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by Published on 2011-05-05 04:41 PM

Tier 12 Models Preview - Warrior
The Warrior armor set was also included in the files of yesterday's PTR build! If you missed the official preview a few days ago you might want to check it out if you're a Paladin, Mage, Rogue, Hunter, DK, or Priest.

A few things worth mentioning:


  • Other classes aren't in the game files yet
  • The helm of the warrior set is bugged on female models.
  • Multiple recolors have ALWAYS been here, and doesn't mean that Blizzard is going to use one color for each spec or anything like that. It's been like this for years. The official previews don't have multiple colors so just assume there's only one.






Official Previews


Paladin

Mage

Rogue

Hunter

Death Knight

Priest
by Published on 2011-05-05 06:28 AM

Patch 4.2 Character Selection Screen
The character selection screen has been updated as promised and you can now change the order of your characters!



Patch 4.2 - Tier 12 Set Bonuses
The Tier 12 set bonuses are already available in the game files!
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Blood 2 Pieces - Your melee attacks cause Burning Blood on your target, which deals 800 Fire damage every 2 for 6 sec and causes your abilities to behave as if you had 2 diseases present on the target.
  • Blood 4 Pieces - Your Dancing Rune Weapon grants 15% additional parry chance.

  • Frost/Unholy 2 Pieces - Your Horn of Winter ability also grants you 3 runic power every 5 sec for 2 min.
  • Frost/Unholy 4 Pieces - Your critical strikes with melee abilities deal 15% additional damage as Fire damage over 4 sec.

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Feral 2 Pieces - Your attacks with Mangle, Maul, and Shred deal 10% additional damage as Fire damage over 4 sec.
  • Feral 4 Pieces - Your finishing moves have a 20% chance per combo point to extend the duration of Berserk by 2 sec and your Barkskin ability grants an additional 10% chance to dodge for 12 sec.

  • Balance 2 Pieces - You have a chance to summon a Burning Treant to assist you in battle for 15 sec when you cast Wrath or Starfire.
  • Balance 4 Pieces - While not in an Eclipse state, your Wrath generates 3 additional Lunar Energy and your Starfire generates 5 additional Solar Energy.

  • Restoration 2 Pieces - Your periodic healing from Lifebloom has a 40% chance to restore 1% of your base mana each time it heals a target.
  • Restoration 4 Pieces - When your Lifebloom blooms, it instantly heals up to 2 nearby injured targets for the same amount.

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Hunter 2 Pieces - Your Steady Shot and Cobra Shot have a 10% chance to trigger a Flaming Arrow, dealing 0% instant weapon damage as Fire.
  • Hunter 4 Pieces - You have a 10% chance from your autoshots to make your next shot cost no focus.

Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Mage 2 Pieces - You have a chance to summon a Mirror Image to assist you in battle for 15 sec when you cast Frostbolt, Fireball, or Arcane Blast.
  • Mage 4 Pieces - Your spells have an increased chance to trigger Brain Freeze, Hot Streak, or Arcane Missiles. In addition, Arcane Missiles is now castable while moving.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Protection 2 Pieces - Your Shield of the Righteous deals 20% additional damage as Fire damage.
  • Protection 4 Pieces - Your parry chance is increased by 12% while Divine Protection is active.

  • Holy 2 Pieces - Casting Flash of Light, Holy Light, or Divine Light on your Beacon of Light target has a 40% chance to grant you 2% of your base mana.
  • Holy 4 Pieces - Your Divine Light also heals a nearby injured target for 20% of the amount healed.

  • Retribution 2 Pieces - Your Crusader Strike deals 15% additional damage as Fire damage over 4 sec.
  • Retribution 4 Pieces - Increases the duration of your Zealotry ability by 15 sec.

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Holy/Discipline 2 Pieces - Your Flash Heal, Heal, and Greater Heal spells cause you to regenerate 2% of your base mana every 5 sec for 15 sec.
  • Holy/Discipline 4 Pieces - You have a chance when you cast a helpful spell to summon a Cauterizing Flame. Friendly raid and party members can use the Cauterizing Flame to be instantly healed for 4625 to 5375. Lasts for 45 sec sec or 10 charges. After using the Cauterizing Flame, players cannot benefit from it again for 10 sec.

  • Shadow 2 Pieces - Your Shadowfiend deals 20% additional damage as Fire damage and its cooldown is reduced by 75 sec.
  • Shadow 4 Pieces - While you have Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, and Vampiric Touch active on the same target you gain Dark Flames, which reduces the cooldown of Mind Blast by 3 sec.

Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Rogue 2 Pieces - Your melee critical strikes deal 6% additional damage as Fire over 4 sec.
  • Rogue 4 Pieces - Your Tricks of the Trade ability also causes you to gain a 25% increase to one of your combat ratings at random for 30 sec.

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Enhancement 2 Pieces - Your Lava Lash gains an additional 5% damage increase per application of Searing Flames on the target.
  • Enhancement 4 Pieces - Your Stormstrike ability also increases Fire damage you deal to that target by 6%.

  • Restoration 2 Pieces - Your periodic healing from Riptide has a 40% chance to restore 1% of your base mana each time it heals a target.
  • Restoration 4 Pieces - Your Chain Heal spell will jump to one additional target.

  • Elemental 2 Pieces - Your offensive spells have a chance to reset the remaining cooldown on your Fire Elemental Totem.
  • Elemental 4 Pieces - Your Lava Surge talent also makes Lava Burst instant when it triggers.

Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Warlock 2 Pieces - Your periodic damage has a chance to summon a Fiery Imp to assist you in battle for 15 sec.
  • Warlock 4 Pieces - Your Shadow Bolt and Incinerate spells have a 5% chance to increase all Shadow and Fire damage you deal by 20% for 8 sec.

Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Protection 2 Pieces - Your Shield Slam deals 20% additional damage as Fire damage over 4 sec.
  • Protection 4 Pieces - Your parry chance is increased by 6% while Shield Block is active.

  • Arms/Fury 2 Pieces - Your Battle Shout and Commanding Shout abilities also grant you 3 rage every 5 sec for $d1.
  • Arms/Fury 4 Pieces - Your Mortal Strike and Raging Blow abilities have a 30% chance to trigger a Fiery Attack, dealing 100% instant weapon damage as Fire.



Patch 4.1 Hotfixes - May 4
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
May 3-4

General
  • An issue was preventing some players from properly mailing account bound items to other characters on the same realm and Battle.net account. If you are still experiencing this issue, we recommend you log into both characters before sending the mail. The characters don’t need to be online at the same time for this to work.
  • Children’s Week quests should no longer be unavailable to players who recently transferred factions.
  • Flying wisp form and flying mounts, both living and dead, can enter bodies of water smoothly.

Classes
  • Spells or talents which provide pushback protection should now be functioning correctly (i.e. Burning Soul for mages or Suppression for warlocks). This time we mean it.

Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Shadowstep is instantly teleporting players behind their target when the target is in motion.

Dungeons & Raids
  • Call to Arms rewards will now be displayed in the Dungeon Finder UI while a player is in the dungeon so they know what rewards they will get.

Throne of the Four Winds
  • Damage from Ice Storm in phase 1 of Al’Akir is ticking twice per second, which was causing excessive damage on Heroic difficulty. To compensate, the damage per tick has been reduced for Heroic difficulty.

Items
  • Players are now able to get a random Darkmoon card inside of a Sealed Scroll Case, instead of always getting a Darkmoon Card of Destruction.

Quests & Creatures
  • The Innkeeper's Daughter can no longer be targeted for healing or harmful effects.
  • Players now fail The Crucible of Carnage: The Earl of Evisceration when killed by Lord Geoffery Tulvan during the encounter. Players are able to pick up the quest after it is failed and the event starts again without issue.
by Published on 2011-05-05 02:39 AM

Patch 4.2 Models - Bosses and Mounts!
Patch 4.2 added a fair amount of models to the game files, see the newest ones below!

PvP Mounts
Both Horde and Alliance got brand new PvP mounts, they seem to be a reward from the existing rated battlegrounds achievements. It's not very clear which achievement is required, Blizzard is probably still playing around with those:







Tarecgosa and Tarecgosa Whelp
Tarecgosa, the blue drake from the legendary staff questline got her own model. There's also a model named "TarecgosaWhelp" and I really want to believe that it is the Dragonwrath Whelpling rewarded by Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest - Guild Edition. There is no indication in the game files yet that it is indeed the reward, I will try to confirm that as soon as possible.





Malorne
Malorne is also in the game files and got a pretty nice model. For more information check Malorne on Wowpedia



Fandral Staghelm + Fire Scorpion
Fandral's model and his Fire Scorpion forms have been added.





Lord Anthrycist - Lava Form
It looks like Lord Anthrycist's fight will have two phases, he's much more fiery in one of those.



Lava Spiders
Two sets of Lava Spiders models have been added in this patch and they look awesome.





Winged Lion Pet
Yes. Seriously. So much cuteness.



Fire Elemental - Kar
A new Fire Elemental "Kar" model appeared in this patch, not sure if it's just an updated trash mob model or a boss.



Ragnaros Revamped
Ragnaros has been slightly revamped and looks a lot less stupid than in the Patch 4.1 game files.

by Published on 2011-05-05 12:20 AM

Update - Since a ridiculous amount of people are asking: No, Ragnaros doesn't look stupid anymore.



Patch 4.2 Items - Build 14002 - Tier 12 and Firelands Loot!
The first build of Patch 4.2 is filled with tons of delicious items and will give you a pretty good idea of what to expect in this patch!

Quest Items

Level Type Spec Slot Name
0JunkSeething Cinder
85QuestHeart of Flame
0QuestBranch of Nordrassil
0QuestTimeless Eye



Mounts and Pets

Level Type Spec Slot Name
40MountAlliance War Steed
40MountHorde War Wolf
70MountCorrupted Egg of Millagazor
1PetFire Lasher
1PetHyjal Bear Cub
20PetFeline Familiar
70PetDragonwrath Whelpling


Professions Patterns

Level Type Spec Slot Name
85BlacksmithingPlans: Emberforged Elementium Boots
85BlacksmithingPlans: Eternal Elementium Handguards
85BlacksmithingPlans: Fists of Fury
85BlacksmithingPlans: Holy Flame Gauntlets
85BlacksmithingPlans: Mirrored Boots
85BlacksmithingPlans: Warboots of Mighty Lords
85LeatherworkingPattern: Clutches of Evil
85LeatherworkingPattern: Dragonfire Gloves
85LeatherworkingPattern: Earthen Scale Sabatons
85LeatherworkingPattern: Ethereal Footfalls
85LeatherworkingPattern: Footwraps of Quenched Fire
85LeatherworkingPattern: Gloves of Unforgiving Flame
85LeatherworkingPattern: Heavenly Gloves of the Moon
85LeatherworkingPattern: Treads of the Craft
85TailoringPattern: Boots of the Black Flame
85TailoringPattern: Don Tayo's Inferno Mittens
85TailoringPattern: Endless Dream Walkers
85TailoringPattern: Grips of Altered Reality


Tier 12 Item Sets

Level Type Spec Slot Name
378PlateMeleeShoulder Elementium Dragon Shoulderguards
378PlateTankChest Elementium Dragon Chestguard
378PlateTankHands Elementium Dragon Handguards
378PlateTankHead Elementium Dragon Faceguard
378PlateTankLegs Elementium Dragon Legguards
378PlateMeleeShoulder Immolation Shoulderguards
378PlateTankChest Immolation Chestguard
378PlateTankHands Immolation Handguards
378PlateTankHead Immolation Faceguard
378PlateTankLegs Immolation Legguards
384PlateTankShoulder Spaulders of Pure Flame
378PlateMeleeHead Nestheart Greathelm
378PlateMeleeShoulder Shoulderguards of the Molten Giant
378PlateTankChest Chestguard of the Molten Giant
378PlateTankChest Flamescarred Carapace
378PlateTankHands Flickering Handguards
378PlateTankHands Handguards of the Molten Giant
378PlateTankHead Faceguard of the Molten Giant
378PlateTankLegs Legguards of the Molten Giant
378PlateTankShoulder Spaulders of Recurring Flame
378MailPhysical DPSLegs Fireflight Leggings
378LeatherSpell SpiritHead x3 Raid - 4.2 - Firelands - Boss 1 Loot 2 - Leather Int Spirit Helm


Firelands Epic Loot

Level Type Spec Slot Name
363AxeMeleeOne-HandElementium-Edged Scalper
378AxeMeleeTwo-HandHeadreaper Greataxe
378CrossbowPhysical DPSRangedCrossbow of Erupting Fury
378DaggerMeleeOne-HandPhoenixfeather Shiv
363DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandBrainsplinter
378DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandSpike of the Dread Hunter
363DaggerSpell DPSMain HandMasterwork Elementium Spellblade
391MaceMeleeTwo-HandSulfuras, The Extinguished Hand
363MaceSpell SpiritMain HandLightforged Elementium Hammer
378Off-HandSpell SpiritOff-HandFlamewrought Abilene Shell
363PolearmPhysical DPSTwo-HandWitch-Hunter's Harvester
378StaffPhysical DPSTwo-HandTest Staff
378StaffSpell DPSTwo-Handx3 Raid - 4.2 - Firelands - Boss 1 Loot 2 - Int Versatile Staff
363SwordMeleeTwo-HandMasterwork Elementium Deathblade
363SwordPhysical DPSOne-HandPyrium Spellward
363SwordPhysical DPSOne-HandUnbreakable Guardian
378SwordSpell DPSMain HandVolcanospike
378SwordTankOne-HandMandible of Beth'tilac
378ShieldSpell SpiritOff Handx3 Raid - 4.2 - Firelands - Boss 1 Loot 2 - Int Spirit Shield
378ShieldTankOff HandBulwark of the Gatekeeper
378PlateMeleeFeetArachnaflame Treads
378PlateMeleeFeetWarboots of Mighty Lords
378PlateMeleeHandsFireskin Gauntlets
378PlateMeleeHandsFists of Fury
378PlateMeleeLegsFlightflame Legplates
378PlateMeleeWaistUncrushable Belt of Fury
378PlateMeleeWristEarthcrack Bracers
378PlateSpell SpiritChestClutch of the Firemother
378PlateSpell SpiritFeetEmberforged Elementium Boots
378PlateSpell SpiritHandsGrips of the Raging Giant
378PlateSpell SpiritHandsHoly Flame Gauntlets
378PlateSpell SpiritLegsLegplates of Absolute Control
378PlateSpell SpiritWristBracers of the Dread Hunter
378PlateTankFeetGiantflame Stompers
378PlateTankFeetMirrored Boots
378PlateTankHandsEternal Elementium Handguards
378PlateTankHeadHelm of the Demon King
378PlateTankLegsShannox's Rusted Legplates
378PlateTankWaistGirdle of the Indomitable Flame
378PlateTankWristBracers of Regal Force
378PlateTankWristBracers of the Fiery Path
378MailPhysical DPSChestFlaming Core Chestguard
378MailPhysical DPSFeetEarthen Scale Sabatons
378MailPhysical DPSHandsDragonfire Gloves
378MailPhysical DPSHeadScalp of the Bandit Prince
378MailPhysical DPSShoulderSeared Chitin Shoulders
378MailSpell SpiritFeetFootwraps of Quenched Fire
378MailSpell SpiritFeetTreads of Implicit Obedience
378MailSpell SpiritHandsEgg-Clutch Gauntlets
378MailSpell SpiritHandsGloves of Unforgiving Flame
378MailSpell SpiritShoulderCraterflame Spaulders
378MailSpell SpiritWristCauterizing Wristbands
378LeatherWristFlickering Wristbands
378LeatherMeleeHeadVision of the Flaming Skull
378LeatherPhysical DPSFeetTreads of the Craft
378LeatherPhysical DPSHandsClutches of Evil
378LeatherPhysical DPSHandsTrue-Arrow Grips
378LeatherPhysical DPSLegsSpiderheart Leggings
378LeatherSpell SpiritChestIncendic Robes
378LeatherSpell SpiritFeetEthereal Footfalls
378LeatherSpell SpiritFeetPhoenix-Down Treads
378LeatherSpell SpiritHandsHeavenly Gloves of the Moon
378LeatherSpell SpiritShoulderFlickering Shoulderpads
378ClothSpell DPSChestx3 Raid - 4.2 - Firelands - Boss 1 Loot 2 - Cloth Int Versatile Robe
378ClothSpell DPSFeetBoots of the Black Flame
378ClothSpell DPSFeetEmberskip Sandals
378ClothSpell DPSHandsDon Tayo's Inferno Mittens
378ClothSpell DPSLegsLeggings of Airy Flame
378ClothSpell SpiritFeetEndless Dream Walkers
378ClothSpell SpiritHandsGrips of Altered Reality
378ClothSpell SpiritHeadVision of the Flickering Flame
378FingerMeleeFingerAlysrazor's Band
378FingerPhysical DPSFingerSignet of the Eightfold Eye
378FingerSpell DPSFingerHeartspear Ring
378FingerTankFingerFirestone Band
391FingerTankFingerAdamantine Signet of the Avengers
378NeckMeleeNeckFirebound Gorget
378NeckMeleeNeckNecklace of Fetishes
378NeckSpell SpiritNeckHeartstone of Ryolith
378NeckTankNeckStoneheart Necklace
365TrinketTrinketMoonwell Phial
365TrinketMeleeTrinketDwyer's Caber
365TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketRicket's Magnetic Fireball
365TrinketSpell DPSTrinketMoonwell Chalice
378BackPhysical DPSBackDreadfire Drape
378BackSpell DPSBackLightwing Cloak
378BackTankBackDurable Flamewrath Cloak
378RelicTankRelicDeathclutch Figurine
by Published on 2011-05-04 11:13 PM

Patch 4.2 on PTRs - Build 14002
Patch 4.2 is upon us! See the list of changes below.

Important - As usual with datamined changes, be very careful. Especially on a first build of a PTR where most of our internal tools explode because of changes to the game files.

Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons & Raids

Cataclysm Raid

Feats of Strength

Guild
Dungeons & Raids

Rated Battleground

Professions
Cooking

Fishing




Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Companion Pets
  • Feline Familiar Right Click to summon and dismiss your Feline Familiar. Instant
  • Fire Lasher Right Click to summon and dismiss your Ammen Vale lashling. Instant
  • Hyjal Bear Cub Right Click to summon and dismiss your Hyjal Bear Cub. Instant

Mounts
  • Alliance War Steed Summons and dismisses a rideable Alliance War Steed. 1.5 sec cast
  • Corrupted Fire Hawk Summons and dismisses a rideable Corrupted Fire Hawk. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast
  • Green Fire Hawk Summons and dismisses a rideable Green Fire Hawk Mount. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast
  • Horde War Wolf Summons and dismisses a rideable Horde War Wolf. 1.5 sec cast
  • Pureblood Fire Hawk Summons and dismisses a rideable Pureblood Fire Hawk. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast

Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Frost
  • Rune Strike now scales from 18% of AP, up from 15%. No longer causes a high amount of threat.

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Balance
  • Entangling Roots no longer deals damage.
  • Innervate now causes the target to regenerate 5% of maximum mana over 10 sec. Still regenerates 20% of maximum mana on self cast.

Feral
  • Lacerate no longer causes a high amount of threat.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Holy

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Discipline
  • Focused Will now procs from critical hits by any non-periodic attack.
  • Atonement now heals for "a percentage of the damage dealt" instead of 100%. (Wording change?)

Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Subtlety
  • Blind now lasts 1 min, up from 10 sec.

Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Arms

Fury

Protection

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