Patch 3.1.1 - Changes to Items with Stealth Detection

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Games News, World of Warcraft News

Blizzard has removed Ultra-Spectropic Detection Googles from Arenas and reduced the stealth detection of various items that offer a unfair advantage to PvP players due to its lower level quality.  This has been an issue Blizzard has addressed in the past when Burning Crusade was introduced and with Wrath of the Lich King.  PvP and PvE players always attempt to use level 60 or lower items in level 70 or 80 scenarios.  Thus was the case with the Luffa, a level 45 item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.  It is a trinket with the following ability … Use: Removes one Bleed effect.

Players would use this level 45 item to remove Moroes’ bleed effect in Karazhan, a level 70 dungeon.  Blizzard immediately fixed this by adding this requirement: Will not work on bleeds cast by enemies over level 60. (3 Min Cooldown).  Now we see a similar solution to curb players from using low level items to detect stealthed players.  The question remains whether Blizzard will introduce at a later time level 80 items to detect stealthed players.

Blizzard Quote:
We recently made some changes to items that grant stealth detection. We felt these items provided a necessary advantage in competitive PVP and forced players to use lower level equipment even when more powerful items were available to them.

This item can no longer be used in the Arena:

  • Ultra-Spectropic Detection Goggles

We have removed stealth detection from the following items:

  • All epic engineering goggles

We have reduced the stealth detection of the following items:

  • Catseye Ultra Goggles

  • Blood Guard’s Dragonhide Gauntlets
  • Marshal’s Dragonhide Gauntlets
  • Knight-Lieutenant’s Dragonhide Gloves
  • General’s Dragonhide Gloves
  • Bloodvine Lens
  • Knight-Lieutenant’s Dragonhide Grips
  • Blood Guard’s Dragonhide Grips
  • The Night Watchman

All of these changes are already active and the tooltips will be updated with the next minor patch.

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