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Shadowlands Pre-patch Class Tuning: November 17th/18th

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Here's a round-up of the latest class changes that will go live with the weekly maintenance on November 17th for NA and the 18th for EU.

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Death Knight



  • Death and Decay Death and Decay damage has been increased by 25%.
  • Death Strike damage has been increased by 21%.

Demon Hunter


  • New Talent: Unbound Chaos Unbound Chaos (replaces Fel Mastery) – Unbound Chaos has been redesigned – Now causes your next Immolation Aura cast to increase the damage of your next Fel Rush by 300%. Lasts 20 seconds.
  • Glaive Tempest Glaive Tempest is now affected by Mastery: Demonic Presence, and its damage has been reduced by 15%.



  • Growl Growl is now learned at level 9 (was 14).
  • Moonfire Moonfire (Rank 2) is now learned at level 14 (was 9).

PvP Talent Changes

  • Master Shapeshifter Master Shapeshifter: Balance Affinity no longer reduces the cast time of Starsurge and now also increases the damage of Wrath and Starfire by 20% for 10 seconds.
  • Master Shapeshifter Master Shapeshifter: Feral Affinity now only increases bleed damage by 30% (was 25%).
  • Deep Roots Deep Roots now increases the damage required to break your Entangling Roots and Mass Entanglement by 250% (down from 400%).


PvP Talent Changes

  • Moon and Stars Moon and Stars radius increased to 5 yards (was 3 yards). Moon and Stars now triggers each time you enter an Eclipse, instead of when using Celestial Alignment.


PvP Talent Changes

  • Survival Tactics Survival Tactics now reduces damage taken by 90% (down from 99%) and can now be used to reduce damage from spells that are already mid-air.


  • Trueshot Trueshot now increases your Focus regen and Focus generation by 50% while active in addition to its current effects.



  • Provoke Provoke is now learned at level 9 (was 14).
  • Roll Roll (Rank 2) is now learned at level 14 (was 9).




  • Light of Dawn Light of Dawn healing has been increased by 25%.
  • Divine Favor Divine Favor now reduces the cast time of Holy Light and Flash of Light by 60% but no longer reduces their mana cost.


  • Vengeance Aura Vengeance Aura’s range has been increased to 40 yards (was 20 yards).
  • Luminescence Luminescence now heals up to 5 allies, preferring injured targets (was all allies). Additionally, the range of this ability has been increased to 40 yards (was 20 yards).




PvP Talents

  • Delivered from Evil Delivered from Evil no longer reduces Leap of Faith’s cooldown by 45 seconds. Instead, it increases the healing of your next spell on the target by 100%.
  • Miracle Worker Miracle Worker now also reduces the cooldown of Holy Word: Serenity by 25%.


  • Dark Thoughts Dark Thoughts duration has been increased to 10 seconds (was 6 seconds).
  • Mind Flay Mind Flay damage has been reduced by 15%.
  • Mind Sear Mind Sear damage has been reduced by 15%.
  • Devouring Plague Devouring Plague’s initial damage has been reduced by 15% and its periodic damage has been reduced by 12%.

Talent Changes

  • Searing Nightmare Searing Nightmare Insanity cost has been reduced to 30 (was 35).
  • Auspicious Spirits now generates 2 Insanity (was 1) and its damage increase to Shadowy Apparitions has been reduced to 15% (was 30%).
  • Shadow Crash Shadow Crash no longer has 3 charges and no longer applies a Shadow Crash damage vulnerability debuff on targets hit. Shadow Crash now deals 100% more damage and is on a 30 second cooldown (was 45 seconds).
  • Void Torrent Void Torrent’s duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds) and damage increased by 20%. Void Torrent now generates 60 Insanity over its duration (was 30), no longer refreshes your damage over time effects, and its cooldown has decreased to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds).



  • Shiv Shiv damage has been increased by 150%.



PvP Talent Changes

  • Control of Lava Control of Lava now increases Flame Shock’s damage by 25%, instead of increasing Lava Burst’s damage.


Talent Changes

  • Hot Hand Hot Hand additionally resets the cooldown of Lava Lash when it activates.
  • Ice Strike Ice Strike damage has been increased by 75%.
  • Forceful Winds Forceful Winds Windfury damage bonus per stack has been reduced to 35% (was 50%).
  • Lashing Flames Lashing Flames duration has been increased to 20 seconds (was 12 seconds).
  • Elemental Blast Elemental Blast damage has been increased by 25%.
  • Hailstorm Hailstorm’s Frost Shock damage bonus has been lowered to 15% (was 35%).
  • Fire Nova Fire Nova damage has been increased by 75%.



  • Fel Domination Fel Domination now also removes the Shard cost to summon your pet.
  • Curse of Exhaustion Curse of Exhaustion duration has been increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
  • Players and enemies afflicted with Howl of Terror can now take more damage before the ability is canceled.
  • Dark Pact Dark Pact spell power bonus has been increased to 120% (was 40%).


Talent Changes

PvP Talent Changes

  • New PvP Talent: Rapid Contagion Rapid Contagion – For the next 15 seconds, all of your periodic effects occur 50% more often. Instant cast, costs 3 Soul Shards.
  • Demon Armor Demon Armor for Affliction Warlocks now increases armor by 150% (was 90%).


  • Axe Toss now stuns and interrupts the target.
  • Shadow Bolt Shadow Bolt damage has been increased by 13%.
  • Dreadstalker’s attack power has been increased by 20%. Dreadstalker’s Dreadbite and Dreadlash damage has been reduced by 10%.

Talent Changes

  • Minions spawned from Nether Portal Nether Portal have had their attack power increased by 15%. Additionally, Vicious Hellhounds, Void Terrors, Wrathguards and Darkhounds spawned from Nether Portal can now charge to enemies.



  • Taunt Taunt is now learned at level 8 (was 14).
  • Charge Charge (Rank 2) is now learned at level 14 (was 8).

All Class Changes Coming in Shadowlands

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Death Knight 9.0.1 Class Changes

Mage 9.0.1 Class Changes

Rogue 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Demon Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

Monk 9.0.1 Class Changes

Shaman 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Druid 9.0.1 Class Changes

Paladin 9.0.1 Class Changes

Warlock 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

Priest 9.0.1 Class Changes

Warrior 9.0.1 Class Changes

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