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Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16924
Build 16924 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Unholy
  • Unholy Might now increases your Strength by 10%, down from 15%.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Guardian

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Beast Mastery
  • Exotic Beasts now reduces the cooldown of your Pet Special Abilities by 1%, down from 30%.

Pets
  • Rabid now has a 1.5 min cooldown, down from 2 min.
  • Burrow Attack now has a 14 sec cooldown, down from 20 sec.
  • Sonic Blast now has a 2 min cooldown, up from 1 min.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Frost

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Protection



Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - May 7
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Gorefiend's Grasp can now affect a maximum of 4 player targets. The number of non-player targets that can be affected remains unlimited.
    • Unholy

  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Cloak and Dagger now requires the Rogue to be in Stealth. Shadow Dance will not remove the Stealth requirement for Cloak and Dagger. has a range of 20 yards, down from 30 yards.
      • Shuriken Toss now deals 100% more damage in the initial ranged attack, damage is no longer doubled when used on targets farther than 10 yards away, and energy cost has been increased to 40 energy, up from 20.
    • Combat
    • Subtlety
      • Find Weakness now bypasses 100% of armor against non-player targets, and bypasses 50% of armor when used against other players (was 70% armor bypass for all targets).

  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Blood Horror no longer activates from attacks made by pets.

Quests
  • The Strength of One's Foes: All bosses in Mogu’shan Vaults, Heart of Fear, and Terrace of the Endless Spring now have a chance to drop either a Sigil of Power or Sigil of Wisdom

Pet Battles
  • Battle Pets
    • Tiny Blue Carp, Tiny Green Carp, Tiny Red Carp, and Tiny White Carp are now tradable, and can be caught more than once.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Dungeons
    • Minimum level requirement to enter and equip items found in the following dungeons via Dungeon Finder have been adjusted.
      • Gate of the Setting Sun is now available in Normal difficulty, and accessible to level 89 characters.
      • Grim Batol is now accessible at level 84, down from level 85.
      • Lost City of the Tol'vir is now accessible at level 84, down from level 85.
      • Magisters' Terrace is now accessible at level 68, down from level 70.
      • The Mechanar is now accessible at level 68, down from level 70.

PvP
  • PvP Power conversion ratio to obtain 1% damage at level 90 has been changed from 265 to 400.
  • PvP Items
    • The amount of PvP Power and Resilience on gems have been reduced by 50%.
    • Big Zokk Torquewrench has returned from their leave of absence.
    • Glorious Conquest Quartermasters (Acon Deathwielder, Ethan Natice) have returned after refitting their wares.

Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • To facilitate a more balanced team composition, players now need to select a role when queuing up for a Battleground or Rated Battleground.

Items
  • Justice Heirloom vendors now have Heirloom shields in stock.
  • Kirin Tor and Sunreaver Beacons are now usable from inside the Throne of Thunder.

UI
  • Dungeon Journal has been reorganized. The model view has moved into a sub-tab and replaced with a listing of bosses for the dungeon or raid.

Pet Battle Spectating
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Yea, who needs arena spectating when you've got this
The pet battle spectating is not really "spectating" as such. You do not get to watch players versus other players, you only get to see them when they are fighting a wild pets. Before this change all you would see when a player was battling wild pets was them just standing there idly, now the battle will be visible to outside parties and not just to the player battling the wild pets. This means that the "pet battle spectating" is not really a new system for watching pet battles that had to be developed, it was simply a change to make wild pet battles visible to outside observers.

The same cannot be said for an arena spectating mode though. In order for us to create a system for arena spectating we would need to build a system from the ground up. While the ability to spectate arena matches is something that we would definitely love to implement into World of Warcraft, at this current point we have no plans for it.

Its coded message to PvP community "We dont give a fck about PvP or you, pokemon is all that matters"
That's as far from the truth as it gets, there is loads of new content and changes on its way for PvP in patch 5.3;
  • Balance adjustments/changes
  • New Arena
  • New Battleground
  • Conquest point catch-up system
  • PvP gear changes
  • PvP stat changes
  • Battle fatigue changes
  • And more...

If we did not care for the state or well-being of PvP in World of Warcraft we would say so, however the reality is that we do care for PvP and we are constantly making changes and additions in order to improve it.

Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition - Limited Quantity Available
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
If you missed out on getting your own Mists of Pandaria® Collector’s Edition, here’s your second chance. We have a limited quantity in our warehouse that we will be making available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Blizzard Store for $69.99. We won’t be printing any more of these exclusive sets, so pick one up before they disappear into the mists forever.

In addition to an exclusive art book, behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray set, soundtrack, and mouse pad, the World of Warcraft ®: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition includes all the in-game items also found in the Digital Deluxe version. Take a look at the full contents here.

To upgrade your account with the digital items from the Collector’s Edition once you receive your copy, you can log in to Battle.net account management and enter the game key here.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16924, 5.3 Official PTR Notes Update, Pet Battle Spectating started by chaud View original post
Comments 65 Comments
  1. McFrotton's Avatar
    Lol limited quantity in the warehouse ...and everywhere aroudn quebec...futureshop have about 10 CE, same at both ebgames in my town......damn nop one buy these here (I did, but stores are selling them at a loss for 50$)
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Destard View Post
    both grim batol and tol'vir are already accessible from level 83, this post surely have a lot of datamining gone completely wrong (exotic beast talent from 30% to 1%)

    please re-check the post
    Someone already pointed out the official notes make the claims about level changes, and the 1% should really be 0% most likely. There is nothing wrong with the datamining.
  1. Kals's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by videotape View Post
    And with one simple change, Blizzard has killed the most fun talent ever added to the game. (C&D)
    Because unpeelable dances took such an absolute ridiculous amount of skill. Not to mention, oh let me dance and cheap or garrote the entire enemy team to peel for my healer. You should be happy it even made it into the live version of the game as is currently.
  1. Taftvalue's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalysun View Post
    Because unpeelable dances took such an absolute ridiculous amount of skill. Not to mention, oh let me dance and cheap or garrote the entire enemy team to peel for my healer. You should be happy it even made it into the live version of the game as is currently.
    and yet he is right once more fun suffers due to pvp balance in a pve game
  1. Lobosan's Avatar
    That BM hunter bit makes no sense, it can't be right. BM hunters are the lowest of the three hunter specs right now, and having a passive skill that decreased pet cd's by 1% is just ridiculous. 1% of a 2 min cooldown is barely over a second, totally negligable for gameplay/dps purposes.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    That BM hunter bit makes no sense, it can't be right. BM hunters are the lowest of the three hunter specs right now, and having a passive skill that decreased pet cd's by 1% is just ridiculous. 1% of a 2 min cooldown is barely over a second, totally negligable for gameplay/dps purposes.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/3v1lc0w">3v1lc0w</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/scmpoez">scmpoez</a> Exotic Beasts no longer has the 30% reduced cooldown and pet CC abilities have had their cooldowns increased</p>&mdash; Holinka (@holinka) <a href="https://twitter.com/holinka/status/331936735086915584">May 8, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  1. Beefkow's Avatar
    Is blizzard sensitive? or what.... they already have to nerf unholy dks.
  1. But I Hate You All's Avatar
    LONGIST ptr patch ever
  1. Morpheuspt's Avatar
    Now why in the hell would you nerf Frostbolt? What was the point in that? at low gear levels fire is terrible, and hammering frost to the ground won't fix that!
  1. Schaapa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Destard View Post
    both grim batol and tol'vir are already accessible from level 83, this post surely have a lot of datamining gone completely wrong (exotic beast talent from 30% to 1%)

    please re-check the post
    Last time I played from 80-85, Grim Batol had an ilvl requirement to enter. Tol'Vir probably also does. Maybe it will be removed too.
  1. Amerissis's Avatar
    The level requirement for dungeons is about the random dungeon option. You can choose to do those dungeons specifically at 83 or 84, but never in the random list, which sucks, because you get bonus XP and VP for a random dungeon.
  1. Ammonex's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Amerissis View Post
    The level requirement for dungeons is about the random dungeon option. You can choose to do those dungeons specifically at 83 or 84, but never in the random list, which sucks, because you get bonus XP and VP for a random dungeon.

    How is this real? Why? Prot paladins rely solely on SoTR, even with a control/mastery or control/haste build. I think that this is bullshit.
  1. Yunru's Avatar
    At least spirit beasts are not nerfed again. We will probaly see increase in bm pvp even more now that a MM spider is geting nerfed.
  1. maniac2009's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeActionTess View Post
    A mage nerf? How is this possible!?
    I didn't notice the nerf originally, only the healing part. This is just plain incompetence as frost is one of the lowest specs in Heroic modes and doesn't scale. Why would they make an already middle of the road class even worse?
  1. ShadowForge's Avatar
    when mages do get a nerf its to the most pointless thing, how about nerfing there cc or is precious GC gonna have his ego hurt, and seriously more dk nerfs unholy is becoming less viable for anything is it even viable for anything with these changes, guess its frost pvp and blood for soloing old shit and let my UH specc sit and gather dust
  1. Magemaer's Avatar
    why nerf frostbolt
  1. Emeraldon's Avatar
    If you missed out on getting your own Mists of Pandaria® Collector’s Edition, here’s your second chance. We have a limited quantity in our warehouse that we will be making available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Blizzard Store for $69.99. We won’t be printing any more of these exclusive sets, so pick one up before they disappear into the mists forever.

    Sure. They just HAPPEN TO HAVE a few more!

    Give me 5.3 already!
  1. Ferrouswheel's Avatar
    Didn't he just say the other day on twitter he's fine with festerblight and now he's nerfing the hell out of it? o.O
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    Wish they had gotten heirloom shields in separately in time for the current Dark Moon Faire
  1. Halland's Avatar
    I'm certainly glad to see the shuriken toss nerf.

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