MMO-Champion - Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14849
Update - Added Illidan's updated model.
Update - Added finalized spell changes.
Update - It seems that Shadowy Gem and Elementium Gem Cluster are the 2 new items you'll gather to build your legendary daggers.


Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14849
A new PTR build is being deployed on test realms, check out the latest update of the official notes which most likely reflect changes made in this build.



And as usual if it's datamined and not in the official notes, it might just be a bug or a screw up on my side, you know how it works!

Client Strings
An interesting string that hints at a feature to "suspend" your LFG queue, and a "Heat" power type most likely used during the fight against Deathwing.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ERR_JOIN_LFG_OBJECT_FAILED = "You failed to join the instance in progress";
  • ERR_PARTY_ROLE_NOT_AVAILABLE = "%s is unable to fill any of your group's available roles";
  • INTERACT_ON_LEFT_CLICK_TEXT = "Interact On Left Click|TInterface\\OptionsFrame\\UI-OptionsFrame-NewFeatureIcon:0:0:0:-1|t";
  • IN_LFG_QUEUE_BUT_SUSPENDED = "Your queue has been temporarily suspended. You will retain your position in the queue.";
  • MAC_OPEN_UNIVERSAL_ACCESS = "In order to use this option accessibility needs to be enabled. Please check the option \"Enable access for assistive devices\" in the Universal Access System";
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_INTERACT_ON_LEFT_CLICK = "Interact with objects and friendly non-player characters using left or right click.";
  • POWER_TYPE_DW_BACK_HEAT = "Heat";
  • RF_REWARD_EXPLANATION1 = "Your first completion per week will earn you:";
  • RF_REWARD_EXPLANATION2 = "Each victory subsequent to the first each week will earn you:";
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_148 = "Target is already affected by Stardust No. 2.";



Item Set Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Tier 13

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Tier 12

Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Tier 13

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Tier 12
  • Item - Shaman T12 Elemental 2P Bonus's tooltip was clarified with values: Your damaging spells have a 30% chance to reduce the remaining cooldown on your Fire Elemental Totem by 4 sec.

Tier 13

Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Tier 13



Achievements
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons & Raids - Cataclysm Dungeon
  • Heroic: End Time Defeat Murozond in End Time on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Well of Eternity Defeat Mannoroth in Well of Eternity on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Hour of Twilight Defeat Archbishop Benedictus in Hour of Twilight on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Lazy Eye Defeat Peroth'arn in Well of Eternity on Heroic Difficulty without any party member being detected by an Eye of Peroth'arn.
  • Severed Ties Defeat two Risen Ghouls during Echo of Sylvanas' Calling of the Highborne phase, then defeat the Echo of Sylvanas in End Time on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Eclipse Kill 8,675,309 Twilight Sparks and then defeat Archbishop Benedictus in Hour of Twilight on Heroic Difficulty.

Dungeon & Raids - Cataclysm Raid
  • Ping Pong Champion Bounce the Void of Unmaking 10 times off of players, and then defeat Warlord Zon'ozz.
  • Taste the Rainbow! Experience the following color combinations, and then defeat Yor'sahj the Unsleeping.
  • Maybe he'll get dizzy... Deafeat the Spine of Deathwing encounter after tricking Deathwing into performing the following roll sequence: Left, Right, Left, Right.

Feats of Strength

Guild - Cataclysm Dungeon

Guild - Cataclysm Raid

Guild - Feats of Strength
  • Realm First! Deathwing First guild on the realm to defeat Deathwing in Dragon Soul on Heroic difficulty while in a guild group.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Professions
General

Enchanting

Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Unholy
  • Death Coil now scales from 23% of Attack Power, down from 30%.
  • Unholy Might now increases Strength by 25%, up from 20%.

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Bear Form now increases armor from cloth and leather items by 120% at all levels instead of only at level 40 and above.
  • Frenzied Regeneration now increases maximum health by 30%, up from 15%. Each point of rage is converted into 0.3% of max health, up from 0.15%.
  • Rake now scales from 14.7% of Attack Power on the initial damage, up from 2.07% of Attack Power. Now scales from 44.1% of Attack Power on the additional bleed damage, up from 37.8%.

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery

Survival

Pet

Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Fire
  • Fireball damage has been increased by 17%.
  • Living Bomb damage seems to have been lowered, but the official notes seems to say it's been increased. Probably a bug, the official notes are always right.
  • Pyroblast damage seems to have been slightly lowered, but once again the official notes seems to say the contrary. Official notes win!

Frost

Arcane
  • Arcane Missiles now has a 40% chance to proc from offensive spell, down from 100%.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Divine Plea no longer grants a charge of Holy Power.
  • Holy Radiance no longer grants a charge of Holy Power. Healing effectiveness diminishes for each player target beyond 6.

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Holy


Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Combat
  • Ambidexterity now increases the damage of Throw, Deadly Throw, and Fan of Knive abilities instead of increasing the damage of thrown weapons.

Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Affliction
  • Jinx now increases the cost of the target's abilities instead of reducing his/her power regeneration.

Demonology

Destruction
  • Cataclysm now increases Fire spell damage by 30%, up from 25%.
  • Burning Embers now deals damage over time equal to 50% of the damage done, up from 30%. Now scales from 20% of spell power, up from 12,14%.
  • Fire and Brimstone now increases damage done by Chaos Bolt and Incinerate to targets afflicted by Immolate by 5/10/15%, up from 2/4/6%.
  • Improved Soul Fire now lasts 20 sec, up from 15 sec.

Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Fury
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  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shoukyaku View Post
    Hopefully this is a troll. If not youve lived in a cave since the 80's.
    Not trolling. I really never heard of it until now. :|

    Quote Originally Posted by skylla05 View Post
    It's an extremely famous song from the 80's. In fact, I'm absolutely sure you've heard the song at least once in passing before.

    Age would have a lot to do with it though. If you're around age 15 or younger, I might understand if you've never heard of it.
    I'm pretty certain I haven't, although you could be right. (Also, my age is 25 )

    Quote Originally Posted by lilucky136 View Post
    Just curious how do you figure frost dks are getting nerfed by changing the wording to 100% crit instead of guaranteed crit :P?
    Granted, it is datamined information, but I know Blizzard has been eyeing Frost DK for at least awhile now. The reason I figure it as a nerf is because the new wording talks about "100% critical bonus", implying that you'll hit even harder when a critical attack occurs but no longer are guaranteed that actual critical attack itself.

    Hope that makes sense.
  1. Maelstrom51's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Timir View Post
    epic gems? so JC prof bonus stay in line with other profs...
    Except that now JC will give +51 stats, most others will give +80 stats, and BS will give +100 stats.
  1. stumpy's Avatar
    I wonder if the addition of the 8th anniversary feat of strength is any indication of when the patch is planned to be out...
  1. Eace's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawaam View Post
    Did they really buff feral druids?
    Tell me about it! I really hope that the Rake buff goes live. But with my luck it's just a tooltip typo or something like that... *fingers crossed anyway*

    And also....

    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Or just being European, it might shock you but lots of songs don't make it when they cross the Atlantic (going either way) I've never heard of it and I have lots of memories of the 80's in terms of music
    He speaks the truth. I've never heard of the Jenny-song either, and I believe that's due to the fact that the song never was a big hit in Europe (at least not in Finland). I mean, there's not even a Wikipedia page of the band in too many languages, let alone the song. And in Wikipedia we trust!
  1. Donelly's Avatar
    Priest t12 4PC nerf blows...
  1. iorcedurmother's Avatar
    Someone's probably already said this, but the rogue 4 piece changes you put up aren't changes that's how they were before. Shadow Dance was 2 seconds, but the other 2 were both the same as they are now.
  1. Destil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Can't be that famous if I've never heard of it.

    Anyway, looks like Frost DKs are getting hit quite a bit by the nerfbat. Too bad the changes to Unholy still won't render it able to compete with Frost.

    Also, I don't like the thought of Blizzard removing Souldarite and Bloodvine from the required mats. Let's keep some of Old Azeroth around, ya?
    I run Unholy currently and I do more dps than Frost DKs.....a lot more..

    Then again I know my class like it's the back of my hand.
  1. angelx7x's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Timir View Post
    epic gems? so JC prof bonus stay in line with other profs...
    well the thing is, they were 77 on the ptr, and this indicates that they are being changed BACK to 67, as they are on live, which will mean that JC is not going to be as good as other professions
  1. iorcedurmother's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by angelx7x View Post
    well the thing is, they were 77 on the ptr, and this indicates that they are being changed BACK to 67, as they are on live, which will mean that JC is not going to be as good as other professions
    Then you play with bad Frost DKs, or Frost DKs that get horrible RNG, because both specs played optimally frost will be higher dps. I mean my OS is unholy and I do really good dps with it, but that's just cause I prefer unholy's playstyle, Frost is waayyyyy too boring.
  1. Jeina's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    WoW's 8th Anniversary
    Logged in during WoW's 8th Anniversary.

    Damn, I'm getting old.
    Except that this year marks the 7th anniversary of WoW.
  1. iorcedurmother's Avatar
    Umm, Death Strike change is weird and possibly annoying. So am I gonna be stacking spell power for big DS heals?

    Wait no, the stuff changed is the stuff in red? That makes no sense cause Death Strike wasn't like that before. Damn confusing data mined stuff.
  1. Sw1tch's Avatar
    Holy crap, icy veins cooldown will be reduced by 100 seconds with the 4 piece. That means it will be up once a minute, SICK.
  1. S7orm's Avatar
    +16% Explosive Shot base damageit will probably be nerfed soon, it's game-breakingyes, i was sarcastic
  1. Vengfulr3ap3r's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Not trolling. I really never heard of it until now. :|
    I haven't heard it either.
  1. AtaraxyDarkmoonFaire's Avatar
    It seems a buff frenzy! :P

    Did rogue's aoe got buffed by 75%? :P
  1. subanark's Avatar
    I can see the suspended option for lfg being a way to pause your location in the queue in case you need to be afk for a short break. It probably won't be related to being DCed, as they system has no reason to tell you that your queue is suspended (unless it is designed for other players in your party getting DCed).
  1. Destil's Avatar
    Unholy seems buffed overall, even with the DC Nerf. It probably got nerfed to even out the Strength increase. Makes sense.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    I think they want mages to go fire >.>
  1. Eazy's Avatar
    Fury Mastery buff after Swifty Critting ~300K?
  1. Aureth's Avatar
    This is a bit of a surprise with Fury-we got a nerf with the Dual Wield, but a huge buff to our Mastery? Wonder where they want to go with this, except that they want to push our overall Enraged feel more.

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