Patch 3.1.3
A minor patch is coming in today. Not much to say about it really, but for those of you who, like myself, are blocked from most fun websites at work, here is the text of the patch, according to wow.com (formerly WoWInsider).

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.1.3

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

Death Knights

  • Frost Presence: Armor bonus is now 60% down from 80%.

Druids

  • Improved Barkskin: This talent now also grants 80/160% additional armor while in Travel Form or not shapeshifted.
  • Improved Tree of Life: The armor bonus to Tree of Life Form from this talent has been reduced to 67/133/200% bonus armor.

Hunters

  • Hunter's Mark: The ranged attack power bonus from this ability has been increased from 300 to 500.
  • Master Marksman: This talent now also decreases the cost of Aimed Shot and Chimera Shot by 5/10/15/20/25%.

Paladins

  • Eye For An Eye: This talent now deals 5/10% of the critical strike damage taken by the paladin back at the attacker.
  • Hand of Freedom: The base duration of this buff has been reduced from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.

Rogues

  • Overkill: Talent redesigned. Now increases energy regeneration by 30% while stealthed, and for 20 seconds after breaking stealth.

Warlocks

  • Chaos Bolt: This spell no longer ignores damage reduction effects of the target.

Warriors

  • Blood Frenzy: This talent now provides 5/10% haste instead of 3/6%.
  • Bloodthirst: Cooldown reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds, and rage cost reduced from 30 rage to 20 rage.
  • Juggernaut: This talent now also increases the cooldown on Charge by 5 seconds.

Items

  • Death Knight PvP Gauntlets: The chance to refresh a Frost Rune when casting Chains of Ice has been removed. When equipped, these gloves now generate 5 additional runic power whenever Chains of Ice is used.

Dungeons

  • Ulduar

    • Mimiron

      • The flight time of Rocket Strikes has been increased, and Rocket Strikes will try to prefer players at range.
      • The Leviathan Mk II component of the V-07-TR-0N will become stunned during Phase 4 when the VX-001 component begins to cast the P3Wx2 Laser Barrage ability.
      • Proximity mines now deal less damage and have a lower duration. A small arming time has also been added so proximity mines will not immediately detonate on creation.

Bug Fixes

  • Druid Tier 8 Balance Set: The 4-piece bonus no longer has its effect consumed by Starfire casts in progress when it triggers. The chance for the effect to be triggered has been reduced down to 8%, as it was originally inflated to compensate.
  • Ice Layered Barrier: Upgraded to item level 232. In addition, the stats in the tooltip have been correctly adjusted to 78 spell power, 48 haste rating, 16 mana per 5 seconds, 52 Intellect, and 50 Stamina.
  • Pulsing Spellshield: The stats listed in the tooltip for this item were incorrect and have been adjusted. This item provides 69 spell power, 34 haste rating, 42 critical strike rating, 45 intellect, and 45 stamina.



The only thoughts I have on any of these minor changes would be for the barkskin for Resto Druids. It may look like a complete nerf, but I think they are trying more to equalize armor value over the different shapes. Don't worry, my happy little trees, you will still be wonderfully useful in the back with the kiters during the Gluth fight!
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4 Responses
  1. Fulguralis Says:

    Do you know something I don't? I went to the wow patch link you have above and 3.1.3 doesn't appear to be up. Is this like the twilight zone where you're printing the newspaper the day before it actually happens or something?

    I suppose I'm confused is what I'm trying to say here.


  2. Jessabelle Says:

    You went to the one that said "the latest patch notes are always blah blah blah" I assume? I cannot open that website from work.

    Patch notes for live realm will likely not be posted on worldofwarcraft.com until server maintenance is over. I copied that text from wowinsider around 2am this morning, and they usually get them from patch realm notes.

    So, until you see it on your screen when you are downloading the patch, it's not really official, just most likely.


  3. Fulguralis Says:

    Word, they weren't on any of the blizz links you had for some reason. The patch I downloaded later in the evening was completely consistent with your notes, so it's a dumb blizz thing. Well played blizz... well played.


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