Battle for Azeroth Beta - Build 27075 Class Ability Hotfixes
Blizzard applied some class tuning to beta today with hotfixes.


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Obliteration: Frost Strike and Howling Blast grant Killing Machine and have a 30% chance to generate a Rune, down from a 40% to generate a Rune.

Frost

Unholy

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • First Blood: Blade Dance's damage against the first target struck is now increased by 135%, down from 200%.
  • Trail of Ruin: Damage increased by 50%.

Azerite Powers
  • Cycle of Binding: Afflicting an enemy with a Sigil reduces the cooldown of your Sigils by 2 seconds, down from 4 seconds.

Havoc
  • Blade Dance: Damage increased by 50%.
  • Death Sweep: Damage increased by 50%.
  • Demon Blades: Damage decreased by 20%.
  • Eye Beam: Damage increased by 50%, but your primary target now takes 50% increased damage, down from 100% increased damage.
  • Fel Rush: Damage increased by 47.8%.
  • Havoc Demon Hunter: Damage and healing bonus for all abilities increased from 7% to 11%.

Vengeance

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Moonfire: Initial damage decreased by 16.7% and damage over time decreased by 14.3%.
  • Soothe: Now learned at level 56 instead of level 60. Also, now available to all Druids, instead of only Balance, Feral, and Restoration, and usable in all shapeshift forms.
  • Swipe: Damage increased by 50%.
  • Thrash: Damage increased by 28.5%.

Talents
  • Fury of Elune: Damage decreased by 18.5%.
  • Predator: Tiger's Fury lasts 5 additional seconds, up from 4 additional seconds.

Restoration
  • Lifebloom: Healing increased by 12.5%.
  • Restoration Druid: Damage and healing bonus for Moonfire, Sunfire, and Thrash increased from 25% to 31%.
  • Swiftmend: Healing increased by 14.3%.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Calling the Shots: Casting Arcane Shot or Multi-Shot reduces the cooldown of Trueshot by 2.5 seconds, down from 3 seconds.
  • Terms of Engagement: Generates 20 Focus over 10 seconds, down from 30 Focus over 10 seconds.

Beast Mastery
  • Dire Beast: Increases your Haste by 5% for 8 seconds, down from 10%.

Marksmanship

Survival

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Resonance: Arcane Barrage deals 10% increased damage per target it hits, down from 15% increased damage.
  • Reverberate: If Arcane Explosion hits at least 3 targets, it has a 40% chance to generate an extra Arcane Charge, down from a 50% chance to generate an extra Arcane Charge.
  • Touch of the Magi: Now accumulates 15% of the damage you deal to the target for 8 seconds, down from 20%.

Fire
  • Fire Mage: Damage and healing penalty for all abilities increased from -5% to -16%.
  • Flamestrike: Damage decreased by 9.1%.

Frost
  • Frost Mage: Damage and healing penalty for all abilities increased from -18% to -24%.
  • Frozen Orb: Damage increased by 15%.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • High Tolerance: Additional damage staggered bonus decreased from 10% to 8%.

Azerite Powers

Brewmaster
  • Guard: Amount of damage prevented decreased by 16.7%. Duration increased from 5 seconds to 8 seconds. Global cooldown reduced from 1.5 seconds to 1 second.
  • Ironskin Brew: Recharge time increased to 15 seconds, up from 14 seconds.
  • Purifying Brew: Recharge time increased to 15 seconds, up from 14 seconds.

Mistweaver
  • Life Cocoon: Shield amount decreased by 12.7%.
  • Mistweaver Monk: Direct damage and healing penalty of -20% removed from Rising Sun Kick.
  • Renewing Mist: Recharge time increased to 9 seconds, up from 8 seconds.
  • Vivify: Healing decreased by 9.5%.

Windwalker
  • Windwalker Monk: Damage and healing penalty for all abilities increased from -23% to -27%.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Divine Purpose: Your next ability that consumes Holy Power deals 30% increased damage and healing, up from 20%.
  • Inquisition: Increases your damage done and Haste by 7%, down from 8%.
  • Retribution Aura: Damage increased by 62.8%.

Holy
  • Holy Paladin: Damage and healing bonus for Consecration decreased from 150% to 110%.
  • Holy Shock: Damage decreased by 14.4%.

Protection
  • Light of the Protector: Recharge time decreased to 17 seconds, up from 20 seconds.
  • Protection Paladin: Damage and healing bonus for all abilities decreased from 12% to 4%. Added a 4% periodic damage and periodic healing bonus for all abilities. Damage and healing penalty for Judgment decreased from -42% to -30%.
  • Shield of the Righteous: Damage decreased by 22.4%.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Schism: Damage decreased by 6.7%.

Discipline & Holy
  • Smite: Damage decreased by 6.2%.

Discipline

Holy
  • Holy Priest: Damage and healing bonus for Divine Star, Halo, Holy Fire, Holy Nova, Holy Word: Chastise, Holy Words, and Smite increased from 10% to 16%.

Shadow
  • Shadow Priest: Damage and healing penalty for all abilities increased from -25% to -31%.
  • Shadow Word: Pain: Initial damage and damage over time both increased by 10%.
  • Vampiric Touch: Damage increased by 10%.
  • Void Eruption: Damage increased by 18.75%.
  • Void Bolt: Void Bolt extends the duration of your Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch on all nearby targets by 3 seconds, up from 2 seconds.

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Crimson Tempest: Initial damage decreased by 11.1% and damage over time decreased by 9.1%.
  • Slice and Dice: Attack speed bonus decreased from 60% to 50%.
  • Shuriken Combo: Your next Eviscerate deals 8% increased damage for each enemy hit beyond the first, up from 5% increased damage.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Crashing Storm: Damage increased by 50%.
  • Exposed Elements: Earth Shock now increases the damage of your next Lightning Bolt on the target by 75%, down from 100%.

Elemental & Restoration

Elemental
  • Elemental Shaman: Damage and healing bonus for all abilities decreased from 2% to -3%. Damage and healing bonus for Healing Surge decreased from 100% to 92%.

Enhancement
  • Crash Lightning: Initial damage increased by 52.4%. Damage proc power increased by 49%.
  • Enhancement Shaman: Damage and healing penalty for all abilities increased from -44% to -46%.

Restoration

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Destruction
  • Destruction Warlock: Damage and healing penalty for all abilities increased from -8% to -20%.
  • Havoc: Single-target spells now strike the Havoc victim for 60% of normal damage, down from 75% of normal damage.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Rumbling Earth: When Shockwave strikes at least 3 targets, its cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds, up from 10 seconds.
  • Sweeping Strikes: For 12 sec your single-target damaging abilities hit 1 additional targets within 8 yds for 60% damage, down from 70% damage.

Arms
  • Arms Warrior: Damage and healing bonus for all abilities decreased from 25% to 12%.

Fury
  • Furious Slash: Damage increased by 15%.
  • Fury Warrior: Damage and healing penalty for all abilities decreased from -16% to -12%. Auto-attack damage penalty increased from -25% to -30%.
  • Whirlwind Off-Hand: Damage increased by 13.3%. Cleave damage bonus increased from 50% to 55%.

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Comments 57 Comments
  1. Alex1312's Avatar
    You just BUFFED encha and ret? What is wrong with you blizzard???? And not even a buff for demonology??
  1. Voidwielder's Avatar
    Lmao @ Shadow changes.

    ''Hey look, you can do numbers - please ignore the gameplay!''
  1. Themidas's Avatar
    massive nerfs for us balance druids again !!! this makes me furious....... i know moonfire spam was way to op and needed to be nerfed , but cmon not that much and fury of elune was fine as it was , now its gonna be useless......... im so sad now.. we are the mosy hated spec in the game.. period no love for us at all..
  1. galvin's Avatar
    You realize buffs and nerfs will continue to at least 4 to 6 weeks into the first mythic raids of 8.0 before it even stabilizes. Have fun playing class of the week till then
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1312 View Post
    You just BUFFED encha and ret? What is wrong with you blizzard???? And not even a buff for demonology??
    Enhancement had only their AoE ability buffed (Crash Lightning) and they took a 2% nerf to all other abilities in return.

    Retribution had one talent nerfed and one talent buffed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rhode312 View Post
    holy shock damage was nerfed by 14% not the healing
    Fixed, thanks.
  1. MatthewOU2015's Avatar
    Thanks for the balance druid nerfs! PvP on the 120 realm was really irritating having them melt everyone
  1. dlhak's Avatar
    Buffing ret and nerfing holy, buffing fury and nerfing elem .... they got no clue what's going on @ blizzard.
  1. valax's Avatar
    Yuss I already loved havoc , even more now that it got buffed .
  1. f3llyn's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand how to read these notes.

    Damage and healing 'bonus' for all abilities increased from -16% to -12%. Auto-attack damage 'bonus' decreased from -25% to -30%.
    Is this a buff or a nerf?
  1. Aerisot's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by f3llyn View Post
    I'm not sure I understand how to read these notes.



    Is this a buff or a nerf?
    They buffed the overall numbers it will do up front but decrease the amount of dmg it gets from secondaries I'm pretty sure, so it is actually a buff in hindsight, as the dmg will scale with your weapons rather than stats.
  1. Darrkh's Avatar
    Survival hunters? Auto SHOT damage reduced by 50%? Eh?
  1. Katsutomai's Avatar
    Damn.. Havoc players should be super happy with these Notes. >_>
  1. tru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by f3llyn View Post
    I'm not sure I understand how to read these notes.



    Is this a buff or a nerf?
    Its a lesser negative... lol -10% to -5% is a buff. Its less of a reduction
  1. chikan's Avatar
    at last ret buff all of our prayers have been heared , now i can defeat players in pvp with judgment and templar verdict alone , no more crusader easier life guys !
  1. Unnero1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by f3llyn View Post
    I'm not sure I understand how to read these notes.



    Is this a buff or a nerf?

    So basically every single spec has passives that are invisible to normal players, usually 2, there are some exceptions (Fury Warr). One passive has a certain % on all your abilities what healing/damage they do, that's why specs that have the same spell (Ele, Resto shaman) do different damage with their spells, 90% of the time they are fidgeting with these when they are balancing specs...HOWEVER. With BFA, because I haven't seen these before they seem to have added added a -% for all specs to certain spells/effects they have. The patch notes here largely consist of these -% begind adjusted, e.g. a spec goes from -16% to -12%, that's 4% more damage/healing they do, it's just worded retardedly.

    And no, Ret didn't get a buff so stop whining about that, the talent they buffed was almost used by noone and they even nerfed Inquisition which the majority of people used in a vain hope, some will go over to using the other one (spoiler: they won't) . In an Expac where GCD is nerfed to the ground and specifically because of this there is almost no haste on gear you bet your ass that everyone will take the Haste increase instead of some random RNG. But hey DKs got nerfed, cause you know, fuck'em some more in case anyone decides to play them.
  1. Goeres's Avatar
    Ele shaman nerfs, not even surprised at this point
  1. Alessandro's Avatar
    These Balance druid players coming here to cry for the nerf got to be kidding me! Seriously, they can't be serious thinking they didn't deserve the nerf.
  1. raika's Avatar
    0 demo talent changes lol, too many are just bad
  1. Dartz1979's Avatar
    Why do they continue to nerf dk's and buff demon hunters...
  1. Harry Botter's Avatar
    Damage and healing 'bonus' for all abilities decreased from -5% to -16%.

    That line from Fire Mages still confuses me even after reading the stuff from earlier in the thread.

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