Kaivax
Community Manager
4 weeks ago
Azerite Trait Tuning - September 25
With scheduled maintenance this week, we intend to make some targeted adjustments to Azerite Traits:

All Classes
  • (Healer) Ephemeral Recovery mana increased by 15%.
  • (Healer) Savior trigger threshold increased to 50% health (was 35%).

Death Knight
  • (Blood/Unholy) Bone Spike Graveyard: damage increased by 100%.
  • (Unholy) Festering Doom: damage increased by 25%.

Demon Hunter
  • (Havoc) Eyes of Rage: damage increased by 20%.
  • (Havoc) Furious Gaze: Haste increased by 40% and duration increased to 12 sec.
  • (Havoc) Revolving Blades: damage reduced by 35%.
  • (Havoc) Thirsting Blades: damage increased by 70%.
  • (Vengeance) Revel in Pain: absorption increased by 20%.

Druid
  • (Balance, Guardian, Restoration) Craggy Bark: absorption increased by 15%.
  • (Balance) Dawning Sun: damage increased by 40%.
  • (Balance) Streaking Stars: damage reduced by 40%.
  • (Balance) Sunblaze: damage increased by 35% (unchanged in PvP).
  • (Feral) Iron Jaws: damage increased by 66% (unchanged in PvP). The benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.
  • (Guardian) Gory Regeneration: healing increase increased by 15%.
  • (Guardian, Feral) Masterful Instincts: bonuses increased by 10%.

Hunter
  • (Beast Mastery, Marksmanship) Rapid Reload: damage increased by 25% and tooltip corrected to say "more than 2 targets."
  • (Beast Mastery) Pack Alpha: damage increased by 60% (unchanged in PvP).
  • (Beast Mastery) Dance of Death: Agility increased by 20%.
  • (Marksmanship) Unerring Vision: Critical Strike increased by 100%.
  • (Marksmanship) Focused Fire: damage increased by 30%.
  • (Survival) Blur of Talons: Agility increased by 65%.
  • (Survival) Up Close and Personal: Damage increased by 40%.

Mage
  • (Arcane) Galvanizing Spark: damage reduced by 30% (unchanged in PvP).
  • (Arcane) Explosive Echo: damage reduced by 35%.
  • (Frost) Frigid Grasp: Intellect increased by 100%.
  • (Frost) Packed Ice: Damage increased by 120% (+45% if used with Splitting Ice). Reduced by 50% against players.
  • (Frost) Glacial Assault: Chance to activate increased to 20%.

Monk
  • (Mistweaver) Burst of Life: healing increased by 20%.
  • (Windwalker) Open Palm Strikes: damage increased by 60% (unchanged in PvP).

Paladin
  • (Protection) Dauntless Divinity: block increased by 20%.
  • (Protection) Judicious Defense: absorption increased by 10%.
  • (Retribution) Divine Right: Strength increased by 40%, duration increased to 15 sec.
  • (Retribution) Expurgation: damage increased by 15%.

Priest
  • (Discipline, Shadow) Depth of the Shadows: healing increased by 20%.
  • (Holy) Blessed Sanctuary: bonus increased by 10%.
  • (Holy) Permeating Glow: bonus increased by 15%.
  • (Shadow) Spiteful Apparitions: damage bonus increased by 75% when the Auspicious Spirits talent is not selected.
  • (Shadow) Searing Dialogue: damage increased by 150%.

Rogue
  • (Assassination) Sharpened Blades: The benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.
  • (Assassination) Poisoned Wire: Critical Strike increased by 50%.
  • (Outlaw) Brigand's Blitz: Haste increased by 50%.
  • (Subtlety) Blade in the Shadows: damage reduced by 25%.
  • (Subtlety) The First Dance: Now grants 2 stacks of the Critical Strike bonus when activated. Critical Strike bonus reduced by 25%.
  • (Subtlety) Sharpened Blades: damage reduced by 30% (unchanged in PvP). The benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.

Shaman
  • (Enhancement) Strength of Earth: damage increased by 60%.
  • (Enhancement) Roiling Storm: damage increased by 100% (unchanged in PvP).
  • (Restoration) Soothing Waters: healing increased by 10%

Warrior
  • (Arms)Executioner's Precision: damage increased by 75% (unchanged in PvP).
  • (Arms) Test of Might: Strength reduced by 15%.
  • (Fury) Reckless Flurry: damage reduced by 25%.
  • (Fury) Bloodcraze: Critical Strike increased by 100%.
  • (Protection) Reinforced Plating: Strength increased by 10%.

Warlock
  • (Affliction) Dreadful Calling: damage increased by 30%.
  • (Demonology) Forbidden Knowledge: damage increased by 35% (unchanged in PvP). The benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.
  • (Demonology) Umbral Blaze: damage increased by 20%.
  • (Demonology) Explosive Potential: duration increased to 15 sec.
  • (Destruction) Accelerant: duration increased to 12 sec.
  • (Destruction) Crashing Chaos: damage reduced by 30% (unchanged in PvP).
  • (Destruction) Rolling Havoc: duration increased to 15 sec.


Alongside these changes, we plan to increase the damage output of a few affected specs:
  • Arcane Mage: all damage increased by 3%.
  • Balance Druid: Starsurge and Starfall damage increased by 15%.
  • Destruction Warlock: Incinerate, Conflagrate, and Immolate damage increased by 10%.
  • Fury Warrior: all damage increased by 6%.

You'll see the final adjustments in our hotfixes update post on Tuesday.
Edited by Kaivax 09/25/2018 05:29 PM
Lore
Community Manager
3 weeks ago
Azerite Trait Tuning - September 25
In addition to the tank and healer trait tuning originally posted in this thread, we're planning to adjust several DPS-focused traits, as well as make a few broader tuning changes to a couple of specs. I've updated the original post with the full details.
Kaivax
Community Manager
3 weeks ago
Azerite Trait Tuning - September 25
I've updated the OP here to better reflect what actually changed on Sharpened Blades:

Rogue
  • (Assassination) Sharpened Blades: The benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.
  • (Subtlety) Sharpened Blades: damage reduced by 30% (unchanged in PvP). The benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.
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