Saturday, August 23, 2008

August 23, 2008
WotLK - Build 8820 A new build for WotLK has been put on the test servers early yesterday. This time the level cap got raised to 80, so new dungeon loot and items will be rolling around. Glyphs New rogue glyphs have been released, lets compare these to the predictions made earlier and see whether they match :
  • Glyph - Sap - Increases the duration of Sap by 10 sec.
  • Glyph - Evasion - Increases the duration of Evasion by 5 sec.
  • Glyph - Backstab - Increases the damage dealt by Backstab to stunned and incapacitated targets by 20%.
  • Glyph - Rupture - Increases the duration of Rupture by 5 sec.
  • Glyph - Eviscerate - Increases the critical strike chance of Eviscerate by 10%.
  • Glyph - Expose Armor - Increases the duration of Expose Armor by 10 sec.
  • Glyph - Feint - Reduces the energy cost of Feint by -10.
  • Glyph - Shiv - Reduces the energy cost of Shiv by -5.
  • Glyph - Deadly Throw - Increases the range on Deadly Throw by 5 yards.
  • Glyph - Hemorrhage - Increases the damage bonus against targets afflicted by Hemorrhage by 40%.
  • Glyph - Adrenaline Rush - Decreases the cooldown of Adrenaline Rush by 60 sec.
  • Glyph - Gouge - Reduces the power cost of Gouge by -10.
  • Glyph - Slice and Dice - Increases the duration of Slice and Dice by 3 sec.
  • Glyph - Sprint - Decreases the cooldown of Sprint by 60 sec.
  • Glyph - Garrote - Increases periodic damage dealt by Garrrote by 45%, but decreases the duration by 3 sec.
  • Glyph - Ambush - Increases the range on Ambush by 5 yards.
  • Glyph - Ghostly Strike - Increases the damage dealt by Ghostly Strike by 50% and the duration of its effect by 4 sec., but increases its cooldown by 10 sec. But that is not all! Nhani over at thoughts for food found a few more mentioned on the wow forums. The numbers look weird but the reason to that is likely that these are not finished yet.
  • Glyph - Reduces the energy cost of Blade Flurry by $56818s1%.
  • Glyph - Decreases the cooldown of Preparation by ${$56819m1/-60000} min.
  • Glyph - Increases the chance to trigger Crippling Poison by $56820s1%.
  • Glyph - Your Sinister Strike critical strikes have a $h% chance to add an additional combo point. Some of the predicted ones listed earlier:
  • Increases the duration of your slice and dice by 1-3 seconds. 3 seconds it is
  • Increases the duration of your garrote by 1-3 seconds. They actually reduced it.. hmm.
  • Increases the duration of your rupture by 1-3 seconds. 5 seconds is cool too
  • Increases the maximum number of hemo charges by 1-4. More damage while hemo is active, good for solo, useless for raids
  • Increases the damage done by your backstab to stunned and incapacitated targets by 20%. Bullseye
  • Your deadly throw slows the target by an additional 5%. Increased range instead, meh. PvP Loots
  • Blue armor for arena points
  • Epic armor for honor points
  • Blue weapons and items for arena points, page 2, page 3. 130.0 DPS. These should be compareable to the level 80 dungeon loot items.
  • Epic misc items for honor: necklaces, rings, cloaks, trinket. 84 resilience trinket, not bad. Still only 2 min cd though. Professions New blacksmith craftables, a nice high dps weapon and more. 143.3 DPS dagger for example. Over 30 recipes added. No new BoP items sadly, so there's still not much to compare to the other professions yet. A good, and much demanded item is being added however! The Gnomish Army Knife! (topleft) This item features a full combination of everything a true Mc.Gyver could ever wish for. Including a skinning knife, micro adjuster, mining pick, blacksmith hammer, arclight spanner and even a flint and tinder. Not only that, it can be used as a Jumper cable once every 30 mintes as well! Some skills Gouge is only one rank, and does damage based on your attack power. This was already the case. However it's gotten changed again to not give any more combo points. For soloing and single target pvp this is very annoying.... For multi target pvp and crowd control it's very useful however. You can keep all the combo points on your main target. Mace stun proc removed. Instead of 1-6% chance to stun your target mace spec now provides you with 2-10% increased damage from critical strikes. Bad for combat pvp specs, but a good alternative for PvE. Keep in mind there'll be plenty more changes to the rogue tree coming still. Blizzard is slacking and figured the warriors needed love first.... T_T Also in this patch Hunter, Mage and Warlock glyphs. Warrior Talent tree revision (huge buff) The first underwater vanity pet. A baby shark. Don't let it bite your toes! WoR and MMOC got the full list for you. And check WotLK Wiki for a more complete overview.

    George said...

    Ofcoarse we get love first, we are the most loved class ^_^

    And we kick rogue ass so they want to know you will be getting pwned by so they can adjust it so you are a bit more off a sport ;)