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Patch 8.1 Hotfixes: January 29th

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We have some truly huge hotfixes today, incorporating all the class, Azerite trait and PvP changes with some non-Mythic raid tuning/nerfs, as well as a whole lot of item tuning in both PvP and PvE. Alliance players can now use the Glory of the raider mount as intended and the G.M.O.D. mount can now fly, while the Against Overwhelming Odds quest now rewards 385 items and 50 Conquest and the Call to Arms and Arena Calls quests have also had their rewards modified.

There are also additions to both the class, Azerite and PvP tuning changes that were slipped in after the ones announced yesterday,

Blizzard LogoJanuary 29 (source)

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.
       
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where demons from the Nether Portal Nether Portal talent would sometimes not correctly spawn when spending Soul Shards.
         
  • Warrior
 

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Jadefire Masters
      • Placing a raid marker while holding the egg for the Hidden Dragon achievement should no longer cause you to drop the egg.
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Laminaria health reduced by 10% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Energized Storm health reduced by 10% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • Tidal Volley and Jolting Volley damage has been reduced by 10% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • Sea Storm initial damage reduced by 10% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • The interval between spawns of Energized Storms has been increased by 25% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • Storm's Wail now lasts 13 seconds on Raid Finder and Normal difficulties (was 10 seconds).
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • Fixed an issue where Elusive Brawler was not being correctly removed when dodging Ice Shard.
      • Jaina will now finish casting Orb of Frost or Glacial Ray before activating Ice Block if she detects Heroism or Bloodlust effects.
      • Frozen Solid can no longer be broken with stun breaks (Icebound Fortitude, Blink).
      • Jaina's berserk timer has been adjusted to 15 minutes in non-Mythic difficulties. It is 12 minutes in Mythic difficulty.
    • King Rastakahn
      • Fixed a bug that caused some players to see no loot in the Treasure of the Zandalari.
  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • Fixed an issue with Reaping that caused Static-charged Dervish to incorrectly summon many, many, MANY Lost Souls.
    • Hoodoo Hexxers now continue to cast Rain Of Toads as long as they are alive.

Items

  • The wrapper quest for Assaults can no longer award Azerite Armor Caches.
    • Developers’ notes: We'd like Assaults to remain a lucrative source of equipment for characters who have recently hit level 120, but this wasn’t a good source for Azerite gear, as players will want to obtain newer Azerite gear with 5 powers.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Crest of Pa'ku Crest of Pa'ku from being activated by Healing spells.
  • Fixed a bug where some on-use Battle of Dazar'alor trinkets were not properly triggering the on-use cooldowns of other trinkets.
  • Shadowtome Shadowtome can now be upgraded by Ensorcelled Tarots.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Developers’ notes: Based on data observed since Tides of Vengeance launched, we have several 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.
       
 

Mounts

  • The G.M.O.D. can now fly … on Azerite-powered rocket thrusters.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Alliance players from using the Dazar'alor Windreaver Dazar'alor Windreaver .

 

Player versus Player

  • "Against Overwhelming Odds " now rewards item-level 385 items and 50 Conquest.
  • “Call to Arms” now rewards a piece of Aspirant's gear, 50 Conquest, and 250 Honor.
  • The Arena Calls ” now rewards a piece of Aspirant's gear, 65 Conquest, and 750 Azerite Power.
  • Gladiator’s Safeguard trinket’s absorb amount reduced by 33%.
  • Gladiator’s Emblem trinket’s maximum health buff increased by 20%.
  • The healing absorption from Sinister Gladiator's Maledict Sinister Gladiator's Maledict will no longer stack. New spell absorption effects will overwrite older applications, even if they are more powerful. Initial damage has been reduced by 33%.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some players from earning credit towards the Seasonal Vicious mount (Vicious Black Warsaber Vicious Black Warsaber , Vicious Black Bonesteed Vicious Black Bonesteed ).
  • Cooking Impossible
    • The number of Ingredients required has been reduced to 30 (was 40).
  • Druid
    • Fixed an issue where the PvP-only healing increase to Regrowth Regrowth was incorrectly increasing Feral, Balance, and Guardian Regrowth Regrowth healing.
    • Restoration
  • Hunter
  • Paladin
  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue where the PvP-only healing increase to Shadow Mend Shadow Mend was incorrectly increasing Shadow Priest’s Shadow Mend Shadow Mend healing. It is intended to only increase Discipline Priest's Shadow Mend Shadow Mend.
  • Shaman
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
  • Warrior

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Interesting they didn't go through with the Resto-Druid Mastery nerf (even if it was only very minor). In most raid encounters, Mastery ends up as my top stat according to Healer Stat Weights, sometimes more than 20% more effective than Intellect. And that's without Cultivation or Spring Blossoms.

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On the azerite traits section, there is an incorret link for a warrior artifact trait instead of the enhancement shaman trait "Strength of Earth".

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54 minutes ago, mtmf said:

On the azerite traits section, there is an incorret link for a warrior artifact trait instead of the enhancement shaman trait "Strength of Earth".

Hm, good point. Guess that happens when there's so many similar ones to add. Fixed and thanks!

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Why would u nerf paladins while the only reason retri can join m+ were that azriet damage so unfair we have no high singel target and they nerf our only aoe strength,paladins hardly had any place in m+

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