MMO-Champion - Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16911
Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16911
Build 16911 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

Modified Gems
This build reduced the amount of PvP Power and PvP Resilience on most gems. The Tyrannical Primal Diamond was not changed, but you can check all of the gems on the WoWDB PTR site. (PvP Power Gems / PvP Resilience Gems)

Level Type Slot Name
90Blue Gem Stormy River's Heart
87Blue Gem Stormy Lapis Lazuli
87Purple Gem Tense Roguestone
87Purple Gem Assassin's Roguestone
87Purple Gem Mysterious Roguestone
90Purple Gem Mysterious Imperial Amethyst
90Purple Gem Tense Imperial Amethyst
90Purple Gem Assassin's Imperial Amethyst
90Green Gem Radiant Wild Jade
87Green Gem Radiant Alexandrite
90Green Gem Effulgent Wild Jade
87Green Gem Effulgent Alexandrite
90Green Gem Shattered Wild Jade
87Green Gem Shattered Alexandrite
87Yellow Gem Mystic Sunstone
87Green Gem Vivid Alexandrite
87Green Gem Turbid Alexandrite
87Green Gem Steady Alexandrite
90Green Gem Balanced Wild Jade
87Green Gem Balanced Alexandrite
90Green Gem Steady Wild Jade
90Green Gem Vivid Wild Jade
90Green Gem Turbid Wild Jade
90Orange Gem Willful Vermilion Onyx
87Orange Gem Splendid Tiger Opal
90Orange Gem Resplendent Vermilion Onyx
90Orange Gem Tenuous Vermilion Onyx
87Orange Gem Tenuous Tiger Opal
90Orange Gem Splendid Vermilion Onyx
87Orange Gem Resplendent Tiger Opal
87Orange Gem Willful Tiger Opal
90Orange Gem Lucent Vermilion Onyx
87Orange Gem Lucent Tiger Opal


Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums)
Unholy

Rogue (Forums)
Combat
  • Revealing Strike now has a 24 sec duration for the extra combo point buff, up from 18.

Subtlety

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Zapped Inflicts 40,000 Inflicts 15,000 Nature damage to enemies within 6 yards. Unlimited range. Instant.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CHAT_MSG_BLOCK_CHAT_CHANNEL_INVITE - You have blocked chat channel invites.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16911 started by chaud View original post
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  1. Rhodair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    They simply should take PVP power gems out directly. I understand that they had to nerf them especially with the resilience change in 5.3 (where PVE gear with lots of slots gemmed pvp could be better than a PVP gear with lot less slots) but now nearly all dps class will switch back to their main stat with resilience instead of pvp power/resilience.
    What the heck are you talking about? PvE gear will never be as good as PvP gear. Those gem slots you're referring to count against the item budget, so it balances out with the stats on PvP gear. It's just PvP gear saves you a bit more gold on gemming. Plus, only people who can't be ass'ed to research PvP Power's value will gem their main stat. 160 PvP Power is still way more valuable than 160 of a main stat.
  1. Syridian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Grimord View Post
    They BUFFED Sub Rogues? What the actual fuck? o_O
    Only in PvE. It's nerfed against players, now ignoring 20% less of their total armour apparently.
  1. TrollShaman's Avatar
    Whoa, subtlety rogue PvE buff. I might just dedicate my time to level my rogue from 56 to 90 now.
  1. Osmeric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodair View Post
    160 PvP Power is still way more valuable than 160 of a main stat.
    With the recent nerf to PvP power, is that still true?
  1. Tronux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Osmeric View Post
    With the recent nerf to PvP power, is that still true?
    160 int for instance was already 10% stronger for destro locks than 320 pvppower in pvp.
    Now with the pvppower nerf and the gem pvpstat nerf, 80 int will tripple the damage gain over 80 pvppower.

    I love the gem change tough only resilience should have been affected with the recent pvppower nerf
  1. Ettan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vongimi View Post
    Honestly, while I don't really have to much hope for these changes working out, I am glad that are making huge wide sweeping changes to PvP, that means they are trying to fix it. Right now its so screwed up its simply unplayable.
    Pvp always has and always will be unplayable for you pve players.
  1. brothernads's Avatar
    Is this a release candidate build? Seems like 5.3 will go live either next Tuesday or the week after.
  1. Grizzly UK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by brothernads View Post
    Is this a release candidate build? Seems like 5.3 will go live either next Tuesday or the week after.
    Haven't seen anything about this being a release candidate, I wouldn't be looking for 5.3 to go live next week (7th/8th), though the week after that is possible (14th/15th) but I get the feeling it may end up being the 21st/22nd. *shrug* Guess it depends on whether Blizzard have any more changes they want to throw in there before 5.3 goes live.
  1. Dr Phil's Avatar
    Welp back to stacking main stat for gems. So long pvp power.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Osmeric View Post
    With the recent nerf to PvP power, is that still true?
    No it is not. He obviously don't know what he is talking about...

    320 PVP power was allready in competition with 160 main stat for some class/spec. Now the choice will be obvious for the majority. It will just help to do a little PVe in PVP gear actually not that bad. But they still should just remove PVP power gem at all.

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