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. Kobomino's Avatar


    Yay, we're gettting Garrosh's shoulders on plate classes!
  1. Fayth's Avatar
    I would probably buy that elixir at some point. If it goes live at some point.

    Leveling really does not serve any purpose these days, at least not for me. I also have almost every single class at max level, so being able to skip some questing would be very welcome.

    Besides that, I like the new paladin set! I hope it does not look horrible on a cow
  1. Mic_128's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FeralSynapse View Post
    That druid teir set... yikes and I thought this tier's was bad? Thank god for t-mog.
    Yeah, thought current tier was our standard, once-per-expansion 'looks like garbage' tier. Apparently not. :/
  1. Dewote's Avatar
    Why does shaman tier always come last? And the storm crow looks awesome, I bet it's a store mount.
  1. Difuid's Avatar
    Nice that the str/agi dd cloaks have scaling instant damage proc while the caster dd cloak has a static DoT.
  1. Malackai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaley View Post
    Incredibly unlikely. It's the same skeleton as Proto-Drakes/Firelands Firehawk mounts.
    Ah ok I dint watch the movie I just went by one of the posters remark that is was tiny :P
  1. Nerevar's Avatar
    Cash shop with exp boosts.. Slowly blizzard is being reduced into the shithole. Well, not surprising.
  1. Eremiel's Avatar
    Hm. That XP potion will be an obligatory buy for people who want "Realm First" feats of strength and for hardcore raiders going for World Firsts in the opening raid tier of any expansion.
  1. Oerba Yun Fang's Avatar
    The art department has clearly run out of ideas for Druid sets. :/
  1. Durandro's Avatar
    I guess people don't read the part where it says this item may not even appear in a store at all, and are jumping to conclusions and throwing a shitfit.

    Business as usual.
  1. Bloodfall 91's Avatar
    paladin set <3 sexayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  1. rejer13's Avatar
    Hello Wildstar and ESO! (if they do this)

    (xp for money)

    Blame Activision. The root for all Blizzard problems.
    Since Activision:
    Realm transfers PVE to PVP
    Faction transfer
    Buy ingame pets
    Buy ingame mounts.

    and now buy Cash to win XP

    2 patches later buy Tier sets.

    If i want to play a pay 2 win game i would play GW2.
  1. tankbug's Avatar
    Why does the engineering pet have such an insane crafting cost? I can almost create a 502 weapon for that.
    Rather pricey for something that's basically a charming cooking fire.
  1. rejer13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorTjc View Post
    100% extra experience isn't pay to win, It's pay to level faster.
    You made me laugh :')

    Quote Originally Posted by randomice View Post
    i would buy xp/xp scroll enchancer in a hearthbeat though...
    You work for blizzard? :')
  1. Wolfclaw95's Avatar
    Wow that Paladin set looks awesome! I'm impressed!
    The Rogue tier 16 shoulders look like the same model as the mage tier 16.
    Druid tier 16 looks pretty cool actually!
    I wonder what that Storm Crow will be, a connection to the Isle Of Thunder? Who knows?
  1. Necrox's Avatar
    I sincerely hope that if that XP boost goes live, it will only be in Asia.
    I never minded the pet/mount store, but the day I log into WoW and catch myself thinking "hmm I could level this alt faster for just a few dollars", I've paid my last WoW subscription. That's the kind of "F2P" junk I keep playing WoW to escape. WoW is one of the few games left where I can relax and not worry about whether I should be spending more money to optimize my game time. It's a subtle stress factor, but it's there *all* the time in most F2P games.
    Fingers crossed for Asia only, or nothing at all.
  1. Wildmoon's Avatar
    The paladin set looks fantastic. The druid one not so much. I am fine with store as long as Blizzard doesn't sell +stat gears on it.
  1. cidic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Meil View Post
    In regards to the Paladin T16 Gear... I have to quote David Lee Roth..... "OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDD!"
    I'm going to have to double quote and say it again cause when I saw it I was actually happy. Yet I want the Black version -_- and the Blue one lol wait I take that back I want all 3 ....
  1. Majestian's Avatar
    I haven't raided since BC, but MAN that gold Paladin Tier 16 is incredible, and might make it worth it. One of the top 3 designs they've done for paladins!
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    Id be annoyed if they added the XP boost to the online store this isn't a f2p game such things shouldn't be anywhere near the game.

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