MMO-Champion - Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - Level 86 to 90 XP Reduced by 33%
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Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - April 22
Lots of interesting changes today, with the highlights below:

  • Experience needed to increase from level 85 to level 90 has been reduced by 33% (How it will work)
  • Reduced the number of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune needed for the Mogu Runes of Fate weekly quest to 50, down from 90.
  • Shado-Pan Assault belts now require Friendly reputation to purchase, down from Revered.
  • Shado-Pan Assault chest pieces now require Honored reputation to purchase, down from Revered.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
  • Experience needed to increase from level 85 to level 90 has been reduced by 33%.

Classes
  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator
    • General
      • Tranquility now targets 12 raid members (up from 5) each time it heals when used in a 25-player instance. This change also applies to players using the Symbiosis version of Tranquility.
    • Restoration
      • Ironbark now has a cooldown of 60 seconds, down from 2 minutes.
      • Swiftmend area-of-effect component now heals injured allies within 10 yards, up from 8 yards.
      • Wild Mushroom: Bloom now heals all allies within 10 yards (up from 8 yards) for 100% more, and includes bonus healing from Rejuvenation overhealing.
    • Item Sets
      • Restoration PvP 4-piece set bonus now reduces the cooldown of Ironbark by 30 seconds (down from 90 seconds).

  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Revive Pet now has a cast time of 4 seconds, down from 6 seconds.

  • Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Mistweaver
      • Revival now has a healing cap of 15 raid members (up from 6) when used in a 25-player instance.

  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

  • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Glyphs
    • Discipline
      • Atonement now heals nearby friendly targets for 90% of the damage dealt, down from 100%.
      • Penance now deals 10% less damage, but healing done is increased by 10%.
    • Holy
      • Divine Hymn now targets 12 raid members (up from 5) each time it heals when used in a 25-player instance.
    • Shadow
      • Vampiric Embrace now has a healing cap of 15 raid members (up from 6) when used in a 25-player instance.

  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Demonic Gateway cast time has been reduced to 4 seconds, down from 5 seconds, gains its first charge after 5 seconds (down from 13 seconds), and gains a new charge every 10 seconds (down from 15 seconds). The summoned gateway has 100% of the summoning Warlock's health, 100% of the Warlock's resilience, and can now be attacked and killed by enemy players.
    • Item Sets

Pet Battles
  • General
    • Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies now has a chance to drop a family specific rare Battle-Stone.
  • Battle Pet Quests
    • A new achievement and reward has been added for characters that complete every Pet Battle daily quest in a single day.
    • Protection for bad luck streaks have been added to Battle-Stones from pet supplies bags and wild battles. Each bag or battle that does not provide a stone has a progressively better chance to award a stone to the player.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Raids
    • Bonus Roll
      • Reduced the number of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune needed for the Mogu Runes of Fate weekly quest to 50, down from 90.
    • Terrace of Endless Spring
      • Players no longer need to have defeated Grand Empress Shek'zeer to enter the Terrace of Endless Spring in Normal difficulty.
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Primordius
      • The Genetically Unmodified Organism achievement has been redesigned. It now requires players to defeat Primordius while none of the players in the raid received a harmful mutation.
  • Dungeons
    • Completing the Challenge mode daily quest now awards a Heroic Cache of Treasures with a chance to contain an epic item!

Items
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - Level 86 to 90 XP Reduced by 33% started by chaud View original post
Comments 60 Comments
  1. Lazay's Avatar
    Good Change to the mogu runes, those who don't daily normally should have it easier now.
  1. Anias's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evillek View Post
    I want TBC resto tree form back!!!!
    http://www.wowhead.com/item=68039/glyph-of-the-treant
  1. Magic Sausage's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stormgnoef View Post
    Lmao as if 85-90 took long time.I got every class at 90 and it took me only 2 days with each one.
    Well to be fair most ppl have jobs/family and other commitments that limit their playing time. What takes you 2 FULL days of playing takes the rest of us weeks.
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    Glad to see the XP nerf, at this point of the expansion there really isn't a down side to the change. Leveling in Pandaria was mind boggling boring after a few times.
  1. Mortalmansikka's Avatar
    Wheres the resto shammy love. I want some proper aoe healz :/ something different and fun, not just some priest spells copied.
  1. Shiny164's Avatar
    Yay for the XP nerf! This is awesome news, and exactly the incentive I needed to take a break from grinding out the last two or three levels on my 6th and 7th Alliance characters and actually start levelling my baby (level 20-ish) Hordies I wanna see the storyline from both sides!
  1. IntellectuallyChallenged's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mortalomena View Post
    Wheres the resto shammy love. I want some proper aoe healz :/ something different and fun, not just some priest spells copied.
    We resto shammys are the owners of some of the BEST AoE heals in the game. They don't get much more proper than what they are already.
  1. Madcloud's Avatar
    Are those trinket changes to BG/arenas only?
  1. TCceen's Avatar
    Doh, and I just got my 11th class to 90 today... I was hoping for an achievement too :P Quintessential Quartet shouldn't be the last one. And I was just saying they should do that to the lesser charms because I rarely ever do dailies.
  1. Nightshade's Avatar
    Oh God, implement the pet things NOW!!! Don't wait for that, hotfix it in live servers right this second!! I want the spirit bags to give the battle-stones and that bad luck protection thing too!! Go go gadget implement!
  1. Pingisanton's Avatar
    So yeah, if i'm not completely wrong (which i might be <.<) you need to get 88 and 17.3 million xp and you'll be 90 when the patch hits
  1. TrollShaman's Avatar
    MoP exp nerf and lesser charm requirements shows some love for altoholics like me <3
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stormgnoef View Post
    Lmao as if 85-90 took long time.I got every class at 90 and it took me only 2 days with each one.
    Glad you have the time for that. As for me and others, we have full time jobs and other out of the house activities that need to be done in life. :P
  1. Gollee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TrollShaman View Post
    MoP exp nerf and lesser charm requirements shows some love for altoholics like me <3
    Indeed! =)
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Chaud, you may want to change the article a bit. The part regarding the lowering of Lesser Charms for the weekly quest is a hotfix, not a change on the PTR. I know you didn't include it in the blue notes, but it's still implied that it is upcoming instead of live.
  1. Sword's Avatar
    wow, Awsome! Glad to see video!
  1. Flutterguy's Avatar
    If demonic gate has 100% of the warlocks res and 100% of their HP, then what's the point of making it attackable?
  1. Ferrouswheel's Avatar
    Oooo I got to revered.
    *runs off to vendor to see what I unlocked*
    ...dafuq.
  1. Neliah's Avatar
    As if buffing mushrooms help, when all you gave us was a shitty "improved" lightwell that is so useless in most situations in raids now. GTFO seriously.
  1. Shalinn's Avatar
    yay xp nerfs now when i already got 11 lvl 90 chars...

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