World of Warcraft BFA 8.3 Review

World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth

With the conclusion of World of Warcraft BFA 8.3, just weeks ago, let’s highlight some of the highs and lows from BFA 8.3

Battle for Azeroth had mainly 3 type of content that kept everyone going. Raiding, Mythic+ & PVP (Rated & Pug).

While there was is no doubt Mythic+ was the fastest and most efficient way to get gear, given that you could just spam M +15 dungeons with a dedicated group for a day or two, depending on RNG and be fully geared in terms of iLVL wise. While to have everything best in slot (BiS), multiple classes found their BIS weapons and gear locked in Raids.

Thus saying that, Raiding was structured in a series of “wings” just like previous expansions and it was one of the toughest by far. While the last boss N’zoth in the latest raid fight being near perfect or instant wipes with dungeon finder having even less chance of success then Normal or Hard Mode.

Regardless whichever route the players decided to go through to gear up, one thing remained the same. After your gears, you needed Corruptions, it was universal for all classes while some had more of an oomph than others.

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While there was negative downsides of how much Corruption you had that came with visual effects. It was clear, Corruption was a major gamechanger. In fact, corruptions changed the entire playstyle of WoW, we saw tanks fighting for #1 DPS spots with Twilight Devastation in Raids and Mythic+ constantly while still able to pull ridiculous numbers of trash mobs. While in PVP, Twilight Devastation was capable of ridiculous numbers in PVP shown in the video just below to a point where they are near unkillable with high DPS.

We saw heals being unkillable (namely Holy Pallys) due to low downtime on certain kills thanks to insufferable truth corruptions.

Lastly, we saw DPS just bringing ridiculous numbers to the table, with most average overalls being at the very least 100k per Mythic+ Dungeon.

Below, you can find our Tank Druid using Corruption to kill tanks while pulling silly damage without losing it’s tankyness.

Fayie’s Druid Bear Arena

Ups and Downs of BFA

With the conclusion of BFA 8.3, just weeks ago, let’s highlight some of the highs and lows from BFA 8.3

Battle for Azeroth had mainly 3 type of content that kept everyone going. Raiding, Mythic+ & Rated PVP.

While there was no doubt Mythic+ was the fastest and most efficient way to get gear with the M15 loot spams, multiple classes found their BIS weapons and gear locked in Raids.

Thus saying that, Raiding was structured in a series of “wings” just like previous expansions and it was one of the toughest by far. With coordination in the N’zoth fight being near perfect or instant wipes.

Despite all the grind whichever route players decided to go through, one thing remained the same. It was Corruptions, it was universal for all classes while some had more of an oomph than others.

Corruptions changed the entire playstyle of WoW, we saw tanks fighting for #1 DPS spots with Twilight Devastation in Raids and Mythic+ constantly while still able to pull ridiculous numbers of trash mobs.

We saw heals being unkillable (namely Holy Pallys) due to low downtime on certain kills thanks to insufferable truth corruptions.

Lastly, we saw DPS just bringing ridiculous numbers to the table, with most average overalls being at the very least 100k per Mythic+ Dungeon.

Below, you can find our Tank Druid using Corruption to kill tanks while pulling silly damage without losing it’s tankyness.

While at the same time, Despite making minimal efforts to fix the issues presented in Prepatch, Shadowlands power balance has shown to be more consistent than BFA 8.3.

Overall, BFA 8.3 was a 9/10 patch which could of been improved in multiple aspects such as limitations on corruptions & a more variety of corruptions as it was usually the “One Corruption Meta” applied for majority of the classes.

Balance team definitely needs to look at numbers before any of these Borrowed Powers are implanted and we hope Shadowlands’ legendaries and Conduits goes through thorough testing or we may see the same balance power issues.

Was World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth Expansion Worth Playing?

For me, BFA was 100% worth playing, It was one of the better expansions that was both engaging and kept me on my toes wanting to play more each and every day.

Despite it’s harsh criticism by players on the corruption system. We saw nearly nothing alike it, a “power comes with consequences” system, I do wish moving forward in Shadowlands, they do have similar systems in place.