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Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26476 Racial Nerfs

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Arcane TorrentArcane Torrent and Every Man for HimselfEvery Man for Himself have been nerfed in this week's Alpha Build 26476.

  • Arcane TorrentArcane Torrent (Blood Elf Racial) no longer silences all enemies and interrupts spellcasting. It now removes 1 beneficial spells from enemies within 8 yards.
  • Every Man for HimselfEvery Man for Himself (Human Racial) now shares a 90 sec cooldown with other similar effects (up from 30 sec) and has a 3 min cooldown (up from 2 mins).
Name Effect (Alpha Build 26433) Effect (Alpha Build 26476)
Arcane TorrentArcane Torrent Silence all enemies within 8 yards for 1 sec and restore 3% of your Mana. Non-player victim spellcasting is also interrupted for 3 sec. Remove 1 beneficial effect from all enemies within 8 yards and restores 3% of your Mana.
Every Man for HimselfEvery Man for Himself Removes all stun effects. This effect shares a 30 sec cooldown with other similar effects. (2 min coolown) Removes all stun effects. This effect shares a 90 sec cooldown with other similar effects. (3 min cooldown)
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Woah.... RIP Blood elves. From top tier PVP to trash tier in one sweep. Spell steal value will be incredibly low since all the raid buffs are being brought back as well. From a silence and pause button to stealing an arcane intellect for a BE rouge. Yikes. Not saying it wasn't needed to have adjustments, but that is about as heavy handed as it gets. 

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7 hours ago, Laragon said:

Woah.... RIP Blood elves. From top tier PVP to trash tier in one sweep. Spell steal value will be incredibly low since all the raid buffs are being brought back as well. From a silence and pause button to stealing an arcane intellect for a BE rouge. Yikes. Not saying it wasn't needed to have adjustments, but that is about as heavy handed as it gets. 

Seems like they really tried hard to leave the human racial untouched, as if it's not that good or anything... lmao.

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7 hours ago, Laragon said:

Woah.... RIP Blood elves. From top tier PVP to trash tier in one sweep. Spell steal value will be incredibly low since all the raid buffs are being brought back as well. From a silence and pause button to stealing an arcane intellect for a BE rouge. Yikes. Not saying it wasn't needed to have adjustments, but that is about as heavy handed as it gets. 

Uh, its actually worse than that because its a purge effect so you don't even keep the buff you purge :) but deserved since blood elves have been overpowered with racials since the day they were released.

Its been quite a few years!

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7 minutes ago, Seksi said:

Uh, its actually worse than that because its a purge effect so you don't even keep the buff you purge :) but deserved since blood elves have been overpowered with racials since the day they were released.

Its been quite a few years!

Oh yikes! Stealing it would at least have some value. Now it's just an awful offensive dispel or mana regen on classes that often don't even have mana. I think they will adjust this again before release. Not that they didn't have their day (or decade), but this still feels like too much to do against anyone.

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I get that it was strong in PvP, but the blood elf nerf is just brutal. I have some blood elf tanks and it really helped in bringing the enemies towards me during dungeons where I need to move. Also, the second interrupt was really nice if I needed it on medivh from Kara or something.

 

As a tank the crit chance doesn't do much, the arcane damage reduction doesn't do much, and now, the active doesn't do much.

 

Edit: I'm most salty about the fact that horde racial's just seem so un-unique. Like, Alliance has stealth for all and switch between beast and human mode. And the Horde has Haste buff and spell power buff.

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4 hours ago, foxdie said:

Seems like they really tried hard to leave the human racial untouched, as if it's not that good or anything... lmao.

Actually it isn't especially at a 3 minute cool down. Now you have to chose to use either medallion, or a sucker version of it that only cleanses stuns. With that change there is no reason what so ever to even use the button in pvp, which is the change I believe they were going for.

 

2 hours ago, SMOrcMan said:

I get that it was strong in PvP, but the blood elf nerf is just brutal. I have some blood elf tanks and it really helped in bringing the enemies towards me during dungeons where I need to move. Also, the second interrupt was really nice if I needed it on medivh from Kara or something.

 

As a tank the crit chance doesn't do much, the arcane damage reduction doesn't do much, and now, the active doesn't do much.

 

Edit: I'm most salty about the fact that horde racial's just seem so un-unique. Like, Alliance has stealth for all and switch between beast and human mode. And the Horde has Haste buff and spell power buff.

While the Alliance has many unique racials they are also for the most part completely useless in comparison with the horde passives. The only reason Human's were played a lot before the original nerf to EMFH was because of how strong it was. Other then that, it's mostly Horde since most of their passive provide some useful benefit to PvP. Honestly I feel they should just make racials not work in PvP so we can have some silly outlandish stuff for the races to make them a tad more unique. Also on that note, if they haven't already, they will need to completely gut the Dark Iron Dwarf Racial because it would be WAY too good.

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