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. habs's Avatar
    -Retri paladins?
    -Yes sir?
    -TO THE GROUND MF!
  1. Vancha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schpa View Post
    Although I do think the new screech is pretty awesome, way better than the last one, it would be annoying to hear it EVERY single time you log in
    There's a new screech? Where in the video is it?
  1. rockallnite's Avatar
    Is it just me, or do the first 5 seconds of that video sound like One-Winged Angel from Final Fantasy 7? lol. Also, Deathwing breathes so heavily, it looks like he's humping the SW gates.

    YAY for Chimera Shot buff, and wtf @ Steady Shot nerf O_o
  1. Rivermark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by berenzen View Post
    Not really a nerf, The TV buff with this no longer calls into question whether our mastery proc will bring out a dps loss or gain. CS crit will cause 299% weapon damage, while TV non-crit will cause 305.5% weapon damage.
    Don't forget Exorcism, it's buffed enormously.
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    Prot Pala now can interrup and silence every 15s. That a bit op and annoying for bgs :s
  1. Rivermark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rochedo View Post
    Prot Pala now can interrup and silence every 15s. That a bit op for bgs :s
    What about prot wars, did you count their interrupts?
  1. Fu1grim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Katsumo86 View Post
    Oh c'mon shadow priests, even you knew you needed a little bit of a nerf don't QQ your heart out.
    On the bright side

    Inner Fire now increases Spell Power by 531, up from 425
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivermark View Post
    What about prot wars, did you count their interrupts?
    Prot warrior need to be in melee range can easly be root/frozen and allways was knowed the stun tank.
    Now a horde Pala can burn down a healer easly. Is almost imune to any cc like root and frozen and can shied, Stun, Aoe silence, Shield and stun again :s And worse two of them work in range!
  1. Poysonivy's Avatar
    Hmm Druid Bear nerfs. Are they so OP in the Beta?
  1. berenzen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivermark View Post
    Don't forget Exorcism, it's buffed enormously.
    After doing some more extensive math assuming you get all CS crits and no TV crits you end up with at most a 2.48 weapon damage % per second loss which can be made up with the seal mastery and exorcism buffs. Not to mention they might actually want a small dps nerf to pallies.

    If TV crits, then the least dps loss you could cause (having 3 CS crits) is a 1.23 Weapon Damage % per second loss. If there are no crusader strike crits and a TV crit, then its a 1.86 weapon damage % per second gain. This means, if TV doesn't crit, assuming 5000 weapon damage (I'm guessing what our weapon damage is going to be for Cata), then your dps, at most decreases by 124, if TV does crit, it decreases by at most 62 dps, and could gain 93 dps. Honestly, I can live with that to allow for our mastery to be of some use, and for the huge buff to exorcism.

    This system of equations assumes that you have an ideal system with a perfect 3.0 CS cooldown and are using them every time they are able to be used, with TV getting used right on the GCD, meaning it the Weapon damage % loss divided by 10.5s.
  1. Allìus's Avatar
    WTF? ms at 10%? thats gay as hell
  1. Kalx's Avatar
    # 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.


    what's the point of calling it SHIELD of the Templar then?
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Poysonivy View Post
    Hmm Druid Bear nerfs. Are they so OP in the Beta?
    They are in a good place and their aoe is the best. Lvl 80 have problems because one important talent is only for 81+ tanks.
  1. thomolithic's Avatar
    Thanks for totally bollocking up hunters again blizz. Woo you buffed our signature abilities but totally nerfed our bread and butter shot....
  1. SparkofImagination's Avatar
    It says the login screen is now available, im in cata beta and I dont see it?
  1. davep's Avatar
    Is it just me or does Grand Crusader seem like 2 wasted talent points, reseting something that has a 15sec cooldown is pretty bad. I sometimes let the refresh go to waste since I'm doing other abilities.
  1. Rushhour's Avatar
    plx nerf ma ret paladin more its soooooo freaking op i can 1 hit a squirrel!!!!111
    and buff prot more i cant do arena with this i cant get ma 2600 with ma favourite 3 buttons only...
  1. XeliosX's Avatar
    I'm very sad about effloresence.

    I loved the idea of dps being responsible for getting their own heals.
    Why do us healers have to babysit everyone? Why can't they say "Hey, those whirling green leaves heal me, I should stand in them"

    Now it's just "Oh hey I got a random hot from the druid. YAY FOR HAVING A GOOD HEALER SO I CAN BE FREE TO BE BAD!"
    From what I can tell, Holy Word: Sanctuary is no longer the aura of white light that heals people who stand in it either.
    Holy paladins at least keep their aoe healing aura thing, so it'll benefit you to stand closer to your holy paladins.
    And there's no change on Healing Rains. . . not sure why. Every other healer already hates us.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Thank god that nails-against-a-chalkboard roar has gone. I'm sick of dragons roaring on the login screen. So sick of it, in fact, that I have to enter my password and authenticator number fast enough before Sindragosa lands and roars. Have to, every single time I log in.

    But besides the roar I quite like the login screen anyway. Keep it like that and I'll be happy.
  1. thomolithic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by edgeofthecosmos View Post
    It says the login screen is now available, im in cata beta and I dont see it?
    Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221
    A new build will be deployed on beta realms soon.

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