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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,
Gearing Up for Patch 5.4
2013/08/22 at 11:10 AM
With Patch 5.4 scheduled for September 10th, it's time to start thinking about how to gear up for the Siege of Orgrimmar. Blizzard's latest blog today covers currency changes and ways you can catch up on gear.
Of particular note:
The Timeless Isle has BoA armor tokens, which can be turned into
ilvl 496 or, if lucky, ilvl 535 items
. Some even have distinctive transmog looks! We've gone over the specifics in our heirloom blog, and have added tabs on all BoA token pages for users to see what items are created by each token.
Reputation gear from all MoP factions will cost Justice Points instead of Valor Points, and will have their reputation requirement lifted. We investigated all the costs on the PTR--you can check out the in-depth blog on currency changes
epics will require Friendly reputation and also have greatly reduced costs.
A new PvP season in 5.4 means new levels of PvP gear. ilvl 496 Tyrannical Gea
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.
Also be sure
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Unveiled and Opening Cinematic
2013/08/21 at 11:26 AM
Click the cut for the Diablo III Gameplay Video and Press Release!
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 20th
2013/08/20 at 8:45 PM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated today with a variety of spell tweaks and details on Battlefield Barrens being drastically changed:
The weekly quests for
, as well as most special vanity items, are being removed in 5.4. You will not be able to get Latent Kor'kron transmog armor or any Darkspear Rebellion vanity gear after the patch, or complete
and get the resulting title.
You will still be able to get
Raptorhide Boxing Gloves
Gahz'rooki's Summoning Stone
by killing Kor'kron mobs in the Barrens. While it's too late to start collecting
for a full set of Latent Kor'kron Armor, you can probably farm up items like
Griftah's Authentic Troll Shoes
with some friends quickly before 5.4.
To learn more about Battlefield Barrens, check out our
detailed event guide
There are also some details on PvP scaling: Grievous Gladiator gear will not be scaled down to ilvl 496 for arenas and RBGs, and the PvP ilvl cap will
Tier 16 Itemsets: Gear, 3D Models, Set Bonuses
2013/08/20 at 12:21 PM
Fighting Garrosh in
Siege of Orgrimmar
means it's time for a new tier of epic gear, and we've got their models and set bonuses for you!
Tier tokens drop from the following bosses:
Legs from Klaxxi Paragons
Thok the Bloodthirsty
Sha of Pride
Flex gear has the same coloration as Normal-mode gear.
To check out the complete
Siege of Orgrimmar
loot tables, either check out our
PTR NPC pages
that break down all loot drops by difficulty and loot specialization, or read our
Siege of Orgrimmar Loot Tables
Click on the images to view them in our Flash modelviewer!
LFR, Flex and Normal, Heroic
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
Wowhead's Patch 5.4 Interview with Lead Game Designer Tom Chilton
2013/08/18 at 10:24 AM
Patch 5.4 is coming very soon
, bringing with it a variety of innovative content from Flex Raiding to the daily-free Timeless Isle. This past week, we got to sit down with Lead Game Designer Tom Chilton and ask him about popular upcoming content--the unique nature of the Timeless Isle, legendary questline development, Proving Grounds, and more.
Read on to find out more about the most-anticipated features coming in Patch 5.4!
I've had a lot of fun with the
on the PTR--finding all the hidden events, getting the vanity loot, participating in the Pet Tournament, etc. What were the inspirations in designing a hub that's so radically different from past ones, where the emphasis is on participating in fun vanity content instead of daily hubs for reputation epics?
One of the resounding things that we
5.4 PTR: Build 17314, Spell Changes, Spec-Specific Legendary Proc Values, and More
2013/08/17 at 9:40 AM
Amidst all the
yesterday, there was a pretty small new PTR build. There were no new items in this build--just a bunch of spell changes as part of Blizzard's tuning pass and a
handful of new spells
. For the most up-to-date official changes, check out the
5.4 PTR Patch Notes
One cool addition we found in this build was that the proc rates for legendary capes have been assigned unique values for each spec. You can check out what values each spec's proc is by visiting a cape's page and clicking on the various radio buttons. In addition, all of the proc rates scale with item level, so if you click on the Upgrade buttons, the proc will increase correctly as well.
Set Bonuses and Legendary Procs
Item - Druid T16 Guardian 2P Bonus
When Barkskin fades, Savage Defense is automatically activated, and a 4020[/i
New Site Feature: Hearthstone Deckbuilder
2013/08/16 at 5:34 PM
With Hearthstone's beta launching today, we have an exciting new tool here on Wowhead:
our Hearthstone deckbuilder
While this tool is going to have even more awesome features added to it, right now you can use it to craft your own decks and navigate the sea of cards--picking the ones you like the most. You can even share your customized decks with your friends. Be sure to also check out all of the latest and updated Hearthstone cards directly in our
Check out our Hearthstone deckbuilder
To sweeten the deal, we're giving away Hearthstone beta keys all weekend to people who
post in this thread with a link to their favorite deck they built on the deckbuilder
We have picked winners and they will be emailed shortly. Due to how in demand the beta is, we are only posting the winners' names in the comments rather than on the post so people have to do some
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