Manaflask Article

A Big Info Spill Ahead of the 5.4 PTR - Garrosh Model and Set Bonuses

It seems the 5.4 PTR is imminent ans both Wowhead and MMOChamp have gathered up a ton of preliminary info on the first version of the new patch. For the full lists of all the datamined changes check out Wowhead and/or MMO Champion. First off there's this supposedly hulked out Garrosh model:

And then there's the first iteration of the tier 16 set bonuses:

Death Knight



  • Item - Hunter T16 2P Bonus (New) Arcane Shot and Multi-shot reduce the cooldown of Rapid Fire by 2 seconds per cast.
  • Item - Hunter T16 4P Bonus (New) Explosive Shot casts have a 40% chance to increase the number of charges your next Lock and Load effect has. Instant Aimed shots reduce the cast time of your next Aimed Shot by 50%. Offensive abilities used during Bestial Wrath increase all damage dealt by 2%, stacking up to 15 times.


  • Item - Mage T16 2P Bonus (New) Arcane Missiles causes your next Arcane Blast within 10 sec to cost 25% less mana, stacking up to 4 times. Consuming Brain Freeze grants 1 charge of Fingers of Frost. Consuming Pyroblast! increases your haste by 750 for 4 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
  • Item - Mage T16 4P Bonus (New) Arcane Missiles has a 20% chance to not consume Arcane Missiles!. Consuming Brain Freeze has a 75% chance to drop an icy boulder on your target. Fireball and Pyroblast have a 10% chance to cause Inferno Blast to have no cooldown for 6 sec.




  • Item - Priest T16 2P Bonus (New) Serendipity also increases the healing of your next Greater Heal or Prayer of Healing by 50% per stack. While Archangel is active, your critical chance is increased by 10%.
  • Item - Priest T16 4P Bonus (New) Circle of Healing and Prayer of Mending casts increase the effect of your next Holy Word spell by 50%, stacking up to 10 times. While Spirit Shell is active, you gain 10% haste and 3,500 mastery.
  • Item - Priest T16 Shadow 2P Bonus (New) Shadowy Recall effects have their critical damage bonus increased by 100%.
  • Item - Priest T16 Shadow 4P Bonus (New) Each Shadow Orb consumed for Devouring Plague increases the damage of your next Mind Blast, Shadow Word: Death, or Mind Spike cast within 12 sec by 20%.


  • Item - Rogue T16 2P Bonus (New) When you generate a combo point from Revealing Strike, Honor Amongst Thieves, or Seal Fate, your next combo point generating ability has its energy cost reduced by 5. Stacks up to 5 times.
  • Item - Rogue T16 4P Bonus (New) Killing Spree deals 10% more damage every time it strikes a target. Abilities against a target with Vendetta on it increase your mastery by 250 for 5 sec, stacking up to 20 times. Every 4 Backstabs, your Backstab is replaced with Ambush that can be used regardless of Stealth.



  • Item - Warlock T16 2P Bonus (New) Conflagrate has a 20% chance to increase the critical strike chance of Immolate and Incinerate by 15%. Unstable Affliction critical hits have a 40% chance to increase all damaging effects of Malefic Grasp and Drain Soul by 30% for 10 sec. Soul Fire has a 20% chance to increase you and your pet's damage dealt by 20%.
  • Item - Warlock T16 4P Bonus (New) When a Burning Ember fills up, your critical strike chance is increased by 15% for 5 sec. Haunt has a 20% chance to refund its shard when expiring. Shadow Bolt and Touch of Chaos have a 20% chance to also cast Hand of Gul'dan at the target.


  1. RollingBones's avatar
    RollingBones 2013-06-14 09:36:54 UTC — The DK bonuses are so damn awesome. Prot warrior will get some love as well with healing from blocking.
  2. Starym's avatar
    Starym 2013-06-12 12:29:36 UTC — Bleh, the patch notes came while I was sleeping :(
  3. slondon's avatar
    slondon 2013-06-12 09:13:36 UTC — Proving grounds <3
  4. DarnnREM's avatar
    DarnnREM 2013-06-12 08:04:59 UTC — "Virtual Realms are coming, which will essentially merge realms. This will allow you to keep playing on your current realm, but trade with and do arenas, raids, and dungeons with people in your realm group, as well as use a merged Auction House." - this is huge! IMO as big as Flex, maybe even bigger, especially for casual players, but also for people that like to abuse AH. 10 mln gold here I come :)
  5. DarnnREM's avatar
    DarnnREM 2013-06-12 06:43:35 UTC — "I want to be the very best,
    Like no one ever was.
    To catch them is my real test,
    To train them is my cause.

    I will travel across the (panda)land,
    Searching far and wide.
    Each (Sha) to understand
    The power that's inside

    For The Horde!
    Gotta catch 'em all"

    Gharosh oh Gharosh, I've been waiting entire expansion to see your failure and you did not fail me. Ofc - he looks kind of badass but at the same time I cannot resist the feeling that it's just borrowed model of some kind of 3rd tier pokemon :P

    Blood 4p looks OP, maybe too much. Also - 4p resto shaman should be redesigned, since we don't swap ES too often and we shine on AoE heals. Ofc this will be quiet sweet for 10man but that's not enough.
  6. Michelangelo's avatar
    Michelangelo 2013-06-12 04:18:01 UTC — Some additional datamined models can be found at

    Including a rough Dungeon Journal entry (14 bosses? Potentially 2 of which are World Bosses) and boss models.