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Wowhead's Patch 5.4 Guide and Official Patch Notes
2013/09/09 at 3:28 PM
Patch 5.4 goes live on September 10th and we've got you covered so you can kill Garrosh in the
Siege of Orgrimmar
and get some epics in style! The Alliance and Horde have had enough of Garrosh's poor leadership and are storming the gates of Orgrimmar.
Besides a new 14-boss raid with a new mode of difficulty, Flex Mode, players can explore the
for vanity items and BoA epics. Plus, there's a new PvP season and players can finally finish their legendary questline to get a powerful cape!
We've got summaries of all the new content below, as well as links to blue posts and Wowhead's comprehensive PTR coverage.
Patch Notes and Overview
Players can finally kill Garrosh in the new raid,
Siege of Orgrimmar
There are 14 bosses and LFR loot is ilvl 528, Flex 540, Normal 553, and Heroic 566.
is a new raid type, in which players form a raid with 10-25 players and the bosses' health and damage will scale up or down. The difficulty is easier than Normal, but as it's intended to reward players for social interactions ins
5.4 PTR: New Achievements and Rewards
2013/08/19 at 1:13 PM
Dozens of new achievements are coming in Patch 5.4, from exploration ones on the
Gamon Will Save Us!
. We've broken down all the achievements by category and highlighted the ones with cool mount and title rewards below:
Players who complete
Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider
Reins of Galakras
. These achievements can be completed in Flex modes, and the meta achievement does not require heroic boss kills.
5.4's Ahead of the Curve achievements (
Ahead of the Curve: Garrosh Hellscream (10 player)
Ahead of the Curve: Garrosh Hellscream (25 player)
) also reward a mount:
Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf
Active PvPers can get a
. This can be turned into Combatant Mount Quartermasters for a
Reins of the Vicious War Steed
Reins of the Vicious Warsaber
Reins of the Vicious Skeletal Warhorse
Horn of the Vicious War Wolf
For collecting twenty pet cats, you will get
Crazy for Cats
<Name> the Crazy Cat Lady
. To learn more about all the collectible cats, check out
5.4 PTR: Proving Grounds Now Testable
2013/07/16 at 3:11 PM
The Proving Grounds are now testable on the 5.4 PTR! As we
, Proving Grounds are solo challenges that both allow new players to learn a new role in a comfortable setting, or seasoned players to try something difficult and competitive.
Proving Grounds allow users to select Tank, Healer, or DPS challenges. You can queue up from class trainers, or
Trial Master Rotun
who is by Flaskataur or Temple of the White Tiger.
Proving Grounds does have some similarities to Brawler's Guild in that they're solo challenges, but Proving Grounds lets you privately learn a role without people watching you fail on the sidelines, plus there are challenges for all specs. In addition, gear plays much less of a role in Proving Grounds success--all gear is scaled down to ilvl 463, like it is in Challenge Modes.
Once inside Proving Grounds, there are vendors that offer various amenities:
for Jewelcrafting supplies,
is a reforger, and
sells basic food.
Olivia tested out the Proving Grounds on the PTR--che
2013 Midsummer Fire Festival Guide (June 21 - July 5)
2013/06/21 at 8:34 AM
Midsummer Fire Festival
is here! Embrace the spirit of summer by honoring your faction's flames and desecrating the enemy's! Throughout the world, there are bonfires surrounded by questgivers and NPCs that sell summery items in exchange for
. There are commoner NPCs of all races that can be found lingering around the major cities that will give you a short quest to turn in at one of the main bonfire camps to get you started.
It's that time of year again. Acquire
, a frosty
, epic cloaks, and more! Horde players can obtain the title
and Alliance players can obtain the title
This year there are new Pandaria bonfire achievements:
Flame Keeper of Pandaria
Flame Warden of Pandaria
In addition, Ahune now drops ilvl 480 capes.
Patch 5.3: Updated Brawler's Guild Guide
2013/05/25 at 3:07 PM
The Brawler's Guild, added in 5.1, is designed to provide players with solo challenges that test their DPS and situational awareness. Players fight various well-loved bosses with quirky abilities to gain ranks in the Guild, earning titles and vanity items as prizes. While gaining an invitation to participate in the Guild is exclusive, any player can gather around the Brawl areas and watch their friends learn the new bosses.
This guide covers how to obtain an invitation, the guild locations, vendors, all the bosses and their abilities, how to complete the achievements, vanity items, and fun touches like tribute NPCs to
We have updated it for Patch 5.3, which includes twenty new bosses, Challenge Cards, new vanity items, and spectator mode!
Also be sure to check out
GuildOx's new Brawler's Guild Ranking Tool
to see how far along your friends are!
Click the cut to read the guide!
5.3 PTR: New Achievements and Rewards
2013/05/01 at 11:55 AM
Fifty new achievements are coming in Patch 5.3, and some have titles, pets, and mounts as rewards! We've highlighted the cool rewards you can get and listed all the new achievements by category.
Mounts and Pets
Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition
and collecting the 10 new battle pets from Burning Crusade raids, players get
. To learn more about battle pets in the patch, check out our
5.3 Battle Pet Preview
For winning 250 pet battles,
Brutal Pet Brawler
, players get
Players who have collected 200 mounts,
, get an
Armored Blue Dragonhawk
Armored Red Dragonhawk
Completing the meta-achievement for the new battleground,
Master of Deepwind Gorge
, rewards the title
. To learn more about Deepwind Gorge, check out Blizzard's battlegrou
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