Battle for Azeroth PvP Nerfs for Healers, Rogues and Mages Rolled Out; Blizzard to Address BM Hunters, Disc Priests & Arms Warriors Soon

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Sep 7, 2018
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Blizzard has rolled out Battle for Azeroth nerfs for healers, rogues and mages in PvP and has said it will be addressing other overperforming specs in a future hotfix.

The nerfs include reduced mana generation for healers by 30% and Azerite Traits for Balance Druids,  Assassination Rogues and Windwalker Monks.

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“We applied a hotfix earlier today that affected a number of specs in PvP, listed below”, Blizzard writes. “In a future hotfix, we’re going to be addressing other over-performing specs such as Beast Mastery Hunters, Discipline Priests, and Arms Warriors.”

In addition, the newly implemented hotfix nerfs the Mage Arcane and Frost specs in PvP alongside the Subtlety/Outlaw Rogue specs. We’ve included the release notes for the new hotfix down below:

Player vs Player

-Healer specialization mana regeneration reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Mage – Arcane
-Overpowered causes Arcane Power to increase damage by 40% when engaged in combat with enemy players, down from 60%.

-Mana Shield now drains 150% of damage taken as mana when damaged by enemy players and pets, up from 50%.

-Rune of Power increases spell damage by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players, down from 40%.

-Incanter’s flow increases damage by up to 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players, down from 20%.

-Arcane Pressure (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

-Galvanizing Spark (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Mage – Frost
-Glacial Spike damage reduced by 20% when attacking enemy players.

-Ray of Frost damage reduced by 15% when attacking enemy players.

-Concentrated Coolness (PvP Talent) increases Frozen Orb damage by 10%, down from 30%.

Monk – Windwalker
-Meridian Strikes (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 60% when when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Rogue – Subtlety, Assassination
-Sharpened Blades (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 65% when when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Rogue – Subtlety
-Phantom Assassin (PvP Talent) increases critical strike chance by 10%, down from 35%.

-Shadowstrike damage reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

-Eviscerate damage reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Rogue – Outlaw
-Deadshot (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 45% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

-Turn the Tables (PvP Talent) increases damage by 10%, down from 15%.

-Dispatch damage reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

-Killing Spree damage reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

-Between the Eyes damage reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Druid – Balance
-Streaking Stars (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available globally now.

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