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5.3 PTR Patch Notes (Updated May 14th), Build 16954
2013/05/14 at 5:35 PM
yesterday's new 5.3 PTR build
, we've got the official updated 5.3 PTR notes today. There's nothing too drastic in the notes, as the PTR has been relatively quiet for a week or two.
Several class changes, including increased cooldowns on some Hunter pet crowd-control abilities, and the reversal of recent DK Unholy nerfs.
Lava Burst deals 25% more damage.
Reborn Blacksmithing weapons can now use an
Eye of the Black Prince
There was also a small PTR build today, in which Lava Burst's cooldown went from 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds to match the description in the PTR notes:
You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing 1382 to 1775 Fire damage. Lava Burst will always deal a critical strike. If your Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will deal 50% additional damage.
5.3 PTR Patch Note Additions
no longer benefits from the damage increase granted by
Tricks of the Trade
5.3 PTR: Build 16946 -- Spell Changes and More
2013/05/13 at 5:28 PM
A new 5.3 PTR build is coming soon--Blizzard
tweeted earlier today
that 5.3 isn't coming this week, so enjoy some more class tweaks in the meantime!
There aren't too many new things in this build, except for a few Seesaw-related spells, like
Talents and Specialization
An instant attack that deals 175%200% weapon damage plus 540 and increases the duration of your Blood Plague, Frost Fever, and Chains of Ice effects on the target by up to 6 sec.
An unholy strike that deals 165%135% of weapon damage as Physical damage plus 597. In addition, for each of your diseases on your target, you deal an additional 25% of the Physical damage done as Shadow damage.
Patch 5.3: New Battle Pets and Pet Battle Changes
2013/05/11 at 1:27 PM
Patch 5.3 not only has a variety of new battle pets to capture, but some rewards for PvP Pet battles, quest improvements, and ability changes to make battles less predictable!
New battle pets are being added to Burning Crusade raid bosses, as well as
Throne of Thunder
Players can get a pet and title from PvP Pet Battles,
Players can now see Battle Pet Tamers on their minimap.
The Beasts of Fable quests have been broken down into three smaller quests.
Bad luck protection has been implemented for Pet Supply rewards, and some quests have more rewards now.
Spectator mode has been added to all wild and player pet battles.
Click the cut to read the guide!
World Event: Battlefield Barrens Preview
2013/05/09 at 1:05 PM
Blizzard recently posted a blog covering an exciting new world event coming in 5.3, Battlefield Barrens--the conflict between the Alliance and Horde heat up as Garrosh's Kor'kron forces continue to exert their radical control in Orgrimmar and the Northern Barrens.
Over the past month, we've covered this exciting world event extensively. Click the links below to read our past articles! (We'll also be compiling and updating our coverage into a massive guide when 5.3 hits.)
Garrosh's influence can be seen in
the Valley of Spirits being shut down
Horde digsite in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms
, and Kor'kron camps in the Northern Barrens.
To unlock this world event, you'll need to do several
new scenarios and a quest chain showing the underlying politics behind your faction
Once the world event is unlocked, you can collect Kor'k
Preparing for Patch 5.3: Escalation
2013/05/07 at 8:15 PM
Patch 5.3 seems to be going live pretty soon, and Blizzard has a blog prepping you on how to get ready for the new patch and the most important things to remember:
Experience required to level from 85-90 will be reduced by 33%.
Item Upgrades are returning, but the costs are greatly reduced and you can't upgrade Season 13 PvP gear.
The cost of heirlooms is reduced by 60%.
Lesser Charms of Good Fortune will now drop from some rare mobs.
PvP gear is getting some huge changes--resilience is being removed and all characters get 65% base resilience instead.
Click the cut for the full blog!
Updated 5.3 PTR Patch Notes, Build 16924 Spell Changes
2013/05/07 at 3:28 PM
The 5.3 PTR Patch Notes were
. Of particular interest:
Find Weaknesses now only bypasses 50% of armor when used against other players, and 100% of armor against non-player targets. Before, it was 70% for both.
All bosses in Mogu’shan Vaults, Heart of Fear, and Terrace of the Endless Spring now have a chance to drop either a Sigil of Power or Sigil of Wisdom.
Justice Heirloom vendors now sell heirloom shields--
Weathered Observer's Shield
Flamescarred Draconian Deflector
Multiple Tiny Carp pets can be on a team, and they can also be traded.
Several dungeons have had their level requirements lowered and there is now normal-mode difficulty for Gate of the Setting Sun (which requires level 89).
Along with the updated 5.3 Patch Notes, there was a small new PTR build.
Talents and Specialization
Dark power courses through your limbs, increasing your Strength by 15%10%.
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