Update (5:45 PM EST): Added the latest beta patch notes update

The Alliance Chopper Is Riding into Azeroth!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Due to popular demand (and a few shady back-alley deals in Stormwind’s Old Town), the Alliance bike built for Azeroth Choppers will be rumbling its way to a vendor in Azeroth sometime after the launch of Warlords of Draenor. This mount will cost a pretty hefty sum of gold, however, so you might want to start saving up now if you want to ride around in style on this masterful machine. As a reminder, once the winning Horde Chopper is added to the game, it will be available for free to players who log in between now and September 30, 2014.

Remember, only characters of the associated faction will be able to ride each bike, so buyer beware!

Warlords of Draenor Beta Patch Notes Update - August 1
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Crowd Control and Diminishing Returns
  • Paladin
  • Shaman
    • Tremor Totem is no longer usable while under the effects of Fear, Charm, or Sleep, but its duration has been increased to 10 seconds (up from 6 seconds).

Class Changes

Death Knight
Ability Pruning

Frost Changes
In Mists of Pandaria, Frost Death Knights suffered from rotations that were designed to allow flexibility in ability usage, so that you could pool some resources in order to make decisions about which ones you spent and in which order. Dual Wield vs Two-Handed had different rotational priorities, with different strengths and weaknesses. However, tuning ended up such that you reached a point where you just had to spend all of your resources as fast as possible to avoid wasting any, and all of that depth went out the window. For Warlords, we’ve adjusted the tuning of several abilities and passives, to ensure that that doesn’t happen again, and the rotational decisions and skill are maintained.

The goal is that Two-Handed Frost Death Knights favor their physical damage, slicing through their enemies with heavy Obliterate, whereas Dual-Wielders favor blasting their foes with frost damage, but both overlap considerably to maintain a cohesive specialization.

  • Frost Strike’s damage has been increased by 100%, but its Runic Power cost has been increased by 5 (up to 25 Runic Power in Frost Presence, and 40 Runic Power in other Presences).
  • Might of the Frozen Wastes now increases the damage of Obliterate by 50% (up from 40%) while wielding a two-handed weapon, and increases the damage of Frost Strike by 50% (up from 35%) while dual-wielding.
  • Razorice now deals 4% additional weapon damage (up from 2%), and increases Frost damage by 4% per stack (up from 3%).
  • Obliterate damage has been increased by 30%.

  • Level-60 rune regeneration talents can now be triggered by all Runic Power spenders. the following abilities at a rate proportional to their Runic Power costs: Breath of Sindragosa, Conversion, Dark Simulacrum, Mind Freeze (glyphed), Outbreak (glyphed), and Raise Ally (unglyphed).
    • Blood Tap now generates one charge for every 15 Runic Power spent.
    • Runic Empowerment now has a 1.5% chance to trigger per Runic Power spent.
    • Runic Corruption now has a 1.5% chance to trigger per Runic Power spent.

Hunter Pet Abilities
  • Rylak (Exotic) replaced Hook Wasp (Exotic)
  • Updraft (Rylak) replaced Flutter (Hook Wasp)

Ability Consolidation and Refinement
  • Uplift now follows standard area-of-effect capping rules, diminishing in effectiveness beyond 6 targets.

Ability Consolidation and Refinement

Elemental Overload and Molten Earth
Chain Lightning and Earthquake were also improved significantly to offset the fact that Elemental Overload was a massive buff to it, but Molten Earth is not.

Ability Pruning

Stance Changes

Arms Changes
  • Battle Stance for Arms Warriors now generates 115% 67% more Rage from auto-attacks and Critical Strikes now generate double Rage.
  • Arms Warriors now generate Rage from taking auto-attack damage. Each 1% of health taken as damage will generate 1 Rage, up to 5 Rage per hit.
  • Rend is a new ability for Arms Warriors.
    • Rend causes bleed damage over 18 seconds, and a final burst of bleed damage when the effect expires. Costs 5 Rage.
This article was originally published in forum thread: The Alliance Chopper Is Riding into Azeroth! started by chaud View original post
Comments 553 Comments
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Called it.
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    There, can alliance stop crying now? Ugh, it looks so ugly with that front tread.
  1. machineman's Avatar
    Was there really any question?

    Horde are not getting an exclusive.
  1. Varil's Avatar
    Well colour me suprised!
  1. theKarn's Avatar
  1. Dragore's Avatar
    Figured that they would put it in somewhere. Even tho it has a bugs butt ill probably pick it up.
  1. mmoc44881bbc40's Avatar
    Why am I not surprised?
  1. Sliske's Avatar
    alliance have to pay, horde don't

    commence the qq
  1. mmoc56a2a40693's Avatar
    Yeah, no way were they gonna put only one in.

    Although, hats off to Blizzard. I said they were gonna give us the horde bike and then put the Alliance one in the cash shop - seems I was wrong! Hurrah!
  1. mmoc1948522158's Avatar
    I knew they will add it anyway... When did blizzard last kept his words
  1. Alpharius's Avatar
    Can't believe that the ingame version looks even shittier than the real one
  1. Dragore's Avatar
    And note how the hell does MMO-C post this before blizzard does?!
  1. Magemaer's Avatar
    dat shitstorm
  1. AlessioX's Avatar
    haha, this was so (un)expected...but it actualy looks better then horde one, and i play horde.
  1. deathfury's Avatar
    This thing is so fugly, I would have preferred they not added it.
  1. Pwellzor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by theKarn View Post
    How much joy do you think they got from seeing the monkey knife fight carry on for as long as it did.
  1. Count Zero's Avatar
    Everyone knew this would happen
  1. Disconnected's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragore View Post
    And note how the hell does MMO-C post this before blizzard does?!
    Except they didn't...

    MMO-Champion links to Blizzard's post on their site.
  1. Enan1981's Avatar
    Now lets see how many people will start complaining how costly it will be :3 But yay! Free horde mount /gnomedance
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    Wow and I thought they were going to put it in the shop.

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