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03-08-2005, 01:33 AM
Blizzard has released patch notes for the next content patch. They include many bug fixes, item changes, dungeon changes, and training cost adjustments; in addition to additional spells and skills for several classes.

The Druid Specific changes are as follows:
Training costs adjusted. Total training cost was decreased.
Rebirth - Casting time and mana cost reduced; now ignores resurrection timers.
Swiftshifting - Talent changed. When leaving a shapeshift form, the next shapeshift form you take will have a 20%/40%/60% mana cost reduction if used within 6 seconds.
Gift of the Wild - This spell is now cast on the target's party.
Cat Form - DPS increase at levels 40-60.
New Ability (Cat Form): Ferocious Bite (available at level 32) - Finishing move that causes damage per combo point and converts each extra point of energy into additional damage.
New Spell: Barkskin (available at level 44) - The druid's skin becomes as tough as bark. Physical damage taken is reduced. While protected, taking damage will not cause spellcasting delays, but non-instant spells take longer to cast and melee combat is slowed.
New Ability (Bear Form): Frenzied Regeneration (available at level 36) - Converts an amount of rage into health every second for a short duration.

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