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. Miyak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by krasgoth View Post
    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.
    Well, they did it with The Bruning Crusade (January 16th 2007) so I dont see why they wouldnt do it again. It's not like they're losing subscribers. People will buy it ANY day it comes out.

    And I personally want it to be release before the holidays cause I'd then have free time to level up to 85 within a couple of weeks. If it comes out in January I'll only have about an hour a day to play
  1. Snowmist's Avatar
    All this pushing back dates make me sick to my stomach. I pray to God Amazon are wrong.
  1. Cherrysoul's Avatar
    My 2 cents, While i would love to see Cata come out this year, i would much prefer it to be released in its most polished form as possible, so if that means January so be it. I have my preorders done, now i wait, yes it is frustrating in that Wrath is getting boring for most, but come on, don't you have anything else to do if WoW is currently THAT boring to you? Give Blizz a break, this Expac is massive in comparison, they are working hard to make sure it is as right as they can possibly get it.

    Typical of today's society to want everything yesterday. Shit happens people and sometimes (actually a lot of times) projects get pushed back. Patience people. It will be ready, when it's ready!
  1. Elrid's Avatar
    Since they've never announced an official release date, technically the dates have never been pushed back. (Although internally, they probably have been pushed). Anyone who works in the software industry knows this can happen. I work for a relatively small software company, and we have to occasionally push release dates for one reason or another. It happens, its normal. They intentionally don't announce release dates early because of it.
  1. vaeevictiss's Avatar
    am i the only one on here that saw December 7th and the first thing that ran thru my head was...why would they do that on the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  1. superbattler's Avatar
    its good to see that blizz is working hard on the mage changes
  1. Thistlefur's Avatar
    Someone should let them know Dec. 7th. Is pearl harbor day in USA and it might not be a date to release a game or exp pack on.
  1. Worgoblin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vaeevictiss View Post
    am i the only one on here that saw December 7th and the first thing that ran thru my head was...why would they do that on the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Because life goes on and people need to get over shit, especially after 69 years. If someone wants to sit in their room and cry all day on the 7th, that's fine, but don't try to spoil the fun for other people.
  1. Ladydarkwolf's Avatar
    Guys you know blizzard just pulled a BIG joke on everyone right? I'll quote the main website from Azeroth Bulletin about Operation: Gnomeregan

    "Speaking to a small conglomerate of various Alliance representatives, Mekkatorque pointed out that the time to strike is now. After all, Thermaplugg has eluded death for years to keep his reign over Gnomeregan; and with the fall of the Lich King, the last great threat to the citizens of Azeroth, the chance of any cataclysmic event taking place in the foreseeable future is "less than 12.7%," Mekkatorque's leading combat medical advisor Doc Cogspin purported."

    yeah pwn hehe
  1. Azerox's Avatar
    Warrior set looks like my Templar set in AION .. lulz.
  1. Visker's Avatar
    Still hoping to get into beta
  1. crota's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    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.
    Apparently your stupid ass has never been the military. People that join do it out of a sense of honor and duty. So next time your mom brings your fat ass a snack down in her basement, remember that men in that useless Army died for. Your right to be an obese loser.
  1. helloas's Avatar
    blizz just confirmed dec. 7 as the day cata is coming out! U can check on the world of warcraft website mmo champion was actually right!
  1. Neediy's Avatar
    Warrior T11 looks fucking amazing.

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