News World of Warcraft Beta Patch Notes Shadowlands 9.1

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CLASSES


Druid


  • Balance
    • New Moon (Talent) now has 20 second recharge (was 25 seconds).
    • Solstice (Talent) now causes Shooting Stars to fall 200% more often (was 300%).
    • Stellar Drift (Talent) has been redesigned – Starfall damage increased by 25% and allows you to cast while moving while Starfall is active, but it has a 15 second cooldown.
    • The free Starfall from Oneth’s Clear Vision (Runecarving Power) ignores the Stellar Drift (Talent) Starfall cooldown.

  • Balance of All Things (Runecarving Power) now grants 24% increased critical strike chance (was 40%) and decreases by 3% every 1 second (was 8% every 1 second).
Mage

  • Fire
    • Flamestrike damage reduced by 10%.
    • Flame Patch (Talent) damage reduced by 10%.
    • Kindling (Talent) cooldown reduction for Combustion reduced to 1 second (was 1.5 seconds).
    • Infernal Cascade (Conduit) Fire damage bonus reduced by 20%.

Priest

  • Discipline
    • Spirit Shell (Talent) cooldown increased to 90 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Holy
    • Symbol of Hope has been redesigned – Bolster the morale of party or raid members within 40 yards. They each recover 60 seconds of cooldown on a major defensive ability, and they regain 12% of their missing mana over 5 seconds.
  • Shadow

  • Dissonant Echoes (Conduit) now grants 20% increased Void Bolt damage (was 35%).
Rogue

The shield from Cloaked in Shadows (Conduit) is now 50% larger, lasts for 4 seconds (previously had no duration) and no longer decays while the Rogue is out of stealth.

Warlock


Dark Pact’s (Talent) additional absorb shield has been increased by 216%.

  • Destruction
    • Chaos Bolt damage increased by 10%.
  • Affliction
    • Malefic Rapture damage reduced by 18%.
    • Agony damage increased by 20%.
    • Shadow Embrace now lasts 16 seconds (was 12 seconds) and can now only be applied to 1 target at a time.
    • Focused Malignancy (Conduit) effectiveness reduced by 53%.

  • Sacrolash’s Dark Strike (Runecarving Power) has been redesigned – Corruption damage is increased by 25% (was 15%), and each time Corruption deals damage, it extends the duration of all your Curses active on the target by 2 seconds (was Corrupted targets movement speed slowed by 50%).
COVENANTS




  • New Covenant Campaign Chapters
  • 40 new Renown levels
  • Soulbinds
    • New Soulbind Tiers
      • All existing Soulbinds now have 4 new rows:
        • 3 new Conduit slots (1 Potency, 1 Endurance, and 1 Finesse)
        • 2 new Traits
        • 1 Capper Trait
    • Kyrian
      • Soulsteel Clamps (Forgelite Prime Mikanikos) now reduces duration of stun and incapacitate effects by 20% (was 30%).
      • Sparkling Driftglobe Core (Forgelite Prime Mikanikos) cooldown increased to 1 minute (was 45 seconds) and now triggers at 30% health (was 35%).
    • Necrolord
      • Sulfuric Emission (Emeni) fear duration reduced to 3.5 seconds (was 4.5 seconds).
    • Venthyr

  • Familiar Predicaments (Nadjia the Mistblade) now reduces incoming interrupt, snare and root effects by 20% (was 25%).
DUNGEONS AND RAIDS



  • New Raid: Sanctum of Domination
    • The following encounters will be available for testing on April 16:
      • Tarragrue

  • Guardian of the First Ones
ITEMS AND REWARDS


  • The Empyreal Ordnance trinket now puts other on-use trinkets on a 40 second cooldown when used (was 20 seconds).
PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

Death Knight



  • Frost
    • New PvP Talent: Shroud of Winter.
    • Heartstop Aura (PvP Talent) has been removed.
Mage

  • Kleptomania (PvP Talent) is now Arcane only.
  • Dampened Magic (PvP Talent) has been removed.
  • Arcane
    • New PvP Talent: Arcanosphere.
    • Arcane Blast now deals 20% more damage in PvP combat.
  • Fire
    • New PvP Talent: Ring of Fire.
    • Controlled Burn (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Ignite deals 100% more damage while Combustion is not active.
    • World in Flames (PvP Talent) now causes Flamestrike to reduce the cast time of Flamestrike by 50% (was 1.25 seconds) and increases its damage by 30% for 3 seconds (was 20% permanently).
  • Frost
    • New PvP Talent: Ice Wall.
    • Frostbolt now deals 100% more damage in PvP combat (was 15%).
    • Deep Shatter (PvP Talent) now increases the damage of Frostbolt by 75% on Frozen targets (was 150%).

  • Burst of Cold (PvP Talent) now increases the damage of Cone of Cold by 600% (was 400%).
Monk



  • Mistweaver
    • New PvP Talent: Peaceweaver.
    • New PvP Talent: Dematerialize.
    • New PvP Talent: Thunderous Tea.
    • Counteract Magic (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Each hostile Magic effect removed from a target increases the healing they receive from you by 2% for 10 seconds, stacking up to 10 times.
    • Refreshing Breeze (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Healing done by Soothing Mist increases the healing of the next Expel Harm on the target during the channel, and causes it to dispel 1 Magic, Poison, or Disease effect.
    • Eminence (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Transcendence: Transfer can now be cast while stunned and its cooldown is decreased by 15 seconds if it is cast while not stunned.

  • Surging Mist (PvP Talent) has been removed.
Priest

New PvP Talent: Improved Mass Dispel.

  • Shadow

  • Lasting Plague (PvP Talent) has been removed.
Rogue

Mark of the Master Assassin (Runecarving Power) duration has been reduced by 40% in PvP combat.

  • Assassination
    • New PvP Talent: Hemotoxin.
    • Neurotoxin (PvP Talent) has been removed.

Warlock

New PvP Talent: Shadow Rift.

  • Affliction
    • Soul Shatter (PvP Talent) has been removed.
  • Demonology
    • New PvP Talent: Fel Obelisk.
    • Call Fel Lord (PvP Talent) now deals 200% of the caster’s Spell Power per swing (was 5% of target’s maximum health). Cooldown of the ability increased to 2 minutes (was 1.5 minutes).
    • Singe Magic (PvP Talent) has been removed.
  • Destruction
    • New PvP Talent: Bonds of Fel.
    • Chaos Bolt now deals 40% more damage in PvP combat (was 15%).

  • Focused Chaos (PvP Talent) has been removed.
RUNECARVING


  • New Runecarving Powers
    • Death Knight, Druid, Warrior and Mage have new powers available in this PTR build.
  • Some existing powers have been updated. See the Classes sections for details.
THE MAW

  • New Zone: Korthia
    • Archivist and Dreadlord Questlines
    • Visitor Dailies
  • New: Maw Assaults
 
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RiP Affliction lock slow.
"Sacrolash’s Dark Strike (Runecarving Power) has been redesigned – Corruption damage is increased by 25% (was 15%), and each time Corruption deals damage, it extends the duration of all your Curses active on the target by 2 seconds (was Corrupted targets movement speed slowed by 50%)."

Time to start grinding that CB leggo for Destro ;P


Whats everyones favorite / least favorite changes?
 
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