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Wowhead's Patch 5.0.4 Guide
2012/08/28 at 12:46 PM
5.0.4 is live today and we have an extensive guide to everything new! While there's no new raids or gear in this patch, many things will keep you busy. Class abilities, talent trees, and glyphs have been drastically changed, so it's good there's a month before Mists of Pandaria to familiarize yourself with the changes! If achievement-hunting is more your thing, all achievements are account-wide in 5.0.4, as well as many mounts, pets, and titles.
Below, you'll find consolidated versions of our 5.0.4 feature coverage, as well as patch notes, videos, class guides, and links to blue posts.
Patch Notes and Overview
The talent system received an extensive overhaul
: players get one talent every 15 levels now, for 6 maximum in MoP. Specialization and core class abilities have changed as well.
Prime glyphs are removed
and many new minor vanity glyphs are added.
Achievements are now account-wide
and some can even be completed across characters. In addition, many mounts, pets, and titles are account-wide as well.
It is not possible to earn
Midsummer Fire Festival (June 21 - July 5th) Guide
2012/06/20 at 5:50 PM
This is the 2012 Guide! For the updated 2013 guide,
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 only a couple of changes.
is BoE, there is a new item--
Helm of the Fire Festival
--and there are also new achievements for the extinguishing
Children's Week (April 29th - May 5th) Guide
2012/04/28 at 6:15 PM
is a week in which we brave a challenge greater than any undead monstrosity and a task more daunting than saving the world. We must become parents for all those orphans throughout Azeroth and make sure they are happy. We can't tank a child's fears, we can't heal its memories of pain, nor can we DPS the sorrow out of them. So equip your toys, make a mage conjure a candy table, fill your quiver with joy, load your gun with something colorful, and venture into the World of Parenting!
(server) and ends on
Due to the advent of Cataclysm,
was changed last year to have two new pets and redone locations for the initial tier of quests.
It's also worth noting that in Mists of Pandaria, pets will be accountwide! This means you should get extra pets on your alts that you do not have so you can trade them to your main when the expansion hits.
If you already have all the pets, be sure to pick up
Magical Pet Biscuit
--the reward for repeating the holiday, even
Mists of Pandaria Guide Updates, Quests, and NPCs
2012/04/13 at 2:51 PM
Today has been a big day here at Wowhead. We have some exciting updates for you:
we datamined over a thousand quests
including dailies! We also have NPCs!
Secondly, we now have Mists of Pandaria search results in our regular database! Whether you're searching
, you no longer have to trek to our MoP site.
We've also updated our 5.0 guide with tons of information.
Last but not least,
we broke down Symbiosis for everyone
so you can see what druids will bring to fights in 5.0!
Have a great weekend and
be sure to check out our redone modelviewer
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Noblegarden (April 8 - 15th) Guide
2012/04/07 at 6:54 PM
It's time for
--a hunt for loot, this time in the form of brightly colored eggs! We join together to "share the joy of life and friendship" all the while looking for carefully hidden eggs and devouring tons of chocolate!
April 8 at 3:00 AM
and ends on
April 15 at 3:00 AM
Brightly Colored Eggs
have been hidden all across the starting areas for both Alliance and Horde players to discover. These eggs can contain chocolates which serve as a currency to buy seasonal goodies--sometimes they also have special prizes! Simply head out to one of your faction's starting areas, grab some quests, and get out there and hunt eggs! Maybe you'll even earn some achievements along the way!
Remember, this year, a new mount is tied to the event:
! It costs 500 Noblegarden chocolates this year--very lucky people will be able to find it in a Brightly Colored Egg as a very rare drop! There are also
Pink Spring Circlet
Black Spring Circlet
for Azeroth fashion aficionados!
Frostbitten: Guide to All Rares, Part 2
2012/03/10 at 11:03 AM
We covered a number of rare spawns in
Beyond Bloody Rare: A Guide to Rares
last year, but we found even more fun ones we wanted to share with you!
While some rares drop a random assortment of greens, a fair amount have specific loot associated with them--some for transmog, some just for status or bank alts. Rares have a ton of personality with their unique models and names, usually after pop-culture references, so it's fun when their loot has some humor as well. We scanned all the rares in the database to see which ones had anything notable!
In this guide, we've provided mouseover images of the rares, maps, and links to any unique loot drops.
In the previous guide, we covered: rares for achievements, hunter tames, notably-named ones from classic instances and zones, and Cataclysm rares.
A note on droprates: many of these mobs had their levels and loot tables adjusted in Cataclysm. Drops that were nearly guaranteed from mobs are now extremely rare. If the loot's been rescaled for Cataclysm though to match a mob's new level, chances are it still exists in game--as several users have reported. If an item's level doesn't match a mob's l
Transmogrification Guides, Part 7: Quest Armor (Updated for 5.4)
2012/03/03 at 9:08 AM
contains quest sets from each expansion. Some of these items are only from one quest in the game--better to discover a set you like now, instead of after you've vendored that unique quest reward!
This guide covers all of the quest transmog sets in the game. They're organized by expansion and armor type with information on how to acquire them and basic colors.
Plus, you can mouseover each set to see what it looks like!
Check out the complete updated series of Transmogrification Guides:
PvE and PvP Tier Armor
Lookalike Tier Without Class Restrictions
Best in Show: A Guide to All Shirts
2012/02/25 at 10:01 AM
Shirts can't be transmogged, but a well-chosen one can change the look of everyday gear. They're not restricted by class or armor limitations, so nothing is out of reach for avid collectors. They're great for both bank alts, players looking to cover up skin, or show off a rare find.
Plus, Ashelia has always wanted a shirt guide, and since this week marked a year for her at Wowhead, I thought it was a good time to write such a guide!
I've organized all the shirts by color, as well as providing descriptions, acquisition methods, and crafting materials. The descriptions are more elaborate than in the past--besides a written blurb, there's toggled user-submitted screenshots for every shirt.
Here's a a set of quick links to currently-obtainable items by source:
Wowhead's Mists of Pandaria Guide
2012/02/19 at 12:37 PM
With the recent massive
talent calculator updates
, we thought it would be a fitting time to highlight our
Mists of Pandaria Guide
. We created it
right after BlizzCon
, including everything from BlizzCon transcripts to blue posts organized by topic for easier reference.
Most importantly, we've been updating it regularly since November with subsequent Blizzard coverage and talent calculator updates. In the past few weeks alone, there's been a ton of new information released that we've added to our comprehensive guide. Even if you've browsed our guide when it was first released, there's bound to be something new for every topic now!
--Official FAQ from BlizzCon.
--General features and additions!
Beyond Loremaster: Quest Achievements
2012/02/11 at 10:31 AM
too daunting, but still like questing? There's still a ton of quest-related achievements out there. This guide covers all the achievements tied to specific dailies or questing zones. Some give cool rewards like pets, while others require you to do special challenging things while completing otherwise mundane dailies.
I've also highlighted several outstanding user guides and comments about achievements--I couldn't have explained those achievements better myself. We're always looking for more guide contributions, so if you have a favorite achievement you want to talk about--share it
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Complete the Neptulon quests in Vashj'ir up to and including
Defending the Rift
This questline essentially expects you to complete most of Vash'jir--you must do so in order to unlock the Neptulon quest chain. Wharris provides an overview of the z
Love is in the Air (February 5th - 19th) Guide
2012/02/04 at 8:50 PM
love is in the air
in the World of Warcraft: sweet flowers, perfume, and sharing gifts with loved ones! But, what's this? A sinister plot is afoot involving some shady goblin newcomers to the seasonal market--the Crown Chemical Company! It's up to us to help save Azeroth from their chemically altered goods all while spreading love and appreciation to our faction leaders and fellow players!
Love is in the Air
and ends on
. This holiday can be celebrated by the Horde in
and the Alliance in
. Seasonal decorations such as wreaths, candles and ribbons can be found in all major cities and at most zone inns. Players will also find
s, who sell seasonal gifts and goodies.
This year, the event is relatively the same, but Perculia updated the guide with some pics and new info when it hit US servers live.
One important change is that you can now purchase a
from the vendo
50 Easy Elders: Getting the Lunar Festival Pet
2012/01/28 at 2:26 PM
The biggest draw of the 2012 Lunar Festival is the new vanity pets--but the catch is that the Festival vendors sell different ones to each faction for 50 Coins of Ancestry. However, the pets are BoE, so we'll show you the easiest way to get 50 Elders if you rolled an alt for the pet, but got stumped after ??-level guards one-shot you in Brill. Whether you want to sell extra pets for gold, roll a toon on the opposite faction to put the pet on the Neutral AH, or don't have enough tokens on your main to buy everything you want (like engineers), this guide can help.
This guide provides maps and tables organized by difficulty level for each faction. For Elders that are tricky or located far away from flight paths, I've also provided tips to reach them without dying, after personal experience on my 58 deathknight and 62 mage.
For the purposes of this guide, I will assume that you only have ground riding. Deathknights have flight paths in 1-60 zones learned automatically, so getting to 60 for a Flight Master's License is not that important if your'e that class. However, you will be able to get 4+ more Elders easily with flying.
Tips and Notes
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