World of Warcraft: Havoc Demon Hunters Nerfed, Prot Paladins Got Some Love in November 28 Update

November 28 Update
November 28 Update Blizzard

Blizzard has implemented a plethora of balancing changes in the November 28 Hotfix for World of Warcraft.

The Havoc spec for Demon Hunters got a bunch of nerfs in this patch. First, the Immolation Aura damage bonus from Burning Wound is reduced slightly from 50% to 40%. The critical damage bonus provided by the “Know Your Enemy” talent is also reduced to 40/80%, down from 50/100%.

While Havoc Demon Hunters got some unfavorable adjustments, Protection Paladins’ healing powers got buffed, thanks to the recent changes. More specifically, the healing provided by Word of Glory and Light of the Titans is increased by 40%. It seems that these buffs will allow Prot Pallies to stay longer on the battlefield.

  • Restoration
    • Fixed an issue that caused Lifebloom's bloom to not be increased by Mastery while talented into Budding Leaves.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Ignite to spread to targets under the effects of crowd control.
  • Of Dusk and Dawn has been adjusted:
  • Blessing of Dawn now increases damage and healing by 5% (was 6%) and duration increased to 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • Blessing of Dusk duration increased to 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • Seal of Order now increases the healing and damage of your Holy Power spending abilities by 8% during Blessing of Dawn (was 10%).
  • Discipline
    • Fixed an issue causing queued spells to not increase the damage of spells when buffed by Twilight Equilibrium.
    • Fixed an issue causing Power of the Dark Side procs to grant a Holy damage buff instead of a Shadow damage buff when casting Penance with Twilight Equilibrium talented.
    • Fixed an issue causing Divine Aegis to consume damage buffs from Twilight Equilibrium.
  • Assassination
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Envenom from consuming Amplifying Poison if it had exactly 10 stacks.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented some weapon poisons from being applied at a guaranteed rate by Poisoned Knife.
  • Outlaw
    • Dispatch damage reduced by 5%.
    • Dreadblades duration reduced to 8 seconds (was 10 seconds) and Energy cost reduced to 40 (was 50).
  • Arms
    • Seasoned Soldier now also grants 10% reduced damage to area effect damage.
    • Battlelord now also increases the damage of Overpower by 25% at all times.
    • Exhilarating Blows chance to reset Mortal Strike or Cleave increased to 20% (was 15%).
    • Fatal Mark damage increased by 20%.
    • Fueled by Violence now heals for 65% of the damage dealt by deep wounds (was 50%).
    • Mortal Strike damage increased by 3.5%.
  • Fury
    • Onslaught's Rage generation reduced to 25 (was 30) but it is now again correctly affected by Recklessness causing it to generate 50 Rage while under Recklessness.

So, what can you say about the recent changes?

World of Warcraft November 28 Hotfix is available on PC.

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