Jump to content
FORUMS
Sign in to follow this  
Stan

Patch 7.2.5 - Official PTR Patch Notes

Recommended Posts

HD2F4N1HCOKN1441038000400.jpg

Blizzard has published the official patch notes for Patch 7.2.5.

UPDATE: OFFICIAL PATCH 7.2.5 PATCH NOTES

7.2.5 will be big in terms of class tuning. The most notable new features are Black Temple Timewalking during Burning Crusade Timewaking and the following events

Full Patch Notes can be found below.

Blizzard LogoBlizzard

Patch 7.2.5 Public Test Realm Patch Notes

New Features

Timewalking: The Black Temple

The time has come to join a raid of 10-30 adventurers and venture back in time to The Black Temple in Outland. You’ll be scaled to player level 70 and item level 141 on your way into this memorable highlight of the Burning Crusade expansion.

  • When Burning Crusade Timewalking is active, premade groups of 10-30 players may queue for Black Temple Timewalking by speaking to Vormu in Shattrath City.

All New Story Scenario

This is a work in progress. We’ll have more details soon. The Bronze Dragonflight already went to the future and knows all about it, so we should ask them.

New Events

  • Moonkin Festival
  • The Trial of Style
  • Auction House Dance Party

Changes

Classes

  • Paladin
  • Priest
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
    • Outlaw
      • Developers’ notes: Our overall goals here include smoothing out Energy regeneration and reducing the frequency of both resource drought and Energy capping.
      • Adrenaline RushAdrenaline Rush Energy regeneration increase reduced to 50% (was 100%). Duration increased to 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • Combat PotencyCombat Potency proc rate increased to 30% (was 20%), and Energy per proc reduced to 10 (was 15).
      • Fortune StrikesFortune Strikes redesigned. Now increases Combat PotencyCombat Potency’s proc rate by 2% per point (was +1 Energy per Combat Potency proc per point).
      • Restless Blades has returned. Finishing moves reduce the remaining cooldown on Adrenaline RushAdrenaline Rush, Between the EyesBetween the Eyes, SprintSprint, Grappling HookGrappling Hook, Cannonball BarrageCannonball Barrage, Killing SpreeKilling Spree, Marked for DeathMarked for Death, Death from AboveDeath from Above, VanishVanish by 0.5 seconds per combo point spent.
      • Roll the BonesRoll the Bones
        • Developers’ notes: The distribution of the number of buffs you get from Roll the BonesRoll the Bones has changed. On average, you will get fewer buffs. Our goal is to significantly reduce the desire to frequently recast Roll the BonesRoll the Bones when you get 1 buff.
        • BroadsideBroadsides now also increases the damage of your combo-point generating abilities by 20%.
        • Buried TreasureBuried Treasure increases Energy regeneration by 30% (was 25%).
        • Shark Infested WatersShark Infested Waters now increases Critical strike chance by 20% (was 25%).
        • True BearingTrue Bearing causes Finishing moves to reduce the cooldown of many abilities by 1.0 seconds (was 2.0 seconds) per combo point.
      • Slice and DiceSlice and Dice’s Attack speed increase reduced to 80%.
      • Slice and Dice increases Energy regeneration by 20% (was 15%).
    • Subtlety
      • Developers’ notes: Our overall goals are to remove uncontrolled player teleport from the baseline DPS rotation, to reduce the frequency of teleporting in PvP, to allow players to choose between more frequent or more impactful SShadow DanceShadow Dances, which equates to more frequent CC/utility or damage in PvP, to keep the PvE rotation engaging, and to make Symbols of DeathSymbols of Death more engaging.
      • All damage dealt increased by 20%.
      • ShadowstrikeShadowstrike now hits at melee range (was a 15 yard range).
      • ShadowstrikeShadowstrike when used out of combat, now deals 30% increased damage and teleports you up to 25 yards behind your target.
      • ShadowstepShadowstep now has 2 charges for Subtlety.
      • BackstabBackstab base damage increased by 35%.
      • BackstabBackstab damage bonus from being behind the target reduced to 20% (was 30%).
      • The Quiet KnifeThe Quiet Knife (Artifact trait) now increases damage dealt by BackstabBackstab by 5% (was 3%) per point.
      • Shadow DanceShadow Dance now has 2 charges (was 3).
      • Shadow DanceShadow Dance is no longer on the global cooldown.
      • Shadow DanceShadow Dance’s base duration increased to 4 seconds (was 3 seconds).
      • SubterfugeSubterfuge’s duration increase to Shadow DanceShadow Dance reduced to 1 second (was 2 seconds).
      • Deepening ShadowsDeepening Shadows now causes your finishing moves to reduce the remaining cooldown on Shadow DanceShadow Dance by 1.5 seconds (was 3 seconds) per combo point spent.
      • Enveloping ShadowsEnveloping Shadows redesigned. Deepening ShadowsDeepening Shadows reduces the remaining cooldown of Shadow DanceShadow Dance by an additional 1.5 second per combo point spent. Shadow DanceShadow Dance gains 1 additional charge.
      • Deep ShadowsDeep Shadows now causes all damage you deal to be increased by 35%.
      • Master of ShadowsMaster of Shadows moved to level 90 row.
      • PremeditationPremeditation moved to level 100 row.
      • Marked for DeathMarked for Death’s cooldown reduced to 40 seconds (was 60 seconds) for Subtlety
        • Developers’ notes: This is to balance it against PremeditationPremeditation, which is now on the same row. It’s a buff in a raid setting, where the talent was very weak.
      • Symbols of DeathSymbols of Death redesigned. Costs 25 Energy and has a 30 second cooldown.  Invoke ancient symbols of power, empowering the next cast of several of your abilities:
      • Focus Shurikens is a new passive talent available at level 70:
        • Each enemy you hit with Shuriken StormShuriken Storm increases the damage of your next EviscerateEviscerate by 25%, stacking up to 5 times.
          • Developers’ notes: This aims to remove maintaining NightbladeNightblade on every target from your AOE rotation on 4+ targets. Instead, Subtlety will deal increased damage during AOE by focusing it into one target.
  • Shaman
  • Warlock
    • All Specs
      • Soul ConduitSoul Conduit now causes every Soul Shard you spend to have a 12% (was 20%) chance to be refunded. (exception: Demonology remains at 20%)
    • Destruction
      • Developers’ Notes: Soul Shards are now divided into 10 Soul Shard Fragments for Destruction Warlocks, in order to provide more reliable, granular Soul Shard generation, prevent random overcapping of resources, rein in Soul Shard generation slightly, and reduce the number of Chaos BoltChaos Bolts being cast.
      • Fire and BrimstoneFire and Brimstone now causes Incinerate to generate 1 Soul Shard Fragment per target.
      • ConflagrateConflagrate now generates 6 Soul Shard Fragments (was 1 full Soul Shard/10 Soul Shard Fragments).
      • ConflagrateConflagrate now generates double resources from hitting a second HavocHavoc target.
      • IncinerateIncinerate now generates 1 Soul Shard Fragment.
      • IncinerateIncinerate now generates 2 Soul Shard Fragments on a critical strike.
      • IncinerateIncinerate's mana cost reduced by 16%.
      • ImmolateImmolate’s periodic damage has a 50% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard Fragment (was: periodic damage has a 15% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard).
      • ImmolateImmolate’s periodic damage critical strikes have a 100% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard Fragment (was: periodic damage critical strikes have a 30% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard).
      • ShadowburnShadowburn now generates 6 Soul Shard Fragments and an additional 6 if the target dies within 5 seconds.
      • SoulsnatcherSoulsnatcher (Artifact trait) now causes Chaos BoltChaos Bolt to have a 3% (was 5%) chance per rank to refund 1 Soul Shard.
      • Dimensional RiftDimensional Rift (Artifact trait) now generates 3 Soul Shard Fragments
      • Chaos BoltChaos Bolt cast from the Chaos BoltChaos Bolt rift now deals 60% increased damage.
      • Chaos BoltChaos Bolt’s damage increased by 40%, and projectile speed increased by 25%.
      • Rain of FireRain of Fire’s damage increased by 25%.
      • Reverse EntropyReverse Entropy redesigned slightly: Chaos BoltChaos Bolt and Rain of FireRain of Fire restore 35% of your maximum mana and deal 5% increased damage.
      • HavocHavoc’s duration increased to 10 seconds (was 8 seconds), and cooldown increased to 45 seconds (was 20 seconds).
      • Wreak HavocWreak Havoc no longer removes the cooldown of Havoc.
      • Channel DemonfireChannel Demonfire damage increased by 56%, and cooldown increased to 25 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • CataclysmCataclysm cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds), cast time reduced to 2.5 seconds (was 3 seconds), and damage reduced by 25%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • All abilities damage increased by 10%.
      • The effect of Mastery has reduced by 20%.
    • Protection

Dungeons

  • Added Group Finder activities for Mythic Trial of Valor and Nighthold.
  • Mythic Trial of Valor and Nighthold can now be entered by cross-server groups.

Legendary Items

  • Demon Hunter
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • Feretory of SoulsFeretory of Souls
        • Casting a damaging Fire spell has a 6% (was 10%) chance to generate a Soul Shard.
      • Odr, Shawl of the YmirjarOdr, Shawl of the Ymirjar
        • Enemies marked by your Havoc take 15% (was 8%) increased damage from your single target spells.

UI

  • Arsenal: Armaments of the Silver HandArsenal: Armaments of the Silver Hand now includes the Silver variant of the 1H mace. This will be added retroactively to characters who have purchased the armament.
  • Pandaria Challenge Dungeon sets have been added to Appearances.
  • The Appearance Collection now includes Holiday cosmetic items, which can be transmogged during the holiday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, FichtenMoped said:

Damn shame there is no LFR Timewalking (yet) but we'll see if they add it

That could really complicate things because gear rewards in Timewalking get scaled up (Currently to 855+). This means that trinkets that were BiS back in the day might be a lot better when scaled up compared to even 945 Tomb of Sargeras trinkets. The most prominent that comes to my mind are the trinkets that massively (Over 60%) reduced powerful cooldowns in Siege of Orgrimmar.

This would mean they'd have to nerf the trinkets into oblivion, and then no one does LFR Timewalking anymore because the rewards are bad.

 

The reason why Black Temple would work is because the devs don't need to worry about OP trinkets. First of all they already need an overhaul because of how we evolved our stats. Armor Penetration, MP5S, Spell Damage, Hit Rating, and the list goes on. All of these trinkets need to be replaced anyway.

 

Now, doing a proper LFR Timewalking like how we do with dungeons, 1 xpac at a time, would take such considerable effort, one might wonder if it's not better to just redesign the entire raid and just use the raids as a map, and slap an "end-game raid tier" sticker on it. But then it'd just be a downgrade to a proper new raid and one loses sight of what the point was in the first place.

 

In WoD we had Molten Core "revisit" and a lot of people with rose tinted glasses were absolutely ecstatic about it. During their first visit they realized it was not great and the rewards were bad compared to the time investment. I'm not saying all old raids would be like this, but the moral of the story is that things may seem a lot more exciting than it ends up being, and in the end, we all go back to current raid tiers instead.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Yridaa said:

This would mean they'd have to nerf the trinkets into oblivion, and then no one does LFR Timewalking anymore because the rewards are bad.

No one does Timewalking dungeons for gear. Don't see how raids will be any different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Maruken said:

No one does Timewalking dungeons for gear. Don't see how raids will be any different.

And then one would wonder why Blizzard would invest such a considerable amount of time to make LFR Timewalking a thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Overall pleased with the DK changes. Blood getting a much needed damage buff. Unholy will be interesting to play with. Certainly the necrosis rotation will be messed with but death coil doing damage will be a refreshing change. Certainly seems like unholy is going to remain stack mastery for leet deeps. 

BT time walking. yesssssssssssss

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Stan said:

Retribution

I honestly can't see how this nerf is fair. If they did want scaling, then 4% is a very sad number. In order to get back the 2000 strength buff you are losing, you'd need to be at 50k Strength to break even from this. Even just 5%  would be better so as to make sure that this doesn't make early leveling paladins too strong.

Edited by CrimsonVow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Uncommon Patron
14 hours ago, Yridaa said:

In WoD we had Molten Core "revisit" and a lot of people with rose tinted glasses were absolutely ecstatic about it. During their first visit they realized it was not great and the rewards were bad compared to the time investment. I'm not saying all old raids would be like this, but the moral of the story is that things may seem a lot more exciting than it ends up being, and in the end, we all go back to current raid tiers instead.

Yeah...I could only stomach one run of that. Not fun at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Blitzfury said:

lol @ the shaman changes:( where are our enha. love...

Upcoming Enhancement Shaman changes are discussed here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/13/2017 at 3:23 PM, Stan said:

 

    • Windwalker
      • Damage of most abilities increased by 5.5%.
      • Fists of FuryFists of Furys range increased to 8 yards (was 5) and damage reduced by 20%.

But does that justify? :thinking: Is the other skills supposed to make up for the 20%? Not sure why they need any decrease when they are just mediocre. xd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 16/04/2017 at 9:41 AM, Adruin said:
On 16/04/2017 at 9:41 AM, Adruin said:

But does that justify? :thinking: Is the other skills supposed to make up for the 20%? Not sure why they need any decrease when they are just mediocre. xd

I made the math based on a log of my monk on Krosus HC wich i get 90% of my ilvl potencial
i uses the total values of each skill im the end of the fight the number i got where:
 FoF  -6,092M
RSK  +1,217M
ESF  +1,561M
SotW +0,617M
BoK  +0,509M
ToD  +0,413M
WDP  +0,355M
TP   +0,244M
CW   +0,177M
So basically we lost -6,092M and got +5,06M from all other skills together... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/19/2017 at 8:01 AM, Yaozuh said:

 

Does that include the same amount of uptime on the boss? i.e. you had to run away just as often, boss died at ~the same time, CD's lined up identically etc?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow... just wow. big changes across almost all classes, some getting buffs that really dont need it, and lack luster nerfs where big nerfs are needed... but do you guys do crap with enhancement and ele shaman??? of course not. are you kidding me?? you will outright change abilities on some classes, and straight remove one that arent needed, but enhance/ ele get nothing? i can write pages on how screwed up our talent pages are, and how horribly unbalanced we are right now. but blizz doesnt care apparently hahah im rerolling ha im done with this joke of a class that blizz refuses to address.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/21/2017 at 0:11 AM, Apissedoffshaman said:

hahah im rerolling ha im done with this joke of a class that blizz refuses to address.  

Come to the world of Druids and Priests - we're cool :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its all spaghetti for me :(  i have a resto/enhancement shaman and i feel like i trowed my life away in legion ...... maybe its time 2 start re rolling into something new..... for now i do want a class that inst that bad so i hope you guys can give me input from those ptr knowledge.

 

cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, looks like Blizz is trying to ground AOTHG for Havoc DH, even with the proc buff on Demon blades, i mean yeah, DB gets a 100% proc chance, for what??? 6 to 12 fury??? and another 1 to 3 fury from the nerfed ring? kind of makes it useless... so yeah.... i think i'll bag that soon to be useless ring and hunt for a better one... nice job screwing up the class Blizz, no wonder you are loosing players...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really really really think I'm going to enjoy the massive update that shadow priests recieved this patch. Thanks Blizzard!

 

P.S Here's a little image to show my appreciation to Blizzard:

Spoiler

ZxIDk14.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/10/2017 at 8:33 PM, MechanixNA said:

I had hoped for Feral Druid to get a damage buff or an energy buff.

I feel like Feral has been so overcomplicated for the results you get in Legion - I do wonder if just a simple buff is the right answer though. Maybe a smoothing of the rotation with some form of refresh mechanic in the spec?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      The Darkshore Warfront is available now on Heroic difficulty for Alliance players, meaning it's time to get your piece of gear that is equivalent to Heroic Ny'alotha loot (item level 460).
      Alliance players have access to the Warfront: The Battle for Darkshore quest in Boralus that rewards 15 7th Legion Service Medals, one item level 460 gear piece, and Artifact Power.
      You can purchase the Sandy Nightsaber mount if you completed the Battle for Darkshore on Heroic difficulty (Heroic: War for the Shore) and have spare  350 7th Legion Service Medals.
      "A rare color for a nightsaber, and rarely seen, they are prized amongst huntresses."

      You can find out more information on all mounts by visiting our 8.3 Mounts Compendium.
    • By Stan
      Blizzard is working on a set of class changes that will go into effect with the weekly maintenance on February 25 along with the previously-announced Horrific Visions changes.
      Blizzard (Source)
      We’re working on a series of hotfixes to adjust class balance. We currently plan to implement the following changes with weekly maintenance (the morning of February 25 in this region):
      Classes
      Druid
      Restoration
      Rejuvenation now costs 10% base mana (from 10.5%).
      Efflorescence now costs 17% base mana (from 21.6%).
      Tranquility direct healing increased 11%.
      Developers’ notes: These changes should improve Restoration Druid’s raid healing output, without much impact to their already strong capabilities in dungeons and Arenas. Hunter
      Marksmanship
      Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Monk
      Windwalker
      Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Mage
      Frost
      Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Shaman
      Enhancement
      Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Warlock
      Demonology
      Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Player vs. Player
      Tank Specializations
      Tank specialization player characters now take an additional 50% damage from enemy players (was 40%). Death Knight
      Unholy, Frost
      Death Strike now heals for 20% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40%). Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 10%). Blood
      Death Strike now heals for 12.5% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 25%). Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 3.5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 7%). Mage
      Frost
      Ice Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players. Fire
      Blazing Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players. Arcane
      Prismatic Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players. Warlock
      Affliction, Destruction
      Demon Armor now increases Stamina by 5% (was 10%). Demon Armor now increases Armor by 90% (was 150%).
    • By Stan
      With weekly maintenance on February 25, more Coalescing Visions will start dropping from Assaults and Daily Quests. Blizzard is also removing the (5) inventory cap on Vessel of Horrific Visions, allowing you to cary as many as you like, and up to 4 Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" will drop in Horrific Visions on the rank 7-11 Legendary cloak upgrade quests (up from 2).
      Blizzard (Source)
      We’re working on a set of hotfixes to the game that should streamline upgrading your Legendary cloak via Horrific Visions.
      Coalescing Visions now drop in higher numbers from Assaults and Daily Quests. The Unique (5) inventory cap on Vessel of Horrific Visions has been removed, allowing you to carry as many Vessels as you like. Up to 4 Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" quest items can now drop in Horrific Visions from objectives on the rank 7-11 Legendary cloak upgrade quests (was a max of 2). You’ll need to clear more than two sides areas in one run to get more than two pages. The rank 13-15 quests will still drop a max of 2 pages, only from Lost Area objectives. These updates will go into effect with weekly maintenance (Tuesday, February 25 in this region).
    • By Stan
      The beta opt-in support page has been recently updated and now would be a good time to opt in for Shadowlands Beta if you haven't done that already.
      Blizzard (Source)
      To put your name into the pool of candidates interested in beta testing for Shadowlands, sign up on the Shadowlands home page using the Beta Opt-In link at the top of the page.

      Signing up for beta does not guarantee you will be chosen to participate, but players who have not signed up to indicate interest cannot be chosen. Customer Support is not able to provide access to beta. Blizzard has released the first encrypted Shadowlands Alpha build earlier this week and added the forthcoming expansion to the Battle.net App Catalog, suggesting that Friends & Family Alpha is really close. Opt in for Shadowlands Beta by visiting the link below!

    • By Starym
      A big batch has arrived after a few smaller ones, with some Monk, Karazhan and Ny'alotha fixes, as well as item tweaks and PvP Servant of N'Zoth issues.
      February 20 (source)
      Classes
      Monk Windwalker Resolved an issue that prevented Spinning Crane Kick from tracking the correct number of targets with your Mark of the Crane active. Dungeons and Raids
      Return to Karazhan Players should now appear in the instance’s entrance after zoning in. Ny’alotha, the Waking City N'Zoth the Corruptor Azeroth's Radiance now properly restores Sanity to players who are under the effects of an Immunity spell on all difficulties. Horrific Visions Fixed a rare issue where more than 2 Torn Page of "Fear and Flesh" could drop in a Horrific Vision. Items and Rewards Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve ’s active ability now resets its cooldown when a boss encounter ends. Corrupted Items Fixed a bug which prevented Void Ritual from scaling down to the level of the content in Timewalking. Heart of Azeroth Resolved an issue that prevented the correct visual effects of Worldvein Resonance Rank 4 from displaying. Player versus Player
      Resolved an issue that allowed characters to remain as a Servant of N'Zoth while not in War Mode. The Alliance mount Vicious White Warsaber now correctly changes to Vicious White Bonesteed for Horde characters.
      Previous Hotfixes
      February 19th February 18th February 14th
×
×
  • Create New...