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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. Nathiest's Avatar
    lol Retribution Paladin: The 4 piece bonus now reduces Avenging Wrath’s cooldown by 65 seconds, down from 85 seconds. Blizz you suck.
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    Brawler's guild seems to be the pastime of rich philantropes! ...

    Seriously tho, I don't particularly mind it (10+ years ago this was normal in this type of game) but I foresee a lot of whines in today's climate.
  1. Omranx's Avatar
    Pyroblast now has a 3 second cooldown. The cooldown on Pyroblast is affected by haste. ( Removed changed )

    Sigh, i guess 2 much mage qqued about that.

    dunno how blizz do it, when they did this changed they talked about it and said that its not fun for mages to pwn ppl in secs. now their changes are reverted ? so i guess GC is a mage now....
  1. jeremynative's Avatar
    Hmm Balance druids still suck...blizzard doesn't get it
  1. Lora's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremynative View Post
    Hmm Balance druids still suck...blizzard doesn't get it
    I know that feel man We've always been pretty shitty. We did decent in cata but even in LK we were still a joke. BC and vanilla was nonexistent. I'm wondering why they removed the warlock cataclysm spell
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rifter View Post
    Brawler's guild on bmah? What's the thought process here? Seems like it's limiting content to the ultra rich.
    Or people with friends that know how to work the AH.

    Spoilers: MMOGs with social elements requires being moderately decent at social interactions for game advantages.
  1. Cipero's Avatar
    great..i can see it now..the auction house guys are going to buy all the invitations and then charge double for them. I swear...it seems like blizz just wants people to call china sometimes. To be honest I was looking forward to this, looked like something that wasn't going to be solely for hardcore players and could possibly benefit those who can't dedicate hours on end to the game, but it looks like I'll be passing on this.
  1. darthmauller's Avatar
    Please revert the change to Renewing Mist regarding its spread from previously 3 applications to 2, this is a major nerf that won't be fully seen until you realize that this affects uplift, the usefulness of Thunder Focus Tea (Uplift). All other changes based off scaling are understandable based on monks strong performances thus far but I believe this change to be FAR too strong and should be removed before ever hitting live.

    Darth
  1. mudkipzz's Avatar
    Lol at the ret nerf. Why do they bother nerfing a mediocre spec?

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-03 at 06:07 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
    Or people with friends that know how to work the AH.

    Spoilers: MMOGs with social elements requires being moderately decent at social interactions for game advantages.
    I don't see that being required anywhere. stop making shit up
  1. Isoge's Avatar
    Poisons and revealing strike have been more responsive? What the hell does that mean? We need a buff or something, and we get something as stupid as responsiveness.. Although I can't really say if this is a buff or a nerf or some aesthetic feature..... It sounds stupid though
  1. andy_mitchelluk's Avatar
    Brawler's guild on BMAH? Smooth move. So that means all the hardcore guilds that make loads of gold with the guild perk will be the main ones getting it. Nice...
    And even if you do magically win an invite one day, you'll be up against hardcore nuts with no life. Even nicer!
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Thanks blizzard for putting yet another feature I got excited about out of my reach. BMAH or invite only??!?!
  1. Domiku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    Thanks blizzard for putting yet another feature I got excited about out of my reach. BMAH or invite only??!?!

    This is a good thing as the amount of people who can. Fight at one time is limited

    This will help keep some of the scrubs out hopefully. Cant wait for this.
  1. deplorable's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Domiku View Post
    This will help keep some of the scrubs out hopefully. Cant wait for this.
    You mean people who pay the same amount of money every month, for the content blizz is developing. those people.


    The brawlers thing is a nice idea, it won't work. It's blizz's way of avoiding using a decent spectator mode (something guild wars 1 [all those years ago] did fantastically well).

    So it'll be one fight at a time rather than phased (although the mobs will be phased in and out - which lead to a few breaks and bugs in it on the PTR).

    -yawn- if i wanted to see guilds watch their own members measure their **** size. I'd go down to the pub.



    I mean we live in a world of youtube, why would we want to watch that anyway. Considering it's a new faction... i don't know the black auction house is a nice addition but in this instance... nah... this will be changed. Blizz caters for the masses not the few wannabe no lifers whose only experience of women is from a book they borrowed from their moms
  1. Dexxor's Avatar
    Am I the only one that might be reading the sentence:
    "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." differently?

    Where in that sentence does it state that the guild and somebody, they are speaking about does either have to be. A. A player already currently paticipating in the brawlers guild activities. Or B. A player within your current guild paticipating in the brawlers guild activities?

    By the part: "or by invitation from somebody within the guild", blizzard are keeping the possibilities open, that it could be a NPC inviting you, upon completion of a given task, that prove your worth of entry?

    Or am I reading it totally wrong?

    P.S. Sorry for the bad english, majorly hungover and sleep deprieved :P
  1. assilley's Avatar
    surely then if you are in a cashed up guild, the gm buys an invite, and then invites guildies...

    It could prove to be a great money earner for guilds selling invites yes?
  1. kenshinag's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dexxor View Post
    Am I the only one that might be reading the sentence:
    "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." differently?

    Where in that sentence does it state that the guild and somebody, they are speaking about does either have to be. A. A player already currently paticipating in the brawlers guild activities. Or B. A player within your current guild paticipating in the brawlers guild activities?

    By the part: "or by invitation from somebody within the guild", blizzard are keeping the possibilities open, that it could be a NPC inviting you, upon completion of a given task, that prove your worth of entry?

    Or am I reading it totally wrong?

    P.S. Sorry for the bad english, majorly hungover and sleep deprieved :P
    Actually, that makes some sense. Maybe it's a daily rep grind that in the end a NPC will invite you or you can OPTIONALLY buy it from the bmah? That might be cool if its something like that.
  1. Nullpointer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Omranx View Post
    Pyroblast now has a 3 second cooldown. The cooldown on Pyroblast is affected by haste. ( Removed changed )

    Sigh, i guess 2 much mage qqued about that.

    dunno how blizz do it, when they did this changed they talked about it and said that its not fun for mages to pwn ppl in secs. now their changes are reverted ? so i guess GC is a mage now....
    Will you people stop with this? This game has two parts, pvp and pve, stop viewing things only from the perspective that is interesting to you. This change would have destroyed Fire in PvE and I am not overreacting. The change was horrible.
  1. Kaeleena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baalb View Post
    Will you people stop with this? This game has two parts, pvp and pve, stop viewing things only from the perspective that is interesting to you. This change would have destroyed Fire in PvE and I am not overreacting. The change was horrible.
    Yeah, you're right, because it totally makes perfect sense to leave one part of the game completely broken so mages won't qq about losing raid dps. Lamest defense ever.
  1. Adalace's Avatar
    Disappointed by the brawlers guild invitation process. I would like more details and commentary from the developers.

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