MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Release, Dalaran Portals, Cataclysm Epic Stats
Beta Build 13066 - Portals removed from Shattrath and Dalaran
Blizzard doesn't want you to use Shattrath and Dalaran as portal hubs anymore, the latest beta update removed all the portal to the cities and replaced them with class trainers.

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Cataclysm Release Date Postponed (Not Official)
A few weeks ago I announced that the target release date for Cataclysm was November 2. Well, according to an update I just got, the release has been postponed and Blizzard will try to release the game in early December. (Basically, either December 7 or December 14)

The Cataclysm by itself will happen earlier and will let you play in the "new" zone for a couple of days/weeks before you can buy the expansion and access the level 85 content. Keep in mind that they're mostly inside info, they're not official and I just report them because ... well, I'm sure you all want to know when it's supposed to happen.


Super-Mega-Uber Cataclysm Items Update
The latest beta build added A LOT of epic items to the game, we have valor points rewards, justice points rewards, Tier 11 armor sets stats, and PvP rewards!




Valor Points rewards
Valor Points are the high tier emblems of Cataclysm, you will only earn them from raids.


Level Type Spec Slot Name
359PlateStrength.DPSFeetWoe Breeder's Boots
359PlateTankFeetRock Furrow Boots
359PlateSpell DPSFeetEternal Pathfinders
359MailAgi.DPSFeetMoccasins of Verdurous Glooms
359MailHealFeetBoots of the Perilous Seas
359LeatherAgi.DPSFeetTreads of Fleeting Joy
359LeatherHealFeetFading Violet Sandals
359ClothSpell DPSFeetMelodious Slippers
359ClothHealFeetSlippers of Moving Waters
359CloakStrength.DPSBackFloating Web
359CloakAgi.DPSBackViewless Wings
359CloakTankBackGray Hair Cloak
359CloakSpell DPSBackHaunt of Flies
359CloakHealBackHeavenly Breeze
359FingerStrength.DPSFingerBand of Bees
359FingerTankFingerRing of the Battle Anthem
359FingerSpell DPSFingerBand of Secret Names
359FingerHealFingerTwined Band of Flowers
359TrinketStrength.DPSTrinketLicense to Slay
359TrinketAgi.DPSTrinketFluid Death
359TrinketTankTrinketBedrock Talisman
359TrinketSpellTrinketSoul Casket
359TrinketHealTrinketCore of Ripeness
359RelicAgi.DPSRelicRelic of Golganneth
359RelicSpell DPSRelicRelic of Norgannon
359RelicHealRelicRelic of Eonar
359RelicStrength.DPSRelicRelic of Aggramar
359RelicTankRelicRelic of Khaz'goroth



Tier 11 Armor Sets Stats
Tier 11 Armor sets are bought with tokens and valor points.

Level Type Spec Slot Name
359Plate Unholy/FrostChestMagma Plated Battleplate
359Plate Unholy/FrostHandsMagma Plated Gauntlets
359Plate Unholy/FrostHeadMagma Plated Helmet
359Plate Unholy/FrostLegsMagma Plated Legplates
359Plate Unholy/FrostShoulderMagma Plated Pauldrons
359Plate BloodChestMagma Plated Chestguard
359Plate BloodHandsMagma Plated Handguards
359Plate BloodHeadMagma Plated Faceguard
359Plate BloodLegsMagma Plated Legguards
359Plate BloodShoulderMagma Plated Shoulderguards
359Leather Resto.ChestStormrider's Robes
359Leather Resto.HeadStormrider's Helm
359Leather Resto.LegsStormrider's Legwraps
359Leather Resto.ShoulderStormrider's Mantle
359Leather Resto.HandsStormrider's Handwraps
359Leather BalanceChestStormrider's Vestment
359Leather BalanceHeadStormrider's Cover
359Leather BalanceLegsStormrider's Leggings
359Leather BalanceShoulderStormrider's Shoulderwraps
359Leather BalanceHandsStormrider's Gloves
359Leather FeralHeadStormrider's Headpiece
359Leather FeralChestStormrider's Raiment
359Leather FeralLegsStormrider's Legguards
359Leather FeralShoulderStormrider's Spaulders
359Leather FeralHandsStormrider's Grips
359Mail HunterHeadLightning-Charged Headguard
359Mail HunterChestLightning-Charged Tunic
359Mail HunterLegsLightning-Charged Legguards
359Mail HunterShoulderLightning-Charged Spaulders
359Mail HunterHandsLightning-Charged Gloves
359Cloth Mage HeadFirelord's Hood
359Cloth Mage ChestFirelord's Robes
359Cloth Mage LegsFirelord's Leggings
359Cloth Mage ShoulderFirelord's Mantle
359Cloth Mage HandsFirelord's Gloves
359Plate RetributionChestReinforced Sapphirium Battleplate
359Plate RetributionHandsReinforced Sapphirium Gauntlets
359Plate RetributionHeadReinforced Sapphirium Helmet
359Plate RetributionLegsReinforced Sapphirium Legplates
359Plate RetributionShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Pauldrons
359Plate ProtectionChestReinforced Sapphirium Chestguard
359Plate ProtectionHandsReinforced Sapphirium Handguards
359Plate ProtectionHeadReinforced Sapphirium Faceguard
359Plate ProtectionLegsReinforced Sapphirium Legguards
359Plate ProtectionShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Shoulderguards
359Plate HolyHeadReinforced Sapphirium Headguard
359Plate HolyChestReinforced Sapphirium Breastplate
359Plate HolyLegsReinforced Sapphirium Greaves
359Plate HolyShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Mantle
359Plate HolyHandsReinforced Sapphirium Gloves
359Cloth ShadowShoulderMercurial Shoulderwraps
359Cloth ShadowChestMercurial Vestment
359Cloth ShadowLegsMercurial Leggings
359Cloth ShadowHeadMercurial Hood
359Cloth ShadowHandsMercurial Gloves
359Cloth HealingHeadMercurial Cowl
359Cloth HealingChestMercurial Robes
359Cloth HealingLegsMercurial Legwraps
359Cloth HealingShoulderMercurial Mantle
359Cloth HealingHandsMercurial Handwraps
359Leather RogueHandsWind Dancer's Gloves
359Leather RogueHeadWind Dancer's Helmet
359Leather RogueLegsWind Dancer's Legguards
359Leather RogueChestWind Dancer's Tunic
359Leather RogueShoulderWind Dancer's Spaulders
359Mail Resto. HeadFaceguard of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. ChestTunic of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. LegsLegwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. ShoulderMantle of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. HandsHandwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental ChestHauberk of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental HandsGloves of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental HeadHeadpiece of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental LegsKilt of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental ShoulderShoulderwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. ChestCuirass of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. HandsGrips of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. HeadHelmet of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. LegsLegguards of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. ShoulderSpaulders of the Raging Elements
359Cloth WarlockHandsShadowflame Handwraps
359Cloth WarlockHeadShadowflame Hood
359Cloth WarlockLegsShadowflame Leggings
359Cloth WarlockChestShadowflame Robes
359Cloth WarlockShoulderShadowflame Mantle
359Plate Fury/ArmsChestEarthen Battleplate
359Plate Fury/ArmsLegsEarthen Legplates
359Plate Fury/ArmsHeadEarthen Helmet
359Plate Fury/ArmsHandsEarthen Gauntlets
359Plate Fury/ArmsShoulderEarthen Pauldrons
359Plate ProtectionHeadEarthen Faceguard
359Plate ProtectionChestEarthen Chestguard
359Plate ProtectionLegsEarthen Legguards
359Plate ProtectionShoulderEarthen Shoulderguards
359Plate ProtectionHandsEarthen Handguards



Justice Points Rewards
Justice points are the first tier of Cataclysm dungeon emblems, you will get them in heroic instances.


Level Type Spec Slot Name
346AxeAgi.DPSOff-HandWindslicer
346DaggerAgi.DPSOff-HandThroat Slasher
346DaggerSpell DPSMain HandModgud's Blade
346MaceHealMain HandScepter of Power
346Off-HandHealHeld In Off-handApple-Bent Bough
346Off-HandSpell DPSHeld In Off-handHermit's Lamp
346ShieldHealOff HandShield of the Mists
346ShieldStrength.DPSOff HandShield of the Four Grey Towers
346SwordSpell DPSMain HandBlade of the Burning Sun
346SwordStrength.DPSOff-HandDawnblaze Blade
346WandHealRangedWand of Untainted Power
346PlateHealChestChestguard of Dancing Waves
346PlateHealHandsGloves of Curious Conscience
346PlateHealHeadCrown of the Blazing Sun
346PlateHealLegsLegguards of the Gentle
346PlateHealShoulderPauldrons of the Forlorn
346PlateHealWaistBelt of Barred Clouds
346PlateStrength.DPSChestBreastplate of Raging Fury
346PlateStrength.DPSHandsReaping Gauntlets
346PlateStrength.DPSHeadHelm of Easeful Death
346PlateStrength.DPSLegsGreaves of Gallantry
346PlateStrength.DPSShoulderPauldrons of the High Requiem
346PlateStrength.DPSWaistBeech Green Belt
346PlateTankChestChestplate of the Steadfast
346PlateTankHandsNumbing Handguards
346PlateTankHeadHelm of the Proud
346PlateTankLegsGreaves of Splendor
346PlateTankShoulderSunburnt Pauldrons
346PlateTankWaistGirdle of the Mountains
346MailAgi.DPSChestVest of the True Companion
346MailAgi.DPSHandsGloves of the Passing Night
346MailAgi.DPSHeadWillow Mask
346MailAgi.DPSLegsHillside Striders
346MailAgi.DPSShoulderWrap of the Valley Glades
346MailAgi.DPSWaistBelt of the Dim Forest
346MailSpellChestVest of the Waking Dream
346MailSpellHandsGleaning Gloves
346MailSpellHeadHelm of the Inward Eye
346MailSpellLegsLeggings of Soothing Silence
346MailSpellShoulderSeafoam Mantle
346MailSpellWaistBelt of the Still Stream
346LeatherAgi.DPSChestTunic of Sinking Envy
346LeatherAgi.DPSHandsSticky Fingers
346LeatherAgi.DPSHeadMask of Vines
346LeatherAgi.DPSLegsLeggings of the Burrowing Mole
346LeatherAgi.DPSShoulderEmbrace of the Night
346LeatherAgi.DPSWaistSash of Musing
346LeatherSpellChestRobes of Forgetfulness
346LeatherSpellHandsBlessed Hands of Elune
346LeatherSpellHeadCluster of Stars
346LeatherSpellLegsLeggings of Late Blooms
346LeatherSpellShoulderSomber Shawl
346LeatherSpellWaistThatch Eave Vines
346ClothHealChestMusk Rose Robes
346ClothHealHandsGloves of Purification
346ClothHealHeadMask of New Snow
346ClothHealLegsLeggings of Charity
346ClothHealShoulderSummer Song Shoulderwraps
346ClothHealWaistBelt of the Falling Rain
346ClothSpell DPSChestRobes of Embalmed Darkness
346ClothSpell DPSHandsGloves of the Painless Midnight
346ClothSpell DPSHeadCowl of Pleasant Gloom
346ClothSpell DPSLegsPensive Legwraps
346ClothSpell DPSShoulderMeadow Mantle
346ClothSpell DPSWaistIncense Infused Cumberbund
346NeckAgi.DPSNeckAmulet of Dull Dreaming
346NeckHealNeckCeladon Pendant
346NeckSpell DPSNeckString of Beaded Bubbles
346NeckStrength.DPSNeckPendant of Quiet Breath
346NeckTankNeckThe Lustrous Eye



Arena Season 9/Rated Battlegrounds Rewards
PvP rewards are also available, the higher tier of PvP points will be acquired through Arena matches and Rated Battlegrounds.

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Level Type Spec Slot Name
365Plate Death KnightChestVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Chestpiece
365Plate Death KnightHandsVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Gauntlets
365Plate Death KnightHeadVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Helm
365Plate Death KnightLegsVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Legguards
365Plate Death KnightShoulderVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Shoulders
365Leather FeralHandsVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Gloves
365Leather FeralHeadVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Helm
365Leather FeralLegsVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Legguards
365Leather FeralChestVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Robes
365Leather FeralShoulderVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Spaulders
365Leather Resto.HandsVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Gloves
365Leather Resto.HeadVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Helm
365Leather Resto.LegsVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Legguards
365Leather Resto.ChestVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Robes
365Leather Resto.ShoulderVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Spaulders
365Leather BalanceHandsVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Gloves
365Leather BalanceHeadVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Helm
365Leather BalanceLegsVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Legguards
365Leather BalanceChestVici"
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Release, Dalaran Portals, Cataclysm Epic Stats started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 588 Comments
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    It seems that all our frost and triumph badges will be converted to points that will ultimately buy us ilvl 346 blue gear. That's not too shabby, at least -- that's basically the average iLvL needed to attain to get Heroics-ready in Cataclysm (for comparison, getting full ilvl 187 blue gear so you can get set to get the ilvl 200 blues from heroics).

    Can't complain.

    Also bears repeating for those freaking out about Boubouille's adjusted date:

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaperxx View Post
    Not Official
  1. Collected's Avatar
    All I care about really is playing my new alts in the new 1-60 areas. That's the main thing I'm waiting for.
  1. Unferth's Avatar
    Arcanae: "They don't want us to use them as portal hubs so they put in class trainers... lolwut? Looks like a last minute, and stupid mind you, decision the way they're just thrown in there. "

    Thats exactly what I thought: last minute decision and the npc's were just thrown in their.


    $50 says they pushed back because Blizz still cant figure out how to balance the classes.
  1. Dekanos's Avatar
    The release date was never Nov. 2, Boub was an idiot for posting that he heard 'word of mouth' that it was Nov. 2 and he or anyone that believed that tomfoolery was a goddamn moron. Blizz will never release a Warcraft title before Nov. 27th. Ever.

    Please stop posting things that have no basis in reality and no reference.
  1. Tychus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by h44mm00 View Post
    There is no reason to delay it, this is just marketing and wanting more money (as if they won't make hundreds of millions of dollars if they released in Novemeber anyway). Very frustrating for the people who were trying to plan around the holiday seasons.
    There was never an official release date, so it was never "delayed".
  1. Ibbi's Avatar
    Why would they remove the portals? How are we supposed get to the auction house and to Dalaran?
  1. Tharaldriel's Avatar
    Worrying news.

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/58123/willow-mask/

    vs

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/60425/v...rs-chain-helm/

    Heroic blue, iLevel 346, vs PvP Epic, iLevel 365.

    I'll list the discrepancies for you:

    PvP over HC:
    +59 Agility
    +87 Stamina
    +241 Resilience rating (271 if you count the socket)
    -1 Mastery Rating (-31 if you count the socket)
    -162 Critical Strike Rating

    Now I won't doomsay, and I won't cry OMFG NERF. I KNOW Beta is Beta, even more so now than a week ago when it looked like the beta would come to a swift end soon. But does anyone remember BC? Remember how newbies would farm Gladiator or Merciless over heroic items in order to get into raids? I know about itemization progress atm, but to me as a hunter the two above items look, at the very least, equal for PvE content.

    I KNOW that we don't know (oxymoron) the item reqs for PvP items yet, but as I recall it they are doing away with personal rating and making it a question of Conquest Points only. And if that is the case, then we might see another surge of bads rolling into raids in PvP gear acting king of the hill. I'm worried.

    Please don't flame me.
  1. Elysia's Avatar
    Pretty much everything I wanted to say has already been said (about the release date). Sorry to everyone who had high hopes or already scheduled off vacation time for Nov. 2nd, but you were ridiculous for ever believing that date was going to stick.
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    There is some weird ad banner blocking part of the news post. Please remove it.
  1. ganodorf's Avatar
    bad bad bad bad news
  1. Zagnaphein's Avatar
    I really hope u are wrong on this one....2nd of novemember was the best for me...dammit i really hope novemember 2nd will be the date..
  1. Elysia's Avatar
    There is some weird ad banner blocking part of the news post. Please remove it.
    Try this thread: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...orting-bad-ads
  1. Creed86's Avatar
    Bear in mind people boub also said beta would start the following week, didn't it end up like 8 weeks or so later when they finally started it lol?

    We'll see what happens in october and blizzcon.
  1. Skulver's Avatar
    No way Blizzard will be silly enough to release their big, long awaited expansion at a time when most players are going to take a break from the game for the holidays. When people take breaks they tend not to come back, thats the last thing you want right after an expansion one of whose primary purposes is to lure all those people who have taken breaks back to the game. That would be like a pub owner giving an alcoholic a drink just before he goes to spend two weeks in a monastic retreat where there is no alcohol to be gotten. Yeah, he might get him back on the booze but it is also quite likely he will be cured again before you can reap any benefit.
  1. GoldenGunned's Avatar
    after playing beta I'm not surprised that the release is not in November, so many aspects of the game are simply not tuned yet and that takes time.
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tharaldriel View Post
    Worrying news.

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/58123/willow-mask/

    vs

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/60425/v...rs-chain-helm/

    Heroic blue, iLevel 346, vs PvP Epic, iLevel 365.

    I'll list the discrepancies for you:

    PvP over HC:
    +59 Agility
    +87 Stamina
    +241 Resilience rating (271 if you count the socket)
    -1 Mastery Rating (-31 if you count the socket)
    -162 Critical Strike Rating

    Now I won't doomsay, and I won't cry OMFG NERF. I KNOW Beta is Beta, even more so now than a week ago when it looked like the beta would come to a swift end soon. But does anyone remember BC? Remember how newbies would farm Gladiator or Merciless over heroic items in order to get into raids? I know about itemization progress atm, but to me as a hunter the two above items look, at the very least, equal for PvE content.

    I KNOW that we don't know (oxymoron) the item reqs for PvP items yet, but as I recall it they are doing away with personal rating and making it a question of Conquest Points only. And if that is the case, then we might see another surge of bads rolling into raids in PvP gear acting king of the hill. I'm worried.

    Please don't flame me.
    You're worrying about nothing, you need to look the iLvL of the two items you're showing us. You're comparing a blue PvE 346 to an epic PvP 365. Procure an epic PvE 365 to hold up to the PvP one -- I'm certain that the stats will be superior for PvE content.

    As a point of reference to you, iLvL 346 items that you get from dungeons require level 83 -- they're the equivalent of 187 blues (that require level 78 to equip) that you would've gotten from late-level quests in WotLK. This is the anticipated level of gear that you need to aquire to begin running Heroics in Cataclysm. Since you also need to be level 85 to begin doing these heroics, Blizzard has provided a way for people who have accumulated large amounts of Justice points to gear for heroics if they're missing a few pieces of gear that they haven't replaced through non-heroic dungeon runs.

    To compare, this is almost as if they had it where you could use the old TBC Badges of Justice to buy ilvl 187 blues that require level 80 to equip. Again, for the purpose of filling in gear gaps for people to begin doing Heroics.

    There will most likely be 365 ilvl blues dropped in Heroics, that will begin to show as superior to the 365 PvP epics, then 365 epics dropping from the first level of Raiding.
  1. lios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by drsjohnny View Post
    just wondering where are the portals now anyway in the main city's where would i have to go in one of them to get to a area i could of used before they were removed
    I have no idea what you just said, but I think the answer is 'werewolves howl'.
  1. Kainara's Avatar
    Disappointed by the changes to Dalaran and Shattrath, kinda makes the 10k gold I spent on dalaran rings kinda useless if I no longer have a reason to go to Dalaran.

    As for the release date change, on one hand I'm glad I'll be able to level up during the middle of Christmas break, its gonna be somewhat boring waiting til the new year to start raiding again.
  1. Stixxz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Toby John Kenobi View Post
    No portals = more gold to mages when ppl are too lazy to travel :P

    But with classtrainers in outlans northrend, we will have less travel anyways :P
    I hope they have ink/parchment traders in Orgrimmar then.
  1. perera's Avatar
    I think they might just be updating all the portals. The new mage spells had a level restriction for the users, so I wouldn't find it at all surprising if they went back and updated all the other ones to stop lowbies from using them.

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