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Firelands Raid Heroic Mode difficulty now unlocked - US First Kills
The heroic mode is now unlocked in the US and Europe will follow shortly. Guilds started working hard to defeat the heroic versions of encounters and a couple of bosses already died.


  • Premonition got the US first kill of Shannox and Lord Rhyolith.
  • Blood Legion got the US first kill of Beth'tilac. They didn't post a kill shot yet and we'll just pretend Europe is better if they don't.

Congratulations to both guilds for defeating the bosses so quickly!





Firelands Raid Boss Pages Update / LearnToRaid.com
While we're discussing Firelands Raid Bosses, I would like to point out that most of the Firelands raid boss pages have been updated with new videos from LearnToRaid.com.




PvP Season 10 Begins
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
PvP Season 10 has officially begun, and players can once again take to the Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds to compete for the new Ruthless Gladiator PvP sets!

All Team Ratings and Personal Ratings have been reset, and any Conquest Points from Season 9 have been converted to Honor Points. Any Honor Points above the cap were converted into gold at a rate of 35 silver per point. Matchmaking Ratings, however, will be carried over into Season 10.

Another important event that coincides with the start of Season 10 is the distribution of rewards from the previous season. Players who were in the top teams from each battlegroup at the end of season 9 should be receiving their end-of-season rewards approximately one week after the end of the last season. These include Arena-specific titles until the end of this new season and, for players who have earned the rank of gladiator, the Vicious Gladiator’s Twilight Drake. It's very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for Arena titles and/or the Vicious Gladiator’s Twilight Drake to refrain from transferring their characters to another realm or faction until all rewards have been received.

If you have any further questions about Arena and Rated Battleground rewards, please read the FAQ.

- Season 10 Gear List and FAQ
This season introduces most of the gear I already posted on Patch 4.2 patch day (see below) and a new boss in Baradin Hold, Occu'thar (Wowpedia).

The strategy is pretty simple - One main tank, one off-tank, Occu'thar is tanked facing away from the raid and the off-tank taunts and starts tanking the boss whenever the current tank gets a stack of Searing Shadows. Healers keep everyone alive, and DPS make sure Eyes of Occu'thar die under 10 seconds while DPS'ing the boss as well, that's pretty much it.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Occu'thar
This ravenous demon broke free of its cage and gained access to the western wing of the prison, devouring all of the inmates held there. Occu'thar's gluttony resulted in a body too bloated to escape its environs, effectively turning the prison wing into its new holding cell.


  • Focused Fire - Occu'thar sets his gaze on the location of a random player, then inflicts 35000 Fire damage every 1 sec. to players within 12 yards of the targeted location.
  • Searing Shadows - Occu'thar inflicts 105000 Shadow damage to players in a 60 degree cone in front of him, and increases Shadow damage taken by 100% for 30 sec.

Eyes of Occu'thar
Occu'thar forms an Eye of Occu'thar on every player for 10 sec. The eyes bore into their target hosts with the Gaze of Occu'thar.

  • Gaze of Occu'thar - The Eye of Occu'thar gazes at its target host, inflicting 6000 Shadow damage every 1 sec. for 10 sec.
  • Occu'thar's Destruction - After an Eye of Occu'thar remains attached to a player for 10 sec, it fully bores into the host and detonates with Occu'thar's Destruction, inflicting 25000 Shadow damage on all players.



Patch 4.2 - Arena Season 10 Armor Sets and Weapons
Arena Season 10 Armor sets and weapons will be available in this patch.

Weapons

Class Set Class Set
Death Knight Ruthless Gladiator's Desecration Rogue Ruthless Gladiator's Vestments
Druid Ruthless Gladiator's Refuge Shaman Ruthless Gladiator's Earthshaker
Druid Ruthless Gladiator's Sanctuary Shaman Ruthless Gladiator's Thunderfist
Druid Ruthless Gladiator's Wildhide Shaman Ruthless Gladiator's Wartide
Hunter Ruthless Gladiator's Pursuit Warlock Ruthless Gladiator's Felshroud
Mage Ruthless Gladiator's Regalia Warrior Ruthless Gladiator's Battlegear
Paladin Ruthless Gladiator's Redemption
Paladin Ruthless Gladiator's Vindication
Priest Ruthless Gladiator's Investiture
Priest Ruthless Gladiator's Raiment


Season 10 - Elite (2200+) Armor Sets



Season 10 - Armor Sets



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Stats balance on gear
Stat balance on gear should be looked at via much more than just boss loot tables. We consider reputation gear, tailor gear, Valor gear and the tier sets when examining what's available to you. If you wish, you can have Spirit on every slot but your belt (which can still be reforged). The priest tier set has Spirit on all 5 slots.

Having said that, the mindset that only cloth with spirit is priest healer gear (and cloth with no spirit is never priest healer gear) is a mindset to be resisted. If that is allowed to set in, then all the fun of looking at a potential new piece of gear and deciding for yourself whether it is an upgrade for you is removed entirely.

Along those lines, something to keep in mind is that there is more to improving the healing you do in cloth than simply stacking spirit. As you increase spell power, haste, and crit, and your tank increases health, armor and avoidance, boss damage negates less of your mana in the first place. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Arena Season 10 Start and new gear
You are correct. The season transition and introduction of new PvP items was different this time around, and we apologize for the lack of advanced warning.

The Season 9 set was removed today. The items available for purchase with Honor Points are now considered lower tier Season 10 items. They are still the same items from Season 9 in terms of aesthetics, but the item level and stats are slightly higher to ensure that the Season 10 honor gear has the correct item level relative to the Season 10 conquest gear.

It's likely this is how things will work going forward and we'll be sure to make that more clear when the next season transition takes place.

New basic transition flow:

1) Season X ends and rated play is unavailable; Season X gear becomes available for purchase with HP; CP is wiped.
2) One week later Season Y starts and rated play is available; Season X gear is removed entirely; Season Y introduces a low tier of items which replace Season X vendor items and are available for HP; Season Y introduces the new top items available for CP and rated play. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Lava Bolt Crossbow / Lava Bolt Crossbow sounds like a gun
This is a known issue for which we have a fix. The crossbow shouldn't sound like a gun. 'Cause that'd be silly.

Updating sound files requires a client-side patch, so unfortunately this cannot be addressed via a hotfix. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Note to websites/tools developers - Community API
The Community API Forum received a lot of attention from Blizzard employees recently and if you are maintaining a website or tools based on the Armory you might want to check it out for new features and changes.
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Comments 111 Comments
  1. Kakka's Avatar
    Btw Paragon now has 4/7
  1. nctank's Avatar
    HCs up on Europe just since a few hours ago and already like this... Think it says all
    1 Blood Legion (25 r) US-Illidan 4/7 (H) 5988.88
    2 vodka (25 r) US-Alterac Mountains 4/7 (H) 5988.88
    3 Method (25 r) EU-Xavius 4/7 (H) 5977.76
    4 DREAM Paragon (25 r) EU-Lightning's Blade 4/7 (H) 5977.76
    5 Envy (25 r) EU-Auchindoun 4/7 (H) 5977.76
    6 Inner Sanctum (25 r) EU-Silvermoon 4/7 (H) 5977.76
    7 For the Horde (25 r) EU-Nazjatar 4/7 (H) 5977.76
    8 Premonition (25 r) US-Sen'Jin 3/7 (H) 4494.44
    9 Ensidia (25 r) EU-Tarren Mill 3/7 (H) 4483.32
    10 Карфаген (25 r) EU-Пиратская Бухта 3/7 (H) 4483.32
  1. runeb1980@hotmail.com's Avatar
    "First kills" of bosses are like people posting "First!" in forums. They should all be banned for being lamers.
  1. daburton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    "First kills" of bosses are like people posting "First!" in forums. They should all be banned for being lamers.
    Lol. I always wonder why people emphasize what is progressively less and less an actual accomplishment in the game the further you get away from Vanilla. Not that it meant much anyway. I can see these old folks sitting round when they're 70. "Sonny, I remember back in '11 when we downed the first boss in Catyclysm". Grandpa. Whats Catyclysm? "It was a game expansion for World of Warcraft". Grandpa, whats World of Warcraft? "it was a video game that I spent half my life playing" Grandpa, were you fighting evil and helping to expand democracy? "No, we were playing a game". Grandpa, you spent half your days playing a game? ..... Kids gets up walking away from Grandpa shaking their heads and saying under their breath "and I thought he did something important when he was young.....
  1. turlyonlost to tirion wtf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by daburton View Post
    Lol. I always wonder why people emphasize what is progressively less and less an actual accomplishment in the game the further you get away from Vanilla. Not that it meant much anyway. I can see these old folks sitting round when they're 70. "Sonny, I remember back in '11 when we downed the first boss in Catyclysm". Grandpa. Whats Catyclysm? "It was a game expansion for World of Warcraft". Grandpa, whats World of Warcraft? "it was a video game that I spent half my life playing" Grandpa, were you fighting evil and helping to expand democracy? "No, we were playing a game". Grandpa, you spent half your days playing a game? ..... Kids gets up walking away from Grandpa shaking their heads and saying under their breath "and I thought he did something important when he was young.....
    You just made my day.
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakka View Post
    Btw Paragon now has 4/7
    DREAM Paragon

    I am excited to see new guilds in the race too, giving the big boys a run for their money.
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    and the kills who scare all ppl stop :P next 3 bosses should take more time.
  1. Aeriedk's Avatar
    #1 BL has posted shots of 4 heroic boss kills

    #2 To all of the people that keep saying qq x amount of bosses already. The guilds making these kills were testing the content on the PTR for weeks even months, I would only expect them to get it down, I'm sure it will take the rest of the community quite some time even to complete the normal mode rag.
  1. Findme's Avatar
    EU-Method 5/7 Heroic, they downed Baleroc!
  1. painmachine's Avatar
    DREAM Paragon killed Baleroc we've got two guilds with 5/7hc progress now
  1. Roscoe's Avatar
    As we speak, Paragon and Method are attempting Ragnaros

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