the Camouflage
bar was only active for the single ability you used to open a combat, and was not seen again for the duration of combat (other than with Disparition
). The ability to bind your openers to the same buttons as your rotational abilities was a convenience that didn’t affect your use of abilities in combat.
However, the new Danse de l’ombre
(and to a lesser extent Subterfuge
), has resulted in some Rogues regularly using openers during combat, as elements of their rotation. In this case, the Camouflage
bar changes from a minor convenience that lets you place once-per-combat buttons on more convenient keybinds, to actually making regular, mid-combat decisions for you.
That said, after following the ongoing discussions and carefully considering your feedback, we understand the desire for consistency with other abilities that allow Stealth-only actions. Given the gray area that Danse de l’ombre
is in, and the widespread feedback that using the Camouflage
bar would be more consistent and intuitive, we’ve decided to go ahead and allow Danse de l’ombre
to once again swap your main action bar. This hotfix is scheduled to live with weekly restarts in each region.
A few details for players who use macros to further manage their buttons: