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Patch 5.2 PTR - Build 16650
Build 16650 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Items
Almost all of these items are Oondasta's loot table!

Level Type Spec Slot Name
90Junk Tome of Valor
522NeckTankNeck Lootraptor's Amulet
522FingerTankFinger Achillobator Ring
522NeckMeleeNeck Overcompensating Chain of the Alpha Male
522FingerMeleeFinger Ring of King Kangrom
522NeckSpell SpiritNeck Choker of Stygimolochy
522FingerSpell SpiritFinger Ring of Shamuru
522NeckPhysical DPSNeck Necklace of the Hazillosaurus
522FingerPhysical DPSFinger Forzarra's Last Meal
522NeckSpell DPSNeck Amulet of the Titanorex
522FingerSpell DPSFinger Eye of Oondasta
522ClothSpell SpiritChest Robes of Zalmoxes
522ClothSpell SpiritHands Gloves of Varsoon the Greater
522ClothSpell DPSChest Waistband of Elder Falcarius
522ClothSpell DPSWaist Girdle of Dimorphodontics
522ClothSpell DPSWaist Terrorful Weave
522ClothSpell DPSHands Gloves of Tyranomancy
522LeatherSpell SpiritChest Fancifully Frilled Tunic
522LeatherSpell SpiritWaist Belt of Crushed Dreams
522LeatherPhysical DPSChest Vest of the Bordomorono
522LeatherPhysical DPSWaist Girdle of the Derrodoccus
522LeatherPhysical DPSHands Gloves of Gastric Rumbling
522LeatherSpell DPSHands Gloves of Unliving Fossil
522MailSpell SpiritChest Mail of the Mosschopper
522MailSpell SpiritWaist Belt of the Arch Avimimus
522MailPhysical DPSChest Gorgoraptor Scale Chest
522MailPhysical DPSWaist Belt of the Dying Diemetradon
522MailPhysical DPSHands Therapsid Scale Gloves
522MailSpell DPSHands Orndo Mando's Gloves
522PlateTankChest Breastplate of the Iguanocolossus
522PlateTankWaist Voolar's Bloodied Belt
522PlateMeleeChest Tyrant King Battleplate
522PlateMeleeWaist Belt of the Tyrannotitan
522PlateMeleeHands Vulcanodon Gauntlets
522PlateMeleeHands Carnotaur Battlegloves
522PlateSpell SpiritChest Scorched Spiritfire Drape
522PlateSpell DPSWaist Waistband of Furious Stomping
522PlateSpell DPSHands Skullsmashing Gauntlets


Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Frost
  • Icy Talons now increases melee attack speed by 25%, up from 15%.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Arcane

Fire
  • Critical Mass now multiplies the critical strike chance of your Fireball, Frostfire Bolt, Pyroblast, and Scorch by 1.20, down from 1.3.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Windwalker
  • Rising Sun Kick debuff causes all targets within 8 yards to take an increased 10% damage from your abilities, down from 15%.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Retribution
  • Sword of Light now increases the damage you deal with two-handed melee weapons by 15%, up from 10%.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Combat
  • Vitality now increases your Attack Power by 30%, down from 35%.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Grimoire of Sacrifice Affliction and Demonology now share a tooltip, with Affliction sacrifice increasing the power of many of your single target spells by 30%, down from 35%.

Affliction
  • Haunt debuff now increases all damage done by your spells on the target by 30% for 8 sec, up from 25%.

Destruction

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Execute damage and AP scaling increased by 13%.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Acid Rain Spits a globule of acid at a random enemy, inflicting 300,000 390,000 Nature damage to all players upon impact. The damage of Acid Rain is reduced the further enemies are from the point of impact. Instant.
  • Biting Cold Blasts an enemy with ice, inflicting 85,000 94,000 Frost damage and afflicting them with Biting Cold. Limited to 1 target. 1.5 sec cast. 45 sec cooldown.
  • Biting Cold Inflicting 85,000 Inflicting 115,000 Frost damage to all allies within 4 yards every 2 sec. for 30 sec. Instant.
  • Cosmic Barrage Channeling a Cosmic Barrage. 3.5 3 sec cast (Channeled). 10 sec cooldown.
  • Elemental Blood of Megaera The elemental blood of Megaera increases damage done by all Frozen Heads by 10%. This effect stacks. Instant. 15%. This effect stacks. Instant.
  • Elemental Blood of Megaera The elemental blood of Megaera increases damage done by all Flaming Heads by 10%. This effect stacks. Instant. 15%. This effect stacks. Instant.
  • Elemental Blood of Megaera The elemental blood of Megaera increases damage done by all Venomous Heads by 10%. This effect stacks. Instant. 15%. This effect stacks. Instant.
  • Explosive Slam The golem slams the ground, inflicting 200,000 175,000 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yds. of his target. Enemies struck are seared, increasing the damage of subsequent Explosive Slams for 25 sec. 15 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Frostbite Blasts an enemy with ice, inflicting 100,000 110,000 Frost damage and afflicting them with 5 stacks of Frostbite. 500 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Frostbite Inflicting 15,000 Inflicting 22,000 Frost damage to all allies within 4 yards every 1 sec. for 30 sec. Standing within 4 yards of allies reduces the stacks of Frostbite. 500 yd range. Instant.
  • Frozen Bolt Shoots a bolt of frost at a nearby enemy target every 1 sec. dealing 100,000 80,000 Frost damage and slowing movement speed by 20% for 2 sec. Limited to 1 target. Instant.
  • Impale Inflicts normal damage plus 20,000 bleed damage every 1 40,000 bleed damage every 2 second. This effect stacks. 20 yd range. Instant.
  • Lightning Nova Emits a pulse of lightning, inflicting 300,000 200,000 Nature damage to enemies within 8 yards every 3 sec. Instant.
  • Quicksand Inflicts 125,000 Inflicts 137,500 Nature damage every second. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Rampage Inflicts 45,000 Inflicts 52,000 Frost damage to all enemies. The damage of Rampage is increased by 25% for each additional Frozen Head. Instant.
  • Rampage Inflicts 45,000 Inflicts 52,000 Fire damage to all enemies. The damage of Rampage is increased by 25% for each additional Flaming Head. Instant.
  • Rampage Horridon goes on a rampage after seeing his master fall, increasing damage dealt by 100% 50% and attack speed by 50%. Instant.
  • Rampage Inflicts 45,000 Inflicts 52,000 Arcane damage to all enemies. The damage of Rampage is increased by 25% for each additional Arcane Head. Instant.
  • Rampage Inflicts 45,000 Inflicts 52,000 Nature damage to all enemies. The damage of Rampage is increased by 25% for each additional Venomous Head. Instant.
  • Rampage Megaera begins to rampage, inflicting 45,000 52,000 Elemental damage to all enemies. The damage of each element is increased by 25% for each additional head of that element. Instant.
  • Reckless Charge Kazra'jin charges recklessly at a player, inflicting 75,000 90,000 Nature damage in a line towards his target and knocking all players within 5 yards back when he lands. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Reckless Charge Kazra'jin charges recklessly at a player, inflicting 75,000 90,000 Nature damage in a line towards his target and knocking all players within 5 yards back when he lands. Instant.
  • Sand Bolt Hurls a bolt of sand at an enemy, inflicting 150,000 165,000 Nature damage to them and all enemies within 5 yards. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Sandstorm Summons a deadly sandstorm that inflicts 35,000 38,500 Nature damage to all players every second for 8 sec. Instant.
  • Torrent of Ice Channels a beam of ice at at an enemy, inflicting 42,500 60,000 Frost damage at the point of contact every 0.5 sec. for 8 sec. The beam freezes the ground in its wake, inflicting 68,000 Frost damage and slowing movement speed every second to all enemies who touch it. Instant.
  • Volatile Mutation Inflicts 2,000,000 Inflicts 100,000 Nature damage and grants a harmful mutation. Instant.
  • Wrath of the Loa Smites an enemy with the wrath of the loa, inflicting 125,000 140,000 Holy damage. 300 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Wrath of the Loa Blasts an enemy with the wrath of the loa, inflicting 150,000 165,000 Shadow damage. 300 yd range. 2 sec cast.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.2 PTR - Build 16650 started by chaud View original post
Comments 57 Comments
  1. kirit0's Avatar
    In 5.2 GC killed a mages- fire is garbage arcane is garbage frost is average so they want us to reroll a warlock!
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kirit0 View Post
    In 5.2 GC killed a mages- fire is garbage arcane is garbage frost is average so they want us to reroll a warlock!
    dont worry with blizzards track record all 3 mage specs will be overpowered in pvp
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    If you have to nerf it every time mages get access to better gear, just remove it and put in something that scales better.
    It's mathematically impossible to create perfect scaling for every ability with multiple stats and various bossfight-types factored in.
    Stupid whining like this is one of the reasons Blizzard hesitates to give SPriest decent haste scaling. They are aware that scaling too well and thus being nerfed every tier tends to create more drama than scaling poorly and being buffed each tier.
  1. Yuyn's Avatar
    Seems weird that Oondasta's loot is only 522. Not sure what I was expecting, but I've heard that the boss is (and is intended to be) immensely hard to kill. Guess I thought it might drop a little better loot than just normal ToT -- I dunno, maybe normal-Thunderforged ilvl or something.
  1. Korru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yuyn View Post
    Seems weird that Oondasta's loot is only 522. Not sure what I was expecting, but I've heard that the boss is (and is intended to be) immensely hard to kill. Guess I thought it might drop a little better loot than just normal ToT -- I dunno, maybe normal-Thunderforged ilvl or something.
    or Blizzard is full of it, I don't see how a world boss can get away with being that difficult...
  1. Lockrocker75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by noskillz View Post
    Why are you always complaining?
    You know your class is OP when you think it's ok as it is. Seriously, complaining about disc / arcane / lock(yes, all of the specs) means that you are the clueless one, not GC.

    And, on a side note, I don't think a complete spec redesign in the middle of the expansion (that many of you are suggesting for arcane mages) is the right way to go: It requires a lot of tuning and you can't foresee how it works without a huge playerbase to test it.
    And you're one of the people who is probably complaining about these classes being "OP", because you're class (I'll assume a rogue or paladin) isn't on top of the charts currently in any category.

    One of the nerfs to the warlocks isn't because it makes them "OP". They are nerfing GoS because a warlock is "suppose" to use a pet. So they are wanting to nerf that talent to make it on par with the other 2, instead of trying to buff the other 2 to make them on par with GoS. I can't remember what post, or who posted it, but a warlock should be able to sacrifice a pet. Warlocks are masters of dark magic, and "don't care" about the pet they use and are glad to sacrifice it because it will make them "stronger". Warlocks are not hunters, and shouldn't have to have a pet if they don't want one.
  1. Rolly's Avatar
    "They are nerfing GoS because a warlock is "suppose" to use a pet."

    Just another example of "You'll play how we say and you'll like it" mentality that the current development team has.
  1. lavafoxx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Korru View Post
    or Blizzard is full of it, I don't see how a world boss can get away with being that difficult...
    If my classic wow memories are holding up i would claim Lord kazzak did it well.
  1. Kaleredar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rolly View Post
    "They are nerfing GoS because a warlock is "suppose" to use a pet."

    Just another example of "You'll play how we say and you'll like it" mentality that the current development team has.
    No one is forcing you to use a pet, you just choose to play the most optimal spec.

    That's how it's always been. People just didn't care as much in the past when what they were playing profoundly sucked.
  1. PBitt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Korru View Post
    or Blizzard is full of it, I don't see how a world boss can get away with being that difficult...
    I have a feeling Oondasta will be nerfed before it goes live. It really isn't going to work with the mechanics it has, and the fact that the other boss can reward you with *tier* pieces which are better pieces, I don't see many people giving a crap about this boss if it remains hard. The types of guilds that can kill this boss are going to have no need for 522 pieces that aren't even very good after the first week.
  1. crimsonhead's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by noskillz View Post
    Why are you always complaining?
    You know your class is OP when you think it's ok as it is. Seriously, complaining about disc / arcane / lock(yes, all of the specs) means that you are the clueless one, not GC.

    And, on a side note, I don't think a complete spec redesign in the middle of the expansion (that many of you are suggesting for arcane mages) is the right way to go: It requires a lot of tuning and you can't foresee how it works without a huge playerbase to test it.
    Me? Clueless? What are you talking about? Pet sacrificing is nothing new, AT ALL. We had it in vanilla, had it in BC --> In fact it was the optimal spec for raiding, sacrificing our succubus for awesome SB damage. Pet use really hit the field around LK and Cata. Blizz gave us the option again and AGAIN they failed how to properly balance it. Whose fault is that? Am I the one that designed it? Did I think that it would be a good idea? Hell no, it was GC and his team of fails. I don't care about affliction and demo, I play to be top dps (and usually am as of now) but even in 5.2 I'm not, I'll still be destro. Why? Because it's awesome. You tell me what it's like to crit for over 400k, 500k. It's amazing, unlike anything.

    Then take it away. How will that make you feel? It's blizzards constant bait and switch. This all began in BC and xfered over to Lich King with that ridiculous conflag buff that they hotfixed OVERNIGHT. When locks get some good, even great, it's always short lived. Warlocks are NOT a pet class, we are a minion using class. We are not centered around pets like hunters are. We used to be when our pets had spells that worked with our spells and spec, but that is not the case anymore. I don't want a pet because blizzard doesn't know how to create fights appropriate for my pet to path, attack, move, survive and dps, optimally. If they gave locks the type of customization to a degree hunters get, I'd be happy, but that's not going to happen.

    I'm not clueless, no warlock is. Open your eyes and figure out what's happening instead of spewing nonsense.
  1. noskillz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lockrocker75 View Post
    And you're one of the people who is probably complaining about these classes being "OP", because you're class (I'll assume a rogue or paladin) isn't on top of the charts currently in any category.

    One of the nerfs to the warlocks isn't because it makes them "OP". They are nerfing GoS because a warlock is "suppose" to use a pet. So they are wanting to nerf that talent to make it on par with the other 2, instead of trying to buff the other 2 to make them on par with GoS. I can't remember what post, or who posted it, but a warlock should be able to sacrifice a pet. Warlocks are masters of dark magic, and "don't care" about the pet they use and are glad to sacrifice it because it will make them "stronger". Warlocks are not hunters, and shouldn't have to have a pet if they don't want one.
    Guess what? My main is a priest, I started raiding as holy and it's pretty good. Then switched to discipline without a clue on how it worked, only to find out that's just insane... and I only raid 10m.
    They ARE op. I don't care about the single mechanincs, if a class is broken they must fix it somehow.
  1. Shemhezai's Avatar
    (Taken from a 5.2 warlock discussion thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rethul Ur No View Post
    It's easy to get caught up in the numbers surrounding the Sac nerf, and it's a legitimate issue, but there are other things about this that are concerning as well.


    My problem with the way the talent is being treated is this:

    ---Originally Posted by Ghostcrawler
    "If anything, this talent should be rare."
    from:us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7923993861?page=33#648

    In Ghostcrawler's world, Sacrifice is a talent that is supposed to be legitimately bad to take.

    I very much doubt that the latest round of nerfs are any way of really trying to balance anything---They're an attempt to make the class fit his own conception of what Warlocks are supposed to be.

    The end goal isn't to make the three tiers roughly balanced in terms of DPS tuning. It apparently isn't even to make the three tiers roughly balanced in terms of popularity. Unfortunately, if you're a fan of Sacrifice [even] on a conceptual level, Ghostcrawler doesn't think you're playing the class correctly.
    ^This!
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    rofl fire was already nerfed to shit and they nerfed it AGAIN? holy crap on a crap cracker someone has a HUGE vendetta over fire in WotLK
  1. Sukitama's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleveneleven View Post
    rofl fire was already nerfed to shit and they nerfed it AGAIN? holy crap on a crap cracker someone has a HUGE vendetta over fire in WotLK

    Rejoice! they rerverted the Critical Mass Nerf.
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sukitama View Post
    Rejoice! they rerverted the Critical Mass Nerf.
    In exchange for a Pyro nerf. Any nerf at all is mind boggling.
  1. finchna's Avatar
    why are all these 522 items showing upgradability? i thought that was being taken away in 5.2 -- or is it using some other kind of currency besides VP?

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