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Blizzard clarifies combat resurrections for Cataclysm

Earlier today, Blizzard's Zarhym posted some clarifications on the changes to Create Soulstone and Rebirth that we can expect to see in Cataclysm. I know a lot of warlocks and druids who are going to be very unhappy about this change. These mechanics are not fully implemented on beta yet.

  • These limitations affect raid content only.
  • One combat resurrection is allowed per boss attempt in 10-man raids (Rebirth or Soulstone).
  • Three combat resurrections are allowed per boss attempt in 25-man raids (any combination of Rebirth and Soulstone).
  • Accepting a combat resurrection is what counts towards the total accrued, not the cast.
  • Create Soulstone has a 15-minute cooldown.
  • Rebirth has a 10-minute cooldown.
Zarhym also hinted at the possibility of adding to the existing functionality of Soulstone by allowing one to be cast in combat on a deceased character, a change that would soften the blow ever so slightly for many raid leaders. Zarhym remained cagey when questioned about the ultimate fate of Reincarnation, but it seems that reincarnating currently counts towards the attempt combat resurrection total. Whether this is a bug or a feature is yet to be determined.

The full blue posts are after the jump.

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Filed under: Raiding, Cataclysm

Patch 3.3 PTR: More DoTs

Another week goes by and we see further patch 3.3 developments on the PTR. Last week's changes were pretty far reaching for warlocks. I was pretty excited by just how much they shook up the default raid builds, in terms of which one would pull the highest numbers. One thing that really stood out to me was that the theoretical maximums were all looking pretty even.

There are a couple new elements on the patch notes this week, as well as some reworking. Demonology was previously looking like it was going to be the top DPS spec, as well as the best utility build. The margin was slight, but as ever the number one slot has some prestige and we could have seen felguards cropping up a lot more in raids.

After the break we'll have a closer look at the warlock changes and what they mean.

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Filed under: Warlock, Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Talents, Buffs, (Warlock) Blood Pact

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