If you read the WoW developers' latest blue post about the upcoming class changes to the monk in the Shadowlands beta, you might get the impression that the monk is a problem child both within the community and at Blizzard itself. To make sure it doesn't stay that way for much longer, the WoW team has finally announced a series of adjustments that cover numerous issues with the Monk in general and the Mistcaster specialization in particular.The
changes are as follows (via Wowhead):
- Blackout kick no longer requires two-handed or two weapons.
- Summon Niuzao the Black Ox gets a Rank 2 upgrade: The damage from Niuzao's Stomp is increased by 25 percent of the damage you shook off from Relay in the past five seconds.
- Furofists no longer requires two-handed or two weapons.
- Summon Xuen the White Tiger gets a Rank 2 upgrade: Xuen will hit your enemies with Tiger Lightning every eight seconds, dealing ten percent of the damage you yourself dealt to those targets over the past eight seconds.
- Level 34, Summon Yu'lon the Jade Serpent: Mana cost increased to five percent of base mana (previously zero percent); Yu'lon lingers near the mist caster and casts Calming Breath on a wounded target. In doing so, it heals the target and up to four nearby allied targets; Calming Breath benefits from Calming Mist, similar to Summon Statue of Jade Serpent.
- Level 45, Summon Chi-Ji the Red Crane: Mana cost reduced to five percent of base mana (previously ten percent); Chi-Ji now deals melee damage; while Chi-Ji is active, your physical attacks cause Chi-Ji to heal up to three allies and increase the cast time of your next Enveloping Mist by 33 percent (stacks three times); Chi-Ji heals by 200 percent of a normal mastery heal; activating Chi-Ji frees you from all effects that restrict your movement, making you immune to those effects for the duration of Chi-Ji.
- Level 58, Summon Yu'lon the Jade Serpent, Rank 2: Yu'lon and Chi-Ji now heal up to five targets with Enveloping Breath when you cast Enveloping Mist, and heal over six seconds, increasing the healing targets receive from you by ten percent.
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