WotLK -- New Build 8714


Death Knight - New talent trees are up on the official talent calculators, however they contain a few bugs. These changes will be available to players for testing in the next patch.

Since this was a fairly small patch (22.5mb) it did not contain that many changes, check the patch notes below. You can also read about some of the next build class changes.

Changes in this build


  • Arcane Fortitude moved to tier 2, increased to 3 ranks, now increases armor equal to 50/100/150% of Intellect.
  • Arcane Subtlety now reduces the chance your spells will be dispelled by 15/35%, and no longer reduces the resistance of targets.
  • Arctic Reach now also affects Deep Freeze.
  • Blast Wave now knocks all affected targets back.
  • Elemental Precision moved to tier 2.
  • Empowered Fireball reduced to 3 ranks, now increases damage by 5/10/15% of spell power.
  • Empowered Frostbolt reduced to 2 ranks, increases damage by 5/10% of spell power and increases critical hit chance by 2/4%.
  • Flame Throwing moved to tier 3.
  • Frost Channeling now reduces mana cost of all spells by 4/7/10%.
  • Frost Warding now increases armor and resistances of Frost/Ice Armor by 25/50%, now gives Frost Ward and Fire Ward a 15/30/5 chance to negate damage caused and restore mana equal to damage caused by the warded spell.
  • Ice Floes renamed Cold as Ice, now reduces cooldown of Cold Snap, Ice Barrier, Summon Water Elemental, and Deep Freeze by 10/20%.
  • Improved Counterspell now always silences the target for 2/4 seconds.
  • Improved Fire Blast moved to tier 1, reduced to 2 ranks, reduces the cooldown by 1/2 seconds.
  • Improved Flamestrike moved to tier 2, renamed World in Flames, now increases the critical hit chance of Flamestrike, Blast Wave, Dragon’s Breath, Living Bomb, Blizzard, and Arcane Explosion by 2/4/6%.
  • Improved Frost Nova renamed Ice Floes, moved to tier 1, increased to 3 ranks, now reduces cooldown of Frost Nova, Cone of Cold, Ice Block, and Icy Veins by 7/14/20%.
  • Magic Absorption reduced to 2 ranks, increases resistances by .5/1 point per level, and restores 1/3% of total mana on a resist.
  • Master of Elements now affects all spell criticals.
  • Mind Mastery reduced to 3/6/9/12/15%.
  • Molten Shields now gives Fire Ward and Frost Ward spells a 15/30% chance to reflect the warded spell.
  • Prismatic Cloak (Arcane) increased to 3 ranks for 1/2/3% and now also reduces the fade time of Invisibility by 1/2 seconds.
  • Pyroblast cast time has been reduced to 5 seconds.
  • Shatter no longer has a prerequisite.


  • Flametongue Weapon: Now has a passive spell damage.
  • Nature’s Blessing no longer increases spell damage from Intellect, and the effect has been reduced to 5/10/15% from 10/20/30%. This is in result of the new spell power system. Players should notice little to no change in the power of the spell relevant to healing spells.
  • New Talent: Tidal Force- Increases the critical effect chance of your Healing Wave, Lesser Healing Wave and Chain Heal by 60%. Each critical heal reduces the chance by 20% and lasts 20 seconds.
  • Stoneclaw Totem: Health of the Stoneclaw totem is increased by 5% of the Shaman’s total health.
  • The range of all “friendly totems” has been increased to 30 yards, up from 20.
  • Totemic Mastery talent removed and replaced with “Tidal Force”.


  • Arenas
  • Buffs that have 30 seconds or less remaining will be removed once the game starts. However, the mage spell “Invisibility” is not affected by this change.

The Dalaran battleground room for both factions has been graphically updated

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  • Alchemical Blood renamed to Mixology, the tooltip description also changed to only affect elixirs and flasks now (was potions, elixirs & flasks)
  • Hunter: 2 new stable slots for 50 and 150 gold.
  • You can now compare achievements with other players. See more at World of Raids here, here and here.

Threat Meter

  • There is no menu to configure it.
  • Your % of threat is an event displayed in your floating combat text messages.
  • The mouseover tooltips are displaying your current % of threat.

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