Patch 5.2 PTR - Build 16446
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Orgrimmar and Stormwind Construction Progress
The workers have finally made some progress on the construction in town!

New Models

New Icons

Tier 15 Set Bonuses
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Mage T15 2P Bonus (New) When Alter Time expires, you gain 5,100 Haste for 30 sec.
  • Item - Mage T15 4P Bonus (New) Increases the effects of Arcane Charges by 20%, increases the critical strike chance of Pyroblast by 5%, and increases the chance for your Frostbolt to trigger Fingers of Frost by an additional 6%.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Warlock T15 DPS 2P Bonus (New) While Dark Soul is active, your chance to trigger Nightfall is increased by 30%, Chaos Bolt and Shadowburn consume 20% less Embers, and abilities cost 30% less Demonic Fury.
  • Item - Warlock T15 DPS 4P Bonus (New) Your Malefic Grasp and Drain Soul deal 5% more periodic damage, your Incinerate has a 8% chance to generate twice the normal Embers, and your Shadow Bolt and Soul Fire grant 5% more Demonic Fury.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Cage Match (New) Defeat the Council of Elders in Throne of Thunder without any creature leaving the center rings.
  • Halls of Flesh-Shaping (New) Defeat the bosses in the befouled chambers beneath the Throne of Thunder.
  • Head Case (New) Defeat Megaera in Throne of Thunder on Normal or Heroic difficulty without cutting off a head of the following colors:
  • One-Up (New) Defeat Tortos in Throne of Thunder after kicking a Whirl Turtle shell through five or more other Whirl Turtles. [NYI]
  • Pinnacle of Storms (New) Defeat the bosses in Lei Shen's inner sanctum within the Throne of Thunder.
  • Ritualist Who? (New) Defeat all 24 different Animus Ritualists on separate visits to the Dark Animus chamber in Throne of Thunder. [NYI]

Pet Battles

New Items
You can see all of the new items on WoWDB! Not listed below is the new Season 13 gear.

Level Type Slot Name
1Junk Big Bag of Zandalari Supplies
1Junk Small Bag of Zandalari Supplies
1Junk Kirin Tor Supply Crate
1Junk Sunreaver Supply Crate
1Junk Giant Dinosaur Bone
20Companion Pets Sunfur Panda
20Companion Pets Snowy Panda
20Companion Pets Mountain Panda
20Companion Pets Spectral Porcupette
20Companion Pets Stunted Direhorn
20Companion Pets Sunreaver Micro-Sentry
20Companion Pets Living Sandling
20Companion Pets Zandalari Hatchling
20Companion Pets Son of Animus
40Mount Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn
40Mount Reins of the Slate Primordial Direhorn
40Mount Reins of the Amber Primordial Direhorn
40Mount Reins of the Jade Primordial Direhorn
40Mount Reins of the Bone-White Primal Raptor
40Mount Reins of the Red Primal Raptor
40Mount Reins of the Black Primal Raptor
40Mount Reins of the Green Primal Raptor
1Key Key to the Palace of Lei Shen
90Book Ancient Tome of Dinomancy
85Parts Poison Drop
85Parts Red Potion
85Parts Blue Potion
85Parts Yellow Potion
85Parts Poisoned Red Potion
85Parts Poisoned Blue Potion
85Parts Poisoned Yellow Potion
90Other Haunting Spirit
90Consumable Stolen Shado-Pan Insignia
90Consumable Stolen Celestial Insignia
90Consumable Stolen Klaxxi Insignia
90Consumable Stolen Golden Lotus Insignia
80Consumable Survivor's Bag of Coins
20Consumable Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies
1Consumable Primal Egg
1Consumable Cracked Primal Egg

New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BATTLEGROUND_10V10 - 10v10
  • CREATE_NEW_ARENA_TEAM - Create %s Team
  • NO_ARENA_TEAM - No %s Arena Team
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_185 - Already commended by this faction
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_186 - Out of coins! Pickpocket humanoids to get more.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_187 - Only one elemental spirit on a target at a time.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_188 - You do not know how to tame Direhorns.

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion


Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Conversion now has a base cost of 5 Runic Power, down from 10.

  • Reaping now also works with Icy Touch.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Balance & Restoration
  • Wild Mushroom now has a Resto specific tooltip: The mushrooms grow larger as they accumulate healing power from 75% of overhealing done by your Rejuvenation, up to a maximum of 100% of your health in bonus healing.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Deep Freeze no longer breaks from spells which benefit from Shatter.

  • Blazing Speed now replaces Blink. Cooldown reduced to 15 sec, down from 25. Now also frees the caster from stuns and bonds, and makes them immune for the duration.
  • Frostjaw's effect can now be interrupted by damage.
  • Invocation now removes Evocation's cooldown and reduces its channel period and duration by 50%. Completing an Evocation causes you to deal 15% increased spell damage, but passively regenerate 50% less mana, for 60 sec.


Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Blink now also increases your movement speed during Blazing Speed by an additional 50%.
  • Glyph of Evocation now causes you to gain 20% of your health upon completing an Evocation when you have the Invocation talent, down from 40%.
  • Glyph of Ice Lance causes Ice Lance to cleave to one other target for 50% damage, up from 40%.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Brewing: Tigereye Brew now gains a charge per 3 Chi used, up from 2.
  • Storm, Earth, and Fire is now a Windwalker spell. Now costs 10 Energy. The Monk splits, summoning an elemental spirit to attack the target. The Monk can split into up to 2 elemental spirits at a time. The spirits will attack their targets and mirror your damaging abilities. However, for each elemental spirit summoned the Monk's own damage will be reduced. 1 Spirit Summoned - Monk and spirit deal 60% of the Monk's normal damage. 2 Spirits Summoned - Monk and spirits deal 40% of the Monk's normal damage. The elemental spirits will last until the Monk cancels the effect or their target dies or is otherwise unavailable.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Repentance now has a 1.7 sec cast time, up from 1.5 sec.

Set Bonuses

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Focused Will now reduces all damage taken by 15% for the duration, up from 10%.
  • Rapture now grants mana equal to 250% of your Spirit, up from 200%.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Blade Flurry now cleaves four additional targets for 25% damage, down from one target additional target. Energy regeneration is reduced by 20%. Lasts until canceled.

  • Burst of Speed now costs 30 Energy, down from 50. Does not break stealth. Now removes any movement-slowing effects, rather than movement-impairing effects.
  • Cloak and Dagger (New) Your Ambush, Garrote, and Cheap Shot abilities can now be used from 30 yards away, and will cause you to appear behind your target.

  • Blade Flurry now hits four nearby targets for 25% damage, up from one.


Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Fel Armor now reduces damage taken by 10%, rather than increasing armor.
  • Unstable Affliction now does 14% more damage when dispelled. This damage always critically strikes.

  • Blood Fear now costs 5% of Total Health, down from 20%.
  • Burning Rush - During Burning Rush, movement-impairing effects may not reduce you below 100% of normal movement speed.
  • Sacrificial Pact now shields for 400% of the sacrificed health, up from 200%.

  • Unstable Affliction now does 14% more damage when dispelled. This damage always critically strikes.

Major Glyphs

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Defensive Stance now decreases damage taken by 15%, down from 25%.
  • Impending Victory now heals you for 15% of your maximum health, up from 10%.
  • Second Wind - Whenever you are below 35% health, you regenerate 3% health per second, up from 2%.

  • Impending Victory now heals you for 15% of your maximum health, up from 10%.
  • Second Wind - Whenever you are below 35% health, you regenerate 3% health per second, up from 2%.

  • Slam now does 220% weapon damage plus 2,193, up from 190% weapon damage plus 1,894.

  • Bloodsurge now reduces the Rage cost by 30 of your next 3 Wild Strikes, up from 20 Rage.


  • Lightning Steel Ingot - Combine Trillium and Ghost Iron to create a Lightning Steel Ingot. In the process, you may discover a Blacksmithing plan you have yet to learn.


Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Arcing Lightning 150 yd range.
  • Bestial Cry Unleash a savage cry, inflicting 100,000 Physical damage to all enemies and increasing damage done by the caster by 25%. 50%.
  • Biting Cold Inflicting 85,000 Frost damage to all allies within 4 yards every second for 30 sec. Inflicting 85,000 Frost damage to all allies within 4 yards every 136992t1 sec. for 30 sec.
  • Blazing Sunlight Inflicts 50,000 Fire damage instantly and 10,000 20,000 Fire damage every 1 sec.
  • Burning Cinders Inflicts 100,000 Inflicts 25,000 Fire damage initially and then 50,000 Fire damage 1 second. 15,000 Fire damage 1 second while standing in the area of effect..
  • Burning Winds Deals 100,000 Deals 50,000 Fire damage every 1 second.
  • Call Flames (New) Calls upon flames to destroy an enemy, inflicting 100,000 Fire damage and granting the caster 1 stack of Fiery Core.
  • Disorienting Roar Horridon emits a powerful roar, inflicting 250,000 Physical damage and disorienting all enemies for 6 sec. 3 sec.
  • Eruption (New) Causes the ground to erupt under an enemy, inflicting 125,000 Fire damage to all enemies within 4 yards.
  • Fist Smash Deals 50,000 Deals 25,000 Physical damage every 0.75 second.
  • Flurry Slices rapidly at the enemy, dealing 75% weapon damage. 250% weapon damage. 20 300 yd range.
  • Freezing Winds Deals 100,000 Deals 50,000 Frost damage every 1 second.
  • Frozen Blood This effect stacks while standing within the area of frozen blood.
  • Frozen Blood Deals 200,000 Frost damage instantly and slows the target's movement, melee, ranged, and casting speeds by 25. Deals 100,000 Frost damage instantly and slows the target's movement, melee, ranged, and casting speeds by 25. This effect stacks while standing within the area of frozen blood.
  • Frozen Bolt Shoots a bolt of frost at a nearby enemy target every 0.5 sec. 1 sec.
  • Fusion Slash Lei Shen slashes at the target with his polearm, inflicting 500,000 400,000 Nature damage and causing a Meltdown.
  • Living Poison Inflicts 100,000 Nature damage to enemies within 4 yards every 0.5 sec. 8 yards every 1 sec.
  • Molten Barrage (New) A barrage of molten lava that inflicts 75,000 Fire damage to all enemies within 40 yards.
  • Overloaded The empyreal focus discharges, empowering Elegon, increasing damage inflicted by 20% and casting speed by 20%. 5%.
  • Quake Stomp 3 1.8 sec cast.
  • Rending Charge Charge the opponent and strike them, causing them to bleed for 30,000 20,000 Physical damage every 1 sec.
  • Scorched 300 yd range.
  • Shatter Mana Shattering mana inflicts 200,000 150,000 Frost damage to all enemies.
  • Shatter Mana Shattering mana inflicts 200,000 150,000 Frost damage to all enemies.
  • Storm Surge Inflicts 75,000 Inflicts 20,000 Nature damage to enemies in the lightning blast.
  • Unleashed Flame Deals 600,000 Deals 700,000 damage split evenly between targets within 8 yards. 10 yards.
  • Venom Bolt Volley Inflicts 20,000 Inflicts 10,000 Nature damage to all enemies instantly, and 10,000 Nature damage every 3 sec.
  • Wind Storm Deals 20,000 Deals 30,000 Nature damage every 1 second. Silenced and Pacified. Damage, healing, and absorption reduced 80%.
  • Wrath of the Loa Smites an enemy with the wrath of the loa, inflicting 125,000 Holy damage.
  • Wrath of the Loa Blasts an enemy with the wrath of the loa, inflicting 150,000 Shadow damage.
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Comments 182 Comments
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Just going to point this out, regarding the Stolen Insignias

    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Zandalari forces have begun scouting the shores of Pandaria, searching for the perfect invasion point. The Zandalari can be found in Krasarang Wilds, Dread Wastes, Townlong Steppes, Jade Forest, and Kun-Lai Summit. Zandalari Scouts can be handled by 1 or 2 players, while elite Zandalari Warbringers will likely require a full party of 5 heroes. Defeat Warbringers to gain special drops, including crafting materials, reputation gains, an achievement, and even the chance to get one of three new rare mounts!
  1. Ninotchka's Avatar
    I'm liking the female troll model, but one aspect of her that I'm really grooving on is her belt and skirt. Blizz has been making belts more 3d in this expansion without going all WWE on us, and I think this one is a great example of design. Although if I were wearing it in the real world I'd probably get annoyed by those tusks jabbing my arms whenever I forget that they're there.

    The skirt - those rings at the bottom add lovely depth and detail. I hope that this is a drop, and not just model-specific clothing.
  1. Kanariya's Avatar
    UA glyph is now mandatory for Afflic as it is a dps increase.
  1. GoblinGraph's Avatar
    So the Captured Titan Model is Rai-Den but the Titans are version of the Norse gods right?

    Rai-Den = Odin, Leader of the Titans...
  1. jesusiscool's Avatar
    i searched rai-den for WoW and this came up "Ra-den is the thirteenth and a heroic-only boss encounter in the Throne of Thunder." so it looks like he is the secret boss.
  1. frag971's Avatar
    Dat troll model is drop-dead gorgeous. And that's saying alot from a guy who HATES current troll models.
  1. Aeiedil's Avatar
    Raiden the thunder god from Mortal Kombat?
  1. Kalahira's Avatar
    Dat female troll, awesome. <3
  1. shadowflay's Avatar
    Still waiting for notes that will help disc in pvp..
  1. Arridor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GoblinGraph View Post
    So the Captured Titan Model is Rai-Den but the Titans are version of the Norse gods right?

    Rai-Den = Odin, Leader of the Titans...
    Titans have members from multiple mythologies. Ra-Den is patterned after Japanese Raijin (who also the source for Mortal Kombat's Raiden).

    Am I seeing an icon for archaeology rifle?
  1. Daralii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GoblinGraph View Post
    So the Captured Titan Model is Rai-Den but the Titans are version of the Norse gods right?

    Rai-Den = Odin, Leader of the Titans...
    The leader of the Titans is Aman'Thul.
  1. Yakuchin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gratlim View Post
    When it comes to warriors and mage: is it a bad joke? Ups, really?! Warlocks? More nerfs? rofl
    Mage: 15s CD blink, ice lance cleave, more procs, up damage, Deep change reversed
    Wars: Second wind change reversed back to 3%, more healing.
    Locks: nerf fel armor, epic nerf glyph of ember: from +50% instant to +5% making it a 10sec HoT.

    Good one Blizz. Get a clue on OP classes and gimped ones please
    That's always been Blink's CD, nothing has changed.
  1. Buckwald's Avatar
    I like the new troll model. If that's any where close to what we might see for the vanilla races, it might just draw me back in.
  1. Mariaelena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sinkara View Post
    it's about time that blizzard did somthing to fix how broken and undesirable resto are to play right now.

    1 change is not enough to keep up to par with other healers
    Tell me about it. As a 25 man Resto Druid I've been feeling depressed to find myself struggling to stay off the bottom of recount in raids with most of my heals getting sniped by the other healers vastly superior aoe heals. However I do not know how this change to mushrooms is going to work, the tooltip information confuses me a little.

    Also the 4 set bonus " The healing done by your Rejuvenation increases by 6% each time it causes healing. " is extremely disapointing as I mentioned Resto Druids suffer from out hots being sniped and it getting lost to overheal. Maybe this set bonus is intentional and aimed at making us use the Healing Mushrooms more in 5.2. If it were up to me however I would do away with the spell completely I absolutely hate wasting GC's putting the damn things down.
  1. acegaming90's Avatar
    is it just me who notice those blood extraction tubes on that watcher /titan ( whatever u call him ) ankles ? if u enlarge the photo u can see blood dropping . its pretty cool but i REALLLY hope hes not a titan ;p would be silly to let a titan be captured by their own creation doesnt matter how weak he was at time. i hope hes the watcher of vale of eternal blossom .
  1. Glerimos's Avatar
    Stormwind and Orgrimmar will be reconstructed again. What about Danath Trollbane's statue in Stormwind City? It'll be reconstructed again?
  1. Tripz's Avatar
    Downgraded defensive stance huh? I blame Reckful
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    That troll model has serious potential. My two issues with it: stomach area is too thin and the nose looks off. Also, one last thing - does she blink?!

    (Seriously, though, I hope fem trolls will get to blink one day. And have more than one "pretty" face that doesn't look stoned.)
  1. Rodeith's Avatar
    I really hope they change the female troll model to that specific model. Can't say that she is a cutie but it do at least look much better.
  1. Taiknee's Avatar
    Some of those tier sets look nice for some random BG fun... Also, is the new monk ability "Storm, Earth, and Fire" a 3 minute CD?

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