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Update - Added the new Tree of Life model!



Patch 4.0.1 Changes
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Cataclysm Beta - Build 13183
Just when I thought I was done with class changes, they pull me back in!

Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Guilds - PvP

Professions

Exploration

Raids & Dungeons
  • Heroic: Deadmines - Defeat Vanessa VanCleef in Deadmines on Heroic difficulty.
  • Crushing Bones and Cracking Skulls now requires you to kill 10 Angered Earth, up from 3.
  • Arrested Development - Allow all three of Corla's zealots to evolve, then defeat Corla after slaying the evolved zealots in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic difficulty.
  • Don't Need to Break Eggs to Make an Omelet - Defeat Erudax without letting a Faceless Corruptor begin to cast Twilight Corruption on any of Alexstraza's Eggs in Grim Batol on Heroic difficulty.
  • Sun of a.... - Defat Rajh before he completes an entire recharging phase in the Halls of Origination on Heroic difficulty.
  • Pardon Denied - Defeat Baron Ashbury without letting him heal with Stay of Execution in Shadowfang Keep on Heroic difficulty.
  • To the Ground! - Defeat Commander Springvale without allowing him to receive Unholy Empowerment in Shadowfang Keep on Heroic difficulty.

Feats of Strength

General

Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Companion Pets
  • Lil' Alexstrasza - Right Click to summon or dismiss Lil' Alexstrasza. / Instant
  • Lil' Ragnaros - Right Click to summon or dismiss Lil' Ragnaros. / Instant

Death Knight (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Blood
  • Rune Strike now deals 150% weapon damage, down from 200%. No longer requires you to dodge or parry, only usable while in Blood Presence. Now costs 30 Runic Power, up from 20 Runic Power.
  • Improved Blood Presence now increases your rune generation by 10/20%

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Balance
  • Moonfury now also affects Starsurge.
  • Cyclone now has a 1.7 sec cast time, down from 2 sec.
  • Starfire now costs 11% of base mana, down from 16%. Cast time changed to 3.2 sec, down from 3.5 sec.
  • Entangling Roots now has a 1.7 sec cast time, down from 2 sec.
  • Thorns damage reduced by 66%, now deals [ 16.8% of Spell Power + 178.58 ] or [ 16.8% of AP + 178.58 ] depending on the highest.
  • Moonfire base additional damage increased by 50%.
  • Wrath now costs 9% of base mana, down from 14%.
  • Euphoria now restores 8/16% (up from 6/12%) mana when you reach a Solar or Lunar eclipse.

Feral
  • Swipe base damage reduced by 50%. Now costs 15 Rage, down from 30 Rage.
  • Nurturing Instinct now increases healing spells by up to 50/100% of your Agility, up from 35/70%.

Restoration

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Marksmanship

Survival

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arcane
  • Polymorph now has a 1.7 sec cast time, down from 2 sec.

Frost
  • Ring of Frost now has a 2 min cooldown, down from 3 min.
  • Shatter now also increases the damage done by Frostbolt against frozen targets by 10/20%.

Fire
  • Combustion reworded to clarify its effect - Consumes all your damaging periodic Fire effects on an enemy target, instantly dealing 954.57 to 1131.92 Fire damage and creating a new periodic effect that lasts 10 sec and deals damage per time equal to the sum of the consumed effects. / 40 yd range, Instant, 2 min cooldown

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Holy Radiance now heals all friendly targets within 20 yards, up from 10 yards.
  • Exorcism now scales from 22,5% of AP or Spell Power, up from 15%.
  • Lay on Hands Forbearance effect no longer includes Divine Protection or self-targeted Lay on Hands.
  • Paragon of Virtue now also reduces the cooldown of Hand of Sacrifice by 15/30 sec.
  • Infusion of Light now reduces the cast time of your next Divine Light in addition to Holy Light.

Retribution
  • Acts of Sacrifice has an additional effect - In addition, your Cleanse will remove one movement impairing effect if cast on yourself.
  • Divine Purpose now also procs from Hammer of Wrath
  • Crusade has an additional effect - In addition, for 15 sec after you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor, your next Holy Light heals for an additional 100/200/300%.

Protection
  • Mastery: Divine Bulwark now increases your chance to block melee attacks by 24%, up from 16%. Each point of Mastery increases block chance by an additional 3%, up from 2%.

Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Discipline
  • Power Word: Barrier now has a 2 min cooldown, down from 3 min.
  • Evangelism now has a 100% chance to proc from Mind Flay, up from 40%. Now lasts 20 sec, up from 15 sec.

Shadow
  • Mind Flay now costs 8% of base mana, down from 9%.
  • Mind Spike no longer causes a high amount of threat. Now extinguishes your shadow damage-over-time effects from the target in the process. Range increased from 35 to 40 yards.
  • Mind Control now lasts up to 30 sec, down from 1 min.
  • Masochism now gives you 5/10% of your total mana, up from 4/8%.

Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Subtlety

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Glyph
  • Lava Lash now Increases the damage dealt by your Lava Lash ability by 20% and no longer requires your weapon to be enchanted with Flametongue.
  • Stormstrike now increases the Nature damage bonus of Stormstrike by an additional 10%, up from 8%.

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Affliction
  • Fear now has a 1.7 sec cast time, down from 2 sec.
  • Drain Life now restores 2% health every 1 sec, up from 0.5 sec. Lasts 1.5 sec, down from 3 sec. Now costs 12% of base mana, down from 17% of base mana.

Destruction

Pet
  • Whiplash now scales from 42.5% of Spell Power. (Probably already does, but reflected in tooltip now)

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

Fury

Protection
  • Concussion Blow now scales from 75% of Attack Power, up from 38%
  • Mastery: Critical Block now increases your chance to critically block by 20%, up from 10%. Each point of mastery now increases your block chance by an additional 1.25% and your critical block chance by an additional 2.5% (Up from 1.25%).
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13183 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 228 Comments
  1. Herrera's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryurin View Post
    I don't know why people are so up in arms over an ugly tree of life model, to the point where people would give up their resto druids.

    You do realize that 99% of the time you are in your regular Night Elf/Tauren/Worgen/Troll form right? Now, if you think your character is normally uglier than either the new or old tree, I'm not sure what anyone can do to help that.

    For me it's all kind of meh. Why update the model when it's no longer a permanent form? I would've felt it was much more special if it was introduced when the bears and cat were introduced. At least to give us the time to get to see it more than once every 3 minutes.

    Probably should spend the time on moonkin instead.
    You are right, people are creating all this drama for nothing. ToL is now a 30 sec duration, 3 min cooldown talent and I love that they changed it, so now you're gonna be this big ancient like tree for 30 sec where you're almost unstopable and that's how it should look like.
    Also, most of the people that find it ugly, don't really care how it looks, but they still post "zomg fugly tree" post just for the sake of it. Sad.

    Moonkin form should be removed. Besides couple of buffs, it doesn't really do anything new to the character and playgame. Having it's own model is completely unjustified. Especially when the model is... big fat chicken.
  1. Dark_yoshe's Avatar
    ok the Humor does not die on me, I get it, the fro, the soul patch, everything but a flower and a peace sign.

    But poor female night elf, possibly worgen females toons have to look like that too?

    Fortunately its a cooldown and I would not have to stare at it long. I am thinkin that it better have some amazing animations to offset its tree of ancient meet Maynard from Doby Gillis looks.
  1. SadWarrior's Avatar
    >.> Am not playing my druid ever again...

    Why oh why they didnt give us cool ToL model? 4 legs wood monster that looks like a OP wood mecha... but noooooo.... lets make it elvish... >.>
  1. Allìus's Avatar
    wonder when this build will drop on beta.
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SadWarrior View Post
    Why oh why they didnt give us cool ToL model? 4 legs wood monster that looks like a OP wood mecha... but noooooo.... lets make it elvish... >.>
    To those complaining that it looks elvish or masculine or WHY DOESN'T MY PREFERRED RACE O' DRUID GET ITS OWN YOONEEK TREE BLIZZARD?, I simply say this:

    Elves were the first druids, then the Tauren. It makes sense that the ToL would have an elvish feel, especially given that it now more resembles the Ancients from WCIII. And also ... a tree is a tree is a tree is a fucking tree. The reason why bear/cat forms are different? Flavor. Savannah lions are more prevalent to Mulgore, panthers to Darnassus, tigers to the Echo Isles and ... cat dogs to the Gilneans, I dunno. A tree is a tree. Suuuure the ToL looks like something uprooted from Teldrassil or Ashenvale, but it's also the most easily recognizable and easiest to model and animate. What would a Tauren druid get? A towering pine tree or a stunted savannah wannabe-tree bush like an acacia. Gilneans would get a darky-dark-mcbroody pine as well. ...Trolls? A goddamn palm tree.

    Sticking a lion's mane on an existing cat frame is one thing. It still moves with the same skeleton framework. Go a head and design me a moving, articulated palm tree that doesn't look as goofy as the new ToL. Do it. I dare you.


    ...the only thing I would add to new ToL are the lanterns and other doodad-thingers the Ancients have.
  1. TobiasX's Avatar
    @ The Last DJ: the problem is that the current (on live) Tree Form has no distinctly male / female characteristics in its appearance. It's asexual. This new one has a beard, and whether that's accurate or not to the WC3 model it's still going to annoy people. Also, it doesn't matter what form each race should have distinct differences to make it more clear which race the player chose.
  1. dfmesoftly's Avatar
    The new ToL form looks rubbish. Point. The whole Cataclysm expansion's art direction is just incoherent. They nuked one of the best looking models, the Good ol', cute, adorable, likeable Tree form and made it into a zero vector, nonchalance shitpile.

    The T11 sets are laughable. Warlocks are struck by lightning jesters, warriors look like morons, thieves glow in the dark, drakes got remade, a bit tooled up, then the camel got an already existing animation, etc. It's a shitpile, like they don't have the money to make a few good looking models and create like 20 new animations for those goddamn units. Blizzard is da mudabitch.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-13 at 09:43 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by TobiasX View Post
    @ The Last DJ: the problem is that the current (on live) Tree Form has no distinctly male / female characteristics in its appearance. It's asexual. This new one has a beard, and whether that's accurate or not to the WC3 model it's still going to annoy people. Also, it doesn't matter what form each race should have distinct differences to make it more clear which race the player chose.
    DOES A FUCKIN TREE HAVE SEX? NO THEY DONT HAVE. Thank you. IT HAS A BEARD... WTF CARES? Oh you are a troll druid? Then you will be blue, maybe a Tauren? Then you will get another color shade. Gimme a break. It's just shitty.

    Give us good lookin models Blizzard, dont fuck us up.
  1. cyan421's Avatar
    hum, wonder if there's a female tree of life. All the girl trees i know won't want a dwarf beard!
  1. Kaldriss's Avatar
    yeah...the ToL uses a orc model...better still have its old OP dance
  1. Lycefli's Avatar
    I lol'd irl at the TOL models...sorry.
  1. zeenai's Avatar
    happy for my resto druids out there... but seriously???

    They updated the form now that its a 3 minute cooldown, and moonkin, which is more outdated, still doesn't have a new model.

    Hopefully it'll be out this week but seriously, blizz has the worst timing.

    The main reason so many druids hated tree form was that it looked like broccoli, and they update it AFTER its on a 3 min cooldown.

    >.<
  1. kilcin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dfmesoftly View Post

    DOES A FUCKIN TREE HAVE SEX? NO THEY DONT HAVE. Thank you.
    I'm really tired of seeing this over and over; yes, some trees have sexes in the way you are thinking (separate male and female trees), a good example would be Holly. If you don't believe me, look up the terms Dioecious, Androecious and Gynoecious.
  1. WOWVern's Avatar
    Boub,

    Way too early on this post. The devs over at Blizz won't have it out for a day or two. I know you like to get info out ASAP, but this one jumped the proverbial gun and landed on the 15th. If you have an inside source, that's OK. But don't let the cat out of the bag until the devs tell you!
  1. TobiasX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dfmesoftly View Post
    DOES A FUCKIN TREE HAVE SEX? NO THEY DONT HAVE. Thank you.
    Some do, but why does that matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfmesoftly View Post
    IT HAS A BEARD... WTF CARES?
    Clearly a lot of people do. It shows the model as more masculine and one of the biggest positives in the current Tree of Life form is that it isn't particularly male or female so they could use it for both.

    Quote Originally Posted by dfmesoftly View Post
    Oh you are a troll druid? Then you will be blue, maybe a Tauren? Then you will get another color shade.
    1 shade for each race is pathetic. Each race should get a different model for Bear Form, Cat Form, Travel Form, Moonkin Form, Flight Form, Swift Flight Form and Tree of Life Form with minor color differences depending on what the player chose for their character. They've already done this for 2 forms and there is no valid reason for every other form to not get the same treatment.
  1. Zaelthras's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Keosen View Post
    Yhe Lil'somethign pets i assumes that are new additions in the pet store.

    I welcome the Evagelism and masochism buff.
    Don't like the change on Mind spike, but it's obvious that they want us not to even consider using it in our normal rotation, with the threat reduce it's now a pure trash-spammer but useless for anything else.
    ..and here I was hoping we would have a better rotation for bosses but it looks like we'll be back to same old rotation with a couple deaths and blasts thrown in. (boring)

    I really liked the (3 orb) double mind spike, mind blast combo. Changed it up a bit. Lets hope they come to their senses. Keep Mind Sear as our AOE, cut out Mind spike's aoe dmg and let us use it in our rotation.

    - Zael
  1. Tablemaker's Avatar
    WoW Community... the bane of WoW's existance!

    "Thanks for updating the feral forms! Now, Tree of Life is old, can you update that also?"

    /Tree of life updated

    "Wow, you guys suck. It's ugly. It has a beard. My mom touched me. It's ugly."

    You know what children. If you're not going to like them changing things... stop asking them to change shit.

    In case anyone missed it: That is why, as promised, we are offering a minor glyph if you just prefer the older, treant-based, version of ToL.

    Don't like the model? Minor glyph it away...
  1. Zoma's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tablemaker View Post
    In case anyone missed it: That is why, as promised, we are offering a minor glyph if you just prefer the older, treant-based, version of ToL.

    Don't like the model? Minor glyph it away...
    Not that I care about the new ToL form, since I don't have a druid and the troll one I plan on making in cata will not be resto, but what minor glyph? I just looked on WoWTal and the MMO-C glyph preview page, and I don't see it. Can you link it? Or did you just make it up?
  1. jethroop369's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zoma View Post
    Not that I care about the new ToL form, since I don't have a druid and the troll one I plan on making in cata will not be resto, but what minor glyph? I just looked on WoWTal and the MMO-C glyph preview page, and I don't see it. Can you link it? Or did you just make it up?
    I was curious, GC said that in a recent thread. In the healing forums, a thread called New Tree of Life Model: Confirmed.
  1. Zoma's Avatar
    Okay, Blizz has confirmed glyph for old ToL.
  1. Robyn's Avatar
    I effing hate the new ToL.

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