Blizzard to Buff Battle for Azeroth Beast Mastery Hunters via Next Week’s 8.1.5 Crucible of Storms Content Update

Mar 7, 2019 03:00 EST

Blizzard has announced that it will be buffing Battle for Azeroth Beast Mastery Hunters through next week's 8.1.5 Crucible of Storms content update.

The 8.1.5 patch will be rolled out to the game's live servers next week, and according to Blizzard, it will offer tuning for Beast Mastery Hunters. These changes were already sent to the PTR yesterday, but haven't appeared there yet.

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"There’s a significant set of changes to Beast Mastery coming in the content update next week", Blizzard writes on the official World of Warcraft forums. The tuning includes changes to Barbed Shot and Cobra Shot damage. In addition, Barbed Shot's bleed damage will ignore target armor following the deployment of next week's patch.

We've included the BM Hunter changes down below:

  • Barbed Shot damage increased by 125%.
  • Barbed Shot’s bleed damage now ignores the target’s armor.
  • Cobra Shot damage increased by 25%.

For the Heart of Azeroth:

Feeding Frenzy’s tooltip damage displayed has been lowered commensurate with Barbed Shot now ignoring armor. Its total effective damage remains unchanged.

As always, you’ll see these (and everything else) in the final update notes, which we’ll publish just before the update goes live.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance is available now globally. Patch 8.1.5 is currently live on the PTR and will be made available for everyone on March 12.