Patch 2.2.0 Notes

The PTRs are down, and the rumor that is spreading like wildfire is that patch 2.2.0 can be rolled out as soon as Tuesday.

What does this mean for us?

Good changes:

  • Mass dispel will no longer target non-combat pets. I will no longer have to yell at groupmates to put away Precious (and I can put my Captured Firefly back into my bag!).
  • Voice chat in-game.
  • It will be much easier to find enchanters who can do Subtlety enchants to cloak.

So-so change:

  • Crowd control spells will only last 10 seconds in PvP.

Bad change:

  • DoTs are affected by resiliance.

Here are the rest of the notable changes proposed from the Test Realm Patchnotes:

Priest Changes

  • Focused Power: This talent now increases the hit chance of all components of Mass Dispel correctly.
  • Inner Focus: This ability will no longer lose charges when Shadowguard or Touch of Weakness is triggered.
  • Lightwell: The heals from this ability are now increased by the bonus healing effects on the Priest.
  • Mass Dispel: The portion of this spell that removes immunity effects (Blessing of Protection, Ice Block, etc.), now has a chance to be resisted, and will display correctly to the combat log. It will no longer cause Rogues and Druids in Cat Form to lose stealth.
  • Mind Control: Creatures immune to this spell will now cause an immediate error message rather than make it seem like the spell succeeded with no effect.
  • Mind Control duration against PvP targets has been reduced to 10 seconds.
  • Pain Suppression: This talent will now reduce the chance for any buff on the Priest to be dispelled, rather than reduce the chance of dispelling buffs cast while it is active.
  • Prayer of Mending: This spell can no longer jump to an Imp with Phase Shift active. It will also no longer cause the healed target to stand up.
  • Prayer of Mending: This ability will now be triggered when a player takes damage from effects placed on friendly targets.
  • Shadowguard: This ability will now work properly even when the Priest is stunned, fleeing, or incapacitated.
  • Shackle Undead: It is no longer possible to have Shackle Undead on two targets at the same time in the outdoor world.
  • Surge of Light: This ability now properly grants its effects to one and only one casting of Smite each time it activates. Interaction issues with Inner Focus have been fixed.
  • Touch of Weakness: This ability will now trigger properly if struck while mounted.

General

  • Voice Chat – The new Voice Chat feature is now available in game.
  • Chat Channels- New Chat Channel controls and functionality are now available under the chat tab in the Social Window of the interface.
  • A new feature for reporting players as being AFK in battlegrounds by right clicking has been added.
  • Haste: Haste has been rebalanced. This change results in … an increase in the benefit for spellcasters.
  • Troll Berserk: The spell haste on this ability was incorrectly too high and has been corrected.
  • Resilience Rating: The reduction to the percent chance to get a critical strike now also reduces the damage dealt by damage over time effects by the same percentage.
  • Area Spells: In some cases guards in neutral areas would not aggro against pvp attacks from area spells. That is now fixed.
  • Non-combat pets may not be selected as the target for spells or abilities

PvP

  • Dueling players may not use a Lightwell that they didn’t create themselves.

Arenas

  • Arena calculations have been modified. In addition, the penalty for smaller arena teams (2v2, 3v3) has been slightly reduced.
  • Items that are indicated as quest items in their tooltips and have a “use” or “equip” ability will not work in PvP arenas.
  • Players will no longer be able to change armor once an arena battle has begun. Changing armor will still be available during the one-minute prep time prior to the battle. Main hand, off hand and range weapon swapping in combat remains unchanged.

Items

  • Avatar Raiment Set: The set bonus for Renew now increases the duration of Renew by 3 seconds instead of increasing the target’s resistance.
  • Darkmoon Card: Crusade: This item can no longer trigger from Mind Soothe, Soothe Animal, or Mind Vision.
  • Formula: Enchant Cloak – Subtlety: This enchanting recipe is now available from the Thrallmar Quartermaster and Honor Hold Quartermaster. The reagents required have been adjusted to match the level 70 content.
  • Increased the duration of the Mystical Skyfire Diamond’s cast speed buff to 10 seconds.
  • Incarnate Raiment Set: The Flexibility buff from this set is no longer removed by taking damage.
  • Mark of Defiance: This item is now triggered from landing harmful spells on a target, instead of just direct-damage spells.
  • Marshal’s Silk Cuffs: Critical strike rating on this item now the same as General’s Silk Cuffs.
  • Mystical Skyfire Diamond: Channeled spells will now properly consume the Focus effect.

Professions

  • Various crafting recipes have been added to the Violet Eye faction vendor.
  • Alchemy: Flask of Shadow Fortification will transform into the Flask of Pure Death. This new flask increases Frost, Fire, and Shadow spell damage.
  • Alchemy: A new flask that increases all resists and stats has been added to the Violet Eye reputation vendor.
  • Jewelcrafting: Added a recipe for Steady Talasite to the Halaa vendors. This new recipe requires Halaa Research Tokens to purchase and creates a superior green gem that grants Resilience and Stamina.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tempest Keep and Coilfang raid bosses will now all drop at least 3 items each.
  • Caverns of Time- Escape from Durnholde Keep: Human Illusion: This effect in Old Hillsbrad will no longer be applied to Dwarf and Human Priests when they exit Shadowform.
  • Caverns of Time- Escape from Durnholde Keep: The Thrall escort event now allows 20 tries at completing the event instead of 3.

World Environment

  • The following old-world factions have had their acquisition rate significantly increased: Cenarion Circle, Argent Dawn, Timbermaw Hold.
  • Monstrous Kaliri: This creature now has loot.
  • Vindicator Aeus in the Aldor bank is no longer attackable by players who are members of the Scryer faction.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed problem where players could be disconnected by clicking on an item link in cross-server battlegrounds.
  • Dressing room models for females are now showing the correct head when transformed into a Fel Orc via the Dragonmaw Illusion.
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