Patch 3.1.3 – nothing huge

Looks like patch 3.1.3 is going live, and there is nothing huge in this for my Death Knight or Priest. Linkage to the wow.com site; go read. If not, well then this is a preview of what I think anyway.

My highlights are:

  • Death Knights – Frost Presence: Armor bonus is now 60% down from 80%. = Crap, but not the end of the world. Were DK tanks that good that it needed a full 20% reduction? Pfffft*
  • 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. = No idea, although it won’t be the last nurf attained by DKs in the pvp. Too many other folks hate’em too much. Frigging forums are still full of qq about DK powers, but then that is a WoW forum solid content item. I bet I can still find a nurf warlocks post somewhere in that pit of human depravity. **
  • Hunters – Hunter’s Mark: The ranged attack power bonus from this ability has been increased from 300 to 500. = Nice! Those pesky guns’n’ammo types will like an extra 200 AP. ***
  • Mimiron  – The flight time of Rocket Strikes has been increased, and Rocket Strikes will try to prefer players at range. = fair enough, that was tough on the melee.
  • Mimiron – 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. = dunno, only ever seen Phase 4 twice, and it was a total mess. Oh the humanity, the corpses, the overtly graphical violence. can’t wait to see it again. 🙂
  • Mimiron – 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. = nice update, but not gong to change how bad they can be if the players don’t forward plan a path out. Its a must do, but I’ve seen plenty of melee pull this off with no issues.

* The noise of me snubbing my nose with my tongue out at the rest of the community who whine about Death Knights.

** But oh please, waste all the bandwidth on “who is the best {class} on the server” or “@{playername} the ninja” posts. That never gets old.

*** Another class gets an adjustment, and there is no bad language. Note please this is the way to handle this; or at least not mention it officially (like the Warrior buffs – grats guys).

**** I’d kill Arthas, the new King of Stormwind, and several hundred cute baby seals for my own suit of Voltron armour in WoW. Give me a hero class of Goblin Mech-o-War. /drool, and we can use the sounds from the ABC Warrior in the Judge Dread film.

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