World of Warcraft - Class Talent Systems Panel

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Talents 2.0
  • Major change to class talent trees, and this is a new phase of development for the talent system.
  • The goal is to have you sit to another next to another combat rogue, and this combat rogue will actually have different talents than you do!
  • Character customization was the original point of talents in the first place but overtime cookie cutter builds dominated the scene.

New Model
  • Class Abilities are available to all specs in the class. All warriors learn heroic strike for example.
  • Spec Abilities are available to certain specs. Only Arms warriors learn Slam. Retribution and Protection paladin get Hammer of the Righteous, etc ...
  • Talents are optional skills/bonuses available to all specs. Any warrior can choose Throwdown, and you will have to pick between 3 different crowd control abilities on this level of talent.
  • Level 15 - You pick your first talent. For example, warriors have to pick between Juggernaut / Double Time / Warbringer and players will have to pick which mobility ability they want to pick depending on their playstyle.

Talent Philosophy
  • Access to stuff you never could before. If you were a subtlety rogue you knew you weren't going to get something like Killing Spree. And because talents are going to be all in the same tree, you're going to be able to combine them in a way that you never could before. For example, any rogue can have Shadowstep!
  • Several new, overpowered (feeling) talents will be added to the game.
  • If you don't see a beloved talent in your new talents list, don't worry, it's probably something we gave your spec as a baseline. For example all Holy priests now have Circle of Healing.
  • No mandatory talents anymore.
  • Every choice should be hard but fun!

Talent Preview
  • Design will iterate a lot on individual talents
  • Don't obsess about the numbers

Death Knight
See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

See screenshots of all tiers

Change is scary!!!
  • Talents aren't set in stone yet.
  • Questions will be answered during the Q&As tomorrow.
  • An online developer Q&A will happen on October 27
This article was originally published in forum thread: World of Warcraft - Class Talent Systems Panel started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 245 Comments
  1. lanceb's Avatar
    ok so checking the DK talents and all i see are pics on the warrior talents... GG mmo-champ
  1. Yim's Avatar
    hrm so Dks are now warriors? LOL
  1. Phate's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HumanitySector View Post
    Blizzard just destroyed the game I loved. I can't descibe how much I despise all these changes.
    Specs are not gone and a lot of the things that were previously available only to one spec will still be happening that way. You still chose a spec at level 10 and you gain spec-specific abilities in increments, but there aren't talent points or trees anymore so it's possible that people will be able to hybridize more.
  1. Nirosu's Avatar
    Lol at Warrior talents being screenshot for DK's and hmm not a bad set up though do wish there was more tiers of it.
  1. DissPanda's Avatar
    You totally confused DKs with Warriors there bibi
  1. Incandio's Avatar
    the average age of the wow player will plummet over the next five years.
  1. Ikthaleron's Avatar
    Are we all raping F5 or of course we are?
  1. Simmeh-chan's Avatar
    The screenshots don't work for me?
  1. DissPanda's Avatar
    I'm really excited that you can (This is what Im hoping for) a bit more combinations aswell as a more unique feel to your class, rather than "Just a class that can tank/DPS/Heal"
  1. xkare's Avatar
    This is really huge. You now have a lot more customization possibilities for your spec. Really liking these changes.
  1. Dexiefy's Avatar
    lol... looking at warr talents they are fucked on soem tiers and op at other... deathwish+bladestorm+titans grip... op much? choice between 2nd wind and enraged regen= retarded... 1 is passive healing that is designed to put warr survival on par with clothies and other is defensive cooldown. Choice shouldnt be between passive ability around which class was designed and defensive cooldown Chosing between PH and throwdown? who designed such thing. PH should be warrior baseline ability since vanilla...
  1. Zookz25's Avatar
    Wow, roiling blood vs corpse explosion vs outbreak? Damn, that's honestly tough. I think I'd have to go roiling blood as a tank because I hate using pestilence, but corpse explosion seems like the more fun.
  1. Schmilblick's Avatar
    OMG they are giving the rogue's talents to the druid O_o
  1. Lerrielin's Avatar
    Not sure what to think about Bear Hug. :S
  1. Nyushi's Avatar
    What... What did they do to my sweet Paladins? =[
  1. holz's Avatar
    OMG I love the Death Knight talents (Although i won't be able to choose)
  1. Deleo's Avatar
    Holy freaking shit. New talent system is amazing. Copy or not I'm loving it. Some seem OP as hell though.
  1. S7orm's Avatar
    actually useful traps? it sems they fired GC just before Blizzcon
  1. lifestreamx's Avatar
    Priests new tree sounds really good, really cant wait to try it would
  1. Deleo's Avatar
    OMG I'm so going to "Bear Hug" people.

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