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5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated July 1st
2013/07/01 at 1:08 PM
Updated 5.4 PTR Patch Notes are now available! There's some details on the changed arena system, as well as changes to old reputation gear and
Players no longer need to create or join an Arena team to compete. Similar to the Rated Battleground system, players in a party of the appropriate size (cross-realm groups are supported) may queue for an Arena bracket of the same size (2v2, 3v3, or 5v5).
Epic quality (purple) Valor items sold by the
now have their reputation requirements reduced to Friendly or below, and have their
cost reduced by 34%.
Epic quality (purple) Valor items sold by all other Mists of Pandaria faction quartermasters no longer have reputation requirements, and will now cost
instead of Valor.
The conversion rate for
have changed. The conversion rate is now 0
(up from 5
Sacred Shield changes were reverted from the last build--it's remaining a talent for now.
Click the cut for the full notes!
5.4 PTR Patch Notes - Updated June 20th
2013/06/20 at 4:12 PM
datamined 5.4 PTR build
, we have the official PTR notes from Blizzard today. Of particular note:
To speed up legendary quest progress,
The Strength of One's Foes
can be completed in
Throne of Thunder
Any Battle Pet that could be awarded from a
Throne of Thunder
boss on Raid Finder difficulty, such as
, can now be won from a bonus roll, in addition to the standard bonus roll reward.
Arena matches that go longer than 15 minutes will now reach a quick end with one team getting hugely buffed with
The Crowd Chose You!!!
. This is awarded to the team that has the most players alive and has gotten the most players closest to death.
Many classes got significant ability and glyph changes:
now reduces magic damage taken in the area-of-effect by 40% for 3 seconds, and the ability no longer scales with strength.
has been redesigned. Fingers of Frost now increases the damage of Ice Lance by an additional 2%, Brain Freeze increases the damage of the instant cast Frostfire Bolt by 2%, and damage done by the Mage's Wa
5.4 PTR Patch Notes
2013/06/12 at 12:18 AM
Earlier tonight, we datamined a
huge 5.4 PTR build
with thousands of items and Tier 16 bonuses. Blizzard followed up tonight's PTR build with their official patch notes!
are coming. They're sets of realms that are fused together, and will behave exactly as if they were one cohesive realm. Players on the same Virtual Realm will be able to join guilds, access a single Auction House, join arena teams and raids, as well run dungeons or group up to complete quests.
allow players to complete solo challenges designed for Damage, Tank, or Healer roles.
Resto Druids have many changes, including a new glyph, Glyph of Efflorescence, which increases the healing done by Swiftmend by 20%, causes the Efflorescence healing effect to be triggered by Wild Mushroom instead of Swiftmend, and lasts as long as the Wild Mushroom is active.
A Pet Battle tournament is coming to a new 5.4 zone, the Timeless Isle! In addition, many pet passives have been changed.
Players who get the realm-best time for a specific challenge mode will get a special title--until another group gets th
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
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%.
5.3 PTR Patch Notes - April 22 Updates, Lesser Charms and World Boss Loot Hotfix
2013/04/22 at 1:59 PM
The 5.3 PTR Patch Notes were updated today. Big changes include the following:
Experience needed from 85-90 was reduced by 33%.
Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies now has a chance to drop a family specific rare Battle-Stone.
Completing the Challenge mode daily quest now awards a Heroic Cache of Treasures with a chance to contain an epic item!
Protection for bad luck streaks have been added to Battle-Stones from pet supplies bags and wild battles. Each bag or battle that does not provide a stone has a progressively better chance to award a stone to the player.
Reduced the number of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune needed for the Mogu Runes of Fate weekly quest to 50, down from 90. Edit: Seems like the Lesser Charms of Good Fortune change got sped up a bit--it's a hotfix happening late tonight!
Numerous class changes, including
now targeting 12 raid members when used in a 25-player instance.
Many trinkets have had their on-use effects reduced, but their duration increased, when used in a Battleground or Arena.
Lesser Charms and World Boss Loot Hotfixes
Two big changes are coming via hotfixes soon--Mogu Runes of Fate require 50 Lesser Charm
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