Class Tuning for April 30th in Season of Discovery: Hunter Nerfs, Shaman and Warlock Buffs

Class Tuning for April 30th in Season of Discovery: Hunter Nerfs, Shaman and Warlock Buffs

Another round of class adjustments are headed to Season of Discovery with tomorrow’s maintenance.

Hunters, who just received a buff to their ranged builds, will see a slight nerf to two of their abilities. Raptor Fury‘s damage buff is being reduced from 15% to 10% while Beast Mastery‘s pet damage buff is being reduced from 20% to 10%.

Shamans on the other hand are getting a couple of buffs. Burn will now give a “significant” spell power bonus while Flametongue Weapon is active. Rolling Thunder‘s proc chance is being increased from 30% to 50%. In addition, a bug is being fixed to ensure that Lightning Shield gains charges as intended while Rolling Thunder is active.

WarlocksInvocation is getting a couple of tweaks as well. The ability will now apply to Unstable Affliction, and it can now crit if Pandemic is active.

Kaivax – (Source)

With scheduled weekly maintenance (tomorrow, April 30 in this region), we’ll make the following adjustments to classes in Season of Discovery:


  • Raptor Fury now increases the damage done of Raptor strike and Mongoose Bite by 10% per stack (was 15%).
  • The Beast Mastery rune now increases pet damage by 10% (was 20%).


  • The Burn rune now also grants a significant bonus to spell power when Flametongue Weapon is imbued on your weapon.
  • Rolling Thunder now has a 50% chance to trigger (was 30%).
  • Fixed a bug causing overload procs to not add a charge to Lightning Shield when the Shaman has the Rolling Thunder rune active.


  • Invocation now also applies to Unstable Affliction.
  • Invocation damage can now deal critical strikes if the Warlock also has the Pandemic rune active.

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