WoWJun 16, 2017 6:12 pm CT

More WoW class tuning coming before Tomb of Sargeras

Blizzard just announced a mixed bag of nerfs and buffs that will be arriving with the next maintenance on June 20 — so they’ll be live just in time for the opening of Tomb of Sargeras. For some of you, this will be cause for celebration, while others… well, you know what a nerf is. Warlocks seem to be hit the hardest with a flat 5% damage reduction for Affliction and Destruction. It’s the second round of post-patch PVE tuning: you’ll want to check out the first if you haven’t kept up.

In addition to these class changes, this is also the second round of tuning for the yet-to-be-released Tier 20 set that will drop in Tomb of Sargeras.

Hopefully this is the last round of class tuning before the next raid tier, because, frankly, we’re getting dizzy trying to keep up with who’s been nerfed and who’s been buffed. Check out the full rundown of changes below.

Originally Posted by Kaivax (Official Post)
Following the release of Patch 7.2.5, we continue to monitor every spec’s performance and make tuning adjustments as necessary. With the opening of the Tomb of Sargeras in mind, during scheduled maintenance on June 20, we expect to make the following changes:

Demon Hunter

  • Vengeance
    • Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.
    • Spirit Bomb damage reduced by 33%.

Hunter

  • Survival
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%.

Mage

  • Arcane
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%.
  • Fire
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%.

Monk

  • Brewmaster
    • Stagger now has 40% effectiveness against Magic damage (was 50%).

Paladin

  • Retribution
    • Damage of all abilities increased 3.5%

Priest

  • Discipline
    • Evangelism now has a duration of 6 seconds (was 7 seconds).

Shaman

  • Elemental
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%.
    • Smoldering Heart proc chance is now 10% per 100 Maelstrom spent (was 20%).

Warlock

  • Affliction
    • Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.
  • Destruction
    • Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.

Warrior

  • Arms
    • Trauma can no longer Critically Strike.
    • Damage of all abilities reduced by 4%.

In addition to the class changes above, we’re doing some final tuning on a couple of the forthcoming Tier-20 sets:

  • Brewmaster Monk Tier 20 2-piece now has a 40% chance to generate a Gift of the Ox Healing Sphere (was 100%).
  • Retribution Paladin Tier 20 2-piece bonus now increases Blade of Justice damage by 20% (was 15%).

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