Update - Female Worgen Dance
The Female Worgen dance is finally available and is based on Poker Face from Lady Gaga. (No soundtrack in the video to prevent the video from being blocked in tons of countries for copyright reasons)

Update [Beta Raid] Nefarian's End - Tonight! (10/27)

Originally Posted by Valnoth (Blue Tracker)
Once servers are up and after the Tol Barad test we'll be opening up Nefarian, the final encounter of Blackwing Descent.

Start your engines!

Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221
A new build will be deployed on beta realms soon.

Login Screen
The Login Screen is now available ! The screech isn't as loud as the one we heard during Blizzcon and it definitely doesn't happen often.

Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Guild Achievements



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

  • Magic Resistance (Blood Elf) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by spells, increases your resistance to Arcane instead.
  • Shadow Resistance (Draenei) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by Shadow spells, increases your resistance to Shadow instead.
  • Frost Resistance (Dwarf) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by Frost spells, increases your resistance to Frost instead.
  • Explorer (Dwarf) no longer increases your Archaeology skills, now allows you to find additional fragments when looting archaeological finds. Still allows you to survey faster.
  • Aberration (Worgen) no longer reduces the duration of all Curses and Diseases used against you. Now increases your resistance to Nature and Shadow effects.

  • Survey now has a 5 sec cooldown, up from 4 sec.

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Unholy Might now increases your Strength by 10%, down from 15%.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Soothe now has a 1.5 sec cast time, up from Instant.

  • Thrash (Bear) now deals 15% of AP + 243 damage, down from 19% of AP + 304 damage. Bleed effect reduced from 3% of AP + 189 to 3% of AP + 152.
  • Swipe now deals 171 base damage, down from 214.
  • Brutal Impact now causes victims of Skull Bash to have a 5/10% increased mana cost on their spells, down from 15/30%.
  • Stampede now increase melee haste by 30%, up from 15%. Causes Feral Charge (Cat) to cost 100% less energy, down from 50%.

  • Rebirth now has a 10 min cooldown, down from 30 min.
  • Swift Rejuvenation is now a 1-Rank talent, down from 2 Ranks. Now reduces the GCD of Rejuvenation by 0.5 sec.
  • Efflorescence now heals nearby targets for 20/40/60% of the amount healed by Swiftmend over 7 sec, down from 7.5 sec.
  • Natural Shapeshifter now also increases the duration of Tree of Life by 5/10 sec.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Widow Venom now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Kill Command now deals 43% of Ranged AP + 848 damage. Up from 35% of RAP + 772 damage.

  • Steady Shot now scales from 2.1% of Ranged AP, down from 10 of Ranged AP.
  • Chimera Shot now deals 28.8% of Ranged AP + 973 damage. Up from 24% of Ranged AP + 401.

  • Explosive Shot now scales from 22% of Ranged Attack Power, up from 18%.
  • Black Arrow doesn't seem to scale from Ranged Attack Power anymore, or maybe Blizzard just removed the scaling value from the tooltip.

  • Demoralizing Screech (Carrion Bird) no longer deals damage or reduces the attack power of enemies in range. Now reduces the physical damage caused by all enemies within 8 yards by 10% for 10 sec. No longer has a focus cost.
  • Froststorm Breath base damage reduced from 244 to 41.
  • Monstrous Bite now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Burrow Attack now scales from 76.8% of Ranged AP and deals 1432 damage, up from 9.6% RAP + 257.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Molten Shields now causes your Blazing Speed effect to also removes any movement slowing effects.
  • Blazing Speed now dispells all effect that prevent movement.

  • Permafrost now reduces the target's healing by 3/7/10%, down from 8/16/25%.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Holy Radiance's effectiveness now diminish on targets farther than x yards away.
  • Divine Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 8538-9512 to 11100-12366
  • Holy Wrath now scales from 61% of SpellPower, up from 30%. Base damage reduced by 22%, from 3122 to 2435.
  • Exorcism now scales from 34.4% of SpellPower or AP, up from 15%. Base damage increased by 15% from 2343 to 2741.
  • Flash of Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 5313-5961 to 6907-7750.
  • Lay on Hands no longer restores mana.
  • Holy Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 3202-3567 to 4162-4637.
  • Beacon of Light now lasts 5 min, up from 1 min.
  • Mastery: Illuminated Healing now absorbs 10% of the amount healed, up from 8%. Now lasts 8 sec, up from 6 sec. Each point of mastery increases the absorb amount by an additional 1.25%, up from 1%.
  • Holy Shock base healing has been increased by 30%. From 3033-3285 to 3943-4271.

  • Templar's Verdict now deals 235% weapon damage with 3 Holy Power, up from 225%.
  • Hammer of Wrath base damage has been reduced by 22%. From 4890-5404 to 3814-4215.
  • Seal of Truth now scales from 12.85% of Attack Power and Spell Power (up from 12.5%) but now deals 15% weapon damage when stacked 5 times. Down from 16%.
  • Crusader Strike now deals 115% weapon damage, down from 150%.

  • Avenger's Shield now has a 15 sec cooldown, down from 24 sec.
  • Shield of the Righteous now deals 609/1828/3656 damage depending on Holy Power. (Old - Deals 20%/60%/120% of Attack Power as damage)
  • Shield of the Templar no longer reduces the cooldown of Avenger's Shield. Now allows your Divine Plea to generate 1/2/3 Holy Power.
  • Guarded by the Light now increases Word of Glory by 15/30%, down from 30/60%.
  • Wrath of the Lightbringer now increases the damage of Crusader Strike by 50% at Rank 1, up from 30%. (Not sure if the plan is to make it a single rank, or a 2 Ranks 50/100%, seems bugged)

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Inner Fire now increases Spell Power by 531, up from 425.

  • Holy Nova affects target within 10 yards. (Tooltip fix)
  • Binding Heal base healing increased by 20%. From 3295-4237 to 3959-5091. Now costs 28% of base mana, down from 29%.
  • Prayer of Healing now costs 26% of base mana, down from 36% of base mana.
  • State of Mind no longer affects Renew, affects Prayer of Mending instead.
  • Chakra no longer works with Renew. No longer costs mana. Sanctuary (Prayer of Healing, Prayer of Mending) now increases healing done by your AoE spells and Renew by 15%. (Old - Only increased AoE spells by 10%)
  • Revelations now has a 40 sec cooldown.
  • Rapid Renewal (Tier 4) *New* - Reduces the global cooldown of your Renew by 0.5 sec.
  • Tome of Light is now a Tier 3 talent, down from Tier 4.


Rogue (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Mastery: Potent Poisons now increases damage done by your poisons by 28%, up from 20%. Each point of Mastery increases damage by an additional 3.5%, up from 2.5%

  • Mastery: Main Gauche now has a 16% chance to grant an extra off hand attack, up from 10%. Each point of Mastery increases the chance by an additional 2%, up from 1.25%.


Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Chain Heal now costs 20% of base mana, up from 17% of base mana.

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Drain Life now costs 12% of base mana, down from 17% of base mana.

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

  • Furious Attacks now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Slam now costs 15 rage, down from 20.

  • Shield Slam base damage has been increased by 125%. From 826-868 to 1871-1967.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 323 Comments
  1. Aqua's Avatar
    You coulda just written : Paladin: We buffed yo asses now shut up!

    It's all good

    Nah all joking aside, seems like good news all round.
  1. wyrdone's Avatar
    *Passes the tube of Preperation H to fellow Protadins*

    Yep time to bend over the barrel yet again.

    Also, to the PvP whiners: Of course the game entirely revolves around your ability to gank any class in the game.
  1. Opaqus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Revrant View Post
    Paladin nerfs are always welcome, especially when it takes six people to down one in PvE gear, but Holy Jesus Holy Paladins don't need buffs, you CAN'T kill one as it is, had one in PvE gear in SW the other day and it took 10 people to down her and a minute and a half of constant attacks, so calm the hell down there Blizz.
    Do you mean on live or on beta? Because live is utterly irrelevant as it was when WotLK talents were released in BC and BC talents in vanilla. You know, like always.
  1. Viertel's Avatar
    Oh look... more cheap "We want to write for Hollywood" ambient noise. I seriously wish they would find a music team that's worth a damn for Blizzard.
  1. Lumpi's Avatar
    i hope dd damage in PvP gets buffed a lot otherwise i see no sense in the ms Nerfs through the bench... I mean you can't even bring down heale with 25% how should that be possible with 10% then? My inner eyes imagine nice little healer only arena teams which will make you cry bloody tears because they deal good damage and are invincible
  1. Liquidska's Avatar
    Anyone else catch that rebirth requires moonkin form?

  1. pickley's Avatar
    Ugh every time a new Beta patch is revealed my heart sinks, seems Shadow Priests get nerfed in every one now...
  1. zarbus's Avatar
    lol 10% MS

    What's the point? Honestly.
  1. Explosion_Rex's Avatar
    I definitely like the new login screen more. The gutteral growl is much nicer than SCREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! every 3 seconds.

    And lol, the choir starts in 2 minutes after you've already logged in. Stupid.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-27 at 06:59 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by zarbus View Post
    lol 10% MS

    What's the point? Honestly.
    I know, it's so lame. At this point they should just remove the debuff entirely.
  1. Kewi's Avatar
    It's hard to kill a ret paladin on live now because the common mindset is to sacrifice our laughable damage for a heal....
    4 k hit/8k crit with a 277 weapon vs. A 10-12k heal.... Basically fighting a ret paladin is like fighting a healer, NO healers die easily on live ATM.
  1. Atelniar's Avatar
    Brutal Impact now causes victims of Skull Bash to have a 5/10% increased mana cost on their spells, down from 15/30%.
    I'm guessing this is to keep it in line with MS, yay! /sarcasm

    I also like how they want you to pay energy for Feral charge in order to get a fifty percent discount on your ravage once x) If I read the changes correctly that is (I hope that is just a misinterperatation caused by a phrase that makes no sense: "Reduces the cost of Ravage by 100%, down from 50%"). It's kind of funny. Since they then should hopefully have fixed the issue where Ravage actually does less damage than it is supposed to out of stealth. I'm not on beta, but on live that was pretty frustrating. I know the damage should be higher on that skill when using it combined with the Stampede talent. Nerfing the only actually neat additions the spec got for this expansion is risky, but Idk if it was needed or not. Time will tell. The only reason to atually pick Stampede at all was one free ravage. A ravage at 50% the cost while good, may not be worth the time spent to get the proc in PvE or to waste a cooldown on simply getting said proc beforehand in PvP. I definetly hope I'm putting to much into the change on Stampede and that there was no change on the cat version at all.
  1. Maagina's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by b00rz View Post
    Looks Deathwing is looking for pennies on the ground in the login screen =P
    what? O.o
  1. Vestig3's Avatar
    Anyone else thinking that the buff to Shieldslam is kinda insane its already so op i can easily out tps any tank in my guild just by having a lot of vengeance and using shieldslam everytime this will make it even more insane.
  1. Necroparadox's Avatar
    YAY less loud roar!
  1. Cordae's Avatar
    I am disappointed by the lack of roaring now. I waited two minutes to hear it and was given nothing! A dragon who does not roar. Pft!
  1. Atelniar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Necroparadox View Post
    YAY less loud roar!
    You mean a soft growl, yea it's cute. From the main Villain of the expansion.

    Then again, I'm one of those that thought the shriek earlier was more of a pathetic copy paste of a Velociraptor from Jurassic Park and not actually loud at all.
  1. Naoto's Avatar
    Buff healers, nerf the debuff, do Blizzard want 15 healers in AB? because that's the way it's heading, when they fully heal in 2 casts, can do alot of dmg and never have debuffs to worry about. Why go into a bg as dps when you can roll a healer and do both without dying unless you're mass raped? even with the 50% debuff it took a while to kill healers, even with 25% it makes no difference now it's 10%? I'm a healer myself and I have 3 of them, but I don't think we should be made even BETTER because it's too easy at the moment.
  1. Frozenpt's Avatar
    Awesome job with the new Login Screen, it's from far much better than the previous one.

    Thanks for the SS buff, I wonder... how long will it last?...
  1. Wipeout's Avatar
    :S how can i download the login screen ? im still seeing the wrath 1
  1. Etheros81's Avatar
    I think because Mind Blast has a chance of stunning the target, they have to nerf the debuff it applies. BUT 25% DOWN to 10% is WAY TOOOOOO MUUUCCHHH. and why nerf VE First they remove improved VE...and now THIS! unacceptable

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