Thursday, October 11, 2007

Blizzards Paladin 2.3 PTR Notes

I spotted the reference to the new Patch 2.3 PTR notes while on a quick stop reading over at Honors Code blog. So posted a copy of notes list for Paladins and other notes. Don't have much time so posting it here for quick reference. Weapon Expertise seem to be getting a Buff and with some Stamina. WOOT! Link to entire PTR 2.3 Notes here.

- Cleanse and Purify range increased to 40 yards.
- Crusader Strike (Retribution) cooldown reduced from 10 to 6 seconds.
- Exorcism mana cost reduced.
- Hammer of Wrath mana cost reduced.
- Holy Wrath mana cost reduced.
- Improved Seal of the Crusader (Retribution) benefits folded into the
base spell. This talent now gives the benefits of the Sanctified
Crusader talent instead.
- Pursuit of Justice (Retribution) is now 3 ranks and increases
movement speed by 5/10/15% and also reduces the chance you'll be hit
by spells by 1/2/3%.
- Sanctified Crusader (Retribution) renamed Sanctified Seals, which now
increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and melee
attacks by 1/2/3% and reduces the chance your Seals will be dispelled
by 33/66/100%.
- Vengeance (Retribution) duration increased from 15 to 30 seconds.
- Vindication (Retribution) frequency and duration increased and now
reduces all attributes by 5/10/15%, not just Strength and Agility.
- Weapon Expertise (Protection) renamed Combat Expertise, now increases
expertise by 1/2/3/4/5 and total Stamina by 2/4/6/8/10%.

In Other News: Professions (Entire List)

- You can now control-click on a recipe to see how the item that is
made by that recipe will look on you in the dressing room.
- Alchemy
Added a sound for when a cauldron is created.
- Blacksmithing
A new world drop recipe for an Adamantite Weapon Chain has been
added. This new weapon chain both reduces disarm duration and
increases parry rating.
- Cooking
Daily cooking quests are now available from The Rokk in Shattrath
City! In addition to gold, you can receive random cooking reagents
and new recipes as a reward for completing these quests.
- Enchanting:
Duration of wizard and mana oils created by enchanters has been
- Engineering:
Engineers can now create incredible new flying machines! Find Niobe
Whizzlespark in Shadowmoon Valley to learn these fantastic new plans.
Plans for a new Field Repair Bot are rumored to belong to a select
few Gan'arg Analyzers in Blade's Edge Mountains.
- Fishing:
Fishermen and women can now track fishing nodes. This ability is
learned from a journal sometimes found in crates obtained through
New fish can now be caught in Zul'Aman and Deadwind Pass. Recipes
for preparing these new fish are obtained through the daily cooking
Fishing difficulty reduced for some areas in Nagrand.
- Herbalism
Picking herbs will no longer cause effects on items to trigger.
- Jewelcrafting:
A new skyfire meta gem recipe can be obtained from the Coilskar Siren
of Shadowmoon Valley. This new meta gem increases critical strike
rating and critical strike damage with spells.
- Leatherworking:
Stylin' hats no longer require Zhevra leather.
Greatly increased the radius of the Drums of Battle, Drums of
Restoration, Drums of Speed, and Drums of War.
Removed the casting time from the Drums of Battle, Drums of
Restoration, Drums of Speed, and Drums of War.
Slightly increased the radius of Drums of Panic.
Reduced the casting time of Drums of Panic and added a global
cooldown equal to the casting time.
Drums of Speed and Drums of Restoration are no longer world drop
recipes, and can now be obtained from the Mag'har and Kurenai faction
vendors with revered standing.
A new recipe is available from Grand Master leatherworking trainers
to create glove reinforcements, providing a substantial armor bonus.
Reinforcements are a permanent enchantment and cannot be placed with
other permanent enchantments.
New recipes are available from Grand Master leatherworking trainers
to make 20 slot quivers and ammo pouches.
New recipes are available from the Honor Hold, Thrallmar, and Lower
City quartermasters to create 24 slot quivers and ammo pouches.
- Mining
Mining will no longer cause effects on items to trigger.

Quick Observations in Notes:

- Darkmoon Card: Vengeance: This item will no longer trigger from
environmental damage.
- Ogri'la Faction Vendor: This vendor now sells potions useable
anywhere for a large number of Apexis Shards.

1 comment:

Galoheart said...

Looking at the upcoming changes in the patch as far as my Paladin Spec goes........I don't have to change a thing really. Already having both 5/5 in Weapon Expertise soon to be Combat Expertise (CE) & 3/3 in the current ImSoC soon to be Sanctified Crusader.