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    Patch 4.0.1 PTR - Build 13033

    Patch 4.0.1 PTR - Build 13033
    A patch is being deployed on PTRs but not on Beta servers, Cataclysm servers will probably be updated shortly.

    Spell Changes
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

    Racials
    • Undead - Will of the Forsaken now shares a 30 sec cooldown with similar effects, down from 45 sec.
    • Dwarves - Explorer *New* - Archaeology skill increased by 15 and you survey faster than normal archaeologists. (Yes, that's from the previous build, forgot to news it)

    Alchemy

    Death Knight (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Unholy

    Frost
    • Improved Icy Talons now increases the melee and ranged attack speed of all party and raid members within 100 yards by 10%. (Down from 20%)

    Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Balance

    Feral

    Restoration
    • Rebirth no longer costs mana.
    • Rejuvenation now costs 20% of base mana, down from 25%.
    • Pulverize now increases your melee critical strike chance by 3%, up from 2%.
    • Endless Carnage now increases the duration of Savage Roar and Pulverize by 4/8 sec, up from 3/6 sec.
    • Stampede now makes Ravage not require stealth for 10 sec (up from 3 sec), it will also cost 50/100% less energy.
    • Predatory Strikes now affects targets at or above 80% health, down from 90%.
    • Mastery: Symbiosis (Revamped) - Increases the potency of your healing spells by 10% on targets already affected by one of your heal over time spells. Each point of Mastery increases heal potency by an additional 1.25%.

    Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Beast Mastery

    Marksmanship
    • Aimed Shot now scales from 26% of RAP, down from 40%.
    • Arcane Shot now scales from 4% of RAP, down from 19%.

    Survival
    • Hunting Party now increases your total Agility by an additional 10% (down from 20%) and increases the Ranged and Melee Attack Speed of all party and raid members by 10%. (Down from 20%)

    Pets

    Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Arcane

    Fire

    Frost
    • Curtain of Frost is now named Ring of Frost and has been revamped - Summons a Ring of Frost, taking 3 sec to coalesce. Enemies entering the fully-formed ring will become frozen for 10 sec. Lasts 12 sec. 10 yd radius. 7% of base mana, 30 yd range, Channeled, 3 min cooldown
    • Ice Lance base damage increased by 20%.
    • Frostbolt base damage increased by 20%.
    • Deep Freeze base damage increased by 20%.
    • Early Frost now reduces the cast time of Frostbolt by 0.35/0.7 secs, up from 0.25/0.5 secs.

    Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Holy
    • Enlightened Judgements now also Increases the range of your Judgement by 5/10 yards.
    • Divinity is gone, moved to Protection
    • Protector of the Innocent is now a Tier 1 Holy Talent and has been revamped - Casting a targeted heal on any target, including yourself, also heals you for 1240.83 to 1427.62. (Multi ranks, but currently all with the same value)

    Protection

    Retribution
    • Crusader Strike now causes 120% weapon damage, up from 100%.
    • Selfless Healer now increases the effectiveness of Word of Glory's heal by 25/50% when used on others.
    • The Art of War now causes 100% additional damage, up from 30%.

    Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Discipline
    • Inner Fire no longer has a mana cost.
    • Borrowed Time is now a Tier 2 talent, down from Tier 4.
    • Soul Warding is now a Tier 4 talent, up from Tier 2.
    • Train of Thought (Tier 5) *New* - You have a 50/100% chance when heal with Greater Heal to reduce the cooldown of your Inner Focus by 5 sec. You have a 50/100% chance when you Smite to reduce the cooldown of your Penance by 1 sec.

    Holy
    • Greater Heal now costs 29% of base mana, down from 32% of base mana.
    • Revelations - Holy Word: Sanctuary (Prayer of Healing) effect now lasts 18 sec, up from 15 sec.
    • Blessed Resilience is now a Tier 6 talent, up from Tier 5.
    • Surge of Light is now a Tier 2 talent, down from Tier 3.
    • Trinity is gone.
    • Tome of Light (Tier 4) *New* - Reduces the cooldown of your Holy Word spells by 15/30%.

    Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Nothing, sorry.

    Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Elemental
    • Stoneclaw Totem now has 6186 health, up from 797. Shields your totems for up to 4143 damage, up from 664.
    • Earth Shock now also reduces ranged attack speed.

    Enhancement
    • Dual Wield now also allows you to parry frontal melee attacks.
    • Windfury Totem now increases the melee and ranged attack speed of all party and raid members within 40 yards by 10%. (Down from 20%)
    • Feral Spirit now lasts 30 sec, down from 45 sec. Cooldown changed to 2 min, down from 3 min.

    Restoration

    Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Affliction
    • Bane of Doom now deals damage every 15 sec, down from 30 sec. Now has a 20% chance to summon a Demon guardian, down from 25%. Only one target can have Bane of Doom at a time, only one Bane per Warlock can be active on any one target.
    • Drain Life now restores 2% total health, down from 5%.
    • Everlasting Affliction now increases the critical effect chance of your Corruption, Seed of Corruption and Unstable Affliction by 10%. (Up from 2%)
    • Soul Swap now costs 18% of base mana, up from 6% of base mana.

    Demonology
    • Ritual of Souls now costs 27% of base mana, down from 80% of base mana.
    • Hand of Gul'dan now has a 2 sec cast time, down from 3 sec.
    • Impending Doom no longer reduces the cooldown of the Bane of Doom damage effect, now Increases the chance for your Bane of Doom to summon a demon by 10/20/30% when it deals damage.

    Destruction
    • Shadowfury base damage has been increased by 235%. (Don't get too excited, it wasn't scaled to Cataclysm yet)
    • Burning Embers - The Burning Ember effect deals up to [ 0.071%/0.143% of Spell Power + 23.921 ] fire damage every 1 sec for 7 sec.
    • Soul Leech now restores 2/4% of your total health and mana, down from 5/10%.

    Pets

    Warrior (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Arms

    Fury
    • Pummel is now usable in Battle and Berserker Stance. (Old - Just Berserker)
    • Enrage now has a 3/6/9% chance to proc, down from 4/8/12%.
    • Battle Trance now affects your next special attack that costs more than 5 rage.

    Protection
    • Defensive Stance now increases threat generated by 100%, up from 45%.
    • Thunderstruck now also increases the damage of Rend.
    • Incite - These guaranteed criticals cannot re-trigger the Incite effect. (Tooltip clarification)
    Last edited by Boubouille; 2010-09-24 at 03:50 AM.

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    High Overlord drsjohnny's Avatar
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    i like the warrior change that gives me a 100 chance of threat now

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    Nice changes for warrior. I look forward to pummeling in battle stance.

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    I agree with Drsjohnny on this one, should make threat a little less difficult to maintain on the ptr

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    mah sheep immunity no!!!!!!!!!

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    Pummel in Battle Stance? grrr and Enrage back to 3/6/9 eh? Boo

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    awesome rogue changes!

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    rofl. loving the rogue changes

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    Mage damage buff? But they were already pulling aggro off me.

    Oh and Word of Glory being useful to Prot, definitely like.

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    Fuck yea Archaeology Racial

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    no more immunity from polymorphs );

    i'm gonna go cry myself to sleep now

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    Hmm that's werid, PTR hasn't even started downloading for me here in the US yet (realms are down though so I trust you bibi <3) But these new changes are awesome

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    Wait, are they really Buffing Kill Command? on the PTR it was hiting for like 30k as is.... this can't end well...
    (also: pummel in battle stance? lemme go change my pants!)

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    Am I missing something?

    All casters i've seen are doing 14-18k on target dummies. The best i've seen a hunter do is around 11k (and it was me), other hunters i've tested with aren't even breaking 8k. Given my rotation isn't 100% solid on the PTR, these changes seem to be the opposite of what I expected.

    Casters damage increased, hunter damage decrease. When casters were already doing more than hunters on the PTR. /confused

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    good thing you noticed that typo with unholy pres boub, that could of caused some very confused whiners.
    Last edited by maldias; 2010-09-24 at 03:59 AM.

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    Defensive Stance now increases threat generated by 100%, up from 45%


    Nice, was needed.

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    does blizzard love to tease rogues?
    every patch goes a little like this:
    empty promise to do less white damage and more yellow damage;
    new skill: poisons (what? we already have poisons.);
    graphic changes or small changes;
    nothing, sorry

    o_O

    LOL

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    Pummel is now usable in Battle and Berserker Stance.
    YES!!!!!!!

    No more double dipping in latency to change stances and pummel!
    No more weapon swapping to Sword/Board to Shield Bash!
    No more rage loss to swap stances!

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    tyrindor . go hit that dummy more till you get more dmg , BM hunters are insane on the PTR last time i checked , pet criting for 17k NP. and my gear was pretty shit since its my alt , its a combination of icc25 normal with some heroic items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrindor View Post
    Am I missing something?

    All casters i've seen are doing 14-18k on target dummies. The best i've seen a hunter do is around 11k (and it was me), other hunters i've tested with aren't even breaking 8k. Given my rotation isn't 100% solid on the PTR, these changes seem to be the opposite of what I expected.

    Casters damage increased, hunter damage decrease. When casters were already doing more than hunters on the PTR. /confused
    I'm a level 85 feral druid at the beta, in full 333 gear, toping 7k dps WHILE using cds... You'd think they would actually care about the damage instead of nerfing us in pvp.

    As for the moment bear form is doing more dps than cat, both single and aoe.
    Last edited by kliffharry; 2010-09-24 at 04:01 AM.

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