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Patch 3.3.3 PTR patch notes updated

The Patch 3.3.3 PTR patch notes have just been updated to reflect today's latest PTR build. All of the changes can be found behind the cut below, and we're also in the process of integrating them into our primary Patch 3.3.3 patch notes post. (Update: All changes are now reflected in our primary patch notes posting.) Some highlights:
  • Death Knights: 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 4/6/12/16/20% faster when Frost Fever is applied. Windfury Totem and the party/raid component of Improved Icy Talons still do not stack.
  • Hunters: 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%.
  • Engineering: The Pet Bombling and Lil' Smoky non-combat pets are no longer Bind-on-Pickup.
For the full listing of updates, just click through the link below.

Dungeons and Raids
World Event Bosses

  • Holiday bosses (such as Ahune for the Fire Festival) will now be accessible through the Dungeon Finder. (Note: This section is purely clarification, this change is not new to this PTR build.)

    • 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.
Death Knights

  • Chains of Ice: The ability now innately applies Frost Fever to a target.
  • Talents

    • Frost

      • 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 4/6/12/16/20% 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.
    • Unholy

      • 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%.
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%.
Mages

  • Talents

    • Fire

      • Combustion: The cooldown on this spell is now 2 minutes, down from 3 minutes.
Rogues

  • Talents

    • Subtlety

      • 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%.
Warlocks

  • Life Tap: This spell no longer scales with spirit, and instead scales with spell power.
Warriors

  • Talents

    • Protection

      • Vitality: Now boosts Stamina by 3/6/9%, up from 2/4/6%. Strength and expertise benefits have not changed.
Items
  • 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.
Professions

  • Engineering

    • The Pet Bombling and Lil' Smoky non-combat pets are no longer Bind-on-Pickup.

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