Update - Added the models of Cho'gall (Bastion of Twilight), Atramedes (Blackwing Descent), The Tolvirs (Uldum), Lady Nazjar (Throne of Tides), Humanoid Dragon, Earthen Onager
Update - Classes pages finally added. Talent calculator finally updated. Worst patch day ever, I need a giant hug.
Update - Added official talent trees descriptions to the primary skills list.
Update - Ok things are looking better, added the primary skills for all the classes. Some tooltips might be missing/bugged, we're working on it.

Cataclysm Beta - Build 12479
A new build of the beta is up. This post will be updated multiple times during the night.

A lot of stuff has changed and we'll need a few mins to fix everything before I can post all the content. Definitely a lot of interesting stuff, stay tuned.

Talent Calculator
WoWTal.com has been updated with all the new trees. Lot of stuff is still in dev, be careful. If you can't see the new trees push CTRL + F5 to force the refresh (Also, I know the level cap is 50, quick hack to fix the max amount of points)

Classes pages are up. I might end up doing diffs of all the changes but seriously ... there are really a LOT of changes because of the talent trees revamp, it's probably easier to just check the pages.

Models of Cho'gall (Bastion of Twilight), Atramedes (Blackwing Descent), The Tolvirs (Uldum), Lady Nazjar (Throne of Tides), Humanoid Dragon, Earthen Onager

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

  • Tripping the Rifts - Destroyed one of each type of elemental rift during the Cataclysm launch event.

Talent Trees "Primary Skills"
These skills are automatically learned when you pick your main talent tree at level 10. Thanks to Maldivia for this one.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Death Knight (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
DK - Blood
A dark guardian who manipulates and corrupts life energy to sustain himself/herself in the face of an enemy onslaught.

DK - Frost
An icy harbinger of doom, channeling runic power and delivering rapid weapon strikes.

DK - Unholy
A master of death and decay, spreading infection and controlling undead minions to do his/her bidding.

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Druid - Restoration
Uses heal-over-time Nature spells to keep allies alive, taking on the form of a tree when the need is most urgent.

Druid - Feral
Takes on the form of a great cat to deal damage with bleeds and bites or a mighty bear to absorb damage and protect allies.

Druid - Balance
Can take on the form of a powerful Moonkin, balancing the power of Arcane and Nature magic to destroy enemies at a distance.

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Hunter - Marksmanship
A master archer or sharpshooter who excels in bringing down enemies from afar.

Hunter - Survival
A rugged tracker who favors using animal venom, explosives and traps as deadly weapons.

Hunter - Beast Mastery
A master of the wild who can tame a wide variety of beasts to assist him/her in combat.

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Mage - Arcane
Manipulates arcane energies, playing with the very fabric of time and space.

Mage - Frost
Freezes enemies in their tracks and shatters them with Frost magic.

Mage - Fire
Ignites enemies with balls of fire and the breath of dragons.

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Paladin - Holy
Invokes the power of the Light to protect and to heal.

Paladin - Protection
Uses Holy magic to shield himself / herself and defend allies from attackers.

Paladin - Retribution
A righteous crusader who judges and punishes opponents with weapons and Holy magic.

Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Priest - Discipline
Uses magic to shield allies from taking damage as well as heal their wounds.

Priest - Shadow
Uses sinister Shadow magic, especially damage-over-time spells, to eradicate enemies.

Priest - Holy
A versatile healer who can reverse damage on individuals or groups and even heal from beyond the grave.

Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Rogue - Combat
A swashbuckler who uses agility and guile to stand toe-to-toe with enemies.

Rogue - Assassination
A deadly master of poisons who dispatches victims with vicious dagger strikes.

Rogue - Subtlety
A dark stalker who leaps from the shadows to ambush his/her unsuspecting prey.

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Shaman - Elemental
A spellcaster who harnesses the destructive forces of nature and the elements.

Shaman - Restoration
A healer who calls upon ancestral spirits and the cleansing power of water to mend allies? wounds.

Shaman - Enhancement
A totemic warrior who strikes foes with weapons imbued with elemental power.

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Warlock - Destruction
Calls down demonic fire to burn and demolish enemies.

Warlock - Demonology
A warlock who uses both Fire and Shadow magic along with powerful demons.

Warlock - Affliction
A master of Shadow magic who specializes in fear, drains and damage-over-time spells.

Warrior (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Warrior - Arms
Highly trained for battle with two-handed weapons, uses mobility and overpowering attacks to strike his / her opponents down.

Warrior - Fury
A furious berserker wielding a weapon in each hand, uses a flurry of attacks to carve his / her opponents to pieces.

Warrior - Protection
A stalwart protector that uses a shield to protect himself/herself and his/her allies.

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• Level 82-83
• Breadcrumbs from Stormwind/Orgrimmar.

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This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 12379 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 579 Comments
  1. ComputerNerd's Avatar
    I understood they were looking into spell pushbacks, but having them as a tree specific bonus, and the +hit bonuses there also seems a bit of a letdown.
    Melee do not suffer any sort of pushback, so casters/hunters still suffering from the mechanism is very outdated.
  1. Zoros's Avatar
    In my opinion WoWtal talents only have the amount of points per talent and its tier position updated. Talent descriptions are identic to old ones.
  1. Tankkuun's Avatar
    Hmmm Felguard at level 10. Or am i misinterpreting the information.
  1. Greenmahn's Avatar
    i know they said feral still needs work and OMG are they right lol
  1. towelliee's Avatar

    stream up
  1. Sarcasm's Avatar
    The holy priest definitive skill is Desperate Prayer?

    I lolled.
  1. tumaelso's Avatar
    new talents are up at http://www.wowtal.com
  1. Helansin's Avatar
    Tripping the Rifts....

    Heh, can pretty much bet that will get changed
  1. Zero44556's Avatar
    Loving the flavor text on the talent trees, hope we see the actual trees soon
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    So I guess by now they aren't gonna leave any "blank" spots on the world maps like Hyjal and Gilneas is today. With that in mind, my question: What's that north of West/Eastern Plaguelands?
  1. Stayven's Avatar
    Some stuff worth checking: Cho'gall has proper model now, no longer a placeholder - looks amazing and has very many eyes all over his body.
    Also there seems to be catapults near the big tentacle things in Twilight Highlands, presumably for a quest there..
    And in uldum there have been alot of statues added allover the zone and many mobs too.
    Also Harrison Jones is around there aswell, doesnt say anything interesting tho.

    Edit: World server is on the fritz so will update as i discover stuff but it may be a bit at a time when i can get logged in
  1. NefariousNinja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thilicen View Post
    So I guess by now they aren't gonna leave any "blank" spots on the world maps like Hyjal and Gilneas is today. With that in mind, my question: What's that north of West/Eastern Plaguelands?
    Maybe Strat? Dunno. I'm wondering as well.
  1. Ashla's Avatar
    I was asking about AQ earlier in this thread, its probably like the spot over in southern kalimdor where ahn qiraj should be, its going to be like ZG now, a open world questing area. thats my best guess
  1. netwar_'s Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Priest - Discipline
    Uses magic to shield allies from taking damage as well as heal their wounds.

    * Penance
    * Discipline Priest (pushback resistance)
    * Meditation

    Priest - Holy
    A versatile healer who can reverse damage on individuals or groups and even heal from beyond the grave.

    * Desperate Prayer
    * Holy Priest (pushback reduction on disc/holy spells)
    * Meditation
    So Disc priest got Penance at lvl 10 and Holy priest got.... Desperate Prayer... Did i missed something or they really dont wan't any priest to spec Holy at 10 ?
  1. Terracresta's Avatar
    Hopefully the talents will still change. As shadow its all the same + shadow orb mastery. Also i cant even get all interesting stuff with 41skillpoints at lvl85 what i got right now at 80. Cant even skill 3/3 imp inner fire...
    They talked about they dont want everyone to take exactly the same talents but right now you dont really have a choice.
  1. Stayven's Avatar
    So! Chogall.
  1. Zookz25's Avatar
    Hmm... early build, I know, but I have to mimic most peoples reactions to the trees; kind of underwhelming.

    Some trees are nice, but some trees... well... they're just "Place points in all talents from Tier 3+!". They're really is no new choice at all. Most trees talent points beyond Tier 2 are just better then everything else you would choose, so you literally just put points into all of them.

    That just leaves your "choices" to the Tier 1 and 2 spots at the top of the trees, which are all relatively boring for the most part.

    Not really saying it's worse, because right now you're kind of force into shit anyways, so it's not much different, but I kind of hoped they would of made the later talents a little more choice instead of "Get them all".
  1. fangless's Avatar
    considering most trees are just the same thing minus filler, i doubt this is final.

    but who cares really, it's just arbitrary that we have to spend 51 points to get the same skills.
  1. Albireo's Avatar
    All I feel is disappointment. Lots and lots of it.

    I could careless about the utility if I didn't think I was just ticking checkboxes like I would for ordering a product by mail.

    Way to go Blizzard. If you wanted to give me a reason to quit this game to make up for all the cool stuff in Cataclysm; congratu-fucking-lations.
  1. Brock2727's Avatar
    The "Big Eye" head makes me lol.

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