Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.7 Changes for Wizard and Monk Classes Revealed

Both classes will be much more powerful when the update goes live

By on January 14th, 2013 08:59 GMT

Blizzard has just revealed a few more details about its upcoming Diablo 3 patch 1.0.7 and how it's going to bring quite a few changes to two classes in particular: the Wizard and the Monk.

Diablo 3 has been online for quite some time and developer Blizzard has posted many different updates and patches that added new features while fixing different bugs, glitches and exploits.

Now, the studio is preparing a brand new update for the game, in the form of patch 1.0.7, which brings not just different bug fixes but also a brand new dueling mechanic that allows players to fight one another in a special zone.

Besides that, the update also brings plenty of changes for two classes in particular, in the form of the Wizard and the Monk, which will both be getting damage improvements for certain powers, including Arcane Orb or the Spirit Spenders.

Check out the official details below, via the Blizzard blog.

Wizard

The Wizard is seeing a damage buff to skills such as Arcane Orb, Blizzard, and Shock Pulse. We're also making other small changes such as allowing Illusionist to reset the cooldown of Slow Time and increasing the slow effect of Temporal Flux from 30% for 2 seconds to 60% for 3 seconds.

Monk

The Monk is getting a big damage buff to all Spirit Spenders. One of the most common uses for Spirit is to recast Mantra of Conviction-Overawe for the 3 second bonus. While this is totally legitimate, we want to provide alternate uses for your extra Spirit. As a result, we are greatly buffing all the damage-dealing Spirit Spenders to try and provide an alternate use for your Spirit.

Blizzard quickly notes that other classes, including the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, or Witch Doctor, will also receive some changes when the new patch goes live and it's exploring different ideas on where to take each of them in the future.

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