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
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Comments 294 Comments
  1. Xarko's Avatar
    The lack of DK frost changes worries me
  1. Kiro's Avatar
    Oh, so Hunters weren't supposed to get 32k crits in pvp at level 80? Wow, who would have thought. The class was obviously broken, in multiple regards, thus i'm glad to see them do a number pass on them to get them in line. Otherwise, it would be Ret 3.0 all over again. Hopefully they tune a couple more ranged to get things in some what of a balance for 4.0 launch. And no, "tuned for 85" is a lie, i.e. Ret 3.0 we all heard the same thing, in which they got hotfixed in a couple days, and they were still grossly OP at 80.

    It's funny to see hunters cry about these nerfs. Sorry, you're not supposed to be able to one shot people at will. You all thought that was normal? LOL.
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCorpse View Post
    w000, Vacation time 3 weeks should be sufficient to get to 85+ some epeens?

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-01 at 06:34 AM ----------



    4.0.1 is October 5th in US of A while its one week later in EU.
    4.0.3 is December 7th
    4.0.3 will be released before the Cata release date, and I hope its by a few weeks or more.
  1. Salech's Avatar
    Hmmm, all i see are people complaining again and again, just because their favorite class is getting nerfed, it's called fine tuning, and if you are in a bad shape, blizzard will probably fix it, and if you're to strong, Blizzard will fix that too, why not just go out and enjoy the game, and play your class?, that's what i am gonna do atleast, Frost mage seem to be ok for raiding now, going to try that 1 out, and Enhancement shaman i've always loved, so that's cool too.


    All classes gets nerfs/buffs to make them inline with eachother.
  1. Caribald's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by davep View Post
    You're kidding right? Paladins the baby-child of Blizzard? Seriously? Paladins have been getting fucked from day 1 of WoW and we still continued to be. Paladins are the only class who gets a major overhaul every expansion and they still can't get it right.
    The only class? Are you shitting me?

    Hunters went from clipping auto shot with cast time abilities to not clipping and having aimed an instant shot, now we're getting FOCUS and you say we're not being overhauled? Paladins being fucked from day 1 must also be a joke. I need not explain why.
  1. Kiro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lunaspike View Post
    and by screwed he means: you will need to roll a priest/mage/rogue.

    We have dealt with an entire fcking expansion dominated in pvp by a few classes. Nice to see nothing is changing in cata
    BM WAS OP at the start of wrath in PVP, then it all shifted to Marks/Surv which did just fine. You're not entitled to having a class where every tree is competitive in PVP, as no other class has that luxury neither.
  1. Kiro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by K0tY View Post
    Like Druids ? /yawn
    Druids are Blizzard's pet class. Resto has single handedly facerolled each season since S2 in TBC. They HAVE TO know they're broken, no ways around that. But I assume they just love their precious druids so much since they refuse to put them in line with other healers.
  1. TobiasX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiro View Post
    BM WAS OP at the start of wrath in PVP, then it all shifted to Marks/Surv which did just fine. You're not entitled to having a class where every tree is competitive in PVP, as no other class has that luxury neither.
    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
  1. Sahdhiera's Avatar
    Finally, I'm happy to be an alchemist. But does anyone know where the recipe for the Vial of the Sands is supposed to drop / be sold? If it's one of those ultra-rare drops like ZG-mounts, White Hawkstrider ect., it would kinda suck.
  1. Lazertrooper's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiro View Post
    Druids are Blizzard's pet class. Resto has single handedly facerolled each season since S2 in TBC. They HAVE TO know they're broken, no ways around that. But I assume they just love their precious druids so much since they refuse to put them in line with other healers.
    um no. druids are certainly more powerful than paladins and shamans, but PRIESTS are by far the most overpowered.
  1. Kiro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazertrooper View Post
    um no. druids are certainly more powerful than paladins and shamans, but PRIESTS are by far the most overpowered.
    No. You can CC, OOM, and it's much easier to blow up a priest at least.
  1. ganodorf's Avatar
    bah i am very disappointed about the release date...i was hopin to see cata way earlier...
  1. Jinna's Avatar
    So yes, internal builds are yaddayadda, it's still beta and not completed yet, yaddayadda. Why do DK's still have a 6% spell hit talent? All specs are going to want/need this. So these are pretty much 3 mandatory talents for every single DK. The only possible exception to this might be pvp, where you don't go up against players higher level than you. What's up with that? :/
  1. Garradorr's Avatar
    Where is it posted by a blue that Vial of the sands is an alchemy recipe? i searched and could find no such blue post on any of the profession changes listed, does anyone have any idea where to get it if is a recipe and not something discovered? my alt is an alchemist and it's a very cool mount i would like to know.
  1. Tharaldriel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiro View Post
    Oh, so Hunters weren't supposed to get 32k crits in pvp at level 80? Wow, who would have thought. The class was obviously broken, in multiple regards, thus i'm glad to see them do a number pass on them to get them in line. Otherwise, it would be Ret 3.0 all over again. Hopefully they tune a couple more ranged to get things in some what of a balance for 4.0 launch. And no, "tuned for 85" is a lie, i.e. Ret 3.0 we all heard the same thing, in which they got hotfixed in a couple days, and they were still grossly OP at 80.

    It's funny to see hunters cry about these nerfs. Sorry, you're not supposed to be able to one shot people at will. You all thought that was normal? LOL.
    Except utterly destroying BM is over the top. A 10-15% nerf on KC and a nerf to AS would've been enough, thank you. Don't be pissy 'cause we don't like being free kills.
  1. Deos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiro View Post
    Druids are Blizzard's pet class. Resto has single handedly facerolled each season since S2 in TBC. They HAVE TO know they're broken, no ways around that. But I assume they just love their precious druids so much since they refuse to put them in line with other healers.
    druids =/= fuken resto. resto is only 1/4 of the class. Now tell me how feral which is 1/2 of the class has EVER been anything but complete opposite of what ur saying.
  1. koimagheul's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCorpse View Post
    4.0.1 is October 5th in US of A while its one week later in EU.
    4.0.3 is December 7th
    some people should remember the good ole saying "if it's not blue it's not true".
    i don't say it won't happen on those dates but, until there are blue anouncements, anything related to release date is just a mere speculation. nothing more. nothing less.

    btw... https://us.battle.net/account/creation/wow/signup/ has been updated to october 13th :P
  1. Gerti's Avatar
    you should make a warning "this is seen on a human and will probably look silly" when you are showing those tier sets
  1. Cirque's Avatar
    Holy shit, why is the warrior set reminding me of Gruul? O_o
  1. Direfen's Avatar
    Sandstone Drake being BoP makes me sad.

    I let people use my Mechano-hogs, so why can't I use their potions?

    Greedy Alchemists.

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