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Official 3.1 Patch Notes – Changes Compiled

February 24, 2009 by · 9 Comments 

31_patch_notes1Quick List of Major Changes
  • Dual Specs have been added, they will cost 1000g to unlock this feature.
  • Uldaur has been introduced, testing will be slow and incremental on the PTR.
  • Dungeon Maps have been introduced for all Northrend instances.
  • Many new non-combat pets and mounts have been added.
  • The Kirin’Tor inscribed rings have been updated, the new rings can be upgraded by having the original ring + a 1000g fee.
  • A new legendary item has been added to the game. It will likely be a healing mace (restricted to shamans, druids, paladins, priest). Crafted in the same way atiesh was, by combing 30 Fragments of Val’any.
  • Hundreds of class, glyphs, and profession changes (listed below)
Dungeon Maps have been added for the following Northrend instances.
  • Azjol-Nerub
  • Caverns of Time
  • Drak’tharon
  • Gundrak
  • Naxxramas
  • Ulduar
  • The Nexus
  • The Obsidian Sanctum
  • Utgarde
  • Violet Hold
New non-combat pets have been added.

  • Spring Rabbit – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Spring Rabbit.
  • Plump Turkey – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Plump Turkey.
  • Teldrassil Sproutling – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Teldrassil Sproutling.
  • Tirisfal Batling – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Tirisfal batling.
  • Dun Morogh Cub – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Dun Morogh Cub.
  • Durotar Scorpion – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Durotar scorpion.
  • Alarming Clockbot – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Alarming Clockbot.
  • Elwynn Lamb – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Elwynn lamb.
  • Mulgore Hatchling – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Mulgore hatchling.
  • Ammen Vale Lashling – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Ammen Vale lashling.
  • Strand Crawler – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Darkspear Strand crawler.
  • Enchanted Broom – Right Click to summon and dismiss your enchanted broom.
  • Argent Squire – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Argent Crusade squire.
  • Mechanopeep – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Mechanopeep.
  • Argent Gruntling – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Argent Crusade gruntling.
  • Curious Gorloc Hatchling – Right Click to call or shoo away a Curious Gorloc Hatchling.
  • Curious Wolvar Pup – Right Click to call or shoo away a Curious Wolvar Pup.
  • Gorloc Orphan – Right Click to summon and dismiss the orphan you’ve agreed to look after for Children’s Week.
  • Wolvar Orphan – Right Click to summon and dismiss the orphan you’ve agreed to look after for Children’s Week.
  • Murkimus the Gladiator – Right Click to summon and dismiss Murkimus the Gladiator.
  • Sen’jin Fetish – Right Click to summon and dismiss your Sen’jin fetish.
New mounts have been added.

  • Aquatic Riding Ray – Summons and dismisses an Aquatic Riding Ray. This is an aquatic mount.
  • Swift Stormwind Steed – Summons and dismisses a rideable Swift Stormwind Steed. This is a very fast mount.
  • Great Azuremyst Elekk – Summons and dismisses a rideable Great Azuremyst Elekk. This is a very fast mount.
  • Swift Darnassian Mistsaber – Summons and dismisses a rideable Swift Darnassian Mistaber. This is a very fast mount.
  • Swift Silvermoon Hawkstrider – Summons and dismisses a rideable Swift Silvermoon Hawkstrider. This is a very fast mount.
  • Great Mulgore Kodo – Summons and dismisses a rideable Great Mulgore Kodo. This is a very fast mount.
  • Turbostrider – Summons and dismisses a rideable Turbostrider. This is a very fast mount.
  • Swift Ironforge Ram – Summons and dismisses a rideable Swift Ironforge Ram. This is a very fast mount.
  • Swift Sen’jin Raptor – Summons and dismisses a rideable Swift Sen’jin Raptor. This is a very fast mount.
  • Forsaken Warhorse – Summons and dismisses a rideable Forsaken Warhorse. This is a very fast mount.
  • Swift Orgrimmar Wolf – Summons and dismisses a rideable Swift Orgrimmar Wolf. This is a very fast mount.
  • Mimiron’s Head - Summons and dismisses a rideable mechanical gnome head. This is a very fast construction. This construction can only be summoned in Outland or Northrend.
World of Warcraft PTR Patch 3.1.0General
  • All Ground Mounts may now swim without dismounting the rider. Flying Mounts still may NOT, and will dismount the rider upon entering water.
  • Ulduar is now available for limited testing. Please visit the Public Test Realms for more details. http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/board.html?forumId=11572
  • Players at maximum level will now be able to visit their trainer to pay a one-time fee and access the dual talent spec feature.
  • A new Gear Manager feature has been added. Players will now be able to save gear sets for easy gear switching.

PvP
Battlegrounds

  • Players will now be able to queue for battlegrounds from any location.
  • Seaforium Barrels can be looted while mounted, can now be seen from anywhere in the zone, and can now be found at the Central Graveyard.
  • Teleporters can now be used while mounted and can now be seen from anywhere in the zone

Classes: General

  • Hysteria, Tricks of the Trade, Enrage, Wrecking Crew, Death Wish, Arcane Power, Owlkin Frenzy, Beast Within, Avenging Wrath and Hysteria damage bonuses no longer stack together.

Death Knight

  • Blood Boil’s damage increased to make up for Pestilence no longer doing damage.
  • Blood Boil now does some damage to undiseased targets and extra damage to diseased targets. Its radius has been decreased.
  • Blood Plague: Now lasts 15 seconds untalented.
  • Death Pact: This heal cannot be a critical.
  • Frost Fever: Now lasts 15 seconds untalented.
  • Pestilence does no damage and has only one rank.
  • Plague Strike and Blood Plague no longer remove hots. Plague Strike’s damage increased quite a bit to compensate.
  • Raise Ally has a >15 min cooldown to keep it out of Arena.
  • Raise Dead: Duration lowered to 60 sec. and cooldown lowered to 3 min. The cooldown on this ability now begins when the pet dies rather than when it is summoned.
  • Rune of Cinderglacier now procs per minute instead of a 5% chance.
  • Rune of Razorfrost now affects Frost damage done by the DK only, but stacks up to 10%.
  • Strangulate no longer does damage and has been reduced to 1 rank.

Blood

  • Blood Aura: Replaced with Improved Blood Presence. This allows the deathknight to keep the healing from damage done bonus of Blood Presence in any presence, and increases healing received while in Blood Presence.
  • Blood-Gorged now grants armor penetration instead of expertise.
  • Bloody Strikes now increases Blood Boil damage instead of Pestilence.
  • Bloodworms now heal more.
  • Dancing Rune Weapon: Fixed a bug making it trigger an unusual number of effects from the weapon equipped by the Death Knight. In addition, it will now only echo Death Knight spells whose primary purpose is dealing damage. Also corrected a bug making the effect last 8 seconds longer than intended.
  • Scent of Blood will now proc on a dodge, parry or taking damage, and internal cooldown lowered to 10 from 20 sec.
  • Sudden Doom now procs a free Death Coil instead of requiring you to push the button. Ranks reduced from 5 to 3.

Frost

  • The following talents have moved in the Frost tree: Runic Power Mastery, Glacier Rot, Killing Machine, Chilblains, and Endless Winter.
  • Black Ice now grants 2/4/6/8/10% Shadow damage in addition to the Frost damage.
  • Black Ice: Frost Damage bonus lowered to 4/8/12/16/20%
  • Blood of the North is 3 ranks instead of 5 for the same effect.
  • Chillblains: Now a 15/30/50% movement speed debuff (up from 30%). Moved to position currently occupied by Glacier Rot.
  • Endless Winter: Moved to position currently occupied by Chillblains.
  • Frost Aura: Replaced with Improved Frost Presence. Allows the deathknight to keep the health bonus of Frost Presence in any presence, and decreases magic damage taken while in Frost Presence.
  • Glacier Rot: Third rank added, and damage bonus increased to 7/13/20. Moved to position currently occupied by Endless Winter.
  • Howling Blast: Swapped positions with Hungering Cold in the talent tree (HB is now at 51, and HC is now at 31). In addition, the damage bonus for targets with Frost Fever is now only 20%.
  • Icy Talons – This talent how has a new icon.
  • Runic Power Mastery down to 2 ranks.

Unholy

  • Blood-caked Blade: Now has a 3 second cooldown on the effect.
  • Desecration: This talent now has a 100% chance to be triggered. Additional points in the talent increase the damage bonus and snare magnitude instead of increasing the chance.
  • Epidemic: Epidemic now has 3 ranks (adding an additional 3 sec of disease duration). Magic Suppression is 3 ranks (down from 5) for 2/4/6% magic damage reduction.
  • Master of Ghouls: Now also reduces the cooldown on Raise Dead by 60 sec.
  • Necrosis: Can now only be triggered by main hand attacks.
  • New talent: Improved Death Strike. Increases Death Strike damage by 10/20.
  • Night of the Dead: Redesigned to grant a flat reduction on cooldown to Raise Dead and Army of the Dead instead of a reduction from using abilities.
  • Outbreak bonus for Scourge Strike lowered to 10/20/30%.
  • Scourge Strike: Damage increased.
  • Unholy Aura: Replaced with Improved Unholy Presence. Allows the Deathknight to keep the movement speed bonus of Unholy Presence in any presence, and increases rune regeneration rate while in Unholy Presence.
  • Unholy Blight and Gargoyle have swapped places in the Unholy tree. Gargoyle is the new Unholy 51 talent.

Druid

  • Abolish Poison: Now ticks every 3 sec, up from every 2. Now lasts 12 sec., up from 8.

Balance

  • Owlkin Frenzy is now properly considered an Enrage effect. Now also does not trigger from spell hits, only physical ranged and melee attacks.

Feral

  • New Talent: Primal Gore: Grants the periodic damage from your Rake, Lacerate and Rip abilities the ability to critically hit.
  • Savage Roar is now considered an Enrage effect.

Restoration

  • Living Seed: This talent now accounts for your ineffective healing, rather than effective.
  • Improved Mark of the Wild: Now also increases all of your total attributes by 1/2%.
  • New Talent: Improved Barkskin: Increases the damage reduction granted by your Barkskin spell by 5/10%, and increases your resistance to Dispel mechanics by an additional 30/60% while under the effect of Barkskin.
  • Replenish: This talent is now re-named “Revitalize” and now also works with Wild Growth.
  • Tree of Life: You can now use Nature’s Grasp and Thorns while within this form.

Hunter

  • Frost Trap: If the target who triggers Frost Trap is immune to its effect, the Frost Trap area effect will no longer be triggered.

Beast Mastery

  • Improved Aspect of the Hawk now has a new spell effect.
  • Improved Wing Clip: This talent has been removed.

Marksmanship

  • Piercing Shots re-designed: Your critical Aimed, Steady and Chimera Shots cause the target to bleed for 10/20/30% of the damage dealt over 8 sec.
  • Ranged Weapon Specialization: Points reduced from 5 to 3, 1/3/5%.
  • Wild Quiver: Chance increased to 4/8/12%, up from 4/7/10%. Damage increased from 50% of an auto shot, to 80%.

Survival

  • Hunting Party: This talent has been reduced to 3-points, and now increases your total Agility by an additional 1/2/3%.
  • Lock and Load re-designed: You now have a 33/66/100% chance when you trap a target with Freezing Trap, Freezing Arrow or Frost Trap and a 2/4/6% chance when you deal periodic damage with your Immolation Trap or Black Arrow to cause your next 2 Arcane Shot or Explosive Shot spells to trigger no cooldown, cost no mana and consume no ammo. This now has a new spell effect and sound.
  • New Talent: Trap Launcher: When activated, your next Trap will be launched instantly at the enemy target. 1 minute cooldown.
  • T.N.T. re-designed: Increases the damage done by your Explosive Shot, Explosive Trap and Immolation Trap by 2/4/6%, and gives your Explosive Shot a 33/66/100% chance to refresh the duration of your Immolation Trap effect on the target.
  • Trap Mastery: This talent has been moved up to tier-2, up from tier-9.
  • Wyvern Sting duration increased from 12 sec to 30 sec. PvP duration reduced from 10 sec to 6 sec.

Pets

  • Roar of Sacrifice can be used on the hunter only.
  • Stampede (rhino) only affects 1 target, but adds a 25% bleed damage debuff (that does not stack with Mangle etc.) in addition to its knockback.

Mage

  • Arcane Blast stacking effect is no longer considered a Magic effect and will not be dispelled.

Talents
Frost

  • Improved Water Elemental: Renamed Enduring Winter. Instead of the Water Elemental increasing mana regeneration for the Mage’s party, casting Frostbolt now has a 33/66/100% chance to provide the Replenishment buff to up to 10 people in the Mage’s party or raid.

Paladin

  • Auras will now persist through death.
  • Blessing of Kings is now trainable at level 20. Removed from talent trees.

Protection

  • New Talent Divinity:Tier 1 protection talent, increases healing done by and to you by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Sacred Duty (Protection) rank 1 now increases Stamina by 4%.

Retribution

  • Benediction (Retribution) now affects Hand of Reckoning.
  • Fanaticism reduced to 3 ranks for 6/12/18% bonus and 10/20/30% threat reduction.
  • Repentance no longer resets the Paladin’s melee swing timer.
  • Righteous Vengeance reduced to 3 ranks for 10/20/30%.

Priest

  • Abolish Disease: Now cleanses a disease every 3 sec, down from 5. Duration reduced from 20 seconds, down to 12 sec.
  • Devouring Plague: This spell now has a new icon.
  • Divine Spirit is now trainable at level 31.
  • Holy Nova: Mana cost reduced approximately 20%.
  • Hymn of Hope: This spell has been removed.
  • Improved Holy Concentration removed.
  • Prayer of Healing: This spell now heals the target’s party, rather than being limited to just your direct party.
  • Shadowfiend: Health scaling increased. Now receives 30% of the master’s spell power. Mana return increased to 5%, up from 4%. The Shadowfiend now receives mana when its melee attacks land, rather than when it deals damage. Movement speed normalized to player movement speed. Tooltip revised.

Discipline

  • Divine Aegis – Divine Aegis effects will now stack, however the amount absorbed cannot exceed 125*level (of the target).
  • Grace: Duration increased to 15 seconds, but now is only limited to one target.
  • Improved Power: Word Fortitude – Now also increases your total Stamina by 2/4%.
  • New Talent: Soul Warding: Reduces the cooldown of your Power Word: Shield ability by 4 sec., and reduces the mana cost of your Power Word: Shield by 30%.
  • Penance: Damage increased approximately 30%.This spell can now be cast on yourself.
  • Power Infusion: This effect now has a new spell effect and sound.
  • Reflective Shield:This talent has been removed.
  • Unbreakable Will:Increased from 3/6/9/12/15% to 6/12/18/24/30%.

Holy

  • Circle of Healing: Healing increased by approximately 40%.
  • Holy Concentration re-designed: Mana regeneration is increased by 16/32/50% for 8 sec after you critically heal with Flash Heal, Greater Heal, Binding Heal or Renew.
  • New Talent: Empowered Renew: Your Renew spell gains an additional 5/10/15% of your bonus healing effects, and your Renew will instantly heal the target for 5/10/15% of the total periodic effect.
  • Serendipity re-designed: When you heal with Binding Heal or Flash Heal, the cast time of your next Greater Heal or Prayer of Healing spell is reduced by 6/12/20%. Stacks up to 3 times. Lasts 20 sec.
  • Test of Faith: No longer increases critical effect chance of your heals, but healing done on targets lower than 50% health is increased from 2/4/6 to 4/8/12%.

Shadow

  • Blackout: This talent has been removed.
  • Darkness: This talent is now in tier-1, moved up from tier-6.
  • Dispersion: Now clears all snare and movement impairing effects and makes you immune to them while dispersed.
  • New Talent: Improved Devouring Plague (Shadow): Increases the periodic damage done by your Devouring Plague by 5/10/15%, and when you cast Devouring Plague you instantly deal damage equal to 5/10/15% of its total periodic effect.
  • Shadowform: Bonus damage from critical strike chance removed and replaced by the ability of those periodic damage spells to generate critical strikes.
  • Silence: Range increased to 30 yards.
  • Vampiric Embrace duration increased to 5 minutes, up from 1 minute. PvP duration is now 60 seconds. Cooldown removed.

Rogue
Assassination

  • Hunger For Blood: No longer stacks. Damage bonus changed to 15% for a single application. Requires a bleed effect active on the Rogue’s target. No longer removes bleeds from the Rogue.

Combat

  • Adrenaline Rush cooldown reduced to 3 min.

Killing Spree: Now also increases all damage done by the Rogue while active by 20%.

  • Savage Combat improved to 2/4% increased damage against poisoned targets.
  • Lightning Reflexes reduced to 3 ranks for 2/4/6% dodge and 4/7/10% melee haste.

Subtlety

  • Shadow Dance now opens a new action bar when used.

Shaman

  • Bloodlust/Heroism: Cooldown reduced to 5 minutes, but Sated and Exhausted now last 10 minutes.
  • Poison Cleansing Totem and Disease Cleansing Totem have been merged into “Cleansing Totem.” Cleansing Totem pulses every 3 sec, down from 5.

Enhancement

  • Lava Lash now has a new icon.
  • New Talent: Frozen Power: Increases the damage done by your Frostbrand Weapon if it is enchanted on your main-hand weapon by 10/20%, and your Frost Shock has a 50/100% chance to root the target in Ice for 5 sec. when used on targets at or further than 15 yards from you.
  • Spirit Weapons: Now reduces all threat generated by 30%, not just physical attacks.
  • Stormstrike charges have been increased by 2, and cooldown reduced by 2 sec.
  • Improved Stormstrike re-designed: When you Stormstrike, you have a 50/100% chance to immediately grant you 20% of your base mana.
  • Toughness: No longer increases your armor. Instead, this talent now increases your total Stamina by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Unleashed Rage – Reduced to 3 points, down from 5. Each point now also increases your total Agility by 1/2/3%.

Elemental

  • New Talent: Booming Echoes- Reduces the cooldown of your Flame Shock and Frost Shock spells by an additional 1/2 sec., and increases the direct damage done by your Flame Shock and Frost Shock spells by an additional 10/20%.

Restoration

  • Ancestral Awakening: This talent now accounts for your ineffective healing, rather than effective.
  • Cleanse Spirit now has a new icon.
  • Riptide: This spell has a new icon.

Warlock

  • Curse of the Elements (Rank 5) – Increased to 13% spell damage, up from 10%.
  • Curse of Recklessness has been removed.
  • Curse of Weakness – Now also reduces the armor of the target by 5%.
  • Enslave Demon: Spell haste penalty reduced by 10%, Melee haste penalty reduced by 10%.
  • Warlocks now innately have an increased 10% spell hit chance on the Enslave Demon spell.
  • Fire Shield (Imp): You can now cast this ability on raid members, rather than party members.
  • Ritual of Summoning: The summoning of the initial portal is now instant cast, down from 5 seconds.

Affliction

  • Eradication re-designed: Eradication: When you deal damage with Corruption, you have a 2/4/6% chance to gain the Eradication effect. The Eradication effect increases the critical strike chance of your Shadow Bolt spell by 30%. Each critical strike reduces the critical strike bonus by 10%. Lasts 30 sec.
  • Haunt: Now only increases your shadow damage-over-time on the target. (No longer includes non-Shadow damage over time spells.)
  • Malediction: No longer increases the effect of Curse of the Elements.
  • Pandemic: This talent has been reduced to a 1-point talent, now grants your Corruption and Unstable Affliction the capability to critically hit.
  • Shadow Embrace: Now only increases the damage done by your shadow damage periodic spells.
  • Siphon Life: The Siphon Life spell has been removed. Siphon Life now causes your Corruption spell to instantly heal you for 40% of the damage done.
  • Suppression: Now increases spell hit for all of your spells.

Demonology

  • Demonic Empathy has been removed.
  • Demonic Empowerment: This talent spell now has a unique spell effect and sound.
  • Demonic Sacrifice:This talent has been removed.
  • Fel Synergy has been moved to tier-1. No longer increases Intellect, Stamina and damage of your summoned demon.
  • Improved Enslave Demon talent removed.
  • Mana Feed: This talent is now a 1-point talent, down from 3-points. Now is the 21-point talent in Demonology. Now grants 100% mana return to your pet, up from 33/66/100%.
  • New Talent: Molten Skin: Reduces all damage taken by 2/4/6%.
  • New Talent: Decimation: When you Shadowbolt or Incinerate a target that is at or below 35% health, your next Soulfire cast time is reduced by 30/60% and costs no shard. Lasts 10 sec.
  • New Talent: Nemesis: Reduces the cooldown of your Demonic Empowerment, Metamorphosis, Soulstone and Fel Domination spells by 10/20/30%.

Destruction

  • Aftermath re-designed: Increases the periodic damage done by your Immolate by 3/6%, and your Conflagrate has a 50/100% chance to daze the target for 5 sec.
  • Backlash has been moved up to tier-5, up from tier-7. Now requires Intensity (pre-req).
  • Cataclysm: Now reduces the mana cost of Destruction spells by 4/7/10%. No longer increases the chance to hit.
  • Conflagrate: Spell now works similar to Swiftmend, consuming an Immolate or Shadowflame effect on the target and dealing damage based on the strength of that effect. Reduced to a single rank.
  • Improved Immolate: Now increases the damage done by your Immolate by 10/20/30%, rather than just the direct damage.
  • Improved Shadow Bolt: Now increases the damage done by your Shadow Bolt spell by 1/2/3/4/5%, and causes your target to be vulnerable to spell damage, increasing spell critical strike chance against that target by 1/2/3/4/5%. Effect lasts 30 sec.
  • Improved Soul Leech: Now has a 50/100% chance to proc Replenishment.
  • Master Conjuror: Increased from 15/30% up to 150/300%.
  • Molten Core: This talent has been moved to Demonology (Tier 8 ).
  • Pyroclasm re-designed: Now increases your Shadow and Fire spell power by 2/4/6% when you critically hit with Searing Pain or Conflagrate. Lasts 10 sec. Also moved down to tier 7, down from tier-5.

Warrior
Arms

  • Blood Frenzy improved to 2/4% increased damage.
  • Heroic Throw missile speed increased.

Professions
Alchemy

  • Blackmouth Oil and Fire Oil no longer require a vial.
  • Increased the health granted by the Flask of Stoneblood.
  • The Mercurial Stone is no longer required as a tool for alchemists. It is instead a green quality bind-on-equip trinket.

Blacksmithing

  • Most of the recipes in the 1-300 skill range of blacksmithing have had their stats updated to be more useful.
  • Added a new recipe for the Titansteel Spellblade.
  • Titanium Plating now reduces the duration of disarm effects by 50% as well as increasing your block value.

Cooking

  • Grub now sells the Dig Rat Stew recipe to players who completed the quest.
  • Prospector Khazgorm, found in Bael Modan in southern Barrens, now sells the recipe for Dig Rat Stew to the Alliance.

Enchanting

  • Added a recipe for enchanting staves with spell power.
  • Several recipes in the 250-300 skill range have been rebalanced.

Jewelcrafting

  • Added a new recipe to cut black diamonds.

Leatherworking

  • Shadowskin Gloves and Dusky Boots no longer require Shadowcat Hide to create, but instead require an equal quantity of Shadow Silk. Shadowcat Hides can no longer be obtained from skinning.

Quests

  • The fight event for the “Grim(oire) Business” quest at Vim’gol’s Circle in the Blade’s Edge Mountains now only requires one character to stand within a fire circle in order to summon Vim’gol the Vile. However, it still takes five characters, one in each of the fire circles, in order to interrupt Vim’gol the Vile’s Unholy Growth cast.

Dungeons and Raids
Eye of Eternity

  • Malygos will now properly delay before breathing after a Vortex on Heroic difficulty.

Naxxramas

  • The Chains of Kel’Thuzad will no longer reset the raid’s threat.
  • The Portal of Shadows created by Shade of Naxxramas will only persist for a maximum of one minute.
  • Players with pets who attempt to use the Obedience Crystals in Naxxramas will have their pets dismissed automatically so they may possess an Understudy.


User Interface

  • New Advanced features for quest tracking are now available. Players will need to activate this option within the Interface panel.
  • A new Color Blind option is available under the Interface panel.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Glyphs

  • Glyph of Blood Boil: Now only applies a snare to diseased targets.
  • Glyph of Holy Light: Can no longer crit and has had its range updated.
  • Glyph of Mocking Blow correctly increases damage of the ability by 25%.
  • Glyph of Shocking’s tooltip has been corrected.
  • Glyph of Sprint no longer reduces the duration.
  • Darkmoon Cards of the North will now take three seconds per card to create.
  • Divine Hymn will now trigger Illustration of the Dragon Soul.
  • Frozen Scepter of Necromancy now sounds like other maces.
  • Heavy Junkboxes will no longer have deprecated poison materials.
  • Magic Dust now has a 10 second PvP duration.
  • Old Naxxramas Shoulder Enchants will now soulbind items.
  • Outrider’s Lammellar Legguards and Sentinel’s Mail Leggings have had their costs reduced to the correct value.
  • Pack of Endless Pockets can now be mailed.
  • Patroller’s Pack now sounds like a bag.
  • PvP Trinkets will now break Shackle Undead.
  • Several beverages missing from the “Beverages Consumed” statistic have been added.
  • Several foods missing from the Food Eaten statistic have been added.
  • Thunder Capacitor again requires four charges.
  • Thunder Capacitor’s cooldown functions.
  • White Tickbird Hatchling is now classified as a Pet.


Bug Fixes

  • Dartol’s Rod of Transformation has had its tooltip corrected.
  • Mace of Unyielding Life is correctly a 2H weapon.
  • Many Northrend maces now make correct noises when sheathed and unsheathed.
  • Many items with 110 attack power now correctly grant 110 ranged attack power.
  • Oracle Talisman of Ablution’s spell data has been clarified.
  • Personal Rating Requirements for offhand Deadly Gladiator items should now display correctly.
  • Several Hateful and Deadly plate helms were over budget and have been corrected.
  • Yaaarrrr! now has a detailed tooltip.
  • Tremor Totem: Now correctly pulses every 3 sec, up from 1 sec.
Glyph Changes
Death Knight
  • Glyph of Strangulate  — Reduces the cooldown of your Strangulate by 60 sec. (Old: Inceases the range of your Strangulate by 20 yards.)
  • Glyph of Icebound Fortitude  — Your Icebound Fortitude now always grants at least 30% damage reduction, regardless of your defense skill. (Old: Your Icebound Fortitude costs no runic power)
  • Glyph of Unbreakable Armor  — Increases the amount of damage absorbed by Unbreakable Armor by 1%. (Old: Unbreakable Armor grants an additional 15% armor)
  • Glyph of Plague Strike — Your Plague Strike does 60% additional damage. (Old: 20% additional damage if a disease was on the target)
  • Glyph of Death Strike — Increases your Death Strike’s damage by 2% for every 5 runic power you currently have.  The runic power is not consumed by this effect. (Old: 2% regardless of runic power)
  • Glyph of Hungering Cold *new*  — Reduces the cost of Hungering Cold by 10 runic power.
  • Glyph of Unholy Blight *new*  — Increases the duration of Unholy Blight by 10 sec.
  • Glyph of Death Coil *new*  — Reduces the cost of Death Coil by 8 runic power.
  • Glyph of Pestilence *new*  — Your Pestilence ability now refreshes disease durations on your primary target back to their maximum duration.
  • Glyph of Howling Blast *new*  — Your Howling Blast ability now infects your targets with Frost Fever.

Druid

  • Glyph of Rebirth — Players resurrected by Rebirth are returned to life with 100% health. (Old: Increases the amount of health on a character brought back to life via Rebirth by 100%.)
  • Glyph of Starfall  — Reduces the cooldown of Starfall by 90 sec. (Old: Increases the duration of Starfall by 2 sec.)
  • Glyph of Berserk *new*  — Increases the duration of Berserk by 5 sec.
  • Glyph of Wild Growth *new*  — Wild Growth now affects up to 6 targets.
  • Glyph of Nourish *new*  — Your Nourish heals an additional 6% for each of your heal over time effects present on the target.
  • Glyph of Savage Roar *new*  — Your Savage Roar ability grants an additional 6% bonus damage done.
  • Glyph of Typhoon *new*  — Reduces the cooldown of your Typhoon spell by 3 sec.
  • Glyph of Barkskin *new*  — Reduces the chance you’ll be critically hit by melee attacks by 1 to 0% while Barkskin is active.

Hunter

  • Glyph – Aimed Shot  — Reduces the cooldown of your Aimed Shot ability by 2 sec. (Old: Reduces the mana cost of your aimed shot ability by 20%)
  • Glyph of the Monkey  — While Aspect of the Monkey or Aspect of the Dragonhawk are active, each time you dodge you gain 30% increased movement speed for 6 sec.  Can only occur every 20 sec.  This speed does not stack with other movement speed increasing effects. (Old: Glyph of Aspect of the Monkey  — While Aspect of the Monkey or Aspect of the Dragonhawk are active, each time you dodge you gain 30% increased movement speed for 6 sec.  This speed does not stack with other movement speed increasing effects.)
  • Glyph of Wyvern Sting  — Decreases the cooldown of your Wyvern Sting by 6 sec. (Old: Decreases the cooldown of your Wyvern Sting by 15 sec., but decreases the damage it deals by 20%.)
  • Glyph of Snake Trap  — Snakes generated by your Snake Trap take 90% reduced damge from area of effect spells. (Old: Your Snake Trap creates 2 additional snakes)
  • Glyph of the Hawk  — Increases the haste bonus of the Improved Aspect of the Hawk effect by an additional 6%. (Old: Renamed from Glyph of Improved Aspect of the Hawk)
  • Glyph of Chimera Shot *new*  — Reduces the cooldown of Chimera Shot by 1 sec.
  • Glyph of Explosive Shot *new*  — Increases the critical strike chance of Explosive Shot by 4%.
  • Glyph of Kill Shot *new*  — Reduces the cooldown of Kill Shot by 6 sec.
  • Glyph of Explosive Trap *new*  — The periodic damage from your Explosive Trap can now be critical strikes.
  • Glyph of Scatter Shot *new*  — Increases the range of Scatter Shot by 3 yards.
  • Glyph of Raptor Strike *new*  — For 5 sec. after using Raptor Strike, you take 20% less damage.

Mage

  • Glyph of Ice Lance — Your Ice Lance now causes 4 times damage against frozen targets higher level than you instead of triple damage. (Old: Increases the range of your Ice Lance by 5 yards)
  • Glyph of Ice Armor — Your Ice Armor and Frost Armor spells grant an additional 50% armor and resistance. (Old: 20%)
  • Glyph of Deep Freeze *new*  — Increases the range of Deep Freeze by 10 yards.
  • Glyph of Living Bomb *new*  — The periodic damage from your Living Bomb can now be critical strikes.
  • Glyph of Arcane Barrage *new*  — Reduces the mana cost of Arcane Barrage by 20%.
  • Glyph of Mirror Image *new*  — Your Mirror Images gain the Winter’s Chill talent, granting their Frostbolt spell a 100% chance to apply the Winter’s Chill effect, which increases the chance spells will critically hit the target by 1% for 15 sec.  Stacks up to 5 times.
  • Glyph of Ice Barrier *new*  — Increases the amount of damage absorbed by your Ice Barrier by 30%.

Paladin

  • Glyph of Exorcism — Increases damage done by Exorcism by 20%. (Old: Your Exorcism also interrupts spellcasting for 2 sec.)
  • Glyph of Divinity  — Your Lay on Hands grants twice as much mana as normal and also grants you as much mana as it grants your target. (Old: Your Lay on Hands also grants you as much mana as it grants your target.)
  • Glyph of Lay on Hands  — Reduces the cooldown of your Lay on Hands spell by 5 min.(Old: Increases the mana restored by your Lay on Hands spell by 20%)
  • Glyph of Beacon of Light *new*  — Increases the duration of Beacon of Light by 30 sec.
  • Glyph of Hammer of the Righteous *new*  — Your Hammer of the Righteous hits 1 additional target.
  • Glyph of Divine Storm *new*  — Your Divine Storm now heals for an additional 15% of the damage it causes.
  • Glyph of Shield of Righteousness *new*  — Reduces the mana cost of Shield of Righteousness by 1 to 6%.
  • Glyph of Divine Plea *new*  — While Divine Plea is active, you take 3% reduced damage from all sources.
  • Glyph of Holy Shock *new*  — Reduces the cooldown of Holy Shock by 1 sec.
  • Glyph of Hand of Salvation *new*  — When you cast Hand of Salvation on yourself, it also reduces damage taken by 20%.

Priest

  • Glyph of Psychic Scream — Increases the duration of your Psychic Scream by 2 sec. and increases its cooldown by 8 sec. (Old: Increases the duration of your Psychic Scream by 1 sec.)
  • Glyph of Fear Ward — Reduces cooldown and duration of Fear Ward by 60 sec. (Old: 30 sec.)
  • Glyph of Fade — Reduces the cooldown of your Fade spell by 15 sec. (Old: Increases the duration and cooldown of your Fade spell by 50%.)
  • Glyph of Inner Fire — Increases the armor from your Inner Fire spell by 50%. (Old: Increases the charges on your Inner Fire spell by 20.)
  • Glyph of Mind Control — Increases the duration of your Mind Control spell by 30 sec. (Old:  12 sec.)
  • Glyph of Smite — Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks  while casting Smite by 100%. (Old: 50%)
  • Glyph of Dispersion  — Your Dispersion ability now also clears movement impairing effects and makes you immune to them for its duration.
  • Glyph of Guardian Spirit *new*  — If you Guardian Spirit lasts its entire duration without being triggered, your Guardian Spirit cooldown is reset to 60 sec.
  • Glyph of Penance *new*  — Reduces the cooldown of Penance by 2 sec.
  • Glyph of Mind Sear *new*  — Increases the radius of effect on Mind Sear by 5 yards.
  • Glyph of Hymn of Hope *new*  — Your Hymn of hope provides 3 times the normal amount of mana per time, but its duration is 50% shorter.
  • Glyph of Pain Suppression *new*  — Allows Pain Suppression to be cast while stunned.

Rogue

  • Glyph of Sap  — Increases the duration of Sap by 20 sec. (Old: 10 sec.)
  • Glyph of Deadly Throw  — Increases the slowing effect on Deadly Throw by 10%. (Old: Increases the range on Deadly Throw by 5 yards.)
  • Glyph of Adrenaline Rush  — Increases the duration of Adrenaline Rush by 5 sec. (Old: Decreases the cooldown of Adrenaline Rush by 60 sec.)
  • Glyph of Sprint  — Increases the movement speed of your Sprint ability by an additional 30%. (Old: also reduced the duration by 5%)
  • Glyph of Crippling Poison  — Increases the chance to inflict your target with Crippling Poison by an additional 20%. (Old: 10%)
  • Glyph of Pick Lock — Reduces the cast time of your Pick Lock ability by 100%. (Old: 75)
  • Glyph of Hunger For Blood *new*  — Increases the bonus damage from Hunger For Blood by 1% per application.
  • Glyph of Killing Spree *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Killing Spree by 45 sec.
  • Glyph of Shadow Dance *new*  — Increases the duration of Shadow Dance by 4 sec.
  • Glyph of Fan of Knives *new*  — Increases the damage done by Fan of Knives by 20%.
  • Glyph of Tricks of the Trade *new*  — Your Tricks of the Trade grants an additional 10% bonus damage to your target.
  • Glyph of Mutilate *new*  — Reduces the cost of Mutilate by 5 energy.
  • Glyph of Cloak of Shadows *new*  — While Cloak of Shadows is active, you take 40% less physical damage.

Shaman

  • Glyph of Thunderstorm *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Thunderstorm by 7 sec.
  • Glyph of Feral Spirit *new*  — Your spirit wolves gain an additional 30% of your attack power.
  • Glyph of Riptide *new*  — Increases the duration of Riptide by 3 sec.
  • Glyph of Earth Shield *new*  — Increases the amount healed by your Earth Shield by 20%.
  • Glyph of Totem of Wrath *new*  — When you cast Totem of Wrath, you gain 30% of the totem’s bonus spell power for .
  • Glyph of Hex *new*  — Increases the damage your Hex target can take before the Hex effect is removed by 20%.
  • Glyph of Stoneclaw Totem *new*  — Your Stoneclaw Totem also places a damage absorb shield on you, equal to 4 times the strength of the shield it places on your totems.

Warlock

  • Glyph of Incinerate — Increases the damage done by Incinerate by 5% (Old: Glyph of Banish Increases the duration of your Banish by 5 sec.)
  • Glyph of Imp — Increases the damage done by your Imp’s Firebolt spell by 20%. (Old: 10%)
  • Glyph of Haunt *new*  — The bonus damage granted by your Haunt spell is increased by an additional 3%.
  • Glyph of Metamorphosis *new*  — Increases the duration of your Metamorphosis by 6 sec.
  • Glyph of Chaos Bolt *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Chaos Bolt by 2 sec.
  • Glyph of Demonic Circle *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Demonic Circle by 0.4 sec.
  • Glyph of Shadowflame *new*  — Your Shadowflame also applies a 70% movement speed slow on its victims.
  • Glyph of Soul Link *new*  — Increases the percentage of damage shared via your Soul Link by an additional 5%.
  • Glyph of Life Tap *new*  — When you use Life Tap, you gain 20% of your spirit as spell power for 20 sec.
Warrior
  • Glyph of Heroic Strike  — Increases the critical strike chance of Heroic Strike by 5%. (Old: You gain 10 rage when you critically strike with your Heroic Strike ability.)
  • Glyph of Barbaric Insults  — Your Mocking Blow ability generates 100% additional threat. (Old: Your Mocking Blow ability also taunts the target.)
  • Glyph of Sweeping Strikes  — Reduces the rage cost of your Sweeping Strikes ability by 100%. (Old: You generate 30 rage over 12 sec when you use your Sweeping Strikes ability.)
  • Glyph of Overpower  — Adds a 100% chance to enable your Overpower when your attacks are parried. (Old: 50%)
  • Glyph of Bladestorm *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Bladestorm by 15 sec.
  • Glyph of Shockwave *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Shockwave by 3 sec.
  • Glyph of Vigilance *new*  — Your Vigilance ability transfers an additional 5% of your target’s threat to you.
  • Glyph of Enraged Regeneration *new*  — Your Enraged Regeneration ability heals for an additional 10% of your health over its duration.
  • Glyph of Spell Reflection *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Spell Reflection by 1 sec.
  • Glyph of Shield Wall *new*  — Reduces the cooldown on Shield Wall by 3 min, but Shield Wall now only reduces damage taken by 40%.
Undocumented Changes
Death Knight
Blood
Skills

  • Pestilence is now 1 rank. It now spreads existing Blood Plague and Frost Fever infections from your target to all other enemies within 10 yards. (Previously dealt damage)
  • Strangulate no longer deals damage.
  • Blood Boil damage increased, but its range has been reduced.
  • Death Pact’s heal can no longer crit.
  • Blood Strike now instantly strikes the enemy, causing 40% weapon damage plus 305.6, increased by 12.5% per disease on the target at rank 6. (Previously caused 50% weapon damage plus 191, and an additional 95.5 bonus damage per disease)
  • Heart Strike now
  • instantly strikes the target and his nearest ally, causing 50% weapon damage plus 368, increased by 10% per disease on the target at rank 6. (Previously caused 60% weapon damage plus 220.8, and an additional 110.4 bonus damage per disease)

Talents

  • Blood Gorged (Tier 10) no longer grants expertise. Instead your attacks ignore up to 2/4/6/8/10% of the targets armor.
  • Heart Strike (Tier 9) now strikes the target and his nearest ally, causing 50% weapon damage plus 125, increased by 10% per disease on the target.
  • Might of Morgraine (Tier 9) now increases the critical strike damage bonus of your Blood Boil, Blood Strike, Death Strike, Heart Strike, and Obliterate abilities by 10/20/30%. (Previously was 15/30/45%)
  • Sudden Doom (Tier 8 ) is now a 3 point talent and now has a 5/10/15% chance to launch a free Death Coil at your target. (Previously gave a 4/8/12/16/20% chance to make the next death coil cost no runic power and guaranteed it to crit)
  • Blood Aura (Tier 7) renamed Improved Blood Presence and now while in Frost Presence or Unholy Presence, you retain 4% healing from Blood Presence, and healing done to you is increased by 10% in Blood Presence.
  • Bloody Strikes (Tier 5) now increases the damage of Blood Strike and Heart Strike by 15/30/45%, and increases the damage of Blood Boil by 20/40/60%.
  • Scent of Blood (Tier 2) now can proc off dodging, parrying or taking direct damage.
  • *New Talent* Improved Death Strike, Tier 8, 2 talent points – Increases the damage of your Death Strike by 15/30%.

Frost
Skills

  • Icy Touch now causes Frost Fever to last 15 secs.

Talents

  • Hungering Cold and Howling Blast have switched places in the talent tree.
  • Howling Blast (Tier 11) now deals 50% additional damage to targets infected with Frost Fever. (Previously dealt double damage)
  • Unbreakable Armor (Tier 8 ) now Reinforces your armor with a thick coat of ice, reducing physical damage from all attacks by 0.05 and increasing your strength by 25% for 20 sec. The amount of damage reduced increases as your armor increases. (Previously just increased armor by 25%, strength by 10%, and parry by 5%)
  • Blood of the North (Tier 8 ) now affects Frost Strike as well as Blood Strike.
  • Chillblains (Tier 7) now reduces movement speed by 15/30/45%. (Previously 10/20/30%)
  • Endless Winter moved from Tier 6 to Tier 4.
  • Chill of the Grave moved from Tier 5 to Tier 4.
  • Runic Power Mastery moved to Tier 1 and is now a 2 point talent. Increases your maximum Runic Power by 15/30. (Previously 3 point talent that increased runic power by 10/20/30)
  • Black Ice (Tier 2) increases your frost damage by 4/8/12/16/20%. (Previously 6/12/18/24/30%)
  • Glacier Rot moved from Tier 1 to Tier 5 and is now a 3 point talent. Now diseased enemies take 7/13/20% more damage from your Icy Touch, Howling Blast and Frost Strike. (Previously 5/10%)

Unholy
Skills

  • Plague Strike now deals 50% weapon damage plus 189 and infects the target with Blood Plague, a disease dealing Shadow damage over time. (No longer removes a HoT)
  • Raise Dead cooldown reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes. The ghoul now only lasts for 1 minute.

Talents

  • Unholy Blight moved from Tier 11 to Tier 5.
  • Scourge Strike (Tier 9) now deals 55% of weapon damage as Shadow damage plus 185.63, increased 9% per each of your diseases on the target. (Previously dealt 60% of weapon damage as Shadow damage plus 81, and an additional 40.5 bonus damage per disease.)
  • Night of the Dead (Tier 8 ) now reduces the cooldown on Raise Dead by 45/90 sec and Army of the Deat by 5/10 min. (Previously reduced cooldown when you hit the target)
  • Desecration (Tier 7) now causes all Plague Strikes to cause the desecrated ground effect. Targets in the area are slowed by 10/20/30/40/50% by the grasping arms of the dead while you cause 1/2/3/4/5% additional damage while standing on the unholy ground. Lasts 12 sec.
  • Anti-Magic Zone (Tier 7) no longer requires a rune to activate.
  • Unholy Aura (Tier 7) renamed Improved Unholy Presence and changed to: While in Blood Presence or Frost Presence, you retain 8/15% increased movement speed from Unholy Presence, and your runes finish their cooldowns 5/10% faster in Unholy Presence.
  • Magic Supression (Tier 6) is now a 3 point talent and You take 2/4/6% less damage from all magic. In addition, your Anti-Magic Shell absorbs an additional 8/16/25% of spell damage. (Previously a 5 point talent)
  • Master of Ghouls moved from Tier 6 to Tier 4. It now also reduces the cooldown of your Raise Dead spell by 60 sec.
  • Summon Gargoyle moved from Tier 5 to Tier 11.
  • Blood-Caked Blade (Tier 4) now has a 3 sec internal cooldown.
  • Shadow of Death removed from the game.
  • Outbreak (Tier 3) no longer affects Blood Boil. It now affects Plague Strike and Scourge Strike.
  • Necrosis (Tier 3) now only affects main hand auto attacks. (Previously affected all auto-attacks)
  • Virulence moved from Tier 2 to Tier 1.
  • Morbidity moved from Tier 1 to Tier 2.
  • *New Talent* Ghoul Frenzy, Tier 6, 1 point talent – Grants your pet 25% haste for 15 sec and heals it for 30% of its health over the duration. 1 Unholy Rune. 45 Yard range. Channeled. 30 sec cooldown.

Druid
Balance
Skills

  • Faerie Fire now decreases armor by 5%. (Previously decreased armor by a set amount)

Talents

  • Owlkin Frenzy (Tier 8 ) now procs off physical melee and ranged attacks. (Previously was triggered by all attacks)

Feral Combat
Skills

  • Faerie Fire now decreases armor by 5%. (Previously decreased armor by a set amount)
  • Savage Roar changed to increase physical damage done by 30%. (Previously increased attack power by 40%)
  • Maim now stuns the target instead of incapacitate.
  • *New Spell* Savage Defense, 1 rank, level 40 – Each time you deal a melee critical strike, you gain Savage Defense, reducing the damage taken from the next physical attack that strikes you by 25% of your attack power.

Talents

  • Survival of the Fittest (Tier 6) now increases your armor contribution from cloth and leather items in Bear Form and Dire Bear Form by 11/22/33%. (Previously 22/44/66%)
  • Predatory Strikes (Tier 4) now increases now includes Moonkin Form in its effect.
  • *New Talent* Primal Gore, Tier 10, 1 point talent – Grants the periodic damage from your Rake, Lacerate and Rip abilities the ability to critically hit.

Restoration
Skills

  • Abolish Poison now ticks every 3 secs for 12 secs. (Previously ticked every 2 secs for 8 secs)

Talents

  • Replenish (Tier 9) renamed Revitalize.
  • Improved Regrowth (Tier 6) renamed Nature’s Bounty. Increases the critical effect chance of your Regrowth and Nourish spells by 5/10/15/20/25%. (Previously increased just regrowth crit by 10/20/30/40/50%)
  • Intensity (Tier 3) now allows 17/33/50% of mana regeneration to continue while casting. (Previously 10/20/30%)
  • Improved Mark of the Wild (Tier 1) now also increases all of your total attributes by 1/2%.
  • *New Talent* Improved Barkskin, Tier 10, 2 point talent – Increases the damage reduction granted by your Barkskin spell by 5/10%, and increases resistance to Dispel mechanics by 30/60% while under the effect of Barkskin.

Hunter
Beast Mastery
Skills

  • *New Skill* Call Stabled Pet – A pet of your choice busts out of its stable and joins you no matter where you are, replacing your current pet. Cannot be used in combat. Instant. 30 min cooldown. Requires Level 80.

Marksmanship
Skills

  • Kill Shot no longer has a minimum range. It can now be used in melee range.

Talents

  • Wild Quiver (Tier 9) now increases your chance to shoot an additional shot when doing damage with your auto shot, dealing 80% Nature damage, by 4/8/12%. (Previously it dealt 50% nature damage and had a 4/7/10% chance.)
  • Piercing Shots (Tier 7) Your critical Aimed, Steady and Chimera Shots cause the target to bleed for 10/20/30% of the damage dealt over 8 sec. (Previously triggered 2/4/6% armor ignore).
  • Ranged Weapon Specialization (Tier 6) is now a 3 point talent, increasing damage with ranged weapons by 1/3/5%. (Previously a 5 point talent increasing damage by 1/2/3/4/5%)

Survival
Skills

  • Disengage cooldown increased to 30 secs. (Previously was 25 secs)

Talents

  • Hunting Party (Tier 10) is now a 3 point talent, increasing agility by 1/2/3% and your Arcane Shot, Explosive Shot and Steady Shot critical strikes have a 33/66/100% chance to grant up to 10 party or raid members mana regeneration equal to 0.25% of the maximum mana per second. Lasts for 15 sec.
  • Trap Mastery moved from Tier 9 to Tier 2 and is now a 3 point talent. Increases the duration of Frost and Freezing trap by 10/20/30%, Periodic damage of Immolation and Explosive trap by 10/20/30%, and number of snakes summoned by Snake Trap by 30%. (Previously was just 1 point)
  • *New Talent* Black Arrow (Tier 9) – Fires a Black Arrow at the target, increasing all damage done by you to the target by 6% and dealing [ 10% of RAP + 785 ] Shadow damage over 15 sec. Costs 6% base mana. 5-35 yard range. Instant Cast. 30 sec cooldown.
  • Sniper Training (Tier 9) has been changed to increase the critical strike chance of your Kill Shot ability by 5/10/15%, and while standing still for 6 sec., you gain Sniper Training increasing the damage done by your Steady Shot, Aimed Shot, Black Arrow and Explosive Shot by 2/4/6% Lasts 15 sec. (Previously increased damage and critical strike chance based on your range to the target)
  • Wyvern Sting (Tier 7) now lasts 30 sec on the target. (Previously lasted 12 sec)
  • T.N.T. (Tier 4) now increases the damage done by your Explosive Shot,  Explosive Trap and Immolation Trap by 2%. (Previously increased critical strike chance of explosive shot and and gave it a chance to stun the target)
  • Lock and Load (Tier 4) now has a 33/66/100% chance to proc off Freezing Shot, Freezing Trap, and Frost Trap, and a 3/7/10% chance to proc off the periodic damage of Immolation Trap and Black Arrow. (Previously worked on all traps and included serpent sting)
  • Improved Wing Clip has been removed from the game.

Mage
Arcane
Skills

  • Mage Armor has been increased to allow 50% of your mana regneration to continue while casting. (Previously 30%)
  • *New Spell* Polymorph Rabbit – Transforms the enemy into a harmless rabbit, forcing it to scamper around for up to 50 sec. While wandering, the rabbit cannot attack or cast spells but will regenerate very quickly. Any damage will transform the target back into its normal form. Only one target can be polymorphed at a time. Only works on Beasts, Humanoids and Critters.

Talents

  • Arcane Meditation (Tier 4) Allows 17/33/50% of your mana regeneration to continue while casting. (Previously 10/20/30%)


Fire

Talents

  • Burnout (Tier 10) now only affects Fire Spells. (Previously affected all spells)
  • Pyromaniac (Tier 7) now allows 17/33/50% of your mana regeneration to continue while casting. (Previously 10/20/30%)

Frost
Talents

  • Improved Water Elemental (Tier 9) has been renamed Enduring Winter. It now increases the duration of your Summon Water Elemental spell by 5 sec and your Frostbolt spell has a 33/66/100% chance to grant the Replenishment effect to up to 10 party or raid members mana regeneration equal to 0.25% of their maximum mana per second for 15 sec.

Paladin

  • All Paladin auras have had their tooltip changed to note that they work on the entire raid, not just the party.


Holy

Skills

  • Exorcism can now be used on all targets, but is now a guaranteed critical strike vs Undead and Demon type mobs.
  • Judgement of Light now procs off spells as well. (Previously only “attacks” would trigger this)

Talents

  • Purifying Power (Tier 6) now reduces the cooldown of your Exorcism and Holy Wrath spells by 17/33%. (Previously increased the critical strike chance of those spells by 10/20%)
  • Pure of Heart (Tier 5) now reduces Curse, Poison, and Disease effects by 15/30%. (Previously was 25/50% but did not include poisons)
  • Blessed Hands has been moved from Tier 5 to Tier 4 and now reduces the mana cost of Hand of Freedom, Hand of Sacrifice and Hand of Salvation by 15/30% and cooldowns by 10/20%.
  • Improved Concentration Aura’s (Tier 4) reduced silence/interrupt effect now works while any aura is active.

Protection
Skills

  • Shield of Righteousness now deals 130% of block value + 520 at the highest rank. It no longer causes a high amount of threat. (Previously increased damage by a set amount)
  • Blessing of Kings is now a baseline ability. Trainable at level 20.

Talents

  • Shield of the Templar (Tier 10) no longer increases the damage of your Holy Shield, Avenger’s Shield and Shield of Righteousness spells. Instead it gives your Avenger’s Shield a 33/66/100% chance to silence targets hit by it for 3 sec.
  • Judgements of the Just (Tier 10) now reduces the cooldown of your Hammer of Justice by 10 sec, increases the duration of your Seal of Justice effect by 0.5 sec, in addition to its previous effect.
  • Avenger’s Shield’s (Tier 9) damage has been increased across all ranks.
  • Guarded by the Light (Tier 9) now reduces spell damage taken by 3% and gives a 50% chance to refresh the duration of your Divine Plea when you hit an enemy. (Previously reduced the mana cost of your Holy Shield, Avenger’s Shield and Shield of Righteousness spells by 15%.)
  • Holy Shield’s (Tier 7) damage slightly increased across all ranks.
  • Ardent Defender (Tier 7) is now a 3 point talent, reducing damage taken by 10/20/30%. (Previously was a 5 point talent)
  • Sacred Duty (Tier 6) increases stamina by 4% now. (Previously was 3%)
  • One-Handed Weapon Specialization is now a 3 point talent, increasing damage done with 1 handers by 4/7/10%. (Previously was a 5 point talent)
  • Blessing of Sanctuary (Tier 5) now only grants 2% of maximum displayed mana when the target blocks, parries, or dodges a melee attack. (Previously granted 10 rage or 20 runic power or 2% max mana)
  • Divine Guardian (Tier 4) now has been changed to redirect damage “(up to a maximum of 150/300% of the Paladin’s health).” (Previously had no limit)
  • Improved Devotion Aura (Tier 4) now increases the amount healed on any target affected by any of your Auras by 2%. (Previously only worked with Devotion Aura active)
  • Improved Hammer of Justice (Tier 4) is now a 2 point talent, reducing the cooldown of Hammer of Justice by 10/20 sec. (Previously had a 3rd rank that reduced cooldown by 30 secs)


Retribution
Talents

  • Righteous Vengeance (Tier 10) is now a 3 point talent. When your Judgement and Divine Storm spells deal a critical strike, your target will take 10/20/30% additional damage over 8 sec. (Previously a 5 point talent)
  • Fanaticism (Tier 8 ) is now a 3 point talent and now increases the critical strike chance of all Judgements capable of a critical hit by 6/12/18% and reduces threat caused by all actions by 10/20/30% except when under the effects of Righteous Fury. (Previously a 5 point talent)
  • Improved Retribution Aura has been removed from the game.
  • Improved Retribution Aura’s effect has been merged into Sanctified Retribution (Tier 5).
  • Divine Purpose has been moved from Tier 5 to Tier 6.


Priest
Discipline

Skills

  • Divine Spirit is now a baseline spell.

Talents

  • Penance (Tier 11) Damage increased slightly across all ranks.
  • Grace (Tier 9) now lasts 15 sec. (Previously lasted 8 sec)
  • Rapture (Tier 8 ) revamped. Now a 3 point talent. When your Power Word: Shield is completely absorbed or dispelled you are instantly energized with 1.5% of your total mana, and you have a 33% chance to energize your shielded target with 2% total mana, 8 rage, 16 energy or 32 runic power. This effect cannot occur once every 12 seconds.
  • Focused Will (Tier 7) now increases spell critical strike chance by 1/2/3% in addition to its previous effect.
  • Reflective Shield has been moved from Tier 7 to Tier 5. It is now a 2 point talent and causes 22/45% of the damage you absorb with Power Word: Shield to reflect back at the attacker.
  • Enlightenment (Tier 6) is now a 3 point talent and now increases your total Spirit by 2/4/6% and increases your spell haste by 2/4/6%. (Previously a 5 point talent)
  • Meditation (Tier 3) now increases mana regeneration by 17/33/50%. (Previously 10/20/30%)
  • Improved Power Word: Fortitude (Tier 2) now also increases your personal stamina by 2/4%.
  • Unbreakable Will (Tier 1) now reduces the duration of Stun, Fear, and Silence effects done to you by an additional 6/12/18/24/30%. (Previously 3/6/9/12/15%)
  • *New Talent* Improved Flash Heal, Tier 7, 3 point talent – Reduces the mana cost of your Flash Heal by 5/10/15%, and increases the critical effect chance of your Flash Heal by 4/7/10% on friendly targets at or below 50% health.
  • *New Talent* Soul Warding, Tier 5, 1 point talent – Reduces the cooldown of your Power Word: Shield ability by 4 sec, and reduces the mana cost of your Power Word: Shield by 30%.

Holy
Skills

  • Prayer of Healing is now a targeted spell that heals the target’s party.
  • Holy Nova mana cost reduced from 27% base mana to 22% base mana.

Talents

  • Circle of Healing (Tier 9) healing increased across all ranks.
  • Test of Faith (Tier 9) now increases healing by 4/8/12% on friendly targets at or below 50% health.
  • Serendipity (Tier 8 ) changed to: When you heal with Binding Heal or Flash Heal, the cast time of your next Greater Heal or Prayer of Healing spell is reduced by 6/12/20%. Stacks up to 3 times. Lasts 20 sec.
  • Holy Concentration (Tier 7) changed to: Your mana regeneration is increased by 16/32/50% for 8 sec after you critically heal with Flash Heal, Greater Heal, Binding Heal or Renew. (Previously had a chance to grant clearcasting effect)
  • Blessed Resilience (Tier 7) increases the effectiveness of your healing spells by 1/2/3% along with its previous effect.
  • Improved Holy Concentration (Tier 9) removed from the game.
  • *New Talent* Empowered Renew, Tier 9, 3 point talent – Your Renew spell gains an additional 5/10/15% of your bonus healing effects, and your Renew will instantly heal the target for 5/10/15% of the total periodic effect.


Shadow
Skills

  • Shadowfiend now creates a shadowy fiend to attack the target. Caster receives 5% mana when the Shadowfiend attacks. Damage taken by area of effect attacks is reduced, and the Shadowfiend has a reduced chance to be hit by spells and melee attacks. Lasts 15 sec.

Talents

  • Dispersion (Tier 11) now clears all snare and movement impairing effects when cast, and makes you immune to them while dispersed.
  • Shadowform (Tier 7) now gives your Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, and Vampiric Touch spells the ability to critically hit.
  • Darkness moved from Tier 6 to Tier 1.
  • Silence (Tier 5) range increased to 30 yards. (Previously was 20 yards)
  • Vampiric Embrace (Tier 5) now lasts 5 mins. (Previously lasted 1 min)
  • Spirit Tap (Tier 1) now increases mana regeneration while casting by 87%. (Previously 50%)
  • Improved Spirit Tap (Tier 1) increases mana regeneration while casting by 17/33%. (Previously 10/20%)
  • *New Talent* Improved Devouring Plague, Tier 6, 3 point talent – Increases the periodic damage done by your Devouring Plague by 5/10/15%, and when you cast Devouring Plague you instantly deal damage equal to 5/10/15% of its total periodic effect.

Rogue
Assassination
Skills

  • Envenom now gives an additional 15% chance to apply Deadly Poison and a 75% increased frequency of applying Instant Poison for 1 sec plus an additional 1 sec per combo point. (Previously gave a 15% chance to apply both deadly and instant poison)
  • Expose Armor now reduces armor by 20%, lasting longer per combo point.

Talents

  • Hunger For Blood (Tier 11) changed to: Enrages you, increasing all damage caused by 15%. Requires a bleed effect to be active on the target. Lasts 30 sec. (Previously increased damage by 5%)
  • Improved Poisons (Tier 4) changed to increases the chance to apply Deadly Poison to your target by 2/4/6/8/10% and the frequency of applying Instant Poison to your target by 10/20/30/40/50%. (Previously increased chance to apply Deadly and Instant poison by 2/4/6/8/10%)


Combat

Talents

  • Savage Combat (Tier 9) now increases damage caused against poison enemies by 4%. (Previously increased damage by 1%)
  • Adrenaline Rush (Tier 7) cooldown reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes.
  • Lightning Reflexes (Tier 4) is now a 3 point talent and Increases your Dodge chance by 2/4/6% and gives you 4/7/10% melee haste. (Previously just increased dodge by 1/2/3/4/5%)

Shaman
Elemental
Skills

  • Fire Nova Totem’s mana cost has been reduced.

Talents

  • *New Talent* Booming Echoes, Tier 8, 2 point talent – Reduces the cooldown of your Flame Shock and Frost Shock spells by an additional 1/2 sec., and increases the direct damage done by your Flame Shock and Frost Shock spells by an additional 10/20%.

Enhancement
Skills

  • Bloodlust and Heroism now puts a debuff on you preventing you from using gaining the benefits of them for 10 mins. They now have a 5 min cooldown. (Previously had a 5 min debuff with a 10 min cooldown)

Talents

  • Improved Stormstrike (Tier 8 ) now has a 50/100% chance to grant you 20% of your base mana when you Stormstrike.
  • Stormstrike (Tier 7) now affects the next 4 nature attacks but only lasts 10 secs now. (Previously only affected 2 attacks and lasted 12 secs)
  • Unleashed Rage (Tier 6) is now a 3 point talent. It now passively increases your agility by 1/2/3% in addition to causing your critical hits with melee attacks to increase all party and raid members’ attack power by 4/7/10% if within 45 yards of the Shaman. Lasts 10 sec.
  • Spirit Weapons (Tier 5) now reduces all threat, just not melee threat.
  • Toughness (Tier 4) now increases stamina by 2/4/6/8/10% instead of increasing armor value.
  • *New Talent* Frozen Power, Tier 6, 2 point talent – Increases the damage done by your Frostbrand Weapon if it is enchanted on your main-hand weapon by 10/20%, and your Frost Shock has a 50/100% chance to root the target in Ice for 5 sec. when used on targets at or further than 15 yards from you.

Restoration
Skills

  • Poison Cleansing Totem and Disease Cleansing Totem have been merged into 1 totem.

Warlock
Affliction
Skills

  • Curse of Elements Rank 5 now increases spell damage taken by the target by 13% (Previously 10%)
  • Curse of Recklessness has been removed from the game.
  • Curse of Weakness now reduces armor by 5% along with its previous effect.

Talents

  • Pandemic (Tier 9) is now a 1 point talent. It now grants the periodic damage from your Corruption and Unstable Affliction spells the ability to critically hit.
  • Malediction (Tier 8 ) now increases spell damage by 1/2/3%. (Previously also increased the effect of curse of elements)
  • Eradication (Tier 7) has been changed to: When you deal damage with Corruption, you have a 2/4/6% chance to gain the Eradication effect. The Eradication effect increases the critical strike chance of your Shadow Bolt spell by 30%. Each critical strike reduces the critical strike bonus by 10%. Lasts 30 sec.
  • Shadow Embrace (Tier 5) now increases Shadow Periodic damage. (Previously increased all periodic damage)
  • Siphon Life (Tier 5) is no longer a spell. It is a passive talent that When you deal damage with your Corruption spell, you are instantly healed for 40% of the damage done.
  • Frailty has been renamed Improved Curse of Weakness (Tier 2).
  • Supression (Tier 1) now increases chance to hit with all spells. (Previously only affected affliction spells)


Demonology

Skills

  • Enslave Demon penalties have been reduced. While enslaved, the time between the demon’s attacks is increased by 30% and its casting speed is slowed by 20%. (Previously attack speed was increased by 40% and casting speed slowed by 30%)

Talents

  • Fel Synergy has been moved from Tier 8  to Tier 1. You have a 50/100% chance to heal your pet for 50/30% of the amount of damage done by you.
  • Mana Feed is now a 1 point talent and has been moved from Tier 6 to Tier 5. Your demon now gains 100% of the mana you gain when you gain mana from Drain Mana or Life Tap spells
  • Master Conjuror (Tier 5) now increases the combat ratings gained from your conjured Firestone and Spellstone by 150/300%. (Previously 15/30%)
  • Demonic Embrace (tier 1) is now a 3 point talent. Increases your total stamina by 4/7/10%. (Previously 2/4/6/8/10%)
  • Demonic Empathy has been removed from the game.
  • Demonic Sacrifice has been removed from the game.
  • Improved Enslave Demon has been removed from the game.
  • *New Talent* Nemesis, Tier 9, 3 point talent – Reduces the cooldown of your Demonic Empowerment, Metamorphosis, Soulstone and Fel Domination spells by 10/20/30%.
  • *New Talent* Decimation, Tier 8, 2 point talent – When you Shadowbolt or Incinerate a target that is at or below 35% health, the cast time of your next Soulfire is reduced by 30/60%. Lasts 10 sec.
  • *New Talent* Molten Core, Tier 6, 3 point talent – Your Shadow spells and damage over time effects have a 5/10/15% chance to increase the damage of your Fire spells by 10% for 12 sec.


Destruction
Talents

  • Improved Soul Leech (Tier 8 ) now has a replenishment effect along with its previous effect.
  • Conflagrate (Tier 7) is now 1 rank. It consumes an Immolate or Shadowflame effect on the enemy target to instantly deal damage equal to 15 sec of your Immolate or 8 sec of your Shadowflame.
  • Backlash has been moved from Tier 7 to Tier 5.
  • Pyroclasm has been moved from Tier 5 to Tier 7 and is now a 3 point talent. It now states when you critically strike with Searing Pain or Conflagrate, your Fire and Shadow spell damage is increased by 2/4/6% for 10 sec.
  • Improved Immolate (Tier 5) now increases all damage done by Immolate. (Previously only increased the initial damage)
  • Aftermath (Tier 2) now increases the periodic damage done by your Immolate by 3/6%, and your Conflagrate has a 50/100% chance to daze the target for 5 sec.
  • Cataclysm (Tier 2) now reduces the Mana cost of your Destruction spells by 4/7/10%. (Previously increased hit chance with destruction spells and reduced mana cost by 1/2/3%)
  • Improved Shadow Bolt (Tier 1) changed to Increases the damage done by your Shadow Bolt spell by 1/2/3/4/5%, and your Shadow Bolt causes your target to be vulnerable to spell damage, increasing spell critical strike chance against that target by 1/2/3/4/5%. Effect lasts 30 sec.
  • Molten Core moved to demonology.
  • *New Talent* Molten Skin, Tier 2, 3 point talent – Reduces all damage taken by 2/4/6%.

Warrior
Arms
Talents

  • Wrecking Crew (Tier 10) now states that it no longer stacks with enrage.
  • Blood Frenzy (Tier 9) now increases all physical damage done to the target by 2/4%. (Previously was 1/2%)

Fury
Talents

  • Titan’s Grip (Tier 11) now reduces physical damage you deal by 10%.


Protection
Skills

  • Sunder Armor now reduces target’s armor by 4% per application. Stacks up to 5. (Previously reduced armor by a set amount)

Sources: mmo-champion, blizzard

PTR Arena Tournament

February 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Quick blue post regarding the recently announced PTR arena tournament.

In patch 3.1, a new world event titled “The Argent Tournament” will be coming to Northrend! This tournament will be live on the 3.1 PTR and open for testing, though certain aspects are still in development. Players will find a host of new features here, including:

  • The ability to prove your worth to a capital city of your choosing through our new mounted combat system (still in development)
  • New daily quests to construct the great Argent Crusade coliseum for glorious battles to come
  • All new rewards – new items, titles, banners, tabards, pets, mounts, and more
  • All new achievements
  • Many more festivities, and more to come in future content updates!

Players will find the Argent Tournament in Icecrown. Speaking to any Northrend flight master will get you on track to prove your worth to the Argent Crusade, your faction’s leaders, and all denizens of Azeroth!

3.1 Patch Notes Leaked

January 31, 2009 by · 27 Comments 

UPDATE: Official 3.1 patch notes have been added check them out…. 3.1 patch notes.

…possibly that is, the following patch notes are allegedly from the current internal build being tested. These were sent to the guys over at wow-insider from a guy who says his name is “Mike”. No confirmation yet as to their authenticity, so make of them what you will.

3.1 Patch Notes
World of Warcraft PTR Patch 3.1.0

The Mysteries of Ulduar
For many years, the ancient titan city of Ulduar has been a home to the Storm Giants of Northrend, where they have remained hidden from the Lich King and his Scourge Army. Recently, Ulduar has been taken over by the Iron Dwarves, who are being lead by a mysterious entity that is becoming a growing threat to Northrend and the rest of Azeroth.

Brann Bronzebeard and the Explorer’s League have setup a new camp in The Storm Peaks in order to serve as a base of operations for the Ulduar investigations. Chester Copperpot and his goons, longtime enemies of the Explorer’s League, also have a vested interest in Ulduar.

The Ruby Sanctum
For thousands of years, the Chamber of Aspects was used as a secret meeting place for the five great Dragon Aspects. Since the formation of the Wyrmrest Accord and the war on Malygos, the portals leading to the dragonflight sanctuaries remained dormant…until now. Trouble has arisen within the Red Dragonflight’s Ruby Sanctum! Queen Alexstrasza and the Red Dragonflight are seeking able bodied adventurers to find out what lies within.

General
• Ulduar is now available in both Heroic and Normal Difficulty, players can find this raid dungeon in The Storm Peaks.
• The Ruby Sanctum is now available in both Heroic and Normal Difficulty, players can find this raid dungeon in the Dragonblight, beneath Wyrmrest Temple in the Chamber of Aspects.
• The Nexus War Continues! The Blue Dragonflight is attempting to harness the energy surrounding Crystalsong Forest. The Silver Covenant and The Sunreavers are preparing for a full offensive, but they need your help! Many new daily quests are available at Windrunner’s Overlook (Alliance) and Sunreaver’s Command (Horde).
• Dual Talent Specialization: Players can now visit their class trainers to learn a second Specialization. Specializations may be switched at any time as long as the player is not in combat, this will also change your character’s Glyphs, Action Bars and Talents. Specialization options can be found in the talent menu.
• Potency Rating: Haste Rating, Armor Penetration Rating and Spell Penetration have been merged into a single stat. Each percent of Potency will decrease the enemy’s spell resistances and armor; it will also increase the player’s cast speed and melee attack speed.
• Replenishment: Now grants 0.5% of base mana every second and can effect up to 25 raid members.
• A new bank slot is now available for purchase!

Achievements
• Removed “Brew of the Year” as criteria for the “Brewmaster” meta achievement.
• The number of cooking recipes needed for the “Chef De Cuisine” achievement has been lowered to 150.
• Several Dungeon & Raid Achievements related to The Ruby Sanctum and Ulduar have been added!
• Several World Event Achievements related to Noble Garden have been added!

PvP
• Battlegrounds
o Players may now accumulate up to 100,000 Honor Points and 7500 Arena Points.
o Players can now queue up for Battlegrounds anywhere in the world! New queuing options are available in the PvP menu.
o Players can now queue up for all 5 battlegrounds at once.
o Reputation gains from winning battles in Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin have been significantly increased.
o Alterac Valley Marks of Honor, Warsong Gulch Marks of Honor and Arathi Basin Marks of Honor may now be exchanged for reputation gains with their associated factions.
o Lake Wintergrasp
? The Battle for Lake Wintergrasp will now occur every 2 hours.
? After winning a Wintergrasp Match all players of the opposite faction will be teleported to their respective faction’s camp.
? Many optimizations have been made to the Lake Wintergrasp zone, players should experience significantly less visual latency when fighting in densely populated areas.
o Strand of the Ancients
? Players carrying Seaforium charges cannot exceed 100% run speed.
? Seaforium charges now take more time to disarm.
? Turrets now deal slightly more damage to vehicles.
? The honor gained while fighting in the Strand of the Ancients has been slightly increased.

Death Knights
• Icebound Fortitude now scales much better with defense (50% at 540 defense).
• Shadow of Death: Cooldown reduced to 10 minutes.
• Death Grip: Cooldown reduced by 10 seconds.
• New Spell: Unholy Grip, 20 Runic Power, 3 min cooldown – Harnesses the unholy energy that surrounds and binds all matter, drawling all targets within a 30 yard radius towards the death knight and forcing all enemies to attack the death knight for 6 sec.
• Unholy Command: Reduces the cooldown of your Unholy Grip ability by 15/30 seconds.
• Magic Suppression: Also causes your Anti-Magic Shell to restore runic power equal to 3%/6%/9%/12%/15% of the damage absorbed.
• Obliterate: No longer consumes diseases.
• Merciless Combat: All abilities now deal 10%/20% additional damage to targets below 35% health.
• Annihilation: Increases critical strike chance of all weapons, spells and abilities by 1%/2%/3% and reduces the amount of spell damage taken when in frost presence by an additional 1%/2%/3%.
• Heart Strike: Can now hit up to 4 targets.
• Will of the Necropolis: Now reduces damage that would take you below 35% health by 10%/20%/30%.
• Bloody Vengeance: This effect now stacks up to 5 times.
• Desecration: Damage bonus now applies to other death knights.
• Virulence: Now grants both melee and spell hit.
• Unholy Blight is once again considered a disease.

Druids
• Shapeshifting no longer costs mana, but there is now a 3 second cooldown.
• Wild Growth: Cooldown reduced to 5 seconds.
• Entangling Roots: No longer deals damage.
• Swipe: This ability has been reworked; it will now hit all targets within a 5 yard radius of the druid. Damage dealt by Swipe has also been slightly increased.
• Infected Wounds: Swipe can now trigger this ability.
• Berserk: Also reduces the rage cost of all your Bear Form abilities by 50%.
• Master Shapeshifter: Bear Form – Reduces all damage taken by 2%.
• Improved Regrowth: Critical strike chance reduced to 5%/10%/15%/20%/25%.
• Living Spirit: Also reduces the chance that all of your heal over time abilities will be dispelled by 5%/10%/15%.
• Empowered Touch: Healing bonus increased to 25%/50%.
• Gift of the Earthmother: Also reduces the cooldown of your Nature’s Swiftness by 6/12/18/24/30 seconds.
• Improved Faerie Fire: Now grants melee and spell hit.
• Lunar Guidance: Spell power bonus increased to 5%/10%/15%.
• Force of Nature: Treants summoned by this spell are now immune to area of effect spells. They may now also cast Moonfire and Rejuvenation.
• Owlkin Frenzy: Your attacks now have a chance to trigger frenzy.

Hunters
• Mortal Shots: Critical strike damage bonus increased to 10%/20%/30%/40%/50%.
• Kindred Spirits: Now increases pet’s damage by 4%/8%/12%/16%/20%.
• T.N.T: Stun chance reduced to 3%/6%/9%.
• Arcane Shot: Base damage increased slightly.
• Steady Shot: Base damage increased slightly.
• Ferocious Inspiration: Increases the damage dealt by Arcane shot by 5%/10%/15%.
• Aspect of the Dragonhawk: Dodge chance reduced to 10%, attack power bonus increased to 330.
• Aspect of the Monkey: Dodge chance reduced to 10%
• Beastial Wrath: Duration increased to 20 seconds.
• The Beast Within: Duration increased to 20 seconds.
• Cobra Strikes: Also increases the damage dealt by you and your pet by 2%/4%/6%.
• Readiness: Now works with Beastial Wrath.
• Chimera Shot: Mana cost reduced.
• Silencing Shot: Now interrupts the enemy’s spellcast, preventing any spell from that school of magic from being cast for 8 sec.
• Disengage: Mana cost removed.
• Explosive Shot: Deals a small amount of damage to targets within 5 yards.
• Pets
o Exotic pets have had their health increased slightly.
o Exotic pets can no longer be dodged or parried.
o Most boss abilities will no effect pets.

Mages
• Conjure Mana Gem (Rank 6) now restores 4200 to 4400 mana.
• Torment of the Weak: Damage bonus reduced to 3%/7%/10%.
• Student of the Mind: The amount of Spirit granted has been increased to 5%/10%/15%.
• Netherwind Presence: Spell haste bonus reduced to 1%/2%/3%. Also reduces the mana cost of all Arcane spells by 4%/7%/10%.
• Spellsteal: The maximum duration of stolen buffs increased to 3 minutes.
• Molten Fury: Damage bonus increased to 10%/20%.
• Combustion now increases the critical strike chance of all fire spells by 25%. Lasts 20 sec.
• Burnout: Removed penalty on spell critical strikes.
• Ignite: Now deals its damage over 6 seconds.
• Living Bomb: Will now explode upon the target’s death.
• Fiery Payback: Damage reduction increased to 12%/25%.
• Shatter: Critical strike chance increased to 20%/40%/60%.
• Improved Frostbolt: Also reduces the global cooldown of your Ice Lance spell by 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.4/0.5 seconds.
• Cone of Cold: Damage for all ranks increased significantly.
• Improved Cone of Cold: Increases the radius of your Cone of Cold ability by 5/10 yards.
• Frozen Core: Spell damage reduction now requires Frost Armor to be active. Also increases all frost damage dealt by 1%/2%/3%.
• Brain Freeze: Can now trigger a free Fireball of Pyroblast.
• Empowered Frostbolt: Critical strike chance increased to 3%/6%.
• Deep Freeze: Can now be used on targets with a movement slowing effect.

Paladins
• All paladin auras are now off the global cooldown.
• Divine Plea: Now scales with spell haste, cooldown increased to 2 minutes, healing penalty removed.
• Enlightened Judgements: Chance to hit increased by 3%/6%.
• Holy Shock: Cooldown reduced to 5 seconds.
• Judgement of Light, Judgement of Wisdom, Judgement of Justice: Duration increased to 30 seconds.
• Infusion of Light: Also has a 10%/20% chance to finish the cooldown of your Holy Shock spell.
• Healing Light: Also increases the amount healed by your Judgement of Light.
• Beacon of Light: Will now transfer 100% of all healing done to the beacon, instead of just effective healing.
• Judgements of the Wise: Now grants 30% of base mana if the Judgement crits.
• Crusader Strike: Now Instantly causes 125% weapon damage as holy damage and increases all holy damage done to the target by 2% for 6 seconds, stacks up to 5 times.
• Exorcism can now be cast on any target.
• Righteous Vengeance: Now triggered by Seal of Command, Seal of the Martyr and Seal of Blood critical strikes.
• Sheath of Light: Heal over time effect reduced to 8 seconds.
• Hammer of the Righteous: Gains a small benefit from your attack power.
• Holy Shield: Whenever Holy Shield is active, all spell damage taken is reduced by 2%.
• Divine Guardian has been moved down to Tier 3.
• New Talent: Improved Divine Guardian – Increases the damage absorbed by Divine Guardian by 10%/20%.

Priests
• Surge of Light: Also reduces the cast time of your next Greater Heal by 0.5 seconds.
• Circle of Healing: Cooldown reduced to 5 seconds.
• Divine Providence: No longer reduces the cooldown of your Prayer of Mending Spell, but now increases the amount healed by your critical heals by 10%/20%/30%/40%/50%.
• Mass Dispel: No longer has a target limit.
• Misery: Now grants melee and spell hit.
• Renew: Mana cost reduced slightly.
• Greater Heal: Mana cost reduced slightly, cast time reduced by to 2.5 seconds.
• Divine Fury: No longer reduces the cast time of Greater Heal, but increases the critical strike chance of Greater Heal, Penance and Flash Heal by 1$/2%/3%/4%/5%.
• Test of Faith: Also increases the duration of your Guardian Spirit spell by 1/2/3 seconds.
• Desperate Prayer: Instantly restores 30% of the caster’s health and reduces all damage taken by 30% for the next 5 seconds.
• Divine Aegis: The absorption effect can now stack up to 3 times.
• Penance: Channeling this spell will give the priest 3% additional chance to crit for the next 5 seconds.
• Reflective Shield: Also decreases the chance that your Power Word: Shield can be dispelled by 15%/30%/45%.
• Mental Strength: Also increases armor contribution from items by 5%/10%/15%.
• Mind Melt: Critical strike chance increased by 3%/6%.
• Blackout: Mind Sear can no longer proc this stun effect.
• Twisted Faith: Damage bonus for Mind Flay and Mind Blast now requires the target to be afflicted by Vampiric Touch.
• Improved Shadow Word: Pain: Now increases damage by 5%/10%.

Rogues
• Adrenaline Rush is now available to all Rogues at Level 30.
• New Talent: Focused Combat, 25 Energy, 3 min cooldown – When activated, the rogue goes into a focused state of combat, increasing all damage done by 30%, changing targets will cancel this effect. Lasts 15 sec.
• Envenom: Damage for all ranks increased slightly.
• Expose Armor: Now reduces the enemy’s armor by a percent value instead of a flat value.
• Improved Expose Armor: No longer reduces the energy cost of Expose Armor. Now increases the armor reduced by 2%/4%.
• Tricks of the Trade: Duration reduced to 5 seconds.
• Prey on the Weak: Critical strike damage now increased by 5%/10%/15%/20%/25%.
• Close Quarters Combat: Increases your chance to get a critical strike with all weapons.
• Kick: Damage dealt significantly increased.
• Throwing Specialization: Also increases damage dealt by Fan of Knives by 15%/30%.
• Surprise Attacks: Damage bonus increased to 15%.
• Savage Combat: Now increases attack power by 4%/8%.
• Fan of Knives: Now causes 75% weapon damage with all weapons.
• Killing Spree: All damage dealt while this ability is active is increased by 20%.

Shaman
• The health of all totems has been increased significantly.
• A new quest is available from all Shaman trainers at level 70!
• Mana Spring Totem now affects all raid and party members, but no longer stacks.
• Ancestral Knowledge: Increases total Intellect by 3%/6%/9%/12%/15%.
• Shamanistic Focus: Mana cost reduction increased to 50%.
• Maelstrom Weapon: Cast time reduction now applies to any spell with a cast time.
• Searing Totem: Now receives a small bonus from the shaman’s total attack power.
• Mental Dexterity: Also increases critical strike chance of all shock spells by 2%/4%/6%.
• Weapon Mastery: Damage increase reduced to 2%/4%/6%.
• Healing Wave: Base cast time reduced to 2.5 seconds.
• Unleashed Rage: Also reduces the mana cost of your Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning and Lava Burst abilities by 5%/10%/15%/20%/25%.
• Feral Sprit: The health of the Spirit Wolves summoned by this ability has been increased slightly.
• Improved Healing Wave: Now increases Healing Wave’s chance to critically strike by 1%/2%/3%/4%/5%.
• Lava Lash: Now deals 125% off-hand weapon damage, damage is no longer affected by Flametounge.
• Healing Way: Bonus healing effect reduced to 15%, now effects all shaman healing spells.
• Improved Earth Shield: Your Earth Shield can no longer be dispelled.
• Ancestral Awakening: Range increased to 100 yards.
• Riptide: Heal over time component gains a larger benefit from your spell power.
• Earthliving Weapon: Heal over time component gains a larger benefit from your spell power.
• Lesser Healing Wave: Mana cost reduced slightly.

Warlocks
• Everlasting Affliction: Drain Life, Haunt and Shadow Bolt spells now have a 25% chance to refresh the duration of Corruption and Siphon Life spells on the target.
• Chaos Bolt: Cooldown reduced to 8 seconds, base damage increased slightly. Also pierces through immunity effects such as Divine Shield and Ice Block.
• Pandemic: Now takes into account critical strike debuffs on the target.
• Fire and Brimstone: Immolate spell power bonus now increased by 4%/8%/12%/16%/20%.
• Molten Core: Shadow spells and damage over time effects now have a 10%/20%/30% chance to increase damage done by all Shadow and Fire spells by 10% for 10 sec.
• Pyroclasm: Also gives your Rain of Fire a 5%/10% additional chance to crit.
• Shadowflame: Initial effect now deals fire damage, the damage over time component now deals shadow damage.
• Haunt will now do additional damage for each of the warlock’s damage over time effects on the target.
• Improved Demonic Tactics: Increases your summoned demon’s critical strike chance by 2%/4%/6%.
• Fel Vitality: Increases maximum stamina and intellect instead of health and mana.
• Demonic Embrace: Stamina bonus reduced to 1%/2%/3%/4%.
• Demonic Resilience: Reduces all damage taken by you and your pet by 1%/2%/3%/4%/5%.
• Metamorphosis now has a 1 second cast time.
• Demonic Pact: The spell power of all party and raid members is now increased by 4%/8%/12%/16%/20% of your spell damage.
• Pandemic: Now works with Siphon Life.
• Conflagrate: Can now be cast on targets afflicted by Shadowfury.
• Searing Pain: No longer causes a high amount of threat. Damage increased for all ranks.
• Improved Searing Pain: Your damaging Searing Pain spells have a 33%/66%/100% chance to cause your target to be vulnerable to spell damage, increasing spell critical strike chance against that target by 2% and lasts 30 sec. Stacks up to 5 times.

Warriors
• Bladestorm: Rage cost reduced slightly.
• Whirlwind can now be used in any stance.
• Bloodrage: While active, all damage taken is increased by 10%.
• Sweeping Strikes: Rage cost reduced slightly.
• Death Wish: Duration reduced to 20 seconds, damage bonus increased to 25%.
• Improved Berserker Stance: Increases total Strength by 1%/2%/3%/4%/5%.
• Bloodsurge: Chance to proc decreased to 5%/10%/15%.
• Rampage: Range increased to 100 yards.
• Shield Wall: Damage reduction reduced to 50%.
• Vigilance: Now transfers 20% of target threat to the warrior, but no longer reduces damage taken.
• Sunder Armor: Now reduces the enemy’s armor by a percent value instead of a flat value.
• Intervene: No longer reduces total threat.
• Safeguard: Damage reduction reduced to 10%/20%.
• Improved Defensive Stance: Now reduces all spell damage taken by 5%/10%. Duration of enrage effect reduced to 10 seconds.
• Warbringer: Reduces the rage cost of your Charge, Intercept and Intervene abilities by 100%.
• Critical Block: Chance to block double the amount is now equal to your critical strike chance.
• Devastate: Rank 5 damage increased slightly.

Professions
• Alchemy
o Slightly reduced the materials required to make Flask of the Frost Wyrm, Flask of Stoneblood, Flask of Endless Rage and Flask of Pure Mojo.
o Runic Mana Potions now only require one Lichbloom to make.
o Runic Healing Potions now only require one Icethorn to make.
o The Alchemists of The Sunreavers and The Silver Covenant have created a new, more powerful Alchemist Stone.
o New Alchemy Daily Quests! Visit Alchemist Fendril at Windrunner’s Overlook and Alchemist Duros at Sunreaver’s Command.
• Inscription
o Several new epic Inscription recipes are available from the Explorer’s League Quartermaster and from within Ulduar.
o Glyph of Improved Scorch: Gives your Fireball and Frostfire Bolt spells a 20% chance to refresh the duration of your Improved Scorch effect.
o Glyph of Holy Light: Range increased to 10 yards.
o Glyph of Crusdader Strike: Your Crusader Strike ability now generates 3 applications of the Crusader Strike effect.
o Glyph of Searing Pain: The Improved Searing Pain talent now generates 3 applications of the Improved Searing Pain effect each time Searing Pain is cast.
o New Glyphs may be discovered by performing Minor Inscription Research and Northrend Inscription Research.
o Added Glyph of Holy Shock, Glyph of Greater Heal, Glyph of Chaos Bolt and Glyph of Incinerate have been added to all Grand Master Inscription Trainers.
o Milling now only requires 4 herbs.
• Enchanting
o Powerful new ring enchants can be obtained from within Ulduar.
o Enchanters may now use materials placed in the trade window to enchant other player’s equipment.
o Added a new recipe to create spheres that grant spell resistance and fit in any color gem socket.
o Enchant Weapon – Executioner: Now grants Potency rating.
o Enchant Cloak – Speed: Renamed Enchant Cloak – Potency, now grants potency rating.
o Enchant Cloak – Greater Speed: Renamed Enchant Cloak – Greater Potency, now grants potency rating.
o Disenchanting high level epic items may now have a chance to yield an additional Abyss Crystal.
• Engineering
o Mekgineer’s Chopper and Mechano Hog no longer require an Elementium-plated Exhaust Pipe to create.
o Plans for a new and improved Scrapbot are rumored to be kept hidden by the Iron Dwarves in The Storm Peaks.
o Several new epic belt patterns have been added to all Grand Master Engineering Trainers.
o Hyperspeed Accelerators now stack with other enchants, duration increased to 15 seconds.
• Blacksmithing
o Several new epic blacksmithing plans have been added to the game, these may be found on various reputation vendors throughout Northrend.
• Mining
o Saronite Deposits will now yield more ore.
o Saronite Deposits can now contain blue quality gems.
• Herbalism
o The drop rate on Frost Lotus has been slightly increased.
o Reduced cast time on the Herbalism skill.
• Cooking
o All cooking daily quests will now give the player a choice of 5 Northern Spices or 5 Baby Spices in addition to a Dalaran Cooking Award.
o A new recipe for Pygmy Delight has been added to all Grand Master Cooking Trainers.
o Many cooking recipes requiring northern spices have had their materials reduced slightly.
• Jewelcrafting
o A new set of more powerful gems can be found by raiding Ulduar. Their stats exceed those of previous gems that could be found.
o Icy Prisms now also have a small chance to contain an epic quality Northrend gem.
o Icy Prisms no longer require a frozen orb, but now require more uncommon quality Northrend gems.
o The Explorer’s League has unlocked the secret behind many ancient titan gems. Visit Archaeologist Mezton at the Explorer’s League Base Camp to see what you can learn!
o Prospecting now only requires 4 ore.

Dungeons and Raids
• Many creatures in heroic 5 man dungeons have had their hit points increased slightly.
• Players will no longer be teleported out of a raid instance after logging back in.
• The Eye of Eternity
o The damage on Malygos’ Vortex has been slightly reduced in both heroic and normal difficulty.
o Players will no longer suffer fall damage when falling from Vortex.
o Pets are no longer affected by Malygos’ Arcane Breath.
• The Obsidian Sanctum
o Reduced the effect of Twilight Torment in normal difficulty.
o The duration of Twilight Residue has been increased.

User Interface
• Raid Unit frames have been redesigned and are now completely customizable via interface options.
• Player Unit frames have also been redesigned and are customizable via the interface options.
• Many parts of the default UI can now be moved to any location on your screen.
• The Auction House UI has been changed, players will now see up to 200 auctions per page, more detailed information such as purchase history and average price has been added.
• When zoning into a partially completed raid instance, a confirmation dialogue will appear asking if you want to get saved to the instance.
• The built in threat meter has been expanded upon, it will now show the threat of up to 10 other players in relation to yours.
• There is now an option to display your bank and character inventory as one large bag.
• Players can now track multiple types of resources provided they have the skills required.
• New tips of the day have been added!
• Several new types of currencies have been added to the currency tab.
• Players can now turn in Netherweave Cloth and Frostweave Cloth to increase their standing with all major cities.
• New interface options have been added that will allow you to customize combat log recording.
• For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros Forum.

Items
• All items that granted haste, armor penetration, or spell penetration have been updated to grant potency rating instead.
• New vendors have been added to The Silver Enclave and Sunreaver’s Sanctuary, bring them your Emblems of Honor to trade for items of magnificent quality!
• You may now trade 10 Emblems of Heroism for 1 Emblem of Valor, see your faction’s Emblem of Heroism vendor!
• Several epic quality items obtained from Heroic instances have had their stats updated to reflect their intended power.
• Damnation: Stats updated to reflect its intended power.
• Greatstaff of the Nexus: Stats updated to reflect its intended power.
• Dying Curse: Now shares an internal cooldown with other similar effects.
• Soul of the Dead: Now shares an internal cooldown with other similar effects.
• Forge Ember: Now shares an internal cooldown with other similar effects.
• Sundial of the Exiled: Now shares an internal cooldown with other similar effects.
• Forethought Talisman: Passive spell power reduced, healing over time effect now gains a small benefit from the caster’s spell power.
• Frostweave Bag is now a 22 slot bag.
• Glacial Bag is now a 24 slot bag.
• Dragon Hide Bag is now a 24 slot bag, no longer considered unique.

World Environment
• Named NPC’s will now respawn at a much quicker rate.
• All beasts in Northrend now have an increased chance to drop Chilled Meat.
• The items involved in Troll Patrol: The Alchemist’s Apprentice can now be instantly looted.
• Corrected several herb spawns in Icecrown.
• Herb spawns in Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord will now respawn faster.
• NPC’s in The Storm Peaks now have a higher chance to drop a Relic of Ulduar.
• Players wishing to increase their standing with the Steamwheadle Cartel should visit Gazlowe in Ratchet.
• Southsea Pirates, Wastewander Bandits and Bloodsail Buccaneers will all now give increased reputation gains.
• Creatures in The Barrens now have an increased chance to drop the recipe for Savory Deviate Delights.

Bug Fixes
• Death Knight: The Lichborne ability will no longer return you to your normal form during the Prophet Tharon’ja encounter in Drak’tharon Keep.
• Death Knight: Blade Barrier will no longer count Death Runes.
• Death Knight: Shadow of Death will no longer cause the player to run back as a ghoul after releasing.
• Death Knight: Lichborne and Fear Ward no longer share a cooldown.
• Paladin: Sacred Shield will now properly gain benefit from the spell power granted by Sheath of Light.
• Paladin: Fixed a bug where Judgements sometimes dealt no damage.
• Paladin: Hammer of Wrath will no longer reset the paladin’s swing timer.
• Paladin: Righteous Vengance will no longer break Repentance.
• Mage: Focus Magic will now properly trigger from melee critical strikes.
• Mage: Mage Armor will now properly decrease the duration of magical damage over time effects.
• Warrior: Armored to the Teeth no longer considers Berserking in its armor calculation.
• Warlock: Pandemic will no longer trigger Focus Magic.
• Warlock: Corrected several typos with the Ritual of Summoning Spell.
• Priest: Devouring Plague will no longer be spread by Pestilence.
• Priest: The Surge of Light buff will no longer be consumed upon cast.
• Priest: Fixed a bug where Guardian Spirit will sometimes fail to prevent a killing blow.
• Hunter: Frost Trap now correctly triggers the 30 second cooldown on Lock and Load.
• Hunter: Wyvern Sting’s sleep effect will no longer break from area of effect spells.
• Achievements: Corrected the tooltip for “Gotta Go!”
• Players will now appear properly mounted on the Amani War Bear.
• The Alliance Vanguard reputation will now properly count towards total exalted factions.
• Corrected many graphical bugs along the coast of Sholazar Basin.
• When a guild is disbanded, gold will now also be mailed to the Guild Master.
• The Thaddius encounter will no longer generate an extreme amount of latency.
• Elixir of Water Walking will now properly gain a benefit from Mixology.
• Bandit’s Insignia: Damage dealt will be properly increased by the target’s debuffs.
• Ring of the Fated: Now properly grants potency rating.
• Players will no longer fall through the well in Dalaran without getting teleported to the sewer.
• The forge in K3 will now function properly.
• Players who die during the Prophet Tharon’ja encounter will still receive credit for his death.
• Fixed a typo for the Convention at the Legerdemain daily quest.
• Fixed various bugs in Naxxramas that would cause player to fall through the world.
• Multiple characters can now loot the Heart of Magic from Alexstrasza’s Gift (Malygos Encounter)
• Players will no longer randomly get stuck in combat.

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