Blizzard to nerf Castle Nathria, Sanguin Depths in today’s weekly WoW reset

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Blizzard Entertainment is working on a slate of adjustments to several Castle Nathria and Sanguin Depth encounters that are expected to go live in today’s weekly World of Warcraft reset.

The Lady Inerva Darkvein, Hungering Destroyer, and Sun King’s Salvation encounters in Castle Nathria have all been scaled down and nerfed. The raid, which was cleared by Complexity Limit on Mythic difficulty in its initial two weeks of release, has remained a challenge for some of the game’s more casual players. 

The nerfs to Castle Nathria should help guilds finally push past to the latter stages of the raid, leading up to the game’s next major update later in the year. 

Sanguin Depth, one of Shadowlands’ most difficult dungeons, is also receiving a series of changes in today’s weekly reset. The Wicked Oppressor and Regel Mistdancer mobs are most being nerfed, along with the General Kaal gauntlet event. These nerfs should soften the blow of higher Mythic+ keys.

Here are all the balance changes coming to World of Warcraft in today’s reset

Castle Nathria

Lady Inerva Darkvein

  • Healers are now chosen as a last resort target of Shared Suffering and Concentrate Anima on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties
  • The ambient damage of Loose Anima for open containers has been reduced on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties
  • Targets of Shared Suffering no longer take damage from the beams they are wearing on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties. Passing through the opposite edge will continue to damage targeted players

Hungering Destroyer

  • Health reduced by five percent on Mythic difficulty
  • Reduced the damage players wearing Gluttonous Miasma take by 10 percent on Mythic difficulty
  • The damage increase of Essence Sap has been reduced by 20 percent per stack. Expunge now shows up in the combat log when it is applied to players
  • Volatile Ejection now shows up as a debuff when a player is targeted with this spell

Sun King’s Salvation

  • Increased the amount of healing Essence Overflow heals Kael’thas to 2.5 percent of his maximum health on all difficulties (was two percent). The tooltip will be updated to reflect the change in a future hotfix or patch
  • Increased the healing done bonus from Sinfall Boon to 100 percent per application on Mythic difficulty (was 50 percent)
  • Reduced the strength of the Cloak of Flames damage shield on Shade of Kael’thas by 10 percent on Mythic difficulty.

Sanguine Depths

  • Wicked Oppressor’s Wrack Soul cast time increased to two seconds (was 1.5 seconds) and is cast less frequently.
  • Regal Mistdancer’s Echoing Thrust damage reduced by 20 percent and is cast less frequently
  • General Kaal’s health reduced by 10 percent during the gauntlet event