Patch 10.2 Class Tuning – Marksmanship Tier Set Rework, Assassination Buffs

October 28, 2023

More Class Tuning is coming to the Patch 10.2 Public Test Realms. This time, Blizzard reworks the Amirdrassil Tier Set for Marksmanship Hunter, Buffs to Assassination Rogues and Nerfs to Enhancement Shaman.

Patch 10.2 PTR Development Notes

The below hotfixes have been applied or will be applied to the Guardians of the Dream PTR as hotfixes over the course of this week and next week.


    • Havoc
      • Demon Hide bonus to magic damage reduced to 3% (was 4%).
      • Fel Barrage damage reduced by 6%.
      • Shattered Destiny now requires 12 Fury spent per increase to demon form duration (was 10 Fury).
    • Vengeance
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (2) Set Bonus – Flare Up damage now benefits from talents that increase Fire damage.
    • Preservation
      • Developers’ note: We have concerns about the amount of Essence Bursts Preservation is able to generate through the new 2 piece bonus, so we’re reducing the number of Living Flames it can cast. We are also tweaking the 4 piece bonus to be more consistent with its language, and increasing its power a bit to compensate since it will be losing some effectiveness due to these tweaks.
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (2) Set Bonus – Now casts up to 3 Living Flames (was 5).
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (4) Set Bonus – Echo no longer does a direct heal when it is applied.
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (4) Set Bonus – Now applies Echo at 70% power (was 50% ).
    • Marksmanship
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope set bonuses have been reworked to add more single target damage:
        • (2) Set Bonus – Now increases Rapid Fire damage, and causes Rapid Fire to launch a Volley when empowered by Trick Shots.
        • (4) Set Bonus – Now gives a chance when spending Focus to reset the cooldown of Rapid Fire, and cause it to fire 100% more shots during its channel.
    • Assassination
      • Garrote damage increased by 8%.
      • Rupture damage increased by 20%.
      • Deathmark damage increased by 13%.
      • Zoldyck Recipe now applies to its intended damage sources, now including: Envenom, Sepsis, Vicious Venoms, Envenomous Explosion (Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (4) set bonus).
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (4) Set Bonus – Envenomous Explosion damage reduced by 10%.
    • Outlaw
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (4) Set Bonus – Additional chance for Sinister Strike to strike an additional time reduced to 10% (was 15%).
    • Subtlety
      • Poison and Bleed skills converted to Shadow damage via Dark Brew now correctly benefit from Veiltouched and Deeper Daggers.
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (2) Set Bonus has been adjusted:
        • Summoned shadow clone finisher deals 70% damage of the triggering finisher (was 50%).
        • Proc rate per finishing move adjusted.
        • Shadow Rupture no longer stacks and duration increased to 16 seconds (was 8 seconds).
        • Shadow clone finisher damage should now consistently scale with talents that modify Shadow damage.
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope (4) Set Bonus – Increases all shadow clone damage by 20% (was 10%).
    • Enhancement
      • All ability damage dealt reduced by 3%.


    • Haste no longer affects the chance to trigger the following embellishments:
      • Allied Chestplate of Generosity
      • Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan
      • Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat
      • Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation
      • Azureweave Vestments (2) Set Bonus
      • Spore Keeper’s Baton

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