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Patch 5.4 PTR - Build 17331
Build 17331 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Lynx Rush damage and AP scaling increased by 30%.

Beast Mastery
  • Kill Command base damage increased by 33% and AP scaling increased by 16%.

  • Aimed Shot weapon damage increased by 12.5% and additional damage reduced by 2%.


Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)



Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Chain Lightning Inflicts 250,000 Nature damage, chaining to nearby enemies. Unlimited range. 2.5 sec cast. 100 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Corrosive Blood Inflicts 0 Nature damage initially, and then 0 Nature damage every 2 1 seconds. Limited to 2 targets. 300 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Deafening Screech Inflicts 0 Physical damage to all enemies and interrupts spellcasting for 2 sec. 100 Mana. 3 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. 1.5 sec cooldown.
  • Fearsome Roar Inflicts 0 Physical damage in a frontal cone. The roar incites terror in the heart of enemies, causing them to take 50% 25% more damage per stack. 45 yd range. 3 sec cast.

New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
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Comments 55 Comments
  1. Sellest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deen10 View Post
    where is the best melee? in pve bis gear maybe. In pvp, worst.. thats why "nobady" play rogue. So open your eyes and see
    I don't care about pvp, don't play and won't play. Different people play this game differently, respect their point of view and they will respect yours.
  1. Hablion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    nerfing monks and buffing rogues, aka the best melee (ignore the 5% nerf, it wasnt 30% on live, plus dispatch/envenom buffs)

    I swear the devs are on drugs.
    Where and when did they post an envenom buff again i have failed to see that buff
  1. Bluesftw's Avatar
    problem with pvp rogues is that when they are having fun, noone else is. Also its a very thin line between borderline op and useless it seems.
  1. ColbaneX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brusalk View Post
    Still no Destruction compensation for removing Rain of Fire from the single target rotation first day of 5.4 PTR.

    I don't remember exactly, but I think GC said in an interview that they buffed base Ember generation. Like I said my memory is fuzzy on it.
  1. baline's Avatar
    Is it raining !?? oh its tears ^^
  1. Klatar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deen10 View Post
    kill the rogue class more. gg nice idea. Will see, they will nerf more the most lowest played and worst class... i bet they will nerf combat too, becuse is now viable...roguee-s only need little dmg and mobilty
    What? Rogues are the by far best melee class, current ptr testing showed them about 20% ahead of the other melees. Rogues are still overpowered, just not that far anymore. Not it's only 15% more instead of 20%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deen10 View Post
    where is the best melee? in pve bis gear maybe. In pvp, worst.. thats why "nobady" play rogue. So open your eyes and see
    Rogues dominate melees on all kind of gear and skill levels in PVE. They do it already and after the 5.4 buffs (and nerfs for most others) rogues totally annihaleted all other melees, 15-20% ahead. Now it's still 11-16%.

    They are also the most wanted melee in raiding.

    PVP, well. They are in a good spot, all rogues together share 7% of all paylers above 2200 rating. No other melee has a higher represenatation in 3v3 2200+ rating.
  1. Brondo's Avatar
    Brewmaster monks, to the ground. Ouch.

    Being a warrior is looking up! Being fury... Not as much
  1. Juni's Avatar
    no warrior changes..? wow.. We have to play arms on aoe? jeeeeez Blizz.. JEEEEZ
  1. Torais's Avatar
    I wonder how many of them Hunter changes are real and how many are just tooltip fixes.
  1. Digory Kirke's Avatar
    Lets hope for a Warchief cinematic!
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    Paladin gurdian 3min cd down from 5min is awesome
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    For those wondering about the monk tooltip changes:

    Originally Posted by Lore (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Quick clarification: the datamined changes you're seeing to Windwalker/Brewmaster abilities are simply tooltip fixes. The actual abilities have functioned this way for a while.

    Something something datamining something something grain of salt something something.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Slow news day.
  1. lopane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaine View Post
    Brewmaster damage nerfed by 21% oh lol
    it's a tooltip only...

    Stop nerf & up with a ax blizz :x
  1. mitre27's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TrollShaman View Post
    Hunter buffs are welcome, and it's about damn time Lynx Rush gets buffed... I remember the days it was the go-to talent in early pre-expac release


    it's like the last builds' rogue buffs were completely dismissed. Also assassination is probably the best melee spec since 5.2

    Wrong, enhance was the best in 5.2 and 5.3.

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