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Update (10:30 PM EST): Added Spell Changes

Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Build 18179
A new alpha build was uploaded tonight, which added Blingtron 5000, who is ready to fight other Blingtrons to the death!

New Icons



New Models







New Maps



New Items
You can see all of the new Warlords of Draenor items on the WoWDB Beta site.

Level Type Slot Name
100Junk Alchemist's Cauldron
1Companion Pets Royal Peacock
1Other Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy, Level 1
1Other Garrison Blueprint: Blacksmith, Level 1
1Other Garrison Blueprint: Jewelcrafting, Level 1
1Other Garrison Blueprint: Inscription, Level 1
1Other Garrison Blueprint: Tailoring, Level 1
1Other Garrison Blueprint: Enchanting, Level 1
1Other Garrison Blueprint: Leatherworking, Level 1
1Key Goldmane's Cage Key
1Devices S.N.U.R.F. Gun
1Devices Swapblaster
100Devices Blingtron 5000
100Metal & Stone Ninjanite Bar
1Off HandOff Hand Monster - Torch, Offhand (Void Flame)
100Food & Drink Star Root Tuber
85Other Alchemist's Cauldron


New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BAG_CLEANUP_BAGS - Clean Up Bags
  • BAG_CLEANUP_BANK - Clean Up Bank
  • BAG_FILTER_ALREADY_ASSIGNED - Already assigned to another bag
  • BAG_FILTER_CLEANUP - Cleanup
  • BATTLEGROUND_BONUS_REWARD_TOOLTIP - Competing in a Bonus Battleground will earn you a loot roll. Winning will earn you an extra loot roll.
  • EXPANSION_NAME5 - Warlords of Draenor
  • GARRISON_FOLLOWER_ADDED_TOAST - Garrison Follower Gained
  • PVP_QUEUE_AGAIN - Queue Again
  • SKIRMISH_2V2 - 2v2 Skirmish
  • SKIRMISH_3V3 - 3v3 Skirmish



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companions

Unknown Class
Major Glyphs

Death Knight (Forums)

Talents
  • Plaguebearer (New) Your Death Coil and Frost Strike abilities also cause the target to become infected with Frost Fever and Blood Plague. Death Knight - LvL 15 Talent.

Blood

Blood, Guardian, Brewmaster, Protection, Protection
  • Bladed Armor (New) Increases your Attack Power by 100% of your Bonus Armor. Death Knight - Blood, Guardian, Brewmaster, Protection, Protection Spec.

Unholy
  • Sudden Doom no longer reduces the cost of Death Coil.
  • Reaping no longer works with Blood Boil.

Druid (Forums)

Talents
  • Cenarion Ward now costs 8.4% of Base Mana, down from 14.1%.
  • Pulverize now does 290% weapon damage, down from 500%.

Restoration

Minor Glyphs
  • Glyph of Travel allows for travel form without the movement speed bonus in combat.

Monk (Forums)
  • Enveloping Mist now scales with 123.37% of Spell Power, up from 86%.
  • Expel Harm now costs 3.7% of Base Mana, down from 5.9%.
  • Spinning Crane Kick now costs 6.1% of Base Mana, down from 6.8%.
  • Surging Mist now scales with 161.32% of Spell Power, down from 295.75% of Spell Power. Now costs 5.8% of Base Mana, down from 9.2% of Base Mana.

Mistweaver

Paladin (Forums)

Talents
  • Eternal Flame (Holy) now scales with 103.76% of Spell Power, up from 72.63% of Spell Power. HoT now scales with 9.43% of Spell Power, up from 6.6%.
  • Execution Sentence now costs 12.8% of Base Mana. Now scales with 674.2% of Holy Spell Power, down from 1,586.5% of Holy Spell Power.
  • Holy Prism now costs 17% of Base Mana.
  • Light's Hammer now costs 51.9% of Base Mana. Now scales with 47.34% of Spell Power, down from 111.4%.

Holy

Protection
  • Inner Light (New) Your melee attacks have a chance to heal you for [ 15% of AP + 15% of Holy Spell Power ]. Paladin - Protection Spec.

Major Glyphs

Priest (Forums)
  • Flash Heal now costs 4.6% of Base Mana, down from 7.4%.
  • Penance now grants 1% of maximum mana on dealing damage, down from 2%.
  • Penance now grants 1% of maximum mana on dealing damage, down from 2%.
  • Power Word: Shield now costs 3.3% of Base Mana, down from 5.3%.
  • Prayer of Mending now costs 2.7% of Base Mana, down from 3.1%.

Talents

Discipline
  • Holy Nova now costs 0.8% of Base Mana, down from 0.9%.
  • Penance now costs 1.8% of Base Mana, down from 2.9%. Now grants 1% of maximum mana on dealing damage, down from 2%.

Discipline & Holy

Holy
  • Chakra: Sanctuary was reworked - Each heal cast while this Chakra is active reduces the remaining cooldown of your Circle of Healing spell by 0.5 sec. Transforms your Holy Word: Chastise spell into Holy Word: Sanctuary.
  • Chakra: Serenity was reworked - Caues your single-target healing spells to refresh the duration of your Renew on the target. Transforms your Holy Word: Chastise spell into Holy Word: Serenity.
  • Circle of Healing now costs 2.2% of Base Mana, down from 2.5%.
  • Divine Hymn now costs 5.4% of Base Mana, down from 6%.
  • Lightwell now costs 4.6% of Base Mana, down from 5.1%.
  • Renew now costs 1.5% of Base Mana, down from 2.5%.

Holy & Discipline
  • Heal now costs 2.3% of Base Mana, down from 3.7%.
  • Prayer of Healing now costs 4.4% of Base Mana, down from 4.9%.

Shadow
  • Mind Blast now scales with 241% of Spell Power, up from 193%.

Shaman (Forums)

Talents

Restoration

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Frostflame Weapon (New) While your weapon is imbued with Flametongue Weapon, your attacks also slow the target's movement speed by 50% for 3 sec. Major Glyph.

Minor Glyphs
  • Glyph of Ghostly Speed - This movement speed bonus will not be granted if Ghost Wolf is activated while in combat

Warlock (Forums)

Talents

Affliction

Major Glyphs

Warrior (Forums)

Fury
  • Bloodthirst now grants an additional 30% chance to be a critical strike, rather than double the normal chance.

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Colossus Smash was reworked - The duration of your Colossus Smash is increased by 13.5 sec, but it now causes your attacks to only ignore 40% of the victim's armor

Professions
Engineering
  • Transmute: Ninjanite (New) Transforms elementium ore into several bars of Ninjanite. This item has 0 charges. It really does have N charges. Thank you. 2 sec cast. Gives 5 skillups. Reagents: Elementium Ore.

Inscription



Misc New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Game Text
  • Game Text #81971 - Shhh! Don't let dem see us talkin' or you blow my cover!
  • Game Text #81980 - I'll see if I can get this thing goin'. Khadgar, buy me some time!
  • Game Text #81981 - We will do what we can, Thaelin.
  • Game Text #81982 - $n, take over that cannon turret! You might be able to kill a few orcs with it.
  • Game Text #81983 -
  • Game Text #81984 - These controls are so confusing! Remind me to never drive a tank built by an orc.
  • Game Text #81985 - Hold strong, everyone. Here they come!
  • Game Text #81986 - They're bringin' in bombs! $n, blast those carts before they can get close!
  • Game Text #81987 - There's so many of them...
  • Game Text #81988 - Don't you give up yet, paladin.
  • Game Text #81989 - That's it! I've got 'er runnin'! Whenever you're ready, $n.
  • Game Text #82005 - Ahh ha ha haaa! Nice shot!

GarrAbility
  • GarrAbility #100 - Taunt - Counters threat: Fixated Hated.
  • GarrAbility #101 - Multi-Shot - Counters threat: Many Minions.
  • GarrAbility #102 - Heroic Leap - Counters threat: Area Damage.
  • GarrAbility #103 - Rapid Fire - Counters threat: Berserk.
  • GarrAbility #104 - Sap - Counters threat: Deadly Minion.
  • GarrAbility #105 - Kick - Counters threat: Powerful Spell.
  • GarrAbility #106 - Chain Heal - Counters threat: Group Damage.
  • GarrAbility #107 - Purify Spiirt - Counters threat: Group Damage.
  • GarrAbility #108 - Growl - Counters threat: Fixated Hated.
  • GarrAbility #84 - Teleport - Reduces travel time by 50%.
  • GarrAbility #85 - Mass Teleport - Reduces travel time by 100%.
  • GarrAbility #87 - Well-Equipped - Increases the materials gained from a mission by 50%.
  • GarrAbility #88 - Heavily-Equipped - Increases the materials gained from a mission by 100%.
  • GarrAbility #89 - Bronze Key - Increases the chance to obtain treasure from a bronze chest.
  • GarrAbility #90 - Silver Key - Increases the chance to obtain treasure from a silver chest.
  • GarrAbility #91 - Gold Key - Increases the chance to obtain treasure from a gold chest.
  • GarrAbility #92 - Enchanted Key - Increases the chance to obtain treasure from all chests.
  • GarrAbility #93 - Unstable Portal - Reduces travel time by 25%.
  • GarrAbility #94 - Unstable Rift - Reduces travel time by 75%.
  • GarrAbility #95 - Quality Provisions - Reduces mission duration by 25%.
  • GarrAbility #96 - Epic Provisions - Reduces mission duration by 50%.
  • GarrAbility #97 - Manual of Tactics - Increases the XP gained from a mission for all followers by 25%.
  • GarrAbility #98 - Manual of Strategy - Increases the XP gained from a mission for all followers by 75%.
  • GarrAbility #99 - Manual of War - Increases the XP gained from a mission for all followers by 150%.

GarrSpecialization
  • GarrSpecialization #31 - Fishing Shipment - A delivery a frest fish every day, direct to your Fishing Shack!

Phase
  • Phase #3376 - Cosmetic - Sabermaw - Bazwix Turn-in
  • Phase #3377 - Cosmetic - See Pristine Star Lily
  • Phase #3378 - Cosmetic - See Velen
  • Phase #3379 - Cosmetic - See Velen
  • Phase #3380 - Morketh - Free In the Armory
  • Phase #3381 - Cosmetic - Nagrand 6.0 - Garrison Caravan - Horde (ELM)
  • Phase #3382 - Cosmetic - Nagrand 6.0 - Garrison Caravan - Living Stone Guard Brox (ELM)
  • Phase #3383 - Cosmetic - Nagrand 6.0 - Garrison Caravan - Dead Stone Guard Brox (ELM)
  • Phase #3386 - Cosmetic - See Nadur at Scenic Road
  • Phase #3387 - Cosmetic - Spirit Wall Into Auchindoun
  • Phase #3388 - Cosmetic - See Aeda Brightdawn at Auchenai Precipice
  • Phase #3389 - Cosmetic - See Defender Kaluum at Auchenai Precipice
  • Phase #3390 - Can See Hataaru in Elodar Fields



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
if the Rotas are designed on wod talents etc, does that not mean when 6.0 hits before the release everyone is rather nerfed? 1/2
If the rotation needed the change to work, we made it baseline. Everybody's Perks have power in them, some just tweak rotation (Celestalon)

Whats' the reasoning behind removing the threat dropping skills? I like not dying to bad tanking.
Threat is just a non-issue nowadays. Not worth the keybind bloat. If threat is a problem, it's because tanks haven't done ANY... (Celestalon)
Threat is still sometimes an issue for tank vs tank in some situations, though not so much for dps.
That's only the case when the tanks have vastly different Vengeace levels, which won't happen anymore. (Celestalon)

are there plans to rebalance pet utility or remove it altogether so some pets aren't useless (no combat benefit)?
Yes, just didn't make the first version of the patch notes. The next version will have the full list of pet abilities. (Celestalon)

not being able to switch Gladiator & Defensive Stance in combat, is it that strong? Druids & Dks can swap in combat, why not War
Because a Guardian Druid in Cat form, or a Blood DK in Frost Presence, are both still really poor DPS. A Gladiator is full DPS. (Celestalon)

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
With the new Rime are you finally making DW and 2h play the same again? Merging the 2h and DW-playstyles? best of both worlds?
Nope, we like them playing differently. (Celestalon)
But DW wont have any benefits from the new Rime. Are you giving DW something else instead?
Why would DW get no benefit from the new Rime? (Celestalon)
DW doesn't use Obliterate in pvp or pve at the moment.
That may be true, only in the case that you're GCD locked, which you won't be. You absolutely should be using Obliterate. (Celestalon)

Druid (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Why does moonfire/sunfire not have a cooldown? Spam of it is annoying, specially in low level pvp brackets.
Annoying? Maybe. Powerful? No. (Celestalon)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
also, the explosive trap change: is that only applying a dot to all targets in the initial trigger-explosion?
Correct. The trap explodes once when triggered, and leaves a burning DoT on anything hit by the explosion. (Celestalon)

why have you not changed/removed aspect of the pack? it is a terrible and useless ability.
It's actually quite useful when used tactically. (Celestalon)

Any info regarding Hunter raid buffs when using Lone Wolf talent?
Yes, you get to choose one of the 6 raid buffs (but still no debuff). (Celestalon)

Disappointed about removal of Cower, Distracting Shot and Silencing Shot. Very useful abilities for soloing. Any compensation?
There are pet abilities like Cower. Growl works in place of Distracting Shot. You get Counter Shot instead of Silencing Shot. (Celestalon)

Mage (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Rune of Power, same mistake twice? Why? What we hated about it was having to stand it in the whole time, not its effects.
Some people hate Rune of Power, but we're solving that by making better options for you to take instead. We still believe... (Celestalon)
...that Rune of Power creates some really compelling gameplay. It's alright if not everyone enjoys that. (Celestalon)

Monk (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
re: monk Don't understand why WW gets Disable but BM doesn't. Will truly miss Clash - may be buggy, but is huge to me.
BM doesn't need Disable, because they have Keg Smash / Dizzying Haze. Disable was redundant. (Celestalon)
The snare was redundant. The ability to go ahead and hit it once more on a snared target to halt them wasn't.
True, but we don't think that Brewmasters need. Would you disagree? Why? (Celestalon)

and any thoughts on addressing FoF's rooting issue? (via glyph or something)
Oh you want more, huh? Yes, there's a glyph that allows FoF to channel while moving, at the cost of removing the stun. (Celestalon)

We absolutely understand how it was useful in that regard, but it's not a skill that we think Brewmasters need. (Celestalon)
There is something unqiue about Clash, sound and effects, feel tough as a Ox. You take that feeling away. Roll isn't the same
As the section about Ability Pruning said, choosing which abilities to cut is VERY hard. Any ability we cut is beloved by... (Celestalon)
...somebody, and so we have to make some tough choices. Those choices aren't set in stone though, so your feedback is valuable. (Celestalon)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
What's happening to Sanctified Wrath if only Retribution gets to use Avenging Wrath?
It'll work for Divine Favor and Guardian of Ancient Kings (not sure of specifics yet). (Celestalon)
Oh yeah let me use this 100% healing increase/mana decrease CD and instead of spamming radiance I'll Holy Shock
Like I said, not sure of the specifics. (Celestalon)

Losing Hand of Salvation makes me a lil sad though. I wonder why they trimmed that? // @Celestalon
Threat basically isn't significant gameplay anymore. It was just an unnecessary bloat button, which is what we're trying to cut. (Celestalon)
Are we playing the same game? Threat still exists, please let Protection keep SOME tools besides a single taunt?
As a Protection Paladin, your threat abilities are all of your damaging abilities. Those work to get aggro too. (Celestalon)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
will Storm Elemental Totem interact with Primal Elementalist?
Yes. The Primal Storm Elemental has a couple extra abilities. A long cooldown single target knock-up, and a short range... (Celestalon)
...AoE movement speed aura. Allies within 10yd of it move a bit faster. (Celestalon)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
100 Prot Warrior talent Gladiator's Resolve: why does it buff Def Stance if you're going to use the new stance anyway?
So that you have 3 talent choices on that row if you're tanking. You can take that talent, and not use Gladiator Stance. (Celestalon)

Wowcraft Episode 3 - Profession Obsession
Another episode of Wowcraft has been released!



Warcraft Movie Set Photo
BuzzHub shared a picture of the Warcraft movie set from an upcoming issue of Empire Magazine today.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Build 18179, Blue Tweets, Wowcraft #3, Warcraft Movie started by chaud View original post
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  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sykoex View Post
    I think I know why people call it a reskin though. What's described in that picture as a "remodel" is still called skin in the case of games like DOTA, Heroes of The Storm, Smite, etc so I can understand people using it in WoW too. Here's an example of different "skin" available for Kerrigan in HOTS that turns her into a succubus: http://i.imgur.com/GkPwGp0.jpg You can see that she has new elements like horns, more substantial wings, new outfit, and different textures but it's still called a "skin". That's just the terminology people use for when you take a base model/skeleton and change elements to make it different.
    Yeah, this guy with the crusade to fix terminology needs to realize that a LOT of terminology, in everything from tech to medicine to science changes once it goes mainstream and is no longer precisely accurate. Reskin is now basically ´based on the model of´. Also, it doesn´t help that there is no simple term to use instead of ´reskin´ in those situations. Remodel? reframe? and then you would have to add ´reskin´ on the end of it anyway. ´OMG, Blizzard is so lazy, this is just a remodeled, reframed and reskinned version of the Worgen´..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laylriana View Post
    I'm wondering about the clothes being worn in the movie shot. I haven't seen anything like that except for very low level armor. Looks more like something worn in Star Wars. Where's the huge shoulders.
    I was curious how they were going to handle that as well.
  1. Leylandis's Avatar
    Is that Master Luwin from Game of Thrones on the right frame?! I am still very sceptical with "real" Actors for a warcraft movie...why won't they just do cinematics and make a movie out of that? would be better.. i am not sure how they will do orcs, trolls, tauren or even worgen in this movie...animated? actors in costumes? : / Will it look good in the end? It has to fit together somehow....if they make any wrong dicision with actors it will be very dissapointing to everyone who is looking forward this movie. I am not sure how they will manage this to be a great thing in the end..
  1. stuartj1992's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Adoxe View Post
    OH MY GOD. Seriously, how fucking hard is it for people to learn this shit? IT'S A REMODEL of a Worgen Male, if it was a reskin it would look EXACTLY the same as the Worgen Model but only have a different color, this doesn't look like a Worgen at all apart from the animations.
    I know, right?

    It's fucking astounding how people still don't understand this. It's been explained by myself, yourself and at least a good half a dozen other people in this thread and yet people are still posting 'reskin'. Despairing, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Houyi View Post
    and oh look a worgen reskin, for a race of cat people we knew nothing about
    Quote Originally Posted by ZwuckeL View Post
    Those tigers are worgen male reskins
    Case in point.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stuartj1992 View Post
    I know, right?

    It's fucking astounding how people still don't understand this. It's been explained by myself, yourself and at least a good half a dozen other people in this thread and yet people are still posting 'reskin'. Despairing, really.





    Case in point.
    Who gives a shit about the correct term, point is shit is getting recycled instead of doing something brand new.
  1. Aesahaettr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darksora110 View Post
    Duncan Jones is aiming for a Lord of the Rings feel. Yes, it's going to feel uneven as we see it, but at the same time the concept remains the same. Just give them time and a chance (I hope) for a good movie. Not saying it's going to be better than Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, it will be something to take it after is all.
    It'll be hardto beat lotro, but if it's not better than the bloated hobbit films it will be awful.

    I'm cautiously optimistic about the film, some good talent. Incidently the backdrop on the monitor won't be the real one at this point.

    Also lol at the people complaining about the "reskin".
  1. snipe75's Avatar
    they should so make the cats horde's new playable race ali got worgen we should get cat lol
  1. Doomeye's Avatar
    OK about the Warcraft Movie pic

    - The room IS Stormwind Throne Room (because we know there is a big portion of the story involving Stormwind and because the way it looks + they SAID that they will try and keep the overall look of the game but some things will have to be changed to be adapted to the big screen. AKA the guards armour. Also that on the wall is a Stormwind flag!
    - Another fact is that the movie is SHOT IN 3D. THE camera on that crane above Duncan is similar to the ones used in the new Hobbit movie (for those who saw the videos Peter Jackson uploaded to youtube about the on-set work, know what im talking about)
    - Another thing is the movie will be ALOT darker than we can see in the photo. AL heavy CGI movies are shot under alot of lighting because on post production they can add darkness and certain colors to the scenes. Also this is hapening so that the fine detail of the sets can be captured by the cameras.
    - About the 2 guys in the shot. They are farmers coming to the king for an audience (note the poor clothing)

    Everything else is pure speculation...
  1. Treno's Avatar
    I would love to have Saberon be a playable race.
  1. BahamutOmega's Avatar
    Do want Sabreon.. (Sabermaw.. now? ) race. Really would like them playable at some point. (Neutral and able to choose sides like Pandaren) A guy can dream, right? They look so wicked. Also, I'm highly amused at the Blingtron 5000 wanting to fight other blings. Will there be Blingtron fighting pits? Take bets on which one will win? Would fit that savage world, after all.
  1. Caesius Baelthar's Avatar
    It's a bit of a glaringly obvious remodel. I felt the same way about the Saurok in Mists of Pandaria.
  1. ttak82's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BahamutOmega View Post
    Do want Sabreon.. (Sabermaw.. now? ) race. Really would like them playable at some point. (Neutral and able to choose sides like Pandaren) A guy can dream, right? They look so wicked. Also, I'm highly amused at the Blingtron 5000 wanting to fight other blings. Will there be Blingtron fighting pits? Take bets on which one will win? Would fit that savage world, after all.
    Yes, these models look great.
    I see several potential tie ins.
    Eg. Possible characters for HoTS)
    Or new class/ spec ala jaguar warrior etc.
    Also new worgen models will look like this.
  1. rickhunterr's Avatar
    Please let me be a Thundercat Please let me be a Thundercat Please let me be a Thundercat Please let me be a Thundercat
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Caesius Baelthar View Post
    It's a bit of a glaringly obvious remodel. I felt the same way about the Saurok in Mists of Pandaria.
    The Skeleton is reused not the model itself. It takes a lot of work to do an actual new skeleton.
  1. The Fresh Prince's Avatar
    Glad to see some update on the movie.
  1. Igzorn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrMcNinja View Post
    Do those cat folks come with Skooma?
    this one does not see skooma in this world.
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    How freaking awesome is leopard man? Very!
  1. miguelcrespo85's Avatar
    not a new model, its Worgen model with different skin
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by miguelcrespo85 View Post
    not a new model, its Worgen model with different skin
    Worgen Skeleton. Worgen Skeleton. The model itself is new. @_@
  1. SteveZombie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by miguelcrespo85 View Post
    not a new model, its Worgen model with different skin
    Damn it child do you even know what skins/textures, models/meshes or skeletons/rigs are?
  1. Mrbleedinggums's Avatar
    Did anyone else catch the engineering: Ninjanite? LOL, this item has 0 charges. Yes, it really does have N charges. Thank you. Gotta love them helping dataminers out like that XD

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