Upcoming Class & PvP Tuning - Feb 21

Class Development
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With the next weekly maintenance, we're planning a large round of PvP tuning changes, as well as a few PvE buffs for Unholy. Please see below for the full list of changes that are currently planned. As always, this may not be the final list - additional tuning may be added or removed before these changes go live.

Classes

Death Knight
  • Unholy
    • Virulent Plague damage over time effect has been increased by 67%. Damage unchanged in PvP.
    • Summon Gargoyle: Gargoyle Strike damage has been increased by 50%. Damage unchanged in PvP.
    • Dark Arbiter: Val'kyr Strike damage has been increased by 16%. Damage unchanged in PvP.

Player versus Player

Death Knight
  • Dark Simulacrum's cooldown has been reduced to 25 seconds (was 30 seconds).
  • Blood
    • Blood Death Knights no longer deal reduced damage in PvP situations (was a reduction of 10%).
  • Unholy
    • Crypt Fever's damage has been reduced by 15%.

Druid
  • Restoration
    • Nourish now reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 0.2 seconds (was 0.5 seconds).
    • Nourish will now only apply Regrowth's heal over time effect (was both the initial heal and the heal over time effect).
    • Abundance now reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 5% per Rejuvenation active in PvP situations (was 10%).
    • Fixed a bug that caused Nature's Essence to fail to heal on Wild Growths cast in PvP if the Druid had the Nourish or Overgrowth Honor Talents.

Hunter
  • Survival
    • Caltrops now deals 20% less damage in PvP, and reduces movement speed by 50% (was 70% speed).
    • PvP Template Agility has been reduced by 2.5%.
  • Marksmanship
    • Healing Shell now heals for its full value in PvP.
    • Aimed Shot now deals an additional 5% damage in PvP situations.
    • PvP Template Agility has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Haste has been reduced by 15%.
    • PvP Template Mastery has been increased by 33%.
    • PvP Template Armor has been increased by 20%.
  • Beast Mastery
    • PvP Template Agility has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Haste has been increased by 30%.
    • PvP Template Versatility has been increased by 25%.
    • PvP Template Mastery has been reduced by 25%.
    • PvP Template Critical Strike has been reduced by 30%.
    • PvP Template Armor has been increased by 20%.

Mage
  • Fire
    • Cauterizing Blink's heal has been reduced by 33% in PvP situations.
    • PvP Template Intellect and Stamina have been reduced by 5%.

Paladin
  • Holy
    • Avenging Crusader once again ignores line of sight when healing.
    • Avenging Crusader will now cause Judgment and Crusader Strike to heal even if their damage is absorbed.
    • Fixed a bug that caused Spreading the Word to make Blessing of Freedom trigger Cleanse's cooldown.
  • Retribution
    • PvP Template Strength has been increased by 3%.

Priest
  • Discipline
    • Inner Renewal now causes Power Word: Radiance to refund 25% of its mana cost when self-cast (was 50%).

Rogue
  • Assassination
    • Fixed a bug that caused Deadly Brew's additional free Wound Poison effect to increase to Kingsbane's damage.
    • Poison Bomb's damage has been reduced by 30% in PvP.
    • Wound Poison's healing reduction effect has been reduced to 20% in PvP (24% with Master Poisoner).
    • PvP Template Agility has been reduced by 5%.

Shaman
  • Elemental
    • PvP Template Intellect and Stamina have been increased by 5%.
  • Enhancement
    • Stormstrike deals 20% less damage in PvP (was 15% less damage).
    • PvP Template Agility has been increased by 10%.
    • PvP Template Stamina has been increased by 5%.
  • Restoration
    • PvP Template Versatility has been increased by 30%.

Warrior
  • Arms
    • PvP Template Strength and Stamina has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Armor has been increased by 10%.
    • PvP Template Versatility has been increased by 17%.
  • Fury
    • Endless Rage now increases the duration of Enrage by 1 second (was 2 seconds).

Warlock
  • Destruction
    • Chaos Bolt's damage has been increased by 25% in PvP situations.
    • Reverse Entropy reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt by 0.25 seconds in PvP situations (was 0.5 seconds).
    • Backdraft reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt and Incinerate by 15% in PvP situations (was 30%).
  • Demonology
    • PvP Template Intellect has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Haste has been increased by 50%.
    • PvP Template Versatility has been reduced by 25%.
    • PvP Template Mastery has been reduced by 25%.
Good you guys are doing something for Unholy. Been pretty rough for them lately. Not really qualified to say if this is enough or not though as it's not my spec.
*grabs popcorn*
You're only tuning Unholy DK's in PVE? Are these notes incomplete?
Oh sweet Jesus thank you, MM needed this so bad.

And RMX nerf too? It's Christmas.
I'm really confused as to why Fury warriors are getting a small pvp nerf when as a whole warriors are dumpster tier in arena PvP, especially Fury.

Puzzling...
Backdraft reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt and Rain of Fire by 15% in PvP situations (was 30%).


???

That should be Incinerate no?
02/17/2017 06:58 PMPosted by Nelsôn
Backdraft reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt and Rain of Fire by 15% in PvP situations (was 30%).


???

That should be Incinerate no?

I... have no idea how that happened. Fixed.
Poor Feral.
Come on guys...your completely ignoring warlocks. This is garbage, we need PVE buffs aswell not all about pvp.

My chaos bolts hit like wet noodles, just revert warlocks back to MoP state and we will leave it at that eh.

There are so many threads in here regarding warlocks and not one.....single.....blue post. Enraging.
But what about blood?
Was my comment deleted =( sad panda.
I guess having Nourish be viable was a mistake?
UH got buffs.

I must be dreaming.....

Now buff outlaw and feral and I think everyone will be at an even spot.
02/17/2017 07:16 PMPosted by Survivalkow
UH got buffs.

I must be dreaming.....

Now buff outlaw and feral and I think everyone will be at an even spot.


It does seem like Blizz is trying, at least where it concerns mainline content that most people engage with.
02/17/2017 06:46 PMPosted by Lore
Enhancement
Stormstrike deals 20% less damage in PvP (was 15% less damage).


but why
awesome changes. thanks holinka

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