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Class Tuning and Adventures Companions Updates

Class Tuning Underway — 3 February

Originally Posted by Blizzard
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Hello.
At this time, we’re testing a round of adjustments to underperforming classes that we intend to make with weekly resets (on 3 February in this region).

Classes
Death Knight

  • Frost
    • All damage abilities increased by 5%.

Demon Hunter

  • Havoc
    • All damage abilities increased by 3%.

Hunter

  • Beast Mastery
    • All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Survival
    • All damage abilities increased by 5%.

Mage

  • Frost
    • All damage abilities increased by 3%.

Rogue

  • Assassination
    • All damage abilities increased by 5%.

Shaman

  • Enhancement
    • All damage abilities increased by 3%.

Warlock

  • Destruction
    • All damage abilities increased by 5%.

Warrior

  • Arms
    • All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Fury
    • All damage abilities increased by 3%.

As always, the changes above are a work in progress, and may differ before they go live. We’ll have the final tuning noted in our Hotfixes Update post next week.

Adventures Companions Updates Now Live

Originally Posted by Blizzard
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With hotfixes that are now live, we’ve applied a suite of updates to Adventures for the Kyrian and Venthyr Covenants, in hopes of bringing their performance while adventuring up to that of the Necrolords and Night Fae. Here’s a list of all of the changes that are now in effect.

The Kyrian Covenant Companions were a mix of durable combatants and fragile fighters who had big abilities, but deploying them effectively wasn’t as intuitive as expected. To compensate, we’ve boosted many abilities and decreased some Companions’ overall fragility.

  • Pelagos health increased by 20%.
  • Teliah spell effectiveness increased by 18%.
  • Kythekios attack increased by 50%.
  • Telethakas health increased by 100%, and spell effectiveness increased by 167%.
  • Hala health increased by 17%, attack increased by 50%, and spell effectiveness increased by 30%.
  • Molako health increased by 67%, and spell effectiveness increased by 33%.
  • Ispiron attack increased by 33%.
  • Nemea attack increased by 33%, and spell effectiveness increased by 50%.
  • Pelodis attack increased by 33%, and spell effectiveness increased by 50%.
  • Disciple Kosmas health increased by 20%.
  • Bron attack increased by 50%.
  • Apolon health increased by 25%, and spell effectiveness increased by 100%.

Many of the Venthyr Covenant Companions were not as well established in their different roles as we hoped. Some had a powerful attack, but were beaten before they could deploy it. They’ve each received an improvement that fits with their purpose.

  • General Draven health increased by 25%.
  • Nadjia the Mistblade health increased by 30%.
  • Theotar health increased by 25%, and spell effectiveness increased by 20%.
  • Stonehuck health increased by 25%.
  • Kaletar the Mender health increased by 20%, and spell effectiveness increased by 67%.
  • Ayeleth the Deprived health increased by 38%, and spell effectiveness increased by 43%.
  • Rahel health increased by 40%, and spell effectiveness increased by 100%.
  • Stonehead health increased by 25%, cooldown increased to 4 rounds (was 2), and spell effectiveness increased by 400%.
  • Simone health increased by 38%.
  • Bogdan spell effectiveness increased by 150%.
  • Thela Soulsipper health increased by 38%.
  • Dug Gravewell health increased by 14%.
  • Nerith Darkwing health increased by 38%.
  • Lost Sybille health increased by 50%, and spell effectiveness increased by 40%.
  • Vulca health increased by 25%, and spell effectiveness increased by 25%.

We’ve additionally updated the Ardenweald Bramble Trap ability to correct a bug that caused its damage reduction to incorrectly apply permanently to enemy units.

  • Ardenweald Bramble Trap ability redesigned. This is now a 1-cooldown ability which deals damage and reduces the damage of the next enemy attack.