Upcoming 4.0.6 PTR Shaman Class Changes Preview

Blizzard poster Zarhym has just posted a peek at some upcoming updates to the official PTR Patch 4.0.6 patch notes, including a batch of Shaman changes! According to him, we should see the patch notes updated at some point tomorrow evening, so stay tuned! For now, shaman changes!

 

Zarhym said:
Those changes were only announced in the context of warlock changes. I recognize though that the first draft of patch notes did not yet have shaman changes listed. In light of that — and to hopefully dissuade you all from invading the warlock forum about the changes I listed there — below you’ll find the tentative shaman notes. The patch notes will likely be updated to include these changes tomorrow evening.

Shaman

  • Chain Heal‘s effectiveness has been increased by approximately 10%.
  • Hex now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Purge now dispels a single effect instead of two.
  • Tremor Totem has been redesigned. The totem is now usable under Fear, Charm, or Sleep effects, and pulses much more rapidly, but lasts 6 seconds and has a 1-minute cooldown.

Talent SpecializationsElemental Combat

  • Earthquake damage has been increased by approximately 10%.

Enhancement

  • Flametongue Weapon damage now scales from attack power instead of spell power (for Enhancement shaman only).
  • Purge no longer has its mana cost reduced by Mental Quickness.

Restoration

  • Cleansing Waters no longer fires its heal effect twice when a shaman removes a Magic and a Curse debuff with a single cast.
  • Deep Healing (Mastery) has been increased to 3% per point, up from 2.5%.
  • Greater Healing Wave mana cost has been increased by 10%; healing done has been increased by 20%.
  • Mana Tide Totem has been redesigned. The totem no longer multiplies the Spirit of those affected by it. It instead gives a flat amount of Spirit equal to 400% of the casting Shaman’s Spirit, exclusive to short-term Spirit buffs affecting the shaman when the totem is dropped.
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