MMO-Champion - Patch 5.4 PTR - Build 17093
Update (11:30 PM EST): Cleaned up class notes.
Update (8:30 PM EST): Added sound files.
Update (7:30 PM EST): Cleaned up set bonuses, added note about rep requirements and Elite PvP gear.
Update (7:20 PM EST): Added new icons.
Update (7:15 PM EST): Added new models, maps, and client strings.

Patch 5.4 PTR - Build 17093
Build 17093 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

This patch appears to have removed all of the rep requirements from the Patch 5.0 and Patch 5.1 Mists of Pandaria armor. Keep in mind that nothing is final, and we won't know for sure until the PTR is online.

The patch also removed stats from Season 14 Elite PvP gear.

New Audio









New Models


New Maps


New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BEST - Best
  • FLEX_RAID_INFO - Flexible Raid Info
  • FLEX_RAID_LOCKOUT_LABEL - Lockout
  • FLEX_RAID_LOCKOUT_TEXT - Flexible raids feature a seperate lockout from all other raid lockouts.
  • FLEX_RAID_LOOT_TEXT - Flexible raids use the personal loot system and drop item level 536 loot.
  • FLEX_RAID_SIZE_LABEL - Raid Size
  • FLEX_RAID_SIZE_TEXT - You need to have a raid of 10 to 25 players to start a flexible raid. The difficulty will scale based on the number of players in the raid.
  • POWER_TYPE_FOCUS - Focus
  • RAID_INFO_WORLD_BOSS - World Boss
  • SAVED_VARIABLES_TOO_LARGE - Your computer does not have enough memory to load settings from the following AddOn. Please disable some AddOns.\n\n|cffffd200%s|r



New Icons




New Items
You can see all of the new items on the WoWDB PTR site, including the new item level 536 Flexible Tier 16 sets.

Level Type Slot Name
25Priest Glyph Glyph of Feathers
1Companion Pets Essence of Chi-Ji
1Companion Pets Essence of Niuzao
1Companion Pets Essence of Yu'lon
1Key Kor'kron Cage Key
522ClothWaist Grievous Gladiator's Satin Cord
522ClothFeet Grievous Gladiator's Satin Treads
522LeatherWaist Grievous Gladiator's Copperskin Waistband
522LeatherWaist Grievous Gladiator's Dragonhide Belt
522LeatherFeet Grievous Gladiator's Dragonhide Footguards
522LeatherFeet Grievous Gladiator's Copperskin Boots


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Cataclysm Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Holding Hands Destroy the final Crystal Conductor during Hagara's lightning phase on Normal or Heroic Difficulty, while all raid members players present are part of the final Lightning Conduit. 10 points.

Dungeons & Raids

Feats of Strength

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Player vs. Player

Proving Grounds
Scenarios



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companions
  • Aspect of Chi-Ji (New) Right-Click to summon and dismiss the cute and cuddly version of Chi-Ji. Instant.
  • Aspect of Niuzao (New) Right-Click to summon and dismiss the cute and cuddly version of Niuzao. Instant.
  • Aspect of Xuen (New) Right-Click to summon and dismiss the cute and cuddly version of Xuen. Instant.
  • Aspect of Yu'lon (New) Right-Click to summon and dismiss the cute and cuddly version of Yu'lon. Instant.
  • Rascal-Bot Right Click to summon and dismiss Pierre. If you give him a moment to heat up, he makes an excellent cooking fire. Battle Pet. Instant. Rascal-Bot. Battle Pet. Instant.

Item Set Bonuses

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Druid T16 Balance 2P Bonus Arcane spells cast while in Lunar Eclipse will shoot a single Starfall Lunar bolt at the target. Nature spells cast while in a Solar Eclipse will shoot a single Sun bolt at the target. Solar bolt at the target.
  • Item - Druid T16 Feral 2P Bonus Omen of Clarity increases damage of Shred, Mangle, and Ravage by 20% for 6 sec. 50% for 6 sec.
  • Item - Druid T16 Guardian 4P Bonus Activating Frenzied Regeneration and Savage Defense will cause a heal over time on yourself for 10% of your maximum health over 8 sec. based on 25% of your Attack Power over 8 sec.
  • Item - Druid T16 Restoration 2P Bonus Ironbark increases your critical chance by 20% for 12 sec. Rejuvenation ticks have a 5% chance to grant a Sage Mender, reducing the mana cost and cast time of your next Healing Touch by 20%, stacking up to 5 times.
  • Item - Druid T16 Restoration 4P Bonus Rejuvenation, Lifebloom, and Wild Growth critical heals have a chance to cause all cast time heals for Casting Ironbark grants you Spark of Life, causing all cast time spells within the next 12 sec to cause grant a Living Seed on the target for 80% of the amount healed.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Hunter T16 2P Bonus Arcane Shot and Multi-shot reduce the cooldown of Rapid Fire by 2 seconds per cast. 12 seconds per cast.
  • Item - Hunter T16 4P Bonus Explosive Shot casts have a 40% chance to increase the number of charges your next Lock and Load effect has not consume a charge of Lock and Load. Instant Aimed shots reduce the cast time of your next Aimed Shot by 50%. Offensive abilities used during Bestial Wrath increase all damage dealt by 2% you deal by 2% and all damage dealt by your pet by, stacking up to 15 times.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Monk T16 Windwalker 2P Bonus Combo Breaker: Tiger Palm now generates 1 Chi. Combo Breaker: Blackout Kick now generates 2 Chi. increases the damage of Tiger Palm by 5%. Combo Breaker: Blackout Kick increases the damage of Blackout Kick by 5%.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Priest T16 4P Bonus Circle of Healing and Prayer of Mending casts increase the effect of your next Holy Word spell by 50% 15%, stacking up to 10 times. While Spirit Shell is active, you gain 10% haste and 3,500 mastery. 15% haste and 3,500 mastery.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Shaman T16 Elemental 2P Bonus Fulmination increases all Fire and Nature damage dealt to that target from the Shaman by 4% 10% for 2 sec per Lightning Shield charge consumed.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Warlock T16 2P Bonus Conflagrate has Conflagrate critical strikes have a 20% chance to increase the critical strike chance of Immolate and Incinerate by 15%. Unstable Affliction critical hits have a 40% chance to increase all damaging effects of Malefic Grasp and Drain Soul by 30% for 10 sec. Soul Fire has a 20% chance to increase you and your pet's damage dealt by 20%.
  • Item - Warlock T16 4P Bonus When a Burning Ember fills up, your critical strike chance is increased by 15% for 5 sec. Haunt has a 20% 8% chance to refund its shard when expiring. Shadow Bolt and Touch of Chaos have a 20% 8% chance to also cast Hand of Gul'dan at the target.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Anti-Magic Zone no longer has spec specific tooltips. Now reduces spell damage done to party or raid members inside it by 40%, down from 75%. Now lasts 3 sec, down from 10 sec / until damage absorbed. (There may be some changes not in the tooltip coming)
  • Death Siphon damage and AP scaling increased by 10%.

Blood
  • Dark Command now also increases threat that you generate against the target by 200% for 3 sec
  • Riposte (New) When you dodge or parry any attack, you gain 50% of your Parry and Dodge as additional Critical Strike for 20 sec. Death Knight - Blood Spec.
  • Sanguine Fortitude no longer makes Icebound Fortitude free.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Growl now also increases threat that you generate against the target by 200% for 3 sec.

Talents
  • Dream of Cenarius now causes Healing Touch to cause your next Rip to deal 30% additional damage for Feral, up from 15%. Guardian perk tweaked as well, see tooltip.
  • Soul of the Forest Balance proc now grants 100 Lunar or Solar Power instead of advancing you to the next Eclipse. Guardian proc causes Mangle to generate 30% more Rage, up from 8%.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Distracting Shot now increases threat that you generate against the target by 200% for 6 sec.

Talents

Pets
  • Growl now increases threat that you generate against the target by 200% for 6 sec.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Frost Bomb is now strongest when it can hit 5 or more targets with the explosion.
  • Living Bomb is now strongest when applied to 1 or 2 targets.
  • Nether Tempest is now strongest when applied to 3 or 4 targets.

Talents
  • Frost Bomb is now strongest when it can hit 5 or more targets with the explosion.
  • Living Bomb is now strongest when applied to 1 or 2 targets.
  • Nether Tempest is now strongest when applied to 3 or 4 targets.
  • Temporal Shield now also reduces all damage taken by 15%.

Frost
  • Mastery: Frostburn no longer gives bonus damage to all spells against frozen targets. Now Fingers of Frost now increases the damage of Ice Lance by an additional 16%, and Brain Freeze increases the damage of the instant Frostfire Bolt by 16%.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Healing Elixirs now also heals the next time a damaging attack brings you below 35% of your maximum health.

Talents
  • Chi Brew now has spec specific tooltips and grants 3 Brew or Tea for your spec.
  • Healing Elixirs now also heals the next time a damaging attack brings you below 35% of your maximum health.
  • Power Strikes now also allows your next Spinning Crane Kick, Expel Harm, or Keg Smash to generate 1 Chi.
  • Ring of Peace now disarms and silences for 4 sec, up from 3.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Reckoning now increases threat that you generate against the target by 200% for 3 sec.

Talents
  • Eternal Flame initial healing reduced by 30%.
  • Sacred Shield (New) Holy: When you or your Beacon of Light target falls below 30% health, that target gains Sacred Shield, absorbing 30% of their maximum health. Sacred Shield can only occur once every 2 minutes. Protection, Retribution: When you fall below 30% health, you gain Sacred Shield, absorbing 30% of your maximum health. Sacred Shield can only occur once every 2 minutes. Paladin - LvL 45 Talent. 40 yd range. 6 sec cooldown.
  • Sanctified Wrath now has an extra perk for Holy, increasing the critical strike chance of Holy Shock by 20%. Prot perk is now a reduction of the cooldown of Judgment by 100%, up from 50%.
  • Selfless Healer now also works with Divine Light for Holy Paladins.

Holy

Protection

Major Glyphs

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Minor Glyphs

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Far Sight now has a 1,000 yd range, up from 500.

Talents
  • Conductivity now also works with Chain Heal. Now increases Healing Rain duration by 1 sec rather than granting more healing. DPS spells have a chance to proc this on cast now as well, including Stormstrike.
  • Healing Tide Totem healing increased by 50%.
  • Stone Bulwark Totem absorb increased by 33%.

Restoration
  • Purification now only increases healing by your Healing Stream Totem, not all Water Totems.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Fel Flame now costs 3% of base mana, down from 5%. Damage increased by 13%. No longer increases DoT duration.
  • Voidwalker: Suffering now also increases threat that it generates against the target by 200% for 5 sec.

Talents
  • Mannoroth's Fury now has a 60 sec cooldown, down from 1.5 min. Now also increases damage by 100% of your Seed of Corruption, Hellfire, Immolation Aura and Rain of Fire for 10 sec.

Demonology

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Impending Victory now always heals you for 20% of your maximum health.
  • Taunt now increases threat that you generate against the target by 200% for 3 sec.

Talents

Protection
  • Riposte (New) When you dodge or parry any attack, you gain 50% of your Parry and Dodge as additional Critical Strike for 20 sec. Warrior - Protection Spec.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Corrupted Brew (New) Calls forth a great Calamity, striking all players for 0% of their maximum health as Shadow damage. This also removes Shadow Word: Bane from all targets. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Shared Torment (New) Embodied Misery, Sorrow, and Gloom share health. Unlimited range. Instant.
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Comments 135 Comments
  1. Belize's Avatar
    Wowowowowowow, is Lorthemar getting hurt? Last little bit, in a weak voice he says "Where... is this blood coming from". Man, I hope they just incapacitate him not kill him right off >.>
  1. Kelimbror's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Wowowowowowow, is Lorthemar getting hurt? Last little bit, in a weak voice he says "Where... is this blood coming from". Man, I hope they just incapacitate him not kill him right off >.>
    He gets resurrected by Sylvanas and replaces Kael'thas as the ruler of Tempest Keep. Once we defeat him in the next expansion, The More Burning Crusade, he is returned to unlife once more and moves to Magister's Terrace.

    For him, death would only be a setback.
  1. Vormav's Avatar
    Ugh I really want to listen to the sound files, but I don't want total spoilers yet. I just want to know if the Garrosh sound files has him talking to Thrall at all. It seems odd there's been little interaction with him and Thrall so far when imo he should be the one to finish off Garrosh.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    It'd be quite the kaboodle if Blizzard really did kill off Lor'themar Theron and Jaina Proudmoore, but c'mon - it's just your obligatory death reaction should you fail the encounter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kittyvicious View Post
    He gets resurrected by Sylvanas and replaces Kael'thas as the ruler of Tempest Keep. Once we defeat him in the next expansion, The More Burning Crusade, he is returned to unlife once more and moves to Magister's Terrace.

    For him, death would only be a setback.
    Don't even joke about it!



    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyesma81 View Post
    And no one has ever killed thrall, garrosh, or varian? Thought so...
    Gamon was the only attackable NPC (critters don't count) in Orgrimmar for years because he was the objective for a rogue quest. Then he got to have a comedic moment in WotLK when death knights are first starting out. Then Blizzard decided in Cataclysm to majorly buff him for the lols. And now in MoP, he got turned into a rare this patch.

    My point is, Gamon was never considered a serious character. So what is Blizzard trying to do by making Gamon do one from behind all of a sudden without much of anything (yet) to support it?
  1. Fleugen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Wowowowowowow, is Lorthemar getting hurt? Last little bit, in a weak voice he says "Where... is this blood coming from". Man, I hope they just incapacitate him not kill him right off >.>
    My guess is there's a "Lose" scenario in one of the boss fights that does not involve your raid wiping, but instead Lorthemar/Jaina losing all their health. They both have death speeches, and Jaina also has sounds for damage being taken. I don't think they'll be killed lore-wise, but it will be the player's job to keep them alive during part of the encounters. If I'm right in guessing, anyway.
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrouswheel View Post
    Please point me to the rule that says video games can only be released in the fall. New expansion will be announced in November. Ptr will start in January, expansion release in April.
    It doesn't have to do with Fall, although that matters too, but simple maths. It is extremely unlikely that Blizz will cut down the beta test time (around half a year) to half, or any other part of the testing/development cycle. And if the game isn't even announced, it cannot have beta starting until some time after Blizzcon (unless the announcement is inexplicably made well before Blizzcon). Then the months add up and a fall relese is the earliest possible.

    It's been the same way EVERY SINGLE EXPANSION. The community indulge in wishful thinking and suddenly every says "hey the game is gunna com out earlier than everyone thinks", then everyone starts believing in a spring release, for no logical reason. Meanwhile, the cogwheels at Blizz keep moving at the inevitable pace, and then summer comes and everyone is a bit disappoitned that the expansion is "late" (when in fact it isn't) and eventually it comes out in the fall/winter as always.

    Given that Blizzon is even later than usual this year, and still no early announcement, and when you add up the necessary steps always undertaken (testing, dev cycle etc) it is extremely unlikely that next xpac comes out before Q4 2014. If they wanted an earlier release, they would have held a Blizzcon last year instead of cancelling it, or moved it to Spring this year and then announced the next xpac. Instead they pushed it back to November. That is a pretty clear sign.
  1. Vormav's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    It doesn't have to do with Fall, although that matters too, but simple maths. It is extremely unlikely that Blizz will cut down the beta test time (around half a year) to half, or any other part of the testing/development cycle. And if the game isn't even announced, it cannot have beta starting until some time after Blizzcon (unless the announcement is inexplicably made well before Blizzcon). Then the months add up and a fall relese is the earliest possible.

    It's been the same way EVERY SINGLE EXPANSION. The community indulge in wishful thinking and suddenly every says "hey the game is gunna com out earlier than everyone thinks", then everyone starts believing in a spring release, for no logical reason. Meanwhile, the cogwheels at Blizz keep moving at the inevitable pace, and then summer comes and everyone is a bit disappoitned that the expansion is "late" (when in fact it isn't) and eventually it comes out in the fall/winter as always.

    Given that Blizzon is even later than usual this year, and still no early announcement, and when you add up the necessary steps always undertaken (testing, dev cycle etc) it is extremely unlikely that next xpac comes out before Q4 2014. If they wanted an earlier release, they would have held a Blizzcon last year instead of cancelling it, or moved it to Spring this year and then announced the next xpac. Instead they pushed it back to November. That is a pretty clear sign.
    You are joking right? You think it will be out Q4 2014? That would make this the longest wait from final patch to new expansion ever. And no one is going to stand for that now. It would be completely out of character for Blizzard to take THAT long to put it out when they've been pumping out the patches at an unusually fast rate right now.

    If next expac didn't come out til Q4 2014 like you suggest then that's gonna kill a shit load of subscriptions. One raid/season lasting for a year and a half now just won't work.
  1. Icebear's Avatar
    Am I the only one who can't get Lorthemar or Nazgrim videos to play?
  1. GreySkies's Avatar
    Oh... oh jeez... that Nazgrim audio. My emotions
  1. Hijiri's Avatar
    When I first saw http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...geEngineer.jpg
    I thought it had a http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__...ollface_HD.png painted on it.
  1. Yukazi's Avatar
    Since I'm out of game time I can't post on the forums so if someone could pass these along I'd appreciate it!

    • If two Shaman drop Healing Rain with Conductivity, when one ends it prematurely ends the other
    • You are able to keep Earthliving weapon when switching from Restoration

    With 4 targets (using only Chain Lightning) I'm seeing 300k DPS using only the tier and available PvP items and Healing Rain never ends by itself (with Elemental Overload + Echo) and will proc Earthliving Weapon. With all of that together with the Elemental 4pc, we're able to do way too much with only one ability (and a single cast of Healing Rain).

    Yes, it's only great on trash or fights with adds but it puts Elemental way ahead in terms of utility with very little effort.
  1. Trafalgarlaw's Avatar
    That new orc model. Its one of the things that shook me up.

    That is no longer an orc, and needs to be put down.
  1. Rayaleith's Avatar
    Come on... Not Nazgrim...

    ---------- Post added 2013-06-21 at 09:25 AM ----------

    What the .... Is anyone gonna be alive after all this?
  1. JainaIsAMan's Avatar
    Aw yeah, Gamon.
  1. RetAvengers's Avatar
    Reins of Galakras huh, well least was right that the glory was going to be off the new boss, and also nice, a another protodrake to have.

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