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Patch 4.1 PTR notes updated for April 12

The patch notes for the Patch 4.1 PTR have been updated once again, bringing us the official word on the change to daily valor rewards, a helpful change for those left abandoned in dungeon finder groups, buffs to cat druid AoE, and more!

Death Knight
  • Rage of Rivendare again applies 15/30/45% additional damage to Plague, Scourge, and Festering Strike, up from 12/24/36%.
Druid
  • Swipe (Cat) damage has been doubled.
  • Berserk is no longer on the global cooldown.
Paladin
  • Selfless Healer duration reverted back to 10 secs.
Shaman
  • Grounding Totem cooldown has been increased to 25 seconds, up from 15.
  • Earth Shield healing done by Restoration shaman has been reduced by 20%.
  • Nature's Blessing has been improved to 6/12/18% bonus direct healing on Earth Shielded targets, up from 5/10/15%.
  • Glyph of Grounding Totem now increases the cooldown of the ability by 35 seconds, down from 45 seconds.
Warrior
  • Improved Hamstring now reduces the global cooldown on Hamstring by 0.25/0.5 seconds in addition to its current effects.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Players will now get bonus rewards 7 times per week (while earning less than 980 Valor Points) instead of once a day when using Dungeon Finder.
  • When there is only 1 player left in a Dungeon Finder group, they will now be able to queue for replacements as long as they queue within 2 minutes or stay in the dungeon.
Guilds
  • The criteria on many of the profession-related guild achievements has been significantly reduced.
Items
  • The caster shaman 4-piece PvP set bonus now reduces the cooldown of Grounding Totem by 3 seconds, up from 1.5.
User Interface
  • The Network category contains the options "Optimize network for speed" and "Enable IPv6 when available". "Optimize network for speed" will be enabled by default, and will send packets more frequently at the cost of higher bandwidth. The higher bandwidth may lead to disconnects for some players who have limited bandwidth. Players getting disconnected frequently should try unchecking this box.




WoW Patch 4.1 is on the PTR, and WoW Insider has all the latest news for you -- from previews of the revamped Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub to new valor point mechanics and new archaeology items.

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