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The post covers changes to talent trees and new abilities in Battle for Azeroth.

It's time to look at Class changes in Battle for Azeroth!

Note: This is a very early preview of BfA talents and anything is subject to change at any time during testing.

Last update: May 16, 2018: Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26624 Talent Changes

Table of Contents 

Class Design Philosophy in Battle for Azeroth 

In the latest Watercooler, Blizzard talked about the philosophy and approach to class design in Battle for Azeroth. The goal is to promote what makes each class unique, improve visuals, and greater stability across the board. The overall talent system will remain relatively unchanged, but some specializations are subject to big talent changes (Survival Hunter). Artifact weapons will be gone and getting rid of Artifact traits produces a complex set of decisions about how to adjust the base classes to play well in their absence. Some Artifact talents have been baked into talents. For example Fire Mage's Artifact trait Phoenix's FlamesPhoenix's Flames (Felo'melornFelo'melorn) is a level 60 talent (Phoenix FlamesPhoenix Flames) in Battle for Azeroth.

In the latest Q/A with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas we learned that many raid-wide spells and crowd control abilities are returning in Battle for Azeroth. The goal is to promote a wide diversity of class and spec representation and reduce homogenization. As seen below, Survival Hunters got a lot of new talents in the first build of BfA. One of the reasons for the overhaul was class fantasy. It's strange when a Survival Hunter suddently forgets how to use a bow at level 10.

Enhancement Shamans are getting their totems back! Totem MasteryTotem Mastery is a new talent available at level 15 and Windfury TotemWindfury Totem at 75. Arms Warriors got a new mastery (Mastery: Deep WoundsMastery: Deep Wounds) and more!

Below is an early preview of *new* abilities & talents added in Patch 8.0.1 Build 25902. Some specializations are still missing talents (N/A).

Death Knight [Return to Top]

Blood

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 HeartbreakerHeartbreaker BlooddrinkerBlooddrinker Rune StrikeRune Strike *new*
57 Rapid DecompositionRapid Decomposition HemostasisHemostasis *new* ConsumptionConsumption *new*
58 Foul BulwarkFoul Bulwark OssuaryOssuary TombstoneTombstone
60 Will of the NecropolisWill of the Necropolis Anti-Magic BarrierAnti-Magic Barrier Rune TapRune Tap
75 Grip of the DeadGrip of the Dead *new* Tightening GraspTightening Grasp Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new*
90 VoraciousVoracious *new* BloodwormsBloodworms Mark of BloodMark of Blood
100 PurgatoryPurgatory Red ThirstRed Thirst BonestormBonestorm

Frost

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 Runic AttenuationRunic Attenuation Icy TalonsIcy Talons Shattering StrikesShattering Strikes
57 Freezing FogFreezing Fog Murderous EfficiencyMurderous Efficiency Horn of WinterHorn of Winter
58 Abomination's MightAbomination's Might Winter is ComingWinter is Coming Blinding SleetBlinding Sleet
60 IcecapIcecap AvalancheAvalanche Glacial AdvanceGlacial Advance
75 PermafrostPermafrost Inexorable AssaultInexorable Assault Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new*
90 Gathering StormGathering Storm Frozen PulseFrozen Pulse FrostscytheFrostscythe
100 Hungering Rune WeaponHungering Rune Weapon ObliterationObliteration Breath of SindragosaBreath of Sindragosa

Unholy

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 Infected ClawsInfected Claws All Will ServeAll Will Serve Clawing ShadowsClawing Shadows
57 Bursting SoresBursting Sores Ebon FeverEbon Fever Unholy BlightUnholy Blight *new*
58 Grip of the DeadGrip of the Dead *new* Death's ReachDeath's Reach *new* AsphyxiateAsphyxiate
60 Pestilent PustulesPestilent Pustules Harbinger of DoomHarbinger of Doom *new* Soul ReaperSoul Reaper
75 Spell EaterSpell Eater Death PactDeath Pact *new* Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new*
90 PestilencePestilence *new* DefileDefile EpidemicEpidemic
100 Army of the DamnedArmy of the Damned *new* Unholy FrenzyUnholy Frenzy Summon GargoyleSummon Gargoyle *new*

Demon Hunter [Return to Top]

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
99 Blind FuryBlind Fury Demonic AppetiteDemonic Appetite FelbladeFelblade
100 Insatiable HungerInsatiable Hunger *new* Demon BladesDemon Blades Immolation AuraImmolation Aura *new*
102 Trail of RuinTrail of Ruin *new* Fel MasteryFel Mastery Fel BarrageFel Barrage *new*
104 Soul RendingSoul Rending Desperate InstinctsDesperate Instincts NetherwalkNetherwalk
106 Cycle of HatredCycle of Hatred *new* First BloodFirst Blood Dark SlashDark Slash *new*
108 Unleashed PowerUnleashed Power Master of the GlaiveMaster of the Glaive Fel EruptionFel Eruption
110 DemonicDemonic MomentumMomentum NemesisNemesis

Vengeance

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
99 Abyssal StrikeAbyssal Strike Agonizing FlamesAgonizing Flames Razor SpikesRazor Spikes
100 Feast of SoulsFeast of Souls FalloutFallout Burning AliveBurning Alive
102 Flame CrashFlame Crash Charred FleshCharred Flesh *new* FelbladeFelblade
104 Soul RendingSoul Rending Feed the DemonFeed the Demon FractureFracture *new*
106 Concentrated SigilsConcentrated Sigils Sigil of ChainsSigil of Chains Quickened SigilsQuickened Sigils
108 GluttonyGluttony *new* Fel DevastationFel Devastation Spirit BombSpirit Bomb
110 Last ResortLast Resort Void ReaverVoid Reaver *new* Soul BarrierSoul Barrier

Druid [Return to Top]

Balance

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 StarlordStarlord Warrior of EluneWarrior of Elune Force of NatureForce of Nature
30 Tiger DashTiger Dash RenewalRenewal Wild ChargeWild Charge
45 Feral AffinityFeral Affinity Guardian AffinityGuardian Affinity Restoration AffinityRestoration Affinity
60 Mighty BashMighty Bash Mass EntanglementMass Entanglement TyphoonTyphoon
75 Soul of the ForestSoul of the Forest Stellar FlareStellar Flare Incarnation: Chosen of EluneIncarnation: Chosen of Elune
90 Shooting StarsShooting Stars Blessing of the AncientsBlessing of the Ancients New MoonNew Moon *new*
100 Nature's BalanceNature's Balance Stellar DriftStellar Drift Fury of EluneFury of Elune

Feral

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Blood ScentBlood Scent PredatorPredator Lunar InspirationLunar Inspiration
30 Tiger DashTiger Dash RenewalRenewal Wild ChargeWild Charge
45 Balance AffinityBalance Affinity Guardian AffinityGuardian Affinity Restoration AffinityRestoration Affinity
60 Mighty BashMighty Bash Mass EntanglementMass Entanglement TyphoonTyphoon
75 Soul of the ForestSoul of the Forest Jagged WoundsJagged Wounds Incarnation: King of the JungleIncarnation: King of the Jungle
90 SabertoothSabertooth Brutal SlashBrutal Slash Savage RoarSavage Roar
100 Moment of ClarityMoment of Clarity BloodtalonsBloodtalons Feral FrenzyFeral Frenzy *new*

Guardian

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 BramblesBrambles Blood FrenzyBlood Frenzy Bristling FurBristling Fur
30 Tiger DashTiger Dash Intimidating RoarIntimidating Roar Wild ChargeWild Charge
45 Balance AffinityBalance Affinity Feral AffinityFeral Affinity Restoration AffinityRestoration Affinity
60 Mighty BashMighty Bash Mass EntanglementMass Entanglement TyphoonTyphoon
75 Soul of the ForestSoul of the Forest Galactic GuardianGalactic Guardian Incarnation: Guardian of UrsocIncarnation: Guardian of Ursoc
90 EarthwardenEarthwarden Survival of the FittestSurvival of the Fittest Guardian of EluneGuardian of Elune
100 Rend and TearRend and Tear Lunar BeamLunar Beam PulverizePulverize

Restoration

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 AbundanceAbundance ProsperityProsperity Cenarion WardCenarion Ward
30 Tiger DashTiger Dash RenewalRenewal Wild ChargeWild Charge
45 Balance AffinityBalance Affinity Feral AffinityFeral Affinity Guardian AffinityGuardian Affinity
60 Mighty BashMighty Bash Mass EntanglementMass Entanglement TyphoonTyphoon
75 Soul of the ForestSoul of the Forest CultivationCultivation Incarnation: Tree of LifeIncarnation: Tree of Life
90 Inner PeaceInner Peace StonebarkStonebark Spring BlossomsSpring Blossoms
100 PhotosynthesisPhotosynthesis *new* GerminationGermination FlourishFlourish

Hunter [Return to Top]

Beast Mastery

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Killer InstinctKiller Instinct *new* Animal Companion [NYI]Animal Companion Dire BeastDire Beast
30 Dire StableScent of Blood One with the PackOne with the Pack Chimaera ShotChimaera Shot
45 TrailblazerTrailblazer Natural MendingNatural Mending *new* CamouflageCamouflage *new*
60 Venomous BiteVenomous Bite *new* Thrill of the HuntThrill of the Hunt *new* A Murder of CrowsA Murder of Crows
75 Born To Be WildBorn To Be Wild *new* PosthastePosthaste Binding ShotBinding Shot
90 StompStomp BarrageBarrage StampedeStampede
100 Aspect of the BeastAspect of the Beast Killer CobraKiller Cobra Spitting CobraSpitting Cobra

Marksmanship

  • Lone WolfLone Wolf is now baseline for Marksmanship Hunters
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Master MarksmanMaster Marksman Serpent StingSerpent Sting *new* A Murder of CrowsA Murder of Crows
30 Careful AimCareful Aim *new* VolleyVolley *new* Explosive ShotExplosive Shot
45 TrailblazerTrailblazer Natural MendingNatural Mending *new* CamouflageCamouflage
60 Steady FocusSteady Focus StreamlineStreamline *new* Hunter's MarkHunter's Mark *new*
75 Born To Be WildBorn To Be Wild *new* PosthastePosthaste Binding ShotBinding Shot
90 BombardierLethal Shots *new* BarrageBarrage Double TapDouble Tap *new*
100 Calling the ShotsCalling the Shots *new* Lock and LoadLock and Load Piercing ShotPiercing Shot

Survival

New Mastery

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Viper's VenomViper's Venom *new* Terms of EngagementTerms of Engagement *new* Alpha PredatorAlpha Predator *new*
30 Guerrilla TacticsGuerrilla Tactics *new* Hydra's BiteHydra's Bite *new* ButcheryButchery
45 TrailblazerTrailblazer Natural MendingNatural Mending *new* CamouflageCamouflage
60 BloodseekerBloodseeker *new* Steel TrapSteel Trap A Murder of CrowsA Murder of Crows
75 Born to Be WildBorn to Be Wild *new* PosthastePosthaste Binding ShotBinding Shot *new*
90 Tip of the SpearTip of the Spear *new* Mongoose BiteMongoose Bite *new* Flanking StrikeFlanking Strike *new*
100 Birds of PreyBirds of Prey *new* Wildfire InfusionWildfire Infusion *new* ChakramsChakrams *new*

Mage [Return to Top]

Arcane

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Rule of Threes (NYI)Rule of Threes *new* AmplificationAmplification *new*  Arcane FamiliarArcane Familiar
30 Mana ShieldMana Shield ShimmerShimmer SlipstreamSlipstream
45 Incanter's FlowIncanter's Flow Mirror ImageMirror Image Rune of PowerRune of Power
60 ResonanceResonance Charged UpCharged Up SupernovaSupernova
75 Chrono ShiftChrono Shift Ice WardIce Ward Ring of FrostRing of Frost
90 ErosionErosion Unstable MagicUnstable Magic Nether TempestNether Tempest
100 OverpoweredOverpowered Temporal FluxTemporal Flux Arcane OrbArcane Orb

Fire

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 FirestarterFirestarter PyromaniacPyromaniac Searing TouchSearing Touch *new*
30 Blazing SoulBlazing Soul ShimmerShimmer Blast WaveBlast Wave
45 Incanter's FlowIncanter's Flow Mirror ImageMirror Image Rune of PowerRune of Power
60 Flame OnFlame On Alexstrasza's FuryAlexstrasza's Fury Phoenix FlamesPhoenix Flames *new*
75 Frenetic SpeedFrenetic Speed Ice WardIce Ward Ring of FrostRing of Frost
90 Flame PatchFlame Patch ConflagrationConflagration Living BombLiving Bomb
100 KindlingKindling PyroclasmPyroclasm *new* MeteorMeteor

Frost

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Bone ChillingBone Chilling Lonely WinterLonely Winter Ice NovaIce Nova
30 Glacial InsulationGlacial Insulation ShimmerShimmer Ice FloesIce Floes
45 Incanter's FlowIncanter's Flow Mirror ImageMirror Image Rune of PowerRune of Power
60 Frozen TouchFrozen Touch Chain ReactionChain Reaction *new* EbonboltEbonbolt *new*
75 Frigid WindsFrigid Winds Ice WardIce Ward Ring of FrostRing of Frost
90 Freezing RainFreezing Rain *new* Splitting IceSplitting Ice Comet StormComet Storm
100 Thermal VoidThermal Void Ray of FrostRay of Frost Glacial SpikeGlacial Spike

Monk [Return to Top]

  • Leg SweepLeg Sweep is now baseline available at level 60

Brewmaster

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Eye of the TigerEye of the Tiger Chi WaveChi Wave Chi BurstChi Burst
30 CelerityCelerity Chi TorpedoChi Torpedo Tiger's LustTiger's Lust
45 Light BrewingLight Brewing Gift of the MistsGift of the Mists Black Ox BrewBlack Ox Brew
60 Leg Sweep [TBD]Tiger Tail Sweep *new* Summon Black Ox StatueSummon Black Ox Statue Ring of PeaceRing of Peace
75 Healing ElixirHealing Elixir Mystic VitalityMystic Vitality Dampen HarmDampen Harm
90 Special DeliverySpecial Delivery Rushing Jade WindRushing Jade Wind Invoke Niuzao, the Black OxInvoke Niuzao, the Black Ox
100 High ToleranceHigh Tolerance Elusive DanceElusive Dance Blackout ComboBlackout Combo

Mistweaver

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Mist WrapMist Wrap Chi WaveChi Wave Chi BurstChi Burst
30 CelerityCelerity Chi TorpedoChi Torpedo Tiger's LustTiger's Lust
45 LifecyclesLifecycles Spirit of the CraneSpirit of the Crane Mana TeaMana Tea
60 Leg Sweep [TBD]Tiger Tail Sweep *new* Song of Chi-JiSong of Chi-Ji Ring of PeaceRing of Peace
75 Healing ElixirHealing Elixir Diffuse MagicDiffuse Magic Dampen HarmDampen Harm
90 Summon Jade Serpent StatueSummon Jade Serpent Statue Refreshing Jade WindRefreshing Jade Wind Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red CraneInvoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane
100 Essence WellUpwelling *new* Focused ThunderFocused Thunder Rising MistRising Mist *new*

Windwalker

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Eye of the TigerEye of the Tiger Chi WaveChi Wave Chi BurstChi Burst
30 CelerityCelerity Chi TorpedoChi Torpedo Tiger's LustTiger's Lust
45 AscensionAscension Fist of the White TigerFist of the White Tiger *new* Energizing ElixirEnergizing Elixir
60 Tiger Tail SweepTiger Tail Sweep *new* Summon Black Ox StatueSummon Black Ox Statue *new*

Ring of PeaceRing of Peace *new*

75 Inner StrengthInner Strength *new* Diffuse MagicDiffuse Magic Dampen HarmDampen Harm *new*
90 Hit ComboHit Combo Rushing Jade WindRushing Jade Wind *new* Invoke Xuen, the White TigerInvoke Xuen, the White Tiger
100 Power StrikesPower Strikes Whirling Dragon PunchWhirling Dragon Punch SerenitySerenity

Paladin  [Return to Top]

Holy

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Crusader's MightCrusader's Might Bestow FaithBestow Faith Light's HammerLight's Hammer
30 CavalierCavalier Unbreakable SpiritUnbreakable Spirit Rule of LawRule of Law
45 Fist of JusticeFist of Justice RepentanceRepentance Blinding LightBlinding Light
60 Devotion AuraDevotion Aura Aura of SacrificeAura of Sacrifice Aura of MercyAura of Mercy
75 Judgment of LightJudgment of Light  Holy AvengerHoly Avenger Holy PrismHoly Prism
90 Sanctified WrathSanctified Wrath Avenging CrusaderAvenging Crusader *new* AwakeningAwakening *new*
100 Divine PurposeDivine Purpose Beacon of FaithBeacon of Faith Beacon of VirtueBeacon of Virtue

Protection

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Holy ShieldHoly Shield Consecrated HammerConsecrated Hammer Blessed HammerBlessed Hammer
30 Crusader's JudgmentCrusader's Judgment First AvengerFirst Avenger Bastion of LightBastion of Light
45 Fist of JusticeFist of Justice RepentanceRepentance Blinding LightBlinding Light
60 Retribution AuraRetribution Aura CavalierCavalier Blessing of SpellwardingBlessing of Spellwarding
75 Final StandFinal Stand Unbreakable SpiritUnbreakable Spirit *new* Hand of the ProtectorHand of the Protector
90 Judgment of LightJudgment of Light Consecrated GroundConsecrated Ground Aegis of LightAegis of Light
100 Last DefenderLast Defender Righteous ProtectorRighteous Protector SeraphimSeraphim

Retribution

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 ZealZeal *new* Righteous VerdictRighteous Verdict *new* Execution SentenceExecution Sentence
30 The Fires of JusticeFires of Justice Blade of WrathBlade of Wrath Hammer of WrathHammer of Wrath *new*
45 Fist of JusticeFist of Justice RepentanceRepentance Blinding LightBlinding Light
60 Divine JudgmentDivine Judgment *new* ConsecrationConsecration Wake of AshesWake of Ashes *new*
75 CavalierCavalier Unbreakable SpiritUnbreakable Spirit Eye for an EyeEye for an Eye
90 Selfless HealerSelfless Healer Justicar's VengeanceJusticar's Vengeance Word of GloryWord of Glory
100 Divine PurposeDivine Purpose CrusadeCrusade InquisitionInquisition *new*

Priest [Return to Top]

Discipline

New Mastery: Mastery: ReverenceMastery: Reverence

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 CastigationCastigation Twist of FateTwist of Fate SchismSchism
30 Angelic FeatherAngelic Feather Body and SoulBody and Soul MasochismMasochism
45 Power Word: SolacePower Word: Solace Shield DisciplineShield Discipline MindbenderMindbender
60 Psychic VoicePsychic Voice Shining ForceShining Force Dominant MindDominant Mind
75 Lenience's RewardLenience *new* OrisonOrison *new* ContritionContrition *new*
90 Purge the WickedPurge the Wicked Divine StarDivine Star HaloHalo
100 Luminous BarrierLuminous Barrier *new* GraceGrace EvangelismEvangelism

Holy

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 EnlightenmentEnlightenment Trail of LightTrail of Light Enduring RenewalEnduring Renewal
30 Angelic FeatherAngelic Feather Body and MindBody and Mind PerseverancePerseverance
45 Light of the NaaruLight of the Naaru Guardian AngelGuardian Angel AfterlifeAfterlife
60 Psychic VoicePsychic Voice *new* Shining ForceShining Force CensureCensure
75 Surge of LightSurge of Light Binding HealBinding Heal Circle of HealingCircle of Healing
90 BenedictionBenediction Divine StarDivine Star HaloHalo
100 Cosmic RippleCosmic Ripple *new* ApotheosisApotheosis Holy Word: SalvationHoly Word: Salvation *new*

Shadow

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Fortress of the MindFortress of the Mind Shadowy InsightShadowy Insight Shadow Word: VoidShadow Word: Void
30 ManiaMania Body and SoulBody and Soul San'laynSan'layn
45 Twist of FateTwist of Fate MiseryMisery Dark VoidDark Void *new*
60 Last WordLast Word *new* Mind BombMind Bomb Psychic HorrorPsychic Horror
75 Auspicious SpiritsAuspicious Spirits Shadow Word: DeathShadow Word: Death Shadow CrashShadow Crash
90 Lingering InsanityLingering Insanity MindbenderMindbender Coming Soon!Coming Soon!
100 Legacy of the VoidLegacy of the Void Void TorrentVoid Torrent *new* Surrender to MadnessSurrender to Madness

Rogue [Return to Top]

Assassination

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Master PoisonerMaster Poisoner Elaborate PlanningElaborate Planning DispatchBlindside
30 NightstalkerNightstalker SubterfugeSubterfuge Master AssassinMaster Assassin *new*
45 VigorVigor Deeper StratagemDeeper Stratagem Marked for DeathMarked for Death
60 Leeching PoisonLeeching Poison ElusivenessElusiveness Cheat DeathCheat Death
75 Internal BleedingInternal Bleeding Iron WireIron Wire Prey on the WeakPrey on the Weak
90 Venom RushVenom Rush Toxic BladeToxic Blade ExsanguinateExsanguinate
100 Poison BombPoison Bomb *new* Hidden BladesHidden Blades *new* Crimson TempestCrimson Tempest

Outlaw

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 WeaponmasterWeaponmaster Quick DrawQuick Draw Ghostly StrikeGhostly Strike
30 Acrobatic StrikesAcrobatic Strikes Retractable HookRetractable Hook *new* Hit and RunHit and Run
45 VigorVigor Deeper StratagemDeeper Stratagem Marked for DeathMarked for Death
60 Iron StomachIron Stomach ElusivenessElusiveness Cheat DeathCheat Death
75 Dirty TricksDirty Tricks Blinding PowderBlinding Powder *new* Prey on the WeakPrey on the Weak
90 Loaded DiceLoaded Dice *new* AlacrityAlacrity Slice and DiceSlice and Dice
100 Blade FuryDancing Steel *new* Blade RushBlade Rush *new* Killing SpreeKilling Spree

Subtlety

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 WeaponmasterWeaponmaster Find WeaknessFind Weakness GloombladeGloomblade
30 NightstalkerNightstalker SubterfugeSubterfuge Shadow FocusShadow Focus
45 VigorVigor Deeper StratagemDeeper Stratagem Marked for DeathMarked for Death
60 Soothing DarknessSoothing Darkness ElusivenessElusiveness Cheat DeathCheat Death
75 Shot in the DarkShot in the Dark *new* Night TerrorsNight Terrors *new* Prey on the WeakPrey on the Weak
90 Dark ShadowDark Shadow AlacrityAlacrity Enveloping ShadowsEnveloping Shadows
100 Master of ShadowsMaster of Shadows Coming SoonComing Soon Shuriken TornadoShuriken Tornado *new*

Shaman [Return to Top]

Elemental

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Exposed ElementsExposed Elements *new* Echo of the ElementsEcho of the Elements *new* Elemental BlastElemental Blast *new*
30 AftershockAftershock Master of the ElementsMaster of the Elements Totem MasteryTotem Mastery
45 Spirit WolfSpirit Wolf *new* Earth ShieldEarth Shield Static ChargeStatic Charge *new*
60 High VoltageHigh Voltage *new* Storm ElementalStorm Elemental Liquid Magma TotemLiquid Magma Totem
75 Nature's GuardianNature's Guardian Ancestral GuidanceAncestral Guidance Wind Rush TotemWind Rush Totem *new*
90 Earthen RageEarthen Rage Primal ElementalistPrimal Elementalist IcefuryIcefury *new*
100 Unlimited PowerUnlimited Power *new* StormkeeperStormkeeper AscendanceAscendance

Enhancement

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 BoulderfistBoulderfist Hot HandHot Hand Lightning ShieldLightning Shield
30 LandslideLandslide Forceful WindsForceful Winds *new* Totem MasteryTotem Mastery *new*
45 Spirit WolfSpirit Wolf *new* Earth ShieldEarth Shield Static ChargeStatic Charge *new*
60 Searing AssaultSearing Assault HailstormHailstorm OverchargeOvercharge
75 Nature's GuardianNature's Guardian *new* Feral LungeFeral Lunge Wind Rush TotemWind Rush Totem
90 Crashing StormCrashing Storm Fury of AirFury of Air SunderingSundering
100 Elemental SpiritsElemental Spirits *new* Earthen SpikeEarthen Spike AscendanceAscendance

Restoration

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 TorrentTorrent UndulationUndulation Unleash LifeUnleash Life
30 Crashing WavesCrashing Waves DelugeDeluge Earth ShieldEarth Shield
45 Spirit WolfSpirit Wolf *new* Earthgrab TotemEarthgrab Totem Static ChargeStatic Charge *new*
60 Ancestral VigorAncestral Vigor Earthen Shield TotemEarthen Wall Totem Ancestral Protection TotemAncestral Protection Totem
75 Nature's GuardianNature's Guardian *new* Graceful SpiritGraceful Spirit Wind Rush TotemWind Rush Totem
90 Echo of the ElementsEcho of the Elements DownpourDownpour *new* Cloudburst TotemCloudburst Totem
100 High TideHigh Tide WellspringWellspring AscendanceAscendance

Warlock [Return to Top]

Affliction

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Shadow EmbraceShadow Embrace *new* HauntHaunt DeathboltDeathbolt *new*
30 Writhe in AgonyWrithe in Agony Absolute CorruptionAbsolute Corruption Siphon LifeSiphon Life
45 Demon SkinDemon Skin Burning RushBurning Rush Dark PactDark Pact
60 Sow the SeedsSow the Seeds Phantom SingularityPhantom Singularity Vile TaintVile Taint *new*
75 DarkfuryDarkfury *new* Mortal CoilMortal Coil Demonic CircleDemonic Circle
90 NightfallNightfall Drain SoulDrain Soul *new* Grimoire of SacrificeGrimoire of Sacrifice
100 Soul ConduitSoul Conduit Creeping DeathCreeping Death *new* Dark Soul: MiseryDark Soul: Misery *new*

Demonology

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Growing ShadowsDreadlash *new* Demonic StrengthDemonic Strength *new* Biliescourge BombersBiliescourge Bombers *new*
30 Demonic CallingDemonic Calling Hand of Gul'danPower Siphon *new* DoomDoom *new*
45 Demon SkinDemon Skin Burning RushBurning Rush Dark PactDark Pact
60 From the ShadowsFrom the Shadows *new* Soul StrikeSoul Strike *new* Summon VilefiendSummon Vilefiend *new*
75 DarkfuryDarkfury *new* Mortal CoilMortal Coil Demonic CircleDemonic Circle
90 Inner DemonsInner Demons *new* Soul ConduitSoul Conduit Grimoire of ServiceGrimoire of Service
100 Sacrificed SoulsSacrificed Souls Demonic ConsumptionDemonic Consumption *new* Nether PortalNether Portal *new*

Destruction

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 FlashoverFlashover *new* EradicationEradication Soul FireSoul Fire
30 Reverse EntropyReverse Entropy *new* Internal CombustionInternal Combustion ShadowburnShadowburn
45 Demon SkinDemon Skin Burning RushBurning Rush Dark PactDark Pact
60 InfernoInferno *new* Fire and BrimstoneFire and Brimstone CataclysmCataclysm
75 DarkfuryDarkfury *new* Mortal CoilMortal Coil Demonic CircleDemonic Circle
90 Roaring BlazeRoaring Blaze Grimoire of SupremacyGrimoire of Supremacy Grimoire of SacrificeGrimoire of Sacrifice
100 Soul ConduitSoul Conduit Channel DemonfireChannel Demonfire Dark SoulDark Soul: Instability *new*

Warrior [Return to Top]

Arms

New Abilities

New Mastery

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 War MachineWar Machine *new* Sudden DeathSudden Death SkullsplitterSkullsplitter *new*
30 Double TimeDouble Time Impending VictoryImpending Victory *new* Storm BoltStorm Bolt
45 TraumaTrauma RendRend AvatarAvatar
60 Second WindSecond Wind Bounding StrideBounding Stride Defensive StanceDefensive Stance
75 Collateral DamageCollateral Damage  *new* WarbreakerWarbreaker *new* CleaveCleave
90 In For The KillIn For The Kill *new* Fervor of BattleFervor of Battle Deadly CalmDeadly Calm *new*
100 Anger ManagementAnger Management DreadnaughtDreadnaught *new* RavagerRavager

Fury

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 War MachineWar Machine Endless RageEndless Rage Fresh MeatFresh Meat
30 Double TimeDouble Time Impending VictoryImpending Victory *new* Storm BoltStorm Bolt
45 Wrecking BallWrecking Ball OutburstOutburst AvatarAvatar
60 Furious ChargeFurious Charge Bounding StrideBounding Stride WarpaintWarpaint
75 CarnageCarnage MassacreMassacre Frothing BerserkerFrothing Berserker
90 FrenzyFrenzy Inner RageInner Rage BloodbathBloodbath
100 Reckless AbandonReckless Abandon Dragon RoarDragon Roar BladestormBladestorm

Protection

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Into the FrayInto the Fray PunishPunish *new* Impending VictoryImpending Victory
30 Crackling ThunderCrackling Thunder Bounding StrideBounding Stride SafeguardSafeguard
45 Best Served ColdBest Served Cold Unstoppable ForceUnstoppable Force *new* Coming SoonComing Soon
60 IndomitableIndomitable Never SurrenderNever Surrender *new* BolsterBolster *new*
75 MenaceMenace *new* Rumbling EarthRumbling Earth *new* Storm BoltStorm Bolt
90 Booming VoiceBooming Voice VengeanceVengeance DevastatorDevastator
100 Anger ManagementAnger Management Heavy RepercussionsHeavy Repercussions RavagerRavager

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No changes for Holy Priest (my main) yet. If I was a bitter sort I would say that Blizz seems to think our weapon perks are not worth conserving / converting :-)

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16 minutes ago, Caeren said:

No changes for Holy Priest (my main) yet. If I was a bitter sort I would say that Blizz seems to think our weapon perks are not worth conserving / converting :-)

I'd agree with you about my Guardian Druid, especially considering it prevents a single instance of character movement impairment.  And the 25% damage and Leech with Damage reduction doesn't hurt either.  Maybe I am a bitter sort...

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19 minutes ago, DeathsDesign said:

I'd agree with you about my Guardian Druid, especially considering it prevents a single instance of character movement impairment.  And the 25% damage and Leech with Damage reduction doesn't hurt either.  Maybe I am a bitter sort...

On the bright side: As it is still freaking early there is a lot of time for the devs to do stuff and make us all happy in the end :-)

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Is the lone wolf playstyle of MM hunter dead then or am I blind? Will it be made baseline for the spec like it was originally intended for Legion?

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1 minute ago, Brutalis said:

Is the lone wolf playstyle of MM hunter dead then or am I blind? Will it be made baseline for the spec like it was originally intended for Legion?

LW is being made a MM passive....still

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I like that they are doing this, but I'm not so happy about making them choices in a talent tree.
As an example, the final tier of the Ret tree forces a player to choose between Crusade and Wake of Ashes...  That's not really a choice, since the majority of people will still use Crusade (making the addition of Wake of Ashes meaningless).

Granted, I realize that this is the "very early preview", but this formula will require a great deal of tuning to make it feasible and competitive with existing talent choices.

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I'll guess that a lot of artifact traits will become passives on the Heart of Azeroth, among other new effects.

2 hours ago, Ancalagon said:

That's not really a choice, since the majority of people will still use Crusade (making the addition of Wake of Ashes meaningless).

Wake of Ashes will likely be an AoE choice.

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2 hours ago, Maruken said:

I'll guess that a lot of artifact traits will become passives on the Heart of Azeroth, among other new effects.

Wake of Ashes will likely be an AoE choice.

It remains to be seen. If Crusade remains at 20 seconds and Wake of Ashes stays on the same row - it might really hit Retribution hard. Wake of Ashes, though useful in AoE, is mainly used for quickly building the Crusade stacks. Without it, the opening rotation feels clunky and you have a lot of downtime between your casts. Even more so when Divine Purpose is also on the same row.

This is why I think that putting Artifact Abilities as talent choices is not a good idea from a design perspective - Crusade will probably still contribute more damage out of the three, while the other two will just make for a more engaging rotation. So you'll be torn between what plays better and what deals more damage.

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I am so confused? Are they turning Survival Hunters back into a ranged spec? Or will it be a Hybrid? Such as having both a melee and a Ranged weapon? To be honest i quite like the melee aspect of Survival Hunters in legion and it would be a shame for them to remove it  

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I... Don't find changes to Assassinisation big enough. Dispatch is just same as hemorrhage - it will be strong at start of addon but because it will not scale from mastery to mid-end it will be just useless. Also end tier is just too plain and simple - you pick either Crimson Tempest for aoe or disgusting, random, destinied to be deleted but for some reason blizzard decided to keep it Poison Bomb for single-target. Ugh...

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15 minutes ago, MrOger said:

I... Don't find changes to Assassinisation big enough. Dispatch is just same as hemorrhage - it will be strong at start of addon but because it will not scale from mastery to mid-end it will be just useless. Also end tier is just too plain and simple - you pick either Crimson Tempest for aoe or disgusting, random, destinied to be deleted but for some reason blizzard decided to keep it Poison Bomb for single-target. Ugh...

 

12 hours ago, Stan said:

This is a very early preview and anything is subject to change at any time during testing.

 

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Never said you can't discuss it, I'm just pointing out it's a early preview and it change at any time. 

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13 minutes ago, MrOger said:

So why shouldn`t we discuss it? :P

Never said you can't discuss it, I'm just pointing out it's a early preview and it can change at any time. 

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5 minutes ago, Weltenfeind said:

So, is Legsweep baseline for Monks now? Because that would be rad as hell.

It does look like that, yeah. As a Mistweaver main, I approve of Legsweep as a baseline ability

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I've just seen shadow priest changes and I don't like them, spriest is one of the most challenging dps spec, so many spells, rotation that changes on different equip, bosses, fight situation etc etc and it is very hard to dress unless you do mythic raiding (which i don't do but it's ok). I know it's a pain in the neck to balance it but by far it's the best spec I've played in this game. I am a better and more engaged player because of it.

 Auspicious Spirits    Twist of Fate
 Lingering Insanity    Mindbender
 Legacy of the Void   Void Torrent 

Having those talents on the same tier means changing the core of the spriest spec, which is timing and do your best to extend void uptime, with all possible tricks, dispersion can be the best dps cd due to mindbender and lingering insanity, Legacy of the Void  is something that tells you not to fuck up your one minute rotation, and the timing of void torrent and bender is something that helps you in this almost impossible task in fights with a lot of movement or survival needs. Twist of Fate is something that affect all raid, you need to be alive in the end and all healers know it. Haste is by far our most important stat but at some point all stats prio change, also due to the Tset design and Auspicious Spirits  always making crit interesting.

It tooks a full exp to get the spriest right, but now that they get it, they want to make it a dummy spec? I cleared antorus hc with 4 t20 pieces ( we don't do mythic and I had 4 945  t21 pieces in bag) even with the haste buff at the time the 4 pieces t21 wasn't worth.
But I managed to be in the top 3 dps on 1st kill, and the week we killed it I started being in the weakest dps group, but optimizing my char and my play style I got to the top. I increased my dps by 50%. And that's what I love about this game and what makes wow better than the others, brain.

To maximize spriest damage during progress you have to think, know the fight, know every bit of your spec so you can adjust timing based on fight and raid dps. Now to me it looks like a pew pew spec and nothing more. I don't care most of casual gamers feel frustrated by it, this game is fun not because of farming and they made abundantly clear that we need to farm dps, not by challenging stuff but boring repetitive stupid tasks that keep us playing every day.

I understand wow community is big and various but I think now it's the time to put advices in char choosing, you just need to tell ppl some specs are challenging to master, so no complains you said it before. In this way every player can make its choice.

I've never had more fun playing wow, mastering this spec took me the entire expansion (I started playing legion in january), and yeah playing m+ before the void eruption buff and leg chest was pointless, same thing progressing raid without previous set, but whatever it's the useless boring stupid repetitive farming that makes me angry.

The core of wow users are ppl who have scientific background that plays with their mind, make addons that made blizzard fortune, pushing wow to esports with m+ because you need to think to go very high in m+, and be very fast and reactive, equip matters but it seems to me that they are going to make equip the only requirement and the most important part of the game. It's the challenge that keeps most of us attached to the game, it is the challenge/reward mechanics that keep us addicted.

If they want to widen their target they need toput skills in the formula also for pve, we are limited to 60-70 apm, why we had to be limited when there are games with ppl touching the 300 apm ?, I was a starcraft/bw player I know what I mean.

And last of all, I cannot fcking understand why with the billions they made with this game, even with a 1080 ti and an overclocked 7700k we can't play at 60 fps everywhere

 

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Expecting a lot of changes to Hunter, except for BM. Lone Wolf has always polarised the player base, but tbh if they let MM have a pet it would honestly come down to whether BM or MM does the most damage rather than a choice of individual playstyle. BM seems fairly stable; they seem have figured out the niche and flavour they want for that. 

Survival sounds equal parts messy and intriguing. The reduction in attack range will be the most jarring change for most I think, and Mongoose Bite as a talent (the main damage ability in Legion) is beyond weird. By the sounds of the talent tree, it seems to replace Raptor Strike, which is normally the Focus dump ability (or refreshes Serpent Sting talent) unless you have something like Throwing Axes, which now generates focus? Lots of ranged abilities / talents as well on top of an even clunkier melee rotation by the gist of it? Noticing a fair bit of Cleave / DoT being added; to make up for the loss of Caltrops? 

Camouflage should be a baseline ability already, or at least not switched places in the tiers to compete with crowd control abilities, and the level 45 movement tier that doesn't seem to indicate that they apply to Disengage and will remain with Harpoon only makes me sad. I'd be happy if Harpoon worked like Grappling Hook and didn't root or apply a DoT, that's how useful precise movement ability is. Dumping everything onto Harpoon is useless so that you always require to run INTO melee / aggro range of an enemy instead of gaining the benefits from Disengage because you fucking NEED precise and safe manoeuvrability for raiding and pvp as melee.  

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Sweet battlecry, they absolutely crippled the Rend talent. Guess I'll be taking Trauma instead. A lot of changes to Arms... I wonder how it will play?

I'm also curious why they didn't bump level 100 talents to 105 and add a level 120 8th tier talent row that mimics current artifact abilities, Such as their gold traits.

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