Patch 5.3.0 Undocumented PTR Changes

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I am saying that they are fine when you consider other pets such as whatever the FOTM pet is.


And what you are saying is wrong. They are bugged and dealing more damage than intended. Minus klr no other pet really boast popularity due to a bug.
I didn't see anything about that


You read these forums far to much for me to buy that but whatever. You are welcome for now being informed.
edit - Since they are fixing bugs, hopefully they will fix the bug where quills won't fire the 2nd-3rd shot if the 1st one misses (assuming the pet goes 1st which enables the additional shot).


The roll for second only starts when the first hit connects. The roll for the third only starts when the second connects. While you can ask for the way it works to change it is very much not bugged and instead is working as intended.
I guess we can just attribute that to lousy writing on the developers part.


As with many other tooltips.

So you insinuate that I am lying about not knowing the raptors are bugged? I got the information about them from this thread, I see no information about them being bugged except from you.


Sorry I was unaware this was the only thread you looked at on the pet forums.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8568398162

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8569387078

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8480728349

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8197913280?page=2#23

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8521562966#2

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8155955891#3

Clearly I am the only person saying it is bugged and it was super tough to find these links let me tell ya....
If the sole reason they are changing predatory strike is because of the beasts of fable, then the same standard should go with all pets (i.e. % based attacks, life exchanges).


I'm guessing the effect will be fairly similar on non-Beasts of Fable targets. Double damage on Predatory Strike at <25% health will still kill most things with normal amounts of health.
Good job on derailing the thread trying to prove someone's opinion as wrong.


Your opinion was wrong. I didn't derail anything I was merely educating you which on this subject you seemed to need. And you are welcome.
Have the new pets got new ablitlys yet? The 5.2 pets had unque moves added ,so I assume it will be the case for the 5.3 pets as well?


Yes, there are nine new abilities: Prismatic Barrier, Nether Gate, Body Slam, Haunt, Evolution, Trihorn Charge, Trihorn Shield, Ironbark, and Autumn Breeze.

Here's a list of which pets are getting which ability:
  • Prismatic Barrier (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/444) - Lesser Voidcaller
  • Nether Gate (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/466) - Fiendish Imp and Netherspace Abyssal
  • Body Slam (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/532) - Murkimus Tyrannicus and Tideskipper
  • Haunt (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/652) - Unborn Val'kyr
  • Evolution (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/957) - Living Fluid and Viscous Horror
  • Trihorn Charge (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/958) - Direhorn Runt, Pygmy Direhorn, and Stunted Direhorn
  • Trihorn Shield (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/960) - Direhorn Runt, Pygmy Direhorn, and Stunted Direhorn
  • Prismatic Barrier (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/962) - Blossoming Ancient (also being added to Ruby Sapling, Teldrassil Sproutling, and Withers)
  • Autumn Breeze (http://ptr.wowdb.com/pet-abilities/964) - Blossoming Ancient
Build 16888 is up. Not a TON of changes; just three changes and the new pet for the Arena Tournament 2013.

  • Murkimus the Gladiator's description now states "And for a time, the only one" instead of "And the only one".
  • Blighted Squirrel is now an Undead instead of a Critter.
  • Lucky Quillen Cub's description now states "Offspring of the Imperial Quillen" instead of "Offspring of the winged guardian".

The new pet will be at this link in a day or so: http://ptr.wowdb.com/npcs/71655-murkimus-tyrannicus
For now, you can use http://ptr.wowdb.com/spells/143637-murkimus-tyrannicus
The roll for second only starts when the first hit connects. The roll for the third only starts when the second connects. While you can ask for the way it works to change it is very much not bugged and instead is working as intended.


These types of attacks will apparently be getting 100% base accuracy in 5.3, which will make this much less of an issue, but I would still be sad if the entire attack can be stuffed by one Cute Face proc, because multiple strikes would otherwise be a great way of improving your chances of landing at least some damage and countering evasion abilities that aren't 100%.

So yes, I think they should revert this so that the extra attacks will still go off if the first one misses or is dodged. (As they did in 5.1, IIRC.) Sometimes it will just lead to more time wasting dodges, but other times it actually matters and the change is a real nerf.
Giving this thread a small bump, always enjoy reading the updates! Anything new this week?

Do the Panda Spirit Tamers still use the Hinterland Tamer's dialogue?
Yup, new build last night.

Changes in 16911:
  • Murkimus Tyrannicus has been removed from the Pet Journal (presumably pushed to 5.4 or cut entirely entirely).
  • Murkimus the Gladiator's source has been changed from "Promotion: Arena Tournament 2009" to "Promotion: Arena Tournament".
  • Tiny Blue Carp, Tiny Green Carp, Tiny Red Carp, and Tiny White Carp are no longer unique and can also now be caged and traded with other players.

Also, yes, the Pandaren Spirits still all say "I am studying the life of this area for...research purposes."
Tiny Blue Carp, Tiny Green Carp, Tiny Red Carp, and Tiny White Carp are no longer unique and can also now be caged and traded with other players.


Wow, I bet those will be expensive, given how rare they are. It's good news for fishermen who don't pet battle though, or who just happen to fish them up multiple times.

Also good for pet battlers who don't fish, if they don't mind spending.
A lot of new skills are avoidance skills, which is really neat. Not sure how Summer Breeze will work well though. 25% dodge isn't that effective, since I've had plenty of times similar moves did not affect the other side at all.
Also good for pet battlers who don't fish, if they don't mind spending.


Or, in the case of my wife, who don't mind saying "go catch carp for me!" ;)
And that's a wrap folks.

http://i.imgur.com/VSUjf56.png - No changes

http://i.imgur.com/47JtCQh.png - PTR is now release candidate

Most likely Patch date is 5/28, but 5/21 and 6/4 are possible.
And that's a wrap folks.

http://i.imgur.com/VSUjf56.png - No changes

http://i.imgur.com/47JtCQh.png - PTR is now release candidate

Most likely Patch date is 5/28, but 5/21 and 6/4 are possible.


Thanks as always simca.

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