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5.3 PTR: Build 16896, Pet Battle Spectator Mode, Brawler's Guild Video
2013/04/26 at 12:24 PM
There's a really small new build coming to the PTR soon--only three spells. We've included the spell changes below, as well as some more interesting details on the Brawler's Guild and Pet Battle Spectator Mode also on the 5.3 PTR.
MothranMothallus gathers for a silk barrage.
This section has not been analyzed extensively by our team but is included for people interested in seeing what has changed in these areas.
Grants 1258 haste for 20 sec.
Your damaging attacks and abilities have a chance to grant 1258 haste for 20 sec.
In this video by Lore, we're taking a look at some of the Brawler's Guild features coming in 5.3, most notably new special areas only Rank 8 players can access! Lore also provides an overview of the new rewards as well as the additional bosses, getting some f
News Roundup: BlizzCon Tickets on Sale Today, Pet Passives Buffed
2013/04/24 at 11:35 AM
Today's news roundup covers some topics players absolutely love--BlizzCon and pet battles! If you love your
Spectral Tiger Cub
but thought its Magic passive was a bit weak, you're in luck--Aquatic, Critter, and Magic pet passives are being buffed in a future patch.
And for the more nerve-wracking news:
BlizzCon tickets go on sale
soon. They'll be available online
April 24 at 7 p.m. PDT
Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT
for $175 at
There was a recent
helpful blue post
, which we've included below, that covers some tips on the ticket-purchasing process. Important things to keep in mind:
Credit and debit cards are the only ways you can purchase tickets--make sure your information is
on your Battle.net account.
You will need a Batt
Battle Pet Tamer Guide: Locations, Quests, and Rewards
2013/04/06 at 12:34 PM
Battle Pet Tamers are a great way to level up pets and get battle pet rewards, but they're sometimes hard to track down since they're scattered all over the place. 5.1 also added the
Taming the World
, which boosts battle pet experience gained by 10%.
This guide covers the locations of all the battle pet tamers, as well as the tamer quests and rewards. We've also included maps and screenshots to the pet tamers, and if you'd like to see the exact stats and breeds of their pets, you can easily find them on the
trainer pet pages
, now flagged as Untameable!
If you want to take an in-depth look how to defeat the pet tamers, check out
Battle Pet Dailies - A guide to all the dailies involving Pet Battles
, who covers the trainer's pet types, their abilities, and suitable families to counter the trainer teams with. If you want to see a quick list of what dailies are available for each faction, check
5.3 PTR: Valley of Spirits Shut Down, Pet Battle Accuracy Changes
2013/04/05 at 12:03 PM
Today's newspost covers two very different types of battles on the PTR--Battlefield: Barrens and pet battle changes. Since our
post last week on the Horde Rebellion
, we've found a few more signs of strife in the area and it's now been included in the
official 5.3 PTR Patch Notes
. Most notably, the Valley of Spirits has been shut down in 5.3 under Kor'kron surveillance.
And if you prefer lighter combat, pet battles are getting some accuracy changes in 5.3 to keep combat from feeling repetitive.
Valley of Spirits Shut Down
The first time we previewed Orgrimmar on the PTR, Kor'kron guards were keeping the troll section of Orgrimmar on lockdown. But things have gotten even worse--they've terrified the NPCs to the point where the Valley of Spirits has been shut down. Players cannot access the Auction House, Banks, class trainers, profession trainers, and all vendors. (Suddenly, those pet snakes from
may be rare...)
In addition, the portal to Blasted Lands has been removed, and
s now run through t
5.3 PTR: New Battle Pets
2013/03/28 at 11:05 AM
Patch 5.3 has tons of new battle pets! There are eleven boss-themed ones from
Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition
, new wild pets (
) and drops from
Throne of Thunder
for doing a ton of PvP Pet Battles,
from the quirky Saurok area on
Isle of Thunder
, more cute direhorn pets, and a mini-
We've covered all the new pets, including their sources, abilities, and 3D models! Usual disclaimer that abilities and models are subject to change before 5.3 goes live.
Click the cut to read about all the new pets and click on our images below to view them in our 3D Modelviewer!
News Round Up: Pet Battle Experience Updates, 12/13 Hotfixes
2012/12/14 at 5:08 PM
We'll be putting up our
Feast of Winter Veil
guide later today, but there's also been some blue posts we want to share with you! Most importantly, pet battlers will be happy to learn that it will be easier to power level low-level pets due to an upcoming hotfix in which level 25 pets don't leech experience.
Also posted this afternoon: several hotfixes pertaining to battle pets,
Grand Empress Shek'zeer
's heroic loot table, and
We’ve been receiving a few inquiries over Twitter and through email regarding
, so we thought we’d share our thoughts on Pet Battle experience gains with you.
We will soon be applying a hotfix that causes level-25 pets to no longer “steal” experience from your lower-level pets. Previously, if you had a level-3 and level-25 pet grouped together for a battle, the XP earned would be shared between the two at the end. This resulted in some players doing what they could to kill off their level-25 pet so the level-3 pet would get all of the experience. You no longer need to worry about this as the level-3 pet will now receive 100% of the XP that’s earned, so long as it has participated in at least one round
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