There are patch notes up for the mini-patch, 3.1.3, which will not make it up on the PTR. There are several druid changes in the patch notes.
They made a couple changes for Resto PvP:
- Improved Barkskin: This talent now also grants 80/160% additional armor while in Travel Form or not shapeshifted.
- Improved Tree of Life: The armor bonus to Tree of Life Form from this talent has been reduced to 67/133/200% bonus armor.
The improved barkskin change gives extra armor to druids who shift out of tree form to do things like root, cyclone, etc.
The improved tree armor reduction is a pvp ‘fix’ to help quiet the sea of melee QQ on the forums. This change should have no real impact on resto PvE or any of the other specs, so this is probably the best solution for tree druid arena balancing. This means that innervate is not likely going to be a casualty of pvp balance any time soon (breathes sigh of relief).
For the Moonkin Tier 8 four-piece bonus –
- The 4-piece bonus no longer has its effect consumed by Starfire casts in progress when it triggers. The chance for the effect to be triggered has been reduced down to 8%, as it was originally inflated to compensate.
We knew something like this was going to happen, so I’m glad that it’s making it into the game sooner rather than later…