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WoW Shadowlands Weekly Reset COUNTDOWN: Patch Notes, Massive Buffs for Death Knight, Hunter, Warrior, Demon Hunter, Rogue & more

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The WoW Shadowlands Weekly Reset is a very active time for the game - and this week will include a massive balance update with some exciting buffs for Death Knights, Demon Hunters, Hunters, Rogues, Shaman, Warriors, and more!

Let's dive right in the WoW Shadowlands Weekly Reset this week, its patch notes, and what players have to look forward to when servers come back online.

WoW Shadowlands Weekly Reset Feb. 1

This week's WoW Shadowlands Weekly Reset will take servers down from 10am to 11am on Tuesday, 1 February.

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FIRE UP: Almost every class in WoW Shadowlands is getting a buff in the newest update

While this is the scheduled server maintenance period, this time can be extended depending on technical issues.

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

Patch Notes Bring Massive Buffs

WoW Shadowlands Weekly Resets tend to come with a patch, and the 1 February reset will be no different - only this patch is a massive balance patch with plenty of buffs for different classes including Death Knight, Demon Hunter, Hunter, Mage, Rogue, Shaman, and Warrior.

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MASSIVE: This week's Shadowlands Weekly Reset comes with a huge balance patch

Let's dive right into the upcoming WoW Shadowlands buffs in the latest update's patch notes:

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
      • [With regional restarts] Chill Streak (PvP Talent) damage has been reduced by 10%.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
    • Survival
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Paladin
    • Shadow Resistance Aura will no longer be removed from the Paladin when they die.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue where Resolute Barrier's (Conduit) effect could be placed on cooldown when the Warlock took damage lower than 5% of their maximum health.
    • Destruction
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With regional restarts] Master and Commander (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Rallying Cry by 60 seconds (was 120 seconds).
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With regional restarts] Master and Commander (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Rallying Cry by 60 seconds (was 120 seconds).
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Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • [With regional restarts] When Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) is triggered, the player inside the pod will be dropped from targeting.
    • [With regional restarts] To help with locating easier, the Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) nameplate will now appear as a white player nameplate rather than a red minion nameplate.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • [With regional restarts] Bosses now gain 30% increased health when Tyrannical (Affix) is active (was 40%).
  • De Other Side
    • [With regional restarts] Headless Client melee damage reduced by 40% and Discharge damage reduced by 33%.
    • [With regional restarts] 4.RF-4.RF’s Metallic Jaws damage reduced by 33% and W-00F now prefers non-tank targets.
    • [With regional restarts] Atal’ai Deathwalker melee damage reduced by 25% and Gushing Wound is cast less frequently.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • [With regional restarts] Drust Soulcleaver’s Soul Split damage reduced by 40%.
  • Plaguefall
    • [With regional restarts] Rotting Slimeclaw’s Corroded Claws damage reduced by 50%.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • [With regional restarts] Chamber Sentinel’s Severing Slice initial damage reduced by 50%.
    • [With regional restarts] Frenzied Ghouls cast Shadow Claws less frequently.
    • [With regional restarts] Insatiable Brute’s Slam damage reduced by 21% and is cast less frequently.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • [With regional restarts] Etherdivers cast Insidious Venom less frequently.
    • [With regional restarts] Forsworn Kyrian’s Dark Lash cast time increased to 2 seconds (was 1.5 seconds).
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • [With regional restarts] Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay bleed damage reduced by 70% and duration reduced to 10 seconds (was 20 seconds).
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay bleed damage was reduced by Armor.
    • [With regional restarts] Skeletal Marauders cast Gruesome Cleave less frequently.
  • Theater of Pain
    • [With regional restarts] Unyielding Contender’s Vicious Strike damage reduced by 20%.
    • [With regional restarts] Ossified Conscripts cast Cruel Slash less frequently.
      • Developers’ note: We’ve noticed tanks in Mythic Keystone Dungeons feeling pressured to spend more time running away and less time actually tanking than we’d like. In an effort to address this, we’re dialing back the tank damage of a number of dungeon denizens who’ve proven to be particularly painful.
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Items and Rewards

  • [With regional restarts] Vantus Rune: Castle Nathria now grants 100 Versatility (was 40).
  • Fixed an issue where the Treant Sprout summoned from Treecorn was missing all of its attacks.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that would provide too much quest credit for “A Call to Bastion” when Kin-Tara was defeated.

READ MORE: WoW Shadowlands Nerfs: Which Class is Next?

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