Dragonflight Patch 10.1 PTR Class Tuning – Unholy DK Buffs, Balance Druid Nerfs

April 22, 2023

More Class Tuning has been applied to the current Dragonflight Patch 10.1 - Embers of Neltharion PTR. These changes include buffs to Mages, Unholy Death Knights and also nerfs to Balance Druid. Read more..

More Class Tuning has been applied to the current Dragonflight Patch 10.1 – Embers of Neltharion PTR. These changes include buffs to Mages, Unholy Death Knights and also nerfs to Balance Druid.

In addition to the class changes that were implemented in yesterday’s new PTR build, we’re making the following adjustments to classes on the Embers of Neltharion PTR today via hotfixes. These changes will all be in place before our Mythic Raid testing later today.

As always, we really appreciate your testing and feedback!

Death Knight

Unholy

  • Fixed an issue with Gargoyle stutter casting when the cast time of Gargoyle Strike was lower than 1 second.
  • Gargoyle Strike damage reduced by 8%.
    • Developers’ note: Now that Gargoyle properly casts without stuttering when falling below 1 second cast times, we are reducing the damage of Gargoyle Strike to counter the extra casts.
  • Reaping damage bonus increased to 30% (was 25%).
  • Festering Wound damage increased by 10%.
  • Scourge Strike/Clawing Shadows damage increased by 15%.
  • Death Coil damage increased by 10%.
  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – The duration of Death Dealer has been increased to 25 seconds (was 20 seconds).

Druid

Balance

  • Starfall damage reduced by 5%.
  • Full Moons generated by Orbit Breaker now generate 80% Astral Power, in addition to its current effect.
  • Starfire now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets. Starfire’s tooltip will be updated in a future patch.

Mage

Arcane

  • Radiant Spark duration increased to 12 seconds (was 10 seconds).
  • Touch of the Magi duration increased to 12 seconds (was 10 seconds).
  • Arcane Blast damage increased by 10%.
  • Arcane Missiles damage increased by 8%.
  • Arcane Barrage damage increased by 8%.
  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Arcane Surge’s spell damage increased by 10% (was 5%).
  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Duration increased to 18 seconds (was 12 seconds).

Fire

  • Pyroblast damage increased by 8%.
  • Fire Blast damage increased by 10%.
  • Fireball damage increased by 15%.
  • Scorch damage increased by 15%.
  • Improved Combustion now grants Mastery equal to 75% of your Critical Strike stat (was 50%).
  • Improved Scorch duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Frost

  • Glacial Assault damage increased by 20%.

  • Comet Storm damage increased by 10%.

  • Snowstorm’s Cone of Cold damage increased by 12% per stack (was 10%).

  • Frozen Orb damage increased by 8%.

  • Blizzard damage increased by 12%.

  • Brain Freeze now causes Flurry to deal 65% additional damage (was 50%).

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Flurry and Ice Lance damage is increased by 20% (was 15%).

Priest

Holy

  • Dazzling Lights healing from Divine Image reduced by 50%.
  • Empowered Renew now only triggers when casting Renew.
  • Empowered Renew now causes Renew to instantly heal your target for 40% of its total periodic effect (was 10%).
  • Healing Chorus now causes Renew to increase the healing done by your next Circle of Healing by 2%, stacking up to 50 times (was 1%).

Shadow

  • Psychic Link now causes your direct damage spells to inflict 30% of their damage on all other targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch (was 40%).
  • Mastermind now increases the critical strike damage of Mind Blast, Mind Flay, Mind Spike, and Shadow Word: Death by 20%/40% (was 13%/25%).

Shaman

Elemental

  • Lava Surges triggered by Primordial Surge increase the damage of your next Lava Burst by 15% (was 25%).
  • Primordial Surge’s damage bonus is no longer reduced in PvP combat.
  • Lava Burst damage increased by 12%. Does not affect PvP combat.
  • Elemental Blast damage increased by 6%. Does not affect PvP combat.
  • Earth Shock damage increased by 6%. Does not affect PvP combat.
  • Lightning Bolt damage increased by 6%. Does not affect PvP combat.