Blizzard announced a few days ago that they wanted to decrease the amount of gold that certain raid bosses would drop. This made me head to PTR and check out how bad the situation has become. Unfortunately Doomwalker/Kazzak weren’t up, but I was able to kill Magtheridon. Since he drops the same amount of Gold as Kazzak/Doomwalker on live realms you can conclude that their gold is in the same range.
The original announcement, which you can look at here, Blizzard mentions only a few bosses. At the moment it is unclear if other Bosses, for example in Black Temple, Tempest Keep, Serpent Shrine Cavern, Doomwalker, etc are nerfed aswell.
The gold amounts on the following encounters have been substantially reduced: Flame Leviathan, Magtheridon, Gruul the Dragonkiller, Doom Lord Kazzak, and all encounters in Karazhan.
The first thing that struck me, when engaging Magtheridon, was that the Channelers no longer helped each other, they simply stood still channeling and only aggroed targets would fight back.
This should make the fight soloable for most classes now, except maybe mages.
How much Gold is left?
After a short while the Pit Lord lay dead in front of my feet, erm hooves … Now do not kill the messenger for the following horror news. While he still drops the same amount of items his gold was reduced by 90%. It seems they dropped his gold from ~500g to ~50g, which is a bit harsh, but on the other hand would explain the nerfs mentioned above.
Guessing wildy, I’d say this 90% nerf goes for Kazzak/Doomwalker aswell … not sure if the 250g raid bosses (Gruul, etc … ) are reduced to 50 gold aswell or – which is more likely imo – to 25 gold average.
You better make the rest out of the remaining resets if you are still working on “Got my Mind on my Money” (100k gold looted) Achievement. At the moment I can get about 6500g per reset, which indeed looks like a lot 😀