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Class Tuning, Jan 29 - Azerite Traits and PvP Added

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The class tuning coming tomorrow has been updated with a whole lot of changes to both the Heart of Azeroth related traits and there's some additional PvP changes coming in as well! The original class changes remain, well, unchanged, and the new additions focus on Hunters and Shamans for the Azerite traits, with fewer changes coming to all other classes, while the PvP tuning has changes for Destro Warlocks, Marksmanship Hunters and Resto Druids, as well as the Gladiator trinkets.

Blizzard LogoJanuary 29 (source)

UPDATED JANUARY 28 18:45 PST

With scheduled maintenance this week, we’re going to make some adjustments to several specs in PvE and PvP, as well as a number of Azerite Traits. We’re keeping a close eye on both early performance in the new raid as well as how things have been going in Mythic Keystone dungeons in Tides of Vengeance.

Our usual disclaimers apply - these may still change slightly:

Classes

  • Death Knight
  • Druid
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
    • All damage and pet damage increased by 3%.
      Developers’ note: Marksmanship damage has been a bit too low when not using Unerring Vision. With the reduction to Unerring Vision’s effectiveness, this increase brings Marksmanship up to a more appropriate overall level.
       
  • Warrior

 

Based on data observed since Tides of Vengeance launched, we have a number of tuning changes for Azerite traits. The goal of these changes is to improve the usability of some class traits, as well as rein in the power of some of the newer traits in a way that still preserves their core coolness. Additionally, some Azerite traits changed value dramatically with changes to specs in Tides of Vengeance, so we’re taking this opportunity to rebalance those traits as the Mythic Raid opens.

Items

Player versus Player

  • Gladiator’s Safeguard trinket’s absorb amount reduced by 33%.
  • Gladiator’s Emblem () trinket’s maximum health buff increased by 20%.
  • Druid
  • Hunter
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
    • Grimoire of Supremacy Grimoire of Supremacy increases Chaos Bolt Chaos Bolt damage by 4% per Soul Shard spent when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 8%).
    • Chaos Bolt Chaos Bolt damage increased by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

As always, we’ll post here and elsewhere if the above changes, and final adjustments will be in the next hotfixes update after maintenance.

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4 minutes ago, Zadina said:

Also rip fire mage.

yeah sadly playing fire as main. while i dont want to play other speccs it looks like ive finally to reroll to DH or something else. 

Dont get it why fire gets nerfed while in the logs fire is nearly at the bottom at most bosses and i dont wanna start talking about m+

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