PvP Websites

Legion PvP Guides   I use a Google Alert to send me new potential links on a daily basis.

Skill Capped: the forums are free; the videos will cost you $24 for a 6 month subscription. Here’s the link to the articles on talent choices.

Arena Junkies class discussion: good information and jackwagons.

PvP Leaderboard: See which talents, glyphs, stats, and gear top WoW PvPers are selecting.

ArenaMate: A good way to track the current rating needed for the various titles (e.g. Challenger) in arena and RBGs. Also has the current ladder of top rated players.

 

Hotfixes 7/25/17: important nerfs

Druid – Balance

  • PvP Template Armor reduced by 10%.
  • Each rank of Bladed Feathers grants 12.5% additional armor in PvP, down from 25.
  • Ironfeather Armor now grants an additional 25% armor, down from 50% armor.
  • Celestial Guardian now grants 10% spell damage reduction, down from 20%.
  • Moonkin Form now grants 125% additional armor in PvP situations, down from 200%.

Druid – Restoration

  • PvP Template Intellect increased by 2%.
  • PvP Template Mastery increased by 20%.

Mage – Frost

  • Frigid Winds increases chilling effects by 10% in PvP situations, down from 15%.
  • Chilled reduces the movement speed of targets by 40% in PvP situations, down from 50%.

Priest – Holy

  • Ray of Hope’s cooldown is increased to 60 seconds, up from 45 seconds.
  • PvP Template Intellect reduced by 4%.
  • PvP Template Mastery reduced by 30%.
  • The heal over time effect of Renew now heals for an additional 75% in PvP, down from an additional 100%.

Shaman – Restoration

  • Riptide’s heal is increased by 15% in PvP situations, down from an additional 30%.
  • PvP Template Intellect reduced by 4%.

Warlock – Affliction

  • PvP Template Intellect increased by 4%.

Warlock – Destruction

  • PvP Template Armor increased by 30%.
  • PvP Template Versatility increased by 5%.

Skill-Capped updated “tier” list

MELEE TIER LIST

S TIER – OVERPOWERED

SUBTLETY ROGUE

ARMS WARRIOR

ENHANCEMENT SHAMAN

WINDWALKER MONK

UNHOLY DEATH KNIGHT

A TIER – STRONG

ASSASSINATION ROGUE

OUTLAW ROGUE

FERAL DRUID

FROST DEATH KNIGHT

HAVOC DEMON HUNTER

B TIER – GOOD

FURY WARRIOR

SURVIVAL HUNTER

RETRIBUTION PALADIN

C TIER – AVERAGE

None

D TIER – BAD

None

F TIER – UNVIABLE

None


RANGED TIER LIST

S TIER – OVERPOWERED

AFFLICTION WARLOCK

FROST MAGE

BALANCE DRUID

A TIER – STRONG

DESTRUCTION WARLOCK

FIRE MAGE

ARCANE MAGE

MARKSMANSHIP HUNTER

B TIER – GOOD

SHADOW PRIEST

C TIER – AVERAGE

DEMONOLOGY WARLOCK

BEAST MASTERY HUNTER

ELEMENTAL SHAMAN

D TIER – BAD

None

F TIER – UNVIABLE

None


HEALER TIER LIST

S TIER – OVERPOWERED

RESTORATION SHAMAN

MISTWEAVER MONK

A TIER – STRONG

DISCIPLINE PRIEST

HOLY PRIEST

B TIER – GOOD

HOLY PALADIN

C TIER – AVERAGE

None

D TIER – BAD

RESTORATION DRUID

F TIER – UNVIABLE

None

PvP Tuning 6/28/17: lots of changes

Death Knight

  • Unholy
    • Crypt Fever damage reduced by 33%.
    • PvP template Strength increased by 5%.

Demon Hunter

  • Havoc
    • Chaos Strike deals 5% less damage in PvP situations (was 15% less damage).
    • Annihilation deals 5% less damage in PvP situations (was 15% less damage).
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 5%.
    • PvP template Agility increased by 3%.

Druid

  • Restoration
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • Healing of Swiftmend increased by 40% in PvP situations.

Monk

  • Brewmaster
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 30%.
    • PvP template Haste increased by 25%.
  • Mistweaver
    • Soothing Mist healing reduced by 20% in PvP situations.
    • Soothing Mist healing cast by Jade Serpent Statue reduced by 20% in PvP situations.
    • Healing of the Ancient Mistweaver Arts version of Soothing Mist reduced by 20%.
    • Way of the Crane heals for 175% of damage dealt (was 200%).
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.

Mage

  • Frost
    • Ebonbolt damage reduced by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Flurry damage reduced by 5% in PvP situations.
    • Glacial Spike damage reduced by 10% in PvP situations.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.

Paladin

  • Flash of Light healing increased by 15% in PvP situations.
  • Holy
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • Holy Light healing increased by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Holy Shock healing increased by 10% in PvP situations.
  • Protection
    • Sacred Duty reduces cooldown of Blessing of Protection and Sacrifice by 33% (was 50%).
  • Retribution
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 50%.
    • PvP template Haste decreased by 10%.
    • PvP template Critical Strike decreased by 20%.

Priest

  • Discipline
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 3%.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
  • Holy
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
  • Shadow
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 10%.
    • Shadow Mania now grants 4 Insanity every 2 seconds (was 3 Insanity).
    • Mind Trauma now steals 3% Haste (was 1% Haste).
    • Mind Trauma’s maximum Haste stolen is increased to 12% per target, and 24% overall.

Rogue

  • Assassination
    • Poison Bomb damage reduced by 40% in PvP situations (was reduced by 30%).
  • Subtlety
    • Vanish cast by Thieves’ Gambit will now cancel when the target begins to cast a spell.
    • PvP Template Agility reduced by 5%.

Shaman

 

  • Enhancement
    • PvP Template Agility reduced by 5%.
    • Damage of Stormstrike, Stormstrike Off-Hand, Windstrike, and Windstrike Off-Hand reduced by 5% in PvP situations.

Warlock

 

  • Affliction
    • Corruption damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Agony damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Absolute Corruption now increases the duration of Corruption to 24 seconds in PvP situations (was 40 seconds).
    • Unstable Affliction damage increased by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Drain Soul damage increased by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Gateway Mastery now allows players to use your Demonic Gateway 15 seconds more often (was 30 seconds).

Warrior

 

  • Arms
    • Defensive Stance reduces the Warrior’s damage by 20% in PvP situations (was 10%).
    • PvP Template Strength reduced by 4%.
    • PvP Template Versatility reduced by 3%.