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All The Mage Class and Legendary Changes in Patch 7.1.5
2017/01/13 at 12:10 PM
With Patch 7.1.5 just released, we're having Wowhead Mage Guide writer
analyze all of the Arcane, Fire, and Frost changes in the patch. Check out his updated
guides on Wowhead!
The updated spec guides on Wowhead also include an overview of what's changed in 7.1.5 and our Demon Hunter guide authors have also written a similar
in-depth post to 7.1.5 Havoc and Vengeance changes
Official Patch Notes for World of Warcraft 7.1.5
2017/01/09 at 3:02 PM
The official 7.1.5 Patch Notes have finally been posted by Blizzard. These notes provide an official breakdown of all the patch changes, including class updates.
Edit: Added January 9th PTR Hotfixes to the end of the post, and Blizzard's edits to the Patch Notes.
All The Demon Hunter Class and Legendary Changes in Patch 7.1.5
2017/01/07 at 1:16 PM
With 7.1.5 around the corner, we've asked our Havoc and Vengeance guide writers to break down the Patch 7.1.5 changes in more detail so you are prepared for the upcoming patch! In this post,
will go over the impact of changes to Demon Hunter abilities, legendaries, talents, and stats.
Patch 7.1.5 Arrives on January 10
2017/01/06 at 10:05 AM
Blizzard has announced the release date for Patch 7.1.5--it is January 10th! Their official preview included a survival video guide to the main topics, and you can learn more about each 7.1.5 addition with Wowhead's own guides linked below and in the new "Patch 7.1.5" menu on the navigation bar at the top of every page.
Many Class Changes
New Legendaries For All Specs
Artifact Knowledge Catch-Up
Secondary Stat Changes
New Brawler's Guild Fights
Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
Blade's Edge Arena Revamp
Soon after 7.1.5 goes live, the
will be available.
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
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