You don’t need to be a hardcore fan of World of Warcraft or the PvP scene in order to understand that this week’s server reset is a big deal. The upcoming changes are going to have an impact on our favorite classes and specs, so it’s time for us all to start speculating what will happen when they go live!
We’re going to make some changes to specs that are outperforming in PvP during next week’s planned weekly update.
We’ll be reducing the power of commonly picked talents to better fit within other spec representation and performance in Season 3. Fire Mages outperformed across all skill brackets in rated PvP in Season 3, and we’ll be reducing the power of commonly picked talents to better fit within other spec representation and performance. We also need to improve Fire survivability, since stamina has grown with item level between seasons, and Tempest Barrier absorption has scaled higher than we’d want. As a result, the conduit’s efficacy will be reduced. We hope that these adjustments maintain Fire’s general feel in PvP while providing a more manageable power output. We’re excited to see players get their hands on the Class Set and double Legendary benefits, and we’ll keep an eye on the PvP balance as the season develops.
We increased the efficacy of the Focused Lightning conduit significantly throughout the creation of Eternity’s End, in order to put it in line with the damage potential of other potency conduit choices. The healing given by this conduit, on the other hand, has improved Enhancement Shaman’s immediate healing capabilities beyond what other non-healer professions can provide in PvP. A tweak to the healing section of the conduit should keep other aspects of the Enhancement Shaman’s healing kit robust while not affecting Focused Lightning’s recent damage throughput boost.