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Cataclysm: Stat & System Changes

Posted by Michael Bitton on Mar 01, 2010  | Comments

Cataclysm: Stat & System Changes -

Blizzard Blue poster Eyonix has posted an extensive preview of the upcoming Stat & System Changes that will go live with the launch of Cataclysm later this year on the official World of Warcraft forums.

In the post, Eyonix admits that even Blizzard finds the current stat system to be "inherently confusing," and so they will be enacting a number of changes to ameliorate the issue come Cataclysm.

For starters, a number of stats will be going away outright, such as MP5, Defense, Spell Ranks and Weapon Skill.  You'll also no longer see spell power, attack power, armor penetration or shield block value on items.

The post is fairly in depth, and there is also a useful simple breakdown on what changes you can ultimately expect with regards to gear come Cataclysm. Check out the full post here.

What do you think of the upcoming stat and system changes? Let us know in the comments below!

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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