Regional FlagTuning Crucible of Storms DropsSource
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#1 - 2019/03/20 08:04:17 PM

When Crucible of Storms was originally added to the 8.1.5 PTR a few weeks ago, we included full drop tables for both Restless Cabal and Uu’nat. We designed Crucible of Storms drops to be somewhat different than items that have been dropping thus far in Uldir and Battle of Dazar’alor – this is a new chapter in the story that takes us to a different, stranger place.

We’ve recently gone through those items and tuned them up to fit closer to expectations for their stats, and in some cases, to fine-tune their bonus effects. Our goal here is to make the items compelling to equip and use, especially in cases where they provide only one secondary stat and their on-use or on-equip effects need to be powerful enough to make the item a good choice for use in many situations. That means there have to be ways that these items are comparable to Battle of Dazar’alor gear, and provide potential upgrades to most Battle of Dazar’alor raiders.

Here are some examples:

Fa’thuul’s Floodguards

  • Damage increased by 24.5%
  • Healing increased by 24.3%

Abyssal Speaker’s Gauntlets

  • Shield increased by 198.8%

Mindthief’s Eldritch Clasp

  • Health restored and consumed increased by 34.5%

Grips of Forsaken Sanity

  • Damage increased by 24.8%

Legplates of Unbound Anguish

  • Damage increased by 24.5%

We’ve been making these adjustments via hotfix to the PTR since Friday, and we don’t expect that you’re going to see them via datamining immediately, but this is an intended change to these items and hopefully they’re now quite close to final values.