Epic Claw set and more stealth nerfed
Really great time to play a melee, our strongest glove/bracer set gets nerfed, caught in the web raid weapons get nerfed, and 100% of the new THF weapons in epic gianthold are complete garbage... (and probably 100% of the 1handers, tho the EE battleaxe may be ok if were lucky).
The +4 hit and damage mods on the set are being nerfed to no longer stack with several other effects by changing them from untyped, to artifact bonus.
And unlike the devs promise that current epic items wont change unless you use the cleansing ritual, the change is retroactive, like all nerfs. No respect for current players to try to grandfather them at all.
What else is nerfed:
Caught in the web raid weapons - planar focus set is nerfed to be an artifact bonus also. So in essence, if you have the claw set, the first upgrade to the weapons is rendered mostly worthless (only the PRR would apply).
What else doesn't stack:
Epic Black Dragonscale sets. Yea brand new, ml25 sets that required two quite difficult to get/grind out items are set to the same unstackable dmg bonus. Horrible design.
Most likely several other items that previously provided +dmg bonuses were also stealth nerfed to have non stacking types too. Turbine loves to go big on nerfs, especially ones completely unwarranted that are not in the release notes.
Only other +dmg item I checked was berserker set, luckily it was not nerfed and remains untyped for its bonus.