Shadolands Season 4 Trinkets: What´s nerfed and what´s boosted

The following trinkets have been adjusted:

  • Bells of the Endless Feast now stacks on the player (was target).
  • Blood Spattered Scale damage and absorb reduced by 25%.
  • Chains of Domination initial spike damage increased by 10%, and area-of-effect explosion damage increased by 20%.
  • Decanter of Endless Howling primary stat increased by 10%.
  • Heart of the Swarm damage increased by 15%.
  • Inscrutable Quantum Device secondary stat gain reduced by 25%.
  • Intrusive Thoughtcage is now more effective at reading your target's mind; dodge rating increased by 20%, health drain damage increased by 10%, and final mind shatter damage to nearby enemies increased by 20%.
  • Macabre Sheet Music duration of the dancers increased by 25%.
    • Developers' note:  The duration is increased to give players more time to finish the dance mini-game.
  • Manabound Mirror non-stored healing increased by 10%, and healing stored per mana spent increased by 20%.
  • Memory of Past Sins damage increased by 10%.
  • Old Warrior’s Soul Haste granted per stack reduced by 10%.
  • Pulsating Riftshard damage and absorption increased by 10%, and Rift Portal charge reduced to 1.5 seconds (was 3 seconds).
  • Relic of the Frozen Wastes damage increased by 15%.
  • Resonant Silver Bell healing increased by 15%, and Spectral Feline now appears when healing an ally below 50% health (was 40%).
  • Scars of Fraternal Strife secondary stats granted by each rune increased by 25%, and Final Rune's explosion damage increased by 25%.
  • Shadowed Orb of Torment Mastery increased by 12%.
  • Skulker's Wing damage increased by 10%.
  • The Lion's Roar cooldown reduction from critical heals increased to 6 seconds (was 3 seconds), and now absorbs 30% of all damage taken in the zone of protection (was 20%).
  • Tome of Monstrous Constructions damage increased by 15%.
    • Developers' note: The reasons for these trinket changes are that we hope to remove an advantage some players might have from obtaining a 278 version of a Shadowlands trinket from the Season 3 Great Vault, considering that Shadowlands Dungeon trinkets will be attainable at a max of 262 ilvl for anyone who starts after Season 4 begins.
      Second, with raids rotating, we want to ensure that a higher amount of items looted from a raid on given week have a chance to be satisfying upgrades for players. You could imagine a scenario where Castle Nathria for example might not be worth it if all of the ‘good trinkets’ come from a different raid you won’t be able to access for 1-2 weeks. Additionally, Season 4 is a unique opportunity for us to look at these items will a full season (or more) of hindsight, and thus able to improve ones that we felt were close power-level wise, but not quite enough to compete with popular or easier-to-acquire options.
      Lastly, given the limited Dinar currency we’ve seen a lot of fear from players that they’d be afraid to spend them, only to have that item nerfed or another item made better. We’re frontloading these changes at the start of the season and intending to stay as hands-off as possible so decisions made about which items you buy can be removed from the fear of those numbers changing dramatically.
  • The following weapons have been adjusted:
    • Slightly increased the drop rate of Edge of Night and Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper.
      • Developers' note: Due to a shorter season and a raid rotation, we want these items to be a bit more attainable, so we have slightly increased their drop rate. As an epic quality item, the Edge of Night will also be available via the Fated Raid vendor.
    • Genesis Lathe's Ephemeral Effusion effects increased by 10%.
    • Sepulcher's Savior on-use effects increased by 20%.
29 Jul 2022