MMO-Champion - Patch 5.4 PTR - Build 17153
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Update (12:50 AM EST): Cleaned up some of the spell changes notes.
Update (8:20 PM EST): Zarhym confirmed that they are exploring the possibility of adding a way for players in certain regions to make purchases directly within the game.
Update (4:30 PM EST): Added Mage Season 14.
Update (4:15 PM EST): Added Paladin Tier 16.
Update (3:45 PM EST): Added Druid Tier 16 and new items.
Update (3:15 PM EST): Added Rogue Tier 16 and Blizzard Store spell.
Update (3:05 PM EST): Added a few more new models.
Update (2:45 PM EST): Added legendary cloaks.
Update (2:40 PM EST): Added new client strings and new icons.
Update (2:30 PM EST): Added Resto Shaman blue post.
Update (2:15 PM EST): Added new NPC models.

Patch 5.4 PTR - Build 17153
Build 17153 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

Double Experience In Game Store Buff
A spell for an item to double experience with an "In Game Store" note has appeared. Keep in mind that this does not mean it will be in the US or EU stores, or any store at all!



Legendary Cloaks
The legendary cloaks are here!

Level Type Spec Slot Name
600BackTankBack Qian-Le, Courage of Niuzao
600BackTankBack Qian-Ying, Fortitude of Niuzao
600BackMeleeBack Gong-Lu, Strength of Xuen
600BackSpell SpiritBack Jina-Kang, Kindness of Chi-Ji
600BackPhysical DPSBack Fen-Yu, Fury of Xuen
600BackSpell DPSBack Xing-Ho, Breath of Yu'lon




Tier 16 Armor Sets



Season 14 Mage Armor Set



New Models




New Icons








Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • PROJECTED_CONQUEST_CAP - Projected Conquest Cap
  • REALM_SEPARATORS - -@#*
  • WHO_TAG_EXACT - x-



New Items
There were too many new items in this build to list here individually!


Level Type Slot Name
90Junk Vicious War Saddle
90Junk Vicious Saddle
1Other Treasures of the Vale
40Mount Reins of the Vicious Warsaber
40Mount Reins of the Vicious Skeletal Warhorse
90Leatherworking Pattern Pattern: Drums of Rage
378Two-handed AxeTwo Hand Axe of Ordos
90Flask Enduring Elixir of Wisdom


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Celestial Challenge (New) Complete the trials of all four Celestials, besting them each in combat on the Timeless Isle. 10 points.
  • Double Trouble Reveal and defeat two Massive enemies in the same quadrant simultaneously and then defeat Spoils of Pandaria complete the Spoils of Pandaria encounter on Flexible, Normal, or Heroic difficulty.10 points.
  • Fire in the Hole! Stomp on 6 superheated Crawler Mines and then defeat the Iron Juggernaut in on Flexible Normal or Heroic Siege of Orgrimmar. 10 points.
  • Go Long Transfer the Mark of Anguish to 5 unique players and at least 5 unique players over a total of 250 yards in or more during a single Desperate Measures phase and then defeat the Fallen Protectors on Flexible, Normal, or Heroic difficulty. 10 points.
  • No More Tears (New) Defeat Immerseus after killing 10 Tears of the Vale.
  • None Shall Pass (New) Defeat the Amalgam of Corruption without allowing any unleashed corruption to fuse with it.
  • Now We are the Paragon (New) Defeat the Paragons after assuming the mantle of three different Paragons.
  • Ordos (New) Defeat Ordos, Fire-God of the Yaungol, atop the Timeless Isle. 10 points.
  • Return From Darkness Defeat the Sha of Pride after escaping the Sha Realm by collecting 10 Orbs of Light in Siege of Orgrimmar on Flexible, Normal or Heroic Difficulty.after no player has gained Pride from Manifestations of Pride while Norushen is alive. 10 points.
  • Strike! (New) Kill 18 Kor'kron Warbringers with Iron Star Impact and then defeat Garrosh.
  • The Immortal Vanguard (New) Defeat Galakras in the Siege of Orgrimmar without having allowed a single friendly NPC to perish in battle on Flexible, Normal, or Heroic difficulty. 10 points.

Rated Battleground
Player vs. Player
  • Hero of the Alliance End a PvP season in the top 0.5% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games played won in the current season). Title Reward: Hero of the Alliance. 10 points.
  • Hero of the Horde End a PvP season in the top 0.5% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games played won in the current season). Title Reward: Hero of the Horde. 10 points.



Resto Shaman - 5.4 Issues and Concerns
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We do have more changes coming for Resto Shaman in 5.4, which you should be seeing on the PTR soon (though possibly not in the next build). However, since we’ve got a long weekend coming up here at the office due to the holiday, we wanted to let you know about a couple changes we’re going to try out for Healing Tide Totem.

First, it’s no longer a talent. Healing Tide Totem is now baseline, available to all three Shaman specs. As you’re all aware, it’s an extremely useful ability, which makes it difficult for us to provide alternative options in that talent tier. Giving Healing Tide to everyone not only lets us work on making that tier more interesting, but it also makes sure no one is missing out on one of Resto’s more powerful tools by selecting the “wrong” talent.

Second, now that Healing Tide is a baseline ability, we feel it’s acceptable to give it a similar treatment to Tranquility or Divine Hymn in 25-man raids. It will now heal up to 12 targets when in a 25-player raid instance (and remains at 5 targets in other content).

There are several other changes still in discussion (such as what we’ll be replacing Healing Tide with in the talent tree, just as one example), but we wanted to at least share what we could before the weekend. We’re hoping to get at least some of them onto the PTR in one of the next builds. Please keep up the constructive feedback – it’s extremely useful!

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts

Item Set Bonuses
PvP
  • Fortitude Reduces all damage taken by 10%. Instant. Increases Resilence by 2,600.

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Druid T16 Feral 4P Bonus Tiger's Fury generates 5 combo points. After using Tiger's Fury, your next finishing move will restore 5 combo points on your current target after being used.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Mage T16 2P Bonus Arcane Missiles causes your next Arcane Blast within 10 sec to cost 25% less mana, stacking up to 4 times. Consuming Brain Freeze increases the damage of your next Frost spell by 0% Ice Lance, Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, or Cone of Cold by 20%. Consuming Pyroblast! increases your haste by 750 for 4 5 sec, stacking up to 5 times.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Rogue T16 2P Bonus When you generate a combo point from Revealing Strike's effect, Honor Among Thieves, or Seal Fate, your next combo point generating ability has its energy cost reduced by 5 15. Stacks up to 5 times.
  • Item - Rogue T16 4P Bonus Killing Spree deals 10% more damage every time it strikes a target. Abilities against a target with Vendetta on it increase your mastery by 250 for 5 sec, stacking up to 20 times. Every 4 Backstabs, your Backstab is replaced time you backstab, you have a 4% chance to replaced your Backstab with Ambush that can be used regardless of Stealth.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Explosive Trap base damage halved and AP scaling reduced by 30%. DoT base damage and AP scaling reduced by 15% and 30% respectively.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Brewmaster

Windwalker

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Conductivity now increases Healing Rain's duration by 3 sec, up from 1.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Seed of Corruption no longer lists SP scaling in the tooltip.
  • Soul Swap has been reworked to copy DoTs, see the tooltip for the new spell details.

Talents

Affliction
  • Nightfall now has a 10% proc chance from damage from your most recent Corruption, rather than a 5% proc chance from Corruption.
  • Seed of Corruption no longer lists SP scaling in the tooltip.
  • Soul Swap has been reworked to copy DoTs, see the tooltip for the new spell details. [/ins]

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Arms
  • Slam no longer hits the main target with the cleave component of the damage.

Racials
Worgen
  • All Worgen racials now list a level 10 requirement to use, except Running Wild, which lists level 20.

Professions
Blacksmithing

Cooking
  • Mango Ice Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Juicycrunch Carrot (2). Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Fresh Mangos (5).
  • PH Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Juicycrunch Carrot (2). Ancient Pandaren Spices, Fresh Pomfruit (5).
  • PH Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Juicycrunch Carrot (2). Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Shao-Tien Rice (2).
  • PH Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Juicycrunch Carrot (2). Ancient Pandaren Spices, Delicate Blossom Petals (5).
  • PH Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Juicycrunch Carrot (2). Aged Mogu'shan Cheese, Fresh Silkfeather Hawk Eggs (5).
  • PH Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Juicycrunch Carrot (2). Aged Mogu'shan Cheese, Fresh Lushroom (5).

Engineering
  • Jard's Peculiar Energy Source Create a peculiar energy source from Ghost Iron Bars. This can only be done once a day. Engineering. 2 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Ghost Iron Bar (10).Tools: Arclight Spanner.
  • Pierre Engineering. 10 sec cast. Reagents: Jard's Peculiar Energy Source (15), Living Steel (15). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.Arclight Spanner.

Inscription

Leatherworking

Tailoring

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Amber Blast Inflicts 150,000 Physical damage to a random player Unlimited range. 2 sec cast.
  • Blaze of Gory Wildfire explodes, dealing 100,000 Fire damage. Instant. 1 Fire damage. Instant.
  • Corrosive Blast Inflicts 600,000 Inflicts 0 Shadow damage and increases Shadow damage taken by 100% for 45 sec. Stacks. Unlimited range. 2 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Fly-by Attack (New) The Paragon Swarmer charges one of the furthest enemies, causing 200,000 Physical damage to all targets in the path. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Ground Slam (New) Korvok slams into the ground causing 75,000 damage to all players within 25 yards. In addition all players are knocked back. 25 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Pass Judgment A brutal strike that deals weapon damage and stuns the opponent for 3 1.5 sec. Requires Melee Weapon. 10 yd range. Instant.
  • Poison Blast (New) Shoots poison at enemies, inflicting 85,000 Nature damage, then additional 100,000 damage every 3 seconds for 12 sec. Unlimited range. 1 sec cast.
  • Resonating Amber Instant. Deals 100,000 Physical damage while near a Resonating Amber. Instant.
  • Restrictive Measures Unlimited range. Instant. Restricts the use of Calamity, Clash, Noxious Poison and Instant Poison when present. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Sha Smash Inflicts 4,000,000 Physical damage split amongst all enemies in a frontal cone. Unlimited range. 3 sec cast. 25 yd range. 3 sec cast.
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Comments 186 Comments
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dravelar View Post
    The thing is,the xbone ''features'' were confirmed,this is not,and if it is true,they will reveal it before live anyways.
    The KJC nerf wasn't confirmed, it was datamined, locks freaked out, so they changed it. They didn't wait till it hit live. That's the whole point. We need to bitch now so they know to change it. These companies are starting to seem like little brats that keep pushing to see how much they can get away with.
  1. Chry's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by foxHeart View Post
    We can't do crossrealm heirlooms cause it's like...really complicated, guiz! Oh, here's some paid experience buffs for you to tide you over while we work on the "tech". Well, if we ever get around to it. It's complicated.
    Yep. Stuff like this is why I quit WoW. If XP boosts are allowed to be purchased with real money then my absence from WoW will be finalized. It's bullshit to allow someone to pay their way through a core aspect of the game while undermining the methods already available.

    Quote Originally Posted by foxHeart View Post
    I think that's something all of my friends and myself will greatly appreciate, as to me that is the most boring hurdle during the level up process right now.
    You know Blizzard has all of the power in the world to change that correct? They are simply nickeling and diming their players to avoid artificial longevity that is completely controlled by them. It's cheap, dirty, and fueled by greed.

    Of course this is not confirmed, but words have definitions for reasons.
  1. Anyana's Avatar
    Druid tier is terrible looking sigh
  1. Lord Swizzlington's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    The KJC nerf wasn't confirmed, it was datamined, locks freaked out, so they changed it. They didn't wait till it hit live. That's the whole point. We need to bitch now so they know to change it. These companies are starting to seem like little brats that keep pushing to see how much they can get away with.
    The bolded part of your statement kinda puts the rest of your statement in a bad light.
  1. Airwaves's Avatar
    Isn't a stormcrow a type of Druid form? Seems a bit odd if that is a mount. I am thinking its a new Druid flying model to go with new player models.
  1. Hitei's Avatar
    Are there any other times tagged with In Game store?
    It's also probably worth noting that it has a vendor price, which is unusual for a cash-bought item.

    I'd imagine it's something more like the old cold-weather flying tome, where if you have a 90, you can buy it from an in game store (i.e. with gold) to make leveling alts in Pandaria faster.
    In fact, I'd assume since Blizzard knows selling XP items would be controversial, and since Blizzard knows people data-mine items as soon as they're patched in, that the note on the item was added on purpose to stop people from thinking it'd be sold in the cash-store.
  1. soulkeeperx's Avatar
    Legendary cloak stats are meh, they're gonna be around the same as they are now at 2/2 upgrades, should also be a higher ilvl imo
  1. Tygera's Avatar
    dude whats up with the god damn feather tier sets..... druid paladin look generally similar. gdi
  1. Ragezero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Corvid31 View Post
    Do we know where Vicious Skeletal Warhorse and Vicious Warsaber are coming from?
    Its most likely from rated BG's, like the previous vicious war mounts. Faction specificness makes this even more likely (And the name also implies it)
  1. Nillah's Avatar
    Dat storm crow mount.. Bet it's gonna be a raid reward though, sadly.
  1. Kalx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Awarewolf View Post
    Am I the only person who reads all the posts before adding a comment?

    As I said before: The elixir requires level 85. It's just for Pandaria.

    The leveling bonus elixir requires a level of 85.

    TLDR... how the heck can it get shorter...

    YOU HAVE TO BE LEVEL 85 TO USE THE ELIXIR THAT GRANTS 50% BONUS.


    I think that's something all of my friends and myself will greatly appreciate, as to me that is the most boring hurdle during the level up process right now.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The link for proof: http://ptr.wowdb.com/items/103557-en...ixir-of-wisdom
    you read it so well that didn't see that the bonus is 100%, not 50%
  1. Guinzil's Avatar
    With the new Conductivity, will shamans be able to have multiple Healing Rains out, or are we limited to one Healing Rain only? Or will the increased duration only apply to one single Healing Rain?

    If we can, it would be an absurd talent for static fights like Ultraxion. Just keep spamming Healing Rain on cooldown and when you're satisfied with the amount of healing, spam cheap Healing Waves to keep em up for the remainder of the fight. /drool
  1. samuraiAce's Avatar
    T16 pala is absolutely amazing! damn, now i wish i would have a pala xD
    love that druid set too.
  1. Meil's Avatar
    In regards to the Paladin T16 Gear... I have to quote David Lee Roth..... "OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDD!"
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by I-Swizzle-I View Post
    The bolded part of your statement kinda puts the rest of your statement in a bad light.

    =O you changed your name?
  1. Reyzzz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalx View Post
    you read it so well that didn't see that the bonus is 100%, not 50%
    Which reduces leveling time in pandaria by 50%. Way to go with math, genius.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    And by certain regions they mean china.
  1. Shampro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by furydeath View Post
    And by certain regions they mean china.
    Yep my thoughts aswell. Asia did go F2P yeah? It makes sense.
  1. Solamon's Avatar
    So when Garrosh dies, he's going to vanish into thin air? Become one with the Force, perhaps? I'd be interested in finding out how that will happen
  1. The Penguin's Avatar
    And so the WoW Version of Cartel Coins begins.

    A death of a thousand cuts. One bad idea, then another, then another. Ghostcrawler is a crab in one aspect for certain. He is WoW's Cancer.

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