WotLK Classic Hotfixes – XT-002 and Druid Tier 1 Nerfed

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As was alluded to yesterday, XT-002 Deconstructor, the fourth boss in Ulduar, has been nerfed. This was not unexpected, as we had gone two resets and not even the best of the best had brought the boss down a single time.

This nerf brings 25 man XT-002 from 25 million health to 18 million health at base, an almost 30% reduction. The health boost upon activating hard mode has also been massively lowered, going from 47.5 million all the way down to 25.2 million. This means that hard mode XT-002 has around the same health as pre-nerf normal mode. Additionally, the heart and Life Sparks have had their health reduced by less significant amounts. The 10 man version of this fight has also received its own nerfs, but these are a lot less severe.

An unintended effect of combining the Druid Tier 1 set Cenarion Raiment with Improved Tranquility has been fixed. Previously, combining the 8-set bonus of Decreased Tranquility Cooldown with the talent Improved Tranquility would leave Druids with no cooldown on Tranquility. When combined with Clearcasting, this became a key strategy for some groups during Vezax hard mode, providing constant AoE healing for no mana. To combat this, the Tier 1 set now only provides a 15% cooldown reduction, instead of 50%.

On a final note, the Block Value tooltip for certain socket bonuses have been fixed to be consistent with the in-game stat provided. This will not change anything for you stat-wise, only impacting the tooltips of a handful of items.

The full list of changes, including exact numbers for XT-002 nerfs, can be found below.

Sanq – (Source)

Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

January 31, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Classes
    • Druid
      • The Cenarion Raiment Druid set from Molten Core now reduces the cooldown of Tranquility by only 15%, rather than 50%.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Ulduar
      • XT-002 Deconstructor
        • Developers note: We want to make XT-002 Hardmode more approachable on both 10 and 25 player difficulties while maintaining the exciting pacing of the original pre-nerf 6 minute berserk timer. This will result in hp values that are technically lower overall than the post-nerf version of XT but the challenge, albeit a more reasonable one, will still exist with a much shorter fight duration.
        • 10 Player Hardmode
          • Total Damage required to defeat XT-002 reduced by 20% during the Heartbreak Phase.
          • Heartbreak Health % Buff is now 40% (was 90%).
          • Heartbreak Buff Health: is now 8,400,000 (was 11,400,000).
          • Life Spark Health is now 100,800.
        • 25 Player Hardmode
          • Heartbreak Health % Buff is now 40% (was 90%).
          • Base Health is now 18,000,000 (was 25,000,000).
          • Heart Health is now 4,410,000 (was 6,125,000).
          • Heartbreak Buff Health is now 25,200,000 (was 47,500,000).
          • Life Spark Health is now 302,400 (was 352,800).
  • Items and Rewards
    • Block value socket bonus tooltips for the following items are now consistent with their in-game effects:
      • Valorous Redemption Legguards
      • Heroes’ Redemption Legguards
      • Greaves of the Shatterer
      • Timewarden’s Leggings
      • Skadi’s Iron Belt
      • Jungle Stompers
      • Topaz-Studded Battlegrips

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I love MMOs of all shades, especially the nitty gritty numbers parts of them. You might recognize me from the Shadow Priest discord, otherwise I play a little bit of everything, especially games with support roles available.

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