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.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.4 PTR - Build 17153 started by chaud View original post
Comments 186 Comments
  1. Janysa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Guinzil View Post
    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

    Some days ago this was posted:

    SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_199 - You can only have one Healing Rain active at a time.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    And we come ever closer to no monthly fee. Soon as the store has enough to offer they will drop that fee and get a whole slew of people back into it over night.
  1. Eme's Avatar
    So, you pay for playing a game, and after that you pay for playing it less, sounds quite logic to me
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    Why? Why cancel? I don't understand this mentality. I play the game because I like it, not because I am satisfied with everything in it. Canceling WoW because you don't like one single thing they're adding is like throwing yourself to the ground and holding your breath until you get what you want.
    So you willingly admit you have no clue what principal is. You don't understand the concept of voting with your wallet? Some of you act like this game is needed, well it's not. There are TONS of other games out there I can play. I like paying a sub to avoid all that cash grab crap that are in f2p games. If they were to stop charging us subs and went cash shop I'd quit. I would definitely quit if they double dipped and started a cash shop WHILE charging subs. It's the principal of it. I don't support that type of greed and would move on to other games. You act like quitting is a big deal when it really isn't. Millions of people have quit in the last couple years.

    That said the people ignorantly saying people are quitting because of stuff on the ptr. I have yet to read one post in here of someone saying they are quitting. All I've seen is people, including myself saying that if this hits live the cancel button will be pressed. We're not screaming hysterically. I will shrug, hit cancel and go play one of the dozens of games I've bought over the last year that I haven't got around to playing.
  1. Brodeo's Avatar
    im honestly curious why theyre buffing keg smash.
  1. cwowtbang's Avatar
    I want to know why people aren't commenting on how ugly the tier 16 sets are. Honestly. Druid? What the eff?
  1. lyxx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rejer13 View Post
    Hello Wildstar and ESO! (if they do this)

    (xp for money)


    If i want to play a pay 2 win game i would play GW2.
    I'm pretty sure in GW2 you can buy everything from in-game store for gold OR real money. In WoW there will be ONLY real money way so tell me more about P2WIN
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brodeo View Post
    im honestly curious why theyre buffing keg smash.
    Because it has a long cooldown and cant be spam,so may aswell make it worth using.
  1. Cxbem's Avatar
    Pleaseeee lower the subscription price, and you'll be my best favourite company of all time.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    Shield Wall no longer requires a shield.
    Spell Reflection no longer requires a shield.

    Blizzard logic.
  1. Amirantha's Avatar
    Didnt read the whole thread.....but the rogue tier is pretty fugly......
  1. reprebus's Avatar
    I continue to play because this game, because it has avoided the whole "pay to get an advantage" mess.

    It is refreshing that everyone, for the most part, has to earn it the old fashioned way, and I will be sad to see World of Warcraft go this route. It will be a deciding factor for me, as far as my subscription goes. This just opens the door for more of the same, and the community would be foolish to not see that fact.

    As much as I love this game, once this goes live, I hate to say it, I do believe it will turn this game into a sub-based game with an expanding cash shop, and that does not sit right with me.

    All f2p games offer XP buffs as their big seller. This is how it starts, but those games are f2p, and either pay to win or pay to have an advantage. If you start the XP potion thing, it will minimize the accomplishments of those who do it with blood, sweat and tears (yes leveling can be a grind). But, in the end, when you do hit max level, you feel a sense of accomplishment that will be diminished with the addition of cash shop buffs.

    There is an old saying, "you give them an inch, and they will take a mile". If you are comfortable with cash shop buffs, more will come, and you will continue paying a sub to play.

    How is that alright?


    Hope Blizzard reconsiders its stance.
  1. Flickadin's Avatar
    Dat fucking paladin set looks like the druid set.. Man so fucking ugly!
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    The storm crow looks ridiculous with the rehashed head (combination of dark phoenix & raven lord), it would likely bug me too much to use it. :P

    Hope Timeless Isle will work out better than the barrens thing. I absolutely love the barrens, and I still feel no compelling reason to be there despite the veneer of content added. It has potential though!
  1. arthar77's Avatar
    why not just give warrior who actually don't wield shield as often as protection warriors to use an ability similar to shield wall but that isnt activated by wielding one(shield) and only give shield wall to protection warriors ... isn't that so hard to ask rather than just brutally tangle things more than it already are ... people try to macro them because they need the ability for valuable situations, hence the shield macros everywhere ... why not simple add some other CD ability separated from shield wall with similar properties for them (fury and arms) and keep shield wall only for protection warriors!!! I bet worst things have been done before so it ain't much of a big deal
  1. Herschel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    Because it has a long cooldown and cant be spam,so may aswell make it worth using.
    It's already worth using... it hits like a truck and generates 2 chi.
  1. manswtor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    And we come ever closer to no monthly fee. Soon as the store has enough to offer they will drop that fee and get a whole slew of people back into it over night.
    Comments like that are funny honestly, WoW with over 8m sub would still have a monthly fee even if it dropped to 2m, why? because people will buy the store products AND pay the monthly fee :P

    Keep dreaming people that WoW will be F2P in the next 5 years...
  1. Sinnewah'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.
    Sereiously. There is nothing druid-like about the set save for a few ugly feathers. I don't know what they were thinking.
  1. nafiy's Avatar
    they r just nerfing warlocks everyday
  1. CcFreAk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Methusula View Post
    Season 14 mage...gross.
    Indeed, the designers lost it completely..

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