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)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.0.1 PTR - Build 13033 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 222 Comments
  1. Chaotiz's Avatar
    OH MY GOD PUMMEL IN BATTLE STANCE HOLY SHIT YES


    Also, now Victory Rush won't use up battle trance procs anymore.
  1. Tychus'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!!!
    Well, you have to admit 20% is pretty absurd if you think about it. Even the current 10% is really good.
  1. AuthurDent'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
    They most certainly are NOT doing 14-18k on dummies. Locks had a couple bugs in Aff and Destro that upped their damage a good bit... Having run a LOT of Normal and Heroic Dungeons already... Hunters are ranking top of meters with Locks... the remaining caster classes doign 7-8k.. sometimes up wards of 10k...
  1. Alfadorfox's Avatar
    > * According to the tooltips, Swift Flight Form, Flight Form, Aquatic Form, Travel Form, Bear Form, Cat Form no longer make you immune to Polymorph.

    I WILL MURDER SOMEONE
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ibogdandx View Post
    tyrindor . go hit that dummy more till you get more dmg , BM hunters are insane on the PTR last time i checked , pet criting for 17k NP. and my gear was pretty shit since its my alt , its a combination of icc25 normal with some heroic items.
    Not sure when you tried but damage was already nerfed once.

    -

    Not sure I can be bothered to level my hunter first now, I don't want it to be OP'ed but those last changes were nerfs across the board.

    Also I don't see any PTR patch ready when I start the launcher, is it US only?
  1. dwbrown7680's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deos View Post
    @ druid poly immunity gone:

    Gosh.. get that stupid "cleanse magick" back but dont touch our class-defining strengths like poly immunity. A shitstorm is coming, i can see that.. F*ck that healing seriously.. It's been screwing up the entire class like a plague since vanilla beta. Like they took Play Dead away and gave it to hunters, because "healer that can drop aggro is op". Screw healbots, really. Honestly, healing is only 1/4th of the class now, why should the rest of 3/4 of the class suffer because of it?
    I think it's funny that druids who have been king of the hill for healing in arenas for the last 3 seasons easily are all of the sudden crying over a change that was announced 1-2 months ago. It'll be great to finally be able to have my polymorph be useful against a druid. Besides, all healing classes got the revamp of getting either offensive or defensive dispels, getting that and keeping poly immunity would have just been el oh el.
  1. Lemons's Avatar
    I'm actually really glad that WF effects got nerfed. Putting so much stock into a single buff quite frankly sucks. WF on live is already like that. losing WF is a difference of 1.5k dps on the spreadsheet...there is no other buff that accounts for such a large dps increase (most make a difference of maybe 500 dps).

    Really glad the devs did that. Everything will get evened out in the end so we'll do the same damage as if we had that other 10%, but now I won't go from 1st to 7th on the meter just because our enhancement shaman decided to take a night off.
  1. Nosferato's Avatar
    no rogue changes again
  1. WaitingforSWTOR's Avatar
    Do mages really need those buffs? REALLY???
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dwbrown7680 View Post
    I think it's funny that druids who have been king of the hill for healing in arenas [...]
    Yeah right. Remember that when talking about the druid, you're actually talking about three different roles, you could even say sub-classes.
  1. Jotunhammer's Avatar
    And again they nerf the deathknights...now its frost that looses 10% haste. if you specc frost dps you go for as much haste as you can, thats the purpose of frost DW speccing and now they nerf it. way to go blizzard.
  1. antifreeze's Avatar
    So blizzard for 5 years finally see that immunity to polymorph in different forms op?
  1. mihaitha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tychus View Post
    Well, you have to admit 20% is pretty absurd if you think about it. Even the current 10% is really good.
    That may be, but it is more absurd to have a frost DK give the exact same buff as a resto shaman. If you have two shamans in the raid there's absolutely no reason to take a frost DK, one will just put down Wrath of Air and the other Windfury (regardless of their spec) and you have the best haste buffs you can get. The one reason it was worth speccing frost over unholy is gone! GG Blizz, nerf DK's to the ground why don't you?
  1. reve's Avatar
    Man nobody wants BM to be PvE viable again, its boring, tedious shit... So far it seems to be the only viable spec too, I hope Blizzard is just fucking around with us.

    Also LOL at rogues.
  1. Grelsha's Avatar
    Oh dear to the WF changes and Icy Talons, however having not seen confirmed dmg out put at 85 20% might well have been far too OP
  1. Dexiefy's Avatar
    aimed shot nerf? pretty pointless, its already kind of weak for 50 focus ability ~~
    and why in the name of god they would first nerf kill command from 51% to 21% to then buff it again to 63% (yes i know hunter himself gets 10% ap nerf and basic attacks get huge pretty pointless nerf aswell)Only thing it will cause is KC being WAY too strong.
    Bue i guess thats "brilliant" mind of GC who has no balance sense whatsoever ~~

    and finally pummel in battle stance <3 pity that wars overall are punchbags and will be until gc doesnt fix rage generation which he screwed up yet again.

    also druid change ftw, they should also remove root and slow removal on changing for for ferals. It was needed back in vanilla when ferals had no dmg or slow. But now they have distance closer, stun AND slow to keep up with their enemies. Cant see a reason why they should be able to remove all roots and slows and at the same time get their whole enrgy back thx to furor. It's like warrior being able to remove roots and slows on every stance change.... Hell he would even pay for it more as he cant keep 100 rage on stance change unlike druid with energy.
  1. glougloute's Avatar
    Second patch in a row with zero rogue change... For f*ck sake...
  1. Grelsha's Avatar
    •Ritual of Refreshment now costs 27% of base mana, down from 80% of base mana. - Most important change
  1. Static's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mihaitha View Post
    That may be, but it is more absurd to have a frost DK give the exact same buff as a resto shaman. If you have two shamans in the raid there's absolutely no reason to take a frost DK, one will just put down Wrath of Air and the other Windfury (regardless of their spec) and you have the best haste buffs you can get. The one reason it was worth speccing frost over unholy is gone! GG Blizz, nerf DK's to the ground why don't you?
    Suck it up, Death knight.
  1. bi0's Avatar
    Next Patch please also without needed rogue changes for a hattrick and than we have broken class when cata ships (like 2 years ago)

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