World of Warcraft: Demon Hunter and Priest Got Some Love in Latest Hotfix

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Fans of the Demon Hunter and Priest classes in World of Warcraft will be happy to know that several buffs are coming when the server restarts later today.

The Demon Hunter's Havoc spec has several of its abilities buffed in the latest World of Warcraft hotfix. Chaos Strike/Annihilation, Demon Blades, Demon's Bite, and Felblade all have their damage increased by 15%. Melee auto-attack damage has increased by the same amount as well.

Holy Priests, according to the developers, have been lagging behind other healers in terms of damage output. That's why the damage of some spells is buffed, including Holy Fire (10%), Smite (15%), Holy Word: Chastise (35%), and Shadow Word: Death (25%).

Shadow Priests, on the other hand, have been over-performing in the AoE department. Hence, the Void Spike damage from the Idol of Yogg-Saron is reduced by 35%. On top of that, Psychic Link got a minor nerf in that it now causes direct damage spells to inflict only 25% of their damage to all other targets with Vampiric Touch (down from 30%).

To compensate for the nerfs, the developers increased the damage of a variety of single-target spells in the Shadow Priest's repertoire, such as Mind Blast, Mind Spike, Mind Spike: Insanity, Mind Flay, Mind Flay: Insanity, and Void Bolt by 10%.



Death Knight

  • Blood
    • Damage increased by 6.5%.


  • Feral
    • Damage increased by 3%.


  • Rescue should no longer interrupt channeled spells when cast on an ally who is channeling.
  • Rescue should no longer occasionally disconnect players in PvP.


  • Beast Mastery
    • Kill Shot damage increased by 10%. This does not apply to PvP combat.
  • Marksmanship
    • Aimed Shot, Kill Shot, and Rapid Fire damage increased by 10%. Kill Shot damage increase does not apply to PvP combat.


  • Windwalker
    • All damaging abilities increased by 3%.


  • Discipline
    • Fixed an issue causing Shadow Covenant to fail when Blessing of Spellwarding was active on the Priest.


  • Restoration
    • Aberrus (2) Set Bonus: Tidewaters healing increased by 40%.
    • Aberrus (4) Set Bonus: Duration of Rainstorm increased to 8 seconds (was 6 seconds).


  • Fixed an issue where Infernal would not despawn after swapping specializations.


  • Protection
    • Defensive Stance increased to 20% damage reduction (was 15%).

Wrath of the Lich King Classic


  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue where Desecration was pulling characters out of stealth.
  • Warrior
    • Fixed an issue where Deep Wounds was not doing damage while the Warrior is crowd controlled.

World of Warcraft June 26 Hotfix is available on PC.

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