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Leaked 2.1.0 patch notes?


Without any official word, who's to say whether these patch notes, posted on MMO-CHAMPION are legit or not. However, they include a number of features that we know are planned for 2.1.0, such as:

This adds some reliability to these patch notes, but, there are some quite unexpected things in these notes, as well -- read on for more details.

Update: Keep reading if you like, but, yep, these are fake. (Some people clearly have too much time on their hands!)

  • Druid buffs:
    • The talent Nature's Reach now also reduces balance spell threat by 5/10%
    • Faerie Fire now castable in cat, bear, and dire bear form
    • Barkskin now reduces threat generated by spells for the duration
    • Tree of Life form now grants a 200% armor bonus
    • The talent Improved Faerie Fire replaces Faerie Fire (Feral) in the feral tree and has been reduced to one rank for a 3% bonus
    • New balance talent Improved Moonkin Aura (tier 7) causes all players with Moonkin Aura to also regain 15/30% of the mana cost of their spell when they get a critical hit
  • Hunter buffs:
    • The talents Monster Slaying and Humanoid Slaying have been removed and replaced with Monster Tracker, which increases damage and critical strike damage caused against a tracked target by 1/2/3%
    • The talent Lightning Reflexes has been increased to a 5/10/15/20/25% bonus
    • The talent Deflection has been reduced to 2 ranks for a 2/5% bonus
    • The talent Improved Feign Death now also has a 50/100% chance to remove all harmful effects
    • The talent Master Tactician has been changed to give your critical hits with ranged attacks a 100% chance to increase your critical strike chance against the target by 2% for 8 sec (the effect stacks up to 5 times)
    • The talent Clever Traps now also increases the damage of Snake Trap by 15/30% against flying targets (?)
  • Priest buffs:
    • The talent Shadow Reach now also reduces threat generated by shadow spells by 5/10%
    • The talent Healing Focus now also affect the skill Binding Heal
My take? None of the changes sound unreasonable (I've seen Blizzard make stranger changes out of the blue), and the changes listed aren't so incredible as to make these someone's dream patch notes. In my mind, that makes it plausible that these may be an early draft of the actual 2.1.0 patch notes. Of course, we won't know for sure until Blizzard makes an official announcement

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