MMO-Champion - Patch 5.4.7 Live This Week
Patch 5.4.7 Live This Week
Patch 5.4.7 is going live this week, with a new PvP season, Level 90 Boost preparation, and other assets for future use.

  • Season 15 PvP gear will use the same models as Season 14, but with the colors available to each faction switched.
  • There will be some minor adjustments to Heroic Garrosh (10).
  • The Level 90 boost feature will be added in this patch, but no announcement has been made as to when it will actually be available.
  • This patch and launcher updates prepared things for the Warlords of Draenor pre-order, but no date has been announced yet.
  • The Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition mount and pet are included in this patch.
  • The Scroll of Resurrection ends on Tuesday, so be sure to send out any final invitations before then.
  • No new realm connections are currently listed for this week.

Season 14 Ending


New Icons



Level 90 Boost
The Level 90 Boost feature is in Patch 5.4.7, but it may not be enabled this week. After being boosted, your character will have a set of item level 483 greens.




New Models







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


Automated In-game Mail
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Automated In-game Mail #403 - Character Boost: We've supplied you with a whole new set of high-level gear, but attached you'll find all the old items and equipment you once carried.

    - The WoW Dev Team



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying
  • Dread Raven (New) Summons and dismisses an Dread Raven. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Companions

Item Set Bonuses
  • Fortitude Now increases PvP Resilience by 5,280, up from 2,600.

Shaman (Forums)
  • Far Sight Changes the caster's viewpoint to the targeted location. Lasts 60 sec. Only useable outdoors. 3.5% of Base Mana. 1,000 yd Unlimited range. 60 sec cast (Channeled).

Warlock (Forums)
Pets

Warrior (Forums)
Talents

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.



Patch 5.4.7 PTR Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Heart of the Wild now provides the following benefits from PvP Power when activated.
        • Restoration Druids now receive 50% of their PvP Power applied towards damage while the ability is active (down from 100%).
        • Feral and Balance Druids now receive 100% of their PvP Power applied towards healing while the ability is active (down from 120%).
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Nerve Strike now causes a successful Kidney Shot or Cheap Shot to also reduce the damage dealt by player targets by 25% (down from 50% for player targets). No changes to the talent when used against non-player targets.
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Demonology
      • Felguard Legion Strike and Wrathguard Mortal Cleave now reduces the effectiveness of any healing received for 6 seconds (up from 5 seconds) so the pet can maintain the effect without Haste.
  • Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General

Creatures

PvP
  • Season 15 Prideful Gladiator gear, and weapons are now available for purchase.
  • Season 14 Grievous Gladiator gear and weapons can now be purchased using Honor Points instead of Conquest Points.
  • 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 60% (up from 55%).
  • Gladiator’s Distinction, the set bonus for wearing two PvP trinkets, now grants 5280 Resilience (up from 2600).

Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Arenas
    • For the 2v2 Arena bracket, Dampening is now applied to the match starting at the 5 minute mark (down from 10 minutes).
    • For 3v3 and 5v5 Arena brackets, there is no change. Dampening will continue to be applied at the 10 minute mark.
  • Alterac Valley
    • The following NPCs now have more health and deal more damage.
      • Alliance: Vanndar Stormpike, Balinda Stonehearth, Stormpike Defenders, Stormpike Bowman, and all Marshals.
      • Horde: Captain Galvangar, Drek'thar, Frostwolf Guardian, Frostwolf Bowman, and all Warmasters.
    • The following NPCs are now immune to disarm, daze, and Death Grip.
      • Alliance: Vanndar Stormpike, Balinda Stonehearth
      • Horde: Captain Galvangar, Drek'thar

Items

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_CONFIRMATION_SERVICES - Services purchased will be accessible at the character select screen when processing has been completed.
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  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CONFIRMATION_SERVICES_TEST - Services purchased here will use the Test Currency. You will not actually be charged.
  • 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_PURCHASE_SENT - Purchase Sent!
  • 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 character boost process.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_CHARACTER_LIST_LABEL - Level 90 Character Boost
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_COMPLETE_LABEL - Character Boost Complete!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FINISH_LABEL - Level Up!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FLOW_LABEL - LEVEL 90 CHARACTER BOOST
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE - LEVEL 90 CHARACTER BOOST
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE_DESCRIPTION - Thank you for joining us!|nHere is the boost that comes with your purchase of Warlords of Draenor.
  • 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
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  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY - Your Level 90 Character Boost is Ready!
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY_DESCRIPTION - Log out to boost your character. You can do this at any time.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_TOKEN_DESCRIPTION - Can be used on one character on your Battle.net account.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_TOKEN_TITLE - Character Boost
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_WOD_TOKEN_DESCRIPTION - Included with your expansion purchase. Can be used on one character on this World of Warcraft account.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_WOD_TOKEN_TITLE - Warlords of Draenor Character Boost
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  • DRIVER_OUTOFDATE - Your device driver is out of date. Please see http://nydus.battle.net/WoW/enUS/launcher/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.
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  • SELECT_CHARACTER_ACTIVE_LABEL - Choose your character on the right
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The Scroll of Resurrection Retires
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The time has come to bid adieu to the Scroll of Resurrection. It’s served its divine purpose, but like most scrolls, it only has so many charges before it loses its magic and crumbles into ethereal dust. For those who’d still like a chance to use the scroll, you have until February 18 before players are no longer able to send invitations. For those who have an invitation outstanding, that’s still good for 30 days from the time it was sent, after which point the invitation will expire and the benefits can no longer be claimed.

For additional information on the Scroll of Resurrection, please visit our FAQ.

Battle.Net Launcher Update
The Battle.Net Launcher was recently updated to add support for Warlords of Draenor.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.4.7 Live This Week started by chaud View original post
Comments 104 Comments
  1. quikbunny's Avatar
    SoR is going because of the lvl 90 boost service. The idea is now that old players come back without a referral and buy an instant 90 on whatever realm they choose.

    Seems very strange that all the WoD preorder stuff is getting put in now and not in the pre-patch when we haven't even started beta yet.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Nothing really happens in this patch
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    Now there's wishful thinking. As far as I know, "Friends & Family Alpha" hasn't even begun (or the news about it hasn't leaked yet), and you still got closed beta testing to do (which takes several months), AND releasing the 6.0 patch to live servers (which is likely to release about a month before the expansion pack, per usual).

    You're looking at 6 months MINIMUM before Warlords of Draenor is released. I'd estimate closer to October/November.
    nice source on that, i think its alot sooner
  1. Static's Avatar
    Will we able to see Vol'jin in Grommash Hold, come next patch?
  1. johnnymcdanger's Avatar
    Dont you guys think maybe, that not announcing a beta, they are already far beyond beta stages... They did say they want to push out content faster... I see no reason to believe that when the first signs of a beta show up, itll be far more polished and ready to go than previous PTR's have been
  1. Girouette's Avatar
    Y'know, if the 90 boost goes live this week but pre-sales don't, I might invest to finish my warrior & bank the pre-order one to start on another realm. Especially if the rumored 50% off offer is true.

    Anyone know if there's a time-limit on redemption? or anything else I need to know?
  1. darkthunder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    nice source on that, i think its alot sooner
    The source is in History. Just looking back at the latest expansion pack (Mists of Pandaria);

    Announced at Blizzcon 2011 (October 21st 2011), released on September 25th 2012. Almost a full year from announcement, to release.

    Warlords of Draenor was announced on November 8th 2013. Now you tell me; What assumption/conclusion would one draw from this? If WoD takes as long to develop as Mists of Pandaria did, your looking at ~11 months from announcement to release. Which would be... Around October.
  1. mileskg21's Avatar
    they are further along with WoD than they were with MoP when they announced it
  1. Saber256's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mileskg21 View Post
    they are further along with WoD than they were with MoP when they announced it
    While this is true, MoP beta was released March 21st, 2012. If WoD Beta is not released sooner than that, we could potentially see a Sept release date for WoD. Beta for an expac is not going to be less then 6 months...
  1. darkthunder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mileskg21 View Post
    they are further along with WoD than they were with MoP when they announced it
    So they claim. We shall see. Most expansions took them 15-16 months from announcement to release, with Mists being "considerably" faster at 11 months. If they keep the same pace for WoD, that puts a release in October. If they are faster (around 9 months), that puts the release in August. My assumption is, certainly no release before Summer, or during the Summer months.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    It's funny because a lot of people expected the beta to start or be announced right after Blizzcon. And that we'd have a spring release. Because they said they were further along, wanted faster expacs, didn't want another DS 9 month drought and when asked about a summer release they said they wanted it before that. Now here we are, 3 months later and not one peep about beta even starting. And the icing on the pathetic cake is it's not even that much of an expansion, more like a content patch we have to pay for. No new professions, no new classes, no new races. Something like what 5 new dungeons? And it's taking them this long? How sad is this?
  1. Klaxxar's Avatar
    What does the Blizzard Staff say? Soon Soon SoonTM.

    In all seriousness, I think I would of liked if the old mounts got a upgrade and you could of done a quest or something to obtain them after the Scroll is gone.
    Would be great for other people to get the mount, in which I already got them. I have the Spectral Wyvern for Horde and I have the Spectral Gryphon for Alliance.
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    You're looking at 6 months MINIMUM before Warlords of Draenor is released. I'd estimate closer to October/November.
    In December/January I was saying the same thing. November basically. BUT, SoO will a be year at the end of August (and Blizz admitted that a year of ICC was a mistake on their part, so why would they compound that with well over a year of SoO?) and MoP will be 2 at the end of Sept. It's hard to believe that WoD will come out after those two milestones have gone by. I've also bought into the argument that WoD likely won't need as long of a beta since there's no new race/class to balance, meaning your minimum of 6 months could be (and likely is) arguably less.

    If they'd just announce the beta already (I'm assuming pre-orders and paid 90s hinges on that) we could all speculate with a lot more verve!
  1. zura's Avatar
    will 5.4.7 be the final update for mop?
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    The source is in History. Just looking back at the latest expansion pack (Mists of Pandaria);

    Announced at Blizzcon 2011 (October 21st 2011), released on September 25th 2012. Almost a full year from announcement, to release.

    Warlords of Draenor was announced on November 8th 2013. Now you tell me; What assumption/conclusion would one draw from this? If WoD takes as long to develop as Mists of Pandaria did, your looking at ~11 months from announcement to release. Which would be... Around October.
    See, this doesn't tell us anything though. What matters is the % of completion when they make the announcement, and none of us has a clue on that. I can tell you, 2 days before your birthday, that I'm knitting you a scarf. When I hand you the scarf at your party can you guess how long it took me to knit it? Maybe I started it the day before I told you, maybe weeks before, maybe months before. You have no idea.
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    Now there's wishful thinking. As far as I know, "Friends & Family Alpha" hasn't even begun (or the news about it hasn't leaked yet), and you still got closed beta testing to do (which takes several months), AND releasing the 6.0 patch to live servers (which is likely to release about a month before the expansion pack, per usual).

    You're looking at 6 months MINIMUM before Warlords of Draenor is released. I'd estimate closer to October/November.
    i highly doubt that blizz wiht give us season 16 in mop that pots wod at about mid july- mid auguest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    nice source on that, i think its alot sooner
    how sooner do u think they'll end season 15? despite the fact theres no mount reward this time
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Just to point out. There was no F&F Alpha for MoP either so yeah that argument is bunk.
  1. zoomgpally's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tablemaker View Post
    Hopefully I can log in after this patch... right? RIGHT?
    Hopefully, they get around to fixing these servers before WoD...
    When only some people(still a large part of the player base) lose connection about 12:00, and can reconnect just after 24:00, that can't be anything buy some network engineer having fun blocking ips...
  1. Raysz's Avatar
    So would be a good idea to save up conquest points to the catch up cap (22k) for the new gear next maintenance? Or is there a much lower cap?
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    Something else to consider on the release date speculation. What about Blizzcon 2014? No announced dates yet, but surely with the 20th/10th anniversaries they have to have one, right? Blizz basically looses a month in preparation for the show since they run it themselves, so how does that play into the speculation? I don't see them having one in August if they're working so hard on WoD, and Oct/Nov is possible but only if WoD has been released by then (the stage being set for announcement of the next expansion maybe?). Do you think they'll have Blizzcon this year? If so, how is that playing into your timeline?

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