A hotfix to increase damage output for several classes and specs perceived by the World of Warcraft development team to be underperforming compared to their peers has now gone live.
- Death Knight
- Icy Talons now increases melee attack speed by 45% (up from 30%).
- Unholy Might now increases Strength by 35% (up from 25%).
- Aspect of the Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
- Aspect of the Iron Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
- Elemental Focus now increases spell damage done by 20% (up from 15%)
Technical Game Designer Chadd Nervig reassured any players who may be fearing another respec or rotation change on his Twitter account after announcing that the hotfixes had been implemented:
.@Celestalon It's worth noting that these changes are extremely simple number tweaks, not mechanic changes.
— Celestalon (@Celestalon) January 7, 2014
At least a few denizens of Azeroth will have to start thanking Celestalon instead of blaming him.