SWTOR Class Changes: Madness Sorcerer / Balance Sage

Below you will find the upcoming changes for Madness and Balance coming in Game Update 5.3: Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Sorcerer Madness Changed Deathmark’s periodic damage boost from 10% to 15% Devour now gives Force Leech a 30% damage bonus (up from 25%) when damaging enemies suffering from Affliction Sage Balance Changed Force Suppression’s periodic damage boost from 10% to 15% Mind’s Eye now gives Force Serenity a 30% damage bonus (up from 25%) when damaging targets suffering from Weaken Mind DevNotes: The changes to Madness / Balance bring it up to its target DPS. We improved Deathmark / Force Suppression to boost the sustained damage that the Discipline can deal, and we improved Devour / Mind’s Eye to give Madness / Balance a survivability boost and damage increase in one fell swoop. Join the forum discussion on…

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Changes to the Cartel Market — Tuesday June 27 2017

Here are the weekly cartel market items on sale for June 27 – July 4 2017. Remember you can support this blog by buying your cartel coins on Amazon via this link were you also will get a  Exclusive Item [Online Game Code]   New Items Price Helpful links DREAD WARLORD PACK 250 Information from TOR FASHION SUPERCRATE: DREAD WARLORD PACKS 1185 Information from TOR FASHION HYPERCRATE: DREAD WARLORD PACKS 5850 Information from TOR FASHION Items No Longer Available Helpful links MODEL EBON HAWK Information from TOR FASHION TURRET SIMULATOR MODEL GSS-5C DUSTMAKER CORELLIAN STARDRIVE SPARK EXTERMINATOR’S ARMOR SET Information from TOR FASHION RANCOR HOLO-REPLICA M8-M0 ASTROMECH DROID Information from TOR FASHION CARBONITE CHAMBER DATA ENTRY W4-K2 ASTROMECH DROID Information from TOR FASHION 5-PACK: MAJOR STARFIGHTER EXPERIENCE BOOST KICK BALL EMOTE: FREEZING Information from TOR FASHION HUTTSBANE’S GARMENTS Information from TOR FASHION INVESTIGATOR’S ARMOR SET Information from TOR FASHION DESTROYER ARMOR SET Information…

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SWTOR Maintenance: June 27th, 2017

BioWare will be taking the servers offline on Tuesday, June 27th in order to perform back end updates. As there are no client-side changes, there won’t be a version number or download associated with this maintenance. SWTOR.com will also be down during this time. Details: DATE: 27 June 2017 TIME: 5:00AM – 8:00AM PDT (1200 – 1500 GMT) VERSION: N/A   Timezone(s) Start Time End Time UTC Offset Wellington June 28, 2017 12:00 am June 28, 2017 03:00 am +12:00 Australia/Brisbane, Australia/Sydney June 27, 2017 10:00 pm June 28, 2017 01:00 am +10:00 Australia/Adelaide June 27, 2017 09:30 pm June 28, 2017 12:30 am +09:30 Tokyo June 27, 2017 09:00 pm June 28, 2017 12:00 am +09:00 Australia/Perth, Hong Kong June 27, 2017 08:00 pm June 27, 2017 11:00 pm +08:00 Mumbai June 27, 2017 05:30 pm June 27, 2017 08:30 pm +05:30 EET, Moscow June 27, 2017 03:00 pm…

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SWTOR: Dread Warlord Pack Changes

Eric Musco just informed the SWTOR community that Bioware will be making changes to Dread Warlord Packs that is coming tomorrow. Dread Warlord Pack Changes | 06.26.2017, 03:37 PM Hey folks, With our last Cartel Market pack, we made some changes to how drops worked. New pack items would only contain Silver or higher rarity so that we could really focus in one quality and the other slot was a guaranteed Grand Chance Cube. The feedback we heard pretty quickly from many of you is that due to those changes, packs didn’t feel quite as rewarding when you opened them. We agree with that sentiment and we want to continue improving this process going forward. The Dread Warlord Pack contains some changes we hope will address your feedback. Each pack now will now contain 5 slots, instead of the previous 4. Here is what each slot looks like: Guaranteed new…

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SWTOR: Class Changes: Virulence Sniper/Dirty Fighting Gunslinger

Eric Musco from Bioware has posted a list of the planned changes for Virulence Sniper and Dirty Fightingr coming in Patch 5.3. Class Changes: Virulence Sniper/ Dirty Fighting Gunslinger | 06.23.2017, 07:11 PM Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Sniper Virulence Cull deals 25% less damage Weakening Blast deals 11% more damage, costs 5 energy, and is no longer triggered by weapon damage from Cull Increased Lethal Shot weapon damage by 13% and reduced its poison damage by 35% Toxic Surge deals 20% more damage In addition to its previous effects, Lethal Takedown now also reduces the energy cost of Takedown by 3 Gunslinger Dirty Fighting Wounding Shots deals 25% less damage Hemorrhaging Blast deals 11% more damage, costs 5 energy, and is no longer triggered by weapon damage from Wounding Shots Increased Dirty Blast weapon damage by 13% and…

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SWTOR: Class Changes: Corruption Sorcerer / Seer Consular

Eric Musco from Bioware has posted a list of the planned changes for Corruption Sorcerer and Seer Consular coming in Patch 5.3. Class Changes: Corruption Sorcerer / Seer Consular | 06.22.2017, 08:21 PM These changes will undoubtedly look and feel harsh to players who have been healing on their Sorcerers / Sages for a long time. The healing changes for Sorcerers / Sages pull the Corruption / Seer discipline down to the target HPS. We say the target HPS instead of their target HPS because all three healers have the same target HPS. In future balance patches, the other healers can expect to see changes to their healing capabilities as well to ensure they are in line with the target. Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Sorcerer Reduced the amount of healing done by Dark Heal by 4.86% Increased the…

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SWTOR: Class Changes: Pyrotech Powertech / Plasmatech Vanguard

Eric Musco from Bioware has posted a list of the planned changes for Pyrotech Powertech and Plasmatech Vanguard commin in Patch 5.3. Check it out: Class Changes: Pyrotech Powertech / Plasmatech Vanguard | 06.21.2017, 08:06 PM Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Powertech Pyrotech Increased the Searing Wave damage bonus given by Superheated Flamethrower from 20% to 50% Reduced the burn damage of Incendiary Missile by 10% In addition to its previous effects, Rain of Fire now increases the damage dealt by Incendiary Missile by 10% Increased the critical damage bonus given by Firebug from 10% to 15% Vanguard Plasmatech Increased the Ion Squall damage bonus given by Pulse Generator from 20% to 50% Reduced the burn damage of Incendiary Round by 10% In addition to its previous effects, Rain of Fire now increases the damage dealt by Incendiary Round…

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SWTOR: Class changes: Nerf vs. Buff

Our bellowed community manager for Star Wars The Old Republic Eric Musco, took on the forums today answering an old question on nerfs vs. buffs off classes. Check it out: Any time that nerfs happen during Class balance, there is a common question we receive “Instead of nerfing , why not buff all of the other Classes up to their performance?” This is a really good question and we want to try to explain to you why we handle balance this way. From that thread, the main point you need to understand is that we balance Classes/Disciplines based on specific DPS, HPS, and DTPS targets. Now, those balance targets not only dictate Class/Discipline balance, but they dictate balance across all combat in the entire game. Every Mission, Operation boss, piece of gear, and more is all factored around those balance targets. Let’s say that our hypothetical target for Ranged Burst…

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SWTOR : Upcoming CM Item Embargo

There will be a new round of Cartel Market embargos in Star Wars: The old Republic. This one is  starting on June 27. Upcoming CM Item Embargo Hey folks,  This week on the Cartel Market is going to be a little different than what you have seen in the past few weeks, it’s time for a little spring (summer?) cleaning. We are going to embargo quite a few items on June 27th. That means those items will be removed from the Cartel Market and may or may not return in the future. All of the following items will be moved to the popular tab and marked 25% off starting tomorrow and they will remain on sale until they are removed on the 27th. Armor: Exterminator’s Armor Set Huttsbane Armor Set Investigator’s Armor Set* Destroyer’s Armor Set* CZ-13K Guerilla Armor Set* Outlaw’s Armor Set* Noble Commander’s Armor Set* Pathfinder’s Armor Set*…

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Changes to the Cartel Market — Tuesday June 20 2017

Here are the weekly cartel market items on sale for June 20 – June 27 2017. Remember you can support this blog by buying your cartel coins on Amazon via this link were you also will get a  Exclusive Item [Online Game Code] New Items Price Helpful links MODEL EBON HAWK 240 Information from TOR FASHION TURRET SIMULATOR 480 VENDING MACHINE 480 MODEL D5-MANTIS 240 Information from TOR FASHION Items No Longer Available Helpful links DOMINATOR’S COMMAND THRONE Information from TOR FASHION ETERNAL COMMAND PACK Information from TOR FASHION SUPERCRATE: ETERNAL COMMAND PACKS Information from TOR FASHION HYPERCRATE: ETERNAL COMMAND PACKS Information from TOR FASHION ETHEREAL RAKLING Information from TOR FASHION Items Available Again Price Helpful links GOLD DECORATION PACK 800 Information from TOR FASHION SILVER DECORATION PACK 325 Information from TOR FASHION Price Change Old Price New Price Percent Change Normal Price Helpful links EXTERMINATOR’S ARMOR SET 1440 1080 –25% 1260 Information…

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