Lore
Community Manager
4 weeks ago
PvP Balance Tuning September 24
We’re working on a round of PvP balance adjustments, to be applied the morning of Monday, September 24. Here are the changes we have planned:

Items
  • Big Red Button’s damage reduced by 25% against enemy players.

Death Knight
  • Unholy
    • Last Surprise (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 35% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Druid
  • The healing of Rejuvenation, Swiftmend, and Wild Growth provided by Restoration Affinity is reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Regrowth healing reduced by 25% for non-Restoration Druids when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Feral
    • Raking Ferocity (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Restoration
    • Grove Tending (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Focused Growth (PvP Talent) reduces the mana cost of Lifebloom by 15% (was 40%).
    • Focused Growth (PvP Talent) increases the healing of Lifebloom by 15% (was 25%).
    • All Restoration Druid healing reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Hunter
  • Beast Mastery
    • Damage done by the Hunter’s pet reduced by 18% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Survival
    • Latent Poison (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Monk
  • Mistweaver
    • Mana regeneration reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).

Paladin
  • Holy
    • Mana regeneration reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).

Priest
  • Discipline
    • Mana regeneration reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).
    • Focused Will decreases damage taken by 10% per stack when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 20%).

Shaman
  • Restoration
    • Surging Tide (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Spirit Link (PvP Talent) mana cost increased by 50%.
    • Spirit Link (PvP Talent) now has a 1.5 second cast time.
    • Spirit Link (PvP Talent) redistributes 25% damage, down from 35%.
    • Rippling Waters (PvP Talent) healing reduced by 33%.
    • Riptide healing reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Elemental
    • Lava Shock (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 35% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Warrior
  • Arms
    • Lord of War (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 55% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40%).
    • Defensive Stance reduces damage dealt by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 10%).

Note that we’re planning another round of balance updates for the near future after this round, which will include changes for other specs (including Warlock and Death Knight).
Edited by Lore 09/21/2018 11:05 PM
Lore
Community Manager
3 weeks ago
PvP Balance Tuning September 24
These balance changes are now live.
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