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3.0.2 Patch Notes [Updated x2]

We've finally been able to obtain the official 3.0.2 patch notes. There are many highlights of this patch: from the introduction of inscriptions, to the new achievement system, to the new mounts and pets interface, to massively new talent trees and abilities. Be sure that you spend an hour later on reading them through and becoming familiar in what ways the game will change.

We also have extensive coverage of patch 3.0.2. You can checkout our Tuesday morning maintenance post for the latest 3.0.2 happenings, or our Echos of Doom page for a nice catalog of everything. Don't forget to update your addons for this patch - we have a handy listing of quick download links for you.

Patch notes after the break!

Important Update: Blizzard has announced that this patch does not contain all the new class changes associated with Wrath of the Lich King.

Update 3:35 p.m. EDT: Blizzard has released patch notes on their main page. These notes now reflect the latest notes Blizzard has produced.

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.0.2: Echoes of Doom

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at

The latest patch notes can always be found at


  • 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.


    • 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.
    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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 20% 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 reduces healing output by 20% (from 100%.)
    • 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 increased to 10/20/30/40/50%.
    • 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 1/2/3%.
    • 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 1.2.5 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.
    • Vengeance (Retribution) now stacks up to 2 times, reduced from 3.
    • Vindication reduced to 2 ranks for 10/20% attribute reduction.


    • 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%.
    • Force of Will (Discipline): This talent now increases your spell damage by a flat amount, rather than increasing your spells by a %. (Now increases school %, rather than selected spells damage %). In other words, your spell damage gained from this talent is now reflected on your character sheet, rather than the skill tool-tips.
    • 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 20/40/60% (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 Shadow Word: Pain (Shadow) - Now increases damage done by your Shadow Word: Pain by 5/10%, 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 Faiths (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.


    • 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 5/15% 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.
    • 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 25/50% 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 5/10/15/20/25%.
    • 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%.
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