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by Published on 2024-06-13 02:31 AM

Dragonflight - Gear Upgrade Bug Fix Coming
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
No clue what is going on, but I am unable to upgrade any of my gear on any of my toons in Val. I tried both npcs in town, and they are not allowing me to upgrade my gear (they showed my gear as blacked out and won’t even drag the gear into the box). And I get a prompt saying, “This item cannot be upgraded,” even though it’s not fully capped.

What’s weird is when I hopped on one of my alts, the npc is saying I can upgrade gear from last season! Yet when I go to upgrade it just to test it…it’s not upgrading, lol.

I have ample crests and stones so that’s definitely not the issue. I tried restarting the game, checked my addons- nothing.

Anyone else had this issue or know how to fix it?


Thank you for your reports. We’re working on a fix for the upgrade issue that will require realm restarts. We expect restarts to happen tonight for EU realms and tomorrow morning for US realms.
by Published on 2024-06-13 01:21 AM

The War Within Pre-Expansion Development Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
New Features
  • Warbands
    • Expand the potential of your alts with account-wide progression across your family of characters on your Battle.net account, regardless of their Faction. Share Warband Bank access, War Within Renown, achievements, collections and more.
  • Skyriding
    • Explore the stunning new zones of Khaz Algar from the saddle of hundreds of in-game mounts, now with skyriding (previously dragonriding) capabilities first introduced in Dragonflight.

Characters
  • New Human Racial: No Place Like Home – Your Hearthstone cooldown is reduced by 5 minutes and gains an additional charge. Replaces Diplomacy.

Classes
  • The amount of talent loadouts that can be saved on a per character basis to has been increased to 40 (was 10).
  • Talents that increase melee range have been removed.
    • Developer’s note: We are removing increased melee range talents across the game, such as Astral Influence and Acrobatic Strikes. Default melee range has increased since these talents were originally created, so they now allow specs to attack from well outside where it appears they should be able to. They make the melee experience inconsistent across classes in a way we’re not happy with, so we’re removing them.
  • All Fear, Silence, Sleep, Stun, and Interrupt visual effects have been updated with a new visual. Additionally, all movement speed slowing effects greater than 50% will now display a universal Slow visual on the target.
    • Developers’ notes: Our main priority for this visual update is to help increase the clarity and consistency of messaging for common status effects. Slow (the status effect not the spell), for example has taken quite a few different visual forms over the years, mostly in the range of multicolored dust clouds around a target’s feet. As you can imagine this particular visual was difficult to notice from a distance and wasn’t easily recognizable. So, we did a pass on Slow and the other status effects listed to help address those clarity/messaging issues making them easier to quickly identify in combat.
  • Death Knight
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Subduing Grasp – When you pull an enemy the damage they deal to you is reduced by 6% for 6 seconds.
    • New Talent: Osmosis – Anti-Magic Shell increases healing received by 15%.
    • New Talent: Null Magic – Magic Damage taken is reduced by 10% and the duration of harmful Magic effects against you are reduced by 35%.
    • New Talent: Vestigial Shell – Casting Anti-Magic Shell grants 2 nearby allies a Lesser Anti-Magic Shell that absorbs magic damage and reduces the duration of harmful Magic effects against them by 50%.
    • New Talent: Ice Prison – Chains of Ice now also roots enemies for 4 seconds but its cooldown is increased to 12 seconds.
    • New Talent: Runic Protection – Your chance to be critically struck is reduced by 3% and your Armor is increased by 6%.
    • New Talent: Unyielding Will – Anti-Magic Shell’s cooldown is increased by 20 seconds and it now also removes all harmful magic effects when activated.
    • Chains of Ice now learned at level 13.
    • Anti-Magic Shell now learned at level 14.
    • Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle can now be Runeforged on 1-handed weapons.
    • Abomination Limb no longer grants Bone Shield, Runic Corruption, or Rime based on specialization.
      • Developer’s note: In Shadowlands it was important for the spec hooks to exist to better balance between the other covenant ability choices. With its re-introduction in Dragonflight its added to the influx of resources/procs that can often come at inopportune times or add to the feeling of being unable to spend down the bonuses it grants. By removing this it allows the ability to “breathe” on its own and lean into its strength of AoE control and damage.
    • Rune of the Apocalypse has been updated:
      • War Effect – Damage taken increased to 4% (was 1%) and duration increased to 10 seconds (was 6 seconds).
      • Pestilence Effect – Damage increased by 500%.
      • Famine Effect – Damage dealt to the caster reduced to 5% (was 2%).
      • Death Effect – Healing reduction increased to 5% (was 1%).
    • Icebound Fortitude cooldown reduced by 60 seconds.
    • Cleaving Strikes now also retains bonus effects for being within your Death and Decay for 4 seconds when leaving its area.
    • Veteran of the Third War now grants 20% Stamina (was 10%). Now a 1-point talent (was 2).
    • Icy Talons now increases attack speed per stack by 6% (was 3%). Now a 1-point talent (was 2).
    • Unholy Bond now increases effectiveness of Runeforge effects by 20% (was 10%). Now a 1-point talent (was 2).
    • Assimilation now reduces the cooldown of Anti-Magic Zone by 30 seconds. No longer increase Runic Power when absorbing damage.
    • Suppression now grants an additional 6% damage reduction to area of effects when you suffer a loss of control effect. Moved to gate 3.
    • Blood Scent Leech increased to 5%.
    • Blood Draw now also grants a buff reducing damage taken by 10% and reducing Death Strike cost by 10 for 8 seconds when falling below 30% health. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Blood Draw cooldown reduced to 2 minutes (was 3 minutes).
    • The following talents have been removed:
      • Might of Thassarian
      • Merciless Strikes
      • Clenching Grasp
      • Empower Rune Weapon
        • Developer’s note: This will still be available for Frost in their spec tree but both Blood and Unholy were often flooded with resources and a big unnecessary contributor to this was Empower Rune Weapon. To better dial in resources on Blood and Unholy we feel its best to keep Empower Rune Weapon for Frost only.
      • Rune of Hysteria
        • Developer’s note: Rune of Hysteria was a problematic design especially as it pertains to Breath of Sindragosa and the volatility of its uptime. We felt that for the overall health of the spec it would be best to remove Hysteria at this time to better enable us to meet our goals with the upcoming changes to Breath.
    • Blood
      • New Talent: Bone Collector – When you would pull an enemy, generate 1 charge of Bone Shield.
      • New Talent: Ossified Vitriol – When you lose a Bone Shield charge the damage of your next Marrowrend is increased by 15%, stacking up to 75%.
      • New Talent: Carnage – Blooddrinker and Consumption now contribute to your Mastery: Blood Shield. Each time an enemy strikes your Blood Shield, the cooldowns of Blooddrinker and Consumption have a chance to be reset.
      • Crimson Scourge now learned at level 21.
      • Death’s Caress now learned at level 23.
      • Tightening Grasp now Silences enemies for 3 seconds when they are pulled and no longer increases the damage enemies take from you when they are pulled by Gorefiend’s Grasp.
      • Blooddrinker now reduces the damage the enemy deals to you by 20% while channeling and for an additional 5 seconds after a channeling it fully. Now also generates 20 additional Runic Power over its duration.
      • Consumption now also causes your Blood Plague damage to occur 50% more quickly for 8 seconds and generates 2 Runes.
      • Bonestorm no longer costs Runic Power. Costs up to 10 Bone Shield Charges and lasts 1 second for each charge consumed. Generates 1 Bone Shield charge every 1 second while active.
      • Reinforced Bones now also lets Bone Shield stack 2 additional times.
      • Heartbreaker’s Runic Power per target hit increased to 2 (was 1). Now a 1-point talent (was 2).
      • Perseverance of the Ebonblade’s Versatility bonus increased to 6% (was 4%). Now a 1-point talent (was 2).
      • Shattering Bone now a 1-point talent (was 2).
      • Red Thirst reduces the cooldown on Vampiric Blood by 2 seconds (was 1 second). Now a 1-point talent (was 2).
    • Frost
      • New Talent: Shattered Frost – When Frost Strike consumes 5 Razorice stacks, it deals 50% of the damage deal to nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
      • New Talent: Cryogenic Chamber – Each time Frost Fever deals damage, 15% of the damage dealt is gathered into the next cast of Remorseless Winter, up to 20 times.
      • New Talent: Arctic Assault – Consuming Killing Machine fires a Glacial Advance through your target.
      • New Talent: Smothering Offense – Your auto attack damage is increased by 5%. This amount is increased per stack of Icy Talons you have and can stack up to 2 additional times.
      • New Talent: Icy Death Torrent – Your auto attack critical strikes have a chance to send out a sleet of ice dealing Frost damage to enemies in front of you.
      • New Talent: The Long Winter – While Pillar of Frost is active, your auto-attack critical strikes increase its duration by 1 second, up to a maximum of 5 seconds.
      • New Talent: Hyperpyrexia – Your Runic Power spending abilities have a chance to additionally deal 30% of the damage dealt over 4 seconds.
      • Frostscythe has been redesigned – A sweeping attack that strikes all enemies in front of you for Frost damage. This attack always critically strikes and critical strikes with Frostscythe deal normal damage. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. Consuming Killing Machine reduces the cooldown of Frostscythe by 1 second. Now has a 30 second cooldown and Rune cost increased to 2 (was 1).
      • Rime is now learned at level 21.
      • Breath of Sindragosa damage increased by 25%.
      • Chill Streak can now bounce off the Death Knight if a second enemy target isn’t found.
      • Enduring Strength’s Strength increased to 20% (was 10%). Now a 1-point talent.
      • Frostwhelp’s Aid now grants 8% Mastery per target hit (was 4%). Now a 1-point talent.
      • Killing Machine now stacks 1 additional time.
      • Rune of Razorice now displays the debuff on the enemy nameplate.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Fatal Fixation
        • Cold Blooded-Rage
        • Invigorating Freeze
      • Fixed an issue with Absolute Zero being available prior to the 3rd gate being unlocked.
    • Unholy
      • New Talent: Doomed Bidding – Consuming Sudden Doom calls upon a Magus of the Dead to assist you for 8 seconds.
      • New Talent: Raise Abomination – Summons an Abomination to attack nearby enemies applying Festering Wound with its melee attacks and infecting all nearby enemies with Virulent Plague. 90 second cooldown. Replaces Army of the Dead.
      • New Talent: Foul Infections – Your diseases deal 10% more damage and have a 5% increased chance to critically strike.
      • New Talent: Menacing Magus – Your Magus of the Dead Shadow Bolt now fires a volley of Shadow Bolts at up to 4 nearby enemies.
      • New Talent: Festering Scythe – Every 20 Festering Wound you burst empowers Festering Strike to become Festering Scythe for 12 seconds. Festering Scythe: Sweep through all enemies within 14 yards in front of you, dealing Shadow damage and infecting them with 2-3 Festering Wounds.
      • New Talent: Decomposition – Virulent Plague has a chance to abruptly flare up, dealing 50/100% of the damage it dealt to the target over the last 4 seconds. When this effect triggers, the duration of your active minions are increased by 1 second, up to 3 seconds. 2-point talent.
      • Epidemic now learned at level 18.
      • Outbreak now learned at level 13.
      • Sudden Doom causes your next Death Coil or Epidemic to critically strike.
      • Sudden Doom is no longer an RPPM proc and has instead been updated to have a 25% chance on auto-attacks to proc with build in bad luck protection to provide a more consistent proc.
      • Sudden Doom now reduces the cost of your next Death Coil/Epidemic by 10 (was free).
        • Developer’s note: With the update to Sudden Doom’s proc rate it further flooded Unholy with Runic Power and you weren’t able to spend the RP down fast enough in a lot of scenarios to prevent overcapping. This next iteration we are going to try a reduced cost Death Coil or Epidemic to help combat the problem of Runic Power overcapping. Internally we tested this as a full removal of the cost reduction but it left quite a bit of downtime in the rotation and felt particularly bad outside of cooldowns. A 10 Runic Power cost reduction felt reasonably well both inside and outside of cooldowns.
      • Sudden Doom now also causes your next Death Coil/Epidemic to burst a Festering Wound.
        • Developer’s note: We are looking into ways to increase the frequency you apply Festering Wound with Festering Strike so we are exploring having a Runic Power spender burst a wound instead of only rune spenders or Apocalypse. Internally with testing we have found it creates a natural cadence in which you want to press Festering Strike instead of relying only on passive wound applicators. The other perk of Death Coil bursting a Festering Wound when consuming Sudden Doom is it helps ease the friction of what to press during your cooldowns.
      • Army of the Dead cooldown reduced to 3 minutes (was 8 minutes).
      • Apocalypse cooldown reduced to 45 seconds (was 90 seconds).
      • Dark Transformation cooldown reduced to 45 seconds (was 60 seconds).
      • Vile Contagion cooldown reduced to 45 seconds (was 90 seconds).
      • Decomposition now functions with Gargoyle.
      • Apocalypse now always summons 4 ghouls regardless of Wounds burst.
      • Defile damage increased by 200% and no longer increases Mastery when dealing damage to enemies.
      • Festermight now functions like Ironfur, allowing multiple instances to overlap.
      • Ebon Fever now also affects Frost Fever and Blood Plague if Superstrain is talented.
      • The following talents are now 1 point:
        • Ghoulish Frenzy
        • Improved Death Coil
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Replenishing Wounds
        • Army of the Damned
        • Unholy Command
        • Feasting Strike
  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • Sigil of Misery now disorients target for 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • Druid
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Oakskin – Survival Instincts and Barkskin reduce damage taken by an additional 10%.
    • New Talent: Fluid Form – Shred and Rake can be used in any form and shifts you into Cat Form. Mangle can be used in any form and shifts you into Bear Form. Wrath and Starfire shifts you into Moonkin Form, if known.
    • New Talent: Ursoc’s Spirit – Stamina in Bear Form is increased by 10%.
    • New Talent: Instincts of the Claw – Shred, Swipe, Rake, Mangle, and Thrash damage increased by 5/10%.
    • New Talent: Lore of the Grove – Moonfire and Sunfire damage increased by 5/10%. Rejuvenation and Wild Growth healing increased by 3/5%.
    • New Talent: Starlight Conduit – Wrath, Starsurge, and Starfire damage increased by 5%. For non-Balance, Starsurge’s cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds and its mana cost is reduced by 50%.
    • Swiftmend has been removed from the talent tree and is now baseline for Restoration Druids.
    • Improved Swipe has been removed from the talent tree and its benefit added to Swipe by default.
    • Moonkin Form has been removed from the talent tree and is now baseline for Balance Druids.
    • Heart of the Wild now reduces the global cooldown of affected Balance cast-time spells.
    • Cat Form now increases the range of auto-attacks and melee abilities by 3 yards.
    • Feline Swiftness now increases movement speed by 15%. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Thick Hide now reduces damage taken by 4%. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Natural Recovery now increases healing received by 4% and no longer increases healing done. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Astral Influence now increases the range of all your spells by 5 yards and no longer increases auto attack or melee ability range. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Primal Fury now also increases critical strike damage of Mangle by 20%.
    • Ursine Vigor now increases Stamina and armor in Bear Form by 15% for 4 seconds. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Guardian Druid improved Bear Form Stamina bonus decreased to 10% (was 20%).
    • Lycara’s Teachings is now a 2-point talent that grants 3/6% of various secondary stats.
    • Forestwalk now increases your movement speed and healing received by 8% for 6 seconds. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Well-Honed Instincts’ effect now occurs once every 120 seconds. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Mass Entanglement now roots targets for 10 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Tireless Pursuit has been removed.
    • Balance
      • New Talent: Greater Alignment – Celestial Alignment lasts 40% longer. During Celestial Alignment, Solar Eclipse increases Nature damage done by an additional 5% and Lunar Eclipse increases Arcane damage done by an additional 5%.
      • New Talent: Stellar Amplification – Starsurge increases the damage the target takes from your periodic effects and Shooting Stars for 5 seconds. Reapplying this effect extends its duration, up to 20 seconds.
      • New Talent: Harmony of the Heavens – Starsurge or Starfall increase your current Eclipse’s Arcane or Nature damage bonus by an additional 1%, up to 5%.
      • New Talent: Touch the Cosmos – Casting Wrath in an Eclipse has an 8% chance to make your next Starsurge free. Casting Starfire in an Eclipse has a 10% chance to make your next Starfall free.
      • New Talent: Umbral Inspiration – Consuming Umbral Embrace increases the damage of your Moonfire, Sunfire, Shooting Stars, and Starfall by 20% for 5 seconds.
      • Umbral Embrace has been redesigned – Wrath and Starfire have a 20% chance to cause the next Wrath or Starfire you cast in Eclipse to become Astral and deal 100% additional damage. Now a 1-point talent.
      • Astral Smolder has been redesigned – Wrath and Starfire have a 45% chance to cause their targets to languish for an additional 80% of their damage dealt over 6 seconds.
      • Astral Communion has been redesigned – Maximum Astral Power increased by 20. Entering Eclipse grants 12 Astral Power.
      • Nature’s Grace has been redesigned – When Eclipse ends or when you enter combat, enter a Dreamstate, reducing the cast time of your next 2 Starfires or Wraths by 20% and increasing their damage by 50%.
      • All ability damage increased by 6%.
      • Wrath, Starfire, and Shooting Stars damage increased by 15%.
      • Wild Mushrooms damage increased by 25%.
      • Astral Power generation reduced:
        • Wrath: 6 (was 8)
        • Starfire: 8 (was 10)
        • New Moon: 10 (was 12)
        • Half Moon: 20 (was 24)
        • Full Moon: 40 (was 50)
        • Fury of Elune: 40 / 2.5 per tick (was 48 / 3 per tick)
      • Celestial Alignment duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
      • Incarnation: Chosen of Elune duration reduced to 20 seconds (was 30 seconds).
      • Mastery: Astral Invocation value reduced by 17%.
      • Aetherial Kindling now extends during of active Sunfires and Moonfires by 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • Orbital Strike damage reduced by 25%.
      • Umbral Intensity now increases Starfire’s damage as well as its area-of-effect damage scaling. Solar Eclipse increases the damage of Wrath by an additional 20/40%. Lunar Eclipse increases the damage of Starfire by 20/40% and the damage it deals to nearby enemies by an additional 15/30%.
      • Waning Twilight now increases damage you deal to targets with 3 or more of your periodic effects by 6%. Now a 1-point talent.
      • Balance of all Things now increases Critical Strike chance by 10/20%, decreasing by 1/2% every second.
      • Denizen of the Dream damage increased by 50%.
      • Orbital Strike has temporarily had its line-targeting reticle disabled.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Friend of the Fae
        • Primodial Arcanic Pulsar
    • Feral
      • New Talent: Coiled to Spring – If you generate a combo point in excess of what you can store, your next Ferocious Bite or Primal Wrath deals 10% increased direct damage.
        • Developer’s note: This will only trigger during Berserk if you generate a combo point in excess of five while you already have 3 stacks of Overflowing Power.
      • New Talent: Savage Fury – Tiger’s Fury increases your Haste by 8% and Energy recovery rate by 20% for 6 seconds.
      • Mastery: Razor Claws has been redesigned – Now increases damage of Cat Form bleed and other periodic abilities.
      • Predator has been redesigned – No longer causes Tiger’s Fury’s cooldown to be reset when a target dies with one of your bleeds active. Tiger’s Fury lasts 5 additional seconds. Your combo point-generating abilities’ direct damage is increased by 40% of your Haste.
      • Taste for Blood has been redesigned – No longer scales with number of bleeds on a target. Ferocious Bite damage increased by 15% and an additional 15% during Tiger’s Fury.
      • Raging Fury has been redesigned – No longer increases Tiger’s Fury duration from spending combo points. Tiger’s Fury lasts 5 additional seconds.
      • Rampant Ferocity has been updated – Ferocious Bite also deals damage per combo point spent to all nearby enemies affect by your Rip. Damage reduced beyond 5 targets.
      • Rampant Ferocity damage relative to Ferocious Bite increased by 20%.
      • Rampant Ferocity’s damage increased by up to 50% when the player spends extra Energy on Ferocious Bite.
      • Cat Form no longer increases the range of auto-attacks and melee abilities by 3 yards.
      • All ability damage reduced by 20%.
        • Developer’s note: At the beginning of April we increased all of Feral’s ability damage by the value of their baseline passive aura (20%), but neglected to reduce their baseline passive aura at the same time.
      • Dreadful Bleeding increased to 20% (was 18%).
      • Tiger’s Tenacity also causes Tiger’s Fury to increase the periodic damage of your bleeds and Moonfire (if known) by an additional 10% for their full duration.
      • Finishing move damage (Ferocious Bite, Ravage, Rip, Maim, and Primal Wrath) increased by 10%.
      • Primal Wrath direct damage increased by an additional 50%.
      • Primal Wrath energy cost increased to 25 (was 20).
      • Primal Wrath range increased to 10 yards (was 8).
      • Shred, Rake, and Swipe direct damage increased by 10%.
      • Thrash direct damage increased by 30%.
      • Berserk duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
      • Incarnation: Avatar of Ashamane duration reduced to 20 seconds (was 30 seconds).
      • Berserk now increases all ability and auto-attack damage by 10% (was increases the damage of Shred and Rake).
      • Sabertooth now increases damage Ferocious Bite’s primary target takes from all of your Cat Form periodic damage by 3% per combo point spent for 4 seconds (instead of 5% damage dealt by all Rips on all targets).
      • Tireless Energy now increases passive Energy generation by 8%/15% (was 10%/20%) and total Energy by 20/40 (was 30/60).
      • Tear Open Wounds now consumes 6 seconds of Rip damage during Berserk.
      • Moonfire in Cat Form with Lunar Inspiration duration increased to 18 seconds and damage reduced by 20%.
      • Moment of Clarity now increases the rate that Omen of Clarity triggers by 30% (was 50%).
      • Berserk: Heart of the Lion now reduces Berserk’s cooldown by 60 seconds (was reduces cooldown by 0.5 seconds per combo point spent).
      • Berserk: Frenzy now causes enemies to bleed for 135% of all direct damage dealt by combo point generating abilities (was 100%).
      • Soul of the Forest restores 2 Energy per combo point spent (was 3 Energy).
      • Apex Predator’s chance to trigger on a single target is reduced, but its chance to trigger in area-of-effect increases at a faster rate.
      • Omen of Clarity Clearcasting aura added to the personal resource bar.
      • Omen of Clarity Clearcasting aura no longer highlights the spell icons for Shred, Swipe, and Thrash.
      • Thrashing Claws now requires players to know Thrash in order to apply the bleed from Thrash.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Dire Fixation
        • Protective Growth
        • Relentless Predator
        • Tear Open Wounds
    • Restoration
      • New Talent: Dream of Cenarius – While Heart of the Wild is active, Wrath and Shred transfer 150% of their damage and Starfire and Swipe transfer 100% of their damage into healing onto a nearby ally.
      • New Talent: Call of the Elder Druid – When you shift into a combat shapeshift form or cast Starsurge, you gain Heart of the Wild for 10 seconds, once every 60 seconds.
      • New Talent: Thriving Vegetation – Rejuvenation instantly heals for 15/30% of its periodic healing and Regrowth’s duration is increased by 3/6 seconds.
      • New Talent: Prosperity – Swiftmend now has 2 charges.
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Tranquility initial healing increased by 400%.
      • Tranquility’s initial heal now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
      • Tranquility’s heal over time effect is no longer increased while out of a raid environment.
      • Rejuvenation healing increased by 30%.
      • Grove Guardian’s healing reduced by 15%.
      • Wild Synthesis Wild Growth healing reduced by 15%.
      • Verdant Infusion now extends the duration of heal over time effects by 8 seconds (was 12 seconds).
      • Nurturing Dormancy is now capped at 4 second extension (was 6 seconds).
      • Abundance now increases the Critical Strike chance of Regrowth by 8% and decreases its mana cost by 8% per stack (was 5%).
      • Soul of the Forest and Heart of the Wild added to Personal Resource Display.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Adaptive Swarm
        • Unbridled Swarm
        • Luxuriant Soil
  • Evoker
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • Evokers now start at level 10 (was level 58).
    • Evokers now unlock the talent pane immediately after choosing a specialization in the Forbidden Reach, and they no longer learn “temporary” talents as they complete the Forbidden Reach experience.
    • Several base spells that were previously learned at level 58 are now learned at level 10.
    • Mass Return is now learned at level 38.
    • Fury of the Aspects is now learned at level 48.
    • Overawe has been redesigned – Now grants 30 seconds of cooldown reduction (was cooldown reduction per Enrage dispelled).
    • Time Spiral is now a choice node with Spatial Paradox for all 3 Evoker specializations, available in the class tree.
    • Spatial Paradox cooldown increased to 3 minutes (was 2 minutes).
    • Lifecinders now upgrades Renewing Blaze to allow 1 friendly target. If no target is selected, it will find a nearby injured ally.
    • Renewing Blaze has swapped places with Source of Magic.
    • Panacea now also heals the caster when Verdant Embrace is cast. Healing reduced by 50%.
    • Panacea is now considered a Green spell, and is improved by Lush Growth.
    • Oppressing Roar cone increased to 60 degrees (was 45 degrees).
      • Developer note: Oppressing Roar with Overawe was too good specifically in Mythic+ dungeons with the Raging affix, but not really anywhere else. So, we’re reducing its effectiveness in that scenario but making it more generically useful as a talent. We’re also increasing Oppressing Roar’s cone radius since it can be difficult to aim it without a preview cone like Fire Breath or Dream Breath have.
    • Landslide now roots targets for 15 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Augmentation
      • Developer’s note: We’re making several adjustments to the Augmentation spec tree to create more build choices. We would like Prescience to be more easily available since it’s important for Ebon Might targeting, so it’s been moved up in the tree. We’re also rehabilitating Motes of Possibility and making large adjustments to the capstones and their pathing. Each capstone now has a synergistic node above it and has a more distinct theme. Please note that there are still tuning changes pending, and implementation is not complete on some of the newer talents.
      • New Talent: Arcane Reach – The range of your helpful magics is increased by 5 yards.
      • New Passive: Sense Power – While enabled, allies with their major cooldown active will be highlighted in the game field and will display a buff icon on party and raid frames. Learned automatically and can be toggled on/off.
      • New Talent: Rumbling Earth – Upheaval causes an aftershock at its location, dealing 50% of its damage 2 additional times.
      • New Talent: Molten Embers – Fire Breath causes enemies to take 20% more damage from your Black spells.
      • New Talent: Imminent Destruction – Breath of Eons reduces the Essence cost of Eruption by 1 and increases its damage by 10% for 15 seconds after you land.
      • Prescience has been updated – When cast without a friendly target, the smart-targeting will now prefer damage role players who have their major cooldowns active.
      • Motes of Possibility now give a random Augmentation Evoker buff (was reduces the cooldown of your major ability by 10 seconds). In addition, the motes will spawn closer to the caster, and they will also slowly float towards the nearest ally.
      • Echoing Strike now also increase Azure Strike damage by 15%.
      • Reactive Hide increases damage of Blistering Scales by 15% per stack (was 10%).
      • Overlord now guarantees Motes of Possibilities will spawn from the Eruptions it casts.
      • Seismic Slam is now a 1-point talent. The stun duration remains at 4 seconds.
      • Geomancy has been removed.
    • Devastation
      • New Talent: Scorching Embers – Enemies take 20% increased damage from your Red spells while affected by Fire Breath.
      • Snapfire has been slightly redesigned – Now grants a free cast of Firestorm that does not trigger the cooldown. It now also triggers from Pyre instead of Living Flame.
        • Developer’s note: The free cast of Firestorm that does not trigger the cooldown is so the Snapfire proc will be full value even if Firestorm wasn’t on cooldown.
      • Feed the Flames has been redesigned – Now causes enemies to take 20% more damage from Pyre and Disintegrate if they are inside your Firestorm.
      • Feed the Flames once again triggers a Firestorm after casting 10 Pyres.
      • Fire Breath threat generated reduced by 50%.
      • Pyre threat generated reduced by 30%.
        • Developer’s note: Devastation Evoker can generate very high threat at the start of a pull due to a combination of their Mastery: Giantkiller and the burstiness of spells like Fire Breath and Pyre (particularly when used with Dragonrage and Charged Blast). As a result, we’re reducing the threat these spells generate.
      • Animosity can no longer extend Dragonrage beyond 16 seconds.
      • Firestorm radius increased to 10 yards (was 8).
      • Firestorm’s tick rate now increases with Haste.
      • Imminent Destruction now also increases Disintegrate and Pyre damage by 10%, and lasts 12 seconds (was 10 seconds).
      • Honed Aggression now increases Azure Strike and Living Flame damage by 10% per point (was 5%).
      • Snapfire can now trigger from both Living Flame and Pyre.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Everburning Flame
        • Raging Inferno
    • Preservation
      • New Talent: Lifespark – Reversion healing has a chance to grant you instant cast Living Flame and increase its damage/healing by 50%.
      • New Talent: Titan’s Gift – Essence Burst increases the effectiveness of your next Essence ability by 25%.
      • Temporal Compression reduces the cast time of Empower spells by 10% per stack (was 5%).
      • Time of Need now triggers at 30% health (was 20%). Passive now displays in spellbook, and the cooldown can now be tracked on the passive.
      • Dream Flight healing increased by 100% outside of raid.
        • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase. We’d also like to note that we are making an exception in the case of Dream Flight as we feel the healing increase outside of raid is a more appropriate tool for consistency as otherwise the falloff of its healing would make its effectiveness inconsistent in raid scenarios.
      • Mana cost of Emerald Blossom reduced by 15%.
      • Flow State can now trigger from Empower spells cast from Stasis.
      • Threads of Fate can no longer trigger from Empower spells cast from Stasis.
        • Developer’s note: There is inconsistency here, but it’s necessary to balance Threads of Fate between Augmentation and Preservation. Threads of Fate tooltip also indicates “casting an Empower spell” while Flow State does not use the keyword “casting.”
      • Reversion’s tooltip has been updated to include Golden Hour’s effect, if the talent is learned – Reverse an ally’s injuries, instantly healing them for 15% of damage taken in the last 5 seconds and an additional amount of healing over 12 seconds.
      • Life-Giver’s Flame is now 1-point (was 2).
      • Grace Period is now 1-point (was 2).
  • Hunter
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Padded Armor – Survival of the Fittest gains an additional charge.
    • New Talent: Kodo Tranquilizer – Tranquilizing Shot removes up to 1 additional Magic effect from its target.
    • New Talent: Devilsaur Tranquilizer – If Tranquilizing Shot removes only an Enrage effect, its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Scout’s Instincts – You cannot be slowed below 80% of your normal movement speed while Aspect of the Cheetah is active.
    • New Talent: Scrappy – Casting Aimed Shot reduces the cooldown of Intimidation and Binding Shot by 0.5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Kindling Flare – Stealthed enemies revealed by Flare remain revealed for 3 seconds after exiting the flare.
    • New Talent: Unnatural Causes – Your damage over time effects deal 10% increased damage. This effect is increased by 50% on targets below 20% health.
    • New Talent: Moment of Opportunity – When a trap triggers, you gain Aspect of the Cheetah for 3 seconds. Can only occur every 1 minute.
    • New Talent: No Hard Feelings – When Misdirection targets your pet, it reduces the damage they take by 50% for 5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Territorial Instincts – Intimidation summons a pet if you do not have one out and stuns two additional nearby enemies at 50% effectiveness.
      • Developer’s note: This talent is not fully implemented yet, but we wanted to give players access to it early for feedback. The intended vision for this spell is for Hunters to summon their pet, and then it Intimidates their target. We are not interested in circumventing a Hunter’s need for their pet to be out to access Intimidation.
    • New Talent: Tar-Coated Bindings – Binding Shot’s root duration is increased by 1 second.
    • New Talent: Serrated Tips – You gain 5% more critical strike from critical strike sources.
    • New Talent: Moment of Opportunity – When a trap triggers, you gain Aspect of the Cheetah for 3 seconds. This effect has a 60 second cooldown.
    • New Talent: Ghillie Suit – You take 20% reduced damage while in Camouflage. This bonus persists 3 seconds after leaving Camouflage.
    • New Talent: Specialized Arsenal – Kill Command, Aimed Shot, and Wildfire Bomb damage increased by 10%.
    • Lone Survivor now also reduces Counter Shot and Muzzle’s cooldown by 2 seconds.
    • Survival of the Fittest now reduces all damage you and your pet take by 30% (was 20%).
    • Improved Tranquilizing Shot now also grants 10 focus when you interrupt an effect with Counter Shot or Muzzle.
    • Quick Load now resets the cooldown of Scatter Shot and Bursting Shot.
    • Steel Trap damage reduced by 80%.
    • Born to be Wild now reduces Aspect of the Cheetah, Survival of the Fittest, and Aspect of the Turtle by 30 seconds (was 7/15%).
    • Explosive Shot now explodes early when applied to a target that already is affected by Explosive Shot.
      • Developer’s note: Survival has gotten substantially increased access to Explosive Shot, so we wanted to make Explosive Shot stacking feel more responsive and exciting.
    • Barrage, Kill Command, Improved Kill Command, Killer Instinct, and Alpha Predator have moved to the Beast Mastery talent tree.
    • Barrage, Master Marksman, and Hydra’s Bite have moved to the Marksmanship talent tree.
    • Kill Command and Alpha Predator have moved to the Survival talent tree.
    • Bursting Shot is now a choice node with Scatter Shot (was in Marksmanship tree).
    • Explosive Shot projectile and explosion visual effects have been updated.
    • The following talents are now 1 point:
      • Improved Traps
      • Pathfinding
      • Trailblazer
      • Wilderness Medicine
      • Natural Mending
      • Rejuvenating Wind
    • The following talents have been removed:
      • Sentinel Owl
      • Sentinel’s Perception
      • Sentinel’s Protection
      • Serpent Sting
      • Poison Injection
      • Stampede
      • Beast Master
      • Arctic Bola
      • Nature’s Endurance
      • Serrated Shots
    • Beast Mastery
      • New Talent: Laceration – Whenever your pets critically strike, they cause their target to bleed for 15% of the damage dealt.
      • New Talent: Go For the Throat – Kill Command deals increased critical strike damage equal to 100% of your critical strike chance.
      • New Talent: Killer Cobra – Kill Shot applies Serpent Sting for 12 seconds.
      • New Talent: Venomous Bite – Bloodshed damage bonus increased by an additional 15% and makes Kill Command deal 20% increased damage to the target.
      • New Talent: Shower of Blood – Bloodshed now hits two additional targets near the primary target.
      • New Talent: Basilisk Collar – Each damage over time effect on your target increases the damage they receive from your pet’s attacks by 5%/10%.
      • New Talent: Huntmaster’s Call – Every third cast of Dire Beast sounds the Horn of Valor to summon a legendary wolf to aid you in battle for 15 seconds, either Hati or Fenryr. Hati increases the damage of all your pets by 15%. Fenryr applies a heavy bleed on your target and grants you additional Haste.
      • New Talent: Explosive Venom – Every 5 casts of Cobra Shot or Multi-Shot makes your next Multi-Shot or Explosive Shot apply Serpent’s Sting to up to 5 targets.
      • Bloodshed is now in gate 3 and has been updated – Command your pet to tear into your target, causing your target to bleed for high damage over 18 seconds and take 15% increased damage from your pet.
      • A Murder of Crows is now passive and has been updated – Every 5 casts of Kill Command summons a Murder of Crows. Murder of Crows no longer resets its cooldown if the affected target dies.
      • Barrage, Kill Command, Improved Kill Command, Killer Instinct, and Alpha Predator are now Beast Mastery talents (was Class).
      • Killer Instinct now deals 25/50% increased damage against enemies below 35% health.
      • Barrage now also grants Beast Cleave.
      • Bestial Wrath initial damage increased by 280%.
      • Many 2-point talents are now 1 point.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • One With the Pack
        • Sharp Barbs
        • Wailing Arrow
        • Cobra Sting
    • Marksmanship
      • New Talent: Rapid Fire Barrage – Your Barrage now instead shoots Rapid Fires at up to five nearby enemies at 30% effectiveness but has its cooldown increased to 60 seconds.
      • New Talent: Small Game Hunter – The damage of Multi-Shot is increased by 100% and the damage of Explosive Shot is increased by 25%.
      • New Talent: Penetrating Shots – Gain critical strike damage equal to 20% of your critical strike chance.
      • New Talent: Kill Zone – Your spells and attacks deal 8% more damage and ignore line of sight against any target in your Volley.
      • Legacy of the Windrunners has been redesigned – Each time Rapid Fire deals damage, there is a 5% chance to coalesce a Wind Arrow at your target.
      • Wind Arrows damage increased by 300%. Wind Arrows are longer affected by Aimed Shot modifiers. No longer grants Focus or Aimed Shot charges after firing 24 Wind Arrows.
      • Wailing Arrow has been redesigned and is now passive – Now replaces your Aimed Shot with a Wailing Arrow after generating 20 Wind Arrows.
      • Wailing Arrow only silences the primary target and it now benefits from bonuses to Aimed Shot such as Trick Shots.
      • Readiness now causes Trueshot to immediately grant you Wailing Arrow and you generate 2 additional Wind Arrows while in Trueshot. Wailing Arrow resets the cooldown of Rapid Fire and generates 2 charges of Aimed Shot.
      • Eagle Talon’s True Focus has been redesigned – Trueshot lasts an additional 3 seconds. During Trueshot, Aimed Shot’s Focus cost is reduced by 50% and Arcane Shot and Multi-Shot casts an additional time at 30% effectiveness.
      • Barrage, Master Marksman, and Hydra’s Bite are now Marksmanship talents (was Class).
      • Hydra’s Bite has been redesigned – When Aimed Shot strikes an enemy affected with your Serpent Sting, it spreads Serpent Sting to up to 2 nearby enemies. Serpent Sting’s damage over time is increased by 20%.
      • Killer Accuracy has been updated – Kill Shot’s critical strike chance and critical strike damage are increased by 20%.
      • Razor Fragments has been updated – Kill Shot damage increase to 75% (was 50%). Moved to Gate 3.
      • Lone Wolf reduced to 5% increased damage when you do not have an active pet (was 10%).
        • Developer’s note: The opportunity cost of having your pet out as a Marksmanship Hunter is so high that it can feel as though you’re locked out of all pet based utility, especially in AOE situations. Marksmanship is always going to be the Hunter spec that provides more throughput without a pet, but lowering this talent’s power should help to make those times where you’re the only lust or need an extra defensive feel a bit less bad.
      • Rapid Fire damage reduced by 8%.
      • Precise Shots now always grants 2 stacks and reduces the Focus cost of your next Multi-Shot or Arcane Shot by 50%.
      • Many 2-point talents are now 1 point.
      • Bursting Shot has moved to the Class tree.
    • Survival
      • Mastery: Spirit Bond has been redesigned – You and your pet deal increased damage and take 3% reduced damage, increased by 100% when within 25 yards of each other.
        • Developer’s note: We’ve also implemented a “Mercy” effect to Spirit Bond that allows the proximity bonus to persist up to 10 seconds after you or your pet breaks the Mastery’s boundary.
      • New Talent: Sulfur-lined Pockets – Every third Quick Shot is replaced with an Explosive Shot at 100% effectiveness.
      • New Talent: Grenade Juggler – Wildfire Bomb deal 5% increased damage and has a 25% chance to reset the cooldown of Explosive Shot and reduce its Focus cost to 0. Explosive Shot reduces the cooldown of Wildfire Bomb by 4 seconds.
      • New Talent: Exposed Flank – Your Flanking Strike exposes a weakness in your enemy’s defenses, increasing the damage of Kill Command by 10% and allowing your Kill Command to also hit two additional enemies for 10 seconds.
      • New Talent: Contagious Reagents – Reapplying Serpent Sting spreads it to up to 2 nearby enemies.
      • New Talent: Outland Venom – Each damage over time effect you have on a target increases the critical strike damage they receive from you by 2%.
      • New Talent: Merciless Blow – Casting Butchery makes your next Raptor Strike or Mongoose Bite to hit up to three nearby targets.
      • New Talent: Sic 'Em – Kill Shot critical strikes reset the cooldown of Kill Command.
      • New Talent: Symbiotic Adrenaline – The cooldown of Coordinated Assault is reduced by 60 seconds.
      • New Talent: Relentless Primal Ferocity – While Coordinated Assault is active, Kill Command generates 2 stacks of Tip of the Spear, you gain 10% Haste, and Tip of the Spear’s damage bonus is increased by 50%.
      • Tip of the Spear has been redesigned – Kill Command increases the damage of your next non-pet spell by 15%, stacking up to 3 times.
      • You now consume one stack of Tip of the Spear at a time and multiple stacks of Tip of the Spear no longer increase its damage bonus.
        • Developer’s note: We’re pleased with the theme and gameplay that Tip of the Spear provides and enjoy its role as a meaningful outlet for Kill Command resets. As such, we’re expanding this talent’s use case and introducing a range of effects across the tree to make it more of a core rotational concept.
      • Flanking Strike now gains double the damage bonus from Tip of the Spear.
      • Flanker’s Advantage has been redesigned – Kill Command has a 10% increased chance to immediately reset its cooldown, increased by 100% when Kill Command critically strikes a target. Tip of the Spear’s damage bonus is increased by up to 100%, based on your critical strike chance.
      • Spearhead has been redesigned – You and your pet charge your enemy target, applying a heavy bleed that increases your chance to critically strike them by 30% for 10 seconds.
      • Deadly Duo has been redesigned – The cooldown of Spearhead is reduced by 30 seconds and increases your critical strike damage against the target by 30% for 10 seconds.
      • Viper’s Venom has been redesigned – Raptor Strike and Mongoose Bite apply Serpent’s Sting.
      • Aspect of the Eagle has been redesigned – Increases the range of your Raptor Strike and Mastery: Spirit Bond to 40 yards for 15 seconds.
      • Bombardier has been redesigned – Casting Coordinated Assault grants 2 charges of Wildfire Bomb. When Coordinated Assault ends, Explosive Shot has no cooldown and costs zero Focus for 4 seconds.
      • Ruthless Marauder has been redesigned – Wildfire Bomb cooldown reduction effect is now 1 second by default and no longer is increased by the second talent point.
      • Coordinated Assault has been updated – Now also allows Kill Shot to be usable on targets regardless of Health.
      • Wildfire Infusion has been redesigned – Mongoose Bite and Raptor Strike have a 15% chance to reset Kill Command’s cooldown. Kill Command reduces the cooldown of Wildfire Bomb by 2 seconds.
      • Kill Command and Alpha Predator are now Survival talents (was Class).
      • Lunge no longer increases attack range by 3 yards.
      • Wildfire Bomb’s damage over time effect is now a rolling periodic.
      • Grenade Juggler and Bombardier now use an activation overlay.
      • Many 2-point talents are now 1 point.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Carve
        • Coordinated Kill
        • Birds of Prey
        • Intense Focus
        • Sharp Edges
  • Mage
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Barrier Diffusion – Whenever one of your Barriers is removed, reduce its cooldown by 4 seconds. Located in Dragon’s Breath previous location.
    • New Talent: Inspired Intellect – Arcane Intellect grants you an additional 3% Intellect. Choice node with Time Anomaly.
    • Time Anomaly has been updated – Now grants Brain Freeze instead of Fingers of Frost for Frost Mages.
    • Supernova added to Mage class tree and now has a 45 second cooldown (was 25 seconds).
    • Mass Polymorph now polymorphs targets for 15 seconds (was 60 seconds).
    • Mass Slow has been removed.
    • Arcane
      • New Talent: Energized Familiar – During Arcane Surge, your Arcane Familiar fires 4 bolts instead of 1. Damage from your Arcane Familiar has a small chance to grant you up to 2% of your maximum mana.
      • New Talent: Eureka – When a spell consumes Clearcasting, its damage is increased by 25%.
      • New Talent: Wizened Wit – The cast time of Arcane Blast is reduced by 5%.
      • New Talent: Time Loop – When you apply a stack of Arcane Debilitation, you have a 10% chance to apply another stack of Arcane Debilitation. This effect can trigger off of itself.
      • New Talent: Arcane Debilitation – Damaging a target with Arcane Missiles increases the damage they take from Arcane Missiles, Arcane Barrage, and Arcane Blast by 1.0%.
      • New Talent: Aether Attunement – Consuming Clearcasting has a 15% chance to grant you Aether Attunement, causing your next Arcane Missiles to deal 150% increased damage to your primary target and fires at up to 4 nearby enemies dealing 100% increased damage.
      • New Talent: Leysight – Nether Precision damage bonus increased to 30%.
      • New Talent: Leydrinker – Consuming Nether Precision has a 10% chance to make your next Arcane Blast or Arcane Barrage echo, repeating its damage at 25% effectiveness to the primary target and up to four nearby enemies.
      • New Talent: Improved Touch of the Magi – Your Touch of the Magi now accumulates 25% of the damage you deal.
      • New Talent: Magi’s Spark – Your Touch of the Magi now also conjures a spark, increasing the damage your target receives from your next Arcane Barrage, Arcane Blast, and Arcane Missiles by 25%. Upon receiving damage from all three spells, the spark explodes, dealing Arcane damage to all nearby enemies.
      • New Talent: Nether Munitions – When Magi’s Spark or Improved Touch of the Magi detonates, it increases the damage all affected targets take from you by 6% for 12 seconds.
      • New Talent: Surging Urge – Arcane Surge damage increased by 5% per Arcane Charge.
      • Arcane Missiles has been redesigned – Can now only be cast when you have Clearcasting. The wording of talents that are associated with Arcane Missiles have been updated to reflect this change.
      • Nether Precision has been redesigned – Consuming Clearcasting increases the damage of your next 2 Arcane Blasts by 20% or your next 2 Arcane Barrages by 20%.
      • Arcane Familiar has been redesigned – Casting Arcane Intelligence also summons you a Familiar that attacks your enemies and increases your maximum mana by 10% for 1 hour. Now passive.
      • Illuminated Thoughts has been redesigned – Clearcasting has a 5% increased chance to trigger and spells that consume Clearcasting deal 5% more damage.
      • Concentration has been redesigned – Casting Arcane Blast has a small chance to make your next cast of Arcane Blast free.
      • Spark of the Magi has been redesigned – Now makes your next Arcane Blast, Arcane Barrage, and Arcane Missiles echo for 25% extra damage (was increase the damage dealt by these spells).
        • Developer’s note: This updated behavior will allow you to properly benefit from the Spark of the Magi damage bonus on an Arcane Barrage you fired before Touch of the Magi is applied.
      • Improved Prismatic Barrier is now baseline.
      • Cracking Energy and Improved Arcane Missiles are now a 1-point talent.
      • Clearcasting’s chance to trigger is no longer tied to mana spent, and now has a 10% chance of triggering when casting any damaging spell.
      • You can no longer trigger Clearcasting by casting damaging spells while out of combat.
      • Evocation now grants one stack of Clearcasting.
      • Mastery: Savant now properly increases the damage dealt by Arcane Surge.
      • Siphon Storm duration has been reduced to 20 seconds (was 30 seconds).
      • Arcing Cleave and Charged Orb have swapped locations.
      • Arcane Surge is now guaranteed to generate Clearcasting.
        • Developer’s note: Arcane Surge was a reliable source of Clearcasting that Arcane Mages lost with the removal of mana-based Clearcasting procs. We’re making Arcane Surge proc Clearcasting baseline to ensure you’re rolling into your burns with some more Clearcasting availability.
      • Arcane Blast now has a 5% increased chance to generate Clearcasting.
        • Developer’s note: Clearcasting availability has marginally decreased in pure single target scenarios. We’re buffing up Arcane Blast’s chance to proc Clearcasting to compensate.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Foresight
        • Nether Tempest
        • Reverberate
        • Mana Gem
        • Radiant Spark
        • Harmonic Echo
        • Cascading Power
        • Supernova
        • Rule of Threes
    • Fire
      • New Talent: Lit Fuse – Consuming Hot Streak has a 10% chance to grant Lit Fuse. Lit Fuse makes your next Fire Blast apply Living Bomb to up to three targets. Living Bomb explodes after 2 seconds, dealing damage to the target and up to 5 nearby enemies. Up to 5 enemies hit by this explosion gain Living Bomb, but this effect cannot spread further.
      • New Talent: Explosive Ingenuity – Your chance of gaining Lit Fuse when consuming Hot Streak is increased to 20%. Living Bomb damage increased by 50%.
      • New Talent: Down in Flames – Scorch deals 300% damage to targets below 30% health.
      • New Talent: Quickflame – Flamestrike damage increased by 20%.
      • New Talent: Focused Fury – Living Bomb deals more damage the fewer targets it hits, up to 300% at 1 target.
      • New Talent: Mark of the Fire Lord – Flamestrike and Living Bomb apply Mastery: Ignite at 100% increased effectiveness.
      • New Talent: Spontaneous Combustion – Casting Combustion refreshes up to 3 charges of Fire Blast and up to 3 charges of Phoenix Flames.
      • New Talent: Fire’s Ire – When you’re not under the effect of Combustion, your critical strike chance is increased by 2.5%. When you’re under the effects of Combustion, your critical strike damage is increased by 2.5%. 2-point talent.
      • New Talent: Explosivo – Casting Combustion grants Lit Fuse. Your chance of gaining Lit Fuse is increased to 40% while under the effects of Combustion.
      • New Talent: Blast Zone – Lit Fuse can now apply Living Bomb to up to five targets. Living Bombs can now spread to eight enemies.
      • New Talent: Ashen Feather – If Phoenix Flames hits only one target, it deals 50% increased damage and applies Ignite at 100% effectiveness.
      • New Talent: Majesty of the Phoenix – When Phoenix Flames damages 3 or more targets, your next 2 Flamestrikes have their cast time reduced by 1.5 seconds and their damage is increased by 20%.
      • New Talent: Molten Fury – Damage dealt to targets below 35% health is increased by 8%.
      • New Talent: Heat Shimmer – Damage from Ignite has a 5% chance to make your next Scorch instant cast and deal damage as though your target was below 30% health.
      • New Talent: Sparking Cinders – Living Bomb explosions have a 15% chance to increase the damage of your next Flamestrike or Pyroblast.
      • Fervent Flickering has been redesigned – Now reduces the cooldown of Fire Blast by 2 seconds.
      • Controlled Destruction has been redesigned – Damaging a target with Pyroblast increases the damage it receives from Ignite by 0.5%. This effect stacks up to 50 times.
      • Improved Scorch has been redesigned – Casting Scorch on targets below 30% health increases the damage the target takes from you by 5% for 12 seconds. This effect stacks up to 2 times.
      • Flame Accelerant has been redesigned – Every 12 seconds, your next Fireball, Flamestrike, or Pyroblast has a 40% reduced cast time.
      • Unleashed Inferno has been redesigned – While Combustion is active your Fireball, Pyroblast, Fire Blast, Scorch, and Phoenix Flames deal 50% increased damage and reduce the cooldown of Combustion by 1.25 seconds. While Combustion is active, Flamestrike deals 25% increased damage and reduces the cooldown of Combustion by 0.25 seconds for each critical strike, up to 1.25 seconds.
      • Convection has been redesigned – When a Living Bomb expires, if it did not spread to another target, it refreshes its duration. A Living Bomb can only benefit from this effect once.
      • Pyromaniac has been redesigned – Casting Pyroblast or Flamestrike while Hot Streak is active has an 8% chance to repeat the spell cast at 100% effectiveness, but the copied spell cannot contribute to Hot Streak. This effect counts as consuming Hot Streak.
      • Phoenix Reborn has been redesigned – When your direct damage spells hit an enemy 25 times the damage of your next 2 Phoenix Flames is increased by 200% and they refund a charge on use.
      • From the Ashes has been redesigned – Phoenix Flames damage increased by 15% and your direct-damage spells reduce the cooldown of Phoenix Flames by 1 second.
      • Deep Impact has been redesigned – Meteor now turns one target hit into a Living Bomb. Additionally, its cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds.
      • Fuel the Fire is now baseline.
      • Searing Touch’s critical strike threshold functionality is now baseline to Scorch.
      • Improved Scorch’s movement speed increase is now baseline to Scorch.
      • Sun King’s Blessing now grants Sun King’s Fury after consuming 10 Hot Streaks.
      • Flame On no longer reduces the cooldown of Fire Blast.
      • Living Bomb applications are slightly desynced to minimize overlapping.
      • Living Bomb damage increased by 100%. Damage not increased in PvP combat.
      • Kindling now benefits from Flamestrike – Flamestrike critical strikes reduce the remaining cooldown of Combustion by 0.2 seconds for each critical strike, up to 1 second.
      • Unleashed Inferno’s non-Flamestrike damage bonus increased to 60%. Flamestrike damage bonus increased to 35%.
      • Fevered Incantation now grants 1% increased critical strike damage per point (was 2%).
      • Call of the Sun King no longer grants 15% increased Phoenix Flames damage and instead makes Phoenix Flames always critically strike.
      • Alexstrasza’s Fury no longer makes Phoenix Flames always critically strike.
      • Hyperthermia now has an activation overlay.
      • The following talents are now 1 point:
        • Critical Mass
        • Wildfire
        • Flame On
      • Fevered Incantation is now 2 points.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Incendiary Eruptions
        • Firemind
        • Tempered Flames
        • Conflagration
        • Searing Touch
        • Surging Blaze
        • Focused Fury
          • Developer’s note: Convection and Focused Fury were intended to be flex talents to help you get a bit more single target damage while in an AOE build. However, the combination of these two talents were making Living Bomb so powerful in single target that it was overshadowing spells like Pyroblast. We don’t have a problem with Living Bomb being present in single target builds, but it shouldn’t be one of your highest damage contributors. Given the design of Focused Fury, it stands very opposed to this principle, and thus we opted to remove it.
    • Frost
      • New Talent: Death’s Chill – While Icy Veins is active, damaging an enemy with Frostbolt increases spell damage by 1%.
      • Fractured Frost has been redesigned – While Icy Veins is active, your Frostbolts hit up to 2 additional targets. Now a 1-point talent.
      • Ice Barrier’s absorb increased to 24% of maximum health (was 22%).
      • Hailstones is now a 1-point talent.
  • Monk
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Crashing Momentum – Targets you Roll through are snared by 40% for 5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Bounding Agility – Roll and Chi Torpedo travel a small distance further.
    • New Talent: Wind’s Reach – The range of Disable is increased by 5 yards. The duration of Crashing Momentum is increased by 3 seconds and its snare now reduces movement speed by an additional 20%.
    • New Talent: Ancient Arts – Reduces the cooldown of Paralysis by 8/15 seconds and the cooldown of Leg Sweep by 5/10 seconds.
    • New Talent: Jade Walk – While out of combat, your movement speed is increased by 15%.
    • New Talent: Pressure Points – Paralysis now removes all Enrage effects from its target.
    • New Talent: Energy Transfer – Successfully interrupting an enemy reduces the cooldown of Paralysis and Roll by 5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Quick Footed – The duration of snare effects on you is reduced by 20%.
    • New Talent: Spirit’s Essence: Transcendence – Transfer snares targets within 10 yards by 70% for 4 seconds when cast.
    • New Talent: Peace and Prosperity – Reduces the cooldown of Ring of Peace by 5 seconds and Song of Chi-Ji’s cast time is reduced by 0.5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Swift Art – Roll removes a snare effect once every 30 seconds.
    • New Talent: Celestial Determination – While your celestial is active, you cannot be slowed below 90% normal movement speed.
    • New Talent: Martial Instincts – Increases your Physical damage done by 2/4% and Avoidance increased by 2/4%.
    • New Talent: Healing Winds: Transcendence – Transfer immediately heals you for 15% of your maximum health.
    • New Talent: Chi Proficiency – Magical damage done increased by 2/4% and healing done increased by 2/4%.
    • New Talent: Lighter Than Air – Roll causes you to become lighter than air, allowing you to double jump to dash forward a short distance once within 5 seconds.
    • New Talent: Flow of Chi – You gain a bonus effect based on your current health. Above 90% health: Movement speed increased by 5%. This bonus stacks with similar effects. Between 90% and 35% health: Damage taken reduced by 5%. Below 35% health: Healing received increased by 10%.
    • New Talent: Rushing Reflexes – Your heightened reflexes allow you to react swiftly to the presence of enemies, causing you to quickly lunge to the nearest enemy within 10 yards after you Roll.
    • New Talent: Transcendence: Linked Spirits – Transcendence now tethers your spirit onto an ally for 1 hour. Use Transcendence: Transfer to teleport to your ally’s location.
    • Tiger Tail Sweep has been redesigned – Increases the range of Leg Sweep by 4 yards. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Elusive Mists has been redesigned – Reduces all damage taken by you and your target while channeling Soothing Mists by 6%. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Chi Wave has been redesigned – Every 15 seconds, your next Rising Sun Kick or Vivify releases a wave of Chi energy that flows through friends and foes, dealing Nature damage or healing. Bounces up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards.
    • Summon White Tiger Statue has been redesigned – Invoking Xuen, the White Tiger also spawns a White Tiger Statue at your location that pulses damage to all enemies ever 2 seconds for 10 seconds.
    • Ironshell Brew has been redesigned – Increases your maximum health by an additional 10% and your damage taken is reduced by an additional 10% while Fortifying Brew is active.
    • Escape from Reality has been redesigned – After you use Transcendence: Transfer, you can use Transcendence: Transfer again within 10 seconds, ignoring its cooldown.
    • Fatal Touch has been redesigned – Touch of Death increases your damage by 5% for 30 seconds after being cast and its cooldown is reduced by 90 seconds. Now a 1-point talent.
    • Improved Roll is now baseline for all Monk specializations.
    • Clash has moved to the Class tree.
    • Fortifying Brew cooldown is now 2 minutes for Mistweaver and Windwalker.
    • Vivacious Vivification now additionally increases the healing of your next Vivify.
    • The following talents are now 1 point:
      • Save Them All
      • Bounce Back
      • Resonant Fists
      • Grace of the Crane
      • Fast Feet
      • Windwalking
    • The following talents have been removed:
      • Improved Roll
      • Improved Vivify
      • Ferocity of Xuen
      • Hasty Provocation
      • Eye of the Tiger
      • Close to Heart
      • Generous Pour
      • Resonant Fists
      • Dampen Harm and Summon Black Ox Statue have been removed for Windwalker and Mistweaver.
      • Summon White Tiger Statue and Summon Jade Serpent Statue have been removed for Brewmaster and Windwalker.
    • Brewmaster
      • New Talent: Elixir of Determination – When you fall below 40% health, gain an absorb for 100% of recently Purified damage, or a minimum of 20% of your maximum health. Cannot occur more than once every 15 seconds.
      • New Talent: Strike At Dawn – Rising Sun Kick grants a stack of Elusive Brawler.
      • New Talent: One With the Wind – You have a 10% chance to not reset your Elusive Brawler stacks on a successful dodge.
      • New Talent: August Blessing – When you would be healed above maximum health, you instead convert an amount equal to 40% of your critical strike chance to a heal over time effect.
      • New Talent: Ox Stance – Casting Purifying Brew grants charges/stacks of Ox Stance, based on Stagger level. When you take damage that is greater than 60% of your current health, a charge is consumed to increase the amount you Stagger.
      • New Talent: Black Ox Adept – Rising Sun Kick grants a stack of Ox Stance.
      • New Talent: Heightened Guard – Ox Stance will now trigger when an attack is larger than 50% of your current health.
      • Anvil & Stave has been updated – Each time you dodge or an enemy misses, you reduce the remaining cooldown on your Brews by 0.5/1 second. Effect reduced for each recent melee attacker. Was 3 second internal cooldown.
      • Improved Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox has been updated – While Niuzao is active, Purifying Brew increases the damage of Niuzao’s next Stomp, based on Stagger level. Damage is split between all enemies (was when purifying Stagger).
      • Improved Celestial Brew is now baseline for Brewmaster Monks.
      • Improved Purifying Brew is now baseline for Brewmaster Monks.
      • Elusive Footwork is now 1-point.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Healing Elixir
        • Clash (moved to class tree)
        • Graceful Exit
        • Bonedust Brew
        • Bountiful Brew
        • Attenuation
    • Mistweaver
      • New Talent: Crane Style – Rising Sun Kick now kicks up a Gust of Mist to heal 2 allies within 40 yards. Spinning Crane Kick and Blackout Kick have a chance to kick up a Gust of Mist to heal 1 ally within 40 yards.
      • New Talent: Deep Clarity – After you fully consume Thunder Focus Tea, your next Vivify triggers Zen Pulse.
      • New Talent: Chi Harmony – Renewing Mist increases its target’s healing received from you by 50% for the first 8 seconds of its duration, but cannot jump to a new target during this time.
      • New Talent: Lotus Infusion – Allies with Renewing Mist receive 15% more healing from you and Renewing Mist’s duration is increased by 2 seconds. Choice node with Chi Harmony.
        • Developer’s note: We’d like to offer a more passive option focused on AoE healing against Chi Harmony. Chi Harmony now restricting the movement of Renewing Mist for its duration has its pros and cons and we feel this addition opens up optionality a little more particularly in raid scenarios.
      • New Talent: Pool of Mists – Renewing Mist now has 3 charges and reduces the remaining cooldown of Rising Sun Kick by 1 second. Rising Sun Kick now reduces the remaining cooldown of Renewing Mist by 1 second.
      • Zen Pulse has been redesigned – Renewing Mist’s heal over time has a chance to cause your next Vivify to also trigger a Zen Pulse on its target and all allies with Renewing Mist, healing them increased by 5% per Renewing Mist active, up to 50%.
      • Refreshing Jade Wind has been redesigned – Thunder Focus Tea summons a whirling tornado around you, causing healing over 8 seconds to up to 5 allies within 10 yards.
      • Yu’lon’s Whisper has been redesigned – While channeling Mana Tea you exhale the breath of Yu’lon, healing up to 5 allies within 15 yards every 0.5 seconds.
      • Teachings of the Monastery is now a baseline effect.
        • Known Issue: Swapping from Windwalker specialization with Teachings of the Monastery talented to Mistweaver disables Teachings of the Monastery. Relogging or swapping to Brewmaster temporarily resolves this while we work on a fix.
      • Jadefire Stomp no longer casts Essence Font, its cooldown is reduced to 15 seconds (was 20 seconds), and now casts Gusts of Mist on each ally healed.
      • Gust of Mist healing increased by 20%.
      • Jade Bond now increases the healing of Yu’lon’s Soothing Breath by 300% (was 40%).
      • Invigorating Mist healing increased by 8%.
      • Invigorating Mist no longer counts full health allies among its splash cap, but its healing has been decreased.
      • Vivify healing increased by 9%.
      • Vivify now costs 3% base mana (was 3.4%).
        • Developer’s note: We are increasing the effectiveness of baseline Vivify with the removal of the Clouded Focus talent.
      • Revival now dispels up to 3 magical debuffs off of each target (was uncapped).
        • Developer’s note: This change is mainly targeted at Battlegrounds, where Revival has been overly oppressive to other specializations that rely on magic debuffs to function. We are not expecting this to impact PvE. This will not change how Revival functions with debuffs that stack multiple times, such as bursting.
      • Misty Peaks now has a 4/8% chance to activate and now extends Enveloping Mist on targets if Enveloping Mist is present (previously would not proc).
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Revival healing increased by 400%.
      • Revival now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
      • Mana Tea no longer grants its mana reduction effect if its channel begins before a raid encounter or Mythic+ dungeon starts.
      • Burst of Life’s icon has been changed.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Essence Font
        • Upwelling
        • Font of Life
        • Clouded Focus
    • Windwalker
      • New Talent: Acclamation – Rising Sun Kick increases the damage your target receives from you by 4% for 12 seconds. Multiple instances may overlap.
      • New Talent: Flurry of Xuen – Your spells and abilities have a chance to activate Flurry of Xuen, unleashing a barrage of deadly swipes to deal Physical damage in a 10 yard cone. Invoking Xuen, the White Tiger activates Flurry of Xuen.
      • New Talent: Martial Mixture – Blackout Kick increases the damage of your next Tiger Palm by 10%, stacking up to 12 times.
      • New Talent: Courageous Impulse – The Blackout Kick! effect also increases the damage of your next Blackout Kick by 175%.
      • New Talent: Energy Burst – When you consume Blackout Kick!, you have a 100% chance to generate 1 Chi.
      • New Talent: Gale Force – Targets struck by Strike of the Windlord are sent reeling from its impact, causing them to become vulnerable to your attacks for 10 seconds. Your abilities have a 100% chance to affect the target a second time at 10% effectiveness as Nature damage while they are vulnerable.
      • New Talent: Dual Threat – Your auto attacks have a 20% chance to instead kick your target dealing Physical damage and increasing your damage dealt by 5% for 5 seconds.
      • New Talent: Momentum Boost – Fists of Fury’s damage is increased by 100% of your Haste and Fists of Fury does 10% more damage each time it deals damage, resetting when Fists of Fury ends. Your auto attack speed is increased by 60% for 8 sec after Fists of Fury ends.
      • New Talent: Ordered Elements – During Storm, Earth, and Fire, Rising Sun Kick reduces Chi costs by 1 for 7 seconds and Blackout Kick reduces the cooldown of affected abilities by an additional 1 second. Activating Storm, Earth, and Fire resets the remaining cooldown of Rising Sun Kick and grants 2 Chi.
      • New Talent: Sequenced Strikes – You have a 100% chance to gain Blackout Kick! after consuming Dance of Chi-Ji.
      • New Talent: Revolving Whirl – Whirling Dragon Punch has a 100% chance to activate Dance of Chi-Ji and its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
      • New Talent: Knowledge of the Broken Temple – Whirling Dragon Punch grants 4 stacks of Teachings of the Monastery and its damage is increased by 20%. Teachings of the Monastery can now stack up to 8 times.
      • New Talent: Singularly Focused Jade – Jadefire Stomp’s initial hit now strikes 1 target, but deals 500% increased damage and healing.
      • New Talent: Communion With Wind – Strike of the Windlord’s cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds and its damage is increased by 20%.
      • New Talent: Brawler’s Intensity – The cooldown of Rising Sun Kick is reduced by 1 second and the damage of Blackout Kick is increased by 10%.
      • New Talent: Combat Wisdom – While out of combat, your Chi balances to 2 instead of depleting to empty. Every 15 seconds, your next Tiger Palm also casts Expel Harm and deals 100% additional damage. Replaces Expel Harm.
      • New Talent: Memory of the Monastery – Tiger Palm’s chance to activate Blackout Kick! Is increased by 15% and consuming Teachings of the Monastery grants you 1% Haste for 5 seconds equal to the amount of stacks consumed.
      • New Talent: Jadefire Fists – At the end of your Fists of Fury channel, you release a Jadefire Stomp. This can occur once every 20 seconds. Shares a choice node with Jadefire Stomp.
      • New Talent: Ferociousness – Critical Strike chance increased by 2%. This effect is increased by 100% while Xuen, the White Tiger is active.
      • New Talent: Power of the Thunder King – Crackling Jade Lightning now chains to 4 additional targets and its channel time is reduced by 50%.
      • New Talent: Darting Hurricane – After you cast Strike of the Windlord, the global cooldown of your next 2 Tiger Palms is reduced by 50%. Your damaging spells and abilities have a chance to grant 1 stack of Darting Hurricane.
      • Glory of Dawn has been redesigned – Rising Sun Kick has a chance equal to 100% of your Haste to trigger a second time, dealing Physical damage and restoring 1 Chi.
      • Rushing Jade Wind has been redesigned – Strike of the Windlord applies Mark of the Crane to all enemies struck and summons a whirling tornado around you, causing Physical damage over 8 seconds to all enemies within 8 yards.
      • Jadefire Stomp has been redesigned – Strike the Ground fiercely to expose a path of jade for 30 seconds that increases your movement speed by 20% while inside, dealing Nature damage to up to 5 enemies and restores health to up to 5 allies within 30 yards caught in the path. Up to 5 enemies caught in the path suffer additional damage.
      • Inner Peace has been redesigned – Increases maximum Energy by 30. Tiger Palm’s energy cost reduced by 5.
      • Touch of Karma and Mark of the Crane are now learned baseline.
      • Mastery: Combo Strikes is now 20% more effective.
      • Whirling Dragon Punch now deals additional damage to the first target struck and its damage is reduced beyond 5 targets.
      • Expel Harm and Chi Burst no longer generate Chi.
      • Expel Harm and Chi Wave no longer trigger Combo Strikes.
      • Storm, Earth, and Fire now triggers Combo Strikes.
        • Developer’s note: Moving forward, we’d like for Combo Strikes to not trigger from spells that aren’t intuitive to mix into your rotation or aren’t directly under your control, such as Flying Serpent Kick and Chi Wave / Expel Harm procs. Along this line of thinking, we’re also adding Storm, Earth and Fire to the list of spells that can trigger Combo Strikes. We want the initiation of cooldowns to feel as smooth as possible, and we’d like to allow for Ordered Elements to feel easier to play around (also back to back Rising Sun Kicks are fun!).
      • Storm, Earth, and Fire clones will now copy your Tiger’s Lust casts.
        • Developer’s note: With the removal of Serenity in mind, we’re looking to open up counter play options for Windwalkers when their Storm, Earth, and Fire clones are crowd controlled in PvP.
      • Flying Serpent Kick no longer deals damage.
      • Mark of the Crane now only applies to the primary target of each strike.
      • Teachings of the Monastery now stacks up to 4 times (was 3).
      • Thunderfist now always generates 4 stacks of Thunderfist and additional stacks of Thunderfist per each additional target struck.
      • Transfer the Power no longer stacks from Rushing Jade Wind, but now stacks from Spinning Crane Kick.
      • Crane Vortex now increases the damage of Spinning Crane Kick by 15/30% (was 10/20%).
      • Spinning Crane Kick now cancels from using other spells or abilities, but no longer prevents auto-attacks for its duration.
      • Empowered Tiger Lightning’s effect is now baseline for Xuen, the White Tiger.
      • Invoker’s Delight now increases Haste by 20% while active (was 33%).
      • Xuen’s Bond now decreases the cooldown of Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger by 0.2 seconds (was 0.1 second) per Combo Strikes activation.
      • Dance of Chi-Ji’s chance to trigger reduced by 25%.
      • Tiger Palm Energy cost increased to 60 (was 50).
      • Jadefire Harmony now increases damage and healing taken by 8% for its duration (was 12%).
      • Crane Vortex is now a 1-point talent and increases the radius of Spinning Crane Kick by 15%.
      • Vivify healing increased by 30% for Windwalker.
        • Developer’s note: With the removal of Expel Harm as an active button for Windwalker, we’d like Vivify to better fill the on-demand healing niche for them.
      • Skytouch no longer increases the range of Tiger Palm, now increases Critical Strike chance by 15% (was 50%), and its lockout duration is 30 seconds (was 60 seconds).
      • Dance of Chi-Ji may now stack up to 2 times.
      • Flying Serpent Kick is now a 30 second cooldown (was 20 seconds).
      • Shadowboxing Tread’s extra Blackout Kicks are now 80% effective (was 100%).
        • Developer’s note: We’re adding a tuning knob to Shadowboxing Treads so we can more easily tune Blackout Kick’s damage between single target and AoE scenarios.
      • Fury of Xuen now increases Haste, Mastery, and Critical Strike chance by 3% (was Haste by 5%) and Invokes Xuen, the White Tiger for 10 seconds (was 8 seconds).
      • Abilities affected by Ordered Elements, Dance of Chi-Ji, or Blackout Kick! now contribute to Drinking Horn Cover, Spiritual Focus, and Heart of the Jade Serpent as if their full Chi value was spent.
      • Fixed an issue that caused Jade Ignition’s damage to be reduced during Storm, Earth, and Fire.
      • The following talents are now 1 point:
        • Touch of the Tiger
        • Hardened Soles
        • Rising Star
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Power Strikes
        • Fatal Flying Guillotine
        • Skyreach
        • Serenity
        • Forbidden Technique
        • Widening Whirl
        • Bonedust Brew
        • Attenuation
        • Dust in the Wind
        • Flashing Fists
        • Open Palm
        • Skytouch
  • Paladin
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • Multiple applications of Greater Judgment may overlap. This also functions with Retribution’s multiple stack application.
    • Glyph of the Luminous Charger now only works while Crusader Aura is active.
    • Incandescence now functions with Divine Hammer for Retribution.
    • Crusader’s Reprieve has been removed.
    • Holy
      • New Talent: Bestow Light – Light of the Martyr’s health threshold is reduced to 70% and increases Holy Shock’s healing by an additional 5% for every 5 seconds Light of the Martyr is active, stacking up to 3 times. While below 70% health, the light urgently heals you every 1 second.
      • Light of the Martyr has been redesigned – While above 80% health, Holy Shock’s healing is increased 20%, but creates a heal absorb on you for 30% of the amount healed that prevents Beacon of Light from healing you until it has dissipated.
      • Blessing of Summer has been redesigned – Bless an ally for 30 seconds, causing 20% of all healing to be converted into damage onto a nearby enemy and 10% of all damage to be converted into healing onto an injured ally within 40 yards.
      • Beacon of Light now transfers 15% of healing done (was 25%).
      • Barrier Faith now transfers 20% of healing into its absorb (was 25%).
      • Word of Glory healing increased by 25%.
      • Light of Dawn healing increased by 20%.
      • Holy Shock healing increased by 20%.
      • Tyr’s Deliverance healing decreased by 15%.
      • Sacrifice of the Just now reduces the cooldown of Blessing of Sacrifice by 15 seconds (was 60 seconds).
      • Blessing of Sacrifice now transfers 30% of damage taken (was 20%).
      • Avenging Crusader no longer costs Holy Power, grants an additional charge of Crusader Strike for its duration, and its duration is increased by 3 seconds.
      • Crusader’s Might now additionally reduces the cooldown of Judgment.
      • Holy Light’s cast time reduced to 2 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).
      • Infusion of Light now increases the healing of Holy Light (was grants Holy Power).
      • Inflorescence of the Sunwell now increases the additional healing from Infusion of Light for Holy Light (was grants Holy Power).
      • Fixed an issue that caused Tyr’s Deliverance’s healing to not be affected by some modifiers, such as Avenging Wrath.
      • Light’s Hammer has been removed.
    • Protection
      • Bastion of Light has been redesigned – Your next 5 casts of Judgment generate 2 additional Holy Power.
      • Sanctuary has been redesigned – Consecration’s benefit persists for 4 seconds after you leave it.
      • Crusader’s Resolve has been redesigned – Targets struck by Avenger’s shield deal 10% reduced melee damage to you for 10 seconds.
      • Strength in Adversity now grants 5% Parry per target (was 2%).
      • Light of the Titans is now a 1-point talent. Healing over time is now a % of original value, rather than attack power based.
      • Bulwark of Order is now a 1-point talent.
    • Retribution
      • New Talent: Burn to Ash – When Truth’s Wake critically strikes, its duration is extended by 2 seconds. Your other damage over time effects deal 30% increased damage to targets affected by Truth’s Wake.
      • New Talent: Radiant Glory – Replaces Avenging Wrath/Crusade. Wake of Ashes grants you Avenging Wrath/Crusade for 10/12 seconds. Your other damaging abilities have a chance to grant you Avenging Wrath/Crusade for 5/6 seconds.
      • Righteous Cause has been redesigned – Each Holy Power spent has a 6% chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice.
      • Art of War has been redesigned – Your auto attacks have a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice. Critical strikes increase this chance by an additional 10%.
      • Divine Hammer has been redesigned – Divine Hammers spin around you, consuming a Holy Power to strike enemies within 8 yards for Radiant damage every 2.2 seconds. While active, your Holy Power generating abilities recharge 75% faster, and increase the rate at which Divine Hammer strikes by 15% when they are cast. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets. Now a 2 minute cooldown and damage increased by 300%. Divine Hammer base periodic decreased to 2.2 seconds and scales with Haste (was 3 seconds).
      • Final Reckoning has been redesigned – Now increases the damage taken from your single target Holy Power spenders by 30%. Increases the damage taken from your other Holy Power spenders by 15%.
      • Vengeful Wrath has been redesigned – Hammer of Wrath deals 50% increased damage to enemies below 35% health.
      • Vanguard of Justice has been redesigned – Templar’s Verdict and Divine Storm cost 1 additional Holy Power and deal 20% increased damage.
      • Templar Strikes has been redesigned – Crusader Strike becomes a 2-part combo: Templar Strike slashes an enemy for damage and gets replaced by Templar Slash for 5 seconds. Templar Slash strikes an enemy for damage, and burns them for 50% of the damage dealt over 4 seconds. Charge cooldown increased by 15%. Templar Slash, second part of combo, overrides Templar Strike for 5 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • Templar Slash damage over time effect now rolls over the remaining damage value when reapplied.
      • Templar Strikes damage increased by 25%.
      • Templar Strikes cooldown increased by 2.25 seconds.
      • Truth’s Wake effect is now added to Wake of Ashes baseline.
      • Highlord’s Judgment has been renamed to Highlord’s Wrath.
      • Highlords Wrath has been redesigned – Mastery: Highlord’s Judgment is 50% more effective on Judgment and Hammer of Wrath. Judgment applies an additional stack of Greater Judgment if it is known. Now a 1-point talent.
      • Highlord’s Wrath damage increased by 50%.
      • Mastery: Hand of Light has been renamed to Mastery: Highlord’s Judgment – Now also causes Judgment to have a chance to blast the target with the Light, dealing Holy damage.
      • Highlord’s Wrath has been redesigned – Mastery: Highlord’s Judgment is 50/100% more effective on Judgment and Hammer of Wrath. Judgment applies an additional stack of Greater Judgment if it is known.
      • Adjudication has been redesigned – Critical Strike damage of your abilities increased by 5% and Hammer of Wrath also has a chance to cast Highlord’s Judgment.
      • Blades of Light has been redesigned – Crusader Strike, Judgment, Hammer of Wrath, and damaging single target Holy Power abilities now deal Holystrike damage and your abilities that deal Holystrike damage deal 5% increased damage.
      • Divine Arbiter now has an additional effect – Highlord’s Judgment and Holystrike damage abilities grant you a stack of Divine Arbiter.
      • Searing Light now has an additional effect – Highlord’s Judgment and Radiant damage abilities have a chance to call down and explosion of Holy Fire.
      • Blessed Hammer from Adjudication now spawns from the target of your Hammer of Wrath.
      • Execution Sentence now causes the enemy to suffer 20% of the damage dealt during its time after it expires (was 30%).
      • Execution Sentence damage no longer counts as a damage over time effect.
      • Vanguard of Justice has been redesigned – Enemies hit by Templar’s Verdict take 30/50% increased damage from your next Divine Storm. Now a 2-point talent (was 1).
      • Judge, Jury, Executioner has been redesigned – Divine Storm has a 40% chance to cause your next Templar’s Verdict to hit an additional 3 targets.
      • Expurgation now rolls over the remaining damage value when reapplied.
      • Boundless Judgment now additionally increases the chances of your Judgments chances to trigger Highlord’s Judgment by 50%.
      • Wake of Ashes now sends its cone attacks (including Seething Flames) towards where your camera is facing rather than where your character is facing.
      • Aegis of Protection now only increases the effectiveness of Divine Protection by 20% (was 10% and was also affecting Shield of Vengeance).
      • Radiant Glory has been updated – Wake of Ashes activates Avenging Wrath/Crusade for 10/12 seconds, Each Holy Power spent has a chance to activate Avenging Wrath/Crusade for 5/6 seconds.
      • Radiant Glory now extends the duration of an active Avenging Wrath/Crusade if it triggers while Avenging Wrath/Crusade is active.
      • Radiant Glory’s Wake of Ashes now grants 8/10 seconds of Avenging Wrath or Crusade (was 10/12 seconds).
      • Radiant Glory’s each Holy Power spent has a chance to grant you 4/5 seconds of Avenging Wrath or Crusade (was 5/6 seconds).
      • Divine Wrath now extends the duration of Radiant Glory separately. New Tooltip – Increases the duration of Avenging Wrath and Crusade by 3 seconds, and Radiant Glory by 1.5 seconds.
  • Priest
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Cauterizing Shadows – When your Shadow Word: Pain or Purge the Wicked expires or is refreshed with less than 5 seconds remaining, a nearby ally within 40 yards is healed.
    • New Talent: Phantom Reach – Increases the range of most spells by 15%.
    • Manipulation has been redesigned – Now causes you to take 1%/2% less damage from targets affected by Shadow Word: Pain, Purge the Wicked, or Holy Fire.
    • Void Tendrils now root targets for 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
    • Power Word: Life healing increased by 15%.
    • Mindgames has been removed from the Priest talent tree and is now a PvP talent.
    • Shattered Perceptions has been removed.
    • Discipline
      • Developer’s note: We would like Rapture to be a more satisfying cooldown that flows well with the rotation. With that goal in mind, we’re removing the time pressure aspect of the cooldown and increasing the impact of each Power Word: Shield, so that it can be used to triage damage in a more careful and interesting way.
      • Rapture increases the absorption of your next 3 Power Word: Shields by 80% (was increases by 40% and lasts 8 seconds).
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Luminous Barrier absorb amount increased by 400%.
      • Luminous Barrier now decreases its absorb amount beyond 5 targets.
    • Holy
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Divine Hymn healing increased by 400%.
      • Divine Hymn now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
    • Shadow
      • New Talent: Void Crash – Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Void energy at your target, dealing Shadow damage to all enemies within 8 yards. Choice node with Shadow Crash.
      • Shadow Crash’s tooltip has been updated to specify that it is aimed at a location, to make it more clear the differences between each choice.
      • Mind Flay: Insanity now deals damage every 0.5 seconds for 2 seconds (was every 0.75 seconds for 3 seconds).
      • Mind Flay: Insanity now generates 12 Insanity over its duration (was 16).
      • Void Torrent damage increased by 30%.
        • Developer’s note: We’re updating Mind Flay: Insanity so that it fits into Shadow’s rotation better. There are several spells competing for the spotlight, so we’re cutting the length to create some room. Void Torrent’s damage has fallen off as we’ve increased the power of spells throughout Dragonflight, so we’re increasing its damage to return it to a high priority position in the rotation.
  • Rogue
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Shadowheart – Leech increased by 3% while Stealthed.
    • Acrobatic Strikes has been redesigned – Auto-attacks increase auto-attack damage and movement speed by 1% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 10%.
      • Developer’s note: Acrobatic Strikes no longer increases the range of melee attacks. We are revisiting increased melee range talents across the game, and most are being removed. Default melee range has increased since these talents were originally created, allowing specs with increased range to attack from well outside where it appears they should be able to.
    • Cut to the Chase moved from Assassination talent tree to baseline all specs, triggering from Envenom/Dispatch/Eviscerate.
    • Vanish’s guaranteed stealth duration now 1.5 seconds in PvP combat (base 3 seconds).
    • Tight Spender now reduces Energy cost of finishing moves by 6% (was 10%).
    • Subterfuge effect duration now 3/6 seconds. Now a 2-point talent.
    • Airborne Irritant now reduces Blind’s duration by 70% (was 40%). This gives it an 18 second duration when applied in an area.
    • Nightstalker has been removed.
    • Assassination
      • New Talent: Rapid Injection – Envenom deals 10% increased damage while Envenom’s effect is active.
      • New Talent: Sanguine Stratagem – Gain 1 additional max combo point. Your finishing moves that consume 5 or more combo points have increased effects, and your finishing moves deal 5% increased damage.
      • Serrated Bone Spike has been redesigned – (Passive) Prepare a Serrated Bone Spike every 30 seconds, stacking up to 3. Rupture spends a stack to embed a bone spike in its target:
        • Deals Physical damage and Bleed damage every 3 seconds until the target dies or leaves combat. Refunds a stack when the target dies.
        • Generates 1 combo point plus 1 additional per active bone spike.
      • Serrated Bone Spike initial damage reduced by 24% and damage over time damage reduced by 9%.
      • Improved Garrote effect duration increased to 6 seconds (was 3 seconds).
      • Indiscriminate Carnage effect duration reduced to 6 seconds (was 10 seconds).
      • Kingsbane damage bonus per poison application now has a stated cap at 1000% from 50 stacks (was 1980% at 99 stacks).
      • Kingsbane base damage over time increased by 6%.
        • Developer’s note: Kingsbane was originally intended to be uncapped, but abilities and talents introduced in the Dragonflight expansion allowed players to reach its previously-unreachable hidden cap. Increasing or removing the cap in the current environment would reinforce poor gameplay outcomes and continue to constrain talent options, so a lower cap is being introduced with the intention of having Kingsbane remain a valuable component of any build that includes it, but not by being required as every build’s all-important main character.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Sepsis
        • Venom Rush
    • Outlaw
      • Mastery: Main Gauche damage increased by 24%.
      • Ace Up Your Sleeve now grants 4 combo points when triggered (was 5).
      • Adrenaline Rush has been updated:
        • No longer increases global cooldown recovery rate by 25% while active.
        • Now increases global cooldown recovery rate equal to your Haste while active, up to 25%.
        • Now increases Energy regeneration by 50% (was 60%).
      • Count the Odds effect now has base chance 10% (was 8%) and duration 8 seconds (was 5 seconds), but no longer doubled while Stealthed.
      • Underhanded Upper Hand no longer affects Slice and Dice duration and no longer grants 3 seconds of Subterfuge duration (Stealth ability use).
      • Crackshot’s Dispatch effectiveness reduced to 50% (was 75%).
      • Thief’s Versatility now increases Versatility by 3% (was 4%).
      • Blade Flurry radius increased to 8 yards (was melee range).
      • Sepsis has been removed.
    • Subtlety
      • Premeditation has been redesigned – After entering Stealth, your next combo point generating ability generates full combo points.
      • Invigorating Shadowdust now reduces cooldowns by 10/20 seconds (was 15/30 seconds).
      • Shadow Focus now reduces costs by 5%.
      • Shadow Dance moved from the Class talent tree to Subtlety talent tree.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Healing Tide Totem healing increased by 400%.
      • Healing Tide Totem now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
  • Warlock
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • New Talent: Pact of Gluttony – Healthstones you conjure for yourself are now Demonic Healthstones and can be used multiple times in combat. Demonic Healthstones cannot be traded.
    • New Talent: Swift Artifice – Reduces the cast time of Soulstone and Create Healthstone by 50%.
    • New Talent: Demonic Tactics – Increases melee and spell critical strike chance for you and your summoned demon by 2%.
    • Fel Pact has been redesigned – Fel Domination cooldown is reduced by 60 seconds and is now a 1-point talent (was 2).
    • Fiendish Stride has been redesigned – Reduces the damage dealt by Burning Rush by 10%. Burning Rush increases your movement speed by an additional 20%. Now a 1-point talent (was 2).
    • Soul Leech is no longer baseline and has been added to the Warlock tree.
    • Mortal Coil projectile has been updated with a new visual effect.
    • Soul Conduit now a 1-point talent.
    • The following talents have been removed:
      • Grimoire of Synergy
      • Inquisitor’s Gaze
      • Summon Soulkeeper
      • Profane Bargain
    • Affliction
      • New Talent: Cunning Cruelty – Malefic Rapture has a chance to trigger a Shadow Bolt Volley, dealing damage to 5 enemies within 10 yards of your current target.
      • New Talent: Summoner’s Embrace – Increases the damage dealt by your spells and your demon by 3%.
      • New Talent: Death’s Embrace – Increases Drain Life healing by 30% while your health is at or below 35% health. Damage done by your Agony, Corruption, Unstable Affliction, and Malefic Rapture is increased by 5% when your target is at or below 20% health.
      • New Talent: Relinquished – Agony has 1.25 times the normal chance to generate a Soul Shard.
      • New Talent: Improved Shadow Bolt – The cast time of Shadow Bolt is reduced by 15% and Shadow Bolt deals 20% increased damage.
      • New Talent: Volatile Agony – Refreshing Agony with less than 10 seconds remaining deals Shadow damage to its target and enemies within 10 yards.
      • New Talent: Summoner’s Embrace – Increases the damage dealt or life drained by your Shadow spells and your demon by 3%.
      • New Talent: Malediction – The periodic critical strike chance of Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction is increased by 10%.
      • New Talent: Contagion – Critical Strike damage dealt by Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction is increased by 20%.
      • New Talent: Cull the Weak – Malefic Rapture damage is increased by 8% for each enemy it hits, up to 5 enemies.
      • New Talent: Empowered Unstable Affliction – Reduces the cast time of Unstable Affliction by 10/20% and damage dealt by Unstable Affliction has a 5/10% chance to generate a Soul Shard.
      • New Talent: Oblivion – Unleash wicked magic upon your target’s soul, dealing Shadow damage over 3 seconds. Deals 10% increased damage, up to 30%, per damage over time effect you have active on the target. Costs 2 Soul Shards. 45 second cooldown.
      • New Talent: Improved Haunt – Increases the damage of Haunt by 35% and reduces its cast time by 25%. Haunt now applies Shadow Embrace.
      • New Talent: Malign Omen – Casting Soul Rot grants 3 applications of Malign Omen. Your next Malefic Rapture deals 20% increased damage and extends the duration of your damage over time effects and Haunt by 2 seconds.
      • New Talent: Malefic Touch – Malefic Rapture deals an additional Shadowflame damage to each target it affects.
      • New Talent: Infirmity – The stack count of Agony is increased by 4 when applied by Vile Taint. Enemies damaged by Phantom Singularity take 10% increased damage from you for its duration.
      • New Talent: Improved Malefic Rapture – Reduces the cast time of Malefic Rapture by 10/20% and increases its damage by 5/10%.
      • New Talent: Ravenous Afflictions – Critical strikes from your Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction have a chance to grant Nightfall.
      • New Talent: Perpetual Unstability – The cast time of Unstable Affliction is reduced by 20%. Refreshing Unstable Affliction with 8 or less seconds remaining deals Shadow damage to its target.
      • Siphon Life has been redesigned – Corruption deals 20% increased damage and heals you for 5% of the damage dealt.
      • Kindled Malice has been redesigned – Malefic Rapture damage increased by 4/8%. Corruption damage increased by 10/20%.
      • Malevolent Visionary has been redesigned – Increases the damage of your Darkglare by 70%. When Darkglare extends damage over time effects it also sears the target for Shadow damage.
      • Shadow Embrace has been redesigned – Shadow Bolt/Drain Soul apply Shadow Embrace, increasing your damage dealt to the target by 4%/2% for 16 seconds. Stacks up to 2/4 times.
      • Malefic Rapture is now baseline and has been removed from the Affliction tree.
      • Malefic Rapture now deals Shadowflame damage.
      • Relinquished now causes Agony to have 1.10 times the chance to generate a Soul Shard (was 1.25).
      • Volatile Agony now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
      • Haunt damage increased by 230%. This change does not affect PvP.
      • The following talents are now 1 point:
        • Xavius’ Gambit
        • Focused Malignancy
        • Withering Bolt
        • Improved Malefic Rapture
      • The following talents are now 2 points:
        • Withering Bolt
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Pandemic Invocation
        • Sow the Seeds
        • Soul Swap
        • Doom Blossom
        • Dread Touch
        • Soul Flame
        • Agonizing Corruption
        • Seized Vitality
        • Soul-Eater’s Gluttony
        • Grand Warlock’s Design
        • Grim Reach
        • Haunted Soul
        • Inevitable Demise
        • Empowered Unstable Affliction
    • Demonology
      • New Talent: Shadowcaster – Increases the damage of Hand of Gul’dan by 20% and Demonbolt by 10%.
      • New Talent: Pact of the Ered’ruin – When Doom expires, you have a chance to summon a Doomguard that casts 5 Doom Bolts before departing. Each Doom Bolt deals Shadow damage.
      • New Talent: Mark of Shatug – Your Summon Vilefiend becomes Summon Gloomhound and learns the following ability: Gloom Slash – Tooth and claw are drenched in malignant shadow magic, causing the Gloomhound’s melee attacks to deal Shadow damage over 6 seconds. If this effect is reapplied, any remaining damage will be added to the new Gloom Slash.
      • New Talent: Flametouched – Increases the attack speed of your Dreadstalkers by 20% and their critical strike chance by 15%.
      • New Talent: Rune of Shadows – Increases all damage done by your pet by 4%. Reduces the cast time of Shadow Bolt by 25% and increases its damage by 40%.
      • New Talent: Demonic Brutality – Critical strikes from your spells and your demons deal 4% increased damage.
      • New Talent: Fiendish Prowess – Increases the attack speed of your primary demon by 25%.
      • New Talent: Improved Demonic Tactics – Increases your primary Felguard’s critical strike chance equal to 30% of your critical strike chance.
      • New Talent: Mark of F’harg – Your Summon Vilefiend becomes Summon Charhound and learns the following ability: Infernal Presence – Cloaked in the ever-burning flames of the abyss, dealing Fire damage to enemies within 10 yards every 1 second.
      • New Talent: Shadowtouched – Wicked Maw causes the target to take 20% additional Shadow damage from your demons.
      • New Talent: Foul Mouth – Increases Vilefiend damage by 20% and your Vilefiend’s Bile Spit now applies Wicked Maw.
      • New Talent: The Houndmaster’s Gambit – Your Dreadstalkers deal 50% increased damage while your Vilefiend is active.
      • New Talent: Blood Invocation – The cooldown of Power Siphon is reduced by 5 seconds and Power Siphon increases the damage of Demonbolt by an additional 20%.
      • New Talent: Fiendish Oblation – Damage dealt by Grimoire: Felguard is increased by an additional 10% and you gain a Demonic Core when Grimoire: Felguard ends.
      • New Talent: Doom Eternal – Demonic Cores reduce the duration of Doom by an additional 2 seconds and when Doom is removed its cooldown is reset.
      • New Talent: Impending Doom – Increases the damage of Doom by 20% and Doom generates 1 Soul Shard upon expiration.
      • Doom has been redesigned – Inflicts impending doom upon the target, dealing Shadow damage and an additional Shadow damage to enemies within 10 yards after 20 seconds. Consuming a Demonic Core reduces the duration of Doom by 3 seconds. 30 seconds cooldown.
      • Doom damage reduced by 50%.
      • Fel Invocation has been redesigned – Soul Strike deals 20% increased damage and generates a Soul Shard.
      • You now have a 35% chance (was 100% chance) to generate a Demonic Core from your summoned Dreadstalkers when they fade.
      • The cooldown of Summon Vilefiend has been reduced to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds).
      • The cooldown of Summon Demonic Tyrant has been reduced to 1 minute (was 1 minute and 30 seconds).
      • Houndmaster’s Stratagem has been renamed to Wicked Maw and its icon has been updated.
      • Dread Calling and Grimoire: Felguard icons have been updated.
      • The following talents are now 1 point:
        • Imp Gang Boss
        • Umbral Blaze
        • Pact of the Imp Mother
        • Dread Calling
        • Demonic Brutality
        • Flametouched
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Demonic Knowledge
        • Nether Portal
        • Ner’zhul’s Volition
        • Gul’dan’s Ambition
        • Stolen Power
        • Heavy-Handed
        • Fiendish Prowess
        • Shadow’s Bite
        • Infernal Command
        • Fel and Steel
        • Shadowcaster
        • Malefic Impact
        • Cavitation
        • Grand Warlock’s Design
    • Destruction
      • New Talent: Devastation – Increases the Critical Strike chance of your Destruction spells by 5%.
      • New Talent: Emberstorm – Increases the damage done by your Fire spells by 2/4% and reduces the cast time of your Incinerate spell by 10/20%.
      • New Talent: Decimating Bolt – Hurl bolts of decimating magic at your target, dealing Shadow damage and increase the damage of your next 3 Incinerates by 40%. Decimating Bolt’s damage, and the bonus to Incinerate both increase as your target’s health decreases.
      • New Talent: Summoner’s Embrace – Increases the damage dealt by your spells and your demon by 3%.
      • New Talent: Indiscriminate Flames – Backdraft increases the damage of your next Chaos Bolt by 5% or increases the critical strike chance of your next Incinerate or Soul Fire by 35%.
      • New Talent: Blistering Atrophy – Increases the damage of Shadowburn by 20%. Shadowburn always critically strikes a target that is at or below 30% health.
      • New Talent: Fiendish Cruelty – When Shadowburn fails to kill a target that is at or below 30% health, its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
      • New Talent: Demonfire Mastery – Increases the damage of Channel Demonfire by 30% and it deals damage 35% faster.
      • New Talent: Improved Chaos Bolt – Increases the damage of Chaos Bolt by 10% and reduces its cast time by 0.5 seconds.
      • New Talent: Avatar of Destruction – Consuming Ritual of Ruin summons an Overfiend for 8 seconds. Overfiend generates 1 Soul Shard Fragment every 0.5 seconds and casts Chaos Bolt at its summoner’s target, dealing Chaos damage.
      • New Talent: Dimension Ripper – Incinerate has a chance to recharge Dimensional Rift.
      • New Talent: Flame Rift – Dimensional Rift can now summon a powerful Flame Rift.
      • New Talent: Lessons of Space-Time – While you have a Dimensional Rift open, all of your damage is increased by 5%.
      • New Talent: Unstable Rifts – Bolts from Dimensional Rift deal 25% of the damage dealt to nearby enemies.
      • Ruin has been redesigned – Increases the Critical Strike damage of your Destruction spells by 5/10%.
      • Inferno has been redesigned – Rain of Fire damage is increased by 20% and its Soul Shard cost is reduced by 1.
      • Decimation has been redesigned – Your Incinerate and Conflagrate casts on targets that have 35% or less health reduces the cooldown of Soulfire by 5 seconds and reduce its cast time by 40% for 10 seconds.
      • Chaos Incarnate has been redesigned – Chaos Bolt, Rain of Fire, and Shadowburn always gain 70% of the maximum benefit from your Mastery: Chaotic Energies.
      • Decimation has been redesigned – Your critical strikes have a chance to reset the cooldown of Soul Fire and reduce the cast time of your next Soul Fire by 80%.
      • Scalding Flames has been redesigned – Increases the damage of Immolate by 25% and its duration by 3 seconds.
      • Chaos Bolt has been removed from the Destruction specialization tree and is now baseline.
      • The cooldown of Summon Infernal is now 2 minutes (was 3 minutes).
      • Chaos Bolts cast by Overfiend no longer gains modifiers active on its summoner.
      • The tooltip of Summon Overfiend has been updated – Generates 1 Soul Shard Fragment every 0.5 seconds and casts Chaos Bolt at 80% effectiveness at its summoner’s target.
      • The visual for casting Dimensional Rift has been updated.
      • The following talents are now 1 point:
        • Burn to Ashes
        • Master Ritualist
        • Power Overwhelming
        • Infernal Brand
        • Crashing Chaos
        • Ashen Remains
        • Eradication
        • Conflagration of Chaos
        • Ruin
        • Scalding Flames
        • Fire and Brimstone
        • Rolling Havoc
        • Raging Demonfire
        • Flashpoint
        • Emberstorms
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Avatar of Destruction
        • Chaosbringer
        • Pandemonium
        • Cry Havoc
        • Improved Immolate
        • Decimating Bolt
        • Grand Warlock’s Design
        • Flame Rift
        • Lessons of Space-Time
        • Unstable Rifts
  • Warrior
    • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
    • Berserker Rage now auto-learned at level 12.
    • Honed Reflexes has been redesigned – Cooldown of Die By the Sword, Enraged Regeneration, Shield Wall, Pummel, Intervene, Spell Reflection, and Storm Bolt reduced by 5%.
    • Second Wind gains an additional effect – While you are below 35% health, restores 1.0% health every 1 second. The amount restored increases the closer you are to death (max 2%).
    • Thunder Clap Rage cost reduced to 20 (was 30).
    • Blood and Thunder no longer increases Rage cost or damage of Thunder Clap.
    • Crackling Thunder also increases damage of Thunder Clap by 10%.
    • Frothing Berserker now refunds 10% Rage for Arms and Fury, and 25% Rage for Protection.
    • Shockwave no longer generates Rage on cast.
    • Champion’s Spear generates 10 Rage on cast (was 20).
    • Thunderous Roar no longer generates Rage on cast.
    • Thunderous Words now causes Thunderous Roar’s Bleed effect to increase damage targets take from all the Warrior’s bleed effects, rather than passively increasing it all the time.
    • Slam damage increased by 130%. Arms Slam damage bonus reduced to 50% (was 75%).
    • Bladestorm damage increased by 70%.
    • Ravager damage decreased by 10%.
    • Sudden Death can now stack 2 times.
    • The visual for Shockwave will now properly match its radius, both with and without the Rumbling Earth talent. Impact visual has also been updated.
    • The visual for Thunderous Roar has been adjusted.
    • The following talents have been removed:
      • Titanic Throw
      • Sonic Boom
    • Arms
      • New Talent: Finishing Blows – Overpower generates 8 Rage when used on a target below 35% health.
      • Barbaric Training has been redesigned for Arms – Now grants 20% damage and 10% critical damage to Slam and Whirlwind.
      • Storm of Swords has been redesigned – Now grants Whirlwind a 30% chance to make your next Whirlwind cost 100% less Rage.
      • Unhinged has been redesigned – Every other time Bladestorm or Ravager deal damage, you cast a Mortal Strike at your target or a nearby enemy.
      • Dance of Death has been redesigned – When an enemy dies while affected by your Bladestorm, all damage you deal is increased by 5% for the remainder of the Bladestorm and for 2 seconds afterwards. When an enemy dies while affected by your Ravager, its duration is extended by 2 seconds. These effects can trigger a maximum of 3 times per use of Bladestorm or Ravager.
      • Cleave now replaces Whirlwind.
        • Developer’s note: We feel that Arms has an overwhelming number of abilities they must use in their AOE rotation, so we’re making Cleave replace Whirlwind to help alleviate that.
      • Cleave cooldown reduced to 4.5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
        • Developer’s note: We are happy with Cleave’s position as the focus of Arms AOE but feel that the 3 second cooldown put too much pressure on the rotation. Increasing the cooldown will allow more room for Overpower and rotational cooldowns like Sweeping Strikes and Warbringer.
      • Cleave damage increased by 5%.
      • Rage generated from auto-attacks reduced by 16%.
      • Whirlwind base Rage cost reduced to 20 (was 30).
      • Whirlwind damage reduced by 33%.
      • Rend base Rage cost reduced to 20 (was 30).
      • Ignore Pain Rage cost reduced to 20 (was 40).
      • Battlelord no longer resets the cooldown of Cleave.
      • Storm of Swords now triggers from Whirlwind or Cleave and reduces the Rage cost of your next Whirlwind or Cleave.
      • Fervor of Battle now also triggers from Cleave.
      • Barbaric Training now also affects Cleave. Damage bonus reduced to 10% (was 20%).
      • Seismic Reverberation now also triggers from Cleave.
      • Collateral Damage’s damage bonus now applies to Cleave as well as Whirlwind.
      • Unhinged now will cast Mortal Strike on your target if valid, falling back to a random target.
      • Warlord’s Torment no longer triggers from Colossus Smash. Duration of Recklessness buff increased by 50% and bonus Rage generation reduced to 25% (was 100%).
      • In for the Kill’s Haste bonus now lasts as long as Colossus Smash does.
      • Improved Overpower increases number of Overpower charges by 1.
      • Dreadnaught no longer increases number of Overpower charges.
      • Strength of Arms no longer causes Overpower to generates 8 Rage when used on a target below 35% health.
      • Tactician chance to reset cooldown of Overpower per Rage spent reduced to 1% (was 1.3%).
      • Deft Experience increase to Tactician’s chance to reset cooldown of Overpower per Rage spent reduced to 0.5% (was 0.6%).
      • Valor in Victory’s Versatility bonus increased to 2% (was 1%).
      • Battlelord no longer generates Rage when triggered.
      • Skullsplitter now accelerates Rend’s Bleed baseline.
      • Ravager is now a choice node with Bladestorm. All existing Bladestorm sub-talents updated to work with both Ravager and Bladestorm.
      • Bladestorm no longer generates Rage on cast.
      • Dreadnaught damage reduced by 58%.
      • Strength of Arms now also increases Overpower damage by 15%.
      • Crushing Force now increases Mortal Strike damage by 5% and Mortal Strike critical strike damage by 5% per point (was Slam damage and critical strike chance).
      • Battlelord no longer increases Overpower damage, and now generates 10 Rage when it resets the cooldown of Mortal Strike.
      • Critical Thinking now restores 10% of Rage spent on Execute per point (was 5%).
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Tide of Blood
        • Reaping Swings
        • Hurricane
    • Fury
      • Developer’s note: We’ve been seeing extremely high uptime of Recklessness, which leads to a cycle of high Rage generation and a lack of variance in Fury’s rotation. We’d like Recklessness to be an ability that is active only some of the time to create some variance to Fury’s rotation, so we’re adjusting several talents to reduce overall Recklessness uptime. We will be closely monitoring Fury’s rotational cadence and damage output and making adjustments where necessary.
      • New Talent: Powerful Enrage: Enrage increases the damage your abilities deal by an additional 15% and Enrage’s duration is increased by 1 second. On a choice node with Frenzied Enrage.
      • Hurricane replaced with Unhinged – Every other time Bladestorm or Ravager deal damage, you cast a Bloodthirst at your target or a nearby enemy.
      • Fury Warriors now learn Defensive Stance by default.
      • All ability damage increased by 15%.
      • Rampage damage increased by 10%.
      • Bloodthirst damage increased by 43%
      • Deft Experience now causes Bloodthirst to extend your Enrage effect by 0.5/1.0 sec if you are Enraged.
      • Swift Strikes now also increases Bloodthirst’s Rage generated by 1.0/2.0 Rage.
      • Crushing Force now increases the damage of Bloodthirst by 10/20% and critical strike chance of Bloodthirst by 5/10%.
      • Slam’s Rage cost removed.
      • Wrath and Fury now increases the chance for Improved Raging Blow to reset Raging Blow’s cooldown by 10% while Enraged.
      • Deft Experience no longer reduces Bloodthirst’s cooldown, instead it now increases Bloodthirst’s chance to trigger Enrage by 2% per point.
      • Tenderize no longer increases the duration of Enrage.
      • Bloodcraze now triggers from Raging Blow instead of Bloodthirst.
      • Bladestorm now generates 10 Rage per damage event for Fury (20 with Storm of Steel).
      • Bladestorm is now a choice node with Ravager. All existing Ravager sub-talents updated to work with both Ravager and Bladestorm.
      • Anger Management now reduces cooldowns by 1 second per 30 Rage spent (was 20 Rage).
      • Unbridled Ferocity no longer triggers from Onslaught and its chance to trigger is reduced to 6% (was 20%).
        • Developer’s note: Unbridled Ferocity was a major offender in Recklessness uptime, and it triggering from Onslaught added additional talent choice pressure in Fury’s Tier 3 talents. We’re reducing the proc chance to put it on par with other Tier 3 talents and removing Onslaught from the list of triggers to reduce talent choice pressure in Tier 3.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Frenzied Flurry has been removed, its effects have been added to Single-Minded Fury.
        • Raging Armaments
        • Annihilator
        • Storm of Swords
          • Developer’s note: Annihilator and Sword of Swords provided an option for Fury players who wanted a lower “actions per minute” playstyle. However, we’re not happy with how they changed which abilities warriors used in their rotations. We are instead providing Powerful Enrage as a new option for a slower playstyle that synergizes with Fury’s rotation and flavor.
    • Protection
      • New Talent: Fight Through the Flames – Defensive Stance additionally reduces magic damage you take by 5%.
      • Battle-Scarred Veteran has been updated – When a damage event reduces your health below 30%, the portion of that damage event that would apply to the last 30% of your health is also reduced by 80%.
        • Developer’s note: For example, if you are at 50% health and receive damage for 40% of your health, your damage taken will be 20% + 20% * (1-0.8), or 24%, and you will have 26% health remaining when Battle-Scarred Veteran activates." Additionally, this change will be deployed to the 10.2.7 environment over the next few days.
      • Dance of Death has been redesigned – When an enemy dies while affected by your Ravager, its duration is extended by 2 seconds. This effect can trigger a maximum of 3 times per use of Ravager.
      • Whirlwind base Rage cost reduced to 20 (was 30).
      • Whirlwind damage reduced by 33%.
      • Rend base Rage cost reduced to 20 (was 30).
      • Defensive Stance no longer reduces damage dealt by Protection Warriors.
      • Improved Heroic Throw has been removed.

Items
  • The item levels of leveling gear have been adjusted to be rewarded at an appropriate item level through level 70.
    • Developer’s note: With this adjustment the leveling content should feel easier for all players as the items being rewarded will be a higher item level. All leveling items will follow this high item level cadence except for heirlooms. Heirlooms still have the advantage of increasing their item level as the wielder levels. In general, this should make leveling a more fluid and pleasant experience!
  • DPS trinkets and items with additional effects reduced by 33% for tank and healer specializations.
    • Developer’s note: Tanks and healers choosing to wear damage trinkets have often seen them contribute a disproportionate and unintended amount of their overall damage. DPS cantrips have further exacerbated this issue. This change is intended to shift power back into players’ class kits while reducing the opportunity cost of choosing specialized tank and healer trinkets over pure damage trinkets. This change is not retroactive.
  • The sell value of the Elegant Canvas Brush has been reduced to 100 gold.

Player versus Player
  • Rated Battleground Blitz
    • Rated Battleground Blitz is enabled on Beta for queueing.
      • Rated Battleground Blitz is the rated version of the Battleground Blitz brawl that came in the 10.1, Embers of Neltharion content update. It is a solo queue rated 8v8 battleground game mode with an accelerated pace and new mechanics to make the battles faster.
      • The map pool is the same as the Brawl version.
  • Arenas
    • All arena maps now have levers players can click on to indicate they are ready for the game to start. Once all players have hit the lever, the arena start timer will skip to 10 seconds remaining.
    • Shadow Sight now highlights enemies that are stealthed with a red outline that can be seen through walls.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Call of the Elder Druid has been removed from PvP talents and is now a Restoration Druid talent.
    • Monk
      • New PvP Talent: Absolute Serenity – Celestial Conduit now prevents incapacitate, disorient, snare, and root effects for its duration.
    • Paladin
      • Holy
        • Barrier Faith is now 50% more effective in PvP combat (was 100%).
    • Priest
      • Mindgames is now a PvP talent (was a Class talent).
      • Mindgames duration increased by 2 seconds.
      • Mindgames damage, damage reversal, and healing reversal increased by 33%.
    • Rogue
      • Shadowy Duel now applies a screen effect so it is more noticeable that you are inside the duel.

User Interface and Accessibility
  • Spellbook
    • Spellbook has been redesigned and moved to the same window as Talents and Specializations.
    • Search functionality has been added to the Spellbook. Search results will be categorized under one of the following to provide further context:
      • Exact Matches: Exact full name matches the search text
      • Related Matches: Spells mentioned in the Exact Match’s description
      • Name Matches: Spells whose name partially matches the search text
      • Description Matches: Spells whose description partially matches the search text
    • Minimize and expand functionality has been added to the Spellbook frame.
    • Checkbox added to hide passives from displaying in the Spellbook.
  • Professions now has its own micromenu button.
  • Mount Journal now has a button called Switch Flight Style that lets you switch between steady flight (normal flying) and Skyriding.
  • Upon learning Skyriding, the Skyriding talent tree is now accessible via a button within the Mount Journal.
  • Flight map icons have been updated.
  • Flightmaster icon and new flight path icon have been updated.
  • Areas of the Quest Log interface have been updated with new artwork.
  • A button for Professions has been added to the micromenu where the Spellbook button was previously.
  • New Options
    • Option to replace spiders with alternative creatures. This doesn’t affect gameplay or difficulty. Option under Accessibility > General > Arachnophobia Mode.
    • Icon can be used to mark your player character for visibility. Option under Accessibility > General > Self Highlight.
    • Highlight your character’s silhouette when blocked by objects in game. Option under Gameplay > Combat > Show Silhouette when Obstructed.
  • Objective Tracker
    • Updated Objective Tracker art.
    • Minimize settings are now on a new top level quest tracker header.
    • New animations on headers and objectives.
    • Icons for in progress quests have been updated.
    • Objective Tracker text size can be adjusted with Edit Mode.
      • Developer’s note: This will only apply for headers and most text lines in the tracker.
  • Added new 3D quest bangs and icons:
    • Meta quests
    • Repeatable quests
    • Campaign trivial quests
  • Improved clarity when enchanting items:
    • Cursor highlight when mousing over items that can be enchanted by current enchantment
    • Dimming icons of non-enchantable items
    • Animations when an item has been enchanted
  • Updates to many world map icons, including: Rare, Rare Elite, Cave Entrances, Teleporters, Great Vault, Catalyst Convertor, Digsites, Pet Bettles, Dungeon, and Raid.
  • Checkboxes for tracking have been added to the quest log for easier management.
  • Characters on the character select screen are now directly clickable within the scene.
  • The Group Manager has been updated with new art and feature improvements, including:
    • Additional options to restrict group pings
    • Easier access to both world and unit raid markers
    • UI panel reorganized so related options are together in sections
    • Added instance options previously only found in the character portrait dropdown
  • Health bars have been updated with a visualization that shows the percentage of temporary max health that is depleted.
  • On the Rated PvP screen, the button tooltips now include information about your current rank in the specialization leaderboard.
  • Most world map icons can now be supertracked by left-clicking. Some examples include: events, rares, rare elites, bonus objectives, flightmasters, dungeon/raid entrances, and more.
  • The visual for meta quests has been updated.
  • Dire Beasts, Army of the Dead ghouls, Magus of the Dead, various Demonology Warlock demons, Void Tendril, Void Lasher, and Denizen of the Dream nameplates are now always hidden.
  • For any item in the quest tracker, right-clicking and selecting “Remove Focus” will remove supertracking behavior.
  • The quest bang visual for quests that are in-progress has been updated.
  • Artwork updates and clarity improvements have been made to game service menus on the character select screen.
  • The camera will now allow for the player character to be more obstructed by the environment before colliding and pushing the camera forward.
    • Use the console command “cameraIndirectVisibility [0,1]” to turn the feature off or on, and use “cameraIndirectOffset [0, 10.0]” to modify the sensitivity.
by Published on 2024-06-13 01:15 AM

Dragonflight Hotfixes - June 12, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Fixed an issue where a tiny dagger was appearing when casting a variety of spells and abilities.
  • Fixed an issue where the low noise variant of Frozen Orb was not being used inside raids and dungeons.

Player versus Player
  • Evoker
    • Fixed an issue preventing Chrono Loop from being used in some locations, including many areas in Black Rook Hold Arena.

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria Hotfixes - June 12, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Bronze Cache values increased by 100%.
    • Minor Bronze Cache (250 → 500)
    • Lesser Bronze Cache (500 → 1000)
    • Bronze Cache (750 → 1500)
    • Greater Bronze Cache (1250 → 2500)
  • Spools of Eternal Thread stat gain increased by 200%.
    • Minor Spool of Eternal Thread (20 → 60)
    • Lesser Spool of Eternal Thread (50 → 150)
    • Spool of Eternal Thread (100 → 300)
    • Greater Spool of Eternal Thread (180 → 540)
  • Emperor Shaohao reputation increased by 700%.

Cataclysm Classic Hotfixes - June 12
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Developer’s note: We noticed that Balance druid gameplay was seeing a trend towards sitting in Solar and trying not to leave it, especially in Multi-DoT situations. Not engaging with a decent chunk of your core rotation to stay in Solar Eclipse is not a playstyle that we nor the original developers had intended, so we released a change last week that was aimed at preventing mastery snapshotting pre-pull by resetting Eclipse when engaging a boss.

        We understand this could be a damage reduction in many scenarios and to address this, Insect Swarm now deals Spellstorm (Arcane/Nature) damage so it can now benefit from Lunar Eclipse. This means that when you end up in Lunar Eclipse, you will still be buffing your two core DoTs. We estimate this change to be about a 15% damage increase to Insect Swarm, which is typically a Balance Druid’s second most damaging ability on non-single target encounters. There may still be situations where staying in Solar Eclipse is ideal, and that’s totally fine, we just don’t think it’s healthy for that to be every situation and on every pull.
      • Starting a boss encounter resets Eclipse energy to 0.
      • Insect Swarm is now considered both an Arcane and a Nature spell, causing it to benefit from both Eclipses. The tooltip will be updated in a future update.

WoW Classic - Balance Druid Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Greetings Moonkins.

We noticed that Balance druid gameplay was seeing a trend towards sitting in Solar and trying not to leave it, especially in Multi-DoT situations. Not engaging with a decent chunk of your core rotation to stay in Solar Eclipse is not a playstyle that we nor the original developers had intended, so we released a change last week that was aimed at preventing mastery snapshotting pre-pull by resetting Eclipse when engaging a boss.

Having your Eclipse state reset on boss pull does a few things:

  • It lets Balance druids start pulls on a relatively even playing field (even after wiping)
  • It makes you less reluctant to participate in trash pulls instead of saving an Eclipse state, and
  • It also doesn’t punish a player who was recently in Solar, and starts a boss with their bar pushing towards Lunar Eclipse

We acknowledge this change required breaking a few Moonkin eggs and understand this could be a damage reduction in many scenarios. As a result, we went looking for a lightweight change to bring back the DPS lost from not being able to start in a specific Eclipse state, and to attack the core problem that Moonkins were facing that made them want to play ‘Sunkin’ in the first place–it feels bad to leave Solar Eclipse.

To address this, we recently deployed a hotfix that changes Insect Swarm to now deal Spellstorm (Arcane/Nature) damage so it can now benefit from Lunar Eclipse. This means that when you end up in Lunar Eclipse, you will still be buffing your two core DoTs. We estimate this change to be about a 15% damage increase to Insect Swarm, which is typically a Balance Druid’s second most damaging ability on non-single target encounters. There may still be situations where staying in Solar Eclipse is ideal, and that’s totally fine, we just don’t think it’s healthy for that to be every situation and on every pull.

We recognize that the lack of communication when the first change went live was frustrating, but we wanted to get the initial change out quickly so that the gearing meta did not settle in a specific way for Balance Druids, only to have that change a few weeks later while we continued to iterate on this set of changes. We look forward to seeing your Lunar Eclipsed swarms in action and will continue to monitor druid performance after this change.

Thank you!
by Published on 2024-06-13 12:36 AM

Increase to Bronze Cache, Spools of Eternal Thread, and Emperor Shaohao Reputation
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello Remixers!

Thank you for all of your continued feedback on the Mists of Pandaria Remix event. We have a few upcoming changes that we hope will address some of your concerns and help make the remainder of the event even more of a blast to blast through.

First, we’ve heard repeatedly that the rate of Bronze acquisition doesn’t feel quite fast enough to allow you to comfortably collect all of the collectables you’re looking for while upgrading your gear. We investigated reducing upgrade costs and crediting players that had already upgraded their gear, but found technical limitations due to how Remix and Dragonflight interact with one another. We landed instead on doubling the value of Bronze Caches as shown below:

Bronze Cache values increased by 100%
  • Minor Bronze Cache (250 → 500)
  • Lesser Bronze Cache (500 → 1000)
  • Bronze Cache (750 → 1500)
  • Greater Bronze Cache (1250 → 2500)

In addition, we want to make powering up to overpower content easier, so we’re going to triple the effect of Spools of Eternal Thread:

Spools of Eternal Thread stat gain increased by 200%.
  • Minor Spool of Eternal Thread (20 → 60)
  • Lesser Spool of Eternal Thread (50 → 150)
  • Spool of Eternal Thread (100 → 300)
  • Greater Spool of Eternal Thread (180 → 540)

These items are both available from a wide variety of content, on both repeatable and one-time-per-character sources, so they should benefit all players whether it’s your first time entering Pandaria or your latest new Timerunner.

Once the hotfix is applied, you’ll see a new buff when you equip your cloak: Timerunner’s Mastery, indicating that the changes are active!

And because it’s a bit of a grind, we’re also increasing Emperor Shaohao reputation by 700%.

Thanks again for all of your feedback on this version of Remix. We will be applying all of these learnings to our future endeavors!

The WoW Remix Team
by Published on 2024-06-12 08:34 PM

The War Within Beta - Delves Development Notes & Seasonal Progression
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello everyone, welcome to the start of Delves end game testing on the realm, “These Go To Eleven”!

We’re very excited to have people come in and see what we have in store for our endgame difficulty.

We wanted to start things off with a layout of what we currently have, what we’re planning next, and our goals behind these decisions.

Before Season 1 begins in The War Within players will have access to Tiers 1, 2, and 3 difficulty in delves. We expect players who have been keeping up with the current season will prefer tiers 2 and 3, while newer players will begin in tier 1 before graduating up to 2 and eventually 3 when they gear up.

When Season 1 begins we will open up tiers 4 through 11 along with introducing a few mechanics in tiers 4 and above: seasonal progression, death counters, and Zekvir’s Influence.

Seasonal Progression

Seasonal progress can be obtained from any delve when the season begins. Playing at higher tiers will reward more progress, but players will still be able to complete the season at lower tiers.

We want players to be able to find the difficulty that they enjoy and focus on that without feeling that they need to push higher to complete the seasonal track.

Tiers 9-11 are planned to have a higher difficulty curve as we do not plan on giving out increased power rewards there. They will give out gear at the equivalent of a Tier 8 delve. We’re doing this so we can tune these delves to be particularly difficult without creating the assumption that all players should strive to hit tier 11.

Death Counter

In Tiers 4 and above players will start with a pool of lives. When you release after dying the counter will lower. Players who reach zero lives can still finish delves, but they will miss out on bonus rewards like cosmetics and unlocking the next tier of difficulty. Every death that happens after you reach zero lives while fighting a boss will grant players a small buff to help them with the final boss fight.

Our goal with the death counter is to give players a barometer to measure their success in a delve without being overly penalizing.

Zekvir’s Influence

We have our mysterious 13th delve that we will not be releasing to test during the beta. This includes its inhabitant, Zekvir, the Hand of the Harbinger. However, Zekvir will prove to be a threat throughout delves even if he isn’t physically there.

Random groups of enemies will receive various boons from Zekvir. As you go higher in tiers, more groups will be chosen and the boons will increase in their difficulty. Players who are able to defeat these empowered groups will earn increased seasonal progress at the end of the delve.

Our design behind Zekvir’s Influence is to add more challenges in higher tiers beyond, “number go up”. We want to differentiate this from the affix system in Mythic +, which is why this only impacts some groups in a delve as opposed to all of them.

What’s Next?

On the realm, “These Go To Eleven”, you’ll find a helpful Zandelvari in Stormwind and Orgrimmar who will port you to specific delves. You can also unlock all of Brann Bronzebeard’s curios at rank 1 and set his level to be 10.

Our immediate plans for the beta update after this will be improving the messaging of Zekvir’s Influence, both from who is being impacted by it and how much I am being rewarded for this. We are actively working on this, so expect some more fun things in next week’s update for this.

There will be ongoing balance tuning for the classes and Brann’s abilities as well. Are some tiers too hard for a class? Is tier 11 too easy? Let’s find out!

We’re looking forward to everyone’s feedback. Welcome to the endgame of Delves!

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