The latest set of hotfixes, dated September 18, 2023, focused on fine-tuning various class abilities in Player versus Player (PvP) scenarios within the Dragonflight expansion and older WoW versions. Let’s delve into these changes and examine their potential impact.
Evokers have seen a significant boost in their Disintegrate ability for PvP engagements. The damage increase jumped from 20% to 33%, signaling Blizzard’s intent to elevate the Devastation specialization’s might outside its primary cooldowns.
Discipline Priests, recognized for their harmonious blend of damage and healing, have been granted a notable buff. The crucial healing spell, Penance, now boasts a PvP healing increase of 35%, up from the former 15%. With this tweak, Discipline Priests are likely to shine even brighter in the demanding arenas and battlegrounds. For the detailed changes, check below:
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight September 18 Hotfixes
September 18, 2023
Player versus Player [with scheduled weekly maintenance]
- Disintegrate damage increased by 33% in PvP combat (was 20%).
- Developers’ notes: Devastation’s killing power outside of cooldowns is lower than we’d like, so we’re increasing Disintegrate damage further to help Devastation in PvP. In future patches, we would like to further expand on this effort and move damage out of Dragonrage and into other areas.
- Penance healing is increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 15%).
- Volcanic Surge now increases the damage of Lava Burst by 45% (was 55%) and Lightning Bolt / Chain Lightning by 50% (was 35%).
- Riptide healing is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 10%).
- Healing Stream Totem healing is now increased by 30% in PvP Combat (was 20%).
- Unstable Affliction’s backlash damage increased by 35%.