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This article lists all of Patch 3.0.8's undocumented changes.

See the main article for the official list of documented changes.

GeneralEdit

  • The time needed to open chests and pick up quest items from the ground has been significantly reduced.
  • The Blizzard Launcher has a new appearance.
  • The number of Troll Roof Stalkers has been increased.
  • Teleportation effects (at least with regards to outdoor Northrend areas) now cause a loading screen to appear, instead of just instantly moving you to the new location (with accompanying loading lag). This is true for hearthstones, and quest teleports like the K3 teleporter.
  • Weapon skill points can no longer be gained from attacking mobs that are immune to combat.
  • Performing a /kiss command on Mojo will no longer increase your buff size on a mount, but instead will dismount you and transform you into a frog.
  • The racial restrictions was also lifted from the pre-Patch 1.4.0 epic mounts, instead of excluding these. This was likely a blanket approach to all mounts to save time, as including nor excluding the old mounts would change what races have them.

AchievementsEdit

PvPEdit

Lake WintergraspEdit

  • Tenacity effect has been lowered. Now improving your health, healing, and health regen by 18% (down from 25%) and increasing your damage dealt by 14% (down from 18%).
  • Restricted Flight Area duration increased from 8 to 9 seconds.
  • Rewards added for Inv jewelry ring 66 [Wintergrasp Mark of Honor]: [2]
  • Money achievement Destruction Derby has been fixed, as a consequence all players will need to re-earn it.
  • Essence of Wintergrasp icon has been changed.
  • Zone-wide buff, Tower Control, added when controlling the southern tower, increasing damage by 5%.
Type Slot Spec Item Price Classes
Plate Head Melee [Titan-Forged Plate Helm of Triumph] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Warrior, Paladin, Death Knight
Plate Feet Melee [Titan-Forged Greaves of Triumph] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Warrior, Paladin, Death Knight
Plate Head Spell [Titan-Forged Plate Headcover of Salvation] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Paladin
Plate Feet Spell [Titan-Forged Greaves of Salvation] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Paladin
Mail Head Spell [Titan-Forged Mail Helm of Dominance] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Shaman
Mail Feet Spell [Titan-Forged Sabatons of Salvation] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Hunter, Shaman
Mail Head Melee [Titan-Forged Chain Helm of Triumph] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Hunter, Shaman
Mail Feet Spell Hit [Titan-Forged Sabatons of Dominance] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Hunter, Shaman
Mail Head Spell [Titan-Forged Ringmail Helm of Salvation] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Shaman
Mail Feet Melee [Titan-Forged Sabatons of Triumph] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Hunter, Shaman
Leather Head Melee [Titan-Forged Leather Helm of Triumph] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Rogue, Druid
Leather Feet Melee [Titan-Forged Boots of Triumph] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Rogue, Druid
Leather Head Spell [Titan-Forged Leather Helm of Salvation] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Druid
Leather Feet Spell [Titan-Forged Boots of Salvation] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Druid
Leather Head Spell Hit [Titan-Forged Leather Helm of Dominance] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Druid
Leather Feet Spell Hit [Titan-Forged Boots of Dominance] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Druid
Cloth Head Spell Hit [Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Priest, Mage, Warlock
Cloth Feet Spell Hit [Titan-Forged Slippers of Dominance] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Priest, Mage, Warlock
Cloth Head Spell [Titan-Forged Hood of Salvation] 40  Wintergrasp mark of honor Priest, Mage, Warlock
Cloth Feet Spell [Titan-Forged Slippers of Salvation] 15  Wintergrasp mark of honor Priest, Mage, Warlock
Misc. Trinket Melee [Anvil of Titans] 25  Wintergrasp mark of honor
Misc. Trinket Spell [Flow of Knowledge] 25  Wintergrasp mark of honor

Class ChangesEdit

Death KnightEdit

  • Glyph changes, see below.
  • Sigil changes, see below.
  • Unholy Death Knights with the talent Master of Ghouls will now have their ghoul resurrected free of cost every time they die in a battleground.
  • Spell deathknight summondeathcharger Acherus Deathcharger and Ability mount dreadsteed Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade have had each other's icons swapped; this is most likely a bug.
  • Contrary to the official patch notes, the cooldown on Howling Blast has not been removed. It has been reduced from 6 seconds to 5 seconds. The tooltip doesn't explain this, but if you try to hit Howling Blast twice in quick succession it will not work.
  • Necrosis adds 20% Shadow damage instead of 10% for melee attacks.
  • Horn of Winter and Chains of Ice have new animations.

DruidEdit

HunterEdit

MageEdit

PaladinEdit

PriestEdit

RogueEdit

  • Ambush now generates two combo points, but is no longer affected by Lethality (again).
  • The graphic effect while walking stealthed has been improved.

ShamanEdit

WarlockEdit

  • Backdraft now also reduces the global cooldown of your next three Destruction spells by 10/20/30%.
  • Chaos Bolt damage has been increased (from 1036-1314 to 1243-1577 for Rank 4).
  • Demonic Empathy now affects all spells for 15 seconds (instead of next 3 spells).
  • Rain of Fire has a new animation.

WarriorEdit

ProfessionsEdit

The level requirements for gathering professions that were removed in the last patch have been reinstated, which should prevent abuse of abilities such as Toughness for Mining (all ranks of which now give Stamina rather than hit points).

AlchemyEdit

  • [Lesser Flask of Resistance] has been added. Resistance to all schools of magic by 50 for 1 hour. Guardian and battle elixir. Persists through death.[2]
  • All Eternal Transmutes cast times have been reduced to 5 seconds (from 25 seconds).[2]
  • Transmute: Titanium cooldown has been lowered from 3.8 days to 20 hours.

BlacksmithingEdit

Name Level Type Binding Materials Changes
[Ornate Saronite Pauldrons] 420 Plate BoE +51 Stamina, +34 Intellect, +60 Spellpower, +34 Critical Strike, +34 Resilience

(Old - +66 Stamina, +43 Critical Strike, +27 Resilience, +52 Spellpower)

[Ornate Saronite Gauntlets] 420 Plate BoE +51 Stamina, +34 Intellect, +60 Spellpower, +14 MP5, +34 Resilience

(Old - +66 Stamina, +52 Spellpower, +11 MP5, +43 Resilience)

[Ornate Saronite Waistguard] 420 Plate BoE +51 Stamina, +34 Intellect, +60 Spellpower, +14 Mana/5 sec., +32 Resilience

(Old - +40 Stamina, +44 Strength, +43 Intellect, +52 Resilience)

[Ornate Saronite Bracers] 420 Plate BoE +39 Stamina, +26 Intellect, +44 Spellpower, +25 Critical Strike Rating, +26 Resilience

(Old - +48 Stamina, +37 Spellpower, +10 MP5, +33 Resilience)

[Ornate Saronite Walkers] 420 Plate BoE +51 Stamina, +34 Intellect, +60 Spellpower, +14 mana/5 sec., +34 Resilience

(Old - +57 Stamina, +27 Spellpower, +52 Critical Strike Rating, +47 Resilience)

[Ornate Saronite Legplates] 425 Plate BoE +69 Stamina, +46 Intellect, +81 Spellpower, +18 Mana/5 sec., +46 Resilience

(Old - +98 Stamina, +44 Critical Strike Rating, +59 Spellpower, +58 Resilience)

[Ornate Saronite Hauberk] 425 Plate BoE +69 Stamina, +46 Intellect, +81 Spellpower, +46 Critical Strike Rating, +46 Resilience

(Old - +105 Stamina, +72 Spellpower, +15 MP5, +37 Resilience)

[Ornate Saronite Skullshield] 425 Plate BoE +69 Stamina, +46 Intellect, +81 Spellpower, +46 Critical Strike Rating, +46 Resilience

(Old - +87 Stamina, +44 Intellect, +66 Spellpower, +58 Resilience)

[Icebane Girdle] 420 Plate BoE Added Frozen Orb
[Icebane Treads] 420 Plate BoE Added Frozen Orb
[Icebane Chestguard] 425 Plate BoE Added Frozen Orb
[Spiked Titansteel Helm] 440 Plate BoE +97 Strength (Old - +113 Strength)
[Tempered Titansteel Helm] 440 Plate BoE Meta and Blue Sockets added
[Brilliant Titansteel Helm] 440 Plate BoE Meta Socket added
Inv mace 69 [Cobalt Tenderizer] 380 1H Mace BoE Inv ingot cobalt [Cobalt Bar] x8 +26 Agility, +15 Expertise

(Old - +38 Agility, +25 Expertise)

Inv sword 94 [Sturdy Cobalt Quickblade] 380 1H Sword BoE Inv ingot cobalt [Cobalt Bar] x8 +48 Attack Power, +19 Critical Strike

(Old - +79 Attack Power, +33 Critical Strike)

Inv axe 88 [Notched Cobalt War Axe] 390 1H Axe BoE Inv ingot cobalt [Cobalt Bar] x10 +56 Attack Power, +18 Critical Strike

(Old - +74 Attack Power, +23 Critical Strike)

Inv sword 111 [Savage Cobalt Slicer] 395 1H Sword BoE +30 Agility, +20 Hit, +40 Attack Power

(Old - +44 Agility, +29 Hit, +60 Attack Power)

Inv weapon shortblade 68 [Saronite Shiv] 405 Dagger BoE +35 Hit, +15 Expertise, +40 Attack Power

(Old - +55 Hit, +20 Expertise, +56 Attack Power)

Inv mace 69 [Furious Saronite Beatstick] 410 1H Mace BoE +50 Attack Power, +38 Haste

(Old - +64 Attack Power, +50 Haste)

Inv mace 67 [Cudgel of Saronite Justice] 410 1H Mace BoE +10 MP5, +38 Haste

(Old - +13 MP5, +50 Haste)

Inv sword 94 [Saronite Spellblade] 410 1H Sword BoE +25 Intellect, +38 Critical Rating

(Old - +33 Intellect, +50 Critical Rating)

Inv mace 87 [Titansteel Guardian] 440 MH Mace BoE +457 Spell Power

(Old - +490 Spellpower)

Inv sword 97 [Corroded Saronite Edge] 415 1H Sword BoP Removed +50 Agility
Inv sword 97 [Corroded Saronite Woundbringer] 415 1H Sword BoP Removed +50 Hit
[Titanium Plating] 450 Augment BoE Added. Requires Exalted with Alliance Vanguard or Horde Expedition and level 70

CookingEdit

EnchantingEdit

Enchant Old New
[Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats]
[Enchant Chest - Super Health]
[Enchant Chest - Greater Mana Restoration]
[Enchant Boots - Greater Assault]
[Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality]
[Enchant Boots - Superior Agility]
[Enchant Boots - Greater Spirit]
[Enchant Boots - Greater Vitality]
[Enchant Bracers - Superior Spellpower]
[Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault]
[Enchant Bracers - Expertise]
[Enchant Bracers - Major Spirit]
[Enchant Gloves - Armsman]
[Enchant Gloves - Crusher]
[Enchant Gloves - Major Agility]
[Enchant Cloak - Shadow Armor]
[Enchant Cloak - Titanweave]
[Enchant Cloak - Wisdom]
[Enchant Cloak - Mighty Armor]
[Enchant Cloak - Major Agility]
[Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed]
[Enchant Weapon - Accuracy]
[Enchant Weapon - Berserking]
[Enchant Weapon - Black Magic]
[Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spellpower]
[Enchant Weapon - Superior Potency]
[Enchant Weapon - Giant Slayer]
[Enchant 2H Weapon - Scourgebane]
[Enchant Shield - Defense]

EngineeringEdit

FishingEdit

  • The Fishing Daily Quests near Shattrath no longer give the quest fish on the first cast, requiring the original multiple casts to fish up the quest item.
  • Inv misc fish 55 [Pygmy Suckerfish] drop rate is now greatly increased. In schools of fish, the drop rate appears to be up to 75%.

HerbalismEdit

InscriptionEdit

JewelcraftingEdit

LeatherworkingEdit

MiningEdit

  • Toughness now increases stamina by 3/5/7/10/30/50. (Old - Increased health by a static value of 30/50/70/100/300/500)

TailoringEdit

User InterfaceEdit

  • The Achievement frame's summary display has been split into two parts: One for the Achievements tab, another for the Statistics tab. The bottom half of the achievement tab's summary now displays how many achievement points you have earned from each category.
  • All portrait menus options which previously disabled themselves when the actions were not available (such as Trade, Grant a Level, Follow, Duel, Summon Friend, Inspect) are now always selectable from the portrait menu, providing a HUD display of why it won't work when the eligibility criteria has not been met.
  • Ready Checks have been reverted to make sound once again.
  • The calendar now has an icon for the Wrath of the Lich King launch day.
  • Releasing from death now always shows a loading screen. (Possible bug)

ItemsEdit

QuestsEdit

World EnvironmentEdit

  • The guards in Booty Bay are now level 77 (up from 67).
  • Brittle Revenants in Storm Peaks gained two new abilities: Mace Smash (short knockdown & spell interrupt) and Shield Bash (prevents spell casting from that school for about 8 seconds).
  • The crystals in Violet Hold are now instant.
  • The Alliance Brigadier General NPCs are now level-80 elite (up from level-60 non-elite).
  • Eye of the Storm Battlemasters are now level-71 elite.
  • The skeletal gryphon provided by the flight master in Acherus: The Ebon Hold now has the same model as the flying mount of Death Knights, Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade.
  • The 'Steel Gate Flying Machine' in Howling Fjord has a new model, the engineering rare mount from [Flying Machine Control], complete with all movement usability of the mount.
  • The captured zeppelin of Westguard Keep, Howling Fjord now has moving fins and rotor when traveling.
  • The indoor, non-instanced portion of The Nexus now allows players to be mounted.
  • The Alliance icebreakers moving between the Eastern Kingdoms and Northrend now have moving paddles and an accompanying wake.
  • Azaloth in ruins of Karabor, Ambassador Hellmaw in Shadow Labyrinth and Rothin the Decaying in Dragonblight no longer give weapon skill-ups when invulnerable.
  • Mounts can now be used in the formerly "indoor" area where the Nexus, Oculus, and Eye of Eternity portals are located.

Dungeons and RaidsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blizz Kisirani. Re: Bouquet of Red Roses. Archived from the original on 2009-02-13. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Boubouille 2008-12-13. PTR 3.0.8 9355. MMO Champion. Retrieved on 2009-01-07.
  3. ^ Blizz Ghostcrawler 2008-12-17. Re: [Tankadin] - Judgement of Light hurts my raid. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved on 2009-03-03.
  4. ^ Willhelm 2008-12-15. 3.0.8 PTR Blacksmithing Changes. WotLK Wiki. Retrieved on 2009-01-08.
  5. ^ TheRabidDeer. New Enchanting Costs for 3.0.8. MMO Champion. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  6. ^ a b Rilgon 2008-12-13. Re: PTR 3.0.8 Build 9355. MMO Champion. Retrieved on 2009-01-07.
  7. ^ Re: PTR 3.0.8 Build 9355. MMO Champion (2008-12-15). Retrieved on 2009-01-07.
  8. ^ WoWDB 3.0.8 Quests. WoWDB. Retrieved on 2009-01-26.
  9. ^ Lizana 2009-01-20. Heigan the Unclean - Safe Spot Gone. TankSpot. Retrieved on 2009-01-23.


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