The changes of Patch 4.3.2

Posted by Per "gReep" Holmgren at 31 January 2012 17:29

Patch 4.3.2 has launched today. Some interesting changes and updates have been implemented.
Complete patch note list follows below.

World of Warcraft Patch 4.3.2

Classes: General
Vengeance is no longer triggered by receiving damage from other players.
The Tier 13 Balance Druid 4-piece bonus now also increases the damage of Starsurge by 10%, in addition to its current effect.
Aspect of the Hawk now grants roughly 35% more attack power.
Deterrence now also reduces damage taken by 30% while active.
Black Arrow now ticks every 2 seconds for 20 seconds, as opposed to every 3
seconds for 15 seconds. The total damage dealt by the ability is unchanged.
Lock and Load no longer benefits Arcane Shot, nor is it consumed by Arcane Shot.
Fireball damage has been reduced by roughly 6%. Pyroblast damage has been reduced by roughly 6%.
Holy Radiance now costs 40% of base mana, up from 35%.
Mass Dispel should again prefer dispelling targets that have magic effects that can be dispelled.
Adrenaline Rush no longer triggers a global cooldown.
Dungeons & Raids
You can now form same-faction raids with Real ID friends, allowing you to enter Raid Finder in groups larger than 5, run older normal or heroic raids, or participate in Battlegrounds. You will not yet be able to run normal or heroic Dragon Soul with cross-realm raids of Real ID friends.
Several typo fixes and clarified descriptions have been added to the Dungeon Journal entries for Dragon Soul.
Players can no longer win multiple copies of the same item on a single Raid Finder boss kill. For example, a player who chooses Need on two set piece tokens or two weapons and wins the first, will not be eligible for the second on that particular boss.
Vial of Shadows damage (Lightning Strike) has been reduced to approximately one-third of previous damage. However, it will now trigger approximately 3 times as often. This is intended to keep overall DPS the same while reducing burst damage, especially in PvP.

As we see this mostly implies lesser to medium class tweaks, even though the Aspect of the Hawk 35% attack power buff stands out here.
Looking away from the classes, the biggest change is that we now can form same-faction raids with Real ID friends.
Having implemented this welcomed cross-realm service, first with Dungons and now with Raids and thus Battlegrounds, leaves us with the urgent question; When will this be done for arenas?

Hopefully soon enough.

Links - World of Warcraft PTR Patch 4.3.2 Notes


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