Tier 20 Tuning, pre-Tomb of Sargeras

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Greetings,

Along with the launch of Patch 7.2.5 we are making tuning adjustments to a number of soon-to-be-available Tier 20 set bonuses. The target is as usual, relative power balance between Tier 20 set bonuses of different classes/specs and with the previous tier's set bonuses.

Note that this is the round of Tier 20 tuning we're doing before Tomb opens, and we may make further adjustments as needed once Tomb opens and we have more live data.

Death Knight - Frost
    2pc: Requires 60 Runic Power (up from 40) spent per 1 sec of duration increase to Pillar of Frost.

Druid - Balance
    4pc: Total buff duration increased to 20 sec (up from 15 sec).

Druid - Feral
    2pc: Rip generates 1 Energy (down from 2) when it deals damage.
    4pc: Rip deals 10% (down from 15%) increased damage and lasts 4 sec (down from 8 sec) longer.

Mage - Frost
    2pc: Critical strike damage bonus granted reduced to 20% (down from 30%).

Hunter - Marksmanship
    4pc: Aimed Shot reduces the cast time and focus cost of your next Aimed Shot by 8% (down from 15%). Buff duration reduced to 6 sec (down from 12 sec).

Monk - Windwalker
    2pc: Swapped with 4pc and is now: Rising Sun critical strikes reduce the cooldown of Fists of Fury by 3 sec (up from 2 sec).
    4pc: Swapped with 2pc and is now: "When Fists of Fury ends, the critical strike chance of Rising Sun Kick is increased by 65% (up from 50%) for 5 sec."

Paladin - Retribution
    2pc: Swapped with 4pc and is now: "Judgment increases Blade of justice damage by 15% for 8 sec."
    4pc: Swapped with 2pc and is now: "Blade of Justice generates 1 additional Holy Power."

Priest - Shadow
    4pc: Insanity drains 10% slower (down from 15%) while in Voidform. Insanity drains 5% slower (down from 10%) while in Voidform if you have Surrender to Madness talent.

Rogue - Assassination
    2pc: Swapped with 4pc and is now: "Garrote costs 25 less Energy and has 12 sec reduced cooldown."
    4pc: Swapped with 2pc and is now: "Garrote deals 60% (up from 30%) increased damage."

Rogue - Outlaw
    2pc: Free Pistol Shots increase your critical strike chance by 5% (down from 10%) for 8 sec.
    4pc: Half-power Adrenaline Rush duration reduced to 8 sec (down from 10 sec).

Shaman - Elemental
    2pc: Swapped with the 4pc and is now: "Reduce the cooldown of Fire Elemental by 3 sec (Storm Elemental by 1.5 sec) when Flame Shock periodic damage deals a critical strike. This effect may occur once every 1 sec."
    4pc: Swapped with the 2pc and is now: "While Fire Elemental [or Storm Elemental] is active, your Flame Shock deals 40% (up from 20%) increased damage over time and always critically strikes."

Warlock - Affliction
    2pc: Soul Shards generated from Corruption damage reduced to 0.65+Haste per minute (down from 1.2+Haste per minute).

Warrior - Arms
    4pc: Now casts a total of 3 (down from 6) Mortal Strikes during Bladestorm and a total of 2 (down from 4) Mortal Strikes during Ravager.
I guess Ferals being happy about a good set bonuses was a no-no.

Thanks for the nerfs xD, not sure why a 12% tier bonus got slammed with all of the ~20% tiers bonuses
why you do this to spriest? CAN YOU GUYS NOT
feral competitive.. can't be allowing that now
why... why blizzard... leave the already middle of the pack frost dk alone
Spec Roulette Tomb Edition, hope I don't gamble badly for this raid.
RIP the shadow dream.
RIP
06/13/2017 06:01 PMPosted by Kraineth
I guess Ferals being happy about a good set bonuses was a no-no.

Thanks for the nerfs xD, not sure why a 12% tier bonus got slammed with all of the ~20% tiers bonuses


In all fairness it looks like the 20% bonuses also got slammed as well. They're probably targeting anything over 5-10%.

Arms was simming at 15% and this is a 50% nerf. Marksman 17%, 50% nerf. Same for Shadow, Feral, Frost DK.
How many dps sets did they just flat out cut in half?

Most likely they're aiming for low power set bonuses so that they don't overshadow legendaries.
06/13/2017 06:15 PMPosted by Rhahen
How many dps sets did they just flat out cut in half?

Most likely they're aiming for low power set bonuses so that they don't overshadow legendaries.


The sets they cut in half were all 15% + damage boosts in sims.

It's not like they've randomly nerfed them.
What the hell is wrong with you? Unsub.
06/13/2017 05:52 PMPosted by Seph
4pc: Aimed Shot reduces the cast time and focus cost of your next Aimed Shot by 8% (down from 15%). Buff duration reduced to 6 sec (down from 12 sec).
well i guess MM hunters wont be wearing the 4 set at all then.
06/13/2017 06:17 PMPosted by Veldrenas
06/13/2017 06:15 PMPosted by Rhahen
How many dps sets did they just flat out cut in half?

Most likely they're aiming for low power set bonuses so that they don't overshadow legendaries.


The sets they cut in half were all 15% + damage boosts in sims.

It's not like they've randomly nerfed them.


Problem being some of those classes direly needed that 15% damage boost to even be relevant
I had a feeling they were going to screw over MM like they did back in ToV
06/13/2017 06:23 PMPosted by Sunstep
06/13/2017 06:17 PMPosted by Veldrenas
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The sets they cut in half were all 15% + damage boosts in sims.

It's not like they've randomly nerfed them.


Problem being some of those classes direly needed that 15% damage boost to even be relevant


Leaving them on the set bonuses is not the answer however, that would just be playing into complaints already levied against them vis-à-vis sorely needed class fixes being tied to equipment.

The only problem is that we can't trust the devs to decide to apply the difference to the class itself.
This makes me sad
06/13/2017 05:52 PMPosted by Seph
Priest - Shadow
    4pc: Insanity drains 10% slower (down from 15%) while in Voidform. Insanity drains 5% slower (down from 10%) while in Voidform if you have Surrender to Madness talent.

aww yeah that's the good stuff thanks
well i needed an excuse not to touch arms now i have one thanks blizzard.
06/13/2017 06:10 PMPosted by Polywag
Spec Roulette Tomb Edition, hope I don't gamble badly for this raid.

Tru

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