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Gushing Wound Corruption Effect Nerf Coming May 26

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The Gushing Wound Corruption Effect will be nerfed by 35% and Blizzard expects the change to go live next week after maintenance.

The Gushing Wound effect has just one rank and it was somewhat difficult to acquire, so the devs did not decide to nerf it until now, because with this week's updates that make Corruption Effects available from MOTHER, they expect it to be even more powerful than Infinite Stars.

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We’re working on a hotfix that will reduce the damage done by the Gushing Wound Corruption Effect by 35%. We expect to make this change with maintenance in each region next week, starting on May 26.

While we tend to only make changes like this in regular balance patch intervals, Gushing Wound is currently the most efficient of all Corruption Effects. When making changes to Corruption Effects, we previously decided to leave it as-is, because there is only one rank available and Gushing Wound is a rare and relatively difficult Corruption to acquire. However, with this week’s updates that make Corruption Effects available from MOTHER, we expect that stacking large amounts of Gushing Wound will be even more efficient than Infinite Stars, which has explicit downsides when multiple targets are present.

We’ll have the change outlined in our Hotfixes Update soon after it goes live next week.

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