Recently Browsing 0 members
No registered users viewing this page.
We have a few improvements for events in today's batch, with a Dreamsurge, Brewfest and Time Rift fix!
September 21 (Source)
The Waking Dream public event in the Azure Span should now properly start. Brewfest Fixed an issue that prevented Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest from being awarded to players below level 70. Quests
The weekly Time Rifts quest "When Time Needs Mending" can now be completed in a raid.
Blizzard have posted an extensive discussion on Balance and Feral Druid spec, going into detail on player feedback as well as detailing upcoming changes with the next PTR build.
Let’s talk about Balance and Feral Druids! There are a couple important changes coming in the next PTR build.
We’ve been reading your feedback and agree that it’s important for Balance Druids in PvP to have the option to reduce Celestial Alignment’s cooldown by 2 minutes to coordinate burst phases with the rest of their team. Orbital Strike worked very well in that regard, and also made Celestial Alignment a very prominent visual. So we’re going to change it back to its previous design and position in the talent tree.
One goal we had behind changing Orbital Strike’s design was to give Balance more and different options to do damage quickly at the start of dungeon packs, or when adds appear in a raid fight. To pursue that goal in a different way, we’re tweaking Balance’s Mastery, Astral Invocation. Astral Invocation increases damage you deal to targets with Sunfire or Moonfire on them, with double the bonus to your Astral spells. We like how it prioritizes applying and maintaining your DoTs - we want it to be important to keep Sunfire and Moonfire rolling. However, we’re not happy with how much damage you lose when it’s not practical to put your DoTs up, such as against enemies that die quickly.
In 10.2, we’re changing Astral Invocation to give 2/3rds of its value at all times, and the remaining third when you have Moonfire and Sunfire on targets, like it currently works. The maximum power level is the same, but this means that when you start casting Starfall on raid boss adds, you’ll have most of the benefit of Astral Invocation right away. In dungeons you may enter Eclipse so you can start casting Starfall before you finish applying Moonfires. The goal is greater flexibility while keeping DoTs important.
We also found a couple bugs where Astral Invocation wasn’t increasing the damage of a few abilities, like Orbital Strike and Power of Goldrin. We’ve fixed that, and in some cases reduced their base damage to keep their tuning as intended.
Correction: Upon review, the only ability not currently affected by Astral Invocation is their PvP talent Star Burst. There are no changes to Orbital Strike’s or Power of Goldrin’s tuning in the next 10.2 PTR build. Apologies for the error.
Finally, we swapped the positions of Aethereal Kindling and Lunar Shrapnel in the talent tree. The thinking is that increased damage is always useful, but there may be cases you don’t need extended DoT durations.
In 10.2, Feral Druids will be able to cast Innervate in Cat Form. Let’s talk about it. Some design philosophy incoming.
One priority we have for druids is to maintain clear and flavorful identities for their various forms. If you want to intimidate your foes with a roar, you have to be a bear. If you want to rip and rake your foes, you have to be a cat. For fantasy reasons, we try to restrict casting spells in Bear Form or Cat Form without a perk like Predatory Swiftness or Lunar Inspiration. We’ve bent this for gameplay reasons, such as allowing Guardian Druids to cast several spells as a bear because they’re usually unable to shift out without dying. Generally, if players can play around their form restrictions, we try to keep them in place.
Which leads us to friction. Friction is when something is harder than it could be. Shifting out of Cat Form to cast Innervate has more friction than simply casting it from Moonkin Form. However, friction is not always bad. Dealing with friction takes flexibility, creativity, and quick thinking. Feral Druids must find a safe place to shift to cast spells. Dealing with friction successfully can be rewarding. High level M+ keys have friction, but that’s why they’re fun! Figuring out how to overcome friction in the moment can help the game keep from getting stale.
So why change it now? Simply, the difference in friction for using Innervate as Feral vs. other druid specs has proven higher than we want in practice. That’s also why we’re not changing Rebirth - it’s harder for Feral to cast Rebirth, but the difference in friction is at an appropriate level.
We're looking at the Mythic+ Tier List for the third week of Patch 10.1.7.
The following post is based on data from our sister site U.GG, which has combined almost 39K parses from live servers. Therefore, the data presented here may differ from Petko's Mythic Tier Lists maintained on our site.
How the Data is Calculated
U.gg's tier list is created by evaluating damage and healing scores from the very best players and factoring in the frequency of each spec's appearances in the highest rankings of the current Mythic+ season. The tier list of each spec is determined by its effectiveness and prevalence at the highest levels of Mythic+ play.
Mythic+ Tier List for Patch 10.1.7 Week 3
This week's affixes are: Fortified, Volcanic, Spiteful.
Healer Tier List
S-Tier Holy Paladin A-Tier: Discipline Priest Restoration Shaman B-Tier: Holy Priest Mistweaver Monk Restoration Druid C-Tier: Preservation Evoker
Tank Tier List
S-Tier: Guardian Druid A-Tier: Blood Death Knight B-Tier: Brewmaster Monk Vengeance Demon Hunter Protection Paladin C-Tier: Protection Warrior
DPS Tier List
S-Tier: Augmentation Evoker Shadow Priest Fire Mage A-Tier: Retribution Paladin Fury Warrior Beast Mastery Hunter Balance Druid Enhancement Shaman Subtlety Rogue Destruction Warlock Frost Mage (up from B) B-Tier: Outlaw Rogue (down from A) Windwalker Monk Arcane Mage Feral Druid Arms Warrior Survival Hunter Havoc Demon Hunter Frost Death Knight Affliction Warlock Elemental Shaman C-Tier: Marksmanship Hunter Devastation Evoker Demonology Warlock Unholy Death Knight Assassination Rogue
Dragonflight Season 3 Mythic+ testing begins on 10.2 PTR realms later today with 6 dungeons from the rotation available for testing.
Dragonflight Season 3 Mythic+ testing begins on PTR realms Thursday September 21st. The test period will begin Thursday September 21st at 10:00 PDT (13:00 EDT, 19:00 CEST), and end Monday September 25th at 10:00 PDT (13:00 EDT, 19:00 CEST). Please note that the test period may be adjusted in the event of technical difficulties.
This weekend includes 6 of our season 3 Mythic+ dungeons.
• Galakrond's Fall • Murozdon's Rise • Waycrest Manor • Atal'Dazar • Darkheart Thicket • Black Rook Hold During the test period you’ll be able to acquire and customize Mythic Keystones by talking to the Keystone Vendor in Valdrakken, and the nearby Dungeon Teleports NPC will assist you with transportation.
We look forward to hearing your feedback!
Dragonflight Season 3 Master is returning in Patch 10.2 awarding players with 1 Heroic Tier Set piece.
To earn the achievement, you must complete one of the following during Season 3:
Clear Amirdrassil on Heroic Difficulty (Heroic: Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope); Earn the Challenger II Rank in Season 3 (Challenger II: Dragonflight Season 3); Earn Dragonflight Keystone Master in Season 3 (Dragonflight Keystone Master: Season Three). Once you earn any of the 3 achievements above, you will receive 1 Emerald Mark of Mastery that you can turn in for 1 Heroic Tier Set piece.