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PTR 7.1.5 Hotfixes: Dec 22

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On December 22, Blizzard has released a hotfix for Public Test Realms with Patch 7.1.5 that bring buffs to many classes. The next patch will likely hit test servers shortly after holidays.

Folks over at Wowhead have datamined the latest hotfix patch that was applied to test realms yesterday. We wrote about upcoming changes to Unholy Death Knights and Marksmanship Hunters yesterday. Below you can find all the changes that went live with the hotfix.

Buffs / Nerfs

Tier 19 Set Bonus Changes

Legendary Item Changes

Class Changes

Spec Auras

Used by developers to easily boost damage / healing output of all class spells within a certain spec. It means all healing and damage done increased / decreased by a flat %.

DEATH KNIGHT

Talent Changes

DRUID

  • IronfurIronfur - down from 100% per 6 seconds.

Artifact Trait Changes

Talent Changes

HUNTER

MAGE

MONK

Sigma wrote yesterday about Windwalker changes in the form of a flat increase to Xuen's damage. Note that the overall damage dealt by Windwalkers has been increased by 4% as indicated in Spec Auras above.

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In addition to some changes that are visible normally in the client (damage of most Windwalker abilities), a recent hotfix included one change that won't be noticeable until you try it, which is a very large increase to Xuen's damage.

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ROGUE

Artifact Trait Changes

SHAMAN

Talent Changes

(Source @ Wowhead)

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6x damage for Xuen is sorely needed, we'll see if it actually makes it viable to use in certain situations over Hit Combo (i.e. burst damage is preferred over sustained) or RJW (after it's buff, it will be very powerful for certain M+ affix combos that allow for mass-pulling to quickly stack Mark of the Crane).

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