MMO-Champion - Patch 5.3 - PTR Build 16825
Patch 5.3 - PTR Build 16825
Build 16825 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

Patch Highlights


New Models



New Icons



New Items
You can see all of the new items in Patch 5.3 on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Spec Slot Name
90Junk Bulging Heroic Cache of Treasures
1Junk Arcane Trove
1Junk Sunreaver Bounty
20Companion Pets Blossoming Ancient
20Mount Hearthsteed
1TabardTabard Art Template Tabard - Tabard_A_01PVPTabard_S13 (Art for new PvP Vanity Tabard)
541ClothSpell DPSWaist PH
541ClothSpell DPSWaist PH
541ClothSpell DPSLegs PH
541ClothSpell DPSLegs PH
541LeatherPhysical DPSWaist PH
541LeatherPhysical DPSLegs PH
541LeatherSpell DPSWaist PH
541LeatherSpell DPSLegs PH
541MailPhysical DPSWaist PH
541MailPhysical DPSLegs PH
541MailSpell DPSWaist PH
541MailSpell DPSLegs PH
541PlateTankLegs PH
541PlateMeleeWaist PH
541PlateMeleeWaist PH
541PlateMeleeLegs PH
541PlateSpell SpiritWaist PH
541PlateSpell DPSLegs PH
1Consumable Xan'tish's Flute
90Consumable Empty Supply Crate
90Consumable Empty Supply Crate
1Consumable Darkspear Battle Standard
1Consumable Iron Hitching Post
1Consumable Marked Flawless Battle-Stone


Map Update
The Vale of Eternal Blossoms map has been updated to reflect the giant hole the Horde has added.



New Loading Screen



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ARENA_IS_READY - Your Arena is ready!
  • BROWSER_BACK_TOOLTIP - Go back one page.
  • BROWSER_CLEAR_CACHE_TOOLTIP - This will delete the browser cache.
  • BROWSER_DELETE_COOKIES_TOOLTIP - This will delete all browser cookies.
  • BROWSER_FORWARD_TOOLTIP - Go forward one page.
  • BROWSER_HOME_TOOLTIP - Go to the home page.
  • BROWSER_RELOAD_TOOLTIP - Refresh the current page.
  • BROWSER_SETTINGS_BUTTON_TOOLTIP - Change browser options
  • BROWSER_SETTINGS_TOOLTIP - Support Browser Options
  • BROWSER_STOP_TOOLTIP - Stop loading the current page.
  • ERR_ARENA_JOIN_RANGE_INDEX - Cannot join the queue unless all members of your party are in the same Arena level range.
  • ERR_ROLE_CHECK_ALREADY_IN_PROGRESS - A role check is already in progress.
  • LOOT_SPECIALIZATION_DEFAULT - Current Specialization ( %s )
  • RATED_BATTLEGROUND_IS_READY - Your Rated Battleground is ready!
  • WARGAME_IS_READY - Your War Game is ready!



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Brawler's Guild
World Events

Brewfest
World Events
  • Drunken Stupor Fall 65 yards without dying while completely smashed wearing Synthebrew Goggles during the Brewfest Holiday. 10 points.

Deepwind Gorge
Player vs. Player

Feats of Strength

Pet Battles

Scenarios



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying
  • Enchanted Fey Dragon (New) Summons and dismisses an Enchanted Fey Dragon. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Faerie Dragon was reused for the Hearthsteed mount.

Ground
  • Iron Warhorse (New) Summons and dismisses a rideable Iron Warhorse. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Companions
  • Blossoming Ancient (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss your Blossoming Ancient. This pet changes with the seasons. Battle Pet. Instant.

Item Set Bonuses
  • Battle Stance Damage Reduction Decreases damage taken while in Battle Stance by 10%. Rank 1. Disarm duration reduced by 50%. Rank 1.
  • Rapid Intensity While Rapid Fire is active For 6 sec after using Arcane Shot your PvP power is increased by 3,200. 800.

Death Knight (Forums)
Blood

Frost

Unholy
  • Sudden Doom now requires Unholy Presence to proc free Death Coils.

Hunter (Forums)

Talents
  • Powershot now will hit moving targets between you and the primary target.

Mage (Forums)
  • Living Bomb had damage rebalanced to have more of the damage in the DoT component of the spell and less in the final explosion.

Talents
  • Living Bomb had damage rebalanced to have more of the damage in the DoT component of the spell and less in the final explosion.

Priest (Forums)

Rogue (Forums)
Talents
  • Shuriken Toss now costs 40 Energy, up from 20. Base damage and AP scaling doubled.

Shaman (Forums)

Major Glyphs

Warlock (Forums)

Affliction
  • Soulburn: Health Funnel - Your Health Funnel will restore 140% more health and will reduce damage taken by your pet by 30% for 10 sec.

Destruction

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Drain Life now also increases the healing from Harvest Life generated by your primary target by 20%.

Minor Glyphs

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Counter Shot Shoots at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage. and interrupting spellcasts. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Counter Shot Shoots at an enemy, inflicting Physical damage. and interrupting spellcasts. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Dark Iron Sniper Rifle Inflicts 100,000 Inflicts 400,000 Physical damage and stuns the target for 1.5 sec. Instant.
  • Dire Rage Fills the caster with rage, increasing their damage done by 15% 25%. This effect stacks. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Discharged Energy Increases damage taken from Discharged Energy by 30%. Instant. 20%. Instant.
  • Hekima's Scorn Inflicts 25,000 Shadow damage every 2 sec. and prevents all healing to enemies for 20 60 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Hekima's Wisdom Infuses a wounded ally with healing energy that spreads to another nearby ally. The spell affects up to 3 targets, but the healing energy is diminished by 50% for each successive target. 150 Mana. 40 yd range. 5 sec cast. 4 sec cast.
  • Ignite Blood Ignites an enemey's blood, inflicting 12,000 10,000 Fire damage every 3 sec. for 15 12 sec. This effect stacks. 8 yd range. Instant.
  • Lava Spit Spit lava at an enemy, inflicting 70,000 Fire damage. 2 sec cast. 30,000 Fire damage. 15 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Putrify Inflicts 8,000 k Nature damage every 1 second. This effect stacks. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Ruined Earth Magma erupts from the earth, inflicting 175,000 200,000 Fire damage to all enemies within the eruptions. Instant.
  • Sticky Bomb The lieutenant's The Lieutenant throws a bomb at you that sticks on impact. After 5 sec, it will explode, causing damage to all enemies within 4 yards. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Vertical Slash Strike down on an opponent, dealing 250,000 k damage. If the target is Parrying with a rapier, this attack will be parried and deal no damage. 8 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Vertical Slash (New) Strike down on an opponent, dealing 50,000 k damage. If the target is Parrying with a rapier, this attack will be parried and deal no damage. 8 yd range. 2 sec cast.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.3 - PTR Build 16825 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 112 Comments
  1. TrollShaman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmage View Post
    nice changes to Living Bomb I think


    and wow, they buffed shuriken toss? wth?
    Living Bomb change for limitless targets upon explosion will hopefully compel me to drop Nether Tempest unless the mobs die really fast.
    They did, but they also increased the energy cost by 20. I don't play a rogue at 90 so I can't tell if the dmg buff far outweights the energy cost.

    Also, I want the Ancient Protector battle pet
  1. jsz's Avatar
    Mmm, an in-game browser.
  1. Szarala's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by autopsy View Post
    Doubled ST damage but also doubled the energy cost. So actually results in a nerf considering less CP and poison procs from it.
    fewer CP maybe, but since ST activates ranged autoattack, I would imagine the reduction in poison damage is negligible
  1. madrox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jsz View Post
    Mmm, an in-game browser.
    The much vaunted upcoming new feature!!!! The answer to the question of Alt Tab which noone was asking.
  1. Noomz's Avatar
    Interesting new models. The treeants look like a pet, or something small.
  1. Ineras's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaeed Massani View Post
    Hearthsteed? Consider my curiousity awakened.
    Indeed. I wonder what this promotion will be.
  1. Ronnosh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmage View Post
    nice changes to Living Bomb I think


    and wow, they buffed shuriken toss? wth?
    The "Buff" came with a doubled energy cost, making it less spam-friendly to build fast 5-pt Deadly Throws.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Does that mean that possible unannounced feature is an in-game web browser???
    Naah that would be utterly useless.
  1. subanark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beriohtarion View Post
    Does that mean that possible unannounced feature is an in-game web browser???
    I'm not sure if it is the unannounced feature... seems kind of weak by itself to do so. Maybe they are adding some wowhead or whatever integration to allow direct links from web browser into game, and possibly allowing the compare item in wowhead to currently equipped item feature.

    Also, maybe Hearthstone integration?!?

    Since they have some kind of "clear cookies" feature, it sounds like they are going to allow browsing to external websites.

    I wonder if this will be accessible by addons, as that would:
    1. allow for direct uploading of logs, coordinating with open raid and the like, ect...
    2. Be a potential security risk of bad addons that secretly log your chat and details while sending it to an external site.
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Loving the plate shoulder, guess this means the Latent Kor'kron gear gets unique models - neat!
  1. atrixx's Avatar
    The browser looks more like a change to the support/help options in game. It'll likely show the Battle.net support pages now instead of customized in game menus.
  1. Hypoxia's Avatar
    LOL blizzard is so retards..they buff mages even more? omfg this game sucks compares to guild wars 2
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    Interesting new models. The treeants look like a pet, or something small.
    Those 4 treants will indeed be pets going from the name of the images (ANCIENTPROTECTORPETFALL2) and the new "Blossoming Ancient" companion pet that is listed.

    Spotted this too - Blossoming Ancient (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss your Blossoming Ancient. This pet changes with the seasons. Battle Pet. Instant.

    so it'll just be one pet but it changes as the year progresses.
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    Is that an in game web browser? that would be pretty cool.
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    Still want to know where the Faerie dragon mount comes from >_<
  1. Zigrifid's Avatar
    Battle Stance Damage Reduction Decreases damage taken while in Battle Stance by 10%. Rank 1. Disarm duration reduced by 50%. Rank 1

    Warrior pvp set first bonus , which means we go back to chain i assume!
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypoxia View Post
    LOL blizzard is so retards..they buff mages even more? omfg this game sucks compares to guild wars 2
    Then go play GW2..........
  1. Tomana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jsz View Post
    Mmm, an in-game browser.
    Now you can surf on the Internet and play without tabbing or using a 2nd screen :P
  1. Phoenixy's Avatar
    If they add browser, I hope they create a "cloud battle.net operating system" as well, where you can do the following:
    - Browse the internet (just like any other browser)
    - Play WoW
    - Play Diablo 3
    - Play SC2
    - Play Hearthstone
    - Browse your files in the cloud (you could download videos and pictures from the browser)
    - Linux based, so you'd be able to add some basic apps, like a videoplayer or a quickoffice.

    I'd definietelly remove windows instantly.
  1. KWC3587's Avatar
    Ok, so the new ancient protector pet looks like one of their artists has been watching old 'Sigmund the Seamonster' episodes.

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