Posts Tagged ‘Patch 5.0.4’

Vicious Season 9 Sets Return!

Patch 5.0.4 was dominated by substantial changes to gameplay, but a couple of features of interest to us transmogrification fans went through without much fanfare. One such addition to have slipped through the cracks is the return of the Vicious Gladiator’s Season 9 PvP sets.

The sets are once again available for purchase in their entirity, the five core pieces of each set, as well as the matching extras. However, it’s worth noting that this only applies to the regular Season 9 items and not the elite sets, which are unlikely to ever be available again.

You can purchase the Vicious items from either of two vendors, Blazik Fireclaw in Dalaran sewers and Vixton Pinchwhistle in Gadgetzan. The total cost for the 8-piece set comes to 14450 Honor Points, broken down into 2200 each for the head, chest and legs, 1650 each for the shoulders, gloves, belt and boots, and 1250 for the wrists (although you can probably skip the latter for transmogrification purposes!).

Wands as Main Hand Weapons – A Highlight


As highlighted in our earlier post, Patch 5.0.4 Changes, wands will be available as main hand weapons to all cloth wearers, following this week’s maintenance.

In order to bring them in line with other main hand weapons of equal item levels, wands will be getting a stat buff, even retroactively. This means that you’ll be able to hit the streets wielding a raid/pvp viable wand, from the very moment the patch is released. See the image below for an idea of how current wands are receiving a boost.


As a little tip for those who don’t have access to Dragon Soul weapons, but would like to go into MoP with some substantial firepower, the above wand will cost only 700 Justice Points in 5.0.4, and its stats match those of normal-mode DS one-handers.

Wands have never been a huge focus of this site, as they have always been hidden from sight unless specifically drawn. Therefore, we think now is about the right time to give you a few highlights of some of the amazing options available! Check out the gallery below for a handful of interesting wand models.

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That’s just a few of the impressive wands that clothies can now show-off in their transmogrification outfits. If you’d like to see what other models are out there, we recommend you check out the wand listing at Icy Veins – Transmogrification!

Patch 5.0.4 Changes


In the lead up to Mists of Pandaria, Patch 5.0.4 will soon be upon us, with changes aplenty. The patch notes have been circulating for quite some time, but let’s take a closer look at how transmogrification will be affected specifically.

Items

  Weapon slots are being changed. For all classes except hunters, the ranged slot is being removed,
     which means no more relics and thrown weapons.
  Hunters, on the other hand, will now have a single weapon slot in which to use their
     bow/crossbow/gun. Their ranged weapons will receive a stat boost to compensate for the loss of
     the old “stat sticks”, and will no longer have a minimum range.
  Hunters can still equip polearms, staves and swords etc., but they won’t be able to do so at the
     same time as wearing a ranged weapon. Gone are the days of melee hunter weapons!
  Wands are becoming main hand weapons and will receive stat boosts to bring them in line with
     other caster main hands.
  All main hand fist weapons will become one-handed, allowing greater freedom when transmogrifying.
  Current Valor and Conquest Point purchases will be made available for Justice and Honor Points
     respectively.

Currency

  With 5.0.4, Valor Points will be converted to
     Justice Points, Conquest Points will be
     converted to Honor Points. Valor and
     Conquest will not be obtainable again until
     Mists of Pandaria.
  You won’t be able to earn any further
     Justice or Honor Points if the currency
     conversion puts your total above 4000.
  You will be able to carry up to 4000 Justice
     and 4000 Honor Points with you into Mists of
     Pandaria.
  Points above 4000 will be converted to silver:
     35s per Honor Point and 47s per Justice
     Point.

Other Relevant Details

  Whilst there’s no absolute confirmation, patch 5.0.4 on the PTR does have the new versions of
     Scholomance and Scarlet Monastery, which implies the new versions will be released on live this
     week. You’d best get busy if you still want any items from the old versions of the instances, as many
     items are seemingly being removed.
     See our article on The Future of Scholomance & Scarlet Monastery.
  AoE looting is being introduced, a god-send for the farming-inclined transmogrification fan.
  Head enchants are being removed which, whilst not directly related to transmog, is still worthy of
     note.

For a complete overview of all that is lined up for us with Patch 5.0.4, check out the official Blizzard Patch Notes and Currency Conversion details.