Blizzard has announced that Word of Warcraft: Dragonflight's pre-patch will disable the class set bonuses tied to items introduced in patch 9.2, Eternity's End.
Turning class set items from previous WoW expansions into legacy gear and disabling their bonuses isn't new by any stretch, but this change used to occur later in a new expansion's lifespan.
"With the initial release of the Dragonflight pre-expansion patch (version 10.0.0), class set bonuses from Eternity’s End (9.2) will be marked Legacy, effectively disabling them in combat," Community Manager Kaivax wrote on the forums.
"While it’s routine for us to mark older set bonuses as Legacy, we do not normally take this step so soon after they were acquired. Unfortunately, the extent of class changes coming in the pre-patch is an exceptional circumstance that has led to this decision.
Blizzard doesn't aim to "repeat this timing when marking class sets as Legacy" going forward and has confirmed that "game content will be re-tuned in 10.0.0 so that difficulty remains relatively the same" in the wake of the Eternity' End class set bonus removal and the addition of the new talent trees.
WoW: Dragonflight's pre-patch doesn't yet have a release date but, with the expansion arriving late November, it shouldn't be too long before it goes live.
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