At the same time as patch 9.1.5, Blizzard announced that it would listen more to feedback from the community in the future and take both criticism and suggestions for improvement to heart. The first effects of this can already be felt. The Blizzard developers have already revised the first of the announced tier set bonuses and announced an adjustment.
These are especially the bonuses that were seen rather critically by the respective players of the classes and specs. Brewmaster Monks, Shadow Priests, Restoration Shamans and Restoration Druids will partially receive new bonuses, but they are not yet known. These are not just any adjustments to the numbers, but extensive revisions and entirely different bonuses.11:26
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Tier set bonuses - first adjustments, more to come?
It is to be expected that more bonuses will be revised in the coming days and weeks. After all, not only the ones affected so far have been heavily criticized. In some cases, for example wildness druids, the developers may want to wait for the start of the PTR, so that the critics can get a better picture. Adjustments in the context of balancing, i.e. various tweaks to the numbers, are not an issue at the moment, though. The developers will tackle that in a later PTR build.
Here are the announcements so far regarding adjustments to tier set bonuses:
Greetings, monastic adherents. As you test the set bonuses on PTR, some notes and known issues:
- Mistweaver 4pc has a known issue which causes it to break Soothing Mist after drinking Thunder Focus Tea. This issue will be resolved in a future build.
- Brewmaster 4pc will be redesigned in a future build. We've heard your feedback that you'd prefer a more focused bonus and will be acting on that desire.
The Shadow bonuses, specifically the 2-piece bonus, are going to undergo some changes based off the feedback provided. To start, the 2-piece bonus will move its focus to Devouring Plague. As the only spender in the Shadow Priest rotation, and with the abundance of Insanity in the Shadow kit, it seems like a good hook to pivot to. The 4-piece will remain largely unchanged, however, Your Shadow will swap their current single target channel for one that favors AoE situations as well. Thank you for the feedback and we're eager to hear your thoughts on the next iteration.
Hey there druids,
Both the 2-piece and 4-piece bonuses for Restoration will be changed for a future build. Thank you for your feedback and we'll continue to watch the ongoing conversations!
We're planning to take the Restoration bonus back into the workshop and change it up for a future build. We want it to encourage you to Chain Heal sometimes and be rewarded for doing so, but the current 2-piece bonus is a little more passive than we think it could be. Many people have expressed dislike of the 4-piece bonus, so we're going to change that up more substantially. Thanks for the feedback, and looking forward to seeing your thoughts on its coming iteration when we have more details.
We're looking into reports of the Protection Paladin 4 piece bonus not properly casting Judgment when it should be. The intent of this bonus is that it does cast a real Judgment when it triggers - debuff, Holy Power, and damage. Also worth noting, in a coming build, its internal cooldown will be increased from .1 seconds up to 1 second. This will help keep the bonus's power from scaling out of control when tanking large numbers of enemies at once, while still rewarding the intuitive behavior of "trying to block as many things as you can."
With regards to the Retribution 2 piece, it is a bug that the set's Seraphim overwrites an active Seraphim. The intent is that it will extend one, so the value of the 2 piece is consistent whether you are running Seraphim or not.
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