Advertisements

PTS Update for 25th September 2014

PTS Update General Feature Image

A small ~110MB  PTS Update is up as of 25th September 2014 with some updates.

No significant datamined files.

Summary:

  • Masteries Changes. Changes to all class’ masteries, including an additional Level 65 ability for Rogues.
  • Minions UI Changes. Mainly new animations and sound effects.
  • Hit changes to Test Gear. Chest/Leg on Test Gear now has Hit (for DPS/Heals).
  • New Achievements. 90pts in Mount Sharax.
  • Other Updates. War PA (PvP) Vengeance/Valor Removed; Goboro Reef Puzzle reward is up; Resist Runes now have Stats.

As always, everything below is subject to change prior to hitting Live and some things included below may never make it to Live release.


Masteries Changes

There’s a whole bunch of Masteries changes to each soul.

Cleric Masteries:

RiftGrate RIFT Cleric Masteries 3

RIFT Cleric Masteries. Click above image for larger view.

  • Steady Assault. Increases your damage done by 7% (down from 10%), but decreases your chance to critically hit by 4% (down from 5%).
  • Meditation now also has the following passive: “Ravaging Darkness will now refresh and spread stacks of Darkness on the initial target to all enemies hit.”
  • Faith’s Freedom – Sanction Heretic now only applies Vex when cast (removed the application of Scourge).
  • Soul Collector – “When cleansed, your damage over time effects deal Ethereal damage to the enemy equal to 50% (down from 100%) of your Spell Power.”

Mage Masteries:

RiftGrate RIFT Mage Masteries 3

RIFT Mage Masteries. Click above image for larger view.

  • Arcane Finesse now makes instant and channeled damage/heal abilities apply a stacking buff on you, increasing damage of your next non-instant, non-channeled ability by 2% per stack (instead of cast-time reduction of 0.5s per stack). Max 3 stacks (down from 5). Lasts 30s.
  • Methodical Destruction now increases damage done by 7% (down from 10%), but decreases your chance to critically hit by 4% (down from 5%).
  • Calculated Annihilation has removed the cooldown reduction on Natural Splendor and is now “Casting Nature’s Fury reduces the global cooldown from the next 3 casts of Withering Vines, within 8s, to 0.”
  • Sparking Destruction. The Ethereal Damage portion of the this mastery has been changed to 50% of your Spell Power (down from 100%).
  • Eldritch Swiftness. Unmounted movement speed increase now by 0% (down from 10%; probably a bug). Also added “Reduces the cooldown of Natural Splendor by 60s and allows it to be cast while moving” (moved from Calculated Annihilation mastery).
  • Healing Exigency. Removed the passive that allows you to have an additional Mage Armor buff.
  • Final Breath. “When cleansed, your damage over time effects deal Ethereal damage to the enemy equal to 50% (down from 100%) of your Spell Power”.

Rogue Masteries:

RiftGrate RIFT Rogue Masteries 3

RIFT Rogue Masteries. Click above image for larger view.

  • Energy Manipulation’s three abilities have been given separate names: Energy Interruption, Energy Pulse and Cleansing Energy. Damage has also been significantly (50%+) reduced on the two damaging abilities to make them in line with cleric/mage versions of the ability.
  • New Level 65 Mastery: Planar Explosion and Planar Protection:
    • Planar Explosion – Channels x Ethereal damage over 3s to the target and up to 7 other enemies within 7 meters of the target. Can move while channeling. 3s channel, 1min CD. Requires melee weapon.
    • Planar Protection – Restores health to the ally equal to 30% of the Rogue’s Maximum Health each second. Lasts 3s. Can move while channeling. 3s channel, 1min CD. Requires melee weapon.
  • Repetitive Strikes has been given an additional passive: Increases the duration of Expose Weakness by 40s.
  • Through the Ether. This mastery has been completely changed to “Your damaging attacks deal an additional 5% Ethereal damage. Does not affect Damage Over Time effects or Rogue Weapon Enchantments.
  • Even Strikes. Damage is increased by 7% (down from 10%) but reduces your chance to crit by 4% (down from 5%).
  • Unstoppable. Added “When using Shadow Stalk, Shadow Assault or Shadow Blitz, the Rogue will Plane Shift behind their target” (moved from Through the Ether mastery).
  • Watch Over. Added “Reduces the cast time of Preemptive Therapy by 1.5s.”

Warrior Masteries:

RiftGrate RIFT Warrior Masteries 3

RIFT Warrior Masteries. Click above image for larger view.

  • Power Manipulation’s three abilities have been given separate names: Power Interruption, Power Pulse and Cleansing Power. Damage has been significantly (50%+) reduced on the two damaging abilities to make them in line with cleric/mage versions of the ability.
  • Ethereal Strikes is now “Your damaging attacks deal an additional 5% Ethereal damage. Does not affect damage over time effects” (instead of 20% of your damage converted to Ethereal damage).
  • Steady Strikes. “Damage is increased by 7% (down from 10%) but reduces your chance to crit by 4% (down from 5%)”.
  • Precision Strikes added passive: “Increases the duration of Damage Over Time effects and Bleeds by 6s”.
  • Energy Reserves’ energy regen is now “Damaging abilities have a 33% chance to restore 4 energy. Can only occur once every 3s”.
  • Resonating Strikes added passive: “Titan Strike stuns enemies hit by it for 2s. Cannot be stunned again by Titan’s Strike for 45 seconds”.

The main Masteries article has also been updated here.


Minions Ui Changes

Minions UI Adventure Card Animations

Minions UI Adventure Card Animations

More updates for Minions. [r] This time mainly adding in a whole bunch of animations and sound effects. There’s also a new size slider to change the size of the Minions UI available on PTS under Settings -> Interface -> Display. [r]

  • Adventure cards now animate by moving into or away from the ‘select’ slot.
  • The first minion you select has a ‘poof’ animation effect when added to the ‘select’ slot.
  • New animations also appear for sending out Minions or collecting them.
  • Sound effects for a lot of the main animations related to the Minions UI.

Hit Changes to Test Gear

Raid Test Gear Hit on Chest Legs

Raid Test Gear with Hit

The Level 65 Test Gear on the PTS available from Master Mode Dummy Foundry has now received +125 Hit for DPS/Heal gear Chest and Leg pieces. This is likely to allow testers to reach the minimum Hit requirement for Tier 1 Nightmare Tide Raids (1,000 Hit Required).

Note that the Chest and Leg pieces for Level 65 DPS/Heal gear on the RIFT Store does not have Hit. This either means that the Test Gear simply given Hit to meet the minimum requirement for testing Nightmare Tide Raids, or the Level 65 RIFT Store gear is yet to be updated with the new Hit additions.

Tank gear still has Hit on Chest and Legs.


Nightmare Rift Instance Lures Tooltip

New Nightmare I Instance Lure Tooltip

The instance versions of Nightmare Rift lures have had a tooltip update to include the fact that after Stage 80, every 40 stages will grant a loot chest with an essence inside. Since it is a loot ‘chest’, it’s likely to be rolled on in your group/raid.

This is present for all ranks of Nightmare Rift Instance Lures.


New Achievements

Just 90 point addition, to Raids -> RIFT: Nightmare Tide -> Mount Sharax.

Mount Sharax Achievements

Mount Sharax Achievements

Above is an entire list of current Mount Sharax achievements for anyone interested. You can check out a summary and video of a test run of Mount Sharax by DEV_Anony and DEV_SupermanSocks here.


Other Updates

War PA (PvP) Vengeance/Valor Removed

Vengeance in War PA Change

Vengeance in War PA Change

Probably not new with this update, but not mentioned before in previous PTS Update articles – the War PA (PvP)’s Vengeance and Valor points have been removed. These have since been replaced with AP/SP or Main Stat.

Goboro Reef Puzzle Rewards

Minion Cards Ornipteryx and Speludelver

Minion Cards Ornipteryx and Speludelver

Goboro Reef’s Puzzle now has rewards. Minion Card: Ornipteryx (Air + Artifact attribute) and Minion Card: Speludelver (Earth + Artifact attribute) have been discovered by Turntablist on the PTS. The puzzle can be repeated (there’s even an achieve for completing it within 15min) and so there may be other Minion Card rewards in there.

The ‘Skull’ Puzzle Cape datamined yesterday does not seem to be rewarded from the Goboro Reef’s Puzzle, so it might be rewarded in one of the other two zones’ puzzles.

Resist Runes now have Stats

Detailed Resistance Rune Stats

Detailed Resistance Rune Stats

Previously empty, Resistance Runes now have actual resist stats. For the Detailed Resistance Rune, the stats are +50 resist to each element (excludes the new Ethereal damage type).


Small update, but plenty of Masteries changes to test out and Minions UI animations to play around with.

For past PTS Updates, click here. You can also find past datamining and 3.0-related news updates.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Categories: Archives, PTS Updates

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: