• Spell Changes
    • Thrash: Deals AP*0.192+1311 to AP*0.192+16170.0982+932 to AP*0.0982+1150 damage, and causes all targets within 8 yards to bleed for (AP * 0.0326 + 8150.0167 + 581 * 3) damage over 6 sec.[3]


  • Talents and Specialization
    • Black Arrow: Fires a Black Arrow at the target, dealing 2035 2850 Shadow damage over 15 sec. Black Arrow shares a cooldown with other Fire Trap spells.[3]


  • Spell Changes
    • Arcane Blast: Blasts the target with energy, dealing 1711 to 1987 1625 to 1887 Arcane damage. Each time you cast Arcane Blast, the damage of Arcane Blast and Arcane Explosion is increased by 10%, Arcane Blast casting time is reduced by 0.1 sec and Arcane Blast mana cost is increased by 150%. Effect stacks up to 4 times and lasts 6 sec or until any Arcane damage spell except Arcane Blast or Arcane Explosion is cast.[3]


  • Talents and Specialization
    • Hemorrhage: An instant strike that deals 155% weapon damage ((110155 * 1.45)% if a dagger is equipped) and causes the target to take 30% additional damage from Bleed effects for 1 min. Awards 1 combo point.[3]




  • Cut gems will now stack.[5]
  • New 36-slot gem bag: [5]

Quests & Creatures


  • Minor tooltip text change for Singing Sunflower: Right Click to summon and dismiss Brazie's Singing Sunflower.[3]


  • May have new UI to change the order of characters in the character selection screen.[8]
  • Targeting and focus minimap icons may have options to turn off and on in settings.[9]
  • The keyring button was removed from the Interface Bar around Patch 4.2 build 14133 to make room for the Dungeon Journal button. A blue post effectively made it official that the keyring is going away.[10] See Notes section of keyring article for more info.


  1. ^ Bashiok 2011-06-15. Valor Point Conversion in 4.2.
  2. ^ Boubouille 2011-06-17. Patch 4.2 on June 28th, Rage of the Firelands Wallpaper, 06/16 Notes Update. MMO Champion.
    Note: This date is speculative, since a build was marked Release on the PTR and then pulled back, so now a second build marked release is on the PTR.
  3. ^ a b c d e Ashelia 2011-06-06. Patch 4.2 - PTR Build 14241 - New Items and Spell Changes.
  4. ^ Zarhym 2011-03-04. Patch 4.1/4.2 Content #172.
  5. ^ a b Basil Berntsen 2011-05-19. Patch 4.2 brings quality-of-life changes for jewelcrafting.
  6. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2011-04-27. Through the Fire and Flames (US).
    Blizzard Entertainment 2011-04-27. Through the Fire and Flames (EU).
  7. ^
  8. ^ Bashiok 2011-03-28. Ask the Devs - Answers #3 "UI".
    Q: Would you please implement a feature that allows players to change the order of their characters on the Character select screen? – 흑풍육손 (Korea), Fanahlia (North America/ANZ), Perle (Latin America)
    A: Sure. Does 4.2 work for you? :)
  9. ^ Wryxian 2011-05-18. #3 - Yellow circle mark - change it please!.
  10. ^ Bashiok. Patch 4.2: We Bid Thy Keyring Adieu. Official General Discussion forum.
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