MMO-Champion - Patch 4.0.1 PTR - Build 13033
Patch 4.0.1 PTR - Build 13033
A patch is being deployed on PTRs but not on Beta servers, Cataclysm servers will probably be updated shortly.

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Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Feats of Strength

Professions

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Racials
  • Undead - Will of the Forsaken now shares a 30 sec cooldown with similar effects, down from 45 sec.
  • Dwarves - Explorer *New* - Archaeology skill increased by 15 and you survey faster than normal archaeologists. (Yes, that's from the previous build, forgot to news it)

Alchemy

Death Knight (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Unholy

Frost
  • Improved Icy Talons now increases the melee and ranged attack speed of all party and raid members within 100 yards by 10%. (Down from 20%)

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Balance

Feral

Restoration
  • Rebirth no longer costs mana.
  • Rejuvenation now costs 20% of base mana, down from 25%.
  • Mastery: Symbiosis (Revamped) - Increases the potency of your healing spells by 10% on targets already affected by one of your heal over time spells. Each point of Mastery increases heal potency by an additional 1.25%.

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery

Marksmanship
  • Aimed Shot now scales from 26% of RAP, down from 40%.
  • Arcane Shot now scales from 4% of RAP, down from 19%.

Survival
  • Hunting Party now increases your total Agility by an additional 10% (down from 20%) and increases the Ranged and Melee Attack Speed of all party and raid members by 10%. (Down from 20%)

Pets

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arcane

Fire

Frost
  • Curtain of Frost is now named Ring of Frost and has been revamped - Summons a Ring of Frost, taking 3 sec to coalesce. Enemies entering the fully-formed ring will become frozen for 10 sec. Lasts 12 sec. 10 yd radius. 7% of base mana, 30 yd range, Channeled, 3 min cooldown
  • Ice Lance base damage increased by 20%.
  • Frostbolt base damage increased by 20%.
  • Deep Freeze base damage increased by 20%.
  • Early Frost now reduces the cast time of Frostbolt by 0.35/0.7 secs, up from 0.25/0.5 secs.

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Enlightened Judgements now also Increases the range of your Judgement by 5/10 yards.
  • Divinity is gone, moved to Protection
  • Protector of the Innocent is now a Tier 1 Holy Talent and has been revamped - Casting a targeted heal on any target, including yourself, also heals you for 1240.83 to 1427.62. (Multi ranks, but currently all with the same value)

Protection

Retribution
  • Crusader Strike now causes 120% weapon damage, up from 100%.
  • Selfless Healer now increases the effectiveness of Word of Glory's heal by 25/50% when used on others.
  • The Art of War now causes 100% additional damage, up from 30%.

Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Discipline
  • Inner Fire no longer has a mana cost.
  • Borrowed Time is now a Tier 2 talent, down from Tier 4.
  • Soul Warding is now a Tier 4 talent, up from Tier 2.
  • Train of Thought (Tier 5) *New* - You have a 50/100% chance when heal with Greater Heal to reduce the cooldown of your Inner Focus by 5 sec. You have a 50/100% chance when you Smite to reduce the cooldown of your Penance by 1 sec.

Holy
  • Greater Heal now costs 29% of base mana, down from 32% of base mana.
  • Revelations - Holy Word: Sanctuary (Prayer of Healing) effect now lasts 18 sec, up from 15 sec.
  • Blessed Resilience is now a Tier 6 talent, up from Tier 5.
  • Surge of Light is now a Tier 2 talent, down from Tier 3.
  • Trinity is gone.
  • Tome of Light (Tier 4) *New* - Reduces the cooldown of your Holy Word spells by 15/30%.

Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Nothing, sorry.

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Elemental
  • Stoneclaw Totem now has 6186 health, up from 797. Shields your totems for up to 4143 damage, up from 664.
  • Earth Shock now also reduces ranged attack speed.

Enhancement
  • Dual Wield now also allows you to parry frontal melee attacks.
  • Windfury Totem now increases the melee and ranged attack speed of all party and raid members within 40 yards by 10%. (Down from 20%)
  • Feral Spirit now lasts 30 sec, down from 45 sec. Cooldown changed to 2 min, down from 3 min.

Restoration

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Affliction
  • Bane of Doom now deals damage every 15 sec, down from 30 sec. Now has a 20% chance to summon a Demon guardian, down from 25%. Only one target can have Bane of Doom at a time, only one Bane per Warlock can be active on any one target.
  • Drain Life now restores 2% total health, down from 5%.
  • Everlasting Affliction now increases the critical effect chance of your Corruption, Seed of Corruption and Unstable Affliction by 10%. (Up from 2%)
  • Soul Swap now costs 18% of base mana, up from 6% of base mana.

Demonology
  • Ritual of Souls now costs 27% of base mana, down from 80% of base mana.
  • Hand of Gul'dan now has a 2 sec cast time, down from 3 sec.
  • Impending Doom no longer reduces the cooldown of the Bane of Doom damage effect, now Increases the chance for your Bane of Doom to summon a demon by 10/20/30% when it deals damage.

Destruction
  • Shadowfury base damage has been increased by 235%. (Don't get too excited, it wasn't scaled to Cataclysm yet)
  • Burning Embers - The Burning Ember effect deals up to [ 0.071%/0.143% of Spell Power + 23.921 ] fire damage every 1 sec for 7 sec.
  • Soul Leech now restores 2/4% of your total health and mana, down from 5/10%.

Pets

Warrior (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arms

Fury
  • Pummel is now usable in Battle and Berserker Stance. (Old - Just Berserker)
  • Enrage now has a 3/6/9% chance to proc, down from 4/8/12%.
  • Battle Trance now affects your next special attack that costs more than 5 rage.

Protection
  • Defensive Stance now increases threat generated by 100%, up from 45%.
  • Thunderstruck now also increases the damage of Rend.
  • Incite - These guaranteed criticals cannot re-trigger the Incite effect. (Tooltip clarification)
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Comments 222 Comments
  1. aristocle's Avatar
    I was hoping for more changes to all trees in this expansion. It seems that we are also getting less new spells as well. I remember someone saying that in Wrath players got like 6 to 8 new spells or some jazz.

    Really Ghostcrawler is boring me to tears. The idea to have core abilities as level 10 is neat, but who knows if it might work to hold new players interest. Some of those core abilities are old and not very exciting at all as well imo.

    Maybe this just isn't the game for me anymore, as I am hoping for things that probably will never happen.

    Sucks.
  1. Zadoc's Avatar
    At the start of this, Blizz said they wanted hunters to be more interesting, and to have to work at their shot rotations to optimise output with a small focus pool rather than the old mana system, with talents there to add flavour and customisation. So far as I can tell, Huntering now seems to consist of pointing your pet at the mob, hitting attack and watching the auto shots fire. Maybe with an occasional frost/ice trap to CC. Talents are now even more boilerplate+faceroll selection.

    I may be way off the mark with this, as I only have a PTR toon not beta, but I watch an unhealthy amount of beta videos, and this is how it feels to me. Before the makeover, huntering felt fine as it was. Okay, BM needed a boost, but it was still a very usable levelling spec, with SV and (especially) MM somewhere around 3rd best raid DPS, with good utility in terms of tranq, misdirect and so on. As of this week, Blizz seem to be hitting the development endgame, with bugfixes, and spec tweaks here and there for most specs. Right now, huntering feels very broken indeed. Not just at the lets-tweak-shot-damage level, but at a meta level above that.

    Still, beta is beta, and it is all about working out what works and what doesn't. They can sandpaper and polish the system all they like, but I hope Blizz are brave enough to see when something is fundamentally not working and needs a total rethink.
  1. Infinitus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by h4rr0d View Post
    What's with the new build? It's not deployed on EU realms
    Apparently from the looks of it the patch has been implemented on the servers but the patch hasn't been implemented on the clients. That's why people are reporting weird behavior etc and why the servers appear as red in the server list. Somehow the client hasn't been given the trigger to patch.
  1. Fojos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tyrindor View Post
    Am I missing something?

    All casters i've seen are doing 14-18k on target dummies. The best i've seen a hunter do is around 11k (and it was me), other hunters i've tested with aren't even breaking 8k. Given my rotation isn't 100% solid on the PTR, these changes seem to be the opposite of what I expected.

    Casters damage increased, hunter damage decrease. When casters were already doing more than hunters on the PTR. /confused

    Just... no. How long do you look at those casters? Only the burst duration?
  1. Spitzbube's Avatar
    going to love hunters
  1. sabrelime's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasz View Post
    "Windfury Totem now increases the melee and ranged attack speed of all party and raid members within 40 yards by 10%. (Down from 20%)"
    "Improved Icy Talons now increases the melee and ranged attack speed of all party and raid members within 100 yards by 10%. (Down from 20%)"

    OH MY GOD!!!
    So basically this means Blizzard HAS to do something to buff rogues. They mentioned this exact situation where they were going to nerf WF and then do something with warriors/rogues.
  1. Sounder's Avatar
    Never mind on the Ravagespam idea. GC says: "You have 10 sec to use Ravage once, not as many Ravages as you can manage in 10 sec."
  1. kcquipor's Avatar
    patch still not applied ?
  1. Mr. Casual's Avatar
    lol druids its ok it all apart of blizz scheme to make mages so unbelievable OP everybody rolls 1...

    I think its funny people are still complaining about Warrs,,,,, just be better and you wont die
  1. Vook's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kcquipor View Post
    patch still not applied ?
    Doesn't look like it. I logged in and it didn't make me patch, opened background downloader and it said there was no patch available.
  1. Jerakal's Avatar
    My main is a human rogue, this is my face after today's post -> ಠ_ಠ

    I was gonna try for realm first master Archealogist.

    But then...

    * Dwarves - Explorer *New* - Archaeology skill increased by 15 and you survey faster than normal archaeologists. (Yes, that's from the previous build, forgot to news it)

    FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU
  1. drsjohnny's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vook View Post
    Doesn't look like it. I logged in and it didn't make me patch, opened background downloader and it said there was no patch available.
    that's odd because i just tried it a few minutes ago and it gave me patch
  1. iorcedurmother's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by drsjohnny View Post
    i like the warrior change that gives me a 100 chance of threat now

    it's not a 100% chance of getting threat, it increases your threat generated by attacks by 100%. I heard warrior threat was a big issue in the beta so this is probably a needed change.

    p.s. LETS SEE SOME NEW NIGHT ELF RACIALS! We've got sick ones for tanking, but I'm a rogue! I guess our increased agility already gives us more dps than other rogues though.

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-24 at 07:12 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrindor View Post
    Am I missing something?

    All casters i've seen are doing 14-18k on target dummies. The best i've seen a hunter do is around 11k (and it was me), other hunters i've tested with aren't even breaking 8k. Given my rotation isn't 100% solid on the PTR, these changes seem to be the opposite of what I expected.

    Casters damage increased, hunter damage decrease. When casters were already doing more than hunters on the PTR. /confused
    don't be silly target dummies are rarely reflective of what damage will look like in raids. When rogues were doing retartedly high dps, before HfB got nerfed from 18% damage increase to 8% damage increase. Remember, when ICC was first released? They were probably one of the lowest dps classes when it came to dummy damage. It's just how shit goes, some classes get a lot more benefit from buffs than others, wait til you're in a raid to complain.

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-24 at 07:13 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by kylex3 View Post
    does blizzard love to tease rogues?
    every patch goes a little like this:
    empty promise to do less white damage and more yellow damage;
    new skill: poisons (what? we already have poisons.);
    graphic changes or small changes;
    nothing, sorry

    o_O

    LOL
    bro, how can you improve on that which is already amazing? rogues rule!

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-24 at 07:16 PM ----------

    Plus despite not having changes this patch, I'm just happy our rotation might actually take a slight bit of skill in cataclysm. No more mut mut envenom, mut mut envenom, making bad rogues look only slightly worse than good ones that know how to watch their envenom buff.
  1. Mystikalrush's Avatar
    wtb patch update.....
  1. Talron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LurkerOnly View Post
    Bottom line, polymorphing any other class doesn't leave them after the polymorph completely unable to do any moves without using a GCD on a form change. It's essentially as if Polymorph removed paladin blessings or seals.

    It's as if a mage polymorphing you, in addition to everything else it does, took away 20% of your base mana, and prevented you from doing anything except moving for one GCD after you popped out of it. You'd consider that an immense, OP buff to polymorph, right?

    That's what it is against druids, now.
    Im sure its worse... MUCH worse for paladins than for you my friend, even if polly worked on forms (which it looks like isn't the case) it would still be less of a headache for you than for any paladin out there, prot ret or holy.
  1. Zaerix's Avatar
    I really like how they're giving Prot a choice between Word of Glory, Inquisition, and Shield of the Righteous. Based on the situation, you'd probably only use SotR or Inquisition for your Holy Power dump since the Word of Glory talents basically made it useless for anything but dungeons (And I wouldn't expect a serious tank to be in dungeons 100% of his tanking career.). Now it gives us the ability to choose between healing and a light absorb shield, an ability that does a nice amount of damage, or a raw temporary boost to all damage you do and still get a core talent to proc on any.

    Also, can anyone tell me if Protector of the Innocent procs of Word of Glory heals? I know it's currently the same value, but when they fix it, it might be decent to take as Prot to add another 3k+ self healing onto your Word of Glory, even if the extra healing doesn't carry over to the shield. Healer mana looks, comparatively, like hell currently from what I've seen so helping out might be nice.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Just want to point out that they still have not begun to balance DPS damage across different specs or classes. These changes, like most in the previous patches are merely there in order to get people to use the 'appropriate' rotation.

    For instance, if a spec has a spell that is way out of whack (either high or low) than the player on the PTR will change their rotation based on the damage of that ability. What this means is the desired 'rotation' is no longer being tested.

    Rogues have not seen any changes because most of their rotations are working fine. Yes, damage is low, but we are pushing the buttons we are supposed to be pushing. Other classes (hunters for example) still don't have their rotations working the way the devs want them. The drastic changes in ability damage is not to 'buff BM hunters'.. it is to buff an ability so that BM hunters actually use it in their rotations on the PTR the way the devs want.

    DO NOT compare your overall DPS to that of other classes. Do NOT compare your DPS to that of other specs. Instead, work on your rotation on the PTR and make sure the abilities 'make sense' for the amount of damage they do. That is all the devs are working on right now.
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Im really baffled what BLizzard is doing with Holy palas atm. We have been told that there is less need for using every GCD to heal cause ppl will have more HP pools.... Still - all that holy talent tree is offering atm is increasing haste on spells and removing GCD of some spells if some buffs are up... IF not .. they dont...

    I dont see the point of removing GCDs on stuff if you have time to heal ppl up.. To me its a total waste and will lead to the spec getting OOM extra fast.

    I very much know WHY they are doing this ... Because yet again the Group healing abiltes in 5 man dungeons are NOT good enough with the two new AOE spells... THey both have long cd and require certain VERY specific situations to work properly...

    I think more and more holy palas are getting worried about Cataclysm. Im personally going to reroll a priest Gnome cause I really dont see the point of playing Holy palas any more. So limited tools to work with ..... Either your uber ... or you are CRAP... Just ONE single fight where a healing class is crap means Blizzard has FAILED to deliver on the new healing system. There are many reports showing HUGE issues in 5 man healing instances atm as holy. SO bad that at least two of my good friends that are holy palas are not gonna bother even going there again as holy.

    Something has to be done in next few builds to correct the huge situatinal only uses of Holy pala group spells... If not then why even use them on the long cd at all if they can only be used in every other encounter in the game for them to work effectively... Thats the case atm.
  1. Limpy's Avatar
    Patch is downloading now!
  1. Dethroy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mihaitha View Post
    Yes it does. Ebon Plague can be spread to all targets in Pestilence range, so it's an AoE 8% increased magic taken debuff. No other class has that (at least none can sustain it without huge DPS lost and mana cost).
    Ever heard of Jinx?

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