Patch 7.3 PTR - Build 24539
A new build is on the way to the PTR!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This week’s PTR update has a few new additions. First and foremost, the second Argus area – Mac’aree – is now available, including some new chapters of the 7.3 story as well as some new World Quests. Note that, in order to reach Mac’aree, you’ll need to have completed the previous story chapters. Please let us know what you think!

This update also opens up Invasion Points for testing. Once you’ve unlocked them by completing a short quest chain (which begins on the Vindicaar), you’ll start to see Invasion Points appearing on the Argus map. These are portals to other worlds that the Legion has begun invading, and as part of our efforts to shut down the Legion once and for all, you’ll be able to enter the portal and stop their invasion.

You should also be able to access 7.3’s new Troops and Missions. We’re making a few changes and improvements to the Mission system with these updates, including some new ways to catch up Champions that may be behind on item level, and several new missions (including a few that are designed to let you burn off any extra Order Hall Resources you might have stockpiled).

You’ll also see some pretty substantial changes for Feral Druids in this build. We’ve been trying to avoid making too many class changes in the 7.x.0 patches (keeping them mostly confined to 7.x.5 updates) but wanted to make sure we got these updates in for 7.3. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback once you’ve had some hands-on time with the changes.

Note that the Seat of the Triumvirate dungeon is not accessible in today’s update. It wasn’t quite ready for PTR testing, so we’re keeping it locked down for now. It’ll be made available in a future PTR update (hopefully next week)!

Of course, as with all PTR updates, there are likely to be several other changes and updates as we continue iterating on 7.3 content. Thanks, and happy testing!

New Items
There are a few new items in the latest build.

Level Type Name
110Other Legionfall Spoils
110Other [PH] Argussian Reach Emissary
110Other [PH] Army of the Light Emissary
1Quest Target Designator
1Quest Brightsoul Scepter
110Enchanting Formula Formula: Chaos Shatter
110Other [PH] Army of the Light Emissary Artifact Power
110Other Lesser Unity of the Orders
110Other [PH] Argussian Reach Emissary Artifact Power


Talent Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid
Feral



Tier 21 Set Bonuses
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Prowl Allows the Druid to vanish from sight, entering an improved stealth mode. Lasts until cancelled. Instant. 10 sec cooldown. 6 sec cooldown.
  • Rebirth Returns the spirit to the body, restoring a dead target to life with 60% health and 20% mana. Castable in combat. Usable in all shapeshift forms. 100 Rage. 40 yd range. Instant. 10 min cooldown.
  • Sabertooth Ferocious Bite deals 15% 20% increased damage and always refreshes the duration of Rip. 100 yd range. Instant.

Talents
  • Bloodtalons Casting Regrowth causes your next two melee abilities to deal 50% 25% increased damage for their full duration. Feral Druid - Level 100 Talent.
  • Brutal Slash Strikes all nearby enemies with a massive slash, inflicting (2,470% of weapon damage) Physical damage. Awards 1 combo points. Requires Cat Form. Feral Druid - Level 100 90 Talent. 20 Energy. 8 yd range. Instant.
  • Elune's Guidance Immediately gain 5 combo points and an additional 1 combo point every 1 sec for 8 sec. Feral Druid - Level 90 Talent. Instant. 45 sec cooldown. 5 sec. Feral Druid - Level 100 Talent. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.
  • Incarnation: King of the Jungle An improved Cat Form that allows the use of Prowl once while in combat, causes Shred and Rake to deal damage as if stealth were active, reduces the cost of all Cat Form abilities by 60% 50%, and increases maximum Energy by 50. Lasts 30 sec. You may shapeshift in and out of this improved Cat Form for its duration. Feral Druid - Level 75 Talent. Instant. 3 min cooldown.
  • Jagged Wounds Your Rip, Rake, and Thrash abilities deal the same damage as normal, but in 33% 20% less time. Feral Druid - Level 90 Talent. 75 Talent.
  • Moment of Clarity Omen of Clarity now affects the next 3 Shreds, Thrashes, or Swipes and increases their damage by 15% triggers twice as often and increases the damage of your next Shred, Thrash, or Swipe by 25%. Your maximum Energy is increased by 30. Feral Druid - Level 100 Talent.
  • Sabertooth Ferocious Bite deals 15% 20% increased damage and always refreshes the duration of Rip. Feral Druid - Level 90 Talent.
  • Savage Roar Finishing move that grants 25% 15% increased damage to your Cat Form attacks for their full duration. Lasts longer per combo point: 1 point : 8 seconds 2 points: 12 seconds 3 points: 16 seconds 4 points: 20 seconds 5 points: 24 seconds Feral Druid - Level 75 12 seconds 2 points: 18 seconds 3 points: 24 seconds 4 points: 30 seconds 5 points: 36 seconds Feral Druid - Level 90 Talent. 40 Energy. 100 yd range. Instant.

Feral
  • Feral Druid Increases damage/healing of Ashamane's Frenzy, Brutal Slash, Ferocious Bite, Maim, Moonfire, Rake, Rip, Shred, Thrash by 0% 33%. Increases periodic damage/healing of Ashamane's Frenzy, Brutal Slash, Ferocious Bite, Maim, Moonfire, Rake, Rip, Shred, Thrash by 0% 33%. Increases cooldown of Incarnation: Chosen of Elune and Moonkin Form by 90,000. Increases damage/healing of Regrowth by 20%. Increases periodic damage/healing of Regrowth by 20%. Increases power cost of Regrowth by 20%. Druid - Feral Spec.
  • Predatory Swiftness Your finishing moves have a 20% chance per combo point to make your next Regrowth, Entangling Roots, or Rebirth or Entangling Roots instant, free, and castable in all forms. Druid - Feral Spec.

Feral, Guardian, Balance, Restoration
  • Prowl Activates Cat Form and places you into stealth until cancelled. Druid - Feral, Guardian, Balance, Restoration Spec. Instant. 10 sec cooldown. 6 sec cooldown.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Weaponmaster Your abilities have a 100% 6% chance to hit the target twice each time they deal damage. Subtlety Rogue - Level 15 Talent.

Professions
Enchanting
  • Chaos Shatter (New) Shatters a Chaos Crystal into 2 Leylight Shards. Enchanting. 1 sec cast. Reagents: Chaos Crystal. Tools: Runed Copper Rod.

Item Effects
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Legendary - All Missions/Spell Equip a Champion with Fel-Infused Legion Effigy which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Legendary - Less Than 16/Spell Equip a Champion with Augari Censorite Staff which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Legendary - More Than 16/Hazard Equip a Champion with Pulsating Wrathguard Skull which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Legendary - More Than 16/Minion Equip a Champion with Volatile Stygian Scroll which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Legendary - Success/Duration Equip a Champion with Praetorium Tome which grants: [email protected] Instant. of Arcana which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Lightforged - All Missions Equip a Champion with Momento of Light which grants: [email protected] Instant. Memento of the Lightforged which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Lightforged - Less Than 16 Equip a Champion with Sanctified Arms which grants: [email protected] Instant. Armaments of the Light which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Lightforged - More Than 16 Equip a Champion with Exalted Xenedar Hammer which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • 7.3 Follower Equipment - Argus - Voidscarred - Spells Equip a Champion with Impervious Shadowweave Hood which grants: [email protected] Instant.
  • Argus Troop - Recruit Felbroken Recruit a pack of Felbroken Krokul Ridgestalker to accompany your Champions on missions. Instant.
  • Barman Shanker Your melee attacks have a chance to cause the target to bleed for 10 100 damage over 30 sec. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Book of the Dead Summons Your attacks have a chance to summon a Skeleton that will protect you for 60 sec. Approximately 2 procs per minute. 1 proc per minute.
  • Call of the Void Stalker Call upon a Void Stalker to perform two crossing line attacks in front of you strike your target from two directions, inflicting 5,000 Physical damage to enemies in its path each time it strikes all enemies in its path. 100 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Cannonball Runner Summons a cannon Your attacks have a chance to summon a cannon for 10 sec that will fire at enemies in front of it that are attacking you. Approximately 1 proc per minute.
  • Cleansing Fire (New) Fires a burst of Holy energy in front of the caster, setting denizens of Ven'orn's Lair ablaze. 8 yd range. 2 sec cast. 8 sec cooldown.
  • Empowering (New) Grants 200 Artifact Power to your currently equipped Artifact. 2 sec cast.
  • Essence of F'harg Increases Versatility by 0. This effect is increased to 0 while a nearby tank-specialized ally bears the Essence of Shatug. Instant.
  • Essence of the Hounds Name changed from "Release F'harg" to "Essence of the Hounds". Transform to Essence of F'harg. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. +0 Versatility when attuned to Shatug, or +0 Armor when attuned to F'harg. This effect is increased by 20% if a nearby tank-specialized ally bears the opposite Essence.
  • Fire Blast Your ranged attacks have a chance to blast the target for 15 Fire damage.Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Flame Wrath Your melee attacks have a chance to envelop the caster with a Fire shield for until cancelled 15 sec and shoot a ring of fire dealing 0 damage to all nearby enemies. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Grant Order Resources (200) Gain 200 Order Resources. 2 sec cast.1.5 sec cooldown.
  • Grant Order Resources (4000) Gain 4,000 Order Resources. 2 sec cast.1.5 sec cooldown.
  • Gravitational Reduction Slippers Affix the Gravitational Reduction Slippers to your current footwear allowing you to jump higher and fall farther. 0.5 sec cast. 0.5 sec cast.
  • Houndmaster's Weapons Your ranged attacks have a chance to deal an additional 12 Physical damage to Beasts. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Item - Attack Crits Proc Agi Your critical strikes have a chance to grant 2,573 Agility for 25 15 sec. Approximately 1.5 procs per minute.
  • Leeching Void Void energy pools at your feet for 10 secs, dealing 0 Shadow damage every 1 secs to enemies standing in it sec, dealing 0 Shadow damage to targets standing within the area. You are healed for 200% of the damage dealt. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Lightblood Elixir Increases damage by 100,000 against demons. Only usable outdoors on Argus and the Broken Isles. Lasts 30 min. Instant. Infuses the player with Light energy allowing them to sometimes deal extra damage against demons. Lasts 15 min. Only usable outdoors on Broken Isles and Argus. Instant. Approximately 6 procs per minute.
  • Lord General's Sword Your melee attacks have a chance to increase your Strength or Agility by 0 for 30 15 sec. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Mark of the Dragon Lord A protective mana shield surrounds the caster absorbing 500 damage. While the shield holds, increases Versatility by 44 for 3 min. Instant. 60 sec. Instant.
  • Mark Target (New) Target the Vindicaar's anti-air guns on an Immortal Squadron Fighter. 200 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 8 sec cooldown.
  • Opening (New) Open the container. Instant. 1.5 sec cooldown.
  • Rend Your melee attacks have a chance to cause the target to bleed for 10 100 damage over 30 sec. Melee range. Instant.
  • Retribution Deals 20 Holy damage every time you block. Attacks against you have a chance to return 20 Holy damage to the attacker. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Shroud of Arcane Echoes Shrouds your Shrouds yourself for 10 sec. While shrouded, you are untargetable by enemies. Attacking cancels the effect. Only usable on Argus. 20 yd range. Instant. 5 min cooldown.
  • Skullforge Reaver Your melee attacks have a chance to drain 2 60 health from the target over 30 sec sec. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Stoneslayer Your melee attacks have a chance to increase your Strength Versatility by 10 for 8 sec. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Summon Skeleton Summons Your attacks have a chance to summon a Skeleton that will protect you for 60 sec. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Swap Hounds (New) Transform the Essence. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.
  • Unholy Aura Increases Movement speed by 10%, and regenerates 20 health every 5 sec.5 sec cooldown.
  • Void Tendril Your damaging spells have a chance to summon a void tendril at your target's location that lashes enemies with 5 yds for 0 Shadow damage. 40 near your target's location, dealing 0 Shadow damage to all enemies within 4 yds after a brief delay. 100 yd range. Approximately 4 procs per minute.
  • Whispers of L'ura Listen to the Whispers of L'ura for 45 sec sec, causing your healing effects to have a chance to do an additional 0 healing granting the chance for your healing spells to heal for an additional 0. Instant. 3 min cooldown. Approximately 26.67 procs per minute.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ARENA_TEAM_NAME_PURPLE (New) - Purple Team
  • LEAVE_LFD_BATTLEFIELD (New) - Leave Brawl
  • VICTORY_TEXT_LFD_BATTLEFIELD_DRAW (New) - Draw
  • VICTORY_TEXT_LFD_BATTLEFIELD_WINS (New) - %s Wins
  • VICTORY_TEXT_LFD_BATTLEFIELD0 (New) - Purple Team Wins
  • VICTORY_TEXT_LFD_BATTLEFIELD1 (New) - Gold Team Wins



Garrison Ability Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Trait



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Flight Masters
Argus
  • City Center, Mac'Aree (New) - Neutral. Alliance mount: NPC #0. Horde mount: NPC #0.
  • Krokul Enclave, Argus - Name changed from "Krokuun, Argus" to "Krokul Enclave, Argus".

Item Name Descriptions
  • F'harg (New) - F'harg
  • Legion Season 5, 6 & 7 (New) - Legion Season 5, 6 & 7
  • Legion Season 5, 6 & 7 Elite (New) - Legion Season 5, 6 & 7 Elite
  • Shatug (New) - Shatug

LFG Dungeons
Dungeons
  • 7.3 Rifts - Blood - DAB - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage. 1-20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Fire - Rift Breaker (New) - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Forest - DAB - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage. 1-20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Ice - DAB - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage. 1-20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Islands - DAB - Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage. 1-20 damage.
  • 7.3 Rifts - Marsh - Sporous - Name changed from "7.3 Rifts - Marsh - Dive Bomber" to "7.3 Rifts - Marsh - Sporous". Map: Argus Rifts. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 20 damage. 1-20 damage.

Map Areas
Argus
  • Krokuun - Name changed from "Argus" to "Krokuun".
  • Krokuun > Annihilan Pits - Name changed from "Argus > Annihilan Pits" to "Krokuun > Annihilan Pits".
  • Krokuun > Argus Wastes - Name changed from "Argus > Argus Wastes" to "Krokuun > Argus Wastes".
  • Krokuun > Black Gorge - Name changed from "Argus > Black Gorge" to "Krokuun > Black Gorge".
  • Krokuun > Court of the Avenger - Name changed from "Argus > Court of the Avenger" to "Krokuun > Court of the Avenger".
  • Krokuun > Crown of Destruction - Name changed from "Argus > Crown of Destruction" to "Krokuun > Crown of Destruction".
  • Krokuun > Darkfall Ridge - Name changed from "Argus > Darkfall Ridge" to "Krokuun > Darkfall Ridge".
  • Krokuun > Deceiver's Scar - Name changed from "Argus > Deceiver's Scar" to "Krokuun > Deceiver's Scar".
  • Krokuun > Destiny Point - Name changed from "Argus > Destiny Point" to "Krokuun > Destiny Point".
  • Krokuun > Escape from Argus - Name changed from "Argus > Escape from Argus" to "Krokuun > Escape from Argus".
  • Krokuun > Grove of Naroua - Name changed from "Argus > Grove of Naroua" to "Krokuun > Grove of Naroua".
  • Krokuun > High Inquisitor's Lair - Name changed from "Argus > High Inquisitor's Lair" to "Krokuun > High Inquisitor's Lair".
  • Krokuun > Krokul Hovel - Name changed from "Argus > Krokuun" to "Krokuun > Krokul Hovel".
  • Krokuun > Nath'raxas Hold - Name changed from "Argus > Nath'raxas Hold" to "Krokuun > Nath'raxas Hold".
  • Krokuun > Nath'raxas Spire - Name changed from "Argus > Nath'raxas Spire" to "Krokuun > Nath'raxas Spire".
  • Krokuun > Petrified Forest - Name changed from "Argus > Petrified Forest" to "Krokuun > Petrified Forest".
  • Krokuun > Seat of Annihilation - Name changed from "Argus > Seat of Annihilation" to "Krokuun > Seat of Annihilation".
  • Krokuun > Shattered Fields - Name changed from "Argus > Shattered Fields" to "Krokuun > Shattered Fields".
  • Krokuun > The Vindicaar - Name changed from "Argus > The Vindicaar" to "Krokuun > The Vindicaar".
  • Krokuun > The Xenedar - Name changed from "Argus > The Xenedar" to "Krokuun > The Xenedar".
  • Krokuun > Triad's Conservatory - Name changed from "Argus > Triad's Conservatory" to "Krokuun > Triad's Conservatory".
  • Stygian Wake > Felfire Armory - Name changed from "Stygian Wake > [PH] Artillery Yard" to "Stygian Wake > Felfire Armory".
  • Stygian Wake > Ven'orn's Lair - Name changed from "Stygian Wake > [PH] Spider Cave" to "Stygian Wake > Ven'orn's Lair".

Scenarios
Erasis: Leeching Power
  • Step 01: [DNT] Stem the Bleeding (New) - [DNT] Destroy the Blood Drainers
  • Step 02: [DNT] Stop the Legion (New) - [DNT] Defeat the Legion forces
  • Step 02: Stop the Legion - Kill Defeat the Legion forces
  • Step 03: Restore Balance - Kill the Legion's commander on Erasis Defeat the Legion's commander

Sporous
  • Step 01: Scattered to the Winds - Gather Energized Spores from an Energized Vine and Dive down onto the Spore Stalks to crush them. Defeat the Legion's forces.
  • Step 02: Repel the Legion - Name changed from "Step 02: Wild Wildlife" to "Step 02: Repel the Legion". Your actions have angered the local fauna, dispatch them. The Legion is sending reinforcements, repel them.
  • Step 03: Something Wicked - Defeat the Legion's Champion. Commander.

World Map Areas
Argus
  • Krokuun - Name changed from "Argus" to "Krokuun".

World Safe Locations
Argus
  • 7.3 Argus - Isle 3 - WQ - Gladius - Safe Loc - DAB (New)

Argus Rifts
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Forest - Safe Locm - Name changed from "7.3 Argus Rifts - Forest - Safe Loc" to "7.3 Argus Rifts - Forest - Safe Locm".
  • 7.3 Argus Rifts - Marsh - Graveyard (New)
  • 7.3 Rifts - Forest - Cemetery (New)
  • 7.3 Rifts - Ice - Cemetery (New)
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Comments 11 Comments
  1. George Costanza's Avatar
    Forgot the billy mays song or whatever.
  1. MikeBogina's Avatar
    I can't believe how excited i am for a patch. It's like they're finally making up for all the years of nothing that we've had to endure(5.1 still best patch ever, fight me)
  1. Hyrja's Avatar
    Invasion rifts are really exciting! You go in, fill a bar by killing some demons and kill a comander and youre done!
    (km)
  1. jasontheking1234's Avatar
    YES! LESS GREEN SHIT NOW!

    I can finally see the "Ruined" Eredar home capital...

    Hope to see the first of Sargeras, also!
  1. Aurigo's Avatar
    Formula: Chaos Shatter

    About time...
  1. Higgit's Avatar
    Can we have the proper stealth kitty animation back please... thanks
  1. Nairesha's Avatar
    Ugh, that T21 MM hunter bonus is crap
  1. ronaldmc's Avatar
    Mac'aree? Overwatch's Mccree ref?

    Formula: Chaos Shatter
    About time...
    Indeed!!
  1. Rizzu's Avatar
    • Rebirth Returns the spirit to the body, restoring a dead target to life with 60% health and 20% mana. Castable in combat. Usable in all shapeshift forms. 100 Rage. 40 yd range. Instant. 10 min cooldown.


    100 rage BRs lol

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgit View Post
    Can we have the proper stealth kitty animation back please... thanks
    Yes please!! Give us back our sleek prowl.
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldmc View Post
    Mac'aree? Overwatch's Mccree ref?


    Indeed!!
    No you spanner lol Mac'aree has been mentioned way before Overwatch even existed, there is a guy who bangs on about it on bloodmyst isle and im pretty sure its in one of the books too about Argus.
  1. Tyeal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nairesha View Post
    Ugh, that T21 MM hunter bonus is crap
    *Ugh, all hunter T21 bonuses are crap

    :P

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