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Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26095 Talent Changes

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We're back with another round of talent updates. This week's Alpha Build affects Retribution Paladins and Elemental Shamans.

Welcome to another preview of latest talent updates in Battle for Azeroth. This week's Alpha Build focuses on Retribution Paladins & Elemental Shamans class changes.

We also updated our Battle for Azeroth Class Changes preview with all changes listed here.

Demon Hunter

Vengeance

Paladin

Retribution

New Mastery - Mastery: Hand of LightMastery: Hand of Light

Latest Talents

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Greater JudgmentGreater Judgment Righteous VerdictRighteous Verdict *new* Execution SentenceExecution Sentence
30 The Fires of JusticeThe Fires 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 VengeanceDivine Vengeance *new* ConsecrationConsecration Wake of AshesWake of Ashes *new*
75 CavalierCavalier Unbreakable SpiritUnbreakable Spirit Eye for an EyeEye for an Eye
90 Judgment of LightJudgment of Light Justicar's VengeanceJusticar's Vengeance Word of GloryWord of Glory
100 Divine PurposeDivine Purpose CrusadeCrusade InquisitionInquisition *new*

Shaman

Elemental

Latest Talents

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Earthen RageEarthen Rage Molten FuryMolten Fury *new* Totem MasteryTotem Mastery
30 Spirit WolfSpirit Wolf *new* Earth ShieldEarth Shield Static ChargeStatic Charge *new*
45 Echo of the ElementsEcho of the Elements *new* Elemental BlastElemental Blast *new* IcefuryIcefury *new*
60 AftershockAftershock Storm ElementalStorm Elemental Liquid Magma TotemLiquid Magma Totem
75 Nature's GuardianNature's Guardian Seismic ArmorSeismic Armor *new* Ancestral GuidanceAncestral Guidance
90 High VoltageHigh Voltage *new* Primal ElementalistPrimal Elementalist Elemental MasteryMaster of the Elements
100 Electric DischargeElemental Attunement *new* StormkeeperStormkeeper AscendanceAscendance

Warlock

Demonology

Warrior

Arms

Previous Talent Changes

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The new ele shaman is stupid. I'm not sure why Blizz are changing it. No one is asking for it and it's in the best place it's ever been.

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So not only are they getting rid of gust of wind, but they're nerfing ghost wolf's movement speed boost by 10% and axing the run speed immunity, but now they're placing earth shield in the same talent row as ghost wolf? Talk about kicking a class when its down, good god Blizzard. The defensive ability might be a little nice, but it doesn't help the limited mobility elemental shaman already have, doubly so in Battle of Azeroth.

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4 hours ago, Stan said:

Mastery: Hand of Light

omfg thank you jesus.  Judgement window buff was fucking horrible. 

They keep this up i'm not changing to an alt.

 

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Cannot get over how excited I am for paladin in BFA. Every day since I saw the new talents I find myself becoming excited just thinking about getting HoW back and no more judgment window and options that aren't crusade in the last row.. everything looks fantastic so far. The ONLY thing that could increase my level of excitement for ret in BFA is if some talents were made baseline, like consecration and ESPECIALLY crusade.

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9 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:

omfg thank you jesus.  Judgement window buff was fucking horrible. 

They keep this up i'm not changing to an alt.

 

Indeed, the current mastery is very clunky.

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ugh. putting so many great talents that really make shaman fun to play in the same line... echo of elements and elemental blast  and icefury together,  stormkeeper and acendence... also no gust of wind anymore? 

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On 2/23/2018 at 11:14 AM, leapingshadow said:

Oh no. Not Inquisition, not again...

No one ever expects it

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Blizzard: "We really hate homogenization, just like you guys!"

Also Blizzard: "We changed the Retribution mastery to a simple damage stat for a certain element like most other DPS specs for other classes."

 

 

Yes, I think the old mastery was shit, but you can't get less creative than this.

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While this is better than the last ele shaman iteration(slightly) I still think they need to split echo and elemental blast. this is an example where in most cases for ST one is just going to be better.

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They removed Elemental Focus and now I have to choose between Ele Blast and Echo... way to go Blizzard, yay /s

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On 2/23/2018 at 9:59 AM, Stan said:

-Righteous Verdict, because the other two options suck.

-Hammer of Wrath, only if taking Crusade; otherwise, take Blade of Wrath.

-Situational.

-Divine Vengeance if 3+ targets, otherwise... need more data for single target option.

-Situational, but EfaE is likely the best choice.

-Judgement of Light, if the raid doesn't already have it, otherwise Word of Glory to help out with group healing during nasty mechanics or Justicar's Vengeance as a self-heal, since holy damage is being buffed through mastery.

-Crusade, only if you're taking Hammer of Wrath, otherwise Inquisition is better.

 

Sound about right?

 

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On 23/2/2018 at 10:04 PM, Matthyas said:

So not only are they getting rid of gust of wind, but they're nerfing ghost wolf's movement speed boost by 10% and axing the run speed immunity, but now they're placing earth shield in the same talent row as ghost wolf? Talk about kicking a class when its down, good god Blizzard. The defensive ability might be a little nice, but it doesn't help the limited mobility elemental shaman already have, doubly so in Battle of Azeroth.

They should have take back the Spiritwalker's Grace for Ele, that was pretty nice, good mobility, no DPS loss... 

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