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Patch 8.2 PTR Class & Essence Changes: April 30th

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Class and Essences tuning continues on Public Test Realm with the latest build of Patch 8.2.

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In the next update to the Rise of Azshara PTR, we have a few class and Essence changes coming as we continue to iterate on these areas.

Class Updates

  • Death Knight

  • Frost

  • Unholy

    • Fixed a bug that caused Ghoul Energy to benefit doubly from Haste. To compensate, Ghoul base damage has been increased by 6%.
  • Druid

  • Guardian

  • Demon Hunter

  • Vengeance

Azerite Essences

  • All Azerite Essences should now have the same global cooldown as your class abilities: 1.0 second or 1.5 seconds, reduced by haste.
  • Sphere of Suppression rank 3 now increases melee attack speed by 8% (was 15%).
  • Crucible of Flame’s increasing damage from Concentrated Flame will now max out at 3x damage (was 4x damage).
  • Crucible of Flame’s buff that increases damage can now be dispelled, removing all stacks of the buff.

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Do you usually even get to 6 stacks as Guardian? Haven't really played mine in a while

But i really like the frenzied reg and soul cleave buff, even tho i mostly spam Spirit Bomb 🤔

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15 hours ago, Kotaso said:

Do you usually even get to 6 stacks as Guardian? Haven't really played mine in a while

The druid tank I run with always gets excited when he gets up to 3 stacks.  I've never heard him say he's gotten to 4, much less 6.

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