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
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14849 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 150 Comments
  1. S7orm's Avatar
    those changes won't surely unbalance PvP situationferals will still have a spot in every single 3v3 comp
  1. Meldon's Avatar
    They have nerfed JC, now the brilliant chimera's eye is giving +67 instad of +77
    if it remains this way JC will have a bonus of (67-50)*3 = 51 while every other profession gives +80 and BS +100 :S
  1. Omranx's Avatar
    Clearly blizzard doesnt care about pvpers, they buffed unbalanced class to higher heals and higher dots, while nerfed paladins to the ground.this really gave me a push to keep an eye on GW2, cuz blizz no longer cares, their going to train money now.
  1. good diu bro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by biolink22 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Namana View Post
    Yea, it's a huge nerf. But since they released the t13 ele bonuses, I was wondering how they'd make it worth dropping the t12 2 piece... I guess that's our answer: they're not going to make t13 better, they're just going to nerf t12 into the ground so the stats on t13 look worth it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Spritely View Post
    That's NOT a tooltip clarification to shaman t12. That's a pretty gigantic nerf.
    5.0 patchnotes: [insert random ele talent] now removes the cooldown for fire elemental totem
    Or they can just simply improve the glyph of fire elemental totem.


    Quote Originally Posted by Omranx View Post
    Clearly blizzard doesnt care about pvpers, they buffed unbalanced class to higher heals and higher dots, while nerfed paladins to the ground.this really gave me a push to keep an eye on GW2, cuz blizz no longer cares, their going to train money now.
    Elaborate?
    Hmm, yea, the radiance nerf is a nerf, but this change doesnt really affect healadins in arena.
    The only other healer being changed here is holy priest, hmm... do they even exist?
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nephyron View Post
    They have nerfed JC, now the brilliant chimera's eye is giving +67 instad of +77
    if it remains this way JC will have a bonus of (67-50)*3 = 51 while every other profession gives +80 and BS +100 :S
    It's likely a mistake/overlook on blizzard's part.

    Report it on the PTR forums.
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Feats of Strength


    No 7th?
  1. Juhturas's Avatar
    Am I the only one who thinks that Illidan looks like a purple Elrond? (He traded his circlet for a blindfold for some reason though...Oh and demonic tattoos!) http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...danupdated.jpg = http://elvenesse.net/images/ElrondImladris.jpg
  1. Drathos's Avatar
    Might want to clarify that the AM change is just a tooltip fix, because it definately hasn't been a 100% procc before 4.3.
  1. Solidusbr's Avatar
    Illidan looks like Hugo Weaving.
  1. Omranx's Avatar
    Clearly blizzard doesnt care about pvpers, they buffed unbalanced class to higher heals and higher dots, while nerfed paladins to the ground.this really gave me a push to keep an eye on GW2, cuz blizz no longer cares, their going to train money now.
    Elaborate?
    Hmm, yea, the radiance nerf is a nerf, but this change doesnt really affect healadins in arena.
    The only other healer being changed here is holy priest, hmm... do they even exist?
    Yeh the nerf on holydin is not alot, but the nerf on ret paladins is insain and huge in pvp section
  1. Gorthalis's Avatar
    Looks like they buffed Illidan's nipples.
  1. ashin's Avatar
    You left out the buff to Soul Fire scaling.
  1. Myfirstdk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nest View Post
    Feral buffs? Really blizzard? REALLY? D Glad I've quit already.
    I dont understand why Justin Bieber would get upset by feral-buffs? I was hoping for a Ferrell-buff so he can kick that kid away from Funnyordie and take it back! :P
  1. jaggetee's Avatar
    I didn't know Night elves have nipples..
  1. akts's Avatar
    Experience the following color combinations, and then defeat Yor'sahj the Unsleeping.
    Yor'sahj the Unsleeping the new old god? Or did I miss something?
  1. Insomnie's Avatar
    i've been away for a long time since my server's dead...so what's up with the new Illidan model? I mean,is Illy pulling a "mere setback" or something?
  1. Andelormon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Insomnie View Post
    i've been away for a long time since my server's dead...so what's up with the new Illidan model? I mean,is Illy pulling a "mere setback" or something?
    It isn't new. It is Pre - Skull of Guldan. Go play Warcraft 3.
  1. Eryndriela's Avatar
    Did someone notice Vial of black dragonsblood ?
    (Can't post link, remove spaces: db. mmo-champion. com/ i/ 77954/ vial-of-black-dragonsblood )
    Should be a part of the creation of the legendary daggers with the Elementium Gem Cluster and the Shadow Gem. But for which stage ?


    Rogue AOE damage were already good spamming FoK (as Assassination, Combat have BF).
    Good it's buff again. Probably there will be encounters that requires high AOE damages.
  1. Aureth's Avatar
    Though, I'm pretty sure there is some retconning with the timeline here. Illidan got his Sargeras powers after he had been twisted by Xavius to my memory; he's currently fighting with Tyrande against the Legion, when at this point he should have been 'siding'(loosely, since he did kinda want to stop them but was darkened by Xavius) the Legion. Keep in mind it's been awhile since I've played WC3 and I might have gotten some order wrong, but I'm pretty sure having Illidan fight alongside Tyrande vs. Legion POST Sargeras powers is a change. The other thing that tips me off that there are changes is some of the datamined dialogue that was in an earlier news post. Wouldn't surprise me if this is a retcon; they've said more than once if something will add to gameplay somehow they'll retcon it.
  1. Designer's Avatar
    Well, at least I now know what song I listen to after beating Deathwing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLRUszuu9I

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