Posted by: Grumpy | October 13, 2011

Patch 4.3 Notes Updated

The official patch notes are here. Some items of interest…..

It looks like Destruction Warlocks are finally getting some love.


  • Shadow Bolt has a new spell effect.
  • Soul Fire now scales with 72.6% of spell power, up from 62.5%.
  • Talent Specializations
    • Demonology
      • Demonic Knowledge now provides a damage bonus of 20%, up from 15%.
      • Master Demonologist now grants a base bonus of 20%18.4% and 2.5%2.3% per mastery, up from 16% and 2% per mastery.
      • Impending Doom is now also activated by Soul Fire.
    • Destruction
      • Cataclysm now increases Fire damage by 30%, up from 25%.
      • Fire and Brimstone now increases the damage of Incinerate and Chaos Bolt on Immolated targets by 5/10/15%, up from 2/4/6%.
      • Burning Embers now deals damage equal to 25/50% of Soul Fire and Imp’s Firebolt, up from 15/30%.
      • Buning Embers damage cap has been raised.
      • Shadowburn now deals Shadowflame damage, instead of Shadow damage.
      • Improved Soul Fire now lasts 20 sec, up from 15sec.
Priests had a couple of changes to the Holy spec.
  • Divine Hymn now affects 5 targets, up from 3.
  • Talent Specializations
    • Discipline
      • Atonement will now account for the target enemy’s combat reach when calculating proper range, enabling it to be used on large creatures such as Ragnaros and Ala’kir.
      • Divine Aegis has a new spell effect.
    • Holy
      • Spirit of Redemption has been rebuilt to address a few functionality issues and make it more responsive. Spirit of Redemption otherwise remains unchanged.
      • State of Mind has been redesigned and is now called Heavenly Voice. Heavenly Voice increases the healing done by Divine Hymn by 50/100%, and reduces the cooldown of Divine Hymn by 2.5/5 minutes.
      • Guardian Spirit’s healing bonus has been increased to 60%, up from 40%.
      • Holy Word: Serenity now has a cooldown of 10 seconds, down from 15 seconds.
I didn’t see any changes to the instances. Right now only End Time and Hour of Twilight are open (according to the patch notes. We’ll see more when the new build goes live on the PTR)


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