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More Class Changes in Visions of N’Zoth, Titan Residuum in Season 4

Class Changes in Visions of N’Zoth – Updated

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I’ve updated the OP here to reflect the changes we’re testing on the current PTR.

Added to the notes above:

Essences

  • Condensed Life-Force
    • Azerite Spike cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 2.0 seconds).
      • Developers’ notes: The cast time increase was primarily intended to resolve a bug where the Guardian would clip his own casts when you gained enough haste to bring the cast below a GCD. However, this particular essence, which is largely passive, was the premier choice for most specializations in both single and multi-target situations. So, in addition to the cast time increase, we felt it was necessary to reduce the damage increase the player receives from the essence.
  • Worldvein Resonance
    • Lifeblood Shard now gets +300% value for 18 seconds (was +50% for 10 seconds).

Classes

  • Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Mistweaver
      • Life Cocoon now absorbs for 60% of the caster’s maximum health (was 1100% of the caster’s spellpower).
        • Developers’ note: This ability had gotten weaker compared to player health pools since the start of the expansion, and this will help it better maintain its value.
      • Enveloping Mist healing increased by 10%.
      • Revival healing increased by 12%.
      • Renewing Mist healing increased by 15% and now costs 2.5% of mana (was 2.8%).
      • Vivify healing increased by 6%.
  • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Discipline
      • Fixed a bug preventing Contrition healing from being correctly affected by Mastery.
      • Contrition base healing reduced by 25%.
        • Developers’ notes: In the aggregate, Contrition is gaining value, due to the increase to Penance healing, reduction to Atonement healing, and the Mastery bugfix.

Titan Residuum in Season 4

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello!

We’ve seen some discussion among players about saving Titan Residuum for Season 4, and we want to make sure that it is well known that this isn’t necessary. We feel like most players don’t see a meaningful benefit from saving Residuum for the next season, and for a few players, saving Residuum has become an unhappy obligation.

With the Visions of N’Zoth content update, the game will automatically convert your Titan Residuum into silver. At the start of Season 4, we’ll set the drop rates of Titan Residuum and the prices of the items that it buys to lower values.

And thereafter, Titan Residuum will work in Season 4 just like it did in Seasons 2 and 3.

Happy holidays!