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Patch 7.2 - Build 23530: Class Changes

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You may have noticed that recent Patch 7.2 builds contain very little class tuning. It's because Blizzard isn't planning any substantial changes in the forthcoming patch. There were big class changes in 7.1.5 and 7.2 introduces new Artifact traits that will have a big impact on classes.

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We're planning to have relatively minimal changes to core class design in 7.2. This is for two primary reasons:

  • The 7.2 changes and additions to Artifact Traits will have a lot of impact on classes, and so we'd like to keep core functionality relatively stable
  • We just made a very significant amount of changes to most specs in 7.1.5, and don't want to pile another heap of changes on the community just yet.

That's not to say that there won't be any class changes in 7.2, just that it's not a major focus of the patch the same way it was in 7.1.5. As someone mentioned above, our strategy for Legion is to keep those sorts of heavy class changes to 7.x.5-level patches.

I should add, however, that we're already getting fairly deep into discussions on what might happen in one such future patch, so please keep the feedback coming. Kaivax alluded to some of those discussions regarding Unholy in an earlier post, for example.

Their class team egos are way too large to realize that they aren't all knowing and haven't created the perfect classes that exactly fit the class fantasy and play perfectly.

We have conversations literally every day about things that could have or should have been done differently, and things to want to change in the future. Just because we're overall happy with class balance as a nebulous concept at the moment doesn't mean we don't recognize that there are still issues to address.

Below you will find class changes that were brought with Build 23530.

Death Knight

Druid

Monk

Priest

Rogue

Shaman

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4 hours ago, Stan said:

We have conversations literally every day about things that could have or should have been done differently, and things to want to change in the future. Just because we're overall happy with class balance as a nebulous concept at the moment doesn't mean we don't recognize that there are still issues to address.

No..... You did (perceived nerf) to (my class) but (their class) got (perceived buff) so you hate (my class) and I'm unsubscribing.

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15 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:

No..... You did (perceived nerf) to (my class) but (their class) got (perceived buff) so you hate (my class) and I'm unsubscribing.

Hence why Blizzard make their own calls when it comes to balance and design.

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