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Patch 4.1 PTR patch notes update for March 9

Tonight's updated patch 4.1 patch notes post is brought to you by Alex tabbing out frantically in between Blackwing Descent pulls. There are a few cool updates in today's patch, including some quality of life fixes for healers.
  • Druids now innately have 100% pushback protection from damage while channeling Tranquility.
  • Priests now innately have 100% pushback protection from damage while channeling Divine Hymn and Hymn of Hope.
  • Chakra now lasts until canceled, up from 1 minute.
Check behind the cut below for the full patch notes update.

Patch Notes updates
General
  • A dead player can now be resurrected by targeting them using the Party or Raid Frame even if they have released. No more hunting for corpses.
Druids
  • Druids now innately have 100% pushback protection from damage while channeling Tranquility.
    • Talent Specializations
      • Restoration
        • Malfurion's Gift now reduces the cooldown of Tranquility by 2.5/5 minutes.
    • Druid Bug Fixes
      • The troll druid models for Flight Form and Swift Flight Form has slimmed down to be more in scale with other druid flight forms.
Hunters
  • Pets
    • Bloodthirsty no longer generates Happiness.
    • Carrion Feeder no longer restores Happiness.
    • The Feed Pet ability now instantly heals 50% of the pet's health. Cannot be used in combat. Requires diet-appropriate food.
    • Guard Dog no longer causes Growl to generate additional Happiness.
    • The Happiness/Pet Loyalty System has been removed. Hunters will no longer have to manage Happiness for their pets, and the previous damage bonus for pets being happy will now be baseline for all tamed pets.
  • Glyphs
    • Glyph of Mend Pet is now Glyph of Greater Proportion, which increases the size of the pet slightly.
  • Hunter Bug Fixes
    • Distracting Shot and Multi-Shot are now properly 40-yard range.
    • Multi-Shot now properly has a 1-second global cooldown.
Mages
  • Arcane Blast damage has been increased by 13%. In addition, the stacking effect of Arcane Blast now increases the damage done by Arcane Explosion, and Arcane Explosion does not consume that effect.
  • Arcane Explosion damage has been increased by 13%.
  • Arcane Missiles damage has been increased by 13%.
  • Blizzard damage has been increased by 70%.
  • Talent Specializations
    • Arcane
      • Arcane Barrage damage has been increased by 13%.
    • Fire
      • Combustion no longer has a global cooldown.
Paladins
  • Righteous Fury now persists through death.
  • Talent Specializations
    • Holy
      • Illuminated Healing shield duration is now 15 seconds, up from 8 seconds.
Priests
  • Priests now innately have 100% pushback protection from damage while channeling Divine Hymn and Hymn of Hope.
    • Talent Specializations
      • Discipline
        • The direct damage portion of Holy Fire can now trigger Evangelism.
      • Holy
        • Chakra now lasts until canceled, up from 1 minute.
        • Surge of Light can now also trigger from Binding Heal.
Warlocks
  • Pets
    • Lash of Pain (Succubus) damage now scales with level, reducing the damage done at lower levels such that it will deal 50% damage at level 20, and 100% damage at level 80 and above.
Warriors
  • Talent Specializations
    • Arms
      • Strikes of Opportunity value per point of mastery has been increased by 10%.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Dungeon Finder
    • The Dungeon Finder now attempts to avoid putting damage-dealing classes with the same armor type in a group.
PvP
  • Arathi Basin and Battle for Gilneas
    • Flags should now cap in 7 seconds, down from 8.



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