MMO-Champion - Patch 4.1 PTR Notes - April 8th Update, Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13850
Patch 4.1 PTR Notes - April 8th Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
General
  • Honor is now purchasable from the Justice Commodities Vendor at 250 Honor per 375 Justice.
  • Justice is now purchasable from the Honor Commodities Vendor at 250 Justice per 375 Honor.
  • Conquest is now purchasable from the Valor vendor at 250 Conquest per 250 Valor.

Raids & Dungeons
  • The Dungeon Finder: Call to Arms will now identify which class role is currently the least represented in the queue, and offer them additional rewards for entering the Dungeon Finder queue and completing a random level-85 Heroic dungeon.
    • The least represented class icon will show within the Dungeon Finder to indicate the role that is eligible to earn the bonus reward.
    • Players must queue solo with the currently indicated least represented class (by the system) and complete the dungeon up to and including the final boss in order to be eligible for the bonus reward.
    • The bonus reward will be displayed to eligible (system identified as least represented) classes within the UI.
    • Once the dungeon is completed the eligible player will receive a goodie bag with various potential rewards including: gold, rare gems, non-combat pets, and (very rare) mounts.

Halls of Origination
  • Temple Gardian Anhuur should now properly go into his Shield Phase at 33% even if he was channeling his 66% shield phase.

Lost City of Tol'vir
  • Soul Fragments that spawn during the High Prophet Barim encounter should now perform an emote when they merge with the Harbinger of Darkness.

Wailing Caverns
  • The maze section has been removed to make the overall dungeon more accessible and quicker to complete. Nearby creatures and bosses have been adjusted to compensate.

Guilds
Guild Challenges
  • Gold rewards are deposited into the guild bank once the guild reaches level 5. The text for the Cash Flow guild perk has been updated appropriately.

Quests & Creatures
  • New Cooking and Fishing Dailies have been added to Darnassus, Ironforge, Thunder Bluff, and Undercity.

Classes: General
  • Several persistent ground effects now display different visuals for hostile and friendly players. The following spells have the same visual effects for friendly players, but new alternate visuals for hostile players: Ring of Frost, Consecration, Desecration, Wild Mushroom, Flare, Ice Trap, Power Word: Barrier, Smoke Bomb, and Hand of Gul'dan. As a general rule, the alternate effects have a red tint or hue indicating they are created by an enemy player. There are currently some issues with this new change which are affecting several of these abilities and is not working as intended at this time.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Enrage no longer increases physical damage taken.
  • Stampeding Roar's duration has been increased to 8 seconds, up from 6. The movement speed effect has been increased to 60%, up from 40% and is no longer cancelled by cancelling shapeshift form.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Hunter Bug Fixes
  • Deterrence: The area damage of the paladin ability Hammer of the Righteous will no longer hit Hunters with Deterrence active.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Frost Armor has been reworked:
    • It now reduces physical damage taken by 15%, instead of providing 20% additional armor.
    • The Chilled proc from Frost Armor can no longer proc Fingers of Frost.
    • The attack speed slow from the Chilled proc is now 20%, down from 25%, but it also affects ranged attack speed.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Retribution
  • Selfless Healer: The damage bonus from this talent now has a 30 sec duration instead of 10 sec.

Paladin Bug Fixes
  • Avenger's Shield can no longer be blocked.
  • Judgements of the Just debuff can no longer trigger talents and other effects.
  • Seal of Truth: Fixed a tooltip error that stated swings at targets with Censure fully stacked dealt 9% weapon damage. They actually dealt 15% damage and the tooltip has been updated accordingly.

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Dark Intent: The friendly target of this ability now receives 1% (stacking 3 times to 3%) periodic spell damage and healing bonus instead of 3% (stacking 3 times to 9%). The casting Warlock still receives 3% (stacking 3 times to 9%).

Affliction
  • Unstable Affliction damage done when it is dispelled has been doubled, but this damage can no longer be critical.

User Interface
  • Targets and focus targets now display on the mini-map.
  • Moved Video and Sound to a new �Options� screen.
  • Added a network category to the new Options screen and included the two network checkboxes.
    • The Network category contains the options "Optimize network for speed" and "Enable IPv6 when available".

  • Visual Settings Updates
    • Removed the red bar preventing the overall graphics slider from going to ultra based on computer specs.
    • When the user moves the overall slider to a setting that would have previously been prevented, any option that can't go as high as that setting will get the warning icon with a tooltip explaining why it can't go higher. For example: The user sets the overall slider to Ultra and the water setting can only go to Fair. The water setting would automatically switch to Fair.
    • Support for DirectX 11 can now be found in the Advanced tab of the Options screen.

  • At the login screen:
    • Moved the "Reset User Options" button from the popup window that appears when you click Options to the actual Options window.
    • Clicking Options now goes directly to the Video tab of the Options screen.
    • Removed the now-unneeded popup.

  • The New Features (!) Option Screen has been updated:
    • Cast action keybinds on key down (Combat)
    • Pick Up Action Key (ActionBars)
    • Nameplate Motion Type (Names)
    • Graphics API (Advanced)
    • Network category

Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13850
A new PTR build is being deployed on test realms.

Wailing Caverns Changes
The "maze" of the Wailing Caverns has been removed, that's basically half of the instance.



Spell Changes
Reminder: If it's not in the official patch notes above, it's probably just a tooltip fix or something like that. If it's a real change, Blizzard will eventually update the real notes.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
New Items

Guild Perks
  • Cash Flow - In addition, completing guild challenges will reward gold directly to your guild bank.

Alchemy

Blacksmithing

Jewelcrafting

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Enrage no longer increases physical damage taken by 10%.
  • Faerie Fire (Feral) apparently now deals 679 damage instead of only dealing damage based on Attack Power.

Balance
  • Sunfire base damage has been increased by 50%, from 372 to 558.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Frost
  • Frost Armor now reduces physical damage taken by 15% instead of increasing armor from items by 20% and Frost resistance by 44. Now increases time between enemy attacks by 20%, down from 25%.
  • Fingers of Frost now procs from offensive Chill effects.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Retribution
  • Seal of Truth now deals 15% weapon damage once stacked to 5 times, up from 9% weapon damage.
  • Selfless Healer now lasts 30 sec, up from 10 sec.

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Blessed Resilience now procs when you're critically hit by any non-periodic attack.
  • Body and Soul now increases the target's movement speed by 30/60%, up from 12/30%.

Shadow

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Affliction
  • Dark Intent now increases periodic damage and healing by 1% on the other.
  • Haunt now scales from 69.71% of Spell Power, up from 53.63%.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.1 PTR Notes - April 8th Update, Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13850 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 230 Comments
  1. fangless's Avatar
    Elementium Stormshield gets stats adjusted, and it ends up being a +10int/15+spi/-15 haste change... win/win.

    OP crafted item is still OP
  1. endless's Avatar
    General
    •Honor is now purchasable from the Justice Commodities Vendor at 250 Honor per 375 Justice.
    •Justice is now purchasable from the Honor Commodities Vendor at 250 Justice per 375 Honor.
    •Conquest is now purchasable from the Valor vendor at 250 Conquest per 250 Valor.

    WOW my guild cant even get a rate BG group going
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Hmm I like the conquest being bought with valor points. Means I can buy pvp gear that is a better upgrade if I can't get a drop, like the blasted heroic 5-man wand that wouldn't drop for me for the longest time.
  1. Townsend's Avatar
    * Dark Intent: The friendly target of this ability now receives 1% (stacking 3 times to 3%) periodic spell damage and healing bonus instead of 3% (stacking 3 times to 9%). The casting Warlock still receives 3% (stacking 3 times to 9%).
    Wishful thinking here, but if they nerfed shadow priests because Dark Intent was too powerful a buff, they should buff shadow priests to compensate for this nerf.
  1. Moonlapse's Avatar
    I don't mind the honor/justice conversion. Both points have very mediocre benefits anyways. However, I firmly believe there shouldn't be any Conquest/Valour conversion.
  1. Typography's Avatar
    About time they fixed that pesky Wailing Caverns maze.

    I'll be happier when they just make it a straight corridor with sporadic trash and a boss at the end.

    In fact, I wish they'd do that with every dungeon from now on!
    Blizzard. You just got BURNT.
  1. fangless's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Townsend View Post
    Wishful thinking here, but if they nerfed shadow priests because Dark Intent was too powerful a buff, they should buff shadow priests to compensate for this nerf.
    lol? Shadow Priests are in a good spot right now as far as average DPS in heroic raids. This definitely won't break them.
  1. Twilightdawn's Avatar
    I like these changes, i understand why JCS are upset but, can't always get everything good in a patch note
  1. Auralan's Avatar
    Ah crap, this is going to suck for JC's prospecting cheap ore. Been doing it since cata launch, lol.
  1. subanark's Avatar
    I guess I'm going to be one of those rare people who may trade valor for conquest. I don't do arenas or really know anyone who does rated BGs which make it near impossible to get pvp epics. Right now I'm maxed out honor gear (and points) with no pvp epics. I've gotten everything I need from valor, with over 3000 left (I stopped doing the daily heroic). Still though, I could make a chunk of money selling those BoE valor boots.
  1. Renwin's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

    • Enrage no longer increases physical damage taken.
    • Stampeding Roar's duration has been increased to 8 seconds, up from 6. The movement speed effect has been increased to 60%, up from 40% and is no longer cancelled by cancelling shapeshift form.
    Slow and steady Blizz, slow and steady. I like the idea to use Enrage without any drawbacks, and SR is looking more bar-worthy every patch mention about it.
  1. Agallochh's Avatar
    Wonder if converting valor to conquest and vice-versa adds to your weekly cap? Otherwise I can cap out both of them and transfer points for either pvp/pve.
  1. Kwickslash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTailedFox View Post
    •Bold Carnelian, Solid Zephyrite, Subtle Alicite, Perfect Quick Alicite, Sovereign Nightstone, Regal Jasper, Resolute Hessonite, and any cut of uncommon gem now sells to NPC for 75 silver instead of 9 gold.

    Seriously, WTF?
    They better lower the price to list these gems on the AH then. It's impossible to make a profit off of green cut gems from my experience. It's something like a 3g listing price for 48 hours per gem.
  1. citrique's Avatar
    Not sure what they're thinking with the selfless healer change, I doubt their pve ret design intention was "3 HP WOG some random person in the raid, gain 12% damage buff for 30 sec".
  1. Ollion's Avatar
    tis teh end of getting stupid rich by prospecting :'(
  1. Dexiefy's Avatar
    i love visiting mmo champ even after quitting this game... i can always lol at cahnges like this
    " Frost Armor has been reworked:
    It now reduces physical damage taken by 15%, instead of providing 20% additional armor.
    The Chilled proc from Frost Armor can no longer proc Fingers of Frost.
    The attack speed slow from the Chilled proc is now 20%, down from 25%, but it also affects ranged attack speed.
    "
    Mage:Hunter can beat mage!! GC fix please! QQ
    GC: sure, wait a sec... i knew there was something wrong... i couldnt faceroll them
    ***loading fixes***
    GC: fixed. Mages can now faceroll all classes again as intended and hit 2.5k rating with just 3 spells

    Hunter: GC! hunter is laughing stock of pvp for 90% of time since arena was created. Fix please
    GC: hunters are fine in bg's. L2p noob. Skilled players play frostmage
  1. Otaka's Avatar
    the conversion change was only a matter of time. WoW is pve oriented game and pvp is now more about skill than ever. Since pvp gear is so easy to get as a raider. So be happy people, no more overgearing. Now everyone has equal gear so skill counts and not gear!
  1. darklenne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Townsend View Post
    Wishful thinking here, but if they nerfed shadow priests because Dark Intent was too powerful a buff, they should buff shadow priests to compensate for this nerf.
    I agree. DI was a Very nice buff, to powerful definitely.

    What would I like to see? Some kind of Buff to Mind Sear. Anything. None of this increase it's damage by 15%, then decrease our Shadow Damage done by 15% bollocks. They can't seriously be happy with it currently.

    Need to buff SW: D I think, I only critted myself for 215k on Halfus HC the other week. Geif buff.
  1. Bullarkie's Avatar
    Poor shadow priests
  1. Octopus's Avatar
    Omg this is awful. This is disgusting how PvPers can now buy ilevel 346 gear through PvPing, WTF BLIZZ. Gamebreaking.

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