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Dragonflight Patch 10.2 Development Notes – Nerfs to Outlaw, Discipline and Demon Hunter

October 20, 2023

The latest Development Notes for Patch 10.2 were implemented tonight on the Public Test Realms, which introduced significant Nerfs to Outlaw Rogues, Discipline Priests and Demon Hunter.

Dragonflight Patch 10.2 Development Notes from October 20th

The Guardians of the Dream PTR has been updated with the following:
 
 
BATTLEGROUND BLITZ BRAWL
 
  • Arathi Basin / Deepwind Gorge resource acquisition increased to 7/10/15/50/65 for bases held (was 7/10/13/20/80).
  • Eye of the Storm resource acquisition increased to 7/15 for bases held (was 5/12).
  • Into the Shadows movement Speed increased to 100% (was 50%).
 
CLASSES
 
  • Developers’ note: In addition to the below changes, there will be additional tuning changes planned that will be applied to the PTR over the course of this week.
  • DEMON HUNTER
    • Immolation Aura damage reduced by 8%.
    • Sigil of Flame duration increased by 2 seconds.
    • Havoc
      • Demon Hide magic damage bonus reduced to 4% (was 5%).
  • PRIEST
    • Discipline
      • Developers’ note: We’re happy with Discipline Priest’s healing throughput in Guardians of the Dream, but their damage contribution particularly in raid encounters is higher than we’d like. As a result, we’re lowering their overall damage and increasing Atonement to compensate. In addition, we are slightly increasing the damage of Shadow Word: Pain and Purge the Wicked to ensure they continue to be used in single target situations.
      • All damage done reduced by 9%.
      • Atonement healing increased by 9%.
      • Purge the Wicked damage increased by 5%.
      • Shadow Word: Pain damage increased by 10%.
  • ROGUE
    • Outlaw
      • All ability damage reduced by 6%.
  • WARRIOR
    • Arms
      • Mortal Strike damage increased by 10%.
      • Overpower damage increased by 10%.
 
PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER
 
  • Bloodlust, Heroism, Time Warp, Primal Rage, and Fury of the Aspects can now be used in Rated Battlegrounds.

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