World of Warcraft: Shadow Priests and Elemental Shamans Buffed in November 1 Update

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Certain DPS classes in the MMORPG World of Warcraft have been buffed in the November 1 Update, especially the Shadow Priest and Elemental Shaman.

Most of their abilities have received a 10% damage increase. For example, the Shadow Priest’s Vampiric Touch, Mind Flay, and Devouring Plague are even more potent now than before.

For the Elemental Shaman, almost all of its spells and abilities have been buffed by 10%, except for Lava Burst which got an 18% damage increase.

While some DPS classes in World of Warcraft are enjoying their much-needed buffs, some have been nerfed.

Windwalker Monks, according to Blizzard, are dealing way too much damage across the board. Thus, the company has reduced the damage of most of the Monk’s Chi spenders, such as Fists of Fury, Rising Sun Kick, and Blackout Kick, among others.

Here are the other changes implemented in this patch:


Death Knight
  • Fixed an issue where both charges of Death’s Grip could be accidentally used in quick succession when talented into Death’s Echo.
Demon Hunter
  • Havoc
    • Chaos Strike and Annihilation damage reduced by 5%.
    • First Blood damage bonus reduced to 75% of attack power (was 85%).
    • Inner Demon damage increased by 25%.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Inner Demon damage from being increased by Havoc’s Mastery and Demon Soul effects.
  • Feral
    • Brutal Slash is now usable in Bear Form and replaces Swipe while in Bear Form. It does not generate combo points or cost energy while in Bear form.
  • Beast Mastery
    • War Orders now grants Barbed Shot a 25/50% chance to reset the cooldown of Kill Command (was 50/100%)
    • Healing done to your pets from Mend Pet or Exhilaration no longer grants any healing to the Hunters from Leech.
  • Marksmanship
    • Aimed Shot damage reduced by 15%.
  • Windwalker
    • Storm, Earth, and Fire damage transfer reduced by 6.66(repeating, of course)%.
    • Serenity causes the Monk to deal 15% increased damage (was 20%).
    • Invoke Xuen duration reduced to 20 seconds (was 24 seconds).
    • Shadowboxing Treads increases Blackout Kick damage by 10% (was 20%).
    • Teachings of the Monastery now causes Blackout Kick to have a 12% chance to reset the remaining cooldown on Rising Sun Kick (was 15%).
    • Fury of Xuen haste bonus has been reduced to 5% (was 8%).
    • Whirling Dragon Punch damage reduced by 10%.
    • Forbidden Technique now causes Touch of Death to deal 20% increased damage (was 40%) in addition to its current effects.
    • Rushing Jade Wind damage reduced by 10%.
    • Xuen’s Battlegear now causes Rising Sun Kick critical strikes to reduce the cooldown of Fists of Fury by 4 seconds (was 5) and when Fists of Fury ends, the critical strike chance of Rising Sun Kick is now increased by 40% (was 50%).

World of Warcraft November 1 Update is available on PC.

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