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3.0.2 Patch notes, Part II

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%, 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 1/2/3%.
  • 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 5/10/15/20/25% 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 3/6/9/12/15% on critical hit when you deal damage with a melee weapon. Now affects chain heal.
  • Improved Fire Totems (Elemental) is now (again) Improved Fire Nova Totem. It now has a 50/100% chance to stun 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%.
  • Stormstrike will no longer affect Fire or Frost damage.
  • 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
    • Two new Arenas have been added; the Ogrimmar Arena and the Dalaran Arena can now be accessed.
    • 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

  • The Sunwell Plateau, Black Temple, and Serpentshrine Cavern Raid dungeons have all had their mobs and bosses adjusted and now have less health points.
  • 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.
    • 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.

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