We just released the 9.2 class tuning hotfixes and there are a lot of changes, including new talents for several classes and an overhaul to talent balancing. These changes are live now on our PTR realms so make sure you keep your eyes peeled!
You’ll notice the following changes to Mistweaver Monk, Restoration Shaman, and Protection Warrior as a result of today’s weekly maintenance:
- Mistweaver Monk Enveloping Mist’s (Venthyr Ability) Crane Adept’s Enveloping Mist cooldown and cast variance were changed in Eternity’s End to Fallen Order, causing Enveloping Mist to only be cast once each summon. Notes from the developers: In version 9.1, it was discovered that if players had a particular level of Haste, the Crane Adept guardians called by the skill Fallen Order would cast an extra Enveloping Mist. We attempt to stay away from “Haste Breakpoints,” which create large increases in power with random quantities of a stat. We announced in 9.1.5 that we planned to solve this issue in the player’s advantage by requiring Adepts to cast Enveloping Mist twice every summon. However, after additional consideration, we decided against making this adjustment owing to concerns about the balance. We made a modification early in development for 9.2 that restricted Fallen Order Adepts to casting just one Enveloping Mist. We’re reversing that modification with a patch, so Fallen Order will work the same way it did in 9.1.5. We’ll revisit Fallen Order’s tuning in the future and perhaps make changes, but we don’t want to make such a significant modification to this ability before Season 3 begins.
- Restoration of the Shaman The Raving Vesper Vortex’s additional damage (Kyrian Runecarving Power) has been lowered by 35%.
- Warrior Protection boosted the damage of all abilities by 6%.