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Patch 5.2 - PTR Build 16467
A new PTR build will be deployed on PTR realms soon.


Raid Testing Schedule - January 17
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Thursday, January 17, we will be testing two more raid encounters in the Throne of Thunder.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below for all Public Test Realms.

Horridon - 10 Player Normal at 10:30 PST (13:30 EST, 19:30 CET)

Iron Qon - 10 Player Normal at 16:00 PST (19:00 EST, 01:00 CET)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. This is particularly true for these early tests as we are still nailing down overall patch stability. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Important Testing Notes

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: At the northeastern edge of the swamp on the Thunder King's island, there is a Shado-Pan camp in a small cave. A sewer grate in this cave will take you directly to the zone-in point for the raid zone. (As more of the island unlocks, players will be able to access the main gate directly.)

Q: What gear do I use to test the raid?
A: As we did for Beta raid testing, we will be scaling players' gear inside the raid in order to facilitate testing. Gear will be scaled (up or down, as appropriate) to item Level 502 for the purposes of testing Normal modes.

New Items
You can see all of the new items on WoWDB!

Level Type Slot Name
1Junk Fortuitous Coffer
90Junk Intact Devilsaur Hide
90Junk Notes on Lightning Steel
90Junk Notes on Lightning Stabilization
20Companion Pets Ji-Kun Hatchling
20Companion Pets Spawn of G'nathus
20Companion Pets Direhorn Runt
20Companion Pets Pygmy Direhorn
500Other Secrets of the Empire
500Other Titan Runestone
1Quest Wild Thunder Pterrorwing Hatchling
476Two-handed AxeTwo Hand Drakkari Decapitator
476BowRanged Mogu Sportsman's Bow
476One-handed MaceOne Hand Lightning Snare
476PolearmTwo Hand Teng's Reach
476One-handed SwordOne Hand Vengeance of Kor'dok
476One-handed SwordOne Hand Talonblade of Akil'amon
476StaffTwo Hand Gaze of Qi'nor
476DaggerOne Hand Cera's Impalers
476DaggerOne Hand Saurok Ritualist's Sacrificial Dagger
80Consumable Burning Seed



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • INVITE_TEAM_MEMBERS - Invite Team Members
  • PVP_BEST_RATING - Best Rating:
  • PVP_CURRENT_RATING - Current Rating:
  • PVP_INVITE_TEAM_TOOLTIP - Right-Click to invite team members



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Feats of Strength

Pandaria
Quests

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • A Complete Circuit (New) Defeat Lei Shen in the Throne of Thunder on Normal or Heroic Difficulty after disabling each of the four Conduits first. Criteria: Static Shock Conduit Disabled First, Diffusion Chain Conduit Disabled First, Overcharge Conduit Disabled First, Bouncing Bolt Conduit Disabled First.
  • Can't Touch This (New) Survive the Iron Qon fight in the Throne of Thunder on Normal or Heroic difficulty without getting hit by any of the following abilities: 10 points. Criteria: Burning Cinders, Frozen Blood, Storm Cloud, Frozen Solid!, Rushing Winds.
  • From Dusk 'til Dawn (New) Defeat Lu'lin before Suen falls below 30% health, and then defeat Suen in Throne of Thunder on Normal or Heroic Difficulty. 10 points.
  • One-Up now is possible to earn in Normal or Heroic difficulty.

Player vs. Player



Tier 15 Set Bonus Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Mage T15 2P Bonus When Alter Time expires, you gain 5,100 Haste for 30 sec. 1,800 Haste, Crit, and Mastery for 30 sec.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Warrior T15 Protection 2P Bonus Your Shield Slam and Revenge have a 10% chance to activate Victory Rush and increase the healing done by the next Impending Victory by 100%. or Impending Victory as if you had killed your target.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companions

Druid (Forums)
  • Cyclone now has a 30yd range, up from 20.
  • Wild Mushroom: Bloom - Bonus healing on the Wild Mushroom will be divided across all targets healed.

Balance & Restoration
  • Wild Mushroom (Restoration) now only gains from 25% of overhealing done by your Rejuvenation, up to a maximum of 33% (was 100%) of your health in bonus healing per mushroom.

Restoration
  • Naturalist (New) Increases all healing you deal by 10%. Druid - Restoration Spec.
  • Wild Mushroom: Bloom - Bonus healing on the Wild Mushroom will be divided across all targets healed.

Hunter (Forums)
Marksmanship
  • Aimed Shot now has a 2.5 sec cast, down from 2.9 sec.

Monk (Forums)
Brewmaster

Windwalker

Paladin (Forums)

Priest (Forums)
Talents
  • Solace and Insanity (New) Discipline, Holy: You gain the Power Word: Solace ability. Shadow: When cast on a target that has three of your Shadow damage-over-time spells applied, your Mind Flay gains the insanity effect. Strike an enemy with the power of the heavens, dealing [ 1,136 + 111% of Spell Power ] Holy damage and an additional [ 7 + 3.12% of Spell Power ] Holy damage over 7 sec and restoring 1% of maximum mana. Replaces Holy Fire. Assault the target's mind with Shadow energy, causing 6,294 Shadow damage over 3 sec and slowing their movement speed by 50%. Priest - LvL 45 Talent.

Discipline
  • Divine Aegis no longer gains from Prayer of Healing.
  • Rapture now also reduces Power Word: Shield mana cost by 50%. Now grants mana equal to 100% of your Spirit, down from 250%.

Discipline & Holy

Rogue (Forums)
  • Blade Flurry now strike up to 4 additional nearby opponents for 40% of normal damage, up from 25%.
  • Smoke Bomb - Allies take 20% less damage while within the cloud.

Talents
  • Marked for Death now requires the target to die within 60 seconds to reset the cooldown.

Combat
  • Blade Flurry now strike up to 4 additional nearby opponents for 40% of normal damage, up from 25%.

Shaman (Forums)
Talents

Warlock (Forums)
  • Dark Intent now increases spell power by 10% and Stamina by 10%, rather than just spell power.

Warrior (Forums)

Arms

Fury

Professions
Blacksmithing
  • Lightning Steel Ingot Combine Trillium and Ghost Iron to create a Lightning Steel Ingot. In the process, you may Create a Lightning Steel Ingot from Ghost Iron Bars. In the process, you may gain additional knowledge of Ghost Iron, and discover a Blacksmithing plan you have yet to learn. Materials. 2 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Trillium Bar, Ghost Iron Bar (3). Ghost Iron Bar (10).

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Amplifier Increases damage dealt by 25% and attack speed by 25%. Instant. 10% and attack speed by 10%. Instant.
  • Animus Font (New) Further corrupts a target already afflicted by Touch of the Animus, causing them to spew Animus bolts at nearby locations every 1 sec. Enemies struck by the bolts suffer 0 Fire damage. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Animus Ring Forms several spheres in a circle around the target. The spheres move toward the center of the circle. Enemy targets that touch a sphere will consume it, inflicting 70,000 Physical damage over 8 sec. Unlimited range. Instant. increasing the damage they take from melee attacks by 100%. This effect stacks. In normal and heroic difficulties, touching a sphere also inflicts 0 Fire damage over 15 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Biting Cold Inflicting 110,500 Frost damage to all allies within 4 yards every 136,992t1 2 sec. for 30 sec. Instant.
  • Bloodletting (New) Evicerates an enemy, inflicting 6% of their maximum health in Physical damage every 2 sec. for 15 sec. Melee range. Instant. 5 sec cooldown.
  • Burning Cinders Inflicts 50,000 Fire damage initially and then 10,000 Fire damage every 1 second while standing in the area of effect.. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Chain Lightning Inflicts 50,000 Inflicts 30,000 Nature damage, chaining to nearby targets. 20 yd range. Instant.
  • Choking Sands (New) Conjures sand to suffocate an enemy, silencing and pacifying them for 8 sec and inflicting 25,000 Nature damage every second. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Crimson Wake Animus explodes upward from the floor, inflicting 150,000 Physical damage to enemies within 0 yds. Instant. Animus repeatedly explodes upward from the ground in a line that accelerates toward a random target. Crimson Wake will pursue the target for up to 30 seconds. Enemy targets hit by the explosions suffer 200,000 Fire damage. Instant.
  • Discharge Kazra'jin becomes electrified, stunning himself for 20 sec and reflectings 10% 14% of all damage taken as Nature damage to all players. Instant.
  • Electro Pulse Inflicts 50,000 Inflicts 30,000 Nature damage to allies within 6 yards. Instant.
  • Electro Wave Inflicts 150,000 Inflicts 100,000 Nature damage to allies within 20 yards. Instant.
  • Explosive Slam The golem slams the ground, inflicting 200,000 300,000 Fire damage to enemies within 15 12 yds. of his target. Enemies struck are seared, increasing the damage of subsequent Explosive Slams for 25 sec. Melee range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Fire Blast Blasts the target, inflicting 90,000 49,500 Fire damage. 60 yd range. Instant.
  • FULL POWER (New) Unleashes a torrent of Animus bolts that strike at random targets. Each bolt inflicts 500,000 Fire damage to enemies within 5 yds. of the impact point. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Fusion Slash Lei Shen slashes at the target with his polearm, inflicting 550,000 Nature damage and causing a Meltdown. Meltdown inflicts 500,000 Nature damage to friends within 8 yards increases damage taken by Fusion Slash by 50% for 45 sec. Unlimited range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Glacial Freeze (New) Inflicts 42,000 Frost damage to all enemies within 10 yards for 5 sec. Instant.
  • Interrupting Jolt (New) The Animus releases a burst of energy, inflicting 270,000 Nature damage and interrupting the spellcasts of all players. Unlimited range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Lightning Bolt Inflicts 25,000 Inflicts 30,000 Nature damage every 0.25 sec. 500 yd range. Instant. the Lightning Bolt can be avoided by jumping over it. 500 yd range. Instant.
  • Lightning Crash Inflicts 200,000 Inflicts 130,000 Nature damage to enemies within 6 yards. 1,000 yd range. Instant.
  • Lightning Whip Lei Shen cracks a Lightning Whip across the floor, inflicting 250,000 750,000 Nature damage to enemies within 80 yards infront of him, leaving a lightning bolt behind on the ground. that can be avoided by jumping over it. 500 yd range. 4 sec cast.
  • Overcharge Inflicts 150,000 Nature damage, stunning the target for 5 sec. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Overloaded Circuits The Conduit was the highest power after becoming Supercharged, causing Overloaded Circuits, disabling the Conduit. Inflicts 50,000 75,000 Nature damage every 1 sec. Instant.
  • Quicksand Inflicts 162,500 Nature damage every second. Instant. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Rushing Winds Inflicts 50,000 Inflicts 100,000 Nature damage and captures the target for 3 sec. 150 yd range. Instant.
  • Sand Bolt (New) Hurls a bolt of sand at an enemy, inflicting 55,000 Nature damage to them and all enemies within 5 yards. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Sand Bolt Hurls a bolt of sand at an enemy, inflicting 195,000 Nature damage to them and all enemies within 5 yards. 100 yd range. Instant. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Serpent's Vitality Breathes life and vitality into players, causing them to regenerate 5,000 health and 5,000 20,000 health and 20,000 mana every 1 sec. Instant.
  • Shadow Bolt (New) Hurls a bolt of dark magic at an enemy, inflicting 65,000 Shadow damage. 200 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Static Shock Inflicts 700,000 Inflicts 1,000,000 Nature damage divided among all players within 8 yards. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Swipe Inflicts 90,000 Inflicts 180,000 Physical damage to targets in a 5-yard cone in front of the caster. Instant.
  • Touch of the Animus Corrupts the The Dark Animus periodically corrupts a random target, inflicting 60,000 Fire damage every 10 5 for the remainder of the encounter. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Violent Gale Winds The Violent Gale Winds from the outdoors push the players in a direction, inflicting 30,000 40,000 Nature damage every 1 sec. 500 yd range. Instant.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.2 - PTR Build 16467 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 49 Comments
  1. Madruga's Avatar
    Do the changes in the Cutting Edge feats mean there won't be a buff/nerf in the 5.0 raids?
  1. artem123's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Madruga View Post
    Do the changes in the Cutting Edge feats mean there won't be a buff/nerf in the 5.0 raids?
    seems like it, guess the buffs might just be counted as upgrades maybe?
  1. Axelond's Avatar
    Druid buffs, disc priests nerfs should help balance out the edges of healing rankings. However Spirit shell untouched still seems a bit strong but i guess we will wait and see how it plays out
  1. Balmazer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Madruga View Post
    Do the changes in the Cutting Edge feats mean there won't be a buff/nerf in the 5.0 raids?
    It's probably too early to tell, although it's probably still going to get nerfed. I assume they're just clarifying it so someone playing the game can just look at the achievement and know what that person did as they're kind of vague for someone that wasn't doing the content at the time.
  1. Tyrasibion's Avatar
    Warrior damage buff? Totally needed.

    ...shiiiit
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    10% extra healing buff for Druids sounds way over the top. It also feels very lazy to add flat buff.

    Question is what class will be left out in 5.2? To me it looks like holy palas are in for a torrid times. Blizzard has ignored their feedback so far and seems to be focusing on other specs and classes. Another Sunwell incoming? Looking at the 2 and 4 stat bonuses - it looks pretty clear.
  1. Hapes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Axelond View Post
    Druid buffs, disc priests nerfs should help balance out the edges of healing rankings. However Spirit shell untouched still seems a bit strong but i guess we will wait and see how it plays out
    LOL.... all they just did was make Disc as shitty as holy. Funny part is GC had said this was the intent. Idiots.
    Both specs now will have shit regen. Disc just lost every advantage it had. See you at the bottom of the meters. They alrdy took mastery away from SPirit Shell so that spell won't be as strong by far.
    Rapture from 250% to 100% lol GG
  1. solvent's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hapes View Post
    LOL.... all they just did was make Disc as shitty as holy. Funny part is GC had said this was the intent. Idiots.
    Both specs now will have shit regen. Disc just lost every advantage it had. See you at the bottom of the meters. They alrdy took mastery away from SPirit Shell so that spell won't be as strong by far.
    Rapture from 250% to 100% lol GG
    Did you miss the part about halving the cost of PW:S?
  1. Penguintamer's Avatar
    Wow, did they seriously just completely REMOVE Divine Aegis from Prayer of Healing?

    It was underpowered when it was 30% of a PoH, so they buff it to 50%, and then say that it's overpowered. So they nerf it to 0%? What kind of backwards fucking logic is this. That was Discipline's ONLY decent potential for AoE healing/prevention outside of Spirit Shell, and it's absolutely awful to only have decent AoE on a 1 minute CD.
  1. simongign's Avatar
    10 Rage cost for overpower, what a joke ...
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Penguintamer View Post
    Wow, did they seriously just completely REMOVE Divine Aegis from Prayer of Healing?

    It was underpowered when it was 30% of a PoH, so they buff it to 50%, and then say that it's overpowered. So they nerf it to 0%? What kind of backwards fucking logic is this. That was Discipline's ONLY decent potential for AoE healing/prevention outside of Spirit Shell, and it's absolutely awful to only have decent AoE on a 1 minute CD.
    Discipline - to the ground
    Restro druid - back on top !

    This is how Blizzard "balances" things.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Madruga View Post
    Do the changes in the Cutting Edge feats mean there won't be a buff/nerf in the 5.0 raids?
    Sounds rather like Throne of Thunder might not be available right away - probably just a fixed time, but (speculating) it could also be similar to the original idea for the Isle of Quel'Danas/Sunwell, in that server progress through dailies is required to unlock the raid.
  1. Adeivus's Avatar
    Burning seed...a way for druids to get the fire cat form without the staff from the Firelands?
  1. Shaley's Avatar
    1.8 speed Agility Weapon?

    What?
  1. Hapes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by solvent View Post
    Did you miss the part about halving the cost of PW:S?
    yeah and? Rapture still only procs every 12 secs........
    Now imagine a 25 man with 2 discs.... Fighting to break a bubble or find someone who doesnt have a shield debuff......
    these nerfs will gut Disc down to holy levels... which is pathetic.
  1. Shaley's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hapes View Post
    yeah and? Rapture still only procs every 12 secs........
    Now imagine a 25 man with 2 discs.... Fighting to break a bubble or find someone who doesnt have a shield debuff......
    these nerfs will gut Disc down to holy levels... which is pathetic.
    5.2 is coming out tomorrow? And here I thought that this was PTR, where everything was subject to change on a daily basis.

    This is coming from a 25% "The Sky is Falling" Bladeflurry "nerf", which actually resulted in a BUFF for the skill.
  1. Nosferato's Avatar
    wow blizz sure did alot with smokebomb, how on earth is smokebomb gonna be any good when, almost any raid cd covers the entire raid(40 yards) has immunities for caster interupts effects and lasts longer than a smoke bomb, smoke bomb only has a 8 yard range and lasts 5 sec, once again blizz puts the least amount of effort into rogues skills.

    8 yards 3 min cd vs 40 yards 3 min cd, just saying.
  1. Yurnero's Avatar
    That mage 2p set was too good to be true.
    Now we simply get a lame enchant proc..woo you go blizz!
  1. Shaley's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nosferato View Post
    wow blizz sure did alot with smokebomb, how on earth is smokebomb gonna be any good when, almost any raid cd covers the entire raid and lasts much longer than a smoke bomb, smoke bomb only has a small range and lasts 5 sec, once again blizz puts the least amount of effort into rogues skills
    Perhaps you do not play a rogue and shouldn't comment on rogue abilities? I don't have a mage, so I wouldn't be a good person to talk about mage nerfs and buffs.

    If you do play a rogue, though, you should know how to (very) effectively use Smoke Bomb in PVP, and PVE as well. This is a fantastic buff to a glyphed Smoke Bomb for PVPers.
  1. Maelstrom51's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaley View Post
    5.2 is coming out tomorrow? And here I thought that this was PTR, where everything was subject to change on a daily basis.

    This is coming from a 25% "The Sky is Falling" Bladeflurry "nerf", which actually resulted in a BUFF for the skill.
    You're obviously not a rogue. Even at 40% and 4 targets, its still a nerf. There's only a couple fight with the right number of targets for the new blade flurry to be effective, whereas there is a lot of bosses where cleaving is useful. Not to mention that the range of blade flurry is pitiful, and won't be hitting everything unless the targets are nearly stacked.

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