I don't show my face around the forums very often, so let me introduce myself a bit. My TR is Enyo and I play on PC - I've played TR since July of 2013, and have run a popular guide on MmoMinds since December of 2016. Now, I've noticed since the Trickster Rogue 'nerfs' were announced, and updated to the preview server - the TR Community has been a bit nasty about the class being destroyed, and that it's dps was cut by 40%. The question is - is it true?
See, I've been doing some testing. To be fair; our damage may be down a bit, but by no means has it been cut by 40%, that is insanely inaccurate. Trickster Rogues are entirely still viable as a good dps class.
Saboteur and Scoundrel received a massive buff - but I think more so Saboteur than anything.
The main reason I think a lot of Rogue's believe their Damage was cut by nearly half, is because they're continuously focusing on the fact that power-stacking was removed, instead of focusing on what boosts and self-buff options were made viable and available to be utilized.
I've been asking around too. The TRs that have tweaked their builds for Mod 15 are still able to dps fast ToNGs, Cradles and CRs. I've even heard a few say they feel their damage has slightly increased - I'm not so sure about that one though, lol, let's not push it!
I just want to encourage everyone to actually go out and try the Trickster Rogue for themselves, before bashing the changes. We cannot melt Ras Ni in 15 seconds, and take half his HP in 1 SoD anymore, no, that was so broken to begin with - but we are pretty on par and equal to other DPS Classes, in a much fairer, and still extremely viable way.
I'm hoping this encourages people to pick their TRs back up again, instead of quitting on them. The Trickster Rogue community has always been one to find a way to thrive and make the best of what they have, no matter the circumstances. I don't see why this should change now. Continue to play your TRs - they're still good, I promise!
My guide can be found at: https://wp.me/s6493R-enyo
(Gear Page needs fixed / updated, accidentally deleted part of the rings section, need to update a few pieces too, but wanted to test them first before doing so)
Thanks all and have a good one!