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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Comments 579 Comments
  1. Kyntam's Avatar
    That new Azshara looks really, REALLY stupid. I mean, it ruins the whole continent feeling for me, just normal land and them BAM, a Horde symbol.
  1. Xtek's Avatar
    I made you a Kalimdor but I took a bite out of it...
  1. Slayer-33's Avatar
    Damn those trees look so empty lol
  1. Ombree's Avatar
  1. iced1138's Avatar
    Shadowstep at level 10- that's a little bit unbalanced.
  1. Tanklin's Avatar
    Sooo, are Druids getting their forms at 10 now when they pick a spec? Is that what's happening there?
  1. Gigawolf1's Avatar
    Quick note: The Balance Druid Talent Tree has Starsurge, but doesn't have Moonkin Form. It also has Owlkin Frenzy.
  1. Gokey's Avatar
    Wtb talent trees QQ
  1. cogzwell's Avatar
    I like these changes, though i wish the specialization talents were a little more interesting for each of the classes. I have a feeling they'll change them over time
  1. Somy's Avatar
    These specialization talents at level 10 seem really interesting
  1. DatNewNew92's Avatar
    There's probably a reason why the talent trees aren't up on the official forums yet. They're not polished enough to present.

    Give it time.
  1. Imreallybadwithnames's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaiwyn View Post
    Ooh, that's interesting. Arcane Barrage sounds really cool now. Pity that only Fire mages get Molten Armor, though. I wonder how everything else will change to accomodate for that!

    I like how priests get mind flay at level 10. It clues people in that it is a key shadow spell, and I'm sure that mind flay will be a greater part of a shadow priest's "rotation".

    It's interesting to see the not only do assassination rogues get mutilate at level 10, but also improved poisons. Very cool.

    Good to see that ele shammies get thunderstorm at such an early level. Not that they will need it for the mana regen for a long time, as I heard that mana regen for all casters is pretty good up till around level 40. Looks like resto have it really good, too. Earth shield from the get-go, and purification!

    Bloodthirst and precision for furies. This is great.

    Over all, some nice changes. Can't wait to see the initial tree changes!
    Uhm...about mind flay...you do realize that it's at least 30% of a priest's total damage, right? If we're not re-applying dots or using mind blast, we're channeling mind flay. In fact, with 4-piece t10, most raiders opt to take mind blast out of their rotation(as mind flay has more damage per cast time than mind blast), or only use it when doing so would allow them to get a DoT up faster(as mind blast casts faster than mind flay channels), so if we're not refreshing vampiric touch or devouring plague, we're channeling mind flay. With 4-piece t10 this means mind flay is 40-50% of our damage. Mind Flay does not need a "greater part in a shadow priest's rotation." I'm hoping that new spell with a name that escapes me, gets thrown into our "rotation" and isn't just used for burst, tbh, it sounds pretty crappy as a burst mechanic anyway. Considering it's only supposed to do about the same amount of damage as mind flay on a target with shadow word: pain and it's other mechanic requires ramp-up time(/facepalm).
  1. towelliee's Avatar
    I will be streaming my 82 tankadin in heroic gear leveling to 83 as well as deepholm action

  1. Narshe's Avatar
    Hrm, somehow less talents makes this feel empty and a bit boring. (Beta, i know)
  1. Isolyphic's Avatar
    Please tell me those arn't the talent trees.
  1. Shiggity's Avatar
    Damn low levels are going to be so overpowered hehe.

    Looking forward to making a Goblin and Worgen.
  1. Norths's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daviddishere View Post
    Looks like it got reworked.

    "Desperate Prayer is a pretty different ability. They really only have the name in common. In Cataclysm, Desperate Prayer has a 45 sec cooldown (down from 2 min). The lower cooldown will let you use it often as leveling.

    Holy also has a talent that when you use Desperate Prayer (to heal yourself), it also heals the most injured ally (a portion of the healing done to you), turning it into an instant, smart Binding Heal. "
    That's really not much better. Even when you've invested talent points into your "signature ability" (lmao!) it's still not very useful for leveling. Solo or otherwise.

    Blizzard just seems to be completely out of touch with Holy Priests. It's been that way for quite a while now...
  1. nosoup4crr's Avatar
    not all that much to know until blizzard fleshes out those talent trees a bit more.
  1. PsychoRaven's Avatar
    I have to say I am not digging the new talent trees much. As a demo lock and Unholy DK there are still some wasted points to spend due to having no choice but put them in talents I don't want.
  1. Thomasorosz84's Avatar
    I was told with this new talent build, that you need to spend 31 points in the talent tree that you pick first is that still true?

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