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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. Mr. Casual's Avatar
    I can work with the name Vicious gladiator
  1. Ektoplasme's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sensa View Post
    the conversion ratio is terrible and the price of those items is very high....there will be no at 85 that will be able to buy pieces the minute they turn 85
    ^
    This

    It's a small perks for those who have a lot fo emblems at the moment (like thousands). Given the conversion rate, they will be able to afford maybe one or two pieces of BLUE items once they hit 85. Not really imbalanced. It seems fair to me.
  1. Pakisunny360's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sensa View Post
    the conversion ratio is terrible and the price of those items is very high....there will be no at 85 that will be able to buy pieces the minute they turn 85
    WEll they may not get them as soon as they hit 85 but it puts them in a big advantage. its unfair, especially since i spend my 163 frost emblems for 7 primordials and 200+ triumph over the last month for heirlooms, and other countless people that have done what i did.
  1. dascylus's Avatar
    Nice to know now that Zin'Rokh is a raid level weapon... depending on hit caps, it may be one of the BiS for that tier seeing as how you can turn any excess hit in mastery rating. I'm seriously gonna grind Archaeology to get that weapon. Can't wait to see what DK T11 looks like.

    P.S. expertise on pvp gear? This is a first.
  1. lios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bricktop123 View Post
    Sick of hearing this crap from people that are playing the beta. The vast majority of WoW players that weren't lucky enough to get in the Beta would rather play a buggy and unfinished Cataclysm than more months and months of a raid tier that has already gone on twice as long as it should have.
    I'm not in the beta (only on PTR, as everyone can be), but I read the forums and I definitely do not want to play Cata in the state it is currently in. I'd like my game to be as bugfree as possible, even if this means another 3 months wait. I have plenty of other things to do in the meantime (both ingame, in other games and irl). There is more in WoW then raiding... And more in life then WoW...
  1. Yörgle's Avatar
    Oh you're right Tharaldriel... I had to check to US forums to see that Hero => Justice... (Thank God for our more-than-useless French CM T_T)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ektoplasme View Post
    ^
    This

    It's a small perks for those who have a lot fo emblems at the moment (like thousands). Given the conversion rate, they will be able to afford maybe one or two pieces of BLUE items once they hit 85. Not really imbalanced. It seems fair to me.
    Hadn't thought of that. That makes sense !

    Yay, I can still buy tons of heirlooms without feeling bad. :-P
  1. Pakisunny360's Avatar
    To me it looks like the concept art for warrior t11 looks to me more like DK t11 art cause dks get the magma type armor and the one in concept is magma type.
  1. delcatty's Avatar
    the tank gear has the same stam as the dps and healing gear
  1. petrefax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nekosom View Post
    Actually, you're wrong. 346 blue items are equivalent to the 200 blue items from Heroics in WotLK. 333s are the items comparable to 187s, and are the unofficial prerequisite items for heroics. 365 is either a PvP only gear level or equivalent to Heroic-level raiding gear.

    Though I agree with you. It's ridiculous for the guy to worry about the very top tier of PvP gear still being crappier than blue items. He's worrying about nothing.
    Jesus, reading comprehension around here is dreadful, he's arguing the exact reverse of what you seem to think. What he said (and the evidence of the items in this post bears him out) is that the first tier of PvP items is much better than anything available in heroics or for Justice Points and, in some cases, is on a par with or better than, epics from the first raiding tier, for PVE.

    So this means you will get people skipping heroics and doing a PvP grind to gear up for PvE raiding, as was the case in TBC.
  1. lios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pakisunny360 View Post
    WEll they may not get them as soon as they hit 85 but it puts them in a big advantage. its unfair, especially since i spend my 163 frost emblems for 7 primordials and 200+ triumph over the last month for heirlooms, and other countless people that have done what i did.
    A big advantage? One or maybe two blue pieces of gear at 85? Replace in an heroic a day later... Wow, what an advantage.

    And it's especially unfair because you spend your emblems on heirlooms and primordials? What kind of reasoning is that? Is it unfair that someone who saves his money can buy a Ferrari, while you can't because you spend it on the cinema and expensive clothes every day? You have the same chance to save emblems and get that 'big advantage' as anyone else, but you choose to do something else with them. Your choice, not unfair.

    I have only a few emblems because I choose to level another alt, to each his own.
  1. petrefax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by delcatty View Post
    the tank gear has the same stam as the dps and healing gear
    by design, they want health pools to be a lot closer together, obviously gemming/enchants/trinkets will mean tanks will have slightly higher, but not 3 times that of dps/healers

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-27 at 08:50 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by lios View Post
    A big advantage? One or maybe two blue pieces of gear at 85? Replace in an heroic a day later... Wow, what an advantage.
    You won't replace them in an heroic by the looks of things, the items available for Justice Points are there to complement heroic level blues (heroics won't drop epics) when building a starter raiding set.
  1. Sensa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pakisunny360 View Post
    WEll they may not get them as soon as they hit 85 but it puts them in a big advantage. its unfair, especially since i spend my 163 frost emblems for 7 primordials and 200+ triumph over the last month for heirlooms, and other countless people that have done what i did.
    yeah, well I paid 5200g x 4 for flying mounts for 4 toons and 1000g x 4 for dual spec and you don't see me crying that both will be substantially cheaper in Cata...

    As I said, for 99% of the player base (less than 300-400 badges stocked up) the conversion rate / price of new items means you won't be buying any gear, including lowly BoA leveling gear, the minute you hit 85 so relax.
  1. Giverne's Avatar
    Well, i certainly hope every-just-dinged-85 will not be able to buy a full set of epics straight away.
    Is there anything known already about the amount needed for the items purchasable with points?
  1. Evilution's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pakisunny360 View Post
    WEll they may not get them as soon as they hit 85 but it puts them in a big advantage. its unfair, especially since i spend my 163 frost emblems for 7 primordials and 200+ triumph over the last month for heirlooms, and other countless people that have done what i did.
    Been spending all my current emblems peddling primordial saronite and gems, so not regretting it, gear won´t be that hard to get at 85. Get money now; worry about the heroic-gear later when you reach lvl 83-84

    Quote Originally Posted by Pakisunny360 View Post
    AS far i know honor points have been reset before, yes they did get reset for Wrath launch but not badges.
    nope they didn´t


    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

    On September 23rd 2008, Eyonix announced that, "In order to make the transition from The Burning Crusade to Wrath of the Lich King flow as smoothly as possible, all accrued
    honor points will be reset at the launch of the expansion."[2]
    However, on November 19th, Bornakk retracted the claim of an honor point reset, "However, many players would still be surprised by an Honor and token reset as it isn’t
    something we’ve done in the past. As such, we've decided to not reset Honor or tokens upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King."[3][4]
    http://www.wowwiki.com/Honor_point#N..._the_Lich_King
  1. Pakisunny360's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lios View Post
    A big advantage? One or maybe two blue pieces of gear at 85? Replace in an heroic a day later... Wow, what an advantage.

    And it's especially unfair because you spend your emblems on heirlooms and primordials? What kind of reasoning is that? Is it unfair that someone who saves his money can buy a Ferrari, while you can't because you spend it on the cinema and expensive clothes every day? You have the same chance to save emblems and get that 'big advantage' as anyone else, but you choose to do something else with them. Your choice, not unfair.

    I have only a few emblems because I choose to level another alt, to each his own.
    Damn I cant even argue with u there, IMa just back away slowly and fade into thin air.
  1. Caradinist's Avatar
    Official or no, given the vast amount of content they are bringing to us in this expansion, and the tuning and tweaking still happening, i'm not surprised if the game does get pushed back December.
  1. Heretic013's Avatar
    And what about AH? I dont see a reason to stay in Shat/Dala without it. Why should I need those trainers more? They arent used as often and I could just go back to do that.
  1. john18761's Avatar
    not suprised that its bein delayed for a month or so i still think it wont be released in december january i reckon
  1. Rukh's Avatar
    Band of Bees? They're just playing madlibs with the names now, aren't they.
  1. Kabasue's Avatar
    I rather have them do it right, then push it out with loads of buggs. From being on the beta, the place is full of buggs, I think I spend more time writing out bugg tickets then anything else. Trust me you don't want to get the x-pac "undercooked".

    Also this gives me a great chance to laugh at people/guilds who stopped raiding because the x-pac is just around the cornor.

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