World of Warcraft 09 Feb 2021 6:00 AM +00:00

WoW Shadowlands Update Re-Balances PVP

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A new WoW Shadowlands update has been announced, bringing some big balance changes for PVP.

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This update will include buffs for Death Knights, Hunters, and Mages along with nerfs for Monks and Paladins.

Let's dive right into the patch notes of what's coming with a huge shift in Shadowlands PVP.

New Update Brings Big PVP Changes

WoW Shadowlands PVP balance is about to shift in several directions thanks to a big new patch.

WoW Shadowlands Update Patch Notes PVP Balance Mage Hunter Death Knight Monk Paladin Sylvanas Anduin Fight
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HISTORY: WoW PVP is a fight as old as time

This patch will go live with the Shadowlands Weekly Reset that comes on Tuesday, 9 February.

READ MORE: WoW Shadowlands Hotfix: Patch Notes, Updates, Weekly Reset & more

Patch Notes

Let's dive right into the new Shadowlands Update's patch notes which bring some important changes to PVP all around.

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Wow Shadowlands PVP Buffs Nerfs Death Knight Hunter Mage Monk Paladin Lich King
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BALANCE OF POWER: A new patch means a swing in the Shadowlands PVP meta

Player versus Player

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Necrotic Strike now absorbs up to 6% of the target’s health (was 4%).
      • Virulent Plague and Virulent Eruption are no longer reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Careful Aim now deals 35% bonus damage when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 20%).
    • Beast Mastery
      • Bestial Wrath’s effectiveness is no longer reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Mage
    • Dampened Magic reduces magical damage over time effects by 10% (was 20%).
  • Frost
    • Glacial Spike is no longer reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Ray of Frost is no longer reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Fire
    • Pyrokinesis reduces Combustion’s cooldown by 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Chrysalis PVP talent reduces Life Cocoon’s cooldown by 40 seconds (was 25 seconds).
      • Mana regeneration increased by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Damage transferred through Ultimate Sacrifice is no longer affected by Blessing of Sacrifice’s Rank 2 upgrade.
      • Mana regeneration is decreased by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
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