MMO-Champion - Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16853
Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16853
Build 16853 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • MODEL - Model
  • TOS_DECLINE - Reject



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

Level Type Slot Name
1ShirtShirt Tuxedo-Like Shirt
1ShirtShirt Digmaster's Bodysleeve
1ShirtShirt Sightless Mantle
1ShirtShirt Wraps of the Blood-Soaked Brawler
1Consumable Challenge Card: Bao'za
5Consumable Celebration Package


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Archaeology
Professions

Brawler's Guild
World Events

Deepwind Gorge
Player vs. Player

Pandaria
Quests

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Genetically Unmodified Organism Defeat Primordius in Throne of Thunder on Normal or Heroic difficulty without any player or Primordius absorbing a Mutagenic Pool. 10 points. receiving a harmful mutation. 10 points.

Pet Battles

Player vs. Player

Scenarios
  • Fight Anger with Anger (New) Defeat the Abomination of Anger in the Crypt of Forgotten Kings scenario with 20 stacks of Uncontrolled Anger. 10 points.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts

Item Set Bonuses

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Blood

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Balance & Restoration

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Intimidation is now a Level 30 talent, replacing Blinding Shot.

Marksmanship
  • Binding Shot is no longer a talent, just a Marksmanship spell.
  • Wild Quiver (New) Deals ranged weapon damage. Requires Crossbows. Hunter - Marksmanship Spec. 100 yd range.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents

Fire
  • Critical Mass now gives a 1.3 damage multiplier, up from 1.2.
  • Pyroblast had a 10% damage and SP scaling reduction.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Chi Wave now hits targets within 25 yards, up from 20.

Windwalker
  • Brewing: Tigereye Brew For each 3 Chi you consume through use of abilities and attacks, you gain a charge of Tigereye Brew. Use Tigereye Brew to consume the charges, granting you 2.60% [ 2.60 or 1.00 ]% increased damage for 15 sec. Tigereye Brew can stack up to 20 times, but can only consume up to 10 stacks at a time for 26.00% [ 26.00 or 10.00 ]% increased damage. Monk - Windwalker Spec.
  • Tigereye Brew Increases damage done by 2.60% [ 2.60 or 1.00 ]% per stack of Tigereye Brew active, consuming up to 10 Tigereye Brew stacks. Lasts 15 sec. For each 3 Chi you consume through use of abilities and attacks, you gain a charge of Tigereye Brew. Use Tigereye Brew to consume the charges, granting you 2.60% [ 2.60 or 1.00 ]% increased damage for 15 sec. Tigereye Brew can stack up to 20 times, but can only consume up to 10 stacks at a time for 26.00% [ 26.00 or 10.00 ]% increased damage. Monk - Windwalker Spec. Instant. 1 sec cooldown.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Holy

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Binding Heal had a partial tooltip fix.
  • Penance had a 10% damage and SP scaling reduction and 10% healing an SP scaling increase.

Discipline
  • Atonement now heals for 90% of the damage dealt, up from 80%.
  • Penance had a 10% damage and SP scaling reduction and 10% healing an SP scaling increase.

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Smite no longer allows for the additional damage to be transferred by Atonement.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Major Glyphs

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Chain Heal had a ~18% increase to healing and SP scaling.
  • Earthliving had a 20% increase to healing and SP scaling.
  • Healing Rain had a 20% increase to healing and SP scaling.
  • Healing Rain now costs 36.6% of Base Mana, down from 43.1%.

Elemental

Enhancement
  • Feral Spirit wolves are now immune to movement-impairing effects.

Restoration

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Demonology

Major Glyphs

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Enraged Regeneration no longer costs Rage. Now heals for 5% of total health, and another 5% over 5 sec, down from 10% initially and 10% additionally. Effects are doubled if used while Enraged.
  • Second Wind no longer grants Rage on being Stunned or Immobilized.

Arms

Fury

Protection
  • Bastion of Defense now reduces the cooldown of your Shield Wall by 1 min, down from 3 min.

Racials
Human
  • Languages Common. Pandaren Racial. Common. Human Racial.

Orc
  • Languages Orcish. Pandaren Racial. Orcish. Orc Racial.

Pandaren

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Barrel Explosion The gunpowder barrel explodes, dealing 50,000 damage to all units within 4 5 yards. 10 yd range. Instant.
  • Twisted Elements Blasts an enemy with dark magic, inflicting 50,000 Shadow damage. 40 20 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Veil of Darkness Launches a dark bolt of energy at enemies within 0 50 yards, inflicting Shadow damage and reducing their ability to receive healing. 50 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16853 started by chaud View original post
Comments 65 Comments
  1. stuartj1992's Avatar
    Sightless Mantle? Blizz finally allowing a way to let people hide their shoulder slot?

    It's a shirt item, but probably applies a buff that renders your shoulder slot item invisible.

    Good news for RPers! Shame it requires Brawler's Guild, but ah well, you can't have everything.
  1. Aranoch's Avatar
    Think the TEB change is just a tooltip update. It seems it has a mastery included value and then just 1% for each stack of TEB, as some kind of baseline value.

    What is more important, who came up with buffing frost bomb, I mean, really?
  1. Kingpinwlock's Avatar
    This warlock changes, really, did someone smoke at the office?
  1. Kreeb's Avatar
    Warlocks are getting a big stick upside where it hurts.
  1. staticflare's Avatar
    Warlocks got dat nerf bat hard..

    Shuriken toss got a big nerf also but it really needed it.
  1. I change my name a lot's Avatar
    Dayum people It's just a tool tip fix in terms of this build in warlocks.
  1. sergel02's Avatar
    "Unending Breath now breaks the Soulburn walk on water effect on damage taken."

    NOOOOOOOOoO!
  1. Archimand's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sergel02 View Post
    "Unending Breath now breaks the Soulburn walk on water effect on damage taken."

    NOOOOOOOOoO!
    this gotta be the worse change ever .... i fail to see 1 place it will be overpowered in, and if you say rated battlegrounds then just disable it in them
    retarded change if i ever saw 1 >_>
  1. Keldion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by staticflare View Post
    Warlocks got dat nerf bat hard..

    Shuriken toss got a big nerf also but it really needed it.
    Don't be daft, the Corruption/Doom data is a tooltip fix. The nerf went out in 5.2's second week.
  1. Honeyprime's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Ewww... this would royally suck. Please be a datamining bug.
    I agree. I hope it doesn't make it to live. blah
  1. gorocz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stuartj1992 View Post
    Sightless Mantle? Blizz finally allowing a way to let people hide their shoulder slot?

    It's a shirt item, but probably applies a buff that renders your shoulder slot item invisible.

    Good news for RPers! Shame it requires Brawler's Guild, but ah well, you can't have everything.
    Uh? Where did you get that idea? It says that it displays your brawling skills, so it's probably something like Precious' Ribbon...
  1. Azgraal's Avatar
    To anyone who played both factions on the PTR:

    If you, say, complete the quests on a Horde character and earn the title, do you unlock the Alliance title counterpart for your Alliance characters, or one must have lvl90s on both factions and do both sides of the quests if he wants to earn both titles to his account?
  1. wonka123's Avatar
    i lol'd so hard at ppl who flips out at some "unofficial" changes in the PTR. when some blue posts confirm that titles, i am going to rage. Meanwhile, i don't give a f**k and continue reading.
    Still it annoys me the darkspear titles and the resto shaman buffs btw.
  1. Cinnamohn's Avatar
    Glad to see they're planning ahead. I can't wait to get another Celebration Package!
  1. stuartj1992's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by gorocz View Post
    Uh? Where did you get that idea? It says that it displays your brawling skills, so it's probably something like Precious' Ribbon...
    I got the idea from the name - 'mantle' being a commonly used name for shoulder pieces. Combine that with 'sightless', and it's easy to see why one would arrive at such a conclusion.

    I mean, most people can barely even see the shirt you're wearing, if you're wearing one at all, because of the chest piece you have on. And even when they can see a bit of it, you need to go into inspect to actually have any clue as to what the shirt is most of the time. So shirts on their own don't seem a really good way of showing such 'prestige' as a vanity item.

    Now look at someone and see that they don't have any shoulder armour and you can instantly tell that they have said Brawler's Guild item. Far more efficient.

    The addition of the transmog shoes that turn your shoes invisible shows Blizz is a bit more open to adding items like this that hide armour parts too.

    Anyway, it's a bloody weird name for a shirt if it really IS just a shirt.
  1. bmsullivan's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the resto shaman buffs are in addition to the hotfix to live a couple of weeks ago, or simply "truing up" the PTR with live?
  1. gorocz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stuartj1992 View Post
    I got the idea from the name - 'mantle' being a commonly used name for shoulder pieces. Combine that with 'sightless', and it's easy to see why one would arrive at such a conclusion.

    I mean, most people can barely even see the shirt you're wearing, if you're wearing one at all, because of the chest piece you have on. And even when they can see a bit of it, you need to go into inspect to actually have any clue as to what the shirt is most of the time. So shirts on their own don't seem a really good way of showing such 'prestige' as a vanity item.

    Now look at someone and see that they don't have any shoulder armour and you can instantly tell that they have said Brawler's Guild item. Far more efficient.

    The addition of the transmog shoes that turn your shoes invisible shows Blizz is a bit more open to adding items like this that hide armour parts too.

    Anyway, it's a bloody weird name for a shirt if it really IS just a shirt.
    It's not about how the shirt looks, Precious' Ribbon gives you a vanity buff, which shows as the icon of the shirt (a ribbon) and has tooltip "Best in Show". I presume this will work similiarly.

    While "mantle" is commonly used for shoulders in this game, it has also been used for shirts (Primitive Mantle), a chest Goblin Primitive's Mantle and cloaks Mantle of Stormwind. A cloak is probably the closest thing to the right usage of the word (I think it's sort of a long shawl).

    While this is not as evenly distributed as for example "greaves" which is used for both Legs and Boots (in reality, they're shinguards) kinda evenly, one should still not presume that a Shirt piece would affect shoulders just because of an ambiguous name...
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Mounts

    Azure Water Strider stops walking on water when damage is taken.
    Crimson Water Strider stops walking on water when damage is taken.
    Golden Water Strider stops walking on water when damage is taken.
    Jade Water Strider stops walking on water when damage is taken.
    Orange Water Strider stops walking on water when damage is taken


    ^ Worst thing i've seen so far. Bummer.
  1. Solomodex's Avatar
    Fire nerf. Really?... Really?
  1. Gingercrab's Avatar
    So what could those new strings possibly mean?

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