Updates to the patch notes below can be found in red. Last updated Oct. 13, 9:30 AM PDT.
The time for testing out many of the upcoming patch 4.3 features is upon us. In this article you’ll find frequent updates to the official patch 4.3 notes as development continues. You can find a list of the major features we’ve discussed thus far on our official forums.
If you’ll be testing this major content patch, be sure to visit the PTR Discussion forum often to share your thoughts with the community. We also recommend visiting the PTR Bug Report forum to document any issues you come across.
World of Warcraft PTR Patch 4.3.0
Notes for all World of Warcraft patches can be found here.
These notes will be updated through the course of the testing process. Please be aware some changes may not go live until a new PTR build is released.
Table of Contents
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Dungeons & Raids
General Bug Fixes
Mage Fire buffs , AWESOME! <3 About time! :D
Sweet jeebus my explosive shot can haz more damage.
Well, I have to admit that PvE fire mage is in DESPERATE need of a buff, I'm sick of Arcane being the only viable DPS choice....I mean, counting CD's, there's 7 buttons to push, and you spend the majority of the time simply going 11112....it gets old.
YES! Buff us Holy Priests moar please. :D *super happy*
Yay! Destruction Warlocks are finally fixed! Holy cow have they been fixed. This looks like at least a 20% total buff- they'll likely sim as close to top DPS with this change. The 20 sec Improved Soul Fire is a massive quality of play boost-- combined with the 4-piece set bonus making Soulburn-cast Soul Fire refund a soul shard, this removes at least 12 hard-cast Soul Fires from a 10-minute fight-- that's 12 more Incinerates and more leeway to keep your other DOTs up (Destro is somehow the most DOT-heavy class in the game and easily has the most complex rotation).
You should probably know what your're talking about before griping, seeing as Fire has been under utilized due to it not really being competitive with Arcane. Don't just make noise if you don't understand what happened.
Wait what? Did noone see this tiny very missable change?"North American realms (excluding Brazilian, Latin American, and Oceanic realms) no longer permit letters with accents in character or guild names. Existing character and guild names with special characters will be unaffected by this change."About a quarter of the character names I see have some sort of accent in them. Used to be if you wanted a cool name that was taken you added in some accents. Now it looks like we'll just have to be much more creative. Or just spam random buttons to pick a good name.