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World of Warcraft Pet Battle Changes Discussed by Blizzard

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Blizzard has shared information on pet battles following community feedback for World of Warcraft.

To start, weather like mudslide and blizzard are being updated:

  • Blizzard
    • Now also increases all elemental ability damage by 25%.
  • Mudslide
    • Now also increases all critical damage dealt by 25%.

Toxic fumes are also being updated:

  • Increases the duration of all hostile damage over time effects by 1 round.
  • All pets are considered Poisoned while Toxic Fumes is active.

Percent damage reduction is also being changed in Visions of N’Zoth,

“Currently, if you’re fighting a pet like Unit 17 in Mechagon (a Boss pet that passively takes 50% less damage), and Unit 17 uses Crouch, Unit 17 becomes immune to damage because the two 50% damage reduction effects are added to each other. In Visions of N’Zoth, the plan is to cap damage reduction at -75%. Using Unit 17 as an example, while Crouch is active, it will take 75% reduced damage instead of 100% reduced damage. This will smooth out the challenge with some enemy bosses.”

Check out the full 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.