Model and spell changes
wotlkwiki.info managed to datamine the tabard of what seems to be the Knights of the Ebon Blade. They will be available in the Championing feature of the game, making it very easy to raise reputation with them in any high level dungeon with just wearing their faction tabard.
The last change upgraded another part of Crystalsong Forest, adding a familiar shield around the Dalaran City teleportation rune, much like the one surrounding Transitus Shield in Coldarra and what used to be around Dalaran itself in Alterac Mountains.
Two mounts have been changed in this patch, the Black Qiraji Battle Tank, and the Death Knight class mount. The bug mount's description now includes "This mount changes appearance depending on your location", my best guess is that it will summon a wasp native to Outland and a Nerubian native to Northrend instead of the same black Qiraji bug throughout the world. The Deathcharger got Archerus added to its name.
- Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal: Summons and dismisses a rideable Black Qiraji Battle Tank. This mount changes appearance depending on your location.
Engineers are receiving a very handy new gadget that creates a Gadgetzan portal, with the usual interesting tooltip.
Inscriptionists - as described yesterday - can not only create Glyphs to enchant spells, but powerful scrolls, too that would help parties missing certain buffs (e.g.: Scroll of Stamina VIII: 165 Stamina for 30 minutes), runes to enchant chestpieces and tarot cards that can be turned in for rewards. It seems one of these tarot card rewards has just been found. The Darkmoon Fortune Teller buffs players based on questions and answers.
First Aid's most exciting new feature would have been a second high level bandage that heals every second for 4 seconds, instead of the usual 8 second duration. Its heal per second was significantly higher (1025) than the other new Frostweave Bandages, making it very good for PVP and fast paced PVE encounters as well. The manual was available as a random drop from level 75 or higher humanoids throughout Northrend, but it wasn't actually learnable because First Aid was capped at 430 and it required 450. In build 8885 this Manual was removed and turned into a gray item in everyone's bank or backpack:
We discovered a series of runes related to Icecrown, probably very similar to the buff system of Zul'drak. The mobs of Zul'drak all have a chance to drop a Drakkari Offering (BoP) which stacks to lots of 250 and 10 of them can be turned in at one of 3 Troll altars for either a Blessing of Kings, Blessing of Wisdom or Blessing of Might, though named differently. The buffs last 30 minutes and are automatically dispelled if the player leaves the zone.
Through the awesome 10-15 minute lootlags, some of the beta testers were able to get into Icecrown, avoiding the No Man's Land (de)buff. Their images are growing steadily in number in the gallery. Click here to see them all!