Class Changes

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Death Knight

Blood

Icebound Fortitude has returned, reducing damage taken by the Death Knight by 30% (remains at 20% for Frost Death Knights).

Frost

Frozen Pulse now triggers if you have fewer than 2 full Runes (was 1).

Frozen Pulse damage reduced to 60% of Attack Power (was 72%).

Glacial Advance now hits targets in melee range more reliably.

Razorice now increases Frost damage by 3% per stack (was 2%).

Obliterate damage increased by 20%.

Howling Blast damage increased by 50%.

Unholy

Death Coil damage increased by 50%.

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Demon Hunter

Agonizing Flames damage bonus to Immolation Aura reduced to 30% (was 50%).

Felblade is now usable against targets in melee range even if the Demon Hunter is rooted.

Distance from which Soul Fragments can be used for Soul Cleave, Soul Barrier, and Spirit Bomb has been increased to 25 yards (was 20 yards).

Demon Blades will now trigger while on the global cooldown (was delayed until after the GCD). This is not a gain to throughput.

Spirit Bomb healing from damage increased to 15% (was 10%).

Soul Barrier now lasts 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Abilities learned have been spaced out:

Sigil of Silence – Level 101

Empower Wards – Level 103

Sigil of Misery – Level 105

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Druid

Mastery: Harmony now includes Frenzied Regeneration.

Ysera's Gift will only heal party or raid members.

Living Seed now copies 25% of the crit heal (was 50%).

Seeds of the World Tree now increases that amount by 8%/point (was 10%).

Owlkin Frenzy will now only affect Lunar Strike (and not Solar Wrath or Stellar Flare).

Swiftmend healing increased to 770% of Spell Power (was 700%).

(Balance, Guardian, Feral) Druids how have Regrowth in place of Healing Touch.

Regrowth is castable in Moonkin Form.

Talents, artifact traits, and legendaries have been updated to affect Regrowth where appropriate.

(Restoration) Regrowth has 40% additional chance to crit (was 60%).

Activating Incarnation no longer triggers a global cooldown for any spec.

Incarnation: Chosen of Elune once again provides the armored Moonkin model.

Galactic Guardian:

Now causes Moonfire to generate 10 Rage (was 15).

Now increases its direct damage by 300%.

Now has a spell alert.

Guardian

Thick Hide now reduces damage taken by 6% (was 10%).

Restoration

Prosperity now reduces your Swiftmend cooldown by 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).

Cultivation healing increased by 20%.

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Hunter

Track Mechanicals granted to all gnome and goblin hunters, as well as any hunter who uses the Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix.

Posthaste now lasts 5 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Vulnerable now increases damage by 50% (was 25%), stacking up to 2 times (was 3 times).

New Hunter talent (replacing Dash):

Trailblazer: Your movement speed is increased by 25% anytime you have not attacked for 3 seconds.

Survival

Raptor Strike damage increased by 100%.

Carve damage increased by 150%.

Butchery damage increased by 35%.

Throwing Axes damage increased by 25%.

Animal Instincts has been redesigned: Flanking Strike now also reduces the remaining cooldown of a random one of the following abilities:

Flanking Strike

Mongoose Bite

Aspect of the Eagle

Harpoon

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Mage

Arcane

Arcane Blast damage increased by 17%.

Arcane Missles damage increased by 17%.

Arcane Orb damage increased by 17%.

Arcane Charges now increase mana costs by 125% (was 100%).

Fire

Pyroblast damage reduced by 6%.

Flamestrike damage increased by 15%.

Aftershocks damage increased by 15%.

Frost

Brain Freeze now also increases the damage of your next Flurry by 50%.

Waterbolt damage increased by 25%.

Water Jet damage increased by 100%.

Lonely Winter now increases the damage of affected spells by 25% (was 20%).

Flurry damage increased by 5%.

Ice Lance damage increased by 5%.

Frostbolt damage increased by 5%.

Ray of Frost damage increased by 5%.

Frost Bomb damage increased by 5%.

Comet Storm damage increased by 5%.

Ebonbolt damage increased by 5%.

Frozen Orb damage increased by 5%.

Blizzard damage increased by 10%.

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Monk

Effuse now heals for 250% of attack power (was 200%).

(Windwalker, Brewmaster) Crackling Jade Lightning now costs 20 Energy, plus 20 Energy per second.

Brewmaster

Brewmaster Monks now gain 15% additional Armor from gear.

Brew-Stache now lasts 4.5 seconds (was 1.5 seconds).

Mistweaver

Sheilun’s Gift now activates Soothing Mist.

Chi-Ji Crane Heal now heals for 135% of spell power (was 150%).

Soothing Mist now heals for 64% of spell power per tick (was 55%).

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Paladin

Retribution Aura no longer ignores tanks (including self).

Flash of Light now heals 450% of spell power (was 425%) and costs 18% of base mana (was 16%).

Holy

The Rule of Law talent now increases the radius of Tyr’s Deliverance by 50%.

Light’s Hammer now costs 35% of base mana (was 40%).

Sanctified Wrath now extends Avenging Wrath by 5 seconds (was 10 seconds).

Retribution

Holy Wrath now deals 200% of your missing health in damage to 4 nearby enemies, up to 120% of your maximum health.

Blade of Wrath has been redesigned: (Passive) Your auto attacks have a chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice.

Protection

First Avenger: Avenger’s Shield now add +50% damage to the first target, and +10% Grand Crusader proc chance.

Bastion of Light now has a 2-minute cooldown (was 3 minutes).

Crusader’s Judgment now has 2 charges, and Grand Crusader now also grants a charge of Judgment.

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Priest

Mindbender now returns 0.5% of your mana per tick (was 0.75%).

Discipline

Power Word: Solace now returns 1% of your mana per tick (was 0.75%).

Clarity of Will’s cast time is now 2.0 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).

Contrition now increases Atonement by 3 seconds (was 2 seconds).

Holy

Renew healing increased to 62% of spell power (was 55%).

Desperate Prayer now heals and increases health by 30% (was 20%).

Divinity now lasts 6 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Heal now heals for 500% of spell power (was 475%).

Prayer of Mending now heals for 175% of spell power (was 150%).

Prayer of Mending now avoids jumping to targets that already have Prayer of Mending, if possible.

Binding Heal now costs 2.5% of mana (was 3.0%).

Holy Fire damage increased to 200% of spell power (was 150%).

Shadow

Arcane Torrent now generates 15 Insanity.

Power Word: Shield cost increased by 51%.

Shadowform has returned as a new spell for Shadow Priests:

Assume a Shadowform, increasing your Shadow damage dealt by 10%, and reducing your Physical damage taken by 10%.

You may not cast any Holy spells while in this form.

The shadowy visual is now tied to Shadowform.

Voidform now acts to intensify Shadowform. It automatically triggers Shadowform if not already active, and you gain the effects of both.

When Voidform ends, you return to Shadowform.

The damage of all Shadow Priest abilities has been reduced to compensate for this, resulting in no net gain or loss of damage.

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Rogue

Kingsbane now generates 1 combo point.

Hemorrhage, Marked for Death, and Ghostly Strike show up on the caster's nameplates.

The cast time for all Assassination poisons has been reduced to 1.5 seconds (was 3 seconds).

Outlaw

Saber Slash damage increased by 10%.

Pistol Shot damage increased by 10%.

Ghostly Strike damage increased by 10%.

Blunderbuss damage increased by 10%.

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Shaman

Fire Elemental, Earth Elemental, and Feral Spirits now all have totem timers.

Earthquake Totem has been renamed to Earthquake and no longer summons a totem.

Torrent now provides a 30% bonus to Riptide’s initial heal (was 40%).

Elemental

Earth Shock damage increased by 15%.

Frost Shock damage increased by 15%.

Stormkeeper now also makes the affected Lightning Bolts and Chain Lightning instant.

Stormkeeper now has a 1.5 second cast time.

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Warlock

Demon Skin and Demonic Circle have swapped talent locations.

Devour Magic has returned for Felhunters.

Doomguard’s Doom Bolts damage increased by 13%.

Affliction

Unstable Affliction now afflicts a target with up to 5 Unstable Afflictions at once.

Compounding Horror trait redesigned: its buff causes your next Unstable Affliction to deal (32% Spell Power) Shadow damage instantly, stacking up to 5 times.

Soul Effigy is now immune to AOE damage.

Agony damage increased by 5%.

Unstable Affliction damage increased by 5%.

Siphon Life damage increased by 5%.

Drain Life damage increased by 5%.

Drain Soul damage increased.

Phantom Singularity damage increased by 5%.

Corruption damage increased by 10%.

Demonology

Demonwrath now generates Soul Shards more consistently.

Demonic Empowerment now increases health by 20% (was 50%).

Thal’kiel’s consumption deals damage equal to 8% of pet health (from 6%).

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Warrior

Inspiring Presence now affects party and raid members only.

Hamstring is now on the global cooldown, and can once again trigger Tactician.

Bladestorm damage increased by 8% for all specs.

Fury

Raging Blow damage increased by 8%.

Rampage damage increased by 8%.

Execute damage increased by 8%.

Bloodthirst damage increased by 8%.

Odyn’s Fury damage increased by 8%.

Furious Slash damage increased by 8%.

Dragon Roar damage increased by 8%.

Ravager damage increased by 8%.

Enrage now increases damage taken by 20% (was 30%).

Warpaint now modifies the Enrage damage taken increase to 15%.

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Items

The following items now disable their effects rather than cancel the entire buff when leaving the Broken Isles:

Bloodtotem Saddle Blanket

Leystone Hoofplates

Demonsteel Stirrups

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The damage effects from the following trinkets should no longer hit targets that are crowd-controlled:

Six-Feather Fan

Terrorbound Nexus

Caged Horror

Twisting Wind

Emerald Nightmare trinkets

Ravaged Seed Pod’s damage increased by 20%.

Nature’s Call cone attack damage increased by 40%.

Unstable Horrorslime’s damage increased by 20%.

Bough of Corruption’s damage increased by 10%.

Horn of Cenrius’s healing increased by 10%.

Unbridled Fury’s duration increased by 5 seconds, and its armor and health bonuses increased by 10%.

Swarming Plaguehive can now also drop for Shaman whose loot specialization is set to Enhancement.

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New mega-dungeon Karazhan! Be sure to get attuned to it!

New Raid after a few weeks of 7.1

Patch Notes: World of Warcraft 7.1: Return to Karazhan - WoW

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Death Knight

Blood

Icebound Fortitude has returned, reducing damage taken by the Death Knight by 30% (remains at 20% for Frost Death Knights).

Frost

Frozen Pulse now triggers if you have fewer than 2 full Runes (was 1).

Frozen Pulse damage reduced to 60% of Attack Power (was 72%).

Glacial Advance now hits targets in melee range more reliably.

Razorice now increases Frost damage by 3% per stack (was 2%).

Obliterate damage increased by 20%.

Howling Blast damage increased by 50%.

Unholy

Death Coil damage increased by 50%.

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Demon Hunter

Agonizing Flames damage bonus to Immolation Aura reduced to 30% (was 50%).

Felblade is now usable against targets in melee range even if the Demon Hunter is rooted.

Distance from which Soul Fragments can be used for Soul Cleave, Soul Barrier, and Spirit Bomb has been increased to 25 yards (was 20 yards).

Demon Blades will now trigger while on the global cooldown (was delayed until after the GCD). This is not a gain to throughput.

Spirit Bomb healing from damage increased to 15% (was 10%).

Soul Barrier now lasts 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Abilities learned have been spaced out:

Sigil of Silence – Level 101

Empower Wards – Level 103

Sigil of Misery – Level 105

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Druid

Mastery: Harmony now includes Frenzied Regeneration.

Ysera's Gift will only heal party or raid members.

Living Seed now copies 25% of the crit heal (was 50%).

Seeds of the World Tree now increases that amount by 8%/point (was 10%).

Owlkin Frenzy will now only affect Lunar Strike (and not Solar Wrath or Stellar Flare).

Swiftmend healing increased to 770% of Spell Power (was 700%).

(Balance, Guardian, Feral) Druids how have Regrowth in place of Healing Touch.

Regrowth is castable in Moonkin Form.

Talents, artifact traits, and legendaries have been updated to affect Regrowth where appropriate.

(Restoration) Regrowth has 40% additional chance to crit (was 60%).

Activating Incarnation no longer triggers a global cooldown for any spec.

Incarnation: Chosen of Elune once again provides the armored Moonkin model.

Galactic Guardian:

Now causes Moonfire to generate 10 Rage (was 15).

Now increases its direct damage by 300%.

Now has a spell alert.

Guardian

Thick Hide now reduces damage taken by 6% (was 10%).

Restoration

Prosperity now reduces your Swiftmend cooldown by 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).

Cultivation healing increased by 20%.

[hr][/hr]

Hunter

Track Mechanicals granted to all gnome and goblin hunters, as well as any hunter who uses the Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix.

Posthaste now lasts 5 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Vulnerable now increases damage by 50% (was 25%), stacking up to 2 times (was 3 times).

New Hunter talent (replacing Dash):

Trailblazer: Your movement speed is increased by 25% anytime you have not attacked for 3 seconds.

Survival

Raptor Strike damage increased by 100%.

Carve damage increased by 150%.

Butchery damage increased by 35%.

Throwing Axes damage increased by 25%.

Animal Instincts has been redesigned: Flanking Strike now also reduces the remaining cooldown of a random one of the following abilities:

Flanking Strike

Mongoose Bite

Aspect of the Eagle

Harpoon

[hr][/hr]

Mage

Arcane

Arcane Blast damage increased by 17%.

Arcane Missles damage increased by 17%.

Arcane Orb damage increased by 17%.

Arcane Charges now increase mana costs by 125% (was 100%).

Fire

Pyroblast damage reduced by 6%.

Flamestrike damage increased by 15%.

Aftershocks damage increased by 15%.

Frost

Brain Freeze now also increases the damage of your next Flurry by 50%.

Waterbolt damage increased by 25%.

Water Jet damage increased by 100%.

Lonely Winter now increases the damage of affected spells by 25% (was 20%).

Flurry damage increased by 5%.

Ice Lance damage increased by 5%.

Frostbolt damage increased by 5%.

Ray of Frost damage increased by 5%.

Frost Bomb damage increased by 5%.

Comet Storm damage increased by 5%.

Ebonbolt damage increased by 5%.

Frozen Orb damage increased by 5%.

Blizzard damage increased by 10%.

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Monk

Effuse now heals for 250% of attack power (was 200%).

(Windwalker, Brewmaster) Crackling Jade Lightning now costs 20 Energy, plus 20 Energy per second.

Brewmaster

Brewmaster Monks now gain 15% additional Armor from gear.

Brew-Stache now lasts 4.5 seconds (was 1.5 seconds).

Mistweaver

Sheilun’s Gift now activates Soothing Mist.

Chi-Ji Crane Heal now heals for 135% of spell power (was 150%).

Soothing Mist now heals for 64% of spell power per tick (was 55%).

[hr][/hr]

Paladin

Retribution Aura no longer ignores tanks (including self).

Flash of Light now heals 450% of spell power (was 425%) and costs 18% of base mana (was 16%).

Holy

The Rule of Law talent now increases the radius of Tyr’s Deliverance by 50%.

Light’s Hammer now costs 35% of base mana (was 40%).

Sanctified Wrath now extends Avenging Wrath by 5 seconds (was 10 seconds).

Retribution

Holy Wrath now deals 200% of your missing health in damage to 4 nearby enemies, up to 120% of your maximum health.

Blade of Wrath has been redesigned: (Passive) Your auto attacks have a chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice.

Protection

First Avenger: Avenger’s Shield now add +50% damage to the first target, and +10% Grand Crusader proc chance.

Bastion of Light now has a 2-minute cooldown (was 3 minutes).

Crusader’s Judgment now has 2 charges, and Grand Crusader now also grants a charge of Judgment.

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Priest

Mindbender now returns 0.5% of your mana per tick (was 0.75%).

Discipline

Power Word: Solace now returns 1% of your mana per tick (was 0.75%).

Clarity of Will’s cast time is now 2.0 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).

Contrition now increases Atonement by 3 seconds (was 2 seconds).

Holy

Renew healing increased to 62% of spell power (was 55%).

Desperate Prayer now heals and increases health by 30% (was 20%).

Divinity now lasts 6 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Heal now heals for 500% of spell power (was 475%).

Prayer of Mending now heals for 175% of spell power (was 150%).

Prayer of Mending now avoids jumping to targets that already have Prayer of Mending, if possible.

Binding Heal now costs 2.5% of mana (was 3.0%).

Holy Fire damage increased to 200% of spell power (was 150%).

Shadow

Arcane Torrent now generates 15 Insanity.

Power Word: Shield cost increased by 51%.

Shadowform has returned as a new spell for Shadow Priests:

Assume a Shadowform, increasing your Shadow damage dealt by 10%, and reducing your Physical damage taken by 10%.

You may not cast any Holy spells while in this form.

The shadowy visual is now tied to Shadowform.

Voidform now acts to intensify Shadowform. It automatically triggers Shadowform if not already active, and you gain the effects of both.

When Voidform ends, you return to Shadowform.

The damage of all Shadow Priest abilities has been reduced to compensate for this, resulting in no net gain or loss of damage.

[hr][/hr]

Rogue

Kingsbane now generates 1 combo point.

Hemorrhage, Marked for Death, and Ghostly Strike show up on the caster's nameplates.

The cast time for all Assassination poisons has been reduced to 1.5 seconds (was 3 seconds).

Outlaw

Saber Slash damage increased by 10%.

Pistol Shot damage increased by 10%.

Ghostly Strike damage increased by 10%.

Blunderbuss damage increased by 10%.

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Shaman

Fire Elemental, Earth Elemental, and Feral Spirits now all have totem timers.

Earthquake Totem has been renamed to Earthquake and no longer summons a totem.

Torrent now provides a 30% bonus to Riptide’s initial heal (was 40%).

Elemental

Earth Shock damage increased by 15%.

Frost Shock damage increased by 15%.

Stormkeeper now also makes the affected Lightning Bolts and Chain Lightning instant.

Stormkeeper now has a 1.5 second cast time.

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Warlock

Demon Skin and Demonic Circle have swapped talent locations.

Devour Magic has returned for Felhunters.

Doomguard’s Doom Bolts damage increased by 13%.

Affliction

Unstable Affliction now afflicts a target with up to 5 Unstable Afflictions at once.

Compounding Horror trait redesigned: its buff causes your next Unstable Affliction to deal (32% Spell Power) Shadow damage instantly, stacking up to 5 times.

Soul Effigy is now immune to AOE damage.

Agony damage increased by 5%.

Unstable Affliction damage increased by 5%.

Siphon Life damage increased by 5%.

Drain Life damage increased by 5%.

Drain Soul damage increased.

Phantom Singularity damage increased by 5%.

Corruption damage increased by 10%.

Demonology

Demonwrath now generates Soul Shards more consistently.

Demonic Empowerment now increases health by 20% (was 50%).

Thal’kiel’s consumption deals damage equal to 8% of pet health (from 6%).

[hr][/hr]

Warrior

Inspiring Presence now affects party and raid members only.

Hamstring is now on the global cooldown, and can once again trigger Tactician.

Bladestorm damage increased by 8% for all specs.

Fury

Raging Blow damage increased by 8%.

Rampage damage increased by 8%.

Execute damage increased by 8%.

Bloodthirst damage increased by 8%.

Odyn’s Fury damage increased by 8%.

Furious Slash damage increased by 8%.

Dragon Roar damage increased by 8%.

Ravager damage increased by 8%.

Enrage now increases damage taken by 20% (was 30%).

Warpaint now modifies the Enrage damage taken increase to 15%.

[hr][/hr]

Items

The following items now disable their effects rather than cancel the entire buff when leaving the Broken Isles:

Bloodtotem Saddle Blanket

Leystone Hoofplates

Demonsteel Stirrups

[hr][/hr]

The damage effects from the following trinkets should no longer hit targets that are crowd-controlled:

Six-Feather Fan

Terrorbound Nexus

Caged Horror

Twisting Wind

Emerald Nightmare trinkets

Ravaged Seed Pod’s damage increased by 20%.

Nature’s Call cone attack damage increased by 40%.

Unstable Horrorslime’s damage increased by 20%.

Bough of Corruption’s damage increased by 10%.

Horn of Cenrius’s healing increased by 10%.

Unbridled Fury’s duration increased by 5 seconds, and its armor and health bonuses increased by 10%.

Swarming Plaguehive can now also drop for Shaman whose loot specialization is set to Enhancement.

[hr][/hr]

New mega-dungeon Karazhan! Be sure to get attuned to it!

New Raid after a few weeks of 7.1

Patch Notes: World of Warcraft 7.1: Return to Karazhan - WoW

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