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Mists of Pandaria Beta - Build 15952
A new beta build will be deployed on beta realms soon. We will be updating these notes frequently, so keep checking back! Don't miss another new Item Upgrade string, ITEM_UPGRADE_STAT_AVERAGE_ITEM_LEVEL, indicating that Valor Upgrades are still in the works!

Set Bonus Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums / Skills)
  • Item - Druid T14 Guardian 4P Bonus - Increases the healing received from your Frenzied Regeneration by 10% and increases the dodge granted by your Savage Defense by an additional 5% (was 10%).

Paladin (Forums / Skills)
  • Item - Paladin T14 Protection 4P Bonus - Increases the healing done by your Word of Glory spell by 10% (was 20%) and increases the damage reduction of your Shield of the Righteous ability by 10%.

Priest (Forums / Skills)

Warrior (Forums / Skills)



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Feats of Strength

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Straight Six was reworded: Deactivate six Empyreal Focuses within 10 seconds of eachother, and then defeat Elegon in Mogu'shan Vaults on Normal or Heroic difficulty.



New Items
For a full list of the new items, check out WoWDB!

Level Type Spec Slot Name
1JunkCache of Sha-Touched Gold
1JunkMarauder's Gleaming Sack of Gold
90OtherMisty Satchel of Exotic Mysteries
90LeatherHeadReplica Shado-Pan Helmet
516LeatherPhysical DPSLegsLegguards of Failing Purification
503LeatherPhysical DPSLegsLegguards of Failing Purification
90MailHeadReplica Shado-Pan Helmet
503MailPhysical DPSShouldersWaterborne Shoulderguards
516MailPhysical DPSShouldersWaterborne Shoulderguards
90PlateHeadReplica Shado-Pan Helmet
78DaggerPhysical DPSOff HandHigh Warlord's Razor


Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_VALEOFETERNALBLOSSOMS1 - Hall of the Crescent Moon
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_VALEOFETERNALBLOSSOMS2 - The Imperial Mercantile
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_VALEOFETERNALBLOSSOMS3 - The Emperor's Step
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_VALEOFETERNALBLOSSOMS4 - The Imperial Exhcange
  • ITEM_UPGRADE_STAT_AVERAGE_ITEM_LEVEL - Item Level
  • REPORT_PET_NAME_CONFIRMATION - Are you sure you want to report %s for inappropriate pet name?
  • TRANSFER_ABORT_XREALM_ZONE_DOWN - Transfer Aborted: cross-realm zone is down



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying

Ground

Companions
  • Lucky is no longer a Battle Pet.

Druid (Forums)
  • Clearcasting no longer affects Nourish.
  • Frenzied Regeneration health amount was changed, see the tooltip.
  • Moonfire damage reduced by 10%. DoT base damage reduced by 30% and SP scaling reduced by 10%. Duration of DoT reduced by 22%.
  • Wrath damage reduced by 13%.

Balance
  • Eclipse now increases all all Arcane / Nature damage done by 15% during Solar / Lunar Eclipse, down from 20%.
  • Mastery: Total Eclipse now increases the bonus damage from Eclipse by 15%, down from 20%.
  • Starfire damage reduced by 13%.
  • Sunfire damage reduced by 10%. DoT base damage reduced by 30% and SP scaling reduced by 10%. Duration of DoT reduced by 22%.

Restoration

Hunter (Forums)
  • Arcane Shot weapon damage reduced by 32% and additional damage reduced by 52%.
  • Glaive Toss base damage doubled, but the primary target will take 4 times as much damage from each strike, down from 8 times. AP scaling was doubled to 20%.
  • Serpent Sting damage was reduced by 20%.
  • Steady Shot damage was reduced by 29% and additional damage was reduced by 75%.

Talents
  • Barrage now costs 30 Focus, down from 40. Weapon damage to secondary target doubled.
  • Blink Strike damage bonus upon blinking tripled.
  • Glaive Toss now costs 15 Focus, down from 20. Damage bonus was halved.
  • Lynx Rush damage doubled.
  • Powershot damage to secondary targets doubled and Focus cost halved.
  • Thrill of the Hunt now has a 30% proc chance, up from 20%.

Beast Mastery
  • Beast Cleave now strikes all other nearby enemy targets for 30%, up from 25%.
  • Focus Fire now grants 6% haste per stack, up from 5%.
  • Kill Command damage and scaling reduced by 30%.

Beast Mastery & Survival

Marksmanship

Survival

Pets
  • Bite damage was reduced by ~20%.
  • Claw damage was reduced by ~20%.
  • Smack damage was reduced by ~20%.

Mage (Forums)
  • Frost Bomb damage was increased by 10%.
  • Frostfire Bolt damage was reduced by 7%.
  • Ice Lance damage was reduced by 7%.
  • Molten Armor now reduces all physical damage taken by 6% instead of reducing the duration of all harmful Physical effects used against you by 25%.

Talents

Arcane
  • Arcane Barrage's damage is increased by 25% per Arcane Charge, up from 20%.
  • Arcane Blast damage was reduced by 10%. Damage is increased by 25% per Arcane Charge, up from 20%.
  • Arcane Charge now stacks up to 6 times.
  • Arcane Missiles's damage is increased by 25% per Arcane Charge, up from 20%.

Fire

Frost

Major Glyphs
  • Water Elemental: When in Assist mode and in combat, commanding your Water Elemental to Follow will cause it to stay near you and autocast Waterbolt when your target is in range.

Monk (Forums)

Talents

Brewmaster
  • Avert Harm now has a 3 min cooldown, up from 1 min. Duration reduced to 6 sec, down from 15 sec. Reworked: You cause 30% of all damage party and raid members within 10 yards take to be re-directed to you. The damage received through Avert Harm can be Staggered.

Mistweaver
  • Renewing Mist mana cost reduced to 4.58% of Base Mana, down from 6.55%.
  • Soothing Mist now has a 25% chance to generate 1 Chi, up from 20%.

Windwalker

Paladin (Forums)

Talents
  • Divine Purpose: Abilities that cost Holy Power have a 25% chance to cause the Divine Purpose effect, up from 20%. Now has an 8 sec duration.
  • Eternal Flame additional healing reduced by 72%.
  • Holy Avenger now has an additional effect: Abilities that generate Holy Power will deal 30% additional damage and healing.
  • Sanctified Wrath now has an additional effect for Protection: Avenging Wrath also increases healing received by 20%.

Retribution
  • Divine Storm weapon damage increased by 12.5%.
  • Exorcism damage reduced by 15%.
  • Sword of Light now jncreases the damage you deal with two-handed melee weapons by 10%, down from 20%.
  • Templar's Verdict now does 280% was (260%) weapon damage plus 1,918 (was 1,633).

Retribution & Protection

Priest (Forums)

Talents
  • From Darkness, Comes Light now grants 50% additional damage from the Surge of Darkness proc, up from 20%.
  • Power Word: Solace now has a 1.5 sec cast time, down from 2 sec. Base damage increased by 50% and SP scaling increased by 185%. Mana restoration reduced to .7% of maximum mana, down from 2%.

Shadow

Shaman (Forums)

Talents

Enhancement
  • Flurry now grants 15% attack speed, down from 20%.

Restoration

Warlock (Forums)
Affliction

Demonology

Destruction

Pets

Warrior (Forums)
Protection
  • Shield Barrier now absorbs ((max((AP - 200% of STR) * 200 / 100,25000% of STA / 100) * 1) / 3) damage for the next 6 sec.

Racials
Blood Elf

Draenei

Troll
  • Berserking had a wording change to melee, ranged, and spell haste, rather than attack and casting speed.

Professions
Jewelcrafting
  • Many Jewelcrafting spells no longer require a Simple Grinder, and instead require a Jeweler's Kit.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Amethyst Pool Lasts 60 sec. Lasts 1.33333333333333 min.
  • Arcane Blast Each time you cast Arcane Blast, the damage of all Arcane spells is increased by 20% 25% and mana cost of Arcane Blast is increased by 125%. Effect stacks up to 4 6 times and lasts 10 sec or until any Arcane damage spell except Arcane Blast is cast.
  • Blade Rush General Pa'valak throws his sword at an enemy's location, inflicting 100,000 120,000 Physical damage to all players within 4 yards on impact. Once the sword lands, General Pa'valak charges to it, inflicting 100,000 120,000 Physical damage to all players within 4 yards, knocking them back.
  • Blade Rush General Pa'valak throws his sword at an enemy's location, inflicting 100,000 120,000 Physical damage to all players within 4 yards on impact. Once the sword lands, General Pa'valak charges to it, inflicting 100,000 120,000 Physical damage to all players within 4 yards, knocking them back.
  • Bulwark Protects the caster in a defensive shield, absorbing 1,000,000 damage. 6,000,000 damage.
  • Destabilizing Energies Exposure to Total Annihilation causes lasting negative effects, rooting the enemy in place and inflicting 75,000 stunning the enemy and inflicting 45,000 Arcane damage every 2 seconds until the target is healed to full health. 80 of max health.
  • Detonate Explodes, inflicting 200,000 500,000 Fire damage and increases all damage taken by 5%.
  • Discharge Inflicts 28,500 Inflicts 35,625 Arcane damage to all enemies.
  • Dread Shadows Inflicts 20,000 Inflicts 30,000 Shadow damage and increases Dread Shadows damage taken by 10%.
  • Energy Cascade Inflicts 95,000 Inflicts 166,250 Arcane damage to all enemies within 5 yards.
  • Enveloping Darkness Envelopes an enemy in darkness, inflicting 8,000 12,000 Shadow damage every 3 sec.
  • Maddening Shout Inflicting 45,000 Shadow damage every 2 Inflicting 65,000 Shadow damage every 3 sec and causing all enemies to hate each other, players regain their sanity after taking 30,000 damage from another player.
  • Overwhelming Fear Terrorizes an enemy, inflicting 50,000 200,000 Shadow damage and fearing them for 10 sec.
  • Pheromones Every 2 seconds, Pheromones inflicts 15,000 20,000 Nature damage to allies within 300 yards and increases damage dealt by Pheromones by 10% for 1.25 min. 2 min.
  • Radiating Energies Inflicts 9,025 Inflicts 19,000 Arcane damage to all players inside the Energy Vortex.
  • Shadowburn Burns an enemy target's soul, inflicting 0 30,000 Shadow damage every 2 sec for 20 sec.
  • Spray Water bursts from the ground at an enemy's feet, inflicting 97,500-205,000 100,000 Frost damage to all enemies within 2.5 yds and increasing their Frost damage taken by 16% for 15 sec. 10 sec.
  • Stability Flux Low on health, the Celestial Protector pulses arcane energy, inflicting 19,000 23,750 Arcane damage to all enemies.
  • Tempest General Pa'valak unleashes a tempest, inflicting 50,000 70,000 Nature damage to all players within 60 yards and negating the next 30,000 points of healing on the target.
  • Titan Gas Titan Gas fills the room, dealing 20,000 25,000 Frost damage every 1 seconds to all players and energizing any constructs, increasing damage dealt by 0% and attack speed by 25%.
  • Total Annihilation Inflicts 146,250 Inflicts 219,375 Arcane damage to all enemies in area.
  • Unstable Bolt Inflicts 100,000 Inflicts 150,000 Shadow damage, but costs the Unstable Sha 15% of its total health to cast.
  • Wind Bomb A violent explosion of wind inflicts 250,000 350,000 Nature damage to all players.
  • Wind Bomb Wind Lord Mel'jarak hurls a volatile bomb at a player, inflicting 100,000 Nature damage to all players within 5 yards, knocking them back.

Misc
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Comments 161 Comments
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Every class gets massive nerfs, except for monks... they get fully buffed instead
  1. Rorschachs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kourvith View Post
    LOL @ still no Rogue change.
    It is really the same old song since .... well since every expansion.
    That's actually a good thing only for this patch. They nerfed everyone's damage except for rogues and warriors.

    edit : oh and they buffed monks. Not much tho
  1. jeremynative's Avatar
    I thought boomkins would be good this expansion...basically 10+% damage reduction in this great patch.... oh well i guess they arent allowed to be good thanks bli$$ard
  1. Eresin's Avatar
    aww why no piggy battle?
  1. Naquadah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kourvith View Post
    LOL @ still no Rogue change.
    It is really the same old song since .... well since every expansion.
    Vouch. Agreed.
  1. TheSweetness's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beregond82 View Post
    And here we are again, moving mounts between character specific to account bound and back....ffs make EVERY mount account bound and stop this, let people with gladiators (not me unfortunately) show their mounts on every toon, they deserve it for the huge effort in obtaining them.
    This. Just make them all account wide except the class ones. What is the point of having account wide mounts if there are all these exceptions to it. Might as well not do it.
  1. Emzky's Avatar
    Why the hell isnt Kor'kron Annihilator and Shadow Phoenix account wide anymore? They should go with everything or nothing.
  1. Levix's Avatar
    So hunters spend the start of MoP sitting at the bottom of meters, we finally get a chance to compete with completely OP locks and and we get yet another nerf. Sure our damage was a bit OP but if they actually fixed hunter scaling in the first place this wouldn't happen. Tell me when locks are getting nerfed properly because they've been top 90% of fights yet i dont see them getting nerfed to the ground for being top for a few weeks.
  1. Girouette's Avatar
    Umm, I dunno if this is something that had changed & I hadn't noticed or something, but since when was Shadow-Word: Insanity baseline?

    also, HOW many nerfs?

    Edit: Nope, before the server shut down I checked, Shadow-Word: Insanity is still connected to the 'Power-Word: Solace' talent, so the 4-Piece will make that talent mandatory?
  1. Zoniarc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Levix View Post
    So hunters spend the start of MoP sitting at the bottom of meters, we finally get a chance to compete with completely OP locks and and we get yet another nerf. Sure our damage was a bit OP but if they actually fixed hunter scaling in the first place this wouldn't happen. Tell me when locks are getting nerfed properly because they've been top 90% of fights yet i dont see them getting nerfed to the ground for being top for a few weeks.
    Dude are you serious? Affliction got nerfed by 20%. 20%!!!!! If thats not a major nerf then im not sure what is.
  1. ganush's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremynative View Post
    I thought boomkins would be good this expansion...basically 10+% damage reduction in this great patch.... oh well i guess they arent allowed to be good thanks bli$$ard
    Well, to be fair, boomkins were needing to be tuned down, however, the way Blizzard does things boggles my mind. If one class is doing too much damage (especially in beta), wouldn't it make sense to lower one ability at a time to try to get things in line. Instead, they change a bunch of stuff that interacts making it way harder to predict how it will affect overall dps. I'm sure that balance isn't in it's final state at them moment, but I just thing they could do a better job tuning by not changing so many things at once.
  1. Omina's Avatar
    These paladin changes really confuse the heck out of me. They are dumping all of our sustained damage and buffing our burst with Holy Avenger. This is the exact opposite of what we asked for in that 100+ page thread about what we liked/disliked in Cata on the paladin forums. This buff to Holy Avenger has made it the clear choice for all ret paladins in pve and pvp. Oh well, back to GCD people in pvp.
  1. Ratyrel's Avatar
    Did the source for the SoR change for monks get pulled again?
  1. Farabee's Avatar
    Any word on RAF with monks? I'd like to know before I sign up for one.
  1. Jodmos's Avatar
    They better let RAF work.

    Edit -
    Nevermind - Saw in the FAQ you can create a new character
    **On the SoR. Not familiar with it but as you wouldn't have a monk on an account that was eligible does their exclusion actually mean anything. I thought you picked which one got the level 80 boost when you accept on your account.**
  1. Ratyrel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jodmos View Post
    They better let RAF work.

    On the SoR. Not familiar with it but as you wouldn't have a monk on an account that was eligible does their exclusion actually mean anything. I thought you picked which one got the level 80 boost when you accept on your account.
    If anything, if SoR doesn't work (i.e. instant level 80 monk), then I'd say the odds are that RaF won't work either, as it's basically the same thing, just with more effort involved. And you can apply the SoR level 80 bonus to a new character you make after you get resurrected.
  1. Jodmos's Avatar
    Well RAF worked for worgen/goblins so they can't really use the excuse it would mess up realm first something-or-other.
  1. kos1085's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jodmos View Post
    Well RAF worked for worgen/goblins so they can't really use the excuse it would mess up realm first something-or-other.
    The clear difference is worgen/goblins are races and monk is a class. There was no world first worgen/goblin ach. (facepalm)
  1. Jodmos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kos1085 View Post
    The clear difference is worgen/goblins are races and monk is a class. There was no world first worgen/goblin ach. (facepalm)
    It's still not a sufficient reason. People could use SoR to get a level 80 character for a class they've never used so working for a Monk is no different.

    Oh, and I said realm first not world first. (Edit - and after checking I see there weren't any race firsts due to the race change being available).
  1. Golfire's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratyrel View Post
    If anything, if SoR doesn't work (i.e. instant level 80 monk), then I'd say the odds are that RaF won't work either, as it's basically the same thing, just with more effort involved. And you can apply the SoR level 80 bonus to a new character you make after you get resurrected.
    Its not the same thing, on SoR u get a FREE 80 char, just with the 10 FREE days, and u can have it and dont pay any penny to blizz ever, in RaF u have to PAY to give levels, so u guys forget that we are talking about Bli$$ard and of course they will allow this, as it was allowed to DK, wich had a RF and was enabled...

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