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News from the Beta

Posted in Death Knight, News, Priest on October 28, 2010 by PetitMew

So it’s not long til December and we all rush off to get our copy of Cataclysm  or if you pre-ordered it online then you’re probably going to find yourself sitting by your mailbox waiting for the moment the postman arrives to put it inside only to have you tackle them down like a crazed animal. I know I probably will! But there are still updates being put into the beta. Here’s a small view of what has been placed into the beta as of late.

[Video from MMO-Champion]

Female Worgen! They have their own dance moves and it’s Lady Gaga’s Poker Face. Also if you haven’t already seen the transformation from human into Worgen then do check this out. Think Blizzard have done a good job on this.

[Video from OMFGcata]

This video shows the other 3 new dances. Personally I’m a bit of a fan of the Goblin Female dance. Not really feeling it for Male Worgen or Male Goblin as they just don’t seem to fit the race, least to me they don’t.

Racials of which include some form of resistance of a type of magic will be changed so that they no longer reduce the chance to be hit by it but will actually increase their resistance to it. These include Blood Elf (Arcane Resistance), Draenei (Shadow Resistance) and Dwarf (Frost Resistance). No word on the Night Elf Nature Resistance as of yet but I am counting on that to also be part of the change. Worgen’s Aberration will also be changed to be resistance of Nature and Shadow effects instead of reducing the duration of Diseases and Curses.

Now on to some Death Knight and Priest changes that have not long been put into the beta!

Death Knight
Unholy Might
now increases your Strength by 10%, down from 15%.

Inner Fire now increases Spell Power by 531, up from 425.

Holy Nova affects target within 10 yards. (Tooltip fix)
Binding Heal base healing increased by 20%. From 3295-4237 to 3959-5091. Now costs 28% of base mana, down from 29%.
Prayer of Healing now costs 26% of base mana, down from 36% of base mana.
State of Mind no longer affects Renew, affects Prayer of Mending instead.
Chakra no longer works with Renew. No longer costs mana. Sanctuary (Prayer of Healing, Prayer of Mending) now increases healing done by your AoE spells and Renew by 15%. (Old – Only increased AoE spells by 10%)
Revelations now has a 40 sec cooldown.
Rapid Renewal (Tier 4) *New* – Reduces the global cooldown of your Renew by 0.5 sec.
Tome of Light is now a Tier 3 talent, down from Tier 4.


Vampiric Embrace now heals you for 6%, down from 15%.
Improved Mind Blast now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%

Lots of changes for Priest in this beta build and I’m happy to see the Inner Fire being buffed up some more with extra Spell Power bonus.

Other news Deathwing means serious business and Blizzard are making sure we know he’s not only something we should fear but his name is The Aspect of Death. You will find him randomly picking on a zone as the sky goes dark and Deathwing flies over and breathes fire down upon the poor land below him. You will also get an achievement if you are caught by him and his deadly firey breath and killed as well as given a repair and a corpse run. Blizzard really want us to understand that he is  around and he will continue to keep us fearful of his wrath. After all look at the mess he has made of Azeroth! He’s not taking things lightly and we shouldn’t either.

Well that’s pretty much it. If you were one of the lucky ones who got to watch Blizzcon on their offical stream then at 10am Pacific Time today up until 7h November you can go on the Blizzard’s online store and find a section of Blizzcon stuff that will be at a discounted price. Check it out!