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Hotfixes: October 13


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  • Ironfur no longer incorrectly multiplies Bonus Armor effects from temporary buffs.
  • (Balance) New Moon, Half Moon, and Full Moon are now in the Arcane spell school.



  • Spirit Cauldrons no longer have collision.


Player versus Player

Reminder: These changes are only active while in PvP combat situations and do not affect PvE. Many more Honor Talent changes are coming with Patch 7.1, including changes to Destruction Warlocks, Windwalker Monks, Death Knights, Balance Druids, and Restoration Druids.




  • Ice Form now has a 60 second cooldown (was 45 seconds).
  • Ice Form can no longer be cast while stunned.
  • Ice Form will now cause the Mage to be immune to only stuns, instead of other unintended crowd-control effects, such as Paralysis.
  • Frostbolt no longer deals increased damage in PvP (was a multiplier of +10%).
    • Developers’ Notes: Frost Mages are intended to create burst windows with Shatter and Glacial Spike, but have been reaching unintended levels of damage. By reducing Frostbolt damage, we’re reducing the potential size of Icicles and Glacial Spike burst. The Ice Form fixes should reduce its uptime, which was too high.



Beast Mastery

  • Beast Mastery Agility reduced by 10% in PvP.
    • Developers’ Notes: We’ve found Beast Mastery damage to be too high, but we don’t feel that it’s due to any specific ability or mechanic, so we’re reducing the overall PvP template.




  • Mistwalk can no longer be cast while silenced.
  • Soothing Mist healing reduced by 10% in PvP. (Soothing Mist version of Ancient Mistweaver Arts is unaffected.)
  • Soothing Mist healing cast by Summon Jade Serpent Statue reduced by 10% in PvP.
    • Developers’ Notes: Mistweavers been one of our strongest healers. We feel Soothing Mist is doing too much healing per second on its own, making it so that the Mistweaver doesn’t have to use cast-time healing spells as much as other healers, even when their target is taking high amounts of damage. We’re reducing Soothing Mist slightly to address this. Mistwalk was never intended to be used while the Mistweaver was silenced or locked out of Nature, so we’ve fixed that as a bug.



  • Pure of Heart no longer causes Cleanse to incur a cooldown when it removes poisons and diseases.
  • Pure of Heart no longer triggers when healed by a periodic heal effect, but will trigger when a spell such as Rejuvenation is initially cast.
    • Developers’ Notes: Retribution Paladins are designed to be a formidable damage dealer and also have a protective, counter-control kit for their allies. Pure of Heart is intended to “soft-counter” poisons and diseases, but we feel it’s too strong currently when the Paladin is paired with a healing-over-time healer. Pure of Heart will now only trigger when a healing spell is applied, but not periodically during the spell.


  • Blessing of Sanctuary now has a 30 second cooldown, up from 25 seconds.
    • Developers’ Notes: Blessing of Sanctuary has proven to be a strong, signature Honor Talent, but we feel its cooldown is too short.




  • System Shock now properly requires an Envenom cast with 5 or more combo points.
  • System Shock’s damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Assassination’s Agility has been reduced by 5% in PvP.
    • Developers’ Notes: The Assassination Rogue is intended to be a strong, persistent damage dealer that pressures targets but lacks the utility that Outlaw excels in or the mobility that Subtlety provides. We’ve been monitoring their damage and feel its higher than intended, and we’ve found some bugs with System Shock contributed to this. We’ve also altered their PvP template to effectively reduce their damage.


  • Control is King will no longer stack Adrenaline Rush above a 3 second duration.
    • Developers’ Notes: Control is King is intended to be an attractive choice for the Outlaw Rogue when within a control oriented team composition. This has worked out a bit too well. Now, subsequent procs of Control of King will no longer add to the duration, and instead will just refresh itself.




  • Stormstrike’s damage is reduced by 15% in PvP.
  • Heroism and Bloodlust now have a 60 second cooldown when modified by Shamanism (was 45 seconds).
    • Developers’ Notes: The Enhancement Shaman is intended to be a formidable damage dealer who also provides offensive group utility through totems and buffs. Shamanism has been a popular choice for the Enhancement Shaman, allowing them to use Bloodlust/Heroism frequently and also in Arena combat. We like the utility this gives the Shaman, but feel its uptime is too high. Further, we feel the Enhancement Shaman’s burst damage with Stormstrike has been reaching unintended levels.

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Watch the WoW NA Regional Championship and Earn a Title!


The North American 2016 Regionals will run from October 8-9th at 9AM PT! Blizzard is also giving out a title on WoW for anyone who connects their account to twitch and watches the events.







Official Blizzard Quote:

Sixteams from the Americas Regionals, will be joined by two other teams: one from Latin America, and one from Australia and New Zealand to compete in the North American Regionals. Beginning at 9:00 am PT (12:00 p.m. ET) each day on Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9 eight teams will compete for a share of a $100,000 prize pool and one of three coveted spots in the Arena World Championship finals at BlizzCon 2016.


The Teams:

Northern Black: Rubcub, Wealthyman, Jax, Cmg

Northern Red: Roastyz, Kubzy, Samiyam, Wizkx

Method: Cdew, Snutz, Smexxin, Bean

Tempo Storm: Jahmilli, Chanimal, Pikaboo, Gorecki

SoaR: Aveng, Joxi, Inviable, Maim

Turtastic: VincentWong, Sfxe, Vellido, Trill

This is Brasil: Rynd, Murkmindz, Shapis, Ark

Gronks: Legends, Fitz, Volchok, Nukkz



1st Place - $50,000

2nd Place - $20,000

3rd Place - $10,000

4th Place - $8,000

5th - 6th Place - $4,000

7th - 8th Place - $2,000


How to Watch

Follow all of the action online by tuning in to our live stream on Twitch.

Tournament dates: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9

Starting time: 9:00 a.m. PT (12:00 p.m. ET)

Coverage will be available in English and Portuguese:




Elliott "Venruki" Venczel

Sid "Supatease" Compston

Jared "Vhell" Coulston

Josh "Lore" Allen

Rodney "Talbadar" Pare



Flávia "Eikani" Alves

Vitor "Jiraya" Mantovani



Israel "Aldrah" Reyes


Coverage in Spanish on Aldrah's Twitch channel here.

Visit MLG’s official page to see the complete schedule of events.


Connect to Twitch to Earn a World of Warcraft Title

Show your love of WoW Arena and esports with a shiny new in-game title*, “Patron of War” when you connect Twitch to your Battle.net account and watch the North American Regional Championships.


How to Link Your Accounts

  1. Log in or create an account on Twitch.
  2. Navigate to the Settings menu by clicking your account name in the top-right corner of the home screen.
  3. Navigate to the Connections tab of the Settings menu.
  4. Find the Battle.net section then follow the given instructions after selecting a region and clicking Connect.

Click here to go straight to the Twitch settings page.


See you at the North American Regional Championship!


*To receive a title, you'll need to connect your Twitch account to your Battle.net account as described above, and the title will be rewarded shortly after both regional events have concluded. Further information and troubleshooting for connecting your account can be found in our support article here.

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EU Regionals Thread




Official Blizzard Quote:

After battling their way through some intense qualifier cups, Europe’s top World of Warcraft Arena teams are ready to prove that they’re the best in the region. The Legion may have crashed into Azeroth since the last time they faced off, but these competitors will be ignoring the demon invasion in favor of PvP glory later this month.

The World of Warcraft Arena European Regional Championship will take place in Kiev, Ukraine from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2. We’re heading to one of the biggest esports venues in Europe, the Kiev CyberSport Arena, where eight teams will fight for a share of $100,000 USD. And that’s not all—the top three teams will also qualify for the 2016 World of Warcraft Arena Championship at BlizzCon 2016, where they’ll take on the best players from around the globe.


Hello AJ lets watch some wow e-sports!




Connect your Battle.net account to your Twitch account and you will get a title for supporting digital sports! https://www.twitch.t...ngs/connections.

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