- 2016/08/25 10:44:00 PM
Hi friends, I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some late-breaking changes that we have decided to make. Since these changes affect things that aren’t technically live yet, they have not been included in the hotfix notes, but we wanted you to be aware in the interest of transparency.
First, we deliberately avoided exclusive appearances when we made Legion’s legendary items. Given that these items are rare and subject to randomness, it doesn’t feel appropriate for these items to be the only source of an appearance. There are three of them where we missed the mark: Mother Shahraz’s Seduction, Estel, and Ekowraith. These items will be changing to share appearances with other items that are more readily accessible shortly after launch.
Additionally, we are making some changes to trinkets to increase Discipline Priest usability and prevent a few edge cases we aren’t happy with. All of these changes have already been made (also affecting beta servers).
One of the goals for Discipline Priests is to feel like they take the best of both Light and Shadow, and we (eventually) want to make both damage and healing role trinkets useful. If you got a trinket as Holy or as Shadow, it should also be useful as Discipline. We’ve applied modifiers to some DPS-role trinkets to make them usable by Disc without being crazy good in situations where area damage is very attractive, and Disc is now considered both a healer and a ranged DPS specialization for purposes of trinket eligibility.
We also identified a few trinkets that are usable by specs we didn’t intend when the item is traded. We’ve added some additional rules to those trinkets, as follows:
Obelisk of the Void – Healers are also eligible for this item, but the Use effect will fail if you are not a healer or ranged DPS specialization.
Gift of Radiance – the Use effect of this trinket will deal damage for anyone, but the stun effect will fail if you are not a tank specialization.
Figurehead of the Naglfar, Moonlit Prism – the Use effect will fail if you are not a ranged DPS specialization.
Moonlit Prism – the Use effect stack rate is now throttled at 1 stack per 0.4 seconds.
Bloodthirsty Instinct - this trinket procs from ranged and melee attacks. It is a valid trinket drop for Beastmaster and Marksman hunters.
We have updated these tooltips to be more correct in 7.1, to show where additional spec enforcement has been added.
Thank you, and enjoy Legion!
edit: clarified Discipline is both RDPS and Healer for trinkets
edit 2: added a note about Bloodthirsty Instinct