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Latest Neverwinter Patch Brings Class Balance

Plus more tweaks

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The latest patch to Neverwinter brings about several class balance changes. Here are some details.

The balances apply to the Barbarian, Fighter, Paladin, and tanks in general.

  • Barbarian: The Sentinel paragon path can no longer incorrectly take both feats in a single tier.
  • Fighter: The Focused Retaliation boon can no longer incorrectly be procced by Retaliate (as Retaliate is not an Encounter power).
  • Paladin: Justicar: Divine Protector now properly reduces damage by 30% to match its tooltip. (It had previously reduced damage by 25%.) In addition, the typo in the word “reduces” was addressed.
  • Tanks no longer receive boosted threat generation from levels 30-35; the leveling-character boost now properly applies until 30, at which point the paragon path can take over.

Combat sees a slight rework where enemies will now deal less damage compared to the previous patch. The patch also touched on companions, mount powers, enemies, items, economy, item level, item powers, free rewards, and more.

You can check out the full patch notes here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.