MMO-Champion - Patch 5.4.7 PTR - Build 17807
Update (10 PM EST): Added official Patch 5.4.7 Notes!

Patch 5.4.7 PTR - Build 17807
Build 17807 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

  • Prideful Gladiator's gear has an item level increase from 540 to 550 and has switched colors around for each faction from the Season 14 gear. (Example)
  • Reins of the Dread Raven and Dreadful Egg are likely to be the Collector's Edition rewards.
  • This PTR build added strings that indicate testing of the Level 90 boost. This includes the free boost that comes with Warlords of Draenor, as well as a paid boost feature.
  • Other changes indicate that Character Services may also be added to in the in-game store.
  • Another interesting string was added: CHARACTER_UPGRADE_NO_VETERAN_BONUS - No Veteran Bonus. It likely has to do with another string: CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST - Veteran Bonus: Level 60+ characters will also receive a skill level boost to their primary professions.

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New Icons



Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Phase Names
  • Phase #2801 - Karazhan: Adagio of Misery



New Items
You can see all of the new items on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name
20Companion Pets Dreadful Egg
20Mount Reins of the Dread Raven
90Food & Drink Lemon Flower Pudding


Patch 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Creatures
  • Celestials now drop Season 15 Prideful Gladiator gear in place of Season 14 Grievous Gladiator gear.
  • Rare spawns in Krasarang Wilds now only award Honor Points when they are defeated for the first time each day.

PvP
  • Base Resilience for level-90 players is now 77% (up from 72%). Base Resilience for players below level 90 remain at 40%.
  • Resilience Diminishing Returns curve for Resilience has been adjusted for the new base resilience value to maintain the same value per point of Resilience as previously.
  • Battle Fatigue now reduces healing received while in PvP combat by 65% (up from 55%).

Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Arenas
    • Dampening is now applied to an Arena match starting at the 5 minute mark (down from 10 minutes).
  • Alterac Valley
    • The following NPCs now have more health and deal more damage.
      • Alliance: Vanndar Stormpike, Balinda Stonehearth, Stormpike Defenders, Stormpike Bowman
      • Horde: Captain Galvangar, Drek'thar, Frostwolf Guardian, Frostwolf Bowman
    • The following NPCs are now immune to disarm, daze, and Death Grip.
      • Alliance: Vanndar Stormpike, Balinda Stonehearth
      • Horde: Captain Galvangar, Drek'thar

Items

Spell Changes
Many of these changes are just tooltip updates for hotfixes.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying
  • Dread Raven (New) Summons and dismisses an Imperial Quilen. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Companions

Death Knight (Forums)
  • Necrotic Strike A vicious strike that deals 100% weapon damage, absorbs the next AP healing received by the target, and clouds the target's mind, slowing their casting speed by 50% (25% 10% on player targets). Lasts 10 sec. Melee range. Instant.

Frost
  • Icy Talons Your melee attack speed is increased by 30%. Death Knight - Frost Spec. 45%. Death Knight - Frost Spec.

Unholy
  • Unholy Might Dark power courses through your limbs, increasing your Strength by 25%. Death Knight - Unholy Spec. 35%. Death Knight - Unholy Spec.

Hunter (Forums)
Pets
  • Spore Cloud Dusts nearby enemies with spores, reducing the casting speed of all enemy targets within 6 yards by 50% (25% 10% on player targets) for 10 sec. Special Ability. 6 yd range. Instant. 8 sec cooldown.

Mage (Forums)
Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Remove Curse Increases the damage you deal by 15% 5% for 10 sec after you successfully remove a curse. Major Glyph.

Priest (Forums)
Shadow
  • Shadowform Assume a Shadowform, increasing your Shadow damage by 25%, increasing your armor by 60% 100%, and increasing all party and raid members spell haste by 5%. However, you may not cast Holy spells except for Renew, Prayer of Mending, and Leap of Faith while in this form. Priest - Shadow Spec. 2.6% of Base Mana. Instant.

Rogue (Forums)
  • Mind-numbing Poison Coats your weapons with a Non-Lethal Poison that lasts for 60 min. Each strike has a 50% chance of poisoning the enemy, clouding their mind and slowing their casting speed by 50% (25% 10% on player targets) for 10 sec. 3 sec cast.

Shaman (Forums)
Elemental
  • Elemental Focus When you land a non-periodic critical strike with a Fire, Frost, or Nature damage spell, you enter a Clearcasting state. The Clearcasting state reduces the mana cost of your next 2 damage or healing spells by 25%, increases spell damage done by 15% 20%, and increases single-target healing done by 50%. Shaman - Elemental Spec.

Warlock (Forums)

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Aftershock Deals 700,000 Fire damage to enemies within the aftershock and grants General Nazgrim 2 1 rage for each target struck. 1,000 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Deafening Screech Inflicts 240,000 Inflicts 200,000 Physical damage to all enemies and interrupts spellcasting for 2 sec. 100 Mana. 3 sec cast. 1.5 sec cooldown.
  • Empowered Chain Heal Heals an ally for 4% 1% of their maximum health and jumps to a nearby ally, increasing healing by 50% per jump. Affects 5 total targets. 50 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Empowered Chain Heal Heals an ally for 4% 1% of their maximum health and jumps to a nearby ally, increasing healing by 50% per jump. Affects 5 total targets. 50 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Fire Storm Fires a rocket barrage that inflicts 15,304 10,000 Fire damage every 0.75 sec. to random enemies 100 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Healing Tide Heals allies within 8 yards for 2% 1% of their maximum health every 3 sec. Instant.
  • Healing Tide Heals allies within 8 yards for 2% 1% of their maximum health every 3 sec. Instant.
  • Ravager Throw a whirling blade, inflicting 200,000 100,000 Physical damage to enemies within 6 yards every 1 sec. and granting General Nazgrim 1 0 rage for each enemy struck. Instant.
  • Shock Blast Inflicts 70,000 Inflicts 63,000 Nature damage to random enemies. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • War Banner Increases melee, ranged, and spell casting speed by 25% 50%, and also increases damage dealt by 55% 50% for all friendly targets within 15 yards for 2 min. Instant.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_BATTLE_NET_BALANCE - Battle.net Balance
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_BEING_PROCESSED_CHECK_BACK_LATER - Your order is being processed.\nPlease check back later.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_MESSAGE_PARENTAL_CONTROLS - Purchasing is disabled by Parental Controls. Please visit Account Management.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_MESSAGE_PURCHASE_DENIED - Please contact Customer Service.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_TITLE_PARENTAL_CONTROLS - Purchasing Disabled
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_ERROR_TITLE_PURCHASE_DENIED - Purchase Denied
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_PROCESSING - Processing...
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_YOU_ALREADY_OWN_THIS - You already own this item.
  • CHAR_LOGIN_LOCKED_BY_CHARACTER_UPGRADE - You cannot log in until the character boost process you recently initiated is complete.
  • CHAR_LOGIN_LOCKED_BY_REVOKED_CHARACTER_UPGRADE - This boosted character is locked out due to a billing issue.
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_ALCHEMY - Alchemy
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_BLACKSMITHING - Blacksmithing
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_ENCHANTING - Enchanting
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_ENGINEERING - Engineering
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_FIRST_AID - First Aid
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_HERBALISM - Herbalism
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_INSCRIPTION - Inscription
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_JEWELCRAFTING - Jewelcrafting
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_LEATHERWORKING - Leatherworking
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_MINING - Mining
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_SKINNING - Skinning
  • CHARACTER_PROFESSION_TAILORING - Tailoring
  • CHARACTER_SERVICES_NO_ELIGIBLE_CHARACTERS - None of your characters on this realm are eligible for this service.
  • CHARACTER_SERVICES_PLEASE_WAIT - This may take several minutes.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_CHARACTER_LIST_CHANGED_ERROR - Something went wrong. Restarting the upgrade process.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_CHARACTER_LIST_LABEL - Level 90 Character Boost
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FINISH_LABEL - Level Up!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FLOW_LABEL - LEVEL 90 CHARACTER BOOST
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE - FREE LEVEL 90 CHARACTER BOOST
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE_DESCRIPTION - Thank you for joining us in Warlords of Draenor!\nHere's a free level boost for one of your characters.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_KRW_FINISH_BUTTON_POPUP_TEXT - Are you sure that you want to boost this character? If you click the �Level Up� button, you will no longer be eligible for a refund.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_KRW_STATIC_WARNING - You can cancel this purchase within 7 days from the time of purchase. However, you can no longer cancel this purchase once you have completed all the steps to boost your character, even if it's within 7 days from the time of purchase.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_LOG_OUT_NOW - Log Out Now
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_NO_VETERAN_BONUS - No Veteran Bonus
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_GET_STARTED - Get Started Now
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_LATER - Later
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROCESSING - Processing...
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  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY - Your Level 90 Character Upgrade is Ready!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY_DESCRIPTION - Log out to upgrade your character. You can do this at any time.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_TOKEN_LABEL_FREE - FREE
  • DEVICE_BLACKLISTED - Your video device is not compatiple. Plese see http://enUS.nydus.battle.net/WoW/enU...eo-unsupported for more information.
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  • DRIVER_OUTOFDATE - Your device driver is out of date. Plese see http://enUS.nydus.battle.net/WoW/enU.../driverupdates for more information.
  • ERR_LFG_MISMATCHED_SLOTS_LOCAL_XREALM - You cannot mix realm-only and x-realm entries when listing your name in other raids.
  • SELECT_CHARACTER_ACTIVE_LABEL - Choose your character on the right
  • SELECT_CHARACTER_RESULTS_FORMAT - |c%s%s (Level %d %s)|r
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  • SELECT_FACTION_RESULTS_FORMAT - |c%s%s|r
  • SELECT_FACTION_RESULTS_LABEL - Faction:
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  • SELECT_SPEC_RESULTS_LABEL - Specialization:
  • SERVICES_CONJUNCTION_OR - Or
  • SERVICES_STEP - Step
  • SHADERMODEL_UNSUPPORTED - This video card will not be supported in future versions of World of Warcraft. Please see https://battle.net/support/article/w...nction-support for more information.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.4.7 PTR - Build 17807 started by chaud View original post
Comments 180 Comments
  1. rejer13's Avatar
    The start of the end of wow. Pay 2 play and pay 2 win.
  1. 401Toffees's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baneleaf View Post
    ..........I have a feeling this will either push or destroy the crafting kit market.
    If they allow anyone to boost a profession for any character, then I totally agree that the crafting market will be decimated. There is a thriving market for old school mats which in turn keep the cost of mats at reasonable levels. If you take away the market, the mats costs will skyrocket because not everyone can afford or want to purchase a boost. Thus completes the financial circle for Blizzard as it will eventually force all to buy a boost due to either the cost of I game mats or he scarcity of them.

    this isn't buy to win, but it's skirting very close to the edge as it's effect will be to force people to feel the need to buy a boost unless they are happy to farm very old content in order to get the required mats
  1. Tenjen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rejer13 View Post
    The start of the end of wow. Pay 2 play and pay 2 win.
    and the award for knee-jerk, copy/paste comment that has nothing to do with the subject matter of the update goes to...!

    no seriously. Atleast, dont post this crap in updates that have nothing to do with the shop in any manner or form.

    - - - Updated - - -

    and more importantly, why arent more people talking about that new lemon flower pudding item ?!
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    The most depressing/ useless patch notes ever created :S

    Base resilience increased yet it's values have decreased to make it even so in fact there was no point making the initial increase at all.
    Some useless items nobody buys on timeless isle are being made slightly more useful but are still 20-50 ilevels below what people need.
    Av mobs have a fraction more health and do a fraction more damage. Exactly what's needed in a BG..a slight increase to pve 0o
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    Fun Fact: Blizzard losing average 140k subs/month in these days
    And I think they give a crab about that (Most of the EU realms are dead...).
    SoO raid is just so cheap copy-past from other zones... I made a vote about that, and people say this raid (with the environment) is the worst in WoW. Maybe ToC was like that but there was a whole area for it.
    Raid finder SoO is so badly optimized... almost on all bosses minimum one or two wipe needed to kill...
    I will never understand why they don't give a 553 gear vendor like in ToT with 522ilvl item vendor... The people can get 535-528 ilvl from the island and RF, and they will never see flex or normal because guilds and pugs want 545-550+ ilvl ppl for their raids...
    I played almost 2 months and I reached 536ilvl from 496 ilvl. After that I gave up this because I have no more time to play with the random drop genarator...

    Just keep going Blizzard! I hope you will reach 6million subs base in the next quarter, you deserve it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    Some useless items nobody buys on timeless isle are being made slightly more useful but are still 20-50 ilevels below what people need.
    They will give us this patch because there was so much crying about the new shop items, so we could feel "their care" with us, the "pay 2 play" players now...
  1. Bawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dhru View Post
    I played almost 2 months and I reached 536ilvl from 496 ilvl. After that I gave up this because I have no more time to play with the random drop genarator...

    Just keep going Blizzard! I hope you will reach 6million subs base in the next quarter, you deserve it!
    Just because you are bad at playing the game doesn't mean getting geared quick isn't possible.
    You can get an entire full set of 535 (timeless) gear from farming on Timeless Isle. Then you can fully upgrade all of those 8 ilvls each. At 535 ilvl you can get into most pugged Flex modes and you'd be getting 540 (548 ilvl upgraded) gear. And then on top of all of that, you have 553 crafted epic belt and pants. You can also obtain 553 gloves and legs from the Celestials (522 pvp gear) and 559 Warforged gear from Ordos if you obtained the legendary cloak on any of your characters.

    So if it legitimately took you 2 months to get from 496 to 536 ilvl, you either play the game for like 5 hours a week or you sit in the shrine and queue up for LFR expecting the game to hand you everything for sitting on your butt and doing literally nothing but complaining on the forums.

    I started gearing one of my alts in the past 2 weeks and pushed into Flex and Normal SoO over the past week and I went from 520s to 549ilvl in about 2 weeks. I'm also halfway to my legendary cloak now on this alt as well. Gearing up right now is EASIER than ever.
  1. Yarathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mannenabo View Post
    (if they are) those are the worst CE items I've ever seen, just some random birdy and his offspring

    For the first three expansions, we've had nothing but slightly remodeled whelp pets. In Mists of Pandaria, we finally got a mount and a pet. Quilen Cub and Imperial Quilen mount. How can you really say these are the worst CE items? Even if you don't personally like their aesthetic, it's just disingenuous to say that that slightly altered and heavily reused whelp pet we've gotten every expansion before MoP is superior to a flying Raven Lord mount and pet.
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shikokumaji View Post
    Gearing up right now is EASIER than ever.
    Ohh boy you are lost in the lines:
    I had got only one character with full HOF normal gear at the start.
    2months roughly 9 weeks so lets see:

    Celestials: 9 kill: 3 pvp items (useless for me)
    Ordos: 0 kill no back.
    Timeless Isle: around 3000 kills more than 100 rare kill and only 2 burdens one of them from a chest.
    Bonus Coins: 3 RF items what I already got from drop plus one PVP item from celestials....
    Valors: I got only 7500 valors in this time. I used to upgrade items with those, but sometimes I got better from RF so I need to replace some of them and upgrade again those...
    I could buy only one 553 crafted item for 15k gold because my realm is almost dead, my proffesion alchemy and herbalism, nowadays it is not so profitable: 26-36g/flask etc...
    I started to farm gold for the next crafted item but there was no player who sell that one.
    So think again that, kid.
  1. Kanj's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rejer13 View Post
    The start of the end of wow. Pay 2 play and pay 2 win.
    The experience potions will most likely be disabled whenever a new expansion comes out. Just like race changing to the new races. Blizzard ain't stupid, they just want moar money.
  1. alkyd's Avatar
    Well people complain they can't get past 540+ ilvl because they don't have time to raid. So people complain how hard it is to get gear in this game.

    But then if Blizzard will hand out easy ilvl 553 items so you can get into pugs easily, there will be another wave of people complaining how easy WoW has become and that there is nothing to strive for.

    So it will be endless circle of never-satisfied, unhappy players.
  1. CasCrow's Avatar
    I still don't like pvp gear dropping from pve world bosses. But what the hell i'll wear it cause it got more armor than what my lesser alts have.
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by alkyd View Post
    there will be another wave of people complaining how easy WoW has become and that there is nothing to strive for.
    I don't know anyone who has got 14/14 HC kill in SoO and say: " how easy WoW".
    So don't make falsh statements!
    And I don't see full warforged heroic geared people on wowprogress yet...
  1. alkyd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dhru View Post
    I don't know anyone who has got 14/14 HC kill in SoO and say: " how easy WoW".
    So don't make falsh statements!
    And I don't see full warforged heroic geared people on wowprogress yet...
    Then why would you care about Normal SoO gear, if you don't raid. Be happy with Flex system, because it's designed for people who don't have much time.
  1. Geish's Avatar
    I'm sure it sucks if you spent countless tries (maybe years when measured in time) to get Anzu, when you could have just been flipping burgers for couple of hours and have it fly too.
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST - Veteran Bonus: Level 60+ characters will also receive a skill level boost to their primary professions.
    Shenanigans.
  1. Shirohibiki's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flickyz View Post
    Yeah basicly. In all honesty, the proto-drake skeleton would have been better XD
    Well, actually, I humbly disagree -- if an avian were to walk on his wingbones, as protodrakes/firehawks do, I have a feeling it would be very painful for them. Firehawks are sort of special cases since they're, uh, well... Made of... Fire. I think if they had used the standard protodrake skeleton, it would look very uncomfortable/borderline painful for the poor dear. That's just my opinion however!

    Anyway, I will throw my entire bank account at Blizz and buy like 50 CE's oh my god I couldn't be happier. I knew it was gonna be CE, and the pet is just to DIE FOR. I'm... I'm so happy ;_; The only teensy complaint I have is that I sort of wish they'd rigged the skyscreamer skeleton so that its head is more upright; like, sort of how the normal Anzu walks? The more I look at it the less I mind it, but I sort of wish he'd tuck his wings in more and lift his head. But the way he is now is perfect for me, so I'm not complaining too much. <3 Thank you, Blizz.
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    Shame we couldn't have a fun questline for the mount, but something needs to be a CE mount i suppose
  1. ejpaints's Avatar
    Complain away. I'm really looking forward to my CE mount this time. Quilled was ugly, but anzu, such lore, so happy, cute baby, much excited.
  1. Aspen's Avatar
    So wait.... new pvp season is exact same gear just recolored???? Seriously?! >:[
  1. Monstafish2k's Avatar
    CHARACTER_UPGRADE_NO_VETERAN_BONUS - No Veteran Bonus
    i think its a bonus for the long-time players. blizzard promised somethink special for us hopefully only for people that are playing since vanille/bc :P

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