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. Gaman's Avatar
    Okay, as a Mage i can understand the nerfs for PvP reasons.. But the nerf for the 70 achievment is probably the most retarded one in here, why just why change something that has no effect on gameplay what so fucking ever, and something that was actually an "achievment" into something its now not gonna be.. 60 exalted was reachable in fucking Cata.. Sigh
  1. conscript's Avatar
    Whoa whoa whoa. A Stitched Pup companion pet?! DO WANT!
  1. Screwy Maverick's Avatar
    All this hate is HILARIOUS. I love PTR notes.
  1. DarkTZeratul's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Celticmoon View Post
    Wow....you update our old mount models...BUT STILL HAVEN'T updated our character models. Way to go, guys -.-
    They updated a total of two models, and one set of armor for each. The difference in work between this and updating our characters is staggering - for characters there are sixteen models (if just the original races; twenty if you include draenei and blood elves), plus all of the associated faces and hairstyles, with the consideration that they need to make sure the updated models look as close to the new models as possible so that no one winds up not being able to look like the same character anymore, plus probably new animations to account for the increased poly counts.
  1. Sidone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mementomori1993 View Post
    To all the people bitching about the wings...........It's the PTR, chill out.
    What you see now is _very_ unlikely to change.
  1. salate's Avatar
    -54% damage O_o wai so.
    :<
  1. S@thi's Avatar
    These hunter nerfs are way too much
  1. DownButStillOut's Avatar
    Bah! Who cares about new mounts! What about Mr. Bigglesworth!? I have always want to own him ever since I walked into Naxxramas in 3.0.
  1. zingar's Avatar
    lol are they really changing 70 exalted reps requierement to 60? ive had 60 since cata...
  1. Rigrot's Avatar
    There are battle pets in dungeons or something. Those mounts look wicked, KJC is cooler.
  1. Garretdejiko's Avatar
    DAT wyvern! I already miss the game.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Celticmoon View Post
    Wow....you update our old mount models...BUT STILL HAVEN'T updated our character models. Way to go, guys -.-
    They're working on character models. They've been saying this since March.

    It's going to take them a lot longer to upgrade all the player models than other model work. Would you rather them not add any new creatures or mounts or models to the game until they finish the player models? Because honestly they might not finish them all for more than a year even if that's the only thing they were working on.
  1. Abysal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by moveth View Post
    The monk healing orb change seems... weird.
    Blizzard doesn't seem to like abilities that are "pre-pull" unless they're utility like a warlock's portal.

    This change basically makes the spheres something that's only used out of combat or perhaps as an emergency self heal by Windwalkers if the healers are running OOM.

    It's really kind of inconsequential though, individual spheres didn't heal for much anyway. Losing 3 for the course of a fight is unlikely to be the difference between a wipe or not. Unless you're running with a bunch of Monks in a 25 man guild, I doubt you notice this change.
  1. ijffdrie's Avatar
    Love the look of the gryphon, but man is that wyvern butt-ugly. What's with the hilariously oversized horns? What's with the tail now sticking out of its butt rather than out of the spine? What's with the hilarious goatee? What's with the annoying colour difference between the tail and the body? As far as model upgrades go, the gryphon is a really good example of how it should be done, while the wyvern is how it shouldn't be done: Upgrade the model, don't replace it.
  1. Manataurus's Avatar
    Thanks Blizz, for making Lynx rush completely irrelevant. Hunters are already in the back of the pack for pve DPS and now this.
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    They're working on character models. They've been saying this since March.

    It's going to take them a lot longer to upgrade all the player models than other model work. Would you rather them not add any new creatures or mounts or models to the game until they finish the player models? Because honestly they might not finish them all for more than a year even if that's the only thing they were working on.
    They say the same bullshit since 4 years if not more.

    And you're second part is wrong, working for an animation studio, I can tell you that a decent (note that I said decent, not exceptional) can produce a model worth looking at in a movie, not a video game in about a day or two, and to polish it out in about a week with all the player customization options included, ergo about 2-3 months tops to polish all old races to new one with testing and stuff, but we're somehow we're still playing with 50 poly dwarf models and such - a disgrace.

    A year time to finish 10 simple models, lol, yes if I'd work like that, I would have lost my job about one week after I got it, and be living on the street for about 7 years now.

    The reason is they are scared as fuck, people will dislike the new models and quit playing when their character gets replaced, however they are to ignorant to include a new models/old models check box in the client, so people can decide themselves.
  1. jeremynative's Avatar
    Wow, blizzard finally made warcraft models that don't completely suck, those are pretty good!!!
  1. Coronius's Avatar
    Does anyone know when these changes are applied? As a lock, I'm dying to find out. But I'm guessing this is for the 5.1 PTR, right? :/
  1. Nekosom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by F-Minus View Post
    They say the same bullshit since 4 years if not more.

    And you're second part is wrong, working for an animation studio, I can tell you that a decent (note that I said decent, not exceptional) can produce a model worth looking at in a movie, not a video game in about a day or two, and to polish it out in about a week with all the player customization options included, ergo about 2-3 months tops to polish all old races to new one with testing and stuff, but we're somehow we're still playing with 50 poly dwarf models and such - a disgrace.

    A year time to finish 10 simple models, lol, yes if I'd work like that, I would have lost my job about one week after I got it, and be living on the street for about 7 years now.

    The reason is they are scared as fuck, people will dislike the new models and quit playing when their character gets replaced, however they are to ignorant to include a new models/old models check box in the client, so people can decide themselves.
    What rear end did you pull that time frame out of? Making models for a movie and for a video game are completely different. So assuming you're telling the truth (which I doubt), you still vastly underestimate the time and effort required to do something like that. Especially when you take into consideration that those same teams are also busy working on more expansion content.
  1. catalystical's Avatar
    Maturing Varian = win
    Vol'jin as a potential warchief = win

    Can't wait!

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