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Patch 8.1 Hotfixes - January 10, 2019

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Patch 8.1 Hotfixes - January 10, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Island Expeditions
  • Developers’ notes: Following up on recent community feedback that we requested, a number of quality-of-life concerns led us to changes that we intend to address many frustrating combat experiences with certain Island ecologies.
  • Azerite-themed enemies
    • Enemies now prefer not to use Resonant Burst, Resonant Shield, and Volatile Geyser when a nearby enemy has recently used the ability.
    • Reduced the number of Resonant Focus orbs created per cast of Resonant Burst to 2 orbs (was 4).
    • Removed the Knockback component of Resonant Backlash (triggered from Resonant Shield) on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Reduced the Knockback magnitude of Resonant Focus orbs on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Volatile Eruption's disorient effect (triggered from Volatile Geyser) has been reduced to 1 second on Normal and Heroic difficulties, and reduced to 2 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 3 seconds).
  • Kvaldir enemies
    • Greatly reduced the magnitude of the two visibility-impacting effects (Fetid Mist, Eerie Fog) triggered from the Kvaldir invasion.
  • Musken and Yak enemies
    • Removed the knockback effect from Ram.
    • Trample damage reduced by about 50% and is now melee defense.

Player versus Player
  • idruids.gif Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Balance

      • Celestial Alignment increases damage of your spells by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 15%).
      • Incarnation: Chosen of Elune increases damage of your spells by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 25%).
      • Shooting Stars now generates 2 Astral Power when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 4 Astral Power).

  • imonks.gif Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Mistweaver
      • Surging Mist (PvP Talent) mana cost increased to 3.8% of base mana (was 2% of base mana), and healing reduced by 20%.
      • Way of the Crane (PvP Talent) increases physical damage by 25% (was 35%), and now heals for 150% of damage dealt (was 200%).

  • ishamans.gif Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Elemental
      • Earth Shock damage reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Stormbringer increases Lightning Bolt damage by 115% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 125%).
      • Surge of Power can now cause up to an additional 2 Lightning Bolt overloads against enemy players (was 3 additional overloads).

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Regeneratin' (Zandalari racial)
On the PTR, Regeneratin’ should now stop channeling upon taking damage. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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