World of Warcraft: February 6 Hotfix Greatly Buffs Frost and Blood DKs

February 6 Hotfix
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Those who love playing Death Knights in World of Warcraft will be happy with the February 6 Hotfix. That’s because some of the abilities found in the Frost and Blood talent trees have been buffed considerably.

Let’s start with Frost DKs. One of the most significant changes in this update is that the Cleaving Strikes talent now makes Obliterate hit two additional targets instead of one. This is pretty huge, especially when you are ganged up in PvP. This change can also be felt when clearing mobs in raid dungeons.

Additionally, the duration of Unleashed Frenzy has increased from six to 10 seconds. This is more of a quality-of-life improvement that makes it easier for you to keep the maximum stacks up for longer periods.

How about Blood DKs? Well, the damage of Heart Strike, Blood Plague, and Blood Boil is increased by 15%. Death and Decay’s damage has increased by 20% as well.

In addition, this update implements a number of PvP balancing changes to World of Warcraft. You can read some of them below:

Patch Notes

  • Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky now grants 1% attack speed in PvP (was 5%).
  • Demon Hunter
    • Restless Hunter (Talent) damage bonus for next Blade Dance/Death Sweep reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
  • Druid
    • Guardian:
    • Frenzied Regeneration healing now 50% (was 62%) effective in PvP Combat
  • Evoker
    • Living Flame healing increased by 30% in PvP Combat.
    • Verdant Embrace healing increased by 20% in PvP Combat.
    • Oppressing Roar increases the duration of incoming crowd control by 30% (was 20%) in PvP Combat.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery:
    • Stormwing Harrier's Camouflage 4-piece now increases the damage of your next Kill Command by 10% in PvP (was 20%).
    • Marksmanship:
    • Rapid Fire damage increased by 15% in PvP Combat.
    • Aimed Shot damage increased by 15% in PvP Combat.
    • Chimaera Shot damage increased by 30% in PvP Combat.
    • Unerring Vision critical Strike Damage bonus effectiveness reduced by 50% in PvP Combat.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver:
    • Healing Sphere (PvP Talent) now triggers the dispel backlash effects from Unstable Affliction and Vampiric Touch. Healing increased by 320%.
  • Priest
    • Shadow:
    • Psyfiend (PvP Talent) healing reduction no longer stacks with similar effects.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination:
    • Vault Delver’s Toolkit 4-piece set bonus Bleed damage bonus reduced by 50% in PvP Combat.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration:
    • Damage dealt to Earthen Wall Totem caused by damage absorbed by pets is reduced by 90%.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction:
    • Unstable Affliction backlash damage increased by 35%.
    • Destruction:
    • Chaos Bolt damage increased by 40% in PvP Combat (was 15%).
    • Fixed an issue that caused Bane of Havoc (PvP Talent) to deal more damage than intended to targets.
    • Fel Fissure (PvP Talent) Healing reduction no longer stacks with similar effects.

So, what can you say about the buffs made to Frost and Blood DKs?

World of Warcraft February 6 Hotfix is available on PC.

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