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Rise of the Witch King

RotWK Patch 2.02 Cumulative Changelog

Buff and Debuff Stacking
  • All armor values now indicate the actual armor bonus received when the power is active by itself. (Example: Rallying Call now gives +50% armor rather than +100%)
  • All basic modifiers, unless specifically restricted to certain units, now use the generic buff recipient object filter. (Examples: Darkness no longer buffs Trolls; Rallying Call now affects units rather than hordes.)
  • Leadership:
    • Leadership given by powers, heroes, or structures (Fortress Banners, Heroic Statues, Eye of Sauron, Frozen Land);
    • standardized +33% / +33% / +50% damage / armor / experience modifier;
    • FX effect is a hollow yellow circle (previous Buff FX);
    • Leadership doesn't stack with Leadership, stacks with everything else.
  • Buffs:
    • Rallying Call, War Chant, Land Powers (except Frozen Land), Howls, Charges, Gorkil's Skull Totem;
    • standardized +50% / +50% damage/armor modifier;
    • FX effect is a solid yellow circle (previous Leadership FX);
    • Buffs don't stack with Buffs, stack with everything else.
  • Spells:
    • standardized +33% / +33% damage / armor modifier;
    • Darkness, Fell Strength, hero buffing spells (Mighty Rage, Dark Glory, Starlight);
    • FX effect is unique for every spell;
    • spells stack with different spells as well as Buffs and Leadership.
  • Debuffs:
    • passive debuffs (Dread Visages, House of Lamentation, Fortress Blessed Mist, Gate Watchers);
    • standardized -25% / -25% damage / armor modifier;
    • FX is previous Debuff FX;
    • do not stack with other negative modifiers.
  • Nullifiers:
    • active debuffs (Bats, Crebain, Enshrouding Mist, Mouth of Sauron Doubt, Wormtongue Venomous Words, Dain Mighty Rage, Freezing Rain);
    • standardized -25% / -25% damage / armor modifier, cancels Leadership before applying modifier;
    • FX is previous Debuff FX;
    • do not stack with other negative modifiers.
  • Dread Wrath (both Witch-kings):
    • standardized -33% / -33% damage/armor modifier, cancels Leadership before applying modifier;
    • FX is a dark purple smoke aura;
    • does not stack with other negative modifiers.