When showing off what new additions await us in patch 9.2 Blizzard showed something we’ve been waiting for for a long time – the return of tier piece Sets. All of the piece Sets have the same visual aesthetics of “class progenitors”, but more importantly the piece Set bonuses are also making a return. Today we’re going to look at datamined bonuses for each specialization in the game. No personal thoughts on their usefulness, just dry data. Also, keep in mind that this is taken from test realms, so literally everything on this list is a subject to change.
Blood – Endless Rune Waltz bonus.
2-piece Set – Heart Strike increases your Strength by 1% and the duration of Dancing Rune Weapon by 0.5 seconds, persisting for 10 seconds after Dancing Rune Weapon ends.
4-piece Set – Parrying an attack causes your weapon to lash out, Heart Striking your attacker. Dancing Rune Weapon now summons 2 Rune Weapons.
Frost – Arctic Assault bonus.
2-piece Set – Remorseless Winter grants 8% Critical Strike while active.
4-piece Set – Consuming Killing Machine fires a Glacial Advance through your target.
Unholy – Harvest Time bonus.
2-piece Set – Every 5 Clawing Shadows / Scourge Strike casts Soul Reaper on your target. Soul Reaper grants your Ghoul 20% attack speed for 10 seconds.
4-piece Set – Whenever Soul Reaper’s secondary effect triggers, summon an Army of the Dead ghoul.
Havoc – Deadly Dance bonus.
2-piece Set – Increases Blade Dance and Death Sweep damage by 20%.
4-piece Set – Every fifth Blade Dance or Death Sweep instantly refunds its own cooldown and cost. Casting this empowered Blade Dance or Death Sweep has a 15% chance to instantly refund its own cooldown and cost.
Vengeance – Burning Hunger bonus.
2-piece Set – Damage dealt by Immolation Aura has a 10% chance to generate a Lesser Soul Fragment.
4-piece Set – Rapacious Hunger – Consuming a Lesser Soul Fragment has a 100% chance to grant you 2 sec of Immolation Aura, or extend an existing Immolation Aura by 2 sec.
Balance – Celestial Pillar bonus.
2-piece Set – Entering Lunar Eclipse creates a Fury of Elune at 25% effectiveness that follows your current target for 8 sec.
4-piece Set – Umbral Infusion – While in an Eclipse, the cost of Starsurge and Starfall is reduced by 20%.
Feral – Heart of the Lion bonus.
2-piece Set – Each combo point spent reduces the cooldown of Incarnation: King of the Jungle / Berserk by 0.5 sec.
4-piece Set – Sickle of the Lion – Entering Berserk causes you to strike all nearby enemies, dealing (700% of Attack power) Bleed damage over 10 sec.
Guardian – Architect’s Design bonus.
2-piece Set – Casting Barkskin causes you to Berserk for 4 sec.
4-piece Set – Architect’s Aligner – While Berserked , you radiate (45% of Attack power) Cosmic damage to nearby enemies and heal yourself for (61% of Attack power) every 1 sec.
Restoration – Renewing Bloom bonus.
2-piece Set – Swiftmend heals an additional (Spell power * 21 / 100) for each periodic healing effect on the target.
4-piece Set – Ephemeral Blossom – Swiftmend heals 4 nearby allies for 25% of its healing done.
Beast Mastery – Killing Frenzy bonus.
2-piece Set – Your Kill Command critical strike chance is increased by 15% for each stack of Frenzy your pet has.
4-piece Set – Kill Command critical hits increase the damage and cooldown reduction of your next Cobra Shot by 40%.
Marksmanship – Focused Trickery bonus.
2-piece Set – Trick Shots now also increases the damage of the affected shot by 30%.
4-piece Set – Focused Trickery – Spending 40 Focus grants you 1 charge of Trick Shots.
Survival – Mad Bombardier bonus.
2-piece Set – When Kill Command repiece Sets, it has a 40% chance to make your next Wildfire Bomb incur no cooldown.
4-piece Set – Mad Bombardier – Your Wildfire Bombs deal 30% additional damage. This bonus is increased to 80% for bombs empowered by Mad Bombardier.
Arcane – Arcane Lucidity bonus.
2-piece Set – Increases your Arcane damage dealt to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi by 18%.
4-piece Set – Touch of the Magi’s duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
Fire – Fiery Rush bonus.
2-piece Set – Increases the duration of Combustion by 2 sec.
4-piece Set – While Combustion is active you burn for 2% of your maximum health every 1 sec causing your Fire Blast and Phoenix Flames to recharge 100% faster.
Frost – Frost Storm bonus.
2-piece Set – Your spells have a 25% chance to call down a Comet Storm on your target enemy. This effect cannot occur more than once every 20 sec.
4-piece Set -Enemies hit by Comet Storm take 2% increased damage from your Frost Spells, up to 10% for 8 sec.
Brewmaster – Breath of the Cosmos bonus.
2-piece Set – Targets ignited by Breath of Fire deal an additional 4% less damage to you.
4-piece Set – Keg of the Heavens – Keg Smash deals an additional 50% damage, heals you for 66% of damage dealt, and grants 66% of damage dealt as maximum health for 10 sec.
Mistweaver – Grandiose Font bonus.
2-piece Set – Essence Font’s residual healing effect is increased by 5% and lasts an additional 2 sec.
4-piece Set – Tea of the Grand Upwelling – Drinking Thunder Focus Tea summons a Progenitor Rune of Healing, increasing all healing dealt while inside its bounds by 123.
Windwalker – Unknown bonus name.
2-piece Set – Increases Fists of Fury damage by 40%.
4-piece Set – After 10 offensive abilities, your next 3 offensive abilities deal an additional 22% damage.
Holy – Dawn Will Come bonus.
2-piece Set – Casting Word of Glory causes your next Light of Dawn to heal for 50% more and cast twice. Cannot occur more often than once per 30 sec.
4-piece Set – Each target hit by Light of Dawn has a 100% chance to reduce the remaining cooldown of Avenging Wrath by 2 sec.
Protection – Glorious Purpose bonus.
2-piece Set- Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
4-piece Set – Blocking an attack has a 33% chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
Retribution – Ashes to Ashes bonus.
2-piece Set – When you benefit from Art of War, you gain Seraphim for 2 sec.
4-piece Set – Art of War has a 50% chance to repiece Set the cooldown of Wake of Ashes instead of Blade of Justice.
Discipline – From Dusk / Till Dawn bonus.
2-piece Set – Casting Power Word: Shield or Shadow Mend has a 15% chance to make your next cast of Shadow Mend have no cost or cast time.
4-piece Set – Power of the Dark Side increases the effectiveness of Penance by an additional 45% and is triggered when Power Word: Radiance is cast.
Holy – Knowledge bonus.
2-piece Set – Your Holy Words begin Divine Conversation, increasing the cooldown reduction of your next Holy-Word-affecting spell by 15 sec.
4-piece Set – Conversation – Divine Conversation increases the effectiveness of your next Holy-Word-affecting spell by 35%.
Shadow – Darkened Mind bonus.
2-piece Set – Dark Thoughts has an additional 5 % chance to trigger for each Shadow damage over time effect on the target.
4-piece Set – Living Shadow – Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate for 8 sec. Your shadow follows you, dealing (1038% of Spell power) Shadow damage to your target over the duration.
Assassination – Grudge Match bonus.
2-piece Set – Shiv’s debuff causes your Bleeds to gain 25% Critical Strike for 9 seconds.
4-piece Set – Immortal Technique – Vendetta causes Poisons and Bleeds on your target to expire 100% faster.
Outlaw – Tornado Trigger bonus.
2-piece Set – Your Main Gauche has a 25% chance to fire a Pistol Shot.
4-piece Set – Pistol Shot has a 50% chance to load a Hidden Bullet from your sleeves, up to 6 times. After loading 6 bullets, Between the Eyes has its cooldown repiece Set and costs no energy.
Subtlety – Immortal Technique bonus.
2-piece Set – Shadowstrike has a 20% chance to grant Shadow Blades for 5 sec.
4-piece Set – Your finishing moves have a 4% chance per combo point to cast Shadowstrike at up to 5 nearby enemies.
Elemental – Fireheart bonus.
2-piece Set – While your Storm Elemental / Fire Elemental is active, your Lava Burst deals 20% additional damage and you gain Lava Surge every 8 sec.
4-piece Set – Casting Lava Burst extends the duration of your Storm Elemental / Fire Elemental by 1.5 sec. If your Storm Elemental / Fire Elemental is not active, spending Maelstrom has a 20% chance to reduce its remaining cooldown by 10 sec instead.
Enhancement – Stormspirit bonus.
2-piece Set – Spending Maelstrom Weapon has a 3% chance per stack to summon a Feral Spirit for 9 sec.
4-piece Set – Your Feral Spirits’ attacks have a 20% chance to trigger Stormbringer, repiece Setting the cooldown of your Stormstrike.
Restoration – Heal the Soul bonus.
2-piece Set – Your critical healing increases the critical chance of your next Chain Heal by 2%, stacking up to 50 times.
4-piece Set – Your Chain Heal critical hits reduce the remaining cooldown of one of your totems by 2 sec. Your Healing Stream Totem, Healing Tide Totem, Mana Tide Totem, and Spirit Link Totem now also cast Chain Heal when you drop them.
Affliction – Deliberate Malice bonus.
2-piece Set – Malefic Rapture’s damage is increased by 15% and each cast extends the duration of Corruption, Agony, and Unstable Affliction by 2 sec.
4-piece Set – Calamitous Crescendo – While Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction are active, your Drain Soul has a 4% chance / Shadow Bolt has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
Demonology – Ripped From the Portal bonus.
2-piece Set – Call Dreadstalkers has a 100% chance to summon an additional Dreadstalker.
4-piece Set – Malicious Imp-Pact – Your Hand of Gul’dan has a 5% chance per Soul Shard to summon a Malicious Imp. When slain, Malicious Imp grants a Soul Shard and will either deal (19% of Spell power) Fire damage to all nearby enemies of your Implosion or deal it to your current target.
Destruction – Ritual of Ruin bonus.
2-piece Set – Casting Rain of Fire or Chaos Bolt has a 20% chance to make the next cast of the other free.
4-piece Set – Avatar of Destruction – When Rain of Fire or Chaos Bolt is freely cast, you summon an Infernal for 8 sec.
Arms – Pile On bonus.
2-piece Set – Tactician has a 50% increased chance to proc against enemies with Colossus Smash and causes your next Overpower to grant 4% Strength, up to 20% for 15 sec.
4-piece Set – Colossus Smash / Warbreaker lasts 3 sec longer and increases your damage dealt to affected enemies by an additional 10%.
Fury – Frenzied Destruction bonus.
2-piece Set – Raging Blow deals 15% increased damage and gains an additional charge.
4-piece Set – Frenzied Destruction – Raging Blow has a 20% chance to grant Recklessness for 4 sec.
Protection – Outburst bonus.
2-piece Set- Consuming 30 rage grants a stack of Outburst, upon reaching 8 stacks of Outburst your next Shield Slam or Thunder Clap are 200% more effective, or your next Ignore Pain is 50% more effective.
4-piece Set – Avatar increases your damage dealt by an additional 10% and decreases damage taken by 10%. Avatar instantly grants 8 stacks of Outburst.
Written and compiled by Marshall V.