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Tier 8 set bonuses hit the PTR

A new build has hit the patch 3.1 PTR, and with it has come something that many people have been waiting on most of all: Tier 8 set bonuses! We have all of them listed below, but keep something in mind while you read them: They are probably not finished, just take this as a preview. Set bonuses always shift and change before they go live, and I can guarantee that some of these will. At the very least, they'll have some typos and grammatical issues cleaned up, and we'll find out where the missing percentage symbols are supposed to go.

Death Knight
  • DPS 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the critical strike chance of Death Coil and Frost Strike by 5%.
  • DPS 4Piece Bonus -- Increases the bonus damage done per disease by 20% on Blood Strike, Heart Strike, Obliterate, and Scourge Strike.
  • Tank 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by Rune Strike by 5%.
  • Tank 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by Rune Strike by 10%.


Druid
  • Balance 4Piece Bonus -- Each time your Insect Swarm deals damage, it has a chance to make your next Starfire cast within 10 sec instant.
  • Feral 2Piece Bonus -- The periodic damage dealt by your Rake, Rip, and Lacerate abilites has a chance to cause you to enter a Clearcasting state.
  • Feral 4Piece Bonus -- Increases the duration of Savage Roar and Survival Instinct by 8 sec.
  • Restoration 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the healing done by your Swiftmend spell by 10%.
  • Restoration 4Piece Bonus -- Your Rejuvenation spell also instantly heals your target for its periodic healing amount.
Hunter
  • 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by your Serpent Sting by 10%.
  • 4Piece Bonus -- Your Steady Shot has a chance to grant you 600 attack power for 15 sec.
Mage
  • 2Piece Bonus -- Your Arcane Blast, Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, and Fireball spells have a chance to grant you 350 spell power for 15 sec.
  • 4Piece Bonus -- You have a chance for the effect of your Missile Barrage, Hot Streak, or Brain Freeze talent not to be consumed when you cast the spells which benefit.
Paladin
  • Retribution 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by your Exorcism and Hammer of Wrath abilities by 10%.
  • Retribution 4Piece Bonus -- Increases the critical strike chance of your Divine Storm and Crusader Strike abilities by 10%.
  • Protection 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by your Seals by 10%.
  • Protection 4Piece Bonus -- Shield of Righteousness now increases your shield block value by 225 for 3 sec.
  • Holy 2Piece Bonus -- Your Holy Shock critical heals now also place a periodic healing effect on the target, healing for 15% of the Holy Shock's heal amount over 9 sec.
  • Holy 4Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage absorbed by your Sacred Shield by 10%.
Priest
  • Shadow 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by your Devouring Plague by 15%.
  • Shadow 4Piece Bonus -- Your Mind Blast also grants you 15 haste rating for until cancelled.
  • Healer 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the critical heal chance of your Prayer of Healing by 10%.
  • Healer 4Piece Bonus -- Casting Power Word: Shield also grants you 15 spell power for until cancelled.
Rogue
  • 2Piece Bonus -- Your Deadly Poison causes you to gain 1 energy each time it deals damage.
  • 4Piece Bonus -- The damage dealt by your Rupture can now be critical strikes.
Shaman
  • Enhancement 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by Lava Lash and Stormstrike by 20%.
  • Enhancement 4Piece Bonus -- Increases the frequency of Maelstrom Weapon being triggered by your melee weapon attacks by 20%.
  • Restoration 2Piece Bonus -- Reduces the cooldown on Riptide by 1 sec.
  • Restoration 4Piece Bonus -- Reduces the cast time of Chain Heal by 0.2 sec.
  • Elemental 2Piece Bonus -- The periodic damage dealt by your Flame Shock can now be critical strikes.
  • Elemental 4Piece Bonus -- Your critical Strikes from Lightning Bolt cause the target to take nature damage equal to 8% of the Lightning Bolt's damage over until cancelled sec.
Warlock
  • 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the damage done by your Unstable Affliction and Immolate spells by 20%.
  • 4Piece Bonus -- Increases the critical strike chance of your Shadow Bolt and Incinerate spells by 5%.
Warrior
  • Protection 2Piece Bonus -- Increases the critical strike chance of your Devastate ability by 10%.
  • Protection 4Piece Bonus -- Shield Block also grants you 20% reduction to magical damage taken.
  • DPS 2Piece Bonus -- Heroic Strike and Slam critical strikes have a chance to grant you 150% haste rating for 5 sec.
  • DPS 4Piece Bonus -- Increases the critical strike chance of Mortal Strike and Bloodthirst by 10%.
As you can see, some of these are much better than others. Some are downright confusing, like my 4Piece Shadow Priest bonus. Is that supposed to be 15%? Is it 15% Haste of 15% increase to my Haste Rating? The wording is pretty confusing right now, it's even missing what I assume is going to be a percent sign. We'll find all of this out sooner or later.

[via MMO-Champion]
Patch 3.1 brings us Ulduar, dual specs, significant changes to all the classes, and more! We've got you covered from top to bottom with our Guide to Patch 3.1.

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