[Updated: Live] Upcoming WoW: Battle for Azeroth Patch to Buff Shadow Priests, Feral Druids, Fire Mages, Shamans, Prot Warriors and Demo Locks

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[Update] The hotfix buffing various class specs has now been released on the live servers. The full release notes can be found here.

[Original story] Blizzard is planning to release a new World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth patch which will buff various class specs, including Shadow Priests, Feral Druids, Fire Mages, Protection Warriors and Demonology Warlocks.

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In addition to the above, Blizzard aims to buff all Shaman specs by either boosting damage or healing.

Blizzard already buffed various specs through a hotfix last month, but this upcoming patch appears to buff various classes even more. The hotfix will be deployed tomorrow, and we’ve included the changes that Blizzard intends to implements down below:

Death Knight

Unholy

All damage (includes pets) increased by 4%.

Druid

Feral

All damage increased by 4%.

Mage

Fire

All damage increased by 5%.

Priest

Shadow

Mind Flay damage increased by 10%.

Mind Sear damage increased by 15%.

Shaman

Elemental

Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, and Earthquake damage increased by 15%.

Enhancement

All damage increased by 5%.

Restoration

All healing increased by 4%.

Healing Surge healing increased by 6%, and mana cost slightly reduced.

Warlock

Demonology

Shadow Bolt, Demonbolt, and Call Dreadstalkers damage increased by 15%.

Warrior

Protection

Vanguard now increases armor by 50% of Strength (was 45%).

Vanguard increases Stamina by 40% (was 35%).

“As always, we’ll have final values for you in a public hotfixes update when the changes go live next week”, Blizzard writes in an official post on the WoW forums.

Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion, is available now globally.

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