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We have a big batch today, with a Guardian buff, Warlock fixes, a Cobalt Assembly XP nerf, as well as plenty of item and quest improvements, mostly focusing on Storm's Fury.
January 25 (Source)
Druid Protector of the Pack healing bonus to Regrowth and damage bonus to Moonfire has been increased by 60%. Developers’ note: Previously this talent was gaining extra benefit from various modifiers on the Druid class. With the patch, we changed it to grant the exact bonus listed in the tooltip for clarity and to reduce the swings in value. However, this left the talent feeling a lot weaker, so we’re increasing its spell power substantially to compensate. Guardian Fixed an issue causing Raze to consume extra Tooth and Claw stacks. Warlock Affliction Fixed an issue to where the 4pc set bonus, Cruel Epiphany, was being removed when casting Seed of Corruption, causing it to not benefit. Demonology Fixed an issue where Grimoire: Felguard affected the cooldown of Guillotine, Demonic Strength, and Felstorm. Guillotine, Demonic Strength, and Felstorm now put each ability on cooldown for the appropriate amount of time. Dungeons and Raids
Vault of the Incarnates Sennarth, the Cold Breath Sennarth no longer casts Chilling Blast immediately before entering Phase 2. Enemies and NPCs
Fixed an issue that caused the rare enemy, Bloodbeak the Ravenous, in Nokhudon Hold to have its health scale with attackers. Experience granted by enemies associated with the Cobalt Assembly has been greatly reduced. Developers’ notes: From the start, the Cobalt Assembly was intended to be a max-level feature, and Sundered Flame enemies should not have granted significant amounts of XP. Having a max-level player kill enemies while in a party with lower-level players who stand around and do nothing but receive XP and reputation is not the sort of gameplay we wish to encourage. We’ve adjusted the XP rate, rather than removed it completely, to encourage players to level in more fun, interactive ways, while still leaving this as an option that is no longer the best option. Items and Rewards
The Falling Star Flinger and Falling Star Catcher can now only be used outdoors. Thanks to the assistance of a couple Bronze dragons, the Legion timewalking vendor items now reflect the correct item levels. Removed the holiday requirement for many holiday transmog rewards. Fixed an issue where using Windscar Whetstone caused other on-use trinkets to remain unusable for several additional seconds past the displayed cooldown. Player versus Player
Warmode Fixed an issue that prevented characters from earning “the Horde Slayer” and “the Alliance Slayer” titles. Professions
Fixed an issue where crafting EZ-Thro Gravitational Displacer would craft ordinary Gravitational Displacers at certain qualities. Quests
The Azure Span In addition to completing tasks for Big Kinook, players can also earn credit for the quests “Community Feast” and “Aiding the Accord: A Feast For All” by throwing any discovered meat into the pot, or by yelling “Yes Chef!” when given a new task. Storm’s Fury Fixed an issue that can cause players to continue to gain stacks of Warmth when at the Temporal Conflux area after the event is over. Fixed an issue with portal capture so that captures occur faster based on number of nearby players. Fixed an issue that caused the lighting to rapidly change when entering or exiting a heat source. “Resisting the Storm” can now be completed when in a raid group. The HP of all Bosses in the Storm’s Fury event has been significantly reduced. The HP of the Winter’s Aegis enemies during the Glakis, Winter’s Wrath boss encounter has been significantly reduced.
Check out how the Mythic+ Tier List has changed with the release of Patch 10.0.5!
The following post is based on statistics provided by Subcreation, a website that gathers various Mythic+ data from live servers. Please note that the tier list is biased toward the top end because it only looks at the top 100 keys per dungeon per affix and ignores keys below +16 and untimed runs.
As a result, the data presented here will always differ from the Mythic Tier Lists maintained by Petko.
The data used in the post comes from Subcreation, a site maintained by Alcaras. Subcreation provides statistical analysis of Mythic+ dungeons, raids, and PvP in Shadowlands, and the data is provided via the Warcraft Logs API and Raider.io. If you'd like to support Subcreation, you can check out their Patreon.
How the Data is Calculated
The site looks at the top 100 keys per dungeon per affix across all regions and examines their raider.io scores. For each dungeon and specialization, the site takes the lower bound of a 95% confidence interval of the top 100 runs for each specialization. The site then averages these lower bounds, one per dungeon, to get an overall average lower bound for each spec, which is finally used to create the tier list.
The site takes the lower bounds of the 95% confidence interval calculated and then clusters them into 6 buckets using the Ckmeans algorithm. You can find more information by reading the site's FAQ.
Tanks, Healers, Melee, and Ranged are all on the same scale. They're just shown separately for easier comparison across roles.
Mythic+ Tier List for Dragonflight Season 1: Week #7
The specs are ranked based on their lb_ci which stands for the lower bound of a 95% confidence interval. If a certain tier is missing, it's not occupied by any specialization.
The following tier list is for this week's affixes: Fortified, Bolstering, Storming, and Thundering.
Tank Tier List
Based on 3,107 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +26.
S-Tier: Protection Warrior (181.96) B-Tier: Blood Death Knight (170.27) Protection Paladin (170.11) Brewmaster Monk (169.50) Vengeance Demon Hunter (168.69) D-Tier: Guardian Druid (160.73)
Healer Tier List
Based on 3,106 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +26.
S-Tier: Restoration Druid (180.40) Preservation Evoker (178.06) B-Tier: Discipline Priest (167.92) C-Tier: Restoration Shaman (166.40) Holy Paladin (164.61) D-Tier: Holy Priest (161.49) Mistweaver Monk (160.00)
Melee DPS Tier List
Based on 2,998 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +26.
S-Tier: Havoc Demon Hunter (180.23) Outlaw Rogue (179.70) A-Tier: Windwalker Monk (174.11) Enhancement Shaman (172.54) Subtlety Rogue (171.93) Feral Druid (171.39) B-Tier: Fury Warrior (167.87) C-Tier: Arms Warrior (165.99) Unholy Death Knight (164.97) D-Tier: Retribution Paladin (161.04) F-Tier: Assassination Rogue (129.13) Frost Death Knight (72.66) Survival Hunter (62.45)
Ranged DPS Tier List
Based on 2,632 runs, ranging in difficulty from +16 to +26.
A-Tier: Shadow Priest (174.31) Balance Druid (173.09) B-Tier: Destruction Warlock (169.78) Fire Mage (167.93) C-Tier: Arcane Mage (166.81) Marksmanship Hunter (165.96) Beast Mastery Hunter (165.81) Frost Mage (165.58) Devastation Evoker (165.48) Elemental Shaman (164.75) D-Tier: Demonology Warlock (162.16) F-Tier: Affliction Warlock (124.55)
Blizzard released a trailer showcasing the Trading Post, coming to a server near you on February 1st.
Get ready to collect Trader’s Tender when the Trading Posts in Stormwind and Ogrimmar open for business on February 1. Complete monthly activities to earn currency toward decking out your characters in cosmetic transmogs, pets, and mounts*— with new items and activities introduced every month.
Learn more about this new feature in our previously published article.
*Requires Level 10 to access the Adventure Guide.
Blizzard have announced that they have taken down Plaguefall temporarily in order to fix a bug where players were falling though the dungeon.
In order to diagnose and fix a bug making Plaguefall into a literal fall, we’ve disabled the dungeon.
We’ll let you know when we’ve got it fixed up and it’s safe to enter once again.
The second batch of 10.0.5 hotfixes bring Evoker and Monk fixes, dragoinriding, quest and item improvements (with a focus on PvP on the latter), as well as a return of War Mode and Primal Storm vendors, and we get a little Wrath Classic fix in there as well.
January 25 (Source)
Evoker Devastation Fixed an issue causing Firestorm to extend Fire Breath longer than intended with the Everburning Flame talent. Preservation Resonating Sphere will no longer count pets towards the 6 player cap. Lifebind and other healing effects will no longer be capped at replicating to 7 targets from Echo. Fixed an issue that caused Dream Breath to sometimes cast instantly when the spell was canceled. Monk Mistweaver Fixed an issue that caused Renewing Mist to not apply its heal over time effect. Creatures and NPCs
The War Mode and Primal Storm vendors have returned for all of your upgrading needs. Dragonriding
Fixed an issue where Dragonriding customizations would not properly apply to mounts after being saved. Items and Rewards
Crimson Gladiator’s Prestigious Cloak transmog now properly unlocks after earning Duelist: Dragonflight Season 1. Crimson Gladiator’s Tabard transmog now properly unlocks after earning Elite: Dragonflight Season 1. Crimson Gladiator’s Tabard can be purchased from Glamora in the Gladiator’s Sanctum within Valdrakken. Crimson Gladiator’s Prestigious Cloak and Crimson Gladiator’s Tabard appearances will be granted to players who have earned the appropriate requirements during Dragonflight Season 1. Developers’ note: For characters who have completed the appropriate requirements to earn the appearances during Season 1 may need to relog a few times to be added retroactively. Quests
Rupert the Gentleman Elemental has redoubled his efforts to ensure that Handholds for Climbing World Quests across the Dragon Isles are always where they need to be. The Azure Span Fixed an issue where players who participated in the Community Feast would not get quest credit for the quests “Community Feast” or “Aiding the Accord: A Feast For All.” Wrath of the Lich King Classic
The Transitus Shield will no longer dismount flying players or prevent flying.