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Big Nerf to Draught of Souls for Arms, Fury (PTR)

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The 7.2.5 class changes are ongoing and the next big thing to get hit is Draught of SoulsDraught of Souls, but only for Arms and Fury Warriors as it was over-performing. 40% sounds like a lot, but there will be some compensation for the nerf, however, as Fury gets a 5% buff overall and Arms is in the middle of some mechanics changes so it'll definitely get back to even as well.

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For Arms and Fury Warriors, we’re going to scale down the damage of Draught of SoulsDraught of Souls in the next build for the 7.2.5 PTR.

Specifically, we’re aiming for a roughly 40% reduction in the effectiveness of Draught of SoulsDraught of Souls. For those two specs, it’s a trinket that is extremely valuable due to its interaction with Battle CryBattle Cry. We’ve already tuned other forthcoming on-use trinkets that drop in Tomb of Sargeras for Arms and Fury with the same modifier to compensate for Battle CryBattle Cry’s effectiveness in boosting trinkets of this kind. Our goal is for new trinkets to have more similar power levels between various specs, while leaving Draught of SoulsDraught of Souls in a place where it remains competitive for Arms and Fury.

We’re making sure to consider this trinket change as we update Warriors in Patch 7.2.5. With this in mind, Fury damage has been increased by 5% across the board. Arms is currently in the middle of receiving some heavy mechanical changes which will require a deeper look into their overall performance, and we’ll account for this change when we do our final tuning.

We don’t want Draught of SoulsDraught of Souls to define DPS Warriors for the remainder of the expansion, but we do want Warriors who have one to be able to make good use of it as they progress through Tomb of Sargeras.

Thank you for all of your feedback!

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well, I suppose a 100% critical strike chance on a huge hitter like Draught would make it somewhat OP...

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hrmm where is my salt shaker, i knew i had it around here somewhere, under my desk? no..... hrmmm where is it. AH here is my salt shaker.

I like how they hard nerfed draught for unholy almost immediately but its taken this long for them to address its power for arms warriors. also funny how they claiming they don't want a trinket to define a classes gameplay where with many specs and many tiers it was basically "you want do good dps? then go get X trinket" ex vial of convulsive shadows in late brf/hfc

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I think its safe to say that they are on this anti-warrior campaign this expansion. Draught of Souls isn't even my biggest damage dealer. It is great to use for openers / lust cool downs and in between...but saying its over performing is kind of weak...looks like Im dropping that trinket and going back to Convergence of Fates....

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4 hours ago, demonardvark said:

hrmm where is my salt shaker, i knew i had it around here somewhere, under my desk? no..... hrmmm where is it. AH here is my salt shaker.

I like how they hard nerfed draught for unholy almost immediately but its taken this long for them to address its power for arms warriors. also funny how they claiming they don't want a trinket to define a classes gameplay where with many specs and many tiers it was basically "you want do good dps? then go get X trinket" ex vial of convulsive shadows in late brf/hfc

Nothing to add.

2 hours ago, Nazamber said:

I think its safe to say that they are on this anti-warrior campaign this expansion. Draught of Souls isn't even my biggest damage dealer. It is great to use for openers / lust cool downs and in between...but saying its over performing is kind of weak...looks like Im dropping that trinket and going back to Convergence of Fates....

Look, i main a warrior myself, but i have to admit DoS is overperforming. It is a big mistake, that a trinket scales so hard with skills. I don't know if fury warriors would stay that competitive without DoS - i think this is the reason why Blizzard is buffing Fury with 5% in general.

Dropping that trinket and use convergence? I don't know, but if you have both, there is basically no decision between them...you will use both. And as far as i read in the mmo-champions-forum, there will be better trinket in ToS, so we shouldn't care aabout the DoS-Changes.

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