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Patch 9.2 Class Tuning: March 1st

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We have some class tuning coming with this week's maintenance that is live now, with Mistweavers, Resto Shamans and Prot Warriors getting changes to Covenant abilities and more.

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With today’s weekly maintenance, you’ll see following changes to Mistweaver Monk, Restoration Shaman, and Protection Warrior:

  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Reverted a change in Eternity’s End to Fallen Order Fallen Order’s (Venthyr Ability) Crane Adept’s Enveloping Mist Enveloping Mist cooldown and cast variance that caused Enveloping Mist to only be cast once per summon.
        • Developers’ notes: In 9.1, it was identified that the Crane Adept guardians summoned by the ability Fallen Order would cast an additional Enveloping Mist if players reached a certain amount of Haste. Generally, we try to avoid these “Haste Breakpoints” that introduce big jumps in power with arbitrary amounts of a particular stat. In 9.1.5, we shared that we intended to fix this problem in the player’s favor, by ensuring that the Adept’s always cast Enveloping Mist twice per summon. However, upon further review, we opted to not make this change due to balance concerns. For 9.2, we made a change early in development that caused Fallen Order Adepts to be limited to casting a single Enveloping Mist. We are reverting that change via hotfix so that Fallen Order will have the same functionality as it does in 9.1.5. In the future, we will be looking at Fallen Order’s tuning and might make adjustments, but we do not want to make such a large change to this ability before Season 3 starts.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
  • Warrior
    • Protection
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 6%.

You’ll find the above chages in the hotfixes update later today.

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And here we see that Blizzard cannot properly keep control of stat interactions even after all these years of experience.

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