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Patch 7.3 PTR - Build 24473
Patch 7.3 is on the way to the PTR! Keep checking back as we update our notes.




7.3 PTR Development Notes - Build 24473
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
“Sometimes the hand of fate must be forced…”

Welcome to the Patch 7.3 Public Test Realm! After the events on the Broken Shore and inside the Tomb of Sargeras raid (no spoilers!), it’s time to take the fight directly to the Legion’s home world of Argus. We’re really excited about this update, and are looking forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback as we head into public testing.

Most (but not all) of the new stuff in 7.3 takes place on Argus—and as you might expect, this is hostile territory. Demons patrol every crag of Argus’s shattered surface, and sometimes it seems as if the planet itself is out to get you. This will be a very story-driven update, but we’re also designing areas with sandbox elements intended to be enjoyed even after you complete the main quest, with gameplay and challenges on the planet’s surface reminiscent of past endgame areas such as the Molten Front, the Isle of Thunder, and the Timeless Isle.

One of the first things you’ll encounter to help you navigate the Legion’s home turf is the Vindicaar: a vessel that will serve as your mobile base of operations—and one of your few safe havens—on Argus. Aside from giving you direct access to a number of 7.3’s new features, the Vindicaar will also be your primary method of transport behind enemy lines. Argus is a no-fly zone, similar to the Timeless Isle, so to help make sure it’s still easy to get around, the Vindicaar will give you access to an extensive network of teleportation hubs (similar to flight paths, but without the travel time).

There are three main areas to explore on the planet, the first of which is available for testing on the PTR today!

Also in this first build are the first couple of chapters of the 7.3 storyline, and some new and improved casting animations for Restoration Druids, Elemental and Restoration Shaman, Discipline and Holy Priests, and all three Mage specializations (and yes, that includes Arcane Missiles). As with previous patches, player feedback is very important to us as we work to update these animations, so we’re really looking forward to hearing what you think.

(Note: Shadow Priest animation updates are also on the way for 7.3, but aren’t working yet in this build. In fact, some spells are likely to have no animations at all right now. That’s only temporary while we finish getting the new animations ready for PTR testing.)

Other major content that’s contained in Patch 7.3 but not yet complete in this build includes:

  • Further chapters of the Argus storyline, including many cinematic story moments
  • New World Quests
  • Professions updates, including epic gems
  • The Netherlight Crucible, which allows you to upgrade your Artifact to unlock a new way to customize your Relics
  • New dungeon: Seat of the Triumvirate
  • New raid: Antorus, the Burning Throne (though as with other Legion raids, it won’t be released immediately with 7.3)
  • Invasion Points, a new type of replayable content that let you fight the Legion on multiple different worlds
  • Several other improvements and updates to existing features

As the PTR process continues, we’ll provide updates with each build on what’s new. Thanks, and happy testing!







Calculators Updated




New Maps



New Models



Argus



New Items
Check out the full list of new items on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1Companion Pets Ghost Shark
60Companion Pets Model D1-BB-L3R
1Companion Pets Naxxy
1Holiday Exquisite Costume Set: "Xavius"
1Other Horse Tail Costume
1Other Horse Head Costume
110Other Light's Judgment Trigger
1Other Toy Weapon Set
1Other Toy Weapon Set
1Other Hearthstation
1Other Hearthstation
110Mount Lucid Nightmare
 Modelviewer
101Weapon Primal Obliterum
110Jewelcrafting Labradorite
110Jewelcrafting Argulite
110Jewelcrafting Lightsphene
110Jewelcrafting Chemirine
110Jewelcrafting Hesselian
110Jewelcrafting Florid Malachite
100Cloth Lightweave Cloth
101Leather Fiendish Leather
110Metal & Stone Empyrium
101Herb Astral Glory
110Elemental Primal Sargerite
1ShirtShirt Desecrated Seaweed Shirt
 Modelviewer
600TrinketTrinket Glowing Gift
865TrinketTrinket Astral Alchemist Stone
110TabardTabard Army of the Light Tabard [PH]
 Modelviewer
865ClothHead Empyrial Crown of the Cosmos
 Modelviewer
865ClothLegs Lightweave Breeches
 Modelviewer
865LeatherHead Empyrial Crown of the Depths
 Modelviewer
865LeatherShoulders Fiendish Shoulderguards
 Modelviewer
865MailHead Empyrial Crown of the Elements
 Modelviewer
865MailShoulders Fiendish Spaulders
 Modelviewer
865PlateHead Empyrial Crown of the Titans
 Modelviewer
865PlateChest Empyrial Breastplate
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticHead Crown of Good Fortune
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticHead Crown of Dark Blossoms
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticHead Crown of Prosperity
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticHead Crown of Courage
 Modelviewer
1ShieldOff Hand Wooden Toy Shield
 Modelviewer
1ShieldOff Hand Wooden Toy Shield
 Modelviewer
905ShieldOff Hand PH Army of Light - Shield A
 Modelviewer
905ShieldOff Hand PH Army of Light - Shield B
 Modelviewer
905ShieldOff Hand PH Army of Light - Shield C
 Modelviewer
905ShieldOff Hand PH Army of Light - Shield D
 Modelviewer
110Multiple Stats Gem Deadly Deep Chemirine
110Multiple Stats Gem Quick Lightsphene
110Multiple Stats Gem Masterful Argulite
110Multiple Stats Gem Versatile Labradorite
1One-handed AxeOne Hand Wooden Toy Axe
 Modelviewer
1One-handed SwordOne Hand Wooden Toy Sword
 Modelviewer
905One-handed SwordOne Hand PH Army of Light - Sword 1H A
 Modelviewer
905One-handed SwordOne Hand PH Army of Light - Sword 1H B
 Modelviewer
905One-handed SwordOne Hand PH Army of Light - Sword 1H C
 Modelviewer
905One-handed SwordOne Hand PH Army of Light - Sword 1H D
 Modelviewer
905Two-handed SwordOne Hand PH Army of Light - Sword 2H A
 Modelviewer
905Two-handed SwordOne Hand PH Army of Light - Sword 2H B
 Modelviewer
905StaffOne Hand PH Army of Light - Staff A
 Modelviewer
905StaffOne Hand PH Army of Light - Staff B
 Modelviewer
110Explosives and Devices Wormhole Generator: Argus
1Other Trawler Totem
1Other Corbyn's Beacon
110Other Underlight Emerald
1Other PH Ensamble: Lightforged Weapons
110Other Ensemble: Light-Woven Triumvirate Regalia
110Other Ensemble: Burnished Triumvirate Armor
110Other Ensemble: Sterling Triumvirate Chainmail
110Other Ensemble: Venerated Triumvirate Battleplate
1Other Xenedar Armor Set


New Mounts
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Archmage's Prismatic Disc - Three elements have been fused to create this magical disc, which is attuned to your specific magical powers.
  • Mana Ray Mount (Black) - PH
  • Lightforged Golem Mount (PH) - PH
  • PH Argus Talbuk - PH
  • Vicious War Fox - Vicious as a fox.
  • Vicious War Fox - Vicious as a fox.
  • PH Gladiator's Storm Dragon - Deep in the bowels of Argus, the Legion concocts all kinds of gruesome experiments on the flora and fauna it has encountered.
  • Shackled Ur'zul - Formed from the tormented bodies and souls of fallen members of the Army of the Light, the Ur'zul is both fascinating and horrifying.
  • Vile Fiend - Infused with acidic blood through a terrifying ritual, you can feel your control over this beast is tenuous at best.
  • Lucid Nightmare - When riding this mount, your thoughts often wander to far-off places.
  • Darkmoon Dirigible - Silas considered using his fleet of blimps for marketing, but decided that selling them directly was all the marketing he needed.



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Class Hall
  • Legendary Research Complete the 6th Tier of your Class Hall Research. 5 points. Research all your Class Hall Upgrades. 5 points.

Collections
  • Represent Equip a tabard. 10 points. Collect a tabard slot appearance. 10 points.
  • Ten Tabards Equip 10 unique tabards. 10 points. Collect 10 tabard slot appearances. 10 points.
  • Thirty Tabards Equip 30 unique tabards. 10 points. Collect 30 tabard slot appearances. 10 points.
  • Twenty-Five Tabards Equip 25 unique tabards Collect 25 tabard slot appearances. Reward: Tabard of the Achiever. 10 points.

Dungeons & Raids

Events
Feats of Strength

General

Legion Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids
  • Darker Side (New) Defeat L'ura in Seat of the Triumvirate with all party members affected by Crushing Darkness on Mythic Difficulty. 10 points.
  • Heroic: Seat of the Triumvirate (New) Defeat L'ura in Seat of the Triumvirate on Heroic difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Let it All Out (New) Have Darkfang destroy 4 Sealed Void Caches using Shadow Pounce in Seat of the Triumvirate on Mythic Difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Seat of the Triumvirate (New) Defeat L'ura in Seat of the Triumvirate on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Welcome the Void (New) Bring Urjad from the void realm using Void Tear, then defeat him and Zuraal the Ascended in Seat of the Triumvirate on Mythic Difficulty. 10 points.

Legion Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Player vs. Player
Feats of Strength
  • Fierce Gladiator: Legion Season 5 (New) End Legion PvP season 5 in the top 0.1% of the arena ladder (requires 150 games won your current faction in Legion Season 5). Title Reward: Fierce Gladiator.



Broadcast Text
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Show yourselves!
  • Velen. At long last, you return to the home you abandoned.
  • You turned your back on your people, Prophet. Your world. Such betrayal should be answered with death.
  • That voice... Hatuun? How did you survive this hell for so long?
  • We changed, just as Argus did. We endured. What choice did we have?
  • Enough!
  • Stay your weapons! The Prophet and his ally are not our foes.
  • High Exarch Turalyon... we meet at last.
  • I have no wish to fight you, Hatuun. But I cannot allow your bitterness to impede our war against the Legion.
  • We must stand together, all of us, if we are to have any chance of defeating the Legion.
  • For millennia, the Army of the Light has waged war upon the Burning Legion. Battles. Skirmishes. Sabotage.
  • We were committed to our cause. Either we would end the Legion's crusade... or they would end ours.
  • When at last our final assault on Argus began, we knew we might not survive it. And when the Xenedar was hit, it seemed all hope was lost.
  • Your people... your worlds... always crumble.
  • I am. In no small thanks to our friend here. But Alleria... there's something else.
  • Do... not... give in!
  • When you are ready. We have much to discuss.
  • But the Light never abandoned us. It called you here and gave us another chance at victory. What we do with that chance... that's up to us.
  • There is a way. We will use what power we have to help you.
  • Arator... not a day passed that your mother and I didn't--
  • The man'ari torment my kind with their fel magic rituals. Let their dark words be purged... in fire!
  • The scorched parchment you left behind will remind the Legion that our resistance cannot be silenced. Thank you.
  • Even when tortured by the Legion, my people rebel against their accursed crusade. The demons may break their bodies, but never their wills. Go, release their spirits so that they may find peace.
  • The spirits of those who resist the Legion inspire us all.
  • Our people are being used as fodder for vile rituals. Destroy these monstrous creations and help us honor the remains of our dead.
  • Those fiends capture my people and subject them to heinous rituals. We will no longer be hunted. Help us bring the fight to the Legion!
  • As the Legion encroaches upon the hunting grounds of the panthara, the starving beasts have grown more aggressive. Thin their numbers, before they wipe out our talbuk herds.
  • AL'KSH SYR IIR AWAN? IILTH SYTHN AGEV.
  • Environmental justice!
  • Bert's bot beats baddie!
  • The code clearly missing a semicolon!
  • Bert's bots bested!
  • Main power turn on!
  • Code review successful!
  • Now the ones we've lost can find rest.
  • The lives and souls of my people are safer, thanks to you.
  • Those steeds are vital in our battle against the demons. You have my thanks for safeguarding them.
  • My scouts found the remains of Aggonar. We are in your debt, High Exarch. And yours, outlander.
  • Kil'jaeden's ship. Even after its destruction, its presence vexes us. Clear the surrounding area of its blight.
  • A pity the memory of Kil'jaeden's existence cannot be purged as easily as you cleansed these grounds.
  • The Legion is arming a devastator to fire on the Xenedar! We need you to commandeer it.
  • Nice shooting! With that cursed ship out of commission, we can focus on other fronts.
  • Turn the cannon on Kil'jaeden's ship!
  • But your ally saved many of us from the Legion's grasp. Perhaps you have changed.
  • We seek you as allies. We came to Argus at the call of the Army of the Light to bring an end to the Legion. Stand with us once more!
  • An end? Pah! Their numbers are beyond measure. It is an impossible task. A death wish!



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle Masters
  • Cooking: Impossible (New) - Players: 12-15. Rated players: 10. Map: Cooking: Impossible.

Character Titles
  • Fierce Gladiator %s (New)

Currency Types
Legion
  • Echoes of Battle - Used to purchase powerful PvP armor.At the end of the season, this currency converts to gold.
  • Echoes of Domination - Used to purchase elite PvP armor.At the end of the season, this currency converts to gold.
  • Writhing Essence (New) - Used to upgrade Legion Legendary items to item level 970.

Unknown
  • Krokuun, Argus (New) - Alliance only. Mount: NPC #0.
  • Vindicaar, Argus (New) - Neutral. Alliance mount: NPC #0. Horde mount: NPC #0.
  • Vindicaar, Mac'Aree (New) - Alliance only. Mount: NPC #0.
  • Vindicaar, Stygian Wake (New) - Alliance only. Mount: NPC #0.

Game Tips
  • Tip #578 - Tip: The War Games feature allows your group leader to challenge another group to an Arena or Battleground skirmish of their choice. War Games can be started from the Player vs. Player screen . Level 90-110.

Holidays
  • Timewalking Dungeon Event (New) - While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.

Item Name Descriptions
  • Primal Obliterum: 0/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 0/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 1/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 1/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 10/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 10/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 2/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 2/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 3/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 3/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 4/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 4/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 5/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 5/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 6/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 6/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 7/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 7/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 8/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 8/10
  • Primal Obliterum: 9/10 (New) - Primal Obliterum: 9/10

LFG Dungeons
Dungeons
  • 7.3 Rifts - Blood - DAB (New) - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Fire - DAB (New) - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Forest - DAB (New) - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Ice - DAB (New) - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Islands - DAB (New) - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Marsh - DAB (New) - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage.
  • Endless Halls (New) - Traverse the maze that is the Endless Halls. Map: Endless Halls. Level 1-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 damage.
  • Seat of the Triumvirate (New) - Map: Seat of the Triumvirate. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • The Arcatraz (New) - Map: Tempest Keep: The Arcatraz. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1-5 damage.
  • The Coldridge Cataclysm (New) - Map: Coldridge Valley. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 damage.

Unknown
  • Argus Wing 1 (New) - Map: Antorus, the Burning Throne. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Argus Wing 2 (New) - Map: Antorus, the Burning Throne. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Argus Wing 3 (New) - Map: Antorus, the Burning Throne. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Argus Wing 4 (New) - Map: Antorus, the Burning Throne. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.

Map Areas
Animation Playground
  • Animation Playground (New)

Antorus, the Burning Throne
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne (New)
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne > Argus Engineer (New)
  • ArgusRaidEonar (New)
  • Unused (New)

Argus
  • Argus (New)
  • Argus > Annihilan Pits (New)
  • Argus > Argus Wastes (New)
  • Argus > Black Gorge (New)
  • Argus > Court of the Avenger (New)
  • Argus > Crown of Destruction (New)
  • Argus > Darkfall Ridge (New)
  • Argus > Deceiver's Scar (New)
  • Argus > Destiny Point (New)
  • Argus > Escape from Argus (New)
  • Argus > Grove of Naroua (New)
  • Argus > High Inquisitor's Lair (New)
  • Argus > Krokuun (New)
  • Argus > Nath'raxas Hold (New)
  • Argus > Nath'raxas Spire (New)
  • Argus > Petrified Forest (New)
  • Argus > Seat of Annihilation (New)
  • Argus > Shattered Fields (New)
  • Argus > The Vindicaar (New)
  • Argus > The Xenedar (New)
  • Argus > Triad's Conservatory (New)
  • Mac'Aree (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Arinor Gardens (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Azurelight Bazaar (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Azurelight Square (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Circle of Aspirants (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Conservatory of the Arcane (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Exodus Point (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Isolon (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Kil'jaeden's Terrace (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Oronaar Collapse (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Prophet's Reflection (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Ruins of Oronaar (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Shadowguard Incursion (New)
  • Mac'Aree > The Praetorium (New)
  • Mac'Aree > The Seat of the Triumvirate (New)
  • Mac'Aree > The Seat of the Triumvirate (cin) (New)
  • Mac'Aree > The Twisting Nether (New)
  • Mac'Aree > The Umbral Locus (New)
  • Mac'Aree > The Vindicaar (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Triumvirate's End (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Umbra Hollows (New)
  • Mac'Aree > Wakener's Enclave (New)
  • Stygian Wake (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Army Battlefield (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Artillery Yard (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Barracks (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Boneyard (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Burning Breach (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Collector's Enclave (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Defiled Path (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Defiler's Overlook (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Fel Overlook (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Fiend Run (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Hope's Landing (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Keeper's Juncture (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Northeastern Foothold (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Scavenger's Post (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Shipyard (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Soul Forge (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Southern Foothold (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Spider Cave (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] Stasis Storage (New)
  • Stygian Wake > [PH] The Overlook (New)
  • Stygian Wake > Fel Core (New)
  • Stygian Wake > The Vindicaar (New)

Argus Rifts
  • Invasion Rifts (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Blood (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Fire (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Forest (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Ice (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Islands (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Luminescence (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Marsh (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Sand (New)
  • Invasion Rifts > Invasion Rift: Swamp (New)

Azuremyst Isle
  • Azuremyst Isle (New)
  • Azuremyst Isle > The Vindicaar (New) - Music: Zone-AzureMystWalkingUni.
  • The Exodar (New) - Music: Zone-AzureMystWalkingUni.

Broken Isles
  • Dalaran > The Postmaster's Office (New)
  • The Exodar (New) - Music: Zone-70-Dalaran-Exterior-GeneralWalk.

Deepholm
  • Deepholm > Deep Cavern (New)

Endless Halls
  • Endless Halls (New) - Music: Zone-52-IOTK_MoguCaves.

Icecrown Citadel
  • Icecrown Citadel (New)
  • The Frozen Throne (New)

Seat of the Triumvirate
  • The Seat of the Triumvirate (New)
  • The Seat of the Triumvirate > Shadowguard Incursion (New)
  • The Seat of the Triumvirate > The Seat of the Triumvirate (New)
  • The Seat of the Triumvirate > The Umbral Locus (New)
  • The Seat of the Triumvirate > Triad's Conservatory (New)
  • The Seat of the Triumvirate > Umbra Hollows (New)

Tempest Keep: The Arcatraz
  • Arcatraz (New)

Map Difficulties
  • Alliance Battleship (7.3 Intro) (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Animation Playground (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne - Heroic Raid (New) - Max players: 30.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne - Looking For Raid (New) - Max players: 30.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne - Mythic Raid (New) - Max players: 20.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne - Normal Raid (New) - Max players: 30.
  • Argus (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Argus Rifts - Normal Scenario (New) - Max players: 20.
  • Azuremyst Isle (New)
  • Endless Halls - Normal Scenario (New) - Max players: 1.
  • Seat of the Triumvirate - Heroic Dungeon (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Seat of the Triumvirate - Mythic Dungeon (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Seat of the Triumvirate - Mythic Keystone (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Sunstrider Battleship (7.3 Intro) (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Tempest Keep: The Arcatraz - Normal Scenario (New) - Max players: 5.
  • The Exodar (New) - Max players: 5.

Maps
Mists of Pandaria
  • Alliance Battleship (7.3 Intro) (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Sunstrider Battleship (7.3 Intro) (New) - Max players: 6.
  • The Exodar (New) - Max players: 6.

The Burning Crusade
  • Animation Playground (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Argus (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Argus Rifts (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Azuremyst Isle (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Cooking: Impossible - Max players: 6.Description: "Nom nom nom"
  • Endless Halls (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Seat of the Triumvirate (New) - Max players: 6.
  • Tempest Keep: The Arcatraz (New) - Max players: 6.

Island Rift Invasion
  • Step 02: Silver - Name changed from "Step 08: Silver" to "Step 02: Silver".

The Lost Glacier
  • Step 02: Platinum - Name changed from "Step 10: Platinum" to "Step 02: Platinum".

World Map Areas
Argus
  • Argus (New)
  • Mac'Aree (New)
  • Stygian Wake (New)

Azuremyst Isle
  • Kalimdor > Azuremyst Isle (New)

Coldridge Valley
  • Coldridge Valley (New)

Seat of the Triumvirate
  • The Seat of the Triumvirate (New)

Tempest Keep: The Arcatraz
  • Arcatraz (New)

Unknown
  • Argus (New)

World Map Continents
  • Argus (New)

World Safe Locations
Antorus, the Burning Throne
  • 7.3 Argus Raid - Entrance (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Raid - LFR Wing 2 Entrance (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Raid - LFR Wing 3 Entrance (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Raid - LFR Wing 4 Entrance (New)

Argus
  • 7.3 - Argus - Ch 3 - Lightforged Mechsuit - DC Safe Loc - GJC (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Annihilan Pits GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Battlefield GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Black Gorge GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Darkfall Ridge GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Exodus Point GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Grove of Naroua GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 000 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 001 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 002 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 003 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 004 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 005 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 006 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 007 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 008 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 009 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 010 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 011 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 012 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 1 - Corpse Catcher 013 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 2 - Conservatory of the Arcane North (JAK) (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Petrified Forest GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus - Vindicaar Island 1 (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Dungeon - Corpse Location (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Dungeon - Outside Portal GY (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Raid - Exit (New)
  • 7.3 Stygian Wake - Crossroads (New)
  • 7.3 Stygian Wake - Landing (New)
  • 7.3 Stygian Wake - South (New)

Argus Rifts
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Blood - Safe Loc (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Fire - Safe Loc (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Forest - Safe Loc (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Ice - Safe Loc (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Islands - Safe Loc (New)
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Marsh - Safe Loc (New)
  • Invasion Rift Glow - Exit Target (New)
  • Invasion Rift Glow - GY (New)

Azuremyst Isle
  • 7.3 - Patch Intro - Azuremyst - Default GY (Alliance) - GJC (New)



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • 7.3_ARGUS_RAID_ENGINEER (New) - Fel Energy
  • ARTIFACT_RELIC_SLOT_NEXT_RANK (New) - This relic slot upgrades to Rank %1$d at Artifact Level %2$d.
  • ARTIFACT_RELIC_TALENT_AVAILABLE (New) - A new trait is available at the Relic Forge.
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_TKARCATRAZSCENARIO1 (New) - Stasis Block: Trion
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_TKARCATRAZSCENARIO2 (New) - Stasis Block: Maximus
  • PET_JOURNAL_NO_VALID_RANDOM (New) - You have no valid random companions.
  • PET_JOURNAL_NO_VALID_RANDOM_FAVORITES (New) - You have not selected any favorite companions. \nRight-Click in the Pet Journal to set Favorites.
  • PET_JOURNAL_PET_IS_DEAD (New) - Battle Pet is dead.
  • PET_JOURNAL_PET_IS_LOCKED (New) - Battle Pet is locked.
  • PET_JOURNAL_PET_IS_WRONG_FACTION (New) - You are not the right faction for this companion.
  • PET_JOURNAL_SUMMON_RANDOM_FAVORITE_PET (New) - Summon Random\nFavorite Battle Pet
  • PLAYER_V_PLAYER_SEASON - Player vs. Player [Legion Season %d] Legion Season %d)
  • SLASH_COMMENTATOR_ASSIGNPLAYER_SUCCESS - Player |cffffffff%s|r is now on team |cffffffff%s|r.player and team names are case-sensitive).
  • SLASH_TABLEINSPECT1 (New) - /tinspect
  • SLASH_TABLEINSPECT2 (New) - /tinspect
  • SLASH_TABLEINSPECT3 (New) - /tableinspect
  • SLASH_TABLEINSPECT4 (New) - /tableinspect
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_341 (New) - There's nothing further you can learn.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_344 (New) - You are missing pieces of the Armory Key or do not have enough Shargunite Stones.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_345 (New) - This item requires basic Obliterum to upgrade.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_346 (New) - This item requires Primal Obliterum to upgrade.
by Published on 2017-06-29 12:03 AM

The Lore and Secrets of the Shrouded Moors, New Diablo 3 Zone Coming in Patch 2.6

Top HearthPwn Standard and Wild Decks of the Week for June 25

Updated - US Rating Cutoffs for Legion Season 3
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Now that Legion Season 3 has concluded and we have finished our end-of-season disqualifications from the 3v3 Arena and Rated Battlegrounds ladders, we’ve updated the original post in this thread to indicate the final ratings cutoffs. These are the cutoffs that were used to determine distribution of rewards for participation in Legion Season 3:

Final 3v3 Arena Cutoffs:
Cruel Gladiator (Horde): 2902
Cruel Gladiator (Alliance): 2825
Gladiator (Horde): 2658
Gladiator (Alliance): 2600
Duelist (Horde): 2188
Duelist (Alliance): 2144
Rival (Horde): 1900
Rival (Alliance): 1879
Challenger (Horde): 1620
Challenger (Alliance): 1607

Final Rated Battleground Cutoffs:
Hero of the Horde: 2400
Hero of the Alliance: 2333
Guardian of the Horde: 2068
Guardian of the Alliance: 2023
Defender of the Horde: 1827
Defender of the Alliance: 1780
Soldier of the Horde: 1630
Soldier of the Alliance: 1619

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Nithogg and Fury Warrior Artifact Appearance Hotfix
The recent hotfix we've implemented is something we were planning to make in the future, but we've moved it forward into 7.2.5 as a small quality of life change. As a note with this, the current logic behind the new drops from Odyn is the same as other appearance drops from raids.

We know that this does not solve the problem of Nithogg not spawning recently, and we realize that's an outstanding issue. In an upcoming patch, we will be moving World Bosses to a set spawn rotation from the current random spawn rotation, which should help avoid this issue in the future. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Raid Finder Target Audience
I'm not trying to be patronizing or anything but it would seem to me that LFR is designed for someone like you. (IE. "not a person who raids much", "playing for 7 hours weekly on average")

By your own admission you don't raid much, so why should it bother you that those that participate in LFR have gear that is LFR caliber? If you wanted to avoid the "gear treadmill", couldn't you do mythic+?

I love doing Mythic+. I've tried RF before and didn't like it as much as normal mode. It's something I DON'T want to do, which is often an arguement used against Anti-LFR people. However, with cutting edge gear, I feel pressured to do it to be relevent. If it were gear like 870 to 880 in ToS LFR, I wouldn't have this problem.[/i]I do have to agree with the post you're quoting. I don't think high-end mythic+ dungeons are designed for someone with such a limited amount of playtime, whereas Raid Finder is.

I don't mean this to sound harsh, but you're basically refusing to participate in, what most consider, relatively easy content as a means to upgrade your gear.

Raids have always been and will continue to be the cutting-edge end-game content providing the best gear. This isn't a new concept, and Mythic+ just provides a means to achieve a similar* end at a broader scope with less commitment to raid schedules.

I don't think people are here to troll or lambaste you on purpose, you're just a part of a community where a vast majority of people do LFR, even if just for gear, but yet you say you refuse to do it. I'm not sure what you're expecting here. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
by Published on 2017-06-28 12:52 AM

Diablo 3 Necromancer Guide: Diablo 2 Differences, Leveling, Sets, and Playstyles

Buying Arcane Dust? A New Patch that Hit China Has Interface Images for it!

Patch 7.2.5 Hotfixes - June 27
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Havoc
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 2%.
    • Demon’s Bite damage increased by 46%.
    • Effect of Mastery: Demonic Presence (damage only) increased by 7%.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Survival
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 4%.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Frost
    • Glacial Spike’s stored Icicle damage component no longer benefits from %-damage buffs on the caster.
    • Glacial Spike damage increased by 50%.
      • Developers’ notes: This prevents the Icicles from doubling %-damage buffs (since the stored Icicle damage already benefits from such buffs). The base damage of Glacial Spike is being increased so that the total damage is similar to what it was in typical situations.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Windwalker
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 2.5%.
    • Fists of Fury damage increased by 12%.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Affliction
    • Corruption and Agony damage reduced by 5%.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Black Rook Hold
    • Illysanna Ravencrest
      • Corrected an issue that could cause the fire left by Illysanna’s Dark Rush ability to become invisible.
  • Tomb of Sargeras
    • Sisters of the Moon
      • Feign death should no longer cause Captain Yathae Moonstrike's Incorporeal Shot to fail.
      • Incorporeal Shot will now fire immediately instead of canceling harmlessly if the primary target uses a full immunity effect like Ice Block or Divine Shield.
    • Maiden of Vigilance
      • Holy orbs visuals have been changed to improve readability for color-blind players.
    • Kil’jaeden
      • Kil’jaeden now berserks 10 minutes after being engaged.

Items
  • Convergence of Fates once again correctly reduces the cooldown of Metamorphosis for Havoc Demon Hunter.
  • Sea Star of the Depthmother’s Ocean's Embrace now has an 8 second internal cooldown. The proc chance has been reduced slightly for Holy Paladins and Holy Priests.
  • Skull of Nithogg and Skull of Shar'thos can now be found by players who are exalted with the Valarjar in the final chest when Odyn is defeated in Trial of Valor.
  • Skull of Nithogg and Skull of Shar'thos can now drop from the Skyhold Chest of Riches for Warriors who have the Arena Order Hall Perk and are exalted with the Valarjar.
  • Sylvan Maelstrom of the Aurora should now correctly grant its Versatility bonus only when outdoors in the world and not in instances.
  • Tome of Unraveling Sanity’s Critical Strike buff is now half as effective for non-Ranged Damage specializations.
  • The Warmace of Shirvallah can now be dropped by Helya in Trial of Valor.

Quests
  • Demon Hunter Campaign: If you abandon "Defense of the Fel Hammer" during the scenario, you will now be able to pick the quest up again from Kor'vas on Mardum.
  • The Black Tome should now always be visible if you have not completed “The Black Tome”.
  • Earthtwisting Defilers in the Shaman quest "Infernal Phenomena" should no longer get stuck evading.

PvP Tuning Changes Coming Soon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As we continue to tune Player versus Player balance, we're testing this set of changes, which we expect to apply to the live game as soon as tomorrow:

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Unholy
    • Crypt Fever damage reduced by 33%.
    • PvP template Strength increased by 5%.

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Havoc
    • Chaos Strike deals 5% less damage in PvP situations (was 15% less damage).
    • Annihilation deals 5% less damage in PvP situations (was 15% less damage).
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 5%.
    • PvP template Agility increased by 3%.

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Restoration
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • Healing of Swiftmend increased by 40% in PvP situations.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Brewmaster
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 30%.
    • PvP template Haste increased by 25%.
  • Mistweaver
    • Soothing Mist healing reduced by 20% in PvP situations.
    • Soothing Mist healing cast by Jade Serpent Statue reduced by 20% in PvP situations.
    • Healing of the Ancient Mistweaver Arts version of Soothing Mist reduced by 20%.
    • Way of the Crane heals for 175% of damage dealt (was 200%).
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Frost
    • Ebonbolt damage reduced by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Flurry damage reduced by 5% in PvP situations.
    • Glacial Spike damage reduced by 10% in PvP situations.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Flash of Light healing increased by 15% in PvP situations.
  • Holy
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • Holy Light healing increased by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Holy Shock healing increased by 10% in PvP situations.
  • Protection
    • Sacred Duty reduces cooldown of Blessing of Protection and Sacrifice by 33% (was 50%).
  • Retribution
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 50%.
    • PvP template Haste decreased by 10%.
    • PvP template Critical Strike decreased by 20%.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Discipline
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 3%.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 5%.
  • Holy
    • Damage dealt in PvP reduced by 5%.
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
  • Shadow
    • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
    • PvP template Versatility increased by 10%.
    • Shadow Mania now grants 4 Insanity every 2 seconds (was 3 Insanity).
    • Mind Trauma now steals 3% Haste (was 1% Haste).
    • Mind Trauma’s maximum Haste stolen is increased to 12% per target, and 24% overall.

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Assassination
    • Poison Bomb damage reduced by 40% in PvP situations (was reduced by 30%).
  • Subtlety
    • Vanish cast by Thieves' Gambit will now cancel when the target begins to cast a spell.
    • PvP Template Agility reduced by 5%.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Enhancement
    • PvP Template Agility reduced by 5%.
    • Damage of Stormstrike, Stormstrike Off-Hand, Windstrike, and Windstrike Off-Hand reduced by 5% in PvP situations.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Affliction
    • Corruption damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Agony damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Absolute Corruption now increases the duration of Corruption to 24 seconds in PvP situations (was 40 seconds).
    • Unstable Affliction damage increased by 10% in PvP situations.
    • Drain Soul damage increased by 15% in PvP situations.
    • Gateway Mastery now allows players to use your Demonic Gateway every 15 seconds (was 30 seconds).

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Arms
    • Defensive Stance reduces the Warrior's damage by 20% in PvP situations (was 10%).
    • PvP Template Strength reduced by 4%.
    • PvP Template Versatility reduced by 3%.

Diablo 3 - Necromancer Live
The Necromancer is live! Check out the details, builds, and more on Diablofans.

by Published on 2017-06-27 05:30 PM

Patch 2.6 Roundup: Necromancer Class, New Zones, and Challenge Rifts

Should Blizzard be more Transparent With Arena Rules? Have Odds on Weapons Changed?

Hotfix - Fury Warrior Hidden Artifact Apperance
Odyn (in Trial of Valor, all difficulties) can now drop the items needed for the Fury Warrior hidden artifact appearance. World boss rotation is also being investigated.



Tomb of Sargeras Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 Open
Raid Finder Wing 1 and Mythic difficulty opened this week!

WoW Tomb of Sargeras Boss Strategies and Loot List

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Tuesday, Jun. 20 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties Open
  • Tuesday, Jun. 27 – Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1– Gates of Hell (Goroth, Demonic Inquisition, Harjartan) Open
  • Tuesday, Jul. 11 – Raid Finder Wing 2– Wailing Halls (Mistress Sass’zine, Sisters of the Moon, Desolate Host) Opens
  • Tuesday, Jul. 25 – Raid Finder Wing 3– Chamber of the Avatar (Maiden of Vigilance, Avatar of Sargeras) Opens
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8 – Raid Finder Wing 4—Deceiver’s Fall (Kil’Jaeden) Opens

Tomb of Sargeras Progression
Mythic Tomb of Sargeras is open and WoWProgress is updated with two guilds that are already at 3/9!



Class Tuning for June 27
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
One other change that is currently in testing:

Frost Mage:
Glacial Spike: the stored Icicle damage component no longer benefits from %-damage buffs on the caster.
Glacial Spike damage increased by 50%.

This is to prevent Glacial Spike from "double-dipping" %-damage buffs. That is, since the Icicles have already been buffed by things like Versatility or Incanter's Flow, that portion of Glacial Spike's damage should not benefit again. This matches the behavior of regular Icicles, which do not benefit from those types of buffs.

This has been a live issue through the expansion, and we know it's slightly last-minute for a fix now, but we grew concerned about Glacial Spike's interaction with some very large encounter-based damage buffs in the new content. Since fixing the double-dip behavior is the correct long-term solution, it was best to do it now, and compensate Glacial's Spike's own damage to account for the loss of Icicle damage. The goal is not to meaningfully nerf Frost in any normal situation (if fact, Glacial Spike should get somewhat stronger in any setup that's not heavily built around it). We welcome any rigorous feedback on whether the above number correctly accomplishes that goal.

New Broken Shore Quests
Two new Tomb of Sargeras quests have appeared at the Broken Shore!



World Boss - Withered J'im
DEADLY: Withered J'im is up again this week, rewarding players with Artifact Power and a chance at item level 860 loot.



PvP Brawl - Temple of Hotmogu
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Enter the Temple of Kotmogu for this fast-paced match. For a whole new twist, players will be able throw the Orb of Power to friendly players in a game of hot potato. Beware, they’ll also gain the debuffs along with the orb so choose wisely. We’re turning things up (to 11) by changing resurrection time to a quick 5 seconds. Who will be able to hold on to the power to claim victory?

Weekly Bonus Event - Legion Dungeons
The Legion Dungeon Event is live this week!

  • You will get one extra piece of loot from the final dungeon boss on difficulties below Mythic+.
  • Pick up Emissary of War from Archmage Timear in Dalaran to earn Cache of Fel Treasures
  • This quest requires you to clear 4 Mythic(+) dungeons and rewards Heroic Tomb of Sargeras loot.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
All week, open Group Finder (default hotkey: i) and then select Dungeon Finder to queue for any Legion dungeon on Normal or Heroic difficulty. Alternately, get a group of veteran dungeoneers together and travel to one of the Legion dungeons on Mythic difficulty:

  • The Arcway
  • Assault on Violet Hold
  • Black Rook Hold
  • Court of Stars
  • Darkheart Thicket
  • Eye of Azshara
  • Karazhan
  • Halls of Valor
  • Maw of Souls
  • Neltharion’s Lair
  • Vault of the Wardens

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.
    • Quest requirement: Complete 4 Legion dungeons on Mythic difficulty.
    • Rewards: One loot box containing a piece of gear from Heroic difficulty Tomb of Sargeras.
  • Passive bonus: The final boss in each dungeon drop additional loot on all difficulties (except Mythic Keystone difficulties).

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