The Mitigation Bug
Currently there is a bug with the mitigation values of the creep classes. This bug has been in effect since the last update (Update 5) and it’s causing quite a bit of consternation on the creep side. More than that though it is causing some confusion for players in general as to what exactly is going on.
The effect of the bug itself is very simple: the value of our mitigation ratings has gone down. It is more noticeable on some classes than others, with the worst affected being Wargs and Weavers. As a rule of thumb warg mitigations have dropped by roughly 5-10% across the board. That may not seem like a very big drop, but that is a flat drop of 5-10 percentage points, not 5-10% of what we had pre-Update 5.
What this means in practical terms for us is that we are dying much more quickly because we are negating less of the damage we receive. Now again the numbers may not seem very big, but in practice a 10% drop has a large effect. If you don’t believe me just go and test it out for yourself. You will see your morale bar dropping more quickly than it used to.
So what can we do about this? Not much unfortunately. Of course we can hope that it is fixed in the next patch, but in the meantime we will need to do our best to cope. We can slot extra mitigation corruptions and traits obviously, but that means sacrificing other components of our normal builds.
My own solution has been very straightforward: I haven’t been playing my warg much.