CLASS CHANGES coming April 11

There are the class tunings coming for World of Warcraft on the weekly reset of April 11. 



  • Unholy
    • Developers’ notes: At high haste levels it was possible for Summon Gargoyle to lose casts of Gargoyle Strike. To help remedy that we are reducing the cast speed of Gargoyle Strike to 2.5 seconds (up from 2 seconds) while increasing the damage done to compensate for the slower cast time. We are also making some targeted tuning adjustments to Unholy to increase their damage outside of their 3-minute cooldowns.
    • Raise Dead damage increased by 10%.
    • Army of the Dead damage increased by 10%.
    • Scourge Strike damage increased by 20%.
    • Clawing Shadows damage increased by 20%.
    • Death Coil damage increased by 10%. This does not affect PvP combat.
    • Soul Reaper damage increased by 15% Unholy specialization only.
    • Gargoyle Strike cast speed increased to 2.5 seconds, up from 2.0 seconds and Gargoyle Strike damage increased by 25%.


  • Balance
    • Starsurge damage increased by 10%. This does not affect PvP combat.
    • Denizen of the Dream damage increased by 20%.
  • Guardian
    • Health and healing received gain from Mastery: Nature’s Guardian increased to 70% (was 50%).
    • Barkskin cooldown reduced to 45 seconds (was 1 minute).

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  • Preservation
    • Developers’ notes: Preservation’s overall throughput is lower than we’d like since the Lifebind and Temporal Anomaly reductions. We’re compensating for this adjustment in other areas, particularly Living Flame where its healing component can sometimes feel lackluster.
    • All healing increased by 3%.
    • Living Flame’s healing increased by 15%.
    • Resonating Sphere now applies Echo to the first 5 allies it passes through (was 4 allies).


  • Beast Mastery
    • All damage dealt by you and your pet’s abilities reduced by 3%.
  • Survival
    • Developer’s notes: This change was intended to have gone live in prior tuning changes, but a data error was made and we are now correcting that. The damage dealt by Mongoose Bite in PvP will be unchanged by this adjustment.
    • Mongoose Bite damage reduced by 10%.


  • Protection
    • Hand of the Protector now increases Word of Glory’s healing by up to 100% when cast on allies (was 250%).


  • Holy Nova damage increased by 30%.
  • Discipline
    • Developers’ notes: We are aiming to bring Discipline’s mana consumption in line with other healers, as we’ve observed the spec consistently running out of resources before other healers throughout Dragonflight. Separately, Power Word: Shield has been weaker than intended relative to other Atonement appliers, so we’re increasing its power.
    • Power Word: Shield now costs 2.4% of base mana for Discipline (was 3.1%).
    • Power Word: Shield now absorbs 25% more damage for Discipline.
    • Renew now costs 2.4% of base mana for Discipline (was 2.7%).
    • Fixed a bug causing Renew to not have its healing increased by 25% for Discipline as intended.
    • Power Word: Radiance now costs 4.5% of base mana (was 5.5%).
  • Holy
    • Developers’ notes: Holy’s damage profile is behind other healers in dungeon and raid content, so we are targeting buffs to their overall damage kit.
    • Holy Fire damage increased by 15%.
    • Smite damage increased by 30%.


  • Restoration
    • Developers’ notes: We are happy with the reception of Restoration in 10.0.7. The specialization’s healing power is above our target in all content, so we’re adjusting it in line with our expectations.
    • All healing done reduced by 5.5%.


8 Apr 2023