Update Patch 4.1 PTR - Official Notes Update
The Patch 4.1 PTR Notes have been updated once again with the 2 missing changes from build 13698.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Strikes of Opportunity damage has been increased by 10% to keep stat parity with other strike changes.

  • Unshackled Fury now only grants 2 base points of mastery, down from 8. This change offsets the Flurry boost to better control Fury burst damage.

Patch 4.1 on PTRs - Build 13698
A new build will be deployed on test realms today. Most of these changes were already documented in the latest PTR notes update but keep an eye out for new things!

Nameplates Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPES = "Nameplate Motion Type";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_1 = "Overlaping Nameplates";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_2 = "Stacking Nameplates";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_3 = "Spreading Nameplates";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_TOOLTIP_1 = "This method will allow nameplates to overlap.";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_TOOLTIP_2 = "This method avoids overlaping nameplates by stacking them vertically.";
  • UNIT_NAMEPLATES_TYPE_TOOLTIP_3 = "This method avoids overlaping nameplates by spreading them out horizontally and vertically.";

Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons & Raids
Cataclysm Dungeon
  • Spirit Twister Defeat 20 Twisted Spirits within 15 seconds during the Jin'do encounter in Zul'Gurub on Heroic difficulty.
  • Ring out! Defeat Daakara in Zul'Aman on Heroic difficulty without leaving the rectangular turquoise stonework inscribed on the floor in the center of his area.


Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Class Skills

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Raise Ally has been revamped and is now a battle rez spell - Pours dark energy into a dead target, reuniting spirit and body to allow the target to reenter battle with 20% health and 20% mana. 30 yd range, 50 Runic Power, 10 min cooldown, Instant


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

  • Lifebloom now costs 11% of base mana, up from 7%. Base healing reduced by 20%, from 2306 to 1847.

  • Cyclone now lasts 5 sec, down from 6 sec.
  • Starsurge base damage has been reduced by 20%, from [ 1272 to 1756 ] to [ 1017 to 1405 ].
  • Moonkin Form now frees the caster of movement impairing effects instead of slowing effects.

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


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

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Spell Reflection now has a 25 sec cooldown, up from 10 sec.
  • Gag Order no longer affects Shield Bash.
  • Shield Mastery no longer reduces the cooldown of Spell Reflect. Now causes your Shield Block to also reduce magic damage taken by 8/16/25%.

  • Unshackled Fury now Increases the benefit of abilities that cause or require you to be enraged by 11.2%, down from 44,8%.
  • Pummel no longer requires Battle or Berserker Stance.

  • Strikes of Opportunity now gives a 17.6% (up from 16%) chance for your melee attacks to instantly trigger an additional melee attack for 100% normal damage. Each point of Mastery increases this chance by 2.2%. (Up from 2%)
  • Drums of War no longer affects Shield Bash, now affects Demoralizing Shout, Intimidating Shout and Challenging Shout.
  • Juggernaut now reduces the cooldown of your Charge by 2 sec, down from 3 sec.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.0.1 on PTRs - Build 13698 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 85 Comments
  1. Craigadiddle's Avatar
    the thing is, warriors are not even rocking the arena brackets atm, sure, a few are up there, but majority are not warrior at alll.
  1. Pisholina's Avatar
    YAY for DK Battle ress!
  1. Blackburn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Craigadiddle View Post
    the thing is, warriors are not even rocking the arena brackets atm, sure, a few are up there, but majority are not warrior at alll.
    And they're at bottom of PVE DPS charts too...

  1. bigjohnburger's Avatar
    where are the ele shammy changes? is this a joke, they are by far the worst spec in the game.
  1. molinator's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by r3nd View Post
    Fury mastery nerfed straight into the ground. Great. Another nerf because of balancing issues with PVP.
    Because 100k in one GCD is A-OKAY.

    There's much better ways to up PvE DPS that don't cause people to get one and two-shotted in PvP.
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer View Post
    How do you read that? so many colors.
    They're "new" diffs, instead of waiting for 1/2 hours to see the changes on the front page, you get them pretty much instantly as soon as I get my hands on the PTR build. Then I just update with the regular list of changes when I'm done making a nice list.

    It helps a lot preventing screw ups because I try to rush a list, and it gets the info faster to the users.
  1. Kadjra's Avatar
    UM DK battle rez.... Random but thank you very much Blizz!
  1. Seringol's Avatar
    Hey Bou, did you leave out the Shaman changes?
    I know there was something somewhere about Fire Nova now being cast off the Flame Shock on a target.

    Please tell me you just didnt add them to the list?
  1. Ins0mnia's Avatar
    Body and Soul (Rank 2) now increases target's movement speed by 30%, up from 25%.
    It's only a tool tip error, sure!!!!
  1. tusker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnburger View Post
    where are the ele shammy changes? is this a joke, they are by far the worst spec in the game.
    You're exaggerating quite a bit there.

    It's amazing what people will say and how they freak out if they don't immediately see their class/spec listed in some preliminary build notes...
  1. CaptainArlong's Avatar
    Adding Gilneas to the rep requirements? There's barely any Gilnean quests outside of the Worgen start zone. There's tons of Bilgewater quests, they've got all of Azshara and anyone in the Horde can do them. That's way more dungeon rep grinding than needed.

    Glad I play a Worgen and am 1/2 to Exalted.
  1. Findus707's Avatar
    Noooo, dont remove Shield Bash, its much better to smash a guy in the face with a shield then a mace!
  1. Randoo's Avatar
    Fixing Fury out of control burst: Check
    Fixing Fury insane self healing: Check
    Arms getting more damage... sigh... Arms will inevitably end up like a gib heavy CD based spec like Enhance shamans are and will become utterly crap and boring to play. High damage doesn't fix Arms fucking problems. I don't know why the bother trying to make Arms viable in PvE when it's always been inferior to Fury. Arms has always been the PvP and should remain the PvP spec. Their plans to bring Fury into PvP and Arms into PvE have continuously back fired and have just raped both specs of their fun. Unless ofc you're a drooling retard who likes watching big numbers fly and then complains they can't break 1500+ in 3's without rolling dispelcleave or TSG. Charge buff is just fucking dumb. Just reduce the cooldown of heroic leap to 30s and fix its fucking pathing. This would fix the problem with ping ponging pre-4.0.6 who just use focus macro to ping pong targets and think they're good. And spell reflect, what the fuck. The ability BARELY works when you need it now anyway. How many times have you been caught in a CC you saw casting only to be caught by it and your spell reflect going up. Its clunky as fuck to use anyway. The only way I can see them being serious with this change is if they remove the shield requirement which would lower the skill for warriors.
  1. Phaidrae's Avatar
    Blizz keeps ruining druids more and more with each update.

    PLEASE STOP MAKING DRUIDS WORSE! I like the class, don't really want to change mains - but it's sounding better and better each time I read these things.../sigh
  1. Krom's Avatar
    Inscription: Glyph of Death Gate - Reduces the cast time of your Death Gate spell by 25%.

    Baaaahahahahahaha. WHY!
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Appears that I'll be losing the Ambassador title on some of my alts. Boo.
  1. Mageshadow's Avatar
    DK Battle Rez? Oh shi-
  1. Nessiroj's Avatar
    Warcraft (14 minutes ago from CoTweet)
    We've made a couple of updates to the patch notes for Fury and Arms warriors. Head to the home page of the NA community site to learn more.


    Several changes that aint posted here yet ;-)
  1. Gulvak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by molinator View Post
    Because 100k in one GCD is A-OKAY.

    There's much better ways to up PvE DPS that don't cause people to get one and two-shotted in PvP.
    You realize that the amount they will have to buff our other abilities to make up for this massive mastery nerf will just result in you getting two shotted anyway? I'm predicting this change isn't even going to go in.
  1. Varicose's Avatar
    Daakara? New bosses in ZA? O.o

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