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WoW - Patch 3.09 Notes

Updated Tue, Feb 10, 2009 by Boomjack

Patch 3.0.9 is now live.

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Druids

  • Ferocious Bite: This ability now only uses up to 30 energy in addition to its base cost.


Hunters
  • Kindred Spirits (Beast Mastery): This talent now grants 20% pet damage at max rank.
  • Serpent’s Swiftness (Beast Mastery): This talent now grants 20% pet attack speed at max rank.
  • Pets
    • Lava Breath now reduces the target's casting speed by 25%, down from 50%.
    • Poison Spit now reduces the target's casting speed by 25%, down from 50%.

Mages

  • Arcane Power now increases damage and mana cost by 10%, cooldown reduced to 1 minute.
  • Arcane Power and Presence of Mind now share a category cooldown. Arcane Power causes a 15 second cooldown. Presence of Mind, once consumed, causes a 1.5 second cooldown.
  • Arcane Flows now reduces the cooldown of Presence of Mind, Arcane Power and Invisibility by 15/30%.
  • Presence of Mind: The cooldown has been reduced to 2 minutes, (down from 3.)
  • Slow (Arcane): now increases cast time by 30%, down from 60%.
Paladins
  • The duration on all Seals has been increased to 30 minutes and can no longer dispelled
  • Divine Plea: The amount healed by your spells is reduced by 50% (up from 20%), but the effect can no longer be dispelled.
  • Sanctified Seals: This talent no longer affects dispel resistance, but continues to affect crit chance.

Priests

  • Inner Fire duration has been increased to 30 minutes and can no longer dispelled.

Rogues

  • Hunger for Blood (Assassination): Now increases damage 5% per stack, (up from 3%.)
  • Mind Numbing Poison now reduces cast time by 30%, down from 60%.
  • Mutilate damage will now do 20% increased damage against poisoned targets, down from 50%.
  • Slice and Dice: This ability now increases melee attack speed by 40%, up from 30%.

Warlocks

  • Curse of Tongues: Now increases the casting time of all spells by 25% (Rank 1) and 30% (Rank 2), down from 50% and 60%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Obsidian Sanctum
    • Changed the color of the fissure in the Obsidian Sanctum to be more visually distinct.

User Interface

  • The “GM wishes to speak with you” alert/button, at the top of the screen, has been changed so that addons do not obscure it.
  • A clickable chat message has been added that duplicates the GM alert/button.
  • When a GM wishes to speak with you the Help Request minibar button will glow.
    For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum .

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players using nVidia 3D glasses were unable to see spell cooldowns.
  • Fixed a software mouse cursor bug that was causing the mouse curser to disappear from view when over certain UI elements.
  • Fixed a player movement error in which other players were appearing to move erratically when traveling beside them.
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