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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. Narelle's Avatar
    Whenever the number of comments are divisible by 20, the link to the most recent comments brings you to a page of no comments. In this case there being 3 pages of comments, linking to the 4th page of nothing. Fix this please.
  1. Methusula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sevaara View Post
    Ice Lance damage and SP scaling increased by 29%.

    All of my what and why...
    Ice Lance was buffed because Mastery got completely overhauled. Frost Mages were running with a lot more than 29% extra frozen damage with the old Mastery so this ends up being a net nerf, and a HUGE nerf to burst.
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    No way those hunter nerfs go live. The Lock and Load nerf is COMPLETELY uncalled for (Survival is dead middle of the dps pack for general dps specs) and will make Survival completely unplayable. Likewise, the Mend Pet nerf will mean farewell to Hunter soloing and pet sustainability in raids. But given how many of the data mined things have looked off/inaccurate today, I'm not gonna raise the alarm...yet.
    I have played SV since WOTLK and I get my Lock and Load procs from Black Arrow not Explosive Trap. I usually don't use Explosive Trap on single target anyway so I'm shooting Multi with the Explosive Trap. I shoot Explosive Shot with Black Arrow, which should still proc Lock and Load, on single targets. This change doesn't bother me. However, I am bothered by the change to the Mending Glyph and wonder why they decided to change it.
  1. Ilfayt's Avatar
    If the new Rushing Jade Wind is un-channeled, I could definitely see myself taking it on my monk instead of Xuen. I currently use Xuen as a 'dps boost' even though I'm a tank since my other options aren't all to attractive for anything other than a little damage and a tiny bit of versatility, versus tons of damage that might help beat 'enrages'. It seems they're trying to make it more appealing for us in the 'versatility' department. It also looks like it will be more energy efficient regardless(4 second duration compared to spinning Crane Kick's 2 second).

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuken View Post
    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.
    It's actually a 'buff' in burst situations where the ability to heal in those 5 seconds matters more than the continuous ability to heal for more(it's '100% more' in those first five seconds since it's ticking twice as fast) Now that's 100% more of baseline, so it's actually a lot smaller gap when comparing it to the old Glyph. I think it would be better if the cooldown was a little shorter(8 seconds?) or it 'also' increased healing by 30%(half the old effect), but still can be useful in some situations(using it as a 'heal' instead of a health regen buff on your pet that it feels like now, because of how stretched out it is). Definitely a glyph to keep an eye out for as the PTR goes on.

    Edit: Just wanted to make clear, I still realize it's a nerf overall, but it does look like it's fitting more in bliz's line of making glyphs that 'alter' abilities to allow them to be 'powerful in a situation'. Hopefully they do even it out though...it seems a little harsh with the 10 second CD and reduced effectiveness.
  1. Raseri's Avatar
    I could take or leave the axe model, but I want that armor on my warrior!

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