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wow Legion Alpha: Changes to Every Man For Himself

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The Warcraft team has realised that it's finally time to balance out the Human Racial, Every Man For Himself, and they have implemented changes to it in the Legion Alpha.


Blizzard Icon Kaivax

In the next version of the Legion Alpha, we’re adjusting the Human racial ‘Every Man for Himself’ to only remove stun effects. The racial will share a 30 second cooldown with other similar effects.

Due to the changes to PvP gear and the introduction of PvP talents in Legion, the Warlords of Draenor implementation of Every Man For Himself no longer makes sense. So instead, we’re trying out an implementation that functions similar to Will of the Forsaken. It will only break Stun effects, but won’t trigger the full 2-minute cooldown on your Gladiator’s Medallion ability (which is the Legion version of the current Medallion trinkets).

As always, this change isn’t final, and we’re looking for feedback from testers once they’ve had some time with it. Please feel free to share your initial thoughts on this here, and for Alpha testers, take your feedback to the Alpha general discussion forum.


Every Man For Himself has been a game-breaking skill for PvP. While the other game-breaking racial, Will of the Forsaken, for Undead characters has been nerfed twice in the past, the Human racial has been untouched - until now. In the next Alpha version, Every Man for Himself will only remove Stuns.


Even though a lot of Human PvPers have been complaining already, the rest of the community has taken the news surprisingly well, pointing out that it's just a minor nerf. Indeed, there are more Stun effects in the game, plus the racial will retain its 2-minute cooldown and its "extra trinket" status. It still remains the best PvP racial, it's just not that overpowered anymore. Oddly enough, quite a few PvE players didn't take the news well, too; their claim is that Every Man For Himself is handy to escape from fight mechanics that make you lose control of your character.


This change has also brought back the discussion of removing Racials completely from PvP - something that is done already in other MMO-RPGs. At any rate, Kaivax did clarify that the change isn't final yet. Every Man For Himself has survived a nerf in the past. Will it dodge the bullet this time as well?

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