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Cataclysm Beta - Build 13241 (Codename Unicorn)
A new build will be deployed on beta realms soon.

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Icons for the Lil' Ragnaros and Moonkin Hatchling. The Moonkin Hatchling's companion pet was announced to be the next Charity Pet during Blizzcon. And before you ask, I'll double check but I didn't see any model for those pets yet.



Achievement Changes
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Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Companion Pets

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Frost
  • Rune Strike now scales from 15% of Attack Power, down from 20%.
  • Icebound Fortitude now reduces damage taken by 20%, down from 30%. Cooldown increased from 2 min to 3 min.

Unholy
  • Mastery: Blightcaller now increases damage done by your diseases by 40%, up from 32%. Each point of Mastery increases disease damage by an additional 5%, up from 4%.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Mangle (Bear Form) now deals 360% normal damage, up from 230%.
  • Bear Form now increases Stamina by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Survival Instincts now reduces damage taken by 50%, down from 60%. Cooldown changed to 3 min, down from 5 min.
  • Savage Defense now reduces damage from the next physical attack that strikes you by 35% of your attack power, down from 65%.

Restoration
  • Rejuvenation now costs 26% of base mana, up from 20% of base mana.
  • Revitalize is now a 2 Ranks talent, down from 3 Ranks. Now has a 20% chance to proc at all ranks, now regenerates 1/2% of your total mana (down from 3%) and cannot occur more than once every 12 sec (up from 6 sec).
  • Heart of the Wild now increases your Stamina in bear form by 2/4/6%, down from 3/7/10%.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Marksmanship
  • Chimera Shot now scales from 48.8% of Ranged Attack Power, up from 28.8%.

Survival
  • Black Arrow base damage increased by 20%, from 3077 to 3685.
  • Explosive Shot now scales from 42% of Ranged Attack Power, up from 22%. Base damage increased by 25%, from 558 to 697.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arcane
  • Arcane Blast now increases damage by 10% (down from 20%) and mana cost by 150% (down from 175%) with each cast of Arcane Blast. Now also reduces the casting time by 0.1 sec with each cast. Base cast time reduced from 2.5 sec to 2.35 sec.
  • Arcane Missiles base damage has been increased by 5%, from 341 to 358.
  • Focus Magic tooltip clarified to add the 30 min duration and 1 target limit.
  • Arcane Barrage base damage has been increased by 5%, from [ 1004 - 1228 ] to [ 1054 - 1288 ].

Fire
  • Combustion now combines all your damaging periodic Fire effects on the enemy target, but does not consume them.
  • Fire Power damage has been added to the tooltip - [ 1134 to 1336 ].

Frost
  • Shattered Barrier now freezes enemies within 10 yards for 2/4 sec, down from 3/6 sec.
  • Fingers of Frost now has a 7/14/20% chance to proc from your Chill effects, down from 10/20/30%.
  • Early Frost now reduces the cast time of Frostbolt by 0.3/0.6 sec, down from 0.35/0.7 sec.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Holy Radiance 20 yards range added to the tooltip.
  • Light of Dawn now uses Holy Power instead of Mana. Now heals up to 5 targets. No longer has a cooldown - Consumes all Holy Power to send a wave of healing energy before you, healing up to 5 of the most injured targets in your party or raid within a 30 yard frontal cone for 1008.96 to 1124.15 per charge of Holy Power.
  • Blessed Life now cannot occur more than 8 seconds (up from 2 seconds).
  • Protector of the Innocent now affects heals on any target except yourself.

Retribution
  • Sanctity of Battle now also affects Divine Storm.
  • Divine Storm no longer uses Holy Power. Now deals 60% weapon damage, costs 5% of base mana, and has a 4.5 sec cooldown.

Protection
  • Mastery: Divine Bulwark now increases your chance to block melee attacks by 18%, down from 24%. Each point of Mastery increases block chance by an additional 2.25%, down from 3%.
  • Shield of the Templar now reduces the cooldown of Guardian of Ancient Kings by 45/80/120 sec, down from 1/2/3 min.
  • Holy Shield now increases the amount your shield blocks by an additional 10% for 20 sec instead of increasing your block chance by 15%.

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Discipline
  • Rapture now cannot occur more than once every 12 sec, down from 6 sec.
  • Atonement (Rank 1) now heals for 50% of the damage dealt, down from 100%. Rank 2 remains unchanged.
  • Inner Focus no longer affects Heal. Now affects Binding Heal.

Holy

Shadow
  • Mastery: Shadow Orb has been renamed to Mastery: Shadow Orb Power - Increases the damage done by your Shadow Orbs. Each point of Mastery increases damage by an additional 1.25%
  • Shadow Orbs *New* - You have a 10% chance for your Shadow Word: Pain and Mind Flay spells to grant you a Shadow Orb each time they deal damage. Casting your Mind Blast or Mind Spike spell consumes all Shadow Orbs, increasing damage of that spell by 0% per Shadow Orb, and granting 0% increased damage on your periodic Shadow spells for until cancelled. You can have up to a maximum of 3 orbs.
  • Mind Spike now stacks up to 3 times (Tooltip fix)

Rogue (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Assassination

Combat
  • Backstab now deals 150% weapon damage, down from 200%.
  • Bandit's Guile now increases damage to the target by up to 30%. (Up from 15%)
  • Aggression now increases damage of Sinister Strike, Backstab, and Eviscerate by 7/14/20%, up from 5/10/15%.

Subtlety
  • Redirect now also redirects any insight gained from Bandit's Guile.
  • Mastery: Executioner now increases damage done by all your finishing moves, and the effectiveness of your Slice and Dice and Recuperate abilities, by 16%, down from 20%.

Glyph
  • Slice and Dice now increases the duration of Slice and Dice by 6 sec, up from 3 sec.

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Elemental
  • Elemental Reach now also increases the range of Searing Totem by 7/15 yards.

Enhancement
  • Windfury Weapon now deals 40% of weapon damage when Unleash Elements is used, up from 20%.

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Affliction
  • Bane of Doom base damage has been reduced by 12%, from 2213 to 1948.
  • Bane of Agony base damage has been reduced by 12%, from 1743 to 1535.
  • Drain Soul base damage has been reduced by 12%, from 437 to 384.
  • Drain Life base damage has been reduced by 12%, from 125 to 109.
  • Corruption base damage has been reduced by 12%, from 1004 to 883.
  • Jinx now affects up to 15 nearby targets.

Demonology
  • Hand of Gul'dan base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 1597 - 1886 ] to [ 1405 - 1660 ]

Destruction
  • Chaos Bolt base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 1490 - 1893 ] to [ 1311 - 1665 ]
  • Shadowburn base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 737 - 823 ] to [ 649 - 724 ]
  • Fel Flame base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 251 - 291 ] to [ 220 - 256 ]
  • Shadowflame cooldown has been changed to 12 sec, down from 25 sec.
  • Incinerate base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 579 - 673 ] to [ 510 - 592 ]
  • Soul Fire base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 2468 - 3094 ] to [ 2171 - 2722 ].
  • Searing Pain base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 322 - 382 ] to [ 283 - 336 ].
  • Immolate base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 756 + 2401 over 15 sec ] to [ 665 + 2112 over 15 sec ].
  • Shadow Bolt base damage has been reduced by 12%, from [ 640 to 714 ] to [ 563 to 629 ].

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arms
  • Mastery: Strikes of Opportunity's additional attack now deals 100% normal damage, down from 115%.
  • Overpower now deals 125% weapon damage, up from 100%.
  • Heroic Strike now scales from 75% of Attack Power, up from 60%.
  • Rend base damage has been reduced by 17%, from 635 to 528. Additional bleed damage increased by 25%, from [ 8.57% of MWS * AP + 60% of MWB + 60% of mwb ] over 15 sec to [ 10.71% of MWS * AP + 75% of MWB + 75% of mwb ].
  • Mortal Strike now deals 150% weapon damage, down from 185%.

Fury
  • Mastery: Unshackled Fury now increases the benefit of abilities that cause or require you to be enraged by 37.6%, up from 25%. Each point of Mastery increases enrage effects by an additional 4.7%, up from 3.13%.
  • Bloodthirst now scales from 62% of Attack Power, down from 75%.
  • Raging Blow now deals 110% weapon damage, down from 150%.
  • Slam now deals 125% weapon damage, down from 150%. Additional damage increased by 55%, from 277 to 430.
  • Whirlwind now deals 65% weapon damage, down from 75%.
  • Cleave now scales from 56.2% of Attack Power, up from 45%.
  • Victory Rush now scales from 56% of Attack Power, up from 45%.

Protection
  • Shield Block (Passive) now increases your chance to block by 25%, down from 100%. In addition, if your total chance to block or avoid an attack exceeds 100%, your chance to critically block is increased by the excess.
  • Vigilance no longer reduces damage taken by the target by 3%.
  • Mastery: Critical Block now increases your chances to block by 12%, up from 10%. Increases your chance to critically block by 12%, down from 20%. Each point of mastery now increases your chance to block by an additional 1.5%, and your chance to critically block by an additional 1.5% (Down from 2.5%).
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13242 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 336 Comments
  1. Powerogue's Avatar
    so....many...nerfs.

    why?
  1. nosoup4crr's Avatar
    so many damage nerfs. healers still dominating BG's. Paladins now only as OP as every other healer (after blessed life nerf). Shadow priests and frost mages...carry on. At least they nerfed Prot paladins, lol.
  1. Jonisawsom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Powerogue View Post
    why blizzard, WHY!!! My druid tank was already being booted from groups for being bad, and you just HALVED OUR THREAT AND COOLDOWNS!!! >.>

    RIP my druid alt, I think I'll role another combat rogue, they're better tanks than druids now...

    edit: ah what the hell, 90% weapon damage for ambush? blizzard are you even looking at yourselves, WHY WOULD WE DO AN ATTACK THAT DOES LESS THAN AUTO ATTACK?!
    We already knew about a lot of these nerfs for druids, so it's no surprise. They were by far the best tanks on Beta, so again no surprise that they are being nerfed there.
  1. Kalx's Avatar
    going that way, fury warriors will deal LESS damage at 85 than right now at 80
  1. Nekosom's Avatar
    I'm glad Explosive shot got the buff it sorely needed, but at a huge cost of...well, most abilities. And I'm now certainly Blizzard has absolutely no idea what exactly they want Kill Shot/Aimed shot to actually do damage-wise. Like a yo-yo.
  1. engrey's Avatar
    Good thing this is not a beta build and will stick around on the live servers as well. Also good thing the game is coming out November 7th instead of December 7th, would not want to have time to further balance things now would we?

    /sarcasm off
  1. mistuhbull's Avatar
    Guess locks aren't allowed to be competitive.

    Where are the Arcane nerfs?
  1. corola10's Avatar
    wow warrior got masacared
  1. nosoup4crr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulver View Post
    For once the typical and almost total lack of DK mention in the patch notes is a good thing .
    lol. nice to see some optimism amongst the QQ.
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    Why did they remove Lil' Alexstrasza?
  1. angael's Avatar
    I'm hoping the new shadow orbs has a typo in it, 0% damage increase...
  1. Manju's Avatar
    Calm down, people. These are not nerfs, but base dmg reduction for some abilities at LEVEL ONE. They will scale back to normal at 85.

    See this blue post: (cant post links)

    We do care about and actively balance at lower levels. Our goal is to make the game as fun and balanced at possible at all levels, however, greater scrutiny from a design standpoint, as well as by the whole community, is placed on the end game. From a perspective of a systems designer, the end game as of patch 4.0.1 is now level 85.

    That said, we will be making several balancing changes in patch 4.0.3a based on what we've been seeing since patch 4.0.1. With regard to lower level players, we plan to adjust damage and healing for all classes from levels 1-79. The base points of almost all spells and abilities are being reduced in order to bring combat times at low levels to a more acceptable length. Some specific spells/abilities are being reduced in damage even more, and in the case of most abilities that deal weapon damage, we're going to make the damage percent scale with level. So as an example, Sinister Strike is currently planned to do 42% weapon damage at level 1, with the percentage of weapon damage rising per level up to its maximum potential at 80.

    Finally, next time you post here, could you find a way to be a little more decent? We'd certainly appreciate it.
  1. Litledevil's Avatar
    rogues are fucked up rofl
  1. Shawati's Avatar
    I like it how they demolished warriors entirely and let warlocks and mages off with a slight poke.

    Blizzard needs to actually try out the beta PvP.
  1. Ramis's Avatar
    Relax guys...

    It's likely that MMO-Champion and others have only been able to datamine the minimum values for these spells as seen when first learned at level 1 or 10 or 20 or whatever.

    Some specific spells/abilities are being reduced in damage even more, and in the case of most abilities that deal weapon damage, we're going to make the damage percent scale with level. So as an example, Sinister Strike is currently planned to do 42% weapon damage at level 1, with the percentage of weapon damage rising per level up to its maximum potential at 80.

    I think these new nummbers are when you first get the skills..not at lvl 85.

    Well i hope so xD
  1. Dr Ketchup's Avatar
    I'm a Warlock >.<
    This is the biggest Warlock nerf I've seen 0.o
  1. Stings's Avatar
    Assasination's Combo Point builder Mutilate got nerfed with over 50%, Combat Combo Point Builder Sinister Strike got nerfed with over 50%, backstabs starting to look like a joke.

    Well Fuck Son, i want to get imba buffs in next patch, so people in World Of Warcraft 'Hello Kitty Adventure' would say that rogues were so stupidly good.
  1. Migari's Avatar
    Companion Pets
    •Lil' Alexstrasza has been removed, QQ.
    Omg, nooo!
  1. Niroshi's Avatar
    Good build.
  1. Dee-Jay Delicious's Avatar
    Looks like Blizz finally listened an tuned damage down across the board. Not sure if Hunters and Rogues were really doing so much damage to begin with but whatever. Every Nerf to overall damage makes me a happy panda. Yes, even nerfs to my own class.(Warrior)

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