Wowhead's Patch 4.3 Guide
4.3 just went live, so we've released an extensive guide to help get you started! From innovative dungeons and raids to vanity features like Transmogrification, there's something for everyone's playstyle. After the daily quest grind and reused content in Firelands, 4.3 is a welcome contrast--it's shaping up to truly be unique and epic as the final showdown with Deathwing draws near.
Below, you'll find consolidated versions of all of our 4.3 feature coverage, as well as patch notes, Dungeon Journals, and loot tables. Big thanks to Perculia for covering many of the 4.3 features, Krelumian for his awesome video, and Neutronimity for helping with the coding.
Our Patch 4.3 Overview Video
Patch Notes & Class Changes Overview
4.3 is hitting live today, so it's time to review the patch notes and see what changes are happening. We've got the patch notes collapsed below, as well as Ghostcrawler's explanations for all the class changes and an overview of general additions.
Notable changes not explained by GC:
New Legendary item for Rogues:
Fangs of the Father
Three new dungeons and a new 10/25 player
Patch 4.3 Patch Notes (Updated 11/29)
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<em>In the wake of the Cataclysm, Azeroth's champions rose up to thwart the forces of the maddened black Dragon Aspect, Deathwing. Thus far the world's defenders have shattered the power base of the Twilight's Hammer cult and defeated the raging elemental lords Al'Akir and Ragnaros. Yet despite these victories, as long as Deathwing is free to pursue his twisted goals, Azeroth will remain under threat.<br />
No one is more aware of this fact than the great Dragon Aspects Alexstrasza, Nozdormu, Ysera, and Kalecgos. Together with the wise shaman Thrall, they have devised a plan to vanquish Deathwing with a weapon of his own design: the infamous Dragon Soul.</em><br />
In patch 4.3, Thrall and the noble Aspects will call upo
Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14890 - Spell Changes, Fangs of the Father Legendary Proc, and More!
Fangs of the Father: Legendary Proc
: Increases your Agility by 17, stacking up to 50 times. Once you have acquired 30 stacks of Shadows of the Destoyer, each stack gained grants an increasing chance to trigger Fury of the Destroyer and cancel all stacks of Shadows of the Destroyer. Fury of the Destroyer immediately grants 5 combo points and causes your finishing moves to grant 5 combo points. Lasts 6 sec.
: No further information on it yet, but probably related to the cosmetic effect of unfurling wings.
We've known for a while that the weapon will have two earlier stages like the previous legendary did, but now there's some more information on them. Both of them also have procs:
: Increases your Agility by 5, stacking up to 50 times.
: Increases your Agility by 2, stacking up to 50 times.
Latest PTR Additions
There are tons of new items (over 500) in
our latest data push on our PTR site
. Here's some of the highlights:
makes its return with
. There's also
Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14849 - Spell Changes, Darkmoon Faire Replica Items, and More
A new PTR patch is out; here are the spell differences, icons, maps, and more. Note that while many of the changes are in the
PTR patch notes
, some of them were not (such as Windwalk or Ambidexterity changes).
Remember when they said Darkmoon Faire would, you know, bring back legacy items?
Well, they're back, baby: the original level 60 dungeon sets are making their return, both the blue and epic sets, such as
Click here for a complete list of new (and returning) items!
There's also a whole slew of PvP gear, but most of it is available on the vendors right now, so we'll have to see if that means they moved its location. Still no word on tier 3 or season 3 gear, but I think there's a good chance it's coming.
And not to be outdone,
make a show--undoubtedly for making the rogue legendary. (As well as
for those ghostly mounts so many people didn't like.)
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Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14809 - Spell Changes, New Items, and More
There was a small patch last night. Nothing huge--just new maps for the 5-mans as well as some achievements for PvE encounters in 4.3. In any case, we also have a
new data push on the PTR site
so you can check out all the data we've acquired so far. A major thanks to everyone who uses the
as well during the PTR, it always helps us!
I'm tacking on some notable blue posts here as sort of a round up as well--heirlooms might be changing in the future and void storage pricing was changed considerably. Hopefully this stops some of the complaining we've seen about the prices!
We would like to share an insight on the approach that is the philosophy behind the heirlooms at the moment. This is still something that may change, so please do not take it as set in stone.
In short, the developers agree that the process of mailing heirlooms around constantly is a little annoying. We'd prefer to try and work ourselves away from the method of mailing out BoA items in the future, like pets, mounts, etc. To that end, we have some desig
Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14732 - Spell Changes, New Items, Maps, and More!
Patch 4.3 just hit the PTR after a long wait--and we're datamining away, finding stuff for you.
This post will be updated as we find more.
You can dethrone a guildmaster of an inactive guild in 4.3. GUILD_IMPEACH_POPUP_CONFIRM = "Dethrone";
GUILD_IMPEACH_POPUP_TEXT = "Your guild master has been flagged as inactive. You may assume control of the guild. Do you want to remove the guild master?";
Click here to see the new items!
Patch 4.3 PTR Patch Notes Now Available
This new feature allows players to customize their gear like never before. You'll find Transmogrification, Void Storage, and Reforging vendors in Cathedral Square, Stormwind and The Drag, Orgrimmar. The costs associated with this service are not yet final.
In addition to the bank, players will now have access to a new "deep storage" system, allowing characters to free bag space by setting aside coveted gear. You'll find Transmogrification, Void Storage, and Reforging vendors in Cathedral Square, Stormwind and The Drag, Orgrimmar. The costs associated with this service are not yet final.
The former Reforging vendors have been... retired. The ethereals have chosen to take over the business and joined their Transmogrification and Void Storage service providers. You'll find them in Cathedral Square, Stormwind and The Drag, Orgrimmar.
Outland & Northrend Quest Flow
4.2.2 Live on Servers
4.2.2 just hit the live realms--it's a real quiet one in terms of a patch, just miscellaneous technical fixes that couldn't be hotfixed in. However, the good news is that with 4.2.2 off of the PTR, it's time for 4.3 to start. We'll be watching out for it and we're definitely cooking up a storm of surprises for 4.3 coverage.
Table of Contents
Dungeons & Raids
Dungeons & Raids
The visibility of
ability has been increased.
The size of Ragnaros' hit box during the final phase of the Heroic encounter has been increased.
Raid Frames should now remember whether they were shown or hidden upon subsequent logins.
Players using multiple accounts should now be available to be invited to a Real ID Party.
Hotfixes (August 16th - 29th)
should no longer hit enemies with whom the player is not in combat in Grim Batol or the Firelands.
The Feral druid 4-piece tier-12 set bonus (
Item - Druid T12 Feral 4P Bonus
) should now interact properly with
The radius of effect of the Restoration druid 4-piece tier-12 set (
Item - Druid T12 Restoration 4P Bonus
) has been increased.
now properly triggers
on the primary Fireblast target, even if that target was not yet in combat.
The radius of effect of the Holy paladin 4-piece tier-12 set (
Item - Paladin T12 Holy 4P Bonus
) has been increased.
Dungeons & Raids
A few of the
patrols in the entrance area of Firelands have gone on vacation.
The number of enemies that must be killed before Shannox spawns has been reduced.
Latest Patch 4.2 Hotfixes (6/29)
And here are those hotfixes! Of course, I anticipate we'll be seeing more over the next few days so if some bug that's bothering you (bugging you?) hasn't been fixed, be patient!
Feral druids can now use
raid. It only seems fair.
Dungeons & Raids
damage and health is now properly scaled for 10- and 25-player versions of the dungeon.
All Brood Affliction debuffs applied by
are now removed after zoning out of Blackwing Lair.
pack at the front of the dungeon should no longer cause players to become stuck in combat.
There are now fewer
, making the engagement a little less… hellish.
and her offspring now have increased health and damage on Heroic difficulty.
's Face Rage is now slightly less rageful, as the increase of the rate of damage per tick has been reduced.
News Roundup: Missing 4.2 Hairstyles, Holiday Bags Changed, 4.2 Featured Items
Just a few Blizzard posts today - no new hotfixes yet, but if any show up I'll definitely add them. You can check out previous Patch 4.2 hotfixes in
Some 4.2-Added Hairstyles Not Yet Implemented
You guys may have seen our awesome
4.2 hairstyles preview blog
which showed off a variety of new player hairstyles being added with Patch 4.2. Unfortunately, not all of these have been implemented, but it looks like some of them made it to live...
We did have a lot of new hairstyles we had created over time up on the patch 4.2 Public Test Realms. The problem was that, even though these hairstyles were added on the test realms, many of them were not finalized or approved by our art team. Because of this, a good portion of them (about half) were pulled shortly before patch 4.2 was released on live realms, leaving only a partial implementation of new hairstyle choices.
Unfortunately, this means some races/genders now have more hair
Breaking Down 4.2: Patch Day Guide
Edit @ 7:45AM PST: 4.2 is now live to download, make sure you're patching up!
Edit @ 11:00AM PST: Servers are up and live!
Edit @ 11:10AM PST: As expected, there is a lot of lag out there in Hyjal. It's basically unplayable in Hyjal, but fine in other zones. The keyring is also bugged
and still shows up
Edit @ 2:00PM PST: Ashelia has confirmed that the new crafting recipes for boots and gloves drop from Firelands trash:
Edit @ 3:00PM PST: Bosses give 275 rep; can get to friendly easily farming trash--this means Avengers capes are pretty easy to get.
Edit @ 7:00PM PST: Most trash will give rep until 5999/6000. Molten GIants and Hounds still give reputation to push you into Honored.
Although there was a lot of coverage to be had through out the past two months, we've rounded up most of it into a quick one page guide so you can know exactly what to do when the patch goes live on the servers.
As for the patch itself, it's going to be today after the servers come up. It's weird; most players don't "feel" like it's a patch, this process has been a little different than
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