PvP Tuning -- February 9

With scheduled weekly maintenance (tomorrow, February 9 in this region), we will make the following PvP balance adjustments.

Player versus Player

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Necrotic Strike now absorbs up to 6% of the target’s health (was 4%).
      • Virulent Plague and Virulent Eruption are no longer reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Careful Aim now deals 35% bonus damage when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 20%).
    • Beast Mastery
      • Bestial Wrath’s effectiveness is no longer reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Mage
    • Dampened Magic reduces magical damage over time effects by 10% (was 20%).
    • Frost
      • Glacial Spike is no longer reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Ray of Frost is no longer reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Fire
      • Pyrokinesis reduces Combustion’s cooldown by 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Chrysalis PVP talent reduces Life Cocoon’s cooldown by 40 seconds (was 25 seconds).
      • Mana regeneration increased by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Damage transferred through Ultimate Sacrifice is no longer affected by Blessing of Sacrifice’s Rank 2 upgrade.
      • Mana regeneration is decreased by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
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Oh snap.

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are you guys just turning a bunch of knobs at random or something

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HOT DAMN SON. JUICY NOTES.

Look at them frost mage buffs.

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Oh my god. You guys remembered MWMs!!! <3

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Buffed MW, we can prey Rdru is next!

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Actually not bizzare changes. I’m pretty content with them. Gj

More of these changes, but weekly pls

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Can you nerf shadow resist aura, you forgot that

Also can you give spriest a good legendary, they’re all garbage for pvp

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These are good changes though wdym

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Really? That’s all we get? What is even going on over there at Blizzard HQ? Obviously not any real work.

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Thank god they buffed MWs mana regeneration so my entire team isnt dead in 3 seconds when I have a MW on my team… Oh wait

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These are decent changes. It’s not nearly enough to change the meta aside from maybe seeing frost mages on ladder

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You should apply the 30% mana regen nerf to PvE Holy Paladins too - they have far too much mana longevity compared to every other healer in raids, which contributes to them being overrepresented at the expense of other specs.

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Think of these as telegraphs for 9.1 patch notes.

good changes now look at war an ret dmg an ele

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Mhm. MW coming back.

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good stuff, but where’s the nerf to divine toll and templar’s tho? can we finnaly rid the game of 30k burst globals instead of just leaving a spec out of that every now and then pls.

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seeing frostmage on ladder actually immediately changes the meta considering what the top specs currently are

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nerf warrior

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At least they’re consistently updating the class fixes. Even if these are not the holy grail, I prefer small fixes often than drastic changes once every couple months.

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