Patch 1.35 Coming January 19

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Patch 1.35 Coming January 19

Blizzard said:

We will release patch 1.35 on Thursday, January 19. This patch includes Custom Campaigns, Map Pool updates, Leaderboard fixes, Season Roll updates, and a major balance update.

You can read more about the balance update in our PTR forum here, and if you’d like to test it out before Thursday, switch over to our PTR Test region in the Battle.net launcher and give it a spin.

We really appreciate all of your testing and feedback!
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Warcraft III: Reforged PTR – Version 1.35.0 Build 19836
Jan 12, 2:47 AM
Today, we applied Build 19836 to the PTR, which we intend to be our final iteration on balance for 1.35.

The Warcraft III development team is now focused on bug fixing.

Please keep in mind that when patch 1.35 goes live, all ladder ranks will be reset for the new season and players will play their placement matches.

Thank you for continuing this journey with us!

New Changes in this Build​

General

  • Revive Time Factor reduced from 0.65 to 0.6.
Orc

  • Blademaster Mirror images now give XP.
Human

  • Mortar Team HP reverted from 380 to 360.
Night Elf

  • Keeper of the grove entangle duration decreased from 9/18/30 to 9/17/25.
  • Immolation initial mana cost reduced from 35 to 30.
Undead

  • Frost Nova damage cap reverted.
  • Dark Ritual cooldown reduced from 25 to 20 seconds.
  • Dark Ritual mana return reduced from 33/66/100 to 30/50/75.
Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue with models and textures not loading properly when switching between different custom maps, and graphics.

Previous PTR Changelog​

General

  • Tavern Revive cost increased by 5% at all levels.
  • All Altar Heroes gold cost were reduced from 425 to 400.
  • Revive Time Factor reduced from 0.65 to 0.6.
Human

  • Holy Light cooldown reduced from 5 to 4 seconds.
  • Blacksmith lumber cost reduced from 60 to 50.
  • Blacksmith lumber cost reduced from 60 to 40.
  • Peasant HP increased from 230 to 240.
  • Spellbreaker armor increased from 2 to 3.
  • Control Magic requirement changed from T2 to T3.
  • Siphon Mana Drain rate reduced from 15/30/45 to 15/25/40.
  • Polymorph cost reduced from 220 mana to 200 mana.
  • Mechanical Critter sight range increased from 350 to 500.
  • Siege Engine now has heavy armor.
  • Siege Engine can now attack units.
  • Siege Engine base damage reduced from 44 to 22.
  • Siege Engine armor changed from heavy to medium.
  • Siege Engine barrage damage increased from 14 to 16.
  • Siege Engine no longer decreases in unit level when getting the barrage upgrade.
  • Mass Teleport Cooldown increased from 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Mortar Team HP increased from 360 to 380.
  • Animal War Training no longer has Castle requirement.
  • Staff of Sanctuary cost reduced from 250 to 200.
  • Orb of Fire damage from +7 to +10.
  • Orb of Fire damage reduced from +7 to +5.
  • Orb of Fire cost reduced from 325 to 250.
Orc

  • Headhunters cost increased from 140 to 160 and lumber cost increased from 20 to 30.
  • Headhunter build time increased from 20 to 22 seconds.
  • Blademaster Mirror images now do 10% of the Blademaster’s base damage.
  • Blademaster Mirror images now do 25% of the Blademaster’s base damage.
  • Blademaster Mirror images now do 15% of the Blademaster’s base damage.
  • Mirror images now give XP.
  • Troll Batriders Liquid Fire no longer prevents repairs but now reduces the repair rate by 75%.
  • Endurance Aura movement speed bonus reduced from 0.1/0.2/0.3 to 0.1/0.15/0.2.
  • Stasis Trap activation delay reduced from 9 to 7 seconds.
  • Witch Doctor Healing Wards increased from 5 to 10 HP.
  • Brute Strength bonus increased from 100 to 150 HP.
  • Brute Strength bonus increased from 100 to 125 H.
  • Bladestorm cooldown reduced from 180 to 120 seconds.
  • Great Hall build time reduced from 150 to 135 seconds.
  • Great Hall build time reduced from 150 to 140 seconds.
  • Farseer Feral Spirit mana cost increased from 75 to 85.
  • Farseer Chain Lighting mana cost was reduced from 120 to 110.
Night Elf

  • Tranquility cooldown increased from 60 seconds to 120 seconds.
  • Starfall cooldown reduced from 180 seconds to 120 seconds.
  • Starfall mana cost reduced from 200 to 150 mana.
  • Entangle duration on units reduced from 9/18/30 to 9/16/24.
  • Entangle duration on units reduced from 9/18/30 to 9/17/25.
  • Thorn Aura increased from 0.1/0.2/0.3 to 0.15/0.30/0.45.
  • Mountain Giants now start with +2 armor.
  • Harden Skin damage reduction reduced from 12 to 8.
  • Ultravision now requires tier 2.
  • Immolation mana drain reduced from 7 to 5.
  • Immolation Damage per Interval increased from 10/15/20 to 15/20/25.
  • Immolation mana drain reduced from 7 to 6.
  • Immolation damage interval reduced from 1 to 0.5 seconds.
  • Immolation damage was reduced from 10/15/20 to 8/12/180 (16/24/36 DPS).
  • Immolation initial mana cost reduced from 35 to 30.
  • Druid of the Talon Crow form now does piercing damage.
  • Druid of the Talon Crow Damage base damage reduced from 34 to 26.
  • Druid of the Talon crow form mana cost reduced from 50 to 25.
  • Druid of the Claw starting mana reduced from 125 to 100.
Undead

  • Ghoul Frenzy now adds 30HP to ghouls’ base health.
  • Anti-Magic Shield can now receive the same summon magic damage inflicted by dispel, purge, and abolish magic.
  • Unholy Aura movement speed bonus reduced from 0.1/0.175/0.25 to 0.1/0.15/0.2.
  • Animated Dead corpses can now be killable and have diseased cloud if researched.
  • Death Knight’s animated dead corpses are no longer dispellable.
  • Disease cloud reduced from 90 to 75 seconds.
  • Obsidian Statue level increased from 2 to 3.
  • Obsidian Statue spirit touch mana restore reduced from 3 to 2.
  • Haunted Goldmine build time increased from 100 to 120 seconds.
  • Haunted Goldmine build time increased from 100 to 110 seconds.
  • Lich Frost Nova Damage reduced from 50/100/150 to 40/80/130.
  • Lich Frost Nova now has a damage cap of 400/800/1200 (8 units).
  • Lich Dark Ritual cooldown increased from 15 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • Dark Ritual cooldown reduced from 25 to 20 seconds.
  • Dark Ritual mana return reduced from 33/66/100 to 33/55/80.
Items

  • Wand of Mana increases mana steal from 50 to 75.
  • Circlet stats reduced from +2 to all stats to 1/1/2 but players can click to toggle the item to add an additional 1 stat to any attribute.
  • Wand of Illusion reduced from 3 to 2 charges.
  • Wand of Mana increases mana steal from 50 to 65.
  • Legion Doom-Horn movement speed bonus reduced from 0.075 to 0.05.
  • Ancient Janggo of Endurance speed bonus reduced from 0.075 to 0.05.
Bugfixes & Improvements

  • Fixed an issue with models and textures not loading properly when switching between different custom maps, and graphics.
  • Added additional zoom levels (1750,2100,2250).
  • Fixed an issue where if you zoomed out too far on specific maps the player would lose visibility.
  • Can now view other players’ profiles from arranged match history.
  • Fixed an issue where quitting a singleplayer game sends the player to the load saved games.
  • Fixed an issue where saving a custom campaign resets string data.
  • Fixed an issue with custom campaign loading screen text being misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue where the custom game list names bleed into the ping category.
  • Fixed an issue where the editor would crash upon saving a campaign without a map opened.
  • Fixed an issue where the world editor would crash when editing the damage/defense table.
  • Removed the character requirement for report description.
  • Fixed an issue where clan ranks were visually displayed incorrectly.
  • Added notification indicator when receiving a social request.
  • Fixed an issue with leaderboards not updating.
  • Fixed occasional crashes when loading into a map with high object counts.
  • Fixed custom campaigns specific crash upon reloading into the campaign map.
  • Fixed disc space error when trying to start a custom campaign mission.
  • Fixed variable difficulty flag not being respected on custom campaigns.
  • Fixed campaign thumbnail in editor not displaying.
  • Player Profile: Viewing another player’s profile would occasionally display that they are a member of your clan even if they are not.
  • Prevented loading of custom campaigns named the same as official campaigns to prevent save stomping.
  • Fixed an issue where players where the client would freeze changing zones in the Founding of Durotar Campaign.
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Jan 5, 1:22 AM

We’ve just updated the PTR with a new build. Reminder: all updates are subject to change. Please keep in mind that some of these changes are more experimental than others.

Balance

General


  • Reverted Tavern revive cost 5% increase.
Orc

  • Reverted Headhunter lumber cost from 30 to 20.
  • Headhunter build time increased from 20 to 22 seconds.
  • Blademaster Mirror images damage increased from 10 to 15% of the Blademaster’s base damage.
  • Great Hall build time reduced from 150 to 140 seconds.
  • Brute Strength bonus reduced from 150 to 125 HP.
  • Farseer Feral Spirit mana cost increased from 75 to 85.
  • Farseer Chain Lighting mana cost was reduced from 120 to 110.
Human

  • Siege Engine armor reverted back to fortify.
  • Siege Engine targeting change reverted back to only structures.
  • Animal War Training reverted back to having Castle requirement.
  • Orb of Fire damage reduced from +10 to +5.
  • Orb of Fire cost reduced from 325 to 250.
Night Elf

  • Immolation mana drain per tick increased from 5 to 6.
  • Immolation damage was reduced from 10/15/20 to 8/12/18.
  • Druid of the talon crow form mana cost reduced from 50 to 25
  • Druid of the claw starting mana reduced from 125 to 100
Undead

  • Lich Frost Nova Damage reverted back to 50/100/150
  • Lich Frost Nova now has a damage cap of 400/800/1200 (8 units)
  • Lich Dark Ritual cooldown increased from 15 seconds to 25 seconds
  • Haunted Goldmine build time reduced from 120 to 110 seconds
Items

  • Circlet of Nobility toggle functionality change reverted (Will give +2 to all stats again)
  • Wand of Mana Steal reduced from 75 to 65
Improvements and Bugfixes

  • Added additional zoom levels (1750,2100,2250)
  • Can now view other players’ profiles from arranged match history
  • Fixed an issue where if you zoomed out too far on specific maps the player would lose visibility
  • Fixed an issue where quitting a singleplayer game sends the player to the load saved games
  • Fixed an issue where saving a custom campaign resets string data
  • Fixed an issue with Custom Campaign loading screen text being misaligned
  • Fixed an issue where the custom game list names bleed into the ping category
  • Fixed an issue where the editor would crash upon saving a campaign without a map opened
  • Fixed an issue where the world editor would crash when editing the damage/defense table
 
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After two years of total abandonment and laughing at all its players, it seems that now Blizzard wants to redeem itself. Maybe if they keep working... Now at least, if there seems to be at least 1 worker taking care of WarCraft III Reforged.
 
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I am happy for the custom campaign modders if the custom campaigns work properly now. I wish they would do even more for custom maps like increase limits, allow all tilesets to be used in one map, render all cliff types properly in one map and add some new natives which would be really easy to implement. New natives always mean new interesting systems.
 
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I'm glad they restored Siege Engine's no attack against ground units and fortified armour. This is what's making this unit unique. Overally I like the changes and first and foremost I like that they started giving Reforged the attention it needed long ago.
 
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I see. Well, as my previous post indicates it changes nothing.
Let's hope retards won't be hired in other studios. Gaming industry would collapse in no time.
After seeing this match (but in that moment the damage was 25%)
, I can understand why they decided do that, but yeah, I know that could break the gameplay, for example: if the blademaster has low hp and use mirror image, its free xp to the opponent.
 
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After seeing this match (but in that moment the damage was 25%)
, I can understand why they decided do that, but yeah, I know that could break the gameplay, for example: if the blademaster has low hp and use mirror image, its free xp to the opponent.
I'm glad that you see possibility of breaking gameplay. That said even after watching this I don't see why they did that. Besides name "Mirror Image" speaks for itself: it isn't meant to improve damage in any way, only fool and distract enemy.
 
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I am happy for the custom campaign modders if the custom campaigns work properly now. I wish they would do even more for custom maps like increase limits, allow all tilesets to be used in one map, render all cliff types properly in one map and add some new natives which would be really easy to implement. New natives always mean new interesting systems.
You're not getting any features that elaborate or game-changing until Microsoft takes over, and even then it's a "maybe." Right now these latest patches are focused entirely on unbreaking the game from Reforged's launch state.
 
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I've heard reports that the last patch caused Boss Battle to crash a lot more. Anyone have some insight into what could be causing that?

Sad that we aren't seeing fixes for editor crashes either. I miss being able to touch up terrain, or being able to use the Layer pallette at all.

edit: the balance changes went from being really ambitious to very little, which is also unfortunate (atleast for players that want to see a new meta develop). Is far seer too good in any matchups btw? I wonder why they nerfed him. Atleast give the boy some compensation buffs outside of "if you are using chain lightning as much as spirits you are mana neutral". just my /2c.

& lord, please let them making mirror image's damage not consider bonus damage NOT break custom maps. insert pray emoji here
 
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I've heard reports that the last patch caused Boss Battle to crash a lot more. Anyone have some insight into what could be causing that?

Sad that we aren't seeing fixes for editor crashes either. I miss being able to touch up terrain, or being able to use the Layer pallette at all.

edit: the balance changes went from being really ambitious to very little, which is also unfortunate (atleast for players that want to see a new meta develop). Is far seer too good in any matchups btw? I wonder why they nerfed him. Atleast give the boy some compensation buffs outside of "if you are using chain lightning as much as spirits you are mana neutral". just my /2c.

& lord, please let them making mirror image's damage not consider bonus damage NOT break custom maps. insert pray emoji here
Some maps I have tested that crashes on the 1.34 editor do not crash on the ptr 1.35 editor at least.
 
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I was excited and curious about the Circlet's ability to change it's attribute bonus through clicking, trying to imagine how interesting such ability would be in the Object Editor for map makers. Sadly, this feature is gone before it became public.
 

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I was excited and curious about the Circlet's ability to change it's attribute bonus through clicking, trying to imagine how interesting such ability would be in the Object Editor for map makers. Sadly, this feature is gone before it became public.
They can add stuff like that without affecting the standard game or melee.
 
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this is how you do it
break the community, and drop the bar so low, that when any glimmer of hope for a stable game appears, people are relieved
this is literally how abusers treat people in relationships
Who hurt you man? give me a name..john will take care of them.

lets see how this goes tomorrow
What time is this update being rolled out...Rolled out laughing I hope not.
 
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