Today’s hotfixes are mostly just the PvP mana regen tuning from yesterday, but we also have some more Battle of Dazar’alor changes, this time for Heroic difficulty High Tinker and Rastakhan.
February 14 (source)
Dungeons and Raids
Battle of Dazar’alor
High Tinker Mekkatorque
Wind Up now grants 10% Haste and Movement Speed in Heroic difficulty (was 20%).
Boss health lowered by 5% in Heroic difficulty.
Seal of Purification, Scorching Detonation, and Withering Burst should no longer hit pets.
Orbs of Harmony will now respawn when the Taloc encounter resets.
Player versus Player
Restoration Druid mana regeneration is now reduced by 55% in PvP.
Holy Priest, Holy Paladin, Restoration Shaman, and Mistweaver Monk mana regeneration is now reduced by 50% in PvP.
Discipline Priest mana regeneration is now reduced by 45% in PvP.
Balance Druid, Feral Druid, and Elemental Shaman mana regeneration is reduced by 35% in PvP.
Developers’ notes: We’ve taken a careful look at healer mana during longer PvP engagements in both Arenas and battlegrounds, and the changes above are intended to address several concerns. In PvP, we want mana to feel like a more critical resource, and we want mana efficiency to be an important part of PvP healing. At the beginning of Battle for Azeroth, mana regeneration from all healer specs was reduced by 15-30% (depending on the class), and after reviewing the current state of the game, we feel like further reductions are necessary to both healer specs and a few hybrid specs.
Nourish (PvP Talent) mana cost increased by 30%
Neurotoxin now increases the cooldown of affected spells by 1 sec, down from 3 sec.
Neurotoxin now has a 45 second cooldown, up from 25 sec.
Neurotoxin now has a 3 sec duration, down from 10 sec.
Developers note: Unfortunately, we are unable to fix a number of technical issues with this spell at this time. We’re working on a fix for it that we hope to include in 8.1.5.