From the patch notes a line reads:
The number of base targets has been increased on several area of effect skills.
I am here to say that not only this hasn't happened, targets have been decreased instead.
No skills at all have had any increases whatsoever!

Affected skills are Shield-Smash and Shield-Taunt. On the left it's u22.2.2, on the right, u21.

Vastin, I know you're reading the forums and I really appreciate all the work you've done. You don't have to make a statement or a reply, just keep this in mind for the next hotfix. Thank you very much for reading.