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7.0.3 Launch Tuning Hotfixes

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Greetings. Over the last day or two, we've applied a multitude of changes for tuning prior to 7.0.3 launch. Usually during betas, the community largely determines changes through datamining and comparing what changed between builds. But with hotfixes, that's much harder. Once we launch, we'll follow our normal procedures of posting hotfix notes, but for this last round of tuning before launch, I've listed what changed below.

Note that this is the tuning we're doing for 7.0.3 launch, but we will of course adjust after launch if needed. The goal is for all classes and specs to be viable, so if any prove not to be, rest assured that we will continue iterating.

Shared
  • Tank artifacts now passively increase damage done by up to 20% (was 40%), based on artifact trait points spent.


Mage
  • Might of the Guardians now increases Arcane damage by 5% (was 3%).
  • Flame Patch damage increased by 200%.
  • Mirror Image's Fireball damage reduced by 11%.
  • Flame On now has a 45sec cooldown (was 40sec).
  • Cinderstorm damage reduced by 11%.
  • Jouster now reduces damage taken by 2/4/6% (was 4/8/12%).


Warlock
  • Grimore of Sacrifice damage reduced by 33% for Affliction.
  • Mana Tap cost reduced by 17%.
  • Master of Disaster now increases Incinerate damage by 3/6/9% (was 4/8/12%).
  • Fire and the Flames now reduces Incinerate cast time by 2/4/6% (was 3/6/10%).
  • Doom Bolt damage reduced by 15% for Demonology.
  • Thal'kiel's Consumption now hits for 6% of pets' max HP (was 10% of current HP).
  • Shadowburn damage reduced by 7%.
  • Eternal Struggle now reduces damage taken by 3/6/9% (was 10/20/30%).


Priest
  • Invoke the Naaru proc chance is now 20% (was 15%).
  • T'uure's Searing Light damage reduced by 30%.
  • T'uure's Dazzling Lights healing increased by 50%.
  • T'uure's Blessed Light healing increased by 50%.
  • T'uure's Light Eruption damage reduced by 40%.
  • Reverence now increases Flash Heal and Heal healing by 3/6/9% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Confession now increases Penance damage by 4/8/12% (was 5/10/15%).


Rogue
  • Killing Spree damage increased by 24%.
  • Saber Slash damage increased by 6%.
  • Opportunity proc made more responsive.


Druid
  • Power of the Archdruid now has a spell alert.
  • Vicious Bites now increases Mangle damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Jagged Claws now increases Thrash damage by 10/20/30% (was 4/8/12%).
  • Maul damage reduced by 40%.
  • Swipe and Moonfire for Guardian damage increased by 20%.
  • Mangle damage increased by 10%.
  • Pulverize damage increased by 50%.
  • Rip damage increased by 14%.
  • Rake damage increased by 14%.
  • Shred damage reduced by 35%.
  • Ferocious Bite damage reduced by 35%.
  • Moonfire (Lunar Inspiration) damage increased by 25%.
  • Brutal Slash damage reduced by 25%.
  • Thrash (Cat) damage reduced by 33%.
  • Shadow Thrash damage reduced by 66%.
  • Jagged Wounds now causes affected Bleeds to tick and expire 33% faster (was 40%).
  • Ferals now gain 50% bonus Haste from gear.
  • Omen of Clarity (Feral) proc rate increased by 50% (from 3.5ppm to 5.25ppm)
  • Savage Roar now costs 40 Energy (was 25).
  • Soul of the Forest now restores 12 Energy per Combo Point (was 8).
  • Shred now deals 50% increased damage while stealthed (was 20%).
  • Powerful Bite now increases Ferocious Bite critical strike damgae by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Razor Fangs now increases Rip damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Sharpened Claws now increases Swipe damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Tear the Flesh now increases Rake damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Shredder Fangs now increases Shred damage by 15% (was 10%).
  • Bloodtalons now increases damage by 50% (was 40%).


Demon Hunter
  • Spirit Bomb damage increased by 100%.
  • Felblade damage reduced by 45% for Vengeance.
  • Fel Eruption damage reduced by 65% for Vengeance.
  • Burning Alive damage reduced by 50%.

Greetings. Over the last day or two, we've applied a multitude of changes for tuning prior to 7.0.3 launch. Usually during betas, the community largely determines changes through datamining and comparing what changed between builds. But with hotfixes, that's much harder. Once we launch, we'll follow our normal procedures of posting hotfix notes, but for this last round of tuning before launch, I've listed what changed below.

Note that this is the tuning we're doing for 7.0.3 launch, but we will of course adjust after launch if needed. The goal is for all classes and specs to be viable, so if any prove not to be, rest assured that we will continue iterating.

Shared
  • Tank artifacts now passively increase damage done by up to 20% (was 40%), based on artifact trait points spent.


Mage
  • Might of the Guardians now increases Arcane damage by 5% (was 3%).
  • Flame Patch damage increased by 200%.
  • Mirror Image's Fireball damage reduced by 11%.
  • Flame On now has a 45sec cooldown (was 40sec).
  • Cinderstorm damage reduced by 11%.
  • Jouster now reduces damage taken by 2/4/6% (was 4/8/12%).


Warlock
  • Grimore of Sacrifice damage reduced by 33% for Affliction.
  • Mana Tap cost reduced by 17%.
  • Master of Disaster now increases Incinerate damage by 3/6/9% (was 4/8/12%).
  • Fire and the Flames now reduces Incinerate cast time by 2/4/6% (was 3/6/10%).
  • Doom Bolt damage reduced by 15% for Demonology.
  • Thal'kiel's Consumption now hits for 6% of pets' max HP (was 10% of current HP).
  • Shadowburn damage reduced by 7%.
  • Eternal Struggle now reduces damage taken by 3/6/9% (was 10/20/30%).


Priest
  • Invoke the Naaru proc chance is now 20% (was 15%).
  • T'uure's Searing Light damage reduced by 30%.
  • T'uure's Dazzling Lights healing increased by 50%.
  • T'uure's Blessed Light healing increased by 50%.
  • T'uure's Light Eruption damage reduced by 40%.
  • Reverence now increases Flash Heal and Heal healing by 3/6/9% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Confession now increases Penance damage by 4/8/12% (was 5/10/15%).


Rogue
  • Killing Spree damage increased by 24%.
  • Saber Slash damage increased by 6%.
  • Opportunity proc made more responsive.


Druid
  • Power of the Archdruid now has a spell alert.
  • Vicious Bites now increases Mangle damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Jagged Claws now increases Thrash damage by 10/20/30% (was 4/8/12%).
  • Maul damage reduced by 40%.
  • Swipe and Moonfire for Guardian damage increased by 20%.
  • Mangle damage increased by 10%.
  • Pulverize damage increased by 50%.
  • Rip damage increased by 14%.
  • Rake damage increased by 14%.
  • Shred damage reduced by 35%.
  • Ferocious Bite damage reduced by 35%.
  • Moonfire (Lunar Inspiration) damage increased by 25%.
  • Brutal Slash damage reduced by 25%.
  • Thrash (Cat) damage reduced by 33%.
  • Shadow Thrash damage reduced by 66%.
  • Jagged Wounds now causes affected Bleeds to tick and expire 33% faster (was 40%).
  • Ferals now gain 50% bonus Haste from gear.
  • Omen of Clarity (Feral) proc rate increased by 50% (from 3.5ppm to 5.25ppm)
  • Savage Roar now costs 40 Energy (was 25).
  • Soul of the Forest now restores 12 Energy per Combo Point (was 8).
  • Shred now deals 50% increased damage while stealthed (was 20%).
  • Powerful Bite now increases Ferocious Bite critical strike damgae by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Razor Fangs now increases Rip damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Sharpened Claws now increases Swipe damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Tear the Flesh now increases Rake damage by 7/14/21% (was 5/10/15%).
  • Shredder Fangs now increases Shred damage by 15% (was 10%).
  • Bloodtalons now increases damage by 50% (was 40%).


Demon Hunter
  • Spirit Bomb damage increased by 100%.
  • Felblade damage reduced by 45% for Vengeance.
  • Fel Eruption damage reduced by 65% for Vengeance.
  • Burning Alive damage reduced by 50%.