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Patch 10.0.7 PTR Development Notes: March 8th

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Here come this week's 10.0.7 PTR notes, featuring another round of class tuning, with the usual Paladin focus, as well as some profession, UI and PvP improvements.

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Here are the changes that you can find in this week’s 10.0.7 PTR update:

CLASSES

  • DRUID
    • Guardian
      • Thorns of Iron is now affected by the Guardian Druid specialization passive, and its damage values have been adjusted accordingly.
        • Developers’ note: This is a net neutral change to the Thorns of Iron ability.
      • Fixed an issue that was causing Bristling Fur’s global cooldown to not be reduced by Haste.
      • Fixed an issue that was causing Circle of Life and Death to incorrectly reduce Pulverize’s duration.
  • EVOKER
    • Preservation
      • When Lifebind is applied through a lower value Echo with Temporal Anomaly, its healing value is reduced to match the value of the Echo.
      • When Golden Hour is applied through a lower value Echo with Temporal Anomaly, its healing value is reduced to match the value of the Echo.
  • HUNTER
    • Beast Mastery
      • Cobra Shot damage increased by 50%. Does not apply to PvP combat.
      • Kill Command damage increased by 10% (was 25%).
      • Barbed Shot damage increased by 12% (was 25%). Does not apply to PvP combat.
      • Kill Cleave now transfers 60% of Kill Command’s damage (was 50%).
  • PALADIN
    • Of Dusk and Dawn has been redesigned – When you cast 3 Holy power generating ability, you gain Blessing of Dawn. When you consume Blessing of Dawn, you gain Blessing of Dust.
      • Blessing of Dawn has been redesigned – Your next Holy Power spending ability deals 20% additional increased damage or healing (10% for Retribution specialization). This effect stacks 2 times.
    • Divine Purpose proc chance reduced to 10% (was 15%) and bonus damage reduced to 10% for Retribution Paladin only (was 15%).
    • Blinding Light will now be removed from the target if they suffer Holy damage. Consecration damage will continue to not break Blinding Light. Tooltip will be updated at a later time.
    • Unbound Freedom is now located on the class tree for Retribution and Protection specializations only.
    • Healing Hands is now a shared node with Afterimage for Retribution specialization only.
    • Holy
      • Afterimage’s Holy Power tracking now has a cap of 39 Holy Power.
    • Protection
      • Fixed an issue that caused Divine Resonance to sometimes interrupt players’ casts.
      • Fixed an issue that was causing the Consecration debuff to fade from targets prematurely.
    • Retribution
      • Improved Crusader Strike is now granted when choosing Retribution specialization.
      • New Talent: Crusading Strike – Crusader Strike replaces your auto-attacks and generates 1 Holy Power every 2 attacks.
      • New Talent: Heart of the Crusader – Crusader Strike and auto-attacks deal 10% increased damage and have a 10% increased critical strike damage.
      • New Talent: Blessed Champion – Crusader Strike and Judgment hit an additional 2 targets for 60% damage . 2 ranks.
      • New Talent: Divine Retribution – Haste increased by 2% and Divine Storm and Blade of Justice deal 5% increased critical strike damage.
      • New Talent: Holy Crusader – Blade of Justice and Expurgation now deal Holystrike damage.
      • New Talent: Commanding Judgment – Judgment hits an additional 2 targets for 50% damage. 2 ranks.
      • New Talent: Divine Arbiter – Abilities that deal Holystrike damage deal 10% increased damage and your abilities that deal Holystrike damage grant you a stack of Divine Arbiter. At 25 stacks your next damaging single target Holy Power ability causes Holystrike damage to your primary target and Holystrike damage to enemies within 6 yards (was 50 stacks).
      • New Talent: Vanguard of Justice – Your damaging Holy Power abilities cost 1 additional Holy Power and deal 25% increased damage (was 33%).
      • New Talent: Templar Strikes - A 2 part combo that deals increased damage with each strike. If you successfully cast the second part of the combo within the time limit the second strike has a 100% increased critical strike chance.
        • Templar Strike slashes an enemy for Radiant damage. You have 3 seconds to continue the combo with Templar Slash.
        • Templar Slash strikes an enemy for Radiant damage and has a 100% increased chance to critically strike.
      • Expurgation has been adjusted – Your Blade of Justice causes the target to burn for 70% of the damage dealt over 6 seconds.
      • Art of War has been adjusted – Your auto-attacks and Crusader Strike have a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice (was 15%).
      • Wake of Ashes damage reduced by 18% and its cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds).
      • Justicar’s Vengeance now heals for 6% of your maximum health instead of healing based off damage dealt.
      • Justicar’s Vengeance now deals 25% increased damage to stunned targets (was 50%).
      • Final Reckoning now lasts 10 seconds (was 9 seconds), and now causes your target to take 30% bonus damage from your next Holy Power ability.
      • Final Reckoning damage reduced by 4.5% (was 13%).
      • Execution Sentence now causes 20% of the damage you deal to be added to Execution Sentence (was 10%).
      • Crusading Strikes now generates 1 Holy Power every 2 attacks (was every attack).
      • Empyrean Power now causes Crusading Strikes to have a 5% chance to make your next Divine Storm free. Divine Storm damage bonus reduced to 15% (was 25%).
  • PRIEST
    • Dispel Magic now costs 2% of base Mana (was 1.6%).

DRAGONRIDING

  • Dragonriding traits can now be refunded by using right click.
  • Dragonriding traits no longer require a confirmation to unlock.

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • HUNTER
    • Beast Mastery
      • Piercing Fangs now has 40% reduced effectiveness in PvP combat.
  • PALADIN
    • Divine Protection no longer reduces damage by an additional 10% in PvP combat.
    • Protection
      • Flash of Light no longer deals increased healing in PvP combat (was 15%).
    • Retribution
      • Law and Order (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Flash of Light no longer deals increased healing in PvP combat (was 15%).
      • Final Verdict no longer deals increased damage in PvP combat (was 10%).
      • Templar’s Verdict no longer deals increased damage in PvP combat (was 10%).
      • Blade of Justice no longer deals increased damage in PvP combat (was 20%).
      • Crusader Strike no longer deals increased damage in PvP Ccombat (was 80%).
      • Healing Hands effectiveness reduced by 50% in PvP combat (was 30%).

PROFESSIONS

  • Legion Rank 3 Shoulder recipes originally sourced from Rated Battlegrounds can now be purchased from PvP quartermasters in your faction’s hub in Dalaran at a cost of 3 Marks of Honor.
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect difficulty for recrafting order with changed optional reagents.
  • CRAFTING ORDERS
    • Added text log output when filling Crafting Orders.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • The Revival Catalyst now displays how many charges you have stored.
  • The chat command button now has arrows for menu items that have flyouts.
  • Fixed an issue where the Raid Self Highlight setting didn’t work.
  • Fixed an issue where calendar invites were still displaying after the player removed or reported it.
  • Fixed issues with inaccurately displayed Rogue combo points and Arcane Mage charges.

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