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Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16837
Build 16837 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

Patch Highlights
  • Creatures that are outdoors in the world and are Level-90 and above, now have a chance to drop Lesser Charms of Good Fortune.
  • Spells that increase healer mana pools were reduced to 300% mana increase, down from 400%. Tooltip fix?
  • Healing spells that automatically select targets will now all prefer player targets with the lowest health.
  • Players with full health no longer count towards the cap for area-of-effect healing abilities and spells.
  • Battle Fatigue now reduces the amount of healing and absorbs by 45%, up from 30%.
  • PvP Power bonus to healing is now based on class and specialization.
    • Healing specializations receive a 100% bonus to healing from PvP Power.
    • Damage specializations for Druids, Monks, Paladins, Shadow Priests, and Shamans receive a 70% bonus to healing from PvP Power.
    • All other specializations and classes (including tanking) receive a 40% bonus to healing from PvP Power.
  • Demonic Gateway can now be attacked and killed by enemy players. Each gateway has 50% of the summoning Warlock's health, and 100% of their resilience.
  • Titan's Grip now also will eventually work with Polearms and Staves.
  • Mage Tier 2 set bonus was changed to no longer grant an instant cast spell.


New Icons


New Loading Screen


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

Level Type Slot Name
1Junk Backside of Fire
1Junk Blingtron Heart Key
1Junk "Human Improved"
1Junk Bling-Bons
1Junk Damaged Generosity Circuit
1Junk Super-Heated Oil


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Deepwind Gorge
Player vs. Player

Scenarios



Spell Changes


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Item Set Bonuses
  • Disarm Duration Reduction Disarm duration reduced by 50%. Rank 1.
  • Netherwind Focus 10% chance after casting Arcane Missiles, Fireball, or Frostbolt that your next spell with a casting time under 10 seconds cast instantly. 10 sec cooldown. to reduce the cast time of Arcane Blast, Fireball, and Frostbolt by 10% for 10 sec. 10 sec cooldown.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Balance & Restoration

Feral
  • Savage Roar now increases physical damage done by 40%, up from 30%.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Aspect of the Iron Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 25%, up from 15%. had a tooltip fix.
  • Blink Strike was reworked to be a passive talent, see tooltip.
  • Powershot now costs 15 Focus, down from 20. Now has a 45 sec cooldown, down from 60. Now is a 2.2 sec cast, down from 3. Now deals 600% weapon damage to primary target and 300% weapon damage to the targets between you and the primary target, down from 800% and 400%.

Beast Mastery

Marksmanship
  • Bombardment now causes 60% additional damage for 5 sec, up from 30%.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Fire
  • Combustion now burns the target for half of the damage per tick of the Ignite every 1 sec for 10 sec, down from the full damage per tick. had a tooltip fix.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Windwalker
  • Rising Sun Kick now causes all targets within 8 yards to take an increased 20% damage from your abilities for 15 sec, up from 10%.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Holy
  • Holy Insight now increases your mana pool by 300%, down from 400%.

Retribution
  • Sword of Light now increases the damage you deal with two-handed melee weapons by 30%, up from 15%>

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Discipline
  • Atonement no longer lists a ranged based on the enemy target.
  • Borrowed Time now reduces the cast time or channel time of your next Priest spell within 6 sec by 15%, rather than granting 15% haste for 6 sec.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Most totems now have 5 health, down from 10 / 10% of the caster's health.
  • Stormblast now does 450% weapon damage, up from 375%.
  • Stormstrike now does 450% weapon damage, up from 375%.
  • Windfury Attack had a tooltip update.

Elemental

Enhancement
  • Lava Lash now does 300% weapon damage, up from 250%.
  • Mental Quickness now grants 65% of your attack power to spell power, up from 55%.
  • Stormstrike now does 450% weapon damage, up from 375%.

Restoration

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Affliction

Destruction
  • Backlash now reduces cast time of Incinerate rather than Shadow Bolt.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Arms & Fury
  • Unbridled Wrath (New) Whenever you are struck by a Stun or Immobilize effect, you generate 15 Rage over 10 sec. Warrior - Arms & Fury Spec.

Fury

Protection
  • Shield Slam Slam the target with your shield, causing [ 11,216 + 120% of AP [ AP * (gte(Level, 85) * (0.75) + 0.75) + 13,670 ] to [ AP * (gte(Level, 85) * (0.75) + 0.75) + 14,371 ;] damage. Generates 20 Rage in Defensive Stance. Requires Shields. Warrior - Protection Spec. Melee range. Instant. 6 sec cooldown.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Deadly Plague Inflicts 20,000 Inflicts 15,000 Shadow damage every 3 sec. for 5 min. Instant.
  • Deathforce Begins to channel the Deathforce, inflicting Shadow damage after 3.5 5 sec, immune to Stun and Loss of Control effects while casting Deathforce. 3.5 sec cast (Channeled). 5 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Mortal Strike Inflicts 300% Inflicts 200% weapon damage and leaves the target wounded, reducing the effectiveness of any healing by 50% for 8 sec. Requires Melee Weapon. Melee range. Instant.
  • Sticky Bomb The Lieutenant throws a bomb at you that sticks on impact. After 5 sec, it will explode, causing Fire damage to all enemies within 4 yards. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Vertical Slash 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.



Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - April 11
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Healing abilities and spells which automatically pick targets now follow consistent rules for targeting logic. Targets with lower % health will be preferred, and players are weighted more heavily than pets.
  • Players with full health no longer count towards the cap for area-of-effect healing abilities and spells.
  • The following summoned pets/totems will now chain cast their spells with no delay between casts, allowing them to cast their spells more frequently in the same amount of time.


Creatures
  • Creatures that are outdoors in the world and are Level-90 and above, now have a chance to drop Lesser Charms of Good Fortune.
  • Rare spawns in Pandaria (except Zandalari Warscouts, and Zandalari Warbringers) and bosses in Battlefield: Barrens will now always drop Lesser Charms of Good Fortune.

Pet Battles
General
  • Bonus damage has been added to many basic abilities, at the cost of slightly reduced accuracy.
    • Check out Pet Battle Accuracy Changes in Patch 5.3 for additional details.
  • Black Claw now deals 20% less damage.
  • Hunting Party now has an increased cooldown of 4 rounds, up from 3 rounds.

Battle Pets
  • Teldrassil Sproutling, Withers, and Ruby Sapling’s Shell Shield has been replaced with a new ability: Ironbark.

Battle Pet Quests
  • All Pet Battle daily quests on Pandaria, Beasts of Fable and Spirit Tamer quests will now award experience, valor, and Lesser Charms of Good Fortune.
  • All Pet Battle quests will now award experience.

PvP
  • Battle Fatigue now reduces the amount of healing and absorbs by 45%, up from 30%.
  • PvP Power bonus to healing is now based on class and specialization.
    • Healing specializations receive a 100% bonus to healing from PvP Power.
    • Damage specializations for Druids, Monks, Paladins, and Shamans receive a 70% bonus to healing from PvP Power.
    • All other specializations and classes (including tanking) receive a 40% bonus to healing from PvP Power.

Items
  • Two new purchasable items using Elder Charms of Good Fortune have been added to the quartermasters on the Isle of Thunder.
    • An Empty Supply Crate that can be placed and jumped on in the Troves of the Thunder King.
    • Excess Elder Charms of Good Fortune can be used to purchase an Arcane Trove/ Sunreaver Bounty.

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