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. Thumnus's Avatar
    I always wanted to have a new animation from the straw and CS ... Now I can go to sleep in peace knowing that my enemy dies in the arena when they see my beautiful fighstyle ...
  1. Shadence's Avatar
    Oh look, warlock buffs, I wonder how long these will last this time.
  1. reve's Avatar
    Hmm the Charge change could be big.
  1. xindykawai's Avatar
    that fire buff look insane o.O!!!
  1. OtisJay's Avatar
    I enjoy all the QQ about the mage buff.... it's for fire.... the weakest spec they have...
  1. Earth47's Avatar
    Finally Good buffs for Destro locks.Atm they are doing nothing compaired to Elementals or mages...
  1. NovaIzHere's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CW View Post
    Warlocks have been nerfed in every patch since Cataclysm launched, it's about time they showed us some love.

    In conclusion, stop moaning about something you clearly know nothing about.
    Affli lock are totally OP in PvP. If you don't realise that... Then open your eyes.
  1. Haakkon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggiej View Post
    How did arms dps shoot through the roof? they only added animations, not increased damage.
    Arms generally scales better with weapon damage than any other class.

    Not sure that Unholy buff is enough to keep it competitive with Frost. It's like 15% behind currently. This is like a 4% buff but Frost also scales much better with higher gear levels than Unholy does. Probably should be around 30% instead.

    I'd love to see a Might of the Frozen Wastes buff too to make 2H Frost viable again.
  1. Thaede's Avatar
    All this tells me is that PvP is being completely ignored this patch.
  1. Glaxton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CW View Post
    Warlocks have been nerfed in every patch since Cataclysm launched, it's about time they showed us some love.

    In conclusion, stop moaning about something you clearly know nothing about.

    CW is right.
  1. Kelln12's Avatar
    I love these buffs.

    Fire and Destro really needed this
    Could this push Unholy past Frost?
    Holy Priests making a comeback?
    BM needs major mechanic changes to pass MM
    Surv needs its scaling fixed to pass MM as well

    Looks like a step in the right direction, in getting the fun specs past the boing ones (Arc, MM, Frost)
  1. Kazimir86's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dalarius View Post
    Affli lock are totally OP in PvP. If you don't realise that... Then open your eyes.
    What does that have to do with a buff to Demonology and Destruction?
  1. Sakashima's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Illitti View Post
    No Resto Shaman changes? They recognized the problem but aren't going to fix it?
    Because Blizzard has an awesome history of recognizing and acknowledging problems then doing something about them in a meaningful time span. Oh, and because this is also the last PTR build for 4.3.

    Oh wait...
  1. Calene's Avatar
    Looks like a step in the right direction, in getting the fun specs past the boing ones (Arc, MM, Frost)
    Why are those specs boring?
  1. Zerep's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by funpt View Post
    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...
    Heroic Alyzrazor would like to have a word with you.
  1. Adramalech's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dalarius View Post
    Affli lock are totally OP in PvP. If you don't realise that... Then open your eyes.
    And yet none of the buffs affect Affliction. If you don't realize that, then open your eyes.

    Glad to see Destruction and Fire buffs, hoping these get through the PTR phase
  1. WaddlezSparx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thaede View Post
    All this tells me is that PvP is being completely ignored this patch.
    All this tells me is that they're insituting some changes on a test realm to see how they affect the game/machanics/various gameplay areas across the board before it makes live.
  1. valcrist's Avatar
    finally a little buff to warlocks, been too many years of Fing nerfs and not knowing wtf to with the class. But Buffing mages yet again? seriously blizzard wtf you guys smoking.
  1. Malixer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trakanonn View Post
    Of course, mages would...
    You sir have no idea what you are talking about. Fire is currently one of the worst dps specs in the game. You obviously do not know what you are talking about.
  1. Phishy714's Avatar
    Charge is now fixed. Good job blizz! Only took you 3 expansions and almost 7 years. *high five*

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