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Patch 5.2 PTR - Build 16503
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Season 13 Rogue Armor Set




Updated Maps


Updated Legendary Meta Gems

Level Type Slot Name
90Meta Gem Courageous Primal Diamond
90Meta Gem Capacitive Primal Diamond
90Meta Gem Sinister Primal Diamond
90Meta Gem Tyrannical Primal Diamond


New Items
You can see a list of all of the new items in Patch 5.2 on WoWDB.

Level Type Slot Name
1Junk Serpent's Heart
1Junk Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator
20Companion Pets Zandalari Anklerender
20Companion Pets Zandalari Footslasher
20Companion Pets Zandalari Toenibbler
500Other Lightning Lance
500Other Tempered Lightning Lance
1Key Burial Trove Key
85Leatherworking Pattern Pattern: Magnificence of Leather
85Leatherworking Pattern Pattern: Magnificence of Scales
85Jewelcrafting Design Design: Serpent's Heart
85Jewelcrafting Design Design: Primal Diamond
85Other Mantid Amber Piece
480BackBack Icebound Cloak
480BackBack The Frost Lord's Battle Shroud
480BackBack Cloak of the Frigid Winds
480BackBack The Frost Lord's War Cloak
480BackBack Shroud of Winter's Chill
463Two-handed MaceTwo Hand Invocation of the Dawn
480StaffTwo Hand Frostscythe of Lord Ahune
90Consumable Sunreaver Offensive Insignia
90Consumable Greater Sunreaver Offensive Insignia
90Consumable Kirin Tor Offensive Insignia
90Consumable Greater Kirin Tor Offensive Insignia
90Consumable Shado-Pan Assault Insignia


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Archaeology
Professions

Feats of Strength

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Pet Battles

Player vs. Player



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BONUS_VALOR_TOOLTIP - Bonus Valor: %s%d
  • ERR_QUEST_NEED_PREREQS_CUSTOM - %s
  • MAP_BAR_PARTICIPATION - %s Participation: %d%%
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_ALLIANCE_TOOLTIP0 - Further contributions to the Kirin Tor war effort are needed before the assault on Shaol'mara can begin.
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_DESCRIPTION0 - Securing a Beachhead
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_HORDE_TOOLTIP0 - Further contributions to the Sunreaver war effort are needed before the assault on Zeb'tula can begin.
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_HORDE_TOOLTIP1 - Further contributions to the Sunreaver war effort are needed before the assault on the Zandalari fortifications begin.
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_HORDE_TOOLTIP2 - Further contributions to the Sunreaver war effort are needed before the assault on the Thunder Forges can begin.
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_HORDE_TOOLTIP3 - Further contributions to the Sunreaver war effort are needed before the assault on Stormsea Landing can begin.
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_HORDE_TOOLTIP4 - Further contributions to the Sunreaver war effort are needed before the assault on the Foot of Lei Shen can begin.
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_LOCKED0 -
  • MAP_BAR_THUNDER_ISLE_TITLE0 - Stage 1
  • PET_BATTLE_FORFEIT_CONFIRMATION_NO_PENALTY - Are you sure you want to forfeit the match? Your opponent will be deemed the winner.
  • REWARD_FOR_PVP_WIN - Reward for Win
  • SPECIFIC_INSTANCE_IS_READY - An instance has been formed for:
  • SPELL_FAILED_CANT_UNTALENT - You can't change that talent choice while %s is on cooldown.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_190 - You are not Electrified.



Spell Changes


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying
  • Clutch of Ji-Kun no longer requires Cloud Serpent Riding.
  • Ghastly Charger Summons and dismisses a rideable Ghastly Charger. This is a flying mount mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • The Sky Claw Mount a Sky Claw copter, allowing you to fly very fast and The claws are surprisingly delicate and can carry an ally. This is a flying mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Companions
  • Pierre Right Click to summon and dismiss Pierre. Battle Pet. Instant. If you give him a moment to heat up, he makes an excellent cooking fire. Battle Pet. Instant.
  • Zandalari Anklerender (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss your Zandalari Hatchling. Battle Pet. Instant.
  • Zandalari Footslasher (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss your Zandalari Hatchling. Battle Pet. Instant.
  • Zandalari Toenibbler (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss your Zandalari Hatchling. Battle Pet. Instant.

Item Set Bonuses
  • Item - Druid T15 Feral 2P Bonus Gives your finishing moves a 0% 15% chance per combo point to add a combo point to your target.
  • Item - Priest T14 Shadow 4P Bonus Increases the duration of your Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch spells by 3 sec, and increases the damage done by Shadow Word: Insanity by 15%.
  • Item - Warlock T15 DPS 2P Bonus While Dark Soul is active, Haunt's duration is increased by 2 4 sec, Chaos Bolt and Shadowburn consume 20% less Embers, and abilities cost 30% less Demonic Fury.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Asphyxiate no longer costs a Blood Rune. Now has a 30 sec cooldown, down from 60 sec.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Cyclone now has a 20 yd range, down from 25.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Blazing Speed now has a 10 sec cooldown, down from 15 sec.
  • Cold Snap now heals you for 30% of your maximum health, up from 15%.
  • Scorch now costs 2% of Base Mana, down from 3.5%.

Arcane
  • Arcane Barrage damage is increased by 50% per Arcane Charge, up from 25%.
  • Arcane Blast damage is increased by 50% per Arcane Charge, up from 25%. Mana cost is increased by 150% per Arcane Charge, up from 75%.
  • Arcane Charge now stacks up to 4 times, down from 6. Scorch's damage is increased by 50% per charge, and its mana cost increased by 150% per charge.
  • Arcane Missiles damage is increased by 50% per Arcane Charge, up from 25%.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Ring of Peace was reworked: Forms a sanctuary around the friendly target, causing all nearby enemies within 8 yards to be disarmed and unable to auto-attack. In addition, enemies who cast a harmful spell within the ring become silenced for 3 sec. Ring of Peace lasts for 8 sec.

Mistweaver
  • Teachings of the Monastery no longer affects Surging Mist. New additional effect on Tiger Palm: When you Tiger Palm, you restore 1% of your mana and gain Vital Mists, reducing the cast time and mana cost of your next Surging Mist by 20%. Stacks up to 5 times. Lasts 30 sec.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Solace and Insanity was reworked for Shadow: Your Devouring Plague increases the damage of Mind Flay by 33% per orb consumed.

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Mind Spike now only works off of successful non-instant Mind Spikes, and has a 9 sec duration, up from 6.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Nerve Strike now reduces healing done by the target by 10% for 6 sec, down from 25%.
  • Shuriken Toss - Shurikens are coated in your Lethal Poison

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Enhancement

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Blood Fear While active, any time an enemy melee attack deals damage to the caster they will become afflicted by Fear. for up to until cancelled. Blood Fear Lasts 60 sec.

Pets
  • Spell Lock once again silences the enemy for 3 sec.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Arms
  • Slam now costs 20 Rage, down from 30.
  • Sudden Death - Your Overpower hits have a 25% chance of resetting the cooldown on your Colossus Smash. Your Execute hits have a 100% chance of making any Overpower free for ? sec.

Fury
  • Bloodsurge now makes your next 3 Wild Strikes free, rather than reducing the Rage cost.

Major Glyphs

Professions
Blacksmithing

Jewelcrafting

Leatherworking
  • Magnificence of Leather (New) Create a Magnificent Hide from Exotic Leather once a day. In the process, your knowledge of Pandaren Leatherworking may increase, resulting in the discovery of a new pattern. Shares cooldown with the Magnificence of Scales.
  • Magnificence of Scales (New) Create a Magnificent Hide from Prismatic Scales once a day. In the process, your knowledge of Pandaren Leatherworking may increase, resulting in the discovery of a new pattern. Shares cooldown with the Magnificence of Leather.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Anima Ring Enemy targets that touch a sphere will consume it, increasing the damage they take from melee attacks by 100%. for 15 sec. In normal and heroic difficulties In Heroic Difficulty, touching a sphere also inflicts 250,000 Fire damage over 15 sec. the duration.
  • Arcane Blast Each time you cast Arcane Blast, the damage of all Arcane spells is increased by 25% 50% and mana cost of Arcane Blast is increased by 75%. 150%. Effect stacks up to 6 4 times and lasts 10 sec or until any Arcane damage spell except Arcane Blast is cast.
  • Corrupted Healing 30,000 10,000 Shadow damage inflicted every 1 sec.
  • Crashing Star Barrages an enemy, dealing 200,000 Arcane damage to alll all enemies within 8 yards, knocking them back.
  • Explosive Slam The golem slams the ground, inflicting 250,000 200,000 Fire damage to enemies within 12 yds.
  • Focused Lightning Detonation The Focused Lightning detonates, inflicting 150,000 Nature damage to all players within 5 yards. 8 yards.
  • Impale Inflicts normal damage plus 25,000 20,000 bleed damage every 1 second.
  • Implosion This effect leaves targets vulnerable, increasing damage taken from Implosion by 10%.
  • Lightning Fissure This field of unstable energy inflicts 50,000 Nature damage every second to players within 3 yards. 5 yards. 3 yd Melee range.
  • Lightning Whip Lei Shen cracks a Lightning Whip across the floor, inflicting 500,000 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. Lei Shen cracks a Lightning Whip across the floor, inflicting 500,000 Nature damage to enemies in front of him, creating a Lightning Bolt on the ground. The Lightning Bolt effect can be avoided by jumping over it.
  • Quills Inflicts 125,000 Inflicts 80,000 Physical damage to all enemies within 500 yards.
  • Serpent's Vitality Breathes life and vitality into players, causing them to regenerate 0 20,000 health and 5,000 mana every 1 sec.
  • Shadow Nova Inflicts Shadow damage to enemies in an area. Inflicts 125,000 Shadow damage to enemies within 10 yds. of a random target.
  • Shatter Shattering mana Shattering inflicts 150,000 Frost damage to all enemies.
  • Spear Spin Attacks nearby enemies in a whirlwind of steel that inflicts normal damage and knocks back. weapon damage and knocks back.
  • Static Wound Jin'rokh the Breaker statically constricts the target, inflicting 18,000 Physical damage per stack when taking melee attacks. 15,000 Nature damage per stack to all players when taking melee attacks. This effect stacks but dissipates gradually while not in Conductive Water. reduces in potency over time.
  • Waves of Fury The Zandalari Berserker No'ku Stormsayer slams his hammer into the ground, inflicting Stormstrike damage and interrupting casts. 50,000 Nature damage to nearby targets and an additional 150,000 Nature damage and interrupting casts to enemies in a line.
  • Waves of Fury No'ku Stormsayer slams his hammer into the ground, inflicting 50,000 Nature damage to nearby targets and an additional 150,000 Nature damage and interrupting casts to enemies in a line.
  • Wounding Strike (New) Inflicts 20,000% Physical damage every second and leaves the target wounded, reducing the effectiveness of any healing by 9% for 18 sec.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.2 PTR - Build 16503 started by chaud View original post
Comments 75 Comments
  1. Jin84's Avatar
    Arcane Buff?! WHUT!?
  1. xaniix's Avatar
    sick changes<3
  1. Rynoh's Avatar
    Slighty buff to MW :O
  1. Alenarien's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Shuriken Toss: Shurikens are coated in your Lethal Poison.
    Lol, get ready for everyone to roll an Assassination Rogue for PvP, as if they weren't already on their way to being Flavour of the Season. 30 yard auto-attacks and poison procs are pretty much the main factors in Assassination DPS and now they can do it from range. Can't wait.
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Woohoo! New build, new info, more to brighten my day! =D
  1. Pacanas's Avatar
    Binding heal buff seems interesting
  1. Aven Blackery's Avatar
    Pretty cool stuff for arcane there.
  1. Zorperior's Avatar
    Hmmm, Serpent's Heart eh? A new version of Serpent's eye, or something even better?
  1. Aranc's Avatar
    Hmm I dont see the change for bloodsurge? In the end both versions make wild strike free and with a GCD of 1 sec?
  1. Alakallanar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jin84 View Post
    Arcane Buff?! WHUT!?
    Not really. The overall changes are a buff for the intended but seldom used arcane playstyle (stack reseting) and a serious nerf for the currently most common, unintended and strongest playstyle (scorch-weaving). It will probably make scorch-weaving impossible.
  1. MysticalOS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jin84 View Post
    Arcane Buff?! WHUT!?
    GC recently tweeted they were going to make arcane blast stack less and be worth more each stack so that ramp up wasn't so punishing, especially because of the scorch fix. Don't take it too far out of context, a max stack AB should be same as it was before but arcane shouldn't feel as nerfed in 5.2 as before losing ability to keep AB stacks with scorch weaving. mage damage for arcane will probably still be slightly down in 5.2 vs 5.1 even with this change since arcane mages will stlll be clearing more often.
  1. Yogg-Saron, God of Death's Avatar
    Aww. So this marks the end of the new models for patch 5.2? Damn, I was hoping for some new Raptors or Diemetradons, or at least some new stuff. (Such a model-junkie, that's what I am. )
  1. canyonvr's Avatar
    Leatherworking

    Magnificence of Leather (New) Create a Magnificent Hide from Exotic Leather once a day. In the process, your knowledge of Pandaren Leatherworking may increase, resulting in the discovery of a new pattern. Shares cooldown with the Magnificence of Scales.
    Magnificence of Scales (New) Create a Magnificent Hide from Prismatic Scales once a day. In the process, your knowledge of Pandaren Leatherworking may increase, resulting in the discovery of a new pattern. Shares cooldown with the Magnificence of Leather.
    Does this mean we will only be able to create 1 Magnificent Hide per day or will this be in addition to making Magnificent Hide from 50 exotic leathers?
  1. Valarius's Avatar
    Not a single Paladin tweak. We must be perfect in every aspect of the game.
  1. Nvar's Avatar
    No hunter changes still. Makes me sad, haven't seen hunters mentioned even once the past month!
  1. saltyharbls's Avatar
    You should be happy there are no hunter changes since they have been flying under the radar for sooo long now. Op class is op.
  1. Pilek01's Avatar
    Greg Street ‏@Ghostcrawler
    Fixing lots of tooltip bugs. Data mining may report these as buffs or nerfs. Be vigilant.
  1. Ninotchka's Avatar
    A lot of the raid ability changes look like tweaks to encounters that they've already previewed, not additions. I wonder if we're getting another round of 10-man testing of those 5 bosses, or if they're going to put up some of the other encounters soon?
  1. Sarevokcz's Avatar
    Cool, se the reasoning behind justifying totem nerf for ele and enha - nerfing global silences - is invalid. compensation for dps shaman incoming in 5...4...3... years or so?
  1. JhanZ's Avatar
    Rogue set looks ridiculous.

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