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Legion - Priest Tier 19
Keep in mind that some of these colors will be used for PvP gear and the others for raid gear.





Legion - Thistleleaf Adventurer Pet
Legion adds the Thistleleaf Adventurer pet, which can be looted from a Small Treasure Chest found inside a cave located in Lunarwing Shallows, in Val'sharah. He will mount up and follow you on an Enchanted Fey Dragon!



Pre-purchase Legion™ Now, Upgrade to the CE
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the digital version of World of Warcraft: Legion currently available for pre-purchase, we know many of you are interested in getting your level-100 character boost now and early access to the new Demon Hunter before launch. We also know many of you are planning to get the Collector’s Edition of Legion once it’s in stores, but would still like to get in on the action with your boost sooner rather than later.

To help you do both, we’ve set up a process similar to the one for Warlords of Draenor to receive a replacement Legion game key once you upgrade to the Collector’s Edition. Just follow these steps:

1. Pre-purchase a digital version of Legion now and begin using the included character boost immediately.
2. Pick up your Collector’s Edition pre-order once Legion releases.
3. Enter your Collector’s Edition key on your Battle.net Account Management page.
4. Contact Blizzard Customer Support for a replacement of your original Standard or Digital Deluxe Edition Key.
5. Give the shiny new digital key to a friend!

We’ll provide more information, including additional details on what’s inside the Collector’s Edition, in the near future.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Tank & Healer Ability Tuning
In regards to tank healing, I am very much a fan of "Many hits to be killed, many heals to be healed." This adds variety and allows the engaging task of healing prioritization (i.e. what makes healing fun).

Most of the posts on here have pretty much already spelled out the problem which is scaling. Once you start scaling these heals more than you scale the HP pools, you run into near instant top offs. Then this begins the slippery slope of competitive (raids) top offs, and the trivialization of mechanics. Then the mechanics become more bursty to make healing more engaging and the cycles repeat.

More attention needs to be paid to ensuring that the gear scaling doesn't lead to instant topping off, so that encounter design no longer needs to keep ratcheting damage to extremely bursty levels. Exponential gear curves work great for DPS, but terrible for healing and tanking. We are of a symbiotic relationship in this regard.

We generally agree with this thought process. The fact that tank healing gets spikier as ilvls rise is a huge problem that we're making some significant changes to help address. Most notably, Spirit's removal, and the changes to how secondary stats scale with ilvl will help. The % of a tank's healthbar that you can heal per second went up over the course of Warlords, by a massive amount (probably about 3x). We don't want it to not go up (it gives a good feeling of progression), but it should only go up a little (probably to 1.5x).

I echo the sentiments of other tanks in this thread regarding the removal of active mitigation abilities. Being responsible for accurately recognizing and appropriately responding to potential threats is fun, is engaging, and does not need to be changed. Requiring active responses to incoming damage increases the skill cap, and is one of the things that allows good tanks to outshine other more mediocre players.
We agree with your sentiments; perhaps my wording was not clear. We are not removing active mitigation abilities; we're making them more active. Apologies if my original post was unclear about that. Currently, you can maintain 70-100% uptime on most rotational active mitigation, making them rather passive-feeling. By making them 40-60% uptime, the choice of when to use them becomes more skillful.

On the topic of tank offense, we see lots of discussion about how tanks need to have ways to trade defense for offense, such as choosing to use resources on defensive abilities or offensive abilities, what choices they are for that, how effective they are, etc.

We actually completely disagree with that whole premise, because it leads to a lot of un-fun cascading effects. You may focus more on damage, and frustrate healers with needing more healing. You may focus on your assigned role of tanking, maximizing defense, while doing meager damage. While there are definitely upsides (it can certainly be fun trying to ride the line of not giving up too much defense, while maximizing offense), there is a better way.

Instead, we think that how skillfully you play your class should affect both your offense and defense. If you're trying hard to play your character well, you should be performing well at all of your jobs, and that includes both survival and damage dealing for tanks, not sacrificing one for the other. You shouldn't have to give up your mitigation in order to deal respectable damage. You shouldn't have to accept doing trivial damage if you want to really make sure you survive and minimize healer assistance. Both of those goals should be aligned, and you should be rewarded for playing well with great damage and survivability.

We won't be removing absolutely all damage/survivability tradeoffs, but the few that remain will be significantly toned down. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

New Logging Feature: COMBATANT_INFO
@Celestalon: Don't forget people can swap weapons in a fight for various reasons.. to use different enchants or to have specific speed for their opener.. I don't know if the combatant info section will only state the initial weapon used? Although will people even consider this with Artifact weapons now that I think about it...
Technically, It'll show equipped weapon in the list of equipped items. In the section of artifact traits, it'll show the traits of the current spec's artifact, wherever it is. However, as you realized, there would be no reason not to have your correct artifact equipped for 7.0 content. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Weakaura Scamming
Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

An update to WeakAuras was released during the night which should have resolved this issue. However, please always remaing vigilant when importing any AddOn settings or scripts from players you do not know.

We are also working on preventing this type of situation in the future by adding an extra step of security for all gold transfers. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

DLC #522 - Field of View
DLC #522 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion - Priest Tier 19, Thistleleaf Adventurer Pet, Legion CE, Blue Posts, DLC #522 started by chaud View original post
Comments 38 Comments
  1. Sestdiena's Avatar
    As always - Priest sets are dull and booring.

    Thank God I was smart enough and bought that Priest CM set back then.
  1. DrMcNinja's Avatar
    That DLC gave me a good snicker.
  1. Darzhan's Avatar
    The Mythic version of that priest set is pretty awesome, less of a fan of the non-mythic version, but the shoulders are great.
  1. Schoeler's Avatar
    When I saw read the Pre-purchase Legion™ Now, Upgrade to the CE I got excited.

    Buuuut its just the same buy our game twice and give a friend your key bullshit.

    If I could be reimbursed with gametime or something, I'd do that.

    But I'll just have to wait for the physical CE, yet again.

    Gg blizz.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Hmm what ever could be in the collectors edition I wonder -_-

    - - - Updated - - -

    I think we all know what will be in the collectors edition just like every other one they have
  1. Kangodo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schoeler View Post
    When I saw read the Pre-purchase Legion™ Now, Upgrade to the CE I got excited.

    Buuuut its just the same buy our game twice and give a friend your key bullshit.

    If I could be reimbursed with gametime or something, I'd do that.

    But I'll just have to wait for the physical CE, yet again.

    Gg blizz.
    Sadly for blizzard we have a taped promise that you can get a refund on the first version you bought.
    I only bought the normal edition because of this.
  1. Colonel SnackyCakes's Avatar
    That Mythic Priest set is fucking amazing. One of the best Clothe sets I've ever seen in WoW. Holy shit.
  1. Goonygoon's Avatar
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...9283368?page=6

    Blizzard is getting hounded pretty hardcore about the Pre-order crap. Maybe they will listen... ha...
  1. Schoeler's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goonygoon View Post
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...9283368?page=6

    Blizzard is getting hounded pretty hardcore about the Pre-order crap. Maybe they will listen... ha...

    Yeah its good stuff.
    People are mostly severely unimpressed :>
  1. lyphe's Avatar
    Ok, WTF is the point of adding that thistle pet?

    Blizz adds pet. MMO tells you were to go and loot it. Fun lasts about 3 mins if it takes you that long to get there. Pet is irrelevant after 3.01 mins.

    Look, I think the pet is cool, but put some thought into how people obtain it. Give us something to chase or figure out or work on or do. It doesn't have to be anything crazy, but add some bloody depth back to the game. Does Blizz assume that we as players are now so incredibly incompetent that the most we can hope for is to go from a --> b and loot said object?

    C'mon Blizz.
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    I don't know about anyone else but I get more of a Mage/Inquisitor vibe from the set than a priest vibe.
  1. Tawny's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lyphe View Post
    Ok, WTF is the point of adding that thistle pet?

    Blizz adds pet. MMO tells you were to go and loot it. Fun lasts about 3 mins if it takes you that long to get there. Pet is irrelevant after 3.01 mins.

    Look, I think the pet is cool, but put some thought into how people obtain it. Give us something to chase or figure out or work on or do. It doesn't have to be anything crazy, but add some bloody depth back to the game. Does Blizz assume that we as players are now so incredibly incompetent that the most we can hope for is to go from a --> b and loot said object?

    C'mon Blizz.
    Sadly i have to agree, pet looks awesome but would have been nice if it was a surprise or maybe a quest.
  1. luma's Avatar
    Priest's T19 is awesome. There is something about the these hoods that totally reminds me of Assassin's Creed. Especially the red-white one.
  1. Azahel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Potion Seller View Post
    That DLC gave me a good snicker.
    Well, he's on the right path. Just keep going and build a dome and it will be golden.
  1. NoobistTV-Metro's Avatar
    Its Lunarwing SHALLOWS btw, not "Shadows."
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tawny View Post
    Sadly i have to agree, pet looks awesome but would have been nice if it was a surprise.
    Well, it WAS a surprise...
  1. Turboface's Avatar
    Well... priest took candle.
  1. Jueles's Avatar
    Sorry not impressed with the priest set. I actually hate the hood - from the front it looks like some sort of bubble helm.

    My all time fav is still my original content T2 - I was a goddess inspiring oohs and awes as I paraded around Ironforge

    And really - with shoulder armor like that, how the heck can I wave my arms around to heal?
  1. Cien's Avatar
    the non-hooded versions look gorgeous, really not sold on the hooded sets though, they look hideous
  1. huehuehue's Avatar
    I was waiting for wings or something to proc on those plain shoulders

    they never came

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