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. Sellest's Avatar
    Is it just me or does Cataclysm gear looks boring statwise? Same stats dodge for haste and that's difference between tank and dps.
  1. Horben1's Avatar
    Holy paladin raid gear, 359: spirit/crit; spirit/mastery; spirit/crit; spirit/mastery...

    No haste? Anywhere? Except on blue gear? Is this fully itemized or still in progress?
  1. Zokten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nQu View Post

    How ever the portal removal in shatt and Dalaran just means to me we are ought to stay in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms where the places of interest are. Just use the ships and Zeplins to get over the sea like in the old days. Populates the whole world little more than just jumping from Dalaran to Ironforge or Orgrimmar after being 85.
    dalarn will be filled with mages that have engineering.
  1. Naylol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dekanos View Post
    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.
    You might want to look up the release date of Wotlk buddy.
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sellest View Post
    Is it just me or does Cataclysm gear looks boring statwise? Same stats dodge for haste and that's difference between tank and dps.
    It really does... I'm glad and annoyed at the same time... I mean, it was nice to know that you were gemming for the right stuff and had the better gear or whatnot over idiots, and now it seems like there's no difference. I mean, one gem slot per gear item doesn't leave a lot to the imagination.


    So uh...cookiecutter gear, cookie cutter talent trees... Where is the personalization and customization going to be? :/
  1. Airath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by h44mm00 View Post
    Blizzard have LOTS of our money and they could have easily bought on an extra 100 developers for a month to bring it out early. While I do appreciate the content that has been released in the past and that which is to be released in the future, I do think this last year they have been particularly cold to the player base.
    You are clearly clueless about how large projects work. Things like buying a ton of developers for a month just does not work, since it happens to be so that even the best developers need a good month even to grasp concepts of the project to start outputting some quality stuff that meets the requirements.
  1. SHT's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarevokcz View Post
    Really? And you know that.. how? Have you seen state of some zones? For example Searing Gorge and Azshara are totally bugged, those zones have overlapping some kind of invisible-walls-tunnel-system, when you fly over, you are dismounted, when you fly or walk into the invis walls, you get through them, but then you cant get back, you can walk in this tunnel system, but you dont see the walls, you cant mount, there is like 80% chance you fall through the floor to blue abyss, only solutions are either be lucky and not die and HS out of there or die and ress at GY. Atleast for Searing Gorge, it has been for several weeks, the zone is completely unplayable, it also isnt just change-one-line-of-code bugfix.

    There are big bugs, that are around for months, errors everywhere, stuck characters, etc etc.

    "recent beta changes" dont include bugfix notifications, every build fixed quite alot of them, but just because you dont see it on mmo-c main page doesnt mean there arent major bugs getting fixed every day or that there arent any to fix.

    That is how Software Development works, some companies release their Release Candidates to the public (Microsoft for example) and some keep them in-house (like Blizzard). Like I said Beta is serving its purpose, although many people seem to be mistaken on what that purpose is.

    Also, @Airath: I'm not talking about numb nuts consultants who come for three months and leech some cash. I am talking about proper professionals. It isn't like these issues could not have been foreseen (whatever the exact issues are) and dealt with earlier either. If it is delayed past the "usual" 2 years per expansion pack then that is a failure of sorts for Blizzard and they need to push themselves harder - I'm sure they get paid enough to do so. While yes earlier development (Vanilla, etc) took a long time, lets not forget that Blizzard weren't in such a healthy position cash-wise as they are now. They make a LOT of money every month, and it would be good to see at least SOMETHING out of them. I would be perfectly happy if they released the new zones, but it is still slightly disappointing - they aren't changing the game engine ridiculously, it still works the same and most of the "new" stuff is just new iterations of things that have been perfected in Wrath so it should actually be quite easy for new developers to jump on considering most errors are usually just a wrong variable that needs to be moved.
  1. Drauer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    I would imagine that a certain amount of Valor points will be given for the daily random quest (or weekly version if they implement it)?
    I wouldn't mind if not


    And /boo on dec release
  1. seventhsin'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
    Yes conversion ratios are horrible, however since they're combining Triumph Badges and Frost badges as it stands you can farm heroics as soon as patch goes live and get Justice points capped. Each boss gives 15~16 Justice points and the cap is 4000 so even if you have no Frost or Triumph badges at the moment you will be able to have enough points to buy a piece or two of the 346 gear once you hit 85, Blizz even said so.
  1. Simca's Avatar
    I'm very glad you updated us Boub. After having played the PTR and having watched the beta slowly evolve, I was starting to 'lol' at a Nov 2nd release date.
  1. Sarevokcz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    He knows it because Blizzard has mentioned many times that they have an "internal build" that is way ahead of what you see on beta. They have already fixed some bugs but you wont see the fix's unless they decide to patch them, but chances are most bugs will be fixed by the time the game goes live.
    internal build, that is 2-3 weeks ahead of current beta build. there are major bugs for months, yet i dont see them fixed, I dont see how anyone can say that majority of bugs have been fixed, even internally, when in the last months, I have seen fixed maybe 30% of all bugs i have encountered. They wont just magically fix all the bugs in three weeks. Once I see, that major bugs are really going away, then I can be confident, that it might release with only minor, nonessential bugs. Until then, majority of bugs wasnt fixed, not even internally.
  1. TobiasX's Avatar
    I'm still hoping for a mid-late November release but we'll have to wait and see. I'd rather they took an extra 2 weeks and fixed more bugs than released the game in a more broken state.
  1. Lumocolor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Reaperxx View Post
    Not Official

    People need to read before they get mad.
    November 2nd wasn't official either but as someone who's playing beta december sounds a trillion times more plausible even if i hate standing outside in below freezing temps to get it.
  1. Lilbruz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zokten View Post
    seriously you are going to quote clearly skewed numbers to everyone?
    Oh Im sorry Mr math wizard. Please elaborate on the exact number, oh wise one. You must be a Blizzard employee. Please give us the exact number of subscriptions...

    Oh, and also note that I even said that cutting that in half still means its a successful game. But I guess half is also way of ?
  1. seventhsin's Avatar
    Ill just play Fable 3 for a couple of months =).
  1. Lilbruz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    What the fuck! This blows! Some of us enjoy ALL content you jewish bastards and now we're fucked no matter where we go.



    Ugh, stupid changes by stupid people for stupid reasons make me stupid.
    It sure does. It also makes you racist by the looks of it..
  1. Arthmael's Avatar
    Alot of people in here seem to think that people will grab PvP gear for the PvE content. Im pretty sure this is impossible because the PvP season doesnt even start for a month or two after cata release so this gear will be unobtainable before then anyway.

    On Topic: I hope archeology is in the pre-cata patch so I have something to level and it will be cool to do while exploring all the changes.
  1. Naoto's Avatar
    No portals, what a fucking bullshit change so now I need to beg a mage to portal me to SW/IF even though 99% of them are too bloody lazy to spend 20 seconds helping someone out? kinda sucks if it gets delayed was waiting for it to level a worgen priest and I'm bored of WOTLK but it's all good, rather it got delayed and came out better instead of being released and being shit. But no portals? christ, do Blizzard enjoy taking the piss or what? what harm did they do?
  1. Trivial's Avatar
    Hmmm! This makes me wonder if what I once thought paranoic is actually true!

    In the Gnomeregan event blizzard site, Mekkatorque says that "the chance of any cataclysmic event taking place in the foreseeable future is "less than 12.7%," ".

    Could 12.7% be a hint to the american system date of December 7th?!?

    Thinking about it again, it is pretty much paranoic
  1. 5iNi5t3R9uR1's Avatar
    Well, since it's not an official release date, there's nothing to really worry about. Besides, there'll be games to keep everyone occupied till then. For example, if you own a PS3, Xbox360 or wii, you can play Call Of Duty: Black OPs & other new games being released in these upcoming months on game consoles before Cataclysm gets released. Patience is a virtue and the longer you wait, the more rewarding it will be once you get a hold of it. <3

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