SWTOR: PTS Patch Notes 3.1.1

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BioWare have just posted the latest patch notes for the public test servers. All content and features on the Public Test Server are not final and are subject to change.

Last Updated: January 28, 2015

All content and features on the Public Test Server are not final and are subject to change.

Classes + Combat

Jedi Knight

Sentinel

  • Just Pursuit has been redesigned: Leg Slash immobilizes the target for 3 seconds. This immobilizing effect cannot be applied to the same target more than once every 10 seconds.
  • Removed the Stagger Skillful Utility.
  • New Skillful Utility: Reining Reach. Reining Reach increases the range of Leg Slash to 10 meters and reduces its focus cost by 2.
  • Removed the health penalty from Guarded by the Force. Additionally, the base cooldown of Guarded by the Force has been increased by 60 seconds.

Sith Warrior

Marauder

  • Inescapable has been redesigned: Crippling Slash immobilizes the target for 3 seconds. This immobilizing effect cannot be applied to the same target more than once every 10 seconds.
  • Removed the Stagger Skillful Utility.
  • New Skillful Utility: Maiming Reach. Maiming Reach increases the range of Crippling Slash to 10 meters and reduces its rage cost by 2.
  • Removed the health penalty from Undying Rage. Additionally, the base cooldown of Undying Rage has been increased by 60 seconds.

Bounty Hunter

  • Unload is now exclusive to the Mercenary Advanced Class and can be trained at level 15.
  • Flame Thrower can now be trained at level 3 (previously 8) and Death from Above can now be trained at level 8 (previously 10).
  • All Bounty Hunters may want to visit their class trainer to make sure they have the highest ranks of all the affected abilities mentioned above.

Powertech

  • Edited the tooltip for Pyro Shield to indicate that it only deals retaliatory damage against direct damage, not periodic damage.

Shield Tech

  • Ion Screen has been redesigned: Further increases damage reduction while Ion Gas Cylinder is active by 2%. Additionally, Heat Blast damages up to 3 additional enemy targets within 5 meters of the primary target. Does not damage sleeping, lifted, or incapacitated enemies.
  • Heat Blast now generates 25% additional threat.

Trooper

  • Full Auto is now exclusive to the Commando Advanced Class and can be trained at level 15.
  • Pulse Cannon can now be trained at level 3 (previously 8) and Mortar Volley can now be trained at level 8 (previously 10).
  • All Troopers may want to visit their class trainer to make sure they have the highest ranks of all the affected abilities mentioned above.

Vanguard

  • Edited the tooltip for Electro Shield to indicate that it only deals retaliatory damage against direct damage, not periodic damage.

Shield Specialist

  • Ion Shield has been redesigned! Ion Shield now further increases damage reduction while Ion Cell is active by 2%. Additionally, Energy Blast damages up to 3 additional enemy targets within 5 meters of the primary target. Does not damage sleeping, lifted, or incapacitated enemies.
  • Energy Blast now generates 25% additional threat.