Class Tuning Incoming - November 22
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re preparing a tuning pass that focuses on high target count situations, based on data gathered from the Dragonflight Beta.

We’re adding reduced-damage-beyond-5/8-targets to a number of AOE spells, reducing the damage of a few spells, and increasing the damage of others with the intent of improving balance across specs in this damage profile.

We’ll be hotfixing these changes into the Beta very soon, and we’ll then apply them to the live game with scheduled weekly maintenance, which is Tuesday, November 22 in this region.

Death Knight
  • Unholy
    • Epidemic now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
    • Bursting Sores damage reduced by 10%.

Demon Hunter
  • Immolation Aura now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
  • Havoc
    • Fel Rush now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.

Druid
  • Feral
    • Tear Open Wounds now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.

Hunter
  • Marksmanship
    • All damage dealt increased by 10%.
  • Survival
    • All damage dealt increased by 5%.

Mage
  • Frost
    • Frozen Orb damage reduced by 15%.
    • Blizzard now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
  • Fire
    • Ignite damage reduced by 12%.
    • Master of Flame now increases Ignite’s damage by 15% (was 18%).

Priest
  • Shadow
    • Mind Sear now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
    • Psychic Link now causes Mind Blast, Mind Flay, and Mind Spike to deal 30%/60% of their damage to all other targets affected by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards (was 15%/30%).

Rogue
  • Assassination
    • Indiscriminate Carnage cooldown reduced to 45 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Subtlety
    • Shuriken Storm damage increased by 10%.
    • Shadowstrike damage increased by 10%.
    • Black Powder damage increased by 5%.
    • Secret Technique damage increased by 5%.
    • Shadow Blades cooldown reduced to 2 minutes (was 3 minutes).
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Secret Technique’s built-in cooldown reduction from benefitting from Echoing Reprimand’s Animacharged combo points.
  • Outlaw
    • Fatal Flourish chance to restore Energy reduced to 60% (was 65%)

Shaman
  • Enhancement
    • All damage dealt increased by 5%.

Warlock
  • Affliction
    • Malefic Affliction now causes your active Unstable Affliction to deal 8/13% additional damage (was 5/10%), up to 24/39% (was 15/30%), for the rest of its duration.
    • Dread Touch now causes your target to take 30% (was 20%) additional damage from your damage over time effects for 6 seconds.
    • Doom Blossom damage increased by 15%.
  • Destruction
    • Rain of Fire damage increased by 15%.
  • Demonology
    • Dreadbite now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.

Warrior
  • Fury
    • Odyn’s Fury now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Class Tuning Incoming - November 22 started by Stoy View original post
Comments 27 Comments
  1. diller's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Uvania View Post
    Its just a FFXIV clone with lots of sparkly dragons by now and a stupid talent system which has the same limitations as the one we had from day 1 in WoW vanilla and with a upgraded flying system.

    #makewowgreatagain

    atleast they are trying to patch the new mess they've made and i really hope they get back on track in 10.1.5 where they pull the ripcord once again and reverting some changes like a total removal of the 18 year old UI, maybe bringing it back as an option.

    Evokers are by the way doing some insane dmg in greens and i hope they get them on a even playfield with other caster dpsers before Dragonflight s1 arena/m+ goes live.
    Still no one asked, what is the relevance to this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma77 View Post
    rip dreadstalkers
    It was hardly touched, limiting damage beyond 8 mobs will hardly make a difference.
  1. Araitik's Avatar
    Yeah sure more warlock buffs, not like they are already lightyears ahead of the next best class let alone anyone else. This is a joke.
  1. Yakut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unlimited Power View Post
    Love that enhancement received a flat 25% nerf only to be gradually buffed by 15% again.
    Well, if you looked at the changes to enhancement shaman, it is very clear that a number of bugs were inflating their damage. Those bugs got fixed, so Blizzard reverted a good amount (not all) of the nerfs. But, sure, let's make a generalized statement that is completely unaware of context.
  1. Mardux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Araitik View Post
    Yeah sure more warlock buffs, not like they are already lightyears ahead of the next best class let alone anyone else. This is a joke.
    Yeah sure a joke, not like their damage is artificially inflated because of motes that are going away on the 28th.
  1. Nereidaa's Avatar
    It's hard to know what's the state of things until we're all level 70 with raiding gear, so it's safer to assume these tuning passes are made with a good reason, by professionals that have vast amounts of data and expertise.

    I mean, I can see how some people rather make idiotic baseless comments, but there are also people who believe the Earth is flat, so just treat them the same way. Thumbs up, nod slowly and back away before they think they got your attention.
  1. gaaara's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by diller View Post
    Still no one asked, what is the relevance to this thread?

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    It was hardly touched, limiting damage beyond 8 mobs will hardly make a difference.
    You mean 5? This is after all the nerfs to dreadstalkers to control its aoe damage. Since they nerfed it to 5+beyond, then they need to revert/re-tune damage.
  1. diller's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by gaaara View Post
    You mean 5? This is after all the nerfs to dreadstalkers to control its aoe damage. Since they nerfed it to 5+beyond, then they need to revert/re-tune damage.
    It wasn't only Demo that was hit by this, it hardly kills the spec.

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