MMO-Champion - PTR 4.3 Patch Notes - Oct. 13, 2011 Update
PTR 4.3 Patch Notes - Oct. 13, 2011 Update
As usual, for the complete patch notes head to the Patch 4.3 PTR Notes on the Blue Tracker.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
New Dungeon & Raid Content
  • End Time is now available for testing. Your participation and feedback here is appreciated.
  • Hour of Twilight is now available for testing. Your participation and feedback here is appreciated.
  • The new Baradin Hold boss, Alizabal, is now available for testing. Your participation and feedback here is appreciated.

Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Unholy
  • Unholy Might now increases Strength by 25%, up from 20%.

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Animal Handler now increases Attack Power by 30%, up from 25%.

Survival
  • Explosive Shot damage has been increased by 15%.

Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Pyroblast’s initial damage has been increased by approximately 26%, and its damage over time has been increased by approximately 100%.
  • Fireball damage has been increased by approximately 17%.

Fire
  • Living Bomb damage over time has been increased by approximately 10%, and explosion damage has been increased by approximately 120%.

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Guardian Spirit’s healing bonus has been increased to 60%, up from 40%.
  • Holy Word: Serenity now has a cooldown of 10 seconds, down from 15 seconds.

Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Soul Fire now scales with 72.6% of spell power, up from 62.5%.

Demonology
  • Master Demonologist now grants a base bonus of 18.4% and 2.3% per mastery, up from 16% and 2% per mastery.
  • Impending Doom is now also activated by Soul Fire.

Destruction
  • Cataclysm now increases Fire damage by 30%, up from 25%.
  • Fire and Brimstone now increases the damage of Incinerate and Chaos Bolt on Immolated targets by 5/10/15%, up from 2/4/6%.
  • Burning Embers now deals damage equal to 25/50% of Soul Fire and Imp’s Firebolt, up from 15/30%.
  • Buning Embers damage cap has been raised.
  • Shadowburn now deals Shadowflame damage, instead of Shadow damage.
  • Improved Soul Fire now lasts 20 sec, up from 15sec.

Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Charge (and related abilities) should now correctly path to a target even if the target moves during the Charge. This change should decrease the likelihood of the warrior Charging to a different location than the target.
  • Slam now uses a new character attack animation.
  • Colossus Smash now uses a new character attack animation.

Fury
  • Dual Wield Specialization no longer increases Physical damage by 5%. It continues to increase off-hand attack damage by 25%.
This article was originally published in forum thread: PTR 4.3 Patch Notes - Oct. 13, 2011 Update started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 161 Comments
  1. Tenzai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deluxo View Post
    rofl @ mage buffs. Unneeded.
    They are buffing the weakest Mage spec and it was very much needed.
  1. Prag's Avatar
    Liking the buffs to Fire and Destro. Two rare specs these days (outside of Fire on Alysrazor).
  1. Azutael's Avatar
    Nice to see buffs to some underplayed specs I must admit. I
  1. Anomali's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deluxo View Post
    rofl @ mage buffs. Unneeded.
    Yeah, all play this dumb arcane until 6.3 ... arcane is so boring, that this buff was definitely needed.
  1. Scratches's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggiej View Post
    How did arms dps shoot through the roof? they only added animations, not increased damage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lora View Post
    Glad to see all the wonderful changes to balance druids. ._. they are focusing a lot on new animations than balancing it seems.
    Didn't you know? Things can't possibly be balanced until they first look...SPECTACULAR! /pose



    ...as looking good is more than half of the equation, obv... ¬_¬
  1. Kjell's Avatar
    People complaining about mage buffs are just mindless sheep hating on mages just for the sake of hating, you're complain about fire mage buffs, I mean really?
  1. Awesome Mojo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggiej View Post
    How did arms dps shoot through the roof? they only added animations, not increased damage.
    yeah.. that was a joke
  1. funpt's Avatar
    you kidding me? ofc mage buffs.. fire is one of the weakest specs in the game atm... they arent even close to viable in raids...
  1. Andelormon's Avatar
    The Fury nerf is most likely to keep up with weapon scaling...but still =(
  1. TheRevenantHero's Avatar
    Yeah because mages needed more freaking buffs right? Further proof that Blizzards has a raging erection for mages.
  1. Hastings's Avatar
    Hell yes, finally able to shelve affliction and go back to my favorite warlock spec, Destruction!
    Also, those qqing about warlocks and mages being buffed, please note that this was a very needed buff to very underpowered specs so stop jumping on the mage/lock hate bandwagon.
  1. jbblaze's Avatar
    Fire mage BUFF YESS
  1. Tehfred's Avatar
    Looks like I can't jump to avoid charge anymore. =(
  1. Melisande's Avatar
    Somehow when I see people whine about mage nerfs, I think they believe that arcane must be the only spec people want to play. You do know there are other specs right? I, for one, welcome this buff. It will make my mage a lot more fun to play. And the holy buffs...mmm not so bad.
  1. Schwoop's Avatar
    Loving these patch notes, buffing fire mages, destro locks and bm + survival!
  1. Samania's Avatar
    Destruction buffs make me so happy <3
  1. SiNz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggiej View Post
    How did arms dps shoot through the roof? they only added animations, not increased damage.
    Look up the term sarcasm.
  1. Ascetic's Avatar
    SMF here i come... Wielding 2 weapons is always cooler then 1, Granted you dont have a long ass claymore
  1. Illitti's Avatar
    No Resto Shaman changes? They recognized the problem but aren't going to fix it?
  1. Triple4's Avatar
    Yay warlock destruction buff! About time, now I can get rid of affliction.

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