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Patch 5.1 PTR Notes Update - November 2
Only changed and new notes are below, see the full notes on the Blue Tracker.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
  • Brawler's Guild
    • Entry into the brawler’s guild is by invitation only. Invitations can be found on the black market auction house or by invitation from somebody within the guild.

Classes
  • The durations of all Disarm effects have been reduced to 8 seconds.

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Damage received from players (or player-controlled sources) no longer counts towards increasing the healing done by Death Strike.

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • A new passive ability has been added: Tooth and Claw. This ability causes autoattacks to have a chance to empower the Druid's next Maul. Empowered Maul reduce the damage dealt by the target's next autoattack. Guardian Druids obtain this ability at level 32.
  • Omen of Clarity now has a different visual effect for Feral Druids.
  • Glyphs
    • A new Minor Glyph has been added: Glyph of Focus. This glyph reduces the radius of Starfall by 50%.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Careful Aim now increases the critical strike chance of Steady Shot and Aimed Shot by 75% on targets who are above 80% health, down from 90%.
  • The duration of Steady Focus has been increased to 20 seconds, up from 10 seconds.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • The damage buff from Arcane Charge has been increased from 22% to 24%.
  • Rune of Power duration now shows in the UI, and no longer has a cooldown (was 6 seconds).
  • Ring of Frost now has a 45 second cooldown, up from 30 seconds, and can no longer affect more than 10 targets.
  • Pyroblast now has a 3 second cooldown. The cooldown on Pyroblast is affected by haste.
  • The mana cost of Spellsteal has been increased to 21% of base mana for Fire and Frost mages, up from 7%.
  • Glyphs

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • All healing spells which cost mana have had their mana cost increased by 10%.
  • The energy costs of Legacy of the Emperor, and Legacy of the White Tiger have been reduced to 20, down from 50.
  • The energy cost of Healing Sphere has been reduced to 40, down from 60.
  • The Tiger Power provided by Tiger Palm now reduces target armor by 30% with a single application and no longer stacks.
  • Stance of the Fierce Tiger now increases the Monk's movement speed by 10% in addition to its other effects. This movement speed increase stacks with other effects.
  • The healing provided by the Healing Sphere base spell has been increased by 20%.
  • The chance to generate 1 Chi while channeling Soothing Mist and Crackling Jade Lightning has increased to 35%, up from 25%.
  • The Power Strikes talent now grants the Power Strikes effect every 22 20 seconds, which causes the Monk's next attack to generate 1 additional Chi.
  • Mistweaver

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Holy Paladin: The 4 piece bonus now reduces Holy Shock cooldown by 2 seconds, up from 1 second.
  • Retribution Paladin: The 4 piece bonus now reduces Avenging Wrath’s cooldown by 65 seconds, down from 85 seconds.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Atonement healing range has been increased to 40 yards, up from 15.
  • Chakras now persist through death and zoning.
  • Discipline Priests can once again learn Focused Will. This ability is obtained at level 30.
  • Chakra: Chastise now increases the damage dealt by Shadow and Holy spells by 50% (was 15%), and reduces mana costs by 90% (was 75%) while the ability is in effect.

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • The cooldown of Sprint has been reduced to 45 seconds, down from 1 minute.
  • The cooldown of Blind has been reduced to 90 seconds, down from 3 minutes.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Kil'jaeden's Cunning snare has been increased from 10% per stack to 15% per stack.
  • Removed the ranged Melee attack from Demonology Warlocks in Metamorphosis form, and increased the damage of Doom by 25% to compensate.
  • Destruction Warlocks have gained a new ability: Cataclysm. Cataclysm costs one Burning Ember. After a 3 second channeling period, Cataclysm will stun and knockback all burning targets within 10 yards of the caster. This ability has a 1 minute cooldown.
  • Demonic Gateway duration has been increased to 20 15 minutes, and it will no longer despawn if the Warlock moves too far away. In addition, this ability can no longer be used in any capital city.
  • Glyphs
    • A New Major Glyph has been added: Glyph of Supernova. This glyph will cause the Warlock to deal 10% of his maximum health to all targets within 5 yards for each Burning Ember he had when he was slain.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Avatar no longer grants immunity to movement impairing effects, and instead now instantly breaks movement impairing effects. This ability also no longer generates addiitonal Rage while active. Its duration has increased to 24 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • The cooldown of Intimidating Shout has increased to 90 seconds, up from 60 seconds.

Pet Battles
  • Pet Battle music is now more appropriate for the type of match being fought.
  • Several new Pet Battle PvP areas have been added to the world.

Raids, Dungeons and Scenarios
  • The Tidal Shield cast by High Warlord Naj'entus now has a reduced duration.
  • Razorgore the Untamed no longer takes extra damage from Black Talon enemies, has more health, and can cast Destroy Egg more frequently.
  • Viscidus now requires significantly fewer hits to freeze and Shatter.

Bug Fixes
  • All spells that cause Forebearance can no longer be applied simultaneously.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Halo Should now be more responsive.

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Poisons should now be more responsive.
  • Revealing Strike should now be more responsive.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Pandemic no longer smooths the damage when extending dots with different amounts of spellpower.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Execute damage with high amounts of Vengeance is now capped at the Warrior's maximum health to prevent it from reaching excessive numbers.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.1 PTR Notes Update - November 2 started by chaud View original post
Comments 126 Comments
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by merex760 View Post
    Well, I guess blizzard had to gate the Brawler's Guild in some way. Mists of Gated Content lives on.
    Think its more because brawlers guild isn't a instanced thing so they wanna limit the amount of people doing it at any given time do to the fact people would be waiting hours to have there turn.....honestly think they should have just made it instanced or phased and maybe when you walk in you get a random person to watch with multiple queues per phase or something.
  1. Beenieshaman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tmicrochip View Post
    Still no shaman changes... :-(

    Shaman had some changes long time on the PTR.They just can't add every patch note X up on damage.
    But maybe they need more on the Ptr
  1. Necrolous's Avatar
    I am sure I will get a lot of negative responses for this but I'll still post my thoughts. It bothers me that Blizzard is nerfing blood dks in this way. I've been asked to do RBGs a few times and carry the flag. I've had a lot of fun with it. It concerns me that they are basically going to stop my viability as a flag carrier in rbgs/bgs etc. I don't really see this being the solution. Maybe reduce the blood shield that you get but not the healing. I just think it's a knee jerk reaction to a lot of whining.
  1. Maladi's Avatar
    The cooldown of Sprint has been reduced to 45 seconds, down from 1 minute.

    Destruction Warlocks have gained a new ability: Cataclysm. Cataclysm costs one Burning Ember. After a 3 second channeling period, Cataclysm will stun and knockback all burning targets within 10 yards of the caster. This ability has a 1 minute cooldown.

    Demonic Gateway's duration has been increased to 20 15 minutes, and it will no longer despawn if the Warlock moves too far away. In addition, this ability can no longer be used in any capital city.

    A New Major Glyph has been added: Glyph of Supernova. This glyph will cause the Warlock to deal 10% of his maximum health to all targets within 5 yards for each Burning Ember he had when he was slain.
    All of these notes have strikethroughs that are missing.
  1. Wubby's Avatar
    So I guess the Brawlers Guild is pay to play. Seems an odd requirement to get in. I more figured they would make a quest chain to prove your worth by defeating X amount of monsters before they let you in. Well that seemed more logical to me. Got gold? You're in!
  1. beanman12345's Avatar
    oh free 10% speed boost for my WW. very nice.
  1. Zechs-cenarius's Avatar
    awesome! guess all the gold farming sites are gonna have a nice christmas this year with the market going crazy now. Good job blizzard you are only hurting the game economy even more.
  1. Kokiron's Avatar
    Brawlers Guild invites BMAH, of course some BS method to get in and make it impossible for me to participate because of groups of people pooling money together to buy anything that ends up on the BMAH. Yeaaah.
  1. Shamgar's Avatar
    It's not like you need to buy it from the black market. Once someone buys it, they can invite whomever they please. Their guildies, who invite their friends, and so on. Technically speaking, only one single person would need to buy the invite per faction.
  1. IIamaKing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron View Post
    That's not necessarily gated content. Though it is a bit silly unless the Brawler's guild is really really really really hard.
    If by hard you mean expensive yes its hard. SMH at this decision.


    WTS BRAWLERS GUILD INVITE 500k Great idea blizzard
  1. Yig's Avatar
    Can't wait for someone to break the monopoly on Brawler's invitations.
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    Lol at you guys, you really think Blizz is that foolish ? Either its a typo, or its innacurate, but there is NO WAY that the invitation will be sold on the black market like a regular item... Most likely, you will have MANY invitations selling for cheap and everyone will get a shot at it, or maybe there will be an additional vendor LOCATED AT THE BLACK MARKET, dedicated to sell these invitations... Anyway, THINK for yourselves, fools. With Blizzard catering to casuals, LFR and such, dont worry, they will make it accessible to everyone farily easily.
  1. IIamaKing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alianthos View Post
    Lol at you guys, you really think Blizz is that foolish ? Either its a typo, or its innacurate, but there is NO WAY that the invitation will be sold on the black market like a regular item... Most likely, you will have MANY invitations selling for cheap and everyone will get a shot at it, or maybe there will be an additional vendor LOCATED AT THE BLACK MARKET, dedicated to sell these invitations... Anyway, THINK for yourselves, fools. With Blizzard catering to casuals, LFR and such, dont worry, they will make it accessible to everyone farily easily.
    It is not instanced content, they have to keep admittance down some how, Making it expensive is their way...THINK for yourself.
  1. artem123's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by IIamaKing View Post
    It is not instanced content, they have to keep admittance down some how, Making it expensive is their way...THINK for yourself.
    This guys pretty right on, they can easily say, its a gold sink, and you get points from gold sink. voila
    anyway, people will probably sell invitations for some crazy amount of gold via joining guilds
  1. Myzou's Avatar
    You guys do realize after a week or two, people will just give away free passes, right?

    Anyway, I'm surprised no one else is excited that we can now solo BWL and Viscidus without much trouble now.
  1. andremello's Avatar
    What is this "more responsive"? Anyone knows what isn't 'responsive' about those abilities?
  1. Rawfury's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tmicrochip View Post
    Still no shaman changes... :-(
    Its alright dude im leveling my monk i know how you feel.
  1. link_991's Avatar
    The Brawler's Guild is only for the 1% it seems
  1. Sontrowa's Avatar
    I'm betting that there are going to be some pretty severe limitations on how a member of the Brawler's Guild can invite another player. I'd wager that there can only be 1 invitation a week and it costs like 5-10k to do so. An amount easy enough to get with farming/dailies but quite a bit to spend on one thing.
  1. Phaelia's Avatar
    NOT FREAKING COOL! Hey, I know, let's tease Destruction Warlocks with an awesome new spell and animation and then RIP IT FROM THEIR HANDS! It's already the worst Lock speck as it is, why take it away?

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