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5.2 PTR Patch Notes -- Updated February 25th
2013/02/25 at 5:11 PM
Blizzard updated their 5.2 PTR Patch Notes this evening. Of particular interest:
The area damage cap has been raised to 20 targets, up from 10.
Avenging Wrath now has a cooldown of 2 minutes for Retribution Paladins (was 3 minutes).
Several battle pets that were achievement rewards are no longer available in multiple breeds.
Thunderforged items are now described in the patch notes. Thunderforged items are 6 item levels higher than their Normal or Heroic counterparts and will drop more frequently in 25-player raids. Check out some of the datamined
ilvl 528 Normal Thunderforged items
added this past week.
Many profession changes were added:
: Details on
Mantid Archaeology solves
, new items allowing players to find digsites easier.
: Information on the
Blacksmithing leveling revamp
, new [url=
5.2 PTR - Build 16634 - Spell Changes and More
2013/02/25 at 1:15 PM
Today's PTR build was a relatively small one--mostly class changes.
Check out all the latest additions!
The PTR is still up without disruption today, as raid testing is going on. Check out our post
if you want to preview all the new raid achievements!
Horridon - 25 Player Normal
11:00 PST (14:00 EST, 20:00 CET)
Iron Qon - 25 Player Normal
13:30 PST (16:30 EST, 22:30 CET)
Twin Consorts - 25 Player Normal
15:00 PST (18:00 EST, 00:00 CET)
Lei Shen - 25 Player Normal
16:30 PST (19:30 EST, 01:30 CET)
As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.
Important Testing Notes
Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: At the northeastern ed
5.2 PTR: New Achievements Preview
2013/02/25 at 11:41 AM
Patch 5.2 has over 100 new achievements, covering raiding, questing, PvP, and more! Several of these new achievements even have mounts or titles associated with them.
We've provided an overview of all the new achievements, broken down by topic. Here's a taste of what to expect:
Throne of Thunder meta-drake achievements, for
Reins of the Armored Skyscreamer
, and achievements for killing various bosses.
Raid-related Feats of Strength, such as
Ahead of the Curve: Grand Empress Shek'zeer
Completing various achievements around the phased questing zone
Isle of Thunder
achievements for the Mantid solves.
Several PvP achievements including
for a new battleground title.
I've Got 9999 Problems but a Bone-White Primal Raptor Ain't One
, which defies categorization but is a Feat of Strength for grinding out the awesome
Reins of the Bone-White Primal Raptor
on the Isle of Giants[/
5.2 Transmog Weapon Changes, Gallery of Main Hand Weapons Changing to One-Hand
2013/02/23 at 9:58 AM
Many huge changes are coming to Transmogrification in 5.2! Besides the addition of
troll-themed greens resembling unobtainable gear from original Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman
, there are a number of weapon changes.
Transmog restrictions have been loosened on several weapon types:
Two-handed axes, maces, and swords can be Transmogrified to each other.
One-handed axes, maces, and swords can be Transmogrified to each other.
Staves and polearms can be transmogrified to each other.
Class restrictions still apply though--you must be able to equip an item in order to use it for transmog.
In addition, many weapons that were Main Hand only are now classified as One-Hand. Previously, Main Hand weapons could not be transmogged onto One Hand weapons. This frees up even more flexibility, as a sword formerly classified as Main Hand only, such as
Runesword of the Red
, can now not only be transmogged onto any other One Hand sword, but also onto any mace or axe (if your character can equip them normally) in 5.2!
5.2 PTR: Troves of the Thunder King and Isle of Thunder Scenarios
2013/02/22 at 11:55 AM
Several single-player scenarios coming in 5.2 were recently open for testing. This includes some scenarios tied to unlocking new phases of the Isle of Thunder War Effort, but more importantly, a new scenario that lets you make hundreds of gold for 5 minutes work!
Troves of the Thunder King
Troves of the Treasure King
is a new single-player scenario in which players try to grab as much loot as they can from treasure chests before their 5 minutes are up. This is made harder by the presence of numerous challenging traps in the zone designed to attack and slow you down. In this video, Lore from
goes over the basics of what to expect.
To begin the scenario, you will need to give Taoshi a
Key to the Palace of Lei Shen
, which can be found from
Trove of the Thunder King
scattered around the
Isle of Thunder
or looted from killing some rares.
The most common type of chest is
Mogu Treasure Chest
. This has the chance to contain:
Tattered Historical Parchments
, used to purchase reputation insignias such as [item
5.2 PTR - Build 16618 - Spell Changes, Tier 15 Meta Mount, and More
2013/02/21 at 10:16 PM
Today's late night PTR build incorporates many of the class buffs and trinket changes Ghostcrawler has been posting about this week, such as tweaks to
Rune of Re-Origination
. Tuesday's posts covered
for many classes, and other PTR posts have covered
dots and new trinkets
as well as a
general analysis of mechanics
. You don't always see a PTR build bringing mostly buffs for everyone, so be sure to check the spell changes out!
As far as items, the
Kirin Tor Offensive
from the last PTR build
are now epic instead of rare--make sense as they're ilvl 496.
Reins of the Armored Skyscreamer
is now listed as the reward for the Tier 15 meta,
Glory of the Thundering Raider
. Check out the four datamined colors for this mount model below!
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