Some WoW Dragonflight class adjustments have been announced ahead of the MMORPG’s next expansion, with Demon Hunters taking some pretty nasty hits while Paladins, Priests, and Warriors receive some much-needed buffs.
With Dragon Isles looming on the horizon, a number of different changes will be introduced to the game’s Demon Hunter, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, and Warrior classes alongside the new update. Please note that significant changes will be implemented on November 28 (one day after Dragonflight launches) to allow players to level up at their own pace.
We’ve got all of the changes listed below, with a special focus on Paladins and Warriors, who are getting some much-needed buffs to try to push them up the WoW Dragonflight tier list.
WoW Dragonflight Changes Answer Paladins’ Prayers
First up are the changes to Of Dusk and Dawn, a rune carving power that grants different benefits depending on your Holy Level. Blessing of Dawn and Blessing of Dusk durations have been increased to 20 seconds, while Blessing of Dawn’s healing has been reduced to 5% instead of 6%. As a result, the healing of Seal of Order in conjunction with Blessing of Dawn has been reduced from 10% to 8%.
While on paper some of these changes look like nerfs, the time increase from 12 seconds to 20 is quite significant and provides more healing overall.
Protection Paladins will also be very happy to know that two of their main healing spells are getting pretty significant buffs. Word of Glory and Light of the Titans healing will be increased by 40%, hopefully giving the spec a bit more presence.
Arms Warrior gets some benefits
Arms Warrior has been in a weird state in Dragonflight, but luckily it’s getting some buffs ahead of release to hopefully get back to a viable state.
Seasoned Soldier now grants 10% resistance to AoE damage, Battlelord now increases Overpower’s damage by 25% at all times, and Fatal Mark’s damage has been increased by 20%.
The primary ability that has been adjusted is Mortal Strike, which now has an increased cooldown chance for Stimulating Strikes. Martial Prowess also increases its damage by 30% per stack instead of 25%, and Mortal Strike’s overall damage has been increased by 3.5%.
WoW Dragonflight Class Changes
Below are all of the upcoming Dragonflight class changes, courtesy of Activision Blizzard.
- Burning Wound Immolation Aura bonus damage reduced to 40% (was 50%).
- Know Your Enemy (Talent) critical damage bonus reduced to 40/80% of your critical strike chance (was 50/100%).
- The damage bonus by any means necessary (Talent) for affected skills has been reduced to 80% of your Mastery: Demonic Presence bonus (was 100%).
- Of Dusk and Dawn has been adjusted:
- Blessing of Dawn now increases damage and healing by 5% (was 6%). Duration increased to 20 seconds.
- Twilight Blessing duration increased to 20 seconds.
- Seal of Order now increases the healing, healing, and damage of your
- Holy Power consumption skills by 8% (was 10%) during Blessing of Dawn.
- Word of Glory healing increased by 40% for Protection Paladins.
- Light of Titans healing increased by 40%.
- Grievous Discipline buff effect duration increased to 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
- Shipping damage reduced by 5%
- Dreadblades (Talent) duration reduced to 8 seconds (was 10 seconds) and energy cost reduced to 40 (was 50).
- Seasoned Soldier now also deals 10% less damage to AoE damage.
- Battlelord now also increases Overpower’s damage by 25% at all times.
- Martial Prowess increases the damage of Mortal Strike by 30% per stack (was 25%).
- Stimulating Strikes’ chance to refresh Mortal Strike or Cleave has been increased to 20% (was 15%).
- Death Mark damage increased by 20%.
- Fueled by Violence now heals for 65% of the damage dealt by deep wounds (was 50%).
- Mortal Strike damage increased by 3.5%.
player vs player
- Retriever effectiveness is no longer reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
- Echoing Rebuke’s damage is no longer reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
- Reverb damage is no longer reduced by 33% in PvP combat.
- Killing Spree’s damage is no longer reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
- Pistol Shot damage is no longer reduced by 16% in PvP combat.
- Mastery: Executioner’s effectiveness is no longer reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
As we get ever closer to the release of WoW Dragonflight, be sure to check out our breakdown of the best WoW addons, as well as our guide to World of Warcraft Dragonflight’s new talent system; after all, it pays to be prepared in the wonderful world of Azeroth.