Light’s Grace Moved to Bracers, Skull Bash Moved to Gloves – Class Tuning Preview

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Once again we have been given a preview of the class tuning happening in next weeks maintenance. We can safely assume that this list is not complete and there will be additions or subtractions before it makes it to release.

Starting us off, Druids have received a handful of changes. Lacerate will now generate substantially more threat, and is moving to the Leg slot. Previously this slot had nothing except Skull Bash for tanking, while the Glove slot was fairly crowded, with Mangle, Lacerate, and Sunfire fighting for a spot. Taking Lacerates place, Skull Bash has been moved to Gloves. This effectively means that a Druid tank will always have Lacerate available, but will have to choose between Sunfire, Mangle, and Skull Bash situationally. Unrelated to tanking, Starsurge will no longer consume clearcasting procs from Omen of Clarity. This is presumably done because Starsurge barely even costs mana anyway.

Light’s Grace, the Paladin Rune that took over a week to find because no one was looking for it has been moved to Bracers, a slot that previously had nothing to offer healing Paladins. On the other side, Shamans have had their internal cooldown on Overcharged increased from 1 second to 3 seconds, a substantial nerf to their damage output.

Warriors have received one tiny change, Victory Rush will now heal for 30% of your Health instead of 10%, making their leveling process a bit smoother.

Warlocks have a handful of tweaks to look forward to also. Life Tap will grant Mana to your pet as well, meaning your machine gun Imp build is no longer bricked because you accidentally bought the newest rank of Firebolt. Unstable Affliction’s damage has been increased “by roughly 120%”. There is no clarification on if this will impact the dispel damage, which is already able to one-shot players in PvP. This is a good step for making Affliction more competitive though. Finally, Master Demonologist together with Metamorphosis will not reduce your threat when used with a Felguard or Imp, allowing players to play a Master Demonologist tank build. Unfortunately, Soul Link was already nerfed with Metamorphosis, so maybe don’t go too far into the tree.

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Throughout the beginning of phase 3, we’ve closely monitored in-game progress, feedback from the community, and bug reports.

With scheduled weekly maintenance next week, we’ll make the following class adjustments.


  • Starsurge no longer consumes Clearcasting procs from Omen of Clarity.
  • Skull Bash rune moved to the Hands slot (was the Leg slot).
  • Lacerate rune moved to the Leg slot (was Hands).
  • Lacerate threat increased substantially.


  • Light’s Grace rune moved to the Bracer slot (was Helm).


  • Focused attacks now generates 3 additional energy (up from 2)


  • The Internal Cooldown for Overcharged has been increased to 3 seconds


  • Life tap now grants mana return to warlock pets as well
  • Unstable Affliction’s damage has been increased by roughly 120%
  • Warlocks with Metamorphosis active and the Master Demonologist talent will now gain increased threat generation when they summon an Imp or Felguard (was decreased threat generation).


  • Victory Rush heal increased to 30% of the Warrior’s health (was 10%).

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