Upcoming Class Tuning Changes - March 29
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ll be making the following changes to increase the performance of select specializations in next week’s realm maintenance.

As always, these are subject to further change before they go live, and we’ll have the final adjustments in our hotfixes update next week.

Additionally, we’re not planning on nerfing any over-performing specializations with this week’s pass, as we want to gather more data and provide more advance notice.

Classes

Death Knight
  • Unholy
    • All damage increased by 5%.

Druid
  • Feral
    • All damage increased by 3%.
    • Primal Wrath damage increased by 10%.
    • Brutal Slash damage increased by 20%.
    • Swipe damage increased by 15%.
    • Thrash damage increased by 20%.

Hunter
  • Beast Mastery
    • Beast Cleave now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets (was 5).
    • All damage increased by 3%.

Monk
  • Mistweaver
    • Spinning Crane Kick damage increased by 30%.

Rogue
  • Outlaw
    • Blade Flurry now strikes nearby enemies for 50% of normal damage (was 40%).

Shaman
  • Elemental
    • All damage increased by 5%.

Warlock
  • Destruction
    • All damage increased by 5%.

Warrior
  • Ignore Pain now ignores 55% of the damage (was 50%).
  • Protection
    • Demoralizing Shout now reduces the damage enemies deal to you by 25% (was 20%).
    • Ignore Pain now reduces the cost of Ignore Pain to 35 Rage (was 40 Rage).
    • Spell Reflection cooldown reduced to 20 seconds (was 25 seconds).
    • Vanguard reduces all damage taken by 15% (was 10%).
This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming Class Tuning Changes - March 29 started by Lumy View original post
Comments 32 Comments
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pedoso View Post
    Why not just buff classes to be at their level instead? More fun that way
    sadly this buff dose nothing to help these specs.....its a start but dose nothing and my main is 1 of those specs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprengdpanda View Post
    Yes you are dumb AoE got buffed not nerfed. Read the post again.
    hes actually right in away we don't need to hit more targets with it we need it to not hit like a wet noodle, our aoe didn't get buffed increasing the target cap wont make us do more damage with it. it'll just be the same low dmg spread to more targets
  1. Jorel88's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdragon2 View Post
    sadly this buff dose nothing to help these specs.....its a start but dose nothing and my main is 1 of those specs

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    hes actually right in away we don't need to hit more targets with it we need it to not hit like a wet noodle, our aoe didn't get buffed increasing the target cap wont make us do more damage with it. it'll just be the same low dmg spread to more targets
    Right! Should have said:

    Beast Cleave damage increased by X amount

    All damage increased by 3%
  1. Zan15's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by daCarter View Post
    "Class Tuning" where are the MM, Survival Hunter and the Enhancer Nerf?
    LOL imagine complaining about Survival Hunters, my god what has this world come too
  1. Neotart's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    LOL imagine complaining about Survival Hunters, my god what has this world come too
    Exactly!!!
  1. Kalisandra's Avatar
    It's nice buffing under-performing specs and all, but most of them are for classes that have one or more good specs already. As these buffs stand most of the under-performing specs will come up to about the mid-range, and that pushes those in the mid to lower-mid down, and that means classes with one DPS spec are going to be shafted.
  1. Sinte's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    LOL imagine complaining about Survival Hunters, my god what has this world come too
    TL;DR "My spec isn't in the top 3 waaaah nerf the other specs until it is!!!".

    God forbid survival gets to have some fun for a patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalisandra View Post
    It's nice buffing under-performing specs and all, but most of them are for classes that have one or more good specs already. As these buffs stand most of the under-performing specs will come up to about the mid-range, and that pushes those in the mid to lower-mid down, and that means classes with one DPS spec are going to be shafted.
    Unless you're in a top100 guild, nobody is going to shaft you. There are ferals above 2.5k m+ score. If they can get there, any class can dps. People just want the easy way out.
  1. Motorman's Avatar
    Class tuning should happen when most everyone got their 4 tier set otherwise its completely pointless, not to mention most people are half geared atm.
  1. uncl55's Avatar
    what a great time to be Retribution, ow excuse me im going to puke
  1. Smashfist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinte View Post



    Unless you're in a top100 guild, nobody is going to shaft you. There are ferals above 2.5k m+ score. If they can get there, any class can dps. People just want the easy way out.
    All good and well to say that until you play solo and want to pug, even if you are a good player, the toxic shithole that is lfg will see it as “omg feral is trash let’s take another fury warrior”.
  1. rrayy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stoffe View Post
    i may be a bit dumb but those BM hunter changes. Do they nerf our aoe dmg and compensating it 3% overall dmg so its like +-0?
    No. They buffed both. AOE now hits 8 targets before diminishing returns kicks in instead of 8. Both got buffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalisandra View Post
    It's nice buffing under-performing specs and all, but most of them are for classes that have one or more good specs already. As these buffs stand most of the under-performing specs will come up to about the mid-range, and that pushes those in the mid to lower-mid down, and that means classes with one DPS spec are going to be shafted.
    So you want to force people to play a spec they hate because it performs better? The buffs are intended to make each spec perform roughly equal, so players can choose the spec they like. Players should not be forced to play a spec they hate to have best performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdragon2 View Post
    sadly this buff dose nothing to help these specs.....its a start but dose nothing and my main is 1 of those specs

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    hes actually right in away we don't need to hit more targets with it we need it to not hit like a wet noodle, our aoe didn't get buffed increasing the target cap wont make us do more damage with it. it'll just be the same low dmg spread to more targets
    It did get buffed because you will do more total damage.
  1. HeraldofSargeras's Avatar
    Thank god they buffed elemental. Everyone I know switched to enhance because of ele's damage...
  1. erifwodahs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdragon2 View Post
    hes actually right in away we don't need to hit more targets with it we need it to not hit like a wet noodle, our aoe didn't get buffed increasing the target cap wont make us do more damage with it. it'll just be the same low dmg spread to more targets
    No, he is not right in any way. AoE Dmg got buffed, especially in [6 to 8] targets because dmg reduction doesn't apply anymore for this gap and also 3% overall buff. It's written very clearly.

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