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.

New Models





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...
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST - |cff00ff00Veteran Bonus:|r |cffffffffLevel 60+ characters will also receive a skill level boost to their primary professions.|r
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST_RESULT_FORMAT - |cff00ff00Bonus: %s (600)|r
  • 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.
  • DRIVER_BLACKLISTED - Your device driver is not compatiple. Plese see http://lgLG.nydus.battle.net/WoW/lgL...er-unsupported for more information.
  • 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
  • SELECT_CHARACTER_RESULTS_LABEL - Character:
  • SELECT_FACTION_ACTIVE_LABEL - Choose your faction
  • SELECT_FACTION_RESULTS_FORMAT - |c%s%s|r
  • SELECT_FACTION_RESULTS_LABEL - Faction:
  • SELECT_SPEC_ACTIVE_LABEL - Choose your specialization
  • 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 179 Comments
  1. ejpaints's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammahtime View Post
    Dread Raven (New) Summons and dismisses an Imperial Quilen.

    Ummm...since when did a bird become a lion?
    It doesn't but having that particular mount in that sentence is a pretty darn good indication that this will be the CE mount. Which makes me pretty happy.
  1. Glaziola's Avatar
    Seems the collectors is gonna be worth buying. Love the mount.
  1. RaenavenBlacksun's Avatar
    So, if their plan works out, I won't have to go through the trouble of navigating the site, if I plan to faction switch or remodel one of my alts. I'm sure realm transfers would still require being on the site and logged out of said character, but still. I also see that they want to encourage people to level characters and professions up to at least lvl 60, by providing a veteran bonus. I likey this idea, and it means I need to get to work on that Draenei Pally I rolled specifically for the boost. (Hm...what professions...decisions, decisions.)

    Also: Another Kara phase?! Does this mean dude figured out a way around the trouble he was having with his event idea?
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    I think it's more trolling on Blizzard's end Rae. Dataminers can be pretty.....quick to assume stuff
  1. RaenavenBlacksun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    I think it's more trolling on Blizzard's end Rae. Dataminers can be pretty.....quick to assume stuff
    But one can dream, right? I missed out on when Kara was a thing, so I'm hoping for another shot at enjoying it with everyone else.
  1. Steampunk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PuppetShowJustice View Post
    What the heck does Veteran Bonus mean, you think?
    Maybe they'll finally give a Veteran Reward system a go? I hope so.
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    What a detailed and wonderful looking mount. It's a remodel using old skelettons but it's unique enough for me. I like it very much.
  1. Kaleredar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jakins View Post
    It's not the protodrake skeleton, it's the skyscreamer skeleton.

    You know, this guy: http://www.wowhead.com/item=93662
    Technically, the sky screamer is a remodeled proto drake with some changed animations.

    Anyway... I don't feel that the skyscreamer's run animations really fit the raven. It should run in a more... Stately... Fashion.
  1. Sacrelis's Avatar
    OMG it's a collector's edition's mount. Who would have thought? I guess all the cash shop slippery slope conspiracy theorist can finally STFU....

    Oh wait they are going to start complaining how CE is technically a P2W purchase, and the Ravenlord is reusing old model.

    Guess there's really no pleasing the mud-slingers.
  1. Raqubor's Avatar
    So noone is pissed that the ilevel of the pvp gear will be higher than upgraded Flex stuff???????
  1. mmoc1dde548293's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raqubor View Post
    So noone is pissed that the ilevel of the pvp gear will be higher than upgraded Flex stuff???????
    yes and it has the same look as grievous gear just with the colours swapped around!
  1. DrMcNinja's Avatar
    Did they just completely turn the colors around and labeled it "Brand new season gear!"? Thank heavens for transmog...
  1. Meil's Avatar
    This is kinda crazy, but what are the odds that the new mount and pet are like a Ji-Kun 2.0? Maybe it's a typical tease from Blizzard? Don't get me wrong, I'd loooove to see that mount and pet as part of a collector's edition, but that mount is actually really epic looking compared to a lot of the purchasable mounts.

    Edit- My point- was the fact that Ji-Kun dropped a mount and a pet.
  1. mmoc59b5827c7e's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Meil View Post
    This is kinda crazy, but what are the odds that the new mount and pet are like a Ji-Kun 2.0? Maybe it's a typical tease from Blizzard? Don't get me wrong, I'd loooove to see that mount and pet as part of a collector's edition, but that mount is actually really epic looking compared to a lot of the purchasable mounts.
    Yeah, kinda wierd that birds look alike.
  1. Bane-Thunder-God's Avatar
    That mount is sooo damn sweet. blizzard you got yourself a Digital Deluxe pre order.

    so what if its a re-skinned skyscreamer aka protodrake? Why do you care so much? They cant build a new skeleton every single mount they make. That would be a ridiculous waste of resources. And anyway if you don't like it GTFO, no one will miss you.
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    I don't actually like the look of the mount. hoping for free character customisation and race change though.

    Hope they just let you buy max level professions and gold also grinding is boring. I want to play the game with my friends and raid, instance and pvp not grind solo for crap i grind enough in real life for cash i could spend this on golds, and professions in game that would be awesome!
  1. Dracbane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam the Wiser View Post
    Damn new store mount already!
    If you check out the Dread Raven tool tip they have forgotten to change it from the MoP Imperial Quillen name. This pretty much makes me 100% positive that it is going to be the WoD CE Mount. They also have the Dread Hatchling, and they dont usually make pet versions of mounts for the store.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chaos View Post
    I don't actually like the look of the mount. hoping for free character customization and race change though.
    They already stated that they would not be giving free race/character changes for WoD. Several times in fact.
  1. Asphyxiate9's Avatar
    They said that pre-orders will be opening soon soooo since there's no other mount so far in this patch it seems likely it will be the CE mount.
  1. Woakerio's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raqubor View Post
    So noone is pissed that the ilevel of the pvp gear will be higher than upgraded Flex stuff???????
    I imagine its their attempt to bring PvP gear more in line with PvE so that raiding gear doesn't keep demolishing PvP gear out in the world.
  1. Keristrasza's Avatar
    A mini Anzu too? Yup, soon as the per-purchase is available I'm going to be all over that. They will go nicely with my Ravenlord mount

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