World of Warcraft slightly nerfs the brutal artifact challenge

A hotfix that went into World of Warcraft yesterday decreased the damage of the new mage tower artifact challenge that has been kicking the heinies of players since Patch 7.2 came out. Players have been attempting to conquer this challenge in order to obtain a new and desirable skin for their artifact weapons.

The nerf decreases key mobs’ health pools by 10 to 20% while also summoning smoldering infernals less frequently (because they keep making messes on the rug and who needs that?). One mob did get a buff, however: Kor’vas Bloodthorn’s health was doubled with the hotfix.

Other tweaks with the small patch include making beacon portals last 10 seconds longer, doubling the drop rate for portal stones, and being able to vendor those Sentinax beacons that have been littering your inventory space.

Source: Patch notes
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Nathan Aldana

seems fair. The problem with the mage tower challenges iusnt that theyre too strong, but that obviously they didnt do the greatest job of balancing difficulty across specs and classes. some classes could easily cheese these fights even undergeared. some had almost no chance of success bar an rng miracle.

so I’ll take some rebalances. yeah

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The Broken Timeless Shores Isle has a whiff of the familiar to it. Especially the new cave where you can take your TimelessNetherCoinShards and buy keys to unlock chests. It would seem that Blizzard knows one catch-up mechanic. It’s okay, I’m not really upset about it, but the fact that it FEELS like a re-skinned Timeless Isles out there does make me sigh.

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Aldristavan

When you’re high as a kite on cold meds and haven’t had coffee, it is very easy to misread this and get super excited about bacon portals.

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Xijit

I was just coming to comment about the Bacon Portals, and I am not even high.

(Yeah, sure: “cold meds” on 4-20)

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Aldristavan

It’s true I SWEAR.

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Greaterdivinity

Now, is this a portal made of bacon, a portal that delivers bacon…or both?

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John Ramsay

One, or the other, or both; I don’t care! Portals of the Bacon now!

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