Posted in Priest Warlords of Draenor

Priest Changes in Warlords of Draenor

As you likely know by now, Warlords of Draenor was released on November 13, 2014. You got access to those ten new levels, Garrisons, new this, new that, a lot of Orcs, and so on. One thing you didn’t get is a whole bunch of new abilities. In fact, you’re going to lose a few and a number of others will be changed. You got a few new talents, though, and gained various “Perks.” In general, Priests received several significant changes, mainly focused on reining in Discipline’s damage absorption shields, improving quality of life for Discipline and Holy specializations, and solving single-target damage issues for Shadow. All…

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Posted in Paladin Warlords of Draenor

The Paladin Changes in Warlords of Draenor

The changes came on Nov 13, 2014, for Paladins and everyone else. So what’s happening with Paladins in Particular? For Retribution, not much. For Protection and Holy, quite a bit more. Bliz is doing a lot of tweaking to tanking and more to healing. They’re also doing away with Hit & Expertise, adding new stats, and recalculating how your primary stats work. Nothing big with that last, but tanks might notice a drop in their Parry numbers and Holy will get a few less critical heals. Otherwise, read on for the abilities that have been hacked, pruned, tweaked, or otherwise changed,…

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Posted in Monk Warlords of Draenor

The Warlords of Draenor Monk Changes

Monks were just introduced in Mists of Pandaria, so what Monk changes could be needed for Warlords of Draenor? Let us count the ways… Bliz is pretty happy with how Brewmaster Monks turned out, they’re a little less so with Windwalkers, but feel that they worked out fairly well, overall. They’ll be focusing more on Mistweavers, to try and get them “just right.” (And why does that give you that funny look on your face? 😉 ) Yes, Mistweavers will be getting the lion’s share of the changes. So what’s new? The new row of level 100 talents and the…

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Posted in Warlords of Draenor

Recapping the Upcoming Warlords of Draenor

Guest article by Chance Warlords of Draenor is the latest installment of content coming to the World of Warcraft. Having set foot in the beta and taken stock of the onslaught of changes, the design goal of the expansion appears to be a heavy revamp aimed at revitalizing interest for players new and old alike. I’ll try to cover the basic plot of the latest expansion before I continue on to a more comprehensive listing of features you can expect. Admittedly, we all know that a story in an MMORPG is basically a paper-thin justification for thrashing our way to…

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Posted in Mage Warlords of Draenor

The Mage Changes in Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor officially landed on Nov. 13, 2014 and is now up to patch 6.1.2. The idea behind the changes is generally this: Bliz feels that button bloat (too many abilities on the action bars) has gotten unmanageable for most, so is working to trim that. What that means for your Mage is that some abilities are going away and other are changing in one way or another. Also, Crowd Control has gotten a bit out of hand, in their view. Some of the various changes being made will reflect that view. Will your Mage still be recognizable? Yes, just…

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Posted in Hunters Warlords of Draenor

Hunter Changes in Warlords of Draenor

Many Hunter changes came with with Warlords of Draenor (which launched Nov 13, 2014.) This post covers those changes as well as the patch 6.1 tweaks. Blizzard decided to do some cleanup on abilities and “button bloat” (too many buttons to reasonably use.) So they’re doing a little hacking and chopping and trimming and tweaking and… well, you get the idea. They’re not revising the talent system this time around, or changing mana into focus, or anything that major. Generally it’s cleanup, reducing that button bloat, and so on. You’ll still be nearly the same hunter as before, hopefully just a little more streamlined….

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Posted in Druids Warlords of Draenor

Druid Changes in Warlords of Draenor

Wow. Lots of Druid changes, especially Balance, arrived with Warlords of Draenor. Then a couple more came with patch 6.1. Various changes are across the board. All classes are losing various abilities and others are being restricted to one or another spec. Occasionally new abilities will be replacing old ones, but no one is going to gain abilities. The “new” level 91+ abilities are “perks.” These are actually enhancements to existing abilities, not new ones.. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comment form at the bottom of the page or share this page and add them there. Now, read…

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Death Knight Changes Coming in Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor, AKA Patch 6.0, is scheduled to be released on Nov 13, 2014. In addition to the ten new levels you will get new talents, at level 100, new glyphs, and, instead of new abilities, you will get perks. In fact, some of your abilities will be removed. This post was last updated on 9/21/14 and is based on the WoD patch notes here. Unlike the last couple of expansion the changes coming to Death Knights in Warlords of Dreanor aren’t major, but there is a fair amount of poking, prodding, and tweaking going on. The basic talent…

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Posted in Rogues Warlords of Draenor

The Rogue Changes Coming in Warlords of Draenor

Updated 9/20/14. Warlords will be released on Nov 13, 2014. Things are changing for Rogues in Warlords of Draenor, though (thankfully) less than with the last couple of expansions. There is no world breaking and no complete overhaul of the talent system. There are a number of “tweaks” coming, however. These are intended to streamline the game a bit and make our action bars a bit easier to manage. Keep in mind that all of this may change by the time Warlords is released and will probably be patched & hotfixed for some weeks after that. First off is… Also…

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Affliction Warlock PvP in Warlords

  Updated for Warlords of Draenor This is the Affliction Warlock PvP Guide.  Your job is to suck the life out of the enemy and leave their corpses around the battlefield. Whether Affliction is or is not the Flavor of the Month (FOTM) isn’t the point of this page. The point is to get your ‘lock to a better place in PvP. So let’s do it. If you’re looking for the raiding or leveling info then see the links just below. If you like this page how about recommending (“like,” +1, etc.) it and/or commenting? Affliction PvP Contents Stats and reforging…

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