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Patch 7.1.5 - Mage Barriers
Mages get two new barrier spells in Patch 7.1.5, complete with new spell animations: Blazing Barrier and Prismatic Barrier.





Glowcap Festival
Glowcap Festival allows players to help keep Fshoo alive in Sporeggar to earn reputation.

  • Head to Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh to take part in this holiday.
  • Mushrooms will spawn around the town, giving you Glowcap and other helpful items:
  • You can purchase all four of the items above from Mycah, the Sporeggar Quartermaster.
  • You can also loot a Pungent Truffle, allowing you to transform into a sporeling for 24 hours.
  • Fshoo spawns periodically, gaining stacks of Fshoo Grow. Each stack increases his size by 1% and health by 100%.
  • Fshoo also loses health at a constant rate, making him harder and harder to heal as the grow stacks appear.
  • Using the items and healing him to keep him alive as long as possible is the objective.
  • When Fshoo dies he will give everyone 50 Sporeggar reputation for every stack of the buff he had.



Un'Goro Madness
Un'Goro Madness allows players to defeat group bosses in Un'Goro Crater to obtain temporary buffs from Dino Mojo.

  • Adaptation - Become strong, like a dinosaur.
  • Adaptation: Poisonous Skin - The caster's skin secrets toxins that will inflict 699 Nature damage to all players within 100 yards every 3 sec.
  • Adaptation: Adrenaline - The caster's adrenal gland is hyperactive. Every 3 sec. the caster's damage dealt is increased.
  • Adaptation: Heavy Footed - The caster is heavy footed. Any time the caster moves, nearby enemies are flung by the shock waves their steps create.
  • Adaptation: Spores - The caster's skin is infested with volatile spores. Every 5 sec. a series of spores are launched at nearby enemies. Anyone caught within 0 yards of the impact will suffer Nature damage.
  • Adaptation: Caustic Blood - The caster is bleeding profusely, every 3 sec. a pool of Caustic Blood forms. Players standing in these pools suffer 838 Nature damage every second.
  • Adaptation: Chronometric Instability - The caster's ties to the timeline are unstable. Many abilities will echo at the same location several seconds later.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Survival Hunters have a DPS increase for Scorpids,Riverbeasts,Carrion Birds. Be nicer to use whatever pet we want without DPSloss.
.I believe this *should* no longer be the case (Muffinus)

Lore
Did the Legion always have spaceships?It'd be weird if they were a new thing since they had millions of years to craft some.
for quite a long time, though Argus may shed some light on this. (Alex_Afrasiabi)

Build of the Month - December 2016
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site!

This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 6700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$200
KeyboardLogitech G710+$80
MouseLogitech G502$52
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$50

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H Monitor$420
KeyboardCorsair K70$80
MouseRazer Naga 2014$64
SpeakersLogitech Z523$60


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.

Puppy

Updated December 18, 2016
$609
Case NZXT Source 210$40
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel i3-6100$110
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$35
Motherboard ASUS Z170-P$110
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card ASUS RX 460$105
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$69
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Dolphin

Updated December 18, 2016
$849
Case NZXT Source 210$40
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel 6600K$230
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$35
Motherboard ASUS Z170-A$150
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card RX 480 OR
GTX 1060 3GB
$185 / $205
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$69
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated December 18, 2016
$1133
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$51
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$90
CPU Intel 6600K$230
Heatsink Scythe Mugen 4$55
Motherboard ASUS Z170-A$149
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$94
Graphics Card GTX 1060$255
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$119
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$70
$90
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Unicorn

Updated December 18, 2016
$1265
Case Corsair Air 540$100
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$90
CPU Intel 6600K$230
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$88
Motherboard ASUS Z170-A$149
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$94
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$255
$385
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$119
SSD SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB
$120
$130
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


Dark Legacy Comics #564
DLC #564 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 7.1.5 - Mage Barriers, Glowcap Festival, Tweets, Build of the Month, DLC #564 started by chaud View original post
Comments 54 Comments
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    The new mage shield looks great!
  1. Kellorion's Avatar
    Well fucking of course mages get new shit
  1. Vexione's Avatar
    The video would have been better if they showed the new barriers from different angles, especially top - down where the current barrier looks flat.
  1. Insaniam's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellorion View Post
    Well fucking of course mages get new shit
    Don't try to pull that crap again. Mages are getting nerfed and the new barriers are actually pretty bad (at least for PvE, not sure about PvP).
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vexione View Post
    The video would have been better if they showed the new barriers from different angles, especially top - down where the current barrier looks flat.
    All of the barriers, including the old Ice Barrier now always face the camera, so they no longer look flat.
  1. Zatachi's Avatar
    Damn its about time.
    Felt so weird to still have the ice barrier when the mages are so explicitly distinct now with their schools.
    Wish all the spells would change the color appropiate, but its a start.
  1. procne's Avatar
    Are the non-cancellable commercials at the beginning of mmo-c twitch videos a new thing now that will stay? Can Ad-blocker get rid of those?
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    WTB a yellow or nithramus-like blue bubble so I can look like a DBZ character. Male humans already have the hairstyle. Orange will have to do for my dbz roleplay (kidding lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by procne View Post
    Are the non-cancellable commercials at the beginning of mmo-c twitch videos a new thing now that will stay? Can Ad-blocker get rid of those?
    Not seeing any with ublock, it's a constant arms race with adblockers and twitch
  1. Baza's Avatar
    I think that the Unicorn SSD should change to Samsung 960 series - it's insanely fast.
  1. Rylalai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellorion View Post
    Well fucking of course mages get new shit
    No one asked for this crap.. The fire- and arcane barrier are both 30% weaker than the frost barrier. The arcane barrier reduces spell dmg by 15% and the duration of magic debuffs by 25%, that's great(-ish). The fire barrier.. is hot.. and if a mob hits it, it'll deal a small amount of damage. (just.. wow..!)
  1. Roudene's Avatar
    So far most of these events seem boring and pointless.
  1. DustWolf's Avatar
    wtb back destruction warlock flame embers animation ((
  1. Arvandor's Avatar
    the mini holiday events are all shit and a waist of dev time!

    put your energy in class design blizzard! thats THE important thing with the greatest fail in legion!
  1. Foxhoundn's Avatar
    I wish you would stop putting Razer scam shitty products in the BOTMs. It's the worst hardware out there, why are we so obsessed with it? It lasts literally 6 months before it starts malfunctioning.
  1. Rylalai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhoundn View Post
    I wish you would stop putting Razer scam shitty products in the BOTMs. It's the worst hardware out there, why are we so obsessed with it? It lasts literally 6 months before it starts malfunctioning.
    Mh.. My Naga works for almost 2 years now and I cannot play WoW without it anymore because I use all macro buttons. :-)

    Edit. There's just one thing. The Razer software uses the same port as Nvidia's Game Streaming. So I need to close the Razer software if I want to stream games on my couch. :-)
  1. charizma's Avatar
    New barriers look awesome, I wonder if the frost is gonna get an update as well
  1. Steik's Avatar
    That's what the game needs. More pointless shit for mages. How about some class balance...
  1. Kaveri's Avatar
    Oh look how cute. Blizzard favourite little baby got new spell animations.
  1. stomination's Avatar
    These shields are kinda old in the ptr cycle. And not that popular either.
  1. Flamez2's Avatar
    steelseries and naga for me last half a year, switched to logitech and im really happy, had the same g700s now for a year and everything still works

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