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Update (9:00 PM EST): Cleaned up spell changes.
Update (8:00 PM EST): Added nicer preview of Gorehowl model.
Update (7:50 PM EST): Added new strings.
Update (7:30 PM EST): Added new icons, items, and cloak proc changes.

Patch 5.4 PTR - Build 17205
Build 17205 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.





New Icons



New Items
There are a lot of new items in this build, too many to list here. Check out the full list on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name
553Two-handed AxeTwo Hand Xal'atoh, Desecrated Image of Gorehowl
1Companion Pets Ashleaf Spriteling
1Companion Pets Azure Crane Chick
1Companion Pets Blackfuse Bombling
1Companion Pets Bloodcove Droplet
1Companion Pets Dandelion Frolicker
1Companion Pets Death Adder Hatchling
1Companion Pets Droplet of Y'Shaarj
1Companion Pets Gooey Sha-ling
1Companion Pets Jademist Dancer
1Companion Pets Kovok
1Companion Pets Ominous Flame
1Companion Pets Skunky Alemental
1Companion Pets Spineclaw Crab
1Companion Pets Young Gulp Frog
1Key Mist-Filled Spirit Lantern
90Quest Curious Bronze Timepiece
90Quest Curious Bronze Timepiece
90Elixir Elixir of Wandering Spirits
90Other Curious Ticking Parcel
90Other Curious Ticking Parcel
1Other Red Fireworks Rocket


New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ARCHAEOLOGY_DIGSITE_COMPLETE_TOAST_FRAME_TITLE - Digsite Complete
  • ARCHAEOLOGY_DIGSITE_PROGRESS_BAR_TITLE - Digsite Progress
  • ARENA_TEAM_NAME_GOLD - Gold Team
  • ARENA_TEAM_NAME_GREEN - Green Team
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CHECK_BACK_LATER - Please check back later.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CONNECTING - Connecting to Store
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_LOADING - Loading
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_NO_ITEMS - No Items Currently Available
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_PLEASE_WAIT - Please wait...
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_PURCHASE_COMPLETE - Purchase Delivered!
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_PURCHASE_COMPLETE_DESC - Your item has been delivered.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_TRANSACTION_IN_PROGRESS - Transaction in Progress
  • ERR_LFG_REASON_TOO_MANY_LFG - You are queued for too many instances.



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Arena
Player vs. Player
  • World Wide Winner Win a ranked arena match in Blade's Edge, Nagrand, The Ring of Valor, Dalaran Sewers, the Ruins of Lordaeron, and Tol'Viron Arena. 10 points. Tol'Viron Arena and the Tiger's Peak. 10 points.

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Mega Snail Vs. Giant Dinosaur This is exactly what you think it is. 10 points. Unleash Garrosh's secret weapon during the Thok the Bloodthirsty encounter in Flexible, Normal, or Heroic mode. Then, allow it to feast upon Thok's corpse once you have defeated the encounter. 10 points.

Proving Grounds
Scenarios



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companions

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Plague Leech now will activate two random runes as Death Runes, up from one.

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Lifebloom now moves all stacks to the new target when the target is changed.

Restoration
  • Lifebloom now moves all stacks to the new target when the target is changed.

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Survival

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Mending was reworked - Your Mend Pet now ticks every 1 sec, but the duration is reduced by 5 sec and it gains a 10 sec cooldown.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Ice Lance damage and SP scaling increased by 29%.

Talents

Frost
  • Frostbolt debuff no longer increases the damage of Frostbolt.
  • Mastery: Frostburn was renamed Mastery: Icicles. When you damage enemies with Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, and your Water Elemental's Waterbolt, 12% of the damage done is stored as an Icicle with you, for 15 sec. Up to 5 Icicles can be stored at once. Casting Ice Lance causes any Icicles to begin launching at the target.

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Chi Burst (Brewmaster, Windwalker) You summon a torrent of Chi energy and hurl it at the target, dealing [ 1,325 + 121% forward, up to 40 yds, dealing [ 121% of AP ] Nature damage to all enemies, and [ 1,095 + AP ] healing to all allies in its path.
  • Chi Burst (Mistweaver) You summon a torrent of Chi energy and hurl it at the target, dealing [ 1,325 + 121% forward, up to 40 yds, dealing [ 121% of AP ] Nature damage to all enemies, and [ 1,095 + 120% of AP ] healing to all allies in its path.
  • Chi Burst 40 100 yd range.

Talents
  • Chi Burst no longer requires a target, just goes forward. No longer lists base damage, just AP scaling.
  • Rushing Jade Wind no longer costs Chi, instead costs 7.15% of Base Mana / 40 Energy. Now has spec specific tooltips. Now replaces Spinning Crane Kick. Now generates 1 Chi. See tooltip for new damage formula.

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Transcendence now reduces the cooldown of your Transcendence: Transfer spell by 5 sec rather than increasing range.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Holy

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Leap of Faith no longer lists a Shadowform restriction.
  • Prayer of Mending now can be cast in Shadowform and Spirit of Redemption
  • Renew now can be cast in Shadowform and Spirit of Redemption

Discipline
  • Rapture now refunds 100% of Power Word: Shield mana cost rather than returning mana based on Spirit.
  • Spirit Shell now has a 10 sec duration, down from 15.

Holy

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Fear Ward no longer reduces the duration.
  • Glyph of Lightspring was renamed Glyph of Lightwell - Transforms your Lightspring into a Lightwell. Creates a Holy Lightwell. Friendly players can click the Lightwell to restore [ 17,205 + 165.9% of Spell Power ] health over 6 sec. Attacks done to you equal to 30% of your total health will cancel the effect. Lightwell lasts for 3 min or 15 charges.
  • Glyph of Lightwell was renamed Glyph of Deep Wells. Now works on Lightspring and Lightwell.

Minor Glyphs

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Evasion now increases your dodge chance by 100%, up from 50%.

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Shiv now reduces the cooldown of your Shiv ability by 3 sec, up from 2.

Minor Glyphs

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Major Glyphs

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Bloodbath now reduces the target's speed by 50%, down from 117%.

Talents
  • Bloodbath now reduces the target's speed by 50%, down from 117%.

Minor Glyphs

Professions
Engineering
  • Spinal Healing Injector Permanently attaches a specialized injector kit to your belt, allowing you to heal yourself for 800,000 80,000 every minute. Shares a cooldown with potions. Requires an Engineering skill of 450 or higher to operate. Engineering. 5 sec cast. Reagents: Tinker's Kit. Tools: Arclight Spanner.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Ancestral Chain Heal Heals a friendly target for 40% 30% of their max health, chaining to nearby friendly targets. 60 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Blind Hatred Inflicts 300,000 Inflicts 150,000 Shadow damage to all targets caught in the beam of Blind Hatred. 500 yd range. Instant.
  • Bond of the Golden Lotus Rook Stonetoe, He Softfoot, and Sun Tenderheart share a spiritual bond, linking their fates to each other. Upon reaching 1 health, each of them will begin to cast Bond of the Golden Lotus if any of the other Protectors are still in combat, restoring 20% of maximum heath health upon completion. Bringing all three Protectors to 1 health simultaneously will restore clarity to their clouded minds. 15 sec cast.
  • Bonecracker Crack the target's bones, reducing maximum health by 50% and causing the target to bleed for 40,000 Physical damage every 1 sec. Limited to 2 targets. 100 yd range. 1.5 3 sec cast. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Borer Drill Inflicts 45,000 Inflicts 75,000 Physical damage to those caught in the rupturing ground. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Burst of Corruption Inflicts 100,000 Inflicts 0 Shadow damage to all enemies within 15. 15 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Calamity Calls forth a great Calamity, striking all players for 0% 30% of their maximum health as Shadow damage. This also removes Shadow Word: Bane from all targets. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Corrupted Brew Calls forth a great Calamity, striking all players for 0% 30% of their maximum health as Shadow damage. This also removes Shadow Word: Bane from all targets. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Corruption Kick Spins rapidly in a circle, rooting himself and inflicting 120,000 0 Physical damage to targets within 10 every second for 4 sec. Additionally torments targets struck, inflicting 75,000 0 Shadow damage every two seconds for 6 sec. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Corruption Kick Spins rapidly in a circle, rooting himself and inflicting 120,000 0 Physical damage to targets within 10 every second for 4 sec. Additionally torments targets struck, inflicting 75,000 0 Shadow damage every two seconds for 6 sec. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Crawler Mine Blast Deals 300,000 Deals 0 Physical damage to all enemies. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Crushing Swipe (New) Causes 600,000 Physical damage to all creatures within a 15 cone. 20 yd range. 1 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Dark Meditation Sun Tenderheart enters a Dark Meditation, inflicting Shadow damage to all enemies every second. Players take 35% less damage when inside her Meditative Field. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Defiled Ground Smashes the ground with fervor, inflicting 350,000 0 Physical damage to her current target, knocking them back. This force burns into the ground, inflicting 100,000 0 Shadow damage every second to enemies. Melee range. 0.2 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Defiled Ground Smashes the ground with fervor, inflicting 350,000 0 Physical damage to her current target, knocking them back. This force burns into the ground, inflicting 100,000 0 Shadow damage every second to enemies. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Demolisher Cannons Inflicts 150,000 Inflicts 0 damage to enemies within 6 yards. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Envenomed Shadowstep (New) Attempts to step through the shadows and reappears behind an enemy, inflicting 250,000 Nature damage immediately and applying a poison to the target for 30 sec. 45 yd range. Instant. 4 sec cooldown.
  • Falling Ash Summons a core of smouldering ash that will fall over 30 sec. Deals 999,999 Fire damage to enemies within 17 yards and 200,000 0 Fire damage to all enemies on impact. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Flame Vents Inflicts 300,000 Inflicts 0 Fire damage in a frontal cone, searing the target's flesh for for 20,000 0 damage every 1 second. 45 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Fracture Slices rapidly at the enemy, dealing 50% weapon damage. Unlimited range. Instant. Inflicts 300,000 Physical damage every 0.25 sec for 8 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Froststorm Bolt Fires a bolt of bitter frost, dealing 600,000 0 Frost damage. 50 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Froststorm Strike Deals 200,000 Deals 0 Frost damage and causes the target to take 100% additional Frost damage for 60 sec. 6 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Garrote Traveling through the shadows, He Softfoot Garrotes the target, inflicting 80,000 0 Physical damage every 2 sec. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Gouge Attempts to gouge the eyes of his target, Incapacitating them for 6 sec. If the target is facing away, it will knock them back instead. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Grapple (New) The Pterrordax grabs a nearby player and lifts them up to great heights before letting them go. The target takes 15,000 Bleed damage every 3 seconds until they are dropped. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Harden Flesh Hardens the flesh of targets over 10 sec, inflicting 60,000 Physical damage every 3 sec 20,000 Physical damage every second. and slowing by 30%. This effect stacks. Limited to 1 target. Unlimited range. 1.5 sec cast. 2.5 sec cooldown.
  • Healing Spray (New) Applies a magic spray to the target, healing it for 750,000 every 1 sec. for 10 sec. 40 yd range. 10 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Ignite Armor Melts an enemy's armor, increasing Fire damage taken by 10% for 30 sec. This sears the target's flesh for for 20,000 0 damage every 1 second. 30 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Imploding Energy Energy arcs off of Malkorok, creating an implosion that inflicts 510,000 Shadow damage to all enemies within 5 yards after 3 seconds 4 sec. If the implosion does not hit an enemy, it instead explodes for 510,000 Shadow damage to all enemies with 200 yards. Instant. within 200 yards. Instant.
  • Imploding Energy Energy arcs off of Malkorok, creating an implosion that inflicts 510,000 Shadow damage to all enemies within 5 yards after 3 seconds 4 sec. If the implosion does not hit an enemy, it instead explodes for 510,000 Shadow damage to all enemies with 200 yards. Instant. within 200 yards. Instant.
  • Inferno Strike Embodied Sorrow casts a massive Fire damage spell at his highest threat target. Inferno Blast divides 1,200,000 0 Fire damage among all targets within 8 yards. Unlimited range. 9 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Instant Poison Coats his weapon in a Instant Poison, causing successful melee attacks to inflict 75,000 0 additional Nature damage. This effect has a 3-second cooldown. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Iron Star Impact Inflicts 4,000,000 Inflicts 5,000,000 Physical damage, knocking them back. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Jealousy Deals 75,000 Deals 0 Shadow damage to all enemies every 3 sec. In addition, all players take 5% more Shadow damage for 5 sec seconds. This effect stacks. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Lacerating Bite (New) Causes 50,000 Bleeding damage every 2 seconds for 15 sec. Stacks. 20 yd range. Instant.
  • Mark of Anguish Mark of Anguish periodically inflicts 50,000 0 Shadow damage every second and roots the target. Lingering Anguish Shadow Weakness increases damage taken by Mark of Anguish by 35% per stack. Embodied Anguish has fixed upon you! Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Mortar Blast Inflicts 250,000 Inflicts 0 Fire damage to enemies within 8 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. 2 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Mortar Blast Inflicts 350,000 Inflicts 0 Fire damage to enemies within the blast. Unlimited range. 2 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Napalm Oil Explosion Deals 200,000 Deals 0 Fire damage to all enemies. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Noxious Poison Coats his weapon in a Noxious Poison, causing successful melee attacks to create pools of poison on the ground, inflicting 85,000 0 Nature damage every second. This effect has a 3-second cooldown. These pools may be jumped over. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Overconfidence Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Rend Inflicts 20,000 Inflicts 0 Physical damage to an enemy every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Melee range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown. 3 sec cast. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Return to Stone Drains some of the life essence from players, inflicting 100,000 Shadow damage and creating stone statue copies of those players knocking them back and inflicting 100,000 Shadow damage and forming a stone statue from that essence. These statues frequently strike the ground, inflicting 150,000 Physical damage and stunning targets in a frontal cone for 2 sec. These statues remain until killed. 1 sec cast.
  • Screeching Howl (New) The pterrordax lets out an ear piercing scream dealing 150,000 Sonic damage. 15 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Seismic Activity A mighty drill bores into the earth, causing an earthquake that deals 40,000 0 Nature damage every 1 second. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Sha Nova 2.5 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Sha Sear Causes an explosion of Shadow magic around the target, inflicting Shadow damage every second to all enemies within 5 yards around the target. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Shattering Roar Inflicts 300 damage to the raid Inflicts 250,000 Physical damage to all enemies. 500 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Shockwave Missile Launches a missile that sends a barrage of drills in expanding rings of seismic energy, inflicting 225,000 Nature damage to all players caught within each ring. 3 sec cast. 3.5 sec cast.
  • Shockwave Missile Launches a missile that sends a barrage of drills in expanding rings of seismic energy, inflicting 225,000 Nature damage to all players caught within each ring. 3 sec cast. 3.5 sec cast.
  • Shockwave Missile Launches a missile that sends a barrage of drills in expanding rings of seismic energy, inflicting 225,000 Nature damage to all players caught within each ring. 3 sec cast. 3.5 sec cast.
  • Shockwave Missile Launches a missile that sends a barrage of drills in expanding rings of seismic energy, inflicting 225,000 Nature damage to all players caught within each ring. 3 sec cast. 3.5 sec cast.
  • Shockwave Missile Launches a missile that sends a barrage of drills in expanding rings of seismic energy, inflicting 225,000 Nature damage to all players caught within each ring. 3 sec cast. 3.5 sec cast.
  • Shockwave Missile Launches a missile that sends a barrage of drills in expanding rings of seismic energy, inflicting 225,000 Nature damage to all players caught within each ring. 3 sec cast. 3.5 sec cast.
  • Swelling Pride The Sha of Pride releases a wave of dark energy, inflicting 350,000 0 Shadow damage to all players and trigger an additional effect on any player with 25 or more Pride. This effect gives all players 5 Pride. 100 Energy. 2 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Swipe Inflicts 200,000 Inflicts 0 Physical damage to targets in a 8-yard cone in front of the caster. Next melee. Instant. 3 sec cooldown. 3 sec cast. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Umbral Tempest Summons a tempest that inflicts10,000 inflicts 10,000 Nature damage every 0.75 sec. to random enemies. 45 yd range. Instant.
  • Unleashed Inflicts 245,000 Inflicts 0 Shadow damage every 10 second. Instant. 3 sec cast.
  • Wrecking Ball Unlimited range. Instant. Any player caught between the Starving Yeti and it's destination is dealt 300,000 Physical damage. The target is also knocked away by the force of the beast. Unlimited range. Instant.
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Comments 65 Comments
  1. Aven Ballantyne's Avatar
    That evasion buff is pretty crazy seems really strong vs melee but they are still going to die in the first stun that they can't trinket imo. I want to see a model for the new Gorehowl weapon
  1. Hunterpower's Avatar
    If that mend pet glyph is blizzards idea of a joke, then i guess they want our pets to die in 2 seconds. :/
  1. unholyness's Avatar
    Fire mages get our combustion glyph back/
  1. Noix's Avatar
    Qian-Ying, Fortitude of Niuzao - Now has Expertise instead of Dodge.

    Are they gonna hotfix the epic verson for exp would be nice.
  1. TheRickyB's Avatar
    damn wonder were all those pets come from :Q
  1. Steamwheedle's Avatar
    Some of those new minor glyphs look so freakin' cool. I'll be grabbing them on my DK, Mage and Shaman.
  1. Shockeye's Avatar
    Those Shaman glyphs look awesome!
  1. Shuken's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tolgrim View Post
    Yay, another pvp-related nerf that will impact my (soloing) PvE. Just great.
    And really? What's the point of the new version?
    No one half way competent would EVER take the mend pet glyph in pvp. This has nothing to do with PvP. It's a nerf to soloing. One more nerf in a long line of soloing nerfs (growl, distracting shot, pet intervene, etc).

    Unglyphed : 25% over 10s
    PTR-Glyphed : 25% over 5s but with 10 sec CD so 25% over 10s still

    hehe blizzard, good joke. The glyph is now completely useless. Smart devs.
  1. Kals's Avatar
    Mage: Turn off pet-attack, Shatter 5 FB's/FFB's, pop all trinkets (or wait for them to proc) deepfreeze/nova, Ice Lance, 1 shot gg.

    Here's hoping the above DOESN'T happen. J/k, probably will.
  1. Methusula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalysun View Post
    Mage: Turn off pet-attack, Shatter 5 FB's/FFB's, pop all trinkets (or wait for them to proc) deepfreeze/nova, Ice Lance, 1 shot gg.

    Here's hoping the above DOESN'T happen. J/k, probably will.
    What? Those attacks bank Icicles which are only 12% of the attack, or 4% less than old Frost mastery was doing, and put them into a dot which is triggered by Ice Lance. How the hell is that gonna be a 1 shot?
  1. KnickKnack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Desespoir View Post
    here comes the new set of Discipline nerf.

    This time it's a Home Run with the nerf bat, with Rapture change to not generate mana anymore and Spirit Shell duration nerf by 33%

    Time to go Holy ?
    And yet still encouraging people to smite spam.
  1. Notos's Avatar
    My DK must have that axe, that model is niiice.
  1. Omnink's Avatar
    Hmm strange change to Frost Mage.
  1. Axelond's Avatar
    With the legendary being cloaks I was really hoping for some cool new icc/DS v3.0 weapons with unique procs even if like the maw of dragon-something was a bit op in dragon soul, still I think they should add in a few weapons with procs because they add in a lot of new fun gameplay. Its the last tier of the expansion so the problem of them being BiS next tier does not matter. Personally I hope Xal'atoh, Desecrated Image of Gorehowl is just one of the weapons drops of garrosh and the stats are placeholders that will be replaced with procs in a later build
  1. Emelie's Avatar
    Shaman minor glyphs! Yisssss!
  1. Pacster's Avatar
    Get ready for another glyphmas....
  1. Keile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Notos View Post
    My DK must have that axe, that model is niiice.
    I couldn't stand to look at it.

    I was so glad to get Gorehowl back in tBC...the Axe of my favorite Orc, and now look at it. It's covered in purple goo with eyeballs......a shell of the mighty weapon that single handedly slew Mannoroth and redeemed Grom of his sins.

    If I get this axe I'll be instantly transmogrifying it back to it's former glory, I'll just claim I "cleansed" it.
  1. Phantasmal's Avatar
    Man look at that buff to the caster cloak! Down to 4 secs from 6 secs, and OMG It does 1 damage! 1! Thats amazing!

    Just 1!
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    Not sure how much it will help Rushing Jade Wind, given its main problem is that it is on the same tier as Xuen and Chi Torpedo, not that it sucks. Simply not feasible in many cases to touch it, even for fun.

    In other news, finally some shaman minor glyphs that look fun. Easily the alt of mine that has the worst set of minor glyphs, all categories. :P
  1. Balo's Avatar
    oh hey look once again BIS 2 handed weapon is an axe. what faction gets the most use out of an axe you say? its the horde!!!! some things never change

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