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by Published on 2017-04-12 07:33 AM

Hotfix: The hidden artifact apperance that required 100 dungeons has been hotfixed to only require 30!

Riddler's Mind-Worm Mount

Patch 7.2.5 PTR - Build 23910
Patch 7.2.5 might be on the way to the PTR soon.

The data for this build was a little different, so keep in mind this is only a partial list of changes. These may just be things being tested or abandoned ideas.

  • Timewalking Raid - Black Temple
  • Pet Battle Dungeons - Gnomeregan and Deadmines
  • New Holidays
    • Trial of Style - Several players enter a scenario, use the barber's chair to change their outfit to match a theme, and vote for the best. New Mog Coin currency.
    • Auction House Dance Studio - The long awaited Dance Studio is finally here
    • Moonkin Festival - Moonkin in Moonglade. Go visit.
  • Magni wants us to meet him in Sholazar Basin for an urgent message!
    • Several places refer to this as 7.2.5 Prelaunch - Magni Scenario and Azeroth's Warning Scenario.
  • Chromie needs our help in The Deaths of Chromie scenario.
  • Cheese puns - Tricorne: He'll plunder your provolone, turn your ship to swiss, then get your gouda. He's a true muenster and the scourge of the seven bries.








PTR Development Notes - Build 23910
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Welcome to the Patch 7.2.5 Public Test Realm! To kick off this phase of 7.2.5 development, we’d like to take a moment to give you a short synopsis of our major goals and content for this patch, as well as what you’ll be able to experience once PTR realms are active.

Similar to Patch 7.1.5, 7.2.5 is what we’re considering a “smaller” patch for Legion. That said, it still has some pretty substantial content updates, including:

  • An epic, time-twisting questline involving everyone’s favorite walking paradox: Chromie!
  • An assortment of new events, including the Auction House Dance Party, the Moonkin Festival, and a transmog competition we’re calling the Trial of Style.
  • Three words: Black Temple Timewalking.

Another key focus for this patch is on class design, particularly for a few specs that need some extra attention. We’re likely to end up making adjustments for many specs to some degree, but we’re currently looking primarily at:
  • Destruction Warlocks
  • Outlaw and Subtlety Rogues
  • Brewmaster and Mistweaver Monks
  • Havoc Demon Hunters
  • Guardian Druids

Once the PTR realms are live, the Trial of Style will be available for testing, as well as some of our initial class changes. Talk to Flaskataur in Dalaran to test out the Trial of Style. We’re currently planning to bring the PTR realms up later this week, depending on how this initial deploy goes – we’ll let you know how things progress.

Thanks, and happy testing!

New Achievements
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • WoW's 13th Anniversary - Logged in during WoW's 13th Anniversary.
  • Pet Battle Challenge: Deadmines - Complete Pet Battle Challenge in Deadmines. Reward: Pocket Cannon



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
  • Acherus Deathcharger Summons and dismisses your rideable Acherus Deathcharger. Can be cast in Undead. Summon. 1.5 sec cast. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Argent Charger Summons an Argent Charger, which serves as a mount. Summon. 1.5 sec cast. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade Summons and dismisses your Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Unholy

Demon Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Demon Blades: Your auto attacks now have a 100% chance to proc the effect, up from 60%.
  • Fel Barrage: Now has a 60 second cooldown.
  • Prepared: 40 Fury is generated over 10 seconds, up from 5 seconds.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Guardian
  • Maul: Now costs 30 Rage, up from 20 Rage, but the 3 second cooldown has been removed.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Beast Mastery
  • Wild Call Your auto shot critical strikes have a 20% 40% chance to reset the cooldown on Dire Beast. Hunter - Beast Mastery Spec.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)

Brewmaster

Mistweaver
  • Essence Font: Bolts now heal over 8 seconds, up from 6 seconds.
  • Essence Font: Mana cost reduced by 10%. Now has a 12 second cooldown.

Windwalker

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Discipline
  • Power Word: Barrier Summons a holy barrier to protect all allies at the target location for 10 sec, reducing all damage taken by 25% and preventing damage from delaying spellcasting. Priest - Discipline Spec. 6.3% 4% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 3 min cooldown.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents

Outlaw

Subtlety
  • Shadow Dance: Now grants all the benefits of Stealth for 4 seconds, up from 3 seconds.
  • Symbols of Death: No longer requires Stealth. Now costs 25 Energy, down from 35 Energy. Now has a 30 second cooldown, up from 10 seconds.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents

PvP Talents
  • Skyfury Totem: Cooldown decreased to 40 seconds, down from 45 seconds.

Elemental

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents

Destruction
  • Havoc Marks a target with Havoc for 8 10 sec, causing your single target spells to also strike the Havoc victim. Limit 1. Warlock - Destruction Spec. 8% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 20 sec cooldown. 45 sec cooldown.
  • Incinerate Draws fire toward the enemy, dealing [ 233.1% of Spell Power ] Fire damage. Warlock - Destruction Spec. 6% 5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2 sec cast.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents

Item Effects
  • Cunning of the Deceiver Expend your Cunning to reduce the cooldown of a strong defensive ability by 5 10 sec per stack. If a strong defensive ability is currently active, this instead extends its duration by [ 0.5.1 1;] sec per stack. Instant. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Demonbane Chance on melee or ranged attack to grant Cleansing Flame, dealing damage instantly and increasing your damage against Demons by 10% for 5 sec. 30 yd range. Instant. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Feretory of Souls Casting a damaging Fire spell has a 10% 6% chance to generate a Soul Shard. 100 yd range.
  • Terror From Below Your ranged attacks and spells have a chance to summon a behemoth from the deep to swallow your target whole, dealing Nature damage split amongst you and all nearby enemies. Approximately 2 procs per minute. 1.2 procs per minute.
  • Wailing Souls Surround yourself with wailing souls to prevent 50% of damage taken for 6 10 sec, up to 1 total damage. The cooldown of this ability is reduced by up to 30 sec, based on the amount of damage absorbed. Instant. 2.5 min cooldown.



Artifact Powers
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Guardian

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Brewmaster

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Outlaw

Subtlety

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Destruction
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 1) Chaos Bolt has a 5% chance to refund 5 Soul Shard. 3% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 2) Chaos Bolt has a 10% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard. 6% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 3) Chaos Bolt has a 15% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard. 9% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 4) Chaos Bolt has a 20% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard. 12% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 5) Chaos Bolt has a 25% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard. 15% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 6) Chaos Bolt has a 30% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard. 18% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 7) Chaos Bolt has a 35% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard. 21% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.
  • Soulsnatcher (Rank 8) Chaos Bolt has a 40% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard. 24% chance to refund 1 Soul Shard.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle Masters
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Map: Arathi Basin.
  • Brawl ? - Brawl. Players: 5-10. Rated players: 10. Map: The Battle for Gilneas (Old City Map).
  • Brawl 11 (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Maps: Arathi Basin, Deepwind Gorge, Rated Eye of the Storm, Silvershard Mines, Temple of Kotmogu, The Battle for Gilneas, Warsong Gulch.
  • Deepwind Gorge (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Map: Deepwind Gorge.
  • Eye of the Storm (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Map: Rated Eye of the Storm.
  • Silvershard Mines (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Map: Silvershard Mines.
  • Small Battleground C - Name changed from "Brawl 10" to "Small Battleground C". Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Map: Small Battleground C.
  • Temple of Kotmogu (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Map: Temple of Kotmogu.
  • The Battle for Gilneas (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Map: The Battle for Gilneas.
  • Warsong Gulch (New) - Brawl. Level: 110. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Map: Warsong Gulch.

Battle Pet
  • Tricorne - Drop: Mr. Smite's Supplies - He'll plunder your provolone, turn your ship to swiss, then get your gouda. He's a true muenster and the scourge of the seven bries.
  • Pet Reaper 50 - Drop: Mr. Smite's Supplies - The earliest prototype of the deadly Foe Reaper.

Character Titles
  • %s, Adventuring Instructor (New)

Currency Types
Legion
  • Coins of Air (New) - Evaporate into mist after a while. Max Quantity: 2000000.
  • Legionfall War Supplies - Used to further the construction of valuable structures on the Broken Shore. Max Quantity: 10000. 1000.

Miscellaneous
  • Mog Week Token (New) - Earned by participating in the Mog Week Tournament. Can be exchanged for transmoggable gear in Dalaran. Max Quantity: 200.

Difficulties
Normal
  • Event (New) - Toggle: 25 Player (Heroic).
  • Heroic - Players: 14.Toggle: Event.
  • Looking For Raid - Players: 14.Toggle: Event.
  • Normal - Toggle: Event.

Group Finder Activities
Dungeons
  • Cathedral of Eternal Night (Mythic Keystone) - Name changed from "Cathedral of Eternal Night (Mythic+)" to "Cathedral of Eternal Night (Mythic Keystone)".
  • Lower Karazhan (Mythic Keystone) - Name changed from "Lower Karazhan (Mythic+)" to "Lower Karazhan (Mythic Keystone)".
  • Upper Karazhan (Mythic Keystone) - Name changed from "Upper Karazhan (Mythic+)" to "Upper Karazhan (Mythic Keystone)".

Raids
  • The Nighthold (Mythic) (New) - 20 players. Level 110. Map: The Nighthold. Difficulty: Mythic.
  • Trial of Valor (Mythic) (New) - 20 players. Level 110. Map: Trial of Valor. Difficulty: Mythic.
  • Black Temple - 25 30 players. Level 70. Map: Outland > Black Temple. Difficulty: 25 Player. Normal.

Holidays
  • Auction House Dance Studio (New) - The main auction houses in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have been cleaned out and turned into Dance Studios for the day! Crowd on in and show some faction pride!
  • Moonkin Festival (New) - A wonderful celebration of all things Moonkin is happening today in Moonglade. Stop by and see what you can learn!
  • Trial of Style (New) - Dust off those pauldrons and compete in a fashion competition of Azerothian proportions! Speak to a transmogrifier NPC in any major city to participate in the Trial of Style!
  • WoW's 13th Anniversary (New) - It's World of Warcraft's anniversary!Many thanks from the WoW Dev Team for enjoying the world of Azeroth and beyond with us.

Language Words
Moonkin
  • caw
  • ca-caw
  • chaw
  • chee
  • chee-chaw
  • a
  • coodle
  • doodle
  • do
  • coo
  • ca
  • cluck
  • cluck-ahhh
  • pa
  • quaw
  • pa-caw
  • bock
  • block

LFG Dungeons
Dungeons
  • 7.2.5 Prelaunch: Magni - AJB (New) - Magni has beckoned you to Sholazar basin with an urgent message. Map: Azeroth's Warning Scenario. Level 110. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1 damage.
  • Deadmines (New) - Defeat the mysterious creatures that have taken residence in the Deadmines. Map: Deadmines. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 damage.
  • Gnomeregan (New) - Defeat the mysterious creatures that have taken residence in the Gnomeregan. Map: Gnomeregan. Level 110-255. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 damage.

Events
  • Timewalking Raid: Black Temple (New) - Map: Black Temple. Level 71-110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 8-30 damage.
  • Trial of Style (New) - It's the Trial of Style! Flaunt your transmog skills to win the grand prize! Map: Trial of Style. Roles: 6 damage.

Unknown
  • The Deaths of Chromie (New) - Help Chromie rescue her future self from a mysterious assailant. Map: The Deaths of Chromie. Roles: 1 damage.

Mail Templates
  • #422 (New) - Dearest $n, I look back upon our adventures together as if they happened yesterday. Several of my admirers informed me that you looked rather... sullen... when last we met. While I see no reason for such behavior when you had the pleasure of working with the world-renowned Johnny Awesome, I did feel a twang of... what was it... pity? Being as such, I felt it appropriate to send you this tip as a token of my appreciation for your efforts. Do people still tip? Listen, if people do NOT still tip, please return all attachments to me at once. I'm not made of money, you know. -Johnny

Map Areas
Azeroth's Warning Scenario
  • Hall of Communion (New)

Broken Isles
  • Azsuna > Fiendish Vault - Name changed from "Fiendish Vault" to "Azsuna > Fiendish Vault".

Darkmoon Faire
  • Darkmoon Island > Blight Boar Cave (New)

Magister's Terrace
  • Magisters' Terrace > The Mogwalk (New)

The Deaths of Chromie
  • Dragonblight (New) - Music: Zone-Dragonblight.
  • Dragonblight > Azure Dragonshrine (New) - Music: Zone-NorthrenDarker.
  • Dragonblight > Emerald Dragonshrine (New) - Music: Zone-SholazarBasin.
  • Dragonblight > Obsidian Dragonshrine (New) - Music: Zone-NorthrenDarker.
  • Dragonblight > Ruby Dragonshrine (New) - Music: Zone-SholazarBasin.
  • Mount Hyjal (New) - Music: Zone-Dragonblight.
  • The Culling of Stratholme (New) - Music: Zone-Dragonblight.
  • Well of Eternity (New) - Music: Zone-Dragonblight.
  • Western Plaguelands (New) - Music: Zone-Dragonblight.

Map Difficulties
  • Azeroth's Warning Scenario - Normal Scenario (New) - Max players: 1.
  • Outland > Black Temple - Normal Raid (New) - Max players: 30.
  • The Deaths of Chromie - Normal Scenario (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Trial of Style - 30 (New) - Max players: 6.

Maps
  • Azeroth's Warning Scenario (New) - Max players: 5.

Vanilla
  • Deadmines - Max players: 5.
  • The Deaths of Chromie (New) - Max players: 5.
  • Trial of Style (New) - Max players: 5.

Scenarios
Azeroth's Warning
  • Step 01: Speaking with the Speaker (New) - Find Magni.
  • Step 02: Dreams Beyond Dreams (New) - A number of invaders have appeared inside the facility, triggering its defenses. You will not be able to proceed without defeating them first.
  • Step 03: The Stuff of Nightmares (New) - The visions have overwhelmed the defenses. Reactivate the sentries and defeat any adversaries in order to proceed.
  • Step 04: Night Terror (New) - The defenses are active, but one final nightmare has appeared to block your path. It must be defeated.
  • Step 05: Dark Revelations (New) - Speak with Magni to hear Azeroth's warning.
  • Step 06: A Word of Warning (New) - Hear Azeroth's warning.

The Deadmines
  • Step 01: What Is All This Junk? (New) - Seems some left over parts have become sentient!
  • Step 02: Terrible Tunnel (New) - Clear the cave of cruel creatures.
  • Step 03: Worst. Guard. Ever. (New) - A tiny monkey guards the door.
  • Step 04: Outta My Way, You Oaf! (New) - The last remaining oaf in the Deadmines won't let you pass.
  • Step 05: Cannon Crazy (New) - Some of the critters have taken control of the cannons! Disable them quickly!
  • Step 06: Shadowy Figure (New) - Someone else is here! Confront them!
  • Step 07: The Soup's Gone Bad! (New) - Cookie's stew has been sitting out too long, and now it has a life of its own!

The Deaths of Chromie
  • Step 01: Looking for Leads (New) - Speak with the four Dragonshrine Ambassadors to look for clues.
  • Step 01: The Attack Begins (New) - Speak with Chromie.
  • Step 01: The Attack is Nigh (New) - Speak with Chromie and select her talents.
  • Step 02: Save Chromie (New) - Stop all attacks on Chromie.
  • Step 02: The First of Many (New) - Witness Chromie's demise.
  • Step 02: The Second of Many (New) - Witness Chromie's demise... again.
  • Step 03: Savior of the Timeways (New) - Do not let Chromie die.

The Trial of Style
  • Step 01: Before the Tournament (New) - Wait for the tournament to begin.
  • Step 02: Get Ready! (New) - Talk to the transmogrifiers and use the barber chairs to perfect your look. Don't forget to stick to the theme!
  • Step 03: The Trial of Style (New) - Vote for your favorite transmog. When you go on stage yourself, strike a pose and earn those votes!
  • Step 04: Collect Your Reward (New) - Collect your rewards!

Tomb of Sargeras
  • Step 01: The Gates of Hell - Name changed from "Step 01: The Tidestone's Rest" to "Step 01: The Gates of Hell".

World Map Areas
Azeroth's Warning Scenario
  • Hall of Communion (New)

Deadmines
  • The Deadmines (New)

Gnomeregan
  • Gnomeregan (New)

World Safe Locations
Azeroth's Warning Scenario
  • 7.2.5 Prelaunch: Magni Scenario - Entrance - AJB (New)

Broken Isles
  • Broken Shore - Twisted Grounds - GY (New)

Deadmines
  • Scenario - Deadmines Entrance Target (New)

Faronaar
  • 7.2 Artifact Challenge - Mage Tower GY (For Imp Mother Scenario) (New)

Gnomeregan
  • Scenario - Gnomeregan - Start (New)

Legion Ship - Vertical - Stormheim
  • 7.2 Scenario - Stormheim - Graveyard 01 (New)
  • 7.2 Scenario - Stormheim - Safe Loc (New)

Northrend
  • 7.2.5 Prelaunch: Magni Scenario - Sholazar Basin - Exit Loc - AJB (New)

The Deaths of Chromie
  • 7.2.5 Chromie Scenario - Start (New)

Tomb of Sargeras
  • 7.2 Tomb Raid - Avatar (New)
  • 7.2 Tomb Raid - Avatar - BugFix Loc - MRN (New)

Trial of Style
  • 7.2.5 Holiday - Transmog - Dungeon Start (New)

Unknown
  • Westfall, Deadmines Exit (New)



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_ERROR_INVALID_BNET_ACCOUNT - Error: Invalid destination Blizzard Account. Error: The destination account must have been created by the same person as the origin account.
  • BONUS_OBJECTIVE_REWARD_WITH_COUNT_FORMAT - |T%1$s:16:16|t |T%1$d:16:16|t |cffffffff%2$d|r %3$s
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_01 (New) - Theme: Summer Styles
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_02 (New) - Theme: Winter Wear
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_03 (New) - Theme: Ready for Battle
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_04 (New) - Theme: Fun and Flirty
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_05 (New) - Theme: Mismatched Mayhem
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_06 (New) - Theme: Fire and Ice
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_07 (New) - Theme: Dark and Deadly
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_08 (New) - Theme: Faction Pride
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_09 (New) - Theme: Primal Style
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_10 (New) - Theme: Heroes of Azeroth
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_11 (New) - Theme: Make Me Laugh
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_12 (New) - Theme: Tabard Time
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_13 (New) - Theme: Everyday Heroes
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_14 (New) - Theme: Epic Purple
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_15 (New) - Theme: Champions of the Light
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_16 (New) - Theme: Freestyle!
  • LUA_WARNING (New) - Lua Warning
  • POSTMASTER_PIPE_BROKEN_ISLES (New) - Broken Isles
  • POSTMASTER_PIPE_DRAENOR (New) - Draenor
  • POSTMASTER_PIPE_EASTERNKINGDOMS (New) - Eastern Kingdoms
  • POSTMASTER_PIPE_KALIMDOR (New) - Kalimdor
  • POSTMASTER_PIPE_NORTHREND (New) - Northrend
  • POSTMASTER_PIPE_OUTLAND (New) - Outland
  • POSTMASTER_PIPE_PANDARIA (New) - Pandaria
  • QUEST_OBJECTIVE_PROGRESS_BAR (New) - %d%%
  • REPUTATION_PROGRESS_FORMAT - %d / %d %s / %s
  • ROGUE_SUB_CORE_ABILITY_1 - Attack that requires Stealth, generates 1 Combo Point, and and generates 1 Combo Point teleports you behind your target.when used while out of combat.
  • STAT_MASTERY_TOOLTIP - Mastery: %d [+%.2f%%] Mastery: %s [+%.2f%%]
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_REMAINING_POINTS - (%d Remaining) (%s Remaining)
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_RESULT_ABSORB - (%d Absorbed) (%s Absorbed)
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_RESULT_BLOCK - (%d Blocked) (%s Blocked)
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_RESULT_OVERENERGIZE - (%d Overenergized) (%s Overenergized)
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_RESULT_OVERHEALING - (%d Overhealed) (%s Overhealed)
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_RESULT_OVERKILLING - (%d Overkill) (%s Overkill)
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_RESULT_RESIST - (%d Resisted) (%s Resisted)
  • TEXT_MODE_A_STRING_RESULT_VULNERABILITY - (%d Vulnerability Damage) (%s Vulnerability Damage)
  • TRANSMOG_SETS_TAB_DISABLED (New) - You don't have any completed appearance sets.
by Published on 2017-04-12 01:40 AM

Necromancer Influencer Summit 2017: New Information on Skills, Sets, and More

Discover New Standard Decks From Un'Goro to Play This Weekend

Patch 7.2 - Riddler's Mind-Worm
The Riddler's Mind-Worm has been discovered by the hard working users in the WoW Secrets Discord! Thanks to Nightswifty for this guide.

  • Tracking script: /script local a={45470,47207,47208,47209,47210,47211,47212,47213}for i,q in ipairs(a)do print(format("Page #%s: %s",i, IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(q) and "\124cFF00FF00Done\124r" or "\124cFFFF0000Not Done\124r")) end
  • Page 1 - "Page 9" is inside the Legerdemain Lounge on the ground floor in Dalaran, located on the bookshelf
  • Page 2 - "Page 78" is in Duskwood, on table near the moonwell in Twilight Grove at 49,33.
  • Page 3 - "Page 161" is found in Firelands on the left rear of the Ragnaros platform. Don't forget about the portal to Hyjal in your capital.
  • Page 4 - "Page 655" is found east of the Lost City of the Tol'vir at 70,78. Don't forget about the portal to Uldum in your capital.
  • Page 5 - "Page 845" is found in the far back left corner of the Sha of Pride room from Siege of Orgrimmar. Don't forget that you can queue for the LFR version.
  • Page 6 - "Page 1127" is found in the Well of Eternity from Caverns of Time
  • Page 7 - "Page 2351" is found on a statue base near Shado-Pan Monastery in Kun-Lai at 34.6, 50.9
  • Page 8 - "Page 5555" is found in Uldum on a statue base at 76.4,53.6
  • Final Box - Gift of the Mind-Seekers is located in Westfall at 30.5 28









Patch 7.2 - April 11 Hotfixes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Broken Shore
  • The World Quest “Behind Enemy Portals” will now correctly grant Legionfall reputation to players still affected by the Wyrmtongue Disguise.
  • Players should no longer take damage from the Enhanced Living Bomb or Enhanced Dragonsbreath abilities used during the World Quest “Kill it with Fire!”

Classes
  • Rogue

    • The Artifact Trait “From the Shadows” will no longer keep the Rogue in combat after using Vanish, and will stop damaging targets affected by Blind.

Class Halls
  • Grandiose Armor Kits can now correctly upgrade shoulder slot items.
  • Players now only need to have completed the previous chapters of their Class Campaign to accept their Class Follower questlines from Maiev at Deliverance Point.
  • Monk
    • The items gained from the Brewhouse can now stack to a maximum of 5.
  • Warlock
    • Demonheart items can now stack to a maximum 5, and have separate icons.

Items
  • Rethu’s Incessant Courage
    • Fixed a bug causing nearby neutral creatures to behave erratically.

Player versus Player
  • Warrior
    • Soul of the Slaughter’s heal is reduced by 30% in PvP situations.

Final Legion PvP Season 2 US Cutoffs
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since the conclusion of Legion PvP Season 2, we've been working to remove players from the ladder who were ineligible for rewards due to disqualification. That work has now been completed, which means we're ready to begin distributing end-of-season rewards. The final rating requirements for Legion Season 2 are as follows:

3v3 Arena
  • Fearless Gladiator (Horde): 2911
  • Fearless Gladiator (Alliance): 2837
  • Gladiator (Horde): 2631
  • Gladiator (Alliance): 2653
  • Duelist (Horde): 2184
  • Duelist (Alliance): 2181
  • Rival (Horde): 1920
  • Rival (Alliance): 1903
  • Challenger (Horde): 1627
  • Challenger (Alliance): 1615

Rated Battlegrounds:
  • Hero of the Horde: 2514
  • Hero of the Alliance: 2432
  • Guardian of the Horde: 2177
  • Guardian of the Alliance: 2123
  • Defender of the Horde: 1896
  • Defender of the Alliance: 1861
  • Soldier of the Horde: 1650
  • Soldier of the Alliance: 1640

Congratulations to everyone receiving a reward, and good luck in Season 3!

Final Legion PvP Season 2 EU Cutoffs
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since the conclusion of Legion PvP Season 2, we've been working to remove players from the ladder who were ineligible for rewards due to disqualification. That work has now been completed, which means we're ready to begin distributing end-of-season rewards. The final rating requirements for Legion Season 2 are as follows:

3v3 Arena
  • Fearless Gladiator (Horde): 2937
  • Fearless Gladiator (Alliance): 3057
  • Gladiator (Horde): 2681
  • Gladiator (Alliance): 2784
  • Duelist (Horde): 2165
  • Duelist (Alliance): 2252
  • Rival (Horde): 1872
  • Rival (Alliance): 1962
  • Challenger (Horde): 1594
  • Challenger (Alliance): 1629

Rated Battlegrounds:
  • Hero of the Horde: 2527
  • Hero of the Alliance: 2656
  • Guardian of the Horde: 2149
  • Guardian of the Alliance: 2268
  • Defender of the Horde: 1875
  • Defender of the Alliance: 1983
  • Soldier of the Horde: 1652
  • Soldier of the Alliance: 1682

Congratulations to everyone receiving a reward, and good luck in Season 3!
by Published on 2017-04-11 05:46 PM

Patch 7.2 Hotfixes - April 10

New Un'Goro Decks From the Pros: We Don't Always Need Quests

Patch 7.2 - Week 3: Order Hall Campaign, Followers, Upgrades
We have hit Week 3 of the content release schedule for Patch 7.2! This unlocks:

  • Chapter 5 of the Class Order Hall Campaign
  • New Followers
  • New Order Hall talents - You can begin research on these after you have completed the new part of your Order Hall campaign
  • Class-specific world quests


Order Hall Campaign
You can see the new achievements that list the chapters of each part of the new class campaigns on WoWDB.

Recruiting your new champion (Champions of Legionfall) awards 1500 Armies of Legionfall reputation and Champions of Legionfall, allowing you to conduct further research.

Mages can also recruit The Great Akazamzarak and Paladins can recruit Maximillian of Northshire.



Order Hall Research
Two new tiers of Order Hall Talents have been added, with a total research cost of 25,000 x Order Resources.

Tier 7

Tier 8



World Boss - Shar'thos
The Sleeping Corruption is up this week, so you can head to Val'sharah to kill Shar'thos for a chance at item level 860 loot, a Shadow Relic, and a piece of the Fury Warrior hidden artifact appearance.



Weekly Bonus Event - Arena Skirmishes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.

This Week: Arena Skirmishes
All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Arena Battles, choose either 2v2 or 3v3 and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you.
    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    • Reward: A PvP loot box
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Command Center Hotfix
Just to confirm, we recently applied a hotfix to change the Challenge Mission's unintentionally low reward. It now rewards 3.1 million Artifact Power at Artifact Knowledge 26.

Does this count for the people who already sent their followers on the mission when it was still at the low AP value?
If you sent your followers on the mission (and it hasn't completed yet) you'll receive the new, increased, amount of AP when the mission is completed. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Brewmasters in Patch 7.2.5
Continuing to iterate...

Special Delivery already fills the role of giving an offensive value to Brew charges, but not in a reliable way. Instead of the Purifying Brew -> Breath of Fire buff, we're going to try making Special Delivery reliable. If you're the type of player that dislikes Brew charges being wasted when not tanking, Special Delivery already is attractive, and we're just going to make that feel better by being reliable.

FYI, the first datamineable PTR build likely won't have this change.

EDIT: "Reliable" meaning 100% proc chance, damage per keg reduced to compensate. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
What's current formula for bonus stats percentage in PvP? Is it still the number of ilevels above 800 ilvl times 0.1?
Yes (holinka)
by Published on 2017-04-11 03:52 AM

Patch 7.2 Hotfixes - April 10
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Artifact Challenges
  • Inquisitor Variss's health has been reduced by 10%.
  • Nether Horror’s health has been reduced by 20%.

Classes

Class Halls
  • More Follower missions are now available for players who have several followers above item level 855.
  • Challenge Mission now has a reward of Champion's Trophy.
  • The Cathedral of Eternal Night World Quest enabled by the Command Center building now awards Legionfall reputation.

Dungeons
  • The Cathedral of Eternal Night
    • Agronox
      • Reduced Timber Smash damage by 20% on all difficulties.
    • Thrashbite the Scornful
      • Pulverizing Cudgel’s unavoidable damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
    • Domatrax
      • Reduced the amount of damage from Shadow Sweep on Mythic difficulties.
      • Hellblaze Mistresses do significantly less damage on Mythic difficulties.
    • Mephistroth
      • Mephistroth health reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
      • Felblaze damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
      • Demonic Upheaveal’s unavoidable damage reduced by 60% on all difficulties.
      • Creeping Shadows gain stacks more slowly on all difficulties.
      • Shadow Blast impact damage reduced by 50% on all difficulties.

Items
  • Infallible Tracking Charm now does an appropriate amount of damage in Timewalking dungeons.
  • Potion of Trivial Invisibility should now make you invisible. You should be trivially invisible, but invisible nonetheless.
  • Weapon appearances from the Armaments of the Ebon Blade and Armaments of the Silver Hand should be restricted to Death Knight and Paladin, respectively.
  • Dreadstone of Endless Shadows may now proc from healing spells, as well as damaging spells. The tooltip will be updated to reflect this in a future patch.
  • Splinters of Agronax will no longer drop for characters whose Loot Specialization is set to a Tank specialization.

Player versus Player
  • For rated PvP, we’re adjusting the item levels for some end-of-match rewards, weekly rewards, and Gladiator obliterum tokens:
    • End-of-match rewards for players whose rating is between 0 and 1799 have been improved, starting at a minimum item level of 870 (was 865).
    • Weekly rewards have been raised to a minimum of 880 (was 870).
    • The tokens purchased with Echoes of Battle, gained by obliterating Gladiator gear, now create an item at item level 880 (was 865).
    • These changes will take effect this week with maintenance in your region.
  • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Fixed a bug where a Fire Mage's Ignite could interact incorrectly with Duel (Arms Warrior PvP Talent), resulting in significantly reduced or increased damage to secondary targets.
    • Cauterizing Blink’s heal is reduced by 50% in PvP situations.
by Published on 2017-04-09 10:14 PM

Update 2: The Cathedral World Quests have been hotfixed to provide reputation.
Update: The Command Center mission has been hotfixed to be rewarding.

Necromancer Influencer Summit 2017: New Information on Skills, Sets, and More

Discover New Standard Decks From Un'Goro to Play This Weekend

Nether Disruptor and Command Center
The Nether Disruptor is active on both US and EU realms. The Command Center is active on EU realms and should be ready in the next day on US realms.

Nether Disruptor

Command Center



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Character / Items
Is the Riddler's Mind-Worm in game? Spending quite some time looking for it. Just prefer clarification if it were in game
Yep! (Muffinus)
Can you say for sure that the Mind-Worm isn't in any difficulty of Tomb of Sargeras? Or is it in the open world?
It's available right now (Muffinus)

Lore
Hey Dave, how old can a Half-Elf get in Warcraft's universe?
Half-races are so rare in Warcraft that we don't really have any established lore. (That I'm aware of). (DaveKosak)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
In the games you’ve worked on, how did you handle writing ability tooltips? Was it something gameplay designers did, or was it something you had writers handle? And on the subject of tooltips… how do you balance being descriptive without being too pedantic?
I have written shit tons of tooltips. I haven’t done many for League, but I did a ton for WoW and it’s possible I did all of them on some of the Age of Empires games. I also made an editing pass on almost all of the WoW class ability and talent tooltips, and truth be told, I should probably be doing more of that for League, since our tooltips are getting out of control.

Overall, I find that designers and writers make a few common mistakes with tooltips. Again, I don’t pretend to be the galaxy’s best tooltip writer. I’m just sharing what I’ve noticed.

First, you can’t teach everything in a tooltip and that’s really not their point. A new player (or even someone new to a particular tooltip) doesn’t need tons of detail. It will just be overwhelming. And an experienced player already knows all of the text anyway. So I often try to think of tooltips as just a reminder about what something is. Imagine that a player frequently confuses two spells with similar thematics, or there is an icon for some kind of menu feature that isn’t super self-explanatory.

Shorter is almost always better. A few times on Blizzard, we found ourselves in a situation where QA would point out that a tooltip was technically incorrect because maybe it implied that it blocked ALL magic. QA was right to point those potential errors out, but they were just that - potential - and it wasn’t necessary that we took that documentation as a mandate for change. Our tooltips over time started to look like legal documents with lists of parentheticals and exceptions. Just cover the main use cases. A tooltip doesn’t need to provide binding arbitration. Clarity is king.

Second, I agree with you that it’s easy to make tooltips too flowery. I don’t think tooltips are the best opportunity to show off beautiful writing for the sake of writing. (Now, I’ll also argue that really well written tooltips ARE beautiful.) Flavor text in a different format is a good option to communicate to players “There is something hopefully cool here, but it’s an aside to the main description.” But not every tooltip has room to support flavor text. It is possible to take this too far. Words are precious and you don’t get too many of them in a game, especially for tooltips, so if you can convey a lot with a little, go for it. I named one of the early Death Knight talents “Veteran of the Third War.” I didn’t explain what that meant in the tooltip itself, and it was probably some lame passive stat boost, but folks who knew WoW lore understood the reference. There is nuance among words like affect, blast, penetrate, strike and so on. What feels the most appropriate for your game? But shorter is still better.

And speaking of room… if you’re an English-speaking designer or writer, it can be easy to forget that other languages take up different spaces. German and Russian for example are long. It can take 50-100% more space to convey the same message in those languages. German also uses long words that can look bad in a narrow tooltip space if they get hyphenated a a lot. Korean is tall. If you devote tooltip space that is horizontally long but vertically short, then Korean characters might get clipped off.

I’m a fan of style guides. They can be a pain to compose (mostly because you have to get everyone to agree and then enforce them), but the consistency will help provide clarity later on. For example, what kinds of words do you capitalize? I started capitalizing class names in WoW at some point and can never break the habit. Do you refer to the player as “You” or do you try to avoid mentioning them? Are fragments okay? (Probably.) Do you use periods? Do you say “Creates a bolt of energy that flies at a target causing X damage”? or do you say “A bolt of energy strikes your opponent for X damage”? or “Strike your enemy with a bolt of energy, causing X damage”” or simply “A bolt of energy - X damage”? Players may not notice the differences in style (though I always do), but it does help add polish and clarity when tooltip sentences are structured similarly and you use the same kinds of words. (Source)



Con Before the Storm
Podcasters, streamers, pro teams, artists, news sites and fan sites come together for Con Before the Storm, which will be on Thursday Nov. 2nd.



Dark Legacy Comics #579
DLC #579 has been released!


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