Upcoming PvP Tuning, Patch 8.0.1 Hotfixes - October 9, Azerite Armor Improvements

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    Upcoming PvP Tuning - Oct 10, 2018
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker
    / Official Forums
    )
    We've got another round of tweaks for PvP balance in the works, which we're planning to deploy tomorrow, October 10. Details are below:

    General
    • Azerite Veins (Azerite Trait) duration reduced to 9 sec (was 18) when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Azerite Veins healing reduced by 33% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

    [​IMG] Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Frost
      • Frigid Grasp (Azerite Trait) is now removed from the Mage when Ice Form fades.
      • Intellect granted by Frigid Grasp (Azerite Trait) is reduced by 66% when gained by casting Ice Form (PvP Talent) to match its reduced cooldown.
      • Comet Storm damage reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Frostbolt damage increased by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Fire
      • Meteor damage reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Fireball damage increased by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

    [​IMG] Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Assassination
      • All damage reduced by 6% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • System Shock (PvP Talent) damage reduced by 33%.

    [​IMG] Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Enhancement
      • All damage reduced by 5% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Mana regeneration reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Healing Surge (Enhancement only) healing reduced by 33% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Roiling Storm (Azerite Trait) additional Stormstrike damage now diminishes per stack when in combat with enemy players.

    Patch 8.0.1 Hotfixes - October 9, 2018
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Raids and Dungeons
    • Uldir
      • Fetid Devourer
        • Mutated Masses will only spawn from one of the two central Waste Disposal Units on Mythic difficulty.
      • G’huun
        • Players are no longer prevented from using spells and abilities while holding the Power Matrix on Mythic difficulty.
        • Dark Bargain can no longer cause players to become mind controlled on Raid Finder difficulty.

    Quests
    • Justice for the Fallen: Fixed an issue that could cause the Glaive to fail to award credit if used on G’huun during his death animation.

    World Quests
    • Emissary caches that grant Azerite Armor can now reward items up to item level 370.

    Characters and NPCs
    • Chronicler Ash'tar in Dazar'alor now offers the option to change loa statues between Krag'wa and Bwonsamdi.

    Player versus Player

    Upcoming Azerite Armor Improvements
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker
    / Official Forums
    )
    Why does it even need to be based on your item history to begin with? Why can't it just be based on your general item level like every other world quest and emissary gear reward?
    That's what we mean by item history. It calculates your general item level (as you put it) based on all items you've looted, including items you may no longer have. This way if you loot an item that's a few item levels higher than what you have equipped, then decide you don't want it and vendor or disenchant it, you're still seeing higher item level rewards from world quests, emissaries, etc.

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