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by Published on 2020-11-10 03:01 AM

Upcoming Class Balance Changes - November 10, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

  • General
    • [With regional restarts] All tank specializations passive threat generation has increased.

  • Druid
    • Feral
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 8%.
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.

  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With regional restarts] The damage of all abilities except Cobra Shot and Barbed Shot have been reduced by 5%.
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] Volley (Talent) damage reduced by 30%.

  • Mage
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] Arcane Explosion damage reduced by 8%.
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] Splitting Ice’s Ice Lance damage to secondary targets reduced to 65% (was 80%).
      • [With regional restarts] Ice Lance damage reduced by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] Freezing Rain’s Blizzard damage increased to 60% (was 50%).
      • [With regional restarts] Comet Storm damage increased by 5%.

  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.

  • Paladin
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] Crusader Strike mana cost reduced to 9% base mana (was 14%).
      • [With regional restarts] Shield of the Righteous damage reduced by 15%.
    • Holy
      • [With regional restarts] Holy Shock healing increased by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] Word of Glory healing increased by 9%.
      • [With regional restarts] Glimmer of Light (Talent) healing reduced by 10%.
    • Protection
      • [With regional restarts] Protection Paladin passive Armor bonus reduced to 10% (was 20%).
      • [With regional restarts] Word of Glory healing increased by 9% and healing when casting Word of Glory (Rank 2) on yourself reduced to 250% based on your missing health (was 300%).
    • Retribution
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 4%.
      • [With regional restarts] Execution Sentence (Talent) no longer has a chance to critically strike and initial damage reduced by 25%.
      • [With regional restarts] Final Reckoning (Talent) increased damage taken reduced to 35% (was 50%).
      • [With regional restarts] Sanctified Wrath (Talent) damage increased by 50%.

  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • [With regional restarts] Power Word: Shield absorb reduced by 8%.
      • [With regional restarts] Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] Purge the Wicked (Talent) damage reduced by 10%.

  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Subtlety Rogue’s Eviscerate to deal additional damage to targets that have another Rogue's Find Weakness active.

  • Shaman
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] Chain Heal healing reduced by 7%.
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] The bonus damage for choosing the Restoration Shaman specialization has been lowered to 15% (was 40%). At level 37, this value increases back to 40%.

  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 6%.
      • [With regional restarts] Cleave (Talent) no longer replaces Sweeping Strikes.
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] Whirlwind additional target damage reduced to 45% (was 50%).
      • [With regional restarts] Bladestorm (Talent) damage increased by 8%.
      • [With regional restarts] Frenzy (Talent) Haste reduced to 2% (was 3%) and max stacks increased to 4 (was 3).
by Published on 2020-11-07 12:34 AM

Patch 9.0.2 PTR - Build 36532
Build 36532 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon. This is a Release Candidate build.

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Expansion Features

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Runeforge Legendary Abilities
Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Grisly Icicle Your Fire and Arcane damage against enemies affected by Frost Nova is increased by 15%, and your spells no longer break it. Your spells no longer break Frost Nova, and enemies damaged by Frost Nova take 15% increased damage from your Fire and Arcane spells for 8 sec.

Anima Powers
  • Depleted Soul Vessel Decimating Bolt's bonus to Shadow Bolt Demonbolt now applies to an additional 3 casts. Instant.
  • Feathered Fetters The damage and healing of Boon of the Ascended's effects are increased by 300% 100%, but you cannot move for its duration. Instant.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Ancient Drake Breath Icebound Fortitude unleashes an Ancient Drake, freezing all nearby enemies for 12 8 sec and dealing [ 300% of Attack Power ] Frost damage. Instant.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Item Effects
  • Gunpowder Charge Deals 65 Deals 50 Fire damage to an enemy up to 0 to 40 yards away. 40 yd range. Instant. 5 sec cooldown.
by Published on 2020-11-06 10:06 PM

Players receive warnings for using Input Broadcasting Software
Following up on the Policy Update for Input Broadcasting Software from two days ago, Blizzard has started sending out warnings to players still using software to control multiple accounts at the same time.

According to reddit user chemistrynerd1994, these warnings have been sent to both Retail and Classic WoW players.

Shadowlands Beta Build 36512 - New Music
New music has been added in Shadowlands Beta Build 36512. Check it out on Youtube!

by Published on 2020-11-06 02:26 AM

WoW Patch 9.0.1 Hotfixes - November 5, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Allied Races

  • Fixed an issue where Zandalari Death Knights could not select a zone upon arriving in Zandalar. Turns out having a friend on de other side can be nice.

Items and Rewards

  • Various legacy consumables including Swiftness Potion, Invisibility Potion, Free Action Potion, and Purification Potion have had their max usable level increased to 50.
by Published on 2020-11-05 06:11 PM

WoW Free to Play - Welcome Back Weekend November 5-8
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Shadowlands is nearly here, and you and your allies are needed back on the front lines. This weekend, we're giving all players with inactive World of Warcraft accounts full access to the game* and all of your characters without a subscription. You’ll be able to access all expansions including Battle for Azeroth, so you can play the most recent content and be ready for Shadowlands when it launches on November 23, 2020 at 3 p.m. PST. Rejoin your guild, rally your comrades, and prepare to brave the beyond.

Return to World of Warcraft FREE from November 5 to November 8.**

Get Back in Action

If you’re new to World of Warcraft or you’ve been away for a while, you can play through the new starting experience starting at level 1 to learn the ropes.

Players who have already experienced Battle for Azeroth and reached level 50 on at least one character can choose to level any subsequent characters in a different expansion using Timewalking Campaigns. This new feature makes it so content from locations like Northrend or Pandaria scales to a player’s level, so they can adventure from level 10 all the way to 50 and experience the stories in these areas at their originally intended pacing. Visit Chromie near the embassies in Stormwind or Orgrimmar to select your expansion leveling experience. If you'd like to select a different expansion to level through, simply speak to Chromie again.

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Download the free trial experience here.

*Welcome Back Weekend not available in WoW Classic.
**Ability to return to WoW without a subscription ends on November 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Player is responsible for any online connection fees.

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