MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221
Update - Female Worgen Dance
The Female Worgen dance is finally available and is based on Poker Face from Lady Gaga. (No soundtrack in the video to prevent the video from being blocked in tons of countries for copyright reasons)



Update [Beta Raid] Nefarian's End - Tonight! (10/27)

Originally Posted by Valnoth (Blue Tracker)
Once servers are up and after the Tol Barad test we'll be opening up Nefarian, the final encounter of Blackwing Descent.

Start your engines!

Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221
A new build will be deployed on beta realms soon.

Login Screen
The Login Screen is now available ! The screech isn't as loud as the one we heard during Blizzcon and it definitely doesn't happen often.





Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Guild Achievements

General

Quests

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Racial
  • Magic Resistance (Blood Elf) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by spells, increases your resistance to Arcane instead.
  • Shadow Resistance (Draenei) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by Shadow spells, increases your resistance to Shadow instead.
  • Frost Resistance (Dwarf) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by Frost spells, increases your resistance to Frost instead.
  • Explorer (Dwarf) no longer increases your Archaeology skills, now allows you to find additional fragments when looting archaeological finds. Still allows you to survey faster.
  • Aberration (Worgen) no longer reduces the duration of all Curses and Diseases used against you. Now increases your resistance to Nature and Shadow effects.

Archaeology
  • Survey now has a 5 sec cooldown, up from 4 sec.

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Unholy
  • Unholy Might now increases your Strength by 10%, down from 15%.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Balance
  • Soothe now has a 1.5 sec cast time, up from Instant.

Feral
  • Thrash (Bear) now deals 15% of AP + 243 damage, down from 19% of AP + 304 damage. Bleed effect reduced from 3% of AP + 189 to 3% of AP + 152.
  • Swipe now deals 171 base damage, down from 214.
  • Brutal Impact now causes victims of Skull Bash to have a 5/10% increased mana cost on their spells, down from 15/30%.
  • Stampede now increase melee haste by 30%, up from 15%. Causes Feral Charge (Cat) to cost 100% less energy, down from 50%.

Restoration
  • Rebirth now has a 10 min cooldown, down from 30 min.
  • Swift Rejuvenation is now a 1-Rank talent, down from 2 Ranks. Now reduces the GCD of Rejuvenation by 0.5 sec.
  • Efflorescence now heals nearby targets for 20/40/60% of the amount healed by Swiftmend over 7 sec, down from 7.5 sec.
  • Natural Shapeshifter now also increases the duration of Tree of Life by 5/10 sec.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Widow Venom now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Kill Command now deals 43% of Ranged AP + 848 damage. Up from 35% of RAP + 772 damage.

Marksmanship
  • Steady Shot now scales from 2.1% of Ranged AP, down from 10 of Ranged AP.
  • Chimera Shot now deals 28.8% of Ranged AP + 973 damage. Up from 24% of Ranged AP + 401.

Survival
  • Explosive Shot now scales from 22% of Ranged Attack Power, up from 18%.
  • Black Arrow doesn't seem to scale from Ranged Attack Power anymore, or maybe Blizzard just removed the scaling value from the tooltip.

Pets
  • Demoralizing Screech (Carrion Bird) no longer deals damage or reduces the attack power of enemies in range. Now reduces the physical damage caused by all enemies within 8 yards by 10% for 10 sec. No longer has a focus cost.
  • Froststorm Breath base damage reduced from 244 to 41.
  • Monstrous Bite now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Burrow Attack now scales from 76.8% of Ranged AP and deals 1432 damage, up from 9.6% RAP + 257.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Fire
  • Molten Shields now causes your Blazing Speed effect to also removes any movement slowing effects.
  • Blazing Speed now dispells all effect that prevent movement.

Frost
  • Permafrost now reduces the target's healing by 3/7/10%, down from 8/16/25%.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Holy Radiance's effectiveness now diminish on targets farther than x yards away.
  • Divine Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 8538-9512 to 11100-12366
  • Holy Wrath now scales from 61% of SpellPower, up from 30%. Base damage reduced by 22%, from 3122 to 2435.
  • Exorcism now scales from 34.4% of SpellPower or AP, up from 15%. Base damage increased by 15% from 2343 to 2741.
  • Flash of Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 5313-5961 to 6907-7750.
  • Lay on Hands no longer restores mana.
  • Holy Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 3202-3567 to 4162-4637.
  • Beacon of Light now lasts 5 min, up from 1 min.
  • Mastery: Illuminated Healing now absorbs 10% of the amount healed, up from 8%. Now lasts 8 sec, up from 6 sec. Each point of mastery increases the absorb amount by an additional 1.25%, up from 1%.
  • Holy Shock base healing has been increased by 30%. From 3033-3285 to 3943-4271.

Retribution
  • Templar's Verdict now deals 235% weapon damage with 3 Holy Power, up from 225%.
  • Hammer of Wrath base damage has been reduced by 22%. From 4890-5404 to 3814-4215.
  • Seal of Truth now scales from 12.85% of Attack Power and Spell Power (up from 12.5%) but now deals 15% weapon damage when stacked 5 times. Down from 16%.
  • Crusader Strike now deals 115% weapon damage, down from 150%.

Protection
  • Avenger's Shield now has a 15 sec cooldown, down from 24 sec.
  • Shield of the Righteous now deals 609/1828/3656 damage depending on Holy Power. (Old - Deals 20%/60%/120% of Attack Power as damage)
  • Shield of the Templar no longer reduces the cooldown of Avenger's Shield. Now allows your Divine Plea to generate 1/2/3 Holy Power.
  • Guarded by the Light now increases Word of Glory by 15/30%, down from 30/60%.
  • Wrath of the Lightbringer now increases the damage of Crusader Strike by 50% at Rank 1, up from 30%. (Not sure if the plan is to make it a single rank, or a 2 Ranks 50/100%, seems bugged)

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Discipline
  • Inner Fire now increases Spell Power by 531, up from 425.

Holy
  • Holy Nova affects target within 10 yards. (Tooltip fix)
  • Binding Heal base healing increased by 20%. From 3295-4237 to 3959-5091. Now costs 28% of base mana, down from 29%.
  • Prayer of Healing now costs 26% of base mana, down from 36% of base mana.
  • State of Mind no longer affects Renew, affects Prayer of Mending instead.
  • Chakra no longer works with Renew. No longer costs mana. Sanctuary (Prayer of Healing, Prayer of Mending) now increases healing done by your AoE spells and Renew by 15%. (Old - Only increased AoE spells by 10%)
  • Revelations now has a 40 sec cooldown.
  • Rapid Renewal (Tier 4) *New* - Reduces the global cooldown of your Renew by 0.5 sec.
  • Tome of Light is now a Tier 3 talent, down from Tier 4.

Shadow

Rogue (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Asssassination
  • Mastery: Potent Poisons now increases damage done by your poisons by 28%, up from 20%. Each point of Mastery increases damage by an additional 3.5%, up from 2.5%

Combat
  • Mastery: Main Gauche now has a 16% chance to grant an extra off hand attack, up from 10%. Each point of Mastery increases the chance by an additional 2%, up from 1.25%.

Subtlety

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Restoration
  • Chain Heal now costs 20% of base mana, up from 17% of base mana.

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Affliction
  • Drain Life now costs 12% of base mana, down from 17% of base mana.

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

Fury
  • Furious Attacks now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Slam now costs 15 rage, down from 20.

Protection
  • Shield Slam base damage has been increased by 125%. From 826-868 to 1871-1967.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 323 Comments
  1. antifreeze's Avatar
    Poker face? I feel bad for worgens )
  1. nekobaka's Avatar
    that dance makes me want to puke
  1. Casa's Avatar
    Lady GaGa Blizzard are you insane?
  1. Bertorious's Avatar
    NOOOOOOO! I WANTED THE DANCE TO BE 'TELEPHONE' BY LADY GAGA! NOT POKER FACE
    And da login screen is pretty smexy
  1. ant1pathy's Avatar
    I hope I'm not the only one that will make a female Worgen just to do /dance while Cartman from SouthPark sings Poker Face in the background.
  1. Budong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deos View Post
    What this bullshit music? and the idiotic website design, makes me wish to puke. and i dont see any relations to the vid.
    Protip:

    Google Benny Hill.

    Remove stick from arse.

    Profit by learning how to enjoy the silly things in life.
  1. xSaix's Avatar
    Just wondering, what exactly encouraged the hunter nerfs, especially the MM ones?

    It's bad enough with focus that our DPS dropped dramatically and we suck in PvP, but apparently they want to make sure that we aren't viable at all.

    The 8% attack power scaling drop will hurt big time.

    Thanks Blizz, as always.
  1. Duniah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snes View Post
    What is that song anyways? I remember it from when I was little but don't know what show it's from, some british show?

    Benny hill xD
  1. Velasco's Avatar
    Boub,

    link the Running Wild animation, which has been implemented in this beta build. I am just glad they did a smooth animation transition between unmounted and mounted instead of the cast bar and instant blink onto the mount.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGCI5EpGgww
  1. Noomz's Avatar
    It's alright, no-one will play female Worgen anyway. Not when the male Worgen are so fucking awesome.
  1. Mandible's Avatar
    That dance is soo crappy as it is atm . Too few moves or could be due to it seems so stiff in the movie - its not a fluid motion and the right leg doesn´t seem to move past its initial position.
  1. Zauber's Avatar
    Who's that Gaga anyway?
  1. Seditian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by budong View Post
    Protip:

    Google Benny Hill.

    Remove stick from arse.

    Profit by learning how to enjoy the silly things in life.
    Yeah... no. You see, Benny Hill is actually funny. Lady GaGa is just some random weird drug-woman who got picked out of the gutter by some guy who had too much money on his hands and made her popular under the people, by making popular I actually mean stomping down everyone's throat day in day out for years after some finally succumb to it and actually believe she's "cool" and a good singer.

    And that brings my rant to an end.
  1. Fiercon's Avatar
    Aw c'mon,

    I like it. ... What? Hey, she has large boobs and is grabbing'em all the time! What's not to like there?

    Ah well, bit too clunky and indifferent moves to be honest.
  1. Noomz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puro View Post
    Still nothing on the current PvP/BG situation, so nothing important here.
    What about it?
  1. Meestercat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seditian View Post
    Yeah... no. You see, Benny Hill is actually funny. Lady GaGa is just some random weird drug-woman who got picked out of the gutter by some guy who had too much money on his hands and made her popular under the people, by making popular I actually mean stomping down everyone's throat day in day out for years after some finally succumb to it and actually believe she's "cool" and a good singer.

    And that brings my rant to an end.
    Benny Hill has never been funny. Ever.

    Back on topic: I like the dance. Nowt wrong wi' bit o' Gaga. I do now have no clue if I should roll male or female Worgen. It's down to a coin toss now I think.
  1. Collected's Avatar
    I think they should have been more clever with the intro screen.

    Rather than it just being default stormwind, they should have two versions... one with stormwind, one with orgrimmar. And based on the faction of the player you were playing when you last logged out, that is the screen you see.

    So if I play an orc, I log off, log back on, Deathwing is in Orgrimmar. If I'm a nightelf hunter, he is in Stormwind.

    Typically most people stick to one faction mainly anyway, so they'll mostly see the screen that fits their faction.. rather than everyone looking at stormwind.
  1. Koeus's Avatar
    Everyone (including Boub) missed a big buff to Chakra Heal;

    Old: Increases the critical effect chance of your Heal spell by 10%, and your Heal refreshes the Duration of your Renew on the target.
    New: Increases the critical effect chance of your direct healing spells by 10%, and causes your direct heals to refresh the duration of your Renew on the target.

    Add on top the chance to 30 second cool down (done yonks ago) Chakra Heal is pretty good now.
  1. assilley's Avatar
    there goes any thoughts of rolling a female worgen, to have anything associated with lady haha... sigh male worgen it is then
  1. SadWarrior's Avatar
    Haha, now alliance is freak fest for sure

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