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Patch 7.1.5 to Include Class Updates, Stat Tuning, Class Utility Returns

by - 6 months ago

In addition to many other changes, 7.1.5 will be Blizzard’s first “class update” patch for the expansion.

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While previous hotfixes and patch releases for 7.0 have included tuning and tweaks, 7.1.5 will focus on:

  • Improving talent choice diversity
    • Talents that all players use may be turned into baseline abilities and replaced
    • Talents which are hardly chosen will be tuned, updated, or replaced
  • Improving “the feel” of class rotations
  • Secondary stats–will adjust the balance between competing ilevel with the overvalued secondary stats so new gear feels like more of an improvement and reward
  • Returning utility to some classes and specs
    • Now that the major pruning of the expansion is over, the team can look back and spot what could be re-implemented, as well as completely new utility abilities
    • Traps will return to all Hunter specs, although Beast Mastery will remain the king of traps
    • Shroud of Concealment added value to Rogues and will return for the class in 7.1.5
    • Other abilities are on the radar but not yet discussed

Seth Harkins

PC gamer and lover of (most) things Blizzard. Penn State graduate from the college of Professional Writing with a minor in English.