World of Warcraft: April 4 Hotfix Buffs Fire Mages and Retribution Paladins

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The latest update for World of Warcraft brings some balancing adjustments to several classes, including the Mage, Paladin, Druid, and Monk. It also implements some changes to the Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid and Tazavesh dungeons. These are going to be active once the realm restarts.

The Fire Mages got some love in this patch. Fireball damage has been increased by 20%, Fire Blast by 10%, and Pyroblast by 6%. Moreover, the two-piece set bonus now increases the duration of combustion by four seconds (was two seconds before).

If you are using a Retribution Paladin, you’re going to love the latest buffs for sure. Divine Storm and Wake of Ashes have their damage increased by 10%. Additionally, the two-piece set bonus for this class increases the duration of Seraphim to four seconds (was three seconds before).

Keep in mind that these changes do not apply on PvP.

Patch Notes

  • Guardian
    • 4pc Set Bonus: Architect’s Aligner damage and healing reduced by 35%
  • Windwalker
    • Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP combat
    • Blackout Kick damage increased by 10%
    • Tiger Palm damage increased by 10%
    • Fist of the White Tiger (Talent) damage increased by 10%
  • Assassination
    • Fan of Knives damage increased by 30%
  • Demonology
    • Demonic Consumption (Talent) now causes your Demon Commander to drain 12% of the life from your other demons (was 15%)
    • The haste generated from Implosive Potential (Runecarving Power) can now only benefit from a maximum of 15 imps from Implosion. The tooltip will reflect this change in a future patch
Sepulcher of the First Ones
  • Anduin Wrynn
    • Resolved an issue that could cause Hopelessness to not properly trigger Blasphemy
Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
  • Timecap’n Hooktail
    • Corsair Brute health and melee damage reduced by 25%
    • The effects of Double Time have been reduced by 50%
    • Timecap'n Hooktail now delays the use of Hook Swipe momentarily after using Infinite Breath
    • Hook'd damage reduced by 20%
Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
  • Armored Overseer health reduced by 20%
  • Overloaded Mailemental health reduced by 25%
  • Overloaded Mailemental's Expedited Zone persists for 15 seconds (was 10 seconds)
  • Carrying goods while in the market no longer prevents the holder from using abilities
  • Cartel Wiseguy's Hyperlight Bolt damage reduced by 20%
  • Cartel Skulker's Quickblade damage reduced by 40%
  • Guardian
    • 4pc Set Bonus: Architect’s Aligner damage and healing reduced by 25% in PvP combat (was 50%)
  • Holy
    • Holy Ward’s (PvP Talent) cooldown increased to 45 seconds (was 30 seconds) and duration decreased to 15 seconds (was 30 seconds)
    • 4pc Set Bonus: Divine Conversation’s effectiveness reduced by 40% in PvP combat

The full patch notes can be found on World of Warcraft’s official website.

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