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Wowhead's Patch 5.2 Guide and Official Patch Notes
2013/03/04 at 5:56 PM
Patch 5.2 is going live on March 5th and we've got you covered so you don't feel overwhelmed with all the new content!
This patch has a new troll-themed raid with amazing bosses and epics, as well as a server-wide War Effort to unlock more non-raid content. There's new transmog gear, mounts, pets, and legendary rewards--as well as an island filled with dinosaurs.
As for lore, the Mogu have teamed up with the Zandalari on the Isle of Thunder, and while the Alliance and Horde are worried and fighting back, they're also caught up in a feud as a result of the Dalaran fallout in 5.1.
We've got summaries of all the new content below, as well as links to blue posts and Wowhead's comprehensive PTR coverage. We've added the March 5th Official Patch Notes to our guide now!
Patch Notes and Overview
A new troll-themed raid tier has been added--
Throne of Thunder
. Bosses drop ilvl 502 gear on LFR, ilvl 522 gear on Normal, and ilvl 535 gear on Heroic.
There is a server-wide War Effort on the
Isle of Thunder
in which players un
Wowhead's Patch 5.1 Guide
2012/11/27 at 1:32 PM
Patch 5.1 is live today and we've got you covered on all the changes! While there's no new raids or dungeons this patch, there's plenty of things to keep players busy. There's a completely new way to increase the ilvl of your gear, new factions to grind reputation with for gear and mounts, dozens of new pets to collect, and solo PvE challenges with the Brawler's Guild. And if you've been curious to get back to the conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, new questlines and scenarios will cover these factions clashing on the shores of Pandaria.
We've got summaries of all the new content below, as well as links to blue posts and Wowhead's comprehensive PTR coverage.
Patch Notes and Overview
Two new factions offer new gear rewards and mounts while developing the Alliance and Horde conflict in Krasarang Wilds.
Players can permanently increase the ilvl of their gear through currency. Wowhead has developed several tools to display these stat increases for you.
The Brawler's Guild lets players fight challenging solo bosses for vanity rewards and achievements.
Five new scenar
5.1 PTR - Build 16208 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/26 at 1:23 PM
A new PTR build was just datamined this afternoon!
Check out the latest additions!
Mechanical bear cub Mechanical raptor
The Master Angler achievement was changed--the Kal'uak Fishing Derby is no longer required to win, and you can get 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at the STV contest.
Raiding with Leashes
now rewards you with
. Check out Wowhead's preview of the new classic raid pets!
New BoA reputation commendations have been added:
Grand Commendation of the Anglers
: Unlocks 100% bonus reputation gain for all characters on this account.
Chapter II: Wrathion's War
received a tooltip update with more lore information: Prove Alliance superiority to Wrathion by completing his trials after your forces land on the beach.
Potion of Luck
now requires one
, down from three.
5.1 PTR - Build 16173 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/23 at 2:26 PM
Click here to see the latest additions.
Tons of new pets added:
Death Talon Whelpguard
Giant Bone Spider
Harbinger of Flame
. They are likely tied to dungeons and are probably tied to
Raiding with Leashes
Many ilvl 463 weapons were added, like
Scavenged Pandaren Axe
. These have random stats, just like the 463 armor from scenarios, so maybe these are additional scenario rewards in 5.1.
Two new mounts, showing off your faction pride:
Grand Armored Gryphon
Grand Armored Wyvern
Several glyphs were added:
Several rotten vegetables and leftovers were added:
Expired Blackout Brew
Tome of the Crane
Tome of the Tiger
Tome of the Serpent
each contain 10 Scrolls of Wisdom.
Warlock Tier 14 2 piece bonus now increases the damage of Touch of Chaos.
5.1 PTR - Build 16155 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/17 at 5:37 AM
The PTR's been up for a bit so it's time for some odd patches at the weirdest hours! You know the drill! We've got the latest spell changes, items, and so on for you guys to look at. This patch was mostly about the Darkmoon Faire and adding those awesome carousels we saw the models for last update:
and so on.
Click here to see the latest additions!
The Brawler's Guild looks like it will have special consumables (
Potion of Brawler's Cunning
Brawler's Healing Potion
Potion of Brawler's Deftness
Helix's Acceleration Chemical Kafa Solution
Mega-Potent Healing Potion
Potion of Brawler's Might
), as well as ways in which spectators can contribute to the fight (
). One prize will be an heirloom fist weapon:
Brawler's Razor Claws
A few more vanity pets were added too:
Pandaren Air Spirit
Pandaren Earth Spirit
Pandaren Fire Spirit
Several abilities were added:
New achievements were added for the 5.1 PvP Hubs:
Dominance Offensive Campaign
I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes
Operation: Shieldwall Campaign
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Patch 5.0.4: Account-Wide Achievements, Tier 13 Bonuses
2012/08/29 at 1:17 PM
We're taking a closer look at the new account-wide achievement system and some other changes we found while playing yesterday. Highlights include:
Realm-first titles are account-wide, like Death's Demise. Blizzard stated in the past that they weren't in favor of doing this, so this is a big surprise.
Dragon Soul is up to the 35% buff and
Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider
no longer requires
Heroic: Spine of Deathwing
Heroic: Madness of Deathwing
Many Tier 13 set bonuses changed in light of the talent tree revamp.
Have Group, Will Travel and flask guild perks are gone.
Also be sure to check out our extensive 5.0.4 patch guide with information about new talents, Theramore's Fall, and the revamped dungeons!
Account-Wide Achievements, Titles, Mounts, and Pets
Many achievements, titles, mounts, and pets are now account-wide in 5.0.4. Your achievement total will reflect the sum total of everything earned on all your characters. But
Wowhead's Patch 5.0.4 Guide
2012/08/28 at 12:46 PM
5.0.4 is live today and we have an extensive guide to everything new! While there's no new raids or gear in this patch, many things will keep you busy. Class abilities, talent trees, and glyphs have been drastically changed, so it's good there's a month before Mists of Pandaria to familiarize yourself with the changes! If achievement-hunting is more your thing, all achievements are account-wide in 5.0.4, as well as many mounts, pets, and titles.
Below, you'll find consolidated versions of our 5.0.4 feature coverage, as well as patch notes, videos, class guides, and links to blue posts.
Patch Notes and Overview
The talent system received an extensive overhaul: players get one talent every 15 levels now, for 6 maximum in MoP. Specialization and core class abilities have changed as well.
Prime glyphs are removed and many new minor vanity glyphs are added.
Achievements are now account-wide and some can even be completed across characters. In addition, many mounts, pets, and titles are account-wide as well.
It is not possible to earn
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15972 - Spell Changes, Items, Icons, and More
2012/08/14 at 2:17 PM
Another new patch is hitting the beta today. Blizzard changed the file structure yet again, so some of these changes are probably from the last couple of patches--some of them appear to be new. We'll keep you guys updated.
Check out the latest additions here.
was added in every armor type as a Tiller reward that's transmoggable!
I Can't Hear You Over the Sound of How Awesome I Am
is now a Feat of Strength.
is now tied to the Baradin Hold reputation rather than an extremely rare droprate from the zone's foxes. Yeah--it didn't really make sense you killed foxes to receive their offspring, anyway.
There may be a mage portal for some MoP areas:
Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms
There were a lot of new items added that are all ilevel 496.
Many Dragon Soul and Firelands boss abilities were nerfed--check it out under the NPC Abilities toggle. This is most likely compensating for mana and other talent changes in Mists.
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Mists of Pandaria - Build 15952
2012/08/07 at 8:20 PM
A small beta patch was datamined tonight--should be hitting servers pretty soon.
Check out all the latest additions!
Players complained that
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet
was limited to cloth users for transmog, so now there are leather, mail, and plate versions!
More Elite loot from Protectors of the Endless:
Legguards of Failing Purification
Additional LFR satchels were put in:
Cache of Sha-Touched Gold
StarCraft II FoS added:
Collector's Edition: Baneling
Several Tier 14 set bonuses were changed:
Item - Druid T14 Guardian 4P Bonus
: Increases the healing received from your Frenzied Regeneration by 10% and increases the dodge granted by your Savage Defense by an additional 5%.
Item - Paladin T14 Protection 4P Bonus
: Increases the healing done by your Word of Glory spell by 10% and increases the damage reduction of your Shield of the Righteous ability by 10%.
Item - Priest T14 Shadow 4P Bonus
: Increases the duration of your Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch spells by 3 sec, and increases the damage done by Shadow Word: Insanity by 15%.
Item - Warrior T14 Protection 4P Bonus
: Reduces the cost of your Shield Block ability by 5 Rage and increases the damage absorbed by your
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15882 - Spell Changes, Latest Additions, and Icons
2012/07/18 at 4:43 PM
A new patch looks to be hitting the beta tonight and we've got the spell changes up as well as latest additions and icons!
Check out the latest additions.
World boss loot is starting to trickle in, this mount will be one of the drops:
Son of Galleon's Saddle
Reputation rewards continue to have a focus on vanity with the Shado-Pan exalted reward being a transmoggable hat:
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet
Achievement rewards were changed:
Pandaren Kite String
will be a reward from
That's a Lot of Pet Food
Each Mists of Pandaria faction will get their own tabard:
August Celestials Tabard
Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard
Golden Lotus Tabard
The Tillers have a new vanity item:
Another Yak mount that's zone specific:
Tuft of Yak Fur
The night elf racial
was changed: it's now 2% increased chance to dodge attacks.
Enchanters will have more flexibility converting materials in Mists:
can be made once a day, for example.
It was mentioned that LFR will be changed to have p
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15851 - Spell Changes, Latest Additions, 3D Models, and More
2012/07/13 at 6:06 PM
A new beta patch is currently available for download. It requires you to update the whole beta--around 20gb--so in the meantime, check out our spell changes and latest additions. Of particular note is that pet battles will be enabled in this patch!
Check out the latest additions!
More druid forms. Remember
? We have some models for that now!
Pandaren stag Pandaren stag Pandaren stag Pandaren stag Pandaren stag Pandaren stag Pandaren stag Alliance travel form Horde travel form
There will be feat of strengths for not using zone wide buffs on heroic content:
Cutting Edge: Grand Empress Shek'zeer
Cutting Edge: Sha of Fear
Cutting Edge: Will of the Emperor
Each zone has vanity items that summon temporary mounts:
Bag of Kafa Beans
summons a goat in Kun-Lai,
summons a behemoth in Valley.
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15799 - Spell Changes, 3D Models, New Items, and More
2012/06/28 at 6:07 PM
A new patch seems to be making its way to Mists of Pandaria tonight. We've got all the latest on it, including its latest additions--over a thousand items! It also looks like armor tokens were added in and monks will find themselves on the protector token:
Chest of the Shadowy Protector
Click here to check out the latest additions.
There are two vanity items dedicated to racing:
Floating Racing Flag
Floating Finish Line
Remember Theramore with this tabard:
If you've wanted to learn martial arts, these breakable items should help:
Stack of Stone Blocks
Stack of Bamboo
Stack of Wooden Boards
New glyph for warlocks:
Glyph of Soulwell
Blizzard is still working heavily on balance druids and warlocks:
Two new vanity items, including a chain leash for super aggressive pets:
Chain Pet Leash
Mini Mana Bomb
New shirts, including
Tailored Initiate's Shirt
Artisan Member's Shirt
New mounts, requiring Exalted with Shado-Pan and the August Celestials:
Blue Shado-Pan Riding Tiger
Crimson Pandaren Phoenix
Green Shado-Pan Riding Tiger
Red Shado-Pan Riding Tiger
Thundering August Cloud Serpent
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