Deception Assassin Skill Changes for SWTOR 2.10
Our Deception skill tree is seeing some changes on PTS patch 2.10.
- Discharge now properly calculates damage based on the current number of Static Charges. This results in the damage at 1 stack being increased, the damage at 2 stacks being decreased, and the damage at 3 stacks remaining the same.
- Voltaic Slash now has a base cost of 23 Force (down from 25).
- Voltage now increases the chance to trigger Surging Charge by 12.5% per Voltage stack, in addition to its other effects.
- Saber Conduit can now occur once every 9 seconds (down from every 10 seconds).
Electric Ambush now has a 100% chance to grant 1/2 stacks of Static Charge when Recklessness is used (changed from a 50%/100% chance to grant 3 stacks). It still reduces the cooldown of Recklessness upon exiting combat.
The TL;DR on that is a small DPS gain while trading off some on-demand burst. Servers are up, so discuss the changes and parse for yourself to give the developers feedback.
My initial testing is showing a 200-300 dps gain over live parses. I don't enjoy managing 2-stack Static Charge from Recklessness on top of Force starvation which actually seems worse despite reducing various costs due to a rotation change.
Update: Electric Ambush has been reverted. Deception will retain its initial Discharge burst.