MMO-Champion - Death Knight Tier 13, Taiwan Double Raid Reset, Chromatic Dragon, PTR Build 14890
Update - Legendary Dagger Bonuses

Update - Added Item Sets Changes.
Update - Added new items in a separate post.

Update - Added Chromatic Dragon Mount Video.

Taiwan Realms now get Raid Resets twice a week
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The new raid lockout changes for Taiwan and Korea adjust the lockout timers for the patch 4.0 and 4.2 raids. The lockout timers for these raids will now reset twice weekly instead of once. These raid lockout changes are being made to allow players to raid more often and get more chances at epic loot drops. Players will be able to down current Cataclysm raid bosses twice a week, accelerating players’ progression.

We are testing these new raid lockout changes in Taiwan and Korea first. Our goal is to expand this change to other regions in the future, but we don’t have anything further to announce at this time with regard to North American implementation.

Death Knight Tier 13
Yep. Seriously. Like, seriously dude. This is a Model Viewer render, I will update those screenshots if necessary when I fixed my tools and give you a render closer to the one you could get in-game. (But those might be just fine)



New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount
This is a Model Viewer render, I will update those screenshots if necessary when I fixed my tools and give you a render closer to the one you could get in-game. (But those might be just fine)





Patch 4.3 - PTR Patch 14890
A new PTR build is being deployed on test realms.

Item Sets Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)


Client Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ERR_LFG_JOINED_RF_QUEUE = "You are now queued in the Raid Finder.";
  • ERR_PARTY_LFG_BOOT_VOTE_REGISTERED = "Your request to kick %s has been successfully received.";
  • ERR_SOR_STARTING_EXPERIENCE_INCOMPLETE = "You must complete your starting experience before you can redeem your Scroll of Resurrection rewards.";
  • INELIGIBLE_BOSSES = "You will not be eligible to loot the following: %s";
  • LFG_MUST_SELECT_ROLE = "You must select one role.";
  • LFG_ROLE_UNAVAILABLE = "The group does not need players for this role.";
  • PLAYER_DIFFICULTY3 = "Raid Finder";
  • RF_COOLDOWN_ADDITIONAL_PEOPLE = "and %d other |4player:players;.";
  • RF_COOLDOWN_OTHER = "The following players in your group have recently queued for a Raid and may not yet queue again:";
  • RF_COOLDOWN_YOU = "You recently queued for a Raid.\nYou may queue for another in:";
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_149 = "You cannot deconstruct Elementium Gem Clusters while collecting them!";


Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons & Raids

Cataclysm Raid
  • Heroic: Madness of Deathwing now rewards the "Savior of Azeroth" title instead of "Avenger of the Five Flights"
  • Destroyer's End Defeat Deathwing on Normal or Heroic Difficulty in the Dragon Soul raid. Title: Destroyer's End
  • Don't Stand So Close to Me Defeat Morchok in Dragon Soul on Normal or Heroic Difficulty without any two players (three players on 25-player mode) ever being within 5 yards of each other while Morchok is channeling Black Blood of the Earth.
  • Holding Hands Destroy the final Crystal Conductor during Hagara's lightning phase on Normal or Heroic Difficulty, while all raid members are part of the final Lightning Conduit.
  • Chromatic Champion Destroy Deathwing in Dragon Soul on Normal or Heroic Difficulty after beginning the encounter on each Aspect's platform:
  • Minutes to Midnight wording clarified to "on Normal and Heroic difficulty"
  • Deck Defender wording clarified to "on Normal and Heroic difficulty"
  • Ping Pong Champion wording clarified to "on Normal and Heroic difficulty"
  • Taste the Rainbow! wording clarified to "on Normal and Heroic difficulty"
  • Maybe He'll Get Dizzy... wording clarified to "on Normal and Heroic difficulty"

Feats of Strength

Guild - Feats of Strength


Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Companion Pets

Mounts
  • Experiment 12-B Summons and dismisses a rideable Experiment 12-B. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast
  • Heart of the Aspects Summons and dismisses the Heart of the Aspects. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. 1.5 sec cast
  • Blazing Drake Summons and dismisses a rideable Blazing Drake. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast

Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Blood
  • Blood Presence now increases armor contribution from cloth, leather, mail and plate items by 55%. Up from 30%.

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Bear Form now increases Stamina by 20%, up from 10%.

Restoration

Balance

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Survival
  • Explosive Shot now scales from 27.3% of Ranged Attack Power, up from 23.2%.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Retribution
  • Seal of Truth now scales from 13.5% of Attack Power, up from 9.65%.

Holy
  • Beacon of Light now affects your Word of Glory, Holy Shock, Flash of Light, Divine Light and Light of Dawn. (And I have no idea if it's a change or a wording change)

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Earthquake now scales from 11% of Spell Power (Going to assume it's just a tooltip fix to actually reflect spell power changes in-game)

Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Demonology
  • Master Demonologist now increases damage done by demon servants and damage dealt while transformed by 18.4%, down from 20%. Each point of Mastery increases damage by an additional 2.3%, down from 2.5%.

Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Fury
This article was originally published in forum thread: Death Knight Tier 13, Taiwan Double Raid Reset, Chromatic Dragon, PTR Build 14890 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 328 Comments
  1. FrantACs's Avatar
    Eclipse now only requires 10 Sparks, down from ... well, 8,675,309.I lol'd.
  1. ContentsMayVary's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    Wow, the chinese can create Dragonwraths twice as fast now :O
    Hmm well China wasn't part of Taiwan or Korea last time I looked in an atlas...
  1. hankitg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ContentsMayVary View Post
    Hmm well China wasn't part of Taiwan or Korea last time I looked in an atlas...
    +1 internets to you Sir.

    Lol @ DK Tier, looks mediocre at best. Chromatic Dragon looks fantastic, actually looks more like a Dragon instead of the horrible "Drake" mounts we have been getting. Loving the titles from Dragon Soul too, should be good fun.
  1. Vormav's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KevyB View Post
    The fuck? you can extend raid locks dude...


    EDIT: Also, it only applies to 4.0 and 4.2 content, so old content doesn't get the double reset, only firelands, abyssal maw and the other stuff.
    Uhh no shit? The guy you're quoting and trying to make stupid has a point which obviously flew over your head. What he was saying was that having the raid lockouts expire twice a week would be good so he could raid MORE and do more. Extending a raid lock out after you already kill every boss isn't going to give him more to do like he's wanting....

    And also wtf are you smoking, Abyssal Maw? Did you get a different 4.0 or 4.2 patch than the rest of us got?
  1. Netek's Avatar
    That dragon looks so fucking boss
  1. MCitra's Avatar
    Normal and heroic titles should be switched from deathwing...
  1. Kobomino's Avatar
    The DK T13 is... well... underwhelming.
  1. Vallius's Avatar
    Zarhym just commented on Boub's DK datamine. http://twitter.com/#!/talkingcongas/...59299916910593 "Cool. Or Not." This makes me believe that this set may not be the t13 official set. Maybe this was the scrapped set? They did say they had a working model and everything but decided against it when they saw it in-game.
  1. Berri's Avatar
    That chromatic drake is pretty badass - I'm gonna want one :P

    The DK tier looks good but it looks to me like it's based very strongly on the warrior S11 gear that they released a couple of weeks ago... I'm a little disappoint :P

    I'm guessing Should of the Aspects is the Chromatic Drake pet because it's a pet and an instant cast, so I'll assume that the Heart of the Aspects is the flying chromatic drake mount... interesting, given the description of 'This mount changes depending on your riding skill and location,' it kinda looks like this will be a pet store or a TCG card mount...
  1. beneholio's Avatar
    People complaining about tier sets... been there, done that.
  1. Alenarien's Avatar
    From a roleplayer's point of view, that mount is absolutely perfect for Paladins and Priests, I don't know what look they were going for but to me it seems holy more than anything. As to the other changes, I couldn't really care less. I'll do the new instances for potentially great looking gear sure, but all my care for Cata has decreased drastically lately with the announcement of MoP and new talents/monk class.
  1. buggerlugs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by catalystical View Post
    Please. Send the DK T13 back.
    probably desgined by sam wiess as hes apparently art director. His corpsegrinder buddy must be the one saying moar skullz, bigger shoulderz

    At least I know why the armor sets all look crap now judging by his taste in friends and music,
  1. Deklol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KevyB View Post
    The fuck? you can extend raid locks dude...


    EDIT: Also, it only applies to 4.0 and 4.2 content, so old content doesn't get the double reset, only firelands, abyssal maw and the other stuff.
    Abyssal what..?
    Cool They can raid an instance that isin't in the game. Twice a week.
  1. Zandilar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sissadora View Post
    I'm actually thinking of Dragonlance dragons here and it gets even more confusing. In Ansalon, chromatic dragons are "base colour dragons" (red, blue, green, black and white) and metallic dragons are.. well, gold, silver, bronze etc. So this is definitely a metallic dragon! Rawr.
    The metallic/chromatic divide between dragons actually comes from Dungeons and Dragons. Ansalon/Dragonlance was a Campaign Setting for that game system, and it's very clear that they pinched Tiamat (renamed Takhisis) and Bahamut (renamed Paladine) from the Deities and Demigods book (I think it was, it was later rereleased as Legends and Lore). Sure, they made some alterations (Takhisis is CE while Tiamat is LE, for example), but they're essentially the same.

    Red, Blue, Green, Black, and White have always been the five colours of the evil dragons, going back even as far as Basic Dungeons and Dragons.
    Gold, Silver, Bronze, Brass, and Copper were the colours of the good dragons. It is actually rather straight forward, IMHO.

    ETA: Given that Blizzard also seems to have the same idea (switched up a little, but basically 5 different colours, with different "breath weapons" and alignments), I wouldn't be terribly surprised to find that it predates Dungeons and Dragons as well.
  1. gutnbrg's Avatar
    mount is amazing, not having 2 raid lockouts a week in north america isnt really fair if ur gonna do it everywhere else...and the dk set is so underwhelming for taking as long as it did, i literally see every other dk tier wrapped up into one in that set....
  1. NeziK's Avatar
    YES blood pressence buff! , this actualy makes me continue tanking next patch/expansions. Blood press needed some serious buffing, DKs where waaaay to squishy compared to onther tank classes, especialy on heroic. DK tier is terrible though, long live Transmog I guess.
  1. Rikhart's Avatar
    I want that mount, I LOVE oriental dragons \o/
  1. Myuk's Avatar
    Finally blizz gives us a new model instead of a reskinned dragon
  1. Mozhizi's Avatar
    There's a moustache on the helmet! Hopefully it's not the real set :c
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Urgh...ANOTHER dragon for the e-peening community..it'll either be very rare, or from an HC boss I'm sure.Ah well..I hope they'll add the same model at least to some other area, like dungeon achis or so.

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