wow dragonflight hotfixes november 8th class changes, shaman buffs & more

Blizzard has continued to pump out balance changes multiple times a week, tuning classes to meet their throughput goals.

Today, they focused primarily on Resto Shamans and Warlocks, but touched on some other classes as well. Most of these changes will go live with weekly restarts.

To see a full list of changes, read the article below!

Blizzard Entertainment – (Source)

NOVEMBER 7, 2022

Classes

  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue that caused Cascading Power to not grant the correct version of Clearcasting when Arcane Empowerment (PvP Talent) was selected.
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Fixed an issue where Sentinel was not benefiting from Righteous Protector’s cooldown reduction.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Empyreal Blaze now has a 60 sec cooldown (was 30 sec).
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • [Live with weekly restarts] Lightning Bolt damage increased by 20% (Restoration only).
      • [Live with weekly restarts] Chain Lightning damage increased by 20% (Restoration only).
      • [Live with weekly restarts] Lava Burst damage increased by 20% (Restoration only).
      • [Live with weekly restarts] Flame Shock damage increased by 20% (Restoration only).
      • [Live with weekly restarts] Acid Rain damage increased by 20%.
  • Warlock
    • [Live with weekly restarts] Soul Leech now grants you and your pet shields that absorb 6% (was 8%) of the damage dealt.
    • [Live with weekly restarts] Soul Link now increases Stamina by 5% (was 10%) if Grimoire of Sacrifice is active.
    • [Live with weekly restarts] Profane Bargain now increases Stamina by 3/5% (was 5/10%) if Grimoire of Sacrifice is active.
    • [Live with weekly restarts] Demonic Fortitude increases you and your pets’ maximum health by 5% (was 6%).
    • [Live with weekly restarts] Inquisitor’s Gaze now casts Fel Blast more often.
    • [Live with weekly restarts] Inquisitor’s Gaze damage increased by 30%.
    • [Live with weekly restarts] Summon Soulkeeper damage increased by 30%.
    • Fixed an issue where Greater Banish was increasing the duration of Banish in PvP.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Priest
    • Prayer of Mending should now be properly affected by the 2-set bonus of the Regalia of Faith set.
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Fixed an issue where Rank 1 of Elemental Oath could stack with other effects that grant a party or raid increased Spell Critical Hit Chance.

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