Class Tuning in Progress -- January 12

We’re testing some adjustments to underperforming classes that we intend to make with weekly resets (on January 12 in this region).

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Bone Shield grants armor equal to 70% of Strength (was 50%).
    • Frost
      • All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • All damage abilities increased by 9%.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
    • Brewmaster
      • All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • All damage abilities increased by 8%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • All damage abilities increased by 8%, except for Bladestorm and Dragon Roar.
      • Meat Cleaver talent now increases Whirlwind’s damage by 25% (was 30%).

PVP

  • Players will now drop PvP flags if they activate Podtender (including Temple of Kotmogu orbs).
    • Note: this fix will be applied to the live game as soon as possible, before the weekly reset.

As always, the changes above (with the exception of the Podtender fix) are a work in progress, and may differ before they go live. We’ll have the final tuning noted in our Hotfixes Update post next week.

54 Likes

Flat buffs across the board so far. Ya love to see it.

47 Likes

Is assasination really 8% damage away from being viable?

In my opinion the spec itself is almost antithetical to shadowlands dungeon design.

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ooh

not quite as meaningful as the only ‘nuke’ ability Sin has is Envenom and that’s after you put up the 500 upkeeps you need to keep track of, don’t think the 8% will affect the DoT damage too much

step in the right direction though

good but

why, it’s by far the worst melee spec in all content it doesn’t need a buff/nerf exchange, especially to the one thing it’s just…okay in

31 Likes

Is there an ETA on balance updates or incoming nerfs? Is this something that is being worked on?

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You guys gonna look at destro at all or nah? The buff to Chaos Bolt didn’t do anything really.

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Frost mage hype

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So you have no intention of removing balance Druids ability to auto spread two dots and hit one button that auto AoE’s for 16k dps?

74 Likes

so what about Demo?

35 Likes

Just remove Podtender from Arena.

An affliction warlock can’t even kill the pod in time.

48 Likes

Question is, will that 2% buff be enough to make 2h weapons for all those specs viable or is it just a pitty buff by Blizz to make it look like they somewhat care.

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Thank God my warrior is getting buffed.

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BM and Survival still invisible…

68 Likes

Please fix the issue with podtender nameplates/healthbars being 100 miles in the sky.

31 Likes

This or disable it for being a buggy mess until y’all figure it out.

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Can you guys please shorten the casting time of Fleshcraft, even if it’s just for tank specs? Especially in M+, it’s hard to justify spending 4 seconds every 2 minutes creating shields when the shields get vaporized in less than a second because the shield value is so small. It’s a huge time loss for very little benefit.

46 Likes

blizz make it 15% assassination is so far behind sub and outlaw, 8% might just make it viable in pve but due to the burst meta in pvp 8% just doesn’t cut it.

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No DH and MW Buffs.
No Hpala, Fire Mage nerfs.

Blizzard. Get it together.

76 Likes

you missed alot of specs in there just saying.

47 Likes

Where are the DH Havoc buffs for PvE?

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