MMO-Champion - Patch 4.2 - PTR Build 14117
Update
02:40AM CET - Added official notes

Patch 4.2 - PTR Build 14107
A new build is being deployed on test realms.

Update
02:00AM CET - The proc for Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest might be added in this build. As usual, nothing official for the moment but it's very consistent with the official preview.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Wrath of Tarecgosa - When you deal damage, you have a chance to gain the Wrath of Tarecgosa, duplicating the harmful spell.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The great staff duplicates destructive magics, and also bestows upon its wielder the ability to transform into a member of the Blue Dragonflight.

Official Patch Notes
If anything below isn't in the official notes, it's not confirmed and potentially false.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
General
  • All existing Valor Points in the Currency tab have been converted to Justice Points.

Achievements
  • Bear-ly Made It (new achievement): Save all four prisoners before they are sacrificed in Zul'Aman on Heroic difficulty.

Classes: General
  • Players are once again free to dance in combat (without causing graphic errors). Other animations, such as attacks, will take precedence over dancing. The dance animation will be suppressed until the higher priority animation is complete. Fun has been unnerfed.

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Glyphs
  • Glyph of Ferocious Bite has been redesigned. It now causes Ferocious Bite to heal the caster for 1% of maximum health for each 10 energy used.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Denounce has been redesigned. It still reduces the mana cost of Exorcism. However, it no longer has a chance on Holy Shock of making Exorcism free and instant. Instead, it has a 50/100% chance to prevent the Exorcism target from causing critical effects for the next 6 seconds. This effect can be dispelled.
  • Holy Shock mana cost has been decreased to 7% of base mana, down from 8%.

Protection
  • Holy Shield now increases block chance by 5% while active, instead of increasing the amount of damage blocked by 10%.

Retribution
  • Selfless Healer can no longer be dispelled and cannot be stolen via Spellsteal; and, in addition to its current effects, it lowers the cooldown of Word of Glory by 5/10 seconds.

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Devouring Plague damage done has been decreased by 12%.
  • Mind Blast damage done has been increased by 12%.
  • Shadow Word: Death damage done has been increased by 12%.
  • Shadow Word: Pain damage done has been decreased by 12%.

Shadow
  • Mind Flay damage done has been increased by 12%.
  • Vampiric Touch damage done has been decreased by 12%.

Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Drain Life's damage has been reduced by approximately 25%.

Dungeons & Raids
Deadmines
  • Vanessa VanCleef (Heroic difficulty) now has a sweet, sweet voice to accompany her dialog.

Items
Set Bonuses
  • The 2-piece resilience bonus from Cataclysm PvP sets no longer stacks. If a player wears 2 pieces each from 2 different Cataclysm sets, the player will only receive the 400 resilience rating bonus once. This change does not apply to PvP sets from prior expansions.

Professions
Jewelcrafting
  • The shield block value bonus from Eternal Earthsiege Diamond has been increased to 3%, up from 1%.

Armor Sets - Druid Tier 12
The gloves still look a little weird and the light effects might be a little off (color-wise) but it should be ok now.



Item Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Will go through them later but ...

Jewelcrafting
  • All cut gems now stacks up to 20. Oh my!



Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

General

Quests

Dungeon & Raids
  • Bear-ly Made It Save all four prisoners before they are sacrified in Zul'Aman on Heroic difficulty.

Feats of Strength



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companions
  • Nuts Right Click to summon and dismiss Nuts.

Tabards
WoW's 7th Anniversary Right Click to change the appearance but not the effect of any currently worn tabard. Increases Experience and Reputation gains from kills by 7%. 10 sec cooldown, Instant

Class Skills
Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Frost
  • Obliterate now deals 150% weapon damage, down from 160%.
  • Annihilation now increases damage dealt by Obliterate by 12/24/36%, down from 15/30/45%.

Unholy

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Ferocious Bite now costs 25 Energy, down from 35. Now consumes up to 25 additional energy, down from 35. Base damage increased by 12%, from [380 + 54.5% of AP]-[615 + 54.5% of AP] to [410 + 54.5% of AP]-[680 + 54.5% of AP] at 5 Combo Points. (Check tooltip for less combo points)
  • Frenzied Regeneration now increases health by 15%, down from 30%. Increases health to 15%, down from 30%.
  • Mangle (Cat) now deals 530% damage plus 1670, up from 460% plus 1449.
  • Ravage (Cat) now deals 975% damage plus 3218, up from 850% plus 2805.
  • Shred (Cat) now deals 520% damage plus 1716, up from 450% plus 1485 damage.
  • Swipe now deals 600% weapon damage, down from 670%.

Restoration
  • Harmony (Mastery) has been revamped - Your direct healing is increased by an additional 10% and casting your direct healing spells grants you an additional 10% bonus to periodic healing for 10 sec. Each point of Mastery increases each bonus by an additional 1.25%.

Balance
  • Earth and Moon now also affects Wild Mushroom: Detonate and lasts 15 sec, up from 12 sec.

Glyph
  • Glyph of Berserk now increases duration of Berserk by 10 sec, up from 5 sec.
  • Glyph of Ferocious Bite now causes Ferocious Bite to heal you for 1% of your maximum health for each 10 energy used.
  • Glyph of Innervate now rewards the caster with 10% of maximum mana over 10 sec when it's cast on a target other than the caster.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Master of Beasts now increases damage done by pets by 13.4%, down from 13.6%. Each point increases pet damage by 1.67%, down from 1.7%.

Survival

Marksmanship
  • Multi-Shot now ldeals 120% weapon damage, down from 138%.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arcane
  • Arcane Missiles now seems to have a 100% chance to proc, up from 40%. (But that doesn't make much sense, so huh, wait for official confirmation or official "Boubouille is stupid"?)
  • Spellsteal now has a 6 sec cooldown.
  • Improved Mana Gem now lasts 15 sec, up from 10 sec.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Protection
  • Hammer of the Righteous now costs 10% of base mana, down from 12%.
  • Holy Shield now increases block chance by 5% while active, instead of increasing the amount of damage blocked by 10%.

Retribution
  • Selfless Healer now also reduces the cooldown of Word of Glory by 5/10 sec.

Holy
  • Denounce now has a 50/100% chance to proc (up from 25/50%) and the Denounce effect now prevents targets from causing critical effects for the next 6 sec.
  • Speed of Light now reduces the cooldown of Holy Radiance by 40 sec, up from 30 sec.

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Shadow
  • Shadow Orb Power now increases damage by 1.45% for each point, down from 1.5%
  • Devouring Plague damage has been reduced by 12%, from 1240 base damage to 1088.
  • Mind Blast damage has been increased by 12%, from [ 1277 - 1349 ] to [ 1431 - 1512 ]
  • Mind Flay damage has been increased by 12%. From 501 to 561 shadow damage.
  • Shadow Word: Death damage has been increased by 12%. From 301 to 337 shadow damage.
  • Shadow Word: Pain damage has been reduced by 12%. From 1326 to 1164 shadow damage.
  • Vampiric Touch damage has been reduced by 12%, from 540 to 475 Shadow damage.

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Elemental
  • Lava Flows now gives you 30/60/90% spell haste when Flame Shock is dispelled, up from 10/20/30%.

Restoration
  • Water Shield now restores 758 mana, down from 1416.
  • Mana Tide Totem now grants 200% of the caster's Spirit, down from 400%.
  • Improved Water Shield is now Resurgence While Water Shield is active, you recover mana when your direct healing spells have a critical effect. You regain 2292 mana from a Healing Wave or Greater Healing Wave critical, 1375 mana from a Healing Surge, Riptide, or Unleash Life critical, and 763 mana from a Chain Heal critical.

Item Set

Glyph

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Fury
  • Slam: Slams the opponent, causing 145% weapon damage plus 430. 624.

Professions
Jewelcrafting

Alchemy

Tailoring
  • Dream of Azshara possibly doesn't have a cooldown anymore, but cooldowns look super sketchy in the game files in the first place so be careful.
  • Dream of Deepholm possibly doesn't have a cooldown anymore, but cooldowns look super sketchy in the game files in the first place so be careful.
  • Dream of Hyjal possibly doesn't have a cooldown anymore, but cooldowns look super sketchy in the game files in the first place so be careful.
  • Dream of Ragnaros possibly doesn't have a cooldown anymore, but cooldowns look super sketchy in the game files in the first place so be careful.
  • Dream of Skywall possibly doesn't have a cooldown anymore, but cooldowns look super sketchy in the game files in the first place so be careful.
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Comments 209 Comments
  1. _Fire_'s Avatar
    I think the 150 pet achievement should let you summon 2 pets at the same time
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    The 4.2 changes remind me what the did (not blizz) with Allods. They basically killed the game (literally) with one patch. They really wonder why they lost 800k subs in 4 months? This is why!
  1. Lynoxx's Avatar
    So... denounce will make it so that players can't crit other plays... so the best single target healers in the game not only have the best single target heals but their enemies will also be unable to crit the target they're healing or themselves...

    Glad to hear that burst is going to die against those guys.
  1. epec's Avatar
    Denounce change just goes to show you they have 0 clue as to what they're doing with holy paladins in pvp. Really really really stupid change.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Not sure about the dreamcloth change. I think it was around this time in the other expansions when they start removing the long cooldown on stuff like that. Wonder if Truegold is next, along with the removal of soulbound chaos orbs. Those 3 things usually happen together I think. I hope so, I have a crapload of chaos orbs on my healer-engineer who can´t make anything worthwhile with them.

    stacking gems make gulidbanks everywhere rejoice.
  1. Venteus's Avatar
    Nerfing shadow priests? Really?
  1. Lynoxx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Venteus View Post
    Nerfing shadow priests? Really?
    Nerfing dot damage. Buffing direct damage.
  1. epec's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynoxx View Post
    So... denounce will make it so that players can't crit other plays... so the best single target healers in the game not only have the best single target heals but their enemies will also be unable to crit the target they're healing or themselves...
    Only holy paladins don't have the best prehealing in the game, which is half of top-tier pvp. (Priests shield, druids hot, shamans earth shield, paladins...????) They eat a CC chain, it's basically over. Also this is a nerf in the fact that denounce no longer makes exorcism instant, so you'd have to be dumb enough to let the paladin stand there and cast it on you without interrupting him. If you interrupt his exorcism, you lock his holy tree and he can't heal. If he's standing there casting exorcism he's not exactly healing either, so with the fact that they have no prehealing, doing something like this would be bad for a holy paladin as it puts them behind in healing. So I'm not exactly sure how anyone can see this as a buff. In pve there's no real chance of a tank being crit...so this is some poor attempt at pvp balance.
  1. Shawaam's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Krazzor View Post
    Arcane Missiles: Launches three waves of Arcane Missiles at the enemy over 2 sec, causing 404 Arcane damage per wave. Each offensive spell you cast has a 100% (40% chance - removed) to activate Arcane Missiles.

    I'm confused, so, whats the point of T12 4pc then?
    Ptr is ptr. Remember the second part of 4p too! Castable while moving.
  1. Zhalseran's Avatar
    The "pretty" version of holy shield seems incorrect.

    They are saying holy shield will increase *chance* to block by 5%, whereas the old version inceased the *amount* blocked by 10%.
  1. Nosferato's Avatar
    no rogue changes... they could really fix our target swapping, and ramp up time to deal good dmg, and fix the scale as it seems they didnt really learn from wotlk when it comes to rogues, good to see blizz finally gave pets to the collectors, 150 rewards should be a perk, you can now have up to 5 pets with you,
  1. Authwen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by epec View Post
    Also this is a nerf in the fact that denounce no longer makes exorcism instant, so you'd have to be dumb enough to let the paladin stand there and cast it on you without interrupting him.
    Denounce: Reduces the mana cost of Exorcism by 75%. In addition, you have a 100% 50% chance when casting Holy Shock to cause the Denounce effect on the targets of make your Exorcism. The Denounce effect prevents targets from causing critical effects for the next 6 sec. Exorcism spell instant and cost no mana.
  1. DruKow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwald View Post
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

    Jewelcrafting
    • All cut gems now stacks up to 20. Oh my!




    Pretty excited about that!
    thats awsome !! stacks WWEEEOOOO!!!! happyyyyyy
  1. Ragu's Avatar
    So why are all these other Prot Paladins crying their eyes out?

    Seriously, nobody gives a damn if you want to BAAAAW over a change. I, for one, am loving the fact that with that extra 5%, I'll be unhittable WITHOUT the Windwalking proc. Did none of you notice the +200% buff to the Meta gem? This is amazing.
  1. Dagdä's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphirea View Post
    I think the 150 pet achievement should let you summon 2 pets at the same time
    That would be great.
  1. Jinzil's Avatar
    Improved mana gem now last 15secs? yeah, why dont blizzard fuck themselve this is not funny anymore, stupid arcane shit.... (PvE-wise)
  1. Asur's Avatar
    Love the freakout over data mining, ptr is ptr, not live yo! Chill out.
  1. Neurotoxinx's Avatar
    Curious about the alchemist stone changes. That will/would be pretty useful on a couple of toons...
  1. PalliesThrowStuff's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragu View Post
    So why are all these other Prot Paladins crying their eyes out?

    Seriously, nobody gives a damn if you want to BAAAAW over a change. I, for one, am loving the fact that with that extra 5%, I'll be unhittable WITHOUT the Windwalking proc. Did none of you notice the +200% buff to the Meta gem? This is amazing.
    Overall, it's something like a 3.5% nerf to overall damage resistance for Prot Paladins.

    It's a slight nerf, but the people crying over it don't understand the implications, because they're bad tanks and think only of the number, not of the mechanic.

    Yes, it's a nerf, no it's not crippling. What's REALLY important about it, just as you say with your unhittable remark, is that it increases the CONSISTENCY of your tanking abilities, not the POTENCY.

    Before, blocking was incredibly useful at reducing your damage, but you had a low chance of doing it, so more heals were likely to be wasted because your healers couldn't be sure if you were going to block or not. Now, fewer heals get wasted because it's more predictable. I would be willing to bet the 3.5% loss in overall potency still nets you better overall tanking efficiency because it spares healers more mana than the 3.5% overall damage reduction does.

    Also, I like the denounce change. I think the idea is that Aura Mastery + Denounce is the intended use. Now you have to choose how to use your stuff, it can be used to prevent the enemy from burning your team down, defensively, or it can be used to prevent the enemy team from healing themselves so well, so it's offensive.

    This is particularly dangerous against Shamans, who rely on a LOT of critical effects to support their net healing AND their ability to KEEP healing late into fights.

    Don't think just of crits, think of all the stuff that crits activate and support. This is a huge boon to Healing Paladin's versatility. The payoff is that you have to be smart enough to use it when you wont get interrupted, you can force it via Aura Mastery or you can just use it when their interrupts are on CD, or when you're not being targeted. It's a pretty short cast, I think you stand a pretty good chance of getting it off when their team is on the defensive. The sky isn't falling.
  1. Oggy's Avatar
    Beast Mastery
    Master of Beasts now increases damage done by pets by 13.4%, down from 13.6%. Each point increases pet damage by 1.67%, down from 1.7%.
    Ehhmm !?!? Nerf the already lowest DPS specc of hunter BY FAR... Why !?

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