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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
nice for destro locks again;)
I'm very tired to see another warrior's NERF...i'm very disappointed for the situation.Fury Warrior--->Nerf Damage--->Horrible Bonus Set---> Welcome Back Arms PvE.i'm tired of this game.
If fury warriors are getting nerfed because they can do more or less 350k crits in battlegrounds... (Highest was set by Swifty at 365k)Then clearly BLIZZARD turned a blind-eye to Swifty's new video where you can clearly see an arcane mage crit 630k on a warrior...I don't think they did the nerf to stop the massive crits (I mean 350k - 5% = +-332.5k + 10% extra AP buff = something higher again... which is pretty much still instant death) but to counter the new melee AP buff since fury warriors weren't exactly the ones that needed it.And yes, every class can burst insanely high or well if they're gemmed/ enchanted/ reforged/ geared correctly to increase only their preferred stats (preferably mastery). It also depends on what order you activate your cooldowns in etc.I mean if a frost death knight were to gem all strength (whilst being hit/ expertise capped) and reforged everything to mastery and played his cooldowns correctly, his killing machine + obliterate would 1 shot anyone! So clearly the nerf had nothing to do with OP fury warriors in PvP.If BLIZZARD wishes to fix this they should put a cap on how much mastery each class is allowed since some classes' masteries are based on proccs and others' are passive. The funny thing is even if they do this, players will still find a way to counter this, forcing BLIZZARD to once again fix classes again and again until there is nothing left. My suggestion to this problem is to either roll a mage or just keep quiet and play the game.(And on a sad note my retribution paladin will not be played on for a while if their "fix" goes live. I don't understand the fix but if they do this they should at least make hammer of wrath benefit from mastery or maybe they have something else planned that hasn't been revealed yet, I hope!)
DW frost Dk's dps is about to skyrocket with the added 10% attack power methinks >.< that extra 5% strength in unholy wont be enough to balance the two in a pvp environment
ARE THEY SERIOUS? 20/40/60% BECOMES 2/4/6%
What warlock need to play on destro, is when they dispel imolate do something. this sucks they dispel all time imolate, and now all healer have dispel ...
lol, who are these goofs hating on fire? i have pvp'd as many dps specs in the game and i dont think its a stretch to say that a good fire mage has to work much harder than most other dps specs, the rotation's almost completely up in the air due to the amount of proc'ing involved. you have to be good at thinking on your feet, and more importantly you have to be great at not dying lollol a dude on my server once said to me "you can teach a person how to play frost, you can teach a monkey how to play arcane". in my experience, fire is more intuitive -you have to internalize it. imo, the only spec that takes more practice and know-how to be great with in pvp is destro, which fittingly is also getting a well deserved buff. haters gotta realize, blizz is not doing this for the benefit of those few talented fire and destro ppls out there that would and will kick your arse no matter how leet you think you are. blizz does this for the average person who takes more liking to the fire spells and talents but feels defeated playing the spec due to arcane doing greater dmg in pve and frost having so many excellent ccs in pvp.so pls dear stick in mud: i encourage you to give fire a serious go in the new patch, you might learn something new... (maybe) respect lol.... or you can keep your s**tty attitude of underestimating fire and get dominated in the new patch by vets and noobs
Why would you nerf, already nerfed fury wars. I have two words for you bliz FU!11
Why nerf Hammer of Wrath? my dps in raids suck already 20/40/60 to 2/4/6 Im f**k u blizzard
less skill as usual
BUFF SHAMAN HEALING FOR GODS SAKE
Obviously Blizzard doesn't want Fury doing 350k+ crits in PvP anymoreStfu please u talking like all fury warrs running around doing 350k crits...i hope u saw that swifty had so many buffs, the fc had 100% debuff from flag and he didnt have any armor on him which means 0 resi..and since u like to watch swiftys vids too i hope u saw the new record crit from an arcane mage...the crit was 633k just so u know it............
I think Interest was the only one dumb enough to not realize that all was setup for Swifty to do such a large crit....he probably tought Swifty did it just like that in a normal bg.....
If it's a quest flow for northrend and outland shouldn't it be 61 - 80?