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    Patch 4.3: Tier 13 Set Bonuses - 9/29

    Patch 4.3: Tier 13 Set Bonuses - 9/29
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Update 9/29: We've made several adjustments to the tier 13 set bonuses. You'll find the latest stats below (changes are in bold).

    Here's a list of only the bonuses which have changed, followed by the original bonuses:


    While we’ve been previewing the visuals of tier 13 on the front page at, we thought you might be interested in the magics that lay imbued betwixt their stitches and plating. Behold -- the tier 13 set bonuses!

    Please keep in mind that the below data could change during the PTR process prior to the release of patch 4.3.

    Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Blood, 2P -- When an attack drops your health below 35%, one of your Blood Runes will immediately activate and convert into a Death Rune for the next 20 sec. This effect cannot occur more than once every 45 sec.
    • Blood, 4P -- Your Vampiric Blood ability also affects all party and raid members for 50% of the effect it has on you.

    • DPS, 2P -- Sudden Doom has a 30% chance and Rime has a 60% chance to grant 2 charges when triggered instead of 1.
    • DPS, 4P -- Runic Empowerment has a 25% chance and Runic Corruption has a 40% chance to also grant 710 mastery rating for 12 sec when activated.

    Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Balance, 2P -- Insect Swarm increases all damage done by your Starfire, Starsurge, and Wrath spells against that target by 3%.
    • Balance, 4P -- Reduces the cooldown of Starsurge by 5 sec.

    • Feral, 2P -- Pulverize now also grants your Mangle (Bear) critical strikes a 100% chance to trigger Savage Defense, and your Blood in the Water talent now causes Ferocious Bite to refresh the duration of your Rip on targets with 60% or less health.
    • Feral, 4P -- Frenzied Regeneration also affects all raid and party members. This effect cannot be triggered if you have been in Bear Form for less than 15 sec. In addition, your Stampede talent now grants two charges after using Feral Charge (Cat).

    • Restoration, 2P -- After using Innervate, the mana cost of your healing spells is reduced by 25% for 15 sec.
    • Restoration, 4P -- Your Rejuvenation and Regrowth spells have a 10% chance to Timeslip and have double the normal duration.

    Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • 2P -- Steady Shot and Cobra Shot generate double the amount of focus.
    • 4P -- Your Arcane Shot ability has a chance to grant 30% haste to you and your pet for 10 sec.

    Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • 2P -- Your Arcane Blast has a 100% chance, and your Fireball and Frostbolt spells have a 50% chance to grant Stolen Time, increasing your haste rating by 50 for 30 sec and stacking up to 10 times. When Arcane Power, Combustion, or Icy Veins expires, all stacks of Stolen Time are lost.
    • 4P -- Each stack of Stolen Time also reduces the cooldown of Arcane Power by 7 sec, Combustion by 4 sec, and Icy Veins by 6 sec.

    Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Holy, 2P -- After using Divine Favor, the mana cost of your healing spells is reduced by 25% for 15 sec.
    • Holy, 4P -- Increases the healing done by your Holy Radiance spell by 20%.

    • Protection, 2P -- Your Judgement ability now also grants a physical absorb shield equal to 25% of the damage it dealt.
    • Protection, 4P -- Reduces the cooldown of Divine Guardian by 60 sec and increases the radius of its effect by 70 yards.

    • Retribution, 2P -- Your Judgement ability now also generates 1 Holy Power.
    • Retribution, 4P -- While Zealotry is active your abilities deal 12% more damage.

    Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Healer, 2P -- After using Power Infusion or Divine Hymn, the mana cost of your healing spells is reduced by 25% for [10|23] sec. (10 sec for Discipline, 23 for non-Discipline.)
    • Healer, 4P -- Your Power Word: Shield has a 10% chance to absorb 100% additional damage and increase the mana granted by Rapture by 100%, and the duration of your Holy Word abilities is increased by 20%.

    • Shadow, 2P -- Shadow Word: Death deals an additional 55% damage, and reduces the damage you take from your own Shadow Word: Death when the target fails to die by 95%.
    • Shadow, 4P -- Your Shadowfiend and Shadowy Apparitions have a 100% chance to grant you 3 Shadow Orbs each time they deal damage.

    Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • 2P -- After triggering Tricks of the Trade, your abilities cost 20% less energy for 6 sec.
    • 4P -- Increases the duration of Shadow Dance by 2 sec, Adrenaline Rush by 3 sec, and Vendetta by 9 sec.

    Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Elemental, 2P -- Elemental Mastery also grants you 2000 mastery rating 15 sec.
    • Elemental, 4P -- Each time Elemental Overload triggers, you gain 250 haste rating for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.

    • Enhancement, 2P -- While you have any stacks of Maelstrom Weapon, your Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, and healing spells deal 20% more healing or damage.
    • Enhancement, 4P -- Your Feral Spirits have a 45% chance to grant you a charge of Maelstrom Weapon each time they deal damage.

    • Restoration, 2P -- After using Mana Tide Totem, the cost of your healing spells are reduced by 25% for 15 sec.
    • Restoration, 4P -- Increases the duration of Spiritwalker's Grace by 5 sec, and you gain 30% haste while Spiritwalker's grace is active.

    Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • 2P -- The duration of your Doomguard and Infernal summons is increased by [20|30] sec and the cooldown of of those spells is reduced by 4 min. (20 for Demonology, 30 for non-Demonology.)
    • 4P -- Soulburn grants a 10% increase to your spell power for 10 sec, and Soul Fire cast with Soulburn active now grants a Soul Shard.

    Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Protection, 2P -- Your Revenge ability now also grants a physical absorption shield equal to 20% of the damage done by Revenge.
    • Protection, 4P -- Your Shield Wall ability now grants 50% of its effect to all party and raid members.

    • DPS, 2P -- Heroic Strike costs 10 less rage while Inner Rage is active.
    • DPS, 4P -- Your Raging Blow and Mortal Strike abilities have a 13% chance to apply the Colossus Smash effect on your target for 6 sec.
    Last edited by Boubouille; 2011-09-29 at 09:45 PM.

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    Infracted. First posts aren't allowed.
    Last edited by Elysia; 2011-09-29 at 09:48 PM.

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    Nerf on the Pally Prot 2piece? wtf

    ---------- Post added 2011-09-29 at 11:39 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Drewbabyy18 View Post
    Reading BEFORE you post is a bad thing for you? ok.

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    this will drastically change arcane rotation me thinks

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    Well, that 4p for warrior dps its better than the previous one.

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    Ha, I'm loving those Elemental bonuses

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    Whoa. That Elemental Shaman 2pc AND 4pc. I just fanboy'd so much, and I'm about to sell all of the enhancement gear I was grinding this week...

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    They seem to have addressed a lot of the issues people have brought up. Like the ret 2pc being more RNG (now it's fixed), or the shadow 2pc taking away Masochism mana. That's good to see.

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    Oh god..I foresee a lot of whining about mages being favoured now..

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    Wow, that's a pretty substantial change to the Ele shaman 2pc.

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    A nice addition for warlocks, in actually giving us a reason to soulburn for the sake of the buff. The switching round of the duration increases is making a lot of sense too.

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    warlock 4pc change is certainly nicer now, a bit bias for destruction, makes me wonder if that's signs of destruction changes and warlocks rejoicing.

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    you forgot to highlight that they changed arcane power reduction from 3 to 7 seconds

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    war 4p is still bad, but better than the "oh look a bonus for when you already had won the fight anyway"

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    Yay, the DK DPS 4 piece bonus is still worthless.
    Last edited by Rennadrel; 2011-09-29 at 10:15 PM.

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    Wow. Arcane Power's cd is 90 sec with the talent. The set bouns reduces the cooldown by 70 sec after 10 casts. THe cooldown now is 20 sec. And the duration of Arcane Power is 15 sec.

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    What? 2000 mastery for ele now? shit, thats a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilution View Post
    Nerf on the Pally Prot 2piece? wtf
    Ikrite? It's not like it was powerful to begin with. Now its even weaker. Borderline useless.

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    Glad they changed the priest 2 set. This definitely works a lot better for Holy now as DH is likely to be cast during times when we need lots of throughput and reduced mana cost on our heavy hitting spells at that time will be a good thing. Little weird that Disc gets to double dip though.

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    Mage set bonuses almost makes me regret quitting. Damn they're awesome.

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