In patch 5.2, they had release a new rogue talent called Cloak and Dagger. I don't know what made them do this but its a remodeled version of the combats killing spree. Imagine Killing Spree + Steroids. You get the same advantages like teleporting behind every hit. Melee unable to do anything, casters cant run away, and casuals spamming complains. I also did that, not until I played my own rogue and start loving it.
They had realized they did unleash a monstrosity and decided its needed to be leashed. They nerfed CnD into a passive version of Shadow Step minus the movement speed bonus and cast range. Did they miss that part?...I mean the part which says "Nerfed but Passive version of Shadow step".
I really think they have bad people working with them. I am not saying their dumb since if ever there is one, that's me and only me. My point is, they don't see the comparison from one skill to another like how I realize "OMG this is exactly like killing spree, only 100x stronger" or how I realized "OH wait, this is like shadow step, but retarded weak. Am I the only one who notice those? I don't think so.
Being a victim and playing a rogue myself gave me a conclusion that the talent is imbalance and overpowered. No matter how I am attached to it, or should I say love at 1st use (...ignore me) As I were saying, it is reasonable to nerf the skill but I find that difficult. No matter how I think of a possible solution, nerfing could never balance such talent. There is only 2 choice and that's be godlike or become an ignored talent.
So, I there for conclude, base on my own experience and research...they should just remove CnD and replace it with something else. PVP players will rage over such idea but there is a fix to such madness. Make the patch 5.3 CnD into a Passive attached to Shadowstep. It should sound like this
24 sec cd, 40 range, 70% MS
Passive: teleports behind the target upon using an opener, does not work with subterfuge and shadow dance
Then the new skill that should replace CnD would be the old zero cd redirect, BUT now as a passive.
New Redirect Talent (Different from the one they removed at patch 5.2)
All Combo points now automatically transfer and does not disappear on dead targets.
Replaces Redirect and has zero cd(makes it a passive)
Now the tier 4 talent choice would finally be balance (close, but not perfect)
>Auto Point Transfer with zero cd (Pure passive)
>Shadow Step with a new passive (patch 5.3 cnd as its passive)
>MS speed increase (I really think this needs a buff)
If they use their imagination, they can just rework CnD
Every Finisher Blinks you Behind the Enemy
See? Easy balance fix right?. You only use finisher at 5 points, it takes time to make those points and you don't spam it like how subterfuge and shadow dance deal with ambush. Most of the time you are energy starve spamming point builder and you got none left for a finisher. They are concentrating on numbers too much, they are forgetting "cause and effect".