The latest round of PvP tuning has been announced for the August 28th release, and it covers a wide variety of classes. It should also be noted that all class changes will retroactively affect characters created prior to this date (the patch went live today).
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.