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by Published on 2016-08-29 12:30 PM

Legion Live This Week!
Legion is live!



What's Not Coming This Week?
Mythic+ dungeons and raids aren't opening just yet, allowing time for everyone to level and gear up a little bit before the race is on.

  • The Emerald Nightmare raid won't be available until Tuesday, September 20 when Normal and Heroic open.
  • The Nighthold won't be open until early 2017, meaning that you won't be able to obtain the Tier 19 armor sets until then.
  • Mythic+ Dungeons won't be available until Mythic Keystones begin dropping on Tuesday, September 20.
  • The new PvP season doesn't start until Tuesday, September 20. You can start earning honor and unlocking Honor Talents at launch though!


Legion - The Fate of Azeroth
The Burning Legion has returned!



Patch 7.0.3 Recap
If you are just coming back, be sure to take a look at the Patch 7.0.3 recap for all of the system changes made to the game.



Artifact Weapons
Artifacts are the only weapons you will be using in Legion.

  • Artifact weapons are specific to each spec. You will select one to start with and then can acquire the weapons for your other spec at Level 102.
  • Artifacts have a trait tree that requires Artifact Power to fill out.
  • The traits are mostly passive, powering up or modifying your existing class abilities. There are some activate traits that provide you with a new ability.
  • Artifact Knowledge provides a multiplier to your Artifact Power gains. Knowledge comes from completing work orders.
  • Relics can drop or be crafted and are used to increase the item level of your Artifact, as well as granting another rank of a trait.
  • Artifacts have five different models, with four color variations of each model. One of these models is hidden.
  • Be sure to take a look at the Artifact calculator to get familiar with your Artifact's traits.





Order Halls
You will want to head to your Order Hall to work with your Artifact, manage missions, complete a campaign, and more!





Legendary Items
There are new legendary armor items that can drop from many different sources in Legion.

  • These legendary items are mostly specific to a class and spec, with your loot spec determining which legendary can drop.
  • There is no way to target a specific legendary item.
  • You can only equip one legendary item at the start of the expansion. This limit will be increased as time goes on.
  • Each class has an Order Hall talent that allows them to equip a second legendary item.
  • Some level of bad luck streak protection applies to legendary items.



Class Guides
Icy Veins is ready to go with updated class guides!



AskMrRobot Updates
Our friends over at AskMrRobot will be ready to launch with Legion, including their new simulator!

  • The new site is launching when Legion goes live, midnight on August 30.
  • It will initially support stat weights for single target fights, with more options coming soon.
  • The simulator can help you to figure out the optimal Artifact path for the fights you are interested in.
  • In the near future, your character profile page will show an estimate of the DPS you should be able to do.
  • You can play with the simulator now, using the help page if needed.
  • There are some helpful tips on their blog here.



World Bosses
Legion has a few of the 11 world bosses up at a time with a world quest associated with each boss. Some of the hidden Artifact appearances drop from these bosses!



Legion Dungeons
Keep in mind that The Arcway and Court of Stars will only be available as Mythic dungeons, unlocked midway through the main Suramar questline.







World Quests
Legion has a variety of quests all over the Broken Isles that give you a reason to go out into the world.



Mounts
There are lots of new mounts to collect in Legion!



Professions
Legion professions have lots of quests and new things to craft.



Factions
Legion factions make reputation important once again and much less grindy than the factions in Warlords!



New Currencies
Legion adds several new currencies, including Ancient Mana, which you will want to begin collecting as soon as you hit Suramar.



PvP Changes
Legion brings significant changes to the PvP system. More Independence tuning of PvP and PvE, gear having less of an impact, Honor Talents, Prestige, and more!



Armor Sets
Tier 19 armor sets won't be here until early 2017, but the art is shared with the PvP sets.



WoWDB Addon Data Collection
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 Client already installed.

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



Updated Addons
Addon authors have been hard at work updating their addons for Patch 7.0.3 and Legion. Now might be a good time to take advantage of the Curse Client to update your addons, and the one click update for Premium users!



Dark Legacy Comics #549
DLC #549 takes a look at one of the things we may need to prepare for!


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