MMO-Champion - Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13812
Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
When you head into a mine, take a light.

There are a number of corrections to the text of tooltips in the latest test build, but the actual damage done by most of those abilities hasn't changed.

The tooltips for Frost Strike, Death Strike, Festering Strike, Devastate, Blood Frenzy and Critical Mass were all corrected. The damage on these abilities has NOT changed.

There are actual changes to Savage Defense, Swipe, Thrash, Cleansing Waters, Arcane Blast and Arcane Explosion in recent builds.

Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13812
A new PTR build will be deployed on test realms very soon.

Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Feats of Strength

Guild - General

Guild - PvP



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Frost
  • Frost Strike base additional damage has been reduced by 23%,

Blood
  • Death Strike base additional damage has been reduced by 33%, from 495 to 330.

Unholy
  • Festering Strike base additional damage has been reduced by 33%, from 840 to 560

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Savage Defense now absorbs damage equal to 35% of your attack power for 10 sec instead of reducing the damage taken from the next physical attack.
  • Swipe (Bear) damage has been increased by 75%, from 143 to 215.
  • Thrash (Bear) now scales from 19.2% of Attack Power, up from 12.8%. Bleed damage now scales from 9.78% of Attack Power, up from 6.51%.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Arcane
  • Arcane Blast now has a 2 sec cast time, down from 2.2 sec.
  • Arcane Explosion damage has been increased by 15%, from [ 287 - 311 ] to [ 331 - 358 ].

Fire

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Restoration

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Protection
  • Devastate additional damage has been increased by 150%, from 336 to 854.

Arms
  • Blood Frenzy now causes the target to take 30% more damage from bleed effects when a bleed effect is applied.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13812 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 207 Comments
  1. Jubeithar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by alms1407 View Post
    why have they increased the CD of shammy dispel when every other healers dispel mechanic has none?
    Because its not the dispell that gets a 6 second nerf but the additional healing effect the target recieves after a dispell gets a 6 cooldown.

    in short: read it!
  1. olgreg3bear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Agallochh View Post
    6 second dispel cooldown is going to hurt pve. What a stupid, stupid, stupid change. Where is the druid/priest/paladin dispel nerf? I guess I'm used to shaman being abused by patches but this is just fucking ridiculous. Maybe make it apply only in arenas/rbgs, but not pve content. There are plenty of things I dispel in pve. I can't fathom what roadblocks this 6sec cooldown is going to give me. Weak. Time to level my priest or my mage, considering the op class is becoming more op instead of being balanced.
    Reading comprehension. The heal that procs off of your dispel has a cooldown. Not the dispel itself. Huge angryface post over nothing, lol. Anyways, finally a little more survivability when my bear is tanking multiple mobs, and increased threat gen to boot! Not so much of a healing sponge anymore <3
  1. Solia's Avatar
    Nice, the Shen'dralar title sounds so bad I won't even have to consider using it. =)
  1. jshidaka's Avatar
    lol so many ppl that dont even knows what Cleansing Waters is.... the CD is not for Cleansing Spirits -_-
  1. izdlang's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by undethknight View Post
    It's always been based on AP. The only thing that changed is that if you get a cent then get hit for 5 dmg you don't waste your shield
    Yeah but if the wording is right on the datamining, it doesn't call out physical only.. wouldn't it be nice if it was spell absorb too.. my druid is drooling right now
  1. msbxghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Agallochh View Post
    6 second dispel cooldown is going to hurt pve. What a stupid, stupid, stupid change. Where is the druid/priest/paladin dispel nerf? I guess I'm used to shaman being abused by patches but this is just fucking ridiculous. Maybe make it apply only in arenas/rbgs, but not pve content. There are plenty of things I dispel in pve. I can't fathom what roadblocks this 6sec cooldown is going to give me. Weak. Time to level my priest or my mage, considering the op class is becoming more op instead of being balanced.
    1. Walk away from the computer for a bit, get a breath of fresh air
    2. Come back to the computer
    3. Actually READ THE DAMN CHANGE
  1. Kazlehoff's Avatar
    Bear block No longer completely WORTHLESS.

    Bear AOE no longer completely WORTHLESS.



    LET THE HAPPY DANCE BEGIN

    (>^.^)> <(^.^)> <(^.^<) <(_._)>(>^.^)> <(^.^)> <(^.^<)
    (>^.^)> <(^.^)> <(^.^<) <(_._)>(>^.^)> <(^.^)> <(^.^<)
  1. wiIdi's Avatar
    the solution is to buff mages
  1. Shakadam's Avatar
    Aaaaaan there we go ladies and gentlemen, warlock qq has yet again paid off and resto shamans are now being nerfed back to the worst pvp healer like they have been for the last 5 years except for recently in cata.


    I always lol hard whenever a blue poster "assures" that they don't listen or cave in to qq..... yeah right lol
  1. Alexiaa's Avatar
    yay! maybe I will be last dps in my 10 man now
  1. msbxghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wiIdi View Post
    the solution is to buff mages
    cause arcane is overpowered right?

    and the critical mass change is just a tooltip fix

    sigh...
  1. Zimeron's Avatar
    They're not DK nerfs, they're tooltip changes once again.

    The shaman cooldown is to the healing effect, not to the cleanse itself.
  1. Amiright's Avatar
    Where the frost dps numbers looking that good that it needed nerfs to both of the strikes you use? I really though we had seen the last of unholy nerfs for awhile.
  1. Thepuntedone's Avatar
    DK nerfs? wtfamireading............

    i just quit
  1. Kaeyoss's Avatar
    NOTE: Cleansing Waters has a 6 sec cd. it does NOT say that cleanse spirit, the dispel itself, has a 6 sec cd. Cleansing waters simply gives a heal when a debuff is dispelled. So you dispel at 0 sec, heal. dispel at 3 sec, no heal. dispel at 5 sec, no heal. dispel at 7 sec, heal again.
  1. skylla05's Avatar
    Arcane needs PvE buffs kids. The only encounter(s) it's even viable on, is Argaloth and maybe Chimaeron. Aside from that, it's absolutely terrible since any mobility completely destroys Arcane DPS.

    Stop flaming PvE Mage buffs because you die to Frost Mages in PvP.

    Critical Mass is also just a tooltip clarification. Along with people complaining about a dead spec becoming closer to viable, it just goes to show how little people actually know about Mages yet continue to have the audacity to complain about them. Good lord.
  1. Slowshi's Avatar
    There have been two sets of datamined patch notes from MMO and yet there hasn't been an official update to the PTR notes.
  1. msbxghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thepuntedone View Post
    DK nerfs? wtfamireading............
    yeah, lets act like the massive buff to BotN never happened and these are the only changes to dks QQQQQQQQQQQ
  1. chrisisvacant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakadam View Post
    Aaaaaan there we go ladies and gentlemen, warlock qq has yet again paid off and resto shamans are now being nerfed back to the worst pvp healer like they have been for the last 5 years except for recently in cata.


    I always lol hard whenever a blue poster "assures" that they don't listen or cave in to qq..... yeah right lol
    Oh my god, shut up.

    You don't even know what you are talking about. The healing component attached to shaman cleansing shouldn't be your main method of healing your allies anyway. Don't you read? Cleansing Waters is a TALENT - it is NOT THE SAME as CLEANSE SPIRIT which is the DISPEL ABILITY for RESTO SHAMANS.
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Soehl View Post
    Rly.. stop buffing mages. They are overpowered enough already.
    Like you troll and other ppl here need a buff on brains! :P Lets ask God..

    Anyway they said that arcane need better aoe. They are trying to fix that about 3/4 weeks ago with some changes. If they are still making changes is because last ones did not do what they want.
    Did anyone saw any arcane mage top dps on aoe fight? Yeah they are op!

    Anyway Fire did not get any buff, only a fix to ignite that = less 200dps = nerf, only arcane is getting some love because without bis gear, DI and innervates everybody know is one of the worst spec (little better then frost) for pve especially for boss where you need to aoe.

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