Wrath Patch Notes

3.0 Patch Notes

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.0.9

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Druids

  • Ferocious Bite: This ability now only uses up to 30 energy in addition to its base cost.

Hunters

  • Kindred Spirits (Beast Mastery): This talent now grants 20% pet damage at max rank.
  • Serpent’s Swiftness (Beast Mastery): This talent now grants 20% pet attack speed at max rank.
  • Pets
    • Lava Breath now reduces the target's casting speed by 25%, down from 50%.
    • Poison Spit now reduces the target's casting speed by 25%, down from 50%.

Mages

  • Arcane Power now increases damage and mana cost by 20%, cooldown reduced to 2 minutes.
  • Arcane Power and Presence of Mind now share a category cooldown. Arcane Power causes a 15 second cooldown. Presence of Mind, once consumed, causes a 1.5 second cooldown.
  • Arcane Flows now reduces the cooldown of Presence of Mind, Arcane Power and Invisibility by 15/30%.
  • Presence of Mind: The cooldown has been reduced to 2 minutes, (down from 3.)
  • Slow (Arcane): now increases cast time by 30%, down from 60%.

Paladins

  • The duration on all Seals has been increased to 30 minutes and can no longer be dispelled.
  • Divine Plea: The amount healed by your spells is reduced by 50% (up from 20%), but the effect can no longer be dispelled.
  • Sanctified Seals: This talent no longer affects dispel resistance, but continues to affect crit chance.

Priests

  • Inner Fire duration has been increased to 30 minutes and can no longer dispelled.

Rogues

  • Hunger for Blood (Assassination): Now increases damage 5% per stack, (up from 3%.)
  • Mind Numbing Poison now reduces cast time by 30%, down from 60%.
  • Mutilate damage will now do 20% increased damage against poisoned targets, down from 50%.
  • Slice and Dice (Rank 2): This ability now increases melee attack speed by 40%, up from 30%.

Warlocks

  • Curse of Tongues: Now increases the casting time of all spells by 25% (Rank 1) and 30% (Rank 2), down from 50% and 60%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Obsidian Sanctum
    • Changed the color of the fissure in the Obsidian Sanctum to be more visually distinct.

User Interface

  • The " GM wishes to speak with you " alert/button, at the top of the screen, has been changed so that addons do not obscure it.
  • A clickable chat message has been added that duplicates the GM alert/button.
  • When a GM wishes to speak with you the Help Request minibar button will glow.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum .

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players using nVidia 3D glasses were unable to see spell cooldowns.
  • Fixed a software mouse cursor bug that was causing the mouse curser to disappear from view when over certain UI elements.
  • Fixed a player movement error in which other players were appearing to move erratically when traveling beside them.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.0.8

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

General

  • Bonus Armor: The mechanics for items with bonus armor on them has changed (any cloth, leather, mail, or plate items with extra armor, or any other items with any armor). Bonus armor beyond the base armor of an item will no longer be multiplied by any talents or by the bonuses of Bear Form, Dire Bear Form, or Frost Presence.
  • Racial restrictions on mounts have now been lifted. Night Elves on mechanostriders? Tauren on raptors? You’re not seeing things.
  • Racial Resistances: These can now be mitigated against by gaining additional chance to hit.
  • Tapping: All player spells which cause a creature to become aggressive to you will now also immediately cause the creature to be tapped.
  • All Silence spells now have diminishing returns. This includes: Arcane Torrent, Garrote silence effect, Improved Counterspell effect, Improved Kick effect, Silence, Gag Order, Silencing Shot, Spell Lock, and Strangulate.
  • Dispel Resist talents have changed to protect only beneficial spells and damage over time effects.
  • Shield Wall, Barkskin, Guardian Spirit, and Divine Protection are now off the Global Cooldown.
  • A new mailbox is now available at the Crows Tavern in the Dalaran Sewers.
  • We have added over 60 new graveyards to Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.
  • The run speed in spirit form has been increased by 50%. Night Elves in Wisp form will now move at a bonus 75% speed.
  • Reputation rewarded for killing mobs will no longer automatically deprecate. This means trivial mobs will continue to give out their full amounts of reputation on kill for the majority of cases in the game (level 70 creatures in Stratholme, for example, will continue to award the full amount of rep to level 80 players seeking to boost their Argent Dawn faction).
  • World of Warcraft now supports 3-D imaging. Visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/GeForce_3D_Vision_Main.html for more information.

Achievements

  • The Loremaster of Kalimdor Achievement has had its quest amount reduced.
  • The Perma-Peddle Achievement is no longer a part of the “Fool for Love” meta-achievement.
  • The Winds of the North has had its requirements changed. This achievement is now earned by getting Exalted with the Alliance Vanguard or Horde Expedition.

PvP

  • Vehicles can now be affected by most player spells, except CC, snares and roots.
  • Arenas
    • Arena rating requirements for all Deadly Gladiator’s Arena items have been reduced by 100.
    • All rage and runic power are set to 0 when an Arena begins and the preparation period is over.
    • Ring of Valor: The small pillars will now rise immediately once the arena begins.
  • Battlegrounds
    • Lake Wintergrasp
      • Wintergrasp Commendations can now also be purchased for the low low price of 9 Wintergrasp Marks of Honor. Players can visit their respective Wintergrasp vendors and put those Marks of Honor to use!
      • Wintergrasp PvP vehicles have had their health increased.
      • Wintergrasp Tower cannons have had their health increased.
      • The Wintergrasp Fortress Exterior walls have had their health increased.
      • The Fortress Keep door now has had its health decreased.
      • The Orb is now instantly clickable.
      • Elementals should now always despawn when the battle begins.
      • Wintergrasp now extends further south so that more revenants can be reached.
      • There are now three ranks in Wintergrasp: Recruit, Corporal, and First Lieutenant.
      • Players will be eligible for participation rewards after two honorable kills.
      • Players will receive increased honor with increased rank.
      • Players will receive additional Marks of Honor at Corporal or higher rank.
      • Players will receive corporal rank at 5 honorable kills instead of two.
    • Strand of the Ancients
      • Antipersonnel Turrets will now gain vehicle immunities, use falloff damage, and damage increased to 4000 + 200 per level to compensate for falloff.
      • The Strand of the Ancients Demolisher has had its health increased.
      • The Strand of the Ancients tower cannon has had its health increased.
      • Seaforium charges have been moved closer to the graveyards on the 2nd tier.

Death Knights

  • All multi-rune abilities generate 15 runic power.
  • Anti-Magic Shell: The cooldown has been lowered to 45 sec from 60 sec.
  • Anti-Magic Zone: This ability’s duration has been cut to 10 seconds.
  • Blood Aura now grants 2/4% instead of 1/2% healing.
  • Blood Presence now grants 2/4% instead of 1/2% healing.
  • Bloody Strikes will receive extra bonus damage from Pestilence.
  • Bone Shield: The mitigation has been reduced from 40% to 20%.
  • Corpse Explosion: Damage increased substantially, added 5 sec. cooldown, and changed cost to 40 runic power.
  • Dark Command: Range increased to 30 yards.
  • Death Pact now grants 40% instead of 20% healing.
  • Frost Presence: The bonus armor has been increased from 60 to 80% and magic damage reduction increased from 5 to 15%.
  • Heart Strike no longer has a haste debuff but will now be able to strike two targets.
  • Horn of Winter now has no cost and grants 10 runic power in addition to its stat buff, but has a 20 second cooldown.
  • Howling Blast: Cooldown removed.
  • Icebound Fortitude now reduces damage by 20% instead of 50%. The amount of damage reduced increases with bonus Defense (to about 35% for 540 Defense, but can go higher).
  • Killing Machine: Instead of a chance to be triggered on critical strike, this talent now has a chance to be triggered on each swing based on the swing time of the weapon (slow weapons more likely, fast weapons less likely).
  • Mark of Blood: The total amount of healing this can grant is now capped based on a percentage of standard creature health at the target’s level.
  • Night of the Dead now grants 40/70% passive area spell avoidance to your pet in addition to its current effects.
  • Outbreak will no longer receive bonus damage from pestilence. The bonus from Plague Strike and Blood Boil has been increased slightly.
  • Pestilence no longer has a 10 seconds cooldown.
  • Raise Dead has now been split into two spells:
    • Raise Dead now raises a ghoul or pet ghoul (if talented). Requires corpse dust if no humanoid corpse is nearby.
    • Raise Ally now raises a fallen party member as a ghoul and has no reagent. Available at level 72. This should now last for 4 minutes.
  • Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle (two-handed only) now grants 25 Defense and 2% Stamina.
  • Rune Strike: Damage decreased from 200% to 150% but threat increased to 150% from 100%.
  • Shadow of Death: The duration has been changed from 45 seconds to 25 secondsseconds and now has a 15 minute cooldown.
  • Summon Gargoyle: Damage dealt by the Gargoyle reduced by approximately 20% and maximum duration cut to 30 seconds.
  • Unholy Blight had had its cost reduced from 60 to 40 runic power.
  • Wandering Plague will now properly reset after being castand now considers the resilience of the target in determining its chance to be triggered.
  • Vampiric Blood (DK) changed from 20% health / 50% healing to 15 % health / 35% healing.
  • Will of the Necropolis will now reduce the damage of any attack that takes the DK below 35% health by 5 /10/15% instead of boosting armor when wounded. It no longer affects the cooldown of Anti-Magic Shell and retains the current damage reduction bonus.

Druids

  • Aquatic Form is now available from druid trainers at level 16.
  • Celestial Focus (Balance) no longer includes Starfall.
  • Feral Attack Power: All weapons now have the potential to grant feral attack power based on their dps (as compared to the best superior-quality weapons available at level 60). Players will see their existing feral weapons grant roughly the same attack power as they did before (+/- 2 or so), but many new weapons will be options for the feral druid. Some feral weapons have had strength converted to attack power to be more appealing to other classes able to equip them. All druids will see the amount of feral attack power granted by an item in the item tooltip, if it grants any, but other players will not see that information.
  • Remove Curse and Abolish Poison can now be used in Moonkin form.
  • Genesis: Now works with Tranquility and Hurricane.
  • Growl: Range increased to 30 yards.
  • King of the Jungle - The Bear effect is now physical, and thus cannot be dispelled.
  • Moonglow: This talent now also benefits Nourish.
  • Nature's Grace - Now also effects Revive.
  • Nourish: Wild Growth applied to a target now increases the healing done by this spell by 20% like other heal over time effects.
  • Polearms: Now trainable by Druids.
  • Primal Tenacity: Now reduces the cost of Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form by 17/33/50% in addition to its previous effects.
  • Protector of the Pack: No longer changes value based on party size.
  • Savage Roar: The buff now persists outside of Cat Form but only provides its benefits while in Cat Form.
  • Starfall: Instead of canceling shapeshifting, now cancels on shapeshifting into an animal form.
  • Survival of the Fittest: This talent now grants 22/44/66% bonus armor in Bear Form and Dire Bear Form in addition to all of its previous effects.
  • Swipe: Swipe (Cat) has now been added at level 71, dealing 260% weapon damage, costs 50 energy with no cooldown. All talents affecting the Bear Form version affect the Cat Form one as well.
  • Wild Growth now has a 6 second cooldown.

Hunters

  • Hunter Aspects are now off the Global Cooldown again. They still have a shared 1 second cooldown.
  • All Hunter pet abilities with a cooldown of 30 seconds or more are no longer on the global cooldown.
  • Arcane Shot: Mana cost lowered to match the cost of Steady Shot.
  • Aspect of the Wild - This aspect is now raid-wide.
  • Call of the Wild: The benefit from this pet talent now applies to only the Hunter and their own pet.
  • Deterrence: Design changed to grant 100% parry and 100% chance to "deflect" spells coming from the front, but prevents the Hunter from attacking. Lasts 5 seconds and has a 90 second cooldown.
  • Explosive Shot: Damage increased substantially, and additional scaling added to compensate Survival Hunters for the decrease in power of Steady Shot. No longer deals damage to secondary targets.
  • Ferocious Inspiration: This talent now also increase the damage the Hunter does with Arcane Shot by 3/6/9%.
  • Improved Tracking(Survival): This talent has been slightly re-designed. Now reads: While tracking Beasts, Demons, Dragonkin, Elementals, Giants, Humanoids and Undead, all ranged damage done to those types is increased by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Kill Shot – Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds, down from 35 sec.
  • Kindred Spirits: This talent now grants only 3/6/9/12/15% pet damage.
  • Lock and Load: Now has a 30 second cooldown.
  • Readiness: No longer resets the cooldown on Bestial Wrath.
  • Steady Shot: Now gains 10% of attack power as damage instead of 20%.
  • Serpent’s Swiftness: This talent now grants only 2/4/6/8/10% bonus attack speed to pet. The hunter attack speed bonus is unchanged.
  • Tranquilizing Shot (Hunter): Cooldown increased to 8 sec, up from 6. Mana cost reduced to 8%, down from 12%.
  • Unleashed Fury: This talent now grants only 3/6/9/12/15% pet damage.
  • Viper Sting: Now drains a percentage of maximum mana.
  • Volley: The damage has been reduced on all ranks by approximately 30% (including attack power scaling).
  • Pets
    • All Hunter pet abilities with a cooldown of 30 seconds or more are no longer on the global cooldown.
    • The coefficient of Rake (Cat) and Scorpid Poison (Scorpid) has been lowered.
    • Rake: This hunter pet ability has had its damage adjusted to prevent unreasonable scaling with attack power.
    • Scorpid Poison: No longer stacks. The damage has been adjusted to prevent unreasonable scaling with attack power.
    • Spirit Strike (hunter pet ability) now has an initial attack (which can crit) and then a single dot. Damage overall is higher.

Mages

  • Arcane Blast: This ability has been significantly changed. Arcane Blast now increases the damage of the next Arcane spell by 15%. However, using Arcane Blast itself does not consume the charge itself. Each time you cast Arcane Blast, the damage of Arcane spells is increased by 15% and the mana cost of Arcane Blast is increased by 200%. This effect stacks up to 3 times and lasts 10 seconds or until any Arcane damage spell except Arcane Blast is cast.
  • Arcane Flows: Now also reduces the cooldown of Evocation by 1m/2m.
  • Elemental Precision: Renamed to Precision and now works on all spells.
  • Evocation: Cooldown reduced to 4 min.
  • Improved Blizzard: The snaring effect has been reduced to 25/40/50%.
  • Incanter’s Absorption: The amount of spell damage a Mage can gain from this ability is now capped at 5% of the mage’s health.
  • Mirror Image: The Mirror Image Polymorph ability now has a range of 8 yards. In addition, Mirror Images will no longer have excessive threat values assigned to them when they are created.
  • Slow Fall is now castable on others.
  • Torment the Weak: Now works with Arcane Blast and does bonus damage against targets afflicted with any type of slow (such as the combat slow from Thunder Clap).

Paladins

  • Avenging Wrath: Divine Shield, Divine Protection, and Avenging Wrath cannot be used within 30 seconds of each other anymore. Forbearance removed from Avenging Wrath.
  • Divine Protection: The penalty has been removed.
  • Divine Shield: The penalty has been changed so that all damage done is reduced by 50% in place of an attack speed penalty.
  • Hand of Reckoning(NEW): Available on trainers at level 16. It’s a 30 yard range taunt that causes Holy damage.
  • Judgements of the Pure: This Holy talent now increases the damage done by Seals and Judgements.
  • Judgement of Wisdom: Now returns a percentage of base mana instead of a percentage of max mana.
  • Sacred Duty: Interaction with Divine Shield and Divine Protection removed, but stamina bonus increased.

Priests

  • Abolish Disease and Cure Disease can now be cast while in Shadowform.
  • Holy: Circle of Healing now has a 6 second cooldown.
  • Levitate is now castable on others.
  • Mana Burn: Now burns a percentage of maximum mana.
  • Shadow
    • Shadowform: You can now shift into Shadowform while mounted or sitting.
    • Vampiric Embrace- Mana cost of this spell has been removed.

Rogues

  • Cheap Shot: This ability no longer has diminishing returns against anything other than itself.
  • Fan of Knives: The cooldown has been removed. In addition, now deals 150% of weapon damage when used while daggers are equipped.
  • Feint: Rank 8 now reduces the damage taken from area of effect attacks by 50% for 6 seconds in addition to its existing effects.
  • Kidney Shot: This ability now has diminishing returns against all other stuns.

Shaman

  • All shaman talent points have been refunded. Please visit your trainer to learn spells and abilities.
  • Fire Nova Totem: Now no longer generates threat.
  • Healing Way: Now only one application is required to reach full benefit. No longer stacks.
  • Improved Water Shield: Lesser Healing Wave now has a reduced chance to trigger this talent.
  • Magma Totem: The damage and scaling has been increased and no longer generates threat.
  • Mental Quickness and Static Shock have switched positions in the talent tree.
  • Mental Quickness: Reduces the mana cost of instant cast Shaman spells by 2/4/6% and increases spell power by an amount equal to 10/20/30% of your attack power.
  • Searing Totem (Rank 4) now does the proper damage for its rank.
  • Tremor Totem's duration has been increased from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.
  • Elemental
    • Elemental Oath: In addition to existing effects, now increases spell damage done by the Shaman by 5/10% while Elemental Focus Clearcasting is active.
    • Elemental Mastery: Redesigned. Now increases the Shaman’s critical strike chance by 20% for 30 seconds. Cooldown remains at 3 minutes.
    • Elemental Shields: This talent has been removed. It has now been merged with Elemental Warding.
    • Elemental Warding: Now reduces all damage taken by 2/4/6%. Changed from only reducing Nature, Fire and Frost by 4/7/10%.
    • New Talent: Shamanism-Your Lightning Bolt spell gains an additional 2/4/6/8/10% and your Lava Burst gains an additional 4/8/12/16/20% of your bonus damage effects.
    • Storm, Earth and Fire: This talent has been moved up in the tree, and it’s talent points have been reduced to 3 down from 5. Wind Shock is also included in the range increase (with Earth Shock). The damage bonus to Flame Shock has been increased, up from 10/20/30/40/50 to 20/40/60.
    • Unrelenting Storm: point cost reduced to 3, down from 5. Now does 4/8/12%

Warlocks

  • Curse of Agony will now scale better when used with the Glyph of Curse of Agony. Ticks beyond the original duration will do 33% more damage than the ticks that preceded them. i.e. 74 -> 145 -> 217 -> 290.
  • Demon Armor and Demon Skin: Armor increased by approximately 120%.
  • Demonic Circle: The teleport now clears all snare effects.
  • Drain Mana: Now drains a percentage of maximum mana.
  • Emberstorm: Now works with Conflagrate.
  • Ritual of Summoning: Will now create a summoning portal object which can be re-used for multiple summons for 5 minutes.

Warriors

  • Bloodthirst: Charges have been decreased to 3, but the effect has been raised to 1% per charge.
  • Fury: Bloodsurge: Now has a chance to trigger from any hit with Heroic Strike, Bloodthirst, or Whirlwind.
  • Fury:Titan's Grip: The hit chance penalty has been removed.
  • Sudden Death: The amount of rage spent on an Execute while Sudden Death is active is now capped at 30 rage. Improved Execute and the Glyph of Execute will still increase the damage done by increasing the amount of rage able to be converted into damage.
  • Taunt: Range increased to 30 yards.

Professions

  • Alchemy
    • All flasks no longer require an alchemy lab to create.
    • The Cooldown on Transmute: Titanium has been reduced to 1 day, and the materials required have been simplified.
    • Reduced the cooldown on Northrend Alchemy Research from 7 days to 3 days.
    • The chance to discover a Northrend transmutation has been increased.
    • Changed the Crazy Alchemist Potion so it always gives health and mana. It also grants the benefit of another random potion effect.
    • Potion of Nightmares functionality changed. You can now move to interrupt the effect, and damage taken is no longer increased while you are under the effects of this potion.
    • Added a new recipe for Ethereal Oil to grand master alchemy trainers.
    • You can now discover a recipe for the Elixir of Water Walking with Northrend Alchemy Research.
  • Blacksmithing
    • Reduced the spell power on the Titansteel Guardian to bring it in line with its item level.
    • Increased the material requirements to make high level frost resistance gear created with blacksmithing.
    • Increased the materials required to make several recipes that require cobalt.
    • Added a new recipe for shield reinforcements that increases the block value of shields.
  • Cooking
    • A recipe has been added for Kungaloosh. You can learn this recipe from an NPC in the Dalaran sewers once you have completed the quest 'The Taste Test' in Sholazar Basin.
    • A recipe for the incredible Fish Feast can now be purchased for Dalaran Cooking Awards.
    • Succulent Orca Stew and Shoveltusk Soup have been removed from the requirements for any cooking achievements as they will not be added to the game.
    • A new recipe for Worg Tartare is now available for purchase with Dalaran Cooking Awards. This delicacy imbues hit rating and Stamina upon those brave enough to eat it.
  • Enchanting
    • Many high level enchantment recipes have had the amount of Infinite Dust and Greater Cosmic Essence requirements significantly reduced, but with Dream Shards being added to them.
    • Increased the Fire damage inflicted by the Icebreaker weapon enchantment.
    • Reduced the armor penalty granted by the Berserking weapon enchantment.
    • Increased the amount of healing from the Lifeward enchantment.
    • Increased the amount of damage caused by the Icebreaker enchantment.
    • Added a new recipe to enchant bracers with Stamina. You can buy this recipe from Vanessa Sellers in Dalaran.
  • Engineering
    • Engineers may now be able to properly engineer Centrifuge Constructs.
    • Reduced the cooldown and increased the duration of the effect for Hyperspeed Accelerators.
    • Added a new recipe for epic plate spell power goggles.
    • Weakness Spectralizers are now usable by druids.
    • The Saronite Bomb recipe now creates a lot more bombs for the same material cost. While this breakthrough was discovered by goblins, all engineers can take advantage of it.
    • Gnomish Lightning Generator has had its cast time and cooldown reduced.
    • The engineering Scrapbot can now repair.
  • Inscription
    • Jessica Sellers, a new vendor in the Dalaran inscription shop, will sell most inscription inks for the cost of one Ink of the Sea. She also sells Snowfall Ink for multiple Inks of the Sea.
    • A new recipe for Glyph of Arcane Blast has been added to Master and Grand Master Inscription trainers.
  • Jewelcrafting
    • Added a new recipe to convert a frozen orb and some green quality gems into several superior quality gems.
    • Reduced the spell power granted by the use effect of the Figurine – Twilight Serpent, but reduced the cooldown significantly.
  • Leatherworking
    • Iceborne Belt pattern skill up range has been increased to the correct range.
    • The epic leg armor patches now require a Frozen Orb in addition to their other materials.
  • Mining
    • Mining veins and deposits no longer require multiple hits to receive all the ore. Players will receive around the same amount of ore, stone, and gems they would have received from multiple hits.
    • Weakened Giants and Iron Rune Sentinels can now be correctly mined.
  • Skinning
    • Increased the critical strike rating granted by ranks 5 and 6 of Master of Anatomy.
    • Carrion Fleshstrippers are now skinnable.
  • Tailoring
    • Reduced the cloth required to make a Bolt of Imbued Frostweave.
    • Simplified the materials required for Shining Spellthread and Azure Spellthread.
    • Reduced the eternals required to make Brilliant Spellthread and Sapphire Spellthread, but increased the number of Iceweb Spider Silk.
    • Greatly reduced the materials required to make the self-only tailoring leg enchants (Master's Spellthread and Sanctified Spellthread), but these recipes no longer grant any skill gains.
    • Reduced the training cost for the normal Flying Carpet.
    • Ebonweave now requires the tailor to be in the Maw of Neltharion in Dragonblight to creating it.
    • Spellweave now requires the tailor to be at the Azure Dragonshrine in Dragonblight when creating it.

Quests

  • The quest, "Scare the Guano Out of Them!" now only requires 10 Darkclaw Guano, down from 15. Also, only the character that scared the bat, or their party, may now loot the guano.
  • Shoveltusk Meat obtained during the quest; "Shoveltusk Soup Again?" is now correctly flagged as a quest item with no sell price.
  • During the quest, "Scalps!" you can no longer use Ahunae's Knife to scalp kills that you aren't tapped to.
  • The path followed by the Har'koa's Kitten during the quest, "I Sense a Disturbance" has been improved.
  • Westguard Sergeants, Winterhoof Braves, and Ethereal Frostworgs should no longer attempt to attack their opposite faction counterparts unless the character controlling them is first attacked.
  • Westguard Sergeant and Winterhoof Brave demoralizing shouts will now only affect the Winterskorn Vrykul and worgs at Skorn.
  • Various fixes to the Queen Angerboda event during the quest, "The Slumbering King".
  • The daily quest, "Shoot 'Em Up" now only requires 15 Jotunheim Proto-Drakes to be shot down, down from 20. As well, the harpoon now only costs 5 energy to shoot, down from 10.

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Obsidian Sanctum
    • Players will now be affected by Twilight Residue when they leave the Twilight Realm. Twilight Residue grants immunity to Fire and Shadow damage for a few seconds.

User Interface

  • Chat frames can now be made “Noninteractive”. When in this state, they will ignore all clicks.
  • Various filters can now be applied to Achievements.
  • A special UI for chatting with GMs has been added.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Items

  • Emblems of Heroism can now be purchased at a 1 to 1 rate using Emblems of Valor.
  • The Darkmoon Faire exotic vendors have been updated with new items.
  • Amberglow Signet now correctly grants Hit Rating.
  • Deadly Gladiator’s Refuge has had its 4 piece set bonus changed. It now reduces the cooldown of Swiftmend by 2 seconds.
  • Deadly Gladiator's Staff has had the Agility and Critical strike rating restored to ratios consistent with other instances of the Gladiator's Staff.
  • Dreamwalker Battlegear: The Rip bonus is now 4 seconds instead of 3.
  • Druid Feral Tier 7 Set: The 4 piece bonus now also decreases the cooldown on Tiger’s Fury by 3 seconds.
  • Druid Restoration Tier 7 Set: The Rejuvenation bonus has been changed to affect Lifebloom instead.
  • Gifts and Pledges of Adoration for the capital cities are now soulbound.
  • The Flag of Ownership now has only a 60s cooldown to match the 60s duration of the flag.
  • The following crafted weapons have had their stats adjusted to properly reflect their intended power:
    • Corroded Saronite Edge, Corroded Saronite Woundbringer, Cudgel of Saronite Justice, Furious Saronite Beatstick, Saronite Spellblade, Saronite Shiv, Savage Cobalt Slicer, Notched Cobalt War Axe, Sturdy Cobalt Quickblade, Cobalt Tenderizer
  • Living Lashers can now properly be skinned with Herbalism.
  • Players can now open clams while riding a vehicle, sitting, mounted, stealthed, and invisible.
  • Reduced the stats on the Savage Cobalt Slicer to match the weapon's level.
  • Some low-level rogue pvp gloves were accidentally omitted from the patch 3.0.3 update. This has been rectified.
  • Some neglected creatures in Icecrown have found the contents of their pockets.
  • Totem of Hex now correctly grants 165 spell power to Chain Lightning and Lightning Bolt, up from 85.
  • The white Polar Bear mount is now the proper (larger) size.
  • Glyphs
    • Glyph of Conflagrate now makes it so your Conflagrate spell no longer consumes the Immolate or Shadowflame spell from the target.
    • Glyph of Death and Decay has been changed to grant 20% additional damage instead of its current effect.
    • Glyph of Hammer of Justice: Now increases range by 5 yards instead of increasing stun duration.
    • Glyph of Invisibility duration has been increased.
    • Glyph of Deterrence: Now -10 seconds instead of -20.
    • Glyph of Holy Light now affects friendly targets in a larger radius.
    • Glyph of Horn of Winter now increases the duration by 60 sec.
    • Glyph of Spirit of Redemption: Now increases the duration of the effect by a fixed amount of 6 seconds.
    • Glyph of turn evil now also increases the cooldown of your turn evil spell by 8 sec.

World Environment

  • Incapacitating Shout now has an 8 second duration.
  • Conquered Soul of the Blightcallers are no longer AE immune.
  • Corrected a raid emote in Violet Hold to display the proper creature name.
  • Corrected a redundant aura tooltip for Locust Swarm in Naxxramas.
  • Several creatures in the Construct Quarter of Naxxramas did not have Heroic values for hit points and damage.
  • Storm Peaks, Grom'arsh Crash Site - Peon Gakra is now an innkeeper and the zeppelin hull, an inn.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug with a Wild Mustard plant that was under the ground in Dalaran.
  • Racials
    • Berserking: Can now be used properly while under the affects of Hand of Protection.
    • Heroic Presence: Now works properly in Ghost Wolf Form.
    • Shadowmeld: This ability will now properly restore threat when it is cancelled. In addition, it will correctly remove a player from combat if it is active when that player is the last person left alive that the creature hates. This ability is now also unusable while affected by Faerie Fire.
    • Will of the Forsaken: Using this ability while disoriented would trigger it’s cooldown to no affect; it is no longer useable while disoriented.
  • Classes
    • Death Knights
      • Blood Aura Will now always do the correct amount of healing, based on the actual damage taken of the target.
      • Blood Caked Blade: Now does the proper damage amount when triggered by an off-hand weapon.
      • Bloody Strikes: The tooltip for this talent now has correct values.
      • Butchery: Will now always grant 20 runic power, regardless of the creature type killed.
      • Chains of Ice: This ability is no longer able to land on death knights who have Anti-Magic Shell active.
      • Crypt Fever: It is no longer possible to have a duration longer than the disease which caused it. Will also no longer incorrectly increase Death and Decay damage.
      • Corpse Explosion: Fixed a bug where how much Runic Power the Death Knight had was affecting the damage done, and also increased the damage substantially.
      • Dancing Rune Blade: The weapon no longer echoes the Raise Dead and Army of the Dead spells. In addition it will now more closely match the master’s damage and will cast Rune Strike when its master does.
      • Death Chill: The effect from this talent will no longer be consumed if Killing Machine is active.
      • Death Pact: This will no longer cause guards to attack the Death Knight.
      • Desecration: will no longer break stealth.
      • Ebon Plague: It is no longer possible to have a duration longer than the disease which caused it. It will no longer stack with Crypt Fever used by another character.
      • Frost Fever: This talent now works properly when spell reflected.
      • Gnaw: This ghoul ability is now able to be set on autocast.
      • Icy Clutch: This will now be applied properly in all cases to targets that gain Frost Fever via the Pestilence ability.
      • Mark of Blood now works correctly with periodic damage.
      • Pestilence: The diseases will now spread correctly even when the damage from Pestilence kills the primary target.
      • Raise Dead no longer puts you in combat when you cast this spell.
      • Shadow of Death: This ability will no longer cause tracking abilities to become inactive when the death knight becomes a ghoul.
      • Tundra Stalker (Rank 1) will now work properly on Death and Decay.
      • Unholy Blight: Will no longer cause spell pushback.
    • Druids
      • Bear Form: This ability will now grant the correct attack power per level for levels 71-80.
      • Entangling Roots: When determining if a new Entangling Roots should overwrite an old one, and will now calculate the correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target.
      • Maim: Tooltip adjusted to match the duration the ability has always had.
      • Opening: Opening doors and objects should no longer cause shapeshifted forms to be cancelled.
      • Rake: The initial damage from this ability is now properly considered bleed damage, and will be increased by Mangle and Trauma.
      • Savage Fury - Mangle (Bear) damage was being increased by a higher percentage than intended. This has been fixed, and in result Mangle (Bear) should see roughly a 16% damage reduction. Also fixed a bug with Savage Fury where the Rake bleed effect was not being increased.
      • Starfall will no longer cause nearby creatures to become hostile for no apparent reason while the Druid is affected by fear effects. In addition, it will no longer pick ambient creatures as targets.
      • Survival Instincts: The extra health from this ability now persists in all forms, but the ability can only be activated in Cat Form, Bear Form, or Dire Bear Form. This prevents the health gain from occurring multiple times if constantly shapeshifting.
      • Swiftmend: Riptide will no longer cause this ability to light up, and this ability will no longer sometimes consume Earthliving off the target.
    • Hunters
      • Aspects: All aspects now have a 1 second global cooldown.
      • Aspect of the Beast: Will now increase Hunter pet attack power by the correct amount.
      • Aspect of the Viper: Beast Lore, Scare Beast, and Tame Beast will no longer trigger mana regeneration from this ability.
      • Call of the Wild: Now only works on the pet and their own master.
      • Carrion Feeder: No longer causes extremely large amounts of threat when the pet gains happiness.
      • Chimera Shot: The secondary effects of this shot will now still be triggered even when the target dies from the ability’s damage.
      • Cower: Now longer shares a cooldown with Growl, but has its own separate cooldown.
      • Dust Cloud: This pet ability will now be cast by the pet at the target instead of while they are moving toward the target.
      • Marked for Death: Now works properly for Steady Shot and Glyph of Steady Shot.
      • Master’s Call: Now makes the pet immune to roots and snares for the duration as well, allowing the pet to break roots on the target even when the pet is rooted.
      • Nether Shock: Pets will now correctly use this ability on all targets, not just mana users.
      • Noxious Stings: When this talent triggers Wyvern Sting, the Wyvern Sting will now last the proper duration.
      • Owl’s Focus: Free abilities will no longer consume this effect.
      • Prowl: This ability will no longer sometimes turn autocast on by itself.
      • Sniper Training: Now increases the damage of Aimed Shot by the correct amount.
      • Spirit Strike: This pet ability’s duration and period have both been reduced to 6 seconds.
      • Spore Cloud: This ability will now work properly.
      • Swipe: The tooltip has been adjusted.
      • Tracking: Entering an arena no longer disables tracking types.
      • Fixed a bug that allowed Viper’s Sting to target death knights. They are now invalid targets.
    • Mages
      • Arcane Missiles: This spell now only has one chance to trigger Arcane Concentration.
      • Brain Freeze: This talent can now be triggered by Blizzard.
      • Burnout: This talent will now properly charge the mage additional mana when Living Bomb causes a critical strike.
      • Fingers of Frost: This talent can now trigger properly from Frost Armor.
      • Frost Nova: Will now properly overwrite the effect of Shattered Barrier and of Frostbite.
      • Icy Veins: The spell pushback reduction from this talent now works on Frostfire Bolt.
      • Improved Scorch: This talent no longer triggers effects that trigger on casting a spell.
      • Incanter’s Absorption: This talent will now work properly when the mage is sitting.
      • Living Bomb: Now triggers Ignite when it causes a critical strike. In addition, the final explosion will now still occur even if the mage is affected by a crowd control effect.
      • Molten Fury: This talent will now interact correctly with Torment the Weak.
      • Precision: Frostfire Bolt will no longer receive double the intended benefit from this talent.
      • Spell Power: Now affects the critical strike chance of Blizzard.
    • Paladins
      • Devotion aura: When mixing two different ranks of this ability in a party, players will no longer sometimes see a spurious second copy of the buff.
      • Hand of Freedom: Now works properly against the froststorm Breath Hunter pet ability.
      • Judgement of Blood, Judgement of Command, and Judgement of the Martyr will now gain the correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target.
      • Judgement of Light: The tooltip has been corrected to remove the implication that it only works on melee attacks.
      • Judgement of the Wise: The amount of mana gained has been corrected to match the tooltip.
      • Pure of Heart: This talent will no longer cause Curse of Agony to do more damage than intended.
      • Repentance: Avenger’s Shield no longer breaks Repentance, but unfortunately, Seal of Vengeance and Corruption damage will break it again. This will be corrected in a future patch.
      • Righteous Vengeance: This talent will now calculate its damage correctly when the damage is absorbed. In addition this ability will no longer cause excessive damage when refreshed on targets with damage reduction effects active.
      • Seal of Command: The tooltip has been adjusted to show the damage gained from spell power.
      • Shield of Righteousness now properly shares a cooldown for both ranks.
    • Priest
      • Dispersion: This ability can no longer be cast while affected by Cyclone; doing so consumed the cooldown to no effect.
      • Guardian Spirit: It is no longer possible for simultaneous killing blows to trigger the heal from this ability multiple times.
      • Improved Holy Concentration: The tooltip has been rewritten to indicate that this talent reduces cast time rather than providing haste.
      • Mind Flay: Fixed a bug with targeting where you would not deal damage if not facing the target while channeling. Also corrected an issue where the damage from this ability was slightly delayed.
      • Prayer of Mending: Will now only benefit from the healing talents of the priest who cast the original spell.
      • Rapture: This talent will now correctly return mana for Power Word: Shield based on the caster’s mana poll instead of the target’s mana pool.
      • Shadow Weaving: Shadow Word: Death: Will now only apply one copy of this buff per cast.
      • Shadow Word: Pain now will gain the correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target.
      • Surge of Light: Prayer of Mending will no longer sometimes cause Surge of Light to trigger on Priests who do not have that talent.
      • Twisted Faith: This talent will no longer sometimes cause Shadow Word: Pain to fail due to a more powerful spell being in effect.
    • Rogues
      • Envenom: The tooltip values have been corrected to be accurate.
      • Fan of Knives: All poisons will now trigger correctly when used with this ability.
      • Honor Among Thieves: The bug where stacking multiple rogues with this talent caused them all to gain additional combo points has been fixed. In addition, it no longer cancels eating and drinking if a party member gains a critical strike while it is active.
      • Killing Spree: This ability no longer breaks stealth if it fails due to all targets being out of range.
      • Mutilate: this ability will no longer give poisons on the off-hand weapon two chances to be triggered.
      • Turn the Tables: This talent no longer generates threat when it triggers.
    • Shaman
      • Chain Heal: This spell will now give an invalid target error message if the primary target is a totem.
      • Earth Shield: Now correctly uses the Shaman’s own spell critical strike chance to determine the chance of a critical heal.
      • Elemental Shields was reducing flat physical damage, not a percentage. Now properly reduced by a percentage.
      • Lava Lash - Fixed a bug which allowed you to use the ability even if you had a shield in offhand. Now requires a 1hand axe, fist or dagger to be able to be used.
      • Fixed a bug where Thunderstorm (Elemental) was knocking back 15 yards, instead of 20. It should now roughly knockback the correct length of 20 yards.
      • Magma Totem: Fixed a bug that capped the damage of this ability at too low of a level.
      • Resistance Totems: Players will no longer see two copies of these buffs when two shamans cast the totems simultaneously.
      • Spirit Walk: This Feral Spirit ability will now properly clear roots and snares from the Shaman master.
      • Stoneclaw Totem: The tooltip has been revised to indicate the damage absorb shield also works on the Stoneclaw Totem itself.
    • Warlock
      • Warlock Pets: Some pets were not properly classified to receive correct creature scaling for Wrath of the Lich King. Their health and damage done will now be higher.
      • Corruption will now gain the correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target.
      • Create Healthstone: Attempting to create a healthstone when you already have one no longer consumes mana or triggers the cooldown of this ability.
      • Demonic Circle: Teleport: the button for this ability will now darken when the Warlock is out of range of the Demonic Circle and will light up when the Warlock is in range.
      • Demon Power Scaling: Spell power gained from spirit via the Fel Armor ability will now properly affect the scaling of spell power and attack power on summoned demons.
      • Drain Mana: This spell will no longer cancel when the target’s mana poll is low or the caster’s mana poll is full. It also now generates a very small amount of threat instead of no threat.
      • Everlasting Affliction: Will now calculate correct damage values for Corruption when it is refreshed in all cases.
      • Haunt: Will now gain correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target. In addition, this ability is now limited to a single target as intended. This also now works properly when refreshed on its current target.
      • Mana Feed: This talent will no longer sometimes fire for warlocks who do not have the talent.
      • Master Conjuror: Tooltip revised to indicate it does not increase the damage bonuses of Firestones or Spellstones.
      • Metamorphosis: The bonus armor effect from this ability will now calculate properly and interact correctly with armor buffs and debuffs.
      • Ritual of Doom: A Doomguard summoned with this spell will now scale properly from its master’s stats.
      • Shadow Embrace: This ability will now create a separate debuff stack for each Warlock with the talent, and each warlock will benefit properly from his or her own debuff.
      • Soul Siphon: Will now gain the correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target.
      • Unstable Affliction: Will now gain the correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target.
    • Warrior
      • Bladestorm: Fixed a bug where sometimes stuns and roots would not be removed properly when this ability is used.
      • Damage Shield: Rank 1 of this ability now works properly.
      • Heroic Throw no longer triggers the snare from Mage Frost Armor.
  • PvP
    • The Wintergrasp Aura should now properly update in all instances, transferring the buff when the zone control changes.
    • Arena: Dalaran Sewer: The Flush effect which pushes players out will now also remove the ability to use Demonic Circles summoned during the arena start time.
  • Items
    • Idol of the Emerald Queen: This idol was providing greater healing than implied by its tooltip. It has been reduced to correct value.
    • Glyph of Ambush: This glyph will now interact correctly with Initiative when Ambush is used outside of combat range.
    • Glyph of Charge: The stun from Charge will now work properly when Charge is used with the extra range from this glyph.
    • Glyph of Corpse Explosion: Additional explosions from this glyph will no longer consume Unholy Runes.
    • Glyph of Rejuvenation: The heal from this glyph is now properly considered a periodic heal.
    • Gronstalker Set: The Aspect of Viper bonus from this set has been changed to work correctly with the redesigned Aspect of the Viper.
    • Mana Potions: Warriors and Death Knights now receive a correct error message when attempting to use mana potions.
    • Scrolls: Buffs from scrolls can now only be overwritten by more powerful scrolls.
    • Soul Preserver: This item will now interact correctly with Desperate Prayer, Lay on Hands, Riptide, and Wild Growth.

World of Warcraft Patch 3.0.3

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The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

General

  • Removed "A Mask for All Occasions" as criteria for the "Hallowed Be thy Name" meta achievement.
  • Replenishment: Players below level 50 can now benefit from this effect.
  • Resilience: The damage reduction component of resilience has been increased from 2 times the critical strike chance reduction to 2.2 times the critical strike chance reduction. In addition, the maximum damage reduction to a critical strike from resilience has been increased from 30% to 33%.

Racial

  • Blood Fury: No longer triggers global cooldown.
  • Shadowmeld: The cooldown will now start on use instead of on break.

Druids

  • Druid talents points have been refunded. Players will need to visit a class trainer to relearn spells and abilities.
  • The Swift Flight Form is now available on the trainer at level 71, requiring 300 riding skill, and Flight Form learned.
  • Bash: The interrupt from this ability will now work on targets that are immune to the stun.
  • Berserk: Now clears the cooldown on Mangle Bear.
  • Earth and Moon and Moonfury (Balance) reduced from 5 ranks each to 3 ranks each.
  • Eclipse: Buff duration extended to 15 sec and bonuses doubled. The cooldown has been increased to 40 seconds.
  • Growl: Cooldown changed to 8 sec.
  • Insect Swarm: Tooltip corrected to indicate it does not affect hit chance with spells.
  • Moonkin: Only single target spell critical strikes can trigger the mana gain from this talent.
  • Nature’s Swiftness: This ability will no longer give chances to trigger Omen of Clarity.
  • Omen of Clarity: Will no longer be triggered by the Honorless Target buff gained when entering the world.
  • Survival Instincts will no longer be on the Global Cooldown.
  • Swiftmend: now benefits correctly from Genesis talent.
  • Tiger’s Fury: Ranks 5 and 6 have had their damage bonus decreased.

Hunters

  • Aimed Shot: Added to Barrage and Improved Barrage talent.
  • Animal Handler: Now increases your pet’s expertise by 5/10. (No longer increases the pet’s chance to hit.)
  • Aspects now have a shared cooldown category of 1 sec and no longer have a start cooldown.
  • Aspect of the Dragonhawk: New aspect added that combines the benefit of Aspect of the Monkey and Aspect of the Hawk, available at level 75 and 80.
  • Aspect of the Monkey: The Dodge chance has been increased from 8% to 18%.
  • Aspect of the Viper: The per attack mana regeneration has been reduced by 50% but this ability now generates 4% of maximum mana every 3 sec. In addition, the per attack regeneration now also works on melee attacks.
  • Disengage now fails if you’re rooted and is no longer on the global cooldown.Cooldown reduced to 25 seconds and no longer requires a target, though the hunter has to be in combat.
  • Hunter vs. Wild: The attack power bonus from this talent now applies properly to Hunter pets. In addition, the bonus attack power will now be recalculated properly from equipping items.
  • Improved Aspect of the Hawk: This talent no longer causes incorrect mana costs when interacting with the Rapid Recuperation and Improved Steady Shot talents.
  • Mana cost of Disengage has been lowered to 5% of base mana, down from 14%.
  • Pets
    • Rake (Cat), Scorpid Poison (Scorpid): Lowered damage of all ranks.
    • Stampede (Rhino): Lowered the knockback to 10 yards.
    • Raised the damage of exotic attacks: Spirit Strike, Lava Breath, Froststorm Breath, Acid Spit, and Stampede.
    • Lowered the cost of pet specials from 25 to 20.
  • Thrill of the Hunt: The mana gained from using this talent with Explosive Shot is now 1/3 of the normal amount per critical strike (but gets 3 opportunities per cast.)
  • T.N.T.: Explosive Shot can now only trigger this talent when it is initially fired.
  • Windfury Totem and Improved Icy Talons no longer affect ranged haste.

Mages

  • Arcane Potency: The additional crit bonus is now consumed immediately on cast of a travel time spell, so it is no longer possible to make two spells benefit from one charge. (Ex. Fireball followed by Fireblast.)
  • Blast Wave: no longer receives double the intended critical strike bonus from Combustion.
  • Burnout: Now consumes extra mana as intended when Living Bomb gets a critical strike.
  • Brain Freeze: Now only frost spells that can chill can trigger the free Fireball proc from this talent.
  • Cold as Ice: No longer reduces the cooldown on Deep Freeze.
  • Deep Freeze: Now consumes a charge of Fingers of Frost when used.
  • Focus Magic: Now works properly when mages with this talent use the ability on each other.
  • Frostfire Bolt: The periodic damage effect from Rank 2 of this spell now benefits from spell power gains.
  • Living Bomb: Mana cost reduced to be the same as Arcane Explosion.. It no longer causes the caster to stand up when the final explosion occurs and it is now possible for each mage to have Living Bomb active on a target.
  • Master of Elements: Now works with Living Bomb.
  • Molten Fury: This talent no longer prevents Ice Lance ranks 2 and 3 from dealing triple damage against frozen targets.
  • Reduced the mana cost of Fireball, Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, Arcane Blast, Arcane Missiles, and Arcane Explosion.
  • Torment the Weak: Now works correctly when the Mage also knows the Molten Fury Talent.

Paladins

  • Art of War: No longer increases critical strike damage on Judgements, Crusader Strike, and Divine Storm, instead increases all damage done by those abilities by a smaller amount.
  • The Avenger’s Shield bounce distance has been reduced to 10 yards (from 15).
  • The epic ground mount is now available on the trainer at level 61, requiring 150 riding skill, and the non-epic mount learned.
  • Blessing of Might: Rank 8 points increased slightly to prevent from being overwritten by Battle Shout 8 that has a shorter duration (also applies to Greater Blessing of Might 3.)
  • Blessing of Sanctuary: It is no longer possible to have both Blessing of Sanctuary and Greater Blessing of Sanctuary active on a target at the same time.
  • Crusade: No longer applies damage bonus twice to critical strikes.
  • Divine Plea: This spell’s duration is no longer affected by haste.
  • Divine Purpose: Rank 1 of this ability will now correctly determine its chance of remove stun.
  • Enlightened Judgments now increases range by 15/30 (was 10/20).
  • Eye for an Eye: No longer breaks crowd control effects.
  • Hammer of Justice: The interrupt from this ability will also be redirected when the stun is redirected. In addition, the interrupt will now work on targets immune to stun.
  • Hammer of the Righteous: Tooltip corrected to indicate it does 4 times weapon dps instead of 3.
  • Hammer of Wrath: Now can’t be used until the target is below 20% health.
  • Infusion of Light (Holy) now affects Flash of Light too, reducing its cast time down to zero and can be used while moving.
  • Judgements: The debuffs from Judgement of Light, Judgement of Wisdom, and Judgement of Justice will no longer be applied if the Judgement spell itself misses.
  • Judgements of the Pure: Haste increased to 3/6/9/12/15%.
  • Judgements of the Wise: Mana gained reduced from 33% to 15% of base mana.
  • Judgement of Wisdom: Mana gained reduced to 1% of maximum mana and proc frequency cut by 50%.
  • Repentance PvP duration reduced to 6 sec.
  • Righteous Defense cooldown has been lowered to 8 sec (was 15 sec).
  • Righteous Vengeance: No longer increases critical strike damage on Judgements and Divine Storm, instead applies a DoT effect similar to Deep Wounds.
  • Seal of the Martyr: Tooltip for Judgement damage was incorrect and has been fixed.
  • Sheath of Light: Now correctly benefits Judgements of Command, Blood, and The Martyr.
  • Shield of the Templar now also reduces all damage taken by 1/2/3%.

Priests

  • Binding Heal: Now only consumes one charge of Holy Concentration per cast.
  • Borrowed Time: Charge no longer consumed by spells with a base cast time that is instant.
  • Devouring Plague: The bonus coefficient has been increased to be on par with other DoT spells. Base damage on ranks 7,8,and 9 decreased to partially compensate for better scaling.
  • Divine Providence: This talent now also reduces the cooldown of your Prayer of Mending spell by 6/12/18/24/30%. With 5 points applied, it takes Prayer of Mending’s cooldown from 10 sec to 7 sec.
  • Divine Spirit: Now can be refreshed properly on self after logging in and out or zoning. (Also applies to Prayer of Spirit.)
  • Guardian Spirit: A target may now have only one Guardian Spirit active.
  • Healing Focus: Now works properly with Penance.
  • Improved Divine Spirit: No longer improves Divine Spirit after untalenting sometimes.
  • Inner Focus: Now works properly with Mind Flay, Mind Sear, and Penance.
  • Prayer of Spirit: Will no longer stack with other raid spell power buffs.
  • Shadowform: Devouring Plague, Shadow Word:Pain, and Vampiric Touch cast in Shadowform deal increased damage percentage equal to the player’s chance to get a spell crit on their target.
  • Shadow Word:Death: The self-damage from this spell can no longer be reflected or redirected.
  • Vampiric Touch: The Spell power coefficient has been doubled and no longer triggers Replenishment when other priests cast Mind Blast.

Rogues

  • Combat Potency: Now only works with auto attacks (no more Shiv.)
  • Fan of Knives changed to be castable with no targets, further improved the visual affect and it no longer plays an impact on the caster. Now benefits correctly from the Find Weakness talent.Cooldown reduced to 10 sec.
  • Killing Spree: Instead of making the rogue untargetable, now causes all players to lose targeting on the rogue and the rogue to be unstoppable during its duration.
  • Riposte: Duration of this effect no longer reduced by other effects that reduce disarm duration.
  • Shadow Dance: The cooldowns on Sap, Garrotte, Ambush, Cheap Shot, Premeditation, Pickpocket, and Disarm Trap are no longer increased while this ability is activated.

Shaman

  • Bloodthirst: Percentage of damage from attack power raised from 45% to 50%.
  • Flurry: Now grants the proper number of charges when it triggers.
  • Improved Fire Nova Totem: Increases the damage done by your Fire Nova Totem by 10/20% and your Fire Nova totem has a 50/100% chance to stun all targets damaged by your Fire nova Totem for 2 sec.
  • Lava Burst: The base damage has been increased by approx. 10%.
  • Maelstrom Weapon: Tooltips corrected to correctly describe the chance for this talent to be triggered.
  • Riptide: The initial heal amount has been increased on ranks 3 and 4 and periodic healing has been increased on all ranks.
  • Stormstrike: Other shamans can no longer consume charges of your Stormstrike, and each shaman can have their own stormstrike on the victim.
  • Storm Reach is now called “Elemental Reach” and now includes Lava Burst.
  • Thunderstorm: Mana gain has been increased to 8%.
  • Tidal Mastery: Now correctly applies its critical strike bonus to Earth Shield.
  • Tidal Waves will now also proc with Riptide.

Warlocks

  • The epic ground mount is now available on the trainer at level 61, requiring 150 riding skill, and the non-epic mount learned.
  • Demonic Sacrifice: The buffs from this ability will now be retained properly when logging out or zoning.
  • Demonic Empowerment: This talent no longer gives excessive threat to the Warlock’s Voidwalker and is no longer on the global cooldown..
  • Demonic Tactics: Increased the critical strike bonus for both the Warlock and pet.
  • Destructive Reach: Now properly reduces threat on Chaos Bolt and Shadowflame.
  • Drain Soul: Rank 6 now properly deals additional damage to targets below 25% health.
  • Emberstorm: Increased the fire damage bonus.
  • Haunt: The cooldown has been changed to 8 sec, and refreshing the Haunt will trigger the heal from the existing Haunt.This ability will no longer heal for incorrect amounts or fail to heal when the Huaunt damage was the killing blow.
  • Inferno: The Infernal is now useable indoors and the tooltip has been updated.
  • Master Demonologist (Felhunter) will now also reduce damage taken by Holy.
  • Ritual of Doom: Now works correctly even when the Warlock already has a pet (dismissed the existing pet.)
  • Shadowflame: Damaged increased approx. 75%. Coefficients unchanged.
  • Shadow Embrace: Now works on ranks 1-4 and stacks properly with multiple applications.
  • Shadow Mastery: Increased the shadow damage bonus.
  • Soul Link (Demonology): Increased from 15% to 20%.

Warriors

  • Armored to the Teeth: Grants only attack power(as intended) and recalculates the bonus immediately upon learning any rank of the talent.
  • Bladestorm: Now breaks all snares and roots on the warrior when activated.
  • Bloodthirst: Cooldown reduced to 5 sec.Percentage of damage from attack power raised from 45% to 50%.
  • Deep Wounds: Now works properly with Heroic Throw.
  • Heroic Throw: No longer gains increased damage from the warrior’s agility.
  • Improved Rend changed to 10/20%.
  • Rampage: Can now be triggered by off-hand Whirlwind damage.
  • Rend: Damage has been adjusted to be less base and more weapon based.
  • Rend: Ranks 9 and 10 now do 35% more damage when the target is above 75% health instead of 4 times damage when the target is enraged. Sudden Death: Now has 3/6/9% chance on hit instead of 10/20/30% chance on crit.
  • Titan’s Grip: Changed to 5% penalty.
  • Vigilance: Now properly transfers threat generated by heals.

Professions

  • The level requirements required to train gathering skills have been removed.
  • Alchemy
    • Reduced the effect of Elixir of Mongoose and Elixir of Major Agility.
  • Inscription
    • Glyph of Crusader Strike: Now reduces mana cost by 20% instead of increase damage on stunned and incapacitated targets.
    • Glyph of Flame Shock: Now extends duration by 6 sec and prevents Flame Shock from being consumed by Lava Burst.
    • Glyph of Lava: Glyph of Earth Elemental removed and replaced with this glyph. This glyph increases coefficient on Lava Burst by 0.1.
    • Glyph of Mind Flay: Now sets snare to 10% instead of removing it.
    • Glyph of Rejuvenation: Now works correctly when the target is not self.
    • Glyph of Shiv: Replaced with Glyph of Vigor, which increases maximum energy by an additional 10 for those with the Vigor talent.
    • Glyph of Shadow: Glyph of Mind Soothe removed and replaced with this glyph. This glyph increases spell power by 10% of spirit for 10 sec after critting while in Shadowform.
    • Glyph of Shadow Word: Pain: Increases damage done by Mind Flay when SW:P is present by 10%.
    • Glyph of Sinister Strike: Chance increased to 50%.
    • Glyph of Souls no longer removes soul shard cost. It instead reduces the mana cost of your Ritual of Souls spell by 70%.
    • Glyph of Spirit of Redemption: Tooltip corrected to 4 sec. extra when the glyph triggers.
    • Glyph of Strength of Earth: Replaced with Glyph of Lava Lash, which increases the bonus from having Flametongue Weapon by 10%.
    • Glyph of Trueshot Aura: Now increases Aimed Shot crit chance instead of increasing attack power bonus.
    • Glyph of Totem of Wrath: Replaced with Glyph of Elemental Mastery, which decreases the cooldown on Elemental Mastery by 30 sec.

User Interface

  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Items

  • The war against spelling errors continues: many items have had typos removed or their functionality clarified.
  • The item quality on several quest rewards was incorrect and has been altered.
  • The phoenix summoned by Ashes of Al’ar has had his flame trails restored.
  • Guardian’s Band of Subjugation now correctly grants universal haste.
  • Girdle of the Warrior Magi now has a socket bonus.
  • Some one-hand spell power weapons are now main hand only.
  • Heart of the Dragon should now provide a consistent amount of Ranged Attack Power.
  • Loatheb’s Shadow should now provide a consistent amount of Ranged Attack Power.
  • Spirit-World Glass now correctly has a cooldown.
  • Discerning Eye of the Beast procs should now be more obvious.
  • Focusing Lenses now have a cooldown.
  • The Horseman’s Reins should again function in Dalaran.
  • Haute Club Membership Card no longer prompts players to open it.
  • The buff granted by Frenzyheart Insignia of Fury now has a correct tooltip.
  • Harness of Carnal Instinct no longer has bonus armor.
  • Boots of the Protector have been brought in line with protection paladin itemization changes.
  • A tooltip error in the Glyph of Sprint has been corrected.
  • Grilled Sculpin now correctly grants Ranged Attack Power.
  • Libram of Souls Redeemed should now only affect Holy Light.
  • Legacy items that had both melee and spell critical strike rating have been integrated to the unified rating.
  • Held in hand books created by Inscription are now Bind on Equip rather than Bind on Pickup.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was affecting terrain rendering on GeForce 3 and 4 Ti cards. Those that added the command Set fixedfunction 1 to their config.wtf file should remove it to avoid a decrease in performance.
  • Glyph of Rupture: The tooltip has been corrected.
  • Druid: Omen of Clarity now has a reduced chance to be triggered by Hurricane.
  • Hunter: Ferocious Inspiration will now apply raid-wide, as intended.
  • Hunter Pets
    • Sonic Blast (Bat): Will no longer ignore LoS.
    • Bad Attitude (Croc): Will no longer ignore the Longevity buff.
    • Thunderstomp (Gorilla): Will no longer have a physical coefficient instead of a magical one.
    • Gore (Bore): Fixed an issue where a wrong value was being applied.
    • Savage Rend: Corrected typos in the tooltip.
  • Mage: Burning Determination will now work properly.
  • Mage: Living Bomb’s “explosion effect” will now be properly classified.
  • Paladin: Judgement of Wisdom: Fixed a bug allowing one copy on target per paladin.
  • Paladin: Judgement of Light: Fixed a bug allowing one copy on target per paladin.
  • Priest: Holy Reach (Rank 2) will now increase the radius of Divine Hymn properly.
  • Priest: Inner Focus will now properly increase the critical strike chance of the talent Penance.
  • Rogue: Deadly Poison Rank 8 will now do less damage than Rank 9.
  • Shaman: Totem of Wrath tooltip updated to reflect that it affects all crit chance and indicate that it increases Spell Power (instead of just damage).

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.0.2: Echoes of Doom (2008-10-15)

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

General

  • All players will have their talent points reimbursed and will have access to new talents throughout their trees; this includes the 51-point talents. Several new spells and abilities have been added for all classes. Players will need to visit their class trainer to learn new spells.
  • The Kirin Tor have made their move and so has Dalaran.Please watch your step around the crater that has been left behind!
  • The Barber Shop has been implemented and you can now visit one of the Barber Shops in the major cities to change your appearance. Be sure to get your Shave and a Haircut!
  • The all new Achievement System has been implemented and the Achievement panel can be accessed via the interface. While many achievements are not retroactive, we have done our best to credit as many as possible. Gamemasters will not be able to grant achievements for past accomplishements.
  • Stormwind Harbor is now open for business.
  • New towers have been added outside Of Orgrimmar and in Tirisfal Glades. Crews are currently at work to establish a new Zeppelin route to Northrend for your travel pleasure. Please no /spit off of the towers.
  • A new entrance is now viewable in the Caverns of Time.
  • Hit Rating, Critical Strike Rating, and Haste Rating now modify both melee attacks and spells.
  • Spell casting and spell channeling pushback has been changed to the following:
    • When casting a spell:
      • The first and second hit will add .5 secs each to the cast time.
      • All hits after the second will have no effect.
    • When channeling a spell:
      • The first and second hit reduces current duration by 25% of total duration each.
      • All hits after the second will have no effect.[/u][/b]
    • Spellpower:
      • All items and effects which grant bonuses to spell damage and spell healing are being consolidated into a single stat, Spellpower. This stat will appear with the same values found on items which grant “increased spell damage and healing” such as on typical Mage and Warlock itemization.
        • For classes which do not heal, they should see no change in the character sheet other than new tooltip wording.
      • Healing characters will see their bonus healing numbers on the character sheet decrease, however, all healing spells have been modified to receive more benefit from spellpower than they received from bonus healing, with a net effect of no change to the amount healed by their spells. Some talents have had to be rebalanced to accommodate this change, but the amount healed will remain roughly the same. In addition, some talents will provide only healing spell power.

Known Issues

  • Shaman: The tooltip for Maelstrom Weapon is currently incorrect. Lavaburst will no longer gain any benefit from any rank of Maelstrom Weapon.
  • Druid: The tooltip for Predatory Instincts is currently incorrect. This no longer works on Bear Form or Dire Bear Form and now reduces damage by 10/20/30%. Rank 2 is currently not reducing AoE damage properly.

Druids

  • Brambles (Balance): Now increases the damage done by your Treants, and also damage caused from your Treants and Barkskin has a 5/10/15% chance to Daze the target for 3 sec.
  • Celestial Focus (Balance): The stun proc now works with Starfall. This talent no longer has Wrath pushback protection, but instead increases your total spell haste by 1/2/3%.
  • Challenging Roar now has a 3 minute cooldown, reduced from 10 minutes.
  • Control of Nature (Balance) has been removed.
  • Entangling Roots: Can now be used indoors.
  • Faerie Fire (Feral): Now an 11-point talent, down from being a 21-point talent.
  • Feral Charge (Feral) is now a 21-point talent, up from being a 11-point talent.
  • Feral Charge (Feral): Can now be used in Cat form.
  • Feral Instinct (Feral) no longer increases threat generated in Bear form, but now increases damage done by your Swipe ability by 5/10/15%.
  • Feral Swiftness: The movement speed buff can now be used indoors.
  • Focused Starlight (Balance)is now Nature's Majesty (Balance): Increases the critical strike chance of your Wrath, Starfire, Starfall, Nourish, and Healing Touch spells by 2/4/6%.
  • Force of Nature (Balance): Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes, down from 3.
  • Furor (Restoration): Now increases your total Intellect while in Moonkin form by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Hurricane: No longer has a cooldown (was 1 minute).
  • Improved Faerie Fire (Feral): Now also works with spell hit, in addition to ranged and melee hit %.
  • Improved Mark of the Wild (Restoration): Now a 2-point talent, down from a 5-point talent.
  • Improved Tranquility (Restoration): Now also reduces the cooldown of your Tranquility spell by 25/50%.
  • Mangle (Feral): Now increases the damage done by Maul in addition to Shred.
  • Moonglow (Balance): Now also works with Starfall. Moved to tier 2, up from tier 5.
  • Moonkin Form (Balance) no longer increases your attack power or causes you to regenerate mana off melee attacks, but now has a chance to cause you to instantly regenerate 2% of your total mana every time you critically hit with a spell.
  • Nature's Focus (Restoration): Now a 3 point talent, down from a 5-point talent. Also moved to Tier 1, up from Tier 2. Now also includes Nourish, Entangling Roots, Wrath, and Cyclone.
  • Nature's Grace (Balance): Now also reduces the global cooldown of your Wrath spell by 50% while in effect.
  • Nature's Grasp (Balance): Can now be used and can proc indoors. This is now a base ability at level 11 and has a 100% chance to proc.
  • New Talent- Protector of the Pack (Feral): Increases the bonus attack power for Bear Form and Dire Bear Form by an additional 20/40/60% for each friendly player in your party, damage taken is reduced while in Bear Form and Dire Bear Form by 1/2/3%.
  • Nature's Reach (Balance): Now also reduces threat generated by Balance spells by 15/30%.
  • Nature’s Splendor now increases the duration of Lifebloow by 2 secs, (down from 3.)
  • New Spell: Revive - Returns the spirit to the body, restoring a dead target to life with health and mana. Cannot be cast when in combat. (Ranks 1-7 added)
  • New Talent - Genesis (Balance): Increases the damage and healing done by your periodic spells by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • New Talent - Improved Insect Swarm (Balance): Increases your damage done by your Wrath spell to targets afflicted by your Insect Swarm by 1/2/3%, and increases the critical strike chance of your Starfire spell by 1/2/3% on targets afflicted by your Moonfire spell.
  • New Talent - Mother Bear (Feral): Increases the bonus attack power for Bear Form and Dire Bear Form by an additional 20/40/60%, and for each friendly player in your party, damage you take is reduced while in Bear Form and Dire Bear Form by 1/2/3%.
  • New Talent - Natural Reaction (Feral): Increases your dodge chance while in Bear Form or Dire Bear Form by 2/4/6%, and you regenerate 1/2/3 rage everytime you dodge while in Bear Form or Dire Bear Form.
  • New Talent - Nature's Splendor (Balance): Increases the duration of your Moonfire, Insect Swarm, Rejuvenation, Regrowth, Lifebloom and Flourish spells by 10/20/30%.
  • Omen of Clarity (Restoration): Now a passive spell. Now also works for spells (healing and damage). Proc rate is roughly 6% with a 10 second internal cooldown.
  • Predatory Instincts no longer works on Bear Form or Dire Bear form and now reduced damage by 10/20/30%.
  • Primal Tenacity (Feral) now reduces damage while stunned by 5/10/15%, and reduces the duration of fear effects by 5/10/15%.
  • Rake: The damage for this ability has been increased.
  • Remove Curse can now be used in Tree of Life form.
  • Soothe Animal can now be used on Dragonkin as well as Beasts.
  • Soothe Animal is now instant cast.
  • Subtlety (Restoration): Now a 3-point talent, down from a 5-point talent. Also moved to Tier 2, up from Tier 3. Also now only reduced threat for Restoration spells, and reduces the chance that your healing over time spells (Lifebloom, Regrowth and Rejuvenation) will be dispelled, rather than all Druid spells. Threat management for Balance can now be found in the Balance tree, within Nature's Reach.
  • Survival of the Fittest (Feral): Increased to 2/4/6%, up from 1/2/3%.
  • Swipe now affects targets within a range.
  • The mana regeneration penalty when in Bear Form, Dire Bear Form and Cat Form has been removed.
  • Tranquil Spirit (Restoration) now also includes Nourish.
  • Tree of Life (Restoration): 30% snare penalty has been removed.
  • Tree of Life (Restoration): Can now cast Dispel Curse.
  • Tree of Life (Restoration): You can now cast all Restoration spells (Healing Touch) in the form, but Tree of Life now only reduces the mana cost of your healing over time spells (Rejuvenation, Lifebloom, Regrowth and Flourish) by 20%.
  • Vengeance (Balance): Now also works with Starfall.
  • Wild Growth: The Coefficient and healing amount has been increased and the mana cost decreased.

Hunters

  • All aspects now have a 1 second global cooldown, down from a 1.5 global cooldown.
  • All pet families now have one unique ability. New abilities have been added for families such as bears and sporebats.
  • Stablemasters can now accommodate two additional pets.
  • Pets now have their own trees. These can be accessed via the talent panel.
  • Aimed shot mana cost has been reduced from 11% of base mana to 8%, casting time reduced from 2.5 sec to instant. Cooldown increased from 6 seconds to 10 seconds and damage reduced.
  • Animal Handler (Beast Mastery): No longer increases speed while mounted, but now reduces the cooldown of your Master's Call ability by 5/10 sec.
  • Arcane Shot: No longer dispels magic effects.
  • Aspects now no longer cost mana.
  • Aspect of the Beast: Now increases melee attack power by 10% for the hunter and the hunter’s pet.The hunter can’t be tracked while using this Aspect. Only one Aspect can be active at a time.
  • Aspect of the Viper - The hunter takes on the aspect of the viper, causing ranged attacks to regenerate mana but reducing total damage done by 50%. Mana is gained based on ranged weapons speed. Only one Aspect can be active at a time.
  • Aspect of the Wild (Rank 4) now increases Nature resistence by 130, (up from 70.)
  • Avoidance, Dash / Dive and Cobra Reflexes are now pet talents instead of pet skills.
  • Bestial Swiftness is now a pet talent tree talent, and has been removed from the Beast Mastery Hunter tree.
  • Bite now has no cooldown, does the same damage and costs the same Focus as Claw, so works as a Focus dump.
  • Clever Traps (Survival) has been renamed "Trap Mastery."
  • Combat Experience (Marksmanship): Now grants 3/6% Agility, up from 1/2%.
  • Concussive Barrage (Marksmanship): Can now proc from Volley and Multi-shot attacks.
  • Counterattack: Damage increased by 20%, and now also scales with your Ranged Attack Power.
  • Deterrence (Survival): Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, and now also increases your chance to resist spells by 60%. Now has a new spell effect.
  • Disengage: This ability has been re-designed. Now leaps the Hunter backwards up to 13 yards. 30 second cooldown. Disengage now also only has one rank (rank 1).
  • Distracting Shot: This shot now "taunts" the target onto the Hunter. The taunt effect will last 6 seconds. Distracting Shot now only has one rank (rank 1).
  • Every hunter pet can learn Growl, Cower and either Bite or Claw (never both).
  • Focused Aim no longer affects Aimed Shot and now increases chance to hit by 1/2/3 %.
  • Focused Fire (Beast Mastery): Now increases the critical strike chance of your Kill Command by 10/20/30% while Kill Command is active. This effect can stack up to 3 times, but diminishes for each charge of Kill Command.
  • Freezing Arrow now breaks on damage.
  • Freezing Trap now breaks on damage.
  • Hunter pets can now learn talents in one of three trees depending on family. Pets gain talent points starting at level 20 and earn an extra talent point every 4 levels.
  • If a hunter tames a pet that is more than five levels beneath their own level, the pet will then have their level increased to five levels beneath the hunter’s own level.
  • Improved Arcane Shot (Marksmanship): Now increases the damage done by your Arcane Shot by 5/10/15%.
  • Improved Feign Death (Survival): This talent has been replaced with Survival Tactics.
  • Improved Hunter's Mark (Marksmanship): Now a 3-point talent, and now increases the amount of attack power granted by your Hunter's Mark ability by 10/20/30% and reduces the mana cost of your Hunter's Mark ability by 33/66/100%.
  • Improved Stings (Marksmanship): Now a 3-point talent, down from 5-points.
  • Kill Command: This ability now increases the damage done by your pet's special abilities by 60%. Each attack will reduce the damage bonus by 20%. 1 minute cooldown.
  • Kill Shot damage slightly reduced.
  • Kindred Spirits will no longer stack with other movement enhancing buffs.
  • Lock and Load now has a chance to proc periodic damage by 2/4/6% (down from 5/10/15%.)
  • Loyalty, Training Points and the hunter Beast Training button no longer exist. Hunter pets can now learn all skills at their level. They will get new ranks automatically as they gain levels.
  • Marked for Death now increases damage done by ranged and by pets special abilities by 4% on marked targets (down from 8%.)
  • Master Tactician (Survival): Chance to proc increased to 10%, up from 6%.
  • Mongoose Bite: No longer requires you to dodge in order to use this ability.
  • Monster Slaying (Survival) and Humanoid Slaying (Survival) has been combined into "Improved Tracking".
  • Multi-shot mana cost has been increased slightly to 9% base mana (up from 8%.)
  • New Talent - Aspect Mastery (Beast Mastery)
  • New Talent - Hunter vs. Wild (Survival): Increases you and your pet's attack power and ranged attack power equal to 10/20/30% of your total Stamina.
  • New Talent - Improved Tracking (Survival): Increases all damage done to targets that are being tracked 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • New Talent - Lock and Load (Survival): You have a 33/66/100% chance when you trap a target and a 10/20/30% chance when you sting a target to cause your next 3 Arcane Shot or Explosive Shot spells to trigger no cooldown, cost no mana and consume no ammo.
  • New Talent - Survival Tactics (Survival): Reduces the chance your Feign Death ability and all trap spells will be resisted by 2/4%, and reduces the cooldown of your Disengage ability by 2/4 sec.
  • New Talent - T.N.T. (Survival): Your Immolation Trap, Explosive Trap and Explosive Shot have a 5/10/15% to stun targets for 2 sec when they deal damage, and increases the critical strike chance of your Explosive Shot and Explosive Trap by 5/10/15%.
  • Pathfinding (Beast Mastery): Now also increases the movement speed while mounted by 5/10%.
  • Point of No Escape reduced to a 2 point talent and now affects Freezing Arrow. The critical strike chance has increased to 3/6% (up from 2/4/6%.)
  • Rapid Killing (Marksmanship): This will now proc off Chimera Shot, but no longer works with auto-shot.
  • Readiness (Marksmanship): Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, down from 5 minutes, and has been moved to Tier 5 of the Marksmanship Tree from the Survival Tree.
  • Savage Strikes (Survival): Now includes Counterattack.
  • Scattershot has been moved from the Marksmanship Tree to Tier 3 of the Survival Tree.
  • Silencing Shot (Marksmanship): This spell will now interrupt the current spell being cast on the target and lock out that school for 3 sec if the target is immune to silence effects.
  • Spirit Bond (Beast Mastery): Also increases healing done to you and your pet by 5/10%.
  • Steady Shot now uses ammo. In result, its bonus damage has been slightly reduced. Players can notice a damage increase based upon what ammo they use.
  • Steady Shot: Now has a 2.0 cast time, up from 1.5.
  • Surefooted (Survival) now reduces the duration of movement impairing effects by 16/25/50% (instead of resist % chance). Moved from tier 4 to tier 2 and no longer increases hit chance.
  • Survival Instincts (Survival): This has been moved to tier-2, up from tier 6.
  • Survivalist (Survival): Now increases your total Stamina, instead of your total Health.
  • The arming time has been reduced to 1 second, from 2 seconds for all traps.
  • T.N.T. has been moved from Tier 2 to Tier 4.
  • Tranquilizing Shot: Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds (down from 20), and now dispels Enrage and Magic effects.
  • Trap Mastery (Survival) is now an 11-point talenttalent and has been moved from tier 3 to tier 9 and increases the duration by 30% fo both Freezing Trap and Frost Trap.
  • Trueshot Aura - This aura is now raid-wide and now increases all ranged and melee attack power by 10%. In addition, this spell now only has one rank. All other ranks have been removed.
  • Wingclip: No longer does damage.

Mages

  • Arcane Blast effect duration reduced to 3 seconds, and now increases damage by 25/50/75% instead of reducing cast time.
  • Arcane Focus (Arcane) is now 3 ranks and increases chance to hit and reduces mana cost of Arcane spells by 1/2/3%.
  • Arcane Fortitude moved to tier 2, increased to 3 ranks, now increases armor equal to 50/100/150% of Intellect.
  • Arcane Impact renamed Spell Impact and now affects Blast Wave, Fire Blast, Cone of Cold, and Ice Lance.
  • Arcane Potency now applies when Presence of Mind is active, talent prerequisite changed to Presence of Mind.
  • Arcane Subtlety now reduces the chance your spells will be dispelled by 15/35%, and no longer reduces the resistance of targets.
  • Arctic Reach now also affects Deep Freeze.
  • Blast Wave now knocks all affected targets back.
  • Conjured mana gems no longer disappear from your backpack after being logged out for more than 15 minutes. Higher ranks of Conjure Mana Gem will recharge an existing mana gem to maximum charges.
  • Counterspell now costs 9% of base mana.
  • Deep Freeze will no longer do damage, and will now stun the target for 5 seconds.
  • Elemental Precision moved to tier 2.
  • Empowered Arcane Missiles renamed Arcane Empowerment and no longer increases mana cost. It now also increases damage caused by Arcane Blast.
  • Empowered Fireball renamed to Empower Fire, reduced to 3 ranks, now increases damage by 5/10/15% of spell powerand now affects Frostfire Bolt.
  • Empowered Frostbolt reduced to 2 ranks, increases damage by 5/10% of spell power and increases critical hit chance by 2/4%.
  • Evocation has had its cooldown reduced from 8 minutes to 5 minutes.
  • Flame Throwing moved to tier 3.
  • Frost Armor, Ice Armor, Mage Armor and Molten Armor are no longer Magic effects and cannot be dispelled.
  • Frostbite relocated from Tier 2 to Tier 1.
  • Frost Channeling now reduces mana cost of all spells by 4/7/10%.
  • Frost Warding now increases armor and resistances of Frost/Ice Armor by 25/50%, now gives Frost Ward and Fire Ward a 15/30/5 chance to negate damage caused and restore mana equal to damage caused by the warded spell.
  • Hot Streak will now also affect Fire Blast.
  • Ice Floes renamed Cold as Ice, now reduces cooldown of Cold Snap, Ice Barrier, Summon Water Elemental, and Deep Freeze by 10/20%.
  • Impact moved to tier 3, reduced to 3 ranks for 4/7/10% chance to trigger, now triggers from any damaging spell (Fire, Frost or Arcane).
  • Improved Blink now also reduces mana cost by 25/50%.
  • Improved Counterspell now always silences the target for 2/4 seconds.
  • Improved Fire Blast moved to tier 1, reduced to 2 ranks, reduces the cooldown by 1/2 seconds.
  • Improved Flamestrike moved to tier 2, renamed World in Flames, now increases the critical hit chance of Flamestrike, Blast Wave, Dragon’s Breath, Living Bomb, Blizzard, and Arcane Explosion by 2/4/6%.
  • Improved Frost Nova renamed Ice Floes, moved to tier 1, increased to 3 ranks, now reduces cooldown of Frost Nova, Cone of Cold, Ice Block, and Icy Veins by 7/14/20%.
  • Improved Mana Shield has been renamed to Arcane Shielding, reduces mana lost per damage absorbed by 17/33%,and now also increases resistances granted by Mage Armor by 25/50%.
  • Improved Scorch now increases Fire, Frost, and Arcane damage done to the target by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Incineration moved to tier 1, increases the critical hit chance of Fire Blast, Scorch, Arcane Blast, and Cone of Cold by 2/4/6%.
  • Invisibility now makes the caster invisible after 3 seconds, reduced from 5 seconds.
  • Living Bomb will no longer knock all targets into the air.
  • Magic Absorption reduced to 2 ranks, increases resistances by .5/1 point per level, and restores 1/3% of total mana on a resist.
  • Magic Attunement (Arcane) now also increases the range of your Arcane spells by 3/6 yards.
  • Mana Shield now drains 1.5 mana per damage absorbed.
  • Master of Elements now affects all spell criticals.
  • Mind Mastery reduced to 3/6/9/12/15%.
  • Missile Barrage will now affect Arcane Barrage and the (R5) proc chance has been adjusted from 12% to 20%.
  • Molten Shields now gives Fire Ward and Frost Ward spells a 15/30% chance to reflect the warded spell.
  • Polymorph now costs 12% of base mana.
  • Portal spells now cost 18% of base mana.
  • Prismatic Cloak (Arcane) increased to 3 ranks for 1/2/3% and now also reduces the fade time of Invisibility by 1/2/3 seconds.
  • Pyroblast cast time has been reduced to 5 seconds.
  • Remove Lesser Curse has been renamed to Remove Curse.
  • Shatter no longer has a prerequisite.
  • Slow Fall now costs 6% of base mana.
  • Slow mana cost reduced.
  • Summoned Water Elemental's Waterbolt range increased, mana cost reduced, Freeze range increased, mana cost increased.
  • Teleport spells now cost 9% of base mana.
  • Winter's Chill reduced to 3 ranks, Frost damage spells have a 33/66/100% chance to trigger the effect and the effect increases chance to crit with Arcane, Fire and Frost spells.

Paladins

  • Attack Power and Spell Power scaling on all Seals and Judgements other than Command and Blood has been reduced.
  • All Auras now affect all party and raid members within the area of effect.
  • Anticipation (Protection) moved to tier 1, now increases chance to dodge by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Avenger's Shield (Protection) cast time reduced to .5 seconds, duration increased to 10 seconds.
  • Avenging Wrath no longer causes Forbearance, damage increase reduced to 20%, now increases healing done by 20%.
  • Blessing of Freedom renamed Hand of Freedom. Only one Hand spell can be on the target per paladin at any one time. Now costs 6% of base mana.
  • Blessing of Light and Greater Blessing of Light removed. Their effects have been folded into all relevant abilities.
  • Blessing of Protection renamed Hand of Protection. Only one Hand spell can be on the target per paladin at any one time. All ranks now cost 6% of base mana.
  • Blessing of Sacrifice renamed Hand of Sacrifice, is now only 1 rank and transfers 30% of the damage taken to the caster, duration reduced to 12 seconds, cooldown increased to 2 minutes. Only one Hand spell can be on the target per paladin at any one time. Now costs 6% of base mana.
  • Blessing of Salvation renamed Hand of Salvation, now reduces total threat on the target by 2% per second for 10 seconds while also reducing all damage and healing done by 10%. Only one Hand spell can be on the target per paladin at any one time. Now costs 6% of base mana.
  • Blessing of Sanctuary reduced to 1 rank, now reduces all damage taken by 3% and generates rage, mana or runic power when a parry/dodge/block occurs.
  • Consecration now scales with attack power and spell power.
  • Conviction (Retribution) now increases critical chance with all spells and melee attacks.
  • Divine Intellect (Holy) moved to tier 2, increases total Intellect by 3/6/9/12/15%.
  • Divine Intervention cooldown reduced to 20 minutes.
  • Divine Plea will now fall within the school of Magic and correctly reduces healing amount by 20%.
  • Divine Protection and Divine Shield now cost 3% of base mana.
  • Divine Protection now reduces all damage taken by 50% and increases time between attacks by 100%.
  • Divine Purpose (Retribution) now reduces chance to be hit by spells and ranged attacks by 1/2/3%.
  • Divine Strength (Holy) moved to tier 1 in the Protection tree.
  • Exorcism mana cost reduced and now scales with attack power and spell power.
  • Eye for an Eye now reflects 10/20% damage from all critical hits.
  • Fanaticism now increases chance to critically hit by 5/10/15/20/25%.
  • Forbearance duration increased to 3 minutes.
  • Greater Blessing of Salvation removed.
  • Hammer of Justice now costs 3% of base mana.
  • Hammer of Wrath is now considered a Retribution spell, moved from Holy, mana cost reduced, now instant cast, global cooldown increased to 1.5, missile speed increased, now usable on targets below 35% health and now scales with attack power and spell power.
  • Healing Light (Holy) moved to tier 2.
  • Holy Shield (Protection) cooldown reduced to 8 seconds, charges increased to 8.
  • Holy Shock (Holy) range changed to 20/40 yards when used on enemies/friends respectively, cooldown reduced to 6 seconds.
  • Holy Wrath is now instant cast, causes a 3 second stun, cooldown reduced to 30 seconds, radius reduced to 10 yards.
  • Illumination (Holy) moved to tier 3.
  • Improved Blessing of Might is now two ranks at 12/25%
  • Improved Concentration Aura (Protection) moved to the Holy tree.
  • Improved Concentration Aura moved from the Protection tree to tier 4 in the Holy tree.
  • Improved Devotion Aura (Protection) moved to tier 4, reduced to 3 ranks, now increases armor of Devotion Aura by 17/34/50% and increases all healing done to units affected by Devotion Aura by 2/4/6%.
  • Improved Hammer of Justice (Protection) now reduces cooldown by 10/20/30 secs.
  • Improved Holy Shield removed.
  • Improved Righteous Fury (Protection) threat bonus folded into base spell, talent still reduces all damage taken by 2/4/6%.
  • Improved Sanctity Aura (Retribution) renamed Sanctified Retribution, now causes all units affected by Retribution Aura to cause 2% more damage.
  • Improved Seal of Righteousness (Holy) moved to tier 1, renamed Seals of the Pure, now affects Seal of Righteousness, Seal of Vengeance and Seal of Corruption.
  • Improved Seal of the Crusader (Retribution) renamed Heart of the Crusader and the effects now apply to all Judgement spells.
  • Infusion of Light now reduces the cast time of Holy Light by .5 second/1 second (instead of 1.25 second /2.5 seconds.)
  • Judgement has been replaced with 3 new spells; Judgement of Light, Judgement of Wisdom, and Judgement of Justice. All Judgement spells are considered ranged attacks for purposes of how they hit and how they critically hit. All cause damage based on attack power and spell power.
    • Judgement of Light now heals based on the Paladin’s attack power and spell power, the effect can not trigger more than once ever 4 seconds.
    • Judgement of Justice will no longer prevent Fear effects, but will only prevent NPCs from fleeing (e.g. at low health).
    • Judgement of Wisdom now restores mana based on the Paladin’s attack power and spell power, the effect can not trigger more than once every 4 seconds.
  • Judgements of the Pure will now last for 1 minute (up from 30 seconds.)
  • Judgements of the Wise will now grant 33% of base mana instead of 20% of maximum mana.
  • Lay on Hands no longer drains all mana, cooldown reduced to 20 minutes.
  • One-Handed Weapon Specialization now increases damage by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Precision has been removed.
  • Pure of Heart (Holy) reduced to 2 ranks, now reduces duration of Curse and Disease effects by 25/50%.
  • Pursuit of Justice reduced to 2 ranks for 8/15% movement increase and 1/2% less chance to be hit by spells.
  • Redoubt (Protection) moved to tier 2, reduced to 3 ranks, increases block chance by 10/20/30%, now also increases block value by 10/20/30% at all times.
  • Repentance (Retribution) mana cost changed to 9% of base, duration increased to 1 minute (10 second PvP duration), now usable against Demons, Dragonkin, Giants, Humanoids and Undead.
  • Retribution Aura damage increased and now gains damage based on Holy spell power.
  • Righteous Defense no longer costs mana and the global cooldown has been removed, cooldown reduced to 10 seconds.
  • Righteous Fury now increases threat caused by Holy damage by 90%.
  • Sacred Duty now also reduces the cooldown of Divine Protection.
  • Sanctified Light (Holy) now also increases the critical chance of Holy Shock.
  • Sanctity Aura (Retribution) removed.
  • All Seals have been reduced to 1 rank and now cost 14% of base mana. The duration has been increased to 2 minutes and are no longer consumed when a Judgement spell is cast. The effects can be triggered from all weapon based special abilities.
    • Seal of Blood now increases Judgement damage by 45% of weapon damage.
    • Seal of Command now increases Judgement damage by 30% of weapon damage, 60% on stunned targets.
    • Seal of the Crusader has been removed. The effects of Judgement of the Crusader have been folded into all relevant abilities.
    • Seal of Righteousness deals damage based on weapon speed plus an amount based on attack power and spell power, increases Judgement damage by 25%.
    • Seal of Vengeance now applies its effect on every swing, causes damage based on attack power and spell power, increases Judgement damage by 10% per stack of the damage over time effect.
  • Shield Specialization removed, effects merged with Redoubt.
  • Spiritual Focus (Holy) moved to tier 1.
  • Stoicism (Protection) moved to tier 2, now reduces duration of Stun effects by 10/20/30% and reduces chance your spells will be resisted by 10/20/30%.
  • Summon Warhorse and Summon Charger mana cost removed and no longer causes a global cooldown.
  • Toughness (Protection) moved to tier 3 , now also reduces the duration of movement slowing effects by 10/20/30/40/50%.
  • Turn Undead (ranks 1 and 2) removed. Turn Evil now granted at level 24, mana cost changed to 9% of base.
  • Unyielding Faith (Holy) moved to tier 2.
  • Vindication reduced to 2 ranks for 10/20% attribute reduction.

Priests

  • Absolution: This talent has swapped positions in the talent tree with Improved Inner Fire.
  • Circle of Healing (Holy): Now works on any targets in the caster's raid, and is now a "smart" heal and chooses the lowest health targets to heal first within its range. Also now has a 6 second cooldown. Also no longer will heal summoned Snakes from Hunter's Snake Trap.
  • Enlightenment: Increases your total Stamina, Spirit and Spell haste by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Focused Will (Discipline): Now increases healing effects on you by 3/4/5%, down from 4/7/10%.
  • Focused Power: Increases your total spell damage and healing done by 2/4%, but no longer increases your chance to hit with Mind Blast, and Mass Dispel.
  • Guardian Spirit will now heal the target 50% of their maximum health.
  • Holy Fire: Cast time reduced to to 2 seconds, down from 3.5. Damage increased roughly 60%. Duration for the damage over time effect reduced to 7 seconds, down from 10. Holy Fire now has a 10 second cooldown.
  • Holy Nova mana cost reduced.
  • Improved Inner Fire (Discipline) - Now also increases the effect of Inner Fire spell by 15/30/45% (Includes the +spell power on higher ranks, as well as total number of charges).Moved from tier 3 to tier 2.
  • Improved Power Word: Fortitude moved from tier-3 to tier-2.
  • Improved Power Word: Shield moved from tier-2 to tier-3 and has switched places with Improved Power Word:Fortitude.
  • Improved Shadow Word: Pain (Shadow) - Now increases damage done by your Shadow Word: Pain by 3/6%, but no longer increases the duration of your Shadow Word: Pain.
  • Levitate now costs 3% of base mana.
  • Lightwell (Holy): Cast time reduced to .5 sec, down from 1.5 sec. Charges increased to 10, up from 5. Now breaks from any attack that hits you for 30% or more of your total health. Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, down from 5.
  • Mind Control now has only one rank and costs 12% of base mana.
  • Mind Flay can now periodically critcally hit. The spell coefficient has been increased approximately 30%.
  • Mind Soothe now has only one rank, costs 6% of base mana and has no max target level.
  • Mind Vision now costs 3% of base mana.
  • New Talent: Improved Spirit Tap (Shadow) - Gives you a 50/100% chance to gain a 50% bonus to your Spirit after gaining a critical effect chance from your Mind Blast or Shadow Word: Death spells. For the duration, your mana will regenerate at a 25% rate while casting. Lasts 8 sec.
  • New Talent: Twin Disciplines (Discipline) - Increases your damage and healing by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Pain Suppression (Discipline): Cooldown increased to 3 minutes, up from 2.
  • Power Infusion (Discipline): Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes, down from 3.
  • Prayer of Mending - This spell can now critically hit.
  • Psychic Scream now costs 15% of base mana.
  • Searing Light (Holy): Now also increases the damage of your Holy Nova and Penance spells.
  • Shackle Undead now costs 9% of base mana.
  • Shadow Focus (Shadow): Now a 3 point talent, down from 5. Now also reduces the mana cost of your Shadow spells by 2/4/6%.
  • Shadow Resilience (Shadow): Now reduces physical damage taken by 2/4%, but no longer reduces the chance to be critically hit by spells.
  • Shadowform (Shadow): Now has an innate 30% threat reduction. Now has a shapeshift UI.
  • Silence (Shadow) global cooldown removed.
  • Silent Resolve (Discipline): Now a 3 point talent, down from 5 points.
  • Spirit Tap (Shadow) - Talent reduced to 3 points, down from 5. Now also leads into "Improved Spirit Tap"
  • Twisted Faith will now work when the target is afflicted by Shadow Word: Pain (instead of Mind Flay.)
  • Wand Specialization (Discipline) has been removed.

Rogues

  • Aggression has been moved up 1 tier and now adds 3/6/9/12/15% damage to Sinister Strike, Backstab, and Eviscerate.
  • Anesthetic Poison now also dispels one Enrage effect on the target.
  • Blade Twisting (Combat) now cause all damaging melee attacks to have a 10% chance to daze for 4/8 seconds movement speed reduced by 70%, also adds 5/10% dmg to Sinister Strike and Backstab.
  • Camouflage (Subtlety) reduced to 3 ranks for 5/10/15% speed and 2/4/6 secs off the cooldown of Stealth.
  • Cloak of Shadows cooldown increased to 1.5 min.
  • Crippling Poison reduced to 1 rank, slowing movement by 70%.
  • Dagger Specialization (Combat) renamed Close Quarters Combat, moved to tier 3, now increases critical strike chance with Daggers and Fist Weapons by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Damaging poisons now scale with attack power.
  • Deadened Nerves (Assassination) reduced to 3 ranks, now reduces all damage taken by 2/4/6%.
  • Deflection (Combat) reduced to 3 ranks, increasing parry by 2/4/6%.
  • Disarm Trap range increased to 20 yards, cast time reduced, now requires stealth.
  • Dual Wield Specialization (Combat) moved to tier 1.
  • Elusiveness (Subtlety) moved to Tier 3, now reduces cooldown of Vanish and Blind by 30/60 sec and Cloak of Shadows by 15/30 sec.
  • Energy regeneration should now be smoother.
  • Endurance (Combat) now reduces cooldown of Evasion and Sprint by 30/60 secs.
  • Enveloping Shadows: Now reduces damage by 10/20/30%.
  • Envenom now also increases your chance to apply poisons by 25% for 2-6 seconds (based on combo points).
  • Evasion, Sprint and Vanish cooldowns reduced to 3 min.
  • Find Weakness (Assassination) is now a passive talent, reduced to 3 ranks, increases damage of offensive abilities by 3/6/9%.
  • Fist Weapon Specialization (Combat) removed.
  • Fleet Footed (Assassination) now reduces duration of movement impairing effects by 15/30% rather than increasing resist chance.
  • Focused Attacks now gives 2 energy regardless of rank.
  • Gouge is now only 1 rank and causes damage based on attack power.
  • Improved Ambush (Subtlety) moved to Tier 4, reduced to 2 ranks for 25/50%.
  • Improved Eviscerate (Assassination) now increases damage by 7/14/20%.
  • Improved Expose Armor (Assassination) now reduces the energy cost by 5/10, no longer increases duration.
  • Improved Poisons (Assassination) now increases chance to apply poisons by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Improved Slice and Dice (Combat) reduced to 2 ranks, increases duration by 25/50%.
  • Improved Sprint (Combat) moved to Tier 4.
  • Initiative (Subtlety) moved to Tier 4, increased to 33/66/100% chance.
  • Kick is now only 1 rank and no longer causes damage.
  • Lethality (Assassination) now also affects Riposte.
  • Lightning Reflexes (Combat) moved to tier 4.
  • Mace Specialization (Combat) no longer stuns enemiesnow ignores 3/6/9/12/15% of target's armor.
  • Master of Deception (Subtlety) reduced to 3 ranks.
  • Mind-Numbing Poison reduced to 1 rank, slowing casting speed by 60%.
  • Murder (Assassination) moved to tier 6, increases damage by 2/4%.
  • Mutilate (Assassination) no longer requires you be behind the target.
  • Nerves of Steel (Combat) now reduces damage taken while Stunned or Feared by 15/30%.
  • Opportunity (Subtlety) reduced to 2 ranks for 10/20%.
  • Pick Lock and Disarm Trap no longer require Thieve's Tools.
  • Poisons skill removed. All finished poisons are available on vendors rather than created by the rogue.
  • Precision (Combat) now also increases chance to hit with poison attacks by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Premeditation (Subtlety) duration increased to 20 seconds, cooldown reduced to 20 seconds.
  • Preparation (Subtlety) no longer refreshes the cooldown of Premeditation.
  • Relentless Strikes (Assassination) moved to Tier 1 Subtlety, made 5 ranks for 4/8/12/16/20% chance.
  • Riposte (Combat) now slows the target's melee attacks by 20% instead of disarming them, awards one combo point.
  • Serrated Blades (Subtlety) moved to Tier 3.
  • Setup (Subtlety) chance to gain a combo point increased to 33/66/100%.
  • Shadowstep (Subtlety) is no longer usable while rooted.
  • Surprise Attacks (Combat) now also increases Hemorrhage damage.
  • Vanish no longer requires the reagent Flash Powder.
  • Vigor (Assassination) moved to Tier 3.
  • Vile Poisons (Assassination) reduced to 3 ranks, now increases damage of poisons and Envenom by 7/14/20% and increases dispel resistance by 10/20/30%.
  • Vitality now regenerates 8/16/25% energy.
  • Wounding Poison no longer stacks, reduces healing by 50%.

Shaman

  • All totems are now considered on the "Physical" school, and no longer magical spells.
  • Anticipation (Enhancement): Now is a 3-point talent, down from a 5-point talent and now reduces the duration of disarm effects on you by 16/25/50%.
  • Ancestral Awakening and Improved Water Shield will now affect Riptide.
  • Ancestral Knowledge (Enhancement): Now increases your Intellect by 2/4/6/8/10%, instead of increasing your total Mana by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Call of Flame (Elemental): Now also increases the damage of your Lava Burst spell by 2/4/6%.
  • Call of Thunder (Elemental) now also increases the critical strike chance of your Thunder spell.
  • Concussion (Elemental) now increases the damage of your Thunder and Lava Burst spells.
  • Convection (Elemental) is now a 3-point talent, down from a 5-point talent. Now lowers the mana cost of Thunder and Lava Burst.
  • Dual Wield Specialization will now increase the chance to hit while dual wielding by an additional 2/4/6%.
  • Earth's Grasp (Elemental) is now a tier-1 talent, up from tier-2.
  • Elemental Devastation (Elemental) is now a tier-2 talent, up from tier-4.
  • Elemental Focus (Elemental): Now also can proc off Lesser Healing Wave and Healing Wave, and can be used on all healing spells.
  • Elemental Fury (Elemental) now requires Elemental Focus as a pre-requisite
  • Elemental Precision (Elemental): Chance to hit reduced to 1/2/3% from 2/4/6%, but threat reduction increased to 10/20/30% up from 4/7/10%.
  • Enhancing (Enhancement) Totems is now a Tier 1 talent, up from Tier-2.
  • Fire Resistance Totem will now increase fire resistance by 130 and lasts for 5 minutes.
  • Flametongue Totem is now a flat spell damage totem. All ranks have been modified.
  • Flametongue Weapon: Now has a passive spell damage.
  • Flurry now increases attack speed by 15/20/25/30/35% for your next 3 swings after dealing a critical strike.
  • Frostbrand's snare effect has been increased to 50%, up from 25%.
  • Ghost Wolf's mana cost is now 13% base.
  • Grace of Air Totem has been removed. (Agility has been rolled over into Strength of Earth Totem)
  • Healing Grace (Restoration): Healing Way and Ancestral Fortitude are now affected by the dispel resistance portion of this talent.
  • Maelstrom Weapon proc chance reduced to 2/4/6/8/10% on critical hit when you deal damage with a melee weapon. Now affects chain heal and no longer affects Lavaburst.
  • Improved Fire Totems (Elemental) is now (again) Improved Fire Nova Totem. It now has a 50/100% chance to reduce the movement speed on all targets for 2 sec.
  • Improved Lightning Shield (Enhancement) is now Improved Shields, and is in Tier-2.
  • Nature’s Blessing no longer increases spell damage from Intellect, and the effect has been reduced to 5/10/15% from 10/20/30%. This is in result of the new spell power system. Players should notice little to no change in the power of the spell relevant to healing spells.
  • New ranks have been added of Water Shield, starting at level 20. (Level 20, 27, 34, 41, 48, 55, 62, 69)
  • New Spell: Earthliving Weapon - Imbue the Shaman's weapon with earthen life. Increases healing done by x and each heal has a 20% chance to proc Earthliving on the target, healing an additionaly over 12 sec. Lasts 30 minutes.
  • New Talent: Cleanse Spirit (Restoration) - Cleanse the spirit of a friendly target, removing 1 poison effect, 1 disease effect, and 1 curse effect.
  • New Talent: Elemental Shields (Enhancement): Increases the damage done by your Lightning Shield orbs by 5/10/15%, increases the amount of mana gained from your Mana Shield orbs by 5/10/15% and increases the amount of healing done by your Earth Shield orbs by 5/10/15%.
  • New Talent: Mental Dexterity (Enhancement) - Increases your Attack Power by 33/66/100% of your Intellect.
  • New Talent: Tidal Force(Restoration): Increases the critical effect chance of your Healing Wave, Lesser Healing Wave and Chain Heal by 60%. Each critical heal reduces the chance by 20% and lasts 20 seconds.
  • Rockbiter ranks 5 through 9 have been removed. Windfury Weapon is intended to replace Rockbiter at level 30.
  • Shapeshifting will no longer cancel Water Walking.
  • Stoneclaw Totem: Health of the Stoneclaw totem is increased by 5% of the Shaman’s total health.
  • Stoneskin Totem now increases armor instead of reducing physical damage.
  • Storm Reach (Elemental): Now also increases the radius of your Thunder spell by 10/20%.
  • Strength of Earth Totem now also increases agility.
  • The range of all “friendly totems” has been increased to 30 yards, up from 20.
  • Tidal Focus (Restoration): Now works with Earth Shield.
  • Totemic Mastery talent removed and replaced with “Tidal Force”.
  • Totem of Wrath will now last 5 minutes.
  • Tranquil Air Totem has been removed. (Threat is being addressed by modifications to the base threat of players and/or "baked" into tanking abilities.)
  • Unleashed Rage is now raid wide and increases melee and ranged attack power within 45 yards.
  • Windfury Totem is now a flat 20% melee haste totem. All ranks have been modified.
  • Windwall Totem has been removed.
  • Wrath of Air is now a flat 10% spell haste totem.

Warlock

  • Aftermath (Destruction) - Now a 2-point talent, down from 5.
  • All demon abilities and spells will automatically be learned as pets gain levels. Demon Master trainers will be removed.
  • Avoidance (Felguard): Now reduces damage taken from area of effect attacks by an additional 80% and is automatically learned for the Succubus, Imp, Voidwalker, and Felhunter at level 10.
  • Bane now reduces the cast time of your Haunt spell.
  • Blood Pact now works raid-wide (not just in party).
  • Cataclysm (Destruction) - Now also increases your chance to hit with Destruction spells by 1% per point.
  • Chaos Bolt now does Fire damage instead of Chaos damage.
  • Conflagrate can now only be cast on targets afflicted by Shadowflame.
  • Consume Shadows (Voidwalker): Duration reduced to 6 seconds, and effect increased 66%. Now also greatly increases all nearby allies’ stealth detection while channeled.
  • Curse of Doom will now only summon a Doomguard if the target yields experience or honor.
  • Curse of Recklessness will no longer prevent Fear effects, only prevent NPCs from fleeing (e.g. at low health).
  • Dark Pact: Tooltip updated to be more consistent with other similar effects and now restores 200% mana leeched from your summoned Demon, up from 100%.
  • Demon Armor - Now increases healing done by spells and effects by 20%, but no longer has in-combat health regeneration.
  • Demonic Circle now lasts for 6 mins.
  • Demonic Pact will no longer work on enslaved demons.
  • Demon Skin, Demon Armor and Fel Armor are no longer Magic effects and cannot be dispelled.
  • Demonic Sacrifice: Succubus effect reduced to 10% increased shadow damage, down from 15%. Imp effect reduced to 10% increased fire damage, down from 15%. Felguard effect now increases Fire and Shadow damage, instead of just Shadow.
  • Doomguard: Health increased 20%, mana increased 24%.
  • Drain Soul will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.
  • Everlasting Affliction will no longer affect Shadow Bolt and affects Haunt instead.
  • Emberstorm now reduces the cast time of your incinerate by 0.1/0.2/0.3/0.4/0.5 seconds.
  • Fel Armor - Now increases your spell damage equal to 30% of your total Spirit, but no longer increases healing done by spells and effects by 20%.
  • Felguard: Health increased by 10%.
  • Felhunter: Paranoia and Tainted Blood have been replaced with Fel Intelligence and Shadow Bite.
  • Fel Intelligence (Felhunter): Increases total Intellect and Spirit of party and raid members by 3%. Lasts until cancelled.
  • Fel Stamina (Demonology) has been merged with Fel Intellect into Fel Vitality.
  • Haunt will now heal for 100%.
  • Howl of Terror now costs 15% of base mana.
  • Infernal: Cooldown reduced to 15 minutes, down from 1 hour. Duration reduced to 1 minute, down from 5 minutes+. Health increased by 30%, damage increased by 60%, and armor increased by 30%.
  • Inferno now summons an Infernal which lasts for 1 minute.
  • Imp: Health increased by 20% , Armor increased 16%, mana regeneration increased 200%.
  • Improved Curse of Weakness (Affliction) is now "Frailty" - Increases the amount of attack power reduced by your Curse of Weakness spell by 10/20%, and increases the amount of armor reduced by your Curse of Recklessness by 10/20%.
  • Improved Enslave Demon (Demonology) is now a Tier 5 talent, up from Tier 4.
  • Improved Lash of Pain (Destruction) and Improved Firebolt (Destruction) have been merged into one talent, Demonic Power.
  • Improved Shadow Bolt (Destruction) - Now increases damage by your next Shadow damage spells by 3/6/9/12/15%, down from 4/8/12/16/20%.
  • Mana Feed: Tooltip updated to be more consistent with other similar effects.
  • Master Demonologist (Demonology) - Most effects have been altered.
    • Master Demonologist – Felguard (Demonology) - Now increases all damage by 1/2/3/4/5%, and reduces all damage done to you by 1/2/3/4/5%.
    • Master Demonologist – Imp (Demonology) - Now increases Fire damage by 1/2/3/4/5%, and critical hit chance with Fire spells by 1/2/3/4/5%.
    • Master Demonologist – Succubus (Demonology) - Now increases Shadow damage by 1/2/3/4/5%, and critical hit chance with Shadow spells by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Nether Protection has been reworked. It now has a 10/20/30% chance when you’re hit with a spell to reduce all damage by that spell school by 60% for 10 seconds.
  • New Talent: Demonic Empowerment (Demonology) - Grants your Summoned Demon power for a short time.
  • New Talent: Eradication (Affliction) - Your Corruption, Siphon Life and Curse of Agony ticks have a 5/10/15% chance to increase your spell haste by 20% for 8 sec. This effect has a 10 second cooldown.
  • New Talent: Improved Felhunter (Affliction): Your Felhunter gains mana equal to 50/100% of the damage done by its Shadow Bite ability, and increases the effect of your Felhunter’s Fel Intelligence by 1/2%.
  • New Talent: Molten Core (Destruction) - 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 6 sec.
  • Pyroclasm (Destruction) - Now also includes Conflagrate.
  • Rain of Fire (Doomguard): A bug has been fixed which caused each tick of Rain of Fire to consume its mana cost.
  • Ritual of Souls: Charges increased to 25, up from 10.
  • Shadow Bite (Felhunter): Deals Shadow damage plus an additional 5% Shadow damage over time effect on the target. 6 second cooldown.
  • Shadowfury (Destruction) - Can now be cast while moving. Stun duration increased to 3 seconds, up from 2.
  • Soul Link (Demonology) is now an 11-point talent (used to be a 31-point talent), but the 5% bonus damage from this talent has been removed. In addition, the damage absorbed by Soul Link is now 15%, down from 20%.
  • Soul Siphon (Affliction): Now also increases the damage of your Drain Soul.
  • Soulstone now generates a log entry indicating who casted and received a soulstone.
  • Spell Lock (Felhunter) global cooldown removed.
  • Succubus: Health increased by 20%, armor increased 22%.
  • Summon Dreadsteed/Felsteed: Mana cost removed, global cooldown removed.
  • Suppression (Affliction) is now a 3-point talent, down from 5. Now increases your chance to hit with Affliction spells by 1/2/3%, down from 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Unstable Affliction (Affliction): Silence effect reduced to 3 seconds, down from 5.
  • Voidwalker: Health increased by 20%, Damage increased by 16%. The amount of attack power the Voidwalker gains from its master’s spell damage has been increased by 45%.

Warrior

  • Armored to the Teeth now increases attack power by 3 for every 180 Armor value.
  • Anticipation (Protection) now increases chance to dodge by 1/2/3/4/5%, moved to tier 2.
  • Battle Shout attack power has been slightly decreased.
  • Berserker Rage is now usable in all stances.
  • Blood Craze (Fury) now regenerates 2/4/6% of total health over 6 seconds.
  • Blood Frenzy (Arms) moved to Tier 9, now increases physical damage caused by 1/2%.
  • Bloodthirst (Fury) now restores health based on a % of total health.
  • Challenging Shout cooldown reduced to 3 minutes.
  • Concussion Blow (Protection) now causes damage based on attack power.
  • Death Wish (Fury) no longer makes you immune to Fear effects.
  • Death Wish and Sweeping Strikes have swapped locations in their respective talent trees.
  • Deep Wounds (Arms) now requires Impale, causes 16/32/48% of weapon damage over 6 seconds.
  • Defensive Stance now increases threat by 45%.
  • Defiance (Protection) removed, replaced by Incite and moved to a new location on tier 2.
  • Disarm rage cost reduced to 15.
  • Enrage (Fury) now increases damage done by 3/6/9/12/15%, limitation on number of attacks removed.
  • Hamstring now only has one rank and no longer causes damage.
  • Impale (Arms) moved to Tier 3, no longer requires Deep Wounds.
  • Improved Berserker Rage (Fury) now generates 10/20 rage.
  • Improved Bloodrage (Protection) now increases rage generation of both the instant and over-time effects by 25/50%.
  • Improved Charge (Arms) now generates 5/10 rage.
  • Improved Defensive Stance (Protection) reduced to 2 ranks, now reduces spell damage taken by 3/6% and any block/parry/dodge has a 50/100% chance to enrage the warrior causing 5/10% more damage for 12 sec.
  • Improved Disarm (Protection) reduced to 2 ranks, now reduces the cooldown of Disarm by 10/20 sec and increases damage taken by disarmed targets by 5/10%.
  • Improved Disciplines (Arms) removed.
  • Improved Mortal Strike (Arms) now increases damage by 2/4/6/8/10%, no longer reduces cooldown.
  • Improved Rend (Arms) reduced to 2 ranks for 25/50%.
  • Improved Revenge (Protection) now increases damage Revenge causes by 10/20% and gives a 25/50% chance to stun.
  • Improved Shield Bash (Protection) now also increases the damage of your Shield Slam ability by 5/10%.
  • Improved Shield Block (Protection) now has 2 ranks and reduces cooldown of Shield Block by 5/10 secs. It no longer increases the number of blocks.
  • Improved Shield Wall will now increases the damage reduction by an additional 5/10% and reduces cooldown by 30/60 seconds.
  • Improved Slam (Fury) moved to Arms.
  • Improved Sunder Armor (Protection) renamed Puncture ,reduced to 2 ranks for 1/2 rage cost reduction.
  • Improved Taunt (Protection) removed, effect made baseline.
  • Improved Whirlwind (Fury) now increases damage of Whirlwind by 10/20%, no longer reduces cooldown.
  • Iron Will (Arms) now has only 3 ranks, reducing the duration of Stun and Charm effects by 10/20/30%.
  • Last Stand (Protection) cooldown reduced to 5 minutes.
  • Mace Specialization (Arms) now ignores 3/6/9/12/15% of target's armor.
  • Mocking Blow now only has one rank and causes weapon damage, cooldown reduced to 1 min and can now be used in Defensive Stance.
  • Overpower now only has one rank and no longer causes any bonus damage (i.e. weapon damage only).
  • Poleaxe Specialization (Arms) now also increases critical damage done by Axes and Polearms by 1/2/3/4/5%.
  • Precision (Fury) moved to Tier 5.
  • Pummel now only has one rank and no longer causes damage.
  • Rampage now causes all party and raid members within 20 yards of the Warrior to go on a rampage, increasing melee critical hit chance by 5% for 10 seconds when the warrior scores a melee critical.
  • Recklessness now increases the critical hit chance of the next 3 special ability attacks by 100%, lasts 12 seconds, cooldown reduced to 5 minutes.
  • Retaliation duration reduced to 12 seconds, charges reduced to 12, cooldown reduced to 5 minutes.
  • Revenge damage increased.
  • Shield Bash now only has one rank and will cause damage based on a % of AP.
  • Shield Block now increases chance to block and amount blocked by 100% for 10 seconds. Cooldown increased to 60 seconds, rage cost reduced.
  • Shield Slam is now available to all warriors, starting at level 40 and damage slightly increased.
  • Shield Specialization (Protection) moved to Tier 1, now increases rage by 2 on a successful block.
  • Shield Wall now reduces all damage taken by 50% for 12 seconds, cooldown reduced to 5 minutes.
  • Slam now suspends the weapon swing timer rather than resetting it.
  • Sword and Board now has a chance to proc from Revenge.
  • Sword Specialization (Arms) can no longer trigger more than once per 6 seconds.
  • Taunt cooldown reduced to 8 sec.
  • Thunder Clap damage increased, cooldown increased, will now affect all targets within a range..
  • Toughness (Protection) moved to tier 3 now also reduces the duration of movement slowing effects by 10/20/30/40/50%.
  • Vigilance now transfers 10% of target threat to the warrior.

PvP

  • Many new items are available for purchase from the honor vendors.
  • Arenas
    • Buffs that have 30 seconds or less remaining will be removed once the game starts. However, the mage spell “Invisibility” is not affected by this change.

Professions

  • New Profession: Inscription is available to train up to 375.
  • Enchantment
    • The Surefooted enchantment now provides additional critical strike rating instead of root and snare resistance.

Dungeons and Raids

  • All raid dungeons from Karazhan to Sunwell Plataeu as well as the outdoor encounters of Doom Lord Kazzak and Doomwalker have been adjusted and now all creatures and bosses have less health points and do less damage.
  • Ahn’Qiraj
    • Mounting is now permitted in Ahn’Qiraj
    • The Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal is now a normal mount.
    User Interface
    • New Calendar feature: Players will be able to access the new Calendar feature by clicking on the new icon located in the top right corner of their mini map. The calendar will track in game events, allow raid scheduling, and more.
    • New Vanity Pet and Mount changes: Players will now be able to access their non-combat pets and mounts by clicking on the pets tab in the Character Info panel. These pets and mounts will be now learnable much like spells or abilities. Once a vanity pet or mount is learned, the icon will disappear from within a player’s inventory and reappear in the appropriate tab under the pet tab under Character Info. Say goodbye to your vanity pets and mounts taking up bag and bank slots!
      • Lost pets and mounts (one time quest rewards) can be recovered by visiting a stablemaster.
    • A new Agro Warning is now available and currently functioning in dungeons.
    • Focus Frame is now available. Players will be able to right click on any unit frame and select “Set Focus”. The focus frame will only display when the focus is set. Players may also set a “Focus Cast Key” in the options/combat panel that can be bound to shift, alt, or ctrl. When holding the focus cast key and triggering an action, the action will be performed on your focus and not on your target.
    • Lost tabards (one time quest rewards) may now be restored by visiting a tabard vendor.
    • Lost keys (one time quest rewards) may now be restored by visiting a blacksmith.
    • Error messages should play less frequently.
    • Tradeskills can now be linked by shift-clicking the tradeskill icon.
    • Quests can be shared with party members at any distance.
    • Quests can be shared with party members by linking the quest into party chat.
    • Quests can be shared in raids but not battlegrounds.
    • Randomized Daily quests may now be shared, but only on the same day as the quest is given.
    • A 5 minute timer will appear over the player’s unit frame showing the countdown until your PvP flag is cleared.
    • The /cower emote now has an animation.
    • Macros and key bindings are now saved server-side so there is no longer a need to reconfigure them when logging in using another computer.
    • Shift-clicking to loot mail: You can now hold Shift and click on mail in your inbox to automatically loot any items and gold without opening the mail. This default behavior can be changed via Auto Loot Mail in the Interface Options (Controls).
    • Combat Log Changes:
      • The combat log now differentiates between a spell failure due to resistance and spell failure due to missing the target. Where once both events reported as a resist; a spell missing the target is now reported as a miss.
      • Overhealing is now reported in the combat log.
      • When a source of damage is entirely prevented (by a shield block, a full resist, or a damage shield like Power Word:Shield, the prevented amount will now be displayed.
    • V-key color is now available. Classes will now be identified with the appropriate color while the V-key option is engaged.
    • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros Forum.

    Items

    • Druids and Shaman can now use items while shapeshifted.
    • Nurture: The mana cost has been reduced by 18%.
    • The Abyss Shard has been changed to grant a passive 15 stamina bonus, but no longer removes the soul shard requirement from casting a voidwalker.
    • Devilsaur Eye now increases your pet’s attack power for a short duration instead of increasing its critical strike chance. It also provides a small amount of passive Agility.
3.1 Patch Notes

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.1.3 - (2009-06-02)

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Death Knights

  • Frost Presence: Armor bonus is now 60% down from 80%.

Druids

  • Improved Barkskin: This talent now also grants 80/160% additional armor while in Travel Form or not shapeshifted.
  • Improved Tree of Life: The armor bonus to Tree of Life Form from this talent has been reduced to 67/133/200% bonus armor.

Hunters

  • Hunter's Mark: The ranged attack power bonus from this ability has been increased from 300 to 500.
  • Master Marksman: This talent now also decreases the cost of Aimed Shot and Chimera Shot by 5/10/15/20/25%.

Paladins

  • Eye For An Eye: This talent now deals 5/10% of the critical strike damage taken by the paladin back at the attacker.
  • Hand of Freedom: The base duration of this buff has been reduced from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.

Rogues

  • Overkill: Talent redesigned. Now increases energy regeneration by 30% while stealthed, and for 20 seconds after breaking stealth.

Warlocks

  • Chaos Bolt: This spell no longer ignores damage reduction effects of the target.

Warriors

  • Blood Frenzy: This talent now provides 5/10% haste instead of 3/6%.
  • Bloodthirst: Cooldown reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds, and rage cost reduced from 30 rage to 20 rage.
  • Juggernaut: This talent now also increases the cooldown on Charge by 5 seconds.

Items

  • Death Knight PvP Gauntlets: The chance to refresh a Frost Rune when casting Chains of Ice has been removed. When equipped, these gloves now generate 5 additional runic power whenever Chains of Ice is used.

Dungeons

  • Ulduar
    • Mimiron
      • The flight time of Rocket Strikes has been increased, and Rocket Strikes will try to prefer players at range.
      • The Leviathan Mk II component of the V-07-TR-0N will become stunned during Phase 4 when the VX-001 component begins to cast the P3Wx2 Laser Barrage ability.
      • Proximity mines now deal less damage and have a lower duration. A small arming time has also been added so proximity mines will not immediately detonate on creation.

Bug Fixes

  • Druid Tier 8 Balance Set: The 4-piece bonus no longer has its effect consumed by Starfire casts in progress when it triggers. The chance for the effect to be triggered has been reduced down to 8%, as it was originally inflated to compensate.
  • Ice Layered Barrier: Upgraded to item level 232. In addition, the stats in the tooltip have been correctly adjusted to 78 spell power, 48 haste rating, 16 mana per 5 seconds, 52 Intellect, and 50 Stamina.
  • Pulsing Spellshield: The stats listed in the tooltip for this item were incorrect and have been adjusted. This item provides 69 spell power, 34 haste rating, 42 critical strike rating, 45 intellect, and 45 stamina.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.1.2 - (2009-05-19)

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

General

  • Equipment Manager
    • When enabled from the Interface Options menu, this feature will allow players to store sets of equipment, easily swap between saved sets using hotkeys, and pull items directly from backpacks or bank slots (must be at the bank to equip inventory from the bank).
  • New art textures have been added for Argent Tournament mounts. Any mounts already purchased from the Argent Tournament vendors will be updated automatically. Argent Tournament mounts with the old textures will still be available for purchase from the Argent Tournament vendors for a small Champion's Seal and gold cost (standard faction requirements apply).

PVP

  • Vehicle health and damage output in Strand of the Ancients and Wintergrasp now scale with the item level of the operator's gear. Power scaling is now 1% damage and 1% health per average item level.
  • All Wintergrasp daily quests have been changed to a weekly format. The honor and Stone Keeper's Shards rewarded for completing these quests have been increased to compensate.
  • The bonus honor for winning the battle in Wintergrasp and controlling/destroying towers has been reduced.

Death Knights

  • Improved Death Strike: This talent now also increases the healing from Death Strike by 25/50% and the tooltip has been adjusted to reflect the actual functionality after the hotfix in 3.1.0.
  • Ghoul Frenzy: Now has a 10-second cooldown.

Druids

  • Innervate: This ability has been redesigned to grant 450% of the casting Druid's base mana pool to the target over 20 seconds.
  • Improved Moonkin Form: Now grants 10/20/30% of spirit as spell power.

Hunters

  • Disengage: Cooldown reduced by 5 seconds.

Mages

  • Mirror Images: The images summoned by this spell will now target the creature that most hates the Mage, and should no longer cast Fire Blast or Frostbolt on targets that are affected by crowd control debuffs that break immediately on damage unless they are already casting these spells when crowd control is applied.

Paladins

  • Blessing of Wisdom and Greater Blessing of Wisdom: Now grant 92 mana per 5 seconds to prevent being overwritten by Mana Spring Totem.
  • Exorcism: Can no longer be used on player-controlled creatures.

Priests

  • Divine Hymn: Healing and healing scaling reduced by 30%. Buff on affected players changed from 15% to 10%.
  • Renewed Hope: Effect can no longer be dispelled.
  • Soul Warding: Mana cost reduction is now 15% down from 30%.

Warlocks

  • Conflagrate updated: Consumes an Immolate or Shadowflame effect on the enemy target to instantly deal damage equal to 12 seconds of your Immolate, or 8 seconds of your Shadowflame.
  • Fire and Brimstone: Now increases the damage done by your Incinerate and Chaos Bolt by 3/6/9/12/15% on targets afflicted by Immolate, and increases the critical strike chance of your Conflagrate by 5/10/15/20/25%. In addition, the increased critical strike chance of Conflagrate provided by this talent no longer requires the Immolate effect to have 5 seconds or fewer remaining on the target.
  • Nether Protection reduced to 30% damage reduction, down from 60%.
  • Sacrifice (Voidwalker) redesigned: Sacrifices a portion of the Voidwalker's health, giving its master a shield that will absorb X damage for 30 seconds. While the shield holds, spell casting will not be interrupted by damage. 1-minute cooldown.
  • Shadow and Flame: Now also includes Shadowburn.

Warriors

  • Juggernaut: Critical strike chance bonus reduced to 25%, down from 100%.

Items

  • Arena weapons with an item level of 239 have had their rating requirements increased to 2350.
  • Darkruned Battlegear 2-Piece Set Bonus: The bonus critical strike chance for Frost Strike and Death Coil has been increased from 5% to 8%.
  • Furious Gladiator's Staff and Furious Gladiator's Greatstaff: The agility values on these two items were too high. They have been reduced by 50%.
  • Glyphs
    • Glyph of Innervate: Has been adjusted to grant the Druid 90% of his or her base mana pool over 20 seconds.
    • Glyph of Mass Dispel: Now only decreases Mass Dispel cost by 35%.
    • Glyph of Rapid Charge: Reduced to 7%, down from 20% cooldown reduction to Charge.
  • Guise of the Midgard Serpent: The base attack power on this item has been lowered to balance it against items of a similar quality.
  • Increased the health and mana restored from Northrend food and drinks.
  • Most scopes now have a level requirement and will bind the item to which they are applied.
  • Nightsong Garb 4-Piece Set Bonus: Chance for Insect Swarm to trigger an instant Starfire changed to 15%.
  • Scourgeborne Battlegear 4-Piece Set Bonus: The runic power gain has been reduced to 5 runic power from 10 runic power.
  • Ulduar 10-player hard mode weapons have been updated to item level 232.

Professions

  • Fishing
    • Jewel of the Sewers: You can now fish in all parts of the Dalaran sewers for this quest.
    • Phantom Ghostfish: Can now be caught from Nettlefish schools in Sholazar Basin.

Bug Fixes

  • Death Knights
    • Anti-magic Shell: Tooltip error corrected.
    • Blood Boil: If no target is available for Blood Boil to hit, the spell will now cast and consume a blood rune but generate no runic power.
  • Druids
    • Maim: Rank 2 of this ability is properly considered a stun and can be escaped by Blink.
  • Hunters
    • Go For The Throat: Explosive Shot critical strikes now trigger this talent.
    • Lock and Load: The tooltip has been corrected to display its actual chance to occur.
    • Rabid: This Hunter pet talent no longer lists a percentage chance to be triggered, as that chance varies by the attack speed of the pet.
  • Paladins
    • Divine Sacrifice: Damage done to the Paladin while this is active will no longer cause the effect to break early, and if it is dispelled or cancelled early, the damage counter will reset correctly the next time the spell is cast.
  • Rogues
    • Shadow Dance: Issues with action bars and ability use arising from using Stealth while Shadow Dance is active have been fixed.
    • Tricks of the Trade: To prevent exploits, this ability can no longer be cast on non-player targets.
  • Warlocks
    • Demonic Sacrifice: This spell will no longer appear in any Warlock's spellbook.
  • Professions
    • Tailoring
      • Swordguard Embroidery: Now correctly increases ranged attack power.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Ulduar
      • Hodir should now reset in a timely manner if a group fails to kill him.
      • 10-player bosses that drop Runed Orbs will also sometimes drop the recipes that use those orbs.
      • The Spark of Imagination: Characters that release in part of the boss room will no longer be ported to Westfall or The Barrens.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.1.1 - (2009-04-21)

General

  • In order to address issues with the dual talent specialization system, all players will have their talents points refunded. Players who have purchased dual talent specializations will have both specializations reset. Glyphs will not be affected by this reset.

Bug Fixes

  • Characters who are not of the same race or class are once again able to view each others' professions when linked in the chat.
  • Fixed an issue in which player and pet nameplates were appearing larger than normal.
  • Thrall’s throne has been adjusted back to its proper size and the base replaced. He will no longer need to defy gravity.
  • Druid leather helms will once again sit properly on their heads.
  • Corrected an issue for GeForce2/ATI 7 series card users that would result in critical errors for select actions in game. As a result certain projected textures, like spell effects and targeting circles, will no longer render on some terrain objects.
  • Achievements
    • Corrected an issue preventing players from earning the achievement, “Storming Stormwind.” Players who were not properly awarded this achievement for completing the objective should retroactively be granted completion.
  • Warlock: Demonology
    • Fel Synergy (Rank 1): Corrected the tooltip to now display the proper healing amount.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Caverns of Time: Culling of Stratholme
      • Fixed an issue with the outside map not appearing correctly.
      • Fixed an issue where an incorrect skin was being applied to certain classes/races when the Human Illusion buff is cast upon them.
    • Ulduar
      • The mob packs in the XT-002 Deconstructor encounter can now be engaged separately and are no longer linked.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.1.0 - (2009-04-14)

Secrets of Ulduar

  • Since discovering Ulduar in the Storm Peaks, adventurers have journeyed to the titan city to learn more about its mysterious past. Further exploration has revealed that the magnificent complex is above all a prison, intended to permanently confine the Old God of death, Yogg-Saron. This ancient horror has corrupted its guards, and now it is breaking through the last of its restraints. Faced with the peril of Yogg-Saron's imminent freedom, a band of mortals has made preparations for a sweeping assault on the city. Overcoming the legions of iron minions and towering defenses at the city's entrance will take tremendous strength, but even that great victory may not be enough to overcome the madness that dwells below.

The Argent Tournament Begins!

  • As the might of the Scourge wanes under the pressure of Azeroth's heroes, the Argent Crusade have taken a foothold in Arthas's back yard. Off the northeastern coast of Icecrown, the Argent Crusade have sounded the call for the most bold and brave adventurers of the Horde and Alliance to take part in the Argent Tournament. Representatives of all ten faction capitals, from Undercity to Exodar, have traveled to the tournament grounds to find champions among their heroes who will prepare for the inevitable battle against the enemy of all living beings, the Lich King.

In Memoriam: Dave Arneson

  • Blizzard Entertainment would like to dedicate Secrets of Ulduar in memory of Dave Arneson. We were greatly saddened by the news of Dave’s passing. His work, passion, and creativity helped give life to an entirely new genre of gaming, and our fondest memories of playing Dungeons & Dragons continue to inspire us. Farewell, Dave, and thank you. You will be missed.

General

  • Due to significant talent tree revisions, all players will have their talent points reimbursed. Several new spells and abilities have been added for select classes. Players will need to visit their class trainer to learn new spells.
  • All Ground Mounts may now swim without dismounting the rider. Flying Mounts still may NOT, and will dismount the rider upon entering water.
  • The Argent Tournament, a permanent in-game event, has come to Icecrown. Players interested in taking part in this event should visit the Argent Pavilion located on the west side of the tournament grounds. Features include:
    • New ways of gaining reputation with capital cities.
    • All new daily quests, achievements and titles.
    • New rare and epic items, tabards, pets, banners, faction shirts and mounts.
    • Mounted combat, and much more to come!
  • Players level 40 and higher will now be able to visit their trainer to pay a one-time fee and access the dual talent specialization feature.
  • The achievement Brew of the Year has been removed from the Brewmaster meta-achievement. The achievement Brew of the Month has been added in its place.
  • Noblegarden has been redesigned into a week-long holiday with new items, quests, and more. Various achievements have been added, including the meta-achievement Noble Gardener, which is now required for the meta-achievement What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been.
  • Applying a glyph no longer requires a Lexicon of Power. The same rules for switching between dual talent specializations now apply to switching glyphs and cannot be performed while in combat, Battlegrounds (except when Preparation is up), or Arenas (no exceptions).
  • New music can be heard at the Argent Tournament grounds and in Ulduar.

PvP

  • Arenas
    • Enemy Unit Frames: This feature is only available while in Arenas, with several options in the Interface Options.
  • Battlegrounds
    • Battleground quests “Concerted Efforts” (Alliance) and “For Great Honor” (Horde) now require an Alterac Valley Mark of Honor in addition to the current requirements. These quests now award more honor upon completion.
    • Players will now be able to queue for battlegrounds from any location. Leaving a battleground will return you to the location from which you entered.
    • Alterac Valley
      • Drek’Thar, Vanndar Stormpike, the tower Heralds and Warmasters have received a hit point and damage upgrade in the level 80 version of Alterac Valley.
    • Strand of the Ancients
      • Capturing the Southern Graveyard will now automatically capture both the East and West Graveyards.
      • Seaforium Barrels can now be looted while mounted, seen from anywhere in the zone, and found at the Central Graveyard.
      • Teleporters can now be used while mounted and can now be seen from anywhere in the zone.
  • Lake Wintergrasp
    • Daily quests “Slay Them All!” (Horde) and “No Mercy for the Merciless” (Alliance) have had their PvP kill requirements reduced to 10 from 20. NPCs defending the fortress and south towers now count toward these dailies as well.
    • The number of NPCs defending fortress has been increased.
    • Siege Engines now have Steam Pressure as a resource type (replaces energy).
    • The southern Siege Factories can be captured.
    • The time between battles will be saved should a realm shut down. If Wintergrasp is active when a realm shuts down, the battle will restart from the beginning when the realm is once again live.
    • Towers in Southern Wintergrasp now have more defensive cannons.

Races: General

  • Command (Orc Racial): Applies to shaman pets, and now correctly applies to death knight pets.
  • Gift of the Naaru (Draenei Racial): The heal has been changed to an instant-cast heal-over-time.
  • Stoneform (Dwarf Racial): No longer makes you immune to poison, disease and bleed effects for 8 seconds. Instead, using Stoneform will clear those effects when cast. Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes from 3 minutes.

Classes: General

  • Armor Penetration Rating: All classes now receive 25% more benefit from Armor Penetration Rating.
  • The damage threshold for Fear, Psychic Scream, Hex, Intimidating Shout, and Turn Evil to break early has been significantly reduced.
  • Haste Rating: shamans, paladins, druids, and death knights now receive 30% more melee haste from Haste Rating.
  • Hysteria, Tricks of the Trade, Enrage, Wrecking Crew, Death Wish, Arcane Power, Owlkin Frenzy, Beast Within, and Avenging Wrath damage bonuses no longer stack together.
  • Mana Regeneration: The amount of mana regeneration derived from intellect and spirit has been reduced by 40%; however, talents that allow for mana regeneration while in combat have been increased. As a result, in-combat regeneration for classes with those talents will stay the same, while out-of-combat regeneration will be lower.
  • The shaman’s Fire Elemental and Spirit Wolves, mage’s Water Elemental and Mirror Images, and druid’s Treants have all gained avoidance from area-of-effect damage similar to what warlock and hunter pets already have.
  • Taunts: All player or pet-generated taunts now have a shared diminish category. In addition, Taunt-type effects from pets and from classes other than death knight, druid, paladin, and warrior have been set such that bosses can be made immune to them while still affected by death knight, druid, paladin, and warrior taunts.

Death Knights

  • Anti-magic Shell: The amount of damage this ability can absorb is now limited to 50% of the death knight’s health.
  • 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 damage radius has been decreased to 10 yards.
  • Blood Plague: Now lasts 15 seconds untalented.
  • Blood Strike: Bonus damage for diseases is now a multiplier rather than a flat bonus.
  • Death Pact: This heal cannot be critical.
  • Death Strike: The amount of healing per damage done has been reduced by 20%. Now deals 75% weapon damage, up from 60%.
  • Frost Fever: Now lasts 15 seconds untalented.
  • Frost Presence: Now grants 5% damage reduction instead of 15% magic damage reduction.
  • Obliterate: Bonus damage for diseases now increases damage done by a percentage rather than a flat amount.
  • Pestilence does no damage and has only 1 rank.
  • Plague Strike and Blood Plague no longer remove heal-over-time effects. Plague Strike’s damage increased quite a bit to compensate.
  • Raise Ally now has a cooldown greater than 15 minutes and can no longer be used in Arenas.
  • Raise Dead: Duration lowered to 60 seconds and cooldown lowered to 3 minutes. 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 the Fallen Crusader: This weapon enchant now provides only 15% strength, but its chance to proc is doubled.
  • Rune of Razorice now affects Frost damage done by the death knight only, but stacks up to 10%.
  • Strangulate no longer does damage and has been reduced to 1 rank.
  • Talents
    • Blood
      • Abomination’s Might: This effect can now also be caused by Death Strike.
      • Blade Barrier: Now grants 1/2/3/4/5% damage reduction instead of 2/4/6/8/10% parry.
      • Blood Aura: Replaced with Improved Blood Presence. This allows the death knight 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: The bonus damage this talent grants to Blood Boil has been reduced to 10/20/30%.
      • Bloodworms now heal more.
      • Dancing Rune Weapon: Damage done by, and duration of this pet is reduced by 50%, but the cooldown is reduced to 90 seconds. Attack speed of pet increased from 2.0 to 3.5.
      • New talent: Improved Death Strike: Increases Death Strike damage by 10/20%, and critical strike chance by 3/6%.
      • Heart Strike: Bonus damage for diseases is now a multiplier rather than a flat bonus. No longer affected by Glyph of Blood Strike.
      • Hysteria: This ability now causes the target to lose health rather than take damage.
      • Might of Mograine: No longer affects Obliterate.
      • Scent of Blood: Will now proc on a dodge, parry or when taking damage, and now grants 10 runic power per charge. Internal cooldown removed.
      • Spell Deflection: This talent has been increased to 15/30/45% damage reduction from a direct damage spell.
      • Sudden Doom now procs a free Death Coil instead of requiring you to push the button. Ranks reduced from 5 to 3.
      • Vampiric Blood: Cooldown increased to 2 minutes from 1 minute.
      • Will of the Necropolis: This ability now has a 15 second cooldown on how often it can occur. No longer triggers from damage amounts less than 5% of the player’s health.
    • Frost
      • The following talents have moved in the Frost tree: Runic Power Mastery, Glacier Rot, Killing Machine, Chilblains, and Endless Winter.
      • Black Ice: This talent now provides a 2/4/6/8/10% bonus to Frost and Shadow damage instead of 4/8/12/16/20% to Frost.
      • Blood of the North: Now also increases damage dealt by Frost Strike by 3/6/9/12/15%.
      • Chillblains: Now a 15/30/50% movement speed debuff up from 30%. Can no longer be dispelled.
      • 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: 3rd rank added, and damage bonus increased to 7/13/20%.
      • Howling Blast: Base damage and scaling doubled. This ability no longer deals bonus damage to targets with Frost Fever. 8-second cooldown. Swapped positions with Hungering Cold in the talent tree.
      • Icy Talons and Improved Icy Talons: These talents now have new icons.
      • Improved Icy Touch: Now increases Icy Touch damage by 5/10/15% instead of by 10/20/30%.
      • Lichborne: No longer improves your chance to be missed. Now correctly grants immunity, and will break all effects to which Lichborne makes you immune.
      • Rime: This talent is now triggered by Obliterate instead of Icy Touch. When this talent triggers, it also resets the cooldown on Howling Blast.
      • Runic Power Mastery: Moved up to tier-1 and reduced to 2 ranks (15/30%).
      • Tundra Stalker: Now increases the damage on abilities by 3/6/9/12/15% instead of 2/4/6/8/10%.
      • Unbreakable Armor: Now grants damage reduction instead of physical damage reduction. Cooldown increased to 2 minutes from 1 minute.
    • Unholy
      • Bone Shield: Cooldown increased to 2 minutes from 1 minute.
      • Desecration: This talent now has a 100% chance to be triggered, works with Scourge Strike, and instantly snares targets within the Desecration area. Additional points in the talent increase the damage bonus and snare magnitude instead of increasing the chance it will be triggered.
      • New Talent: Ghoul Frenzy: Grants 25% melee haste to your pet and heals it for 30% of its maximum health. Costs 1 Unholy Rune and lasts 30 seconds. Requires at least 30 points in the Unholy tree.
      • Impurity: This talent is reduced to 4/8/12/16/20% bonus to attack power scaling.
      • Magic Suppression: Now has 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 seconds. This talent now requires at least 25 points in the Unholy tree, and has Night of the Dead as a prerequisite.
      • 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. Requires at least 15 points in the Unholy tree; prerequisite for Master of Ghouls.
      • Outbreak: No longer increases Blood Boil damage. Now gives a 7/13/20% damage bonus to Scourge Strike. Plague Strike Bonus lowered to 10/20/30%.
      • Reaping: Now procs on Blood Strike and Pestilence instead of Blood Strike and Blood Boil.
      • Scourge Strike: Damage increased. Bonus damage for diseases now increases damage done by a percentage rather than a flat amount.
      • Shadow of Death: This talent has been removed.
      • Unholy Aura: Replaced with Improved Unholy Presence. Allows the death knight 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 51-point Unholy talent.
      • Vicious Strikes: This talent no longer affects Death Strike.

Druids

  • Abolish Poison: Now ticks every 3 seconds, up from every 2. Now lasts 12 seconds, up from 8.
  • Faerie Fire and Faerie Fire (Feral): Now decreases armor of your target by 5%. Has a 5-minute duration, and a 40-second PvP duration.
  • Feral Faerie Fire: The damage generated by this ability in Bear Form and Dire Bear Form has been increased substantially.
  • Innervate: This spell no longer costs mana.
  • Lifebloom: Mana cost of all ranks doubled. When Lifebloom blooms or is dispelled, it now refunds half the base mana cost of the spell per application of Lifebloom, and the heal effect is multiplied by the number of applications.
  • Maim: This ability is now considered a stun, and shares a diminish category with all other stuns. It no longer has a chance to break from the target taking damage. Duration lowered to 1 second per combo point.
  • Pounce: No longer affected by diminishing returns with other stuns, however, it now shares a diminishing return with Cheap Shot (Rogue).
  • Savage Defense: Trainable at level 40 with Dire Bear Form as a prerequisite. When the druid deals a melee critical strike, it gains a physical damage shield equal to 25% of its attack power. The next hit completely consumes the shield, regardless of how much damage was done. Only active in Bear Form.
  • Starfall: Cooldown reduced to 90 seconds.
  • Swipe: The Bear Form and Dire Bear Form version of this ability no longer has a targeting requirement and hits targets behind the druid and to the sides.
  • Talents
    • Balance
      • Celestial Focus redesigned: Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Starfire, Hibernate and Hurricane by 23/46/70% and increases your total spell haste by 1/2/3%.
      • Eclipse: The benefit to Wrath triggered by casting Starfire has been increased to 30% bonus damage.
      • Insect Swarm: The bonus damage from spellpower on this damage-over-time ability has been increased significantly to match similar spells on other classes.
      • Mark of the Wild and Gift of the Wild can now be cast while in Moonkin form.
      • Moonkin Form: Mana cost reduced.
      • Nature's Grace redesigned: All spell critical strikes have a 33/66/100% chance to grace you with a Blessing of Nature, increasing your spell casting speed by 20% for 3 seconds.
      • Owlkin Frenzy is now properly considered an Enrage effect. Now also does not trigger from spell hits, only physical ranged and melee attacks.
      • Typhoon: Now causes a 3-second daze.
    • Feral
      • Heart of the Wild: Stamina bonus changed to 2/4/6/8/10%.
      • Predatory Strikes: This talent no longer works when in Moonkin form.
      • New Talent: Primal Gore: Grants the periodic damage from your Lacerate and Rip abilities the chance to critically hit.
      • Primal Tenacity: The damage reduction while stunned effect now only works in Cat Form.
      • Rend and Tear: The critical strike bonus for Ferocious Bite reduced to 5/10/15/20/25%, down from 10/20/30/40/50%.
      • Savage Roar is now considered an Enrage effect and now increases physical damage done by 30% instead of increasing attack power.
      • Survival Instincts: Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, down from 5.
      • Survival of the Fittest: Bonus armor reduced to 11/22/33% instead of 22/44/66%.
    • Restoration
      • Living Seed: This talent now accounts for total healing including overhealing.
      • Improved Mark of the Wild: Now also increases all of your total attributes by 1/2%.
      • Intensity: Now grants 17/33/50% of mana regeneration while casting.
      • 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.
      • Improved Regrowth: This talent is renamed Nature’s Bounty. Increases the critical effect chance of your Regrowth and Nourish spells by 5/10/15/20/25%.
      • Replenish: This talent is now re-named Revitalize and also works with Wild Growth.
      • Tree of Life: Now receives 240% increased armor. You can now use Nature's Grasp and Thorns while within this form. In addition, the discount on heal-over-time spells from this talent is now active at all times, whether or not the druid is in Tree of Life form. Mana cost reduced to match the cost of Travel Form.

Hunters

  • Ammunition: All types of gun and bow ammunition now stack to 1000. All quivers and ammo pouches no longer provide haste. 15% ranged haste is now built into the hunter's Auto Shot.
  • Aspect of the Pack is now raid wide, and radius increased from 30 yards to 40 yards.
  • Call Stabled Pet: This new ability lets the hunter remotely access the stable. 30-minute cooldown.
  • Cunning, Ferocity and Tenacity pets now all have +5% damage, +5% armor and +5% health bonuses. This should make more pet families feel viable, while additional talents have been added to distinguish a pet’s abilities based on its specializations.
  • Disengage: Cooldown increased by 5 seconds.
  • Frost Trap: If the target who triggers Frost Trap is immune to its effect, the Frost Trap area effect will no longer be triggered. Now reduces speed by 50% (previously 60%).
  • Pets now inherit more spell hit from the hunter. Pets with magic attacks should not require a player to stack additional hit compared to pets with physical attacks.
  • Viper Sting redesigned: Stings the target, draining 4% of mana over 8 seconds (up to a maximum of 8% of the caster's maximum mana), and energizing the hunter equal to 300% of the amount drained. Only one Sting per hunter can be active on any one target.
  • Talents
    • Beast Mastery
      • Animal Handler: No longer reduces the cooldown of Master's Call, but instead increases the duration of the Master's Call effect by 3/6 seconds.
      • Improved Aspect of the Hawk now has a new spell effect.
    • Marksmanship
      • Chimera Shot: Mana cost reduced from 16% to 12%.
      • Concussive Barrage redesigned: 2-point talent. Now causes your Multi-Shot and Chimera Shot to have a 50/100% chance to daze the target for 4 seconds.
      • Efficiency: Increased to 3/6/9/12/15% up from 2/4/6/8/10%.
      • Piercing Shots redesigned: Your critical Aimed, Steady and Chimera Shots cause the target to bleed for 10/20/30% of the damage dealt over 8 seconds. The damage done by this talent no longer receives modifications from effects that increase or decrease damage done by a percentage.
      • Ranged Weapon Specialization: Points reduced from 5 to 3, 1/3/5%.
      • Rapid Recuperation redesigned: You gain 2/4% of your mana every 3 seconds while under the effect of Rapid Fire, and you gain 1/2% of your mana every 2 seconds for 6 seconds when you gain Rapid Killing.
      • Silencing Shot: No longer on the global cooldown.
      • Wild Quiver: Chance increased to 4/8/12%, up from 4/7/10%. Damage increased from 50% of an Auto Shot to 80%.
    • Survival
      • Entrapment redesigned: When your Frost Trap, Immolation Trap, Explosive Trap and Snake Trap are triggered, you entrap all afflicted targets, preventing them from moving for 2/3/4 seconds.
      • Explosive Shot: Base damage lowered by 10%. Attack power scaling reduced by 12.5%. The periodic damage from this ability no longer triggers Judgement of Wisdom and Judgement of Light.
      • 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 redesigned: 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: Black Arrow: Fires a Black Arrow at the target, increasing all damage done by you to the target by 6% and doing periodic shadow damage for 15 seconds. 30-second cooldown. Shares a cooldown with all other traps.
      • T.N.T.: Increases damage done by Explosive Shot, Immolation Trap, and Explosive Trap by 2/4/6%.
      • Trap Mastery: This talent has been moved up to tier-2, up from tier-9, and is now a 3-point talent.
      • Trap Mastery, Resourcefulness and T.N.T. now all affect Black Arrow.
      • Improved Wing Clip: This talent has been removed.
      • Wyvern Sting: Duration increased from 12 seconds to 30 seconds. PvP duration reduced from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.
    • Pets
      • Bullheaded now adds 20% damage reduction for 12 seconds along with its current CC-removal effect.
      • Cornered: The critical strike reduction when this ability is active has been increased.
      • Feeding Frenzy increased to 8/16% damage up from 6/12%.
      • Furious Howl (wolf special ability) now stacks with Battle Shout and Blessing of Might, however, it only affects the wolf and hunter. Its effect and cooldown have been doubled so that it provides the same benefit but isn’t up 100% of the time.
      • Gorillas now have a new family ability, Pummel, which works like the warrior ability and has a single rank.
      • Grace of the Mantis and Roar of Sacrifice are now also available to Cunning pets.
      • Great Resistance increased to 5/10/15% magic damage reduction, up from 3/6/9%.
      • Roar of Recovery cooldown decreased to 3 minutes, down from 6 minutes.
      • New Talent: Shark Attack: This new 2-rank talent is available to Ferocity pets. It increases pet damage.
      • New Talent: Silverback: This new 2-rank talent is available to Tenacity pets. It heals the pet when Growl is used.
      • 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.
      • Thunderstomp is no longer a gorilla-specific family ability and is now available to all Tenacity pets. It has been reduced to one rank.
      • Turtles and Crabs now dwell in waters of and off Eversong and the Ghostlands, giving Blood Elf hunters access to local Tenacity pets.
      • New Talent: Wild Hunt: This new 2-rank talent is available to all 3 pet trees. Increases the contribution your pets get from your stamina by 20/40% and attack power by 10/20%.

Mages

  • Arcane Blast stacking effect is no longer considered a Magic effect and will not be dispelled.
  • Mage Armor: Now grants 50% of mana regeneration while casting.
  • Mirror Image: The images no longer cast Polymorph.
  • Molten Armor: Chance to critically strike is now increased by a percentage of the mage’s total spirit.
  • Talents
    • Arcane
      • Arcane Meditation: Now grants 17/33/50% of mana regeneration while casting.
    • Fire
      • Ignite: The damage done by this talent no longer receives modifications from effects that increase or decrease damage done by a percentage.
      • Improved Scorch: Increased critical strike chance is now 1%, down from 2% per application of the Improved Scorch effect. In addition, the critical strike chance of Scorch, Fireball, and Frostfire Bolt is increased by 1/2/3%.
      • Pyromaniac: Now grants 17/33/50% of mana regeneration while casting.
    • 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.
      • Winter’s Chill: Increased critical strike chance is now 1%, down from 2% per application of Winter’s Chill. In addition, the critical strike chance of Frostbolt is increased by 1/2/3%.

Paladins

  • Auras will now persist through death and affect a 40 yard radius.
  • Blessing of Kings is now trainable at level 20. Removed from talent trees.
  • Divine Plea can once again be dispelled.
  • Exorcism: Now can be used on any target and has a 100% chance to be a critical strike when used on Undead and Demons.
  • Hand of Sacrifice: The damage transferred by this ability is now capped by the paladin’s health.
  • Forbearance reduced to a 2-minute duration.
  • Sacred Shield: This effect cannot be cast on more than one friendly target at a time.
  • Seal of Blood/Seal of the Martyr: The damage done by these two seals has been increased but the damage done by their judgements decreased. The balance is now roughly 60% from either seal and 40% from a judgement on total damage done. The total damage done should be roughly the same. Please note that the 3.0.9 tooltips had incorrect values for the damage done, but the tooltips should be much more accurate in 3.1.0.
  • Shield of Righteousness: Base damage and scaling factor increased by 30%.
  • Spiritual Attunement: Removed from trainers. It is now available deep in the Protection tree for 2 ranks at 5/10%.
  • Talents
    • Holy
      • Aura Mastery: Now grants anyone affected by Concentration Aura immunity from Interrupt and Silence mechanics, and increases the effectiveness of all other auras by 100%. Lasts 10 seconds. 2-minute cooldown.
      • Blessed Hands: Now reduces mana cost of Hand of Freedom, Sacrifice and Salvation by 15/30%, and improves the effectiveness of Hand of Salvation by 50/100% and Hand of Sacrifice by an additional 5/10%. Moved to tier-4.
      • Enlightened Judgements: No longer increases the range of Judgement of Justice. Moved to tier-10.
      • Improved Concentration Aura: The resistance to Silence and Interrupt mechanics granted by this talent now becomes active when any Aura is used, not just Concentration Aura.
      • Infusion of Light: Now increases the critical chance of your next Holy Light by 10/20% instead of reducing cast time. Moved to tier-10.
      • Judgements of the Pure moved to tier-9.
      • Pure of Heart: Now reduces duration of all curse, disease, and poison effects by 15/30%.
      • Purifying Power: Now reduces the cooldowns of Exorcism and Holy Wrath by 17/33% instead of increasing critical strike chance.
      • Sacred Cleansing moved to tier-8.
    • Protection
      • Ardent Defender: Reduced to 3 ranks for 10/20/30%.
      • Avenger’s Shield: Base damage and scaling factor increased by 30%.
      • Blessing of Sanctuary: Now only grants mana on dodge/parry/block. In addition, will only grant mana if that is the active power type of the friendly target (Bears and Cats won’t gain mana).
      • Improved Devotion Aura: The additional healing granted by this talent now becomes active when any Aura is used, not just Devotion Aura.
      • Divine Guardian: Now increases the effectiveness of Divine Sacrifice by an additional 5/10%, and increases the duration of Sacred Shield by 50/100% and the amount absorbed by 10/20%.
      • Divine Protection: Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes.
      • New Talent: Divine Sacrifice: Causes all party/raid members affected by one of the paladin’s auras to transfer 30% of all damage taken to the paladin (maximum of 150% of the paladin’s max health). Lasts 10 seconds. 2-minute cooldown.
      • New Talent: Divinity: Increases healing done by and to you by 1/2/3/4/5% (tier-1).
      • Guarded by the Light: Now makes Divine Plea 50/100% less likely to be dispelled.
      • Improved Hammer of Justice: Reduced to 2 ranks for 10/20-second cooldown reduction.
      • Holy Shield: Base damage and scaling factor increased by 30%.
      • Judgements of the Just: Now also reduces the cooldown of Hammer of Justice by 10/20 seconds, and increases the duration of the Seal of Justice stun effect by .5/1 second.
      • One-Handed Weapon Specialization: Reduced to 3 ranks for 4/7/10%.
      • Sacred Duty rank 1 now increases stamina by 4%.
      • Shield of the Templar: No longer increases the damage done by Holy Shield, Avenger’s Shield, and Shield of Righteousness. Now grants 33/66/100% chance to silence your Avenger’s Shield targets for 3 seconds.
    • Retribution
      • Benediction now affects Hand of Reckoning.
      • Divine Purpose: Moved to Improved Retribution Aura’s position.
      • Divine Storm: Damage increased.
      • Fanaticism reduced to 3 ranks for 6/12/18% bonus and 10/20/30% threat reduction.
      • Judgement of the Wise: The immediate return of base mana from this spell has been increased to 25%, up from 15%.
      • Repentance no longer resets the paladin's melee swing timer.
      • Improved Retribution Aura: This talent has been removed.
      • Righteous Vengeance reduced to 3 ranks for 10/20/30%. The damage done by this talent no longer receives modifications from effects that increase or decrease damage done by a percentage. Now triggered by Crusader Strike as well.
      • Sanctified Retribution: The bonus to damage done granted by this talent now becomes active when any Aura is used, not just Retribution Aura.
      • Sanctified Seals: Renamed Sanctity of Battle. Now also increases damage done by Exorcism and Crusader Strike by 5/10/15%.
      • Swift Retribution: Now grants its haste bonus while any aura is active.

Priests

  • Abolish Disease: Now cleanses a disease every 3 seconds, down from 5. Duration reduced from 20 seconds down to 12 seconds.
  • Devouring Plague: This spell now has a new icon.
  • Divine Hymn redesigned: You recite a Holy hymn, summoning the power of the Divine to assist you in your time of need. Heals 3 nearby lowest-health friendly party or raid targets for 4960-5208 every 2 seconds for 8 seconds, and increases healing done to them by 15% for 8 seconds. Maximum of 12 heals. The Priest must channel to maintain the spell. Cooldown increased to 6 minutes, up from 5.
  • Divine Spirit is now trainable at level 30.
  • Holy Nova: Mana cost reduced approximately 20%.
  • Improved Holy Concentration removed.
  • Hymn of Hope redesigned: You recite a Holy hymn, restoring hope to those in despair. Restores 3% mana to 3 nearby low mana friendly party or raid targets every 2 seconds for 8 seconds, and temporarily increases their total maximum mana by 20% for 8 seconds. After the effect expires, the mana is lost. Maximum of 12 mana restorations. The Priest must channel to maintain the spell. Cooldown increased to 6 minutes, up from 5.
  • Mental Agility, Inner Focus, Shadow Reach, Shadow Focus and Shadow Affinity now all affect Psychic Horror.
  • 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 returns mana when its melee attacks land, rather than when it deals damage. No longer has a 75% reduced chance to be hit by melee, ranged and spells. Movement speed normalized to player movement speed. Tooltip revised. New Shadowfiend ability, Shadowcrawl, teleports the Shadowfiend to an enemy target and increases its damage done by 15% for 5 seconds.
  • Talents
    • Discipline
      • Divine Aegis: Divine Aegis effects will now stack, however the amount absorbed cannot exceed 125*level (of the target). It will also now take into account total healing including overhealing.
      • Improved Divine Spirit: This talent has been removed.
      • New Talent: Improved Flash Heal: 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.
      • Grace: This talent no longer decreases damage done to the target, but the duration has increased to 15 seconds and the healing bonus has increased from 2% to 3%. This affect now cannot be applied to more than one target at a time.
      • Improved Power Word: Fortitude: Now also increases your total stamina by 2/4%.
      • Meditation and Improved Power: Word shield have changed locations with each other.
      • Meditation: Now grants 17/33/50% of mana regeneration while casting.
      • Mental Agility: Reduced to 3 points (4/7/10%), down from 5.
      • New Talent: Soul Warding: Reduces the cooldown of your Power Word: Shield ability by 4 seconds, 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.
      • Renewed Hope: This talent also now allows you to proc the Renewed Hope buff on all party/raid members every time you cast Power Word: Shield, reducing damage taken by 3%. Lasts 20 seconds.
      • Unbreakable Will:Increased from 3/6/9/12/15% to 6/12/18/24/30%.
    • Holy
      • New Talent: Body and Soul: 2-point talent. When you cast Power Word: Shield, you increase the target's movement speed by 30/60% for 4 seconds, and you have a 50/100% chance when you cast Abolish Disease on yourself to also cleanse 1 poison effect in addition to diseases.
      • Circle of Healing: Healing increased by approximately 40%.
      • Holy Concentration redesigned: Mana regeneration is increased by 16/32/50% for 8 seconds 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 redesigned: 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 4/8/12%. Stacks up to 3 times. Lasts 20 seconds.
      • 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: 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.
      • Mind Melt: Now also increases the periodic critical strike chance of your Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague and Vampiric Touch spells by 3/6%.
      • Psychic Horror: Has been redesigned and is now a 1-point talent. You terrify the target, causing them to tremble in horror for 3 seconds and drop all weapons (disarm effect: including bows) for 10 seconds. 2 minute cooldown. Instant cast. The horror effect can be dispelled, but the disarm cannot.
      • Improved Spirit Tap: Now grants 17/33% of mana regeneration while casting.
      • Shadow Affinity: Now also causes you to receive 5/10/15% of your base mana when your Shadow Word: Pain or Vampiric Touch spells are dispelled.
      • Shadowform: Now reduces all damage taken by 15%, not just physical damage. 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.
      • Spirit Tap: Now grants 83% of mana regeneration while casting.
      • Vampiric Embrace duration increased to 5 minutes, up from 1 minute. PvP duration is now 60 seconds. Cooldown removed.
      • Vampiric Touch: When dispelled, Vampiric Touch will deal damage to the afflicted target.

Rogues

  • Deadly Poison: The amount of damage this poison generates from the rogue’s attack power has been increased from 8% per application to 12%.
  • Deadly Throw: Missile speed increased.
  • Instant Poison: Redesigned to have its chance to be applied based on the speed of the weapon (frequency-based).
  • Shiv: This ability can no longer generate a critical strike, and the poisons it applies cannot be critical strikes either.
  • Tricks of the Trade: Will now begin following the first damaging attack.
  • Wound Poison: Redesigned to have its chance to be applied based on the speed of the weapon (frequency-based).
  • Talents
    • 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. Now costs 15 energy and lasts for 60 seconds.
      • Master Poisoner: Now also increases the bonus to apply Deadly Poison when Envenom is used by an additional 15/30/45%.
    • Combat
      • Adrenaline Rush cooldown reduced to 3 minutes.
      • 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.
      • Sinister Calling: The damage bonus to Backstab and Hemorrhage is now 2/4/6/8/10%, up from 1/2/3/4/5%.

Shaman

  • Bloodlust/Heroism: Cooldown reduced to 5 minutes, but Sated and Exhausted now last 10 minutes.
  • Earth Elemental Totem: The summoned Earth Elemental should now have significantly more health and slightly more armor. Now scales up in power based on the shaman’s spell power instead of attack power.
  • Fire Elemental Totem: The summoned Fire Elemental should now have moderately more health and mana, and its damage scaling has been increased. In addition, the Fire Elemental’s spells now cost less mana.
  • Flametongue Weapon: Bonus damage from spell power now based on weapon speed. Slower weapons will benefit more from spell power.
  • Frostbrand Weapon: Damage increased by approximately 20%.
  • Mana Spring Totem: This totem has been redesigned. It now provides the same mana benefit as Blessing of Wisdom to the entire party or raid, but is exclusive with that effect.
  • Poison Cleansing Totem and Disease Cleansing Totem have been merged into Cleansing Totem. Cleansing Totem pulses every 3 seconds, down from 5.
  • Talents
    • Enhancement
      • Earthen Power redesigned: Your Earthbind Totem has a 50/100% chance to also remove all snare effects and make you and nearby friendly targets immune to them for 5 seconds when it pulses.
      • Flurry: Now provides 5/10/15/20/25% haste instead of 10/15/20/25/30%.
      • New Talent: Frozen Power: Increases the damage done by your Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Lava Lash and Shock spells by 5/10% on targets afflicted by your Frostbrand Attack effect, and your Frost Shock has a 50/100% chance to root the target in Ice for 5 seconds when used on targets at or further than 15 yards from you.
      • Lava Lash now has a new icon.
      • 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 seconds.
      • Improved Stormstrike redesigned: 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. No longer increases agility, but instead increases your total expertise by 3/6/9%.
    • Elemental
      • New Talent: Booming Echoes: Reduces the cooldown of your Flame Shock and Frost Shock spells by an additional 1/2 seconds, and increases the direct damage done by your Flame Shock and Frost Shock spells by an additional 10/20%.
      • Elemental Mastery redesigned: When activated, your next Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning or Lava Burst spell becomes an instant cast spell. In addition, your Fire, Frost and Nature damage spells have a 15% increased critical strike chance for 15 seconds. Elemental Mastery now shares a cooldown with Nature’s Swiftness.
      • Elemental Reach: Now also increases the range of your Flame Shock spell by 7/15 yards.
      • Lava Flows: No longer increases the range of your Flame Shock spell, but now increases your casting speed by 10/20/30% when your Flame Shock spell is dispelled for 6 seconds.
      • Lightning Overload: Reduced to 3 points (7/14/20%), down from 5.
      • Storm, Earth and Fire: No longer increases the range of your Earth Shock or Wind Shock spells, but now also causes your Earthbind Totem to have a 33/66/100% chance to root all nearby enemies for 5 seconds when initially cast.
      • Thunderstorm can now be cast while stunned.
    • Restoration
      • Ancestral Awakening: This talent now accounts for your ineffective healing, rather than effective.
      • Ancestral Healing and Healing Grace have swapped places in the Restoration talent tree.
      • Cleanse Spirit now has a new icon.
      • Mana Tide Totem: This spell no longer costs mana.
      • Restorative Totems: Reduced to 3 points, down from 5. Increases the effect of your Mana Spring Totem by 7/12/20%, and increases the amount healed by your Healing Stream Totem by 15/30/45%.
      • Riptide: This spell has a new icon.
      • Tidal Force: Now has a new spell effect.

Warlocks

  • Banish: Now has a 6-second PvP duration.
  • 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%.
  • Drain Soul: Each time Drain Soul deals damage to a target which can grant experience, it now has a chance to generate a Soul Shard.
  • Enslave Demon: Spell haste penalty reduced by 10%. Melee haste penalty reduced by 10%.
  • Doomguard: Cooldown reduced to 30 minutes, down from 60 minutes. Damage reduced approximately 30%, and health reduced approximately 30%.
  • 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.
  • Soul Shard: This item now has a maximum count of 32 in inventory.
  • Voidwalker: The health bonus on this pet has been reduced from 60% to 10%.
  • Talents
    • Affliction
      • Eradication: Whenever you deal damage with Corruption, you have a 6% chance to gain the Eradication effect. The Eradication effect increases your spell casting speed by 6/12/20% for 10 seconds. Internal cooldown removed.
      • Haunt: Now only increases your shadow damage-over-time spells on the target.
      • Malediction: No longer increases the effect of Curse of the Elements, but now also increases the periodic critical strike chance of your Corruption and Unstable Affliction spells by 3/6/9%.
      • 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. In addition, the damage done by your Corruption, Seed of Corruption and Unstable Affliction damage-over-time effects is increased by 5%.
      • Soul Siphon redesigned: Increases the amount drained by your Drain Life and Drain Soul spells by an additional 3/6% for each of your Affliction effects on the target, up to a maximum of 9/18% additional effect.
      • Suppression: Now increases spell hit for all of your spells.
      • Unstable Affliction and Immolation are now in the same exclusive category (both damage- over- time effects cannot be present at the same time by the same caster on a target).
    • Demonology
      • Demonic Empathy has been removed.
      • Demonic Empowerment: This talent now has a unique spell effect.
      • 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, granting 100% mana return to your pet, up from 33/66/100%.
      • Master Conjuror: Increased from 15/30% up to 150/300%.
      • 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 seconds.
      • New Talent: Nemesis: Reduces the cooldown of your Demonic Empowerment, Metamorphosis, Soulstone and Fel Domination spells by 10/20/30%.
    • Destruction
      • Aftermath redesigned: 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 seconds.
      • Backlash has been moved up to tier-5, up from tier-7. Now requires Intensity (pre-requisite).
      • Cataclysm: Now reduces the mana cost of Destruction spells by 4/7/10%. No longer increases the chance to hit.
      • Chaos Bolt: Damage increased approximately 15%.
      • 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 seconds.
      • Improved Soul Leech: Now has a 50/100% chance to proc Replenishment.
      • Molten Core: This talent has been moved to Demonology (tier-8).
      • New Talent: Molten Skin: Reduces all damage taken by 2/4/6%.
      • Pyroclasm redesigned: Now increases your Shadow and Fire spell power by 2/4/6% when you critically hit with Searing Pain or Conflagrate. Lasts 10 seconds. Also moved down to tier-7 from tier-5.

Warriors

  • Battle Stance: Now increases armor penetration by 10%.
  • Berserker Stance: Now increases damage taken by 5%.
  • Charge: Duration of stun effect now lasts 1.5 seconds. This effect no longer has diminishing returns.
  • Defensive Stance: Now reduces damage caused by the warrior by 5% (previously 10%).
  • Disarm: This ability now disarms ranged weapons as well.
  • Heroic Throw missile speed increased.
  • Intimidating Shout: Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes.
  • Shattering Throw: This new warrior ability, trainable at level 71, deals damage the same as Heroic Throw, but also causes the victim’s armor to be reduced by 20% for 10 seconds (stacking with Sunder Armor). If the victim is immune, it will remove that immunity instead of dealing damage and reducing armor. Costs 25 rage. Only useable in Battle Stance. 5-minute cooldown.
  • Talents
    • Arms
      • Blood Frenzy improved to 2/4% increased damage.
      • Deep Wounds: The damage done by this talent no longer receives modifications from effects that increase or decrease damage done by a percentage. The base weapon damage used in the calculation will still be modified by those effects.
      • Improved Intercept and Weapon Mastery have once again swapped places in the talent tree.
      • New Talent: Juggernaut: Grants the warrior the ability to Charge while in combat. Critical strike chance of next Slam or Mortal Strike increased by 100% following Charge.
      • Taste for Blood: Will now proc 33/66/100% of the time with a 6-second cooldown.
      • Unrelenting Assault: Now also increases the damage of Overpower and Revenge by 10/20%, and causes Overpower (when used to attack a casting target) to decrease the effectiveness of all the target’s non-physical damage and healing by 25/50% for 6 seconds. Tooltip and visual updated.
    • Fury
      • Improved Berserker Stance: Now increases strength by 4/8/12/16/20% while in Berserker Stance.
      • Titan’s Grip: While you have a two-handed weapon equipped in one hand, your physical damage done is reduced by 10%.
    • Protection
      • Last Stand: Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes.
      • Warbringer: Now also allows Intervene and Intercept to be used in any stance.

Professions

  • Alchemy
    • All flasks now last 1 hour. To compensate, all flask recipes will provide 2 flasks for the same material cost.
    • Blackmouth Oil and Fire Oil no longer require a vial.
    • Elixir of Greater Firepower now grants spell power to all schools of magic.
    • Flask of Endless Rage: Now requires Goldclover instead of Fire Leaf.
    • Flask of Stoneblood: Health granted has been doubled.
    • Flasks now stack to 20, and their vendor sell prices have been reduced to lower the Auction House deposits.
    • Northrend flasks will be converted to mixtures. This includes the Flask of Stoneblood, Flask of Pure Mojo, Flask of Endless Rage, and Flask of the Frost Wyrm. Mixtures can create 2 flasks of the corresponding type. This allows players who stockpiled Northrend flasks to convert them to the new system without any loss.
    • The Crazy Alchemist Potion is now correctly increased by Alchemist Stones.
    • The Mercurial Stone is no longer required as a tool for alchemists. It is instead an uncommon quality bind-on-equip trinket.
    • You can now sometimes find Alchemist's Caches from bosses in Ulduar. Only players with an Alchemy skill of 425 or higher can loot these secret caches.
  • Blacksmithing
    • Added a new recipe for the Titansteel Spellblade, an epic one-handed caster dagger, available from trainers.
    • Added new recipes for epic gear, found rarely on Ulduar bosses. These recipes are unbound and can be traded.
    • Most of the recipes in the 1-300 skill range of blacksmithing have received major stat updates to make them more useful.
    • The Titanium Plating shield enchantment now reduces the duration of disarm effects by 50% as well as increasing your block value.
  • Cooking
    • A new recipe has been added to cooking trainers for making Black Jelly, using several Borean Man 'O War as ingredients. While it looks disgusting, it restores more health and mana than the highest level food.
    • Flint and Tinder is no longer necessary for creating a campfire. You're just that resourceful!
    • Grub now sells the Dig Rat Stew recipe to players who completed the quest.
    • Ingredients such as Spices, Apples, and the like have been removed from most cooking recipes.
    • Players no longer need to complete the Clamlette Surprise quest to gain Artisan cooking. The quest now offers the unique recipe, Clamlette Magnifique. If you already completed the quest, you can visit Dirge Quickcleave in Gadgetzan to learn this recipe (for free).
    • Prospector Khazgorm, found in Bael Modan in southern Barrens, now sells the recipe for Dig Rat Stew to the Alliance.
    • Several Northrend recipes were given greater skill up ranges to make it easier to reach 450 cooking skill.
    • You no longer need to learn cooking from books. The trainers have finally done their reading and are able to teach you the same thing.
  • Enchanting
    • Added two new recipes for enchanting staves with spell power, available from Vanessa Sellers in Dalaran City.
    • Greatly increased the drop rate of recipes found in pre-Lich King dungeons and raids.
    • Several recipes in the 250-300 skill range have been rebalanced, and the reagent requirements have been reduced.
    • Some enchants now have level restrictions. Note: the enchant is never removed from the item to which it's applied, however, players no longer receives its benefit until they reach the required level. Any enchants modified in this way have had their tooltips updated.
    • The enchanting interface now correctly sorts grey recipes by skill difficulty.
  • Engineering
    • Added a new Reticulated Armor Webbing engineering enchant that increases the armor on cloth, leather, mail, or plate gloves.
    • Added a new Springy Arachnoweave engineering enchant that grants passive spell power in addition to turning your cloak into a parachute.
    • Engineers can now obtain the schematics for Lil' Smoky and the Pet Bombling from certain creatures found in Gnomeregan. Specialized Gnomish or Goblin engineers can obtain both schematics equally. The repeatable quest that used to randomly grant these schematics has been disabled.
    • Flexweave Underlay now grants passive agility in addition to its normal effect.
    • Gnomish Lightning Generator: Now has passive critical strike rating. The damage from the activated effect has been reduced. No longer has a cast time. Now invokes a 10-second DPS burst item category cooldown.
    • Gnomish X-Ray Specs have a new model.
    • Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket: No longer on the global cooldown. Damage increased, cooldown reduced. Now invokes a 10-second DPS burst item category cooldown.
    • Hyperspeed Accelerators: Now invokes a 10-second DPS burst item category cooldown.
    • Nitro Boosts now grant passive critical strike rating in addition to their speed boost.
    • Nitro Boosts now make you drop PVP flags when used, as well as preventing you from picking them up while the effect is active.
  • First Aid
    • You no longer need to complete the “Triage” quest to attain Artisan First Aid. Instead you can learn the Artisan skill from the trainers in the capital cities.
    • You no longer need to learn First Aid from books. The trainers have finally done their reading and are able to teach you the same thing.
  • Fishing
    • A new (and very rare) special mount can now be caught from Northrend fishing pools.
    • New fishing dailies are now offered from Marcia Chase in Dalaran City!
    • Players are no longer required to do the Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme quest to gain Artisan fishing. The quest now offers a special superior-quality fishing pole instead. If you already completed the quest, you can visit Nat Pagle in Dustwallow Marsh to receive this new fishing pole.
    • The time needed to catch fish has been reduced.
    • You can now fish anywhere, regardless of skill. Every catch has the potential for fishing skill gains, but you are likely to catch worthless junk in areas that are too difficult for your skill.
    • You can now fish in Wintergrasp, and the fishin' is good!
    • You no longer need to learn fishing from books. The trainers have finally done their reading and are able to teach you the same thing.
  • Gathering Skills
    • Toughness, Master of Anatomy, and Lifeblood now have level requirements equal to the level required for the corresponding skill rank: Apprentice (1), Journeyman (1), Expert (10), Artisan (25), Master (40), Grand Master (55).
    • You can no longer fail when Mining, Herbing, and Skinning.
  • Herbalism
    • Find Herbs no longer tracks Glowcaps.
    • Northrend herbs now yield more herbs on average.
    • The herbalism requirement for gathering Tiger Lily has been reduced to 375.
    • The time it takes to gather herbs has been reduced.
  • Inscription
    • Added a recipe to trainers for creating a level 70 superior-quality off-hand item.
    • Added a recipe for creating a different level 70 superior-quality off-hand item. Scribes will find the recipe is dropped from residents of Silverbrook.
    • Added around 50 new glyph recipes. These new recipes can be obtained from Books of Glyph Mastery found as world drops on Northrend monsters. Reading a Book of Glyph Mastery randomly discovers one of the newly-added recipes.
    • Glyph icons have been updated so it is easy to distinguish between classes.
    • Players will now learn 3 recipes the very first time they perform Northrend Inscription Research. This does not apply to players who have already discovered recipes from Northrend Inscription Research (sorry).
  • Jewelcrafting
    • Added a new recipe to cut black diamonds.
    • Added a recipe for Shifting Twilight Opal to the daily jewelcrafting vendor.
    • Added recipes for superior-quality PVP rings and necklaces to Northrend jewelcrafting trainers.
  • Leatherworking
    • Added a recipe for combining Borean Leather Scraps into Borean Leather. You can still use Borean Scraps from your inventory to combine them.
    • Added new recipes for epic gear, found rarely on Ulduar bosses. These recipes are unbound and can be traded.
    • Several lower-level items crafted by leatherworkers have received major changes to make them more appealing.
    • 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.
  • Mining
    • Northrend deposits now despawn 1 minute after mining them. This change was made to speed up respawning when nodes were partially looted.
  • Tailoring
    • Added new recipes for epic gear, found rarely on Ulduar bosses. These recipes are unbound and can be traded.
    • Added recipes for superior-quality PVP cloaks to Northrend tailoring trainers.
    • The Lightweave tailoring enchant now sometimes grants a temporary spell power bonus instead of dealing direct damage to your target.
    • Several lower-level items crafted by tailors have received major changes to make them more appealing.

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.
  • Horde characters may now obtain the quest "CLUCK!" from Chickens. While Farmer Saldean won't be selling Special Chicken Feed to the Horde, perhaps "Westfall" William Saldean in Brill might...

Dungeons and Raids

  • New dungeon maps have been added for all Wrath of the Lich King dungeons.
  • 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.
  • Vault of Archavon
    • Archavon, Emalon, and their allies will now banish themselves 10 minutes prior to the beginning of a Lake Wintergrasp battle. A warning will be given 15 minutes prior to the start of Wintergrasp. They will not banish themselves if in combat.

User Interface

  • New Advanced features for quest tracking are now available. Players will need to activate this option within the Interface panel.
  • Holding the alt key while hovering over any equipped item will bring up a pop-out menu allowing quick access to any items in your bags that will fit in a given slot. Players will also see an option to place the equipped item in their bags.
  • A new Color Blind option is available under the Interface panel.
  • Spell Effect Level setting has been split into Particle Density and Projected Textures. Previously, Spell Effect Level controlled both of these features.
  • Added new Video Mode Ultra (should only be used on the highest-end systems).
  • Shadow Quality has a new higher level of detail. The slider for adjusting Shadow Quality remains the same, though there is an additional step at the high end of the spectrum.
  • A new feature has been added allowing players to allocate talent points before confirming they’d like to spend them. This feature must be turned on in the Interface Options.
  • New high-resolution player textures for Northrend armor sets have been added. Players can enable this feature by setting Player Textures to High in the Effects Panel of the Video Options.
  • Players can now return items purchased with an alternate currency back to the original vendor within 2 hours of the purchase time for the original cost of the item. Stackable items (such as Frozen Orbs and gems) and charged items that can be purchased with an alternate currency are not eligible.
  • Confirmation boxes have been added to purchases over 150 gold.
  • The calendar now supports a guild-wide sign-up sheet, allowing the event organizer to invite his or her entire guild.
  • Class roles (i.e. damage, tanking, healing) have been added to the Looking For Group feature. Class roles will be displayed when sorting through the Looking For More section.
  • Quest and Achievement tracking are now combined in a new Objectives Tracking window. Advanced features can be activated from the Objectives Options panel.
  • On-Use items will display in the Objectives Tracking when tracking a quest that uses them. No more searching through your bags for that on-use quest item!
  • Health and Fuel/Ammo bars have been added to the vehicle interface whenever operating a vehicle.
  • The mini-map has been optimized for better performance. Displays for vehicles, class colors, and off-map pings have been added as well.
  • Players first entering any dungeon that will result in a Raid ID lock-out timer will be warned if they are going to be saved to the instance. This warning will include an option to port to the nearest graveyard before being saved.
  • New elite mob frames have been added for V-Key frames.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Items

  • Arena Grand Master Trinket: Dodge rating has been replaced with stamina.
  • Badges and Emblems looted off of any dungeon bosses by a member of the party or raid will automatically be given to all eligible party or raid members. Party or raid members must still be inside the instance to receive Badges or Emblems.
  • Clams
    • A new clam, the Giant Darkwater Clam, can be obtained by fishing in Wintergrasp. This mighty clam has a greatly increased chance to drop pearls, and yields up to five times the regular amount of clam meat.
    • Loot from clams now stacks correctly!
    • Changed the icon for Succulent Clam Meat so it doesn't look quite as disgusting. Now 100% more succulent!
  • Darkmoon Cards of the North will now take three seconds per card to create.
  • Death Knight Tier 7 DPS Sets: Death Strike has been added to both the 2-piece and 4-piece bonuses.
  • Divine Hymn will now trigger Illustration of the Dragon Soul.
  • Enhancement Shaman PvP Set Bonus: The cooldown reduction of Stormstrike has been increased to 2 seconds, up from 1 second.
  • Existing crafted resilience armor sets now offer additional stamina and resilience ratings through set bonuses.
  • Frozen Scepter of Necromancy now sounds like other maces.
  • Gift of Arthas: Now considered a curse instead of a disease.
  • Glyphs
    • Death Knight
      • Glyph of Blood Boil: This has been replaced with Glyph of Heart Strike, which adds a snare effect to Heart Strike.
      • Glyph of Dancing Rune Weapon: Increases the duration of Dancing Rune Weapon by 10 seconds.
      • Glyph of Dark Death: Increases the damage done by Death Coil by 15%.
      • Glyph of Death Strike: This glyph now increases Death Strike damage by 1% per 2 runic power, but has a limit of 25% increase.
      • Glyph of Disease: Your Pestilence ability now refreshes disease durations on your primary target back to their maximum duration.
      • Glyph of Heart Strike: Duration of snare increased to 10 seconds.
      • Glyph of Howling Blast: Your Howling Blast ability now infects your targets with Frost Fever.
      • Glyph of Hungering Cold: Reduces the cost of Hungering Cold by 10 runic power.
      • Glyph of Icebound Fortitude: Icebound Fortitude now grants at least 30% damage reduction, regardless of defense skill.
      • Glyph of Plague Strike: Bonus lowered to 20%.
      • Glyph of Strangulate: This glyph has been changed to reduce the cooldown by 20 seconds.
      • Glyph of Unbreakable Armor: Increases the amount of damage absorbed by Unbreakable Armor by 20%.
      • Glyph of Unholy Blight: Increases the duration of Unholy Blight by 10 seconds.
    • Druid
      • Glyph of Barkskin: Reduces the chance you’ll be critically hit by melee attacks by 25% while Barkskin is active.
      • Glyph of Berserk: Increases the duration of Berserk by 5 seconds.
      • Glyph of Monsoon: Reduces the cooldown of your Typhoon spell by 3 seconds.
      • Glyph of Nourish: Your Nourish heals an additional 6% for each of your heal-over-time effects present on the target.
      • Glyph of Rebirth: Target now returns to life with full health.
      • Glyph of Savage Roar: Your Savage Roar ability grants an additional 3% bonus damage done.
      • Glyph of Shred: Now increases remaining duration on Rip by 2 seconds each time it is used, up to a maximum of 6 seconds.
      • Glyph of Starfall: Changed to reduce the cooldown by 30 seconds.
      • Glyph of Survival Instincts: Increases the percentage of your maximum health received from Survival Instincts to 40%.
      • Glyph of Wild Growth: Wild Growth now affects up to 6 targets.
    • Hunter
      • Glyph of Aimed Shot: Now reduces cooldown by 2 seconds.
      • Glyph of Chimera Shot: Reduces the cooldown of Chimera Shot by 1 second.
      • Glyph of Explosive Shot: Increases the critical strike chance of Explosive Shot by 4%.
      • Glyph of Explosive Trap: The periodic damage from your Explosive Trap can now be critical strikes.
      • Glyph of Kill Shot: Reduces the cooldown of Kill Shot by 6 seconds.
      • Glyph of the Monkey: This glyph has been converted to Glyph of Mending, which increases the healing done by Mend Pet by 40%.
      • Glyph of Raptor Strike: For 3 seconds after using Raptor Strike, you take 20% less damage.
      • Glyph of Scatter Shot: Increases the range of Scatter Shot by 3 yards.
      • Glyph of Snake Trap: Now reduces damage taken by snakes from area damage by 90%.
      • Glyph of Wyvern Sting: Now reduces the cooldown by 6 seconds, down from 15 seconds. No longer reduces the damage done by Wyvern Sting’s effect.
    • Mage
      • Glyph of Arcane Barrage: Reduces the mana cost of Arcane Barrage by 20%.
      • Glyph of Deep Freeze: Increases the range of Deep Freeze by 10 yards.
      • Glyph of Ice Armor: Now increases resistance and armor by 50%.
      • Glyph of Ice Barrier: Increases the amount of damage absorbed by your Ice Barrier by 30%.
      • Glyph of Living Bomb: The periodic damage from your Living Bomb can now be critical strikes.
      • Glyph of Mirror Image: This glyph has been redesigned and now increases the number of copies of the mage to 4.
    • Paladin
      • Glyph of Beacon of Light: Increases the duration of Beacon of Light by 30 seconds.
      • Glyph of Divine Plea: While Divine Plea is active, you take 3% reduced damage from all sources.
      • Glyph of Divine Storm: Your Divine Storm now heals for an additional 15% of the damage it causes.
      • Glyph of Divinity: Now Lay on Hands grants 100% bonus mana, and that amount of mana is granted to the paladin and their target.
      • Glyph of Exorcism: Changed to 20% bonus damage.
      • Glyph of Hammer of the Righteous: Your Hammer of the Righteous hits 1 additional target.
      • Glyph of Holy Light: Can no longer critically strike and has had its range updated.
      • Glyph of Holy Shock: Reduces the cooldown of Holy Shock by 1 second.
      • Glyph of Lay on Hands: Now reduces the cooldown of Lay on Hands by 5 minutes.
      • Glyph of Salvation: When you cast Hand of Salvation on yourself, it also reduces damage taken by 20%.
      • Glyph of Seal of Blood: When your Seal of Blood, Seal of the Martyr, Judgement of Blood, or Judgement of the Martyr deals damage to you, you gain 11% of the damage done as mana.
      • Glyph of Seal of Righteousness: Increases damage done by this seal by 10%.
      • Glyph of Shield of Righteousness: Reduces the mana cost of Shield of Righteousness by 80%.
    • Priest
      • Glyph of Dispersion: Reduces the cooldown on Dispersion by 45 seconds.
      • Glyph of Fade: Now reduces cooldown by 9 seconds.
      • Glyph of Fear Ward: Now reduces duration and cooldown by 1 minute.
      • Glyph of Guardian Spirit: If your Guardian Spirit lasts its entire duration without being triggered, your Guardian Spirit cooldown is reset to 60 seconds.
      • Glyph of Hymn of Hope: Now increases the duration of Hymn of Hope.
      • Glyph of Inner Fire: Increases bonus armor by 50%.
      • Glyph of Mind Control: Increases duration by 30 seconds.
      • Glyph of Mind Sear: Increases the radius of effect on Mind Sear by 5 yards.
      • Glyph of Pain Suppression: Allows Pain Suppression to be cast while stunned.
      • Glyph of Penance: Reduces the cooldown of Penance by 2 seconds.
      • Glyph of Psychic Scream: Increases duration by 2 seconds, but increases cooldown by 8 seconds.
    • Rogue
      • Glyph of Adrenaline Rush: Now increases duration by 5 seconds.
      • Glyph of Backstab: Now increases remaining duration on Rupture by 2 seconds each time it is used, up to a maximum of 6 seconds.
      • Glyph of Cloak of Shadows: While Cloak of Shadows is active, you take 40% less physical damage.
      • Glyph of Crippling Poison: Poison chance bonus increased to 20%.
      • Glyph of Deadly Throw: Increases the movement reduction by 10%.
      • Glyph of Fan of Knives: Increases the damage done by Fan of Knives by 20%.
      • Glyph of Hunger for Blood: Increases the bonus damage from Hunger for Blood by 3%.
      • Glyph of Killing Spree: Reduces the cooldown on Killing Spree by 45 seconds.
      • Glyph of Mutilate: Reduces the cost of Mutilate by 5 energy.
      • Glyph of Pick Lock: Now reduces cast time by 100%.
      • Glyph of Sap: Increases duration by 20 seconds.
      • Glyph of Shadow Dance: Increases the duration of Shadow Dance by 4 seconds.
      • Glyph of Sprint: No longer reduces the duration.
      • Glyph of Tricks of the Trade: Your Tricks of the Trade grants an additional 10% bonus damage to your target.
    • Shaman
      • Glyph of Earth Shield: Increases the amount healed by your Earth Shield by 20%.
      • Glyph of Feral Spirit: Your spirit wolves gain an additional 30% of your attack power.
      • Glyph of Hex: Increases the damage your Hex target can take before the Hex effect is removed by 20%.
      • Glyph of Riptide: Increases the duration of Riptide by 6 seconds.
      • Glyph of Stoneclaw Totem: 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.
      • Glyph of Thunder: Reduces the cooldown on Thunderstorm by 7 seconds.
      • Glyph of Totem of Wrath: When you cast Totem of Wrath, you gain 30% of the totem's bonus spell power for 5 minutes.
    • Warlock
      • Glyph of Banish: This glyph has been replaced with Glyph of Incinerate, which increases the damage of Incinerate by 5%.
      • Glyph of Chaos Bolt: Reduces the cooldown on Chaos Bolt by 2 seconds.
      • Glyph of Demonic Circle: Reduces the cooldown on Demonic Circle by 4 seconds.
      • Glyph of Haunt: The bonus damage granted by your Haunt spell is increased by an additional 3%.
      • Glyph of Immolate: The bonus damage provided by this glyph to Immolate’s periodic damage has been reduced to 10%, down from 20%. The 10% reduction to Immolate’s initial damage has been removed.
      • Glyph of Imp: Increases your Imp’s Firebolt damage by 20%.
      • Glyph of Life Tap: When you use Life Tap, you gain 20% of your spirit as spell power for 20 seconds.
      • Glyph of Metamorphosis: Increases the duration of your Metamorphosis by 6 seconds.
      • Glyph of Shadowflame: Your Shadowflame also applies a 70% movement speed slow on its victims.
      • Glyph of Siphon Life: Redesigned to increase the healing received from the Siphon Life talent.
      • Glyph of Soul Link: Increases the percentage of damage shared via your Soul Link by an additional 5%.
      • Glyph of Succubus: Redesigned to remove all damage-over-time effects from the target of Seduction.
    • Warrior
      • Glyph of Barbaric Insults: Increases threat on Mocking Blow by 100%.
      • Glyph of Bladestorm: Reduces the cooldown on Bladestorm by 15 seconds.
      • Glyph of Enraged Regeneration: Your Enraged Regeneration ability heals for an additional 10% of your health over its duration.
      • Glyph of Last Stand: Now reduces the cooldown of Last Stand by 60 seconds. The penalty on maximum health gained has been removed.
      • Glyph of Overpower: Now provides 100% chance on all parries.
      • Glyph of Shield Wall: Reduces the cooldown on Shield Wall by 3 min, but Shield Wall now only reduces damage taken by 40%.
      • Glyph of Shockwave: Reduces the cooldown on Shockwave by 3 seconds.
      • Glyph of Spell Reflection: Reduces the cooldown on Spell Reflection by 1 second.
      • Glyph of Sweeping Strikes: Now makes Sweeping Strikes cost 0 rage.
      • Glyph of Vigilance: Your Vigilance ability transfers an additional 5% of your target's threat to you.
  • Hearthstone: Cooldown has been reduced to 30 minutes down from 60 minutes.
  • Heavy Junkboxes will no longer have deprecated poison materials.
  • Libram of the Sacred Shield: Increases block value.
  • 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.
  • Paladin Healer PvP Set Bonus: The bonus for Holy Shock healing has been reduced to 10%.
  • 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.
  • Sigil of Awareness: Now provides bonus damage to Death Strike as well.
  • Sigil of the Frozen Conscience: The bonus to Icy Touch from this relic has been reduced to a value appropriate to the item’s level.
  • Sprite Darter Eggs: May now (very rarely) drop from Sprite Darters in Feralas. Note that only Horde characters can attack and kill Sprite Darters.
  • Three new mounts are available from Horde mount vendors, equalizing the number of purchasable normal and epic mounts: the Black Wolf, the White Kodo, and the Black Skeletal Horse (in Orgrimmar, Bloodhoof Village, and Brill respectively).
  • Thunder Capacitor again requires four charges.
  • Tiny Emerald Whelplings: May now (very rarely) drop from Adolescent Whelps in the Swamp of Sorrows.
  • White Tickbird Hatchling is now classified as a Pet.

Mac

  • Support for Logitech G-13, G-15 and G-19 keyboards with LCD displays has been added.
  • A number of performance and smoothness enhancements have been implemented.
  • The new high-res player textures are supported on dual processor systems running OS X 10.5.
  • A crashing bug involving chat channel commands has been fixed.
  • A problem involving window focus and foreground/background status has been fixed.
  • Movie recording feature has had some user interface improvements.

Bug Fixes

  • Leaving a group while in an instance will now port you to the nearest graveyard rather than your Hearthstone location.
  • Yaaarrrr! now has a detailed tooltip.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Acclimation: This talent will no longer sometimes grant nature resistance while fighting Sapphiron.
      • Anti-magic Zone: This ability will no longer cause strange absorb messages in the combat log and floating combat text.
      • 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. This pet will no longer break stealth on nearby targets and attack them. Also corrected a bug making the effect last 8 seconds longer than intended.
      • Death Coil: This spell will no longer sometimes cause the death knight to animate a swing twice.
      • Death Grip: This spell will no longer automatically cast on the nearest enemy when no valid target is selected.
      • Death Runes: Fixed a bug where it was possible when using two abilities with the same rune cost to not get correctly granted a second Death Rune when appropriate.
      • Ebon Plaguebringer: Multiple death knights can now use this debuff against a target without overwriting each other.
      • Howling Blast: Each rank now properly shares a cooldown with the other ranks.
      • Necrosis: The damage from this ability will no longer benefit multiple times from damage increasing effects.
      • Pestilence: This ability will now spread disease centered on a position between the death knight and its target, rather than the target’s center position (for very large creatures, this used to cause no disease spread at all).
      • Raise Ally: The buff from this ability can no longer be right clicked to cancel. In order to end the effect, the player controlling the Risen Ghoul must right click on the unit portrait and dismiss the pet. In addition, using this ability on a player whose level is too low will now give a “Target is too low level” error message instead of “You have no target.”
      • Raise Dead: This pet now despawns instantly when it dies. In addition, this ability can no longer be used while riding any type of vehicle. The Risen Ghoul is also now properly immune to Charm, Fear, Sleep, and Horror.
      • Rune of Cinderglacier: Charges of this will now only be used if the target actually took damage from the attack.
      • Scent of Blood: This talent can no longer be triggered by environmental damage.
      • Scourge Strike: The tooltip incorrectly stated it did 60% weapon damage increased by 9% from diseases, when it was actually 45% increased 11% from diseases. The tooltip has been corrected, but the damage done is unchanged.
      • Sigil of Awareness: The tooltip on this incorrectly indicated it added much more damage than it actually did. The tooltip has been corrected to show the actual bonus.
      • Summon Gargoyle: The Gargoyle will no longer re-attack rogues after they Vanish, or night elves who use Shadowmeld. Monsters will stop trying to chase a Gargoyle after it flies away. The debuff on the target indicating he or she is being pursued by a Gargoyle will no longer display the duration, and will be removed when the buff is removed from the death knight. Max duration in the tooltip changed to 40 seconds.
    • Druid
      • Bash: This ability will now still interrupt casting even if the victim is immune to the stun due to diminishing returns.
      • Feral Attack Power: Heirloom weapons now correctly grant the amount of attack power in Cat, Bear, and Dire Bear Forms that is stated on the weapon tooltip. In addition, the attack power bonus will now work properly for druids below level 60.
      • Lifebloom: Corrected some bugs with the new blooming functionality and dispels.
      • Predatory Strikes: This talent now properly affects the attack power gained from weapon enchants.
      • Swipe: Now properly affected by area-of-effect damage caps.
      • Thorns: This spell will now properly use the druid’s spell power to determine its scaling instead of the target’s spell power.
      • Wild Growth: Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented Wild Growth ranks from overwriting each other.
    • Hunter
      • Cower: This pet ability will now display its cooldown correctly.
      • Disengage: This ability can no longer be used while riding any type of vehicle.
      • Froststorm Breath: This pet ability will now display its cooldown correctly.
      • Heart of the Phoenix: Can no longer be set to autocast (which did not work).
      • Hunter traps will no longer be able to be set off by totems.
      • Rake: This pet ability will now always refresh when used by the pet.
      • Savage Rend (raptor special ability): Fixed a tooltip error to correctly note this ability boosts damage rather than attack power.
      • Spirit Strike: This pet ability now has its damage increased by Prowl as intended.
      • Spore Cloud: This pet ability will now autocast properly at all ranks.
      • Steady Shot: Now does correct damage with heirloom weapons.
    • Mage
      • Arcane Potency: Fixed a bug where sometimes the benefit was consumed before altering the critical strike chance of the mage. In addition, will no longer benefit the critical strike chance of Molten Armor’s damage.
      • Deep Freeze: Floating combat text will now display when this ability is able to be used.
      • Focus Magic: When spell-stolen, this buff will no longer grant the originally casting mage a buff when critical strikes occur.
      • Frostbite: Fixed a bug preventing this from overwriting the effect from the Frostbite talent.
      • Ignite: The debuff from this talent now benefits properly from Arcane Subtlety. In addition, effects which modify damage done will no longer be applied a second time to the damage from this talent.
      • Master of Elements: Now refunds the correct amount of mana when used with Arcane Missiles.
      • Mirror Image: Mirror Images will now appear with maximum health and mana. In addition, this ability can no longer be used while riding any type of vehicle.
      • Slow Fall: Can no longer be cast on NPCs.
      • Torment the Weak: Now properly increases damage when used against victims of the snare from Hunter Frost Traps.
    • Paladin
      • Beacon of Light: This spell no longer duplicates the heal on yourself if your target is currently immune to being healed due to being on a vehicle. It will simply not duplicate the heal. In addition, Divine Plea will only penalize the original heal instead of applying the penalty a second time on the duplicated heal.
      • Blessing of Sanctuary: This spell can now overwrite a Greater Blessing of Sanctuary that has less than 10 minutes duration remaining.
      • Blessing of Wisdom: It is no longer possible to have the icon for this spell and Greater Blessing of Wisdom active at the same time (which didn’t give any benefit, but was confusing).
      • Combat Expertise: This talent will now properly increase spell critical strike chance.
      • Hammer of Justice: This ability will now still interrupt casting even if the victim is immune to the stun due to diminishing returns.
      • Hammer of the Righteous: Now does correct damage with heirloom weapons.
      • Holy Shield: Damage from this ability now increases properly from attack power.
      • Judgement of Command: Fixed incorrect combat log tooltips.
      • Righteous Vengeance: Effects which modify damage done will no longer be applied a second time to the damage from this talent.
      • Sacred Shield: Now scales properly from spell power granted by Sheath of Light.
      • Seal of Vengeance/Corruption: The bonus damage applied a target which already has the maximum stack of debuffs is now properly affected by Judgements of the Pure. In addition, fixed some missing tooltips in the combat log.
      • Sheath of Light: Critical heals from Lay on Hands will now trigger this talent.
    • Priest
      • Inner Fire: Charges of this buff will now be consumed properly if the priest is attacked while using emotes.
      • Mind Control: This spell can no longer be cast while it is already active.
      • Misery: The tooltip on this talent was badly worded and implied a bonus much larger than it actually gave. The tooltip has been rewritten to be more clear.
      • Prayer of Mending: This spell will no longer fail from “A more powerful spell is already active” errors. It will now always cast, including overwriting a weaker Prayer of Mending. In addition, trinkets which are triggered from casting a healing spell will now be triggered properly by Prayer of Mending.
    • Rogue
      • Master of Subtlety: The amount of time remaining on the damage bonus for this talent is now displayed.
    • Shaman
      • Cleanse Spirit is now properly in the Nature spell school.
      • Tremor Totem: Now correctly pulses every 3 seconds, up from 1 seconds.
    • Warlock
      • Dark Pact: Can no longer be cast when the warlock has an enslaved demon pet that does not have mana.
      • Demonic Circle: Summon: This spell can no longer be cast while on a transport or other moving object.
      • Fel Synergy: This talent will no longer heal vehicles the warlock is riding.
      • Ritual of Summoning: This spell can no longer be cast while on a transport or other moving object.
      • Unstable Affliction: Feedback damage from dispelling this debuff will no longer be modified by effects on the victim which modify the damage the victim does.
    • Warrior
      • Concussion Blow: Now properly triggers a 1.5 second global cooldown.
      • Damage Shield: Fixed a bug which caused this ability to benefit from Recklessness.
      • Enrage: This ability can no longer be triggered by environmental damage.
      • Enraged Regeneration: While this is active, the warrior is blocked from using abilities that trigger being enraged (which would do nothing and waste the cooldowns).
      • Improved Revenge: This talent will now increase the damage done by Revenge by the proper amount.
      • Rend: Now does correct damage with heirloom weapons. In addition, low ranks of this ability will no longer incorrectly gain a damage bonus against targets above 75% health.
      • Slam: Slam will no longer sometimes show 2 miss messages.
  • Items
    • Dartol's Rod of Transformation has had its tooltip corrected.
    • Glyph of Mocking Blow: Correctly increases damage of the ability by 25%.
    • Glyph of Rejuvenation: Effects which modify healing done will no longer be applied a second time to the healing granted by this glyph.
    • Glyph of Shocking: Tooltip has been corrected.
    • Heirloom Items: The bonus spell power granted by these items has been redesigned to provide substantially more benefit for players lower than level 58.
    • Hook of the Master Angler: Using this item to shape-change into a fish now cancels Shadowform.
    • Justicar (T4) Retribution Set: The bonus to seals now works properly on Seal of Blood and Seal of the Martyr.
    • Mace of Unending Life is correctly a two-handed 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 off-hand Deadly Gladiator items should now display correctly.
    • Several Hateful and Deadly plate helms have had their stats correctly reduced.
    • Several Naxxramas items with block values were not providing the correct stat amounts and have been fixed.
    • Sigil of Arthritic Binding: The tooltip was incorrect for this item and overstated the bonus to Scourge Strike. This has been fixed.
    • Thunder Capacitor's cooldown functions.
    • Wall of Terror, Fleshless Girdle, and Inexorable Sabatons have had their stamina values adjusted to the proper levels.
  • Racials
    • Blood Fury: The tooltip on the attack power version of this ability will now tell how much attack power it grants to the orc.
    • Shadowmeld: Using this ability will no longer cause friendly players to deselect the night elf.
3.2 Patch Notes

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.2.2a (09-25-2009)

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

General

  • This is a minor patch to address specific issues relating to patch 3.2.2.
    • Fixed an issue players were having with the 'Escape' key causing the Battleground queue window to close.
    • Fixed an issue players were having when attempting to enter a Battleground while dead or in combat when already in a Battleground.
    • Fixed the Wintergrasp zone map so it now correctly shows the status of all keep walls.
    • Fixed a crash Mac clients were experiencing with ATI driver.
    • Fixed the performance of certain spells that have transparent components.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented an item from being socketable after it is first obtained.
  • For additional information please visit our Bug Report forum.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.2.2 (09-22-2009)

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

General

  • The Brood Mother Returns
    • After years of lurking in her lair battling the many brave adventurers who travelled from afar to challenge her, Onyxia returns stronger than before to commemorate World of Warcraft's five-year anniversary.
      • Onyxia has been scaled to offer new challenges to level 80 players in 10- and 25-player modes.
      • Adjusted for modern raiding, but with the fundamental experience of fighting the Brood Mother still in effect, including the horrors of her Deep Breaths!
      • Onyxia will now drop level 80 item versions of some classic loot items from the level 60 encounter.
      • Brood of Onyxia, a very rare 310%-speed mount modeled after Onyxia herself will be available for the luckiest of challengers.
  • Armor Penetration Rating: The amount of armor penetration gained per point of this rating has been reduced by 12%.

PvP

  • Battlegrounds
    • Players level 11 and higher will now always see a daily Battleground quest, as the quest giver will only offer daily quests for a Battleground in which a player is eligible to participate according to level bracket (i.e. players levels 11-20 will always be offered a Warsong Gulch daily quest, while players levels 11-50 will be offered either an Arathi Basin or a Warsong Gulch daily quest, etc.).

Death Knights

  • Frost Presence: The damage reduction granted by this ability has been increased from 5% to 8%.
  • Pets
    • Gnaw: This death knight ghoul ability now has a 1-minute cooldown.
  • Talents
    • Blood
      • Heart Strike: Secondary targets of Heart Strike now take half as much damage.
      • Subversion: Now also increases the critical strike chance of Scourge Strike by 3/6/9%.
      • Vampiric Blood: Cooldown reduced to 1 minute and duration reduced to 10 seconds.
    • Frost
      • Threat of Thassarian now also causes Rune Strike to use both weapons when dual-wielding.
      • Unbreakable Armor: Cooldown reduced to 1 minute and changed back to granting 25% additional armor while active instead of flat damage reduction based on armor. The amount of strength granted has been reduced to 10%.
    • Unholy
      • Bone Shield: This ability now has 3 charges instead of 4. Cooldown reduced to 1 minute.
      • Dirge: This talent no longer grants additional runic power from using Obliterate.

Druids

  • Talents
    • Balance
      • Moonkin Form: This form now also reduces the damage the druid takes while stunned by 15%.
      • Typhoon: The daze duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 6 seconds.
    • Feral Combat
      • Infected Wounds: The debuff generated by this talent no longer stacks and instead causes the full effect with a single application.
      • Predatory Strikes: This talent now also causes the druid's finishing moves to provide a 7/13/20% chance per combo point to make the next Nature spell with a cast time below 10 seconds instant cast.

Hunters

  • Talents
    • Beast Mastery
      • The Beast Within: The duration of this talent has been reduced to 10 seconds. In addition, hunters with this talent will do 10% additional damage at all times.
      • Bestial Wrath: The duration of this talent has been reduced to 10 seconds.

Mages

  • Arcane Blast: The buff from using this ability now stacks up to 4 times instead of 3, and each application increases mana cost by 175% instead of 200%. In addition, the duration of the buff has been reduced to 6 seconds.
  • Arcane Missiles: Casting this spell while both Missile Barrage and Clearcasting are active will cause only Missile Barrage to be consumed.
  • Talents
    • Arcane
      • Missile Barrage: The effect from triggering this talent now removes the mana cost of Arcane Missiles. In addition, the chance for Arcane Blast to trigger this talent is now 8/16/24/32/40%. All other listed spells continue to have a 4/8/12/16/20% chance to trigger it. This talent no longer has a chance to be triggered when spells miss.
    • Fire
      • Combustion: This talent now also increases the critical strike damage bonus of Fire spells by 50% while it is active. In addition, Living Bomb periodic ticks will no longer interact with the count or the charges on the talent.

Paladins

  • Righteous Fury: The bonus threat from Holy spells caused by this talent has been reduced from 90% to 80%.
  • Seal of Corruption and Seal of Vengeance: These seals will now only use the debuff stacks generated by the attacking paladin to determine the damage done by the seal and by the judgement.
  • Talents
    • Protection
      • Ardent Defender: This talent now reduces damage taken below 35% health by 7/13/20% instead of 10/20/30%.
      • Blessing of Sanctuary: This blessing now grants 10% strength in addition to its current effects. Also, the strength and stamina bonuses from this blessing will no longer be lost when Blessing of Kings is removed.
      • Judgements of the Just: The reduction in cooldown to Hammer of Justice provided by this talent has been reduced to 5/10 seconds instead of 10/20 seconds.
      • Touched by the Light: This talent now provides 20/40/60% of the paladin's strength as spell power instead of 10/20/30% of the paladin's stamina.
    • Retribution
      • Seal of Command: This ability now chains to strike up to 2 additional targets when it is triggered by an attack that can only strike a single target.

Priests

  • Talents
    • Shadow
      • Improved Spirit Tap: Mind Flay periodic critical strikes now have a 50% chance to trigger this talent.
      • Twisted Faith now grants spell power equal to 4/8/12/16/20% of spirit, up from 2/4/6/8/10%.

Rogues

  • Envenom's scaling has been increased from 7% to 9% of attack power per combo point.
  • Fan of Knives: The damage done by this ability has been reduced by 30%.
  • Talents
    • Assassination
      • Master Poisoner: No longer increases the Deadly Poison application rate following a successful Envenom and instead now provides a 33/66/100% chance of preventing Envenom from consuming Deadly Poison.
    • Combat
      • Throwing Specialization: This talent no longer causes Fan of Knives to interrupt spellcasting.
    • Subtlety
      • Honor Among Thieves: A 1-second cooldown is now enforced on how often a rogue can gain combo points from his party via this talent.

Shamans

  • Cleansing Totem: No longer pulses instantly when dropped.
  • Flame Shock: The duration of all ranks has been increased by 6 seconds.
  • Lava Burst: This ability no longer ever consumes a Flame Shock debuff off of the target.
  • Talents
    • Elemental Combat
      • Shamanism: Your Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning spells gain an additional 3/6/9/12/15% and your Lava Burst gains an additional 4/8/12/16/20% of your bonus damage effects.
    • Enhancement
      • Earthen Power: No longer causes Earthbind to pulse a persistent snare immunity aura. It does still remove snares from allies as an instant pulse, but there is no lingering immunity. Earthen Power now also brings Earth Shock's melee attack speed reduction up to -15%/-20% (with 1 or 2 points in it, respectively).

Warriors

  • Talents
    • Arms
      • Sword Specialization: Now has a 2/4/6/8/10% chance to proc an extra attack, up from 1/2/3/4/5%.
    • Protection
      • Critical Block: This talent now grants a 20/40/60% chance to block double the normal amount instead of 10/20/30%.

Dungeons & Raids

  • Shadowfang Keep
    • Wailing Guardsman: Screams of the Past will no longer have multiple applications on a target. Recast time has been increased.
  • Ulduar
    • Increased the cooldown on Immortal Guardians' Drain Life ability in the Yogg-Saron encounter.

Achievements

  • The Achievement "Iron, Dwarf Medium Rare (25 player)" now requires 25 kills, down from 50.
  • The Frostwolf Howler and Stormpike Battle Charger Achievements will now be awarded when a player learns the respective mount spells.

Professions

  • The blacksmiths of Orgrimmar grew tired of running to the rear of the city to craft items and have installed a new anvil & forge at the General Store in the Valley of Strength.
  • Engineering
    • The Mind Amplification Dish no longer changes the appearance of your helmet.
  • Inscription
    • Added a recipe for Runescroll of Fortitude. This item grants a stamina buff equal to the highest rank of Power Word: Fortitude (untalented) to all players in the raid. The effect of this runescroll is exclusive with other stamina scrolls and Power Word: Fortitude.
  • Leatherworking
    • Added a recipe for Drums of Forgotten Kings. These drums increase all stats by 8% for all players in a raid. The effect of these drums is exclusive with Blessing of Kings.
    • Added a recipe for Drums of the Wild. These drums grant a buff equal to the highest rank of Mark of the Wild (untalented) to all players in a raid. The effect of these drums is exclusive with Mark of the Wild.

Items

  • The Black Heart: This item's animation has been changed and no longer resembles Hand of Protection.
  • Death Knight Tier-9 Tanking 4-Piece Set Bonus: Now decreases the cooldown on Vampiric Blood, Unbreakable Armor, and Bone Shield by 10 seconds instead of 20.
  • Druid Tier-8 Healer 4-Piece Set Bonus: The amount of healing this set bonus grants on the initial cast of Rejuvenation has been reduced by 50%. In addition, this set bonus no longer has strange interactions with Harold's Rejuvenating Broach.
  • Glyphs
    • Glyph of Bone Shield: This glyph now grants 1 additional charge instead of 2.
    • Glyph of Flame Shock: Redesigned. This glyph now makes Flame Shock periodic damage able to be critical strikes.
    • Glyph of Mind Flay: This glyph no longer reduces the magnitude of the movement reduction on the Mind Flay victim.
    • Glyph of Scourge Strike: Redesigned. This glyph now causes Scourge Strike to extend the duration of Frost Fever and Blood Plague by 3 seconds each time Scourge Strike is used on a target, up to a maximum of 9 seconds.
    • Glyph of Typhoon: This glyph now increases the range on Typhoon by 10 yards in addition to its current effects.
    • Glyph of Unbreakable Armor: Now increases the armor gained from Unbreakable Armor by 20%.
    • Glyph of Vampiric Blood: The glyph now increases the duration of Vampiric Blood by 5 seconds instead of 10.
  • Libram of Obstruction: The buff to block value from this relic is now exclusive with the buff to block value from Libram of the Sacred Shield; it is impossible to have both buffs at once.
  • Libram of the Sacred Shield: The block value buff from this relic has been increased to match its item level.
  • Relics: All buffs provided by relics (idols, librams, totems and sigils) now share an exclusive category such that gaining a buff from one of these items will remove all other buffs gained from items in this category.
  • Totem of Quaking Earth: Attack power value increased to 400.

User Interface

  • Battleground Queuing
    • Players may now only queue for no more than two Battlegrounds at a time.
    • The dialog box for entering a Battleground match has been changed to reflect the following options: "Enter Battle," "Leave Queue," and "Minimize."
    • The time a player has to enter a battle when selected has been reduced to 40 seconds when not already in a Battleground and 20 seconds when in a Battleground.
    • Players already in a Battleground can now choose "Enter Battle" for a new Battleground under any circumstance (i.e. while dead, in combat, falling, etc.).
    • A new Battleground will not launch until the maximum number of players on each side are in the queue (i.e. 40 players per side for Alterac Valley).
  • The size of the Focus Frame can now be adjusted via the Interface Options menu.
  • Mail System Auto-Complete Feature
    • The inline auto-complete feature for the mail system has been added back into the game. The mail system will now have both the pre- and post-3.2.0 auto-complete features available.
    • Added a label to notify players that the Tab key will allow players to navigate through the character names listed via the auto-complete feature.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Bug Fixes

  • Death Knight
    • Rune of Razorice: The frost vulnerability granted by this enchantment will now increase the damage done by Frost Fever as intended.
  • Druid
    • Balance of Power: Misleading tooltip reworded. The tooltip previously reported an incorrect value for the increased chance to hit with spells. The actual benefit of the talent is unchanged.
  • Hunter
    • Master's Call: This ability now correctly removes the snaring component of Infected Wounds, Frostfire Bolt, and Slow.
    • Trap Mastery's (Survival) tooltip now states the correct amount of snakes summoned.
  • Mage
    • Arcane Missiles: Ranks 12 and 13 will now properly cause players to enter combat.
  • Paladin
    • Hand of Freedom: This ability now correctly removes the snaring component of Infected Wounds and Frostfire Bolt.
  • Priest
    • Divine Aegis: Ranks 1 and 2 will now work with Holy Nova.
    • Glyph of Power Word: Shield now correctly uses the Priest's spell critical chance instead of the target's.
  • Rogue
    • Vanish: This ability now correctly removes the snaring component of Frostfire Bolt.
    • Honor Among Thieves: This talent will now work properly again if two rogues with different ranks of the talent are in the same party.
  • Shaman
    • Grounding Totem will now properly protect against the Death Grip spell.
    • Lava Burst can no longer deal critical damage to targets who are immune to critical strikes (due to, e.g. Roar of Sacrifice, Blessed Resilience).
    • Lightning Shield: This spell will no longer set off some trinkets when it is cast.
    • Stoneclaw Totem's pulses will no longer break stealth on nearby hostile units.
    • Thunderstorm and Shamanistic Rage can no longer be used while Frozen, Cycloned, Sapped, or Incapacitated.
  • Warlock
    • Demonic Circle: This ability now correctly removes the snaring component of Frostfire Bolt.
    • Fel Armor: This spell was unable to set off trinkets and other effects. That has been corrected.
    • When using Shadowbolt or Incinerate while having Backlash and Backdraft active, only Backlash will now be properly consumed.
  • Coliseum Trinkets: Some spells that should have triggered these trinkets will now trigger them (such as Holy Nova and Fel Armor).
  • Death Knight Tier-9 DPS 4-Piece Set Bonus: Now grants the correct chance for disease damage ticks to be critical strikes.
  • Heirloom items which grant 10% experience bonuses will now apply these bonuses to Battleground experience gains.
  • Hunter Tier-9 2-Piece Set Bonus: Critical damage from Serpent Sting will now work properly with the Mortal Shots and Expose Weakness talents.
  • Lightweave Embroidery: This tailoring item enhancement will no longer trigger from the periodic healing granted by the warlock spell Fel Armor.
  • Mote of Flame: Corrected a typo in the tooltip.
  • Paladin Tier-9 DPS 2-Piece Set Bonus: Now grants the correct chance for Righteous Vengeance ticks to be critical strikes.
  • Shard of Flame: Corrected a typo in the tooltip.
  • Val'anyr, Hammer of The Ancient Kings: Healing from Prayer of Mending now triggers the shield from this item. In addition, a bug was corrected which would cause the shield points to be overwritten rather than stack up as intended.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.2.0 (08-04-2009)

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Call of the Crusade

  • Since the opening of the Argent Tournament in northeastern Icecrown, adventurers have journeyed from across Azeroth and beyond to prove their worth in the heart of the Lich King's domain. Under thundering skies the tournament's participants hone the arts of war and face off in bone-shattering jousting matches to earn the right to be called champions. Yet these heroes have yet to face the greatest challenge of all: the Crusaders' Coliseum. Formidable Horde and Alliance champions, ferocious beasts, and Scourge lieutenants are just some of the opponents awaiting adventurers in this gladiatorial arena. Few will survive the coliseum's perils, but the Argent Crusade is confident that the worthy heroes who do emerge victorious will be ready to join the offensive against Icecrown Citadel and end the Lich King's reign of terror.

Isle of Conquest

  • Off the coast of Northrend, Horde and Alliance forces are locked in an epic struggle for a tiny island rich in resources. Known as the Isle of Conquest, this rocky battleground's proximity to Icecrown makes it a highly prized base in the war against the Lich King. Both factions have deployed devastating weapons to drive each other from this strategic location. Day and night the ground trembles under lumbering siege vehicles while monstrous airships pummel enemy positions with fiery cannons. The bloody conflict spreads to every corner of the island as new heroes arrive to aid their factions. It remains to be seen whose banner will wave triumphantly over the Isle of Conquest and at what cost victory will be achieved.

General

  • Construction of the Crusaders' Coliseum is complete. New raid normal and Heroic modes for the Crusaders' Coliseum can be toggled using the Dungeon Difficulty setting. This applies to 10 and 25-player versions. 10-player (normal), 25-player (normal), 10-player (Heroic) and 25-player (Heroic) all share separate raid lockout timers.
    • Trial of the Champion
      • 5-player (normal and Heroic mode) dungeon.
      • Daily quest added to the Heroic daily dungeon quest giver.
    • Trial of the Crusader
      • 10 and 25-player (normal mode) raid dungeon.
    • Trial of the Grand Crusader
      • 10 and 25-player (Heroic mode) raid dungeon.
      • Crusaders' Tribute: Active on Heroic difficulty only, the tribute system will limit players on the number of attempts the raid is allotted each week. Additional rewards can be earned depending on the number of attempts left in the tribute run each week when the final boss is defeated.
  • Head to the new 40 vs. 40-player siege-style Battleground, the Isle of Conquest, to vie for control of a strategic location with a host of resources sought by the Horde and Alliance.
    • Two level brackets are available: 71-79 and 80.
    • Defend the walls of your keep and protect your general by killing enemy players and destroying their siege vehicles.
    • Capture the Docks, Gunship Hangar, or Siege Workshop for access to destructive siege vehicles or strategic attacks on your enemy's base.
    • Capture the Refinery or Quarry for their resources to garner reinforcements, a steady flow of bonus honor and a 15% increase to siege vehicle damage for each of these capture points your team controls.
    • To claim victory, bust through the enemy's keep walls (or find other ways to get inside) and kill their general, or obliterate your opponents until their reinforcements are depleted.
  • The Argent Tournament Expands
    • All new Argent Crusader daily quests and rewards have been added for players with the Crusader title. Rewards include a new Argent Crusader banner and tabard (which can port players to the tournament grounds), a mounted squire (can periodically run bank, mail or vendor errands for the player), a paladin-exclusive Argent Crusader Charger mount and new heirloom items.
    • All new Silver Covenant and Sunreaver daily quests and rewards have been added for players exalted with these factions. Rewards include tabards, new ground and flying mounts and a new pet.
    • Just when you thought you had seen the last of the Black Knight, he makes his astonishing return to the tournament. Wait, didn't you kill him?
  • New Dungeon Loot Feature
    • Players will now be able to trade soulbound items with other raid or group members that were eligible for the loot. This system will work like the Item Buy Back system and allow 2 hours for players to trade an item after it has been looted. Players who choose to enchant or add gems to the item will get one last confirmation before losing the ability to trade the item.
  • New druid art for Cat Form and Bear Form has been added. There are now five unique color schemes for each form and faction. Changing hair color (night elves) or skin tone (tauren) via the barbershop will change the look of one's cat and bear forms.

PvP

  • Arenas
    • Beginning with season 7, players will no longer have access to the newest season's weapons or shoulder armor and will not qualify for the Gladiator title/rewards with ratings from the 2v2 bracket alone. Ratings obtained through 3v3 and 5v5 game play will be required for these rewards, while the rest of the newest season's items will remain available to players in all brackets (standard rating restrictions still apply).
    • Dalaran Sewers
      • The entire Arena has increased in size by 25%.
      • Mounts can now be used in this Arena.
      • The position and collision of the crates on the central platform has been modified.
    • Ring of Valor
      • The flame wall has been removed.
    • Ruins of Lordaeron
      • Alcoves have been removed from the starting chambers.
      • The collision around the central tomb has been smoothed out to prevent players from becoming stuck on the terrain as often.
  • Battlegrounds
    • Battleground experience has arrived!
      • Players will now be awarded experience for completing objectives and actions that yield honor in Battlegrounds (honorable kills not included).
      • Players who do not wish to gain experience through PvP can visit Behsten in Stormwind or Slahtz in Orgrimmar - both located near the Battlemasters in either city - and turn off all experience accumulation for the cost of 10 gold.
      • Disabling experience gains will prevent a player from gaining experience through any means available in the game.
      • Players with experience gains turned off who compete in Battlegrounds will face off only against other players with experience gains turned off.
      • Behsten and Slahtz can reinstate experience gains for players, for a 10 gold fee of course. Any experience that would've been accumulated if experience gains were enabled cannot be recovered.
    • Battlemasters in major cities affiliated with specific Battlegrounds have been replaced with a Battlemaster for each faction that will allow players to queue for any Battleground. Battlemasters for specific Battlegrounds will still be seen around the cities during corresponding Battleground holiday weekends.
    • When standing at a capture point that you control, you will gain a buff called Honorable Defender. This buff grants +50% honor gained from kills. This currently affects Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm and Isle of Conquest.
    • Arathi Basin
      • The time it requires to capture a base has been reduced to 8 seconds, down from 10 seconds.
      • The game now ends when one team reaches 1600 victory points, down from 2000.
    • Eye of the Storm
      • The time it requires to capture the center flag has been reduced to 8 seconds, down from 10 seconds
      • The game now ends when one team reaches 1600 victory points, down from 2000.
    • Strand of the Ancients
      • The faction starting on attack/defense will now be randomized at the start of each match.
    • Warsong Gulch
      • There is a now a 20-minute timer on this Battleground. After that time, the team with the most flag captures wins. If this would result in a tie, the team that captured the first flag wins. If neither side has captured a flag, then the game ends in a tie.
  • Wintergrasp
    • Against the Odds: This achievement has been removed and converted to a Feat of Strength.
    • Industrial Warfare: This achievement has been removed.
    • To provide players with a more transparent notification of when Wintergrasp battles occur, as well as better control zone population and stability, several changes have been made.
      • Players now have the option to queue for Wintergrasp from a Wintergrasp Battlemaster in any capital city or by simply entering the Wintergrasp zone.
      • Queuing will begin 15 minutes before each battle. If chosen, you will automatically be teleported to the zone. Any players in the zone who have not been chosen from the queue will be teleported out when the battle begins.
      • The queue system remains active for the entire battle. As soon as a player leaves, a new one will be chosen from the queue.
      • Trying to enter Wintergrasp during an active battle for which you have not been chosen will teleport you out. Please note that, as you are now able to fly over Wintergrasp, you will only be teleported out if you try to land and join the battle.
      • Level 80 players get higher priority in the queue than lower level players. In addition, a random selection of queued players will be taken from both the Battlemasters and the zone itself.
      • The queue will accept up to 120 players from each faction, resulting in a maximum battle of 240 players at a time.
    • Wintergrasp factories can no longer be damaged or destroyed.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Dungeon and Raid ID Extensions
    • In order to allow for parties and raids to progress through instances at their own pace, players can now extend an instance ID on an individual basis.
    • Existing or recently expired IDs can be extended via the Social tab under Raid by clicking on Raid Info.
    • The ID of any instance to which a player is saved can be extended. Doing so will extend the instance lock period by the same amount of time as the original lock (i.e. extending an Ulduar instance ID will add 7 days, a Heroic: Halls of Lightning instance ID will add 24 hours, and a Zul'Gurub instance ID will add 3 days to the instance lock time).
    • An ID can be extended more than once.
    • An extension can be reversed on an individual basis provided the player does not do anything in the instance during the extended instance lock period that would save that player to the instance.
  • Emblem System Changes
    • Both the 10 and 25-player instances of the Crusaders' Coliseum drop a new Emblem of Triumph.
    • Any dungeons that previously dropped Emblems of Heroism or Valor, such as Naxxramas or Heroic Halls of Stone, will now drop Emblems of Conquest instead. Emblems of Conquest can still be converted to Valor or Heroism.
    • The Heroic dungeon daily quest will now reward 2 Emblems of Triumph and the normal daily dungeon quest will reward 1 Emblem of Conquest.
    • New achievements have been added to collect various amounts of any combination of emblems.
  • 25-player raids will no longer be referred to as Heroic versions of a raid, as there is a new distinction between normal and Heroic modes for both 10 and 25 player versions of the Crusaders' Coliseum.
  • The Nexus: The Oculus & The Eye of Eternity
    • Drakes used by players in these instances will now scale in health and damage according to the rider's average item level.
  • Ulduar
    • Players can now use Blink, Shadowstep, and Demonic Teleport while participating in the illusion events in the Yogg-Saron encounter.
    • Ominous Clouds in the Yogg-Saron encounter are now more vocal about touching players and should no longer sometimes appear to be in the wrong place for certain players.
    • An Immortal Guardian targeted for Empowering Shadows in the Yogg-Saron encounter will now become a 'Marked Immortal Guardian' while targeted.
    • Crusher Tentacles in the Yogg-Saron encounter spawn a little slower in 25-player mode allowing a bit more time for players to clear out the Illusion room.
    • Empowering Shadows in the Yogg-Saron encounter now targets a maximum of three Immortal Guardians in 25-player mode.
    • Yogg-Saron's health has been reduced by 20% in the final stage of his 25-player mode.
    • Winter Jormungars will no longer put everyone in the zone in combat when they emerge from a Snow Mound. Additionally, Snow Mounds will now disappear when all their jormungars have emerged.

Races: General

  • Axe Specialization (Orc): The weapon bonus from this effect now applies to fist weapons in addition to axes.
  • Tauren now have the option of changing skin tone by visiting the barber shop.

Items: General

  • Agility: The amount of agility required per percentage of dodge has been increased by 15%. This change required recalibrating the amount of dodge a player has with 0 agility by a slight amount as well, so all players will see their dodge percentage vary a small amount.
  • Block Value: The amount of bonus block value on all items has been doubled. This does not affect the base block value on shields or block value derived from strength.
  • On-Use Block Value Items: All items and set bonuses that trigger temporary increases to block value have been modified. Instead of increasing their block value amount by 100% like other items, they have all had their effect durations doubled. This applies to Glyph of Deflection, Gnomeregan Autoblocker, Coren's Lucky Coin, Lavanthor's Talisman, Libram of Obstruction, Tome of the Lightbringer, Libram of the Sacred Shield, the tier-8 paladin Shield of Righteousness bonus, the tier-5 paladin Holy Shield bonus, and the tier-5 warrior Shield Block bonus.
  • Dodge Rating: The amount of dodge rating required per percentage of dodge has been increased by 15%. This is before diminishing returns. Combined with other changes, this makes dodge rating and parry rating equally potent before diminishing returns apply.
  • Item Buy Back Feature Revised
    • The Item Buy Back time will now expire if the player enchants or sockets an item. Players will see a confirmation dialog box now when they attempt to enchant or add gems to an item giving them a last chance to reconsider.
  • Items with Triggered Effects: These items generally have cooldowns on how often they can be triggered. Those cooldowns are now triggered each time the item is equipped (example: A trinket has a 45-second cooldown on an effect triggered by player attacks; when a player equips that item, the effect will be unable to be triggered for the first 45 seconds it is worn).
  • Mounts
    • The cast time for summoning any ground mount is now 1.5 seconds, down from 3 seconds.
    • Apprentice Riding (Skill 75): Can now be learned at level 20 for 4 gold. Mail will be sent to players who reach level 20 directing them to the riding trainer.
    • Journeyman Riding (Skill 150): Can now be learned at level 40 for 50 gold. Mail will be sent to players who reach level 40 directing them back to the riding trainer.
    • Expert Riding (Skill 225): Can now be learned at level 60 for 600 gold from trainers in Honor Hold or Thrallmar. Faction discounts now apply (Honor Hold for Alliance; Thrallmar for Horde). Flight speed at this skill level has been increased to 150% of run speed, up from 60%.
    • Artisan Riding (Skill 300): Faction discounts now apply (Honor Hold or Valiance Expedition for Alliance; Thrallmar or Warsong Offensive for Horde).
    • In order to further equalize the number of purchasable mounts available to each race, a new 60% speed ground mount has been added for night elves, and a new 100% speed ground mount has been added for the undead.
    • Flying over Dalaran and Wintergrasp is now possible so long as players keep a healthy distance above the ground.
  • Mana Regeneration: All items that provide "X mana per five seconds" have had the amount of mana they regenerate increased by approximately 25%.
  • Parry Rating: The amount of parry rating required per percentage of parry has been reduced by 8%. This is before diminishing returns. Combined with other changes, this makes dodge rating and parry rating equally potent before diminishing returns apply. Parry still diminishes more quickly than dodge.
  • Resilience: No longer reduces the amount of damage done by damage-over-time spells, but instead reduces the amount of all damage done by players by the same proportion. In addition, the amount of resilience needed to reduce critical strike chance, critical strike damage and overall damage has been increased by 15%.

Classes: General

  • All pets now receive 40% of their master's resilience and 100% of their master's spell penetration. In addition, if a player is at their appropriate spell hit chance or hit chance maximum, their pet will be at the maximum for spell hit chance, hit chance, and expertise. If they are below the maximum, their pet will be proportionately below those maximums.
  • Replenishment: This buff now grants 1% of the target's maximum mana over 5 seconds instead of 0.25% per second. This applies to all 5 sources of Replenishment (Vampiric Touch, Judgements of the Wise, Hunting Party, Enduring Winter Frostbolts and Soul Leech).
  • Silence, Strangulate, Silencing Shot, and Arcane Torrent: These abilities will also apply a 3-second Interrupt effect against non-player controlled targets, making them more versatile against creatures immune to silencing effects.

Death Knights

  • Due to significant talent changes, all death knight talents will be reset for players.
  • Blood Plague: Damage done increased by 15%.
  • Chains of Ice: Now reduces movement by 95% instead of 100%. The main effect of this change will be that targets of Chains of Ice will not have to re-issue a movement command to continue moving.
  • Frost Fever: Damage done increased by 15%.
  • Frost Presence: 10% bonus health reduced to 6% bonus stamina.
  • Frost Strike: This ability can now be dodged, parried, or blocked. Weapon damage bonus reduced to 55%, down from 60%.
  • Icebound Fortitude: Cooldown increased to 2 minutes.
  • Talents
    • Blood
      • Bloody Strikes: This talent now provides 5/10/15% increased damage to Blood Strike instead of 15/30/45%.
      • Dancing Rune Weapon: This ability now has a fixed duration of 12 seconds (which can still be modified by its glyph) and a fixed cost of 60 runic power.
      • Veteran of the Third War: Stamina bonus reduced to 1/2/3%.
    • Frost
      • Blood of the North: Reduced to a 3-point talent. Increases Blood Strike and Frost Strike damage by 3/6/10%. There is now a 33/66/100% chance whenever you hit with Blood Strike or Pestilence that the Blood Rune will become a Death Rune when it activates.
      • Lichborne: Duration reduced to 10 seconds, and cooldown reduced to 2 minutes.
      • Threat of Thassarian: New 3-point talent. When dual-wielding, your Death Strikes, Obliterates, Plague Strikes, Blood Strikes and Frost Strikes have a 30/60/100% chance to also deal damage with your off-hand weapon. Off-hand strikes are roughly one half the effect of the original strike.
      • Toughness: This talent now grants 2/4/6/8/10% armor instead of 3/6/9/12/15%, placing it in line with similar abilities of other classes.
    • Unholy
      • Desecration: This talent has been reduced to 2 points for 25/50% snare and no longer increases damage done by the death knight. It has also been moved one tier earlier in the tree and its spell effect has been made more transparent.
      • Desolation: New talent. This talent is in the position formerly occupied by Desecration. It causes Blood Strikes to increase all damage the death knight deals by 1/2/3/4/5% for 12 seconds.
      • Scourge Strike: Weapon damage bonus reduced to 40%, down from 45%. Damage increased by 10% per disease on the target, down from 11%.
      • Summon Gargoyle: The gargoyle now flies lower to the ground, making it susceptible to melee attacks. This ability now has a fixed duration of 30 seconds and a fixed cost of 60 runic power.
      • Unholy Blight: This talent has been redesigned. It no longer deals damage to nearby targets. Instead, when you deal damage with Death Coil, the target will take periodic damage for 10 seconds equal to 20% of the damage done by Death Coil. This damage accumulates in the same way as Ignite and Deep Wounds.

Druids

  • Enrage: This Bear Form ability now generates 20 rage initially, and 10 rage over the next 10 seconds. The armor penalty is unchanged.
  • Flight Form: Can now be learned at level 60. Flight speed increased to 150%.
  • Flight Form and Swift Flight Form: Now benefit from a paladin's Crusader Aura.
  • Innervate: Duration reduced to 10 seconds, and cooldown reduced to 3 minutes. This means each use of Innervate will give half as much mana as before, but it will be available twice as often.
  • Lifebloom: The final heal that occurs when this spell blooms has been reduced by 20% on the base and on the spell power coefficient.
  • Mangle: Ranks 4 and 5 base points reduced by about 11%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • Rake: Ranks 6 and 7 base points on initial and periodic damage reduced by about 7%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • Rip: Ranks 8 and 9 base points and points per combo point reduced by about 6%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • Savage Defense: The animation for gaining this buff will no longer make the bear stand upright
  • Shred: Ranks 8 and 9 base points reduced by about 10%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • Swift Flight Form: Druids who have acquired a mount able to go 310% flight speed will now also go that speed while in this form.
  • Swipe (Cat): Percent of weapon damage done reduced from 260% to 250%.
  • Travel Form: Can now be learned at level 16.
  • Talents
    • Balance
      • Balance of Power: Now reduces all spell damage taken by 3/6%, rather than reducing the chance to be hit by spells by 2/4%.
      • Eclipse: The Starfire and Wrath buffs from this talent are now on separate 30-second cooldowns. In addition, it is not possible to have both buffs active simultaneously.
      • Owlkin Frenzy: Now also restores 2% base mana every 2 seconds for the duration (10 seconds) in addition to its current effects.
    • Feral Combat
      • King of the Jungle: This talent now reduces the mana cost of Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form by 20/40/60%.
      • Primal Tenacity: This talent no longer reduces the mana cost of Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form.
    • Restoration
      • Empowered Touch: Now also increases the amount of bonus healing effects for Nourish by 10/20%.
      • Improved Barkskin: No longer provides dispel resistance to all effects on the druid, but now reduces the chance your Barkskin is dispelled by an additional 35/70%.

Hunters

  • Aspect of the Cheetah: Can now be learned at level 16.
  • Deterrence: This ability now allows the hunter to parry spells and attacks from behind as well as in front. Now has a new visual spell effect.
  • The time that traps will exist in the world after being put down has been reduced to 30 seconds, down from 1 minute.
  • Frost Trap: Will no longer "fizzle" on targets immune to snare effects, however Lock and Load will not succeed when using Frost Trap if the target is immune to snare effects.
  • Snake Trap: The Mind-numbing Poison effect has been reduced to a 30% increase in casting time, down from 50% to match similar effects.
  • Traps now have separate 30-second cooldown categories: Fire (Immolation Trap, Explosive Trap and Black Arrow), Frost (Freezing Trap, Frost Trap) and Nature (Snake Trap). A hunter can have one trap of each category placed at one time.
  • Talents
    • Beast Mastery
      • Catlike Reflexes now also reduces the cooldown of your Kill Command ability by 10/20/30 seconds.
    • Survival
      • Entrapment: This talent no longer works with Immolation Trap or Explosive Trap.
      • Lock and Load: Now has a 22-second cooldown. The Lock and Load effect cannot be obtained on targets immune to snare effects when Frost Trap is used.
    • Pets
      • Roar of Sacrifice: Redesigned. This ability can now be used on any friendly target to make that target immune to critical strikes, but the hunter pet takes 20% of all damage taken by that friendly target. Cooldown is now 1 minute, up from 30 seconds.

Mages

  • Arcane Blast: Mana cost reduced by 12%.
  • Frost Bolt, Cone of Cold, Frost Ward, Ice Armor, Frost Armor, Frost Nova, Ice Lance, and Ice Barrier: The mana cost on these spells has been reduced by approximately 15%.
  • Invisibility: Can no longer be interrupted by a hostile action or damage done during the 3-second Fade time, however an invisible mage is still vulnerable to Stun and Silence effects.
  • Mirror Image: Images will no longer trigger the death sound when their time expires.
  • Talents
    • Fire
      • Empowered Fire: In addition to its existing effects, this talent now also grants a 33/67/100% chance to regain 2% of base mana each time the Ignite talent deals damage.
    • Frost
      • Empowered Frostbolt: Instead of increasing critical strike chance by 2/4%, this talent now reduces the cast time of Frostbolt by 0.1/0.2 seconds.
      • Permafrost: In addition to its existing effects, this talent now also causes the mage's Chill effects to reduce healing received by the victim by 7/13/20%.

Paladins

  • Blessing of Sanctuary: This blessing now also increases stamina by 10%. This effect is not cumulative with Blessing of Kings.
  • Charger: Can now be learned at level 40.
  • Crusader Aura: This ability now also grants its flying speed increase to a druid's Flight Form and Swift Flight Form.
  • Exorcism: Now has a 1.5 second cast time, but can once again be used on players.
  • Hand of Reckoning: Redesigned. Now does damage only when the target does not currently have the caster targeted, but damage done increased to 50% of attack power, occurring after the taunt effect is applied.
  • Judgements: Some of these attacks were considered ranged and some melee. They are all now considered melee attacks that can't be dodged, parried or blocked.
  • Judgement of Light: Now heals for 2% of the attacker's maximum health instead of a variable amount based on the spell power and attack power of the judging paladin.
  • Lay on Hands: The buff from this ability now reduces the physical damage taken by the target by 10/20% instead of increasing the target's armor.
  • Righteous Fury: No longer has a duration, remaining until cancelled or death. Also cancelled when a Paladin activates a different talent specialization.
  • Sacred Shield: When a paladin casts Flash of Light on a target with this buff, they also now place a heal-over-time effect on the target, healing that target for 100% of the Flash of Light amount over 12 seconds.
  • Seal of Blood: This ability has been removed.
  • Seal of the Martyr: This ability has been removed.
  • Seal of Vengeance and Seal of Corruption: These seals have been redesigned. Only auto-attacks and Hammer of the Righteous can place the debuff on the paladin's current target(s). However, while the seal is active, each melee swing or ability (excluding judgements) that lands on the target will deal a percentage of weapon damage as Holy damage to the target. This damage maxes out at 33% weapon damage with 5 applications of the debuff and scales upward evenly based on how many applications of the debuff are active. This Holy damage deals double-damage critical strikes. In addition, the damage-over-time debuff is now considered a melee attack for the purposes of determining its chance to hit, miss, be dodged or parried.
  • Shield of Righteousness: Now deals 100% of shield block value as damage instead of 130%. In addition, the benefit from additional block value this ability gains is now subject to diminishing returns. Diminishing returns occur once block value exceeds 30 times the player's level and caps the maximum damage benefit from shield block value at 34.5 times the player's level.
  • Warhorse: Can now be learned at level 20.
  • Talents
    • Holy
      • Beacon of Light: The healing amount on the Beacon of Light target is now based on the total healing done (including over-healing) instead of the effective healing done. Radius increased to 60 yards. Multiple Paladins can now have this active on the same target. Buff indicating a player is within range of the Beacon target is no longer displayed.
      • Divine Intellect: This talent now gives 2/4/6/8/10% increased intellect instead of 3/6/9/12/15%.
      • Illumination: This talent now returns 30% of the mana cost of the spell instead of 60%.
    • Protection
      • Ardent Defender: Redesigned. Any damage that takes the paladin below 35% health is reduced. This reduction applies only to the portion that pushes the paladin below 35% health (example: a paladin at 50% health takes a 40% hit; the first 15% hits as normal while the next 25% is reduced). In addition, once every 2 minutes an attack that would have killed the paladin will fail to kill, and instead heal the paladin for up to 10/20/30% of maximum health depending on the paladin's defense rating (example: a paladin with defense equal to only 5 times his or her level will receive no healing from the talent, while a paladin who is immune to critical strikes from boss creatures through defense will receive the maximum amount).
      • Guarded by the Light: This talent will no longer cause Divine Plea's duration to be refreshed by using Judgement of Wisdom, Judgement of Justice, or Judgement of Light.
    • Retribution
      • Art of War: Now only applies to melee critical hits, but will make your next Flash of Light or Exorcism instant. In addition, this talent now provides notification in the floating combat text when it activates.
      • Crusader Strike: Damage reduced to 75% weapon damage to match the new 4-second cooldown. Mana cost reduced to 5% of base mana.
      • Seal of Command: Redesigned. This seal now deals 36% weapon damage on every swing, and deals substantially less judgement damage.
      • Vindication: Redesigned. Now lowers target attack power, is consistent and does not stack with Demoralizing Shout.

Priests

  • Prayer of Healing: The percentage of spell power this spell gains in healing (per target) has been reduced from 80.7% to 52.6%.
  • Psychic Horror: This spell no longer has an invisible missile, so there is no travel time before the spell takes effect.
  • Talents
    • Discipline
      • Penance: Cooldown increased to 12 seconds, up from 10 seconds.
    • Holy
      • Inspiration: The buff from this ability now reduces the physical damage taken by the target by 3/7/10% instead of increasing the target's armor.
    • Shadow
      • Dispersion: Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes, down from 3 minutes.
      • Improved Mind Blast: Redesigned. Now, in addition to reducing the cooldown of your Mind Blast spell by .5/1/1.5/2/2.5 seconds, while in Shadowform your Mind Blast also has a 20/40/60/80/100% chance to reduce all healing done to the target by 20% for 10 seconds.
      • Vampiric Touch: The amount of damage done when this spell is dispelled has been doubled.

Rogues

  • After much quiet contemplation, rogues now possess the ability to learn how to use one-handed axes.
  • Talents
    • Combat
      • Sword Specialization: This talent is now called Hack and Slash and applies to axes as well as swords.
    • Subtlety
      • Shadow Dance: Cooldown reduced to 1 minute. Now lasts 6 seconds, down from 10 seconds.

Shamans

  • A customizable totem bar will now be available for shamans allowing the storing of 4 different totems. These totems can be placed on the ground at once in one global cooldown for the combined mana cost of all 4 totems.
  • All Shocks now have a default range of 25 yards, up from 20 yards.
  • Base health increased by approximately 7% to correct for shamans having lower health than other classes.
  • Chain Heal: Jump distance increased by 25% to 12.5 yards. In addition, the amount of healing now decreases by 40% as it jumps to each new target, instead of 50%.
  • Earth Shock: Redesigned. This spell no longer interrupts spell casting, but rather reduces melee attack speed by 10% for 8 seconds (exclusive with similar effects such as Thunder Clap).
  • Ghost Wolf: Can now be learned at level 16. While in this form, snaring effects may not bring the shaman below base normal run speed.
  • Wind Shock: Has been renamed Wind Shear and no longer shares a cooldown with Flame, Frost or Earth Shock.
  • Talents
    • Enhancement
      • Maelstrom Weapon: Now also has a chance to reduce the cast time of Hex.
      • Shamanistic Rage: Cooldown is now 1 minute, down from 2 minutes. Successful melee attacks now have a chance to generate mana equal to 15% of the shaman's attack power, down from 30%.
    • Restoration
      • Ancestral Healing: The buff from this ability now reduces the physical damage taken by the target by 3/7/10% instead of increasing the target's armor.
      • Cure Poison and Cure Disease: Combined into a single spell, Cure Toxins.
      • Earth Shield: Dispel effects will now remove charges of Earth Shield rather than the entire aura.
      • Healing Way: Redesigned. Rather than providing a chance of increasing Healing Wave spells on a friendly target, this talent now innately increases the effectiveness of the shaman's Healing Wave by 8/16/25%.
      • Mana Tide Totem: Totem health now equal to 10% of the shaman's health.
      • Nature's Guardian: Redesigned. Now has a fixed 100% proc rate, has a 30-second internal cooldown and increases the shaman's maximum health by 3/6/9/12/15% for 10 seconds.
      • Nature's Swiftness: Cooldown is now 2 minutes, down from 3 minutes.
      • Tidal Waves: No longer reduces the cast time of Lesser Healing Wave by 30%. It instead now provides +25% critical strike chance to Lesser Healing Wave, along with the previous 30% cast time benefit to Healing Wave.
      • Improved Water Shield: This talent now has a 10/20/30% chance to be triggered by Chain Heal, and the charges of Water Shield are no longer consumed by this talent.

Warlocks

  • Banish: Effect will now be cancelled if Banish is recast on a banished target.
  • Dreadsteed: Can now be learned at level 40.
  • Felsteed: Can now be learned at level 20.
  • Shadowflame: The angle of the cone effect on this ability was inadvertently very small, making it difficult to use. Its cone is now the same size as similar spells, such as Cone of Cold.
  • Soulshatter cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, down from 5 minutes
  • Talents
    • Affliction
      • Pandemic: Now also increases the critical damage bonus of Haunt by 100%.
    • Demonology
      • Fel Domination cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, down from 15 minutes.
    • Destruction
      • Empowered Imp: The warlock's critical hit chance is increased to 100%, up from 20% for the next spell cast after the Imp critically hits a target.
      • Fire and Brimstone: Reduced to 2/4/6/8/10% increased damage from Incinerate and Chaos Bolt on targets afflicted with Immolate, down from 3/6/9/12/15%.

Warriors

  • Battle Shout: Radius increased to 30 yards.
  • Bloodrage: This ability now generates 20 rage initially, and 10 rage over the next 10 seconds. The health cost is unchanged.
  • Commanding Shout: Radius increased to 30 yards.
  • Execute: This ability now never costs more than a total of 30 rage. The tooltip for Sudden Death has been revised to remove reference to that maximum, since the ability now behaves that way even when untalented.
  • Shield Slam: The benefit from additional block value this ability gains is now subject to diminishing returns. Diminishing returns occur once block value exceeds 30 times the player's level and caps the maximum damage benefit from shield block value at 34.5 times the player's level.
  • Talents
    • Fury
      • Armored to the Teeth: This talent now provides 1/2/3 attack power per 108 armor, up from per 180 armor.
      • Bloodsurge: Notification that Slam has become instant now appears in floating combat text.
    • Protection
      • Devastate: Weapon damage and bonus per Sunder Armor on the target increased by 100%. This ability now requires a shield to be equipped.
      • Shield Specialization: Now provides 5 rage on a block, dodge or parry instead of 2 rage on a block.

User Interface

  • The quest log is now double-paned for more easily viewing quest information. The list of all quests a player has will show in one pane, while the quest details of any highlighted quest will display in the next.
  • Character name auto-completion for the chat frame, pop-ups, and mail interface is now active
  • Character names can now be colorized according to class in the chat frame. This feature can be enabled through the chat settings by right-clicking on a chat window.
  • Casting bars under the target frame, focus frame and nameplates will now display as shielded if the cast cannot be interrupted.
  • Druids will now be able to see their mana bars when shape-shifted.
  • Item Comparisons: Holding the shift key while hovering over an item will now display the stat differences with the item currently equipped in the relevant slot.
  • Item Level: A new option has been added under Display in the Interface Options to show the item level on item tooltips.
  • Macros and scripts will no longer be able to target totems by name.
  • New Feature Icons: Options recently added to any of the options menus will now display a yellow exclamation point next to them to indicate that they are new features.
  • Vendor prices will now be listed on items whether or not players are at a vendor.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Graphics

  • The frame rate for those with Shadow Effects enabled under the Ultra Video settings has been improved.

World Environment

  • Wolvar and Gorloc orphans have arrived in Dalaran and need your help! Players can find out more by visiting the Eventide District (completing the quests being offered for this event will not count toward any Children's Week achievements). Players have a limited amount of time to care for these orphans before they take their leave. They will then return again for the regularly-scheduled Children's Week next year.
  • Portal areas in all major cities now offer a portal to the Blasted Lands near the Dark Portal.
  • Once crossing through the Dark Portal, players can access a flight path directly from the Stair of Destiny to Shattrath.
  • A new zeppelin docking ramp has been added to Thunder Bluff allowing Horde players easier transport to and from Orgrimmar.
  • The local Postal Service has grown tired of walking so far each day to collect mail and has decided to install a large number of new mailboxes in Stormwind, Undercity, Darnassus and Orgrimmar.
  • Mathiel in Darnassus has finally earned himself enough money from your repair bills that he was able to buy himself an anvil.

Quests

  • The ravasaur trainer Mor'vek has returned to Un'Goro and will offer to help Horde players raise and train a Venomhide Ravasaur as a mount... if they can survive the creature's deadly poison.

Achievements

  • A Brew-FAST Mount: A new Feat of Strength achievement for acquiring any epic Brewfest mount.
  • Have Keg, Will Travel: Now requires either a Brewfest mount or using Brewfest Hops to transform yours into one.

Professions

  • Alchemy
    • All stackable potions now stack to 20.
    • Added a new pattern for Flask of the North, usable by players with a high alchemy skill. The recipe is purchased from Northrend trainers. Flask of the North increases your spell power, attack power or strength for 1 hour and is usable in Arenas. It is not consumed when used.
    • Endless Healing Potion and Endless Mana Potion no longer usable in arenas. Amount of health and mana has been increased, and the cooldown reduced.
    • Five new epic gem transmute recipes are available from the Northrend trainer. The recipe for transmuting a Cardinal Ruby can be learned from a quest, given by Linzy Blackbolt in Dalaran.
    • The Mixology benefits from Northrend elixirs and flasks have been increased.
    • Rage potions can now be used by druids.
  • Cooking
    • Blackened Dragonfin Recipe: Now only requires 1 Dragonfin Angelfish.
    • Chef's Hat is now superior quality and allows the chef to cook faster.
    • Increased the drop rate for recipes from the Outland Daily Cooking quests.
    • Increased the chance to get a bonus Dalaran Cooking Token from the Spice Bag.
    • The recipe for Captain Rumsey's Lager can now be randomly found in the quest reward Crate, Barrel, or Spice Bag from the cooking dailies.
  • Enchanting
    • Values on Northrend ring enchants increased.
  • Engineering
    • Added a new Mind Amplification Dish attachment for helmets, allowing engineers to control other humanoid targets. Some restrictions apply: does not work in Arenas, dish sometimes reverses targets, unable to stack with other stat-improving head enchantments and makes your helmet look... stylish? This attachment provides a passive bonus of 45 stamina.
    • Added a schematic for a Goblin Welding Beam that can heal friendly mechanical or vehicle units.
    • Alarm-o-Bot functionality changed. Materials required reduced.
    • Box of Bombs no longer requires an anvil.
    • The Cobalt Frag Bomb now incapacitates enemies within a 3-yard radius. A short cast time was added, but they are usable while moving. This change applies to any Cobalt Frag Bombs already created. The existing recipe now makes 3 at a time.
    • Engineers can now learn to create a portable Wormhole Generator for Northrend. The Wormhole allows them to travel to different locations in Northrend, although the locations are sometimes in dangerous places.
    • Flying Machine: The level requirement needed to learn how to build and use this machine has been reduced to level 60, down from level 70, and the engineering skill level reduced to 300, down from 350. Material costs reduced.
    • Gnomish Engineers and Goblin Engineers can now switch profession specializations for a fee.
    • Increased benefits from Hyperspeed Accelerators, Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket and Reticulated Armor Webbing glove modifications.
    • Increased the passive bonuses provided by Springy Arachnoweave, Flexweave Underlay and Nitro Boosts.
    • Mote Extractor now has innate tracking for gas clouds while it is in your inventory. Tracking of gas clouds has been removed from goggles.
    • A new repair bot has been added, and his name is Jeeves. He is the ultimate gentleman robot butler, able to perform all the mundane tasks of repairing, selling and buying junk for your entire raid. Additionally, he can open bank boxes for skilled engineers (350+). Jeeves is not destroyed when used, but due to pressing engagements, can only be summoned once an hour. The schematic for this handsome robot was said to be hidden within the parts of another robot - hoping to be found by an engineer one day.
    • Nitro Boosts: Now have a 5-second duration.
    • Potion Injectors now increase the amount gained by 25% when used by engineers. Quantity produced by recipes for Runic Healing and Mana Injectors has been increased.
    • Reduced the materials needed to create all engineering Dragonlings, and reduced their cooldowns, although they still cannot be used in Arenas.
    • Significantly reduced the cooldown on MOLL-E.
    • The Spynocular belt attachment has been changed to a Frag Belt. The Frag Belt periodically produces a Cobalt Frag Bomb that can be used from the belt every 6 minutes (never runs out!).
    • A Steam-Powered Auctioneer has been added to the Dalaran Like Clockwork engineering shop, allowing access to one's faction Auction House. The Steam-Powered Auctioneer was programmed with a superiority chip, and will only interact with Grand Master engineers.
    • Transporter devices are no longer classified as trinkets and can be used directly from your inventory.
    • The Ultrasafe Bullet Machine and Saronite Arrow Maker schematics have been simplified to create a full stack of the appropriate ammunition. No longer requires an anvil. Reduced the materials required to make this ammunition.
    • World Enlarger: Cooldown reduced to 15 minutes, down from 1 hour.
  • Fishing
    • Players with 300 or higher cooking have a chance to find a Waterlogged Recipe in the Bag of Fishing Treasures awarded by the Northrend fishing dailies. This item can be traded to other players and rewards several Dalaran Cooking Rewards when turned in.
  • Herbalism
    • Increased healing from Lifeblood (Rank 6).
    • Lifeblood now scales slightly with maximum health. No longer affected by global cooldown.
  • Inscription
    • Added a new Glyph of Claw for young feral druids who haven't yet obtained Mangle. Scribes can learn this glyph from the trainer.
    • Master's Inscriptions increased.
  • Jewelcrafting
    • Dragon's Eye gems stat bonuses increased. In addition, these gems are no longer prismatic and must be matched to the appropriate colored socket to activate an item's socket bonus.
    • New recipes have been added for cutting epic gems and can be purchased using Dalaran Jewelcrafter's tokens.
    • Icy Prism now has a chance of yielding an epic gem.
    • Raw epic gems can be obtained via the following means:
      • Prospecting Titanium Ore
      • Alchemy transmutations
      • Purchased with honor
      • Purchased with Emblems of Heroism
  • Leatherworking
    • Added recipe for Heavy Knothide Leather to leatherworking trainers (rather than a vendor recipe). Changed several recipes to use Heavy Knothide Leather instead of regular Leather.
    • Fur Lining values increased.
  • Mining
    • Toughness (Rank 6) provides more stamina.
    • In addition to the normal requirements, mining deposits in Northrend now require a minimum character level of 65 to mine.
  • Skinning
    • Master of Anatomy (Rank 6) provides more critical strike rating.
  • Tailoring
    • Embroideries improved.

Items

  • Feral Druid PvP Gloves (seasons 3 and 4): Maim bonus changed from the Interrupt bonus used in The Burning Crusade Arena seasons to the cost reduction used in Wrath of the Lich King Arena seasons.
  • Glyphs
    • Death Knights
      • Glyph of Unholy Blight: Changed to increase damage done by the updated Unholy Blight talent by 40%.
    • Druids
      • Glyph of Innervate: Duration reduced to 10 seconds.
    • Paladins
      • Glyph of Righteous Defense: Now also increases the chance for Hand of Reckoning to hit.
      • Glyph of Seal of Command: Redesigned to cause the Paladin to gain 8% of base mana each time the paladin judges Command.
      • Glyph of Seal of Blood: Changed to Glyph of Holy Wrath, which reduces its cooldown by 15 seconds.
    • Rogues
      • Glyph of Shadow Dance: Now increases the duration of Shadow Dance by 2 seconds, down from 4 seconds.
      • Glyph of Tricks of the Trade: Now increases the duration of the damage bonus effect instead of increasing the damage bonus.
    • Shamans
      • Glyph of Healing Wave: The amount of healing the shaman receives is now based on the entire healing amount, including over-healing.
    • Warlocks
      • Glyph of Lifetap: Duration of the buff from this glyph increased to 40 seconds.
  • Idol of the Corruptor: The agility buff from this idol is now exclusive with the agility buff from Idol of Terror.
  • Mage Tier-7 2-Piece Bonus: Now grants 25% additional mana from mana gems, down from 40%.
  • Non-Combat Pets: 8 new pets have been added (not including Argent Tournament rewards). Raptor Hatchlings can be found on rare and elite raptors throughout the game world. In addition, an Obsidian Raptor Hatchling can be purchased from Breanni in Dalaran.
  • Tome of Cold Weather Flight: New heirloom item. Players who have reached level 80 can now purchase this book for 1,000 gold from Hira Snowdawn, the Cold Weather Flying Trainer in Dalaran. Similar to other heirloom items, this item can be mailed to other characters of the same realm, account and faction. The book is consumed when read training the character in Cold Weather Flying. Requires level 68.
  • Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings: This item's stats and level have been increased to match the power level of healer weapons coming from the Coliseum 25-person normal difficulty instance. In addition, each time Val'anyr is equipped, Blessing of Ancient Kings will be placed on a 45-second cooldown before it can occur.

Bug Fixes

  • Death Knights
    • Anti-Magic Shell: The tooltip for this ability will now reflect modifications from the Magic Suppression talent.
    • Blood-Caked Blade: The damage from this talent is no longer normalized to weapon speed.
    • Chilblains: Icy Clutch can no longer miss when Frost Fever hits, however, when Frost Fever is dispelled Icy Clutch will also be dispelled.
    • Dancing Rune Weapon: The rune weapon will no longer cast Corpse Explosion.
    • Desecration: No longer causes unnecessary combat logging.
    • Horn of Winter: Learning rank 2 of this ability caused players to unlearn rank 1, such that it no longer appears in their spellbook. It is now possible to relearn that rank, and death knights will no longer "forget" rank 1 when they learn rank 2.
    • Lichborne: The buff from this ability can now be cancelled.
    • Raise Ally: Using the Gnaw ability while under the effects of this spell will now initiate auto-attack. In addition, the damage done has been changed from a flat value to a percentage of weapon damage.
    • Raise Dead: This spell will no longer give two errors when the casting player lacks the reagent to cast it.
    • Rune of Razorice: Each death knight can now have his or her own copy of this debuff on the target.
    • Rune of Spellbreaking: Tooltip now indicates the effect from this enchantment does not stack with other effects which reduce the duration of Silence effects (including not stacking with a second copy of this enchantment). In addition, now reduces damage from Holy spells.
    • Rune of Spellshattering: Now reduces damage from Holy spells.
    • Summon Gargoyle: Corrected the inaccurate tooltip which claimed a Gargoyle could last up to 40 seconds, when in fact 30 seconds has always been the maximum.
    • Rune of Razorice: Corrected a bug where this applied to frost damage done by others.
  • Druids
    • Bash: Tooltip now specifies that the Interrupt effect only occurs on non-player targets.
    • Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form: Mana energizes that occur while in these forms will now appear in the combat log and floating combat text.
    • Cyclone: Victims of Cyclone can no longer receive healing from health drain effects such as Devouring Plague while they are affected by Cyclone.
    • Dash: Druids who have not learned Track Humanoids will now retain the benefit of Dash while shifting out of and back into Cat Form.
    • Druids should no longer be removed from a form after using any engineered bombs.
    • Maim: Tooltip now specifies that the Interrupt effect only occurs on non-player targets.
    • Natural Perfection: Now properly triggered by periodic critical strikes.
    • Nature's Grasp: This talent will no longer be triggered spuriously by some ranged abilities such as Heroic Throw.
  • Hunters
    • All ranks of Sonic Blast now properly have an 80 Focus cost.
    • Black Arrow Ranks 5 and 6 training costs have been lowered significantly.
    • Furious Howl: Ranks 1-5 will no longer give slightly more attack power than is listed in their tooltips.
    • Lock and Load: The tooltip for this talent has been updated to indicate that it also works with Explosive Trap.
    • Roar of Sacrifice: Damage transferred to pet is now considered Nature damage.
    • The tooltip for Improved Tracking has been slightly re-written to indicate that it only works on the hunter, and works on melee damage as well.
    • T.N.T. (Rank 3): Now indicates that the talent works with Black Arrow.
  • Mages
    • Arcane Instability: Tooltip reworded to clarify design intent.
    • Burning Determination: Some Silence and Interrupt effects that did not trigger this talent will now trigger it properly, including Shield of the Templar, Garrote and Gag Order.
    • Combustion: Fire spell misses will no longer trigger this talent.
    • Conjure Refreshment: Rank 1 food will no longer overwrite the drink buff from rank 2 food.
    • Fireball: Periodic damage from this spell can no longer trigger Combustion.
    • Living Bomb: Periodic critical strikes from this ability can now trigger Ignite and Hot Streak.
    • Mirror Image: The mirror images will no longer complete casts of Frostbolt on targets which are Polymorphed at the time their Frostbolt channel finishes.
    • Molten Armor: Critical strikes from the effect on this armor will no longer trigger Ignite.
  • Paladins
    • Auras: Any paladin aura active at the time of the paladin's death now automatically reactivates when the paladin returns to life.
    • Beacon of Light: Multiple paladins can now have this buff active on the same target. In addition, the beacon target will no longer lose the buff while under the effects of Cyclone or Banish.
    • Blessing of Sanctuary: This talent and Vigilance will now both be able to be cast on the same target without sometimes overwriting each other.
    • Exorcism: Now properly has a 100% chance to be a critical strike when cast on death knights using Lichborne.
    • Eye for an Eye: Now properly triggered by periodic critical strikes. In addition, the tooltip incorrectly stated that 20% damage is reflected, when it is actually 10%. Tooltip fixed.
    • Hammer of Justice: Tooltip now specifies that the Interrupt effect only occurs on non-player targets.
    • Hand of Sacrifice: Casting this spell on a target with Divine Sacrifice active will now generate an error message instead of wasting the cooldown.
    • Heart of the Crusader: The effect from this talent will no longer be removed if a paladin without this talent overwrites the judgement placed by a paladin who does have the talent.
    • Holy Shield: It is no longer possible to have two ranks of this ability active at the same time.
    • Judgements: All paladin judgements are now properly considered as melee attacks that cannot be dodged, blocked or parried. Previously Seal of Light, Seal of Wisdom, Seal of Justice and Seal of Righteousness would cause the judgement to be considered a ranged attack.
    • Judgement of the Just: The effect from this talent will no longer be removed if a paladin without this talent overwrites the judgement placed by a paladin who does have the talent.
    • Judgement of Vengeance: Inaccurate combat log tooltip corrected.
    • Judgement of Corruption: Inaccurate combat log tooltip corrected.
    • Pursuit of Justice: This talent will no longer sometimes be deactivated when leaving a battleground.
    • Sacred Shield: This buff will no longer have any effect if the target is another player engaged in a duel. In addition, the heal from this buff will no longer cause the paladin to stand, and it is no longer possible for two paladins to both have the spell active on one target.
  • Priests
    • Blessed Resilience: Now properly triggered by periodic critical strikes.
    • Divine Aegis: This talent will now work properly if the priest moves out of range of his or her target as the effect is resolving.
    • Divine Hymn: This spell now works correctly with the trinket Illustration of the Dragon Soul. Mana Burn: Fixed a bug where Mana Burn did not cause fear effects to break when the fear victim had an absorb shield on.
    • Mass Dispel: This spell now triggers some types of trinkets it did not trigger before (such as Flow of Knowledge).
    • Pain Suppression: No longer can be cast while under the effects of Incapacitate or Cyclone.
  • Rogues
    • Honor Among Thieves: Periodic critical strikes now grant combo points for rogues with this talent.
    • Killing Spree: Error message when no targets are in range has been changed to "Out of Range."
    • Master of Subtlety: Being under the effects of Cyclone when the buff from this talent is about to expire will no longer make it last indefinitely.
    • Overkill: Being under the effects of Cyclone when the buff from this talent is about to expire will no longer make it last indefinitely.
    • Shiv: Deadly Poison will now apply properly when Shiv is the attack used to break a Gouge.
    • Tricks of the Trade: Using this ability on a target affected by Cyclone or Banish will no longer place the ability on permanent cooldown and will instead give an error message.
    • Turn the Tables: Rank 2 of this talent will now work properly with raid members, and not just party members.
  • Shamans
    • Elemental Devastation: Tooltip revised to indicate it does not work with critical strikes from periodic damage.
    • Elemental Focus: Tooltip revised to indicate it does not work with critical strikes from periodic damage.
    • Elemental Oath: Tooltip revised to indicate it does not work with critical strikes from periodic damage.
    • Flametongue Weapon: Fixed tooltip error.
    • Frostbrand Weapon: Fixed a bug where rank 9 was not scaling properly with a shaman's spell power.
  • Warlocks
    • Demonic Circle: The visual for this spell should now despawn when the warlock dies or when the warlock otherwise loses the aura that allows transport to the circle.
    • Immolate and Unstable Affliction: All ranks of these two spells will now overwrite each other.
    • Improved Imp: Each time an Imp is summoned it will recast Blood Pact (if autocast is on), forcing it to benefit from this talent, even if the Imp was not summoned at the time the talent was learned.
    • Improved Shadow Bolt: Redesigned slightly. Instead of a 100% chance to apply a 1/2/3/4/5% critical strike increase on the target, it now has a 20/40/60/80/100% chance to apply a 5% critical strike increase.
  • Warriors
    • Berserker Rage: Tooltip clarified to indicate this ability breaks existing Fear, Sap, and Incapacitate effects.
    • Bladestorm: Now properly removes the Snare effect of Desecration in all cases.
    • Blood Craze: Now properly triggered by periodic critical strikes.
    • Execute: Focused Rage and the Dreadnaught Battlegear set bonus will now properly reduce the cost of Execute.
    • Slam: The combat log tooltip will no longer list which rank of Slam was used. Previously it incorrectly listed rank 8 for all ranks of Slam.
    • Vigilance: This talent and Blessing of Sanctuary will now both be able to be cast on the same target without sometimes overwriting each other.
  • Items
    • Adamantite Scope: Attaching this scope to an item will now cause it to become soulbound as intended.
    • Badge of the Swarmguard: Will no longer cause a weapon swing animation when it triggers.
    • Cenarion Set: No longer reduces the (nonexistent) cooldown on Hurricane. Instead, the set bonus increases the damage done by Hurricane by 15%.
    • Commendation of Bravery: No longer useable when player is already at the maximum honor allowed.
    • Deadly Gladiator's Dreadplate: The set bonus will now trigger properly from Crippling Poison.
    • Death Knight PvP Glove Bonus: The runic power gain no longer appears in the combat log.
    • Death Knight Tier-7 Set: Fingers of the Damned now has a detailed combat log tooltip.
    • Frostweave Net: Using this item no longer causes the user to break shapeshifts.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Beacon of Light: This glyph will no longer grant its duration increase twice when Beacon of Light is cast on self.
      • Glyph of Corpse Explosion: This glyph will no longer cause the model on target dummies to change.
      • Glyph of Death Strike: Tooltip typo corrected.
      • Glyph of Disease: Blood Plague will now last its correct full duration when refreshed by this glyph.
      • Glyph of Freezing Trap: The effect from this glyph will now log properly.
      • Glyph of Healing Wave: The heal from this glyph will no longer benefit twice from the Purification talent.
      • Glyph of Overpower: Fixed a bug where sometimes parries would not trigger the glyph. In addition, this glyph will now only make Overpower available for 6 seconds after a parry, instead of indefinitely.
      • Glyph of Power Word: Shield: The heal from this glyph can now cause Divine Aegis.
      • Glyph of Shadow: This glyph can now be triggered by critical strikes from periodic damage.
      • Glyph of Shocking: Fixed tooltip error on Macintosh game client.
      • Glyph of Shadowflame: The effect from this glyph will now work properly when multiple Warlocks use Shadowflame on the target.
    • Gnomish Mind Control Cap: Paladins who break the harmful effect from this item by using Divine Shield will now properly gain the Forbearance debuff.
    • Goblin Dragon Gun: This item will no longer spam the combat log with cast messages.
    • Heavy Netherweave Net: Using this item no longer causes the user to break shapeshifts.
    • Major Arcane Protection Potion: Vendor price lowered to match other similar potions.
    • Nightsong Battlegear: The 2-piece set bonus will no longer sometimes be triggered by other periodic damage other than those listed in the tooltip.
    • Pandora's Plea: Corrected a tooltip issue.
    • Randomly generated uncommon (green) and rare (blue) quality items in Wrath of the Lich King had stat values that were lower than intended. All Wrath of the Lich King uncommon and rare items with random suffixes ("of the Bear") have had their stat values increased significantly.
    • Reins of the Icemaw Matriarch: This vehicle will now leave bear footprints instead of barefoot footprints.
    • Reticulated Armor Webbing: Tooltip corrected to no longer claim that this item only works on plate items.
    • Saronite Bomb: This item will no longer cause threat against nearby targets just outside the targeting circle.
    • Scrolls: Scrolls which grant agility, intellect, spirit, strength, or stamina will now report an error message and no longer consume and waste the scroll when the target has a more powerful buff to that stat.
    • Sif's Remembrance: Sound and animation added to trinket effect.
    • Sigil of Arthritic Binding: The bonus damage from this relic is now added after diseases have increased damage by a percentage, instead of before.
    • Trinkets: Various trinkets which did not work properly with channeled area-of-effect spells will now work with those spells. This includes (but is not limited to) Illustration of the Dragon Soul, Darkmoon Card: Greatness, and Egg of Mortal Essence.
    • Warrior PvP Glove Bonus: Tooltip reworded slightly.
    • Wintergrasp Commendation: No longer useable when player is already at the maximum honor allowed.
  • Professions
    • Enchant Weapon - Black Magic: This enchantment can now be triggered by some spells it did not previously work with, including Curse of Agony, Blizzard, and Typhoon.
    • Guardian Gloves: Now correctly marked as uncommon quality.
  • Events
    • Hallow's End: Putting out fires for this event will no longer trigger effects from items, talents and set bonuses.
    • Noblegarden: Loot windows will no longer periodically close while the looting player is transformed into a rabbit.
  • Technical
    • There is a known UI rendering issue with the Intel 965 Mobile Express chipset drivers on Windows Vista prior to version 7.15.10.1559 (December 2008). Please contact your laptop manufacturer for an updated driver if you are experiencing difficulties. In case of continued problems, add the following lines to the Config.wtf file as a workaround: SET fixedFunction "1".
3.3 Patch Notes

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.3.5

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Assault on the Ruby Sanctum

For ages the red dragonflight and its noble matriarch, Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, have dedicated themselves to preserving all life on Azeroth. Recently, the very heart of this virtuous dragonflight has come under threat.

An eerie silence has settled over the Ruby Sanctum, the red dragonflight's sacred lair within the Chamber of the Aspects. This troubling development has led to fears that the sanctum, home to Azeroth's largest clutch of red dragon eggs, has been breached by an unknown, sinister force. If these claims are true and immediate action is not taken, the benevolent red dragonflight might be crippled forever.

Real ID: A New Way to Connect With Your Friends on Battle.net

One of our goals for the new Battle.net is to create the framework for an online gaming experience that is even more accessible, more engaging, and more entertaining than the previous Battle.net. The newly released Real ID feature, available to World of Warcraft players as part of patch 3.3.5, is an integral part of this effort, providing you with advanced ways for forming and maintaining meaningful relationships with your friends on the service.

Real ID is a completely voluntary and optional level of identity that keeps players connected across all of Battle.net. When you and a friend mutually agree to become Real ID friends, you'll have access to a number of additional features that will enrich your social gaming experience in new and exciting ways. Go here for more details.

General

  • The Ruby Sanctum, an all-new 10- and 25-player raid dungeon featuring normal and Heroic difficulties, has been added! Players will find the dungeon entrance below Wyrmrest Temple in Dragonblight. Please note due to the way this patch is being applied in all regions, this dungeon will not immediately be available in North America. Stay tuned to our General Discussion forum for an official announcement on the opening of the Ruby Sanctum.
  • The functionality of the Vote Kick feature in the Dungeon Finder will now behave differently according to a player's history with the system. Players using the Dungeon Finder who rarely vote to kick players from a group, or rarely abandon groups before a dungeon is complete, will find that the Vote Kick option will have no cooldown. For players who frequently abandon groups or vote to kick other players, the Vote Kick option will be kept on a cooldown. This functionality will adjust itself as a player's behavior while using the Dungeon Finder changes.

User Interface

  • Chat Frame
    • Players can now right-click on any chat type (Whisper, Trade, General, Party, Raid, etc.) and choose to move conversation types into separate windows. This will move that chat type to a separate tab in the Chat frame which can be undocked and moved anywhere on the screen.
      • Using the Move to Whisper Window option on a Whisper will place the conversation with that player in a separate tab.
      • Any time a conversation with another player is put into its own tab, the tab will glow when a new message is received.
    • Hovering over the Chat Frame and using the mouse wheel will allow players to scroll through chat text.
    • Players can select Classic Mode under Interface Options to keep the Chat Frame functionality closer to what it was prior to patch 3.3.5.
    • The Simple Chat User Interface option has been removed.
  • Friends List
    • A new icon has been added to the top left of the Chat Frame which will open up the Friends list.
    • In addition to its current functionality, the Friends List will now allow players to add Battle.net accounts (Real ID). Players will have to confirm that they are friends in order for a Real ID to be added. Once Real ID friends, players can communicate cross-game, cross-faction and cross-realm.
    • A new Pending tab has been added where players can accept or decline a Real ID friend request, or select the Report Spam or Block Communications buttons.
    • Players can now select from three statuses which will be visible to their friends: Available, Away and Busy.
    • A Broadcast window has been added to the top of the frame. Players can use this to broadcast a message to all of their Real ID friends online. This message will also be displayed under the broadcaster's Real ID information in each friend's list.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.3.3

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

PvP

  • The amount of Honor awarded for an Honorable Kill has been increased by 100% for characters of all levels. Since all Honor is awarded based on a conversion rate from Honorable Kills, this change will effectively double the amount of Honor received from Honorable Kills, or for completing Battleground and Wintergrasp objectives; however, the amount of experience gained from completing Battleground objectives and the amount of Honor rewarded for completing each Wintergrasp quest remain unchanged.
  • Battlegrounds
    • The Random Battleground system has been added! Similar to the Random Dungeon system in the Dungeon Finder, players can now queue for a random Battleground.
      • The Random Battleground option can be found in the Battleground tab of the PvP frame and is only available for level 80 characters at this time.
      • If this option is selected, players may not queue for specific Battlegrounds and a random Battleground simultaneously.
      • Similar to the Random Dungeon system, players will not know for which Battleground they are chosen when selected from the queue until they zone into the Battleground.
      • The Random Battleground option will only allow a group size of 5 players to queue together.
      • Bonus rewards will be offered for choosing the Random Battleground option.
        • Winning a Battleground using the Random Battleground option for the first time in a day will award players with 30 Honorable Kills worth of additional Honor currency and 25 Arena points.
        • Winning additional Battlegrounds using the Random Battleground option after the first random win will award players with 15 Honorable Kills worth of additional Honor currency.
        • Losing a Battleground using the Random Battleground option will award players with 5 Honorable Kills worth of additional Honor currency.
    • Daily Battleground quests have been removed in place of the Random Battleground option.
    • Battlegrounds will no longer award Marks of Honor.
      • Players with existing Marks of Honor can still turn them in to their respective faction's quest givers, including individual marks for those who may have more marks for one Battleground than another.
      • Items which previously required Marks of Honor will have their costs adjusted to remove these requirements.
    • Whenever a Battleground has the holiday bonus active, it will now be referred to as "Call to Arms" in the Battleground tab and Calendar. In addition, Call to Arms Battleground Honor rewards have been changed.
      • Choosing a specific Battleground with the Call to Arms bonus active will yield the exact same rewards as when choosing the Random Battleground option.
        • Winning a Call to Arms Battleground for the first time in a day will award players with 30 Honorable Kills worth of additional Honor currency and 25 Arena points.
        • Additional Call to Arms Battleground victories after the first win for a player that day will award them with 15 Honorable Kills worth of additional Honor currency.
        • Losing a Call to Arms Battleground will award players with 5 Honorable Kills worth of additional Honor currency.
      • When using the Random Battleground option, players will not receive additional rewards if the Battleground chosen under the Call to Arms bonuses. In addition, the rewards for the first victory of the day cannot be earned more than once, regardless of whether or not it is obtained from the Random Battleground system or the Call to Arms Battleground.
  • Wintergrasp
    • The internal balance system now only changes when a faction achieves 2 consecutive defenses after an initial capture of Wintergrasp, up from 1. More details can be found on our PvP Discussion forum.

Dungeons & Raids

  • All weekly quests will now reset during each region's scheduled maintenance, rather than at a single global time.
  • Culling of Stratholme
    • Players may now skip the initial introduction dialog to this dungeon once they have completed it at least once.
  • Icecrown Citadel
    • Blood-Queen Lana'thel: Pact of the Darkfallen now applies damage twice as often, but for half the damage. This change will make the removal of the spell a bit more responsive.
    • Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn now provide their bonuses to player pet health and damage, as well as the absorption amounts of Power Word: Shield and Sacred Shield.
  • World Event Bosses
    • Holiday bosses (such as Ahune for the Fire Festival) will now be accessible through the Dungeon Finder.
      • Players must use the Dungeon Finder or speak to special holiday NPCs in the world to queue up and access these bosses.
      • Upon accepting a queue for any holiday boss, the party will be ported directly to the necessary area for confronting that boss.
      • The previous summoning criteria for these bosses have been removed. Players can queue up for and fight each World Event boss as many times as they want for any standard loot that they may drop.
      • All rare holiday items (such as The Horseman's Reins) will have a chance of being found in holiday-themed loot troves which will drop once for each player in the party no more than once per day, in the same manner that doing the Random Dungeon daily quest will provide a specific reward the first time it is completed in a day.

Classes: General

  • Several raid buffs have had their ranges increased to 100 yards, up from 45 yards, to prevent select buffs from repeatedly getting applied and removed during highly mobile encounters. Some buffs, such as paladin auras, totems, shouts and Blood Pact are intentionally meant to have shorter ranges and remain unchanged.

Death Knights

  • Icy Touch: This ability now causes a very high amount of threat while the death knight is in Frost Presence.
  • Chains of Ice: The ability now innately applies Frost Fever to a target.
  • Rune of Razorice: Now stacks 5 stacks of 2% Frost Vulnerability instead of 10 stacks of 1% Frost Vulnerability. Proc chance changed to 100%.
  • Talents
    • Blood
      • Abomination's Might: This effect is now passive instead of being a proc on certain strikes. Rank 1 is 5% attack power and Rank 2 is 10% attack power. The self strength buff remains unchanged.
      • Will of the Necropolis: There is no longer a cooldown on the frequency at which this talent can be activated. In addition, this ability can now also be triggered by damage which deals less than 5% of your health.
    • Frost
      • Endless Winter: No longer causes Frost Fever to be applied by Chains of Ice, but instead grants 2/4% strength.
      • Icy Talons: The personal haste benefit provided by this talent is no longer exclusive with other sources of melee haste. This will allow death knights to always swing 4/8/12/16/20% faster when Frost Fever is applied. Windfury Totem and the party/raid component of Improved Icy Talons still do not stack.
      • Improved Icy Talons: This effect is now passive instead of being a proc. The self haste buff remains unchanged.
      • Nerves of Cold Steel: Now increases off-hand damage by 8/16/25%, up from 5/10/15%.
      • Unbreakable Armor: The amount of strength granted is now 20%, up from 10%.
    • Unholy
      • Scourge Strike: Now deals 70% weapon damage, plus 12% of physical damage done as shadow damage for each of the death knight's diseases on the target. The net result should be larger strikes with no diseases present, while maximum damage with all diseases applied to the target should stay the same.
      • Unholy Blight: In addition to its previous effects, this talent now also prevents diseases from being dispelled from victims afflicted by Unholy Blight.

Druids

  • Nature's Grasp: Now has 3 charges, up from 1.
  • Talents
    • Balance
      • Starfall: The damage done by this spell has been significantly increased.
      • Typhoon: Mana cost reduced to 25%, down from 32%.
    • Feral Combat
      • Mangle: The debuff from this talent now lasts 60 seconds, up from 12 seconds.

Hunters

  • Talents
    • Beast Mastery
      • Ferocious Inspiration: This ability is now an aura and provides 1/2/3% damage to all party or raid members within 100 yards and boosts the damage of Steady Shot by 3/6/9%.
    • Pet Talents
      • Heart of the Phoenix: Cooldown reduced to 8 minutes, down from 10 minutes.

Mages

  • Frostbolt: Spell power scaling on this spell has been increased by approximately 5%.
  • Talents
    • Arcane
      • Arcane Empowerment: This effect is now passive instead of being a proc off of critical strikes. The self damage buff remains unchanged.
      • Incanter's Absorption: This talent now only grants additional spell power when damage is absorbed by Mana Shield, Frost Ward, Fire Ward, or Ice Barrier. The limit of 5% of the mage's health on the spell power buff has been removed.
    • Fire
      • Burning Soul: Threat reduction is now 10/20%, up from 5/10%.
      • Combustion: The cooldown on this spell is now 2 minutes, down from 3 minutes.
      • Empowered Fire: This talent now also applies to Pyroblast damage.
      • Torment the Weak: This talent now also applies to Pyroblast damage.
    • Frost
      • Brain Freeze: This talent now allows your next Fireball or Frostfire Bolt to be instant and cost no mana. There is a small internal cooldown to keep the Frostfire Bolt from immediately triggering Brain Freeze again.

Priests

  • Talents
    • Discipline
      • Renewed Hope: now has a 60-second duration, up from 20 seconds, but a 15-second cooldown.

Rogues

  • Rupture: The damage-over-time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes.
  • Talents
    • Subtlety
      • Filthy Tricks: Now Reduces the cooldown by 5/10 seconds and energy cost by 5/10 of Tricks of the Trade, Distract and Shadowstep abilities, and reduces the cooldown of Preparation by 1.5/3 minutes.
      • Ghostly Strike: If the rogue has a dagger equipped, this ability now deals 180% weapon damage instead of 125%.
      • Hemorrhage: If the rogue has a dagger equipped, this ability now deals 160% weapon damage instead of 110%.
      • Serrated Blades: This talent now allows the rogue to ignore up to 3/6/9% of the target's armor, rather than a fixed amount of armor ignored per level of the rogue.
      • Slaughter from the Shadows: Now adds 1/2/3/4/5% damage to all attacks and reduces the energy cost of Backstab and Ambush by 4/8/12/16/20, up from 3/6/9/12/15.
      • Waylay: The debuff from this talent can now be caused by Backstab in addition to Ambush and can be triggered by all hits from these abilities rather than just critical strikes, but the snare component is now 50%, down from 70%.

Shaman

  • Flame Shock: The damage-over-time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes and is affected by spell haste.
  • Talents
    • Elemental Combat
      • Elemental Oath: This ability is now always on as a passive aura.
    • Enhancement
      • Unleashed Rage: This ability is now always on as a passive aura.

Warlocks

  • Immolate: The damage-over-time component of this spell can now produce critical strikes.
  • Life Tap: This spell no longer scales with spirit, and instead scales with spell power.
  • Talents
    • Affliction
      • Dark Pact: This ability no longer requires line-of-sight with the summoned demon, and the range has been increased from 30 yards to 100 yards.
    • Demonology
      • Demonic Pact: This effect now has a 45-second duration, up from 12 seconds, and a 20-second internal cooldown.

Warriors

  • Revenge: Damage done by this ability (base and scaling) increased by 50%.
  • Thunderclap: This ability now counts as a ranged attack, granting it double damage on critical strikes instead of 150% and ranged miss chance, and still cannot be dodged or parried.
  • Talents
    • Arms
      • Bladestorm: Warriors can now be Disarmed while under the effects of this ability.
      • Trauma: The debuff from this talent now lasts 60 seconds, up from 15 seconds.
    • Fury
      • Rampage: This effect is now passive instead of being a proc from critical strikes.
    • Protection
      • Improved Revenge: This talent can no longer trigger a stun, and instead increases damage done by Revenge by 30/60% and causes Revenge to strike an additional target.
      • Vitality: Now boosts Stamina by 3/6/9%, up from 2/4/6%. Strength and expertise benefits have not changed.

Items

  • Frozo the Renowned has moved into the Dalaran Magus Commerce Exchange and will be trading your Frozen Orbs for various other trade goods.
  • Glyphs
    • Death Knights
      • Glyph of Disease: When this glyph causes Frost Fever to be refreshed, it will now also trigger a refresh of Icy Talons.
      • Glyph of Icebound Fortitude: Now always grants at least 40% damage reduction.
    • Druids
      • Glyph of Focus: Now increases the damage done by Starfall by 10%, down from 20%.
      • Glyph of Mangle: This glyph now provides 10% increased damage done by Mangle instead of increasing the duration of the debuff.
    • Mages
      • Glyph of Fireball: No longer increases critical strike chance of Fireball. Instead, it now reduces the cast time of Fireball by 0.15 seconds.
    • Priests
      • Glyph of Scourge Imprisonment: Now reduces the cast time of Shackle Undead by 1 second, up from 0.5 seconds.
    • Rogues
      • Glyph of Deadly Throw: Now increases the slowing effect on Deadly Throw by 20%, up from 10%.
      • Glyph of Expose Armor: Now increases the duration of Expose Armor by 12 seconds, up from 10 seconds.
      • Glyph of Feint: Now reduces the energy cost of Feint by 20, up from 10.
  • Mechanostriders: Summoning any of these mounts is now perfectly mechanical-sounding!
  • Priest Tier-10 4-Piece Healing Set Bonus: Redesigned. This bonus now increases the effectiveness of the caster's Power Word: Shield by 5% and Circle of Healing by 10%.
  • Shaman Tier-10 4-Piece Elemental set Bonus: This bonus has been slightly adjusted to account for the fact that haste now modifies Flame Shock's periodic damage ticks. The bonus now makes the shaman's Lava Burst cause Flame Shock to tick at least two additional times before expiring.

Professions

  • Runed Orbs: Recipes which require this item have had their material requirements significantly reduced.
  • Engineering
    • The Pet Bombling and Lil' Smoky non-combat pets are no longer Bind-on-Pickup.
  • Fishing
    • The "Monsterbelly Appetite" daily fishing quest has changed so it now takes place outside the Violet Hold in Dalaran. The quest still requires a Severed Arm and has been renamed to "Disarmed!"
  • Inscription
    • Most recipes that required 2 inks now only require 1.
  • Mining
    • Titansteel Bar: Creating this item no longer results in a cooldown. If this ability is on cooldown when the patch is applied, players must wait for the cooldown to expire naturally before it is permanently removed.
  • Tailoring
    • Glacial Bag: Creating this item now invokes a 7-day cooldown.
    • The cooldown and location requirements have been removed from creating Moonshroud, Spellweave and Ebonweave. If any of these abilities are on cooldown when the patch is applied, players must wait for the cooldowns to expire naturally before they are permanently removed.

Quests

  • Many quests which require vehicles have had their vehicle mechanics updated and improved in the interest of fun.

User Interface

  • All Alert pop-ups now have new and fresh Alert icons.
  • Auction House
    • If the Auction House on a realm is unavailable for any reason, an alert will pop up informing players who attempt to access it.
    • Players can now Right-Click to place an item in the Auction frame.
    • Entire stacks of a specific item type can be placed in the Auction frame and several options have been added for choosing how to list auctions.
      • Stack Size: If a stack of items has been added to the Auction frame, players can select the size of the stack they wish to sell. If an invalid stack size is entered (i.e. a stack of 21 Saronite Ore), the Create Auction button will be grayed out.
      • Number of Stacks: In addition to selecting the size of a stack, players can select how many stacks of an item they wish to sell (i.e. if a player has a total of 43 Saronite Ore in the Auction frame, they can choose to list 2 stacks of 20, 4 stacks of 10, 8 stacks of 5, 43 stacks of 1, etc. If the number and amount of stacks listed results in a remainder, the left-over items will be placed back in the player's bags automatically).
      • Stack Size and Number of Stacks are linked mathematically so that altering the variables of one may automatically calculate the amount of the other (i.e. if a player puts 20 in the Stack Size field and 43 Saronite Ore are in the Auction frame, the Number of Stacks field will change to 2 by default. If a player only wishes to sell one stack of 20 Saronite Ore, the Number of Stacks field can be manually changed to 1).
      • Price: Players can now choose to input the price of an item Per Stack or Per Item by selecting either option from a pull-down. If Per Item is selected and a player is selling a stack of that item, the Auction House will multiply the selected Per Item price by the amount of that item in the stack. If Per Stack is selected, the player can enter the total price he or she wishes to charge for each stack of that item being listed.
      • Auction Post Completion Bar: If multiple items or stacks of items are being listed at once by a player, a Posting completion bar will appear showing the total progress of each individual auction being listed once the Create Auction button is selected. The greater the number of individual listings being made in a single press of the Create Auction button, the longer this process will take. Players can still browse the Auction House while the Posting completion bar is in progress, but moving around will interrupt the progress, similar to moving while attempting to create multiple bandages with First Aid. Just as with creating bandages, auctions that were completed prior to the character moving or otherwise canceling the action will successfully be listed.
  • Dungeon Finder
    • The Deserter debuff given to players who leave a dungeon prematurely when queuing via the Random Dungeon option has been increased to 30 minutes, up from 15 minutes. The cooldown for using the Random Dungeon option remains 15 minutes.
    • The Random Dungeon cooldown is no longer displayed as a debuff. Instead, players will see the cooldown time remaining displayed in the Dungeon Finder window when Random Dungeon or Random Heroic Dungeon is selected from the pull-down.
    • If a player in your party has the Deserter debuff, or is on cooldown from the Random Dungeon option, his or her character name will be displayed in the Dungeon Finder window listed as "On Cooldown," preventing the group from queuing.
    • Anyone in a dungeon party can now re-queue their group for a dungeon, as players will still be prompted whether or not to accept their chosen role.
    • Players who use the Vote Kick option will now be prompted to provide a reason for kicking a party member. This reason will be presented to everyone in the party except for the person voted to be kicked.
    • When joining as a group, more generous level requirements will be used instead of Random Dungeon level requirements so that players of different levels joining together will be eligible for a greater number of dungeons.
    • Parties randomly created via the Dungeon Finder will always be arranged in the party interface from top to bottom in the following order: tank, healer, damage, damage, damage.
    • If a random party is created via the Dungeon Finder and a player cannot roll Need on an item, a reason will now be provided.
    • Players can no longer roll Need on Frozen Orbs in dungeons under Need Before Greed loot rules. Pass and Greed options will still be available.
  • Authenticator Frame: If a player has a Battle.net Authenticator attached to his or her account and selects Remember Account Name at the login screen, the next time that player logs into World of Warcraft, a field to input the Authenticator code will be displayed below the password field.
  • The World Map will now provide an option to display different levels of a multi-layered dungeon, zone, or city (i.e. players can view the map of the Dalaran Sewers without having to be in that location).
  • Quest Tracking Feature
    • The Quest Tracking Objectives Frame can now be widened via the Interface Options menu.
    • The short description for a tracked quest is now displayed on the Map in the quest pane.
    • Quest items in a player's inventory which begin quests now each have an exclamation point overlaid on their icons to make them more easily identifiable.
    • If a players selects Track Low Level Quests, the quest objectives will no longer appear dim on the Map, nor will the exclamation points appear dim over NPC heads or on the Mini-Map.
    • Objectives Frame
      • The Objectives Frame will now list the number of quests displayed at the top. In addition, players can now click on the word "Objectives" at the top of the Objectives Frame for a list of sorting and filtering options which will determine how quests are ordered. Any quests or achievements filtered or sorted out of the Objectives Frame are still being tracked and are simply hidden in this frame.
        • Sorting
          • Sort by most difficult quests.
          • Sort by least difficult quests.
          • Sort by quests closest in proximity to the player (this will automatically update as players travel around).
          • Manual sorting: This allows players to Right-Click on each quest name in the Objectives Frame and determine in what order they should be placed.
        • Filtering
          • Toggle achievement tracking.
          • Toggle completed quest tracking.
          • Toggle tracking quest objectives in other zones.
      • Players can now Shift + Click on a quest objective or check the Track Quest box on the Map to track a quest in the Objectives Frame.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Achievements

  • Players that met the criteria for Hero of Shattrath prior to the release of Wrath of the Lich King will now be awarded this achievement.
  • Alterac Valley: When players kill an enemy in the Field of Strife before their enemy dismounts, they will now be correctly awarded The Sickly Gazelle.

Technical

  • Frame Rate: A maximum capacity of 200 frames per second has been added. To disable the frame rate limit, the following line should be added to the Config.wtf file: SET maxFPS "0".

Bug Fixes

  • Achievements
    • Last Man Standing: This achievement can no longer be earned in a skirmish match.
  • Classes
    • Death Knights
      • Blood Plague: Applying this disease can no longer separately trigger effects from weapons.
      • Bloodworms now correctly gain the death knight's hit rating.
      • Death Pact: Fixed a bug where Death Pact would not kill the ghoul while under the effects of Cyclone.
      • Frost Fever: Applying this disease can no longer separately trigger effects from weapons.
      • Frost Presence: Tooltip corrected to indicate the ability increases stamina by 8%.
      • Hysteria: The buff from this ability is now properly considered an Enrage for the purposes of warriors using such abilities as Enraged Regeneration.
      • Icebound Fortitude: Tooltip corrected to indicate it reduces damage by a minimum of 30%.
      • Improved Frost Presence: This talent now grants 4/8% stamina when the death knight is in Unholy and Blood Presences to match the 8% from Frost Presence.
      • Raise Dead: It is no longer possible when this ability is used in conjunction with temporary pets from quests for the ability to get permanently stuck on cooldown.
      • Rime: Dual wielding will no longer grant two chances to proc this effect from Obliterate.
      • Rune Strike: This ability can now proc Necrosis and Blood-Caked Blade.
      • Wandering Plague: No longer damages secondary targets affected by Repentance.
    • Druids
      • Cower: This ability can no longer trigger effects on items that trigger from melee weapon attacks.
      • Frenzied Regeneration: This ability is no longer noted as Rank 1 (it has no subsequent ranks).
      • Hurricane: If a druid begins casting this spell while in Bear Form, Dire Bear Form, or Cat Form, the spell will now cast as normal instead of immediately canceling the channel.
      • Lifebloom: The final bloom heal from this spell can no longer trigger talents, trinkets, and set bonuses for the player being healed.
      • Rake: This ability will now always land. It will no longer sometimes give a "more powerful spell" error message.
      • Tranquility: The combat log tooltip for this ability will no longer spuriously claim a range of 100 yards.
      • Tree of Life Form: Corrected a misspelling in the tooltip.
      • Typhoon: Lower ranks of this spell displayed incorrect damage information on tooltips.
    • Hunters
      • Explosive Trap: Low ranks of this ability were receiving no bonus damage from attack power. That has been corrected.
      • Immolation Trap: Tooltips for lower ranks should now display more accurate damage.
      • Rapid Fire: Now triggers the global cooldown correctly.
      • Sniper Training: Reduced the time it takes to gain this effect so with lag it will feel more consistent with the 6 seconds stated in the tooltip.
      • Lock and Load: Fixed a bug where Lock and Load always proc'd 100% of the time from the first tick of Explosive Trap and never from additional ticks. It should now be 6% as advertised.
      • Master's Call: This ability will now function correctly when the pet is affected by one of a death knight's diseases.
      • Mortal Shots: This talent was not correctly buffing Serpent Sting by the full amount.
    • Mages
      • Arcane Empowerment: Fixed a bug preventing Rank 3 from granting 3% damage.
      • Burning Determination: This talent will no longer sometimes have its effect removed by the same spell that triggered it.
      • Dragon's Breath: Druids can no longer remove the disorientation effect from this spell by canceling their current shapeshift.
      • Enduring Winter: Tooltip corrected to match actual Replenishment mana regeneration numbers.
      • Fingers of Frost: Mages with Molten Armor active who have the Shatter talent will no longer lose Fingers of Frost charges when Molten Armor causes reactive damage. In addition, the effect from this talent now displays the number of charges on the buff icon.
    • Paladins
      • Ardent Defender: The debuff from this talent being recently triggered is now removed upon entering an Arena match.
      • Avenger's Shield: Once again does not strike secondary targets affected by Repentance.
      • Benediction: This talent no longer reduces the mana cost of Seal of Righteousness by twice the intended amount.
      • Blessing of Sanctuary: It is no longer sometimes possible to have a buff icon from both Blessing of Sanctuary and Greater Blessing of Sanctuary (the second buff had no effect).
      • Divine Guardian: This talent will no longer incorrectly modify the tooltip of Sacred Shield.
      • Lay On Hands: Tooltip clarified to better explain this ability's interactions with Divine Shield, Divine Protection, and Hand of Protection.
      • Repentance: This ability now clears Righteous Vengeance from its target when cast.
      • Sacred Duty: Tooltip corrected to indicate increases Stamina by 2/4%.
      • Sanctified Retribution: Fixed a bug preventing this ability from extending its benefit to the full radius of the paladin's auras.
      • Swift Retribution: Fixed a bug preventing this ability from extending its benefit to the full radius of the paladin's auras.
    • Priests
      • Devouring Plague: The instant damage from this spell was not correctly healing the caster and has been fixed.
      • Divine Spirit: Fixed a bug preventing this spell from overwriting Prayer of Spirit correctly.
      • Lightwell: Tooltip change to reflect that any friendly player can use the Lightwell.
      • Renewed Hope: Applying this spell no longer causes combat pet abilities to trigger a global cooldown.
      • Unstable Affliction: The feedback damage from when this spell is dispelled is now affected by resilience as intended.
    • Rogues
      • Tricks of the Trade: Now works properly on targets below level 65. Also fixed a bug where the threat transfer would not happen sometimes.
      • Feint: This ability can no longer proc poisons.
      • Master Poisoner; Now correctly reduces the duration of a sting refreshed by Chimera Shot.
    • Shamans
      • Earthliving Weapon: Fixed a bug where the glyph was not boosting Earthliving proc chance.
      • Earth's Grasp: This talent now correctly affects the radius of the Earthgrab from the Storm, Earth, and Fire talent.
      • Ghost Wolf: Summoning this pet no longer sometimes triggers items which are triggered by casting healing spells.
      • Hex: The hunter ability Deterrence can no longer be used while Hexed.
      • Lightning Overload: No longer triggers the cooldown for Chain Lightning.
      • Thundering Strikes: You can now correctly receive this bonus if you do not have a weapon equipped.
    • Warlocks
      • Conflagrate: Fixed a bug where Glyph of Conflagrate caused Conflagrate to consume both Conflagrate and Shadowflame.
      • Curse of the Elements: This debuff is now removed upon entering an Arena match.
      • Demonic Empowerment: Fixed a bug preventing the succubus effect from breaking stuns.
      • Demonic Pact: The priest spell Prayer of Spirit will no longer sometimes prevent party and raid members from benefitting from this warlock talent.
      • Everlasting Affliction: Warlocks with the Glyph of Quick Decay active will now benefit correctly from that glyph when this talent refreshes the duration of Corruption.
      • Fel Armor: Various trinkets that trigger from healing can no longer be triggered by the healing caused by this armor.
      • Unstable Affliction: Tooltip clarified to state that this spell is exclusive with Immolate.
    • Warriors
      • Deep Wounds: The damage from this talent is now affected by resilience as intended.
      • Devastate: Using this ability with a shield equipped and no weapon will now properly apply the Sunder Armor debuff.
      • Gag Order: This talent now works correctly when a warrior uses Shield Bash on a mage with Burning Determination active. Burning Determination will be removed and not reapplied.
      • Shattering Throw: This ability can now be a critical strike.
      • Spell Reflection: Using this ability to reflect a Mind Flay now always properly consumes the Spell Reflection buff.
    • Pets
      • Glyphs which modify a pet's stats in any way will now force a recalculation of the pet's stats when they are equipped or unequipped.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Caverns of Time: Players in Old Hillsbrad Foothills, The Black Morass, and The Culling of Stratholme can no longer use some costumes and disguises. You're supposed to be blending in here, not calling attention to yourselves! (This prevents some instances where such costumes permanently removed the Human Illusion or caused it to go haywire).
    • Halls of Stone: Fixed a bug that caused Brann Bronzebeard to not properly initiate the Tribunal event after he has died and respawned.
    • Icecrown Citadel
      • Precious and Stinky will now summon players who attempt to cause them to evade.
      • Fixed a bug that caused The Lich King encounter to sometimes not reset when the raid party wiped.
      • Goblin Rocket Pack: Using this item will now remove all the shapeshift forms triggered by Deathbringer's Will and allow use of the item (previously players would have to click off the shapeshift in order to be allowed to use this item).
  • Items
    • Black Bruise: Tooltip clarified to indicate this item triggers only from melee weapon attacks.
    • Darkmoon Card: Berserker!: This trinket is now triggered properly by ranged white attacks.
    • Deathbringer's Will: Players can no longer mount with any of the shapeshifts from this item active.
    • Dislodged Foreign Object: This trinket can no longer be triggered by Power Word: Shield.
    • Eye of the Broodmother: This trinket can now only be triggered by damage and healing spells.
    • Glyphs
      • Death Knights
        • Glyph of Dark Death: The tooltip on this glyph now also mentions it increases the healing effect from Death Coil as well. Functionality was unchanged.
        • Glyph of Disease: When this glyph causes Frost Fever's duration to be refreshed, it now also causes the benefit of Icy Talons to be refreshed.
        • Glyph of Icebound Fortitude: Tooltip corrected to indicate it increases damage reduction to a minimum of 40%.
        • Glyph of Obliterate: Equipping this glyph will no longer cause its own tooltip to show a spuriously increased number.
        • Glyph of Unbreakable Armor: Equipping this glyph will no longer cause its own tooltip to show a spuriously increased number.
      • Priests
        • Glyph of Power Word: Shield: The heal produced from this glyph is now more correctly treated as a heal for purposes of procing effects that are caused by heals, such as Divine Aegis and the weapon Trauma.
        • Glyph of Prayer of Healing: This glyph will now always heal all affected targets by the correct amount.
      • Shamans
        • Glyph of Flametongue Weapon: Now updates the tooltip of Flametongue Weapon when equipped.
      • Warlocks
        • Glyph of Siphon Life: This glyph will now correctly update the combat log and talent tooltips for Siphon Life. Functionality has not changed.
    • Heartpierce: Tooltip clarified to indicate this item triggers only from melee weapon attacks.
    • Last Word: Tooltip clarified to indicate this item triggers only from melee weapon attacks.
    • Mounts: If a player attempts to get on a mount while affected by a shapeshift that cannot mount, they will now get the error message: "You can't mount while affected by that shapeshift," instead of "You can't do that right now."
    • Multi-Passenger Mounts: Players can no longer get on these mounts as a second or third passenger while those players are in combat.
    • Needle-Encrusted Scorpion: Volley and Explosive Shot can now properly trigger this trinket.
    • Nibelung: The tooltip for the Smite spell cast by the Val'kyr Protectors summoned from this item now indicates that the Smite spell also heals the Val'kyr Protectors.
    • Potions: All the buffs from potions that were incorrectly considered magic effects and thus dispellable by Dispel Magic are no longer considered magic.
    • Shadowmourne: Tooltip clarified to indicate this item triggers only from melee weapon attacks.
    • Talisman of Volatile Power: Now triggered correctly by Penance when Penance is used offensively.
    • Tier Set Bonuses
      • Druid
        • Tier-10 Balance 4-Piece Set Bonus: Corrected a grammatical error in tooltip.
        • Tier-10 Restoration 4-Piece Set Bonus: The Rejuvenation effect caused by this set bonus can now be overwritten by the druid's own Rejuvenation spell casts. In addition, the combat log tooltip for this Rejuvenation effect no longer spuriously claims it requires Tree of Life Form.
      • Paladin
        • Tier-4 Protection 2-Piece Set Bonus: Tooltip no longer refers to Seal of Blood and now correctly states that it also affects Seal of Corruption.
        • Tier-4 Retribution 4-Piece Set Bonus: Tooltip revised to indicate the set bonus increases the damage of all Judgements.
      • Priest
        • Tier-10 Shadow 4-Piece Bonus: This set bonus will no longer cause the tooltip for Mind Flay to display incorrectly.
      • Shaman
        • Tier-8 Elemental 2-Piece Set Bonus: Now increases the periodic damage done by Flame Shock by 20%.
        • Tier-10 Restoration 2-Piece Set Bonus: Rapid Currents will no longer be consumed if Nature's Swiftness is already active.
        • Tier-10 Restoration 4-Piece Set Bonus: The heal-over-time effect from this set bonus now works correctly with the weapon Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings. In addition, to prevent confusion, the heal-over-time effect has been renamed Chained Heal.
      • Warrior
        • Tier-10 Arms/Fury 4-Piece Bonus: This set bonus now correctly reduces the global cooldowns of the affected abilities as described in its tooltip.
        • Tier-10 Protection 4-Piece Bonus: The tooltip has been corrected to indicate Stoicism reduces all types of damage taken, not just physical damage. In addition, the combat log tooltip no longer lists a 1-second cooldown.
    • Totem of Quaking Earth: The Volcanic Fury buff triggered by this item now has a detailed combat log tooltip.
  • PvP
    • Battlegrounds
      • End of Match: Various effects that impaired movement, caused loss of control, rooted, or stunned a player were persisting past the end of the Battleground. They are all now removed on exiting the Battleground.
  • User Interface
    • Combat Log: Activated abilities that appeared in Floating Combat Text (such as Slam!, Art of War, Eclipse, etc.) will now appear properly in the Combat Log, and only appear once in the Floating Combat Text.
    • Players can now roll Disenchant on Unique items they already have in their inventory.
    • When speaking to an NPC for which a player has 2 or more quests and not all of them are complete, the incomplete quests will now correctly show as a gray question marks in the dialog box. In addition, repeatable quests will be properly colored as blue exclamation points or question marks in the dialog box for NPCs with multiple quests available, or for which the player has multiple quests in progress or completed.
    • Minimizing the game client while auto-following another player character will no longer cancel the follow command.

Known Issues

  • Life Tap: The tooltip for this ability incorrectly states that the health lost is modified by spirit. Health loss is fixed and does not get increased by the Warlock's spirit.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.3.2

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The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/


Dungeons & Raids

  • Icecrown Citadel
    • Frostwing Halls, the final stronghold of the Scourge and their Lich King, has been added.
  • Halls of Stone
    • Brann Bronzebeard has been getting into shape and now feels comfortable walking faster when escorted.
  • The Forge of Souls
    • The Devourer of Souls will now cast Mirrored Souls less often.
    • The Spell Reflect ability has been altered on several creatures. It now has a cast time, only has 2 charges, and has a 75% chance of reflecting spells.
  • The Nexus
    • Anomalus will now use the Create Rift ability only once, down from 3 times.
  • The Old Kingdom
    • Elder Nadox now only gets one Ahn'Kahar Guardian during the encounter.
    • Jadoga Shadowseeker now only ascends once during the encounter.
    • Several enemies between the Befouled Terrace and The Desecrated Altar have been removed or had their pathing altered.
  • Pit of Saron
    • Players can now zone back into the instance if they are dead while encounters with Krick and Ick or Forgemaster Garfrost are in progress.
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • Skadi the Ruthless can now be removed from his drake with 3 harpoon strikes, down from 5.
    • Svala Sorrowgrave now casts Ritual of the Sword 1 time during the encounter, down from 3.
  • Vault of Archavon
    • Toravon, the latest boss to join the Vault's giants and masters of the elements, is now accepting challengers in 10- and 25-player formats.
  • The Violet Hold
    • The time between a boss being defeated and a new portal opening has been decreased.

PvP

  • All healing abilities (including items such as potions) will be decreased in effectiveness by 10% when in Battlegrounds, Arenas, or Wintergrasp.
  • Arenas
    • Season 8 has officially begun featuring all-new rewards!

Druids

  • Talents
    • Balance
      • Earth and Moon: This talent now increases the druid's spell damage by 2/4/6%, up from 1/2/3%.

Shamans

  • Talents
    • Elemental Combat
      • Shamanism: This talent now provides 4/8/12/16/20% extra spell damage to Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning, up from 3/6/9/12/15%, and 5/10/15/20/25% to Lava Burst, up from 4/8/12/16/20%.

Warlocks

  • Talents
    • Affliction
      • Shadow Embrace: This effect can now stack up to 3 times, up from 2. However, the periodic healing reduction effect has been reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 2/4/6/8/10% per application.
    • Demonology
      • Demonic Pact: The damage bonus granted the warlock by this talent has been increased from 1/2/3/4/5% to 2/4/6/8/10%. The buff granted to a raid or party by this talent remains unchanged.
    • Destruction
      • Conflagrate: The damage-over-time effect of Conflagrate has been increased to 40% of the spell's total damage, up from 20%.
      • Empowered Imp: The pet bonus damage provided by this talent has been increased to 10/20/30%, up from 5/10/15%.
      • Improved Shadow Bolt: Damage done by Shadow Bolt increased by 2/4/6/8/10%, up from 1/2/3/4/5%.

Warriors

  • Talents
    • Protection
      • Concussion Blow: The damage done by this ability has been reduced by 50%, but its threat generation will remain approximately the same.
      • Devastate: This ability now deals 120% of weapon damage, up from 100% of weapon damage.
      • Shield Slam: The damage scaling from block value for this ability now diminishes faster and diminishes starting at a lower block value. The difference should be negligible for players in high-end tanking armor. In addition, the threat caused by Shield Slam has been increased by 30%.
      • Warbringer: This talent no longer allows Charge and Intercept to break roots or snares. Intervene remains unaffected.

User Interface

  • The party leader is now referred to as Guide in chat when a group is formed via the Dungeon Finder.
  • Fixed a bug where players with Raid Assist capabilities were unable to perform a Ready Check.
  • Fixed a bug where the first couple of tutorials were not displaying upon logging into the game.

Items

  • New strength-based melee DPS rings are now available from representatives of the Ashen Verdict.
  • Tier-9 Sets: The Aspirant vendors at the Argent Tournament grounds have worked out a deal with merchants in Dalaran so that all item level 232 set pieces will now be available on armor vendors in the city. Set pieces which require trophies will still be available for purchase only from vendors at the Argent Tournament grounds.
  • Tier-10 Balance Druid 4-Piece Bonus: Fixed a bug to allow for this bonus to properly trigger.
  • Tier-10 Elemental Shaman 4-Piece Set Bonus: Redesigned. Successful Lava Burst casts now increase the duration of Flame Shock on the target by 6 seconds.
  • Tier-10 Tank Sets: The gloves and chest pieces for warrior, death knight, and paladin tanks have had their stats adjusted slightly to provide additional armor value.
  • Tier-10 Warlock 4-Piece Bonus: This bonus should now correctly be applied to the warlock's pet.

Technical Support

  • The cvar 'processAffinityMask' controls which CPU cores are available for the World of Warcraft client to use. Previously the game client was limited to 2 cores as a default which players could override in the configuration file. In the past this provided a performance boost on some CPUs and operating systems. We have identified several systems that are experiencing severe performance issues with this restriction and have removed it. Players who would like to restore the old behavior can do so by updating the Config.WTF file by adding: SET processAffinityMask "3".

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.3.0a

Bug Fixes

  • Soft Lock upon jumping on inclined terrain has been fixed
  • Several issues for Mac users have been corrected.


World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.3.0: Fall of the Lich King

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The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Halls

Looming over the stark wastes of Northrend, Icecrown Citadel awaits those who would see the Lich King and his Scourge brought low and the threat they pose wiped from the face of Azeroth. The heroes who venture within will face some of the greatest horrors yet seen. But before you burst into the front gate of the citadel, an alternate means of entry beckons. Journey through three separate wings of the new five-player dungeon, Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Halls, and follow Jaina Proudmoore or Sylvanas Windrunner into the Lich King's domain.

Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Throne

All across Northrend, many battles have been fought against the vile Scourge. Countless lives have been lost since the Alliance and the Horde first reached these frozen wastes, but the champions of Azeroth continue to march forward -- and Icecrown Citadel, the cornerstone of the Scourge's power and the home base of the Lich King, is their final target. Tirion Fordring and the Argent Crusade have forged an accord with Darion Mograine and the Knights of the Ebon Blade to form the Ashen Verdict. This coalition's strongest combatants, along with the champions of the Alliance and the Horde, will lead the charge against the citadel. In the new Icecrown Citadel raid dungeon, Azeroth's mightiest will face terrifying challenges before ascending to the Frozen Throne, where the Lich King and his runeblade, Frostmourne, await to deliver the heroes to their deaths....

Cross-Realm Dungeon Finder

The Dungeon Finder is now available, providing players with quick and easy access to five-player parties. This feature connects all realms within a battlegroup using an advanced matchmaking system, making it easier for players of all levels to find a dungeon group. In addition, players can reap additional rewards through the Dungeon Finder by choosing the Random option, which is available to both pick-up and pre-formed groups. Check out the User Interface section for more details.

Getting Started and Quest Tracking

A number of changes have been made to World of Warcraft's introductory experience, including updated character and class information at the character-selection screen, more robust tooltips with images, improved health and mana regeneration at lower levels, and adjustments to various classes designed to make it easier for players to get started. In addition, all-new quest-tracking features have been added to assist players in finding objectives, including new interface functionality in the quest log, the map ("M" key), and the Objectives pane.

General

  • Icecrown Citadel
    • Three separate 5-player dungeons -- The Forge of Souls, Pit of Saron, and Halls of Reflection -- containing all new challenges and missions of discovery, await players in normal and Heroic modes.
    • 10- and 25-player challenges await players in Icecrown Citadel. Only when all challenges have been overcome in the raid dungeon can players unlock hard modes for individual bosses. For more information on how the Icecrown Citadel raid content will be made available, please visit our Dungeons & Raids forum.
  • Character Creation: The descriptions for races, classes, and race/class combinations have been improved to provide new players with a better idea of the roles and advantages of each class and race.
  • Dazed: Creatures attacking a player from behind can no longer cause players level 1-5 to be dazed, and have a reduced chance to cause players level 6-10 to be dazed.
  • Knockbacks no longer dismount players. If on a flying mount, you will be knocked back a short distance before being able to resume flying.
  • The existing /welcome emote now greets/welcomes targets (character says "hello"), while the new /yw is for saying "you're welcome."
  • Many of the tail sweeps with knockback effects will no longer hit players' pets.
  • Level 1 characters no longer start with food or water in their inventory.
  • Attack is now called Auto Attack. The tooltip has been changed to reflect that the player will continue automatically attacking a target.
  • Meeting Stones: To use any Meeting Stone, it is only required that the character's minimum level be 15. There is no maximum character level requirement for any Meeting Stone.

Classes: General

  • Area-of-Effect Damage Caps: We've redesigned the way area damage is capped when hitting many targets. Instead of a hard cap on total damage done, the game now caps the total damage done at a value equal to the damage the spell would do if it hit 10 targets. In other words, a spell normally hits each target for 1000 damage. With 3 targets, the multiplier is 1, so it doesn't change. Same with 10 targets. With 20 targets, the multiplier is 10/20=0.5. So, it hits for 0.5*1000=500.
  • Attack: Level 1 druids, mages, priests, and warlocks will no longer start with the Attack button placed on their action bars by default.
  • Default Equipment: Starting weapons are now more uniform. Rogues now start with a pair of daggers equipped. All other classes except shamans start with a 2-handed weapon equipped and the required skill already known. Shamans start with a 1-handed weapon and a shield, as they benefit more from the shield than they would from a 2-handed weapon.
  • Glancing Blows: The mage, warlock, and priest classes no longer have an increased chance for their melee attacks to be glancing blows; and the damage penalty due to their glancing blows is the same as for other classes.
  • Health and Mana Regeneration: These regeneration rates have been increased by up to 200% for low level characters. As a player's level increases, the regeneration rates gradually reduce, returning to normal rates at level 15.
  • Pet Resilience: All player pets now get 100% of their master's resilience.
  • Spell Mana Costs: These costs have been reduced for almost all lower level spell ranks. In general, if a spell decreased in cost with a higher level rank in patch 3.2.0, that spell now has the decreased cost at all ranks. In addition, spells learned before level 20 with reduced cast times and/or durations have even further reduced mana costs, proportionate to their reduction in cast time or damage.
  • Taunt Diminishing Returns: We've revised the system for diminishing returns on Taunt so that creatures do not become immune to Taunt until after 5 Taunts have landed. The duration of the Taunt effect will be reduced by 35% instead of 50% for each taunt landed. In addition, most creatures in the world will not be affected by Taunt diminishing returns at all. Creatures will only have Taunt diminishing returns if they have been specifically flagged for that behavior based on the design of a given encounter.

Races: General

  • Orc and troll shamans now have their own unique totem art.
  • Racial Attribute Bonuses: These bonuses have been recalibrated to even out the amount of starting health on the various races. All races start with a standardized level of stamina, except for orcs, dwarves, and tauren who now start with 1 extra point of stamina. For each class, bonuses and penalties to all attributes have been adjusted so that each race has an equal attribute total.
  • Will of the Forsaken now shares a 45-second cooldown with similar effects, including the Medallion of the Horde, Titan-Forged runes, Insignia of the Horde, etc.

PvP

  • Arenas
    • All abilities that have base cooldowns of 10 minutes or longer cannot be used in Arenas, down from 15 minutes.
  • Battlegrounds
    • Battleground Experience: Battleground experience gained is now based on the level of the player gaining experience, rather than the highest possible player level in that Battleground.
    • All level 80 Battleground daily quests will now award 25 Arena points in addition to their current rewards.
  • Wintergrasp
    • You must now have the following ranks to build or pilot siege vehicles:
      • Rank 2: Build/pilot Catapults.
      • Rank 3: Build/pilot Demolishers.
      • Rank 3: Build/pilot Siege Engines.

Dungeons & Raids

  • Naxxramas
    • Players no longer need to kill the final bosses in all four wings of this dungeon in order to teleport to Sapphiron. Teleportation orbs have been added to allow players access back and forth from Sapphiron's lair.
  • Oculus
    • Azure Ring Guardians agro distance changed from 50 to 40 yards.
    • Many bosses and creatures have had their total health reduced.
    • Several bosses and creatures have had cooldowns on specific abilities increased, effect durations reduced, and damage on some of these abilities reduced.
    • Ring-Lord Conjurers and Sorceresses now hang out in packs of 4 instead of packs of 5.
    • Vehicle scaling on the drakes based on the rider's item level has been increased to make them more powerful.

Death Knights

  • Army of the Dead: The cooldown on this ability has been reduced from 20 minutes to 10 minutes. Army Ghoul damage dropped by 50%. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Raise Ally: The cooldown on this ability has been reduced from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle: There is now a 1-handed version of this rune in addition to the current 2-handed rune.
  • Rune Strike: Threat generated by this ability increased by approximately 17%.
  • Talents
    • Unholy
      • Night of the Dead: Now reduces the damage your pet takes from area-of-effect damage by 45/90%, but no longer applies to area-of-effect damage caused by other players. In addition, this talent now reduces the cooldown of Army of the Dead by 2/4 minutes, down from 5/10 minutes.
      • Scourge Strike: Redesigned. The base ability now deals 50% weapon damage plus an additional amount as physical damage. However, for each disease the death knight has on the target, the target will take additional shadow damage equal to 25% of the physical damage done.
      • Unholy Blight: This talent now deals only 10% of Death Coil damage as a damage-over-time effect on the target.

Druids

  • Prowl: This ability no longer has multiple ranks and penalizes movement speed by 30%.
  • Rebirth: The cooldown on this spell has been lowered from 20 minutes down to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Rejuvenation: The base duration on all ranks of this spell is now 15 seconds.
  • Tranquility: The cooldown on this spell has been reduced to 8 minutes, down from 10 minutes.
  • Talents
    • Balance
      • Eclipse: This effect will not activate again within 15 seconds of either type of Eclipse effect firing, in addition to the existing 30-second cooldown for each type of Eclipse. In addition, Eclipse now grants a 40% critical strike chance to Starfire and 40% increased damage to Wrath, up from 30%.
      • Force of Nature: Health on the treants has been increased.
    • Feral Combat
      • Predatory Strikes: The Predatory Swiftness buff from this talent now has an 8-second duration.
    • Restoration
      • Gift of the Earthmother: Redesigned. This talent now increases spell haste by 2/4/6/8/10% and reduces the base global cooldown of Lifebloom by 2/4/6/8/10% instead of its previous effects.
  • Pets
    • Avoidance (passive): Now reduces the damage your pets take from area-of-effect damage by 90%, but no longer applies to area-of-effect damage caused by other players.

Hunters

  • Call Stabled Pet: Cooldown reduced from 30 minutes to 5 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Deterrence: Now also increases the chance for ranged attacks to miss the hunter by 100% while under its effect.
  • Misdirection: Redesigned. Instead of having finite charges, it now begins a 4-second timer when the hunter using Misdirection performs a threat-generating attack, during which all threat generated by the hunter goes to the friendly target. In addition, multiple hunters can now misdirect threat to the same friendly target simultaneously.
  • Talents
    • Beast Mastery
      • Intimidation: If the hunter's pet is in melee range of its target, the stun from Intimidation will now be applied immediately instead of on the pet's next swing or attack.
  • Pets
    • Avoidance: This talent has been replaced by Culling the Herd. Hunter pets now innately take 90% less damage from area-of-effect abilities like all other class pets. This does not apply to area-of-effect damage caused by other players.
    • Cower: Redesigned. This ability no longer affects threat, and instead reduces damage taken by the pet by 40% for 6 seconds with a 45-second cooldown. While cowering, the pet's movement speed is 50% of normal speed. Cower now only has a single rank and is available at pet level 20.
    • Culling the Herd: This pet talent has replaced the Avoidance talent in the pet trees (Hunter pets now gain that benefit automatically without expenditure of talent points). Culling the Herd increases pet and hunter damage by 1/2/3% for 10 seconds each time the pet deals a critical strike with Claw, Bite, or Smack.
    • Demoralizing Screech: The attack power reduction from this ability has been increased by 40%, equaling the maximum possible attack power reduction from the abilities of other classes.
    • Improved Cower: Redesigned. This ability now reduces the movement penalty of Cower by 50%/100%.
    • Pet Leveling: Hunter pets now need only 5% of the experience a player needs to level, down from 10%.
    • Venom Web Spray: Range increased from 20 yards to 30 yards.
    • Web: Range increased from 20 yards to 30 yards.
    • Wolverine Bite: This talent is now enabled when the pet lands a critical strike rather than from the target dodging the pet's attacks. In addition, this talent no longer has a prerequisite.

Mages

  • Talents
    • Arcane
      • Arcane Empowerment: This talent now also grants 1/2/3% increased damage done by the mage's party or raid for 10 seconds after the mage gets a critical strike with Arcane Explosion, Arcane Missiles, Arcane Barrage, or Arcane Blast. This effect is exclusive with Ferocious Inspiration and Sanctified Retribution.
    • Fire
      • Blast Wave: The mana cost of this talent has been significantly reduced.
      • Burning Determination: The duration of interrupt immunity granted by this talent is now 20 seconds.
      • Dragon's Breath: The mana cost of this talent has been significantly reduced.
      • Firestarter: When this talent is triggered, it makes the next Flamestrike cost no mana in addition to being instant.
      • Improved Scorch: The debuff from this talent no longer stacks, and instead can apply the full effect from a single cast of Scorch.
    • Frost
      • Deep Freeze: This spell now deals a large amount of damage to targets permanently immune to stuns. In addition, when this ability deals damage it will no longer consume two charges of Fingers of Frost for those mages with the Shatter talent.
      • Fingers of Frost: This talent now triggers immediately on casting a spell rather than being delayed until the spell strikes the target.
  • Pets
    • Avoidance (passive): Now reduces the damage your pets take from area-of-effect damage by 90%, but no longer applies to area-of-effect damage caused by other players.
    • Mirror Image: Health on the mirror images has been increased.
    • Water Elemental: Waterbolt mana cost reduced by 80%.

Paladins

  • Divine Intervention: This ability now also removes Exhaustion or Sated from a target if the recipient is out of combat when the effect ends. In addition, the cooldown on this ability has been reduced from 20 minutes to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Flash of Light: This spell no longer causes a heal-over-time effect unless the player has the Infusion of Light talent.
  • Lay on Hands: This ability will place Forbearance on the paladin if used on his or herself. It will not place Forbearance on others.
  • Talents
    • Holy
      • Aura Mastery: This effect of this talent has been reduced in duration to 6 seconds.
      • Infusion of Light: This talent now causes the paladin's Flash of Light spells to heal the target for 50/100% of the Flash of Light healing amount over 12 seconds.
    • Protection
      • Divine Guardian: This talent no longer increases the amount of damage transferred to the paladin from Divine Sacrifice. Instead it causes all raid and party members to take 10/20% reduced damage while Divine Sacrifice is active. In addition, the duration has been changed to 6 seconds, however the effect does not terminate when Divine Sacrifice is removed before its full duration.
      • Divine Sacrifice: Redesigned. The effect of Divine Sacrifice is now party-only and the maximum damage which can be transferred is now limited to 40% of the paladin's health multiplied by the number of party members. In addition, the bug which allowed Divine Sacrifice to sometimes persist despite reaching its maximum damage has been fixed. Divine Sacrifice will now cancel as soon as its maximum damage value is exceeded in all cases. Finally, damage which reduces the paladin's health below 20% now cancels the effect early.
    • Retribution
      • Repentance: This crowd control effect will no longer break early from the damage done by Righteous Vengeance.

Priests

  • Divine Hymn: The cooldown on this spell has been reduced to 8 minutes, down from 10 minutes.
  • Power Word: Shield: This spell can now be cast on non-raid/party friendly targets.
  • Talents
    • Shadow
      • Improved Devouring Plague: This spell now deals 10/20/30% of its total periodic effect instantly, up from 5/10/15%.
      • Mind Flay: The range of this ability has been increased to 30 yards, up from 20.
      • Shadowform: This talent also now causes Devouring Plague and Vampiric Touch to benefit from haste. Both the period length and the duration of these spells will be reduced by haste. In addition, the mana cost has been reduced from 32% to 13% of base mana.
      • Vampiric Embrace: This talent now provides a 30-minute buff that cannot be dispelled, instead of a target debuff and only generates healing for single-target shadow damage spells.
  • Pet
    • Avoidance (passive): Now reduces the damage your pet takes from area-of-effect damage by 90%, but no longer applies to area-of-effect damage caused by other players.

Rogues

  • Deadly Poison: In addition to its existing effects, when a rogue applies Deadly Poison to a target which has already reached the maximum number of applications, this will also trigger the poison which the rogue is using on his or her other weapon.
  • Dual Wield: Rogues now know this ability upon logging into the game at level 1.
  • Stealth: This ability no longer has multiple ranks. While active, the single rank of this ability (available at level 1) allows rogues to move at 70% movement speed.
  • Talents
    • Assassination
      • Improved Poisons: Bonus chance to trigger Deadly Poison from this talent increased.
      • Murder: This talent now provides a flat damage increase of 2/4% against all targets, instead of only targets which do not appear in Icecrown.
    • Subtlety
      • Preparation: The cooldown on this ability has been reduced to 8 minutes, down from 10 minutes.
      • Filthy Tricks: The cooldown reduction this talent provides for Preparation has been reduced to 1.5/3 minutes, down from 2.5/5 minutes.

Shamans

  • Earth Elemental Totem: The cooldown for this totem has been reduced from 20 minutes to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Fire Elemental Totem: The cooldown for this totem has been reduced from 20 minutes to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Fire Nova Totem: This totem has been replaced with a new spell, Fire Nova, which is available at the same ranks as the old Fire Nova Totem. Existing characters will automatically learn this new spell in place of the totem. With a Fire Totem active, shamans will be able to use Fire Nova (fire magic) to emit the same area-of-effect damage as the old Fire Nova Totem from the active Fire Totem, not consuming the totem in the process. Fire Nova will activate a 1.5-second global cooldown when used and has a 10-second spell cooldown. The caster must be within 30 yards of the totem to use this ability, but does not need to be within line of sight of the totem.
  • Reincarnation: The cooldown on this spell has been lowered from 60 minutes down to 30 minutes.
  • Talents
    • Elemental Combat
      • Elemental Mastery: This talent now increases spell haste by 15% instead of critical strike chance while active.
      • Improved Fire Nova Totem: Renamed Improved Fire Nova. This talent now provides an additional 10/20% damage to the spell and reduces the cooldown by 2/4 seconds.
    • Enhancement
      • Earth's Grasp: This talent now also reduces the cooldown of the Stoneclaw and Earthbind totems by 15/30%.
    • Restoration
      • Improved Reincarnation: This talent now reduces the cooldown of Reincarnation by 7/15 minutes, down from 10/20 minutes. Reincarnation cannot be used in Arenas.

Warlocks

  • Create Soulstone: The cooldown on this spell and duration of its buff have been lowered from 30 minutes down to 15 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Talents
    • Affliction
      • Improved Drain Soul: This talent now reduces threat by 10%/20%, up from 5%/10%.
      • Improved Felhunter: This talent now also reduces the cooldown on the felhunter's Shadow Bite ability by 2/4 seconds.
      • Shadow Mastery: This talent now also increases the damage done by the felhunter's Shadow Bite ability by 3/6/9/12/15%.
    • Demonology
      • Decimation: Redesigned. When Shadowbolt, Incinerate or Soul Fire hit a target that is at or below 35% health, the cast time of Soul Fire is reduced by 20/40% for 8 seconds. Soul Fires cast under the effect of Decimation cost no shards.
      • Demonic Pact: This talent now also increases the warlock's spell damage by 1/2/3/4/5%.
      • Molten Core: Redesigned. This talent now increases the duration of Immolate by 3/6/9 seconds and provides a 4/8/12% chance to gain the Molten Core effect when Corruption deals damage. The Molten Core effect empowers the next 3 Incinerate or Soul Fire spells cast within 15 seconds (Incinerate: increases damage done by 6/12/18% and reduces cast time by 10/20/30%; Soul Fire: increases damage done by 6/12/18% and increases critical strike chance by 5/10/15%). Molten Core now has a new spell effect.
    • Destruction
      • Conflagrate: Redesigned. This talent now consumes an Immolate or Shadowflame effect on the enemy target to instantly deal damage equal to 9 seconds of Immolate or 8 seconds of Shadowflame, and causes additional damage over 3 seconds equal to 3 seconds of Immolate or 2 seconds of Shadowflame. In addition, the periodic damage of Conflagrate is capable of critically striking the afflicted target.
      • Destructive Reach: This talent now reduces threat by 10%/20%, up from 5%/10%.
      • Ruin: This talent now also increases the critical strike damage bonus of the imp's Firebolt spell by 100%.
  • Pets
    • Avoidance (passive): Now reduces the damage your pets take from area-of-effect damage by 90%, but no longer applies to area-of-effect damage caused by other players.
    • Doomguard/Infernal: These pets now innately have Avoidance like all other warlock pets.
    • Inferno: The cooldown on this summoning spell has been reduced from 20 minutes to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
    • Shadow Bite: This pet ability now does 15% increased damage for each of the warlock's damage-over-time effects on the target.
    • Summon Imp: This ability is now available from the trainer for level 1 warlocks and no longer requires a quest to learn.

Warriors

  • Victory Rush: This ability is now trainable at level 6.
  • Talents
    • Protection
      • Damage Shield: This ability will no longer trigger any chance-on-hit effects from the warrior or the opponent it damages.

User Interface

  • Many of the default Interface Options settings have been changed for greater ease of use by new players. Existing players who create new characters may want to review the Interface Options in the event that the default settings feel different.
  • Quest Tracking Feature
    • Players can now track quest objectives on the map ('M' key).
    • Quest Log
      • A Show Map button has been added to the Quest Log. Selecting a quest and pressing this button will open the map for the zone in which the quest objective is located displaying the associated area of interest. Any other active quests in a player's Quest Log for that zone will also be displayed.
    • Map
      • The map interface has been separated into four separate panes: a map pane (left), a pane listing active quest names for the zone being viewed (right), a pane listing the full quest text for any highlighted quest (bottom left), and a pane listing the quest rewards for any highlighted quest (bottom right).
      • All active quests listed in the right pane for the zone being viewed on the map will be assigned a number. These numbers will be displayed on the map according to the areas of interest for each quest.
      • Highlighting a quest name in the right pane will highlight the corresponding area of interest on the map in the left pane, show its quest text in the lower left pane, and list the quest rewards in the lower right pane.
      • Given that some quest objectives can be achieved in multiple locations within a given zone, highlighting such a quest will highlight an area of interest closest in proximity to the character's current location.
      • This feature can be disabled by un-checking the Show Quest Objectives box in the bottom right corner of the new map interface, restoring the map to its standard full-screen display.
      • Clicking on the arrow in the top right corner of the new map interface will hide all but the map pane, bringing the map out of full-screen mode and allowing players to leave it open while navigating a zone or engaging in combat.
    • Objectives Tracking
      • This frame has been improved to offer new functionality and can be used with the new shrunken map option.
      • The Objectives frame is now docked below the mini-map next to the right 2 action bars and will track up to 10 quests for a zone.
      • Numbers have been added next to each quest name and objective corresponding with those areas of interest displayed on the map.
      • If a quest objective has been completed, the number will be replaced with a yellow question mark symbol.
      • The arrow button in the top right corner of the Objectives frame can be used to toggle between minimizing and maximizing the quest objective display.
    • Quest Difficulty Tracking
      • This feature is off by default and can be enabled in the Objectives window from the Interface Options menu. Turning this feature on will color-code all quest names displayed in the map interface according to difficulty (grey, green, yellow, orange, and red).
  • Dungeon Finder
    • This feature has replaced the Looking For Group tool and provides all-new dungeon party creation functionality.
      • Players can join as individuals, as a full group, or a partial group to look for additional party members.
      • Groups using this tool will be able to teleport directly to the selected instance. Upon leaving the instance, players will be returned to their original location. If any party member needs to temporarily leave the instance for reagents or repairs, they will have the option to teleport back to the instance.
      • Players can choose the Random Dungeon option.
        • The Heroic Wrath of the Lich King Daily Random Dungeon option will award two Emblems of Frost no more than once a day.
        • The normal Wrath of the Lich King Daily Random Dungeon option will award two Emblems of Triumph no more than once a day.
        • Continuing to complete Wrath of the Lich King Heroic instances using the Daily Random Dungeon option will award players two additional Emblems of Triumph each time.
        • Daily Heroic and normal dungeon quests have been removed. These quests have been replaced with weekly raid quests (see the "Quests" section for details).
        • Level-appropriate rewards will be offered to players who choose the Random Dungeon option for pre-Wrath of the Lich King dungeons.
        • Players can be placed in a group for a random dungeon no more than once every 15 minutes.
        • Random Dungeon rewards will be placed in each player's inventory automatically upon completion of the dungeon (final boss killed). A pop-up notification will display any rewards earned through the Dungeon Finder.
      • Instead of choosing a random dungeon, players can also choose specific dungeons appropriate for their level range. Multiple instances can be selected at one time. The feature no longer limits the choice to look for only 3 dungeon groups at one time.
      • Pick-Up Groups
        • Cross-realm instances are now available and use an improved matchmaking system to assist players in looking for additional party members. As with Battlegrounds, the realms in each Battlegroup are connected.
        • As part of the matchmaking system, some of the more difficult dungeons will have a minimum gear requirement. Players also need to meet the requirements for dungeons that require attunement, such as keys or quests. If a player does not meet the requirements for a particular dungeon, a lock icon will be displayed next to that dungeon. Hovering over this icon will display the requirements which have not been met.
        • Only conjured items and loot dropped in a dungeon for which other party members are eligible can be traded between players from different realms.
        • A Vote Kick feature will be available in the event a member of a party is not performing to the expectations of the other members.
        • Players who leave the group prematurely are subject to a Deserter debuff preventing them from using the Dungeon Finder for 15 minutes.
        • If an existing group loses a member, the leader will be asked if he or she wants to continue the dungeon. Choosing to continue will automatically place the group back into the Dungeon Finder queue.
        • A Player will not be placed in a group with people on his or her Ignore list.
        • Players who take part in groups who have one or more members who have been matched with them randomly from within the Dungeon Finder will receive extra rewards, up to and including the coveted Perky Pug non-combat pet. The more random players with whom one groups, the faster the pet can be obtained.
        • The Need Before Greed loot system will be the unalterable default looting system for pick-up groups in the Dungeon Finder and has been updated.
          • Need Before Greed will now recognize gear appropriate for a class in three ways: the class must be able to equip the item, pure melee will be unable to roll on spell power items, and classes are limited to their dominant armor type (ex. paladins for plate). All items will still be available via Greed rolls as well as the new Disenchant option should no member be able to use the item.
          • Players will be able to roll on items with a required minimum level higher than a player's current level.
  • Looking For Raid
    • There is a new Looking For Raid option available to players that can be accessed via the Raid Information screen in the interface or by typing "/LFR."
      • Players will be able to browse the system manually for any other players looking for a raid dungeon group.
      • While browsing LFR players may sort the list ascending or descending by left-clicking the following headers: Name, Level, Class, Tank Role, Healer Role, and Damage Role. The crown is the Leader Role (representing a raid group with 2 or more people). Players can left-click on this header to sort the list with groups at the top or at the bottom.
      • Hovering over players listed in LFR will display their name, class, level, roles and comments. Hovering over a raid/group will display the leader's name, the raid information (number of people in the raid), comments, if there are any bosses dead (and which ones), and if there are any friends from your Friends list or ignored players from your Ignore list in the raid group.
  • The Looking For Group chat channel has returned and can be accessed in all major cities (similar to the Trade chat channel) without the use of the Dungeon Finder interface.
  • Players may only be queued or listed in one of the following systems at a time: Dungeons, LFR, Battlegrounds, or Arenas.
  • Ignore List: The amount of characters a person can ignore has been increased to 50. In addition, players on other realms can be placed on the Ignore list.
  • Buffs and Debuffs: This is a new section added to Interface Options.
    • New option - Castable Debuffs: Enabling this will cause only debuffs you have cast on an enemy target to appear.
    • New option - Consolidate Buffs: Enabling this adds a buff consolidation box near the mini-map. Very short term buffs (e.g. Replenishment) and very long term buffs (e.g. Prayer of Fortitude) are filtered into the buff box. The icons are stacked here, but they can still be seen by moving the mouse cursor over the buff box. Long term buffs will move out of the box when they are about to expire. Buffs such as important procs (e.g. Art of War, Maelstrom Weapon), cooldowns (e.g. Bloodlust / Heroism, Combustion) or limited in range (e.g. totems and paladin auras) are always displayed.
  • Tutorial System: The tutorial pop-ups are now larger, contain images, and better try to direct players to the relevant locations or user interface elements on the screen. In addition, several new tips have been added, while some existing tips will now appear at more appropriate times for new players.
  • Dungeon & Raid Difficult Display: A group's dungeon or raid difficulty setting will now be displayed via an icon off of the mini-map.
  • Group Disenchanting Option: In addition to rolling Need or Greed on items, players now have the option to elect for an item to be disenchanted if an enchanter of the appropriate skill level is in the group. Disenchant works exactly like Greed except if a player wins the Greed roll, they will receive the disenchanted materials instead. Players who choose Need will always win the item and will always beat those that choose Greed or Disenchant.
  • Lag Reports: Players can now report high latency or lag by accessing the Help Request menu.
  • Unit Nameplates
    • The range at which players can see unit nameplates has been increased by 40 yards.
    • Unit nameplates are now subject to line-of-sightlimitations in certain situations (this does not pertain to objects like Arena pillars or bridges).
    • Players can now adjust select unit nameplate display settings listed below under Interface Options via the Names tab.
      • Friendly/enemy pet nameplates can be toggled.
      • Enemy totem nameplates can be toggled (friendly totem nameplates are never displayed).
      • Players can choose whether or not unit nameplates overlap.
    • Unit nameplates for critters are never displayed.
  • Non spell-based tracking now persists through logout.
  • Any party member may mark targets (this does not apply to raid groups).
  • Players will be warned when their talents are reset due to a new patch.
  • "/Settitle" command has been added.
  • Instant quest text is on by default.
  • Tentative status added for calendar responses.
  • Players below level 10 may not join raids.
  • Ignore list expanded to 50 to match the friends list.
  • Unit frames added for special encounters.
  • Interface element added next to the mini-map to show what dungeon you are in (ex: 10- and 25-player Heroic dungeons marked with a skull).
  • Experience earned for a quest will display in the Quest Rewards section.
  • Confirmation box added when buying stable slots.
  • Macro Changes
    • Symbol "@" added as a synonym for "target=". For example: "/cast [@focus] Flash Heal".
    • New macro conditionals: "vehicleui" (if the player has a vehicle UI) and "unithasvehicleui" (if the target of the macro has a vehicle UI).
  • Addon Author Changes
    • "registerForClicks" added to XML buttons.
    • "MouseIsOver" has been converted to a "C" function for increased efficiency (e.g. /dump PlayerFrame:IsMouseOver() ).
    • When an addon file is loaded, the addon name and an addon table are passed to the file through '...'. The same addon table is passed to every file loaded by a particular TOC file (example at the top of a Lua file: "local addonName, addonTable = ...;".
    • "motionScriptsWhileDisabled" attribute added to buttons. This allows "OnEnter" and "OnLeave" to fire while the button is disabled.
    • "GetFileHeight()" and "GetFileWidth()" added to Texture objects. 0 is returned if no texture file is associated with the texture.
    • You can now query for a list of completed quests with "QueryQuestsCompleted()" then wait for the "QUEST_QUERY_COMPLETE" event, and call "etQuestsCompleted(<luatable>)".
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Graphics

  • A new feature has been added to the D3D graphics engine to improve texture management (particularly for Windows XP users). If you are experiencing random crashes related to file read errors or out of memory, this new backend may help. To enable the new backend, add the following line to your Config.WTF file: SET gxApi "d3d9ex". For more information please visit our Technical Support forum.

Professions

  • Enchanting
    • Enchant Weapon - Black Magic: This enchantment now sometimes increases haste rating for the caster rather than inflicting the caster's target with a damage-over-time effect. It is also now triggered by landing any harmful spell rather than inflicting damage with a spell.
    • Enchant Weapon - Unholy: This enchantment now inflicts Shadow damage in addition to its original effect.
  • First Aid
    • The training costs for most bandages have been reduced.
  • Fishing
    • The all-new Kalu'ak Fishing Derby, a test of fishing skill with a healthy dash of luck, has come to Northrend! Every Saturday beginning at 2 PM players can try to catch the elusive Blacktip Shark. Elder Clearwater sits in Dalaran for one hour awaiting the return of the quickest, most experienced fisher to bring him this shark. This champion fisher will be rewarded in-kind for returning with the first catch. Those who aren't able to return with the first catch will still receive just reward for getting the Blacktip Shark to Elder Clearwater before he takes his leave. It is said that these sharks' favorite meal are the bite-sized Pygmy Suckerfish. Perhaps a hook in their waters will do the trick.
  • Mining
    • Enchanted Thorium: This ability now uses the Mining skill and is learned from trainers at a skill level of 250.

Quests

  • Weekly raid quests are now available from Archmage Lan'dalock in Dalaran. Every Tuesday at 3 AM the Council of Six will choose a different strategic target that must die from either: The Obsidian Sanctum, Naxxramas, The Eye of Eternity, Ulduar, Trial of the Crusader, or Icecrown Citadel.
  • For the various Icecrown Bomber quests at Aldur'thar: The Desolation Gate, players can now choose to eject from their bomber seats mid-run. If you do so, a rescue vehicle will transport your character back to the safety of your infra-green platform.
  • Azure Drakes and Dragons will now attack back when attacked by characters not riding Wyrmrest Defenders.
  • Brittle Revenants, quest creatures fought for the Sons of Hodir daily quest "Hot and Cold," no longer cast Shield Slam.

Achievements

  • The Achievements to get exalted with the Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, and Alterac Valley factions have been removed from their respective "Master of" Meta-Achievements. Special titles will be offered to those who reach exalted with these factions.
  • "The Party's Over" has been removed from Achievements and is no longer a part of the "Glory of the Hero" Meta-Achievement.
  • "Master Angler of Stranglethorn" has been changed to "Master Angler of Azeroth" and can be achieved by winning either the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby or the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.

Reputation

  • Commendation Badges which award reputation with various Wrath of the Lich King factions can be purchased with Emblems of Triumph in Dalaran. Each badge costs 1 Emblem of Triumph.
  • Gaining reputation with the Ashen Verdict in Icecrown Citadel will grant players access to upgradeable rings from Ormus the Penitent. Players can switch between the type of ring (melee/caster/tank/healer) at any point in the upgrade path for 200g.
  • The following reputations have been sped up by roughly 30%:
    • Argent Crusade
    • Alliance Vanguard
    • Horde Expedition
    • Kirin Tor
    • Knights of the Ebon Blade
    • Sons of Hodir
    • Wyrmrest Accord
  • Sons of Hodir quests now give more reputation overall.
  • Top-level helm and shoulder faction-related enchants are now available as Bind-on-Account items that do not require any faction to use once purchased (they still require the appropriate faction level to purchase).

Items

  • Arena Set Bonuses: The two-piece set bonus for all Wrath of the Lich King Arena sets now provides 100 resilience and 29 spell power or 50 attack power. The current four-piece bonus will remain, however it also now provides 88 spell power or 150 attack power.
  • Bind-on-Account Items: Players can now mail Bind-on-Account items to characters on the same account and realm regardless of faction. Please note this only applies to Bind-on-Account items. Other items or gold cannot be sent via mail to characters on the same realm and account if they are from differing factions.
  • Death Knight Tier-9 4-Piece Bonus (Damage-Dealing): This set bonus no longer grants Frost Fever a chance to be a critical strike. It still grants that possibility to Blood Plague.
  • Glyphs
    • Death Knights
      • Glyph of Icy Touch: Instead of granting additional runic power, this glyph now causes Frost Fever to deal 20% additional damage.
    • Druids
      • Glyph of Rapid Rejuvenation: This glyph allows for the druid's haste to reduce the time between the periodic healing effects of Rejuvenation.
    • Mages
      • Glyph of Improved Scorch: Renamed Glyph of Scorch. This glyph now increases the damage of Scorch by 20%.
      • Glyph of Eternal Water: This glyph allows for a summoned Water Elemental to last indefinitely, but it can no longer cast Freeze.
    • Priests
      • Glyph of Mind Flay: This glyph now increases the damage done by Mind Flay by 10% when the target is afflicted with Shadow Word: Pain.
      • Glyph of Shadow Word: Pain: The periodic damage ticks of Shadow Word: Pain now restore 1% of the priest's base mana with this glyph.
      • Glyph of Shadow: While in Shadowform, this glyph causes non-periodic spell critical strikes to increase spell power by 30%, up from 10%, of the priest's total spirit for 10 seconds.
    • Shamans
      • Glyph of Fire Nova Totem: Renamed Glyph of Fire Nova. This glyph now reduces the cooldown of Fire Nova by 3 seconds.
    • Warlocks
      • Glyph of Life Tap: The effect of this glyph now has a chance of activating when Dark Pact is used.
      • Glyph of Quick Decay: This glyph allows for the warlock's haste to reduce the time between periodic damage effects of Corruption.
    • Warriors
      • Glyph of Victory Rush: This glyph now increases the critical strike chance of Victory Rush by 30%, regardless of the percentage of the target's remaining health.
  • Haris Pilton now sells a new 24-slot bag! She has stubbornly decided to remain in Shattrath City, so those interested should seek her out there.
  • Hatchlings: Leaping, Darting, Razormaw, and Ravasaur Hatchlings no longer drop from their associated rare creatures. Instead, there are now rare nests that spawn which contain these hatchlings. For example, the Leaping Hatchling can now be found in Takk's Nest rather than as a drop from Takk the Leaper.
  • Icecrown Citadel Items: Normal and Heroic versions of Icecrown Citadel rings and trinkets are considered Unique-Equipped and cannot be used at the same time.
  • Sceptor of Celebras: Since this item is no longer needed as a key, Celebras will no longer give one out to a player who loses it. The item can now be sold or disenchanted as normal.
  • Shaman Tier-9 4-Piece Set Bonus (Elemental): This set bonus now does an additional 10% of Lava Burst's initial damage over time instead of increasing the size of the Lava Burst.

Bug Fixes

  • Items
    • Ancient Pickled Egg: This item can no longer be triggered by Life Tap.
    • Brutal Hauberk: The tooltip on this item no longer references granting energy (as energy-based classes cannot equip it).
    • Costumes: Various costumes from holidays, items, and quests that previously were cancelled by getting on a mount will now cause an error message when the player attempts to mount instead of cancelling the costume.
    • Carapace of the Old God: Now tradable using the Bind-on-Pickup trade system.
    • Crystalforged Trinket: Can now be refunded at its vendor.
    • Dragonslayer Set: No longer displays a duration on the Nature's Ally buff.
    • Drums of the Forgotten Kings: The buff from this item will no longer be cancelled when the player who used the item swaps talent specializations.
    • Drums of the Wild: The buff from this item will no longer be cancelled when the player who used the item swaps talent specializations.
    • Eating and Drinking: Eating and drinking are now cancelled and prevented while in a vehicle as a passenger.
    • Figurine: Emerald Owl: Now grants mana properly to druids in Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form.
    • Figurine: Talasite Owl: Now grants mana properly to druids in Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form.
    • Fire Hardened Hauberk: The tooltip on this item no longer references granting energy (as energy-based classes cannot equip it).
    • Giantstalker Set: No longer displays a duration on the Nature's Ally buff.
    • Gul'dan's Regalia Set: Tooltip corrected to indicate increased damage for all pet attacks, not just abilities.
    • Husk of the Old God: Now tradable using the Bind-on-Pickup trade system.
    • Idol of Flaring Growth: Now has a detailed combat log tooltip.
    • Idol of Lunar Fury: Now has a detailed Combat log tooltip.
    • Idol of The Corruptor: Now has a detailed Combat log tooltip.
    • Insignia of the Alliance: Item level changed to 60.
    • Insignia of the Horde: Item level changed to 60.
    • Level 58 PvP Items: A variety of PvP items with a minimum level of 58 were not being translated properly when a player used the Paid Faction Change service. That has been corrected. Paladin- and shaman-specific items still will not be translated, as there is no opposite version to translate them into.
    • Liadrin's Plate Set: No longer incorrectly reduces the cooldown on Divine Shield.
    • Lightning Capacitor: Combat log tooltip for Electrical Charge updated to include more detailed information.
    • Nightsong Regalia Set: The bonus to Rejuvenation from this set will now work properly with the Idol of Rejuvenation equipped. In addition, the instant heal provided now has a correct combat log tooltip.
    • Noggenfogger Elixir: Players shrunk while under the effects of this item will now be able to mount.
    • Quel'dorei Channeling Rod: Spelling error corrected.
    • Quel'dorei Sash: Spelling error corrected.
    • Quel'dorei Guard: Spelling error corrected.
    • Qiraji Bindings of Command: Now tradable using the Bind-on-Pickup trade system.
    • Qiraji Bindings of Dominance: Now tradable using the Bind-on-Pickup trade system.
    • Reclaimed Shadowstrike: No longer has a cooldown to create Reclaimed Thunderstrike.
    • Reinforced Shadowstrike: No longer has a cooldown to create Reinforced Thunderstrike.
    • Reins of the Swift Frostsaber: The mount learned from this item no longer triggers a global cooldown.
    • Runescroll of Fortitude: The buff from this item will no longer be cancelled when the player who used the item swaps talent specializations.
    • Seaspray Albatross: Now grants mana properly to druids in Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form.
    • Sigil of Virulence: Now has a detailed combat log tooltip.
    • Solace of the Defeated: Can no longer be triggered by spells with a base cost of 0.
    • Solace of the Fallen: Can no longer be triggered by spells with a base cost of 0.
    • Spirit of Eskhandar Set: This set no longer requires Eskhandar's Collar to complete (that item can no longer be acquired).
    • Swift Horde Wolf: The mount learned from this item no longer triggers a global cooldown.
    • The Egg of Mortal Essence: This item can no longer be triggered by Life Tap.
    • Tier 2 Helmets: Looting these items from Nefarion in Blackwing Lair will no longer trigger the Onyxia's Lair (level 60) Feat of Strength achievement.
    • Totem of Quaking Earth: This totem will no longer sometimes grant unintended bonus healing.
    • Turalyon's Plate Set: No longer incorrectly reduces the cooldown on Divine Shield.
    • Veklor's Diadem: Now tradable using the Bind-on-Pickup trade system.
    • Warmth of Forgiveness: Now grants mana properly to druids in Bear Form, Cat Form, and Dire Bear Form.
    • Windrunner Set: The set bonus which grants Greatness to the hunter's pet will no longer spuriously show the hunter also gaining that buff.
    • Worldbreaker Garb Set: The Electrified effect caused by this set now has detailed combat log tooltips.
  • Racial Abilities
    • Arcane Torrent: Updated tooltip to include the functionality that this ability also interrupts spellcasting on NPCs. In addition, this ability will now be properly noted and displayed as an interrupt in the cast bar UI.
    • Every Man for Himself: Disconnecting while rooted will no longer sometimes trigger this ability.
  • Classes
    • Death Knights
      • Bloody Strikes: Now properly increases the damage displayed in the tooltips of Blood Strike and Heart Strike.
      • Bone Shield: Tooltip corrected to indicate the player has the correct number of bones.
      • Chains of Ice: This ability will no longer appear to land on targets which are immune.
      • Desecration: The debuff from this ability will no longer sometimes appear as if it were cast by someone else. In addition, the visual and snare from this ability will now both dissipate at the same time. Further, this talent will now respect snare immunities, and no longer sometimes snare immune targets.
      • Frost Presence: The animation for activating this presence will no longer also have the animation for Blood Presence played at the same time.
      • Glyph of Bone Shield: Now updates the number of charges in the Bone Shield tooltip.
      • Glyph of Dark Death: Now updates the tooltip on Death Coil. In addition, its own tooltip has been clarified to indicate it also applies to healing from Death Coil.
      • Glyph of Death's Embrace: Now updates the tooltip on Death Coil to indicate runic power is refunded.
      • Glyph of Heart Strike: Now updates the tooltip on Heart Strike to indicate Heart Strike applies a movement snare.
      • Glyph of Icebound Fortitude: Now updates the tooltip on Icebound Fortitude to show increased damage reduction.
      • Glyph of Plague Strike: Now updates the damage shown in Plague Strike's tooltip.
      • Glyph of Unbreakable Armor: Now updates the tooltip on Unbreakable Armor. Tooltip on glyph modified to make its effect more clear as well.
      • Master of Ghouls: Tooltip typo corrected.
      • Night of the Dead: Tooltip typo corrected.
      • Obliterate: This ability will no longer sometimes fail to do additional damage based on diseases on the target.
      • Raise Ally: While this spell is active on a target, they will not be sent to the graveyard, prematurely ending the spell.
      • Raise Dead: It is no longer possible under some circumstances to use a Risen Ghoul to cause neutral guards to attack opposite faction players.
      • Strangulate: Updated tooltip to include the functionality that this ability also interrupts spellcasting on NPCs.
      • Taste of Blood: Corrected inaccurate information in combat log tooltip.
      • Unholy Presence: The animation for activating this presence will no longer also have the animation for Blood Presence played at the same time.
    • Druids
      • Glyph of Hurricane: Now modifies the spell tooltip on Hurricane to indicate the spell also applies a movement slowing effect.
      • Hurricane: When cast from Bear Form, Cat Form, or Dire Bear Form, this spell will now channel properly instead of stopping the channel as soon as the shapeshift is cancelled.
      • Infected Wounds: This ability is no longer considered to be in the magical defense category; therefore spell hit no longer applies to its activation. Tooltip error corrected.
      • Nature's Grace: The tooltip now correctly indicates that it will not be activated from periodic spell critical strikes.
      • Swipe (Bear): Tooltip corrected to display 8 yard range.
      • Rejuvenation: Druids will no longer get a more powerful spell error message when attempting to overwrite a Rejuvenation they cast.
    • Hunters
      • Concussive Barrage: This ability is no longer subject to spell reflects.
      • Explosive Trap: The damage from this trap will now scale properly with the hunter's attack power.
      • Glyph of Immolation Trap: Now properly increases damage by 100%. In addition, this glyph will now modify the tooltip of Immolation Trap correctly.
      • Glyph of Mending: This glyph will now modify the amount healed in the tooltip on Mend Pet.
      • Point of No Escape: It is no longer possible to gain benefit from this talent multiple times by having a target affected by multiple of the same hunter's traps. In addition, Freezing Arrow will no longer incorrectly provide a critical strike bonus to players beyond the hunter with this talent.
      • Roar of Sacrifice: Corrected tooltip error.
      • Silencing Shot: Updated tooltip to include the functionality that this ability also interrupts spellcasting on NPCs.
      • Volley: The tooltip for this ability will now update properly from haste.
    • Mages
      • Arcane Concentration: The interaction of this talent with Arcane Missiles has been restructured. Instead of an Arcane Missiles cast triggering the talent, each missile has an independent (but reduced) chance to trigger this talent. In addition, the talent will no longer sometimes be triggered from misses by Arcane Missiles, Arcane Blast, and Blizzard.
      • Blast Wave: Tooltip typo corrected.
      • Blizzard: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from all talents which increase its damage by a percentage. Also fixed a bug where some trinkets were not triggered by this spell.
      • Cone of Cold: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from all talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Dalaran Intellect: Mages will now be properly blocked from casting this spell when the target has a more powerful version of the buff.
      • Deep Freeze: This spell will no longer consume two charges of Fingers of Frost when it misses its target.
      • Flame Strike: Some ranks of this spell had an incorrect cast time of 3 seconds. All ranks now share a 2-second cast time.
      • Frost Nova: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from all talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Frostbolt: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from all talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Glyph of Mirror Image: Now updates the tooltip on Mirror Image to show 4 images are summoned.
      • Ignite: Now correctly benefits from the dispel resistance granted by the Arcane Subtlety talent. In addition, this talent will now properly include in its damage calculation any damage of the initial fire critical strike that was absorbed.
      • Ice Lance: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from all talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Improved Scorch: This talent no longer causes a bug that removes all resilience from pets.
      • Mirror Image: The mirror images summoned will no longer sometimes appear as shades before taking on the appearance of the casting mage.
      • Prismatic Cloak: Rank three of this talent will now properly modify the tooltip on Invisibility to indicate the effect is instant.
      • Slow Fall: This spell can now activate trinkets that can trigger from casting a helpful spell.
      • Winter's Chill: This talent no longer causes a bug that removes all resilience from pets.
    • Paladins
      • Aura Mastery: The animation for this ability will no longer be extra bright when used with Concentration Aura active.
      • Beacon of Light: The effect of this ability will no longer sometimes continue past the duration of its buff. In addition, the duration when used with the Glyph of Beacon of light will now correctly be 1.5 minutes. Finally, the tooltip was corrected to indicate benefitting targets must be in the paladin's party or raid.
      • Blessing of Kings: It is no longer possible to have multiple buff icons from this spell.
      • Blessing of Sacrifice: Damage transferred via this ability can now be prevented by damage absorption effects.
      • Blessing of Sanctuary: It is no longer possible to have multiple buff icons from this spell. In addition, the tooltip has been corrected to include 10% increased strength.
      • Devotion Aura: When in a party with another paladin using a different rank of this ability, it is no longer possible to see two different Devotion Aura icons displayed as buffs.
      • Divine Sacrifice: This ability now properly counts all damage transferred against its limit, instead of not counting some damage.
      • Greater Blessing of Kings: It is no longer possible to have multiple buff icons from this spell.
      • Greater Blessing of Sanctuary: It is no longer possible to have multiple buff icons from this spell. In addition, the tooltip has been corrected to include 10% increased strength.
      • Guardian's Favor: Corrected a tooltip error in rank 1 of this ability.
      • Hand of Freedom: It is no longer possible to use this ability while under the effects of the druid spell Cyclone. In addition, disconnecting while rooted will no longer sometimes trigger casting this on oneself.
      • Hand of Reckoning: Tooltip clarified to indicate taunt immune targets will not take damage from this ability.
      • Hand of Sacrifice: Damage transferred via this ability can now be prevented by damage absorption effects.
      • Heart of the Crusader: The effect of this talent is now always removed when the target no longer has an active Judgement debuff.
      • Judgements of the Just: The effect of this talent is now always removed when the target no longer has an active Judgement debuff.
      • Judgement of Righteousness: The damage from this ability will no longer sometimes increase when the paladin's agility increases (only occurred with low strength and high agility).
      • Judgement of Wisdom: Corrected incorrect information in the combat log tooltip.
      • Retribution Aura: It is no longer possible under some circumstances for the UI to display buffs from two different ranks of this ability.
      • Seal of Corruption: Tooltip corrected to list the actual amount of damage done instead of a higher number.
    • Priests
      • Glyph of Power Word: Shield: The heal caused by this glyph will now correctly use the casting priest's critical strike chance instead of the target's.
      • Inspiration: The tooltip now correctly indicates that it also functions with Prayer of Mending.
      • Levitate: This spell can now activate trinkets that can trigger from casting a helpful spell.
      • Mass Dispel: Some trinkets which were not triggered properly by this spell will now work correctly when Mass Dispel is cast.
      • Mind Flay: The rank 1 tooltip has been corrected to indicate the accurate damage and snare effect. In addition, this ability will now work correctly with [target=focus] and [target=mouseover] macros.
      • Prayer of Mending: Inspiration and Divine Aegis can no longer be incorrectly triggered by this spell for priests who do not have those talents.
      • Silence: Updated tooltip to include the functionality that this ability also interrupts spellcasting on NPCs.
      • Spirit Tap: This talent can no longer be triggered by the death of the priest's Jewelcrafter Stone Statues.
    • Rogues
      • Ambush: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Backstab: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Deadly Poison: Another rogue using a higher rank of this poison will no longer prevent the lower rank Deadly Poison from being applied to the target.
      • Eviscerate: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Glyph of Rupture: Now updates the duration on Rupture's tooltip.
      • Killing Spree: Entering a vehicle will now cause this ability to halt, and attempting to use it while on a vehicle will result in an error message.
      • Mutilate: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from talents which increase its damage by a percentage. In addition, the damage from this ability can now be blocked.
      • Sinister Strike: The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
      • Slice and Dice: Improved Slice and Dice and Glyph of Slice and Dice now update the duration of this ability.
      • Throwing Specialization: Deadly Throw will no longer cause multiple spell interruption combat log entries when used with this talent.
    • Shamans
      • Glyph of Earthliving Weapon: Now updates the tooltip for Earthliving Weapon.
      • Glyph of Lesser Healing Wave: Tooltip and functionality corrected to ensure this glyph will cause extra healing from Lesser Healing Wave regardless of which shaman cast Earth Shield on the target.
      • Hex: Players are no longer able to use Battlemaster trinkets while under the effects of this spell.
      • Mana Tide Totem: The tooltip on this spell will now be modified properly by the Glyph of Mana Tide Totem.
      • Thunderstorm: It is no longer possible to use this ability while under the effects of the Druid spell Cyclone.
    • Warlocks
      • Conflagrate: This spell will no longer benefit inconsistently from the talents Emberstorm and Improved Immolate, as well as the Glyph of Immolate and Tier 9 set bonus. Just as for Immolate, all stacking percentage increases will be applied additively instead of multiplicatively (+10% and +20% make +30% instead of +32%). In addition, Conflagrate used with Shadowflame will now scale properly from spell power.
      • Curse of the Elements: Rank 4 has been increased to 11%, up from 10%.
      • Drain Soul: This spell now deals 4 times the normal damage for all ranks. Previously it was only ranks 6 and above.
      • Glyph of Conflagrate: Now updates the tooltip of Conflagrate to remove reference to Conflagrate removing an Immolate or Shadowflame effect on the target.
      • Glyph of Siphon Life: This glyph will now modify the tooltip on Siphon Life correctly.
      • Glyph of Unending Breath: Now updates the tooltip on Unending Breath to indicate it increases swim speed.
      • Hellfire: Dealing damage to another player with this ability will now put the Warlock in combat.
      • Improved Shadow Bolt: This talent no longer causes a bug that removes all resilience from pets.
      • Soul Link: Damage transferred via this ability can now be prevented by damage absorption effects.
      • Suffering (Voidwalker): Ranks 5-8 had the incorrect taunt radius of 5 yards and have all been adjusted to a 10-yard radius.
    • Warriors
      • Blood Frenzy: This debuff is no longer considered a Bleed effect that can be removed separately from the actual Bleed effect which caused it.
      • Bloodrage: Tooltip now adjusts to show effect of Anger Management on this ability.
      • Glyph of Cleaving: Now updates the tooltip of Cleave to show that more targets are struck by the ability.
      • Glyph of Hamstring: Now updates the tooltip of Hamstring to indicate it has a chance to immobilize.
      • Glyph of Vigilance: Now updates the tooltip on Vigilance to show that more threat is transferred.
      • Mocking Blow: Tooltip clarified to indicate taunt immune targets will not take damage from this ability.
      • Rampage: Rampage now behaves correctly as an Enrage effect when interacting with the Enraged Regeneration ability.
      • Recklessness: Heroic Throw and Shattering Throw will now benefit from this ability and consume charges of this ability. In addition, Recklessness now behaves correctly as an Enrage effect when interacting with the Enraged Regeneration ability.
      • Sudden Death: Corrected inaccurate information in combat log tooltip.
      • Sweeping Strikes: Corrected inaccurate information in combat log tooltip.
      • Vigilance: The threat transfer granted by this ability will now reactivate when Tricks of the Trade or Misdirection cast by the Vigilance target expires.
      • Warbringer: Tooltip typo corrected.
  • Game Systems
    • Target Effects: When this UI feature is activated, Fear, Silence, Frostbolt, and Hamstring will all now display text over the target's head indicating what type of effect has been applied.
  • Battlegrounds
    • Strand of the Ancients
      • The "Let the Battle for the Strand of the Ancients" message should no longer appear twice in round 2. It also now appears correctly at the beginning of round 1.
      • Storm the Beach should now be correctly granted to the Horde when they start round 1 on offense.
      • The east Antipersonnel Cannon at the Amethyst gate should no longer be able to shell the graveyard flag.
      • Fixed an order of operations issue where players would sometimes not be resurrected or clear their Inactive debuff at the end of the 1st round.

Mac Client Changes and Fixes

  • Rewrote OpenGL implementation for Intel Macs with Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later.
  • Fixed an issue with TrackPad scrolling on Macbooks/Macbook Pros behaving erratically.
  • Fixed the lightning effect on Thorim's hammer in Ulduar.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on low-end Macs during the second phase of The Black Knight encounter.
  • Fixed a crash when recording in-game movies on Macs that have Intel GMA x3100 video chipsets.
  • Added support for mapping all 15 buttons on the SteelSeries World of Warcraft Mouse via the in-game key bindings.