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Dragonflight Patch 10.0.2 Hotfixes, December 12th: Class Tuning

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We have the huge class tuning pass for Dragonflight Season 1 for both PvE and PvP coming with the weekly reset, in addition to some additional class, dungeon, profession and UI fixes which arrived today.

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  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • [With weekly restarts] Blood Fortification no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Demon Hunter
    • [With weekly restarts] Fixed an issue that unintentionally permitted Fodder to the Flame’s heal effect to crit.
    • [With weekly restarts] The Hunt now heals for 10%/20% (as Havoc/Vengeance) of damage dealt to the marked target for 20 seconds (was 25%/50% for 30 seconds).
    • [With weekly restarts] Charred Warblades now heals for 3% of Fire damage dealt (was 5%).
    • Havoc
      • [With weekly restarts] Essence Break damage reduced by 8%.
    • Vengeance
      • [With weekly restarts] Demonic Wards Rank 1 and Rank 2 passives have been removed, reducing Demonic Wards total damage reduction to 10% (was 20% damage reduction).
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • [With weekly restarts] Ursine Adept no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Fixed an issue that caused Frigid Winds to not correctly benefit Freezing Cold’s snare.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • [With weekly restarts] Brewmaster’s Balance no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • [With weekly restarts] Aegis of Light no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • [With weekly restarts] Vampiric Touch healing reduced to 30% of damage dealt (was 50%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Devouring Plague healing reduced to 30% of damage dealt (was 50%).
  • Rogue
    • [With weekly restarts] Leeching Poison leech bonus reduced to 5% (was 10%).
    • Assassination
      • [With weekly restarts] Poison Bomb chance to trigger reduced to 4/8% (was 5/10%).
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Cut to the Chase from benefitting from Echoing Reprimand’s Animacharged combo points.
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Garrote to fail to apply to all targets if one target was immune, when cast with Indiscriminate Carnage.
    • Outlaw
      • [With weekly restarts] Dispatch damage increased by 5%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Pistol Shot damage reduced by 6%.
    • Subtlety
      • [With weekly restarts] Black Powder damage reduced by 5%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Fixed an issue that caused Secret Technique to interact incorrectly with Cold Blood.
  • Warlock
    • [With weekly restarts] Fel Synergy now causes Soul Leech to heal you for 15% of the absorption it grants (was 25%).
    • [With weekly restarts] Soul Leech now grants shields up to 5% of maximum health (was 10%).
    • [With weekly restarts] Demon Skin now increases Soul Leech’s absorption up to 10% of maximum health (was 15%).
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • [With weekly restarts] Gushing Wound damage and healing reduced by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Bloodthirst damage increased by 1%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Bloodbath damage increased by 1%.
        • Developers’ note: Bloodthirst and Bloodbath damage has been increased to compensate for the Gushing Wound damage reduction.
    • Protection
      • [With weekly restarts] Vanguard no longer reduces damage taken (was 5% damage reduction).
      • [With weekly restarts] Defensive Stance reduced to 15% damage reduction (was 20%). Damage reduction remains unchanged at 10% effectiveness in PvP.
      • [With weekly restarts] Demoralizing Shout now reduces damage taken by 20% (was 25%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Ignore Pain now ignores 50% of damage taken (was 55%).

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Nokhud Offensive
    • Fixed an issue causing the dragonriding tutorial message to appear in Maruukai after Balakar Khan had been defeated.
    • Nokhud Longbow’s Multi-Shot’s damage reduced by 71%.
    • Nokhud Hornsounder health reduced by 12%.
    • Nokhud Hornsounder’s Rally the Clan frequency slightly reduced and its cast time slightly increased.
    • Unstable Squall no longer casts Violent Dispersion on death.
    • Nokhud Defender no longer casts Bloodcurdling Shout in Normal and Heroic difficulty.
    • Nokhud Defender’s Bloodcurdling Shout frequency slightly reduced.
    • Nokhud Thunderfist’s Deadly Thunder frequency slightly reduced.
    • Batak’s Bloodcurdling Shout frequency reduced.
    • Soulharvesters’ Shatter Soul will now spawn souls closer to the players targeted with the ability.
    • Granyth
      • Reduced the spawn rate of Nokhud Saboteur on Mythic difficulty.
    • The Raging Tempest
      • Primal Stormshield’s health reduced by 23%.
      • Primal Stormshield’s Stormshield frequency slightly reduced.

Player versus Player

  • [With weekly restarts] Medals of Honor can no longer be used if the honor it grants would put you over the honor cap.
  • [With weekly restarts] Victorious Contender’s Strongbox is now available to Level 70 players from Seltherex in Valdrakken for 5,000 Honor.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight

      • Blood
        • [With weekly restarts] Blood for Blood increases the damage of Heart Strike by 30% (was 60%).
        • [With weekly restarts] Shattering Bone damage reduced by 25% in PvP combat.
    • Demon Hunter

      • [With weekly restarts] Sigil of Misery PvP duration reduced to 4 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • [With weekly restarts] Concentrated Sigils duration increase value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Precise Sigils duration increase value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Extended Sigils duration increase value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Fodder to the Flame heal effect reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
      • Havoc
        • [With weekly restarts] Consume Soul heal effect when consuming a Demon Soul reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Essence Break damage reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
    • Druid

      • Guardian
        • [With weekly restarts] Moonfire damage reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Thrash damage reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Brambles damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Rage of the Sleeper reflect damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] After the Wildfire healing reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Sharpened Claws increases the damage of Thrash and Swipe by 10% in PvP combat (was 25%).
        • [With weekly restarts] Tooth and Claw increases the damage of Maul by 20% in PvP combat (was 40%).
    • Mage

      • Fire
        • [With weekly restarts] Combustion can no longer be dispelled.
          • Developers’ note: We feel that the counterplay to Combustion, a major self-cast offensive cooldown, did not feel appropriate as it was easily dispelled. We are hoping with this change that it will prompt more creative solutions to counterplay the ability. We didn’t want to make this change previously, due to balance concerns, but now feel it is an appropriate time to bring it in line with other major cooldowns.
    • Paladin

      • Protection
        • [With weekly restarts] Word of Glory healing reduced by 30% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Light of the Titans healing reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Guardian of the Forgotten Queen cooldown increased to 5 minutes.
    • Priest

      • [With weekly restarts] Vampiric Touch and Devouring Plague healing are no longer reduced in PvP combat.
    • Rogue

      • [With weekly restarts] Soothing Darkness heal effect reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Assassination
        • [With weekly restarts] Hemotoxin (PvP Talent) healing reduction effect reduced to 35% (was 40%).
      • Subtlety
        • [With weekly restarts] The Rotten damage bonus for Backstab and Shadowstrike reduced to 30% in PvP combat (was 50%).
          • Developers’ note: Shadowstrike was hitting too hard, leaving minimum room for counterplay for opponents and taking too much damage in a single stun.
    • Warrior

      • Fury
        • [With weekly restarts] Bloodthirst now restores 2% of your health in PvP combat (was 3%).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse now decreases healing taken by 3% per stack (was 5% per stack).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse now stacks up to 12 times (was 8 times).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse duration increased to 9 seconds (was 6 seconds).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse duration is no longer refreshed when adding stacks.
      • Protection
        • [With weekly restarts] Shield Charge damage reduced by 25% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Booming Voice now increases the damage you deal by 10% in PvP combat (was 20%).
  • Solo Shuffle
    • [With weekly restarts] With Season 1’s start, the minimum PvP item level to queue for Rated Solo Shuffle is 408.


  • Jewelcrafting
    • [With weekly restarts] Stats granted by the Elemental Lariat’s equip effect reduced by 5% and it can no longer have multiple bonuses up simultaneously. This change does not negatively impact proc rates or buff uptime.
      • Developers’ note: Many players have their sights set on the Elemental Lariat as one of their first Spark of Ingenuity crafts as it becomes available tomorrow. Upon further investigation, this turned out to be slightly stronger than intended and we have adjusted it to better match our expectations. We wanted to ensure these changes were in before players invested their valuable resources into acquiring it so everyone can make an informed decision about whether to create this item.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where hidden spells in Azmerloth were being printed in the combat log.

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I really like that they slice some of these effects by 50% or even >75% (i.e. the 50% heal for 30 seconds to 20% heal for 20 seconds.)


It's a pure reflection of the current team's sense of balance. Who knows, maybe Season 2 or Hotfix #666 will buff them back by 400%.

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I dunno about everyone else but I never thought Shadow Priest leech heals were too much. Right? It was tiny. Now it's even worse. Even my warrior has higher leech from dot.

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1 hour ago, Raffinaddi said:


I dunno about everyone else but I never thought Shadow Priest leech heals were too much. Right? It was tiny. Now it's even worse. Even my warrior has higher leech from dot.

It's the least they could do, shadow priest will remain the most powerful caster in pvp with high sustain. They could nerf it much more.

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