Every class in World of
Warcraft will be seeing some major changes in Patch 4.3:
- All raid and party buffs
that grant 10% attack power will now also grant 20% increase melee
- Vengeance has been
so that it the first melee attack taken by the tank grants Vengeance
Threat generated by classes in
active tanking modes (Bear Form, Blood Presence, Defensive Stance) has
been amped up from 300% to 500%
- Death Strike heals to DK
if his or her attack misses or is dodged or parried, because of this
Death Strike no longer refunds its rune cost if it fails to hit.
- The armor bonus of Blood
Presence in Patch 4.3 has been increased to 55% from 30%.
- Death Knight pets will now
gain their master’s crit and spell penetration stats as
intended. Blade Barrier now passively reduces damage taken.
- Bone Shield now has 6
charges instead of 4.
- In Patch 4.3 the cool down
of Outbreak now is reduced by 30 seconds by the Veteran of the Third
- In Patch 4.3 Swipe weapon
damage has been reduced to 340% from 415%.
- Bear Form now provides an
armor bonus of
120% regardless of player level.
- Celestial Focuses now
reduces Cyclone’s pushback in Patch 4.3.
- Wild Growth’s
healing takes a hit and has been
reduced by 20%.
- Nature’s Focus in
Patch 4.3 now reduces the pushback from Cyclone and Entangling Roots.
- Glyph of Wild Growth in
Patch 4.3 also increases the cool down on Wild Growth by 2 seconds.
- The reduction in healing
received when using Monstrous Bite has been increased to 25% in Patch
- Attack Power provided by the
Animal Handler talent in Patch 4.3 has been increased by 30%.
- Widow Venom reduces a
target’s healing received by 25%.
- Burrow Attack does 20% more
damage and has an increased area of effect in Patch 4.3.
- Froststorm Breath in Patch
4.3 will do 20% more damage as well as have a larger area of effect.
- Explosive shot damage has
been increased by a whopping 15% in Patch 4.3.
- The initial damage of
Pyroblast as well as the damage over time effect of this spell has been
increased in Patch 4.3.
- Fireball damage has been
- The damage over time effect
as well as the explosion damage of Living Bomb has been increased in
- Holy Radiance in Patch 4.3
has had its cool down removed, has a 3 second cast, and requires a
- When Seal of Insight no
longer returns base mana to the Paladin when Judged, however, it will
still cause damage and melee attacks will still return mana.
- Seal of Truth, when Judged
in Patch 4.3, will now benefit more from stacks of Censure.
- The Clarity of Purpose
ability now reduces the cast time of Holy Radiance.
- Illuminated Healing in Patch
4.3 now applies to Holy Radiance as well.
- The effect from Judgments of
the Pure will now not only provide Haste but will also increase mana
regeneration from Spirit.
- Paragon of Virtue lowers the
cool down of Divine Protection even more in Patch 4.3.
- Speed of Light will no
longer activate from Holy Radiance nor will it lower the Holy Radiance
- Tower of Radiance in 4.3
will also cause Holy Radiance to generate 1 Holy Power.
- Beacon of Light can be
triggered by Word of Glory, Holy Shock, Flash of Light, Divine Light,
and Light of Dawn at 50% transference and Holy Light at 100%. In 4.3 it
will not transfer any other sources of healing.
Retribution’s critical hit chance with Hammer of Wrath has
- Two-Handed Weapon
Specialization damage in Patch 4.3 has been increased.
- Glyph of Light of Dawn now
reduces the number of targets it affects but also increase healing.
- Divine Hymn’s
affected targets has been increased to 5 in Patch 4.3.
- Atonement’s proper
range has been fixed and it can now be used on bigger mobs such as
Ragnaros and Ala’kir.
- Spirit of Redemption is more
responsive in Patch 4.3.
- State of Mind in Patch 4.3
is now called Heavenly Voice. This new spell increases healing done by
Divine Hymn as well as reduces its cool down.
- Guardian Spirit’s
healing has been increased.
- Holy Word:
Serenity’s cool down has been reduced by 5 seconds.
- Glyph of Circle of Healing
in Patch 4.3 now increases the mana cost of Circle of Healing
- Wound Poison in Patch 4.3
reduces the target’s healing received by 15% more than before.
- Flametongue Weapon in Patch
4.3 increases all non-physical damage done by the wielder instead of
just increasing spell damage.
- Wind Shear’s cool
down has been increased in Patch 4.3.
- Call of Flame no longer
causes Fire Nova to extend Flame Shock.
- Earthquake damage has been
increased in Patch 4.3.
- Reverberation reduces the
cool down of Wind Shear more dramatically.
- Shaman with Improved Lava
Lash in Patch 4.3 will find that it no longer increases base Lava Lash
damage, instead this increase has been placed into the base Lava Lash
- Mental Quickness will no
longer grant the shaman spell power in Patch 4.3 but will instead grant
- Ancestral Healing in Patch
4.3 will cause heals to increase the target’s maximum health
by a percentage of the amount healed.
- Riptide’s periodic
healing coefficient has been increased, while the direct heal remains
- Soul Fire now scales better
with spell power.
- The Voidwalker’s
Suffering ability now acts like Taunt.
- Master Demonologist in Patch
4.3 grants an increased base bonus per mastery.
- In Patch 4.3 Impending Doom
can be activated by Soul Fire.
- Fire and Brimstone increases
the damage of Incinerate and Choas Bolt on Immolated targets.
- Burning Embers in Patch 4.3
damage and its damage cap has been raised.
- Shadowburn deals Shadowflame
damage instead of Shadow damage in Patch 4.3.
- Improved Soul Fire lasts 5
seconds longer in Patch 4.3.
- Charge and other similar
abilities in Patch 4.3 should work correctly even when the target is
- Mortal Strike now reduces a
target’s healing received by an additional 15% in Patch 4.3.
- Dual Wield Specialization in
Patch 4.3 no longer increases Physical damage.
- Furious Attacks now reduces
the amount of healing a target receives by an additional 15% in Patch
- Continue on to page 3 for
the conclusion of the changes incoming in Patch 4.3!