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Patch 5.4 Trinket Preview, RPPM and Scaling Details
2013/08/27 at 11:38 AM
With Patch 5.4 two weeks away, we're taking a look at all the new trinkets today. The new trinkets from
Siege of Orgrimmar
are between ilvl 528 (LFR) and ilvl 572 (Heroic Warforged), and there are also ilvl 496 and ilvl 535 BoA trinkets from the
Many of these trinkets have interesting procs--some change the cooldown recovery rate on major abilities, while others have cleave or multistrike mechanics. For the spec-specific trinkets, we've tested them on the PTR--several affected abilities have changed over the course of the PTR.
The Stats and Scaling Proc columns below link to spell IDs used by a trinket. On a spell page, these trinket procs will display their base ilvl 463 value--what you would see when zoning into a Challenge Mode or Proving Grounds. The trinket proc values scale up on our various item pages.
New to 5.4, trinkets now display RPPM information on their tooltips. On item and spell pages, we now show whether a proc's RPPM scales with crit, haste, or budget (item level), such as
Item - Proc Versatility
Throne of Thunder
trinkets are receiving some significant RPPM and scaling changes as well in Patch 5.4. We received a list of these changes from
5.4 PTR: Build 17331 Spell Changes, BlizzCon Barcodes Mailed Today
2013/08/26 at 12:50 PM
A small Patch 5.4 build is coming soon--with the patch due in two weeks, it makes sense there aren't a ton of changes now.
To learn more about Patch 5.4, check out the
official patch notes
Shaohao reputation preview
, and look at
We also have some details on BlizzCon barcodes--they are currently being mailed out from
. The official
has confirmed this. Details on virtual tickets will be posted at the
end of the month or early September
Season 14 PvP Preview: 3D Models, Rewards, Gear, and More
2013/08/24 at 11:55 AM
Along with a
new raid and Tier 16 armor
coming in Patch 5.4, there's also new armor and rewards as part of the new PvP season!
Season 14 adds new Grievous Gladiator armor styles in Alliance, Horde, and Elite colors, which we've got 3D models, costs, and set bonuses for!
We've also got details on catch-up PvP gear--what's happening to Malevolent and Tyrannical pieces from previous seasons.
There are additional cosmetic rewards this season, including new mounts.
We've also summarized all the general PvP changes, such as team rating being removed for arenas.
Click the cut to read our PvP Preview including Season 14 armor models!
Patch 5.4: Shaohao Reputation Guide
2013/08/23 at 12:09 PM
is a new faction on the
. There are no daily quests or "mandatory" epics to grind out for this reputation--it's all about killing things on the
for vanity loot!
, is located on the eastern side of the Celestial Court on the
. He sells the following items.
Mask of Anger
: "Carved by the Monkey King for Shaohao, this mask draws the anger from its bearer when worn." 0
Mask of Doubt
: "Carved by the Monkey King for Shaohao, this mask draws the doubt from its bearer when worn." 0
Mask of Fear
: "Carved by the Monkey King for Shaohao, this mask draws the fear from its bearer when worn." 0
Mask of Hatred
: "Carved by the Monkey King for Shaohao, this mask draws the hatred from its bearer when worn." 0
Mask of Violence
: "Carved by the Monkey King for Shaohao, this mask draws the violence from its bearer when worn." 0
Scroll of Challenge
: Summons a rare or rare
5.4 PTR: Build 17325, Spell Changes, Shaman Posts, and More
2013/08/22 at 5:10 PM
Today's 5.4 PTR build is
in comparison to past ones, but features some DPS shaman buffs--check out the
Blizzard Patch Notes
for the confirmed official changes. There's also been a post by Blizzard talking about some of the recent Shaman changes.
Several legendary capes had their base RPPM procs changed--on the legendary cape pages like
Fen-Yu, Fury of Xuen
, you can see what the specific RPPM details are for each spec using our radio buttons.
Essence of Yu'lon
Your damaging spell casts have a chance to empower you with the Essence of Yu'lon, causing you to hurl jade dragonflame at the target, dealing 1 (+ 200% of SpellPower) damage over 4 sec. This damage also affects up to 4 other enemies near the burning target. (Approximately 2.422.61 procs per minute)
Flurry of Xuen
Your damaging attacks have a chance to trigger a Flurry of Xuen, causing you to deal 1 (+ 20% of Attack Power) damage to up to 5 enemies in front of you,
Patch 5.4 Scheduled for September 10th
2013/08/21 at 1:16 PM
Blizzard posted the following
image and update
to their Facebook today. Patch 5.4 is scheduled to launch on September 10th!
They've also posted a patch prep guide with details on class, zone, PvE, and PvP changes. Of particular note:
There is no new progression Valor Point gear, but item upgrades are sticking around.
Justice and Valor won’t be converted in Patch 5.4, but with the PvP Season turnover, you can expect your Conquest to be converted to Honor as usual.
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
are getting some major changes and removed content.
A new PvP season means there's a new tier of PvP gladiator gear to collect. Season 14 elite gear will require 27,000 Conquest Points and 2000 personal rating to purchase this time.
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