MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Beta - Build 12479 (Updated x1)
Update - Added the models of Cho'gall (Bastion of Twilight), Atramedes (Blackwing Descent), The Tolvirs (Uldum), Lady Nazjar (Throne of Tides), Humanoid Dragon, Earthen Onager
Update - Classes pages finally added. Talent calculator finally updated. Worst patch day ever, I need a giant hug.
Update - Added official talent trees descriptions to the primary skills list.
Update - Ok things are looking better, added the primary skills for all the classes. Some tooltips might be missing/bugged, we're working on it.

Cataclysm Beta - Build 12479
A new build of the beta is up. This post will be updated multiple times during the night.

A lot of stuff has changed and we'll need a few mins to fix everything before I can post all the content. Definitely a lot of interesting stuff, stay tuned.


Talent Calculator
WoWTal.com has been updated with all the new trees. Lot of stuff is still in dev, be careful. If you can't see the new trees push CTRL + F5 to force the refresh (Also, I know the level cap is 50, quick hack to fix the max amount of points)



Classes
Classes pages are up. I might end up doing diffs of all the changes but seriously ... there are really a LOT of changes because of the talent trees revamp, it's probably easier to just check the pages.



Models
Models of Cho'gall (Bastion of Twilight), Atramedes (Blackwing Descent), The Tolvirs (Uldum), Lady Nazjar (Throne of Tides), Humanoid Dragon, Earthen Onager




Achievements
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

  • Tripping the Rifts - Destroyed one of each type of elemental rift during the Cataclysm launch event.

Talent Trees "Primary Skills"
These skills are automatically learned when you pick your main talent tree at level 10. Thanks to Maldivia for this one.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Death Knight (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
DK - Blood
A dark guardian who manipulates and corrupts life energy to sustain himself/herself in the face of an enemy onslaught.

DK - Frost
An icy harbinger of doom, channeling runic power and delivering rapid weapon strikes.

DK - Unholy
A master of death and decay, spreading infection and controlling undead minions to do his/her bidding.

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Druid - Restoration
Uses heal-over-time Nature spells to keep allies alive, taking on the form of a tree when the need is most urgent.

Druid - Feral
Takes on the form of a great cat to deal damage with bleeds and bites or a mighty bear to absorb damage and protect allies.

Druid - Balance
Can take on the form of a powerful Moonkin, balancing the power of Arcane and Nature magic to destroy enemies at a distance.

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Hunter - Marksmanship
A master archer or sharpshooter who excels in bringing down enemies from afar.

Hunter - Survival
A rugged tracker who favors using animal venom, explosives and traps as deadly weapons.

Hunter - Beast Mastery
A master of the wild who can tame a wide variety of beasts to assist him/her in combat.

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Mage - Arcane
Manipulates arcane energies, playing with the very fabric of time and space.

Mage - Frost
Freezes enemies in their tracks and shatters them with Frost magic.

Mage - Fire
Ignites enemies with balls of fire and the breath of dragons.

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Paladin - Holy
Invokes the power of the Light to protect and to heal.

Paladin - Protection
Uses Holy magic to shield himself / herself and defend allies from attackers.

Paladin - Retribution
A righteous crusader who judges and punishes opponents with weapons and Holy magic.

Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Priest - Discipline
Uses magic to shield allies from taking damage as well as heal their wounds.

Priest - Shadow
Uses sinister Shadow magic, especially damage-over-time spells, to eradicate enemies.

Priest - Holy
A versatile healer who can reverse damage on individuals or groups and even heal from beyond the grave.

Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Rogue - Combat
A swashbuckler who uses agility and guile to stand toe-to-toe with enemies.

Rogue - Assassination
A deadly master of poisons who dispatches victims with vicious dagger strikes.

Rogue - Subtlety
A dark stalker who leaps from the shadows to ambush his/her unsuspecting prey.

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Shaman - Elemental
A spellcaster who harnesses the destructive forces of nature and the elements.

Shaman - Restoration
A healer who calls upon ancestral spirits and the cleansing power of water to mend allies? wounds.

Shaman - Enhancement
A totemic warrior who strikes foes with weapons imbued with elemental power.

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Warlock - Destruction
Calls down demonic fire to burn and demolish enemies.

Warlock - Demonology
A warlock who uses both Fire and Shadow magic along with powerful demons.

Warlock - Affliction
A master of Shadow magic who specializes in fear, drains and damage-over-time spells.

Warrior (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Warrior - Arms
Highly trained for battle with two-handed weapons, uses mobility and overpowering attacks to strike his / her opponents down.

Warrior - Fury
A furious berserker wielding a weapon in each hand, uses a flurry of attacks to carve his / her opponents to pieces.

Warrior - Protection
A stalwart protector that uses a shield to protect himself/herself and his/her allies.


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World Maps



Deepholm available for testing
[blizzquote author=Valnoth source=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25968750006/feedback-deepholm/]Deepholm is ready for testing. Please keep all feedback in this thread.

• Level 82-83
• Breadcrumbs from Stormwind/Orgrimmar.

Please list the level you started the zone at and the level you ended the zone at. [/blizzquote]
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 12379 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 579 Comments
  1. Ambivalent's Avatar
    anyone that says there's no choice to builds is blind. there's still plenty of choices that i see. granted there'll still be cookie cutter builds for pve, but don't even TRY to pretend those didn't exist before. anyone that deviated from the cookie cutter builds before typically had no clue what they were doing...pvp there's plenty of choice between whether you want the dps or the utility...ROGUES: THERE ARE OTHER TALENT TREES TO ENJOY. JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T BE MUTILATE/PREP, DOESN'T MEAN PVP POTENTIAL HAS GONE TO SHIT. IF YOU WANT PREP SO BAD, SPEC SUBTLETY. GOD FORBID YOU HAVE TO PRESS MORE THAN 3 BUTTONS AND CAN'T KILL SOMEONE WITHIN A STUNLOCK. THEY'RE BUFFING SURVIVABILITY, SO DON'T FREAK OUT
  1. Subwaymelt's Avatar
    But really, where did Power Infusion go? Says in the Priest talents info it should be in tier 3 of the discipline tree, but it isn't
  1. Girlyman's Avatar
    Also, Recuperate?
    It sounds...Eeeeeew! :sick:
  1. Nraktja's Avatar
    Tolvirs seem like they're not 'Tolvir's to me. I mean, they are supposed to be cat-people as far as I know. They are... birdish? :/
  1. Nobody Special's Avatar
    Cho'Gall's left head is 1 of the most hideous things I have seen in my life.
  1. theburned's Avatar
    oh so great nerfing shadow priests
    we didnt exactly need a nerf after being at a pretty good balance where we could do about the same damage as peoples with same gear levels, but now we have to go back to dealing same damage as someone with 1-2 tiers of gear lower than us ...
    im so going to level up my druid or rogue instead.
    seriously whats the point of nerfing the death knight ability that grants 30% disease damage .... to only give death knights +30% disease damage... well guess I wont buy cata
  1. notwarnus's Avatar
    okay so for you leveling guys the new zones sound pretty sick, the lore is there and the quests are pretty interesting, but it's not just mut/prep for rogues there's lot of pvp tallents/abilities for every class their losing. overall i will agree the new talent trees are pretty cool for pvp but the fact that you have to go all the way to the end of the tree before you can spec anywhere else irks me.
  1. Taianne's Avatar
    I haven't managed to read all posts yet, but someone please enlighten me: is this how the new talent trees will look like? I don't mean the talents themselves, but this is all we'll have to choose from when building a spec? 31 points and SO LITTLE to choose from? Or wth is with this 31 talent point talent trees? Am I missing something? >.<

    Thanx in advance.
  1. notwarnus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maledictum View Post
    I haven't managed to read all posts yet, but someone please enlighten me: is this how the new talent trees will look like? I don't mean the talents themselves, but this is all we'll have to choose from when building a spec? 31 points and SO LITTLE to choose from?

    Thanx in advance.
    yes from what i understand you have to go through the ENTIRE tree before you can start picking up points in other areas. that's really the main thing that bugs me. mind you, you don't have to put points into most trees to get the "big ability" from those trees now..you still have to throw 31 points into the tree before you can go anywhere else.
  1. Nielah's Avatar
    Beta beta beta! >:
  1. Nomm's Avatar
    Pokemo..talent points, gotta catch em all!
  1. notwarnus's Avatar
    okay so yeah, this is the "beta" and there's a lot more to come. hopefully it will change to make everyone happy but i know it won't (i'll still be qq'ing because i still won't be able to get mut/prep even though i don't like playing it that much it's just easy 2200) good luck to y'all in the expansion go horde...screw the alli >D
  1. Sonoka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by notwarnus View Post
    okay so yeah, this is the "beta" and there's a lot more to come. hopefully it will change to make everyone happy but i know it won't (i'll still be qq'ing because i still won't be able to get mut/prep even though i don't like playing it that much it's just easy 2200) good luck to y'all in the expansion go horde...screw the alli >D
    You suck, muti/prep was a broken spec from the beginning, blizz would have changed it sooner if they could without compromising the sub / assass trees.
    In your face, OWNED, HAHAHA, I laugh at rogues so hard now. And even more now when you comment.. seriously. WHO CARES?
    Rogues have been OP for way too long. This is kickass changes. I'm gonna love kicking rogues ass in PvP, pwning them to the death.
    The be failin' mon, screw the horde GO ALLIANCE. Newbie. Omg I can flame so much, I'm awesome and you suck, lololol.
  1. Invex's Avatar
    But why it says 31 talent points and I have 41 to spent, isnt the intention to have 31 points for level 1 till 85? He quick fixed it by changing the level cap, but it should be level 40 cap then, instead of 50.
  1. deplorable's Avatar
    first of all, thanks for the uploads etc

    -hugs- what they said it was a bad patch day, give more hugs people !

    i was a bit iffy about the 31 point talent trees (having 1 talent every 2 levels felt weird) but i like them. end off. I actually like the trees.

    what worries me is.. all fire mages are going to be totally the same in the same armour at 85. It'll be more clone craft that ever without the RPGish.

    Path of the Titans was supposed to leviate that issue, with that changed...... there may be trouble ahead.. but while there's....
  1. Sonoka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyss View Post
    But why it says 31 talent points and I have 41 to spent, isnt the intention to have 31 points for level 1 till 85? He quick fixed it by changing the level cap, but it should be level 40 cap then, instead of 50.
    No, you got it all wrong. the trees are 31 points DEEP = You have to spend 31 talents to get the lowest talent.
    But you still will have 41 points to spend.
  1. redux's Avatar
    Worst patch day ever, I need a giant hug.
    /Dwarfhug!
  1. Fichek's Avatar
    New talent trees look, and this is an understatement, absolutely horrible. Now who would have guessed that
    Anyways, i really hope all of them are in early testing phase and that most talents, as they are right now, are placeholders.
  1. Corgyll's Avatar
    I think that dragon is wearing a monocle!

    If it didn't have an incentive to buy Cata before, i sure do now!

    I LOVE YOU MONOCLE-DRAGON!
    WE SHALL BECOME THE BEST OF FRIENDS!
  1. Invex's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonoka View Post
    No, you got it all wrong. the trees are 31 points DEEP = You have to spend 31 talents to get the lowest talent.
    But you still will have 41 points to spend.
    I just figured, but thanks anyway.

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