MMO-Champion - Patch 4.1 on PTRs - Build 13698
Update Patch 4.1 PTR - Official Notes Update
The Patch 4.1 PTR Notes have been updated once again with the 2 missing changes from build 13698.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Arms
  • Strikes of Opportunity damage has been increased by 10% to keep stat parity with other strike changes.

Fury
  • Unshackled Fury now only grants 2 base points of mastery, down from 8. This change offsets the Flurry boost to better control Fury burst damage.

Patch 4.1 on PTRs - Build 13698
A new build will be deployed on test realms today. Most of these changes were already documented in the latest PTR notes update but keep an eye out for new things!


Nameplates Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPES = "Nameplate Motion Type";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_1 = "Overlaping Nameplates";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_2 = "Stacking Nameplates";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_3 = "Spreading Nameplates";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_TOOLTIP_1 = "This method will allow nameplates to overlap.";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_TOOLTIP_2 = "This method avoids overlaping nameplates by stacking them vertically.";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_TOOLTIP_3 = "This method avoids overlaping nameplates by spreading them out horizontally and vertically.";



Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons & Raids
Cataclysm Dungeon
  • Spirit Twister Defeat 20 Twisted Spirits within 15 seconds during the Jin'do encounter in Zul'Gurub on Heroic difficulty.
  • Ring out! Defeat Daakara in Zul'Aman on Heroic difficulty without leaving the rectangular turquoise stonework inscribed on the floor in the center of his area.


Reputation



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Class Skills
Companions

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Unholy
  • Raise Ally has been revamped and is now a battle rez spell - Pours dark energy into a dead target, reuniting spirit and body to allow the target to reenter battle with 20% health and 20% mana. 30 yd range, 50 Runic Power, 10 min cooldown, Instant

Glyph

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Feral

Restoration
  • Lifebloom now costs 11% of base mana, up from 7%. Base healing reduced by 20%, from 2306 to 1847.

Balance
  • Cyclone now lasts 5 sec, down from 6 sec.
  • Starsurge base damage has been reduced by 20%, from [ 1272 to 1756 ] to [ 1017 to 1405 ].
  • Moonkin Form now frees the caster of movement impairing effects instead of slowing effects.

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy

Discipline

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Demonology

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Protection
  • Spell Reflection now has a 25 sec cooldown, up from 10 sec.
  • Gag Order no longer affects Shield Bash.
  • Shield Mastery no longer reduces the cooldown of Spell Reflect. Now causes your Shield Block to also reduce magic damage taken by 8/16/25%.

Fury
  • Unshackled Fury now Increases the benefit of abilities that cause or require you to be enraged by 11.2%, down from 44,8%.
  • Pummel no longer requires Battle or Berserker Stance.

Arms
  • Strikes of Opportunity now gives a 17.6% (up from 16%) chance for your melee attacks to instantly trigger an additional melee attack for 100% normal damage. Each point of Mastery increases this chance by 2.2%. (Up from 2%)
  • Drums of War no longer affects Shield Bash, now affects Demoralizing Shout, Intimidating Shout and Challenging Shout.
  • Juggernaut now reduces the cooldown of your Charge by 2 sec, down from 3 sec.

Glyph
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.0.1 on PTRs - Build 13698 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 85 Comments
  1. Vladzeimpalr's Avatar
    Wow nerfing Druids EVEN MORE. Their secret plan of fading druids out of WoW is almost complete!
  1. Druchii's Avatar
    I'm really getting sick of changing which secondary stat i prioritise all the damn time on my Fury warrior. Right now, i'm going Crit > Mastery > Hit when above 8% hit or so. This will put me back to Crit > Hit > Mastery.

    Recently i've followed the following:
    Hit > Crit > Haste > Mastery
    Crit > Hit > Mastery > Haste
    Crit > Mastery > Hit > Haste

    I wouldn't mind so much, but there's a massive difference between Crit and any other secondary stat, and i can't stack Crit on everything, as most items come with 2 secondary stats... One mostly useless.

    Every time it changes, i have to reforge, swap out gear and dance around to collect and build a better set to dps with, and each time i lose a little bit of dps overall.

    All of this, because Fury has fairly good burst in PvP on 0 Resilience targets? Something's gotta give...

    EDIT: And with the mastery nerf, they also nerfed one of our dps cooldowns too, Death Wish. It just gets better...
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vladzeimpalr View Post
    Wow nerfing Druids EVEN MORE. Their secret plan of fading druids out of WoW is almost complete!
    L2P, resto druids are op as hell right now in both pvp and pve. This coming from a resto druid. We all hate nerfs but this is so minor i dont think you'll notice much. The mana cost hurts a little on LB but the bloom was nerfed like 3k hp mine does 48k atm.

    People were crying foul when rejuv was put back to 20% base mana from 16% did it change much? In my experience, not really.

    Your int will go up so will your mana and mana regen, and your heals will get more powerful.
    It wont be a big deal imo.
  1. Typhron's Avatar
    And suddenly hybrids are useless.
  1. Xynsis's Avatar
    another feral nerf because cyclone was used more often than stampeding roar, at least in pvp it was
  1. ItachiZaku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bahska View Post
    L2P, resto druids are op as hell right now in both pvp and pve. This coming from a resto druid. We all hate nerfs but this is so minor i dont think you'll notice much. The mana cost hurts a little on LB but the bloom was nerfed like 3k hp mine does 48k atm.
    L2P? You need to L2Math. 20% of 48K is 9.6K, that's not minor. Especially since you can only roll that joint on one person non-ToL.
  1. Fendris Malarky's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tusker View Post
    You're exaggerating quite a bit there.

    It's amazing what people will say and how they freak out if they don't immediately see their class/spec listed in some preliminary build notes...
    Sup with people opening their fat gobs and posting about shit they don't know anything about? As a matter of fact elemental shamans are the worst dps spec in the game. This is not debateable. They're flat out terrible.
  1. ZehGeek's Avatar
    I think there trying to encourage Tranq use with the LB nerf and Gift of Nature reducing CD on Tranq by 2.5/5 minutes. It isn't to drastic, but I know ToL and LBing everyone is pretty effective, so that might be why. Isn't as drastic as the feral changes so I'm ok.
  1. Joán's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fendris Malarky View Post
    Sup with people opening their fat gobs and posting about shit they don't know anything about? As a matter of fact elemental shamans are the worst dps spec in the game. This is not debateable. They're flat out terrible.
    http://stateofdps.com/

    I guess it's a matter of "fact" if you ignore feral druids, demo locks, combat/subtlety rogues, frost dks, arms warriors, frost/arcane mages and bm hunters. But I guess your facts are not debateable.
  1. Zehroh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dalez View Post
    I hope not, I have mine, and it took me a while of farming to get it... and I cba to get it with Gilneas
    Put on a tabard and run some instances. It's not that hard anymore.
  1. Fendris Malarky's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Joán View Post
    http://stateofdps.com/

    I guess it's a matter of "fact" if you ignore feral druids, demo locks, combat/subtlety rogues, frost dks, arms warriors, frost/arcane mages and bm hunters. But I guess your facts are not debateable.
    Combat rogues are fine. In fact they're topping the charts on fights where they can cleave, and they're barely behind assassination in single target dps if behind at all. Beast Master Hunters are actually one of the best dps spec's now if played right, they're just behind hard cast aimed mm.

    Subtlety never has been a pve spec, never should be, Don't care. Same with frost mages, and arms warriors. Don't care. My main is an arms warrior, every time they try to change arms in some way to be better in pve they ruin it for pvp. No ty. You wanna dps as a warrior in raids, you go fury. Arcane mages? It's not as bad as people make it out to be, it's quite a bit behind fire but it's not to the point where it's completely unviable.

    Frost dks are fine, unholy is just better, usually some other class brings the haste buff so they're not missed. Who cares? And being that locks are a pure dps class, I'm not the least bit concerned that one of their trees isn't super good in pve right now.

    Shamans are pretty much useless in raids all around though unless they're healers. That's just the truth. Plenty of better classes to bring along.

    At any rate scrub, stateofdps includes logs from before the patch, so it's not up to date. Durpitydurp.
  1. Sorry's Avatar
    uh excuse me they are nerfing the base amount of mastery fury warriors get, not the amount per rating you get, so why would the mastery stat become less valuable??? think plz
  1. balgus82's Avatar
    glyph of death gate? really? did they just specifically attempt to make the most worthless glyph in the game? reduce the cast time to a hearth thats almost never used?
  1. Joán's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fendris Malarky View Post
    (Lots of opinionated and situational talk that is in no way represented by any statistics either, which makes it obvious that the poster means that elemental is the worst spec ever if you remove all the specs that are worse because he says so!)
    http://stateofdps.com/#bh

    But elemental is the 5th highest single target dps spec! All the balance druids and fire mages must be TERRIBLE! Look, I can make random, inconclusive and irrelevant statements as well!

    But! Maybe you're talking about 10 man?
    http://stateofdps.com/index.php?data...00&spec=dps#bh

    Oh wait, second highest! Crap...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fendris Malarky View Post
    Shamans are pretty much useless in raids all around though unless they're healers. That's just the truth. Plenty of better classes to bring along.

    At any rate scrub, stateofdps includes logs from before the patch, so it's not up to date. Durpitydurp.
    You should probably read the bits in the top right corner where it says this is newly updated to only include 4.0.6 data (also detailed on the blog; http://stateofdps.tumblr.com/).

    "Durpitydurp"

    You can have your opinion about the spec all you want, but don't try to say it is "a matter of fact" or "not debatable", because you know, someone WILL check your "facts".
  1. Fendris Malarky's Avatar
    You can post links to stateofdps all you want, shamans are still terrible. And no you don't have the facts. Armory a single top 100 guild and notice their lack of elemental shamans. Why do you think that is? Get a clue.
  1. Joán's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fendris Malarky View Post
    You can post links to stateofdps all you want, shamans are still terrible. And no you don't have the facts. Armory a single top 100 guild and notice their lack of elemental shamans. Why do you think that is? Get a clue.
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...C3%AE/advanced

    Dragonslayer shaman specced elemental/elemental, I'm sure the other members of Method are just boosting him.

    Stop using the word "fact" unless you have some, please.
  1. Mazaxist's Avatar
    Spell Reflection now has a 25 sec cooldown, up from 10 sec

    about damn time!
  1. Fendris Malarky's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Joán View Post
    Stop using the word "fact" unless you have some, please.
    What if I don't want to? You gonna get even more mad than you are now?

    ---------- Post added 2011-03-01 at 06:40 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Mazaxist View Post
    Spell Reflection now has a 25 sec cooldown, up from 10 sec

    about damn time!
    Look I'm clearly trolling here but...if you're serious you have got to be the worst caster ever in the game. It so easy to fake a warrior into wasting his spell reflect, and latency and other issues have always made the ability very unwieldy. It has never been OP, it's never even been anything commonly complained about at all. And worse off: it was nerfed completely for pve purposes, not pvp. It was giving prot warriors more incoming rage than Blizzard liked. Pretty dumb change.
  1. Breekjou's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by r3nd View Post
    Fury mastery nerfed straight into the ground. Great. Another nerf because of balancing issues with PVP.
    idd - looks bad atm - if this goes live - f*** wow
  1. Skoorb's Avatar
    Do the 2 Reputation changes to the Ambassador achievements mean I will lose my Ambassador Title since I'm not exalted w/the Bridgewater Cartel?

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