RygariusNew Raid: Schlacht um Orgrimmar
New Feature: Flexible Raid Difficulty
- More information coming soon.
New Area: Timeless Isle
- This is a new raid difficulty designed for pre-made groups of 10 to 25 players or any number in between. This means it's possible to have raids of 15 or 22 players! Difficulty will adjust automatically based on the number of players present with encounters intended to provide a challenge roughly between Raid Finder and Normal difficulty.
- Flexible Raid difficulty requires a pre-made group to join but has no minimum item level requirements or role restrictions. Both BattleTag™ and Real ID friends are eligible to participate.
- Loot quality will be between Raid Finder and Normal difficulty and awarded through a personal loot system (similar to Raid Finder). Bonus rolls and loot specialization will also be supported.
- Player spells with different target limits depending on raid size will gradually increase their limits based on the number of players in Flexible Raid difficulty.
- Players will be able to earn raid achievements just like in Normal or Heroic difficulty.
- Flexible Raid difficulty has a lockout that is separate from Raid Finder and Normal difficulty.
- To learn more about Flexible Raids, please visit our blog titled: A Raid for All Seasons: Flexible Raid Preview.
New Feature: Proving Grounds
- A mysterious island, lost for millennia to the currents of time, has emerged from the mists off the eastern coast of Jade Forest.
- Players seeking to explore the Timeless Isle should check their mailboxes, where a Merkwürdiges tickendes Paket awaits. Unwrapping it will set you on the first step of your new adventure.
- The Timeless Isle is inhabited by all manner of strange and powerful creatures that will test the mettle of solo explorers, but great rewards await the brave and skillful: epic loot, bind-to-account gear, Schicksalsrune der Mogu, pets, mounts, fun toys, and much more.
- The Isle is filled with secrets and mysteries, many of which dynamically become available to explorers. Keep an eye on your minimap while on the Isle for information on nearby events!
- The Timeless Isle is home to five new world raid bosses! Players may face each of the four Celestials in a trial of combat.
- Heroes who have earned the legendary cloak from Wrathion may access the sanctum of the fiery Yaungol demigod Ordos, atop the Timeless Isle.
New Feature: Virtual Realms
- Proving Grounds is a new feature for individual players to test and improve their combat skills.
- At the Proving Grounds, players may undertake trials, designed for Damage, Tank, or Healer roles.
- It provides a great opportunity to learn how to Tank or Heal, without the need of a group.
- Each trial is available in four separate difficulties: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Endless. Harder difficulties include more difficult and varied enemies.
- Endless mode allows you to test your mettle against increasingly difficult enemies. Compare your best scores to friends and guildmates!
- : Access to the Proving Grounds and more information is coming soon.
Redesigned Arena System
- Virtual Realms are sets of realms that are fused together, and will behave exactly as if they were one cohesive realm. Players on the same Virtual Realm will be able to join guilds, access a single Auction House, join arena teams and raids, as well run dungeons or group up to complete quests.
- Players belonging to the same Virtual Realm will have a (#) symbol next to their name.
The Legendary Questline Continues
- Players no longer need to create or join an Arena team to compete.
- Similar to the Rated Battleground system, players in a party of the appropriate size (cross-realm groups are supported) may queue for an Arena bracket of the same size (2v2, 3v3, or 5v5).
- Each player will have a personal rating that increase or decrease based on victories and defeats against other rated opponents. Opponents will be selected based on the average Match Making Rating of the party.
- Conquest cap, requirements on gear and enchantments will be based on the player's personal rating.
- The Arena ladder will no longer be sorted according to Battlegroup. Just like Rated Battlegrounds and normal Battlegrounds, all Arenas will now be region-wide!
- At the end of an Arena season, the top players in a region will still earn titles and mounts.
- For more details about the change to Arenas, please see the blog titled: Patch 5.4 Arena Update.
- More information coming soon.
- All fear and horrify effects can no longer cause targets under the effects of a movement speed buff to move faster than normal run speed.
- All taunt type abilities now increase all threat generated against the target while the taunt is active by 200%.
- Vengeance gains from being critically hit have been halved.
- Area knockback effects now all share a diminishing return category. After a player has been moved by one of these spells, the player will be immune for 10 seconds. This new category applies to: Teufelspeitsche, Blutschattens Griff, Ausgebrannte Glyphe, Gewitter, Taifun, Ursols Vortex, and Peitschen.
- Schwarzes Tor now returns the Death Knight to a location near their original departure point when the spell is cast while in Ebon Hold.
- Eisige Gegenwehr no longer costs Runic Power.
Glyphs Major Glyphs New Minor Glyphs Blood
- Antimagisches Feld has been redesigned. The talent now reduces magic damage taken in the area-of-effect by 40% for 3 seconds, and the ability no longer scales with strength.
- Todessog had its damage increased by 10%.
- Seuche entziehen now tries to convert 2 fully-depleted runes (up from 1) into a Death Rune based on specialization.
Blood: Restores 1 Frost Rune, 1 Unholy Rune
- Frost: 1 Frost Rune, 1 Unholy Rune
- Unholy: 1 Blood Rune, 1 Frost Rune
- is a new passive ability learned at level 76. When the Death Knight dodges or parries any attack, they gain 50% of their Parry and Dodge as additional bonus to Critical Strike for 20 seconds.
- Ausgebrannte Glyphe no longer costs Runic Power.
- no longer reduces the cost of Eisige Gegenwehr.
- now also has a chance to activate when the Death Knight dodges or parries a melee attack.
- Bärengestalt now increases Stamina contribution from cloth and leather items by 40% (up from 20%).
- Wirbelsturm no longer has a 20-second cooldown for Feral Druids.
- now has a duration of 20 seconds while in PvP combat (down from 40 seconds).
- Anregen now causes the target to gain mana equal to 50% of the casting Druid’s Spirit every second for 10 seconds.
- s Restoration version of the ability now summons a single mushroom at the friendly target’s location. If the mushroom is recast, the mushroom moves to the new location and retains its accumulated bonus healing. A single mushroom now heals for as much as what 3 mushrooms combined healed for previously.
- Zorn has its mana cost increased by 50%.
- has been completely redesigned to reduce complexity and increase usability, but maintain the spirit of the effects. Benefits now varies by specialization.
Balance: Increases the amount healed by by 20%. Casting increases the damage bonus of the Druid's next Finsternis by 10%.
- Feral: Increases the amount healed by by 20%. Casting increases the damage for the Druid's next two melee abilities by 25%.
- Guardian: Increases the amount healed by by 20%. Mangle (Bear) critical strikes have a 20% chance to make the next or Wiedergeburt instant, free, and castable in all forms.
- Restoration: Causes Zorn to deal 20% more damage and heals a nearby friendly target for 100% of the damage done.
- Force of Nature Treant summoned by the Feral version of this talent will now cast Entangling Roots instead of Bash.
- Guardian: Guardian Druids now gain when their Treant takes damage.
when activated, now also provides a 25% bonus to healing for Restoration Druids. Massenumschlingung
no longer has a limit on the number of targets that could be affected, up from 5. Schnelligkeit der Natur
is no longer a talent, and is now an ability learned by Restoration Druids at level 30. Wache der Natur
when activated, causes healing spells now trigger an additional heal on a nearby ally for 25% of the amount healed. This is in addition to the existing effect where it damages a nearby enemy target for 25% of the healing done. Seele des Waldes
has been partially redesigned to make it more attractive to Balance, Guardian, and Restoration Druids.
- Balance: Zorn, , and Sternensog casts have a 8% chance to cause the next to grant 100 Lunar Power or Solar Power instead of activating the next Eclipse.
- Guardian: Increases Rage generation from Mangle (Bear) by 20% instead of 30%, but the bonus now also applies to Rage generated by Primal Fury.
- Restoration: Now causes the Druid to gain 100% haste (up from 75%) on their next spell after casting Rasche Heilung.
, a new talent healing the Druid for 5% of their maximum health every 5 seconds. If the Druid is at full health, it will heal the most injured friendly target nearby instead. This talent fills the spot vacated by Schnelligkeit der Natur
.Glyphs New Minor Glyphs
- Ausgebrannte Glyphe: Grants the Druid the ability to teleport to a random natural location.
- Ausgebrannte Glyphe: Allows the Wild Mushroom spell to be placed on the ground instead of underneath a target.
- Finsternis now energizes the Druid for 50% of their maximum mana when triggered, up from 35%.
- Mondkingestalt no longer reduces all damage taken by 15%.
- has its mana cost increased by 50%.
- Sternensog has its mana cost increased by 50%.
- is a new Restoration spell learned at level 88. targets all party or raid members within 60 yards and accelerates the casting Druid's Verjüngung effects, causing them to heal and expire at 400% of the normal rate. Costs the same amount of mana to cast as Verjüngung.
- effects can now stack, up to 50% of the casting Druid's maximum health and will no longer be consumed if the target is already at full health..
- Rasche Heilung's area-of-effect healing effect is now called Erblühen.
- is no longer capable of critical strikes, and accumulates overhealing done by Verjüngung by 100%, down from 150%. Overhealing bonus no longer benefits from or Meisterschaft: Harmonie.
- had its damage and focus cost increased by 50%.
- Gegenschuss is now a baseline interrupt ability learned by all Hunters at level 22.
- Abschreckung now has 2 charges.
- Rückzug now has 2 charges.
- Sprengfalle had its overall damage decreased by 30%. Proportionately, more damage has been removed from the initial damage than the periodic effect.
- Mal des Jägers now has a duration of 20 seconds while in PvP combat (down from 30 seconds).
- Readiness has been removed.
- Tier wiederbeleben no longer requires the Hunter to have line-of-sight to their pet.
- Stampede damage dealt by pets when the ability is used outside of an Arena or Battleground is no longer reduced by 75%
- Eiserner Falke now reduces all damage taken by 10%, down from 15%.
- Um ein Haar's root effect is now a nature spell (was a physical spell).
- is no longer a talent and is now an ability that replaces Counter Shot for Marksman Hunters.
- now regenerates 3% of total health every 2 seconds while the Hunter's pet is active (up from 2%).
- Wyverngift now has a range of 40 yards (up from 35 yards).
- Major Glyphs
Ausgebrannte Glyphe now has a 100% chance of cleansing 1 Curse, Disease, Magic or Poison effect from the Hunter's pet on each tick (up from 50% chance).
- Ausgebrannte Glyphe now speeds up the periodic effect of Tier heilen to restore health to the pet every 1 second.
- Ausgebrannte Glyphe now increases the ranged critical strike chance against targets affected by the Hunter's by 100% (up from 20% chance).
- Bindender Schuss is no longer a Marksman Hunter ability and is once again a talent.
- Sprengfalle no longer shares a cooldown with but can no longer activate .
Glyphs New Minor Glyphs Frost
- now deals 70% damage to players (up from 60%).
- Lebende Bombe now deals 85% damage to players (up from 70%).
- Netherorkan now deals 85% damage to players (up from 70%).
- now also reduces damage taken by 15% while active in addition to existing effects.
- Mastery: Frostburn has been replaced by Meisterschaft: Eiszapfen. When the Mage damages an enemy with their Frostblitz, Hagel, and the Water Elemental's Wasserblitz, (12% + 1.5% per Mastery) of the damage done is stored as an Icicle for 15 seconds. Up to 5 Icicles can be stored at once. Casting Eislanze launches all stored Icicles at the target.
- Frostblitz no longer causes the target to take an additional damage from Frostbolt.
- Eislanze damage has been increased by 29%.
- Water Elemental
Wasserblitz damage has been increased by 9%.
- Schwarzochsengebräu now restores 2 Chi, has a 45-second cooldown (down from 1.5 minutes), and generate stacks of Brew/Teas based on the Monk's specialization.
Brewmaster: 5 stacks of Eisenhautgebräu
- Mistweaver: 2 stacks of
- Windwalker: 2 stacks of
no longer requires a target. It now travels as a 40-yard line in front of the Monk. Heilendes Elixier
will no longer activate if the Monk is already at full health, and activate automatically when the Monk has less than 35% of their maximum health. Xuen den Weißen Tiger beschwören
now has a pet control bar for Xuen, and the talent is no longer on global cooldown for all Monk specializations.
- Brewmaster Monks now gain when Xuen takes damage.
will now activate from the following Chi generating abilities; Jab, Schadensumleitung
, Wirbelnder Kranichtritt
(when it hits at least 3 targets), Knisternder Jadeblitz
, and Beruhigender Nebel
. Ring des Friedens
has a new visual effect and now disarms both enemies and those attacking allies within the Ring des Friedens
's area-of-effect for 4 seconds (up from 3 seconds); the silence effect for casting spells remains unchanged at 3 seconds. Rauschender Jadewind
replaces Wirbelnder Kranichtritt
. The Monk summons a whirling tornado around them, dealing damage to nearby enemies (heals nearby allies for Mistweavers). Rauschender Jadewind
lasts twice as long as Wirbelnder Kranichtritt
, is instant, and not channeled.GlyphsBrewmasterMistweaver
- now restores 2% of maximum mana per stack (down from 4%).
- Meisterschaft: Comboschläge has been redesigned. The Mastery now gives a chance to generate an additional charge of when the Monk gains one normally.
- received a number of adjustments.
Stacks up to 30 charges (up from 20 charges).
- Can be consumed 15 at a time (up from 10 at a time).
- Increases damage by 6% per stack, (up from 1% per stack) but is no longer increased by Mastery.
- Burden of Guilt has been replaced with a new talent called Evil is a Point of View, which allows the Paladin to use Turn Evil on players and beasts.
- will now immediately damage the target for 5 times the amount of damage that had been dealt by most recent periodic effect when dispelled.
will now immediately heal the target for 5 times the amount of healing that had been dealt by 's most recent periodic effect when dispelled.
now reduces damage taken from harmful periodic effects by 80% (up from 70%) and reduces damage taken from harmful periodic effects that cannot be prevented by immunities by 40% (up from 0%).
for Holy Paladins can now be active on more than one target at a time, but the talent now costs mana, and has a 10-second cooldown.Geweihter Zorn
- Holy: Now also increases the critical strike chance of Heiliger Schock by 20%.
- Protection: Now causes Richturteil to generate 2 Holy Power instead of 1 while Avenging Wrath is active.
in addition to its current effects, now also causes Richturteil
to generate a charge of Holy Power for Holy Paladins. Stacks of Selbstloser Heiler
now reduce the cast time, mana cost, and improve the effectiveness of Heiliges Licht
- will now apply Selbstloser Heiler's bonus to healing to the casting Paladin as well as other targets and consume all stacks of in the process.
has been simplified. It now reduces the cooldown on Gottesschild
, Göttlicher Schutz
, and Handauflegung
Major Glyphs New Minor Glyphs
- New Major Glyphs
Ausgebrannte Glyphe: Removing harmful effects with Gottesschild heals the Paladin for each effect removed. This heal cannot exceed a percentage of the Paladin's maximum health.
- Glyph of the Exorcist: will now appear to remove the evil from its target.
- Glyphe 'Säule des Lichts': Critical heals on other players display a small pillar of light at their location briefly.
- no longer activates from periodic healing effects.
- no longer reduces the amount of healing done by 50% and now restores mana based on the Paladin’s Spirit.
- (Holy version) now deals additional healing based on any heal cast by the Paladin for the 15 seconds for the duration of the spell. The Paladin also has 10% additional haste for the duration that the ability is active.
- now increases the effectiveness of , Licht der Morgendämmerung, and by 35%. Effectiveness of other heals are still increased by 25%.
- Kreuzfahrerstoß now applies a Weakened Blows effect to the target for Protection Paladins.
- Symbol der Hoffnung now prefers to target healers when it grants mana. Healers will always be picked before non-healers, regardless of how much mana they have.
- Glaubenssprung no longer has a facing requirement.
- Engelsfeder now increases allies' movement speed by 80%, up from 60% and the feathers have a duration of 10 minutes, up from 5 minutes.
- for Discipline Priests now has a 100% chance to activate its effect after using Sühne, up from 40% and now displays an effect in the UI when it's active.
- Woge des Lichts
Discipline, Holy: Now also has a chance to activate its effect on cast for these following spells; Sühne, Segenswort: Heiligung, Gebet der Besserung, and Gebet der Heilung.
- Shadow: Now has a 20% chance to activate its effect for Shadow Priests (up from a 15% chance).
now deals 10% more damage, and mana return has been increased by 20%. Schicksalshafte Wendung
's damage and healing threshold to activate has been increased to 35% (up from 20%).Glyphs New Minor Glyphs Discipline
- Euphorie now energizes the Priest for 100% of the mana cost of Machtwort: Schild/ When the shield is fully consumed or is dispelled (used to energize the Priest with mana equal to 150% of their spirit). This is the modified mana cost for Machtwort: Schild, after being reduced by Rapture’s passive effect.
- Geisthülle duration has been reduced to 10 seconds (down from 15 seconds), and the damage absorption shield's effectiveness can now be reduced through Battle Fatigue.
- mana cost reduced to 3.8% (down from 6.3%).
- Lightspring is now baseline for all Holy Priests and the ability has been renamed to .
- Heilige Worte's mana cost reduction has been increased to 20% per stack (up from 10% per stack), and no longer displays a spell effect when in the UI when it's active.
- now increases the Priest's armor by 60%, but no longer reduces all damage taken by 15%.
- Schattenhafte Erscheinungen now creates a shadowy version of the Priest that floats towards the target and deals damage. The apparitions are now treated as a missile, and is no longer an attackable creature.
- Shadow PvP 4-piece set bonus is no longer an area-of-effect and only affects the character that dispels Vampirberührung.
- Entrinnen now increases dodge chance by 100% (was 50%).
- Tötung now deals 10% less damage.
- now restores 4% of maximum health every 3 seconds, up from 3%.
- Finsterer Stoß deals an increased 190% of weapon damage (up from 145%), but now costs 50 Energy (up from 40 Energy).
Glyphs New Minor Glyphs Assassination
- Geschwindigkeitsschub's cost has been reduced to 15 Energy (down from 30 Energy).
- Von der Schippe springen now reduces damage taken by 85% after activating (up from 80%).
- now allows the Rogue to use Hinterhalt, Erdrosseln, and Fieser Trick from 40 yards away (up from 30 yards).
- Nachtpirscher now increases damage dealt by abilities while stealthed by 50%, up from 25%.
- now stuns the target at 4 applications of the poison (down from 5 applications).
- Schattenschritt now has a reduced cooldown of 20 seconds (down from 24 seconds).
- Assassination Rogues should no longer be eligible for any other weapon types except daggers in situations where loot is automatically awarded(Raid Finder, Bonus Rolls, Heroic/Normal Scenarios, and the upcoming Flexible Raid difficulty.)
- New passive ability, Skrupellosigkeit: This passive ability is learned by Combat Rogues at Level 32. The Rogue gains a 20% chance per combo point (100% chance at 5 combo points) to immediately regain 1 combo point while performing a finishing move.
- Mordlust targeting has been changed. If Klingenwirbel is not active, Mordlust will now hit the Rogue's target 7 times or pick the closest eligible target if none had been selected. Mordlust will continue to work as it has while Klingenwirbel is active.
- Meucheln now deals 315% weapon damage (up from 275%).
- Blutsturz now deals 160% weapons damage (up from 140%); 232% weapons damage if a dagger is equipped (up from 203% for daggers).
- Kettenheilung's effectiveness will no longer decrease with each jump (up from a 30% reduction to healing with each jump).
- 's summoned Greater Earth Elemental will no longer taunt off players that are tank-specialized.
- Heilender Regen's radius has been increased to 12 yards, up from 10 yards. For 25-player instances, Heilender Regen will heal for a reduced amount when healing more than 14 raid members. It remains the same in 10-player instances, healing for a reduced amount when healing more than 6 raid members.
Glyphs Major Glyphs New Minor Glyphs EnhancementRestorationClass Armor
- Astralverschiebung now has a cooldown of 90 seconds, down from 120 seconds.
- has been redesigned. Casting , Welle der Heilung, Heilende Woge, or Kettenheilung, increases the duration of Heilender Regen by 3 seconds. Damaging an enemy with , , Erdschock, or Sturmschlag increases the duration of Heilender Regen by 3 seconds.
- New Talent: Rauschende Ströme. This new talent replaces Healing Tide Totem, increases healing done by Totem des heilenden Flusses by 100%, and causes the totem to heal 2 targets at once.
- Totem der Heilungsflut is no longer a talent and is a baseline ability for all Shamans. Additionally, this totem will now heal 12 raid members (up from 5) when used in a 25-player instance.
- Totem des Steinbollwerks's initial damage absorption shield now absorbs an additional 33% in damage.
effect now applies to the Shaman, not the target.
- effect now increases damage by 30%, up from 20%.
- Elemental Shaman 2-piece PvP set bonus has been changed. It now allows to be triggered once every 1.5 seconds instead of once every 3 seconds.
- Enhancement Shaman 4-piece PvP set bonus now causes the Shaman's to also reduce the target's movement speed for 3 seconds.
- The debuff from using a Dämonisches Tor has been increased to 60 seconds (up from 15 seconds).
- Teufelsrüstung no longer reduces all damage taken by 10%.
- now deals 13% more damage, costs 2% less mana, and no longer increases the duration of damage-over-time spells.
- Feuerregen now has a reduced chance to generate Burning Embers.
- Archimonde's Vengeance has been redesigned and renamed into . gives the Warlock's Dark Soul spell two charges.
- Schreckensgeheul is no longer a talent and is now a baseline skill for all Warlocks.
- , a new talent replacing Schreckensgeheul. The Warlock sends out a cone of Shadow damage, snaring targets, has a 20-second cooldown.
- no longer reduces movement speed, and will now allow the Warlock to cast Verbrennen, , and Schattenblitz while moving.
- is no longer a passive ability. 10 seconds with a 60 second cooldown, and increases the area of area-of-effect by 500% and increases damage by 100% for Saat der Verderbnis, Höllenfeuer, , and Feuerregen.
- Seele entziehen can now also activate from Schattenbrand, and caps out at 15% of the Warlock and their pet's maximum health (down from 100%).
- Seelenverbindung now transfers 20% of damage taken by the Warlock to their pet, and 3% of all damage dealt by the Warlock will be returned as healing for the Warlock and their pet. This ability is always active while the Warlock's pet is active.
Major Glyph Affliction
- New Major Glyph
: Verwüstung gains 3 additional charges, but the cooldown is increased by 35 seconds.
- Agonie now deals 5% more damage.
- now deals 40% less damage, and if other periodic Affliction damage effects are triggered by , they now deal 60% of their normal damage (down from 100%).
- Heimsuchung now deals 50% more damage, and increases damage done by all of the Warlock's other spells against the target by 45%.
- now deals 40% less damage, and causes all of of the Warlock's other periodic Affliction damage effects to instantly deal 30% of their normal periodic damage (down from 50%).
- Einbruch der Nacht now gives Verderbnis a 7% chance to generate a Soul Shard (up from a 5% chance), but the increased chance only works on the most recently applied Verderbnis.
- Seelentausch no longer does any damage, and now copies damage-over-time effects instead of just moving them without needing a glyph. Copied effects now once again preserve their power and duration. Duration has been reduced to 6 seconds (down from 20 seconds).
- Instabiles Gebrechen now deals 10% more damage.
- now also increases the damage of Donnerknall by 50%.
- now also triggers on critical hits from Verwüsten and Schildschlag.
- Kniesehne is no longer on a global cooldown.
- Zerschmetternder Wurf no longer costs rage.
- Schildwall no longer requires a shield. If the Warrior does not have a shield equipped, it will show a visual of an equipped shield.
- Zauberreflexion no longer requires a shield. If the Warrior does not have a shield equipped, it will show a visual of an equipped shield.
Glyphs New Minor Glyphs Arms
- Klingensturm's cooldown has decreased to 60 seconds (down from 1.5 minutes), and now deals an increased 180% of weapon damage for Arms Warriors (up from 120%).
- 's snare and bleed effects are now two separate debuffs. Clearing one of the effects will no longer remove the other.
- now instantly heals the warrior for 10% of their total health (up from 5%), and an additional 10% over 5 seconds (up from 5%).
- now heals the Warrior for 20% of their maximum health at all times (up from 15% on attack and 20% on kills that yield experience or honor).
- Sturmblitz now has a duration of 4 seconds (up from 3 seconds), and has an off-hand attack for Fury Warriors.
- Wachsamkeit no longer transfers damage to the Warrior. The talent now reduces amount of damage the target takes by 30% for 12 seconds.
- Kriegstreiber now roots the target for 4 seconds instead of stunning them for 3 seconds. The 50% reduction to movement speed snare effect for 8 seconds remains unchanged. Ausgebrannte Glyphe will now cause Kriegstreiber to root an additional 2 nearby targets.
- now also reduces the cost of Donnerknall by 10 Rage.
- Zerschmettern now deals 35% of damage dealt against the primary target to all other enemies within 2 yards, and causes does an additional 10% damage to targets affected by the warrior’s .
- now causes melee attacks to strike an additional nearby target for 75% of the initial damage (up from 50%).
- Rache now generates 20 Rage (up from 15 Rage).
- is a new passive ability learned by Protection Warriors at level 76. When the Warrior dodges or parries any attack, they gain 50% of their Parry and Dodge as an additional bonus to Critical Strike for 20 seconds.
- now activates from critical hits with Schildschlag instead of a flat 20% chance, and the ability will make the next or Spalten be a critical hit in addition to costing no Rage.
Pet Battles General
- Bonus Roll change: Players that don’t have a coin or elect to not use a Bonus Roll when defeating one of the world bosses (Sha des Zorns, Galleon, Nalak, and Oondasta) can come back later that same week to use the Bonus Roll. The limit has not changed and remains one attempt and one bonus roll per boss, per week.
- Berserker der Steintroggs now drops trivial items and can no longer be pickpocketed.
- Erdberster der Steintroggs now drops trivial items and can no longer be pickpocketed.
- A new pet battle tournament is available on the Timeless Isle, more details coming soon!
- Round timers in PvP Pet Battles will now get progressively shorter for a player who takes more than 15 seconds to issue a command during their turn.
- Players are now able to trade in any 3 of the same family specific Flawless Battle-Stones for a single .
- Viewable pet battles will now display working health bars.
- Battle Pet levels are now only shown on the map if you are tracking Battle Pets.
- Aquatic type's passive effect now reduces damage from damage-over-time effects by 50%, up from 25%.
- Critter type's passive effect now makes critters immune to roots, stuns, and sleep effects.
- Dragonkin type's passive effect now activates after an attack brings a target's to below 50% health, up from 25%.
- Elemental type's passive effect now only affects negative direct effects of weather. (E.g. Sandstorm's accuracy reduction won't be applied, but the damage reduction will.)
- Magic type's passive effect now caps damage taken at 35% of maximum health, up from 40%.
- Battle Pet Training cost and the price of pets sold by Battle Pet Trainers have been greatly reduced.
sBattle Pet Abilities
- Battle Pet abilities with a component that increases in damage every time it hits will no longer reset when an opponent's pet gets swapped. (Arkanschlag, Froschkuss, etc.)
- Accuracy now affects the entire team.
- Dark Simulacrum has been replaced with a new ability, Fäule. Fäule deals Undead damage and temporarily turns the enemy pet's type into Undead.
- Todesgriff cooldown increased to 4 rounds (up from 3 rounds), damage has been reduced by 50%, and hit chance has been reduced to match similar abilities.
- Nethertor damage has been reduced by 33%.
- Feger damage has been reduced by 33%.
- Sandsturm's duration has been reduced to 5 rounds (down from 9 rounds), and cooldown has been increased to 5 rounds (up from 3 rounds).
- Dreihornansturm damage has been reduced by 11.5% and now has a 1-round cooldown.
- Dreihornschild now displays the correct amount of damage reduction.
Raids, Dungeons, and ScenariosRaidsDungeons
- Players who obtain a realm-best time in a Challenge Mode dungeon (group must contain at least 3 people from the same realm to qualify) will receive a temporary title specific to each dungeon (e.g. Siegebreaker for Die Belagerung des Niuzaotempels, Darkmaster for Scholomance, etc.). This title will persist for as long as a player retains the top time on the realm. Holding a realm-best time at any point will also confer a permanent Feat of Strength to record the accomplishment.
- Season 14 Grievous gear is now available.
- Elite versions of Season 14 Grievous are now available as a mark of prestige for players that are able to attain a personal rating of 2000 and earn 27,000 Conquest Points in the current season. Pricing per piece remains the same but the previous piece requirement has been removed.
- Season 13 Tyrannical gear can now be purchased with Honor Points.
- Season 12 Malevolent gear can now be crafted.
- : For testing purposes, Grievous Flaskataur will be available near the Alliance/Horde shrines near Vale of Eternal Blossoms selling standard Grievous gear for gold.
- : For testing purposes, the item level scaling of gear in Arenas, Battlegrounds and Rated Battlegrounds has been increased to 512 during the 5.4 PTR. Season 14 Grievous Conquest gear is exempt from this item level ceiling.
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- rewards for winning a random or call-to-arms Battleground match has been increased.
First win of the day now awards 150 (up from 100).
- Subsequent wins now awards 75 (up from 50).
- Bombs are no longer an item held in the player's inventory and will now do considerably more damage, 4500 (up from 1250).
- Players carrying a bomb now have a button that allows them to place it with a spell effect over their heads.
Placing a bomb takes 2 seconds, and can be interrupted like a Battleground capture point.
- Disarming a bomb takes 2 seconds, and can be interrupted like a Battleground capture point.
Demolishers will no longer have the Ram ability and only one will spawn at each stage.
- For Arena matches lasting longer than 15 minutes, one of the teams will receive a buff called Publikumsliebling! that increases damage, critical strike chance, stealth detection, and reduces damage taken. The buff is awarded based on the following criteria.
Team with the largest number of players alive.
- Team that brought an enemy player closest to death (lowest health).
Arena Rating scaling in the 2v2 bracket has been tuned to be consistent with the 3v3 bracket.
- All permanent item enhancements provided by Verzauberkunst, Ingenieurskunst, Lederverarbeitung, Schneiderei, and various vendors and quests are now able to be applied to items of any level. This means all enchantments can now be applied to heirloom items.
High level enhancements applied to items equipped by low level players have their power scaled down to be similar to enhancements intended for that level range.
- Low level enhancements applied to items equipped by high level players do not grow further in power beyond their intended level range.
Adjustments have been made to Mists of Pandaria faction quartermasters.
The conversion rate for Gerechtigkeitspunkte
have changed. The conversion rate is now 500 Gerechtigkeitspunkte
(up from 375 Justice per 250 Honor).
Equipping any pair of PvP trinkets from Season 12 or later will now grant a 10% reduction in damage taken from other players.
: For testing purposes, Flaskataur, Esq. will be available near the Niuzao Temple selling normal Tier-16 armor and Tier-16 trinkets
- The vestigial Use Hardware sound option has been removed.