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Big Changes Coming to World PvP With Today's Maintenance

Posted by Suzie Ford on Nov 14, 2017  | Comments

Big Changes Coming to World PvP With Today's Maintenance -

If you're a fan of World of Warcraft's version of world PvP, then you may want to sit up and take note. After today's maintenance, a significant update to world PvP is coming. Several legendary items that have been a source of frustration are being nerfed to "reduce the initial burst damage dealt by the player being attacked more opportunity to react". In addition, non-tank specs will take 40% less damage while engaged in world PvP.

We have reduced the PvP effectiveness of a number of trinkets and Legion Legendaries that contributed to excessive burst damage:

  • Draught of Souls now deals 70% less damage to enemy players
  • Cold Heart now deals 75% less damage to enemy players
  • Kil’Jaeden’s Burning Wish now deals 60% less damage to enemy players
  • Insignia of Ravenholdt now deals 50% less damage to enemy players
  • Pillars of Inmost Light now increase Eye of Tyr damage by 150% when attacking players (was 300%)
  • Scarlet Inquisitor’s Expurgation now increases Divine Storm damage by 3% per stack when attacking players (was 6% per stack)
  • The Dreadlord’s Deceit now increases the damage of Shuriken Storm by 6% per stack when attacking players (was 25% per stack)
  • Fiery Red Maimers now increase Maim damage by 165% when attacking players (was 500%)

According to Ion Hazzikostas during Blizzcon 2017, his goal is to "make world PvP great again". This appears to be the first step in that initiative.

Read the ongoing discussion on the World of Warcraft community forum.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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