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7.1.5 Class Updates: Unholy Death Knights and Marksmanship Hunters
2016/12/21 at 10:09 PM
Several class updates were posted in response to 7.1.5 feedback including Unholy Death Knights and Marksmanship Hunters. Note that while the term "hotfix" is used this doesn't mean it's a live hotfix visible in 7.1--it means that updates are being made to the PTR outside of formal builds with datamining.
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR, Mythic Keystone Leaderboards Now Available, November 22nd Hotfixes
2016/11/22 at 3:59 PM
For blue posts today, Blizzard clarified some of their recent class balance changes and the design approach behind them. This included the much anticipated traps for Survival Hunters, which was teased during several BlizzCon interviews, as well as an explanation on what they are trying to do with Fire mages.
Blizzard also added keystone leaderboards for Mythic+ dungeons. You'll now be able to see who has the best time by realm and dungeon.
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR
2016/11/18 at 9:25 PM
When the 7.1.5 PTR went up earlier this week, we had
spell changes from datamining
but no specific class changes in the
official patch notes
. As such, there was some confusion as to the intended changes and class directions for specializations that seemed unfinished.
Today, Blizzard explained that the 7.1.5 PTR so far only shows roughly half of the mechanical changes, with more of them coming in the next build. Once the mechanical changes are in a good place, adjustments to overall performance will follow.
You can read up on the spell changes so far in our
Patch 7.1 Developer Q&A Liveblog: Return to Karazhan Live October 25th
2016/10/14 at 12:47 PM
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas is answering all of your questions about Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan. We will be summarizing his answers below in this liveblog. This is not a direct transcript of the Q&A; to see new updates, please refresh the page. To see updates several minutes faster, please be logged into Wowhead.
Patch 7.1 will be live October 25th with the Raid Trial of Valor on November 8th!
Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv
Star Wars References Video, Legion Class Overviews, Low Level Mail/Plate Changes, Snowy Owl Returns
2015/12/22 at 11:15 AM
Over the weekend, the Stormwind and Orgrimmar guards wielded lightsabers. They may be back to normal now, but there are
many other references in WoW
has highlighted in her latest video.
Read the full article for more news, including Legion Class Change Overviews, the return of the Snowy Owl pet, and changes to low-level Mail gear in Legion.
Wowhead Weekly #58, Legion Class Change Guides
2015/11/14 at 12:11 PM
Wowhead Weekly #58 recaps all of the BlizzCon 2015 Legion Information.
We've also launched a series of Legion Class Changes guides, in the style of our popular Warlords ones. These articles break down what's new for each spec and class--artifacts, talents, abilities, class halls, etc. We don't have Legion data yet, but we have a good amount of information from the class blogs, Legion panels, and Darkmoon Faire chats.
Legion Death Knight Class Changes
Legion Demon Hunter Preview
Legion Druid Class Changes
Legion Hunter Class Changes
Legion Mage Class Changes
Legion Monk Class Changes
Legion Paladin Class Changes
Legion Priest Class Changes
Legion Rogue Class Changes
Legion Shaman Class Changes
Legion Warlock Class Changes
Legion Warrior Class Changes
Check out the full post for show notes and more guide info!
Patch 5.4: Dev Watercooler on Upcoming Class Changes
2013/08/12 at 12:04 PM
Yeah, I know, long time no watercooler. I’ve been busy.
I wanted to take a moment to provide context for some of the Patch 5.4 class changes that we’ve been making. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to get acquainted with the
5.4 PTR Patch Notes
, as this watercooler is going into detail on the changes listed. I’ll discuss the changes to each class, but here are a few things to keep in mind before we get started:
The team made a lot of changes to glyphs that weren’t working out well or were just to provide some new choices. There were a lot of changes so to keep this blog manageable, I’m not going to go into them in detail.
I’m not going to get into specific damage or healing tuning unless it requires extra explanation for some reason. In general, you can assume that your damage was too low or too high if you see generic buffs or nerfs to abilities.
As I write this, Patch 5.4 has not shipped yet, so if there are changes yet to come, I’m obviously not going to be able to cover
News Roundup: New 5.4 Battle Pets, Kil'jaeden's Cunning Changes
2013/06/19 at 2:54 PM
Today's news roundup takes a look at the first wave of 5.4 Battle Pets in the PTR pet journal, as well as some details behind the upcoming
nerf--it's no longer a passive ability and instead has a duration of 15 seconds with a 1.5 minute cooldown.
Patch 5.4 Battle Pets
Don't forget to click the images to view them in our 3D Modelviewer!
These following pets appear to be rewards tied to the pet tournament on the
Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao
Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen
Yu'la, Broodling of Yu'lon
Right now they all have the following abilities, which is subject to change in later PTR builds:
is a drop from the new Darkmoon Faire boss, Moon
Wowhead's Patch 5.3 Guide
2013/05/20 at 7:14 PM
Patch 5.3 goes live on
Tuesday, May 21st
, as things really heat up between the Alliance, Horde, and Garrosh!
While there's no new raid in 5.3, there's plenty to keep you busy--
new Brawler's Guild bosses, heroic scenarios, pet battle rewards, and numerous PvP changes
There's also a new world event,
, in which you assist Vol'jin with the Darkspear Rebellion and collect some unique vanity items along the way. Don't delay though--this world event is only around for a limited time!
We've got summaries of all the new content below, as well as links to blue posts and Wowhead's comprehensive PTR coverage.
Patch Notes and Overview
Experience needed to increase from 85-90 has been
reduced by 33%
more control over loot rewards
with a "Loot Specialization" menu option for bonus rolls, quests, Raid Finder, and Heroic Scenario loot.
Read more here
Battlefield Barrens is a
new world event
in which Alliance and Horde players unite to undermine Garrosh and kill his Kor'kron guards for u
Patch 5.2: March 12th Class Hotfixes and Ghostcrawler's Explanation
2013/03/12 at 2:33 PM
Blizzard just posted some more class hotfixes today, and Ghostcrawler elaborated on them--hopefully that will take the sting out of seeing some abilities nerfed. This quickly follows yesterday's round of announced hotfixes, in which there was an
as to why Oondasta could no longer be killed cross-realm for loot.
Throne of Thunder LFR also opens today in the US, and we've
got previews of all the new bosses and potential goodies in your loot satchels
Click the cut to read the new class hotfixes!
Patch 5.2: Ghostcrawler Class Reviews and Darkmoon Faire Changes
2013/03/07 at 12:30 PM
Patch 5.2 Class Reviews
Ghostcrawler and Daxxarri have teamed up to bring you summaries of each class' changes in Patch 5.2:
Class Changes Part 1
Class Changes Part 2
. So far they've got six classes done:
The purpose is mostly to provide an overview of the design intentions behind Blizzard's 5.2 changes, which were mostly balance tuning and talent adjustments. We've got the full blog below under the break, categorized by class. For a full breakdown of changes, check out the
5.2 Patch Notes
Darkmoon Faire Changes
The Darkmoon Faire has been updated with some new rewards in Patch 5.2. There are two new hats,
Darkmoon Top Hat
Darkmoon Fishing Cap
, as well as the chance to get a Darkmoon pet inside
Darkmoon Game Prize
from dailies. We've updated our
Darkmoon Faire guide
with all the following 5.2 changes:
Darkmoon Top Hat
be obtained through several means:
Small chance to be found
News Round Up: New Limited-Attempts Boss, Class Balance, Isle of Thunder Blog
2013/02/20 at 12:18 PM
Yesterday was a huge news day between the
BlizzCon 2013 announcement
new PTR build
End of the Season PvP blog
, updated PTR patch notes, and various class buffs. In today's round up, we're covering a variety of niche blue posts that should appeal to various types of players.
Over the past few days, Lead Encounter Dev Watcher has been explaining the decision behind
, a heroic-only limited-attempt boss coming in Patch 5.2, who drops only
ilvl 541 gear
. Many raiders don't have good memories of limited-attempt bosses such as
Algalon the Observer
The Lich King
in Wrath, and the thread tries to alleviate various concerns about limited attempts. Ghostcrawler has also continued posting 5.2 class changes after his [url=
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