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5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes - December 5, WoD Group Finder Clarifications
2013/12/06 at 11:22 AM
Blizzard updated the 5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes with some fixes to
Siege of Orgrimmar
is also now affected by healing debuffs, and Winter Veil toys that can attack each other like the
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller
can now fight it out in Sanctuary areas, like Shattrath.
CM Lore also posted a lengthy clarification on the difference between the cross-realm functionality coming to the existing Raid Browser tool in 5.4.2 and the completely new Group Finder feature coming in 6.0.
The cross-realm raid finder coming in 5.4.2 allows players to queue Siege of Orgrimmar flex raids and world bosses cross-realm.
The Group Finder coming in 6.0 will let players create cross-realm groups for pretty much anything, not just raids. It will also not be buried in the UI, like the Raid Finder tool.
You can read more about the cross-realm raid browser, which is testable on the PTR,
Click the cut to read the new patch notes and group finder clarifications!
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes
2013/12/03 at 5:08 PM
We've gotten a few small PTR builds this past month, and finally got official patch notes for 5.4.2 today. It's good to have a refresher on the cool cross-realm raid browser and improved mailing system coming soon, and there's the new tidbit that you can place raid markers while dead now.
Karazhan 2: Eclectic Boogaloo
datamined earlier today did not appear in the official notes.
no longer removes movement-impairing effects on use. The talent
will continue to remove movement-impairing effects.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Cross-Realm raid browser now has new categories for Mists of Pandaria World Bosses (Celestials and Ordos) and Flexible raid difficulty for
Siege of Orgrimmar
The cross-realm raid browser is accessed through the 'Social Pane' (bound to the O key by default) and look for the 'Raid' tab on the bottom right.
New Hearthhead Site Achievements and Arena Log, Beta Patch Notes
2013/10/17 at 12:56 PM
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've added a bunch of new features we're excited to share with you! A small beta patch is also going live today, which includes a change to and a bugfix where renaming a deck prevented players from editing the deck.
Also a quick reminder that we've got two contests going on this week for Hearthstone beta keys--we're giving
1500 keys away here on Wowhead and Hearthhead
100 keys on Hearthhead's Facebook
Introducing Hearthhead Achievements
We've added numerous site achievements for using popular Hearthhead tools, just like we have for Wowhead tools! Now you can earn copper, silver, and gold achievements on Hearthhead whether you're writing guides or using the Arena Practice tool. Site achievements increase your user reputation and can unlock more
Check out the full list here
New Site Features
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've adde
Hearthstone Closed Beta Patch Notes
2013/10/02 at 1:10 PM
Today is the day for our Hearthstone Closed Beta patch! This patch also includes the account wipe, so when the servers are available for play once more, you’ll be starting again as if you were a new player. For more information on the wipe itself, please revisit our Account Wipe Incoming blog post,
. Now, onto the patch notes!
The maximum level is now 60, and you can earn XP in
game mode up to max level.
Chat has been rejiggered.
Gold gained in Play mode has changed from 5 gold per 5 wins to 10 gold per 3 wins.
You can now acquire Golden Basic minions at higher experience levels.
Arena rewards now give less dust and more cards.
More gold is guaranteed at 5 & 6 Arena wins.
At 9 Arena wins, you are now guaranteed an extra pack or a Golden card.
The animations for Secrets and Fatigue have been sped up dramatically.
All cards now have flavor text when you view them in your collection.
“Spell Power +1” has been re
5.4 PTR Patch Notes -- Updated September 4th
2013/09/06 at 9:25 AM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated recently--we don't have much time left before 5.4 hits, so these are pretty close to final. To learn what you can do this week to prep for the patch, check out our
Patch 5.4 Prep Guide
Here's what's new to the notes:
A section about the
Siege of Orgrimmar
has been added, with details on the raid difficulties and raid schedule.
Several heals now function like smart heals, in which the 6 most injured friendly targets within range are healed, and minor guardians are no longer targeted. Affected heals are
Spinning Crane Kick
Click the cut to read the patch notes!
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 27th, Build 17337 Spell Changes
2013/08/27 at 8:15 PM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated tonight with class changes and some details about new noodle cooking carts!
will turn players into a vendor who can distribute powerful food to allies.
The recipes for noodle carts can be learnt from questing, such as
The Secret Ingredient Is...
. Players can pick up these quests when they have one of the initial "Ways" recipes already learnt, on the
Class changes include:
(Holy) now has a cooldown of 3 minutes (down from 5 minutes), and summons a guardian that heals the ally that the Paladin healed for 100% (up from 10%) of the amount healed, but no longer heals nearby friendly targets.
Rogue Tier-15 4-piece set bonus now causes
to reduce the cost of all abilities by 15% (down from 40%).
's healing has been reduced by 30%, and the area-of-effect has been increased to 12 yards (up from 10 yards).
when activated now increases all damage and healing done by 12% (up from 10%), and causes single-target healing spells to trigger an additional heal on a nearby ally for 25% of the amount healed.
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
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 14th
2013/08/14 at 6:51 PM
Blizzard updated their 5.4 PTR Patch Notes tonight with many numbers/tuning changes for class abilities. If you're curious about changes to your class, check out Ghostcrawler's excellent
posted earlier this week for some insights into the process.
In addition to number changes, there are also several quality of life changes in the notes:
Drinking a duplicate flask with less than 15 minutes remaining will now extend the duration of the new flask by that amount.
Tank-spec classes now have a 40% reduced chance to activate procs from
Gong-Lu, Strength of Xuen
Fen-Yu, Fury of Xuen
Capacitive Primal Diamond
. You can check out the exact proc changes by going to the proc pages
Flurry of Xuen
Lightning Strike Charges Trigger
and selecting one of the tank spec radio buttons.
Indomitable Primal Diamond
's effect now grants a 20% damage reduction to all damage taken (up from only physical damage), and its activation rate has been doubled.
Only players with legendary capes can fight
, but this privilege is account-wide.
Click the cut for the complete patch notes!
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 7th
2013/08/07 at 8:47 PM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated with lots of profession details tonight:
Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator
no longer randomizes digsites when acquired, and is more difficult to obtain. They can now only be purchased as part of a
Mantid Artifact Hunter's Kit
, which includes a
Raid and PvP blacksmithing plans
have been added. These new plans can be researched by crafting
Balanced Trillium Ingot
s, allowing the blacksmith to learn a random new plan.
Balanced Trillium Ingot
could be found as a drop from creatures in Pandaria.
A number of
new cooking recipes
have been added, including new foods that give +300 to a primary stat and
. Some of these new recipes can be learned from drops in the
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
, others from quests.
Items formerly obtained with
that now cost
as well as gear crafted from new PvP recipes or plans will now disenchant into
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 2nd
2013/08/03 at 9:53 AM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated late last night with some class and ability changes. Here's the highlights:
Trinket, enchant, set bonus, and legendary meta-gem effects whose triggered effect benefits from haste no longer also have their chance to trigger the benefit from haste. Activation chances for those effects have been adjusted to compensate. You can check out the updated proc per minute details on our PTR tooltips, like
Cha-Ye's Essence of Brilliance
Heroic Scenarios no longer have a minimum item level requirement to enter. This will make putting groups together easier on alts.
All enemies in Throne of Thunder now have a debuff called Shado-Pan Onslaught, which reduces their health and damage by 20%. Since 5.4 introduces a new raid tier, making the older tiers easier makes sense.
Class changes include
Shadow Word: Death
increased by 80% when used on enemies that have less than 20% health, but the cooldown is no longer reset if the target does not die, and Dash, Dive, and Charge no longer costing Focus to use.
There were also some significant changes to Vengeance:
Vengeance now grants Attack Power equal to 1.5% of the damage taken, down from 1.8% (The tooltip said 2% but it was actu
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated July 29th
2013/07/30 at 11:08 AM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were recently updated by Blizzard with class and item changes. For the most recent datamined changes, check out our coverage of
PTR Patch Note Changes
now grants a flat 10% Haste to all things, up from Haste for melee (attack speed and Rune regeneration) only. The movement speed buff remains unchanged.
Fixed a bug that caused
to incorrectly increase activation rates of some trinkets and effects.
Ghoul's Leap and Gnaw abilities are no longer on a global cooldown, and no longer cost Energy.
no longer initiates auto-attack.
: Camouflage also reduces spell damage taken by 10%.
Rune of Power
now has an increased effective range. The Mage can remain up to 8 yards away from their
Rune of Power
and still receive benefits to mana regeneration and spell damage (up from 3 yards).
Fixed a bug that caused the damage of some abilities for Brewmasters with
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated July 24th
2013/07/24 at 1:26 PM
Blizzard updated their 5.4 PTR Patch Notes with class and glyph changes-when looking at the
datamined information from earlier
, see if it's listed here officially! Here's the additions from today:
now defaults to generating Lunar energy towards a Lunar Eclipse when used after being resurrected or zoning into a new area (used to default to generating Solar energy).
A Murder of Crows
now deals 40% more damage.
: Reduces the range of
by 7 yards.
also reduces spell damage taken by 10%
Mastery: Frostburn has been replaced by
. When the Mage damages an enemy with their
, (14% + 1.75% per Mastery) of the damage done is stored as an Icicle for 15 seconds.
also increases the Water Elemental’s Water Bolt damage by (14% + 1.75% per Mastery). Up to 5 Icicles can be stored at once. Casting
launches all stored Icicles at the target.
no longer increases the d
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