Patch 5.2 PTR - Build 16634
This build is a Release Candidate, which means that Patch 5.2 is getting closer to going live.
Patch 5.2 Blacksmithing Changes
With all the profession changes in the Patch 5.2 Notes update tonight, now is a good time to take a look at the Blacksmithing changes coming in Patch 5.2. Don't expect any more significant professions changes in 5.2, but we may see similar changes for other professions in Patch 5.3.
The new catch up spells will use Ghost Iron Bars to level Blacksmithing from 1 to 500, without requiring any other materials. This makes it no longer necessary to go and find the other ore types, if you are willing to pay or gather the Ghost Iron Ore. Keep in mind this will take a lot of ore, so purchasing old world ore might be cheaper.
Another addition is the Burning Crusade replica weapons, bringing back things like Stormherald, Reborn! The first tier of these weapons are unlocked when your server unlocks the Thunder Forge.
There are also the crafted eight slot item level 458 PvP sets to help you get started in PvP without farming lots of honor.
Finally, there are the new crafted item level 522 epic items for the Head and Foot slots, which require a new reagent Haunting Spirit, which is a likely successor to the Blood Spirits.
Patch 5.2 PTR Notes Update - Feb 25
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Weekly News Recap
If for some reason or another you missed some of the news over the past week, here is what you missed:
- Feb 19
- Feb 20
- Feb 21 - A new PTR Build made the blue Armored Skyscreamer the reward for the new raid's meta achievement, as well as various class changes.
- Feb 23 - Preview of the Council of Elders boss in the Throne of Thunder.
- Feb 24
- Feb 25 - A new PTR Build added the loot table for Nalak, along with several other class changes.