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Patch 7.1.5 Live This Week
Patch 7.1.5 goes live this week, bringing us class changes, MoP Timewalking, the Brawler's Guild, Micro-Holidays, Artifact Knowledge catch up, new and changed legendary items, and more!

Keep in mind that the Nighthold raid is targeted to open on January 17, 2017 and is not opening this week.


New Icons



New Music




Patch 7.1.5 Official Notes
The official notes have been released and updated several times!



Calculators Updated




New Loading Screens



Artifact Knowledge
Patch 7.1.5 makes catching up on Artifact Knowledge easier for new players and alts!

New Players / Main Character Catch Up

Alt Characters
  • The Artifact Research Compendium items are sold by the Artifact Knowledge researcher in your Order Hall for 1000 x Order Resources.
  • These are BoA items, so you can purchase them on your main character to send to alts.
  • These only allow you to purchase a book with lower Artifact Knowledge than your current Artifact Knowledge level.
  • For example, characters with Artifact Knowledge from 15-19 can purchase Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I & II, granting their alt Artifact Knowledge 10.


Level Type Name
1Other Artifact Research Synopsis
1Other Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-III
1Other Artifact Research Compendium: Volume I
1Other Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I & II
1Other Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-IV


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Brawler's Guild
World Events

Honor
Player vs. Player

Legacy
  • The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 1 or 2) Name changed from "The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 2)" to "The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 1 or 2)". Get invited to brawl at Bizmo's Brawlpub in the Deeprun Tram during the Draenor campaign.
  • The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 1 or 2) Name changed from "The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 2)" to "The First Rule of Brawler's Guild (Season 1 or 2)". Get invited to brawl at Brawl'gar Arena in The Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar during the Draenor campaign.

Legion
Player vs. Player

Quests

Legion Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids

Promotions
Feats of Strength

Raids
Feats of Strength
  • Ahead of the Curve: Gul'dan Defeat Gul'dan in The Nighthold on Heroic difficulty or higher, before the release of the next tier of content. opening of the Tomb of Sargeras.
  • Ahead of the Curve: Helya (New) Defeat Helya in Trial of Valor on Heroic difficulty or higher, before the opening of the Tomb of Sargeras.
  • Ahead of the Curve: Xavius Defeat Xavius in the Emerald Nightmare on Heroic difficulty or higher, before the release of the next tier of content. opening of the Nighthold.
  • Cutting Edge: Gul'dan Defeat Gul'dan in The Nighthold on Mythic difficulty, before the release of the next tier of content. opening of the Tomb of Sargeras.
  • Cutting Edge: Helya (New) Defeat Helya in Trial of Valor on Mythic difficulty, before the opening of the Tomb of Sargeras.
  • Cutting Edge: Xavius Defeat Xavius in the Emerald Nightmare on Mythic difficulty, before the release of the next tier of content. opening of the Nighthold.



Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
Mists of Pandaria is joining the Timewalking rotation! It offers rewards such as Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade





Micro-Holidays
Patch 7.1.5 adds some new smaller holidays to the game. These last a few days or less and don't reward achievements, items, or any permanent rewards for the most part.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Patch 7.1.5 brings with it a variety of updates and new content. One of these new additions is what we’re calling micro-holidays. Each one is meant to make the world feel more alive without making players feel like they need to participate for big rewards—while still providing some more variety and fun.

  • Call of the Scarab - January 21-23 - To commemorate the first ringing of the Scarab Gong on January 23, 2006, players will be able to relive a portion of the Ahn’Qiraj gate opening by collecting items for turn-in. The winning faction will then be able to claim bragging rights and have their faction flag hang over the gates until the next Call of the Scarab micro-holiday event.
  • Hatching of the Hippogryphs - February 23 - Those who head to Feralas will be able to bear witness to the yearly hatching of the hippogryphs. You may even make a little friend for the day.
  • March of the Tadpoles - April 5 - Each year, the Winterfin murlocs allow their tadpoles free reign over their village. You can make a difference by adopting your favorite, feeding it, and protecting it from nearby predators.
  • Volunteer Guard Day - April 28 - Step into the shoes of a guard in the major cities with a /salute and you’ll get to serve and protect the city just like them. Stay vigilant and watch out for any invaders.
  • Spring Balloon Festival - May 10-12 - Several of Azeroth’s characters – some of whom you might recognize – are giving tours of Azeroth in their hot air balloons. You’ll enjoy their commentary and interact with other citizens as you take in the scenery.
  • Glowcap Festival - May 27 - Head to Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh, collect some rare mushrooms, and help the sporelings heal the great mushroom, Fshoo. You’ll gain a bit of Sporeggar reputation for helping them out.
  • Thousand Boat Bash - June 6-8 - Thousand Needles is where the biggest bash on boats can be found in Azeroth. It’s a chance to unwind a little, away from the lurking danger of the Burning Legion.
  • Un’goro Madness - August 10-12 - Dinosaurs are running amok in Un’Goro. Help quell the rampage and you’ll be awarded some temporary evolution buffs.

These holidays are just the beginning and we’ll be adding more even beyond the patch so keep an eye on the calendar!

Brawler's Guild
The Brawler's Guild is back, with new fights and rewards!



Nighthold Item Changes
Lots of the Nighthold loot had stats changed in this patch!



New Legendary Items
New Legendary items are coming in Patch 7.1.5!
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Shared
  • Archimonde's Hatred Reborn - Gain an absorb shield for 30% of your maximum health for 10 sec. When the shield is consumed or expires, 75% of the damage absorbed is dealt to nearby enemies, split evenly.
  • Velen's Future Sight - Increase all healing done by 15% and causes 50% of overhealing on players to be redistributed to up to 3 nearby injured allies, for 10 sec.
  • Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish - Launch a vortex of destruction that seeks your current enemy. When it reaches the target, it explodes, dealing a critical strike to all enemies within 10 yds for 407,610 Fire damage.

Death Knight
  • Death March - Death Strike and Death Coil reduce the remaining cooldown of Defile by 2.0 sec.
  • Skullflower's Haemostasis - Blood Boil increases the damage and healing of your next Death Strike by 20%. Stacks up to 5 times.
  • Consort's Cold Core - Sindragosa's Fury has 50% reduced cooldown and Freezes all enemies hit for 3 sec.

Demon Hunter
  • Delusions of Grandeur - The remaining cooldown on Metamorphosis is reduced by 1 sec for every 30 Fury you spend.
  • Spirit of the Darkness Flame - Your Fiery Brand now heals you for 100% of the damage done and each enemy hit by your Sigil of Flame increases the instant damage of your next Fiery Brand by 15%, stacking up to 15 times.

Druid
  • Oakheart's Puny Quods - Barkskin instantly grants 45 Rage plus an additional 15 Rage over 3 sec.
  • Lady and the Child - Moonfire deals 20% increased damage and also hits another nearby enemy within 20 yds of the target.
  • Fiery Red Maimers - After using Ashamane's Frenzy, your next Maim deals 500% increased damage and hits 2 additional enemies near the target.
  • X'oni's Caress - Allies protected by your Ironbark also receive 75% of the healing from each of your active Rejuvenations.

Hunter
  • The Mantle of Command - Dire Frenzy gains 1 additional charges.
  • Butcher's Bone Apron - Mongoose Bite increases the damage of your next Butchery by 10%. Stacks up to 10 times.
  • MKII Gyroscopic Stabilizer - Your Aimed Shot grants you gyroscopic stabilization, increasing the critical strike chance of your next Aimed Shot by 15% and making it castable while moving.

Mage
  • Gravity Spiral - Evocation gains 1 additional charges.
  • Ice Time - Your Frozen Orb explodes into a Frost Nova that deals [ 1 + 600% of Spell Power ] damage.
  • Pyrotex Ignition Cloth - Phoenix Flames reduces the remaining cooldown on Combustion by 6 sec.

Monk
  • The Emperor's Capacitor - Chi spenders increase the damage of your next Crackling Jade Lightning by 50% and reduce its cost by 5%, stacking up to 20 times.
  • Shelter of Rin - Sheilun's Gift also heals allies affected by Renewing Mist for 15% of the amount healed.
  • Anvil-Hardened Wristwraps - Each time you dodge or an enemy misses you, the remaining cooldown on your Brews is reduced by 1.0 sec.

Paladin
  • Maraad's Dying Breath - Healing with Light of Dawn causes your next Light of the Martyr to also heal your Beacon of Light. Each ally healed by Light of Dawn increases Light of the Martyr healing by 10%.
  • Saruan's Resolve - Light of the Protector gains 1 additional charge and has 10% reduced cooldown.
  • Ashes to Dust - Enemies hit by your Wake of Ashes take 15% increased damage from you for 6 sec.

Priest
  • Kam Xi'raff - Using Light's Wrath reduces the mana cost of your damaging spells by 75% for 1 sec, increased by 1 sec per ally affected by your Atonement.
  • Rammal's Ulterior Motive - When Prayer of Mending heals, it leaves behind Rammal's Ulterior Motive on the ally for 10 sec, causing the next Flash Heal, Heal, or Holy Word: Serenity you cast on them to be increased by 15%.
  • Zeks Exterminatus - Your Shadow Word: Pain damage has a chance to increase the damage of your next Shadow Word: Death by 25% and make it usable on any target, regardless of health level.

Rogue

Shaman

Warlock
  • Wakener's Loyalty - Each soul shard you spend empowers your Skull of the Man'ari, increasing the damage of your next Thal'kiel's Consumption by 3%.
  • Lessons of Space-Time - While you have a Dimensional Rift open, all of your damage is increased by 10%.
  • Reap and Sow - Reap Souls lasts 1.5 sec longer per soul consumed.

Warrior



Legendary Items Changes
Lots of changes were made to legendary items in this patch, including Sephuz's Secret and Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus



Private Groups
Patch 7.1.5 adds the ability to list private groups. Only friends and guild members of people already in this group will see it.



WoW Token to Battle.Net Balance
Patch 7.1.5 adds strings that suggest players will be able to redeem WoW Tokens for Battle.Net balance. This would allow you to purchase character services, pets, mounts, and other things for Blizzard games. Keep in mind that there hasn't been any official announcement yet, though this was mentioned at BlizzCon as being something that the team wanted to do.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • TOKEN_COMPLETE_BALANCE_DESCRIPTION (New) - %s will be added to your Battle.net Balance. You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • TOKEN_CONFIRM_BALANCE_DESCRIPTION (New) - %s will be added to your Battle.net Balance.
  • TOKEN_CONSUMABLE_DESCRIPTION_30_DAYS_BALANCE (New) - Use: Adds 30 days of game time to your World of Warcraft account or %s to your Battle.net Balance.
  • TOKEN_FILTER_LABEL - Game Time WoW Token
  • TOKEN_REDEEM_BALANCE_BUTTON_LABEL (New) - %s Battle.net Balance
  • TOKEN_REDEEM_BALANCE_DESCRIPTION (New) - Add %s to your Battle.net Balance?
  • TOKEN_REDEEM_BALANCE_ERROR_CAP_FORMAT (New) - |cffff2020You can't choose this option because your Battle.net Balance (%s) is near or at the maximum.|r
  • TOKEN_REDEEM_BALANCE_FORMAT (New) - Current Balance: |cffffffff%s|r|nNew Balance: |cffffffff%s|r
  • TOKEN_REDEEM_BALANCE_TITLE (New) - Battle.net Balance
  • TUTORIAL_TOKEN_GAME_TIME_STEP_2 - 2. Redeem it for 30 days of game|n time. game|ntime.
  • TUTORIAL_TOKEN_GAME_TIME_STEP_2_BALANCE (New) - 2. Redeem it for 30 days of game|ntime (or %s of Battle.net Balance).



Spell Animation Changes
Mages got Blazing Barrier and Prismatic Barrier and Hunters got new trap animations!





Profession Changes
In addition to the items listed below, Jewelcrafters got six new world quests in Dalaran, all similar to Gemcutter Needed.

Blacksmithing
Many old patterns and some new ones were added in this build. They come from quests or dungeon drops.

Level Type Name
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Windforged Rapier
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Stormforged Axe
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Skyforged Great Axe
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Stoneforged Claymore
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Lavaforged Warhammer
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Great Earthforged Hammer
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Blight
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Bleakwood Hew
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Dawn's Edge
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Blazing Rapier
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Arcanite Champion
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Darkspear
1Blacksmithing Plans Plans: Light Earthforged Blade

Enchanting
Enchanters get some new neck enchants that are inexpensive to craft.

  • Rank 1 can be purchased from a vendor in Farondis.
  • Rank 2 is found on creatures from specific Broken Isles zones after you know the first rank.
  • Rank 3 has a 20% chance to be found in an emissary chest for that zone, after you know the first two ranks.

Name Description Reagents
Mark of the Master Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Mastery by 200. 3 10
Mark of the Versatile Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Versatility by 200. 3 10
Mark of the Quick Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Haste by 200. 3 10
Mark of the Deadly Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Critical Strike by 200. 3 10
Mark of the Master Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Mastery by 200.
2 10
Mark of the Versatile Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Versatility by 200. Reduced materials. 2 10
Mark of the Quick Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Haste by 200. Reduced materials. 2 10
Mark of the Deadly Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Critical Strike by 200. Reduced materials. 2 10
Mark of the Master Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Mastery by 200. Greatly reduced materials. 1 10
Mark of the Versatile Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Versatility by 200. Greatly reduced materials. 1 10
Mark of the Quick Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Haste by 200. Greatly reduced materials. 1 10
Mark of the Deadly Permanently enchants a necklace to increase Critical Strike by 200. Greatly reduced materials. 1 10

Engineering
Engineers get new goggles, a new shoulder enchant, and a Rechargeable Reaves Battery.

  • Boon of the Builder from the Boon of the Builder quest.
  • The containers from the shoulder enchant can contain guns/gun parts, engineering consumables, new goggle recipes, and a special new reagent called Hardened Felglass, used for goggles.
  • The Rechargeable Reaves Battery can be used once every 30 minutes and does not have charges.

Name Description Reagents
Tailored Skullblasters Craft Tailored Skullblasters. 100 2 20 6
Rugged Skullblasters Craft Rugged Skullblasters. 200 2 20 6
Chain Skullblasters Craft Chain Skullblasters. 200 2 20 6
Heavy Skullblasters Craft Heavy Skullblasters. 100 2 20 6
Rechargeable Reaves Battery Craft Rechargeable Reaves Battery. 1 75 15


Secondary Stat Changes
The amount of rating you need per 1% of Critical Strike, Haste, Mastery, and Versatility was changed.

  • Critical Strike - Now requires 400 rating per 1% Critical Strike, up from 350.
  • Haste - Now requires 375 rating per 1% Haste, up from 325.
  • Mastery - Now requires 400 rating per 1 Mastery, up from 350.
  • Versatility - Now requires 475 rating per 1% damage and healing increase, up from 400. Now requires 950 rating per 1% damage taken reduction, up from 800.



Patch 7.1.5 PTR - Jewelry Secondary Stat Increases
The latest build increases secondary stats scaling with item level on jewelry. You can see one example below and check out the stats of your items on the PTR site.

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WoWDB Addon Data Collection
The migration to the new Curse App continues with improved addon management support and guild servers.

Quickly populating the database with new additions is done with the help of many players. The more people that contribute data, the more accurate and quickly we can update the database.

To help out, just click here if you have Curse App already installed.

When you are playing the addon will gather data and save it. When you are done playing, Curse App will see the game close and upload the collected data from the addon.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 7.1.5 Live This Week started by chaud View original post
Comments 32 Comments
  1. Kauko's Avatar
    Thats a patch! Good that its cold outside.
  1. Frumpy Frumpy Frak's Avatar
    Hurray private groups.

    Finally, I don't have to deal with mouth breathing randoms interfering with my raid lockout sharing. Honestly, who actually groups up for a Molten Core run anyway?
  1. pentru's Avatar
    Wait, did i read that right? Prydaz now gives haste too beside the shield? Wow.
  1. Riftcrusher's Avatar
    More than half of the damn changes are missing, playing hide and seek with the notes for players to prevent them from reacting/quitting? Kinda lame..
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    Another reason, why Blizzard don't care for EU playerbase... First US got patch, while EU sits one day still older.
  1. Samin's Avatar
    So Boon of the Zookeeper didn't make it in?
  1. Hemario's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DesoPL View Post
    Another reason, why Blizzard don't care for EU playerbase... First US got patch, while EU sits one day still older.
    It has been like that since the release of WOW back in 2004. Maintenance for US is on tuesday, maintenance for EU on wednesday.
    Clearly Blizzard hates EU and it is in no way based on any other factors!
  1. Turisten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DesoPL View Post
    Another reason, why Blizzard don't care for EU playerbase... First US got patch, while EU sits one day still older.
    It has been like this since day one. I don't think it has anything to do with caring for EU playerbase.
  1. cface's Avatar
    Can't wait for more crappy legendaries thrown in my face, making it longer for me to reach the BiS ones.. I understand why they call it the "I quit patch". If my next legendaries are the crappy shoulders or that lame as shared one.. fuck this game is already pissing me off
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    should have allowed characters below 110 to start raising their AK through the BOAs
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Is this the patch that got so many people excited? I hardly see anything interesting, not looking forward to run MoP dungeons again >.<
  1. Monkstradamus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroWashu View Post
    should have allowed characters below 110 to start raising their AK through the BOAs
    Might as well let people get legendaries at level 100 too? This catch up mechanic is a lifesaver there's nothing to complain about.
  1. Roudene's Avatar
    @Monkstradamus You can get legendary at level 100, but you can't use it till 110.

    I want this new legendary hat for arcane mages, please.
  1. Doomaz's Avatar
    let the bitching begin!
  1. shonist's Avatar
    is this live today? ?? if i go home right now can i buy those tomes? or this is going active after maintenance? ty
  1. Neta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cface View Post
    Can't wait for more crappy legendaries thrown in my face, making it longer for me to reach the BiS ones.. I understand why they call it the "I quit patch". If my next legendaries are the crappy shoulders or that lame as shared one.. fuck this game is already pissing me off
    I am yet to have any, any have not complained once about it. Grow up.
  1. nmityosaurus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DesoPL View Post
    Another reason, why Blizzard don't care for EU playerbase... First US got patch, while EU sits one day still older.
    It normally works out better for the EU really. Most issues with patches going live in the US are identified and more quickly fixed in the EU Take it you're new to WoW though as it's been like this for 10+ years...
  1. Neta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Is this the patch that got so many people excited? I hardly see anything interesting, not looking forward to run MoP dungeons again >.<
    Same old story, if you don't like it, don't do it. It's not exactly rocket-science.
  1. psiko74's Avatar
    when are they going to add a order resources dump? I need something to spend my nearly 300k resources on.
  1. cface's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Neta View Post
    I am yet to have any, any have not complained once about it. Grow up.
    I am not playing with LFR heroes, having the right one can boost your dps a lot. Grow up cause complaining?

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