SWTOR PTS Patch 2.7 March 13 patch notes

SWTOR Patch 2.7 PTS patch notes for March 13 PTS update

General

  • Season 1 rewards will be sent out to players who qualified with a Group rating.

Classes +Combat
Jedi Knight
Guardian

  • Focused Defense has been redesigned: It now empowers you with 10 charges of Focused Defense, lasting up to 30 seconds. Whenever you take damage a charge of Focused Defense is consumed to heal you for a moderate amount. This ability can be used while stunned or otherwise controlled but cannot be used while above 70% health. Cooldown increased from 45 seconds to 2 minutes.

Sith Warrior
Juggernaut

  • Enraged Defense has been redesigned: It now empowers you with 10 charges of Enraged Defense, lasting up to 30 seconds. Whenever you take damage a charge of Enraged Defense is consumed to heal you for a moderate amount. This ability can be used while stunned or otherwise controlled but cannot be used while above 70% health. Cooldown increased from 45 seconds to 2 minutes.

Jedi Consular
Sage

  • The “Unshakeable” buff is now correctly placed on the Sage while Enduring Bastion is in effect.
  • Enduring Bastion (from Force Barrier) now properly grants interrupt immunity while it is active.
  • Presence of Mind now builds up a charge whenever the Sage deals damage with Telekinetic Throw. At 3 charges, the next Disturbance or Mind Crush is cast instantly and deals 35% more damage.

Telekinetics

  • Concentration now decreases the pusback from Turbulance by 50%/100% (up from 35%/70%).
  • The chance to trigger Tidal Force is now 100% (up from 60% for Disturbance and Turbulence and 20% for Forcequake) and is based on ability activation rather than dealing damage with Disturbance, Turbulence, or Forcequake. The 10-second rate limit remains.

Sith Inquisitor
Sorcerer

  • The “Unshakeable” buff is now correctly placed on the Sorcerer while Enduring Bastion is in effect.
  • Enduring Bastion (from Force Barrier) now properly grants interrupt immunity while it is active.
  • Wrath now builds up a charge whenever the Sorcerer deals damage with Force Lightning. At 3 charges, the next Lightning Strike or Crushing Darkness is cast instantly and deals 35% more damage.

Lightning

  • Subversion now decreases the pushback from Thundering Blast by 50%/100% (up from 35%/70%).
  • The chance to trigger Lightning Storm is now 100% (up from 60% for Lightning Strike and Thundering Blast and 20% for Force Storm) and is based on ability activation rather than dealing damage with Lightning Strike, Thundering Blast, or Force Storm. The 10-second rate limit remains.

Smuggler
Gunslinger

  • Corrected a tooltip error on the Flash Powder ability.
  • Dodge will no longer give Gunslingers resistance to Force/Tech abilities. (PTS specific – reverts to current Live functionality).

Dirty Fighting (Gunslinger)

  • Hold Your Ground now reduces the cooldown of Defense Screen by 2/4 seconds (down from 7.5/15 seconds).

Scoundrel

  • Knockout will now allow a Backblast from any position for 10 seconds instead of 1 minute and 5 seconds.
  • Corrected tooltip for K.O. to properly say it affects Back Blast.

Sawbones

  • Emergent Emergencies now re-grants Upper Hand when Emergency Medpac is activated regardless of the target’s health percentage (up from only below 30%), but this re-grant can only occur once every ten seconds.

Dirty Fighting (Scoundrel)

  • Scurry now has a 50%/100% chance to make the next Kolto Pack activate instantly, cost no energy, and not require or consume Upper Hand.
  • Smuggled Defenses now reduces the cooldown of Defense Screen by 2/4 seconds (down from 7.5/15 seconds).

Imperial Agent
Sniper

  • Corrected a tooltip error on the Flash Powder ability.
  • Evasion will no longer gives Snipers resistance to Force/Tech ability. (PTS specific – reverts to current Live functionality).

Lethality (Sniper)

  • Hold Your Ground now reduces the cooldown of Shield Probe by 2/4 seconds (down from 7.5/15 seconds).

Operative

  • Jarring Strikes will now allow a Backstab from any position for 10 seconds instead of 1 minute and 5 seconds.

Medicine

  • Surgical Precision now re-grants Tactical Advantage when Surgical Probe is activated regardless of the target’s health percentage (up from only below 30%), but this re-grant can only occur once every ten seconds.

Lethality (Operative)

  • Quickening now has a 50%/100% chance to make the next Kolto Infusion activate instantly, cost no energy, and not require or consume Tactical Advantage.
  • Escape Plan now reduces the cooldown of Shield Probe by 2/4 seconds (down from 7.5/15 seconds).

Flashpoints +Operations

  • The Lockouts tab will now show all the locked bosses as intended.
  • In Assault on Tython, Darth Soverus won’t leave people stuck in the air if he dies while players are lifted.
  • Darth Soverus and Commander Jensyn now reset when kited out of their rooms in Assault on Tython.
  • Master Oric Thraless will no longer jump behind the forcefield when jumping towards the left Datacron in Assault on Tython.
  • During his encounter in Assault on Tython, Lord Goh will now properly approach the targeted Datacron when using “Untold Knowledge.”
  • Nightmare Concussion Mine will now be properly removed during the Corruptor Zero encounter in Nightmare Dread Fortress.
  • Corruptor Zero will no longer cast Unified Beam directly after a Nightmare Concussion Mine, allowing the debuff to be removed.
  • Dread Master Brontes’ Energy Spheres will no longer target tanks, healers, or the same target twice in a row (except when there are fewer targets available).
  • Reduced the radius of Security Chief Zokar’s Rocket Launcher ability in Czerka Corporate Labs.
  • Added two more Kolto Stations to the Security Chief Zokar encounter in Czerka Corporate Labs.
  • Added collision fields in Korriban Incursion and Assault on Tython to address situations where players could avoid boss abilities by climbing on the environment.
  • Bounty Hunters have re-evaluated their morals and now have a light side choice on the Secure the Jedi Council Holoterminal mission step in Assault on Tython.
  • The Codex entry “Taking The Sith Academy” is now granted to all players upon entering the Korriban Incursion Flashpoint.

Galactic Starfighter
General

  • Ambient music has been added to the Denon Exosphere.
  • Objectives captured by your team on the Denon Exosphere map are now correctly shown in green.

Ships + Hangar

  • The S-SC4 Bloodmark and the FT-3C Imperium have had Ship Mastery achievements added.

Component + Crew

  • Seeker Mines now have a proper in-game model.

Missions + NPCs

  • Lord Goh’s riveting game of “the floor is lava” has ended and he is no longer shown as standing on a chair during a cinematic during the Mission “Forged Alliances: Part I.”
  • The final conversation with Lana Beniko during the Forged Alliance: Part I mission now grants the Lana Beniko Codex entry.

Warzones

  • The PvP interface now properly states that players are in Pre-Season Two.

Source: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?p=7282717#edit7282717

  • Orlanu

    It says Match 13 instead of March at the top.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Thanks corrected

      • Orlanu

        Of course. Very quick to reply, you are.

  • Trogdor

    Lord Goh’s riveting game of “the floor is lava” has ended and he is no
    longer shown as standing on a chair during a cinematic during the
    Mission “Forged Alliances: Part I.” LOL

    • Imber

      “Bounty Hunters have re-evaluated their morals and now have a light side choice on the Secure the Jedi Council Holoterminal mission step in Assault on Tython” – I just… LOL.

  • jsmith

    Not sure I understand the ”lightning storm” proc correctly: So anytime I use lightning strike, thundering blast or force storm, I get an instant chain-lightning at no force cost ? If so, hybrid will be pretty strong: instant lightning strike on wrath, then instant chain lightning ?

    • AriesCZ

      Every 10 seconds, not every cast. Wrath will happen after doing damage with Lightning 3 times.

  • huj

    Like allways bioware forgot they got trooper class too

  • zenight

    Wait, shouldn’t this be 2.7.1 or something?
    Or did they really do away with the smash nerf and gunnery buffs? 0.o

    • lurker

      Not sure if trolling. In any case, this is an update to the 2.7 patch notes, not the full ones, this should be obvious since we’re dealing with the ptr.

      • zenight

        Not trolling, I’m seriously that dense it seems…
        I forgot that since it’s not live yet they don’t change number for every little change.

  • Squigglezz

    I love how they don’t mention the change to the Bulwarks on NiM Draxis.

  • martin

    I wish they fixed capes/robed clipping through mounts

  • jetrocket

    haha! I think the new server messed up the date!

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