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This week's reset brings new hotfixes with Shadow Priests are getting their multi-target DoT DPS output reduced via a 30% nerfs to the Auspicious Spirits talent, due to it's synergy with some Azerite Traits, Insanity and Shadowy Apparition. The only other changes in the hotfixes are to two Crucible of Storms items in PvP, significantly reducing their effectiveness

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The changes below will be going live this week.

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DoT specs are often in the "normal" damage range for single-target fights and can be significantly above "normal" for multi-target fights. Please note that the goal here isn’t to just counter-tune specs in each bit of new content as we believe specs that work well in an encounter should continue to do so.

Regarding this specific Shadow Priest change, their multi-target performance was beyond our tuning targets and so we simply want to bring them back into range while minimizing the impact to their single-target performance.

Developers’ notes: The damage reduction to this talent is meant to curb the synergy of Insanity and Shadowy Apparitions Shadowy Apparitions generation when combined with some Azerite traits, while still leaving it as a fun and interesting combo.

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3 minutes ago, Hedonismbot said:

Lol I don't understand why they even keep Shadow priest in the game anymore.

You obviously havent run with a good Spriest - their damage was out of control in higher keys. Absolute insanity (sorry, I had to)

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A Shadow Priest and a Demo Warlock for when Reaping occurs in+10 or higher keys is awesome.  Specially when there are affixes that can hinder melee DPS during some of those weeks.

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I fully agree with this change for pvp. While im sure those items are needed for PVE, its just retarded to have that much absorb in a pvp setting. It takes what could have been a 5-10 min game to something that can run into deep dampening which is boring AF to watch.

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Spriest nerf is just a joke.i cant understand why they still nerf spriest when Dh,Rouge,ww,mage have giga dmg in M+ maybe they're thinking that we have so many Shadow spec in game , yes priest can do 1 shot  every mobs,boss and yes priest need to nerf badly.yes man look at BOD raid shadow is top.why? bcus our boss fight stayle is multi target.this is not our fault,spriest is op yes yes lets nerf it and remove it in next patch.but DH is fine Outlow is fine and ...GG  

 

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4 hours ago, ThomasC said:

You obviously havent run with a good Spriest - their damage was out of control in higher keys. Absolute insanity (sorry, I had to)

You obviously havent run with a DH or Outlow -their damage was out of control in higher keys.or maybe that spriest who you seen before is the only dps in your grp.

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On 4/23/2019 at 6:31 PM, poorPriest said:

You obviously havent run with a DH or Outlow -their damage was out of control in higher keys.or maybe that spriest who you seen before is the only dps in your grp.

Look, if sp would be balanced Limit wouldn't bring 6 of them to the mythic raid.

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