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by Published on 2012-10-11 06:25 PM

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Patch 5.1 PTR Official Notes
Don't miss the official notes!

Patch 5.1 PTR - Build 16139
A new beta build will be deployed on PTR realms soon. We will be updating these notes frequently, so keep checking back! Don't miss all the new items, like The Eye of the Storm!

Eye of The Storm
The The Eye of the Storm might be related to the new Black Temple scenario maps datamined with this patch.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Scenario Steps
  • Enter the Black Temple - Avoid the guards and enter the Sanctuary of Shadows.
  • Search for Evidence of the Council's Presence - Find proof that the Council of the Black Harvest came to the temple.
  • Follow Akama to the Shrine of Lost Souls
  • Uncover the Council's Plan - Investigate the Reliquary of Souls.
  • Defeat the Essence of Order - Claim the soul crystal left behind by the Council of the Black Harvest.
  • Survive the Demonic Invasion - Fight off the demons unleashed by the Reliquary and return to Akama in the Halls of Anguish.
  • Purge or Plunder - Choose to save Akama's men in the Halls of Anguish or plunder the Den of Mortal delights in the chaos.
  • Head to the Temple Summit - Take the Empowered Soulcore to the Temple Summit.

New Models

New Scenarios

New Items
All of the new PvP items are not listed, you can find them on our new PTR WoWDB site!

Level Type Slot Name
1Quest The Eye of the Storm
90Quest Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion
90Quest The Codex of Xerrath
70Mount Jade Pandaren Kite String
20Mount Swift Windsteed
20Companion Pets Imperial Moth
20Companion Pets Imperial Silkworm
20Companion Pets Darkmoon Hatchling
20Companion Pets Darkmoon Glowfly
20Companion Pets Darkmoon Eye
20Companion Pets Cinder Kitten
400TrinketTrinket Steadfast Footman's Medallion
400TrinketTrinket Mark of the Hardened Grunt
400TrinketTrinket SI:7 Operative's Manual
400TrinketTrinket Kor'Kron Book of Hurting
400TrinketTrinket Alliance Insignia of Conquering
400TrinketTrinket Horde Insignia of Conquering
1Other Unexploded Cannonball
1Other Meaty Haunch
1Other Snake Oil
1Other Soggy Journal
1Other Misplaced Keg
1Other Jungle Hops
1Other Spirit-Kissed Water
1Other Liquid Fire
1Other Krasari Iron
1Other Brittle Root
1Other Battle Rations
1Other Adorned Sceptre
1Other Laborer's Tool
1Quest Hellfire Fragment
1Quest Netherstorm Fragment
1Quest Blade's Edge Fragment
1Quest Shadowmoon Fragment
1WristsWrists Ruby Bracelet
60ClothHead Safari Hat
378ClothHands Bipsi's Gloves
63BagBag Huojin Satchel
63BagBag Tushui Satchel
85Cooking BagBag Portable Refrigerator
85Cooking BagBag Portable Refrigerator Mk 2
85Cooking BagBag Portable Refrigerator Mk 3
1Consumable Perfect Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Battle-Stone
1Consumable PattyMac - Rare Pet Maker Test
1Consumable Brawler's Purse
1Consumable Bulging Brawler's Purse
1Consumable Unstable Portal Shard
20Consumable Darkmoon Pet Supplies
1Consumable Flawless Elemental Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Beast Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Critter Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Flying Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Magic Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Aquatic Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Mechanical Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Undead Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Humanoid Battle-Stone
1Consumable Flawless Dragonkin Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Elemental Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Beast Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Critter Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Flying Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Magic Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Aquatic Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Mechanical Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Undead Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Humanoid Battle-Stone
1Consumable Polished Dragonkin Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Aquatic Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Beast Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Critter Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Dragonkin Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Elemental Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Flying Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Humanoid Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Magical Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Mechanical Battle-Stone
1Consumable Perfect Undead Battle-Stone
90Potion Snap Root Tuber
1Other Orgrimmar Portal Shard
85Other Stackable Stag
1Other Stormwind Portal Shard
1Other Thunder Bluff Portal Shard
1Other Undercity Portal Shard
1Other Silvermoon Portal Shard
1Other Ironforge Portal Shard
1Other Darnassus Portal Shard
1Other Exodar Portal Shard
1Other Klaxxi Reward Item
25Mage Glyph Glyph of Discreet Magic
1Junk Jubeka's Journal
1Junk Heavy Sack of Gold
1Junk The Pigskin
1Junk Foot Ball
1Junk Winter Veil Gift
1Junk Darkmoon Whistle
1Junk Empowered Soulcore

Horde Cinematic

Alliance Cinematic

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Pet Battles

Feats of Strength


Hallow's End
World Events

Pandaria Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids
  • Mosh Pit Get a combination of 8 players and Scarlet Defenders caught up in Armsmaster Harlan's Blades of Light simultaneously and then defeat Armsmaster Harlan in Scarlet Halls on Heroic Difficulty.

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Straight Six Deactivate six Empyreal Focuses within 10 seconds of eachother each other, and then defeat Elegon in Mogu'shan Vaults on Normal or Heroic difficulty.

Pet Battles

Spell Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Argent Hippogryph - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Armored Blue Wind Rider - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Armored Snowy Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Blazing Hippogryph - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Blue Wind Rider - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Celestial Steed - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Cenarion War Hippogryph - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Ebon Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Flying Machine - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Golden Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Green Wind Rider - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Jade Pandaren Kite (New) Summons and dismisses a rideable Pandaren Kite. This is a flying mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Snowy Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Blue Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Green Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Green Wind Rider- The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Purple Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Purple Wind Rider - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Red Gryphon - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Red Wind Rider - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Swift Windsteed (New) Summons and dismisses a Swift Windsteed. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Swift Yellow Wind Rider - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • Tawny Wind Rider - The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location
  • The Sky Claw (New) Mount a Sky Claw copter, allowing you to fly very fast and carry an ally. This is a flying mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.


Death Knight (Forums)
  • Blood Boil damage increased by 388%, AP scaling reduced to 11%.
  • Death Strike now does 185% weapon damage (was 280%) plus 923 (was 2,094).


  • Crimson Scourge Increases the damage dealt by your Blood Boil by 10%, down from 40%.
  • Heart Strike Instantly strike the target and up to two additional nearby enemies, causing 105% weapon damage plus 572, down from 115% weapon damage plus 681.
  • Rune Strike now does 160% weapon damage, down from 175%.
  • Soul Reaper buff now lasts 5 sec, down from 10 sec.



Druid (Forums)
  • Mangle now does 500% normal damage plus 78, up from 400% normal damage plus 62.
  • Rake damage reduced by 15%.
  • Ravage! now does 950% weapon damage, up from 750%.
  • Symbiosis now has a 2 sec cast time, down from 6 sec.
  • Wrath damage and SP scaling increased by 9%.

  • Solar Beam now lasts for 8 sec, down from 10 sec.
  • Starfire damage and SP scaling increased by 3%.
  • Starsurge damage and SP scaling increased by 3%.

  • Shred now does 500% damage plus 78, up from 400% damage plus 62.

Feral & Guardian
  • Ravage now does 950% damage plus 78, up from 750% damage plus 62.

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Solar Beam now increases the radius of your Solar Beam by 100%, rather than increasing the duration of your Solar Beam silence effect by 5 sec.

Hunter (Forums)
  • Aimed Shot now does 320% ranged weapon damage plus 7,974, rather than 280% ranged weapon damage plus 19,541.

Mage (Forums)

  • Blazing Speed no longer requires a hit to be greater than 2% of your total health to activate.


  • Combustion was reworked; If the target is currently affected by your Ignite, it also burns the target for additional damage equal to the damage per tick of the Ignite every 1 for 10 sec.

Minor Glyphs
  • Glyph of Discreet Magic (New) Your Nether Tempest, Living Bomb, Frost Bomb, Arcane Barrage, Inferno Blast, and Ice Lance no longer affect targets more than 5 yds away from their primary target.

Monk (Forums)

  • Healing Elixirs - Every 18 sec, you gain Healing Elixirs, causing your next Brew or Tea to also heal you for 10% of your total health.
  • Power Strikes - Every 22 sec, you gain Power Strikes, causing your next Jab to generate 1 additional Chi.

  • Keg Smash is no longer limited to 3 targets, but now requires melee range.

  • Rising Sun Kick now causes all targets within 8 yards to take an increased 15% damage from your abilities for 15 sec, up from 10%.
  • Spinning Fire Blossom now has 66.5% AP scaling, up from 46.6%.

Paladin (Forums)
  • Holy Shock now does 1,428 + 136.0% of SP damage, down from 13,040 + 92.5% of SP.


  • Holy Shock now does 1,428 + 136.0% of SP damage, down from 13,040 + 92.5% of SP.


Priest (Forums)
  • Penance now does 1,000 + 103.7% of SP damage, down from 6,606 + 63.5% of SP.
  • Shadow Word: Insanity now does 3043 + 290.0% of SP damage, up from 2550 + 243.0% of SP.


  • Penance now does 1,000 + 103.7% of SP damage, down from 6,606 + 63.5% of SP.

Discipline & Holy

Shaman (Forums)
Set Bonuses
  • Item - Shaman T14 Restoration 4P Bonus Your Tidal Waves ability grants an additional 5% cast time reduction to Healing Wave and Greater Healing Wave, and an additional 5% critical chance to Healing Surge.

  • Lightning Bolt now does 1,270 + 73.9% of SP damage, up from 1,177 + 68.4% of SP.

Warlock (Forums)

  • Grimoire of Sacrifice now has a 30 sec cooldown, down from 2 min.
  • Kil'jaeden's Cunning Passive: You can cast and channel while moving, but doing so increases the cast time or channel period of the spell by 30%, down from 50%.
  • Soul Leech now also works with Fel Flame.
  • Unbound Will now works with all effects which cause loss of control of your character or demon.

Affliction & Destruction
  • Rain of Fire now does 267 + 25.0% of SP) * 8 damage, rather than 534 + 50.0% of SP) * 4.

  • Hellfire now generates 3 Demonic Fury per target. [/del] [ins]Generates 10 Demonic Fury per second plus 3 Demonic Fury per second on secondary targets.

  • Aftermath - Rain of Fire now has a chance to generate burning embers rather than stun the targets.
  • Immolate - Critical strikes generate Burning Embers.

  • Shadow Bite now does 406 + 38.0% of SP damage, down from 541 + 50.6% of SP.
  • Threatening Presence - Intimidates any target you attack, increasing your threat generation.

Major Glyphs

Warrior (Forums)

  • Mortal Strike now does 175% weapon damage plus 2,693, down from 185% weapon damage plus 2,703.
  • Overpower (Arms) now does 105% weapon damage, down from 120%.
  • Slam now does 190% weapon damage plus 1,894, down from 215% weapon damage plus 2,144.

Arms & Fury
  • Colossus Smash Smashes a target for 175% weapon damage plus 388 and weakens their defenses, allowing your attacks to entirely bypass 100% of their armor for 6 sec, and causes the Physical Vulnerability effect on the target.

  • Bloodthirst now does 90% weapon damage plus 1,121, down from 100% weapon damage plus 1,246.
  • Raging Blow now does 190% weapon damage, down from 215%.
  • Wild Strike now does 230% weapon damage plus 1,003, up from 220% weapon damage plus 823.

  • Akama's Trust Greatly increases your reputation with Akama.
  • Alliance Banner Place an Alliance Banner on the ground. The banner lasts for 10 minutes, and you can have up to 5 banners placed at any time. You must be flagged for PvP to place a banner. PvP-flagged Horde players can attempt to burn your banners.
  • Alliance Supremacy Increases crit rating by 5%. Increases haste rating by 5%. Increases mastery rating by 5%.
  • Appraisal Appraises the value of all of your plunder.
  • Banner of King Varian Wrynn Fighting alongside King Varian Wrynn fills you with strength, increasing total health, healing done, damage absorption, and damage dealt by 25%. Slaying members of the Horde will trigger King Varian Wrynn to release a warcry, restoring 20% of your total health.
  • Burst Fire (Legendary Icon) Greatly increase ranged haste, but reduce damage done by 70%.
  • Conjure Portal: Shrine of Seven Stars Enough fuel to power a one-way portal to the Shrine of Seven Stars for 20 minutes.
  • Conjure Portal: Skyfire Enough fuel to power a bi-directional portal to the Skyfire for 20 minutes.
  • Conjure Portal: Stormwind Enough fuel to power a one-way portal to Stormwind for 20 minutes.
  • Exodar Portal Shard Break open the shard, creating a portal to Exodar. Can only be used in Sunsong Ranch.
  • Fuel Portal: Orgrimmar Enough fuel to power a one-way portal to Orgrimmar for 20 minutes.
  • Fuel Portal: Shrine of Two Moons Enough fuel to power a one-way portal to the Shrine of Two Moons for 20 minutes.
  • Fuel Portal: Sparkrocket Outpost Enough fuel to power a bi-directional portal to Sparkrocket Outpost for 20 minutes.
  • Hire Druid Hire a druid that casts Mark of the Wild on nearby Alliance players, free of charge.
  • Hire Guards Hire a guards to protect a capturable graveyard in Krasarang Wilds. You must be near the graveyard, and your faction must control it.
  • Hire Guards Hire a guards to protect a capturable tower in Krasarang Wilds. You must be near the tower, and your faction must control it.
  • Hire Guards Hire guards to protect the Oilfield or the Mogu Shrine in Krasarang Wilds. You must be near the objective, and your faction must control it.
  • Hire Mage Hire a mage that casts Arcane Brilliance on nearby Horde players, free of charge.
  • Hire Paladin Hire a paladin that casts Blessing of Might on nearby Horde players, free of charge.
  • Hire Priest Hire a priest that casts Power Word: Fortitude on nearby Horde players, free of charge.
  • Hire Rogue Hire a rogue that casts Swiftblade's Nod on nearby Horde players, free of charge.
  • Hire Shaman Hire a shaman that casts Binding Elemental Oath on nearby Horde players, free of charge.
  • Hire Warrior Hire a warrior that casts Echoing Battle Shout on nearby Alliance players, free of charge.
  • Lion's Landing: Cinematic
  • Megafantastic Discombobumorphanator Transformed to a robot chicken! Inflicts 50,000 damage every 5 seconds. Taking electrical damage can zap you back into shape!
  • Memory of Blade's Edge Replay the memory stored within the Soulstone.
  • Memory of Netherstorm Replay the memory stored within the Soulstone.
  • Memory of Shadowmoon Replay the memory stored within the Soulstone.
  • Memory of the Reliquary Replay the memory stored within the Soulstone.
  • Memory of the Summit Replay the memory stored within the soulcore.
  • Noggenfogger's Cauldron Place out a Noggenfogger's Cauldron for Horde players in Domination Point. Lasts 20 minutes.
  • Orgrimmar Portal Shard Break open the shard, creating a portal to Orgrimmar. Can only be used in Sunsong Ranch.
  • Rallying Cry of King Varian Wrynn King Varian Wrynn lets out a victorious warcry, restoring 20% of your total health.
  • Six Barrel Shot Blasts the enemy for 200% weapon damage and knocks them back.
  • Trade Prince Holoprojector The Trade Prince is broadcasting to this location from a much safer location.
  • Trusted by the Ashtongue You are trusted by the Ashtongue.
  • Vol'jin's Hearthstone Returns you to the Den in Durotar. May only be used near Vol'jin in Binan Village. 10 sec cast. 30 min cooldown.
  • WoW's 9th Anniversary Increases Experience and Reputation gains from kills by 9% for 60 min. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.
  • Tol Barad Victory Grants the winning Horde team 270 Honor, 3 Tol Barad Commendations, and 250 reputation for Hellscream's Reach. Down from 360 Honor.

Blood Elf


  • Phase Fingers Permanently attaches lightweight transfluxers onto gloves, allowing you to partially phase and increase dodge by 480 for 10 sec. 720 for 10 sec.
  • Synapse Springs Reagents: Volatile Water (2), Electrified Ether. Reagents: Tinker's Kit.
  • Watergliding Jets Permanently attaches waterjets to your belt, allowing you to walk on water and swim quickly for up to 6 sec. 15 sec.



Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Arcane Resonance Charges random targets with Arcane Resonance, which inflicts10,000 inflicts 30,000 Arcane damage to the target and all allies within 6 yards of the target. Each nearby player will amplify the damage done by 10,000. 30,000.
  • Arcane Shock An arcane-infused staff shocks an enemy target, inflicting normal damage plus 30,000 Arcane damage every 2 sec for 20 sec.
  • Blade Rush Once the sword lands, General Pa'valak charges to it, inflicting 120,000 Physical damage to all players within 4 yards, knocking them back. 0 yards, knocking them back.
  • Blade Rush Once the sword lands, General Pa'valak charges to it, inflicting 120,000 Physical damage to all players within 4 yards, knocking them back. 0 yards, knocking them back.
  • Brew Explosion 1 sec cooldown.
  • Flaming Spear A fiery spear sears the flesh of an enemy target, inflicting normal damage plus 30,000 Fire damage every 2 sec for 20 sec.
  • Grip of Hate 10 12 sec cast.
  • Lightning Lash Lightning infused fists zap an enemy target, inflicting normal damage plus 30,000 Nature damage every 2 sec for 20 sec.
  • Quivering Palm 8 10 yd range.
  • Reversal: Arcane Shock An arcane-infused weapon shocks an enemy target, inflicting 40,000 Fire normal damage plus 40,000 Arcane damage every 2 sec for 50 sec.
  • Reversal: Flaming Spear A fiery spear sears the flesh of an enemy target, inflicting normal damage plus 40,000 Fire damage every 2 sec for 50 sec.
  • Reversal: Lightning Lash Lightning infused fists zap an enemy target, inflicting normal damage plus 40,000 Nature damage every 2 sec for 50 sec.
  • Reversal: Shadowburn Burns an enemy target's soul, inflicting normal damage plus 40,000 Shadow damage every 2 sec for 50 sec.
  • Shadowburn Burns an enemy target's soul, inflicting normal damage plus 30,000 Shadow damage every 2 sec for 20 sec.
  • Smoke Blades Attacks nearby enemies in a smoky whirlwind, inflicting 25% 20% of weapon damage and reducing their chance to get a critical strike by 100% for up to 30 sec.
  • Sunbeam Standing in the Sunbeam makes the target immune to Dread Shadows, but slowly shrinks the Sunbeam.

New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BATTLE_PET_LOOT_RECEIVED - You received loot:
  • BN_CHAT_CLICK_INVISIBLE_OFF - |cffffd200[|Huiaction:confirmbninvisibleoff|hClick here|h]|r to go online.
  • BN_CHAT_INVISIBLE_OFF - You are no longer appearing offline.
  • BN_CHAT_INVISIBLE_ON - You are now appearing offline.
  • BN_NO_BROADCAST_WHILE_INVISIBLE - You cannot change your Broadcast message while appearing offline.
  • BN_NO_CHAT_WHILE_INVISIBLE - This message could not be sent because you are appearing offline.
  • CONFIRM_BN_INVISIBLE_OFF - Are you sure you want to turn off appearing offline?
  • CONFIRM_LEAVE_ARENA - Leave Arena?
  • CONFIRM_LEAVE_BATTLEFIELD - Leave Battleground?
  • CONFIRM_LEAVE_INSTANCE_PARTY - Leave Instace Group?\n\nYou will not be able to return to this instance once you leave the group.
  • DELETE_QUEST_ITEM - Do you want to destroy %s?\n\nDestroying this item will also abandon any related quests.
  • ERR_PETBATTLE_INTERNAL - Internal pet battle error.
  • FACTION_STANDING_INCREASED_ACH_BONUS - Reputation with %s increased by %d. (+%.1f bonus)
  • FACTION_STANDING_INCREASED_DOUBLE_BONUS - Reputation with %s increased by %d. (+%.1f Refer-A-Friend bonus) (+%.1f bonus)
  • GUILD_REPUTATION_WARNING_GENERIC - You will lose one rank of guild reputation with your previous guild. (Was "your guild reputation")
  • ITEM_PET_KNOWN - Collected (%d/%d)
  • ITEM_UPGRADE_TOOLTIP_FORMAT - Upgrade Level: %d/%d
  • LOC_OPTION_ALERT - Only Alert
  • LOC_OPTION_FULL - Show Full Duration
  • LOC_TYPE_DISARM - Disarm
  • LOC_TYPE_FULL - Full
  • LOC_TYPE_INTERRUPT - Interrupt
  • LOC_TYPE_ROOT - Root
  • LOC_TYPE_SILENCE - Silence
  • LOSS_OF_CONTROL - Loss of Control Alerts
  • OPTION_TOOTIP_RETINA_CURSOR - Turn this on to use larger resolution cursors.\n(Mainly for very high resolution/retina displays)
  • PET_SHOW_IN_JOURNAL - Show Pet in Journal
  • PVP_POWER_DAMAGE_TOOLTIP - \n\nPower %s \n+%.2f%% Damage \n+%.2f%% Healing
  • PVP_POWER_HEALING_TOOLTIP - \n\nPower %s \n+%.2f%% Healing \n+%.2f%% Damage
  • RETINA_CURSOR - High Resolution Cursors
  • SLASH_RANDOMFAVORITEPET1 - /randomfavoritepet
  • SLASH_RANDOMFAVORITEPET2 - /randomfavoritepet
  • SLASH_STOPSPELLTARGET1 - /stopspelltarget
  • SLASH_STOPSPELLTARGET2 - /stopspelltarget
  • SLASH_SUMMON_BATTLE_PET1 - /summonpet
  • SLASH_SUMMON_BATTLE_PET2 - /summonpet
  • SPELL_FAILED_CS_RIDING_REQUIREMENT - Requires Cloud Serpent Riding skill
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_171 - There are no explosives available.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_172 - You must be flagged for PvP.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_173 - Requires Battle Rations or Meaty Haunch
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_174 - Requires Brittle Root
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_175 - Requires Laborer's Tool
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_176 - Requires Unexploded Cannonball
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_177 - Requires Misplaced Keg
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_178 - Requires Liquid Fire, Jungle Hops, or Spirit-kissed Water
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_179 - Requires Krasari Iron
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_180 - Requires Spirit-kissed Water
  • SPELL_FAILED_PANDA_RIDING_REQUIREMENT - Requires Wisdom of the Four Winds skill
  • SPELL_FAILED_TARGET_IN_PET_BATTLE - The target can't be in a pet battle
  • TRANSMOGRIFY_BIND_CONFIRMATION_BOTH - Using these items for transmogrify will bind them to you and make them non-refundable.
  • TRANSMOGRIFY_BIND_CONFIRMATION_DESTINATION - Transmogrifying this item will make it non-refundable.
  • TRANSMOGRIFY_BIND_CONFIRMATION_SOURCE - Using this item for transmogrify will bind it to you and make it non-refundable.
  • UNITNAME_SUMMON_TITLE20 - Hired by %s
  • UNITNAME_SUMMON_TITLE21 - Purchased by %s

New Icons

WoWDB Addon Data Collection
You may have noticed that we opened the WoWDB PTR site today. Once the PTR comes online, you can help us collect data on all the new things that were added!

To help out, just install the WoWDB Profiler addon from Curse and check the box in the Curse Client options as seen below. When you are playing the addon will gather data and save it. When you are done playing, Curse Client will see the game close and upload the collected data from the addon. Make sure the Live and PTR clients are added to your Curse Client.

by Published on 2012-10-11 05:54 PM

Patch 5.1 on PTR - Official Patch Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The first World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria patch of the year is in development and now available for testing on the Public Test Realms. This patch will include several updates to the ongoing conflict between the Horde and Alliance, the new Brawler’s Guild, Pet Battle improvements, assorted bug fixes, and more. If you'd like to help us test out this patch and provide feedback, you can start by copying your character over to a test realm. Once you've had a chance to try things out, be sure to visit our Public Test Realm forum to discuss the patch.

Note: Features mentioned in the 5.1 Patch Preview may not initially be available on the PTR, and could be included as testing progresses.

World of Warcraft PTR Patch 5.1.0

  • The Pandaren Campaign begins!
    • The conflict between the Horde and the Alliance has ignited a new series of daily quests along the shore of the Krasarang Wilds.
    • Players can visit their faction strongholds in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to begin the quest to summon their war fleets to the continent of Pandaria. (Please note: The Alliance version of this quest is not yet complete, but will still unlock the new missions and features).
    • Players will both valiantly defend their faction’s outpost and assault the opposing faction's headquarters.
    • Two new Reputations have been added: Alliance players can earn reputation with Operation: Shieldwall, while Horde players will curry favor with the Dominance Offensive.
    • Players can slay rival NPCs and opposing faction players along the shore to earn commissions that can be spent to upgrade their faction's base.
    • Look for strategic objectives to capture, including graveyards and towers. Commissions can be spent to recruit guards that will help protect this captured territory!
    • Players who are truly dedicated to their faction can spend their commissions on an item that will give their fellows an extra reputation group quest for the day. Horde players can speak with Ongrom Black Tooth, while Alliance players can contact Proveditor Grantley for details.

Pet Battles
  • A new item has been introduced that can be used to upgrade the quality of Battle Pets: Battle-stones.
    • Battle-stones are available in two basic types, general purpose Battle-stones that can be used to upgrade the quality of any pet, and family specific Battle-stones, which can only be used to upgrade pets of a specific pet family.
    • Battle-stones are available in two qualities: Flawless Battle-stones can upgrade pets directly to Rare quality, while Polished Battle-stones will upgrade a pet to Uncommon quality.
    • Players will have a very small chance to obtain a general purpose Flawless Battle-stone after winning a match against wild pets; defeating higher level opponents increases the chances of obtaining a stone. These valuable items are not soulbound, and can be sold on the Auction House.
    • Family specific Flawless Battle-stones can be found in the Sack of Pet Supplies obtained from performing Pet Trainer quests, and are Bind on Pickup.
    • General purpose Polished Battle-stones can be purchased for 1000 Justice Points.
  • Pet Journal
    • The quality of each pet is now visible in its slot in the Pet Journal.
    • Pets can now be filtered by name, type, rarity and level, and filters will remain in place each time the Pet Journal is viewed.
    • It is now possible to search locations in the Pet Journal. For example, searching “Westfall” will display all the Battle Pets that can be found in Westfall.
  • Right clicking a pet's portrait will now offer the option to look it up in the Pet Journal.
  • Players can now keep up to 650 pets.
  • Battle Pet tooltips will now display whether a pet is owned, and how many pets of that type are owned.
  • Pet Quality is now displayed in battles, and will be visible on portraits, names and tooltips.
  • The level of battle pets in a zone can now be seen on the map, and it’s now possible to see the strength of wild pets relative to your team at a glance.
  • Backline pets now display debuffs affecting them as well as the remaining duration of these effects.
  • The experience multiplier obtained by all seven Grand Master pet trainers in Pandaria has been increased to x5 from x3.5.
  • The experience multiplier obtained by defeating Pet Trainers Julia Stevens, Old Macdonald, Zunta, and Dagra the Fierce has been reduced to x2.5 from x3.5.
  • Macros have been added that allow for summoning random pets and random favorite pets.
  • The achievement Taming the World now awards the Safari Hat, which increases pet experience gained from Pet Battles by 10%.
  • The I Choose You achievement has been added for defeating Zen Master Aki. The reward for this achievement is 3000 gold.
  • A new Master Pet Tamer offering daily quests has been added to the Darkmoon Faire. Completing quests for the new trainer will offer the chance to acquire a new pet: the Darkmoon Eye.
  • Two new Battle Pets now roam Darkmoon Island waiting to be caught.
  • Fixed a bug where the Gazelle would join pet battles.

  • A new banner will appear when a player is subjected to an effect that causes them to lose control of their character. The effect that caused the loss of control and remaining duration will be displayed. Configuration options are available in the “Combat” section of the “Interface Options" menu.
  • A search bar has been added to the mount section of the Mount and Pet Journal.
  • The Mount and Pet Journal remembers which tab you were last using.

Brawler's Guild
  • Underground fighting rings have sprung up in Stormwind and Orgrimmar that will give brawlers a chance to earn bragging rights by testing their solo PvE mettle against some of the toughest creatures found in World of Warcraft.
  • Players will prove their skill, and increase their rank with the Brawler's Guild, as they win matches against some of the most difficult solo encounters in World of Warcraft.
  • As their Brawler's Guild rank increases, players will unlock additional rewards and activities within the Brawler’s Guild.
  • Brawlers on a realm will gather together into the blood spattered ring to watch as their peers face down their own opponents. They can watch the battles in progress to learn from hardened Brawler's Guild veterans as they wait for their own turn to fight.
  • If this is your first night at Brawler's Guild, you have to fight.
by Published on 2012-10-11 05:04 PM

DREAM Paragon Heroic Mogu'shan Vaults 10 Man World First
DREAM Paragon killed Will of the Emperor and cleared 10 man Heroic Mogu'shan Vaults. Congratulations to them!

The next most progressed guilds have two bosses down in 10 man. Blood Legion and Method now both have five bosses down in 25 man.

by Published on 2012-10-11 02:08 AM

PTR Maintenance Tomorrow, PvP Reminder, Blue Posts

Heroic Mogu'shan Vaults Progression
DREAM Paragon (10) and Blood Legion (25) have both defeated the first five bosses of Heroic difficulty Mogu'shan Vaults now, with just one remaining! Vodka is now at four bosses down, with seven other guilds trailing with three bosses down.

Upcoming New Pet - Fire Kitten?
Something interesting showed up on the Warcraft Facebook page today!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
This adorable, fired up little kitty is seeking a new caretaker. Adoption details coming soon!
by Published on 2012-10-10 08:03 AM

Game Guide Not Up to Date, More on Legendaries, Blizzard at Comic Con 2012

Heroic Mogu'shan Vaults Progression
After one day, vodka has cleared the first three bosses in Heroic Mogu'shan Vaults. Ten other guilds are close behind with the first two bosses down.

Patch 5.0.5b - October 10
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We will be releasing a patch on Wednesday October, 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. PDT to resolve an issue that could sometimes prevent players from interacting correctly with in-game objects.

As the patch is relatively small, patching time should be minimal. See you in Pandaria!

Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes - October 8
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Vengeance should now ramp up more quickly. Avoidance will now grant Vengeance based on the average damage of the avoided NPC auto-attack, instead of just refreshing existing Vengeance. This does not apply to enemy special attacks.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • The Warlock Season 12 4-piece PvP set bonus will no longer cause Warlocks that have assumed Dark Apotheosis form to lose access to Fury Ward.
  • Metamorphosis: Void Ray will now correctly aggro creatures within range.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Unleash Earth no longer generates a taunt effect against enemies that are immune.

  • Galleon will no longer sometimes respawn too quickly.
  • The Beast of Jade in the Jade Forest will no longer cast Jade Statue.
  • Kal'Tik the Blight will no longer disappear unexpectedly.
  • Bog Lashes spawned in combat with Fen Stalker no longer grant experience when slain.
  • Granary Vandals now engage properly when attacked from range.


Pet Battles
  • Defeating the Grand Master pet tamers on each continent now correctly unlocks all of the associated Pet Battle daily quests for characters of both factions on an account.

  • The quest "Lost Scouts" will now be offered after "Survival Ring: Blades" and "The Battle Ring" are completed.
  • Players that had previously completed "The Guo-Lai Halls" can now properly acquire the remaining quests to unlock the Golden Lotus reputation daily quests.
  • The Klaxxi will now be more consistently varied in the daily quests that they offer, regardless of realm restarts.
  • The Klaxxi'va are now visible after the quest "Overthrone" is complete.
  • Shadow-Pan Scouts for the quest "Lost Scouts" will now despawn appropriately after the quest is completed.
  • Party members now share quest credit appropriately for the following quests in the Jade Forest: "The Wayward Dead", "Trapped!", "Spitfire", "Unbound", and "Rally the Survivors".
  • Players are now able to complete and turn in both "Pooped" and "Sweet as Honey".
  • The Dark Heart of the Mogu can now be acquired in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • Slaying Shao-Tien Mindbenders now properly provides credit towards the completion of "The Silent Approach".
  • Shao-Tien Surveyors now spawn more frequently and are easier to spot.
  • Players can now no longer interact with the Sik'thik Cages after completing "The Search for Restless Leng".
  • Qua-Ro Whitebrow is now easier to defeat during the quest "His Trainer's Challenge: Qua-Ro Whitebrow".
  • Players can now more easily acquire "Unyielding Servitors" from Daschla in Silverpine Forest.

Dungeons & Raids
  • Mogu'Shan Vaults
    • Pets can no longer maintain threat against the Emperor's Strength during the Will of the Emperor encounter.
    • Gara'jal the Spiritbinder will now cast Final Destination correctly.
    • Elegon now flies closer to the ground, allowing certain Area of Effect abilities to properly target him.
    • Touch of the Titans, Overcharged, and Energy Conduit no longer interrupt player spellcasting during the Elegon encounter.
    • Mogu'shan Wardens in the Elegon encounter now move more slowly.
  • The Stone Guardians inside the Halls of Gou-Lai now respawn more slowly.
  • High Inquisitor Whitemane's Mass Resurrection will now properly resurrect all eligible targets in the Heroic and Challenge Mode versions of the Scarlet Monastery.

  • Brewmaster Boof's assistants in the Brewmoon Festival scenario are really applying themselves and now work more quickly.
  • The health and damage of enemies in the Brewmoon Festival has been reduced.

  • Healing and shielding effects applied to players that have been involved in PvP combat are now reduced by 15% .
  • Battlegrounds
    • Several on-use items no longer function inside Rated Battlegrounds.
    • Cobo Cola and Carbonated Water can now be used in Rated Battlegrounds.
    • Silvershard Mines can now properly end in a tie.

Bug Fixes
  • Dead players and Priests in Spirit of Redemption form are now properly granted credit for the "Mosh Pit" achievement upon completion.
  • The Avengers of Hyjal achievement is now account wide.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Ink Trader Exchange Change
Unfortunately, when attempting to apply the hotfix, we ran into additional issues in testing. We don't have an ETA on when this will be able to be applied as of yet, but will be continuing to work on it. It's not a cut and dry fix unfortunately. Again, we appreciate everyone's patience while we work this out. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Losing Hit in Challenge Modes
I know this thread’s a few days old now, but I’d like to clarify the cause for concern here so others are aware. Balkoth, we were able to track down a bug pertaining to item scaling in Challenge Modes, but it’s not related solely to classes that use a spirit -> hit conversion.

What you’re noticing is a bug specifically involving reforging. If you reforge out of crit/haste/mastery INTO hit or expertise, then when the crit/haste/mastery gets scaled down, you also lose a percentage of the reforged hit/expertise. So, it's not a class or spec issue -- it affects all players who have reforged into hit/spirit equally.

Given the way stat scaling and reforging mechanics work, this is kind of a tricky issue to fix, but we’re looking into it. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Taming the World Achievement
For players that have yet to reach 40, the hotfix applied today should allow you to earn the achievement Taming the World when you do (instead of at 45).

For those who have already hit 40 or higher and don't have the achievement, we're in the process of developing another hotfix to correctly award you. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Darkmoon Ox Deck Trinket Hotfix
While I'm very happy that this trinket received a buff (thank you!) in a timely manner, Nethaera, can you comment (or inquire) as to why using this trinket puts any engineering glove tinker on the same cooldown as the trinket itself?

It happens with all of my existing glove tinkers, even ones with little relation to dodging. I can understand giving it a slight cooldown in combination with Phase Fingers, but Synapse Springs?

This is unintended and we intend to hotfix this in the near future (no eta I can give you but it shouldn't be long). The intended functionality is that On Use effects from trinkets, and Engineering glove tinkers, only applies a short cooldown equal to their effect duration to the others. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Daily Questing
2. How on earth can any say dailies be counted as content? it is not! it is a timesink, but content they are not. Content would be a long questline for your profession, for your reputation or just for the fun. But to repeat the dailies have nothing to do with content, it is just Blizzard that are to cheap to make real content, so they make this silly timesink.
But they are content. Take the Kovok daily in Dread Wastes. Unless you do the daily quest when it pops up, you won't see that quest, nor how the area around Heart of Fear changes for it. Nor you'll understand what the paragon meant when he says he was sure Kovok would achieve many victories for the Klaxxi. And that's just one example (the race daily for the Cloud Serpents is another example). (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

LFR Loot System
Just an idea, but maybe put a little message in the chat screen when players enter a dungeon to inform them of this.
As this is a fairly new feature, it's bound to be improved over time. I think some sort of messaging is probably a good idea; I'll pass that suggestion to the devs along with some of the feedback that was presented on this thread.

But the system that was promised and displayed was that each player would have a seperate roll system on their own, I never saw that feature on the game.
(Brace Yourselves) LFR looting system is coming!

Only to LFR of course.
You should be able to see it working tomorrow right after the maintenance is over.
You need to be level 90 and a minimum of 460 average ilvl if you wish to enter the first part of Mogu'shan Vaults LFR that will be opening tomorrow.

Have fun and may the purples shine radiantly on you! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Account Bound Flying Skill Tomes
The tomes that we've added in WotLK were something that we just wanted to try and experiment with, we're not sure if we're going to create a similar option for Pandaria.

We feel that a big part of the experience would be lost if we decided to add such an option for alts, so much of the world design would be rendered meaningless by having the possibility to skip over any obstacle, and a lot of content would also probably be missed by the players.

I suppose that the argument “my main character already experienced all the world content” makes some sense, if you’ve done it once, you’re not missing anything with your alts, right? But how many players have actually really seen it all while levelling just one character?
If this is about gameplay experience, I think we’re better off with staying put on the ground while levelling, but if it has to do with the levelling pace, we think there are better alternatives that we can explore if we decide that we want to speed up the character’s levelling speed in the near future.

Still, the tome option is not completely out of the picture, it’s something developers are carefully thinking about and might still consider, so please do continue to provide feedback about it, as it always has some weight when designers/producers have to make such decisions. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Winged Guardian Mount 50% Off – This Week Only
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Prepare for liftoff! For one week only, you can get the World of Warcraft Winged Guardian flying mount for half price in the online Blizzard Store (US / EU). Whether you want to hook up a guildmate with a “thanks for healing my raid!” gift or simply want to expand your own mount collection, this feathered, ferocious feline will help any hero stand out in the skies of Pandaria.

The Winged Guardian windfall won’t last long -- this offer ends Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Anton Pourquoi No Rerolls: Pandaria
AFK Players released another episode of their machinima today, and it is worth a watch!

by Published on 2012-10-09 07:15 AM

Monster Power Level Charts, Monster Power Level Videos, Poll - Was the Nerf to the Hellfire Ring Justified?

Ink Trader Changes and Vengeance Hotfix

Darkmoon Ox Deck / Tanking Trinket Hotfix
The Relic of Niuzao was hotfixed tonight to add 1434 Stamina, making it a more viable tanking trinket.

Reminder: Mogu'shan Vaults LFR and Heroic Difficulty Opens This Week
Don't forget that Raid Finder (item level ~463) and Heroic difficulty Mogu'shan Vaults is opening this week! This is the last of the raid openings until October 30th.

Guide to the Golden Lotus Faction Quests
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We've seen some confusion about how to gain access to the Golden Lotus faction dailies in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. In case you've been having trouble getting where you need to be, below are some detailed steps to ensure you're on the correct path.

Spoiler Warning! This guide shares some details about the associated quest chain that takes you to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms and the Golden Lotus. If you'd prefer to naturally find your way there during your adventures, the first couple of bullets should be sufficient for pointing you in the right direction.

Here is how you get into the Vale of Eternal Blossoms:

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you're still experiencing issues accessing the Vale of Eternal Blossoms or the Golden Lotus daily quests, please let us know.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
No Pet Battle Quests
If you're not seeing the daily quests for a continent, have you earned the Taming achievement to unlock them for that continent? Did they show up once and then never come back? (not resetting) Are any working at all, and if so, which ones?

Note: Taming Kalimdor is Horde only, and Taming Eastern Kingdoms is Alliance only. This was done via hotfix so the UI in-game will not update until 5.1, which is why you may see completion swap between the two. Not to worry though, the data is all there and will be resolved with the 5.1 patch. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ink Trader Exchange Change
Is there an answer for my question on whether it is a hotfix or a client patch?
This is planned to go in as a hotfix. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Strong Pet Trap?
We applied a hotfix to attempt to resolve issues of not properly receiving the upgraded Strong and Pristine traps. Please let us know if you're still having the issue, what character and realm is seeing the issue, and once you received the achievement, did your trap art, tooltip or icon change to reflect an upgraded trap? (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

New Loot Window
you can type /loot to see who needs/greed/passes
I've done a few dungeons myself during this weekend and I've noticed that some players are simply unaware of this feature, sometimes I saw some people needing on offspec stuff because they weren't seeing any "need" rolls from other players, obviously this can lead to some arguing.

So here it is again for the sake of clarity, please type /loot, /lootrolls or you can just click on [Loot] in the chat window.
This will open a new loot window that shows you all rolls on every item.
You can also go to Interface->Controls-> and click on “Auto Open Loot Rolls Window!” (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Daily Quests and Gearing for Raids
You can get gear from heroic dungeons and in the process get 60 Valor for the first dungeon you do daily, as well as 30 Valor for the first scenario and a chance at getting loot usable by your class when finishing it. It may seem a small amount, but since both venues can be done relatively quickly, if you're aiming to cap valor points, it'll probably be the fastest way to do so (without considering raiding).

If there are particular items (read: gear) you feel you need to get 100% from the factions in Mists of Pandaria, keep in mind that Raid Finder gear is not available yet, and neither the Heart of Fear and Terrace of Endless Spring raids.

If even with these things taken into consideration you still feel that a particular item is required, then it might be a good idea to point it out on this thread

Assume for a minute that, the player is casual (read: not alot of time to spend in game but capable), and is able to cap valor points in a given week, yet doesn't have the time to rep grind from doing the ridiculous number of dailies that are currently the main end game focus of mists until we are allowed into all raids and RF is active etc etc, with a total cap of 3k VP available per character. How then is this type of player supposed to get gear?
Sounds like a rather edgy case, meaning, if a player is as casual as you described, it'd probably be best for that player to focus on cap his valor through dailies, so that he'll be grinding whichever reputations he wants to focus on at the same time. If he chooses instead to focus on doing heroics until he gets his gear, then after he's done with that part, he might focus on dailies.

The problem is, this case is littered with too many "ifs". For this discussion it'd probably be much more useful to know what's exactly concerning you.

Also, keep in mind that Pandaria isn't going to vanish into thin air. As long as you're progressing towards your goal, even if it takes you longer than more dedicated players, isn't that still advancing your character? Just curious. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hidden Klaxxi Daily Quest
WoWInsider has a nice note about a hidden Klaxxi Daily Quest that will net you an extra 130 reputation, along with the normal Valor Points and Lesser Charm.

Minecraft: World of Warcraft
The recreation of the World of Warcraft map inside of Minecraft is finally complete! You can download the map via this torrent (2GB, extracting to 24GB). Be sure to take a look at the installation instructions.

If you don't have the time and bandwidth to do so, you can take a look at an older version of the map.

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