MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Beta - Build 13117
Update - Added Cataclysm release date: December 7th
Update - Added Warrior's Tier 11 video.
Update - Added Warrior's Tier 11.


Cataclysm Release Date - December 7th
Season 9 starts on December 14th, a blue post stated that Cataclysm would be released one week earlier.


  • +ARENA_MASTER_NO_SEASON_TEXT = "Arena battles and Rated Battlegrounds are only available during an active player versus player combat season. Season nine will begin on December 14th, so be prepared at that time to take your shot at glory!";

Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
The next Arena Season will begin for level-85 players approximately one week after the official launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Cataclysm Beta - Build 13117 (Codename Sparkles)
Another day, another build.

Tier 11 Preview - Warrior
Most of the files for the Warrior set are now available, one of the recolor is still missing on male models and only the green set has a textured helm.

Update - Added Warrior's Tier 11.





Professions Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Alchemy

Enchanting

Engineering

Tailoring
Time to repost the video of the Sandstone Drake now that Vial of the Sands is confirmed as an Alchemy recipe.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Mounts
  • Spectral Wolf - Summons and dismisses a rideable Spectral Wolf. / 1.5 sec cast
  • Spectral Steed - Summons and dismisses a rideable Spectral Steed. / 1.5 sec cast

Guild Perks

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

Blood

Unholy
  • Unholy Command now also gives you a 50/100% chance to refresh Death Grip's cooldown when dealing a killing blow to a target that grants experience or honor.

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Balance
  • Fungal Growth now slows enemy targets by 25/50%, down from 35/70%.

Feral
  • Savage Defense now reduces damage taken from the nextp hysical attack by 65% of your attack power, down from 75%.
  • Tiger's Fury now increases physical damage done by 15% for 6 sec.
  • Skull Bash now costs 15 rage.

Restoration
  • Efflorescence now heals all nearby friendly targets within 8 yards by 20/40/60%, down from 40/80/120%.
  • Malfurion's Gift now has a 2/4% chance to proc, down from 3/6%.
  • Fury of Stormrage now has a 6/12% chance to proc, down from 15/30%.

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Kill Command now scales from 35% of RAP, down from 63% of RAP.
  • Bestial Wrath now causes 20% additional damage, down from 50%.
  • Focus Fire now has a 30 sec cooldown, up from 15 sec.
  • Mastery: Master of Beasts now increases damage done by your pets by 13.6%, down from 20%. Each point of Mastery increases pet damage by 1.7%, down from 2.5%.

Marksmanship
  • Aimed Shot base damage increased by 14%
  • Mastery: Wild Quiver now grants a 14.4% (down from 16%) chance for your ranged attacks to also instantly fire an additional ranged shot for 100% normal damage (up from 50%). Each point of Mastery increases the chance by 1.8%, down from 2%.

Survival
  • Mastery: Essence of the Viper now increases all elemental damage you deal by 8% (down from 20%). Each point of Mastery increases elemental damage by 1%, down from 2.5%.

Pet Skills
  • Tailspin now lasts 30 sec, up from 8 sec. Cooldown changed to 25 sec, down from 40 sec.
  • Lock Jaw (Dog) *New* - Dog locks its jaws on the target, holding it in place for 4 sec. / 5 yd range, Instant, 40 sec cooldown

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

Frost

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Exorcism base damage increased by 50%.
  • Protector of the Innocent now has proper Rank 2 and 3 values, base healing is now [1240.83 to 1427.62] / [2481.66 to 2855.24] / [3722.48 to 4282.86]

Retribution

Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Discipline
  • Mana Burn now has a 2.5 sec cast time, down from 3 sec.
  • Atonement now heals for 40/80% of the damage dealt, down from 60/120%. If the Priest is healed through Atonement, the effect is reduced in half.

Shadow

Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Assassination
  • Eviscerate base damage increased by 30%, now scales from 9.1/18.2/27.3/36.4/45.5% of AP depending on the amount of combo points, up from 7/14/21/28/35%.

Combat
  • Backstab now deals 200% weapon damage, up from 175%. Additional base damage increased by 33%.
  • Revealing Strike now causes 125% of your normal weapon damage, up from 100%.
  • Improved Sinister Strike now increases damage dealt by your Sinister Strike ability by 10/20/30%, up from 2/4/6%.
  • Vitality (Passive) now also increases Attack Power by 15%.

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Restoration

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Affliction

Demonology
  • Molten Core revamped - You have a 2/4/6% chance to gain the Molten Core effect when your Immolate deals damage. The Molten Core effect empowers your next 3 Incinerate spells cast within 15 sec, increasing damage done by 6% and reduces cast time by 10/20/30%.

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

Fury
  • Slam now costs 20 rage, up from 15 rage.
  • Bloodthirst now restores 0.5% of max health, down from 1%.

Protection
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13117 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 294 Comments
  1. Zinraa's Avatar
    "Cataclysm Release Date - December 7th
    Season 9 starts on December 14th, a blue post stated that Cataclysm would be released one week earlier."


    Why am I not so excited anymore? Before I was all like "CATA!!! FUUUUUUUUU.....YEAH!" Now I'm more like "Cata....meh...."
  1. Raqubor's Avatar
    So far i really liked all the tier sets, especially the warrior and warlock. They are both great. The rogue and druid sets are not so much imho, but they are also great.
    With a fixed release date we can finally plan the future XD! Now i know when to take out my free days :P!
  1. Teva's Avatar
    Well warrior tier 11 looks really bad on the male model but great on the female one :s
  1. Orlandopr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Feerles View Post
    Ok can u morons not read the blue post?

    Arena season will start dec. 14th ONE WEEK AFTER Cataclysm release. That means Cataclysm release is Dec. 7th. Its straight from a blue poster, cant get much more oficial than that.
    Can you read what people are saying?

    when wrath came out, the arena season came out a month after. the people here dont work for blizz so how would they know? they are making
    a GUESS as to when it comes out. and if they have any delays programing/making the game?
  1. TobiasX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrgnDancer View Post
    1) Blizzard doesn't read MMO-Champion, so your point is kinda... pointless. If you want to complain and have a chance that something will be *done* about it, go to the official forums.
    MMO-Champion is one of, if not the, biggest WoW fan site on the internet. As a company they would be idiots not to read what people post here even if they choose to completely ignore or pretend not to see it.
  1. Infinitus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orlandopr View Post
    Can you read what people are saying?

    when wrath came out, the arena season came out a month after. the people here dont work for blizz so how would they know? they are making
    a GUESS as to when it comes out. and if they have any delays programing/making the game?
    This text string is found in the game files according to the post by Boub:

    +ARENA_MASTER_NO_SEASON_TEXT = "Arena battles and Rated Battlegrounds are only available during an active player versus player combat season. Season nine will begin on December 14th, so be prepared at that time to take your shot at glory!";

    And since we have an official statement by a blue saying that Cataclysm is released one week before that then yes, it's as close to an official release date as we can get. And it's hell more than "just a "guess" as you put it.

    It surprises me that many people here just think that Boub puts out wild guesses with no foundation. This is clearly not the case, rather in addition to many sources he and his associates are also very clever in analyzing existing game files and data.

    I think you should give the people behind mmo-champion a little more credit than that.
  1. snowcrash512's Avatar
    Wow... are you guys naive enough to think Blizz NEEDS you telling them how to balance the classes? As if your constant whining about your class being nerfed means jack to them, you people are on the PTR to test for bugs and make sure stuff is working, Bliz is in the middle of numbers tweaking, and they arnt going to be basing it off of the worst of the whiny little babies that complain about every change made.
  1. DrgnDancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TobiasX View Post
    MMO-Champion is one of, if not the, biggest WoW fan site on the internet. As a company they would be idiots not to read what people post here even if they choose to completely ignore or pretend not to see it.
    Allow me to rephrase then. "Blizzard doesn't *officially* read MMO-Champion." yes, people at Blizzard probably read the site, but if you want to give real legitimate feed back that will definitely be read by a Blue, possibly be responded too, and generally hope to really influence anything... Use the official forums. I'm sure Blizzard looks at site like this to "take a pulse", but that's not the same as using the official feedback procedure that they provide.
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fojos View Post
    That's because hunters were still very powerful. If you played on beta you'd have known just how strong they are. It's not okay when hunters could potentially do twice as high DPS as the other classes.



    Reroll those classes then, and see how good it actually is on the other side. Hunters were overpowered, there's nothing more to it.

    By the way, druids can't do all those things at once, we have to both spec and gear for it, so don't be a moron.

    You say lots of people don't pvp at the end, but before that you're complaining that other classes are good at pvp (????).
    I didn't mean that Druids could do it at once (although I understand I probably used the wrong wording). Even still Trees and moonkins get an armor buff for no reason. Basically I was also trying to stress that a class that is just DPS (not even good PVP) should excel in what it does, not be nerfed to hell just because for once they can rank with blizzards favorite classes (The scale back is tremendous in this and a few other patches, other classes get OP from time to time but then don't get slaughtered this bad after)

    I was complaining because either way hunters get screwed. I added the last bit about camouflage because I new some moron would try to justify Blizzard not knocking down hunters all the time by simply stating that one ability that is barely useful to many players (there are lots of players that see the game as only PVP)
  1. Orlandopr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Infinitus View Post
    This text string is found in the game files according to the post by Boub:

    +ARENA_MASTER_NO_SEASON_TEXT = "Arena battles and Rated Battlegrounds are only available during an active player versus player combat season. Season nine will begin on December 14th, so be prepared at that time to take your shot at glory!";

    And since we have an official statement by a blue saying that Cataclysm is released one week before that then yes, it's as close to an official release date as we can get. And it's hell more than "just a "guess" as you put it.

    It surprises me that many people here just think that Boub puts out wild guesses with no foundation. This is clearly not the case, rather in addition to many sources he and his associates are also very clever in analyzing existing game files and data.

    I think you should give the people behind mmo-champion a little more credit than that.
    im only saying that they've been wrong, the other day everyone thought it would come out november 2nd and now they're saying its a new date.
    and yeah its probably a good guess, but no one can really trust it because the game comes out when ever the hell Blizz says so, and like
    most projects they can encounter delays or actually move faster than they thought, meaning they can release before or after dec. 7
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TobiasX View Post
    Hunters are getting massive changes this time round, but Paladins have had massive changes EVERY expansion:
    - TBC: trying to make Prot and Ret half-viable
    - WotLK: trying to make Ret viable in gear that isn't BiS
    - Cata: Holy Power for all 3 specs
    Prot and ret Viable? Everyone knows that around the end of BC and beginning of WotLK rets were dominating everything. this was supposed to be a hindrance to you? Basically every raid I was in going through WotLK had Paladins as MTs so stop whining about your class, "It's so powerful they don't know what to do with it" :'( "Poor us"
  1. lunaspike's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fenixblade View Post
    lol at all the people crying nerf, most of which haven't even played level 85 in appropriate gear and comp yet.

    Take your feedback to an official forum where it may actually be heard.
    Stop sucking blizz's cock fanboy. This isn't the official forums, no threat of me getting banned here if I don't suck up to you like on there.

    Sick of the people like you. You treat blizz like the fcking reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Any pile of dog shit they hand you, you gobble down with zeal. Then smile and ask for more. Anyone who doesn't fall lock step in line with you, praising everything blizz does is "wrong". Ignore the fact that most of the technology they use in their game was stolen from other companies. Ignore that almost every story line, "plot twist", and quest is either borrowed or stolen. So STFU already with your blizz worship. Shit next thing you know they will be wanting the gov to cover their play cost because it is a religious exercise.
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Redbullz View Post
    NOES! I'll get drafted by then!

    oh well, playing on weekends is ok I guess... :<
    I've seen a lot of this "boo hoo, I'll be doing army stuff by then" crap.
    1) I would think army people would be a lot less whiny about what is essentially a fantasy setting game (unlike the more brain-washy real-lifelike stuff with guns and things)
    2) Don't join the useless army and stop complaining. Either you made that bad choice yourself (enjoy getting killed fighting a country who was actually a direct threat at the time (WMDs?), give you a hint:Not Bin Laden) or someone stupid forced you into it. There is the unlikely chance that you joined for the health and job benefits but simply forgot that you could die for nothing as well.
  1. Miyak's Avatar
    This looks bad

    "What we heard: Though Blizzard Entertainment has yet to affix a release date to World of Warcraft's third expansion, Cataclysm, online retailer Amazon seems to know something the rest of the world doesn't.

    Last night and this morning, the company sent out emails telling those who preordered the Collector's Edition of the expansion that the game's estimated arrival date will now fall between January 4 and January 18, 2011.

    Curiously, Amazon's World of Warcraft: Cataclysm regular and Collector's Edition product listings no longer have release dates attached to them. The expansion is currently in beta and was previously expected to be released during late 2010."


    Pulled from Gamespot.com
  1. Alucard666's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcanaXVIII View Post
    Hmmm the Vial DOES NOT require Alchemy to be used.

    Looks like a lot of people will level Alchemy, make the Vial, and then switch to another profession. Fine with me I guess.
    That would be exploit and they know that....so is gonna be like engi enchants ( boots,hands etc) or JC gems,you name it...once you drop the profession you wont be able to use it anymore!
  1. krasgoth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Miyak View Post
    This looks bad

    Pulled from Gamespot.com

    Yeah, because I can totally see Blizzard releasing the game after Christmas instead of before it.

    Releasing things after people want to buy them... no.
  1. Infinitus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orlandopr View Post
    im only saying that they've been wrong, the other day everyone thought it would come out november 2nd and now they're saying its a new date.
    and yeah its probably a good guess, but no one can really trust it because the game comes out when ever the hell Blizz says so, and like
    most projects they can encounter delays or actually move faster than they thought, meaning they can release before or after dec. 7
    True but this is the first time we have seen an actual date in the game files so that makes it a lot more credible.
  1. Nuchaleft's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but I still refuse to subscribe to any release date found in a fansite that HAS NOT YET been confirmed by blizzard.

    I'm not taking a pre-order out on something that doesn't have a firm release date, Let's just say 'past experiences'...
  1. Xaijul's Avatar
    That release date isn't official yet, so I'm not really too worried, but I feel as if I'm the only person who would prefer a Jan. 2011 release. :\ That would make it after finals and holiday/family stuff so I'd have plenty of time to be a recluse in my room. :P Hah.
  1. Altaria's Avatar
    stupid blizzard nerfing hunters again. I really started to hate them

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