MMO-Champion - Patch 5.1 PTR - Build 16173
Update: Added Official Notes update to the end of the post. Most of the class changes were already noted.

Swift Windsteed Mount, Challenge Mode Gear Procs, Conquest Point Cap Clarification

Patch 5.1 PTR - Build 16173
A new PTR build will be deployed on the test realms soon. We will be updating these notes frequently, so keep checking back!

New Gryphon and Wyvern
Blizzard is finally updating the good old faction mounts with newcomers: Grand Armored Gryphon and Grand Armored Wyvern




Swift Windsteed Mount
4 colors in the game files for the Swift Windsteed mount revealed earlier today.




Mechanical Tiger Cub



New Items
Look at the full list of new items, including the Scavenged weapons on the WoWDB PTR site! The pets will drop off of bosses in Classic raids!

Level Type Slot Name
80Mount Grand Armored Gryphon
80Mount Grand Armored Wyvern
1Companion Pets Gluth's Bone
1Companion Pets Dusty Clutch of Eggs
1Companion Pets Mr. Bigglesworth's Frigid Collar
1Companion Pets Blighted Spore
1Companion Pets Mark of Flame
1Companion Pets Blazing Rune
1Companion Pets Core of Hardened Ash
1Companion Pets Unscathed Egg
1Companion Pets Blackwing Banner
1Companion Pets Whistle of Chromatic Bone
1Companion Pets Viscidus Globule
1Companion Pets Anubisath Idol
1Companion Pets Jewel of Maddening Whispers
25Warlock Glyph Glyph of Supernova
25Warlock Glyph Glyph of Gateway Attunement
25Druid Glyph Glyph of Focus
1Junk Blood-Soaked Invitation
1Junk Brawler's Invite
85Junk Tome of the Tiger
85Junk Tome of the Crane
85Junk Tome of the Serpent
1Quest Re-Configured Remote
1Quest Delaris's Prism
90Devices Pierre
20Consumable Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies
20Consumable Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies
20Consumable Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies
20Consumable Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies
90Other Expired Blackout Brew
90Other Rotten Apple
90Other Rotten Banana
90Other Rotten Watermelon



Vol'jin Event Audio



King Varian Audio



Skyglaive Event



Voice of the Gods Narration



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Collect
Pet Battles

Feats of Strength

Guild Feats of Strength
Guild

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • And... It's Good! (New) Fly through the discs above the Engine of Nalak'sha in Mogu'shan Vaults on Normal or Heroic difficulty.

Pet Battles

Reputation

World Events



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying
  • Grand Armored Gryphon (New) Summons and dismisses a rideable Armored Snowy Gryphon mount. The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Grand Armored Wyvern (New) Summons and dismisses a rideable Armored Snowy Gryphon mount. The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Violet Proto-Drake no longer grants Master Riding.

Companions

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Minor Glyphs

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Beast Mastery
  • Bestial Wrath now also breaks all effects which cause loss of control of your pet.No longer makes pet unstoppable.

Major Glyphs

Pet Talents
Ferocity
  • Rabid now increases attack speed instead of power.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents

Fire

Minor Glyphs

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Power Strikes now also works with Soothing Mist, and Crackling Jade Lightning to generate additional Chi.

Mistweaver

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Mass Dispel now removes all beneficial spells from each enemy target, up from 1.
  • Penance now heals for 6,606 + 63.5% of SP, up from 1,000 + 103.7% of SP.

Discipline
  • Penance now heals for 6,606 + 63.5% of SP, up from 1,000 + 103.7% of SP.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Blind now has a 1 min cooldown, down from 3 min.
  • Sprint now has a 45 sec cooldown, down from 60 sec.
  • Wound Poison damage increased by 33%.

Talents

Assassination
  • Seal Fate now only works with melee attacks.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents

Affliction
  • Soul Swap (Affliction) - Soulburn: Applies Corruption, Unstable Affliction and Agony without removing them from a target.

Destruction

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Intervene absorb of next attack now lasts for 10 sec.

Major Glyphs

Professions
Alchemy
  • Many tooltips updated to let you know they have a chance to proc a discovery.

Enchanting

Inscription

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Amber Spew Deals 45,000 Nature damage to enemies in a 90 yard frontal cone.
  • Arcane Resonance Charges random targets with Arcane Resonance, which inflicts 30,000 Arcane damage to the target and all allies within 6 yards of the target.
  • Arcane Resonance Charges random targets with Arcane Resonance, which inflicts10,000 Arcane damage to the target and inflicts 30,000 Arcane damage to all allies within 6 yards of the target. Each nearby player will amplify the damage done by 10,000. 30,000.
  • Arcane Resonance Charges random targets with Arcane Resonance, which inflicts10,000 Arcane damage to the target and inflicts 30,000 Arcane damage to all allies within 6 yards of the target. Each nearby player will amplify the damage done by 10,000. 30,000.
  • Arcane Resonance Charges random targets with Arcane Resonance, which inflicts10,000 Arcane damage to the target and inflicts 30,000 Arcane damage to all allies within 6 yards of the target. Each nearby player will amplify the damage done by 10,000. 30,000.
  • Titan Gas Titan Gas fills the room, dealing 20,000 Frost damage every 1 seconds to all players and energizing any constructs, increasing damage dealt by 0% and attack speed by 25%. Titan Gas fills the room, dealing 20,000 Frost damage every 1 sec. to all players and energizing players and constructs, increasing melee damage dealt.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO0 - Illidari Training Grounds
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO1 - Karabor Sewers
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO2 - Sanctuary of Shadows
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO3 - Halls of Anguish
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO4 - Gorefiend's Vigil
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO5 - Den of Mortal Delights
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO6 - Chamber of Command
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_BLACKTEMPLESCENARIO7 - Temple Summit
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_KRASARANG_TERRAIN11 - Explorers' League HQ
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_KRASARANG_TERRAIN12 - Ruins of Ogudei
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_KRASARANG_TERRAIN13 - Reliquary Incursion
  • ENABLE_MOUSE_SPEED - Enable Mouse Sensitivity
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_MOUSE_SPEED - Enables setting a custom mouse sensitivity to override the setting from the operating system.



Patch 5.1 PTR Notes Update - October 23
Only changed and new notes are below, see the full notes on the Blue Tracker.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
  • Banquet of the Steamer and Great Banquet of the Steamer now correctly provide Intellect to damage based casting classes. Healers will continue to gain Spirit from these foods.
  • A cooking profession bag has been added, and can be purchased with Ironpaw Tokens from Nam Ironpaw.

Classes
  • The Weakened Blows effect has a new icon.

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Symbiosis:
    • Mass Dispel's mana cost has been increased to match the Priest version, and its cooldown has been increased to 60 seconds.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Ice Trap
    • The snare provided by Ice Trap is now more responsive when enemies enter or leave the area of effect, and its effective area more closely matches the visual effect.
    • Glyph of Ice Trap now causes the visual effect of Ice Trap to match the increased area of effect provided by the glyph.
    • Glyph of Black Ice now correctly benefits from the increased duration provided by Trap Mastery.
    • Lock and Load will now activate correctly when Ice Trap is triggered by an immune target, as long as a susceptible target is within the area of effect.
    • Fixed several issues involving Trap Mastery, Entrapment, Glyph of Black Ice, and Glyph of Ice Trap.
  • The Growl pet ability will no longer cause diminishing returns against bosses that are immune to its effect.
  • The Glyph of Icy Solace has been renamed to Glyph of Solace, and now causes both Scattershot and Freezing Trap to remove all damage over time effects from the target.
  • Glyph of Scattering has been removed.
  • A new Major Glyph has been added: Glyph of Aimed Shot. This glyph allows Aimed Shot to be used while moving.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Ring of Frost now has a 45 second cooldown (was 30 seconds).
  • The duration of Deep Freeze has been reduced to 4 seconds.
  • Frost Bomb will now detonate after 6 seconds (was 5 seconds). Detonation speed is still affected by haste.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Turn Evil is now effective against Aberrations.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Psyfiend's Psychic Terror cast time has been increased to 2 seconds (was 1.5 seconds).

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Seal Fate will now only be activated by melee combo point generating abilities.
  • Shuriken Toss now deals double damage when used against targets further than 10 yards away.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Demonic Gateway must now be activated by the player wishing to teleport.
  • A new Minor Glyph has been added: Glyph of Gateway Attunement. This glyph will cause a Warlock's Demonic Gateway to transport her immediately when she steps on it.
  • A New Major Glyph has been added: Glyph of Supernova. This glyph will cause the Warlock to deal 10% of his maximum health to all targets within 5 yards for each Burning Ember he had when he was slain.
  • Banish is now effective against Aberrations.
  • Kil'jaeden's Cunning now longer imposes a cast time penalty.
  • Flames of Xoroth no longer has a cooldown.
  • Rain of Fire
    • Rain of Fire no longer causes a stun after hitting a target three times.
  • Destruction Warlocks have gained a new ability: Cataclysm. Cataclysm costs one Burning Ember. After a 3 second channeling period, Cataclysm will stun and knockback all burning targets within 10 yards of the caster. This ability has a 1 minute cooldown.
  • Conflagrate now generates Burning Embers.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Pet Battles
  • A new item has been introduced that can be used to upgrade the quality of Battle Pets: Battle-stones.
    • Battle-stones are available in two basic types, general purpose Battle-stones that can be used to upgrade the quality of any pet, and family specific Battle-stones, which can only be used to upgrade pets of a specific pet family. Pets over level 15 upgraded in this way can lose up to two levels in the process.
  • Several classic Raid bosses now have a chance to drop new Battle Pets. The new pets can be obtained from bosses in Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, Ahn'Qiraj, and Naxxramas.
  • Abilities that have been used will now continue to cool down for pets when they are not the active pet in a battle.
  • Pets previously removed from the Safari achievements have been added back to the criteria of those achievements now that they're back in the wild.
  • Players that defeat Aki the Chosen at the culmination of the Battle Pet quest lines can now follow a new line of Battle Pet quests and associated daily quests that allows players to battle against Pandaren spirits.
  • The Dragon Kite can now be used in Pet Battles.
  • The Imperial Silkworm and Imperial Moth pets can now be created by Tailors.
  • A number of pets that could previously only be found accompanying other pets into battle can now be found roaming the world.
  • A number of new capturable pets can be found in the world from pet families that were once more sparsely populated.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent some pets captured in Pet Battles from correctly saving their skin color once added to the Pet Journal.
  • Player versus Player Pet Battles now award more experience.
  • Large plants and bushes in the environment that interfered with visibility during Pet Battles while now fade out of view during the match.

Raids, Dungeons and Scenarios
  • Raid groups are no longer necessary to enter pre-Mists of Pandara raid dungeons.
  • The Statistics page now tracks and displays 10-player and 25-player raid boss kills separately.
  • Scenarios
    • Scenarios now include Dungeon Finder queue features, including leaders, backfill, vote to kick, and deserter debuffs. Roles are still not required.

UI
  • Justice, Valor, Honor and Conquest Point quartermasters are now signified by new minimap icons.

Brawler's Guild
  • Underground fighting rings have sprung up in Stormwind and Orgrimmar that will give brawlers who have their mitts on an invitation a chance to earn bragging rights by testing their solo PvE mettle against some of the toughest creatures found in World of Warcraft.
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Comments 165 Comments
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    I always thought having a raid group to enter an older expansions raids was silly. We'd get in with a friend making a group for us or having a second toon on another account do it. This is a nice change.
  1. aNGeLKiLLeR's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Barzulan View Post
    They aren't changing the achievements at all, just the tooltips for 55 and 60. They were incorrectly displaying the prerequisite for 55 reps as 60 and 60 reps as 70.
    ofc they are , read the achievement change they aren't fixing the tooltip at all, they are altering ther requirement since at the moment there is only 75(if you count black prince) reps you can get exalted ( prolly wrong but a rough count ) which some of those reps aren't obtainable anymore due to being removed.
  1. Seahnjin's Avatar
    "Violet Proto-Drake no longer grants Master Riding."

    /sigh.
    Why did I leave Winter Veil for last ?
  1. Elrandir's Avatar
    Man I can't wait for the new player models to come out and laugh my ass off at all the nerdraging. It's a gryphon mount, who gives a crap lol.
  1. Gardakan18's Avatar
    Boo for Healing Sphere. Our mastery was bad enough before they nerf it, now it's totally useless.

    And yay for not having to ask a guildie each time I want to enter an old raid (which is fairly often)!
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Raid groups are no longer necessary to enter pre-Mists of Pandara raid dungeons.
    Nice!
  1. Thaladhrun's Avatar
    The warrior nerf is ok, it's a start I guess. I agree that blanket silences are dumb. Same goes for non-dispellable stuns but hey ho. If they do exist in the game, they should be on a high CD. I think mages should also lose their blanket silence, and I say this as a mage player, or at least have that effect on a higher CD.

    Change to Pyro is still stupid. Change to DF is understandable, at least the CD is the same. This causes less of a nerf to its effective uptime. Strictly speaking, only frost should benefit from a full 5 sec DF as it is the spec that required it to do damage. The other two specs don't need it as much as a stun for some breathing space. I did think Blizzard's decision to give shatter to all specs was a bit ill-advised. RoF CD increase is ok I guess, it'll still be a powerful spell.

    The changes to locks are great. KJ's Cunning is actually a damn good spell now. I am glad they removed the cast-time penalty, when most other casters can cast on the move with less powerful abilities at no cost.
  1. dokilar's Avatar
    not a fan of those mount updates.

    "how can we make the wyvern look better?"
    "lets put a tier 1 lock helm on it!"
    "genius"
  1. Urklore's Avatar
    Those mounts look exspensive
  1. Wolfchylde's Avatar
    Apparently Garrosh couldn't afford to armor BOTH horns on the wyvern... LOL
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dokilar View Post
    not a fan of those mount updates.

    "how can we make the wyvern look better?"
    "lets put a tier 1 lock helm on it!"
    "genius"
    Wyvern's had horns in Warcraft 3.

    The more you know...
  1. Anjerith's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AncientNecro View Post
    Maybe this means they will bring back Naxx 40 for people to enjoy and collect sexy transmogs from? *crosses finger*
    Why would they do that when the Naxx25/10 retextures were vastly superior textures?
  1. ijffdrie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by iamthedevil View Post
    Wyvern's had horns in Warcraft 3.

    The more you know...
    All I see is the ears that are also present on the old WoW model (though with this low-res they could be argued to be horns, they're still a completely different shape.).



    They do have the goatee though.
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ijffdrie View Post
    All I see is the ears that are also present on the old WoW model (though with this low-res they could be argued to be horns, they're still a completely different shape.).



    They do have the goatee though.
    I played the game many times, you can zoom down, they are horns.
  1. ijffdrie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by iamthedevil View Post
    I played the game many times, you can zoom down, they are horns.
    Just zoomed in in WC3 editor, no horns visible, just ears.

  1. Silverwolf's Avatar
    Wyverns have never had horns, it's just some of the newer Blizzard art crew wanting to put they're own mark on things. Frankly I wish they hadn't touched the models, and had simply updated the textures, maybe the armour plating. I LIKED the look of the old faction mounts, don't like these ones at all, won't be using them.

    With the Wyvern, as with many of the models in the game now, they seem to have an obsession with elongating fangs to a ridiculous degree, and the tail looks like it's now a bad Photoshop job, instead of an organic part of the creature. If they had made it more a lions tail tapering to the scorpid tip, and left off the horns, then even with the extra elongation on the fangs it might have looked ok, but as it is... none of my characters will be seen on that mount.

    As to the Gryphon, the older design is far more robust/burly looking, this one looking almost flimsy in comparison, and the new wings look almost like they're a double set thanks to the extra protrusion mid way along the wing, instead of being the single pair of wings. At least I've only got horde toons so only time I'll have to look at this model is when chasing Alliance.
  1. trev712port's Avatar
    anyone else want them to change the human and orc models more like the newer npcs like Varian and Garrosh
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    wtf why even bother with DF when it already robs you of some of the freeze time thanks to the bullshit GCD
  1. NineK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sdkphoenix View Post
    Glad they are changing the rep achievements like they said they would back in the beta. 70 was near impossible unless you got some of the harder or removed reputations, then it was easier.
    So they even make the achivement so easy a blind can get them.

    I was looking forward to get my last faction to get the 70 Exalted, that does show you aint some part time scrub.

    They could have just added the 55 and a 65 one
  1. Dark Exerus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lockula View Post
    Has no one noticed this little tidbit
    No I did not but I so hope its true.

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