Blizzard Applies Further Balance Tweaks In Latest World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands Hotfixes


Blizzard Applies Further Balance Tweaks In Latest World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands Hotfixes

Blizzard is rolling out frequent patches and hotfixes in the final run up towards the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands on November 23rd.

Keeping everything tuned is a tough task, and Blizzard is working with both Classic and Shadowlands. With both approaching massive releases between the Shadowlands expansion and the Classic drop of the Naxxramas raid, the developers are all but overclocked at this point.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has another set of hotfixes coming its way, with Blizzard pushing out incredibly frequent batches of hotfixes to bring better balancing to the title. There’s a good bit to dissect, so let’s jump right in!

The Kyrian Covenant was hit with a small change to Pelagos’s soulbinding, changing Let Go of the Past specifically. The ability now increases Versatility for 6 seconds, but will only stack up to 3%, down from 4%.

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Demon Hunters have had the Elysian Decree Covenant ability from the Kyrians buffed. The AP modifier has been increased up to 3.5, a considerable increase from the previous 2.62.

Mages have had their Arcane Prodigy Conduit changed with a considerable buff. Each wave of a Clearcast Arcane Missile reduces the cooldown of Arcane Power by 0.3 seconds. This cooldown reduction has been doubled across all ranks of the Conduit.

Priests have had the Exaltation Conduit hit with a seemingly-small nerf, but it could be the only difference needed for players to avoid a certain Conduit. The buff to the duration of Rapture has been decreased from 2.0 to 1.0 seconds.

Shaman has seen an increase to their PvP talent Control of Lava. This talent now increases the damage of Flame Shock by 35% if in Restoration spec, and 30% if in Elemental or Enhancement.

It also seems that the Pact of Infernal Intimacy Anima Power has been logged specifically for Warlocks, though it seems unclear. Given that it gives a buff to summoned demons, there are few other categories that the ability would belong in other than Warlock spells, though.

There are dozens of smaller changes in the patch notes that don’t affect specific classes, or only affect NPCs. Wowhead has 21 changes to NPC abilities logged and 46 changes to spells that belong to no specific category altered as well.

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This is undoubtedly not the last time that we’ll be discussing changes to the title. Blizzard only has about ten days left until the release of their highly-anticipated expansion, so players should expect to see near-constant changes in the build up.