Update - Added Cataclysm release date: December 7th
Update - Added Warrior's Tier 11 video.
Update - Added Warrior's Tier 11.

Cataclysm Release Date - December 7th
Season 9 starts on December 14th, a blue post stated that Cataclysm would be released one week earlier.

  • +ARENA_MASTER_NO_SEASON_TEXT = "Arena battles and Rated Battlegrounds are only available during an active player versus player combat season. Season nine will begin on December 14th, so be prepared at that time to take your shot at glory!";

Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
The next Arena Season will begin for level-85 players approximately one week after the official launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Cataclysm Beta - Build 13117 (Codename Sparkles)
Another day, another build.

Tier 11 Preview - Warrior
Most of the files for the Warrior set are now available, one of the recolor is still missing on male models and only the green set has a textured helm.

Update - Added Warrior's Tier 11.

Professions Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment




Time to repost the video of the Sandstone Drake now that Vial of the Sands is confirmed as an Alchemy recipe.

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

  • Spectral Wolf - Summons and dismisses a rideable Spectral Wolf. / 1.5 sec cast
  • Spectral Steed - Summons and dismisses a rideable Spectral Steed. / 1.5 sec cast

Guild Perks

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


  • Unholy Command now also gives you a 50/100% chance to refresh Death Grip's cooldown when dealing a killing blow to a target that grants experience or honor.

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Fungal Growth now slows enemy targets by 25/50%, down from 35/70%.

  • Savage Defense now reduces damage taken from the nextp hysical attack by 65% of your attack power, down from 75%.
  • Tiger's Fury now increases physical damage done by 15% for 6 sec.
  • Skull Bash now costs 15 rage.

  • Efflorescence now heals all nearby friendly targets within 8 yards by 20/40/60%, down from 40/80/120%.
  • Malfurion's Gift now has a 2/4% chance to proc, down from 3/6%.
  • Fury of Stormrage now has a 6/12% chance to proc, down from 15/30%.

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Kill Command now scales from 35% of RAP, down from 63% of RAP.
  • Bestial Wrath now causes 20% additional damage, down from 50%.
  • Focus Fire now has a 30 sec cooldown, up from 15 sec.
  • Mastery: Master of Beasts now increases damage done by your pets by 13.6%, down from 20%. Each point of Mastery increases pet damage by 1.7%, down from 2.5%.

  • Aimed Shot base damage increased by 14%
  • Mastery: Wild Quiver now grants a 14.4% (down from 16%) chance for your ranged attacks to also instantly fire an additional ranged shot for 100% normal damage (up from 50%). Each point of Mastery increases the chance by 1.8%, down from 2%.

  • Mastery: Essence of the Viper now increases all elemental damage you deal by 8% (down from 20%). Each point of Mastery increases elemental damage by 1%, down from 2.5%.

Pet Skills
  • Tailspin now lasts 30 sec, up from 8 sec. Cooldown changed to 25 sec, down from 40 sec.
  • Lock Jaw (Dog) *New* - Dog locks its jaws on the target, holding it in place for 4 sec. / 5 yd range, Instant, 40 sec cooldown

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


Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Exorcism base damage increased by 50%.
  • Protector of the Innocent now has proper Rank 2 and 3 values, base healing is now [1240.83 to 1427.62] / [2481.66 to 2855.24] / [3722.48 to 4282.86]


Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Mana Burn now has a 2.5 sec cast time, down from 3 sec.
  • Atonement now heals for 40/80% of the damage dealt, down from 60/120%. If the Priest is healed through Atonement, the effect is reduced in half.


Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Eviscerate base damage increased by 30%, now scales from 9.1/18.2/27.3/36.4/45.5% of AP depending on the amount of combo points, up from 7/14/21/28/35%.

  • Backstab now deals 200% weapon damage, up from 175%. Additional base damage increased by 33%.
  • Revealing Strike now causes 125% of your normal weapon damage, up from 100%.
  • Improved Sinister Strike now increases damage dealt by your Sinister Strike ability by 10/20/30%, up from 2/4/6%.
  • Vitality (Passive) now also increases Attack Power by 15%.

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)

  • Molten Core revamped - You have a 2/4/6% chance to gain the Molten Core effect when your Immolate deals damage. The Molten Core effect empowers your next 3 Incinerate spells cast within 15 sec, increasing damage done by 6% and reduces cast time by 10/20/30%.

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

  • Slam now costs 20 rage, up from 15 rage.
  • Bloodthirst now restores 0.5% of max health, down from 1%.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13117 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 294 Comments
  1. Worgoblin's Avatar
    Nice find.

    Well, this is hard evidence to me. December 7th Cataclysm release it is =)
  1. Xenryusho's Avatar
    Warrior T11 looks amazing if you ignore the chest and legs...
    as a Prot warrior I'm not unhappy with the build. Anything that's not a nerf is welcome..
    But as an engineer I wanna nerd rage. So now we suck the hardest of all professions, goblins have jeeves on a shorter cooldown, and while tailors have their carpets is fine with me it seems like blizz is spitting in our faces by giving alchemists such an awesome looking mount.. That actually turns you INTO the mount... And can carry a friend.
  1. Mandible's Avatar
    QQ - no more blood caked blade for frost dk
  1. volatile-firefly's Avatar
    Yay, got a beta key today so I can actually try some of this stuff out
  1. Plutarch78's Avatar
    Whoo hoo! Now I get to dust off my stagnant warrior tank and have some fun with this expansion. Good bye thunderclap, cleave, and shockwave to all you AoEers!
  1. Meizor's Avatar
    Sweet combat buffs, maybe combat lover like me can lvl as combat after all the thing i love in combat is killing spree :P it reminds me of many cool anime attacks.
  1. darklenne's Avatar
    I love the Warrior T11. Loking forward to getting that on my tank.

    WTB Priest!
  1. Turboface's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruune View Post
    I'm surprised Blizzard still hasn't implemented the "role" colour schemes yet. It was mid-WotLK when I first heard it was being considered. Red for DPS and blue for tank and green or yellow or something for heals. Not completely coloured over but as part of the scheme if they were using the same models.

    Was that scrapped or was that just a line of bull that I was fed way back when...?
    Look at the background colors on the role icons in dungeon finder and you'll see tank=blue, dps=red, heal=green. So where else do you want those colors to be implemented and how important are they anyway?
  1. PlatedPriest's Avatar
    OMG an release date!

    now that boub has figured out blizz secret they need to annouce it offically
  1. kumbol's Avatar
    Here's something different: for some time now the Cataclysm beta client contained the Goblin cinematic. And I'm not talking about the introduction cutscene - I mean a true Wrathgate-like cinematic. I was actually pretty surprised that pretty much nobody mentioned it yet. So here it is, in HD glory (oh, and obviously a big red spoiler alert):


    And no, it's not a rick roll. Feel free to steal it if you want.

    It's just plain awesome.
  1. daisukeDN's Avatar
    I understand that Cataclysm doesn't have to follow the precedent set by Wrath of the Lich King as far as release date goes, but...

    Wrath launched Nov 13. Season 5 started Dec 16. Or is this speculation reliant on rated battlegrounds being available sooner?

    Edit: Nevermind, blue post gave it away. http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/27026...8-ending-soon/ Dec 7 it is, huh?
  1. Jokerjesus's Avatar
    Everyone is QQ'ing and its so damn funny, no one has any sort of idea that they arent balancing for 80 and they are ONLY balancing for 85. Also why would you complain on this forum? It will not help them change anything.

    On a side note Warrior T11 is the best warrior set I have ever seen hands down. Anyone who says otherwise clearly has no taste what so ever.
  1. Andaja's Avatar
    WTF is with people talking about warrior t11 set? I see o info about it in this build O.O
    Anyone could show where it is or people just like to post where ever they want?
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kumbol View Post
    Holy crap.
  1. Scot's Avatar
    I'll wait for the real QQ until the release date is official, but if they really do go ahead with this date, theres nothing I can do except to laugh at the stupidity of it. Many High schools/Colleges (you know, the majority of the player base?) Is either busy finishing up projects and getting ready for finals or starting final exams. Aside from that, its the end of the year, things get busy at work. Thats not even taking into account the effect of the holiday busyness (is that a word?) and vacations.

    From personal experience, I can say that most ex-WoW players I know are planning on coming back to at least give cataclysm a try. It really does look promising so far. However, also from experience, I can say that starting in on the expansion a month late is FAR less fun than getting into it on the launch day since I started BC a month late and Wotlk the day it came out. They would probably be much better off just waiting til January if they cant get it done in November since all those people who will cry about it are going to buy it regardless of the release date.
  1. Amazad's Avatar
    You're obviously a knowledgable man Boub, and you know what you're talking about.

    But as long as blizzard doesnt say "cataclysm will be released in X" I consider this as speculations, and so should everyone else.
  1. Xerganor's Avatar
    noooo, december 7 doesn't fit my schedule.
    And I was so willing to nerd rush to 85.
  1. Aldyth's Avatar
    "•Pyroblast's old boring name has been replaced with the infinitely more awesome Pyroblast!"

    OP buff is OP!
  1. amielle's Avatar
    Of course they'd release it when finals are for college students, how awesome! >.<

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