WoW Hotfixes - February 20, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
WoW Classic: Season of Discovery

  • Increased the number of crafting materials found in Boxes of Gnomeregan Salvage and slightly increased the drop rate of Grime-Encrusted Salvage throughout Gnomeregan.
  • Druid
    • Berserk now also increases the number of targets struck by Lacerate while it is active.
    • Starsurge bonus damage to Starfire increased to 80% (was 66%). Corrected a bug causing this bonus damage to be lower than intended at level 40.
    • Swipe now scales with attack power, gaining 10% of attack power as damage.
    • Threat caused by Swipe greatly increased.
    • Rip duration increased to 16 seconds (was 12 seconds).
  • Hunter
    • Raptor Strike damage when the Melee Specialist rune is active is now normalized weapon damage.
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Fiery Weapon enchantment and Seal of Martyrdom were triggering each other. Neither can be triggered by the other any longer.
    • Fixed an issue where Fiery Blaze and Fiery Weapon enchantments could trigger or be triggered by Seal of Martyrdom. Those interactions do not happen anymore.
  • Priest
    • Mind Spike damage increased by 10%.
    • Void Plague damage increased by 10%.
    • Shadow Word: Death base damage before modifiers decreased by 40% and spellpower coefficient adusted to 42.9% (was 64.3%).
    • Developers’ notes: Overall, this should result in a 33-40% damage reduction on Shadow Word: Death, depending on the amount of spellpower the priest has. Shadow Word: Death has been doing a larger percentage of overall priest damage than intended, and we feel like this could begin to put additional pressure on healers in PvE, as spellpower gear improves and the damage that priests inflict on themselves continues to scale upwards. It could also prove to be increasingly oppressive in PvP, as it’s an instant attack that can be used on the move, from range, with very little counterplay.
  • Rogue
    • Shuriken Toss bounce range reduced to 10 yards (was 15 yards).
      • Developers’ notes: This should reduce the chance of it bouncing a little too far and pulling extra packs in dungeons. It now matches the range of other chain spells like Chain Lightning and Avenger's Shield.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue where Fire Nova did not benefit properly from Elemental Mastery.
    • The Dual-Wield Specialization rune now provides 50% bonus damage to your offhand weapon swings.
    • Lava Lash now gains 50% increased damage if Flametongue Weapon is imbued on your offhand.
    • The proc chance of Maelstrom Weapon is now roughly 50% higher when your main hand weapon or your two-hand weapon is imbued with Windfury Weapon.
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Hotfixes - February 20, 2024 started by Lumy View original post
Comments 24 Comments
  1. Julmara's Avatar
    seems more effort goes into Season of Discovery than retail
  1. Jervaise's Avatar
    Can you post these somewhere else?
  1. nvaelz's Avatar
    I guess we'll see what's up with the lvl 60 runes later, but the current state of Mind Flay is so underwhelming, like you'll just waste a point speccing it.
  1. inyu's Avatar
    Normalized weapon damage for raptor strikes means it will do less damage with slow weapons, right? I am still farming the runes and it already got nerfed Tbh it looked too good.
  1. Runicblood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jervaise View Post
    Can you post these somewhere else?
    is this not wow news?
  1. Jervaise's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Runicblood View Post
    is this not wow news?
    Do you want turtle wow updates here as well? Pretty much the same category.
  1. FatGandalf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Julmara View Post
    seems more effort goes into Season of Discovery than retail
    Exactly this. If they spent half the time on balance in retail we wouldn´t have godlike characters dominating pvp.
  1. omgkthxby's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Julmara View Post
    seems more effort goes into Season of Discovery than retail
    There's never been a patch where the game is as balanced as retail is right now for pve you dont know what you're talking about
  1. Durkstar's Avatar
    What does this mean for melee hunter damage?
  1. inyu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Durkstar View Post
    What does this mean for melee hunter damage?
    Lower damage on slow weapons.
  1. Durkstar's Avatar
    I hope melee hunter damage is still decent and not nerfed to the ground by this
  1. Runicblood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jervaise View Post
    Do you want turtle wow updates here as well? Pretty much the same category.
    okay bro

    just so you know, season of discovery is the best version of wow we've ever had. server communities, actuall MMO interactions with other people, fun

    I recommend giving it a try before hating on it and calling it turtle wow (your post history shows you current perspective)

    Or you can keep playing solo-RPG queueue simulator in valdrakken, whatever suits you.
  1. Gratlim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Julmara View Post
    seems more effort goes into Season of Discovery than retail
    Balance in retail is a much much better place than SoD. Top DPS does litterally more than a 100% more DPS than lowest spec.

    PVP it's even worse. Some specs burst maybe 3 or 4 times harder than others.
  1. Jervaise's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Runicblood View Post
    okay bro

    just so you know, season of discovery is the best version of wow we've ever had. server communities, actuall MMO interactions with other people, fun

    I recommend giving it a try before hating on it and calling it turtle wow (your post history shows you current perspective)

    Or you can keep playing solo-RPG queueue simulator in valdrakken, whatever suits you.
    cool, you can go check news on it on, dunno, seasonsindiscoverywow.com or smth
  1. Runicblood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jervaise View Post
    cool, you can go check news on it on, dunno, seasonsindiscoverywow.com or smth
    mate this is a world of warcraft news website. Considering SoD is an official blizzard server i don't see why you have an issue with news being announced here.
    Might as well tell people looking for hardcore news to go to hardcorewow.com and classic wotlk players to go to wotlkclassic.com and so on. Hell, at this rate might as well make a retailwow.com news website to avoid all confusion
  1. doledippers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Runicblood View Post
    okay bro

    just so you know, season of discovery is the best version of wow we've ever had. server communities, actuall MMO interactions with other people, fun
    its just a matter of opinion lol, ur not wrong for liking it and he isnt wrong for hating it, its completely subjective
  1. Jervaise's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Runicblood View Post
    mate this is a world of warcraft news website. Considering SoD is an official blizzard server i don't see why you have an issue with news being announced here.
    Might as well tell people looking for hardcore news to go to hardcorewow.com and classic wotlk players to go to wotlkclassic.com and so on. Hell, at this rate might as well make a retailwow.com news website to avoid all confusion
    Sure, no problem with that at all. MMO champion posted retail wow news for 19 years though. So "my new weird classic wow for some 10/players a month" news can be displayed somewhere else.
  1. Runicblood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jervaise View Post
    Sure, no problem with that at all. MMO champion posted retail wow news for 19 years though. So "my new weird classic wow for some 10/players a month" news can be displayed somewhere else.
    you are very wrong to assume people aren't playing. I'm willing to bet there are more players online in SoD right now than there are in retail.

    ~200k players raided in the first week of the new phase, probably another 2-300k haven't even finished leveling yet.
  1. apepi1337's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jervaise View Post
    Sure, no problem with that at all. MMO champion posted retail wow news for 19 years though. So "my new weird classic wow for some 10/players a month" news can be displayed somewhere else.
    19 years ago Blizzard didn't own this website and posted about all the different MMO's at the time. So while yes they posted retail news they also posted about others so your point isn't valid. Go climb back under your rock.
  1. doledippers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Runicblood View Post
    you are very wrong to assume people aren't playing. I'm willing to bet there are more players online in SoD right now than there are in retail.
    even though sod is only a couple weeks into its new season and retail is like 14 weeks into it's new season, i'd be willing to bet this isnt true. season 3 has been notably popular when it comes to m+, this late into the season we're still seeing well over a million mythic+ runs per week, and that doesn't include raiding, solo players, or casual non-endgame players

    edit; to add onto this, blizzard posted 3 weeks or so into SoDs launch that over 4.5 million characters had been made (not counting alts), and for season 3 dragonflight we see over 5 million unique characters have been logged JUST doing mythic+ (again not counting alts)

    Sod Source: https://www.wowhead.com/classic/news...created-336757
    M+ Source: https://raider.io/mythic-plus-rankin...d/leaderboards

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