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WoWJun 28, 2017 11:03 am CT

Upcoming PVP balance tuning hits every class but Hunters

That’s right, Hunters are fine. Blizzard has been busy adjusting player performance in PVP, and announced some incoming class tuning changes last night. Nearly every class is getting some tweaks for balancing purposes, and these changes will likely take place sometime today in another hotfix rollout.

If you participate in PVP, you’ll want to check the sizeable list for any changes applicable to your class, as it’s a grab bag of nerfs and buffs to PVP templates. Check out the full list of incoming changes below, and remember — these changes are only applicable to PVP, and do not carry over to PVE situations.

Originally Posted by Kaivax (Official Post)
As we continue to tune Player versus Player balance, we’re testing this set of changes, which we expect to apply to the live game as soon as tomorrow:

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Death Knight

  • Unholy
    • Crypt Fever damage reduced by 33%.
    • PvP template Strength increased by 5%.

Demon Hunter

  • Havoc
    • Chaos Strike deals 5% less damage in PvP situations (was 15% less damage).
    • Annihilation deals 5% less damage in PvP situations (was 15% less damage).
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 5%.
    • PvP template Agility increased by 3%.

Druid

  • Restoration
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • Healing of Swiftmend increased by 40% in PvP situations.

Monk

  • Brewmaster
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 30%.
    • PvP template Haste increased by 25%.
  • Mistweaver
    • Soothing Mist healing reduced by 20% in PvP situations.
    • Soothing Mist healing cast by Jade Serpent Statue reduced by 20% in PvP situations.
    • Healing of the Ancient Mistweaver Arts version of Soothing Mist reduced by 20%.
    • Way of the Crane heals for 175% of damage dealt (was 200%).
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.

Mage

  • Frost
    • Ebonbolt damage reduced by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Flurry damage reduced by 5% in PvP situations.
    • Glacial Spike damage reduced by 10% in PvP situations.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.

Paladin

  • Flash of Light healing increased by 15% in PvP situations.
  • Holy
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • Holy Light healing increased by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Holy Shock healing increased by 10% in PvP situations.
  • Protection
    • Sacred Duty reduces cooldown of Blessing of Protection and Sacrifice by 33% (was 50%).
  • Retribution
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 50%.
    • PvP template Haste decreased by 10%.
    • PvP template Critical Strike decreased by 20%.

Priest

  • Discipline
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 3%.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
  • Holy
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
  • Shadow
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 10%.
    • Shadow Mania now grants 4 Insanity every 2 seconds (was 3 Insanity).
    • Mind Trauma now steals 3% Haste (was 1% Haste).
    • Mind Trauma’s maximum Haste stolen is increased to 12% per target, and 24% overall.

Rogue

  • Assassination
    • Poison Bomb damage reduced by 40% in PvP situations (was reduced by 30%).
  • Subtlety
    • Vanish cast by Thieves’ Gambit will now cancel when the target begins to cast a spell.
    • PvP Template Agility reduced by 5%.

Shaman

  • Enhancement
    • PvP Template Agility reduced by 5%.
    • Damage of Stormstrike, Stormstrike Off-Hand, Windstrike, and Windstrike Off-Hand reduced by 5% in PvP situations.

Warlock

  • Affliction
    • Corruption damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Agony damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Absolute Corruption now increases the duration of Corruption to 24 seconds in PvP situations (was 40 seconds).
    • Unstable Affliction damage increased by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Drain Soul damage increased by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Gateway Mastery now allows players to use your Demonic Gateway 15 seconds more often (was 30 seconds).

Warrior

  • Arms
    • Defensive Stance reduces the Warrior’s damage by 20% in PvP situations (was 10%).
    • PvP Template Strength reduced by 4%.
    • PvP Template Versatility reduced by 3%.

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