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WoWJul 24, 2017 5:48 pm CT

WoW PVP tuning changes set for casters and healers

Hold onto your butts, we have more class tuning coming down the line. This time it’s for PVP and is set to go live after the weekly maintenance. The PVE side of things scheduled hotfixes for tomorrow and, not to be outdone, PVP was also added to the mix in a separate post. We’ve received constant adjustments since patch 7.2.5 came out and tomorrow looks to be more of the same.

Unlike the PVE hotfixes, which will affect melee classes, the PVP tuning changes target mostly casters and healers. It looks like PVP Template stats have been adjusted slightly, up or down for the various classes, with some specific spells tuned further. Balance Druids, Frost Mages, and Resto Shamans received a slight nerf, while Resto Druids and Warlocks were buffed a bit. Holy Priests got a little of both.

The changes are set to go live with the weekly reset after server maintenance tomorrow. WoW maintenance is scheduled from 5am PDT for approximately an hour to 6am. Authentication maintenance, however, is scheduled longer from 7am to 10am PDT and can affect all game logins and social systems.

Read on for the full list of PVP tuning changes.

Originally Posted by Arempy (Official Post)

We’re looking to make the following changes with maintenance in each region this week:

Druid – Balance

  • PvP Template Armor reduced by 10%.
  • Each rank of Bladed Feathers grants 12.5% additional armor in PvP, down from 25.
  • Ironfeather Armor now grants an additional 25% armor, down from 50% armor.
  • Celestial Guardian now grants 10% spell damage reduction, down from 20%.
  • Moonkin Form now grants 125% additional armor in PvP situations, down from 200%.


Druid – Restoration

  • PvP Template Intellect increased by 2%.
  • PvP Template Mastery increased by 20%.


Mage – Frost

  • Frigid Winds increases chilling effects by 10% in PvP situations, down from 15%.
  • Chilled reduces the movement speed of targets by 40% in PvP situations, down from 50%.


Priest – Holy

  • Ray of Hope’s cooldown is increased to 60 seconds, up from 45 seconds.
  • PvP Template Intellect reduced by 4%.
  • PvP Template Mastery reduced by 30%.
  • The heal over time effect of Renew now heals for an additional 75% in PvP, down from an additional 100%.


Shaman – Restoration

  • Riptide’s heal is increased by 15% in PvP situations, down from an additional 30%.
  • PvP Template Intellect reduced by 4%.


Warlock – Affliction

  • PvP Template Intellect increased by 4%.


Warlock – Destruction

  • PvP Template Armor increased by 30%.
  • PvP Template Versatility increased by 5%.

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