World of Warcraft, 10.04.2017

Hotfixes April 10: Nerfs to Cathedral of Eternal Night and Artifact Challenge

The latest bunch of hotfixes brings a lot of nerfs for Legion’s newest dungeon and the Artifact Challenge as well. Both should no be a lot easier to beat.

Artifact Challenges

  • Inquisitor Variss’s health has been reduced by 10%.
  • Nether Horror’s health has been reduced by 20%.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Black Claws (Artifact trait) can no longer incorrectly burst multiple Festering Wounds per swing.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Erupting Souls (Artifact trait) will now strike all targets hit by Soul Cleave.
  • Hunter
    • Cobra Commander’s Sneaky Snakes (Artifact trait) damage increased by 25%.
    • Thunderslash (Artifact trait) damage reduced by 50%.
    • Thunderslash (Artifact trait) deals 30% less damage with the Dire Frenzy talent.
  • Mage
    • Glacial Eruption (Artifact trait) damage increased by 20%.
  • Warlock
    • Jaws of Shadow’s (Artifact trait) bonus is now 10% (was 20%).
  • Warrior
    • Executioner’s Precision (Artifact trait) bonus increased to 75%/stack (was 50%/stack).
    • Oathblood’s (Artifact trait) proc chance increased to 15% (was 10%).

Class Halls

  • More Follower missions are now available for players who have several followers above item level 855.
  • Challenge Mission now has a reward of Champion’s Trophy.
  • The Cathedral of Eternal Night World Quest enabled by the Command Center building now awards Legionfall reputation.

Dungeons

  • The Cathedral of Eternal Night
    • Agronox
      • Reduced Timber Smash damage by 20% on all difficulties.
    • Thrashbite the Scornful
      • Pulverizing Cudgel’s unavoidable damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
    • Domatrax
      • Reduced the amount of damage from Shadow Sweep on Mythic difficulties.
      • Hellblaze Mistresses do significantly less damage on Mythic difficulties.
    • Mephistroth
      • Mephistroth health reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
      • Felblaze damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
      • Demonic Upheaveal’s unavoidable damage reduced by 60% on all difficulties.
      • Creeping Shadows gain stacks more slowly on all difficulties.
      • Shadow Blast impact damage reduced by 50% on all difficulties.

Items

  • Infallible Tracking Charm now does an appropriate amount of damage in Timewalking dungeons.
  • Potion of Trivial Invisibility should now make you invisible. You should be trivially invisible, but invisible nonetheless.
  • Weapon appearances from the Armaments of the Ebon Blade and Armaments of the Silver Hand should be restricted to Death Knight and Paladin, respectively.
  • Dreadstone of Endless Shadows may now proc from healing spells, as well as damaging spells. The tooltip will be updated to reflect this in a future patch.
  • Splinters of Agronox will no longer drop for characters whose Loot Specialization is set to a Tank specialization.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • Fixed a bug where a Fire Mage’s Ignite could interact incorrectly with Duel (Arms Warrior PvP Talent), resulting in significantly reduced or increased damage to secondary targets.
    • Cauterizing Blink’s heal is reduced by 50% in PvP situations.
  • For rated PvP, we’re adjusting the item levels for some end-of-match rewards, weekly rewards, and Gladiator obliterum tokens:
    • End-of-match rewards for players whose rating is between 0 and 1799 have been improved, starting at a minimum item level of 870 (was 865).
    • Weekly rewards have been raised to a minimum of 880 (was 870).
    • The tokens purchased with Echoes of Battle, gained by obliterating Gladiator gear, now create an item at item level 880 (was 865).
    • These changes will take effect this week with maintenance in your region.

Source: worldofwarcraft.com