Blizzard details 7.2 Legendary item changes

We’ve known for a long time that Blizzard intends to balance WoW’s Legendary items so players never feel disappointed when they get a Legendary drop. This means powerful Legendaries are getting nerfed while their less exciting brethren are buffed.

The latest list of changes on the PTR may still not be final, but you’ll want to check them out to see what’s happening to your Legendaries. Wowhead also has a list of changes from the PTR that aren’t yet part of the official notes, but may be coming soon.

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Originally Posted by Kaivax (Official Post)
Developers’ notes: We’re adding a small amount of baseline throughput (~1.5-2%) to current non-throughput legendaries or legendaries that have throughput, but work very infrequently, especially against dungeon/raid bosses.

  • Multiple Classes
    • Aggramar’s Stride: Now has an additional 617 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat. Now grants movement speed equal to 75% of your Haste, Critical Strike, Mastery, or Versatility, whichever is highest.
    • Norgannon’s Foresight: Now triggers after standing still for 6 seconds (was 8 seconds), granting you the ability to cast while moving for 4 seconds (was 5 seconds). Now has a new visual indicating when you gain its ability to cast while moving. Now has an additional 617 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
    • Sephuz’s Secret: Now always grants 10% increased movement speed and 2% Haste. When triggered, this bonus is increased to the current values of 70% movement speed and 25% Haste. Movement speed bonuses now stack with other movement speed bonuses.
    • Roots of Shaladrassil: Now has an additional 658 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
  • Death Knight
    • Acherus Drapes: Now has an additional 771 Mastery (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
    • Blood
      • Rattlegore Bone Legplates: Now also increases Bone Shield’s damage reduction by 2%.
      • Service of Gorefiend: Now has an additional 1233 Leech (@ ilvl 940) as a bonus tertiary stat.
    • Frost
      • Perseverance of the Ebon Martyr: Howling Blast deals 20% increased damage to enemies recently damaged by your Remorseless Winter (was 40%).
    • Unholy
      • Death March: Now also increases Death Strike and Death Coil damage by 15%.
      • Tak’theritrix’s Shoulderpads: Damage bonus duration increased to 30 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Achor, the Eternal Hunger: Now has an additional 658 Mastery (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
      • Loramus Thalipedes’ Sacrifice: Damage bonus now starts with the first target hit (was second target hit).
      • Mo’arg Bionic Stabilizers: Damage bonus now starts with the first target hit (was second target hit).
    • Vengeance
      • The Defiler’s Lost Vambraces: Now has an additional 539 Avoidance (@ ilvl 940) as a bonus tertiary stat.
  • Druid
    • All Specs
      • Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds: Now has an additional 658 Haste (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
    • Balance
      • Promise of Elune, the Moon Goddess: Now also increases the damage of Solar Wrath and Lunar Strike by 8%.
    • Feral
      • Chatoyant Signet: Now also increases your Energy regeneration by 5%.
      • Fiery Red Maimers: Now also causes your next Maim to cost no Energy.
    • Guardian
      • Oakheart’s Puny Quods: Barkskin instantly grants 45 Rage plus an additional 30 Rage (was 15 Rage) over 3 seconds.
    • Restoration
      • The Dark Titan’s Advice: Now also causes Lifebloom’s periodic healing to have a 5% chance to trigger the final healing effect.
      • Tearstone of Elune: Allies healed by your Wild Growth have a 15% (was 20%) chance to also gain Rejuvenation.
      • X’oni’s Caress: Now also reduces Ironbark’s cooldown by 25%.
      • Essence of Infusion: Tranquility heals targets below 60% (was 50%) health for 60% (was 50%) more.
      • Aman’thul’s Wisdom: When your Rejuvenation heals a full health target, its duration is increased by 3 seconds, up to a maximum total increase of 15 seconds per cast.
  • Hunter
    • All Specs
      • The Shadow Hunter’s Voodoo Mask: Now has an additional 658 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Cord of Infinity: Each time Arcane Missiles hits an enemy, the damage of your next Mark of Aluneth is increased by 1%. This effect stacks.
    • Fire
      • Darckli’s Dragonfire Diadem: Now has a new visual when Dragon’s Breath is cast.
  • Monk
    • If you have either Cinidaria, the Symbiote or Gai Plin’s Soothing Sash, your odds of getting the other belt are significantly reduced.
    • Mistweaver
      • Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher: Each time Soothing Mist heals, the absorb amount of your next Life Cocoon is increased by 3% (was 1%), stacking up to 50 times (was 100). Fixed a bug where the second Soothing Mist from Unison Spaulders did not grant a second stack of the buff.
      • Ovyd’s Winter Wrap: Each time Enveloping Mist heals, its healing bonus has a 50% chance to spread to an injured ally within 30 yards.
      • Ei’thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas: Uplifting Trance increases your Vivify healing by an additional 10% and causes it to heal 1 additional target.
    • Windwalker
      • Drinking Horn Cover: The duration of Storm, Earth, and Fire is increased by 0.4 seconds (was 0.6 seconds) for every Chi you spend. The duration of Serenity is now extended by 0.3 seconds every time you cast a Chi spender.
      • The Emperor’s Capacitor: Damage bonus per stack increased to 100% (was 50%).
      • Hidden Master’s Forbidden Touch: Now also increases Touch of Death’s damage by 40%.
      • Katsuo’s Eclipse: Reduce the cost of Fists of Fury by 1 Chi (was 2 Chi).
      • March of the Legion: Now has an additional 1068 Mastery (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat. Haste stat reduced slightly.
  • Paladin
    • Holy/Protection
      • Uther’s Guard: Now has an additional 797 Haste (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
    • Holy
      • Tyr’s Hand of Faith: Reduces the cooldown of Lay on Hands by 70% (was 60%).
    • Protection
      • Tyelca, Ferren Marcus’s Stature: Now also increases Avenger’s Shield’s damage by 20%.
    • Retribution
      • Aegisjalmur, the Armguards of Awe: Now has an additional 617 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
      • Justice Gaze: Now also causes Hammer of Justice to generate 1 Holy Power when used against targets above 75% health. Mastery reduced by 412 (@ ilvl 940) and Haste increased by 412.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Skjoldr, Sanctuary of Ivagont: Now also increases Power Word: Shield’s absorb amount by 20%.
    • Holy
      • Muze’s Unwavering Will: Health threshold reduced to 50% health (was 75%). Now also affects Flash Heal.
      • Rammal’s Ulterior Motive: Healing bonus increased to 20% (was 15%).
    • Shadow
      • Zenk’aram, Iridi’s Anadem: Now also increases Voidform’s Shadow damage dealt bonus by 3%.
      • Anund’s Seared Shackles: Each time Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch deal damage, your next Void Bolt gains 3% (was 4%) increased damage, stacking up to 50 times.
  • Rogue
    • All Specs
    • Will of Valeera: Now has an additional 658 Mastery (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.  Haste reduced by 412 and Critical Strike increased by 412.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Akainu’s Absolute Justice: Lava Lash deals 50% (was 30%) increased damage while your weapons are enhanced by both Flametongue and Frostbrand.
  • Warlock
    • All Specs
      • Pillars of the Dark Portal: Now has an additional 658 Haste (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
    • Affliction
      • Sacrolash’s Dark Strike: Now also increases Corruption’s damage by 15%.
      • Demonology
      • Sin’dorei Spite: With Grimoire of Supremacy, there is now a visual debuff that displays the 3-minute cooldown.
  • Warrior
    • All Specs
      • Timeless Strategem: Now has an additional 717 Versatility (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
      • Mannoroth’s Bloodletting Manacles: Now has an additional 771 Versatility (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
    • Protection
      • The Walls Fell: Now also increases Shield Slam’s Rage generation by 2.
      • Thundergod’s Vigor: Each enemy you hit with Thunder Clap reduces the remaining cooldown on Demoralizing Shout by 3 seconds (was 1 second).

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